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Who’s hosting? What’s going to win? Will this be a disaster? All your burning questions about this year’s socially distant Emmys answered

Executive producers Ian Stewart and Reginald Hudlin are overseeing the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo: ABC/Todd Wawrychuk)
Executive producers Ian Stewart and Reginald Hudlin are overseeing the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo: ABC/Todd Wawrychuk)

Between coronavirus-caused production delays and a glut of new streaming platforms, the future of television is rife with uncertainty right now. But here’s one thing we do know for sure: The (awards) show will go on. The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to be handed out on Sept. 20, honoring pre-pandemic series like The Crown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Schitt’s Creek, Succession and Watchmen.

But don’t expect to see the stars of all those shows in the same room. This year’s ceremony will be entirely remote, with the eventual winners accepting their statues from their homes. An all-virtual Emmys is a first for television, and you can bet that other awards shows — including the Golden Globes, the Grammys and the Oscars — will be watching closely should

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  • September 18, 2020
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All your burning questions answered

Between coronavirus-caused production delays and a glut of new streaming platforms, the future of television is rife with uncertainty right now. But here’s one thing we do know for sure: The (awards) show will go on. The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to be handed out on Sept. 20, honoring pre-pandemic series like The Crown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Schitt’s Creek, Succession and Watchmen.

But don’t expect to see the stars of all those shows in the same room. This year’s ceremony will be entirely remote, with the eventual winners accepting their statues from their homes. An all-virtual Emmys is a first for television, and you can bet that other awards shows — including the Golden Globes, the Grammys and the Oscars — will be watching closely should celebrity social distancing remain a necessity heading into 2021. You’re sure to have your own burning questions

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  • September 18, 2020
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Missing Summer Fridays Already? Here’s How to Get Back to the Grind Without Burning Out

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Fridays are always considered one of the best days of the week, (cheers to the weekend, people!) but especially during summertime. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, many companies offer employees “Summer Fridays,” which can take on a variety of formats: half-days every week, one full day off every other week, or some similar layout. Regardless, the perk makes working in the summertime much more enjoyable for people who are lucky enough to have this option.

But with Labor Day come and gone, we’re already missing Summer Fridays before we’ve even shaken all of the sand out of our hair. While the pressure to get everything off of our plates before Friday came around was stressful sometimes, Summer Fridays provided a much-needed resting period to round out the workweek. And aside from more freedom to take weekend trips, we mainly love Summer Fridays because they give us the

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  • September 9, 2020
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Can you safely go on vacation amid coronavirus? And other burning travel questions we asked an expert

With COVID-19 cases rising in popular vacation spots, should people be going on vacation?

They can, but with the same precautions you would be taking if you were home, said Dr. Keith Armitage, medical director of the University Hospitals Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health in Cleveland. Before COVID-19, the travel center mainly assisted people traveling internationally to ensure they were prepared (such as vaccines) for travel.

The Akron Beacon Journal, which is part of the USA TODAY Network, asked Armitage his advice about summer travel plans, amid rising COVID-19 cases nationwide.

We asked an expert: How much coronavirus risk is there in common travel activities?

Dr. Keith Armitage, medical director of the University Hospitals Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health in Cleveland, says you can still take that summer vacation -- with precautions.
Dr. Keith Armitage, medical director of the University Hospitals Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health in Cleveland, says you can still take that summer vacation — with precautions.

Q: As cases are spiking, should people be taking their

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