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Work From Home 101

Where digital meets travel + lifestyle … A collection of can’t-miss news from this week, including the latest work-from-home trends. Sign up to get the TURNER Weekly Download in your inbox every Friday.

Work From Home 101

Many of us are discovering the joys and perils of working from home this week. But have no fear – the WFH life is awesome. Just ask the LA Times’ Jessica Roy, who has compiled a handy guide for how to work from home more efficiently, stay connected with colleagues – and maybe even have a little fun. One key tidbit is to set up an actual desk. “Make your home desk (or kitchen table) feel like your work desk,” Roy advises. “Have everything there that you’d have at work: a phone charger, a box of tissues, a water bottle, a mug, pens and paper.”

Quarantine Socializing

Social distancing is the watchword of the times. But we’re lucky to live in a time when socializing is still very much possible, thanks to technology. The Atlantic has put together a guide to hanging out online. “Being cooped up at home will likely prompt feelings of loneliness and isolation no matter what,” writes Joe Pinsker. “But the following strategies might make the experience of being stuck at home a bit less stifling.” Skype to the rescue!

Virtual Museums

For the time being, museums are closed –at least in the physical sense. You can still tour some of the world’s greatest museums virtually. A great distraction (and a wonderful educational/entertaining activity for kids who are stuck at home, too). Travel + Leisure reports: “Google Arts & Culture’s collection includes the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Guggenheim in New York City, and literally hundreds of more places where you can gain knowledge about art, history, and science.”

Yoga On Demand

Fitness classes are canceled, too. Or are they?! CorePower Yoga is stepping up and offering its On Demand for free to anyone who wants or needs to practice at home. Go here for access for a collection of C1, C2, Yoga Sculpt, and Hot Power Fusion classes (varying 30-minutes to a full hour) and guided meditations. CorePower will update classes weekly in hopes of bringing peace of mind to those who need it.

Weekly Moment of Zen

Watch this adorable penguin visit his neighbors on a ‘field trip’ around his empty aquarium.