The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About On Nov. 15
Happy Tuesday, everyone! This time last week, we were all freaking out over the election occurring that night, and while, a week later, things have definitely not calmed down for good, hopefully today was at least a little bit less stressful for you than last Tuesday.
And while today's news was not devoid of Trump, of course (sadly, that likely won't be the case for a long time), there was a lot else going on that got Bustle's editors' attention. From a list of must-read bestsellers to a promo for The Bachelor, here's what happened on Nov. 15 that we just couldn't stop talking about.
The Bachelor + Nick Viall
Doesn't it seem like forever since we had a new season of The Bachelor to obsess over? Thankfully, Season 21 — otherwise known as the Nick Viall season — is finally on its way, and the trailer, released on Tuesday, looks crazy . No contestants have been announced for the upcoming episodes, but that doesn't mean fans aren't already counting the days until the show's Jan. 2 premiere. Get your popcorn ready, folks.
Eye Candy: Want another handsome man to ogle before The Bachelor begins? Check out Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Sexiest Man Alive" cover of People , which was revealed on Tuesday. The actor might seem like an unlikely pick to some, but here's all the proof you need (besides the photo below, obviously) that The Rock is actually a very fitting choice for the title.
Dads + Donald Trump
For many people, Trump being elected as our next president didn't just show a divide in our country, but in their own households. Bustle asked 21 women whose fathers voted for Trump what they'd want to say to their dads, and their messages — which detail their anger, fear, and disappointment over the decisions — are must-reads.
How They Feel: "The moment I heard he was going to be elected, I was frightened" — Thia, one of several black women interviewed by Bustle's Sara Tan at Los Angeles' 8,000+ strong protest against Trump, about how she's coping with Trump getting elected. The rest of the quotes are just as powerful.
Twitter + Harassment
If you're a regular user of Twitter, chances are that you've encountered, or at least witnessed, an episode of cyberbullying. The site's short character limit and easy-to-use features makes it all too simple for people to troll others and post hurtful things, but on Tuesday, Twitter updated its anti-harassment policy to make the site a safer and more welcoming place for its users. Now, people will be able to mute conversations and keywords, report abuse more directly, and Twitter's employees are enforcing the policies more effectively than before. About damn time.
Fake News Alert: Ever wonder why there seems to be so much fake political news popping up on your Facebook? Here's your answer — but be warned, you'll be looking at your newsfeed very, very differently after reading.
Red Lipstick + Ancient History
Red lipstick is a make-up staple for so many women, and believe it or not, its history spans over 5,000 years. From Cleopatra to Coco Chanel, check out the long and fascinating tale of how the look came to be so popular, and so powerful.
Deal of the Day: If you like your fashion statements to be, well, statements, this pro-choice T-shirt might be right up your alley. It's available on Amazon for $19.99.
Amazon + Bookworms
It's a good day to be a reader. Amazon just released its list of the 10 best books of 2016, and trust me: you'll want to pick up every. Single. One. They range in genre and size, but each one of the works on the list would definitely make for a good holiday gift for your book-loving pals (or for your own shelves — treat yo self, guys).
Pro Tip: Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn, one of the books honored on the list, is a particular favorite of Bustle's Books Editor Cristina Arreola. It's the perfect book "to enjoy on your Thanksgiving travels," she says, as although "the novel is slim enough to fit into the smallest of carry-on bags, the coming-of-age tale packs a serious punch."
Today's WTF Moment: "Paula Abdul is such a pop icon and Boyz II Men are one of the best R&B acts of all time." — Donnie Walhberg, explaining the reasoning behind New Kids on the Block's upcoming tour's featured guests. '80s kids, get your tickets now.
What To Watch: Everyone's favorite fall TV show, This is Us, has a new episode airing tonight at 9 p.m. on NBC. But if ugly-crying and Milo Ventimiglia aren't your thing? First of all, how dare you — but also, check out the pilot episode of Good Behavior, a new TNT show airing at 9 starring Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery as a con artist released from prison.
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