ODDITIES & SOCIAL BLAH BLAHS

By Malcolm Out Loud | The latest and hotest in social blahs and those oddities that leave you shaking your head.

Why intense workouts are leading to a life-threatening condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Christopher Michael Everett went to his first SoulCycle class, he gave it his all. He sat in the front of the class, cranked the resistance on his bike and started pedaling.<p>Within the first five to 10 minutes, his thighs began to hurt and feel abnormal. But he powered through the pain …

Exercise

How Sarahah became one of the most popular iPhone apps in the world

The App Store's most popular free app isn't what you think it is.<p>It's called Sarahah, and in the past week, it's surged to the top of the App Store in regions like Australia, Ireland, the U.S, and the UK.<p>Created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, the app is essentially a social …

Apps

London Officers Make Girl Cry After Fining Her For Lemonade Stand

Officials dropped the fine and issued an apology after news of the lemonade stand went viral.<p>London officials are apologizing after a group of enforcement officers punished a 5-year-old girl for setting up a lemonade stand this week.<p>The girl was the daughter of André Spicer, a professor at the City …

Parenting

Kim Davis's Fight Against Marriage Equality to Cost Kentucky Over $200K

Kim Davis’s fight against marriage equality is going to cost the state of Kentucky $222,695.<p>U.S. District Judge David Bunning, the same one who found …

Equality

This beauty blogger made some racist comments, and the internet is NOT having it

swiss blogger cocomadkilla opened her kbeauty post with "we don't always understand the ching chongs with the black hair and funny clothes" …

Racism

Empty JetBlue Seats Turn Into a 'Nightmare' and People Are Super Grossed Out

One of life's great pleasures is the surprise of open seats next to you on a plane. That happened for Jessie Char as she boarded a recent JetBlue …

Cool Stuff

Why You Should Never Eat Food on Planes, and Other Jet-Set Tips - Bloomberg

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Airlines

Biggest Threat to Health? Solving the Wrong Problems

Want to solve intractable problems in health and healthcare? The process probably has much less to do with <i>“solving”</i> than you would think. We are all probably familiar with Einstein’s famous quote, <i>“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I would spend the first fifty-five minutes determining the proper</i> …

Design Thinking

Dog rescues drowning baby deer in the most adorable video you’ll see today

We already knew dogs are saviors to humankind – but it turns out they are heroes to other species as well! Recently a golden retriever named Storm …

Golden Retriever

Teen Kills Himself To Win Social Media’s Disturbing “Blue Whale Challenge”

The "suicide game" involves completing 49 twisted tasks before taking your own life to "win."<p>Isaiah Gonzalez, 14, killed himself while participating …

Cool Stuff

Drinking more coffee leads to a longer life, two studies say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday.<p>The findings have resurfaced the centuries-old conversation on coffee's health effects.<p>One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study …

Coffee

Cops Left This Hilarious Note for Grower After Finding and Destroying His Cannabis Plants

When our extraterrestrial friends finally make their long-awaited trip down to Earth, I imagine the first thing they'll ask us mere humans about is …

Cannabis

10 questions that can dramatically change your life (and your business)

The quality of our questions determines the quality of our lives.<p>A few years ago, I was in a dreary situation that I didn’t know how to get out of. I was not passionate about the work that I was doing, I wasn’t surrounding myself with the right people, and I felt like a hamster running in circles.<p>I …

Peter Thiel

Baton Rouge officer sues Black Lives Matter over 2016 ambush of cops

<b>(CNN) —</b> A wounded officer's lawsuit filed in federal court in Louisiana alleges Black Lives Matter and several of its leaders are responsible for last year's ambush on law enforcement in Baton Rouge.<p>The July 17, 2016, attack by gunman Gavin Long claimed the lives of two police officers and a …

Policing

Elderly woman flashes stunned crowd at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An elderly woman shown dancing on the videoboard between innings at Dodger Stadium proceeded to flash the crowd.<p>Fans egged on her daring dance moves and perhaps emboldened by their cheers, the smiling woman quickly lifted her blue shirt, revealing a white bra underneath in the …

Entertainment

50 People Share What They're Grateful to Do Every Day

At night, when you think about how you spent your day, how often do you focus on all the things you <i>had</i> to do?<p><i>I worked. I ran errands. I went to the</i> …

Happiness

Why Women Are Really Mad About Ashton Kutcher's Plans to Discuss Sexism in Tech

We all know that Silicon Valley doesn't exactly have a great track record when it comes to sexism: recent headlines have centered around the resignations of Uber's CEO and of Justin Caldbeck, a major figure in venture capital, both after accusations of sexual harassment. Not to mention the …

Ashton Kutcher

Breaking Into a Russian Military Base to See an Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttle Was Worth the Risk

Because any trip to see a Soviet shuttle is worth it as long as no one’s wearing handcuffs at the end.<p>A group of YouTubers going by the name …

Cool Stuff

Getting more women into the c-suite means keeping them in the talent pipeline

Women now make up nearly 60% of college graduates in the US, as well as more than 50% of graduate school classes in many traditionally male fields, including law and medicine. Yet despite these gains, equality has not been reached in business, especially at the most senior levels.<p>As the only female …

C-suite Leadership

Ashton Kutcher Responds to Social Media Backlash After Post About Women in Workplace

Ashton Kutcher announced on Wednesday that he’s hosting a “live open dialog [sic] about gender equality in the work place [sic]” where he hopes to …

Ashton Kutcher

A Delta Airlines Flight Attendant Subdued An Unruly Passenger By Breaking A Wine Bottle Over His Head

Between United Airlines’ viral (and violent) ejection of Dr. David Dao and footage of a Delta Airlines pilot hitting a passenger in the midst of an airport fight, carriers haven’t had a lot of good press as of late. Yet airline employees aren’t always the villains in these stories, as demonstrated …

Aviation

Beachgoers Burn Chris Christie With Sand Sculpture Of Sunbathing Pic

Cheeky.<p>Much like getting sand in your swimsuit, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) rubbed people the wrong way over the holiday weekend.<p>On Friday, Christie shut down New Jersey’s government when a budget could not be passed. Due to the shut-down, all state-run beaches were closed for the Fourth of …

Island Beach State Park

Restaurants Are Returning Their Empty Oyster Shells To The Ocean To Rebuild Decimated Reefs

A partnership between a nonprofit and a waste-management company in Mobile, Alabama has already diverted 2.8 million oyster shells from landfill.<p>Producing up to 500 million pounds of oysters each year, the Gulf Coast region of the United States is a shellfish haven: The area accounts for 67% of the …

Oceans

73% Are Using Internet Of Things Data To Improve Their Business

• According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index, M2M connections will represent 46% of connected devices by 2020.<br>• 95% of execs surveyed plan to launch an IoT business within three years.<p>These and many other insights are from the recently published Cisco Internet of Things (IoT) study, The Journey to …

Internet of Things

Calgary Day Trip: Plan an Epic Weekend in Banff National Park and Beyond

Less than a two-hour drive from downtown Calgary, Canada‘s Banff National Park is one of the most popular weekend trips from Alberta’s biggest city. …

Canada

Is this the iPhone 8? Sure looks like it

IPhone 8

Lakers fans ask team to retire Kobe’s last name after seeing Thomas Bryant’s jersey

The Los Angeles Lakers introduced rookies Thomas Bryant, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart on Thursday. After the team tweeted out photos of all of them and their jerseys, some Lakers fans called out Bryant.<p>Fans don’t like seeing the last name “Bryant” on the back of a jersey that doesn’t belong to Kobe …

Basketball

Couple considers lawsuit after bulldog drowns at pet resort pool

A couple in Arizona is considering legal action after their bulldog drowned at a pet resort despite them warning the business that the pooch couldn’t …

Dogs

Billionaire Sheryl Sandberg Says Men Are Ruling the World and Doing Crappy Job of It

“We know that men still run the world,” Sheryl Sandberg announced at Cannes. “I am not sure it is going all that well.”<p>That’s kind of rich coming …