Today's Update

September 12, 2018

THE BIG ONE

The "Storm Of a Lifetime" -- that's how The National Weather Service is describing Hurricane Florence and her potential impact on parts of the Carolina coastline. Weather experts say it's still unclear where exactly the monster storm will make landfall -- but she's likely to stay farther south. Forecasters are warning that Florence could hover offshore for several days before making landfall this weekend -- allowing her to pack her punches even harder than originally predicted. President Trump today is warning the almost 2 million people who are in her possible path to "get out of its way...Don't play games with it. It's a big one." 

 

JUUL (OF) DENIAL

Electronic cigarette companies are romancing too many young people with their fruity-flavored liquid nicotine. So says the Food and Drug Administration, and now the agency is threatening to pull flavored e-cigarette products off the shelves unless their makers can prove they have a plan to prevent underage usage. The companies that manufacture Juul, Vuse, MarkTen XL, Blu and Logic now have sixty days to comply before the FDA moves forward with a vape veto. More than 97 percent of the e-cigarette market consists of flavored products. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb explains, "The FDA cannot tolerate a whole generation of young people becoming addicted to nicotine as a trade-off for enabling adults to access these products." 

 

 

IT'S COOL TO BE KIND

That's the message we give our kids. Now, it's even easier to spread the word with this great roundup of children's books that encourage kids to be kind to others. Pass it on!

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WHO DO WE LOVE?

A day late and a dollar short but we still have it for you. On Monday our favorite comedian debuted a new line of super cool clothing, shoes and accessories with mega-retailer Walmart. The beauty -- it's all about inclusivity -- the best (not beast). It's super cute.

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WEDDING WEEKEND 

Looks like the latest royal wedding couple -- Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank -- are planning to mix it up for their upcoming October 12th nuptials. Talk about a party! Read on for your royal fix.

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