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Music | Music

Bill Wyman: Why Bill Withers Was the Definition of Timeless

Withers, who died earlier this week on March 30 at 81 of heart complications, had talent and an air of imperturbable gravity. That combination made his deceptively simple songs sound genuinely real — and somehow necessary.

Business & Finance | Business

The Biggest Changes to the Small Business Loan Program This Week | Inc.

The Small Business Administration released a 31-page document outlining the latest changes to the Paycheck Protection Program.

Business & Finance | Business

Applying for Small Business Loans? Here's How to Prepare | Inc.

Getting loans through the U.S. government's Paycheck Protection Program may take more time than originally intended. Here are a few things you can do to help speed up the process.

Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

Take a Look: LeVar Burton Will Livestream Readings on Twitter

The former 'Star Trek' star and 'Reading Rainbow' host is taking his popular podcast, 'LeVar Burton Reads,' to Twitter.

Science & Technology | Tech

Zoom admits some calls were routed through China by mistake | TechCrunch

The company said it's fixed the issue, but won't say how many users are affected.

News | News

Moptu: More Coronavirus News & Advice (4/3/20) - Joshua Namm

As we finish up yet another week in isolation, often worried about loved ones, I wanted to bring you another summary of the incredible posts by our even more incredible users. I will continue to do…

Music | Music

Remembering Bill Withers With 5 Great Live Performances | Pitchfork

These concert clips show the late singer-songwriter’s complete mastery

Entertainment | HBO

HBO Is Offering 500 Hours of Free Content | Mental Floss

The premium channel has unlocked shows like 'Barry' and 'Veep' as well as movies like 'Happy Feet Two' to help viewers in isolation.

Health & Fitness | Health

Making your own face mask? Some fabrics work better than others, study finds

What is the best fabric to use to sew your own face covering? Here's how to sew your own face mask at home.

Music | Music

That Thing You Do! Is a Testament to the Power of One Great Song | Pitchfork

Revisiting Tom Hanks’ directorial debut, whose main songwriter, Adam Schlesinger, passed away this week.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Adorable Dog Insists On Petting Other Dogs At Daycare, And The Confused Pups Just Accept It

Ruby, a German shorthaired pointer, became an internet sensation because she shows her affection for other dogs by petting them!

Politics | Politics

Can China use coronavirus to pave the way to a new world order? | TheHill

The Chinese are manipulating the outbreak as the perfect opportunity to emerge as a world superpower in a way nobody would have foreseen.

Politics | Politics

Why Trump's Reopening the Economy Is Pointless - The Atlantic

And as long as they’re closed for business, the economy will remain stalled too.

News | News

Why Social Distancing Might Actually Result In More Coronavirus Deaths

What the media and policymakers are not telling us is that the longer we delay the development of herd immunity, the more high-risk people will die.

Entertainment | Quarantine Life: Things To Do

31 Times Creative People Decided To Make Quarantine More Fun By Crafting Or Building These Things

Most of us are stumped about what to do while we’re locked down in our homes. We’ve rewatched the Harry Potter movies. We’ve “cleaned” our kitchens and even

News | News

Israeli scientists: Coronavirus vaccine to be tested on humans by June 1

MIGAL and IIBR are both testing potential COVID-19 vaccinations on mammals

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The West Bank

PA asks Israel to test thousands of Palestinian workers before they return home

Up to 50,000 laborers expected to move back to West Bank ahead of Passover, sparking fears of surge in infections; Shtayyeh blasts notion of Israel 'medically annexing' territory

News | News

Arabs Riot in Jaffa After Resident Arrested for Violating Quarantine Regulations

An aerial view of the port of Jaffa. Photo: Andrew Shiva via Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Arab residents of Jaffa …

News | News

Trump’s friend in coma from coronavirus is a Jewish real estate mogul - The Jerusalem Post

Chera, 78, is part of the tight-knit Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn. In 2014, he was honored at the gala dinner of the American Friends of the Rabin Medical Center.

News | News

Medical Device Company’s Israel Division to Provide Ventilator Blueprints for Free

The Israel division of the medical device company Medtronic will provide the blueprints for its ventilators for free to companies seeking to manufacture them.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Space Images | Curiosity's 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama

NASAs Curiosity rover captured its highest-resolution panorama of the Martian surface between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019.

News | News

Navy relieves captain who raised alarm about COVID-19 on ship

The Navy relieved the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Health & Fitness | Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19: Everything You Need to Know About the Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new (novel) strain of coronavirus, a common virus that

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Major crimes up 12 percent in NYC despite COVID-19 outbreak

Five of the seven major index crimes — robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and car theft —  showed a marked increase this year compared to last year.

Health & Fitness | Health & Wellness

Avoid coronavirus when you leave the house: 12 things you can do to help stay safe

Start practicing these practical tips for grocery shopping, opening doors and signing your name when you're out in public.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

51 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You're Stuck at Home (4-2-2020 to 4-8-2020)

This week, we've got a horror film series, a show about good news, an interactive theater piece about working from home, a bread-making camp, virtual pet adoptions and dance parties, and more.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

These Dolphins Have Lost Their Minds With Excitement At The Sight Of A Sloth

With their temporary closing, the sleepy sloth named Chico was treated to an eye-opening adventure through the Gulf of Mexico exhibits. Turns out, the dolphins

Entertainment | Entertainment

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Release Pushed Back To Christmas Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Americans will just have to wait an extra six months before they can watch Tom Cruise jet across the skies in “Top Gun: Maverick,” the sequel to the 1986 hit movie that transformed the actor into a movie star. “Paramount is pushing back

News | The News

95-year-old WWII veteran shares positive message after surviving coronavirus

ABC News(SALEM, Oregon) -- William "Bill" Kelly, a 95-year-old veteran of WWII 2 who also lived through the Great Depression has added another accomplishment to his name after contracting the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and beating it."I am doing well,"

Science & Technology | Tech

Zoom announces 90-day feature freeze to fix privacy and security issues

Zoom is giving itself 90 days to fix the problems that have been raised recently

Entertainment | Entertainment

The 50 most important American independent movies

The films on this list broke new ground, created genres, or introduced important new artistic voices.

News | News

Badly-Hit Israeli Town Succeeds in Beating Coronavirus

A beit midrash in the Israeli town of Kiryat Yearim. Photo: Michael Jacobson via Wikimedia Commons. As Israel remains under …

Business & Finance | Business

Expanded unemployment benefits: Who qualifies, how to apply

Part-time and self-employed workers can also get benefits. Here’s what you need to know

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Free Busch Beer for Fostering or Adopting a Shelter Dog | Mental Floss

If getting to play with a lovable pup isn’t enough of an incentive to foster or adopt a shelter dog, Busch is throwing in a bonus.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

The Getty Museum called for people to recreate works of art while in quarantine — and they did not disappoint

The world famous museum may be temporarily closed due to the coronavirus crisis — but that doesn't mean its stopped inspiring people to love art.

Recipes | Recipes

Swirl Spice Cake recipe | Epicurious.com

This might look like a relative of coffee cake but don’t be fooled. The layer of streusel in this marbled loaf cake gets a complex punch of flavor from a coffee spice blend that includes dried orange peel, cardamom, and fennel seeds.

Recipes | Recipes

Risotto With Mushrooms and Thyme Recipe | Bon Appetit

The path to perfect risotto is all about treating the rice right, but the added umami from torn mushrooms and thyme sure doesn’t hurt.

News | News

Port of L.A. engineer intentionally derailed train in an attempted attack on USNS Mercy, prosecutors say

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – A train engineer at the Port of Los Angeles is facing federal charges for allegedly charging a locomotive off tracks toward the USNS Mercy, which he suspected is tied to a government plot, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Eduardo M

Entertainment | Entertainment

Ellis Marsalis Dead: Legendary New Orleans’ Pianist Dies at 85

Famous New Orleans' pianist Ellis Marsalis passed away at age 85 on April 1, 2020.

News | News

An outbreak on a Navy warship — and an ominous sign of a readiness crisis

A growing list of Navy warships are sidelined because crews are reporting COVID-19 outbreaks.

Entertainment | Quarantine Life: Things To Do

Best Live Streams: Webcams to Virtually Transport You Out of the House

We gathered some of the of the most relaxing, satisfying, bizarre, and/or energizing live streams to help you feel less isolated during s...

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Why Didn't Data Get a New Body Like Picard?

Last week, the first season of Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access came to an end. The finale episode gave Picard a new lease on life by providing him with an android 'golem' body. At the same time, it said goodbye to Data, and this time it seems to be fo

News | News

Lexington couple shares the love with daily balcony music

Every evening at 5:30, Nadja Piatk and her husband, Doug Smith, head out onto their second-floor balcony, overlooking their Lexington Avenue neighborhood, and d…

Business & Finance | Business

Covid-19 Relief Loans: Here Are the Fed's New Rules

Here's the latest guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program and economic injury disaster loans.

News | News

Israel ranks 'safest' country during coronavirus pandemic

The website Deep Knowledge Group has ranked Israel the safest country in the world in terms of its handling of

News | In The News

California once had mobile hospitals and a ventilator stockpile. But it dismantled them - Los Angeles Times

The state's supply of mobile hospitals, ventilators and N95 respirators would have helped in the coronavirus outbreak, but the state got rid of them years ago.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Coronavirus pandemic: Looking for a job? Here's a list of companies hiring in Southern California

While the coronavirus has led to shuttered businesses and massive layoffs, here are some of the companies need more workers.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Does Wearing Gloves Make Grocery Shopping Safer?

Why wearing gloves to the supermarket doesn't help you avoid the coronavirus: You don't need them, and few people know how to properly remove gloves.