Happy Father's Day

Jun 17, 2016

Happy Father's Day! In honor of all the Dads and Granddads out there, we present t you this GIF of a dog in a Hawaiian shirt. Why?  Not sure, but it seems like the visual equivalent of a Dad joke.  On this episode of Word of Mouth, presidential Dad's, the case of an alleged Boston Marathon cheater, and a report on the sorry state of commercial sunscreens.  Enjoy!

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First Dads

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's status as presumptive nominee for the Democratic party highlights an obvious fact - of the 43 individuals to serve thus far as Commander-in-Chief, all of them have been men. But here's another thing they have in common that you might not have thought much about - all of them have been, in some capacity or another, fathers.

For many past presidents, this detail may seem like a trivial footnote, but Joshua Kendall, author of First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama, argues that the relationship between these fathers and their children has shaped the white house, and the country, in dramatic and unexpected ways.

The More You Know - About Sunscreen

It's just about summer, so if you haven't already, it's time to get off of Netflix, slather on the sunscreen, and get outside -  but when you do, keep in mind that not all sunscreens are created equal.   Trisha Calvo is the deputy content editor for Consumer Reports. They discovered that nearly half of the sunscreen products they tested failed to live up to their SPF claims - and that so-called "natural sunscreens" are the least likely to offer adequate sun protection.

Anotha Boston Cheat

Ari Ofsevit is a guy from Boston fueled by an intense, nerdy love for sports. The day after running this year’s Boston Marathon, his face was all over the cover of the Boston Globe and on all of the network news channels, but on the internet, people were accusing him of cheating. This is Ari’s story.

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