The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About On Feb. 9
Nothing like a snow day, am I right? Well, if you're on the East Coast today, at least. It's a total blizzard out there, which means hot chocolate, fuzzy blankets, and Real Housewives marathons on TV — basically, an ideal day, minus the freezing outdoors.
If you're not on this side of the country, though, your day was probably a bit more standard (and a whole lot warmer). Wherever you are, here's what you might've missed on Thursday, Feb. 9.
Women + "She Was Warned"
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's criticism of Elizabeth Warren during Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing has taken on a life of its own in the past few days, with many women using "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted" as a feminist rallying cry. In this article, nine women share their stories of also being "warned" by men not to do something, but, like Warren, persisting.
Deal Of The Day: Support Warren and more of your fellow badass ladies with this "Nevertheless, She Persisted" mug, just $12.95 on Etsy.
Nick Viall + What He Really Thinks
All season long, Bustle's Will You Accept This Podcast? has delved into Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor, but this week's episode goes even deeper, thanks to one very special guest: Nick Viall himself. Listen below to hear the Bachelor's thoughts on sending women home, the pressure that comes with being the show's lead, and much more.
Game Break: Think you know everything there is to know about the queen of like, realizing stuff? Test your skills by taking Bustle's ultimate Kylie Jenner trivia game.
Diversity + That Vogue Cover
When Vogue revealed their latest cover, many people were quick to praise it for being "diverse" and "inclusive," but in reality, it's not quite either of those things. Here, Bustle's Amanda Richards breaks down her thoughts on the Vogue cover and explains why we need to be careful when labeling things "revolutionary" when, in fact, they're not that at all.
Pro Tip: It may sound intriguing, but trust writer Hatti Rex and skip the "apply your foundation using a Beautyblender in a condom" trend for now, OK?
George & Amal + Twins!!
Another set of celeb twins are (reportedly) arriving this year. According to reports, George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins, with the babies due in June. Neither star has confirmed the news just yet, and George has expressed mixed feelings about parenthood in the past. Here's hoping the report is true, though, because man, would these two kids have the coolest mom and dad ever.
#TBT: Remember the good 'ol days of American Idol? Oh wait, that was just last year. But already, an Idol revival is possibly in the works. Sigh.
2017 + Much-Needed Self-Care
Let's be real: 2016 may have been a disaster of a year, but 2017 isn't shaping up to be much better. Yet while you're certainly not alone if you've been feeling angry and upset these days, it's important to make the effort to take care of yourself, too. These 12 great self-care products, from back massagers to salt lamps, will help you relax during even the most stressful of times.
Pro Tip: Behind on V-Day plans? Check out these 14 last-minute Valentine's Day dinner ideas for yourself and your loved one.
Today's WTF Moment: Blink 182's Tom DeLonge is publishing a book about UFOs, because, well, why not?
What to Watch: Thursday means #TGIT, but if you're not feeling a ShondaLand sort of night, tune in at 9 p.m. to a new episode of The CW's Riverdale, the best new show you're not watching.