The Daily T LOunge for May 1st, 2020

Posted on May 01, 2020

G&Tea, Tea House By Day, Gin Palace By Night, Sydney, Australia


It’s FRIDAY, darlings! Time has no meaning anymore but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in a little of that ol’ TGIF spirit from days of yore, when people had schedules and timetables! We joke because … well, we’re us. But doesn’t it sort of seem like you have way MORE on your plate now. There’s this idea – and we’ve certainly expressed it a few times – that life is nothing but drawstring pants, bottles of wine and binge-watching right now (which, to be fair, are all pervasive elements in the life of practically everyone we know right now), but it feels like collectively, we’re all learning that working from home isn’t the fantasy we thought it was. We’ve been saying this to our working friends for years. There’s a lot to love about it – like getting your laundry done or cooking your dinner in the middle of the day – but working from home presents a lot of problems, not least of which is the expansion of your work schedule to include every waking hour of your day. And let’s face it: you can only do so much to bring a certain level of structure to your day and your workspace. We’ve got this whole deal on lock, but that doesn’t mean we don’t succumb to the temptation to get ahead on our emails at 6 am or finish off a project at 10 pm.

So how are you all managing your work-from-home situation? One thing we can advise you all on with absolute assurance: you need to schedule short trips away from your responsibilities throughout the day. Think of them as snack breaks for your brain. Lucky for you, you’re currently reading the dribblings of two people who make their living on providing brain snacks. And on that note, check out today’s specials on the Menu of Daily Distractions:


Petting the Cat Wrong and 16 Other Ways Our Partners Are Trying to Hurt Us
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People Have Gone Full 1800s
In the midst of quarantine, flower pressing, natural dyeing and other activities from Victorian times have made a comeback.


How 9 Black Women Are Taking Care Of Their Hair In Quarantine
For some it’s an added stressor, but for others it’s a time to reconnect with their hair.


Showtime’s New Releases Coming in May 2020
Take a look at the movies and TV shows that will be added to the premium outlet next month.


FOMO Is Over. Give In to the Joy of Letting Go.
As the days of quarantine drag on, many women are reveling in the relinquishment of high heels, painful waxes and constricting garments.


Our 14 Best Quick Bread Recipes
Without requiring kneading or a long rise, quick breads are easy to make and a great alternative to muffins or coffee cake. These recipes use simple ingredients like bananas, coconut, pecans and shredded zucchini to add extra flavor and texture.


19 Crafts for Adults to Inspire Your Creativity
These fun and easy DIY ideas will definitely help you pick up a new hobby.


These Education Companies Are Offering Free Activities to Parents During School Closures
You don’t need to be a teacher or an educator to get access.


10 blooming lovely photos of spring flowers around the world
Stay inside and treat your eyes to these ace images of the world in bloom during springtime.

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