These days, we have Zoom, but it doesn't ease our hunger for connection. We can't safely visit our elderly relatives. All of us are touch-deprived, and longing for tactile things. Every time I reached a trail supply town, I'd head to the post office and find postcards with scribbled messages. Sometimes I'd find care packages containing Snickers and Advil. … [Read more...] about A long-ago trek on the Pacific Crest Trail is helping me survive in quarantine
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She’s managed to retain her staff of five at the store, which sells one of the largest assortments of woks and other Chinese cookware. She has a basement that functions as her warehouse, where she and her staff do most of the packaging. Before the pandemic, online sales made up half of her business, but now it’s closer to 70%, she said. She averages 50 shipments a day, an increase of roughly 20% from mid-March, though revenue is down about 20%. It used to average about $40,000 per month, she said. … [Read more...] about Will e-commerce help small business survive coronavirus fallout?
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death. … [Read more...] about Visitors packing Southwest’s national forests pose problems
The Trump plan would allow the Palestinians to establish a capital on the outskirts of the city, beyond Israel's separation barrier. It would grant them limited statehood in a cluster of enclaves surrounded by Israel, but only if they meet a long list of stringent conditions. … [Read more...] about Israeli police kill unarmed autistic Palestinian man
In a statement expressing gratitude for her son’s release, Curtis’s mother, Nancy, indicated that the Nursa Front had not received a ransom. “While the family is not privy to the exact terms that were negotiated, we were repeatedly told by representatives of the Qatari government that they were mediating for Theo’s release on a humanitarian basis without the payment of money,” she said, according to the New York Times. … [Read more...] about Kidnapped American Journalist Freed After Almost Two Years in Syria