USWNT captain Becky Sauerbrunn talks her career, winning Olympic gold, Team Budweiser

Becky Sauerbrunn is a co-captain of the United States women’s national soccer team. She’s won an Olympic gold medal, a World Cup and is one of the best defenders in the world.

In this interview, we spoke to Becky about the upcoming Rio Olympics, what it feels like to win a gold medal, the process of making the U.S. women’s national team and her inclusion on Team Budweiser.

  

Behind The Scenes At The Indy 500

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This past week, we spent four days behind the scenes at “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indy 500. Each day got us all the #InsideIndy access we could handle, courtesy of the IndyCar Mobile app by Verizon.

Check out our recap of each day via this link.

  

Video: Barbershop Blog has a bro down with “Chicago P.D.” star Jesse Lee Soffer!

Sometimes, you just have to “bro” for it and let the chips fall where they may. It’s in that spirit that “Chicago P.D.”’s Jesse Lee Soffer has teamed up with Harley-Davidson to create a series of pop-up motorcycle shares to give people a chance to check out the new stripped-down, agile Roadster firsthand.

In this video, we spoke with Soffer, aka Mighty Bro Young, about how many hot babes he has picked up on his Harley, playing “Call of Duty” with his bros, and his secret to scoring a date with non-Presidential daughter Sophia Bush.

For less than $7 a day, you can own a new Harley-Davidson Roadster motorcycle, which features a minimalist retro design and modern nimble performance made for urban environments.

Harley’s pop-up motorcycle shares are in Milwaukee, Los Angeles and Portland until May 20th. Everyone else can experience a Roadster at their local dealership. Visit www.h-d.com/roadster for details.

  

Americans Spent $30.3 Billion On Mother’s Day

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As the flowers are starting to die and candy is eaten, personal finance website finder.com has crunched the numbers and estimated Americans have spent $30.309 billion on Mother’s Day.

Below is a breakdown of how people used expensive purchases of largely meaningless, perishable goods to atone for a year of avoiding their mother’s phone calls:

· Americans spent on average $124 on their moms

· Sons were more generous, spending almost double than what daughters spent, at $177 on average compared to $97 respectively

· Millennials were the most generous for their moms, spending an average of $296 yesterday, compared to $137 by Generation X. Baby Boomers were the tightest, spending just $41 on their moms on average

· The biggest spenders were unsurprisingly those who earn between $175,000 and $200,000, showering mom with an average of $690 on gifts. The lower income end spent the least, with an average of $47 for earners on $10,000-$25,000

· Out of 37 states (13 states were excluded due to low sample sizes), Texans were the most generous, spending $248 on average on their moms. It was followed by New Yorkers, spending on average $225, then Washington ($210).

· The cheapest state was Oregon, spending on average $30 on their moms, followed by Wisconsin ($33) and Indiana ($34)

· Interestingly, Americans were more generous on Mother’s Day compared to Father’s Day, as they are planning to spend on average $84 on dads, worth a combined $20.485 billion (compared to $124 on mom or $30.308 billion combined)

(States that were included had a minimum of 40 respondents per state.)

  

Approach Detection Technology In The 2017 Lincoln Continental

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The 2017 Lincoln Continental offers Approach Detection technology. This enables the vehicle to sense when the driver, carrying the key fob, comes within a range of up to 8 feet. At that point, a slew of features kick into high gear, just like you when YOU get in range of some fly ladies:

· Illuminated welcome mats project onto the ground beneath both front doors where the driver and front passenger will step as they approach so they can avoid stepping into a puddle or debris

· The door-handles glow in a hue that complements the exterior color of the vehicle and highlights their location

· Signature LED accent lights on the headlamps and tail-lamps add a sense of warmth, while ambient interior lights on the door panels, instrument panel and cup holders liven up the interior, without glare

· A light softly pulses on the push-button start, signaling that Continental is ready to go