Staying informed about the latest developments of the global coronavirus pandemic, or the impending presidential election is undoubtedly important right now. But so are moments of self-care, even when “unplugging” isn’t exactly feasible. Below, Vogue staffers weigh in on the social media accounts that offer welcome moments of respite on their Instagram feeds and a much-needed Twitter timeline cleanse.

“I go to the CDC for my medical news and Yoko Ono for my spiritual news. She is a beacon of calm in the middle of a panic-stricken world, and I will never stop thinking about this tweet:”—Emma Specter, Culture Writer

“Liam Gallagher’s Twitter is always a kind of showcase for his antic id, but since C-19 worries have enveloped us all, he’s shown a much sweeter side of himself, often checking in and interacting with followers, asking how they’re doing, following up with them—in between telling everybody what he’s listening to and watching now that he’s housebound and bored out of his mind. Thankfully he’s also not above simply tweeting out ‘Sunshiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine’ when he thinks we all need some.”—Corey Seymour, Senior Editor

“Calm not only provides guided meditations and soothing bedtime stories on its app, but it also shares motivational quotes and mindfulness exercises on its Instagram account. During these troubling times, I find it essential and quite refreshing to find that moment of tranquility, whether it be when I check my phone each morning or when I’m just aimlessly scrolling before bed.”—Clarissa Schmidt, Associate Producer

“I’ve been following Maxine the corgi for years. It’s a feel-good account filled with videos of her commuting in New York City with her owner. Seeing people’s reactions are the best part because I know I’d react the same way. I’ve been on the lookout for years and have yet to meet her.”—David Vo, Designer

“Is anything more inherently sweet and comforting than daily photos and videos documenting the life of a fawn-colored calf, especially if its name is—get this—Crouton? Crouton, who lives at the Squirrelwood Equine Sanctuary with his best friend Lucious OG (that’s Original Goat for the uninitiated) knows he’s perfect, and he’s there for you.”—Estelle Tang, Senior Culture Editor

“The only Instagram couple I have a vested interest in are Edward and Annie, two Rockhopper penguins who went on a now-viral tour of Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. Even though it’s closed to visitors through March 29, the aquarium’s other residents are getting a share of the limelight thanks to the dedicated animal care staff who continue to ensure their health, safety, and Instagram clout.”—Jenna Adrian-Diaz, Features Assistant

“I find this account strangely soothing. It’s just a guy cooking one classic French dish a day and plating it up in a smart, simple way. I can’t really explain why I’m enjoying it right now, but I am.”—Liam Hess, Contributor

“Whenever a Mignonette post comes through my feed I immediately feel calm. Between soothing landscapes and cute baby animals, it’s nice to lose yourself here for a few moments. It’s kind of escapist, but very sweet.” —Fernando Dias De Souza, Innovation Director

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