What's Trending: "Summer is Unofficially Over"

Labor Day, Fast Food, Alex Trebek, Clue

August 29, 2019

What’s Trending: Friday, August 30th, 2019

 

#LaborDay

§     This weekend we celebrate the unofficial end of summer.

§     The first Labor Day celebration was Sept. 5th, 1882, in New York City.

§     10,000 citizens marched for labor rights down the streets of Manhattan.

§     During that time the average American worked 12 hours a day, six days a week.

§     It wasn’t until the Adamson Act passed on Sept. 3, 1916 that our modern eight-hour workday was established.

§     Labor Day is the second-most dangerous holiday weekend to drive on U.S. highways, next to Memorial Day.

 

#FastFood

§     Study: Fast food may contribute to teen depression.

§     Urine samples were taken from middle schoolers and they found high levels of sodium and low levels of potassium.

§     That indicates highly processed food including fast food, frozen meals and unhealthy snacks, along with a lack of healthy fruits and vegetables.

§     The study found that higher urine levels of sodium and potassium predicted more signs of depression a year and a half later.

§     Depression among those 12-17 has increased in the last year by a whopping 52%.

§     They say many factors could be contributing to it including lack of sleep, overuse of social media and even a fear of climate change.

 

#AlexTrebek

§     He is back at work five months after revealing his cancer diagnosis.

§     He is looking happy and healthy.

§     He when through chemo and says he is on the mend.

§     Production for season 36 of Jeopardy! is already underway and new episodes are slated to begin airing on September 9th.

 

#Clue

§     The board game is eliminating one of its original rooms and letting you pick the new one.

§     The game is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and they’re letting fans in on the celebration by changing the mansion.

§     The remodel will replace The Hall in the Tudor Manor and fans can choose a new room with their options including a guest room, bathroom, drawing room, or a revamp of the original hall.

§     You can vote online through September 9th at houzz.com/clue