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In this week’s Gabfest, Amanda Hess joins DoubleX’s Hanna Rosin, Outward editor June Thomas, and New York editor Noreen Malone to discuss the Third Metric, Arianna Huffington’s new focus on health and well-being, and NFL cheerleaders in revolt. Then Noreen tries to persuade Hanna and June that the new romantic comedy The Other Woman isn’t as terrible as they think.
Other items discussed in the show:
- Hanna’s review of Huffington’s new book, Thrive.
- Amanda wrote about the “Third Metric Live Event” she attended Friday.
- Amanda on the lawsuits cheerleaders are filing against the NFL teams that hired them.
June recommends Srugim, an Israeli TV show about a group of Jerusalem religious singles’ adventures in love and friendship. Seasons 1 and 2 are available with English subtitles on Hulu and Amazon Instant. Start watching now so you can take part in our discussion of the show later this summer.
TODAY IN SLATE
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The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
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Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?