CBS News: Utah toddler befriends Halloween skeleton amid COVID-19 pandemic

CBS News: Utah toddler befriends Halloween skeleton amid COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s hard being an only child – especially during a pandemic – which may explain why 2-year-old Theo Brady of Salt Lake City, Utah, recently felt a strange attraction to a Halloween decoration. ‘I think he got kind of lonely, and he found this skeleton and was like, “Oh, this can be my friend,”‘ said Theo’s mother, Abigail Brady.”

Derbyshire Times: Instagram star Oakley gains international attention as Derbyshire springer spaniel puppy shows correct way to wear a face mask

Derbyshire Times: Instagram star Oakley gains international attention as Derbyshire springer spaniel puppy shows correct way to wear a face mask. “Like many of us during the pandemic, twenty-seven-year-old beauty therapist Shannah Nightingale was becoming increasingly frustrated at people wearing their masks incorrectly in shops. So Shannah and her mum decided to get one-year-old pet puppy Oakley to try a mask on for some ‘cute pictures’ and to illustrate the right and many wrong ways to wear a face covering.”

British Baker: Ashers Bakery launches Covid-19 Scottish face mask biscuits

British Baker: Ashers Bakery launches Covid-19 Scottish face mask biscuits. “Nairn-based Ashers Bakery has rolled out masked shortbread biscuits that highlight life during the coronavirus pandemic. The Law Abiding Scots biscuits are shortbread people with pink and blue sugar paste masks and kilts. Available at an rsp of £1.29 from Ashers stores and retailers including Scotmid and Spar, they are a ‘coronavirus twist’ on Ashers’ MacGinger biscuits, with gingerbread people wearing kilts.”

House Beautiful: There’s a new Instagram account dedicated to dogs working from home during the coronavirus crisis

House Beautiful: There’s a new Instagram account dedicated to dogs working from home during the coronavirus crisis. “Created during the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the new account features pups from all around the world and shows how they have been adjusting to having their owners at home with them. From wearing office attire (tie and glasses), to navigating a laptop, it proves this one thing: it’s not only us adults who have been adjusting to a temporary new workspace.”

Slate: Beware the Cuteness Economy

Slate: Beware the Cuteness Economy. “In the recent BuzzFeed piece about Instagram-famous preschooler Mila Stauffer, Mila’s mother Katie defends her full-time job positioning her kid as a social media star against critics who wonder whether Mila has to spend too much of her time making videos. But none of the reasonable critiques aired in that piece quite define my own uneasiness. Even if Mila herself is happy as a clam, the selling of cute kids online is bad news for our relationships with real children.”