The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About Today
Happy November, everyone! Not only is it officially 52 days until Christmas (woo) and just six days until the election (oh, god), it's also the first day of the Bustle Huddle. What's that? Glad you asked! Starting today, Bustle will be bringing you an update each weekday afternoon on the topics our editors are talking about — whether that's the latest Trump news, Taylor Swift's new album drop (it's happening, guys), makeup hacks you need in your life, or the Harry Potter theory that's totally messing with J.K. Rowling's wizarding world. (And that's not to mention all the videos, gifs, movie recommendations and more coming your way, too.) Basically, the Huddle will give you the down-low on the conversations Bustle editors are having each day— so without further ado, let's get started!
Women + Trump
That combination of words has rarely ended well, but this particular instance is actually pretty interesting. Bustle spoke to several female college students — part of the just 34 percent of female voters who support Trump, according to Fortune — about why they're voting for the candidate despite the controversy he has garnered for his words and actions (including his many misogynistic statements), and their answers might surprise you.
Deal Of The Day: Not a Trump fan? Then you'll want this Hillary Clinton pantsuit T-shirt ($17.99 on Amazon). It is everything.
Emma Watson + Beauty And The Beast
When it was first announced that Watson would be starring in the live-action version of the Disney musical, many were thrilled, but fans' excitement truly peaked on Wednesday morning, when the first, breathtaking photos of the Harry Potter star in the film were revealed by Entertainment Weekly. Can it be March already, please?
Fun Fact: Ryan Gosling was reportedly offered the role of the Beast in the movie, but he turned it down so he could star in the upcoming musical La La Land. Could you imagine?!
NaNoWriMo + Your iPhone
If you're one of the brave souls embarking on National Novel Writing Month this November, best of luck to you — and if you need some help getting through those 50,000 words, check out these 11 writing apps and sites that should make the process easier (well, at least as easy as writing an entire novel in a month can be).
Need Some Advice? Here's what Bustle's Books Editor Cristina Arreola has to say: “The point of NaNoWriMo isn’t to write a perfect manuscript. The point is to finish something. So sit your butt down, write your heart out, and don’t allow yourself to get caught up in finding the perfect word or working out each and every plot detail. Many authors have said this before, but it’s a necessary reminder: you can’t edit a blank page.”
Starbucks + Green Cups
Surprised when you walked into Starbucks on Nov. 1, only to be greeted by green cups instead of the traditional holiday-themed red ones? Turns out the color change wasn't just to freak you out. According to the franchise, Starbucks' green cups are meant to symbolize the unity of communities during America's intense political season — and they make for a really great Insta, too.
Shopping Break: In need of holiday presents for your fam and friends? Check out 32 weird but totally genius things people are buying on Amazon right now. Don't blame us if you want all of them.
Fitness Trackers + Heartbreak
Can your Fitbit tell when you've just fallen in love — or gone through a rough breakup? On the latest episode of Love, Factually, find out just how much your fitness tracker can tell about the state of your romantic life.
Today's WTF Moment: "@DailyMailUK what should I call my new accent? I'm thinking #LILOHAN." - Lindsay Lohan, on her new, vaguely European way of speaking. OK, then.
What To Watch: The CMA Awards, which honor the best in country music, are always a good time, but the 2017 show — airing tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC — should be the best one yet, considering none other than Beyonce is scheduled to perform. Beyhive, take note.
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