Daily Crunch May 18, 2018

Daily Crunch May 18, 2018

  • 1. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Tie the Knot Tomorrow

  • Here's what you need to know:

  • When is it?

  • Tomorrow. May 19, 2018.

  • How do I watch it?

  • By getting up at the crack of dawn - aka 5 a.m. Eastern time. Find a broadcast here.

  • Who's walking Meghan down the aisle?

  • Originally, Markle's father, but after a scandal with some staged paparazzi photos, he said he wouldn't be attending. But then he was, and then he wasn't again, and back and forth. Ultimately, Meghan's father will not be attending; he's recovering from heart surgery instead. So TBA on who will do the deed.

  • Who is the best man?

  • Prince William

  • Who are the bridesmaids?

  • Traditionally, British royal wedding attendants are children, so Meghan's not picking her BFFs (we're looking at you, Serena Williams). However, a bunch of Meghan's friends' kids are in the bridal party. Oh, and Princess Charlotte.

  • What kind of cake will they eat?

  • Lemon and elderflower from Violet Bakery.

  • Something to chew when your daughter's life ambition is to become a princess...

  • That's great! But what does being a princess really mean? Here are a few movies you can check out from your local library that answer that question:

  • A Little Princess

  • The Royal Diaries: Elizabeth I

  • Ever After: A Cinderella Story

  • (And if you are watching the royal wedding with your kiddos, here are some fun British treats and printable royal wedding party masks.)


  • 2. Sports Betting Legalized by Supreme Court

  • This week, the Supreme Court determined states can legalize sports betting if they wish. Some states are happy about it, saying it will increase tourism and revenue, but many sports leagues are concerned about how they will protect "the integrity of our games."

  • Something to chew when your son wants to buy a lotto ticket...

  • Gambling can be particularly addicting for children. About 4-5 percent of children age 12-17 have a gambling problem, and 10-14 percent are at risk of developing one.

  • Do your children understand the odds of winning bets are against them? For example, those who participate in the lottery have a 1 in 252 million chance of winning. Or, as lottery historian Jonathan Cohen, puts it: it's like putting one ant on two football fields and stabbing the football fields once with a pin in hopes of stabbing the ant. Those are your odds.

  • You and your little can listen to more fascinating facts about the lottery (and a man who's studying the lottery for his Ph.D.) on the Every Little Thing podcast (24 min.).


  • 5. Daily Data


  • 6. What's trending

  • Backstreet's Back (Alright!)

  • Are your kids excited about this? Probably not. But go on and admit it... it's pretty great seeing this old crew back.


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