S**t You Need to Know on Monday

May 19 • Culture • 968 Views

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Mondays are typically a crap shoot of getting up, cleaning up the mess from the previous day of relaxing and trying to walk out the door with my cell phone, laptop, cash, lunch, and shoes that match. I also have to make sure my fiancé has cash, gas in the car, lunch (although this step doesn’t typically happen), and a matching belt and shoe combo. (Again, that last step doesn’t always happen either.)

 

In attempt to make sure I have something intelligent to discuss with my co-workers on Monday, I try to peruse the news quickly and find a few topics to talk about so it looks like I know current events.

 

Here’s what you should know today; you’re welcome.

 

Rubik’s Cube Turns 40!

Google created a Doodle and now I know what I’ll be doing during my lunch and free time. Get more details here.

 

 

Merriam Webster adds new words to the dictionary

New words include ‘selfie’, ‘steampunk’, ‘catfish’, and ‘dubstep’. Take a look at the full list of words here.

 

 

Michael Jackson’s Billboard Award Performance

Cool or creepy? You decide.

 

 

Recently Dismissed NY Times Editor Jill Abramson Makes First Appearance

Jill Abramson spoke to the Wake Forest University graduating class of 2014. She didn’t shy away from her recent controversy. Find out what she said here.

 

 

MERS virus has infiltrated to the U.S.

The first case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome transmitted in the US has been identified in an Illinois man. Could this turn into an epidemic? Read more.

 

 

AT&T Purchases DirecTV for $48.5 Billion

In their quest to take over the world, AT&T makes a huge purchase. What does this mean for you? Find out here.

 

 

And that’s the stuff you need to know today. Anything I missed?

 

 

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