Welcome back, everyone. Today's a somber day for America, as it marks the 16th anniversary of 9/11. For those of you trying to help the people still affected by the horrific attacks — victims, families, and first responders alike — we've got the info you need below.
Read on for more on Sept. 11 and today's other major news.
9/11 + How To Help
As said, Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which killed thousands of people and forever changed the world. If you're looking to help those still reeling from the attack's effects, you can donate to 9/11 charities like Tuesday's Children or the FealGood Foundation. Or, you can help 9/11 first responders, many of whom are now suffering from medical conditions, get the health care support they need.
Quote Of The Day: "I'll see you when you get here" — 9/11 victim Brian Sweeney, in a heartbreaking farewell voicemail to his fiancée.
Patty Jenkins + Wonder Woman 2
In huge news for Hollywood and women everywhere, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is officially signed on do the movie's sequel. This isn't only good because of the filmmaker's talent (although that's certainly great); the pay she'll receive for the second film now makes Jenkins the highest-paid female director in history. Way to go, Patty.
Aww: Alexis Bledel won an Emmy for The Handmaid's Tale, and her former Gilmore Girls mom Lauren Graham congratulated her in the cutest way.
Miss America + Who Won
If you didn't tune in to the Miss America pageant on Sunday night, here's what you missed; the gowns were gorgeous, and Cara Mund, aka Miss North Dakota, won the competition, making her the first winner to come from that state. But the most talked-about moment of the night might've actually been when Miss Texas spoke out about white supremacy, in regards to Charlottesville protests and Trump's response. Hell, yes.
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Fashion Week + Inclusivity
This is super cool: although it's no secret that the fashion industry (much like every other industry) has a long way to go when it comes to inclusivity, Christian Siriano's New York Fashion Week show actually featured an awesome diverse group of models. Siriano's always been progressive as a designer, but this show, which featured plus-size models, gender-ambiguous looks, and more was a major, much-needed step in the right direction.
Shopping Break: Some bras can be super uncomfortable, but fear not — these great wireless bras won't hurt one bit, and will provide needed support.
Hurricane Irma + What To Do Now
As Florida continues to battle Hurricane Irma and millions of people deal with the storm's effects, lending a hand is more essential than ever. If you're not sure where to start, here's a list of places to donate to Hurricane Irma victims — but be warned, if you're trying to donate clothing, make sure you're following protocol.
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Today's WTF Moment: A "yoga mat incident" at the White House caused the whole place to go into lockdown. Mondays, y'all.
What to Watch: Tonight is the Season 4 finale of Bachelor in Paradise, airing at 8 on ABC, and you can bet it's gonna be a doozy.