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Weekend SCOOP: Looking for Inspiration?

Weekend SCOOP: Looking for Inspiration?
Photo by Jake Givens / Unsplash

Want to feel inspired? We have a graduation story about the beauty of "bright twists" and the legacy of helping people that may do the trick. PLUS! Should you find yourself attending a graduation cookout this weekend, we'll equip you with an interesting fact we ... frankly ... can't quite get over. A hint? It's about hot dogs. All this (and more) below. 👇

Legacy: Before their high school graduation, twins reunite with the now retired U.S. Army lieutenant general who saved their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: These young men will be game changers.

Bilingual Artificial Intelligence: Thanks to an AI brain implant, a stroke survivor can now communicate in both Spanish and English via words displayed on a screen.

The Good Ol' Days: New research suggests opinions on when the country peaked are less about a specific decade and more about nostalgia for a specific age. So, you're not alone in thinking music (and society) peaked during your teenage years. 😉

Hot Dog! "From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. That’s 818 hot dogs consumed every second ..." 🌭

Bored Killer Whales? Over the past five years, encounters between orcas and humans have increased. One new report suggests why.

whale in sea
Photo by Thomas Lipke / Unsplash | Did You Know? Orcas "are actually the largest member of the dolphin family."

Blue-Eyed Bug? An arboretum visitor discovers a "rare blue-eyed cicada" at an arboretum in the Windy City during "the 2024 cicada emergence."

"Moonbows": A unique nighttime rainbow occurred at California's Yosemite National Park ~ Learn how this phenomenon occurs HERE! 🌈

"Mega-Museum": Egypt plans to build a $1 billion dollar museum solely dedicated to its ancient history, "the world’s largest such facility devoted to a single civilization."

Pyramid of Giza during daytime
Photo by Simon Berger / Unsplash

A quick roundup of stories we covered this week on SmartHERNews.com:

✓ Quote from New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg's post-verdict remarks: "Today, we have the most important voice of all and that’s the voice of the jurors, they have spoken."

✓ Quote from former President Donald Trump's statement immediately following Thursday's historic verdict: "The real verdict is going to be November 5th by the people."

✓ U.S. Customs and Border Protection releases border numbers for April. See the full report HERE.

This week we saw a historic trial ... a historic verdict ... a former president convicted of a crime as he seeks reelection. Have questions? We're here to help. Email hello@smarthernews.com 💛

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🌞 No matter where summer takes you, chances are sunscreen is along for the ride. But do you know if the sunscreen you're using is safe and effective? Read this to learn the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreen, what to look for in an SPF and more.

Then head over to our SmartHER Sun Protection list on Amazon to shop our SmartHER sunscreen picks. We've also put a few favorites below.👇

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And that's your weekend SCOOP!

Jenna and the SHN Team 

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A Woman's Historic First on Mount Everest

IMAGE CREDIT: Profile picture from Purnima Shrestha’s Facebook account
"I’m successful in the mountains because of what I have within. Everest has accepted me, I think. Look at how many times people try to climb it and can’t succeed. I’m lucky."

Nepali mountaineer and photojournalist, Purnima Shrestha, who made history when she summited Mount Everest three times in one season.

Learn why it matters and more context HERE.