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Weekend SCOOP: The Story of Mother's Day & the Momma Bear Who Went for a Swim

Weekend SCOOP: The Story of Mother's Day & the Momma Bear Who Went for a Swim
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Do you know the daughter behind Mother's Day? What about the length of the world's longest baguette? Or one way humpback whales catch their prey? We cover all this and more in your Weekend SCOOP. And to all the SmartHER moms out there ~ enjoy your Mother's Day! 🌸

🎙️ Want more news? Listen to our latest SCOOP podcast by direct download HERE or on podcasting platforms everywhere (Apple Podcasts, Spotify). Join our SCOOP Insider community and catch Jenna live every Monday morning!

"Tipflation"Does guilt have you tipping more often than you'd like? "You're not alone."

Beauty Pageant Controversy: Miss USA and Miss Teen USA announce their resignations, leading to reflections on beauty pageant culture and its future. 👑

Potential Shortage: Huy Fong Foods, maker of a popular sriracha sauce, halts production – leading to worries about another shortage of the beloved condiment.

461 Feet: The length of the world's longest baguette made by French bakers (who beat out the Italians)! Find out what happened HERE! 🥖

A Whale of a Tale: Humpback whales catch prey with ... bubbles? If this piques your interest, you may also enjoy this book.

a humpback whale jumping out of the water
Photo by Nima Sarram / Unsplash

Get It Girl! A momma bear takes a dip in a California homeowner's pool as her cubs watch cautiously (and adorably) from the deck. (Kids … momma needs a swim! âœŒï¸)

The Daughter Behind Mother's Day: 110 years ago, President Woodrow Wilson designated “Mother’s Day” a national holiday; the campaign for this recognition, however, began years earlier. 💐

Anna Jarvis, the daughter behind Mother's Day. 📸: Library of Congress

Watch a snippet from this week's SCOOP broadcast to learn more about the woman behind Mother's Day.

🗞️ A quick round up of a few other interesting stories we covered this week on SmartHERNews.com:

✓ A new study suggests that 1 in 6 Alzheimer's cases are inherited. For a SmartHER read on Alzheimer's, check out Dr. Peter Attia's book, "Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity."

✓ The U.S. pauses a shipment of weapons to Israel amidst concerns of a full-scale offensive in Rafah, and later says it will not provide Israel with weapons for such an offensive.

✓ Former President Trump's classified documents trial postponed ~ “... additional pretrial and trial preparations [are] necessary to present this case to a jury.”

Take a lesson from the momma bear ... and go for a DIP. 💦 We've rounded up some cute and fun floats for all ages ➡️ CLICK HERE to check them out!

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And that's your weekend SCOOP!

Jenna and the SHN Team 

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📸: Michael Sanchez

🐦 This story is for the birds: Hobbyist photographer and middle school teacher Michael Sanchez captures the first reported sighting of a blue rock-thrush bird in the United States. "When I got home, I started to process the pictures from my trip and I saw that it wasn’t a little black bird — it was actually a beautifully colored blue and a chestnut bird." Learn more HERE!