Link Roundup #48: 10 Things to Know This Week (COVID-19 Edition)

Accelerate your personal finance knowledge with this regular feature on Ringgit Oh Ringgit – the Link Roundup! I promise you’ll find these 10 links informational 🙂

1. 10 Practical Tips to Help Avoid Coronavirus When You Leave The House CNET.com

Definitely worth a read. We may be staying home most of the time, but not all the time. One tip in particular was especially practical: when outside, as much as possible use knees, feet, elbows and knuckles instead of fingertips.


2. COVID-19: Tips for Mindfulness & Coping with Anxiety  MayoClinic

I don’t know about you but my anxiety shot up, went through the roof. I find myself anxious and distracted all the time.

This article introduces me to Kristin Lothman, a mind-body counselor with Mayo Clinic’s Department of Integrative Medicine and Health. I don’t know what that means but she used the term ‘healthy anxiety’ and I find her voice soothing, and I hope you will too.

3. 25+ Fitness Studios and Gyms Offering Live-Stream Workouts During the Coronavirus Outbreak – GoodHousekeeping 

I just… didn’t know live-stream workouts is a thing. I knew of workshout videos on Youtube, sure, but not the ones streamed live on Facebook, Instagram and other places. How interesting.

4. How the World Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic – ForeignPolicy.com

The sub-headline: ‘The pandemic will change the world forever. We asked 12 leading global thinkers for their predictions.’

Note: ONLY read this after you meditate, pray, journal, exercise, or as long as you’re not stressed. Because all of the experts pretty much said, say goodbye to the way things were, everything will change now.

5. The Economic Devastation Is Going to Be Worse Than You Think – The Atlantic

If you can’t handle the previous article, you can’t handle this one. Go back to Link No 2 and No 3 in this list.

6. How the coronavirus is changing the influencer business, according to marketers and top Instagram and YouTube creators – Business Insider

Naturally, I want to know how the industries I’m in (digital marketing with focus on content marketing) will change in response to coronavirus outbreak.

Out of everyone, I feel sorry for the travel content creators the most. Not only they can’t post new content, they also have to quickly find a new niche if they want to continue in the industry. And all of their previous content won’t be consumed by readers for at least a while more, too.

7. ‘All I do is teach MBAs.’ Coronavirus brings a new twist to an old argument between working parents — whose job is more important? – MarketWatch

A must-read for parents of small children who are both working from home. You can’t both work at the same time, so whose work takes more priority? The one with the higher take-home salary or the one who  is serving the nation in a more direct way?

(Aka online entrepreneur vs public school teacher)

There’s no right answer.

8. People Sick Of Seeing Glamorous Workspace Setups Share Their Reality Of Working From Home (30 Pics) – BoredPanda

Speaking of working from home, how’s your setup like? Some of these pictures are hilarious! Someone used their ironing board as standing desk hahahaah (but actually genius??)

This is my own work from home setup. Simple.

9. 100 Things to do While Stuck Inside Due to a Pandemic – USAToday

Of course, work isn’t everything. When its time to stop and relax (and please do stop and relax – it’s harder to know when to stop working but you can do it), you can refer to this long list of activity suggestions, to kill time.

You can also go through my list: 13 Things to Do During Restricted Movement Order in Malaysia

10. Please follow public health advice from Malaysian Health Coalition

Who else feels that the Malaysian government is so freaking undependable? DID THE HEALTH MINISTER REALLY SAID YOU CAN AVOID COVID-19 TRANSMISSION BY DRINKING WARM WATER ON TV??? Omg…

The Malaysian Health Coalition aims to provide you direct access to public health advice from DOCTORS. Please follow them across all social media platforms.

I’ve volunteered to lead the social media marketing team, to carry their messages across.

(Yes please contact me if you can help out!)

Because I’m genuinely worried about the future, and I do want all this to end, I need you to PLEASE take all public health advice seriously, and follow them diligently. For example, please please please know the correct way of washing your hands.

Let’s do this.

That’s it for this round, catch you next time! Want to submit a link you thought was great? Reach out to me on FB or Twitter.

To read past link roundups, please click here.

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  1. … Suraya please tell me you are taking constant breaks because your setup looks like it’d be hell on your back and arms. Also is that a Surface? xD

    Thanks for the links roundup, they’re awesome, by the way!

    1. …It is hell on my upper back. I’m itching for a deep-tissue massage! Been doing some self-massage and thinking of getting a foam roller

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