Debra Roberts is an author, licensed clinical social worker, and business consultant based in New York. She explains there are several easy ways to get people to like you over Zoom and virtual meetings. Roberts says to be yourself, show your authentic personality, and be an active and engaged listener. […]

Many parents have taken on the role of teacher during the pandemic. Jeremy Bodenhamer, 42, is working out more than ever since he’s been acting as P.E. educator for his three sons. When youth sports were put on hiatus last year and parks and playgrounds closed, the CEO of packing- […]

With February quickly approaching, you may be eager to prepare for the most fun and love-filled day of the year: Galentine’s Day. The made-up holiday was popularized back in 2010 by Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope. “February 13th, Galentine’s Day, is about celebrating lady friends,” said Leslie. And while the […]

Role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, or D&D, has had a renaissance during the pandemic, with new fans flocking to the old-school game in record numbers; online resource D&D Beyond told Bustle in July that it had seen a 50% increase in new registrations every month. If you want to see […]

If you’re on a staycation and you’ve run out of things to watch on Netflix, here’s an alternative: Call someone living in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and he’ll take you on a one-on-one tour of local temples and floating villages. For 45 minutes, the cost is $17. [Photo: courtesy Cooee] Cooee, […]

Many of us are itching to dress up after a year of loungewear (The Independent) For most people, December is a month chock full of get-togethers, so much so that a flick through your diary can make you feel like a high-flying socialite. A family pub lunch here and festive […]

When house-bound experts appear on TV interviews via Zoom, they are almost always seated in front of a large bookcase studiously purged of the usual trash. Whether an expert is deploring executive-office overreach or dissecting the baffling enigma of structural unemployment, you will usually see a gargantuan biography of Ulysses […]

“AA members I speak to are well beyond the initial fascination with the idea that they are looking at a screen of Hollywood Squares,” said Dr. Lynn Hankes, 84, who has been in recovery for 43 years and is a retired physician in Florida with three decades of experience treating […]

Until the coronavirus pandemic, their meetings took place quietly, every day, discreet gatherings in the basements of churches, a spare room at the YMCA, the back of a cafe. But members of Alcoholics Anonymous and other groups of recovering substance abusers found the doors quickly shut this spring, to prevent […]

In ordinary years, I spend Thanksgiving week with my family in Minneapolis quietly judging them for things I don’t like about myself. This year, Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged all of us to skip the travel and in-person holiday altogether to keep it from becoming a super-spreader event. I haven’t […]

Kids, it is known, say the darndest things. But it doesn’t stop there—their morning repasts can be pretty out there, too. For example, a student had to leave their Zoom class because their breakfast of crab legs was a distraction. While some may question why a child was eating a […]

Sequin-studded masks might seem a bit flamboyant. But when you’re a competitive ballroom dancer being judged on appearance, you need a mask to match your dress and heels, says Trisha Pérez Kennealy, a dancer and chef-owner of the Inn at Hastings Park, a boutique hotel in Lexington, Mass. New costumes […]

Spending Thanksgiving surrounded by your loved ones (and insanely good food) is what makes the holiday so special. But with social distancing still strongly encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control, you might have to celebrate separately from the rest of your family this year. You can still keep the […]

A video presentation startup called Mmhmm began during the coronavirus pandemic with a simple observation about most video calls: they’re boring. Founder Phil Libin, onetime CEO of Evernote and now the head of the digital product studio All Turtles, which developed Mmhmm, says that as he saw himself and others […]

Share This Article: Chris Jennewein (top left) and the Rev. Shane Harris (bottom right) moderated the Zoom debate between Tim Nader and Paul Sarita, who sat 2,600 miles apart. Former Chula Vista Mayor Tim Nader is backed by county Democrats. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Starita is endorsed by county Republicans. […]

A home health aide with no childcare and limited funds must decide whether to neglect her ailing patient or her young daughter. An overworked man neglects to mute a video chat with his colleague, accidentally forcing her to overhear him bicker with his newly unemployed boyfriend. With school canceled, a […]