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‘Jeopardy!’ Apologizes for ‘Shameful’ Clue that Sparked Viewer Outage on Social Media

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Jeopardy! is the latest victim swept up in a wave of social media-driven fan fury this week after the famed quiz show delivered what was deemed by some viewers as an offensive clue during Monday’s broadcast.

The topic in question concerned a medical condition in which the contestants were asked to name the human organ targeted by a disease known as the “Grinch Syndrome,” the New York Post reported.

Guest host Savannah Guthrie read the clue during Monday’s episode, saying, “Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is also known as Grinch syndrome because this organ is too small.”

The answer the show was looking for was “the heart.” But according to doctors at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the syndrome is often misunderstood and most people who suffer from it have normal sized hearts.

By Tuesday, the show was apologizing after people who suffer from the syndrome informed the long-running game show that “Grinch Syndrome” is viewed as an offensive term because the Dr. Seuss character, The Grinch, has a heart that is too small because he is filled with hate, not because he has a medical condition.

Consequently, the show offered an apology, saying, “Yesterday’s program included a clue about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). After hearing from the community, we found we used an outdated and inaccurate term for this disorder, and we apologize.”

Still, social media exploded with condemnation for the game show’s clue:

This appeared on Jeopardy tonight. Grinch syndrome is an offensive term. Can you imagine Jeopardy making light of cancer or MS patients with a “funny” name for their debilitating health condition? Not acceptable. We’d love to see real questions about the autonomic nervous system. pic.twitter.com/kqetij1Jwx

— Dysautonomia Intl. (@Dysautonomia) June 22, 2021

How are you going to make sure this doesn’t happen again? How are you going to make this right?
Most Americans don’t know what POTS is. This will be the first time they’ve heard of it. They are going to think the clue is accurate because of the show’s credibility.

— Lillie Lainoff (@lillielainoff) June 22, 2021

The name refers to a creature that is less kind a loving because of its small heart. Disregarding the inaccuracy, calling someone a Grinch because they have a medical condition is insensitive and ableist. Also, “fat” is a factual descriptor, not the same thing.

— Grace Morris ♿✊🏿🚩🖤 (@Chronic_Queen__) June 23, 2021

hey @jeopardy this isn’t accurate at all. would love some pots representation and awareness but this ain’t it my dude 😤 pic.twitter.com/SgPpla1pXp

— blazy susan (@kvz93) June 22, 2021

The @Jeopardy writers are the real grinches. Tighten it up and get it together. You are an embarrassment. #longcovid #POTS pic.twitter.com/Ha2oGI2gBd

— Jared Smith (@jaredsv2) June 22, 2021

Oh @Jeopardy this is shameful. I have POTs and am sad you would resort to this. How low. And I might add, incredibly incorrect. Would you seriously tell a kid he has a condition that makes him Grinch?! I just…can’t believe this. #jeopardy https://t.co/9u5GIgdqE2

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Tigers knock off No. 14 seed Oregon in dramatic fashion, advance to Supers

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Tigers knock off No. 14 seed Oregon in dramatic fashion, advance to Supers

EUGENE, Ore. (WAFB) – LSU head coach Paul Mainieri’s career will extend for at least one more weekend as the Tigers took down the No. 14 national seed Oregon Ducks 9-8 on Monday, June 7 in PK Park in Eugene, Oregon. LSU won four straight elimination games to keep their season alive.

The Tigers will now head to Knoxville, Tennessee to take on the No. 3 national seed Tennessee Volunteers, a team that swept LSU earlier in the season back in March. Game one between the Vols and Tigers will be on Saturday, June 12 at 6 p.m. on ESPN2

LSU left fielder Gavin Dugas was named the MVP of the Eugene Regional, over the past three games for the Tigers Dugas went 6-for-8 at the plate with three home runs, two triples, six RBI and six runs scored.

It was a back-and-forth game between the Tigers and Ducks that saw five different lead changes and that saw the Tigers winning their ninth Regional Championship under coach Mainieri in his 15 seasons at the helm for LSU. It will be the Tigers 15th Super Regional appearance in program history.

Landon Marceaux picked up the win for the Tigers as he pitched in relief for LSU, just two days after throwing over 100 pitches against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Marceaux threw 2.1 innings, allowing one run, on four hits while striking out two batters.

LSU got things started in the bottom of the first inning as Gavin Dugas hit a two-run home run to center field to give the Tigers a quick 2-0 lead.

MOONSHOT🚀@gavin_dugas04 hammers one to center and the Tigers lead, 2-0

📺: ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/1TjFuppTim

— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball)

That lead would be short lived as the Ducks responded in the top of the second inning as Sam Novitske hit a RBI double to right center to cut the lead to 2-1. Sam Olsson would tie the game on a deep fly ball to center field that would score Novitske to tie the game at 2-2.

In the top of the third inning Oregon took their first lead of the game as the PAC-12 Player of the Year Aaron Zavala launched a two-run home run to left field to make it 4-2.

The Ducks would add another run in the top of the fourth inning on a Tanner Smith RBI single to make it 5-2.

LSU would answer in the bottom of the fourth as Dugas hit his second homer of the game, and third in two days to left field to make it 5-3.

The Kid Don’t Quit@gavin_dugas04 launches another one out the park

ORE – 5
LSU – 3
📺: ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/lmORByLAiN

— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball)

The Tigers would cut the lead to 5-4 as Drew Bianco hit a single up the middle and would later steal second and advance to third on a wild pitch and Bianco would score on the second wild pitch of the inning.

End 4 | Any Means Necessary@DrewBianco8 comes home on a wild pitch

ORE – 5
LSU – 4
📺: ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/KSNbAkXwLB

— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball)

LSU would retake the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning as Bianco hit a no-doubt home run to left center to make it 6-5. However, the Tigers lead would be short lived as Kenyon Yovan hit a two-run home run to center field to give the Ducks a 7-6 lead.

5 BALL DOES IT ALL@DrewBianco8 | 📺: ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/Rc2yM5Fiug

— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball)

In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Tigers would retake the lead for good in a weird inning. Cade Beloso would get Dugas in from third on a RBI fielders choice as Dugas slid under the tag at home to tie the game at 7-7.

Gavin gets across and the Tigers have tied it‼️

ORE – 7
LSU – 7
📺: ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/AXEo25ba6A

— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball)

LSU would take the lead on a balk as Oregon’s closer Kolby Somers attempted to pick off Beloso at first, but was called for a balk that would score Cade Doughty from third.

Balk ‘Em Down‼️

ORE – 7
LSU – 8
📺: ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/gnHdkvrllQ

— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball)

The Tigers added another run as Jordan Thompson collected his first hit of the game a RBI single to make it 9-7.

JORDY‼️@J_thompson_24 singles and scores the pinch runner, @WillSafford3, from second

ORE – 7
LSU – 9
📺: ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/ichB60QNh2

— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball)

Oregon would threaten in the top of the ninth inning, as they scored a run on a RBI groundout from Josh Kasevich to make it 9-8.

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Prince Harry’s HRH Titles ‘Removed From Princess Diana Fashion Exhibition’

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Princess Diana is still considered a true style icon, not just to women around the world but to those in the royal family as well. Although Kate Middleton never met her mother-in-law due to Diana’s untimely passing, it’s clear she’s played a strong influence on her, especially when it comes to style.

Diana was an icon not just because of her sense of fashion but also because she was embraced as the “People’s Princess.” Her overall style inspired others to recreate her wardrobe and for good reason: Princess Diana was a stunning woman who could pull off any look she wanted.

One of the most memorable pieces of Diana’s wardrobe is currently available to be seen by the public: her intricate and lavish wedding dress. This iconic dress is part of an outstanding exhibition titled “Royal Style in the Making” that opened its doors to visitors this summer on June 3 in the Orangery of Kensington Palace, Vanity Fair reports.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is the wedding dress of the late Princess. It was donated to the exhibition by Prince William and Prince Harry and features a placard attributing Diana’s two sons as the actual owners of said dress. Now, however, the placard’s inscription had to be changed upon urging of the Royal Collection Trust. Due to what was reportedly a slight error and oversight during the exhibition’s planning stage, Prince Harry was wrongly referred to as “HRH,” meaning of course, “His Royal Highness.” As the royal Sussex couple stepped down from senior royal duties in 2020, this title was no longer allowed.

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The exhibition that now includes the original version of the dress opened its doors to the public on June 3, 2021. While the wedding dress is certainly considered the main attraction and centerpiece, it is not the only item of historical note. According to news obtained by Vanity Fair, the exhibition also includes many more iconic pieces of fashion and even some that have never been open to the public before, such as a surviving toile from the Queen Mother’s coronation from 1937.

Matthew Storey, the curator of the exhibition at Historic Royal Palaces, explained in a statement that the show is supposed to shine a light on the designers and artists behind the royal family’s fashion:

“Our summer exhibition at Kensington Palace will shine a spotlight on some of the greatest talents of British design, whose work has been instrumental in shaping the visual identity of the royal family across the twentieth century.

We’ll be exploring how the partnership between each designer and client worked, and revealing the process behind the creation of a number of the most important couture commissions in royal history. While one of the highlights will undoubtedly be Diana, Princess of Wales’s show-stopping Emanuel designed wedding dress, which goes on show at the palace for the first time in 25 years – we’ve got some real surprises up our sleeve for fashion fans!”

While many fans of the royal family and fashion alike are already anticipating the upcoming exhibition, it should be mentioned that Diana’s wedding dress was only added to the collection after both Prince Harry and Prince William gave their seal of approval.

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The wedding dress entered Prince Harry and Prince William’s ownership after their mother’s death back in 1997. The 2021 exhibition has been long-planned, and both Princes gave their permission in advance of the grand opening this June. The placard next to the iconic dress was meant to signify the thanks of the curators and simply read “Lent by HRH the Duke of Cambridge and HRH the Duke of Sussex,” according to the Daily Star.

“HRH” is the abbreviation for “His Royal Highness,” the official title and way to address a royal prince. Following Harry and Meghan’s decision to step down as senior royals, one of the main points of the historic negotiation between the royal family and the now ex-senior-royal couple was the fact that this title would not be rescinded – leaving Harry theoretically in line of succession to the throne – but that the couple promised to never use the title. 

Unfortunately, due to what the Royal Collection Trust, which operates the exhibition, called “an administrative error”, the placard at first wrongly called Harry “HRH.” A spokesperson for the Royal Collection Trust told the Daily Mail:

“The items were loaned by HRH The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex. Due to an administrative error, for which Royal Collection Trust was responsible, the labels were incorrect and will be updated.”

While it’s good to know that this was only a small oversight and not a willful breach of the “stepping-down agreement,” this little error might cause tension to rise again within the royal family.

Would you take the chance to see Princess Diana’s wedding dress up close if you could? Is there any piece of royal fashion that you would really like to see in real life? Tell us your thoughts and pass this along to fellow royals and fashion fans!

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Truly Happy People Don’t Share Every Good Moment on Social Media

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I hate to burst your bubble, but truly happy people don’t sit around sharing every single good thing that happens to them on social media. They’re way too busy enjoying their lives! Let’s discuss.

Truly Happy People Don’t Share Every Good Moment on Social Media

Last week, when we were talking about how life is too short to worry about little things, I quickly mentioned how social media can often cause more harm than good, mostly because of the way we use it. I thought that was worthy of a longer conversation. Way too many people spend more time writing status updates designed to make them SEEM like they’re having the time of their lives rather than actually going out and HAVING the time of their lives!

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing negative about sharing a bit of good news with your family and friends on Facebook or posting a picture of your new puppy on Instagram. Heck, it’s even fine to brag about yourself every now and then on Twitter if you want!

The problems start when you find yourself rushing to your phone to post something the very moment something positive happens. Or worse, when you’re so busy trying to frame the perfect Instagram shot to show the world how much fun you’re having that you end up missing all the actual fun.

There’s really nothing “social” about social media

MAYBE (and that’s a big maybe) using Facebook counts as “socializing,” if you’re actually using it to have real conversations with friends and family. Instagram and Twitter, though? Not even remotely. Instagram is all about posting only the most perfect parts of your life, then sitting back and waiting for validation in the form of likes. On Twitter, you’re lucky if one person sees your words before it’s buried in an avalanche of others. Over 6,000 tweets go out every single second.

Even scientists agree that “social” is a bit of a misnomer. Multiple studies, like this one, have found a strong connection between the amount of time people spend on social media and their overall mental well-being.

Truly happy people don’t spend their time trying to prove that they’re happy

Like I said above, truly happy people aren’t really concerned with proving to the world just how happy they are. Instead, they’re soaking up every brilliant memory, because they know life is short. Let’s look at two scenarios and I think you’ll see what I mean.

Imagine that there are two moms (we’ll call them Betty and Veronica), both on a cruise with their families. Today, they’re both spending the day docked at an incredible beach with crystal blue waters, a place they’ll likely never get to visit again.

Betty’s story

Betty gets off the boat, snaps a few pictures of her family with a cheap disposable waterproof camera before they dash off into the water. She left her phone in her cabin on the ship so she wouldn’t have to worry about it getting wet.

Throughout the day, she builds sandcastles with her kids, laughs as they splash her, oohs and ahhs over a pool of vibrant fish swimming past, and so on. The bottom line, she’s having an amazing day making memories that will last a lifetime.

Every now and then, she takes the cheap camera out and snaps a pic. That night, she collapses into bed, exhausted in a totally good way from the spectacular day that she had with her family. Five years later, her kids are still talking about what a great day that was. The disposable camera is in a drawer somewhere, forgotten, but the memories replay like movies in Betty’s head every time she thinks about them.

Veronica’s story

Veronica spends the morning before leaving the ship making sure her phone is fully charged, her kids are in their cutest bathing suits, and her hair is photo-ready. When the boat docks, she makes her whole family line up for a “before the beach” shot. “Let me just upload this to Instagram,” she says.

Her family anxiously waits for her to finish so they can actually get off the boat. Finally, they’re on the beach, but only after Veronica took about 500 more photos. After all, it takes 100 shots to get one good one, especially when your toddler won’t be still because she just wants to play in the sand.

The water beckons and her older son can’t wait to jump right in. Not so fast, little Archie! Mommy needs to take a picture of you running into the water. Don’t look so posed! Look like you’re excited! No, not that excited! Stand still!

Every single moment of the day continues much like this. Veronica doesn’t let her kids splash her, because that would mess up her hair. She can’t actually go in the water because she doesn’t want her phone to get wet. She misses the pool of fish because she was taking a selfie. Throughout it all, she’s posting away on Instagram and Facebook, making sure the world knows she’s having a blast.

That night, she overhears Betty talking to her kids. “Remember when that fish that looks like Dory swam past and everyone ran to see it? Or when the whale jumped out of the water in the distance? Oooh, or when the…” She hears Betty’s family recounting the entire day and wonders, “Where was I? How did I miss that?” Five years later, she barely remembers a single moment of that day, even when she’s looking at all the pictures.

Spend less time taking fake pictures and more time making real memories

The point is when you’re spending all of your time making sure to frame up the perfect shot to show everyone how amazing your life is, you miss an awful lot of really amazing stuff. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t take photos at all. Of course, you should! It’s fun to look back through old pictures and share memories with each other.

I’m just saying that you miss A LOT when you’re looking at everything through the lens of a camera (or the screen of your smartphone). So take a few impromptu (and totally unposed) shots here and there for posterity’s sake. Then put your phone away and join in on the memory-making. You’ll never regret it, I promise.

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