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Istanbul lockdown photos

Nothing is as emotionally confusing as looking at images of a city pre-lockdown. On the one hand, it’s nice to reflect on the days when large gatherings were a thing, people were out at markets, playing in the streets, and just generally going about their lives. It reminds us that “normal” wasn’t so long ago […]

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Lockdown sex buddy

There’s a world of difference between lockdown for single people and lockdown for couples. Singles are sinking into the couch watching Netflix and Tinder-swiping with the vague hope of a FaceTime date. Couples might be sinking into their couches at the same rate as singles, but at least they can have sex afterward. And this […]

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LA County stay-at-home orders

Life in Los Angeles will not be returning to normal any time soon, according to County Public Health Commissioner Barbara Ferrer. The city’s stay-at-home orders will “with all certainty” be extended through July, she said at a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. While other parts […]

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China is lifting lockdowns

Reopening society after months of lockdown is a careful balancing act. People are understandably eager to leave their homes and enjoy freedoms previously denied to them, but unless governments are careful, there is a high risk that coronavirus will return for a second wave. China, the first country to be hit by the virus and […]

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How to staycation at home

We’d love for everyone to be able to travel as much as they possibly can, but sometimes, life (or a nasty respiratory disease) gets in the way, and your two weeks of paid time off cannot be spent sunbathing in Tahiti. Some people may not have the luxury of rescheduling their days to later in […]