The weekend is almost here, and with it comes our weekly review. Join us in looking back (and possibly laughing) at some of this week's biggest news stories:
1. Sad State of Affairs The online dating trend has been growing in recent years, subjecting us all to those cringe-worthy eHarmony ads that just won’t go away. But, eHarmony is nothing compared to Ashley Madison, the dating website created specifically for people to cheat on their spouses. Recently, hackers accessed users’ information and threatened to reveal it publicly – a pretty big deal for a company that promises complete secrecy for all your nefarious plans. Ashley Madison is calling itself the victim of the whole situation, but all the betrayed spouses in the mix might have a different opinion.
2. A Whole New World After the whirlwind of publicity surrounding Pluto’s new photos, NASA again made headlines with their discovery of a planet that bears striking similarities to Earth. It’s in the same “habitable zone” that Earth occupies in our solar system, meaning it might be able to support life! One of the few differences from Earth is its size – it’s a bit bigger than Earth, but it seems that for planets, size really doesn’t matter.
3. Bad Blood Taylor Swift’s hit song “Bad Blood” just earned four VMA nominations, but it also seems to have caused some actual bad blood between Taylor and Nicki Minaj. Nicki called out the VMAs for their emphasis on promoting artists of a certain body type, which Taylor thought was an attack on her own song’s success. Image credit: Nicki Minaj’s Twitter
Taylor was indignant, Nicki was confused, and even Kim Kardashian accidentally (and hilariously) entered into the fray. Luckily, Taylor eventually figured out her mistake and apologized, thus stopping what could have been a nightmare of a Twitter feud in its tracks. So, next time you find yourself in a public Twitter catastrophe, you know how to defuse the situation…or, if all else fails, you’ll have great material for the next Top 40 hit.
4. Now, It’s Personal! It’s old news that Hillary Clinton used her personal email account for official secretary of state business, but the Justice Department was just petitioned this week to open an investigation into possible mishandling of classified information. Now, we know what you’re thinking – personalized emails are a great marketing strategy! (You were thinking that, right?) But, while we agree, it seems that getting too personal with your email when you handle sensitive government information might be a bad idea. So, remember: personalized emails: good for email newsletters…not so good for classified documents.
Now you’re caught up on this week's prominent post-its. Amused? Enraged? Confused? Let us know in the comments section!
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