5 Things to Talk About Today

Sacha Strebe
  • Apple has officially entered the streaming music game, with the launch Apple Music today. The new service is available as a built-in part of the iOS 8.4 Music app for iPhone and iPad devices, which is also available today. The service is free for the first three months you sign up, then it starts from $9.99 a month thereafter. — Techcrunch
     
  • #SelfieWithDaughter campaign that asks dads to take pictures of themselves with their daughters, goes global. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who doesn’t have children, launched the movement to promote the rights of females in India. Now thousands of photos of moms and dads with their female offspring, sisters, cousins, and nieces have been posted online across the world. — The Wall Street Journal
     
  • Sugar-sweetened drinks have been linked to the deaths of about 25,000 American adults a year. According to a new study, deaths from diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases have all been linked to sugary drinks. While nutritionists have been warning us for years on the health risks of the sacchrine sin, this is the first-ever comprehensive report. — International Business Times
     
  • A crowdfund campaign has been set up to bailout Greece, and the donations are flooding in. The "Greek Bailout Fund" has already raised 50,000 euros of the 1.6 billion goal, and the 29-year-old campaign creator states "all profits will go to the Greek people". At the average Crowdfund rate, raising that much money could take some time, but things seem to be moving fast. And as the Indiegogo page puts it, that's "only just over €3 from each European". — Bloomberg.  
     
  • Obama wants millions of Americans to be paid overtime. The President has called for an overhaul of overtime regulations that would see Americans eligible to receive time-and-a-half pay for overtime hours. If the rule passes, salaried workers making below the new threshold would automatically be paid overtime wages when they work more than 40 hours each week. — Fortune

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