TWITTER Week of March 16, 2020 (see last week)
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Even on reputable news sites, it is becoming harder to distinguish bona fide news stories from articles specifically written to entice you to buy the product or service discussed. This newer form of marketing called "commerce content" turns publishers into subtle peddlers so they can earn commissions. Disclosure to readers is generally poor.
That is our Mouse Print* story this week.
Breaking habits like shaking hands and touching your face are simple ways to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. This funny video drives home the point how difficult these reflex movements are to change.
Most airlines have instituted changes to their cancellation policies. Here is a continually updated list of airline policies that will let you change your reservation without penalty. List of hotels offering cancellation fee waivers.
Because of the coronavirus, shoppers are clearing shelves of hand sanitizers and antiseptic wipes. That is not surprising. But why are they also buying toilet paper in droves? It makes no sense. This story tries to offer several explanations.
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