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Weekend SCOOP: A "New Stage" and a Peek Behind the Scenes

Weekend SCOOP: A "New Stage" and a Peek Behind the Scenes
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Happy Saturday! A quick behind the scenes story for you ~ and a special thank you to my "SmartHER Husband" for acting as my photographer on the beach so we could update our shop with our new "Spring Crew." We snapped a few photos with the help of our 9-year-old and called it a day ... But when Leif casually mentioned his thumb getting in the way a few times, I figured it couldn't be on allllll the shots ... but ... see below ๐Ÿ˜‚. Hope this starts your day with a laugh! We're a true family business, and we're grateful you're with us on this adventure!

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Three quick facts we learned this week:

  1. Gas prices have hit their highest point (on average) since Halloween. Why does this matter? Gas prices impact nearly every part of our day (even if we don't drive!) and remain one of the most visible signs of the economy (particularly important in an election year).
  2. More than 70% of Americans use an iPhone โ€“ Just one reason why the Department of Justice wants to have a chat. Jenna gave a brief overview ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ.
  1. "Spring Surge" is a new term being used to describe the latest at the southern border. This video already has changed the conversation โ€“ with 17 million views and counting โ€“ and here's the first-hand description of what happened.
NY Post - Video Link: James Breedan

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Standing Tall 'Til The End: Stumpy, the cherry tree famous for its resilience will now enter a "new stage."

Kate's Announcement: "The surgery was successful; however, tests after the operation found cancer had been present."

VP Pick: RFK Jr. will announce his running mate next Tuesday (here's one reason why he is choosing sooner rather than later to do so). Which person is a possible contender for VP for more than one candidate? A good name to know.

Berry Bad Day: Your top list of the "Dirty Dozen" โ€“ fruits showing high contamination of pesticides.

Historic First: The first over-the-counter birth control pill in the U.S. began arriving on store shelves this week. A SmartHER Interview on why this news matters, and beyond!

Brain Bytes: A 29-year-old paralyzed from below the shoulder live-streamed using his mind to control a mouse and play chess.

BTW: Elon Musk (who owns Neuralink, the company that developed this technology ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป) had a contentious interview on a host of issues (you can watch here) โ€“ If you have 90 seconds? This answer made us pause and reflect.


Parking Lot Discovery: A nearly 2,000-year-old Roman statue was found while building a parking lot โ€“ but how it got there remains a "complete mystery." 

โ€œDivorce Rings": Thoughts on this potential new trend?

โ€œCabinet Of Curiosities": The magic of a well-designed bookshelf: "an opportunity ... to see where youโ€™ve been and where youโ€™re going." 

We added some of our favorite bookshelf decor in our Amazon shop this week โ€“ CLICK HERE to check out our SmartHER selections!

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And that's your weekend SCOOP. We'd love for you to join us on Mondays to kick-off your week with a SCOOP of nonpartisan news โ€“ we host a live broadcast, answer your questions and send out an overview so you're prepped and ready for the week! We love seeing you and making sure you're taken care of. :)  

Jenna and the SHN Team 

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