9 Things We Didn’t Write About but That You Might Want to Talk About, Including Racist NFL Fans, the Surprisingly Progressive Miss America Pageant, and Pot-Infused Coffee

Have you learned any emotional survival tactics, like Hillary Clinton has?
Publish date:
September 11, 2016
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If you’re feeling like you don’t quite know what to do or how to act or how to be, or if you're not feeling anything at all about the day today, that's all A-OK. Today’s roundup includes news stories that might make you ache and trending topics that might catch you off guard. Or not. Read them and weep. Or not. Then let's talk about any or all of them below, yes?

Fifteen years later, the identity of 9/11’s “Falling Man” is still unknown. [TIME]

Hillary Clinton spoke with Humans of New York about why she learned to control her emotions at a young age. [Slate]

The #boycottNFL hashtag, initially used by über-patriots who don’t take kindly to silent anti-racism protests during the national anthem, was flipped on its head to point out the league’s checkered history of tolerating domestic violence, sexual abuse, unsafe conditions for players, etc. There is a lot to unpack here. [Ebony]

Exercising for two and a half hours a week lessens — or even “cancels out” — negative health effects of drinking, says a new study. [CNN]

In good Missouri news: Erin O’Flaherty, a.k.a. Miss Missouri, is the Miss America pageant’s first openly lesbian contestant. [New York Times]

In bad Missouri news: A columnist at the St. Joseph News-Press wrote an opinion piece titled “Why I’ll never date a feminist,” wherein he denies the wage gap, rape culture on college campuses, and the patriarchy. All in the second paragraph! [News-Press]

Two startups in Boulder, Colorado, are infusing coffee beans with marijuana. [Eater]

Matt Lauer was harshly criticized for his performance moderating a presidential forum on Wednesday. Journalists and political commentators accused Lauer of repeatedly interrupting Hillary Clinton and not fact-checking Donald Trump’s statements, among other missteps. [New York Times]

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, revealed on her Facebook page that she is in love with her best friend, Rayya Elias, a woman. [Facebook]

What pieces of news are you talking about this week? Please do leave a comment about these stories or any stories that grabbed your attention. Alrighty then.