Gabatron Morning Briefing – 5-7-15: Spouses Behaving Badly

According to a new study from across the pond, social media can end up doing a lot of damage to marriages. One in seven married people said they would consider a divorce because of how their spouses were behaving on popular social media sites and apps like Facebook, Snapchat, Skype, What’sApp, and Twitter.

Parents in Idaho are trying to get ‘Of Mice and Men’ banned. They say it’s too dark and are complaining about the language. Kite Runner is also on the literary chopping block.

Someone in my former stomping grounds of Schaumburg, IL decided to rent their treehouse of Airbnb for $195 a night. The treehouse a fireplace, small refrigerator and “cushy” robes for travelers, among other amenities, according to the rental listing. The city of Schaumburg has now decided that they have to regulate the size of treehouses.

JetBlue is now offering flights from JFK to Havana. That comes the same week the US issued licenses for ferry service between the United States and Cuba for the first time in five decades.

Plus, There’s a new documentary about Big Bird, specifically Carol Spinney, the actor slash puppetter who portrays Big Bird. Apparently, Big Bird was almost a passenger on the doomed Challenger space shuttle in 1986.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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