8@8: Your Morning Scoop

So long, Coke Zero

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Today is...

National Hamburger Day!

News of the Day:

+ After announcing plans to remove Coke Zero off the shelves, Coca-Cola decided to replace our beloved fizzy beverage under a new name: Coke Zero Sugar. The brand claims the new drink has all the same ingredients as its predecessor, but is an image shift away from the failing market that is diet sodas. Either way, all we feel is heartache for the loss of our beloved soda. 

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+ Every Harry Potter fan knows what it feels like to be sorted into their respected Hogwarts house. But to be sorted by J.K. Rowling herself? Now, that's epic. Recently, Jessica Williams told Stephen Colbert that the author personally sorted her into her own Harry Potter house. The duo's friendship evolved from an Instagram birthday message Williams received from Rowling, and later spiraled into Jessica being sorted into Gryffindor—living every Potterhead's dream. 


+ Too tired to wait in line at Chipotle? Well, get ready, because it looks like the Mexican restaurant chain is testing drive-thrus in an undisclosed location in Ohio. If all goes well, hopefully, we'll all be able to get our hands on a side of guac without leaving the car!

+ A new St. Ives pop-up mixing bar has arrived in New York City! Create a unique formulas for your skin with fresh ingredients, including fruits like papaya and watermelon, and test out pre-made products at the sink station. The pop-up is located at 577 Broadway and will be up until September 30.

+ Katy Perry will be hosting and performing at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards this August. The VMA's are live on Sunday, August 27 at 8pm. 

Deal of the Day:

Miami Swim Week is here, which means it's the perfect time for you to get your hands on some new items before the fall season. South American Eyewear line, Absurda, has got all your shady needs covered with its latest collection of trendy frames. Get your hands on a pair here, and be on the lookout for traveling pop-up shops at select U.S. stores in the future!

Advice of the Day:

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." - Maya Angelou

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