First on my list is up to date information on the COVID-19 corona virus. The New York Times is sharing all of its coverage for free so adding the app is a no-brainer. You also get synopses of the day’s headlines and there’s a daily mini-crossword puzzle to ease you into your morning.
Next on my list is an app for better conversations that meet both social distancing and shelter in place requirements. Not everyone who is on “shelter in place” is spending that time with loved ones. Instead, they are living alone, maybe seeing a family member every few days. Or a quick hello with a meals on wheels delivery. Or a weekly five minute conversation with the cashier while getting groceries. Solitary confinement and social isolation is not a good thing and the more opportunities for social interaction with folks who share common interests the better.
I’ve always wanted to learn from experts in their fields and when the opportunity came around to take a class taught by Neil deGrasse Tyson, I ponied up the $99 for his Master Class on Scientific Thinking and Communication. There’s a lot of reading in addition to the video lectures, but you come out of it having learned something that you can apply to your daily life. If science isn’t your thing, they offer master classes with experts in other fields.
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