Hi everyone! Here are the biggest news stories for August 13, 2018 along with a few of my own thoughts. I also have a fascinating question to ask all of you. I hope that you will join the discussion!

What’s Going on in Your World?

Turkey’s currency, the lira, continues to face downward pressure. As markets opened in Asia, the currency fell 11% against the U.S. dollar, before recovering slightly. Already, there are fears that other countries may suffer from Turkey’s financial problems, which is causing markets around the world to be a bit jittery today.

Tiger Woods put in one of his best performances in years, but, it was not enough to help him catch Brooks Koepka at the PGA Championship in St. Louis on Sunday. Woods finished two shots behind Koepka.

President Trump has tweeted his support for bikers who may be considering boycotting motorcycle maker, Harley-Davidson. The President, who used to be a public supporter of Harley-Davidson said, “Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great! Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors. A really bad move! U.S. will soon have a level playing field, or better.”

The leaders of both North and South Korea have announced that they plan to meet again for a summit in September, 2018.

Get the latest news headlines for today by watching the AP News Minute below.

Today’s Good News Story – A Previously Unseen Paul McCartney Video is About to Be Released

Whether you’re a die-hard Beatles fan or merely a bop-your-head when a tune from the timeless band comes on the radio, everyone can agree that The Late Late Show’s Carpool Karaoke segment with Paul McCartney and James Corden was pure magic.

The original Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney was so magical it left many of us wanting more. Well, if you fall into this camp, I have some good news… CBS has just announced that they are going to release a one-hour version of the episode.

Find out more about this story, including when the extended episode will be released, in this article.

Margaret’s Message for the Day

Every time that I hear that someone that I know has passed away, I am immediately reminded of my own mortality. Are you the same?

This week, the world lost pro-aging revolution warrior, Cindy Joseph. She was beautiful inside and out and the world is just a little bit darker without her.

At the same time, I know that people like Cindy wouldn’t want us to dwell on how they died. They would want us to be reminded of how they lived. They would want us to use their lives as inspiration to fuel our own dreams.

I know that I have fewer years ahead of me than behind… and this is one of the reasons that I work so hard. I want to make a difference. I want to make the world a better place. And, I want to help others to get more from life.

Today, let’s remember that we will not live forever – at least not on this planet. Life is precious. Let’s use ever second that we have. Let’s explore, learn, grow and give back!

Quote for the Day

“Accepting death doesn’t mean you won’t be devastated when someone you love dies. It means you will be able to focus on your grief, unburdened by bigger existential questions like, ‘Why do people die?’ and ‘Why is this happening to me?’ Death isn’t happening to you. Death is happening to us all.” – Caitlin Doughty

Community Question for the Day

Do you ever think about your mortality? Do you think that reminding ourselves that we will one day die is healthy or counter-productive? Why? Let’s have a chat!

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