Quarantine Essentials Guide

Quarantine Essentials Guide

Need a little help keeping your sanity as we all #stayathome?


Us, too. 


We’ve culled the Internet to create the ultimate guide of activities, exercises, entertainment and classes (many of them free right now!) to help you get through this period of self isolation and quarantine. 


From fitness streams of renowned trainers to virtual tours of famous museums around the world, from online concerts to online therapy sessions- we hope these links and ideas bring you peace of mind, fun, organization and creativity during this challenging time.


We're all in this together, one day at a time. Click the arrows to see the links and stay safe!

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2020-03-26T00:28:28+00:00
Need a little help keeping your sanity as we all #stayathome? Us, too.  We’ve culled the Internet to create the ultimate guide of activities, exercises, entertainment and classes (many of them free right now!) to help you get through this period of self isolation and quarantine.  From fitness streams of renowned trainers to virtual tours of famous museums around the world, from online concerts to online therapy sessions- we hope these links and ideas bring you peace of mind, fun, organization and creativity during this challenging time. We're all in this together, one day at a time. Click the arrows to see the links and stay safe!

Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours


Feeling stir crazy? Take a visit to some of the coolest places on earth (virtually). 


Climb Mt. Fuji, visit the Pyramids of Giza, and even check out the base of Mount Everest: Google Earth (World Tours!)


Or check out a National Park via virtual National Park Tours


And for the art and history buffs out there, here's twelve places you can virtually tour from the couch including The Louvre and Van Gogh Museum: Virtual Historic Sites


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2020-03-26T00:36:31+00:00
Virtual Tours Feeling stir crazy? Take a visit to some of the coolest places on earth (virtually).  Climb Mt. Fuji, visit the Pyramids of Giza, and even check out the base of Mount Everest: Google Earth (World Tours!) Or check out a National Park via virtual National Park Tours And for the art and history buffs out there, here's twelve places you can virtually tour from the couch including The Louvre and Van Gogh Museum: Virtual Historic Sites

Music & Concerts

Concerts


If music is medicine, then we could all use some right now! Claim your own first row seat as some of the most talented artists on earth live stream just for you -- or have a dance party in your living room with a setlist from a world-famous DJ.



Tune into Twitch TV for concert coverage and livestreams from artists all day:


Twitch


Official DJ of the quarantine: Club Quarantine.


Check out his next live stream club mix- click to follow: DJ D-Nice


Keep this guide handy -- it contains the full list of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown: Virtual Concerts


If you haven’t been turning into the Daily Livestream concerts from Ben Gibbard, you’re missing out: Ben Gibbard- Death Cab for Cutie


Enjoy a Broadway Musical from the comfort of your own couch: Watch Musicals for Free!


Treat yourself to some high culture with The Met’s Nightly Opera Streams: Met Nightly Streams


Pour a glass of wine and pretend you’re at a spring concert series with the Seattle Symphony: Seattle Symphony





 
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2020-03-26T00:38:04+00:00
Concerts If music is medicine, then we could all use some right now! Claim your own first row seat as some of the most talented artists on earth live stream just for you -- or have a dance party in your living room with a setlist from a world-famous DJ. Tune into Twitch TV for concert coverage and livestreams from artists all day: Twitch Official DJ of the quarantine: Club Quarantine. Check out his next live stream club mix- click to follow: DJ D-Nice Keep this guide handy -- it contains the full list of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown: Virtual Concerts If you haven’t been turning into the Daily Livestream concerts from Ben Gibbard, you’re missing out: Ben Gibbard- Death Cab for Cutie Enjoy a Broadway Musical from the comfort of your own couch: Watch Musicals for Free! Treat yourself to some high culture with The Met’s Nightly Opera Streams: Met Nightly Streams Pour a glass of wine and pretend you’re at a spring concert series with the Seattle Symphony: Seattle Symphony  

Education & Arts

Education and the Arts


You’ve gone through every show on Netflix and now you’re ready to give your brain some exercise. With tons of companies and sites offering free online courses, you can learn a new skill or take that class you’ve always dreamed of.


Take an online courses from some of the best colleges: Free Online College Courses


Ever wanted to pick up coding? Do it for free!: Free Code Camp


Learn Adobe! Adobe is supporting educators & students with free at-home access to its Creative Cloud applications online. Adobe’s current global higher education & K-12 institution customers can request at-home access until May 31, 2020. It's also offering free 90-day access to its web conferencing tool, Adobe Connect, for both current subscribers & non-customers until July 1, 2020. Adobe Creative Cloud


The Guggenheim Museum just released more than 200 books about modern art. You can read them online or download them in PDF or ePub formats, free of charge at the Internet Archive.


Khan Academy and Walt Disney Imagineering have teamed up to provide “Imagineering in a Box”, a free online program that is "designed to pull back the curtain to show you how artists, designers & engineers work together to create theme parks. Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers & complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own!: Imagineering in a Box


Learn from the best! Masterclass offers a variety of classes to learn from the likes of celebrities & leaders such as Anna Wintour, Timbaland, Marc Jacobs, Wolfgang Puck, Serena Williams, & many more -- & have major discounts going right now: MasterClass




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2020-03-26T00:47:05+00:00
Education and the Arts You’ve gone through every show on Netflix and now you’re ready to give your brain some exercise. With tons of companies and sites offering free online courses, you can learn a new skill or take that class you’ve always dreamed of. Take an online courses from some of the best colleges: Free Online College Courses Ever wanted to pick up coding? Do it for free!: Free Code Camp Learn Adobe! Adobe is supporting educators & students with free at-home access to its Creative Cloud applications online. Adobe’s current global higher education & K-12 institution customers can request at-home access until May 31, 2020. It's also offering free 90-day access to its web conferencing tool, Adobe Connect, for both current subscribers & non-customers until July 1, 2020. Adobe Creative Cloud The Guggenheim Museum just released more than 200 books about modern art. You can read them online or download them in PDF or ePub formats, free of charge at the Internet Archive. Khan Academy and Walt Disney Imagineering have teamed up to provide “Imagineering in a Box”, a free online program that is "designed to pull back the curtain to show you how artists, designers & engineers work together to create theme parks. Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers & complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own!: Imagineering in a Box Learn from the best! Masterclass offers a variety of classes to learn from the likes of celebrities & leaders such as Anna Wintour, Timbaland, Marc Jacobs, Wolfgang Puck, Serena Williams, & many more -- & have major discounts going right now: MasterClass

Mental Health/Wellness

Mental Health and Wellness


The Coronavirus pandemic is a mental, emotional and physical challenge for all of us. Luckily, there are resources, even if you can’t leave the house.


Speak with a therapist via chat or phone now (Better Help is offering free or reduced rates during Covid- 19): betterhelp.com


Meditation has been scientifically proven to calm the mind and reduce a variety of symptoms (such as insomnia & blood pressure). Click HERE for a list.


Also, get a full list of useful meditation apps, including some of our personal favorites like Headspace, Calm, & Simple HabitSee the full Meditation App List


Discover how a gratitude journal can effectively shift your perspective and thoughts during times of stress: Keeping a Gratitude Journal During the Quarantine


Talk to a medical doctor without leaving the house:  TelaDoc




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2020-03-26T00:42:33+00:00
Mental Health and Wellness The Coronavirus pandemic is a mental, emotional and physical challenge for all of us. Luckily, there are resources, even if you can’t leave the house. Speak with a therapist via chat or phone now (Better Help is offering free or reduced rates during Covid- 19): betterhelp.com Meditation has been scientifically proven to calm the mind and reduce a variety of symptoms (such as insomnia & blood pressure). Click HERE for a list. Also, get a full list of useful meditation apps, including some of our personal favorites like Headspace, Calm, & Simple Habit: See the full Meditation App List Discover how a gratitude journal can effectively shift your perspective and thoughts during times of stress: Keeping a Gratitude Journal During the Quarantine Talk to a medical doctor without leaving the house:  TelaDoc

Socialize

Socialize


We need human contact more now than ever! From quarantine dating apps (yes, it’s a thing!) to watching Netflix with friends from separate houses, here are a few ways to keep the connection going. 


Find games for your next virtual happy hour: Virtual Happy Hour Games


Up your wine knowledge with friends:  Virtual Wine TastingsFor Beginners


Games to play with friends: 22 Social Games to Play Online


Get a group together to #QuarantineandChill (click the link to synchronize video playback & add group chat to your favorite Netflix shows!): Netflix Parties


Find your soulmate with the dating app built for the quarantine: Quarantine Together


Don't forget to check out Google hangouts, House Party, FaceTime & Skype!



Photo: Forbes, UFABIZPHOTO
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2020-03-26T00:38:56+00:00
Socialize We need human contact more now than ever! From quarantine dating apps (yes, it’s a thing!) to watching Netflix with friends from separate houses, here are a few ways to keep the connection going.  Find games for your next virtual happy hour: Virtual Happy Hour Games Up your wine knowledge with friends:  Virtual Wine TastingsFor Beginners Games to play with friends: 22 Social Games to Play Online Get a group together to #QuarantineandChill (click the link to synchronize video playback & add group chat to your favorite Netflix shows!): Netflix Parties Find your soulmate with the dating app built for the quarantine: Quarantine Together Don't forget to check out Google hangouts, House Party, FaceTime & Skype! Photo: Forbes, UFABIZPHOTO

Cooking

Cooking


Cooking and baking can be a huge source of comfort during these times. Get ideas, recipes and tips from the best chefs in the world for your next meal at home.


Become the (amateur) chef you've always knew you could be. Check out the following link for some amazing recipes from world famous chefs: Celebrity Chefs Share Recipes During the Quarantine


Check out this guide to cooking during the quarantine: What Foods To Prepare During the Quarantine


 

 
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2020-03-26T00:44:47+00:00
Cooking Cooking and baking can be a huge source of comfort during these times. Get ideas, recipes and tips from the best chefs in the world for your next meal at home. Become the (amateur) chef you've always knew you could be. Check out the following link for some amazing recipes from world famous chefs: Celebrity Chefs Share Recipes During the Quarantine Check out this guide to cooking during the quarantine: What Foods To Prepare During the Quarantine    

Home Improvement

Home Improvement


We’re spending more time than we literally ever have before. It’s natural to want to make the most of that so you can feel calmer during the quarantine -- and after. 


Peruse Pinterest for easy DIY organization hacks: DIY Home Organization


Pick an App to help you get Organized: Best Apps for Home Organization


Create a visual inventory of your house with Sortly. After you input your items (by taking photos), you can sort them into category folders by location (like in the jewelry box or in the garage closet). You can also tag certain items for easy search & include purchase & warranty dates for even more detail (useful for moving & selling things!). 


Learn from the queen of organization herself with our FAVE home Inspo podcast: Spark Joy- Marie Kondo's Podcast


 

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2020-03-26T00:44:08+00:00
Home Improvement We’re spending more time than we literally ever have before. It’s natural to want to make the most of that so you can feel calmer during the quarantine -- and after.  Peruse Pinterest for easy DIY organization hacks: DIY Home Organization Pick an App to help you get Organized: Best Apps for Home Organization Create a visual inventory of your house with Sortly. After you input your items (by taking photos), you can sort them into category folders by location (like in the jewelry box or in the garage closet). You can also tag certain items for easy search & include purchase & warranty dates for even more detail (useful for moving & selling things!).  Learn from the queen of organization herself with our FAVE home Inspo podcast: Spark Joy- Marie Kondo's Podcast  

Health & Fitness

Fitness & Health


Whether you want to get good endorphins flowing, keep yourself healthy (The World Health Organization advises that we all get regular fitness in everyday!) or avoid gaining the “Corona 20”, we’ve got a host of fitness at home ideas:


Take a Yoga class: Yoga Anytime!


Or learn yoga for the first time, if you’re a beginner: Yoga Poses


Find the virtual workouts that work best for you -- stick to one or try a new one each day: FREE workouts during the Quarantine and Planet Fitness Live- Stream





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2020-03-26T00:41:50+00:00
Fitness & Health Whether you want to get good endorphins flowing, keep yourself healthy (The World Health Organization advises that we all get regular fitness in everyday!) or avoid gaining the “Corona 20”, we’ve got a host of fitness at home ideas: Take a Yoga class: Yoga Anytime! Or learn yoga for the first time, if you’re a beginner: Yoga Poses Find the virtual workouts that work best for you -- stick to one or try a new one each day: FREE workouts during the Quarantine and Planet Fitness Live- Stream

Live-Stream

Live- Streaming


...is the next best thing besides hanging with your friends in person! If you’re looking to make your live-streaming experience available for free, below are the best options:


-Zoom


-Instagram Live


-Facebook Live (it's usually free, but they now have a Donations button in case artists want to raise funds for a charity during a stream).


-LinkedIn Live


-Google Hangouts


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2020-03-28T00:16:02+00:00
Live- Streaming ...is the next best thing besides hanging with your friends in person! If you’re looking to make your live-streaming experience available for free, below are the best options: -Zoom -Instagram Live -Facebook Live (it's usually free, but they now have a Donations button in case artists want to raise funds for a charity during a stream). -LinkedIn Live -Google Hangouts

Books/Audiobooks/Podcasts

Books, Audio Books and Podcasts


For those of us who feel like we never have time to curl up with a good book, the quarantine gives you a chance to catch up.  Or, take advantage of the free audio books out there right now while you take a walk or relax in bed.


Find all the free audiobooks out there: Download Free Audiobooks


 Support your local library where you can visit & borrow online: Local Library Access


For Amazon Prime members, access thousands of free books through Prime Reading. (Or check out Kindle Unlimited or Prime Book Box for children!)


Send e-books to your friends: Kindle Share

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2020-03-26T00:39:47+00:00
Books, Audio Books and Podcasts For those of us who feel like we never have time to curl up with a good book, the quarantine gives you a chance to catch up.  Or, take advantage of the free audio books out there right now while you take a walk or relax in bed. Find all the free audiobooks out there: Download Free Audiobooks  Support your local library where you can visit & borrow online: Local Library Access For Amazon Prime members, access thousands of free books through Prime Reading. (Or check out Kindle Unlimited or Prime Book Box for children!) Send e-books to your friends: Kindle Share
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