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Working from home can be a challenge, especially if you’re used to the relative peace and quiet of being at an office most days. I’ve found that one of the best ways to filter out the noise of home life and stay focused while working has been to slip on a pair of headphones, play some coffee shop background noise and get on with my day. 

If you’re on the hunt for a set of headphones that’s effective at noise-cancelling, but are not willing to spend

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There are alternatives to the NHS coronavirus app if you’re worried about data privacy

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Yes, yes, yes. Thank you, Tom Peck. You have summarised brilliantly exactly how I feel about the current corrupt anti-democratic government.

I have been moved to write to my MP three times in the last couple of months having almost never done so before. (I wrote twice about Dominic Cummings and once about the government stopping using online voting.) I told him that I also won’t use the NHS app, for these same reasons. I don’t trust the use they will make of my data.

However I am using the Covid-19 tracker and symptom study, developed by Tim Spector and colleagues at Kings College London with health science company Zoe. They have the minimum of my data and are doing great research, currently trying to develop an online diagnostic tool for Covid-19. And this app is easy to use, it works and already has over 3.8m people contributing.

Elizabeth Sayers

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Everything you need to enjoy it from home as football returns to TV

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Football is set to return to our screens following a three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With 92 games left to play in the season, sadly you won’t be able to see them in person, as strict social distancing measures have been put in place, meaning no fans are permitted and only a maximum of 300 people — including broadcast staff, journalists, commentators, doping officials and scouts — will be allowed inside stadiums on match days, as reported by The Independent.

However, you will be able to watch all the games across BT Sport, BBC Sport, Sky Sports and Amazon Prime.

Sky Sports is showing 64 games, 25 of which will be made free-to-air and available on Freeview, BT Sport will be showing 20 games, BBC Sport airing four and the remaining four will be shown for free on Amazon Prime which will not require an Amazon Prime

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Richard Weitz’s ‘Quarantunes’ All-Star Benefit Livestreams Pass the $4 Million Fundraising Mark

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A few months ago, it might have been unimaginable that multimillion dollar fundraising efforts would be hosted not in black tie from behind a ballroom dais but in ballcaps in front of a refrigerator. But the “RWQuarantunes” livestream music series has proven that show-business philanthropy can take as much of a different tack as anything during the pandemic.

On Sunday night, the series of star-studded, invitation-only live charity shows, hosted by top agent Richard Weitz and his 17-year-old daughter Demi, passed the $4 million mark in contributions made to a wide array of causes. Their ability to pull that off from their kitchen countertop (aside from one online field trip to the shuttered Hollywood Bowl a few weeks ago) may augur poorly for the immediate future of the tux rental business … but it’s been good news for L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai, several New York

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Do We All Have OCD Now Thanks to the Coronavirus?

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One of the hallmarks of obsessive-compulsive disorder is contamination fears and excessive hand-washing. Years ago, a patient with severe OCD came to my office wearing gloves and a mask and refused to sit on any of the “contaminated” chairs. Now, these same behaviors are accepted and even encouraged to keep everyone healthy.

This new normal in the face of a deadly pandemic has permeated our culture and will continue to influence it. Many stores now prominently post rules mandating face masks and hand sanitizer use and limit the number of customers allowed inside at one time. Walkers and joggers politely cross the street to avoid proximity to each other.

Only a few months ago, this type of behavior would have been considered excessive and certainly not healthy.

So, where do doctors draw the line between vigilance to avoid being infected with the coronavirus

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Fox News and 25 More Companies That Faced Public Backlash

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No matter how great the product or how strong the marketing, no company is immune to public backlash. For decades, consumers have used their wallets to make a statement, from the political to the personal.

And in the social media age, negative news spreads faster than ever. Here are 26 examples of companies that faced outrage for actions that range from launching thoughtless advertising campaigns to producing dangerous chemicals. Find out what these companies did that inspired public outcry.

Last updated: June 15, 2020. Pictured: Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018.

Host Tucker Carlson, in the June 8 edition of his Fox News program “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” said about the growing anti-racism protests across the country, “This may be a lot of things, this moment we’re living through, but it is definitely not about black lives, and remember that when … Read More

How will dating change after coronavirus? Psychology offers some clues

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The dating scene could be a confusing place in world where at least some social distancing seems likely for the foreseeable future. And while many people will have maintained or begun contact with romantic partners online during lockdown, video chats and text messages are clearly not a long-term substitute for intimate (or even non-intimate) physical contact.

When it comes to online dating, science gives us some insight into how people normally behave. Parental investment theory, for example, predicts that in humans (and other animals), it is the sex investing more heavily in their offspring who will be more choosy or selective in securing a mate. Male reproduction requires relatively little investment over and above a few minutes of sexual contact, whereas female reproductive effort requires nine months or longer.

To see how these sex differences were evident in online opposite-sex dating, we conducted a study in which participants viewed and

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How do we tackle the rising tide of pandemic-driven plastic waste?

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The coronavirus pandemic is generating a rising tide in all things plastic.

Some increases have been driven by necessity: Personal protective equipment (PPE) of masks, gloves, gowns and visors have been crucial in protecting medical staff and other frontline workers from Covid-19 transmission.

Other spikes in single-use plastics are a reaction to navigating a new world of potential risks. Plastic bag bans have been reversed or delayed in some countries and in US states due to hygiene fears over reusable alternatives.

Many restaurants and fast food chains have swung to take-out operations, bringing with them a mountain of disposable utensils and containers. Major players, like Starbucks, Dunkin and McDonald’s, have put a hold on bring-your-own reusable cups.

With the price for virgin, or non-recycled, plastic now at historic lows and oil demand reduced, environmentalists fear that producers will pump out cheap plastic to stoke demand and soak up some of

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Is It Safe To Take An Uber, Lyft Or Taxi During Coronavirus?

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There are important factors to keep in mind and ways to mitigate the risks when it comes to taking a taxi or rideshare service during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: martin-dm via Getty Images)
There are important factors to keep in mind and ways to mitigate the risks when it comes to taking a taxi or rideshare service during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: martin-dm via Getty Images)

As more businesses reopen and people emerge from their homes with greater frequency, there’s a sense that things are getting back to “normal.” Many folks are easing into activities from their pre-pandemic lives, like dining at a restaurant, booking air travel and even taking an Uber.

But are rideshare services like Uber and Lyft ― or even traditional taxis ― safe for passengers amid the COVID-19 pandemic?

“Although it doesn’t feel as scary as it used to be, we are nowhere near the end of this pandemic,” said Kit Delgado, an assistant professor or emergency medicine and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. “As of today we are still identifying more than 20,000 new cases of COVID-19

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Ex-eBay employees charged with harassing journalists

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Six former eBay employees, including members of its security team, have been accused of an extended campaign of harassment against a married couple who criticized the company in a newsletter. Two of the alleged conspirators have been arrested and face federal charges of cyberstalking.

The charges have been leveled against six eBay executives, led by James Baugh, eBay‘s then-senior director of safety & security, and David Harville, then-director of global resiliency. The targets of this campaign are a married couple, the editor and publisher of an online newsletter covering e-commerce. The two had apparently written critically of eBay in the past, as had several of the readers in their comment section.

An affidavit from a Special Agent from the FBI Boston Division’s Cybercrimes Squad details the exact things the Sinister Six here did to this couple. And it’s pretty wild, I’m not going to lie. First up, these daffy jokers

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