Living like introverts: a [COVID-19 lockdown] survival resources thread

Mathew BurrackMathew Burrack CaliforniaRegistered User regular
edited March 17 in Debate and/or Discourse
The mods will be creating new threads Soon(tm) for actual COVID-19 news and resources. This is not one of those threads.

There's a growing number of people that are going to be spending weeks (months?) in lockdown/quarantine/shelter-in-place, and while we try to weather this pandemic, there's some very amazing people out there trying to help us all make it through, particularly those of us with kids. This is a thread to collect all resources like this, to make it easier for all of us to share and find said resources.

Starting with:

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Mo Willems, children's book author and illustrator, has started posting a weekly* video teaching kids how to draw and also talking about some behind-the-scenes stuff about his process and history. He released the first video today: https://twitter.com/The_Pigeon. I put an * on weekly because it said weekly but at the end of the video he said "see you tomorrow" so maybe he'll be doing it daily instead, can't tell for sure yet.

Another resource: McHarper Manor is going be posting a bunch of free weekly craft projects for kids to do: https://www.mcharpermanor.com/post/supply-list-for-our-first-week-of-projects

Basically, feel free to post/collect resources for making these weeks indoors fly by, especially (but not limited to) those that are specifically providing free resources/videos/etc to help us all get through this together.

"Let's take a look at the scores! The girls are at the square root of Pi, while the boys are still at a crudely drawn picture of a duck. Clearly, it's anybody's game!"
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  • Mathew BurrackMathew Burrack CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    In addition, there's a YouTube channel called Science Mom that is starting up a daily two-hour livestream called QuaranTime all about science experiments and lessons for kids:

    https://www.youtube.com/sciencemom

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  • M-VickersM-Vickers Registered User regular
    If I get sent home from work in the next week or so, like I expect to, I vow to use my time wisely.

    1) Start using my exercise bike every day, to get some exercise.
    2) Do a spring clean, and general purge of unnecessary crap.
    3) Fulfill my life-long ambition of finally playing through the other 2 faction story lines in Elder Scrolls Online, and the expansions I bought but still haven’t played through yet.
    4) Watch either The Wire, or Breaking Bad.
    5) Do my Destiny 2 dailies, every dat I’m off.

    In reality, I’d settle for 3 out of the 5.

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  • Mathew BurrackMathew Burrack CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Also, this requires creating a (free) account, but The New York Times is putting up daily writing prompts for students to write stories against. We do this already for our daughter (we homeschool her) and she loves the random prompts, but I'm guessing the ones posted here would be good too:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/learning/students-can-respond-to-daily-writing-prompts-inspired-by-the-new-york-times-at-home-for-free.html

    "Let's take a look at the scores! The girls are at the square root of Pi, while the boys are still at a crudely drawn picture of a duck. Clearly, it's anybody's game!"
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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    As an Introvert I have tons of things to do at home like paint my 40k stuff [sadly I need to get more primer} I have tons of books to read/reread and the general cleaning I planning on doing when it got warmer
    But my hellish summer and into the fall/winter lean times showed me how little food I can live off and still function. Just getting it is the problem

  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled their upcoming performances.

    But they are actually streaming past Opera productions for free on their website.

    Tonight's Opera is/was Bizet's Carmen

    https://www.metopera.org/

    Just in case you were wanting to give Opera a try, but never really had a chance before.

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  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    edited March 17
    Several major aquariums have set up live cams of exhibits since they are closed to visitors.

    Monterey Bay Aquarium:
    https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

    National Aquarium (in Baltimore, MD)
    https://aqua.org/Experience/live

    Georgia Aquarium (in Atlanta, GA)
    https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/

    Aquarium of the Pacific (in Long Beach, CA)
    http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams/

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  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit ceterum censeoRegistered User regular
    Mayabird wrote: »
    Several major aquariums have set up live cams of exhibits since they are closed to visitors.

    Monterey Bay Aquarium:
    https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

    National Aquarium (in Baltimore, MD)
    https://aqua.org/Experience/live

    Georgia Aquarium (in Atlanta, GA)
    https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/

    Aquarium of the Pacific (in Long Beach, CA)
    http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams/

    I need to share this with my brother for my niece, she absolutely loves aquariums and has wanted to go to the Georgia Aquarium for a while now

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  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled their upcoming performances.

    But they are actually streaming past Opera productions for free on their website.

    Tonight's Opera is/was Bizet's Carmen

    https://www.metopera.org/

    Just in case you were wanting to give Opera a try, but never really had a chance before.

    And if the Met isn't enough, the Vienna operahouse is doing the same: https://www.facebook.com/wiener.staatsoper/photos/a.10152346775795717/10163324267780717/?type=3&theater
    THE WIENER STAATSOPER IS CLOSED, BUT CONTINUES TO PLAY DAILY ONLINE!

    Like almost all major opera houses and concert halls the world around, Vienna State Opera had to cancel all performances up to April 2, 2020. Great restrictions in private and public life are to be expected.

    In this difficult situation, Vienna State Opera is now opening its livestream archives, so that music lovers all over the world will still be able to enjoy opera and ballet. Starting on Sunday, 15 March 2020, Wiener Staatsoper will broadcast recordings of previous opera and ballet performances daily via its streaming platform http://www.staatsoperlive.com – worldwide and free of charge. This online programme will even follow the originally planned schedule at the house, with a few exceptions only. Streams start at 7 p.m. or 5 p.m. CET respectively (for Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung) and remain available for 24 hours.

    After registration at www.staatsoperlive.com the subscription can be booked free of charge until further notice. Subscribers of http://www.staatsoperlive.com or customers who have already bought single tickets for the livestreams planned for the time of the closure will be contacted directly. Contact for all questions regarding this offer: [email protected]

    Please find the complete programme here:
    https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en/staatsoper/news/detail/news/the-wiener-staatsoper-is-closed-but-continues-to-play-daily-online/

    Register here: https://www.staatsoperlive.com/

    The program, for the curious:
    17 March 2020: Tri Sestri (performance of 18 March 2016)
    conductor: Péter Eötvös | conductor of the stage orchestra: Jonathan Stockhammer
    director: Yuval Sharon
    with Aida Garifullina (Irina), Margarita Gritskova (Mascha), Ilseyar Khayrullova (Olga), Eric Jurenas (Natascha), Boaz Daniel (Tusenbach), Clemens Unterreiner (Verschinin), Gabriel Bermúdez (Andrei), Dan Paul Dumitrescu (Kulygin), Norbert Ernst (Doktor), Victor Shevchenko (Soljony), Marcus Pelz (Anfissa), Jason Bridges (Rodé), Jinxu Xiahou (Fedotik)

    18 March 2020: Die Walküre (performance of 31 May 2015)
    conductor: Simon Rattle | director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
    with Christopher Ventris (Siegmund), Mikhail Petrenko (Hunding),Tomasz Konieczny (Wotan), Martina Serafin (Sieglinde), Evelyn Herlitzius (Brünnhilde), Michaela Schuster (Fricka)

    19 March 2020: Falstaff (performance of 15 December 2016)
    conductor: Zubin Mehta | director: David McVicar
    with Ambrogio Maestri (Sir John Falstaff), Ludovic Tézier (Ford), Paolo Fanale (Fenton), Herwig Pecoraro (Bardolfo), Riccardo Fassi (Pistola), Thomas Ebenstein (Dr. Cajus), Carmen Giannattasio (Alice Ford), Hila Fahima (Nannetta),Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Mrs. Quickly), Lilly Jørstad (Meg Page)

    20 March 2020: Tosca (performance of 5 December 2015)
    conductor: Dan Ettinger | director: Margarethe Wallmann
    with María José Siri (Floria Tosca), Roberto Alagna (Mario Cavaradossi), Michael Volle (Baron Scarpia)

    21 March 2020: La cenerentola (performance of 22 February 2018)
    conductor: Jean-Christophe Spinosi | director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
    with Maxim Mironov (Don Ramiro), Alessio Arduini (Dandini), Paolo Rumetz (Don Magnifico), Ileana Tonca (Clorinda), Margaret Plummer (Tisbe), Isabel Leonard (Angelina), Luca Pisaroni (Alidoro)

    22 March 2020: Siegfried (performance of 16 January 2019)
    conductor: Axel Kober | director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
    with Stephen Gould (Siegfried), Iréne Theorin (Brünnhilde),Tomasz Konieczny (Der Wanderer), Jochen Schmeckenbecher (Alberich), Monika Bohinec (Erda), Herwig Pecoraro (Mime), Sorin Coliban (Fafner)

    23 March 2020: Tosca (performance of 17 February 2019)
    conductor: Marco Armiliato | director: Margarethe Wallmann
    with Sondra Radvanovsky (Floria Tosca), Piotr Beczała (Mario Cavaradossi), Thomas Hampson (Baron Scarpia)

    24 March 2020: L’elisir d’amore (performance of 26 February 2017)
    conductor: Marco Armiliato | director: Otto Schenk
    with Olga Peretyatko (Adina), Dmitry Korchak (Nemorino), Alessio Arduini (Belcore), Adam Plachetka (Doktor Dulcamara), Ileana Tonca (Giannetta)

    25 March 2020: La cenerentola (performance of 10 November 2016)
    conductor: Speranza Scappucci | director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
    with Maxim Mironov (Don Ramiro), Alessio Arduini (Dandini), Renato Girolami (Don Magnifico), Eri Nakamura (Clorinda), Catherine Trottmann (Tisbe), Elena Maximova (Angelina), Michele Pertusi (Alidoro)

    26 March 2020: Tosca (performance of 23 June 2019)
    conductor: Marco Armiliato | director: Margarethe Wallmann
    with Karine Babajanyan (Floria Tosca), Piotr Beczała (Mario Cavaradossi), Carlos Álvarez (Baron Scarpia)

    27 March 2020: Le nozze di Figaro (performance of 15 September 2017)
    conductor: Adam Fischer | director: Jean-Louis Martinoty
    with Carlos Álvarez (Conte d’Almaviva), Dorothea Röschmann (Contessa d’Almaviva), Andrea Carroll (Susanna), Adam Plachetka (Figaro), Margarita Gritskova (Cherubino)

    28 March 2020: Götterdämmerung (performance of 20 January 2019)
    conductor: Axel Kober | director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
    with Stephen Gould (Siegfried), Iréne Theorin (Brünnhilde), Anna Gabler (Gutrune), Falk Struckmann (Hagen), Tomasz Konieczny (Gunther), Jochen Schmeckenbecher (Alberich), Waltraud Meier (Waltraute)

    29 March 2020: Roméo et Juliette (performance of 1 February 2017)
    conductor: Plácido Domingo | director: Jürgen Flimm
    with Aida Garifullina (Juliette), Rachel Frenkel (Stéphano), Rosie Aldridge (Gertrude), Juan Diego Flórez (Roméo), Carlos Osuna (Tybalt)

    30 March 2020: Le nozze di Figaro (performance of 28 June 2016)
    conductor: Cornelius Meister | director: Jean-Louis Martinoty
    with Luca Pisaroni (Conte d’Almaviva), Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Contessa d’Almaviva), Valentina Naforniţă (Susanna), Alessio Arduini (Figaro), Marianne Crebassa (Cherubino)

    31 March 2020: L’elisir d’amore (performance of 8 November 2018)
    conductor: Speranza Scappucci | director: Otto Schenk
    with Aida Garifullina (Adina), Benjamin Bernheim (Nemorino), Orhan Yildiz (Belcore), Paolo Rumetz (Doktor Dulcamara), Mariam Battistelli (Giannetta)

    1 April 2020: Die Frau ohne Schatten (performance of 10 June 2019)
    conductor: Christian Thielemann | director: Vincent Huguet
    with Stephen Gould (Der Kaiser), Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin), Evelyn Herlitzius (Die Amme), Wolfgang Bankl (Geisterbote), Wolfgang Koch (Barak, der Färber), Nina Stemme (Färberin)

    2 April 2020: Peer Gynt (performance of 10 December 2018)
    conductor: Simon Hewett | choreography and libretto: Edward Clug
    with Denys Cherevychko (Peer Gynt), Nina Poláková (Solveig), Eno Peci (Der Tod), Zsolt Török (Ein Hirsch), Franziska Wallner-Hollinek (Åse), Nikisha Fogo (Die Frau in Grün)

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    Elldren wrote: »
    Mayabird wrote: »
    Several major aquariums have set up live cams of exhibits since they are closed to visitors.

    Monterey Bay Aquarium:
    https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

    National Aquarium (in Baltimore, MD)
    https://aqua.org/Experience/live

    Georgia Aquarium (in Atlanta, GA)
    https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/

    Aquarium of the Pacific (in Long Beach, CA)
    http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams/

    I need to share this with my brother for my niece, she absolutely loves aquariums and has wanted to go to the Georgia Aquarium for a while now

    the whale shark is ridiculously impressive

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    Let's not ignore some solid resources that have been around for a while.

    Kids at home, but still need an education?
    Khan Academy has your back.

    College student worried about the loss of a semester?
    Coursera and EdX have free courses.

    Want to learn to code so you can get a good job you can do from home the next time around?
    Code Academy, Free Code Camp, or hundreds of other resources.

    Need to relax after all that educating? Dropkick Murphys are live streaming their St Patrick's Day concert tonight.

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  • ZavianZavian Senātus Populusque Rōmānus Registered User regular
    I can't save enough about Great Courses Plus. It's a Netflix style college lecture site with hundreds of various courses on a wide range of topics. I love the history and art ones myself. It has a free trial, and in my opinion well worth the subscription. I'm currently finishing up an Egyptology course on there which has been excellent. They recently released a revised app and website. Check it out!
    https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/

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  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    edited March 17
    Looking for something completely off-the-wall to keep a grin on your face what with sports all shut down?

    Try marble racing!

    Jelle's Marble Racing has different events and races, from several years of the Marbleympics to cross-country to the current rage, Marbula 1. There are lots of different races and competitions posted to watch, and currently new races are posted every Saturday (qualifying) and Sunday (races).

    What makes these so special? There are teams. The marbles are named, and the events are narrated like a major race or sporting event. There's even a "live" stadium audience... of more marbles.

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    * https://thekidshouldseethis.com/ - this is not specific to covid-19 (or even kids, honestly) but here's a really good site with short, interesting, educational (or close to it) videos

    * https://www.tenpercent.com/live - the meditation app I use is streaming free guided meditations daily at 3pm Eastern

    I love the idea of this thread, thank you for making it @Mathew Burrack

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  • SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    JaysonFour wrote: »
    Looking for something completely off-the-wall to keep a grin on your face what with sports all shut down?

    Try marble racing!

    Jelle's Marble Racing has different events and races, from several years of the Marbleympics to cross-country to the current rage, Marbula 1. There are lots of different races and competitions posted to watch, and currently new races are posted every Saturday (qualifying) and Sunday (races).

    What makes these so special? There are teams. The marbles are named, and the events are narrated like a major race or sporting event. There's even a "live" stadium audience... of more marbles.

    I can't stop watching this...

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  • IlpalaIlpala Just this guy, y'know Texas booniesRegistered User regular
    Alternatively, check out speedgaming channels on twitch for various races. Link to the Past Randomizer League is in week 3, with the theme being Enemizer--in addition to item locations, enemies and even bosses are randomized! Saw someone think "Well maybe it'll be safe to dip Eastern Palace early, I got my bow" NOPE that's a Trinexx baby, you aint clearing shit.

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  • TreborTrebor Registered User regular
    Check your local libraries website. My library allows you to check out all sorts of e-books from you home without having to go anywhere. This includes a lot of picture books for parents.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    Trebor wrote: »
    Check your local libraries website. My library allows you to check out all sorts of e-books from you home without having to go anywhere. This includes a lot of picture books for parents.

    As a librarian, I came here to recommend this too. Some library systems also have access to video streaming sites like Kanopy and Hoopla. Kanopy in particular is one I wish I took more advantage of; they have a lot of Criterion releases, including The Seventh Seal.

    And while a lot of libraries are now closed to the public, my own library system and a neighboring county's library system are allowing people to sign up for temporary online cards that give patrons access to many of these resources. Once they are open to the public, you should be able to walk in and pick up your physical library card.

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  • caligynefobcaligynefob DKRegistered User regular
    Speaking of books - a lot of the classics are in the public domain. I’ve found a ton on Apple Books but I imagine a lot of other services have them as well.

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  • HevachHevach Registered User regular
    edited March 17
    New house isnt quite rural, but pretty close. There's a bit of a hill between us and the mall area that's about half a mile away and our back yard is the darkest sky I've seen since I was a kid. Talking my wife into getting a nice reflecting telescope to try and get the boys into.

    In the mean time, making a hardware store run later for some stuff to finally build this fancy charging station my wife's wanted for two years for all the tools and battery and and controllers and some pockets with various adapters for guest cell phones and shit, all mounted on pegboard in a frame with the cable nightmare hidden inside.

    My wife actually believed me when I joked I needed a power ratchet for the job. Don't tell her.

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    What other games are good online for nongamers?

    Jackbox games and online Codenames and pictionary type games so far.. any other good online board games or simple games to do with friends?

    (In other news, a local club / event space that i like is both doing online streams of dance music and other content e.g. https://nowadays.nyc/ )

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    What other games are good online for nongamers?

    Jackbox games and online Codenames and pictionary type games so far.. any other good online board games or simple games to do with friends?

    (In other news, a local club / event space that i like is both doing online streams of dance music and other content e.g. https://nowadays.nyc/ )

    Trivia game podcasts?

  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited March 17
    Bodyweight exercises!
    OK - This program is directly scalable to your strength and cardio ability and will evolve and become harder as you become stronger and are able to complete more sets.
    As a total body workout, it can be done in virtually any park or backyard in your home town or even in a car park. But it’s a very intense 12 minutes (minimum), so you need to have a water bottle handy.

    This body weight training circuit hits every major muscle group and will build hard, dense, strong and fast muscle fibres.

    ***Each exercise is performed to maximum reps until failure or a duration of 60 seconds; whichever comes first. Rest for a maximum of 60 seconds between exercises; there are 7 exercises with 60 seconds rest in between equalling a total of 12 minutes from the start of your first exercise to the end of your last exercise. This is geared to shred your frame of fat and build hard muscle. If you still have energy and strength to do more exercises after completing the 7 exercises, then start the circuit again and do as many exercises as possible.

    Half or partial range-of-motion reps are allowed if you have exhausted your full R.O.M strength within the 60 seconds– just try to get to that 60 seconds of muscle movement.

    1. Push Ups - for 60 seconds

    Get into push up position, straighten your arms with hands under your shoulders. Keep your hands in this position as you bang out max rep push ups while pointing your elbows BACK with each full-range downward motion. Keep your arms 'close' to your body - do not flare out your elbows. Try to keep legs straight wth knees and ankles together! Breathe deeply, in through your nose and out through your mouth. If you tire, proceed to partial reps to complete the 60 second time duration.

    Rest 60 seconds

    2. Double leg squat jumps -for 60 seconds

    For these, stand with feet shoulder-width apart with toes pointed slightly outwards. Bend at the knees, lower your butt down and then jump as high as you can, almost straighten legs and then land smoothly, bending at the knee, using it as a ‘shock-absorber’. Use explosive plyo-metrics to launch your butt high into the air; reach up with both hands to maximum altitude. Land back down to earth as smoothly as possible using both legs as steel-spring shock absorbers. Go the full 60 seconds, even if you finish by doing pathetic little micro-squats. It’s all part of the process; you will become stronger! Rest 60 seconds then move on to the next exercise.

    Rest 60 seconds

    3. Push-through crunches - for 60 seconds
    Find a flat surface, get on your back, bend knees, feet flat, point arms forward then raise your back and shoulders - curl at the core/abs - and push your hands through the gap between your knees.
    Keep your neck tucked in to your chest. Exhale as much air out of your lungs as possible; take short sharp breaths, exhaling on the contracting/up movement. Use your abs to lift your back/shoulders. Aim for as many rets of ten that you can do in 60 seconds.

    Rest 60 seconds

    4. Human Plank & Side Plank - for 60 seconds
    These are great static holds for total core strength and toning. Do them anywhere, anytime – aim for 60 seconds, then build up to 2 minutes and more. Exhale everything in your system. Hold your body up on forearms (elbows under shoulders) and toes, pointing straight down. Take short, sharp strong breaths throughout. Do not ‘rest’ or ‘push’ on the balls of your feet by arching your back; all the weight pressure should be pointing down vertically. When you get strong enough try variations such lifting alternate feet off the ground for as long as you can or progress to a side-plank.

    Rest 60 seconds

    5. Bicycle Crunches -for 60 seconds
    Get on your back, put your hands lightly behind your head, then raise your shoulders/core and twist your shoulders so your elbow reaches towards your opposite knee (eg; left elbow to right knee), which you bring up towards your chest. Be sure to extend your other leg out nice and straight. Do them fast and smooth – every single one you do means a flatter, healthier stomach. So go for it! Aim for 60 seconds non-stop. Do these as often as possible. Stop immediately if you feel any pain.

    Rest 60 seconds

    6. Push Ups Part 2- for 60 seconds

    Get into push up position. straighten your arms with hands under your shoulders. Keep your hands in this position as you bang out max rep push ups while pointing your BACK with each full-range downward motion. Keep your arms 'close' to your body - do not flare out your elbows. Breathe deeply, in through your nose and out through your mouth. If you tire, proceed to partial reps to complete the 60 second time duration.

    Rest 60 seconds

    7. TOE-TOUCH AB CRUNCHES - for 60 seconds

    Hop down on your back onto the ground, exhale to minimise the air in your lungs, contract your core, lift your head and heels off the ground for a second, then simultaneously reach your fingers up to meet your toes as you raise your straight legs off the ground as high as you can go.

    END CIRCUIT.

    IMPORTANT! - If you still have energy and strength to do more exercises after completing the 7 exercises in the allotted time, then start the circuit again and repeat as many exercises as possible.

    YOU CAN AND YOU WILL SUCCEED! NOTHING CAN STOP YOU!

    OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

    If you have a access to a Pull up bar: Pull ups

    Grab the pull up bar with your palms facing forward and commence pull ups to max reps, even if it's ONE REP. When you can’t do any more full reps, proceed with partial reps. When you are too weak to do partial reps then just hang on the bar for as long as you can... until your finger grip diminishes and gives in and you drop off... Then, if you can, grab on again and try to complete the 60 seconds on the bar.

    Hanging leg raise ab crunch (using dip or hang position)

    You can do these hanging from a bar or on a dip bar. The trick is to keep your knees together and lift them up as high as possible to your chest very quickly. Then lower them slowly- but only as far as your thighs are parallel to the ground, it’s quite a tight, short movement; about 30cm – do not lower your knees all the way down. You must maintain core intensity throughout. However, when you are totally spent, you can go to partial reps to complete the minute.

    FAQS:
    Replacements for Jump Squats: Lunges, single leg squats, super slow squats
    Extra back/shoulder work: Pull-ups, inverted rows, Dumbbell rows (use milk or something heavy!), jumping jacks, Pike push-ups

    Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/comments/fjyhyo/coronavirus_curfew_home_workout_12_min_session_no/

    Resources:

    Pike-Push ups

    Inverted rows

    Other ideas
    https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/beginner-body-weight-workout-burn-fat-build-muscle/

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Thanks for the workout post. It's a bit daunting, but I need should want to get more exercise, especially now that I've become a shut-in. :(

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  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Speaking of books - a lot of the classics are in the public domain. I’ve found a ton on Apple Books but I imagine a lot of other services have them as well.

    https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

    Project Gutenberg is still a thing and has over 60,000 ebooks available for free with no limits on access, no registration required, and nobody will be tracking you for future marketing purposes.

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  • Mathew BurrackMathew Burrack CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Here's a page with a ton of links to education companies offering free subscriptions while schools are closed. The page itself is inundated with ads sadly, but there's a TON of links here:

    https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

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  • WACriminalWACriminal Dying Is Easy, Young Man Living Is HarderRegistered User regular
    I really, really recommend this collection of puzzle games: https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/

    No downloads, installations or registrations required.

  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Sharing from the parenting thread:

    For parents stuck at home with their kids with no idea what to do next, might I recommend this...

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    My friend of 30 years is doing free, online art tutorials to anyone who wants to watch. Mostly beginner and tutorial stuff for kids 10+, although I imagine younger kids might enjoy the stream. He's extremely talented and laid back, so it's worth a watch.

    You can find his stream here.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    Oh yeah, forgot to put ths in here earlier.

    https://www.pscp.tv/w/1MYxNkzOjLQKw

    Dropkick Murphys live stream concert for St. Patricks Day is up right now, free.

  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Cooking is also something people should be thinking about. Gotta prep your own meals as restaurants are shut down, it's a good life skill to have anyway, could be something different to do with the kids, or if you just need something chill and relaxing you can watch some Townsends cooking videos.







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  • WACriminalWACriminal Dying Is Easy, Young Man Living Is HarderRegistered User regular
    Does anybody know if https://www.netflixparty.com/ works well? Considering using it to schedule movie nights with friends/family/coworkers.

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  • JazzJazz Fuck cancer. Un-UKRegistered User regular
    edited March 18
    WACriminal wrote: »
    Does anybody know if https://www.netflixparty.com/ works well? Considering using it to schedule movie nights with friends/family/coworkers.

    It was awesome when the Xbox 360 Netflix app had that functionality back in like 2011. It seemed ridiculous to me that they dropped it. Glad to see it being resurrected, in a way, and if it works! (Even if it only works on Chrome, what the hell.)

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  • Mathew BurrackMathew Burrack CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Anyone learning to play piano, or with a kid learning to play piano? Hoffman Academy already has a ton of free lessons on YouTube, but they shared a link today of a bunch of "popular" songs kids might enjoy more. (The overworld theme from Super Mario is on the first row....)

    https://www.hoffmanacademy.com/popular-songs/

    "Let's take a look at the scores! The girls are at the square root of Pi, while the boys are still at a crudely drawn picture of a duck. Clearly, it's anybody's game!"
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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited March 18
    Playbill has a list of 15 Broadway shows that you can watch at home.
    https://www.playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home?fbclid=IwAR2GKRrYuWu18dFLpjS3JLwG0XzCGcivrKOSe51CTueQGR5gVHm4ZivNKyE

    I see streaming options like Amazon and Youtube, but I'm guessing those are rental and/or for Prime holders, so probably not free.


    Edit:

    Also, some fun things to do with the kids at home?

    Wool/Yarn dyeing!

    This is the ChemKnits Tutorials Youtube channel and Rebecca has a few hundreds of videos about dyeing wool at home.

    Food colouring, Easter egg tablets (which should be conveniently in the stores right now!), candy sprinkles, Koolaid, and other household goods, as well as some other commercially dyed stuff.

    Wool yarn dyeing like this requires an animal or protein based yarn (wool, alpaca, silk for examples), acid (Rebecca usually uses white vinegar or citric acid), and heat (microwave, steaming, or simmering in a pot, or even solar dyeing!)

    Ellie and I have done this a few times on long weekends and LOVE doing this.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    Anyone learning to play piano, or with a kid learning to play piano? Hoffman Academy already has a ton of free lessons on YouTube, but they shared a link today of a bunch of "popular" songs kids might enjoy more. (The overworld theme from Super Mario is on the first row....)

    https://www.hoffmanacademy.com/popular-songs/

    This is sightly more pushing for a friend, but a high school friends of mine does remote private lessons and is offering first lessons free.

    https://www.notefishlessons.com/

    Satanic Jesus
  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Drunk sailor Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited March 18
    What other games are good online for nongamers?

    Jackbox games and online Codenames and pictionary type games so far.. any other good online board games or simple games to do with friends?

    (In other news, a local club / event space that i like is both doing online streams of dance music and other content e.g. https://nowadays.nyc/ )

    I will never not hype the shit out of Star Realms. It's a deckbuilder available on mobile, Steam, and as an actual card game. It's easy to learn, has a great meta to master from set to set, has a TON of content for cheap, and I think the base game is free. I'm pretty sure your purchases from one version carry to another version too (excluding the physical card game).

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Zach Weinersmith of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal just posted a bunch of his books as free PDFs.

    https://www.smbc-comics.com/covid/

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    My friend's art stream from today. Some good stuff with a cool train to finish. Choo-Choo!

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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    Any of ya'll old Mtg players that gave up on the cardboard scene because of poor local support or just feeling priced out, Arena is goddamn fun. I've got multiple decks that would cost literal hundreds in paper magic, entirely free (I haven't spent money since rotation so most of the cards I 'bought' aren't included in that).

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