Quick-Turn Story Ideas - June 2016

June offers a variety of timely story ideas to help your team this month. Our SmithGeiger team has 10 story ideas for you that are both topical and clickable. Each of these story ideas has the opportunity to engage your viewers on social media, as well.

A WARNING FOR CHIP CREDIT CARD HOLDERS
Many of us are now using chip-enabled credit cards but many retail and dining establishments' chip card readers aren't yet certified. This could be a problem for consumers. 

TEENS USING FLOWER SEEDS TO GET HIGH
Teens are abusing these easily-bought seeds to replicate highs similar to LSD.

 

CROCS A CROCK?
These shoes, which are popular with kids and adults alike, shouldn't be worn for extended periods of time because they don't secure the heel properly. This has been a popular story on social media.

 

 

INSURANCE WON'T COVER HOME BIRTHS
Considering having your baby at home? You could have to cough up more cash because your insurance company won't cover it.

 

SUNSCREEN 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
While sunscreen should be worn 12 months out of the year, we're spending more time outside during the summer which means more exposure to the sun's damaging rays. Here's what you need to know about applying and, perhaps more importantly, reapplying sunscreen.

BUG SPRAY 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
From Zika to the West Nile virus, avoiding bug bites is something everyone wants to do. Here's what you need to know about bug spray.

PLANTS THAT BUG BUGS
Along the lines of thwarting pesky creatures, here are nine plants that can help.

 

AVOID OUTRAGEOUS CELL PHONE BILLS WHEN TRAVELING INTERNATIONALLY
Whether you're crossing the border or the Atlantic ocean you don't want to get hit with hefty cell phone fees. Here are some tips to avoid that.  

IS TRAVEL INSURANCE WORTH IT?
When you book your summer vacation, chances are you're being offered travel insurance...for a price. Is it worth the expense?

 

MEN'S HEALTH MONTH 
Finally, June is Men's Health month. This is an opportunity to produce stories health issues that focus on men.

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