S.F. hits highest office vacancy rate in nearly a decade as workers stay home

San Francisco officials have yet to say when nonessential offices can reopen. The city is in the state’s orange tier, reflecting its rate of infections and testing activity, and so could choose to let offices reopen at limited capacity under state guidelines. Counties can maintain stricter local rules, though, and San Francisco continues to limit […]

Tired of Staying Home? How About a Flight to Nowhere

With international travel almost nonexistent because of the coronavirus pandemic, the global tourism industry is finding new ways to make money. In Asia, one way companies are trying to stay profitable is through so-called “flights to nowhere.”

Giants: Contacts of Will Hernandez back to work Friday

The team will continue to conduct meetings remotely and follow the other intensive protocols the league has mandated for teams dealing with positive tests. They also announced that they’ll practice at MetLife Stadium on Friday due to rainy weather in New Jersey.

My work-life boundary is totally eviscerated—but it’s also what’s kept me sane

Zoom call. Zoom call. Zoom call. Bathroom break. Bite to eat. Zoom call. Teams call. Then it’s a dash of real work, then open the door to my office for a breath of air. From there, it’s time to prepare for the next round of chaos: Two energetic toddlers, an equally tired-out wife, and an […]

Buy your dream home this festive season!

The best part about the event is that it is completely virtual, especially in times like these, when every visit outside of the home comes with a risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus. All the details about the properties, including detailed brochures of the projects, are available on the microsite. You can see actual […]

Students face a nightmare before AND after Christmas with a fortnight of self-isolation on campus then another two weeks at home following festive break – as Oxford halls is latest to lockdown after 91 positive tests

Including deaths in private homes as well as hospitals, only 17 people under 40 died with Covid between the weeks ending August 28 and October 16, just 0.8 per cent of the 2,061 total across England and Wales. The over-70s accounted for 1,701 deaths – 82 per cent of the total.

I worked undercover at a cheese shop while writing a book about cheese. Here’s what happened

During the many times in my few shifts at the cheese shop where I didn’t know quite what to say, I would just as often do what I did in any conversation that made me nervous—steer it in the direction of something I could definitely talk about without sounding dumb.

Battle against air pollution: How to tackle bad air outside and at home

And one way of dealing with this is to place air purifiers at home. But, how effective are they in reducing the level of airborne contaminants? “Intelligent machines which sense pollution, capture it down to ultrafine particle sizes, and then project cleaner air around a room uniformly, can help in air purification inside people’s homes, […]

Rugby fanatic, 20, killed himself three months after being sent back from university to live in family home due to Covid lockdown

In a tribute, his rugby club wrote: ‘The club was very saddened to hear that Ealing Trailfinders Academy and, more recently, Ealing Trailfinders 1871 player, Haseen Hashim passed away on June 29. The club extends its deepest condolences to Haseen’s family.’

Charlotte Tilbury launches virtual services and you can ‘try on’ make up at home

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