Reality TV Has Never Felt More Untethered From Real Life Now that the actual world has turned upside-down, shows like 'Love Island' and 'Billy on the Street' feel even more surreal. It's hard to stop watching. /TV

9 Amazon Workers Describe the Daily Risks They Face in the Pandemic "This job is essential because people need deliveries, but it’s also essential for me because I need the money to feed my family." /TechCulture -19

Biden's Path to Victory Does Not Bode Well for Voters Like Trump in '16, he coasted on free media coverage. If that's the future of campaigning, America's in trouble. -19

Shuttered: For Maggie Steber, Self-Isolation Is a Secret Garden Being stuck inside hasn't stifled the veteran photographer. In fact, she's drawn inspiration from kitchen tools and light flooding in through windows.

6 Popular Video Conferencing Tools Compared: Zoom, Skype, Houseparty Keeping in touch while sheltering in place means relying on a video chat service. But which one is most appropriate for which situation? /HowToandAdvice /Products/Apps

Thanks to Sheltering in Place, Animal Shelters Are Empty A recent pet adoption boom is the feel-good pandemic story you need right now. -19

Life in Pandemic and Echoes of Soviet Russia Plus: Revisiting the trial of Ira Einhorn, ridding the internet of ghost websites, and testing tigers for Covid-19. /TechCulture -19

The US Is Waging War on Digital Trade Barriers As Washington tries to take China, Russia, India, and others to task, the world mounts “cyber sovereignty” defenses.

Trump Isn't Wrong About Investigating WHO A right-wing stunt to pin the blame for Covid-19 on the World Health Organization actually contains a useful notion. -19

The Race to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine On this week's podcast, we talk with staff writer Megan Molteni about the efforts to eradicate the virus. We also discuss Covid-19 testing in the US. /GadgetLabPodcast -19

Modified Sleep Apnea Machines May Ease the Ventilator Crunch Preparing for surges of Covid-19 patients, health care workers are turning to retrofitted versions of devices that are plentiful and approved for use. /Health -19

Does Vaping Raise Your Risk of Covid-19 Symptoms? There are no studies yet, but reports showing heightened dangers for tobacco smokers and lung damage from vaping are raising alarms for doctors and parents. /Health -19

The 5 Best VR Headsets (2020): Oculus Quest, Rift S, and More Virtual worlds are more accessible than ever. These headsets can take you there, whether you want a standalone, room-scale, or PC-based experience. /Products/AugmentedandVirtualReality /BuyingGuides

Short Fiction: ‘Rules of Special Measures’ by Ben Fountain “So was it really so terrible living without those 800-thread-count sheets, that lovely Danish-modern chest of drawers?” -19

14 Tips for Acing Your Next Videoconference Job Interview Prospective boss wants to video-chat over Zoom? Here's how to make an impression when your F2F is not IRL. /HowToandAdvice /Products/Apps -to

Covid-19 Symptoms (Coronavirus): What to Do If You Might Have It Stay calm. Here's our guide to what symptoms you should look out for, and how to respond if you've been exposed. /HowToandAdvice -19 -to

Coronavirus Tips and Supplies Guide: What to Buy (and Avoid) to Shelter in Place Don't: hoard toilet paper and medical masks. Do: make sure you have plenty of food, water, and indoor activities. /BuyingGuides -19

Vote by Mail Isn't Perfect. But It's Essential in a Pandemic Despite Donald Trump's invective, the spread of Covid-19 has made the expansion of absentee voting expansion critical. /SecurityNews -19

A Lot of People Don't Even *Know* They Should Stay Home A new survey finds that a startling proportion of Americans remain confused or misinformed about the local public-health advice. -19

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