Happy Monday, everyone! This week is already proving to be a difficult one, due to the tragic mass shooting in Texas over the weekend, the anniversary of the 2016 election coming up, and more. Stay strong, guys — it's going to be a rough few days, but we've got this.
For a recap of everything that happened in Texas and much more, read on:
Texas + What We Know
On Sunday, a horrific mass shooting occurred at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. At least 26 people were killed, including children, and many others have been injured; the shooter is dead, as well. In the time since the tragedy, countless people have reacted with heartbreak and anger, including former president Obama, who flipped the script on the frustrating "thoughts and prayers" response by saying, "May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst."
How To Help: If you're sick of the constant gun violence in America, join one of these six gun control organizations to help get legislation passed.
Mental Health + You
Mental health issues can develop at any age, but your 20s and 30s can be prime times for changes in your emotional state. For women especially, the time period associated with maturing and coming into one's own can trigger disorders, which is why learning which mental health issues are most likely to affect you — and how to deal with them — couldn't be more important.
Pro Tip: Turning off the predictive text function on your keyboard might fix your "I" turning into that weird "A" symbol in all your texts. You're welcome, y'all.
Sarah Hyland + Wells Adams
New couple alert! It looks like Modern Family actor Sarah Hyland and Bachelor star Wells Adams might be dating, at least if their recent Instagrams are to judge. The duo has been posting adorable photos of each other in recent days, which is super cute considering that Hyland tweeted her love for the Bach star all summer long while watching the show (you know, just like everyone else). Aww.
OMG: The trailer for Fifty Shades Freed is here, and it is a lot to process, let me tell you.
November + New Books
Now that the month is underway, it's time to get going on your reading list. Luckily, there are plenty of new great works to check out, including these 11 fiction books released during November. From a terrifying apocalyptic tale to a moon-set story by the author of The Martian, these books are absolutely worth checking out ASAP.
Heads Up: You still have a couple weeks, but it's never too early to start looking into all those Black Friday sales and deals you're gonna want to shop.
MAC + Patrick Starr
This is big, beauty fans. A MAC + Patrick Starr collaboration is happening, and it's not your average set — there are actually five different collections, lasting for an entire year. The first one comes out on Dec. 14, and it'll consist of 14 current MAC products that Starr himself curated. Enjoy, makeup lovers!
Shopping Break: Winter's just around the corner, so stock up on one of these super cozy pairs of cold weather tights.
Today's WTF Moment: The man formerly known as Sean "Diddy" Combs is now going by "Brother Love." Hey, why not?
What to Watch: It may only be Monday, but treat yourself to a night at the movies and go see Thor: Ragnarok, Lady Bird, Bad Moms Christmas, or another flick of your choosing.