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Sunday March 29, 2020




Tech Fix

The Dos and Don’ts of Online Video Meetings

Sheltering

How to Look Your Best on a Webcam

Music

Twenty of the Best Songs to Chill Out To

Be Careful

How Long Does Coronavirus Survive on Different Surfaces?

Tech Fix

The Dos and Don’ts of Online Video Meetings

From setting a clear agenda to testing your tech setup (оборудование), here’s how to make video calls more tolerable (приемлемые) for you and your colleagues. 

Read More in English in The New York Times.

Sheltering

How to Look Your Best on a Webcam

Working at home, under siege from the coronavirus, means finding a quiet space to communicate remotely with colleagues, clients, students and friends. Thanks to video conferencing tools like Google Hangouts and Zoom, it also means exposing (демонстрация) one’s private sphere (пространство) to the eyes of outsiders. Check your lighting and be deliberate (осторожный) about the background you’re showing the world. 

Read More in English in The New York Times.

Music

Twenty of the Best Songs to Chill Out To

Now that we’re collectively social distancing for the foreseeable (ближайший) future, it can feel like the perfect time to catch up on things around your house that you’ve been meaning to do (собираться сделать).

Read More in English in Vogue.

Be Careful

How Long Does Coronavirus Survive on Different Surfaces?

Covid-19 RNA was found on a cruise ship 17 days after passengers left. What are the risks of handling (транспортировки) packages and groceries?

Read More in English in The Guardian.