Identifying and calming emotional hunger in times of quarantine
The current situation of self-quarantine is challenging, and one of the essential routines that it has affected is, without a doubt, our eating habits. IEU Mentoring and Counseling shares with us some tips on how to identify and calm emotional hunger in times of quarantine.
Rationing but relishing with Hungry Hungry Hippie
As Elise, who runs this site, puts it, it has been many things in the past – but today it’s a place for her to share allergy-friendly recipes, quick and easy family meals, and whatever else she happens to capture on film.
How to talk to your kids about coronavirus
“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.” Talking to children about coronavirus situation is not easy. PBS KIDS has put together some tips thay may help.
Don’t deny your inner power
Mario Alonso Puig, President of IE Center for Health, Wellbeing and Happiness teaches us how to accept the circumstances without denying your “inner power” and how to build resilience.
A lesson from the astronauts
Can't handle two weeks in your house? Try a year in space. In this article, five astronauts give advice on how to survive isolation. If they can survive months if not years aboard the International Space Station, you can survive a couple of weeks locked up in your apartment!
Cooking classes for kids and parents
Each weekday at 6 PM editorial director, Joanna Saltz and her kids, go live on Instagram to share cook-along videos for parents and children.
Happiness Resilience Booster by Tania Romero, Manager of Data Analytics at IE
“March 20th was the International Day of Happiness and I attended Tal Ben Shahar's Webinar “Resilience Boosters, Starting with ABC”. Once I finished it I realized I have been practicing his recommendations even before the crisis. I truly believe this is what is helping me to better deal with the lockdown. I have decided to share my notes as I think they could help others build resilience during this unique moment we are living.” - Tania
Free coaching with leadership coach Pino Bethencourt
IE professor and leadership coach Pino Bethencourt is providing free coaching over skype to help people take advantage of confinement. Her approach "Embrace The Wild!" shows clients how to better manage stress, anxiety and other emotions in order to improve their relaxation, learn more about themselves and improve their leadership skills. Get in touch with Pino for details.
IE Dance Club invites us to keep dancing even at home
IE Dance Club is sharing with us some tips on how to keep dancing at home despite the situation we are facing. GET DANCE is a a Youtube channel that offers many different tutorials of various styles of dance for every level. Check it out and keep dancing!
Easy recipes to cook while you’re self-quarantined
You and your loved ones still need to eat in uncertain times, and the act of preparing and serving a meal — even a simple one — can bring great comfort to the cook as well as to the diner. The New York Times brings you some simple dishes that can be made mostly with what you have on hand.
Stream 6 hours of soothing music
NPR Music’s "Isle of Calm" is there to help settle your jangled nerves, slow your heart rate and string up a little hammock for your soul. Recommended by Kerry Parke, Associate Director of Communications, IE
Coping with stress, fear and anxiety
Ten Percent Happier have put together this wonderful list of meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks that will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos.
Nothing can stop us if we are together
Mario Alonso Puig, President of IE Center for Health, Wellbeing and Happiness encourages us to take a new perspective on the challenges we are facing and become conscious of our inner resources. It’s time to work together with our community.
Live fitness sessions with Reto48
Our regular partner Reto48 gym is supporting our alumni and entrepreneurs by offering live fitness sessions with trainers on their Instagram feed every day at 8 AM, 2 PM and 6:30 PM.
7 tips on how to make the most of our quarantine
Carlota Guedes, IE’s 3rd year student in Communication at IE School of Human Sciences and Technology, invites us to keep our bodies and minds active in her podcast. Don't let the quarantine seclude you!
Why not cook something new every day?
If you need ideas for what to cook next, have a look at this collection of more than 17,000 recipes from The New York Times, featuring beautiful photography, and easy-to-follow instructions.
Staying active during lockdown
Looking for ways to stay active and engaged during the lockdown? Down Dog, a popular fitness service, has made all of its apps — Yoga, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout — free until April 1.
Yoga for kids
Struggling to find ways for your kids to stay active at home? Cosmic Kids Yoga channel will motivate them to get up and move, while learning some yoga.
Train your brain
Sharpen the skills you use every day. Memory. Attention. Flexibility. Processing Speed. Problem Solving. Lumosity targets the skills that matter to you most.
Best ways to study from home
There are heaps of benefits to being able to study remotely. You get to wake up a little later, save money on transport, and hang out in your pajamas all day. However, it’s easy to get off track with so many distractions. Don’t dread! We’ve come up with a few tried-and-tested tips to help you stay focused and get the most out of remote learning.
Taking your conference online
Considering taking the event or conference you have been planning online, given the current situation? Brianna Beehler and Devin Griffiths from Inside Higher Ed recently had firsthand experience doing so and provide advice for others considering that option.
Explore the planet from your couch
With the world as it is right now, we can’t be out on expedition, exploring the planet. Linkblad Expeditions are bringing you the ‘tonic of wildness’ from the world’s pristine places. Don’t miss out—check their program daily!
Read national and international press through IE Library
IE Library offers Premium access to the most relevant national and international press, including Financial Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times, Washington Post, among others. The latest news is just a click away!
Your coronavirus reading list
From Terry Pratchett’s Discworld to Robert Macfarlane’s nature rambles, here are just some recommeded reads for when things get tough, brought to you by readers of The Guardian.
History, art, culture, and the sciences through inquiry and analysis
The Smithsonian Learning Lab puts the treasures of the world's largest museum, education, and research complex within reach. The Lab is a free, interactive platform for discovering millions of authentic digital resources, creating content with online tools, and sharing in the Smithsonian's expansive community of knowledge and learning.
IE Library offers free access to Entrepreneur magazine
To help us cope with the lockdown, IE Library has acquired a subscription to Entrepreneur magazine, a fun, inspiring, and informative resource for those who are launching their businesses or own startups and small businesses. Log in with your IE username and password and follow the instructions to have access.
Should companies invest in reading?
Recent research in neuroscience suggests that reading literary fiction helps people develop empathy, theory of mind, and critical thinking. Recommended by Kerry Parke, Associate Director of Communications, IE
Brain Pickings: an inventory of the meaningful life
Brain pickings is an inventory of the meaningful life. Every week for more than 13 years, American-Bulgarian Maria Popova features her writing on books, ideas from the arts, philosophy, culture, and other subjects. Delve in and get inspired!
Free language lessons for kids with Busuu
Busuu, the world’s largest community for language learning, founded by an IE International MBA alumni, Bernhard Niesner, is providing kids with access to free live language lessons, taught by their qualified language teachers.


Finding comfort and joy in the beauty of dance
As we can’t see the Ailey dancers perform in a theater right now, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater wanted to make sure you can still find comfort and joy in the beauty of dance by virtually connecting with their performances. For a limited time, Ailey is thrilled to share full length videos of the Company performing on stage!
Virtual tours of Europe’s famous castles
According to Travel+Leisure, these virtual tours of Europe's famous castles will make you feel like a royal, even in your pajamas. From Versailles to Buckingham Palace, here's your chance to see how royals actually live.
National Theatre at your doorstep
From April 2, National Theatre in London will release a new play – free to watch for one week – along with additional content Q&As and post-stream talks. The plays will be released on NT Youtube channel. Stay tuned!
Shorts by Pedro Collantes
Pedro Collantes, internationally acclaimed Spanish film director, gives us free access to watch three of his short films - Ato San Nen, Off Ice and Nothing Stranger - during the week of April 6 to 12. Sign up to get access to the films.
Lunch doodles
Children’s book author and illustrator, Mo Willems, has announced a brand new daily series on YouTube: LUNCH DOODLES. Mo invites you to virtually join him in his studio every day at 6 PM Madrid time! Mo will give fellow doodlers some tips, ideas, and even downloadable activities to do at home.
What is culture in the state of quarantine?
BBC pledges to support artists and institutions in this period of quarantine and will be offering guides to shuttered exhibitions in museums and galleries, performances from world-class musicians and comedians, new plays created especially for broadcast, the experience of book festivals with privileged access to authors and great ideas switched online, and more.
Safaris from your couch
Join Cincinnati Zoo for a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where they will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.
360º tours of collections
Did you know that Google Arts & Culture allows you to explore hundreds of collections, artworks and stories from around the world?
Broadway shows at your doorstep
Broadway has good news for musical lovers! You can watch your favorite broadway hits from the comfort of your home for free for seven days.
Take a pause with IE Humanities in a Minute
Patrice Juah, student of Master in International Relations at IE School of Global and Public Affairs and winner of Kistefos Young Talented Leader Scholarship, reads her poem Tell your Story from her debut book Under Ducor Skies (2008).
Opera in times of coronavirus
Great news for opera lovers! Metropolitan Opera has launched “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of their encore Live in HD presentations that are being streamed on their website during the coronavirus closure.
Create art with your kids
Sesame Street art tool allows kids to get creative drawing, painting, coloring, and using their imagination with Elmo and Cookie Monster!
Great literature in audio format
Great works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction in audiobook format, by authors like Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Austen, Shakespeare, Woolf, Munro, and others.
Coloring isn’t just for kids
Libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world have shared free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections.