For those of you who had a holiday on President's Day, welcome to the start of the work week! And for everyone who worked yesterday, you're one day closer to the weekend, woo! Today's been a fairly chill day so far — we've got more on the Winter Olympics, gun control, and also a special birthday shoutout to your fave singer and beauty mogul. Read on for everything you need to know today, Feb. 20:
Ice Dancing + The Winter Olympics
Twitter was living for the ice dance competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics, which aired on Monday evening, and honestly same here. Team USA came in hot with siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani skating to the classic Coldplay track, "Paradise", and snagging a bronze medal for their fantastic performance. But the real winners of the night (both in terms of medals and internet affection) were Canadian duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who delivered a fierce dance to the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.
Team USA: Check out Team USA's uniforms for the closing ceremony at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Gun Control + Never Again
In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that resulted in the death of 17 people, there has been a surge of conversation about gun control — especially from the students that survived the shooting. These students have been advocating for a legislative solution. However, certain GOP politicians have been undermining their efforts, claiming that they are being "hijacked by left-wing groups". Nonetheless, the students have continued to make public appearances, and are banding together to create Never Again MSD, a group that aims to hold Florida legislators accountable. They are also organizing a March For Our Lives in D.C. on March 24.
Shopping Break: Amazon now has a plant store (yes, Amazon owns everything), and here are 11 plants you'll want to buy immediately for your home.
Rachel Cooks + Donald Trump
ICYMI, Rachel Cooks is one of the 19 women to have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Today, Cooks was on the front page of the The Washington Post, where she talks about her interaction with Trump. This set off the president who took to Twitter to refute these allegations, and yeah, it was all pretty bad. Trump has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him, claiming that he would never do such a thing. Prior to the 2016 election, a tape of him bragging about sexual assault was released.
Birthday + Rihanna
Yep, today is Rihanna's birthday and the singer is turning 30! We predict she'll be having a major party to celebrate this huge milestone, so stay tuned for that this week. In the meantime, celebrate Rihanna's birthday (or as I'd like to call it, Rihanna Appreciation Day, which should be a holiday) with a throwback to these 13 iconic tweets.
Spice Girls Reunion: Stop right now... the Spice Girls may no longer be going on tour, according to Victoria Beckham.
What to Watch: If you love true crime, then this new Netflix movie needs to be on your watchlist ASAP.