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Your child can become an astronaut and explore space from home with NASA

After a few weeks of coronavirus quarantine, your home and backyard and even your neighborhood may feel a little smaller than it once did — especially if you have children. That’s why it’s time to look up into the sky. Scientists from NASA and the International Space Station National Lab don’t want your kids to…MORE

The power of family dance parties when the world is falling apart

It took us about three days of social distancing before we decided to permanently relocate our coffee table to the corner. The family dance party, once an at most weekly affair, had quickly become a nightly ritual and we needed our space. There was the bouncing to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” the swaying…MORE

Coping with disease and disability in the time of coronavirus

Sassy Outwater-Wright has fought off cancer three times in the last 33 years, losing most of her eyesight to a rare form of the disease at the age of three. And now, at age 37, she’s fighting a fourth cancer — this time in her brain. As a result, Outwater-Wright is no stranger to navigating…MORE

Tesla furloughs staff and slashes salaries as Covid-19 pandemic worsens

Tesla is telling staff to brace for pay cuts and furloughs as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts operations and cripples demand. Starting next Monday, US employees at the electric car company who hold director and vice president-level roles and above will see pay reductions of 20% to 30%, and “everyone else” will receive a pay cut…MORE

Millions of jobs are at risk as fashion and luxury sales fall off a cliff

The retail industry has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, and much of the destruction has landed on luxury and fashion companies. People have stopped shopping at stores, and many online shoppers are holding back on discretionary purchases. That has left luxury and fashion companies “exposed or rudderless,” and business will sink by as much…MORE

A Texas woman was arrested for threatening to spread coronavirus, police say

An 18-year-old Texas woman was arrested Tuesday after she claimed to be “willfully spreading” coronavirus in a series of Snapchat videos, Carrollton police said. Lorraine Maradiaga later told police she had tested negative for the virus, according to a Carrollton Police press release. Carrollton is about 20 miles north of Dallas. More than 399,800 people…MORE

Chaos rocks Trump White House on virus’ most tragic day

The chaos and confusion rocking President Donald Trump’s administration on the most tragic day yet of the coronavirus pandemic was exceptional even by his own standards. Trump set out Tuesday to cement his image of a wartime leader facing down an “invisible enemy” at a dark moment as the country waits for the virus to…MORE