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Uber Eats is adding an in-app donate button for restaurants

Uber Eats is adding an in-app donate button for customers who want to contribute some extra cash to their favorite restaurant to help during the coronavirus pandemic. Uber also plans to match every contribution dollar-for-dollar up to $2 million to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, with an additional $3 million donation also going to the fund. Uber says that 100 percent of customer donations will go directly to their restaurant of choice. ... Full story

How a Digital Music Festival Without Major Headliners Made $100,000

Live From Out There — a subscription-based digital music festival — didn’t have superstars on the bill for its first weekend near the end of March. There were no special discount codes, no merchandise bundles, no particular gimmicks to draw attendees in. It still raked in $100,000 in one weekend. Event organizer 11E1even Group, an artist management company in Denver, Colorado, put on the fest with the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charitable ... Full story

China urges Canada to mend ties, vows deeper links with Colombia

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday urged Canada to make a decisive decision and take actions as early as possible to remove the obstacles that impede the development of the two countries' relations. In a phone conversation with Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, Wang noted the Canadian side said many times that it values the two countries' relations and hopes to push bilateral ties back on the ... Full story

Philippine Children Face Abuse for Violating COVID-19 Curfew

A screenshot of an officer with five youths locked inside a dog cage after breaking curfew in Laguna province, the Philippines on March 20, 2020. Philippine authorities have subjected children to absurdly abusive treatment for violating curfew and quarantines rules imposed to limit exposure to COVID-19 . Police and local officials in several parts of the country have mistreated people detained for violating COVID-19 regulations, including by ... Full story

This Breakfast Is Packed With Stress-Fighting Ingredients

If you wake up some mornings feeling like you've got the weight of the world on your shoulders, you're not alone. In fact, you're most of us. Two out of three Americans are stressed out , according to a 2019 national poll by the American Psychiatric Association. Adults 18 to 34 years old are feeling the brunt of it , though it's safe to say just about everyone could use some help relaxing. And staying calm is important because stress hurts. It ... Full story

Coronavirus ‘silver lining’: Crime and crashes plummet across Pa.

Downtown Harrisburg, looking at the State Capitol on State St., is mostly deserted during the coronavirus pandemic, Sunday, Mar. 29, 2020. Mark Pynes | Total reported crime across Pennsylvania plummeted 65 percent in the last half of March amid the coronavirus shutdowns, according to state police statistics. The downward crime trend, which is playing out across much of the country, is a rare bit of good news from the global ... Full story

Grandfather has trouble connecting with grandsons -

DEAR ABBY : My husband has a contentious relationship with our grandchildren. He generally is a fun, happy and interesting person. But by nature he is not “hands on” when it comes to children. Our son and daughter have great spouses and five young grandsons. He stands around like a warden waiting for something to happen, then just yells at them. It is clear he doesn't enjoy being with them, and their mood changes from happy to surly when he's ... Full story

This vegan banana bread recipe will put an end to fruit waste

Photo courtesy of Mia Rigden / Sam Hillman. Here’s my one problem with bananas: Even though I love the idea of grabbing a banana as a snack , it’s nearly impossible for me to use up a whole bunch before they go bad. They just sit on the kitchen counter until they’re completely brown. Thankfully, that’s why we have banana bread . Now, even though bananas themselves are healthy as all hell — Potassium ! Fiber ! Healthy carbs !—traditional banana ... Full story

The New Yorker April 6, 2020

The New Yorker April 6, 2020 | The New Yorker. -. -. -. -. -. -. - The New YorkerThe New Yorker. REPORTING. More Reporting. THE CRITICS. - A Critic at Large. Pandemics And The Shape Of Human History. Outbreaks Have Sparked Riots And Propelled Public-Health Innovations, Prefigured Revolutions And Redrawn Maps. - Books. The History Of Loneliness. Until A Century Or So Ago, Almost No One Lived Alone; Now Many Endure Shutdowns And Lockdowns On ... Full story

The best graphs and data for tracking the coronavirus pandemic

The novel coronavirus has now reached nearly every corner of the world, leaving billions under lockdown. The respiratory illness it causes, COVID-19, has a wide range of symptoms and a long incubation period; by the time most people realize they’re sick, they may have been spreading the virus for days. The virus can breed paranoia nearly as much as disease — and that’s left many people, including Verge staffers, anxiously looking for facts. ... Full story