8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Aug 10 2015

Former New York Giants star, NFL Hall of Famer and successful sportscaster Frank Gifford died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Connecticut. He was 84. (Variety)
A Los Angeles child contracted the plague after visiting Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park. (And you thought your family vacation went badly.) Health officials are currently investigating the cause. (Outside)
Cats may have a reputation for being inscrutable, but scientists who study animal behavior disagree with the popular claim, arguing that cats and their owners communicate via a secret "meow-language" developed over time. And you can learn how to speak cat, too. (New York Magazine)
Salma Hayek discussing the difficulties of navigating Hollywood casting stereotypes and calls out studios for wanting woman to "be quiet and look pretty." (Huffington Post)
A new study conducted by Ottawa Public Health suggests that the more teenagers use social media, the more likely they are to have "unmet mental health needs." (The Cut)
Adorable six-year-old Braylon Beam, who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, became the honorary coach of the Carolina Panthers for a day as part of a Make-A-Wish Foundation program ... and we feel all the feels. (ESPN)
Who ya gonna call? Bill Murray! After decades of resisting the idea of another Ghostbusters movie, the actor is officially joining Paul Feig's all-female reboot of the franchise. (Refinery 29)
Jennifer Lawrence stopped by Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal during a break from filming X-Men: Apocalypse, and the resulting photos are as touching as you think they will be. (PopSugar)

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