Friday, October 15, 2021

Tag: Pandemic

Meet The Artist Capturing How Women Around The World Coped During The Global Pandemic

“This is a time we have to record and document. These are stories we will be able to tell our grandchildren, tell them what it was really like. I had a human and artistic desire to document what we were going through with paintings,” said artist and designer Rebecca Moses.

Moses, like so many people in 2020, had life derailed. Her campaign for the Fragrance Foundation was halted after a year of planning. Life for everyone drastically changed under quarantine, and Moses’ daily practice of painting and drawing life as an artistic ritual, forced

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Can the Pandemic Rescue Britain’s Shopping Areas? This Town Hopes So.

POOLE, England — Hope Dean is loyal to Poole, her hometown in southwest Britain, but she acknowledges that its shopping district has often been a source of embarrassment.

Just a few miles from the most expensive coastal real estate in the country, Poole’s main shopping street is a tired mix of video game shops, coffee shops, small chain stores and lots of markets selling secondhand items that have attracted a dwindling number of shoppers.

Perhaps the worst section over the years was Kingland Crescent, a forgotten stretch tucked under the shadow of a shopping center, described by Ms. Dean as

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Are weddings safe to go to or plan in a pandemic? A guide

“Everything was changing,” said Chalmers, a Toronto-based marketing manager whose nuptials were originally planned for May 2020, two months after her province’s coronavirus lockdowns began. “In March 2020, it felt like every day something would happen that was kind of like another nail in the coffin for our wedding.”

The couple, who’d gotten engaged in 2018, quickly shifted gears, opting for a small wedding on their July dating anniversary in Chalmers’ parents’ backyard and rescheduling their big reception for May 2021. They ultimately canceled the latter, for good, in light of Ontario’s recent Covid-19 case surge.

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Isabella Rossellini on Redefining Beauty, Farm Life, and Her Pandemic Fling

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For 14 years, beginning in the early ’80s, Isabella Rossellini represented beauty’s ideal. As the face of Lancôme, she sold everything from the brand’s iconic Trésor perfume to anti-aging cream. It was a lucrative contract that made her the highest-paid model in the world at the time. Then, in 1995, months shy of her 43rd birthday, Rossellini was unceremoniously dropped by the beauty brand. “ ‘You cannot represent the dream,’ ” Rossellini remembers being told. “ ‘So we have to go to a younger person.’ ” The decision made headlines. “When they let me go, there was a real protest

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Shopping cart theft a growing problem during COVID pandemic in Fall River

FALL RIVER — Would you mind not stealing our shopping carts?

That’s the sentiment of some local businesses.

Studies have shown that pilfering those wheeled carts — and purposefully pushing a shopping cart off the premises of a business technically constitutes a theft — costs businesses across the country millions of dollars each year.

In Fall River there’s even a local ordinance that exclusively pertains to the taking and abandonment of shopping carts.

This Stop & Shop shopping cart was abandoned above railroad tracks near Murray Street in Fall River's North End.

Environment Article III of Chapter 26 — which is intended to eliminate a public nuisance and potential health and safety hazards — makes the shopping

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Pandemic gives woman chance to try beekeeping | Health And Beauty

When COVID closed the world last spring, it also opened an opportunity for one St. Joseph woman to follow through on a long-held dream.

Tammy Bergland had been pondering beekeeping for several years, ever since reading “The Secret Life of Bees.” And by the time the pandemic led to her working from home, she’d done enough research to ready her for housing bees of her own.

“I was already planting a lot of things bees like and could pollinate, so it seemed like it could be a good partnership,” she says.

Bergland adds that prior to bringing bees to her

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