You Can Now Match Your Face Mask to Your Dog’s Bandana

Christel Deskins

From Good Housekeeping

As the novel coronavirus pandemic surges on, the demand for face masks has some retailers scrambling to make more — and sometimes, finding a mask that’s actually in stock and ready to be shipped is tricky. Medical-grade surgical masks are in tight supply as healthcare workers on the frontlines in hospitals and clinics are facing a shortage of supplies; while these surgical masks and N95 respirators are designed for a single-use, many doctors, nurses, and essential staff are reusing them anyway.

This is why the Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams has urged the general public to stop buying PPE. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that N95’s are the most effective in protecting those treating infected patients, but for those who are not in a medical setting, they’re actually rendered mostly ineffective without a fit test. All this being said, it makes more

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Anonymous social media trolls who abuse tennis players face being unmasked after technology breakthrough

Christel Deskins

Anonymous trolls who attack tennis players online face being unmasked in a major breakthrough in the sport’s fight against social media abuse.

The betting-data company Sportradar conducted a pilot investigation into around 70 abusive messages sent to the players at exhibition events in Germany and the USA. They discovered the real identities of 21 different culprits.

Some of those names – which were drawn from 12 different countries – have now been passed to police forces in the relevant jurisdictions. In other cases, social-media companies have been advised to shut down the abusers’ accounts, including the everyday accounts they use to communicate with friends and family.

Tennis players receive streams of hostile messages on social media platforms – mainly Instagram and Twitter – every time they play, and especially from disappointed bettors after they lose. Trolls are particularly harsh on women and BAME players.

After participating in the Exo-Tennis event

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With face shields and sanitizer, this El Dorado County school gets ready to open its doors

Christel Deskins

Days before some El Dorado County schools are set to open, teachers at Rescue Elementary School are preparing their classrooms for students. Like every year, colorful borders line the walls, cubbies are labeled, and classroom rules are prominently displayed.

Some of those rules now include, “I can sit 6 feet away,” and “I can clean my tools.”

Plexiglass, used for personal protective equipment, is placed between desks in some classrooms.

That’s because most of the 500 students at Rescue Elementary will return to school on Monday, in person, visiting classrooms for the first time in five months.

Rescue Union School District, home to 3,700 students at its five elementary schools and two middle schools just outside of El Dorado Hills about 30 miles east of Sacramento, is able to open since the county has remained off of the state’s monitoring list and complied with the long list of requirements to

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Where to Buy the Best Face Masks Online Now

Christel Deskins

The fashion world is stepping up in a time of need: Countless companies are now making, selling and donating non-medical grade face masks for daily protection from COVID-19.

Demand for the best face mask options has soared in recent months, in part because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) masks in public settings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. PPE masks are usually made from breathable a fabric like cotton and differ from a surgical mask and N95 respirators that experts say should be reserved for health care workers who are caring for the sick.

In times of crisis, it’s heartwarming to see companies we love and support giving back using the tools and skills they know best. Nordstrom, the largest employer of tailors in the country, has trained its alterations teams to make face masks to distribute to health care

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Where to Buy The Best Face Masks Online

Christel Deskins

The fashion world is stepping up in a time of need: Countless companies are now making, selling and donating non-medical grade face masks for daily protection from COVID-19.

Demand for the best face mask options has soared in recent months, in part because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) masks in public settings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. PPE masks are usually made from breathable a fabric like cotton and differ from a surgical mask and N95 respirators that experts say should be reserved for health care workers who are caring for the sick.

In times of crisis, it’s heartwarming to see companies we love and support giving back using the tools and skills they know best. Nordstrom, the largest employer of tailors in the country, has trained its alterations teams to make face masks to distribute to health care

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Where to Buy Clear Face Masks Online

Christel Deskins

The face mask has become an everyday staple. Wearing a face covering can help slow the spread of the coronavirus. It can also make it harder to hear and impossible to read lips, which makes day-to-day life in the age of social distancing especially difficult for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

But there’s an alternative! Clear face masks are a great option to increase visibility of the face. These masks feature transparent, see-through panels that allow others to read lips and see facial expressions, while still protecting the wearer from excessive exposure.

Available in various patterns and colors, several brands and stores are now offering clear face masks. Now you can protect yourself and others and see their lovely smile.

Many retailers have started offering personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks for adults, face masks for kids, face masks with matching outfits and face masks for exercising.

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The Best Face Masks for Running, Cycling and Working Out

Christel Deskins

While some cities have started reopening shops and restaurants, the majority of the country is still observing quarantine procedures that were put in place to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. One such measure that’s still in place is the wearing of face masks when out in public, with the CDC recommending cloth face coverings to help prevent the transmission of germs and viruses.

But while cloth face masks can keep you shielded on a walk, or quick trip to the grocery store, not all of these masks are designed for physical activity. Generic cloth masks aren’t always breathable, and worse, they can irritate or chaff the skin. They’re often heavy and saggy, and can fall off if not secured tightly, defeating the whole point of wearing a mask in the first place.

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Luckily, a number of manufacturers are now designing face masks specifically for

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This Face Mask Hack Is About to Make Your Life a Lot More Comfortable

Christel Deskins

Wearing a face mask is going to be a part of our reality for…well, who knows how long, but they’re definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. (And if for some reason you’re still not following the guidance of the CDC, doctors, and scientists to wear a mask, now would be a very good time to start.)

You can now find really chic and adorable masks in a variety of styles online and, with them, tips to make them easier and more comfortable to wear. Yes, the internet is sometimes still a good and useful place!  

One common issue many find with wearing a mask for any length of time is the irritation caused by the straps hooked behind your ears. Turns out, you probably have the solution to this problem somewhere in your bathroom: a couple of barrettes. The hack first bubbled up online earlier this spring thanks to Instagram

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Tana Mongeau may finally have to face her problematic past after former friends accused her of racist microaggressions and gaslighting

Christel Deskins

Tana's manager Jordan walked her down the aisle at her "wedding" to Jake Paul.
Tana’s manager Jordan walked her down the aisle at her “wedding” to Jake Paul.

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  • Tana Mongeau is being pressured by fellow influencers to speak up about her past behaviour.

  • Influencers Kahlen Barry and Nessa Briella both recently put out videos alleging Mongeau and her manager Jordan Worona were involved in racial insensitivities, microaggressions, and mistreatment towards them.

  • Mongeau said on social media that she would be putting out videos addressing the criticism, but this is not what the community wants, Barry said. Rather, they want her to listen and make meaningful changes.

  • Commentary channels and influencers have accused Mongeau of performative activism in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, and are asking her to take accountability if she really wants to be an ally.

  • Neither Mongeau nor Worona responded to requests for comment.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Influencer and musician Kahlen

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Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google face claims of ‘harmful’ power

Christel Deskins

The heads of some of the world’s biggest tech companies have appeared before Washington lawmakers to defend their firms against claims they abuse their power to quash competitors.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos said the world “needs large” firms, while the heads of Facebook, Apple and Google argued their companies had spurred innovation.

The appearance comes as lawmakers consider tougher regulation and competition probes are under way.

Some critics want the firms broken up.

Democrats pressed the tech titans on competition issues, while Republicans were more concerned about how they managed information and whether they were marginalising conservative views.

Congressman David Cicilline, the Democrat leading the congressional committee holding the hearing, said a year-long investigation by lawmakers had showed the online platforms had “wielded their power in destructive, harmful ways in order to expand”.

He said he was convinced the firms were monopolies and called for action.

“Some need to be

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