April 26, 2020

Links I Love: April 26, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy 🙂

Links I Love
Original image source: Mike Licht


How to Make a Faster Coronavirus Vaccine. (Bloomberg)

The Influencer Economy Hurtles Toward Its First Recession. (Wired)

Google Shopping Is Free for All Merchants, but Large Retailers Still Have an Advantage. (Morning Brew)

Why Sweetgreen Joined Shake Shack and Other Restaurant Chains to Return Its PPP Loan. (Morning Brew)

Walmart CEO says we’re in the ‘hair color’ phase of panic buying. (CNN)

How Retailers Can Reach Consumers Who Aren’t Spending. (Harvard Business Journal)

Reimagining stores for retail’s next normal. (McKinsey)

Restaurant Programs Aim to Save Industry From Virus Devastation.

The Supermarket After the Pandemic. (The Atlantic)

For Some, No Fans > No Sports. (Morning Brew)


The Authenticity Paradox. (Harvard Business Journal)

How To Get Ahead In Your Career While Working From Home. (Forbes)

5 WFH boundaries that’ll save you from slipping into accidental 14-hour workdays. (Well & Good NYC)

How to Work From Home (During a Difficult Time). (A Life of Productivity)

A guide to onboarding remote employees. (Zapier)

7 tips for managing remote employees. (Zapier)

5 tips for communicating on a remote team. (Zapier)

Why are video calls awkward when IRL hangouts wouldn’t be?. (Well & Good NYC)

How to small talk while working remotely (without being weird). (Zapier)

The Dos and Don’ts of Online Video Meetings. (New York Times)

When should you mute yourself during a video call?. (Zapier)

How to End a Video Call Politely. (Lifehacker)

Take Steps to Counter the Loneliness of Social Distancing. (New York Times)

The Cost of Unnecessary Worrying. (Chris Guillebeau)

How Being In Quarantine Can Change The World. (YouTube) This is such a beautiful video, and I wholeheartedly agree with the idea of setting quarantine goals rather than wasting time doing nothing.

10 Ways to Invest in Your Mental Health During Self-Isolation. (A Life of Productivity)

I lived on a submarine for months—these are my tips for living in small spaces. (Well & Good NYC)

How to actually take things day by day, according to a psychologist. (Well & Good NYC)

How to Not Keep Refreshing the News. (A Life of Productivity)

Optimizing Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping. (The Simple Dollar)


When Dementia Meets the Coronavirus Crisis. (New York Times)

Our Pandemic Summer. (The Atlantic)

The Covid Test Lab That Could Save America. (Bloomberg)

Medical Students, Sidelined for Now, Find New Ways to Fight Coronavirus. (New York Times)

COVID-19 May Mimic Heart Attack Signs in Some. (WebMD) I would never stop social distancing based on a guess about whether I’ve had it… but this article kind of reconfirms my suspicion that I caught it from a client a few weeks before I stopped traveling. I had some heart pain for a week that I honestly kind of ignored (and didn’t connect to COVID until now).

Nearly All Patients Hospitalized With Covid-19 Had Chronic Health Issues, Study Finds. (New York Times)

Inside the High Stakes New Life of a Coronavirus Specialist. (GQ)

If your tried-and-true skin-care products have started to backfire, it’s because quarantine is making your skin more sensitive. (Well & Good NYC)

How to Get More Sleep Tonight. (New York Times)

How to Manage Stress Eating (or Not Eating). (New York Times)

Can music boost your immune system?. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

How ‘Muscle Memory’ May Help Keep Us Fit. (New York Times)

Why the tiniest movements can have the biggest impact on your fitness. (Well & Good NYC)

The many benefits of spin class that prove it’s so much more than a leg workout. (Well & Good NYC)

Why You Shouldn’t Be Doing Push-Ups On Your Knees. (Health)


This Costa Ship on an Around-the-World Sail Is Supposedly a Virus-Free Bubble. (Skift)

After 7 Months In Space, Meir Will Return To A Very Different World. (NPR)

Tourism Marketers Enter Wait-and-See Mode to Avoid Tone-Deaf Campaigns. (Skift)

Smart Ways to Use Data to Generate Bookings During a Downturn. (Hotel News Now)

Marriott CEO Wonders Whether Aggressive Cost Cutting Will Hurt Recovery. (Skift)

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Poised for New Era of Travel Redistribution: The Long View This Week. (Skift)

COVID-19 and Hospitality: 7 Alternative Ways to Cut Costs and Save Your Business…BEFORE Resorting to Layoffs. (Hotel News Now)

48% of Americans Canceled Summer Travel Due to Coronavirus Concerns. (Hotel News Now)

When Airlines Refuse Refunds, There Will Be Consequences. (Cranky Flier)

U.S. Airlines Get an Additional $9.5 Billion in Federal Relief to Stave Off Job Cuts. (Skift)

Reversal of Fortune: Airlines Suddenly Thrilled That the 737 MAX is Grounded. (Cranky Flier)

Converting to cargo: Putting passenger planes to use in the COVID-19 era. (Wandering Aramean)

Empty Middle Seats On A Plane? They Won’t Last Long. (Forbes)

Is Innovation Finally Coming To Economy Seats?. (One Mile at a Time)

Airport Automation to Speed Up for a Crisis Rebound With Less Human Contact. (Skift)

36 Hours in … Wherever You Are. (New York Times)

Virtual Travel Experiences That Let You Explore the World From Your Living Room. (Thrillist)

Very Cool! Explore the Faroe Islands from Home by Controlling a Local!. (Running with Miles)

Travel the world without leaving home. (The Points Guy)

Walking Austria’s “Cheese Road” Is Heaven for Dairy Lovers. (Thrillist) This is where I want to go when it’s finally safe to travel 🙂


COVID-19 is a Chance to Change Our Priorities. (Friday Forward)

Singalongs From Windowsills Lift Spirits During Coronavirus Crisis. (New York Times)

Similar: ATP Tour. (Twitter)

Inside the Strip Clubs of Instagram. (New York Times)

You Have a Moral Responsibility to Post Your Boring Life on Instagram. (The Atlantic)

Start a Virtual Recipe Club. (Lifehacker) I am turning my cookblog club into a virtual meeting today and I’m excited to see how it goes!

7 genius freezer hacks to help all your fresh food last way longer. (Well & Good NYC)

Why Mundane Moments Truly Matter. (New York Times)

12 Frugal Ways to Become More Self-Sufficient. (The Simple Dollar)

And finally, for a laugh: Beauty and the Beast during quarantine. (Twitter) This is AMAZING!

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