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March 6, 2019: What to Know


  • Bingo Barnes
  • Just a week after the dissolution of a summit in Vietnam between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, NPR reports that satellite images appear to indicate North Korea is rebuilding its Sohae Satellite Launching Station, a previously deactivated test site for long-range rockets. According to experts, a rocket-engine test stand and a transfer structure have been put back together since the summit ended without a deal regarding the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

  • In more not-so-cheerful news, WalletHub has named Idaho the United States' 44th-worst state for women. The study looked at 24 key indicators, including statistics like the women's unemployment rate, the number of women-owned businesses, the affordability of doctor's visits, the prevalence of rape and stalking, and the rate of high school graduation and depression for women statewide. Only West Virginia, Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina and Mississippi received lower rankings, with the latter at the bottom of the heap. The best state for women is Minnesota, followed by Massachusetts and North Dakota. Hover over each state on the map below to see where it lands on the list.

    Source: WalletHub

  • On the lighter side, Bon Appetite has a report on a new beer trend for athletes and health nuts: "wellness beer." Also known as "recovery beers," these supposedly good-for-you brews are often gluten-free and made with trendy ingredients like sea salts, electrolytes, chia seeds and bee pollen. If the wellness beer pioneers have their way, Gatorade may be out, and beer may be in on the track and in the locker room.