Hotel occupancy rates have dropped by 50% to 80% around the country. Many hotels have shut down completely during the pandemic. This is bad news not only for hoteliers but for bedbugs, which depend on a human blood to stay alive. According to the travel website Your Mileage May Vary, young bedbugs start to die off if they don't eat in 20 days. Older bedbugs can survive between 2 to 3 months, and in some cases up to six months. If hotels stay closed longer than six months it will be the most expensive bedbug eradication procedure in history.
PERU: Access to the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu has been all but entirely closed for seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Peru's No. 1 tourist draw reopens Sunday, even though coronavirus continues to escalate in Latin America and throughout the world. From the Associated Press: The site is accustomed to receiving 3,000… READ THE REST
Before he went on a racist conspiracy theory rant on Facebook Live, prompting a "medical leave-of-absence," Health and Human Services assistant secretary Michael Caputo hatched a scheme to save Christmas (and, presumably, the Trump administration by extension). Speaking with the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas and other mall Santa labor unions, Caputo had planned… READ THE REST
"I'm here. And now I'm immune. I can jump into this audience and kiss every man and woman. I'm immune." — Impeached U.S. President Donald Trump, who is crazier than shit, earlier today. At the Donald Trump campaign rally captured in this video from The Hill, a mostly maskless crowd chants "Superman! Superman! Superman! Superman!"… READ THE REST
Making a stellar cup of espresso at home doesn't require an expensive machine or hours of your time and effort. It really only requires equipment up to the challenge and a stovetop. Rather than dropping $3 per cup at Starbucks, you can set up a Starbucks-worthy operation right in your own kitchen with the help… READ THE REST
Stress is par for the course these days. If you've found meditation helps to quiet those interior voices of doubt, fear and confusion, then you have every reason to continue that practice. But as soothing as meditation can be, it can also serve another purpose: to focus your attention, sharpen your performance and forge you… READ THE REST
When the history of Earth is ultimately told by aliens or time travelers or whoever stumbles across what's left of our planet a millennia from now, these beings will need to understand what a hair tie is and why it was created…because it's guaranteed they find them everywhere during their study. Today, hair ties are… READ THE REST