How to Have a Successful Virtual Happy Hour

This past Monday, on a whim, Jackie Summers, a liquor-brand owner, put out a call on Twitter for people to join him for a virtual cocktail hour. Since many of his friends in the hospitality industry were suddenly out of work, he felt that this was the perfect way to encourage social distancing while giving…

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The Most Crucial Tools for WFH: Kindness, and a Piece of Tape

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Working My Last Nerve From Home Everyone in my house of four (me, my partner, plus two roommates who are siblings) is practicing social distancing and working from…

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Parenting by FaceTime in Coronavirus Quarantine

The saccharine melodies of Kidz Bop play on repeat, alternating with the “Frozen II” soundtrack. My two children, who are 7 and 4, run around our Manhattan apartment, showing the typical strains of stir-craziness from endless hours at home: “He hit me!” “That’s mine!” “Why do I have to take a bath?” They do online…

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How Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece Spends Her Sundays

In 1985, Marie-Chantal Miller was a sophisticated high school student who had just started interning with Andy Warhol, when a family friend introduced her to Prince Pavlos of Greece. Ten years later, they married. She became Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece. Although the Greek Monarchy officially ended in the 1970s, the couple kept their titles,…

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California Governor Orders All Residents to Stay Home

ImageThe beach in Santa Monica, Calif., continued to attract visitors on Thursday. Credit…Apu Gomes/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday night ordered California’s almost 40 million residents to stay home except for essential trips, extending similar restrictions statewide that Bay Area counties had previously enacted. The order, which is in place until further…

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Juan M. Madera named SIOP Fellow

Juan M. Madera, PhD has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Madera was granted Fellow status by the SIOP Executive Board at its most recent meeting. The profession of industrial and organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. Members of the profession…

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DFG stresses importance of long-term basic research and international cooperation

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has underlined the need for long-term, knowledge-driven basic research. «Like all infectious diseases, the current coronavirus pandemic can be tackled all the more effectively the better we understand the pathogen and its effects on humans. This requires comprehensive long-term research, with the…

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How the brain controls the voice

Bats are famous for their sonar-based navigation. They use their extremely sensitive hearing for orientation, emitting ultrasound noises and receiving an image of their surroundings based on the echo. Seba’s short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata), for example, finds the fruits that are its preferred food using this echolocation system. At the same time, bats also use…

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Liotta receives funding for collaborative project

Lance Liotta, Co-Director, Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM), received $72,000 from Queensland University of Technology for the project: «The Systems Biochemistry of Adaptation in Cellular Protein Networks.» Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship (total $784,680). As part of this project, research will be conducted in CAPMM laboratories under the supervision of Liotta and his…

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