Happy Thursday, everyone! We've (almost) made it to the end of the week, and I, at least, could not be more ready. And now that we finally have a new Lorde song (more on that in a bit) to sing along to, this weekend cannot come soon enough.
Before you get ready for one last day in the office for the week, catch up on all the news you might've missed from today, Thursday, March 2:
Lorde + New Music
It's finally here, guys. Three and a half years since her first album, Pure Heroine, came out, Lorde has a new song, and it is perfection. "Green Light" is a catchy, dance-friendly track that many are comparing to Robyn's "Dancing on My Own." As for who "Green Light" is about, it sounds like Lorde's ex might want to stay off social media for a li'l while...
Jeff Sessions + Russia
After information came out on Wednesday night that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had allegedly committed perjury by failing to disclose meetings he had with the Russian ambassador during his Senate confirmation hearing, many politicians are calling for his resignation — including Bernie Sanders. Now, President Trump has spoken out, too, saying that he has "total" confidence in Sessions. Sigh.
Quote of the Day: "To the White House Press Corps. Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially for the Truth part." — Tom Hanks, in the note accompanying the espresso machine he gave reporters. Oh, Tom.
Nike + Plus Size Athletics
Well, it's about time. After getting some criticism last year for having too limited a clothing size range, Nike is launching a plus size athletics line, which will include sports bras, leggings, athleisure, and more. As the company said in a press release, “Nike’s product range will continue to expand to ensure there is a perfect fit for every athlete." Damn straight.
Shopping Break: Germaphobes, unite: These home cleaning and hygiene products are perfect if you're intense about keeping things neat.
Starbucks + Free Drinks
Coffee addicts, get ready: This weekend only, Starbucks' Macchiato-style drinks are BOGO. So if you're itching to try the company's new Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato or the Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, now's the time — just make sure to bring a friend along to enjoy the experience alongside you.
Pro Tip: Love reading, but can't afford all those trips to Barnes & Noble? Here are a few ways to (legally) get free books, so your shelves can stay full.
Today's WTF Moment: According to a new study, 20 percent of readers experience what's called "literary hallucination." It's not as scary as it sounds!
What to Watch: The newest X-Men movie, Logan, hits theaters tonight, so bring your comic-loving friends along to see Wolverine's final turn onscreen.