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What’s Trending 6/1/17

What’s Trending on Thursday, June 1st, 2017

 

#KathyGriffin

§ Update: Kathy Griffin has been fired by CNN over her Trump beheading photo.

§ She will no longer cohost New Years’ Eve with Anderson Cooper.

§ CNN said, “We found what she did disgusting and offensive. We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down.”

§ She has asked for forgiveness and admits that she crossed the line.

 

 

#MostFamousAthlete

§ According to a new study, it’s not Tom Brady, LeBron James, or Serena Williams.

§ Worldwide, the most famous athlete in the world is soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid striker.

§ He is regarded as one of the world’s best soccer players and has 261 million followers on Twittter, Facebook, and IG combined.

§ Coming in at #2 was Cleveland’s LeBron James, #3 is FC Barcelona soccer player Lionel Messi, #4 is tennis player Roger Federer, followed by #5 Phil Mickelson.

 

#StudyOrPlay

§ A lot of parents are asking themselves this question as a new study suggests that preschoolers that attend more academic-oriented schools vs. schools that focus more on free play, outperform peers by the equivalent of two and a half months of learning in literacy and math.

§ More studying and less playing is good for preschoolers.

§ Many parents worry that kid’s will not be able to be kids at that age but the key is that they are being stimulated and often don’t realize they are studying.

 

#PizzaEssay

§ A Tennessee girl was accepted to Yale University after her standout admission essay won her praise from Yale officers.

§ What did she write about? Pizza!

§ She was asked to write about something she loves to do so Carolina Williams wrote about ordering pizza from Papa John’s.

§ Her acceptance letter said “…as a fellow lover of pizza, I laughed out loud (then ordered pizza) after reading your application. Yale would be lucky to have you…)

§ Despite her successful application, she has decided to attend Auburn University in Alabama instead because she received some scholarships from there.

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