R29 Readers’ Top Stay-At-Home Picks Are All On Sale For July 4th

After spending many, many months indoors recently, it’s very possible that you already know your way around a good cyber sale. But just when you thought you’d be swapping screen time for sunshine in honor of one star-spangled holiday this weekend, let us remind you that the 4th of July is also a major moment for some of the year’s biggest markdowns on everything furniture, decor, rugs, and more. And while we’re on the topic of that stay-at-home life we’ve grown accustomed to as of late, we’d like to point out that many of our R29 readers’ favorite finds over lockdown (fire pits, desk chairs, and breathable bedding, to name… Read More

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Arizona governor closes bars, gyms, and movie theaters for a month as coronavirus cases in the state rise

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said bars, gyms, movie theaters, waterparks, and tubing rentals will shut down for 30 days, as coronavirus cases continue to soar in the state. The measure is meant to help ease the strain on the state’s healthcare system. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced on Monday a set of new measures to curb the recent surge of coronavirus cases in the state, including closing gyms, bars, movie theaters, and other businesses. Effective at 8:00 p.m. tonight, we are instituting a month-long pause on the operations of bars, gyms, movie theaters, waterparks and tubing rentals. This will help relieve stress on… Read More

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Multiple MLB Players Choose Not To Play 2020 Season

Watch Video As the MLB inches toward Opening Day in late July, players are starting to opt out of the 2020 season. They’re allowed to do that for health or other personal reasons as part of the league’s reopening deal. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake reportedly will not play this season, but he has not given a specific reason. Maybe more notably, first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals won’t suit up to defend their 2019 World Series title. While Leake and Ross are statistically mediocre big-leaguers, Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star with a Gold Glove and two Silver Slugger Awards under his belt. Zimmerman… Read More

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A new swine flu strain with ‘pandemic potential’ was just found circulating in Chinese pigs

A study reports the discovery of a new strain of influenza in pigs in Chinese slaughterhouses. The new strain is a combination of a bird flu and the virus that caused the 2009 swine flu pandemic — which gives it “pandemic potential” in humans, the researchers wrote. This flu hasn’t been seen in humans yet, but the researchers believe such a jump is possible. Pigs can be reservoirs for new flu strains. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A nearly decade-long study of Chinese pigs has found a potentially dangerous new type of influenza virus. The research, published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,… Read More

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