As Coronavirus Crushes Small Restaurants, Big Chains See Room To Move In

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Prime storefronts left empty by failed businesses. Cheaper or even flexible rents. Landlords willing to add drive-thru lanes. As the coronavirus permanently shutters some small businesses, big fast-food brands like Domino’s Pizza, Chipotle and Wendy’s that were doing well before the crisis want to grow – or continue pre-existing expansion plans […]


‘Reopen’ Protests Started Small. Right-Wing Media Gave Them A Massive Platform.

Earlier this month, a number of small Facebook groups around the U.S. called for protests against social distancing measures enacted to stop the spread of the coronavirus. They had only a few members, limited engagement and appeared largely uncoordinated.  Now, weeks later, anti-lockdown protests are in cities across the United States and have drawn national […]


Publicly Traded Companies Got $300 Million In Small Business Loans: AP Investigation

Companies with thousands of employees, past penalties from government investigations and risks of financial failure even before the coronavirus walloped the economy were among those receiving millions of dollars from a relief fund that Congress created to help small businesses through the crisis, an Associated Press investigation found. The Paycheck Protection Program was supposed to […]


Take Your Kettlebell Squats to the Next Level With This Small Tweak From Blake Lively’s Trainer

Squats are hard. Weighted squats are harder. And weighted squats with a kettlebell in the rack position—which means resting the weight in front of your body at shoulder-level versus holding it down at your side—can be an even greater challenge. This was the subject of an Instagram video posted on Tuesday by Don Saladino, celebrity […]


11 Small Talk Tips That Will Make You Less Awkward

Relationships Juliana LaBiancaAug 09 Forget those awkward introductions: These tips will help you instantly connect with anyone. Start with a handshake iStock/opolja A proper handshake conveys trust, respect, and equality. Make eye contact, smile, and shake from the elbow (shaking from the wrist comes across as limp). Touching hands signals our brains to release oxytocin, […]