5 Things to Talk About Today

  • Meryl Streep wrote letters to all 535 members of Congress asking for greater attention to be paid to the Equal Rights Amendment. "A whole new generation of women and girls are talking about equality—equal pay, equal protection from sexual assault, equal rights," says the Oscar winner's letter. — Associated Press
     
  • Fourteen brands of bottled water have been recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. The recall covers 11 states and includes ShopRite, Wegmans, and 7-Eleven. — Breitbart News
     
  • More Americans are renting and paying higher monthly rent despite the growth in the housing market. Falling home ownership means rental prices are sky high. — The New York Times
     
  • Lexus teases a hoverboard for consumer use. According to the company, it uses “magnetic levitation” and “liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets” to achieve flight. — TechCrunch
     
  • A new report finds that each American throws away roughly $640 worth of food a year. Of respondents, 79% are bothered by the waste of money, 45% are concerned because others are going hungry, but just 15% say they're concerned by the impact on the environment. — USA Today
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