#QuarantineLife

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Artist Spends 113 Days Chronicling Her Time in COVID-19 Quarantine

When COVID-19 lockdowns began, artistVik started a massive daily art project in which she completely filled a wall in her home with doodles.

Home Improvement | Household Tips & DIY

5 New Habits to Keep Your Kitchen Mess-Free Since You’re Always at Home Now

This new set of housekeeping habits will help you keep your kitchen pretty close to the way you want it, even when life in general is upside down.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

Twitter is sharing photos from before coronavirus lockdowns and they feel impossible

Twitter users have been inspired by a BBC article to share their last "normal" photo from before coronavirus changed the face of daily life.

Business & Finance | Business

15 Things I’ve Learned After Weeks of Working From Home

There’s virtue to be found within four walls. Ho-hum activities are now the highlights of the week, and a fastidious routine helps me find solid ground.

Music | Music

Drive-In Concerts Are Now a Thing in Denmark

Denmark hosted a drive-in concert last week, where audience members watched Mads Langer perform live from their cars and tuned in on FM radio.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Woman Working From Home Teaches Her Dogs The New Ground Rules - The Dodo

"Now that I’m at home, they are constantly coming into my office and putting tennis balls on my lap."

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

44 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You're Safer at Home (4-23-2020 to 4-29-2020)

This week, we've got a new horror audio drama, an interactive ritual, an Instagram scavenger hunt, an online pottery class, drawing tutorials, at-home HAMILTON education, virtual wine tastings, and more.

Psychology | Psychology

The pandemic is messing with our concept of time

If it feels like your brain is turning into mush, you're not alone. Experts say it all has to do with how the pandemic is affecting our cognitive health -- meaning, our ability to clearly think, learn and remember.

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

Adorable photos of animals meeting each other at zoos and aquariums to get you through the week

From penguins and whales to orangutans and otters, new friendships are blossoming at zoos and aquariums around the world.

Entertainment | Entertainment

See Michael Madsen Recreate ‘Reservoir Dogs’ Scene as Social Distancing PSA

Mr. Blonde dances to “Stuck in the Middle With You” again to encourage everyone to stay home.

Science & Technology | Technology

Tech for good during COVID-19: Therapy for nurses, baby food, and an online diary

If you’re one of the 12.3 million people who watched Travis Scott perform on Fortnite this past week, you’ll agree: The sky’s the limit right now when it comes to cheering people up. One kid, per our commenters, said Scott’s performance was better than St

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Kansas City Residents Can Get Barbecue From a Vending Machine | Mental Floss

Jones Bar-B-Q in Kansas City, Kansas, is expanding their availability of smoked meats by stuffing them into a vending machine to enjoy during pandemic or less-than-sober hours.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

MoMA Launches Free Online Classes to Study Fashion, Design, and Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art's catalog of online classes about art history, fashion, design, and pedagogy are now free through Coursera. Find out more...

Advice & Self-Help | Dating & Relationships

Dating during coronavirus: 7 ideas for virtual dates while social distancing

This week on Love Syncs, here's how to plan a date that involves more than just staring at each other on Zoom.

Miscellaneous | Other Stories

Office Noise Simulator Brings Your Co-Workers to You | Mental Floss

If you miss the background sounds of typing, chatter, and even ping pong, this tool will bring you comfort while working from home.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

52 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You're Safer at Home (4-16-2020 to 4-22-2020)

This week, we've got digital jigsaw puzzles of L.A. landmarks, still life painting and photography tutorials, a photo contest, activities for families and kids, phone-based thriller games, trivia and more.

News | The News

A 93-year-old woman got a massive Coors Light delivery after a viral plea for more beer

Singing the folk song "99 Bottles of Beer" might be how some people are passing the time during the coronavirus pandemic.

Miscellaneous | Stuff

People around the world are dressing up to take their trash out in the midst of self-isolation

Previously mundane chores are turning into a fun public outing in the midst of self-isolation. Just look at the Bin Isolation Outing Facebook group, filled with thousands of photos and videos of folks taking their bins to the curb in fun costumes.

Entertainment | Celebrities!

Sam Neill is making a series of wonderfully unhinged videos while self-isolating

Sam Neill has released a series of increasingly bizarre videos designed to both encourage followers to stay at home and give them something to watch while self-isolating.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

NASA's Offering Online Astronaut Training While You're Stuck in Lockdown

Who hasn't dreamt of escaping to the stars? Especially now, with most of us confined to limited spaces and steeped in tragic news.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Dog and cat Google searches surge to new high during COVID-19 crisis

Have you blindly typed "cat" or "dog" into Google lately? So has everyone else.

Entertainment | Entertainment

You're adjusting to a new normal—which makes sitcoms weird

Feel uncomfortable watching people socializing normally on your favorite TV shows? We're adjusting to a new normal, and that changes how we feel about TV.

Entertainment | Quarantine Life: Things To Do

A Meme Account About a Mall Is Now a Lifeline | WIRED

The parody Twitter account devoted to The Americana at Brand is absurd. But now that LA residents are stuck at home, it's a strange source of comfort.

Science & Technology | Technology

Zoom is different on your phone, so here’s when to use it

While social distancing you have some choices when it comes to video calls on the Zoom app, like deciding to use your laptop or mobile phone.

Food & Drink | Vegetarian & Vegan Tips

13 Restaurants Serving Plant-Based Takeout and Delivery Meals in Los Angeles

There’s plenty to choose from with vegan pizzas, plant-based Mexican dishes, and milk-free chocolate shakes from a drive-thru

Entertainment | Streaming

The 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

The best movies streaming on Amazon Prime include Gangs of New York, Raging Bull, The Virgin Suicides, Lady Bird, and many more. We list the 100 best films on the streaming service.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Pets on conference calls, napping on laptops, stealing socks and social distancing with us

We asked Coloradans to send us photos of their pets during the quarantine. Here they are social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The Met is streaming free operas every night again this week

The Metropolitan Opera's free Live in HD lineup this week includes Verdi's Aida and Mozart's Così fan tutte

Family & Parenting | Family & Parenting

9 Mess-Free Ways to Entertain Your Kids at Home | WIRED

Need to keep the kids busy while you work at home? Here are some ideas that won't leave your house looking like it's been glitter bombed.

Pets & Animals | Man's Best Friend

A Dog Will Deliver You Bottles Of Wine Outside This Maryland Shop

Stone House Urban Winery in Hagerstown, MD, is currently going viral thanks to some adorable photos of their delivery dog Soda who brings wine bottles out to customers as a sort of no-contact delivery, according to WJLA.

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.

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

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

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.

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...

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…

Music | Music

Coronavirus: Songs and Albums to Ease Self-Isolation | Pitchfork

The songs and albums that are helping our staff through this uncertain time

Family & Parenting | Kids

Dolly Parton Is Reading Books From Her Imagination Library to Kids Stuck Inside

Dolly Parton has donated more than 100 million books to kids through her Imagination Library program, and now, she's reading bedtime stories to kids around the world.

Entertainment | The Hometown

Iconic L.A. Movies to Stream While You're Stuck Inside Missing L.A.

See the city without breaking your coronavirus self-quarantine

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

20 sci-fi movies and TV shows to binge watch on Netflix right now

Who'd have thought we'd ever be confined to watching television for days on end? Since that's the case and there's an awful lot of TV to choose from, we bring you a round-up of the very sci-fi that currently available to watch on Netflix

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

30 Clever Things That Make Your Workspace Way More Comfortable & Effective

You spend a lot of time doing your job. And regardless of whether you work from home or at an office, your workspace can definitely start to feel a little dreary after a while. As always, the internet rides to the rescue with things that make your…

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

10 Ways To Look Professional, and Hide Your Pajamas, In a Video Conference Call

You don't have to wear pants without a stretchy waistband, but you should follow a few tips before joining a Zoom video call when working from home.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

Online Classes and Activities You Can Do During Quarantine | Mental Floss

From virtual field trips to free workout classes, here are the best ways to stay busy while social distancing.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Top 10 Mid Century Modern Movies and Television Shows For #QuarantineLife

While you have a little free time on your hands, check out a mid century movie or television show that expxertly captures the iconic design style!

Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

Classic Board Games You Can Play Online | Mental Floss

You can still play Monopoly, Catan, and many other classic board games while staying at least 6 feet away from your opponents.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

The Secret to Cooking for Yourself -- and Liking It

If you’re cooking on an everyday basis, especially now during the COVID-19 outbreak, you’re going to need to think a lot more outside...

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Smartify makes all museum audio tours free for rest of 2020 | Culture

Exhibitions that have been closed because of coronavirus will also launch on the app