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August News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Past Month’s Headlines

It’s August, we’re halfway through summer, and it’s time to see how up-to-date you are with travel, aviation, and coronavirus news from the past month. And what a month it has been!
Take our travel news quiz and you could win a piece of airline and travel history including items from Pan Am, Cunard, and TWA.
In last month’s quiz, the question asking what happened to the American Airlines’ passenger who refused …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2020

August, a holiday month for a good part of the world, is the eighth month of the year in both the Juliana and Gregorian calendars. It is named after Augustus, a Roman statesman who was the first emperor of the Roman Empire. The month was originally named Sextilis because it was the sixth month of the ten-month Roman calendar. The current name was chosen by Augustus because several of his …

Masks May Protect the Wearer More than Originally Believed, Researchers Say

Masks May Protect the Wearer More than Originally Believed, Researchers Say

Wearing a mask amidst the coronavirus pandemic may not just be a selfless act to protect others, but appears to reduce the viral dose the wearer could receive, a new study claims.
Multiple doctors and researchers have suggested that, in addition to protecting others from a virus the wearer of the mask may have, masks protect the wearer as well.
A new paper published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine points …

How to Dine Outdoors Safely Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

Many restaurants across the country are reopening, albeit with outdoor dining only, while others are opening their dining rooms as well in cities that permit it.
Experts say that dining outdoors is better and safer, because the risk of infection is far higher in indoor spaces, due to insufficient ventilation.
The most important aspect of the dining experience in terms of safety, however, is how employees and diners comport themselves, especially when …

Review: DoorDash Food Delivery Service Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

The advent of the coronavirus pandemic introduced millions of people to food-delivery service companies that quickly move a meal from a restaurant’s kitchen to the customer’s dinner table.  Health officials say it’s safe to order from such a service while sheltering at home.
Takeout used to be pizza, Chinese food, or perhaps Italian.  We’ve evolved well beyond that and these companies offer an array of restaurant types that includes chains to …

Theaters in London Can Reopen with Social Distancing – But Will They?

After five months in lockdown, British theaters have been given a date when they may reopen. The date, August 1, is approaching but the reopening of the West End isn’t.
Theaters in London’s West End temporarily closed on March 16 “until further notice,” as part of a move to limit the spread of the coronavirus, a move that followed Broadway’s by four days.
Even before the announcement was made, several theaters had …

It Isn’t Just You: Our Relationship with Time Has Changed

In another age, I was an outlier.  I worked largely from home, except for a few trips a month and the occasional foray into the office.  But that was then.
Today, in the age of the Coronavirus, everyone is, well, me.
What’s more, many of us largely feel that we live in a singular and unending day, one with endless Zoom meetings with somewhat scruffy looking and disheveled colleagues, countless discussions about …