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'Modern Family' turns out the lights with a warm, funny series finale

  • Editor's Note: The following contains spoilers about the "Modern Family" series finale.
  • So the writers had some work to do in terms of pulling it all together, offering a finale that was worthy of the show's mix of big, broad laughs and tender, family-oriented heart.
  • Still, when Claire (Julie Bowen) and Phil (Ty Burrell) asked one of their children to move out to ease the strain, they soon faced the unintended scenario of having them all go, leaving the couple facing the daunting prospect of an empty nest.
  • It's worth noting, too, that for all the laughs, "Modern Family" belongs to the great tradition of sitcom trailblazers, having married its gay couple -- and watched Jay overcome his initial misgivings about the ceremony -- a year before the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on the issue.

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Meghan Markle 'Weasel' Slur Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Prince Harry

  • Wendy Williams said Meghan Markle "weaseled her way" into the royal family.
  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry believe that by renouncing their royal family duties and fleeing the United Kingdom, they would escape the glare of the media.
  • I believe that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are actually courting media attention.
  • Much of the British media crucified Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for that stunt.
  • But this criticism is nothing compared to what awaits them in the U.S. Speaking to The Sun about Meghan Markle, Williams commented that she believed Meghan “finessed everybody” and “weaseled her way into the kingdom” when she married Prince Harry.
  • If Meghan Markle and Prince Harry truly intended to run away from the media spotlight in the U.K., and honestly believe that they’ll be under less pressure in Los Angeles, then they have miscalculated.

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For 11 Years, the Soviet Union Had No Weekends (2018)

  • For one day in seven, after all, machines sat silent, productivity slumped to zero and people retreated to comforts thought to be contrary to the revolutionary ideal, like family life or religious practice.
  • It’s quite possible, argues Eviatar Zerubavel, sociologist and author of The Seven Day Circle: The History and Meaning of the Week, that the calendar reform tied into a traditional Marxist aversion toward the family.
  • “The working rhythm is already very different.” Far away from the country’s bureaucratic urban centers, agrarian life went on much as it had before—though many peasants made a point of taking off both new, secular state holidays and traditional days of worship.
  • For that 11-year period, calendars across the Soviet Union must have been anarchic—public transport running on a five-day cycle, many workplaces on six, the stubborn rural populace on the traditional seven.

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Where to buy toilet paper, essentials sold out at Amazon, Walmart - Business Insider

  • There's plenty of toilet paper and plenty of eggs, just not in the places you'd usually look.
  • And although many of us are used to relying on Amazon or Walmart for the majority of what we need, there are plenty of other retailers out there that sell the same things.
  • Look to bulk suppliers like Total Restroom, which normally sells toilet paper to companies, schools, hotels, stores, and more.
  • Lots of places sell cleaning and pet supplies, including all the major pharmacy chains: Walgreens, CVS, and Rite-Aid. All three offer delivery.
  • And Costco is a great place to buy supplies in bulk, although you have to act quickly after orders open to get delivery within a week.
  • Grocery stores shelves may be emptier than they've been in years, but unsold food is piling up elsewhere: family-owned farms.

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Where to buy toilet paper, essentials sold out at Amazon, Walmart - Business Insider

  • There's plenty of toilet paper and plenty of eggs, just not in the places you'd usually look.
  • And although many of us are used to relying on Amazon or Walmart for the majority of what we need, there are plenty of other retailers out there that sell the same things.
  • Look to bulk suppliers like Total Restroom, which normally sells toilet paper to companies, schools, hotels, stores, and more.
  • Lots of places sell cleaning and pet supplies, including all the major pharmacy chains: Walgreens, CVS, and Rite-Aid. All three offer delivery.
  • And Costco is a great place to buy supplies in bulk, although you have to act quickly after orders open to get delivery within a week.
  • Grocery stores shelves may be emptier than they've been in years, but unsold food is piling up elsewhere: family-owned farms.

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These are the faces of some of the US coronavirus victims

  • Those lost to the coronavirus include a former New York fire marshal who sprang into action on 9/11, a mother to six who was battling breast cancer, and four members of a New Jersey family.
  • The Rev. Jorge Ortiz-Garay, a Catholic priest in Brooklyn, died on March 27 at Wyckoff Hospital Medical Center in the New York borough from complications related to coronavirus.
  • Goodrich, the pioneering neurosurgeon who allowed CNN inside a remarkable operation to separate conjoined twins Jadon and Anias McDonald, died March 30 of complications related to Covid-19, according to the hospital where he worked.
  • The 36-year-old educator in New York City died from coronavirus complications, the city's principals' union said March 23.
  • Sundee Rutter, a 42-year-old mother of six, died on March 16 in Everett, Washington, after she was infected with coronavirus, her older sister Shawnna Olsen told CNN.

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Opinion: Covid-19 is removing crucial voices from patients' bedsides

  • One day -- very soon, we hope -- when this is all behind us and the health care community and policymakers can frankly assess our Covid-19 response, in order to prepare for future pandemics, it will be critical that we address the need for infrastructure that would allow family members to interact with patients in isolation.
  • Her husband's ability to understand what is happening from day to day fluctuates, so having his wife by his bedside helped tremendously early on in the hospital stay.
  • As hospitals and health care workers become more overwhelmed with sick patients -- communication will inevitably become harder.
  • It can be terrifying and lonely, and now hundreds and thousands of patients and health care workers navigate through those feelings, on top of the uncertainty of a new illness that has yet to completely unfold.

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard launched a virtual camp for kids. Now they are hiring camp counselors

  • At the beginning of April, Camp Hello Bello launched on the company's Instagram to help bring activities to kids to keep them busy as families stay home to curb the spread of coronavirus.
  • From story time to crafting lessons to singalongs, Camp Hello Bello -- which is free -- offers a variety of activities during the week.
  • Each Sunday, the schedule for that week's virtual camp is posted online.
  • The company is now accepting applications for more camp counselors to fill up the schedule for the month of April.
  • Bell kicked off the virtual camp experience on April 1 by reading "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse," by Charlie Mackesy.
  • Bell then took a moment to relate to all other parents that have been stuck at home and reads off a few camp rules.

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New Orleans cultural historian died of coronavirus, but his family only found out on the day of funeral

  • New Orleans (CNN) - When a man like Ronald Lewis dies there's supposed to be brass bands marching the streets, sharply dressed members of the New Orleans social clubs falling in behind the musicians, and Mardi Gras Indians dancing alongside them in their elaborately beaded suits.
  • The coronavirus pandemic dashed any hopes of bringing thousands of people together to honor the man New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell called a "culture bearer" of this city.
  • It wasn't until the day of the funeral, which only a handful of people were allowed to attend, that the family found out Lewis was infected with the coronavirus.
  • Tupelo is the street in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans where Mr. Lewis opened the House of Dance and Feathers museum dedicated to documenting and preserving the city's rich cultural history.

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Trump administration coronavirus aid tax cuts help rich Americans, not workers - Business Insider

  • Already the Washington Post reported Sunday that the White House is looking at measures that would disproportionately help wealthy Americans, like a capital gains tax cut, a payroll tax cut, and a blanket waiver exempting business owners from liability if their employees get COVID-19 on the job.
  • Cutting the capital gains tax — the tax on the income you make from investments like stocks and bonds — helps people who own those things.
  • Rather than — for example — letting the mostly-wealthy people who buy stocks and bonds to hold on to their money, now we need the government to send money directly to people who've been adversely impacted by this crisis.
  • MIT did research on how Americans spent their 2008 financial crisis stimulus checks, and it shows that low- and middle-income families tend to spent stimulus money immediately — which is the entire point of the program — while richer Americans don't change their spending habits.

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