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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for March 13

Morning Buzz 3.13.20
Posted at 10:42 AM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 10:42:36-04

1. It's one of those things that people wish for and once it happens, it can be a curse: working from home.

As coronavirus continues to spread some companies are having employees work remotely to practice "social distancing."

Here's some advice that'll help you be your most productive self:

  • Set boundaries between home life and work.
  • Know your distractions.
  • Make lists for everything.
  • Take a lunch break.
  • Make sure to move.
  • Decompress at the end of the day.

2. Thanks to an agreement with Adobe, the University of Michigan will now be able to offer Creative Cloud software to all students, faculty, and staff at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine campuses at no cost.

All eligible students and staff are being offered every Adobe Creative Cloud application on both desktop and mobile devices, 100 Gigabytes of cloud storage, and a variety of training resources.

Those who are not automatically eligible can request access by completing an Adobe Access request form using a umich.edu email account.

3. It's your day to shine bright like a diamond for National Jewel Day.

Mark the day by buying new jewelry or wearing some special baubles to keep in a jewelry box for special occasions.

There are also classes on how to make your own jewelry, or listen to songs by the folk artist "Jewel."

Don't forget to show off your bling by posting to social media with #NationalJewelDay.

4. Taco Bell is beefing up its breakfast lineup. The fast food chain is now offering three new breakfast burritos.

One is a toasted breakfast burrito with eggs, sausage, and nacho cheese sauce.

The second includes potato bites, pico de gallo, and a choice of either bacon or sausage. The third is the same, except offers hash browns instead of potato bites.

Taco Bell says the new options come after other restaurants upped their breakfast menus.

5. With Easter right around the corner, Russell Stover Candy is offering up a new treat to add to the kids' Easter Basket.

Instead of a traditional chocolate bunny, the company is releasing a sour version. It's white chocolate with three sour flavors: cherry, blue raspberry, and watermelon.

They cost about $2 each for the large bunny, but there are also two other smaller sizes.

These bunnies are now available in stores.