Daily Skimm: Loud noises

Email sent: Aug 10, 2018 6:26 am

Is this your brand on Milled? You can claim it.

Share theSkimm

Skimm'd while trying to tune out construction


"Coard of Trustees" - A university in Colorado made a typo on thousands of diplomas. But don't worry, the education there is top notch.


The Story

A federal court says the EPA has to ban a dangerous pesticide.

What is it?

It's called chlorpyrifos (we're not sure how to pronounce it either). It's been used since the '60s as a way to keep pests away from crops like corn, apples, soybeans, and cotton. EPA scientists have said even a small amount of it can lead to brain development issues in kids.


Yup. The pesticide was banned in some capacity starting in 2000. A few years ago, the Obama admin proposed expanding the ban so it would no longer be used on foods. But last year, then-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (#TBT) said 'nah, screw the ban.' He said the agency's research was flawed and the ban could hurt farmers who relied on it for their crops. Farmworkers, environmental groups, and some states sued the EPA in response.

What's the latest?

Yesterday, a federal appeals court ruled that the EPA violated federal law by ignoring scientific proof that the pesticide is harmful. And that the agency didn't prove that it had a legit reason to not ban it. Now the EPA has 60 days to put the pesticide on its 'not good for humans' list. But the admin could appeal to the Supremes.


The Trump admin and the EPA have been in the spotlight for rolling back a number of environmentally-friendly policies. Yesterday's ruling could prevent wider use of a product that could seriously harm children.


What people are watching...

Yemen. Yesterday, a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in northern Yemen killed at least 50 people - including dozens of children - and wounded 77 others. Yemen is in the middle of a civil war that's pitted the Houthi rebels (backed by Iran) against Yemen gov forces (backed by Saudi Arabia and the US). The conflict has killed thousands of people and forced millions to flee. Yesterday, the attack hit a bus in a busy market. The coalition says it was targeting Houthi rebels who had fired a missile over Saudi territory earlier this week. Instead, it killed many children and UNICEF is calling this attack "unconscionable."

What to say when you start your dream job...

Is this really happening? Yesterday, VP Mike Pence said 'ta-da' and unveiled the Pentagon's game plan to make Space Force a thing by 2020. This would become the sixth military branch and the first to be established in more than 70 years. President Trump is super pumped. And his campaign wants supporters to vote for their fave Space Force logo. To infinity and beyond, I guess?

PS: If space is your thing, don't miss this weekend's meteor shower. If you had our app, it would already be on your cal. Along with all kinds of events that should be on your radar. Get it here.

What people are talking about...

Puerto Rico. The gov there finally admitted that the number of people that died in Hurricane Maria is likely much higher than they initially let on. After the destructive hurricane hit the island last year, the gov said the official death toll was 64. Now, in a report to Congress, the gov says it's prob actually closer to 1,400 deaths. That's more than 20 times the official number. And marks one of the deadliest hurricanes to ever hit the US.

What you will keep hearing about...

The opioid epidemic. It's killed tens of thousands of people in the past few years. And was declared a public health emergency. Yesterday, the CDC said the number of US women who gave birth addicted to opioids quadrupled over 15 years. Not doubled. Not tripled. Quadrupled. States with the highest increases each year were Maine, New Mexico, Vermont, and West Virginia. Meanwhile, another study is trying to tackle the epidemic by humanizing the situation to doctors. It sent hundreds of doctors letters that gave the name and info of patients that had died from opioid prescriptions. Turns out, the docs that received the letters started prescribing fewer opioids than docs that didn't get letters. Interesting.

What to say when you hear Tribune and Sinclair are calling things off...

We were on a break. Now Ross isn't.


"All We Ever Wanted" by Emily Giffin

You may think of Nashville as Bachelorette HQ. It's also apparently home to a lot of local drama. In this book - written by the author of "Something Borrowed" and other fave beach reads - the son of a wealthy family there gets involved in a social media scandal. Spoiler: all hell breaks loose, y'all. Get it here.


For when your Summer Fridays are numbered...

Make them count. We want to send you and a friend to Amsterdam this year. Five days of stroopwafels, canals, and art. Van Gogh for it.

For when the playlist is Britney heavy...

Gimme gimme s'more. Happy National S'mores Day. Get toasted with this spiked milkshake recipe.

For your friend who refuses to see the new "Mamma Mia!" movie with you...

If Cher's ABBA cover doesn't convince you, nothing will.


Skimm HQ is sipping on matcha lattes. Share theSkimm with a friend who can't get through a day without matcha.

Or use this referral link


* indicates Skimm'bassador. Raise your glass.

Jack Harrison Bayer NY, Betsy Morgan NY, Phyllis Mack NY, Gaby Kassin NY, Liza Amling NY, Kaleb Swanson CA,, *Jen Cannon PA, *Tory Round NY, *Liz White TX, *Justina Perro MA, *Maria Truesdale MO, Courtney Gentzel, *Bonnie Brendle, *Sarah Reul NY, *Brittany Berger NY, *Tabitha LaCourse TN, *Chelsea Zeller TX, *Carol Rooney CA, *Rebecca Capon UK, *Margaux Lochmiller CO, *Krista Eckels KS, *Ellen Brunker MN, *Clare Miller CO, *Annie Choi NY, *Harley Arce CA, *Mikaela Kluver PA, *Alante Falkner FL, *Ellie Reed NY, *Rachel Priya, *Allison Cowden IL, *Sterling Klein FL, *Sophia Worth TX, *James Coulter NM, *Haley Boyd OK, *Leah Starr CA, *Haelei Cavender WV, *Jess Roscoe MA, *Morgan Kleinberg MA, *Ellen Harris FL, *Jessica Meyer MN, *Chelsea Pellegrino CT, *Anna Paladini CA, *Hannah Yohnk WI, *Arianna Nevins CA, *Cinthia Panayotti TX, *Brielle d'Estries NY, *Kim Marks IL, *Lauren Coppola MA, *Gaby Lorenzo CA, *Mallory Miczulski PA, Allie Gray IL, Lindsay Haas MI, Julie Randolph CA, Kali Book IL, Allie Murray NH, Erin Sorensen NE, Jennifer Adams DC, Allison Sommer CA, Emaleigh Dudley CA, Katie Berger CA, Nilou Sarvian CA, Beatrice Phillips IN, Missy Stockton VA, Melody Yan CA, Amanda Rahe MI, Ellen Harris NJ, Carole vS SC, Donna Boyd TX, Julia Miller GA, Joey Dibuonno IL, Jessica Hayes TN, John Piscopio CO, Amy Chang Radosevich CA, Marilynn Joyner DC, Reagan Francis TX, Tara Glancey PA, Juliana Overstreet VA, ElizaBeth Backman UT, Mallory Miles PA, Elise Emord, Veronica Loftus NY, Leigh Frigm VA, Marisa Loper WA, Mary Kamovitch CT, Catharine Hamrick IL, Amanda Slack MS, Heather Page FL, Meg O'Leary MA, Madelyne Ortiz NY, Amanda Etingin CAN, Melody Grace FL, Sarah Breden IL, Margot Bonomo VA, Megan Montgomery CO, Evelyn Katz PA, Stacy Widerman NY, Caitlin Viccora VA, Tara Mehta PA, Annie Brito-Proeschold VA, Jaclyn Gurwitz DC, Kelsey Crabtree TN, Rosemary Griffiths MN, Ginnie Smith GA, Meredith Ritter, Nikki Dean CO, Mindy Heintskill IL, Brett Bauer IL, Laney Ufberg PA, Brittany Mathews MN, Nicole Ellis IL, Matthew Williams WI, Robert Goodman CT, Amara Taranto OH, Michelle Kyle CAN, Siena Thomas OH, Janet Migliazzo KS, Cynthia Miller IN, Marisa Giacopuzzi, Catherine Datz PA, Tanya McKeithen VA, Meghan Corbet IL, Tabitha Cortner AL, Kate Wilson LA, Carolyn Garrity AL, Franci Steinberg NJ, Jacqueline Grimm KY, Julie Heilman OH, Mariah Reicks CA, Tori Hastings CA, Layne Mims TX, Erin Doyle TX, Taryn Wilson CO, Emily Cavallo CA, Kaitlyn Ridel DC, Erin Andersen MT, Mary Behrens IL, Gretchen Berger FL, Shayna Tishler TN, Kaitlin Wegge MN, David Butler TX, Luanne Koskinen NJ

Skimm'd something we missed?


Copyright (c) 2018 theSkimm, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

theSkimm Inc. 50 West 23rd Street, Suite 5B

New York, NY, 10010, United States

Update Profile | Unsubscribe

theSkimm Inc.50 West 23rd Street, Suite 5B New York, NY, 10010, United States

Other emails from theSkimm

Feb 14, 2019
Daily Skimm: Love was made for me and you
Feb 13, 2019
Daily Skimm: See, my days are cold without you
Feb 12, 2019
Daily Skimm: Let’s rock, let’s rock today
Feb 11, 2019
Daily Skimm: Party in the city where the heat is on
Feb 8, 2019
Daily Skimm: Don’t stop, get it, get it
Feb 7, 2019
Daily Skimm: Let’s give them something to talk about