Technology

Profiteers and Pool Noodles: The Mask Market Is a Total Mess

The people jumping into the mask market come from across the spectrum. Dan Schonfeld, for instance, sells pool noodles. He’s pretty good at it, too. He found a reliable supplier in China, slapped sports teams’ logos on them and built a steady business through PoolPartsToGo.com. When the coronavirus spread last month to his home state, […]

Movies

Kenneth Turan retires: Filmmaker tributes from Eastwood and more

Many might assume the relationship between a critic and filmmakers to be a contentious one, even adversarial. Yet when asked to comment on Times film critic Kenneth Turan, who is stepping away from the position after nearly 30 years, the responses from filmmakers he had reviewed were warm, generous and emotional. In becoming a valued […]

Movies

Kenneth Turan best and worst reviews: Justin Chang looks back

They say you should never meet your heroes. They’re wrong. I’m grateful not only to have met one of mine, but also to have called him my teacher, colleague and friend. There is some consolation in this, and this is a time for consolation. This week, after nearly 30 years on the job, Kenneth Turan […]

Movies

Coronavirus: As celebrities shelter at home, paparazzi struggle

In his more than two decades working as a paparazzi photographer, Giles Harrison has gone to some wild extremes to get the shots he wanted. He was once chased across the Gulf of Mexico by law enforcement personnel in gunboats while trying to photograph Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston on vacation. He hung outside a […]

Technology

How to Hold an Awards Show in a Pandemic

LONDON — Dara O’Briain, an Irish comedian, appeared in a tuxedo on a YouTube live stream on Thursday night and announced the start of the 2020 BAFTA Games Awards, celebrating the best video games of the past year. “I’ve hosted these awards many times before,” O’Briain said, “usually from some plush concert hall in the […]

Economy

Payrolls drop by 701,000, unemployment rate rises to 4.4%

Nonfarm payrolls dropped by 701,000 in March, according to Labor Department numbers released Friday that only begin to show the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus crisis. It was the first decline in payrolls since September 2010 and came close to the May 2009 financial crisis peak of 800,000. Some two-thirds of the drop came […]

Miami Technology

Eating a strong breakfast will help you lose weight more effectively

"Eat breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a prince, and eat dinner like a beggar." This old and popular saying could well be used to justify the research conclusions made by Maria Luisa Mosconi. Apparently, if you follow this well-known rule strictly, you will be much more likely to be successful in losing weight. […]

Economy

Small businesses have ‘a million questions’ about paycheck relief loan

Jourdain Degarmo, CEO of Mr. Muggles’ Dogs Joe Drypolcher Jourdain Degarmo had to lay off all seven employees from his doggie day care in San Francisco last month after California’s shelter-in-place order required non-essential workers to stay home. Degarmo has continued paying salaries with his cash on hand but needs help from the government to keep […]

Miami Technology

Yoga at home for beginners: Tips from Salvador Llinás Oñate

There are some very important initial tips if you want to start doing these Yoga sessions at home for beginners. If you do not follow them, it is possible that the practice will be negatively affected, and that you will perform the asanas poorly, or lose motivation. Try these brief tips from Salvador Llinás Oñate […]

Economy

Coronavirus may create a generation of supersavers who reshape economy

A generation of risk-averse supersavers could emerge from the fallout of the coronavirus crisis and potentially reshape the economy, experts have said. Morgan Housel, partner at venture capital firm Collaborative Fund and author of “The Psychology of Money,” said in a phone call that the coronavirus crisis would lead to “a generation of supersavers” who […]