5 things that happened this summer that you probably already forgot about
Somehow, summer 2021 has come to a close (hello, sad girl fall!), so we’re going to take a look back at all the major things that happened this summer that you probably already forgot about, because this summer went by way too fast.
Would you rent your pool out to strangers? This app thinks so
If you’re one of these Floridians sitting in your kitchen right now looking at your pool that goes completely idle during the summer, a new app is welcoming pool owners to earn some extra cash à la Airbnb by listing their underutilized swimming pools this summer.
This Florida water park has been named the best in the entire country
Florida is now home to the best water park in the United States. For the second time, Aquatica Orlando has claimed the top spot in the USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s poll. The Florida park took the top honor in 2021, beating out the competition.
Tennessee Cops Say Summer Wells Missing-Child Case Is ‘Outside the Norm’
Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationTennessee police said Thursday that they are “frustrated” by the lack of clarity in the disappearance of 5-year-old Summer Wells—who was planting flowers in her garden and then just vanished.“While every case is different, this one is definitely outside of the norm,” Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Leslie Earhart said at a briefing on the progress, or lack of it, in the case.“Typically in an investigation like this one, we have some idea of where tnews.yahoo.com
Officials warn Florida parents against leaving children in hot parked cars
A child dies from being left in a hot car every ten seconds in the United States.With the summer months already upon us, the Department of Children and Families is taking the time to remind all parents to be cautious and vigilant to make sure their children don’t become a statistic.
2 South Florida hotels make list of top 4 most saved in the US
According to TripAdvisor’s new category, The Most Saved Hotels, two South Florida hotels are among the top four most saved on Tripadvisor. Havana Cabana at Key West not only topped the list for the U.S., it also topped the list globally. Fourth on the list is The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach.
‘Revenge shopping’ is at an all-time high, but what is it?
“Revenge shopping” is the idea that people are ready to refresh their wardrobes in order avenge what they were denied in 2020. Now, many people are ready to spend big bucks to refresh their wardrobes for upcoming vacations and social gatherings.
From heat to snow: Rocky Mountains see 60-degree plunge
Heat and strong winds also hit California and parts of the Pacific Northwest over the holiday weekend, triggering destructive wildfires. Snow fell in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, where portions of Interstate 80 closed and forecasters predicted up to a foot (30 centimeters) in the mountains and temperatures in the teens (-7 Celsius) overnight. Several northern Utah school districts canceled classes, and officials warned people to stay inside if possible to avoid flying debris, downed power lines and other dangers. Several semitrailer trucks blew over on northern Utah highways. Freeze and frost warnings also were posted for parts of Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota and Minnesota.
This virtual camp includes 1,200 videos and experiences -- and they’re all free
Summer camp might not be an option this year, but YouTube has created a free #CampYouTube, so as to re-create common camp experiences through YouTube videos. These include arts and crafts, sports, writing workshops, photography tutorials, mental health exercises, exploring the outdoors and SO much more — seriously, there are about 1,200 videos in total. Any interest in learning how to make a ping pong ball float? Plus, YouTube uses resources for its videos from partners like the BBC, Imagination Library, Code.org, Breakthrough Junior Challenge, Google Arts and Culture, National Geographic Society, Sesame Street and others. “These resources are not meant to replace homework assigned by teachers, but meant to complement that work,” YouTube states on its camp website.
Lolo Jones on Rio Olympics, comeback and critics
Olympic track and field star Lolo Jones is one of 10 American athletes to compete in both the Summer and Winter Games. Only 130 people worldwide can make that claim, and on that list, only 25 are women. The 33-year-old hurdler and bobsledder is now focused on Rio Olympics, putting behind what she calls her “worst year professionally" after two surgeries and several injuries. If she makes the U.S. team, it will be her fourth Olympic appearance. Lolo Jones joins “CBS This Morning" to discuss how she is defying her critics.cbsnews.com
Looking beyond Labor Day for travel deals
Summer may be coming to an end, but travel editor Peter Greenberg says the travel season could be heating up. Greenberg joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to explain all of the get-away deals that are quietly floated out by hotels, resorts, cruise lines and airlines in September to last you the rest of the year.cbsnews.com
Too soon for Santa? Holiday deals being offered earlier than ever
Too soon for Santa? Holiday deals being offered earlier than ever Summer is not over until next week, but it is already beginning to look a lot like Christmas in retail stores around the country. "Adweek" executive editor Tony Case joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what is behind the early holiday push.cbsnews.com
Who needs to worry about West Nile virus
Who needs to worry about West Nile virus Summer is West Nile virus season, and cases of of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported in numerous states in recent weeks. For most people, infection is not serious, but some patients can get very sick or even die. Dr. Steven Gordon, chairman of the department of infectious disease at the Cleveland Clinic, tells CBS News who's most at risk and how to prevent it.cbsnews.com
Lyme disease "doesn't kill you, but it squeezes every drop of life from you"
Lyme disease "doesn't kill you, but it squeezes every drop of life from you" Summer is a high-risk season for Lyme disease, which is caused by a bacteria transmitted by ticks. Dr. Bernard Raxlen of Lyme Resource Medical in New York explains what to watch out for and how to treat it.cbsnews.com