24×4: 4 Stories In the Last 24 You Need To Know All About

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Here are 4 stories from the last 24 hours that will make you a hero at the water cooler for know just that much more!

Story 1:

Bill Cosby mess is turning into quicksand. Long story short, Bill Cosby said he had sexual relationships with at least five women outside his marriage, gave prescription sedatives to women he wanted to have sex with and tried to hide the affairs from his wife, according to a court deposition obtained by CNN. Now, people are truly giving him the side-eye. Cosby, 78, has never been criminally charged and has vehemently denied wrongdoing. In the deposition, he says the sex and drug-taking were always consensual. Okay… next…

Story 2 just writes itself.

Ashley Madison.. yea, the adultery website has issues! Hackers hit it hard and are threatening to expose the site’s users, Ashley Madison, which uses the advertising slogan “Life is short. Have an affair,” said Monday it had been attacked and some user data was stolen.The site is a dating website, with one important twist: Instead of connecting eligible singles, it caters to married people interested in having an affair. The site claims to have 37 million members, and has in the past bragged about its data security. Now, aren’t you curious to see what happens next?

Coming in at #3

Country’s favorite couple has split. You know this means monster album for both of them! Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert  have opted to split.

The couple told US Magazine:

“This is not the future we envisioned,And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”

Content Analyses of the country genre has found a high prevalence of themes that have been linked to suicide, such as divorce and jealousy. Additionally, they found that country music often encourages alcohol abuse as a normal or even necessary way of dealing with your problems. A previous study had linked exposure to country music and higher alcohol consumption. Frequent drinking seems to be linked to higher suicide risk, as implied in Wasserman’s analysis of the effect of prohibition. Let’s watch how this plays out.

Story #4 

The American Flag waves again in Cuba. American and Cuban diplomats stood side by side, while three Cuban guards in white uniforms marched out of the building, attached the flag to a recently constructed flag pole and raised it above Washington’s 16th Street, just 2 miles north of the White House, to mark the formal re-opening of the embassy While Cuba and the United States of America  have restored diplomatic relations as July 20, 2015, after having severed diplomatic ties in 1961 amid the Cold War. U.S. diplomatic representation in Cuba is handled by the United States Embassy in Havana, and there is a similar Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C.. The United States continues to maintain a commercial, economic, and financial embargo, which makes it illegal for U.S. corporations to do business with Cuba. That means it’s not all wine and roses just yet.