Gabatron Morning Briefing – 8-17-15: Parenting Tips From The NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison was upset because his sons were given “participation” trophies, so he gave them back. He says he believes everything should be earned, and doesn’t want his boys to believe that they are entitled to something because they tried their best.

Interesting Stat of the Day: $536.6 million That’s how much Michael Jordan made from sponsorships from 2000 to 2012.

New research indicates that women take break-ups harder at the beginning, but men upset about them for a longer period of time.

George Will told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that people underestimate how fragile Donald Trump is as a candidate. He compared Trump’s popularity to primal screaming therapy and questioned whether or not people would want to trust Trump with nuclear weapons.

In Science news, a company in San Francisco is offering you the chance to send your loved ones ashes to the Moon for the low, low price of $12,000.

Plus, a Washington state man filed a public records request with the county auditor to get the personal information of strippers and managers at a strip club because, he said, he wants to pray for them.

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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