The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About On Nov. 7
Mondays, am I right? The first day of the workweek is always a slog, but this particular one likely felt worse than usual for all of us, given that it marks just one day until the presidential election. The question of whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be elected America's next Commander-in-Chief has been on everyone's minds for many months now, and tomorrow, we'll finally have an answer — for better or for worse.
Until then, though, it's best not to worry too much about the events of Tuesday night (unless it's about making plans to cast your vote or spreading the word about your candidate of choice, of course), as freaking out about the potential outcome won't do any of us any good. For now, try to focus on the positive — including all of the cool things, election-related or not, that Bustle's editors were talking about today and over this past weekend.
Bernie Sanders + Election Day
One of the most powerful voices this election cycle has been that of Bernie Sanders, whose ascent from Vermont Senator to Democratic candidate made him a household name. Even though he didn't nab the nomination, Sanders is continuing to speak out about issues he believes in — including why it's crucial to cast your vote on Tuesday.
Hear, hear, Sanders.
Election #Eeeeeats: Waiting for election results tomorrow night is gonna be stressful, so you'll need some snacks to help you power through – and this guide to pairing pizza toppings with, ahem, adult beverages should give you plenty of ideas.
Why They're Voting: Lena Dunham has never been shy about sharing her opinions, and the presidential election is no exception. Check out why Dunham, and other celebs from Amy Schumer to Blake Lively, are staying vocal about why they're voting and who they're voting for.
Social Media + Anxiety
According to most estimates, around 40,000 American adults suffer from some form of anxiety — yet the condition and other forms of mental illness aren't talked about nearly enough, due to a combination of stigma and lack of knowledge. In a new feature series, Bustle is diving deep into the world of anxiety disorders, discussing everything from hypochondria (get off WebMD right now, OK?) to the effect of social media on your mental health.
You're Not Alone: "Anxiety is something that a lot of people deal with — but no two people's anxiety is exactly the same," says Bustle's Fashion & Beauty Editor Olivia Muenter, who contributed to the series. "And no two people's methods of dealing with it are the same, either. Being able to learn about anxiety from so many different angles (and add to that conversation as well) is incredibly important to me."
Netflix + Gilmore Girls
For Gilmore Girls fans, Nov. 8 isn't the only big day this month. Nov. 25 marks the release of Netflix's Gilmore Girls revival, an event fans of the show couldn't be more excited about. The only downside? After that Friday, there will be no more new episodes coming up — unless actor Yanic Truesdale (aka hotel concierege Michel) gets his way. Speaking with Bustle, Truesdale explains why he hopes there will be more Gilmore episodes down the line, and what fans can look forward to from the upcoming revival.
Fun Fact: If you're noticing during your Gilmore Girls re-watch that Stars Hollow is looking eerily familiar, it's because the show uses the same set as Pretty Little Liars. Same houses, very different murder rates.
Twitter + Mannequins
Thought the cinnamon challenge was crazy? Get ready for the mannequin challenge, which is taking Twitter and Instagram by storm. Participants (typically teens) are taking videos of themselves posing as still as possible, all while Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" plays in the background. You can check out some of the best mannequin challenges so far here, but prepare yourselves — it gets weird fast. Gen Z, man.
Shopping Break: What do temporary tattoos, bath salts, and Cards Against Humanity have in common? They're all some of the cool gifts you can buy based on your star sign, whether you're looking to splurge on yourself or give a present to an astrology-loving friend.
Nov. 8 + You
You've heard it once, and you'll hear it again: it could not be more important to cast your vote in this election. Check your polling place, figure out your ride, make sure you have your ID — do whatever it takes to make sure that come Tuesday, you'll be ready and able to vote in the presidential election. Need more convincing? Here are 114 reasons. Told you.
Today's WTF Moment: "Ariel, at 16, is a minor and while she can enter into a contract with Ursula as a minor, the contract is voidable at any time" — graduated law student Shon Faye, analyizing The Little Mermaid 's legal situation. Because why not, I guess?
What To Watch: With just one night to go until the big event, NBC is airing an SNL Election Special at 10 p.m., which will recap the biggest moments from the presidential campaign — in the form of SNL's political sketches. You won't want to miss this one.
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