Today's Top 5 Things: February 10, 2014
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:00:42 GMT —
(WACH)- Here are the Top 5 Things you need to know Monday.
Coming Out-A Missouri All-American football standout could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. Defensive end Michael Sam says he is gay. Sam told his fellow teammates before last season and says they were supportive. The NFL released a statement on Sunday evening supporting sams decision and "welcoming" him to the league.
Credit Card Changes-The old swipe and sign for credit cards is coming to an end. An american is a victim of identity fraud every two seconds, which costs you and the credit card companies a lot of money but paying with a credit card may soon get easier and safer. Later next year you will no longer have to sign when making a purchase. Instead, much like a debit card, you will likely just insert your card in a slot and enter a pin number.
Where are all the visitors?-Some are calling Sochi the worst Olympics travel destination ever. So far, the yellow water, unsanitary conditions, unheated hotel rooms, and threats of exploding toothpaste have kept thousands of travelers away from the winter games. According to the Associated Press, there only seems to be athletes, journalists, and volunteers in the southern Russian city.
2013's Biggest Giver-Mark Zuckerberg and his wife were the most generous american givers last year. The couple donated 18 million shares of facebook stock, valued at more than $970 million to a Silicon Valley nonprofit in December. The top 50 contributors made donations last year totaling $7.7 billion.
Cheating Your Diet-Valentine's Day is approaching and there's good news if eating out is in the plans. A new study shows it's okay to splurge a little with your diet on the weekends. Research in the journal Obesity Facts found eating those greasy foods such as french fries or lasagna --are okay -- as long as you make up for it during the week. The study found gaining a small amount of weight on weekends is normal and indulging a bit could help with long term weight loss.