Breakfast Buzz: #HopeSent Letters Encourages Others


Hundreds of letters left by a stranger are meant to encourage others and now the idea is spreading.  That story tops this morning’s Breakfast Buzz.  

Shannon Wasser lives in San Diego and she’s been taping notes in places like stores, airports, bathrooms, anywhere public she goes.  She writes messages she hopes will encourage whoever finds them but  she never sticks around to see who that may be. Wasser says people from other cities have written her asking them to send cards and she does.  Follow her using #hopesent on social media.

YouTube says it has more than one and a half billion monthly users. The company’s CEO says those users are also watching more than an hour of videos on their smartphones and tablets each day. The news comes as YouTube is planning to expand its video programming to sell more digital ads.

One in five American’s don’t use their dishwashers despite proof that hand washing uses more water and energy. According to the survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, about 68% of American households have a dishwasher but nearly 20% use it less than once a week. About half use it between one and six times a week.

Nearly 1.7 million children live in a household with a loaded, unlocked gun. Now pediatricians are warning parents to check for safety measures, before sending their kids on play dates. Guns are the second leading cause of death in kids and teens with thousands of unintentional gun related injuries every year. Experts say if you have any doubts about the safety of another home invite the kids to your house instead.

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