We bring you an article about feelings of virus induced grief, how to have sex during pandemics, Hilton extensions, the greatest investment quotes, we travel virtually to many places, show you how to get rid of credit cards (no wonder we can’t convert anything around here!), give you a list of things to do during a pandemic, an amazing life story of a Holocaust survivor, some awesome videos and photography as always, we again take some shots against this thing who happens to still be US President trying his best to kill us all and has plenty of time to finish the job and stuff like that. What day is it anyway?
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We are all suffering: The Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief. <—-Must read.
…we’re feeling a number of different griefs. We feel the world has changed, and it has. We know this is temporary, but it doesn’t feel that way, and we realize things will be different. Just as going to the airport is forever different from how it was before 9/11, things will change and this is the point at which they changed. The loss of normalcy; the fear of economic toll; the loss of connection. This is hitting us and we’re grieving. Collectively. We are not used to this kind of collective grief in the air.
…we’re also feeling anticipatory grief. Anticipatory grief is that feeling we get about what the future holds when we’re uncertain. Usually it centers on death. We feel it when someone gets a dire diagnosis or when we have the normal thought that we’ll lose a parent someday. Anticipatory grief is also more broadly imagined futures. There is a storm coming. There’s something bad out there. With a virus, this kind of grief is so confusing for people. Our primitive mind knows something bad is happening, but you can’t see it. This breaks our sense of safety. We’re feeling that loss of safety. I don’t think we’ve collectively lost our sense of general safety like this. Individually or as smaller groups, people have felt this. But all together, this is new. We are grieving on a micro and a macro level.
find balance in the things you’re thinking
come into the present
let go of what you can’t control
stock up on compassion
Hey, remember when we had just 15 cases and were going down to zero?
We are on track to have most cases in the world! Done. Another must read: How the Pandemic Will End?
As a Gen X dude, this article made me feel better about myself: Coronavirus quarantine? Gen X was made for this. Boomers and Gen Z, not so much.
We are not only suffering but we are all going crazy too at home. But lets stick with it a little longer you guys okay? How we know ending social distancing will lead to more deaths, in one chart.
I am always trying to educate. Everything you need to know about having sex while social distancing. I guess kissing and group sex parties are out you guys lol.
Awesome video of a deserted San Francisco under quarantine.
MILES & POINTS
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We are seeing more of these moves by airlines and hotels. And now Hilton with one of the best consumer friendly moves: What Hilton Is Doing for Elite Members Due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.
You are not going to see articles like this from credit card selling blogs! It’s Time to Reduce Your Credit Card Annual Fees.
When this is over, where will you travel first to? I may go to Portugal. 10 Amazing & Delicious Reasons to Visit Lisbon, Portugal.
This dude living alone in an Italian island since 1989.
Bored? Check out live cams of animals in the San Diego Zoo.
Tour virtually the Frick Collection.
Good ones! The Greatest Investment Quotes of All Time.
“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” – Paul Samuelson
“A bull market is like sex. It feels best just before it ends.” – Barton Biggs
“In bear markets, stocks return to their rightful owners.” – Old Proverb
Did you know that the Average US Citizen Now Lives Much Longer in Retirement?
ODDZ & ENDZ
Great website recommendation: The Kid Should See This. Not only for kids, must click!
Hard to describe this Vimeo video. Granular particle animation test using X-particles. It is amazing to watch.
Wow: Holocaust survivor to Olympic gold: the remarkable life of Eva Szekely. And you are bitching because your wifi is slow at home?
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Travel/miles and points credit card sales bloggers are increasingly desperate as they are likely seeing their cc conversion numbers fall through the roof. We are used to seeing stupid pumpy headlines but lately they are getting even more ridiculous!
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