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Apparently, pregnancy is highly contagious right now in Winston-Salem. Six nurses and pals who all work at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are all currently expecting. Known as “The Fabulous Six Pack,” a term of endearment coined by their patients, these gals will have plenty of support and story-swapping ahead when they return to work after maternity leave. Safe to say, the center will probably be hiring a few new nurses in the next nine months...

Here are your 5 points to kick off this awesome Tuesday:

  1. Good news sweaty folks, temps are gonna cool off this week! 
  2. Deadly fire rages in Yosemite shutting down key route. 
  3. Still no opening date for Wake Forest pool, sad face. 
  4. Look up for these space events going down this week. 
  5. Be a hero and help the Durham police to identify these robbery suspects

 

YOUR TRIANGLE DAY AHEAD

Relive the 80's!

Boy George and Culture Club and the B-52s Perform Tonight

Do you feel lost around all these millennials and wish that you could just wear a side ponytail and rock out to your fave 80’s music? Well, tonight you are in luck because a collection of 80’s music will be on display at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Boy George and Culture Club AND the B-52’s are all hitting the stage to belt out their best. Boy George and Culture Club are working on their first new music in about two decades and boast 150 million singles and records sold all over the world. So not only do you get to rock out to “Karma Chameleon” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”, but ya’ll can get a sneak peek at the new tunes they’re cookin up too. Gates open at 5 so ditch work early, change into your neon outfit and travel back in time for a night.

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Where are you?

You Are Here

This week is your last chance to check out You Are Here at the North Carolina Museum of Art Park. If you’re into contemporary art and light installations, then you will absolutely love this exhibit put on by 15 artists. You can also see cool stuff like sound installations, video works, mixed-media room-size environments and site-specific projects. From low-tech for all you flip phone users to new media, super tech advanced displays for the more savvy peeps, there is something for everyone. You can also check out the debut of the museum’s new exhibit from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama called Light of Life which is a mirrored hexagonal box full of mirrors, LEDs and more. Don’t miss this super arty experience!

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NC NEWS

Start em Young!

Elementary Students Learning Food Growing Skills

Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow your own food? Well now you can just send your kids to learn it for you and get their green thumb on. Sprout Scouts is an after-school gardening program in Raleigh which teaches kids how to be superstar gardeners by planting and growing their own healthy food. It’s important for kids to learn where their food comes from and how they can eat healthy food that they grow themselves. As you can imagine, parents are praising the program because it might take the pressure off trying to find new ways of masking veggies so their kids will eat them. BackPack Buddies is another awesome program that provides 50 backpacks stuffed with food to kids on Friday who don’t have enough to eat for the weekend. 

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Taking Vegetarian to a Whole New Level

WeWork Bans Meat

If you haven’t noticed, co-working community spaces are so the thing these days, and WeWork is at the forefront of the movement. WeWork already provides fun work spaces to Charlotte peeps and will soon be hitting the Triangle area. However, you may want to stock your freezer with steaks if you’re going to be working in one of these offices because the company is banning meat from company events and won’t reimburse any meals which contain red meat, poultry or pork. Yeah, we bet all the 6,000 current employees are super stoked on this idea. According to their big boss, WeWork is only trying to single-handedly save the planet since this move will save an estimated 16.7 billion gallons of water, 445.1 million lbs of CO2 emissions and over 15 million animals by 2023. 

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OTHER NEWS

Billionaires to the Rescue!

US Charter School Movement Gets Rich Help

As public education continues to go downhill in our country, alternatives are being supported big time. Charter schools say no thanks to following traditional rules or standards and they can help address students’ individual needs which most public schools fail to do. Since charter schools operate on government funding, this becomes a problem in some states where charter schools aren’t supported. Billionaires like Bill and Melinda Gates have given millions of dollars to see charter school law approved in Washington. Similar wealthy philanthropists with their fancy foundations and charities are doing the same throughout the country. It’s a battle of the rich vs teachers unions who think that all this donated money could be going to the public schools who desperately need it. 

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BFFs in Finland

Trump Stays Loyal to Putin, not the U.S.

Trump and Russian prez Putin met in Helsinki yesterday for their long-anticipated summit. The two had a two-hour long playdate behind closed doors and while no one will ever know what was really discussed, Trump attempted to answer some questions after. Instead of asking Putin the questions Americans have been dying to get answers to regarding Russia’s alleged involvement in meddling with the 2016 election, Trump questioned his own country instead. Putin continues to firmly deny any Russian involvement in the election and said he really wanted his friend to win because of his awesome policies. When pressed more on the issue, Trump ignored the topic and again asked where Hilary’s emails are. 

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