Happy hump day! Can you believe there are only 10 days left of 2016? After a year that's felt like an eternity, it brings a big sigh of relief to realize that in just a little over a week, January will be here to start off a brand-new, hopefully much less upsetting 12 months. Is anyone else counting down the seconds?
The end of 2016 isn't going out quietly, though. The last few weeks have been filled with huge events, both good and bad, and Wednesday had its own share of big stories, from the Delta Airlines incident to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's baby name. Read on for more of the news that got Bustle's editors talking today, Dec. 21.
Adam Saleh + Delta Airlines
Many people became outraged after news that Youtube star Adam Saleh got removed from a Delta flight, allegedly for speaking Arabic, spread across Twitter this morning. Saleh, whose YouTube videos frequently explore Arab culture and racial discrimination, claims that Delta employees kicked him off the flight after hearing him speak Arabic on the phone and that passengers taunted him as he left. Delta has released a statement and is investigating the incident, but for more info, here are all the details known about the Delta flight right now.
#BoycottDelta: Even though the investigation is still ongoing, many people have taken to Twitter to express their frustration with Delta over the incident, using the #BoycottDelta hashtag to voice their thoughts.
Blake Lively + Ryan Reynolds
The already adorable Lively-Reynolds family just got even cuter. On Wednesday, it was reported that the stars have named their second daughter Ines, a unique moniker that sounds lovely next to the name of her older sister, James. It's pretty cool that Ines is already two months old, but her famous parents have managed to keep both her and her toddler sis out of the spotlight, save for an appearance at Reynolds' Walk of Fame ceremony recently. This fam puts privacy first.
Gilmore Fans, Pack Your Bags: Another Gilmore Girls festival is coming your way, this time in Atlanta, Georgia. The EyeCon Genesis Convention takes place next March, and several Stars Hollow faves, including Keiko Agena and Matt Czuchry, are confirmed to be going. Who's pumped?!
Joe Biden + The Future
Big news for the VP, you guys. According to a new report, Joe Biden might be heading to the University of Pennsylvania after leaving the White House — that is, unless it turns out that he's actually serious about running for president. Although the report is unconfirmed, it's an exciting thought that the vice-president might end up teaching at UPenn after he's done working with the Obama administration.
Pro Tip: Want to help fight discrimination but overwhelmed by all the options? Check out the Every Day Project, a service that, each day, lets its subscribers know one way in which they can support equality and get their voices heard. As co-founder Tyler McCauley tells Bustle, "Pick your issues, pick your communities, and dig in. You'll find that not only will it be easier to fight hopelessness when you make those connections, but you'll be able to see the results of what you do."
Beauty + Self-Acceptance
Feeling insecure about your body and the way you look is, unfortunately, all too common, so it's incredibly inspiring to see how one woman, Bustle writer Teresa Newsome, confronted those feelings head-on through art. After a decades-long struggle with body image, Newsome decided to take photos of every part of her body that she once hated, and write about how her feelings on each part, from her face to her breasts, have changed over time. Very, very cool.
Shopping Break: Buying bras can be the worst, and finding cute, comfortable ones that close in the front can feel impossible. Thankfully, these 14 front closure bras are super easy to wear, and pretty stylish, too. Check 'em out.
J.K. Rowling + New Books
As if Harry Potter author Rowling hasn't given us enough presents this year with Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, she announced on Wednesday that she has two (!) new books coming out soon. One of them will be under her name, and one will be under her pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. Rowling doesn't know which book will come out first, but who cares? Two new novels by the beloved author (and, uh, her pal Galbraith) are plenty to celebrate.
Happy Holidays: As of Dec. 23, Disney will begin serving alcohol at several restaurants around the Magic Kingdom, so your next trip to Florida just got a lot more fun.
Today's WTF Moment: "You will probably refuse" — the most persuasive phrase in the world, according to behavioral scientist Nicolas Gueguen. Don't abuse it.
What To Watch: If you didn't marathon Netflix's The OA over the weekend, now's the time to catch up. The mystery series, about a woman who was blind when she went missing seven years earlier but can now see, has got everyone talking.
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