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How Hutch has calmed me down

As the year 2018 comes to a close, it's pretty clear that "self-care" is as important as ever, thanks to the fact that everything in the world feels totally fucked up.

Of course, self-care comes in all forms. Some people take baths or waft themselves with smoke from a sage wand, while others just make sure they have 30 seconds each day to connect to their breath. Everything from naked yoga to slapping on a sheet mask can be considered a form of self-care nowadays because it's really just about taking a moment to ignore the bullshit and connect to yourself and your body.

For me? Self-care comes in the form of the interior design app Hutch. Yes, an app that's not focused on meditation or working out or keeping track of my breath, and rather centers on decorating a bare room to look like the luxurious Parisian flat of my dreams, is my newest self-care tactic.

The app works as follows: Each day, you're presented with a new design challenge where you play interior decorator. You choose from a couple of blank room templates—living room, bedroom, dining room, or office—and decorate following the specific vibe of the day, choosing from hundreds of furniture, décor, and even wall paint options. It might be the most soothing, calming, therapeutic activity my iPhone has ever provided for me. After a long day of looming deadlines and running from meeting to meeting and rarely having a moment to sit down and just breathe, it's become my favorite way to unwind and has awakened another creative side of me I didn't know existed.

Do I feel a flutter of excitement when I receive a push notification letting me know that when I get home from work that evening, I get to spend a time decorating a Swiss chalet? You're damn right I do. Call me "boring" or "addicted to my smartphone," but if playing interior decorator for hours on end has slowed down my heart rate while in the midst of an anxiety attack (yes, it's personally become a tried-and-tested remedy for my occasional episodes), that's all that matters. It's also a wonderful distraction from today's depressing, frustrating, and anger-inducing news, which we all deserve a break from every now and then.

What's more, each piece of furniture, from bed frames and couches to wall art and knick-knacks, are all real products that can be purchased from trendy places like West Elm and Anthropologie and many, many more. (That's where they get you, I guess, but, hey, nothing in this world is perfect.)

On top of the app, Hutch also has launched a limited-edition collaboration with non-profit Girls Inc. to create Gallery Wall Kits, wall art sets containing three to six pieces from three different female artists. As someone who currently has bare walls and hates bare walls, this is an easy way to breathe life into a room with pieces that are cohesive yet unique. Not to mention, all proceeds go back to Girls Inc., so you can feel good about shopping because you're supporting an important cause.

Basically, this app has become my new favorite pastime, whether it's helping me unwind from a long day, bringing joy to a mundane morning subway commute, or distracting me from my anxiety condition.

And, as someone who is one day looking to graduate from An Adult to An Adult Who Owns Furniture From Places Other Than Ikea, it's pretty much the perfect way to get familiar with what else is out there and play around with higher quality, prettier things without spending a dime.

Check out the app for yourself at Hutch.com.

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Premiering today via NYLON

Small Talks, aka Cayley Spivey, has come a long way since starting a band, then becoming the entire band herself and forging her own fan base from the ground up. On her recent album A Conversation Between Us, she began to unpack any lingering baggage with one particular song: "Teeth." Today, she premieres the accompanying music video exclusively via NYLON.

"'Teeth' is about my personal battle with letting go of the past," Spivey tells NYLON, admitting that it's easily her favorite song off of A Conversation Between Us.

Watch the video for "Teeth" below.

Small Talks - Teeth (Official Music Video) - YouTube www.youtube.com

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Must have been pretty awkward

Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner were guests on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show together, which must have been awkward for Turner's husband, Joe Jonas, seeing as he also happens to be Swift's ex. I wonder if his name came up?

The interview doesn't come out until Friday night, but promotional photos show the two sharing a couch. Swift is making an appearance to perform her new single, "ME!" while Turner is promoting her new film, X- Men: Dark Phoenix. But it seems necessary for the two to be asked about Jonas.

Swift was just on the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month, where she brought up the fact that she felt bad for putting Jonas "on blast" on DeGeneres' show back in 2008 by telling the audience that he broke up with her in a record-setting short phone call. But, according to Swift, she and Jonas are chill now, since it happened pretty long ago, which means she's probably already hung out with Turner and maybe even gossiped about him with her.

We can only hope that they get the chance to spill some tea on television.

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"That's! His! Auntie!"

Leslie Jones has rewatched the Game of Thrones finale with a beer in hand, Seth Meyers at her side, and a full camera crew ready to take in all her glorious reactions. Spoilers ahead, but, if you haven't watched last week's episode already, that's kind of on you at this point.

When Jon Snow started to make out with Daenerys, also known as his aunt, only to stab her through the chest moments later, it was emotional whiplash for everyone watching. And, Jones' reactions—both from her first and second viewing—sum it all perfectly.

"That's! His! Auntie! [gagging noises]," Jones says before making an aside about calling the police if her uncle ever tried to do the same. But then the knife goes in, and Jones screams. "Did you see that?!" Jones asks, "Yeah bitch, that's a knife in you." Meyers points out the funniest part of all: "Why are you so upset about someone kissing their aunt but totally fine with someone killing their aunt?" Jones replies, "Because that bitch needed to go," and, well, same.

Other highlights from the comedians' rewatch include comparing Dany's victory speech to a bad improv gig, predicting that their dogs would have less of a reaction to their deaths than Drogon did to his mother's, and more.

Watch all of Jones' reactions from this Late Night clip below.

Game of Jones: Leslie Jones and Seth Watch Game of Thrones' Series Finale youtu.be

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These lyrics are a lot

Robbie Tripp, aka Curvy Wife Guy, is back with a music video, titled "Chubby Sexy," starring his wife and a trio of models. In it, Tripp raps about his bold choice to find women with an average body size attractive.

The video begins with a series of statements laid over some pool water: "Curves are the new high fashion," "Chubby is the new sexy," "We Out Here." Tripp posits that these queens deserve an anthem, which they do. What they do not deserve is this Cursed Song. As he lists all the names he knows to call them by (thick, thicc, and BBW), one model (who I really, really hope was paid well) squirts some lotion down her cleavage, and Tripp begins dancing.

"My girl chubby sexy/ Call her bonita gordita," Tripp states in his chorus, before going on to compare "big booty meat" to the peach emoji. Another thing he mentions is that his wife can't find a belt that fits her waist, and that's why he calls her James and the Giant Peach. He then tries to dab. Here are some of the other Cursed highlights from his, uh, verses:

Got those Khaleesi curves/ Knows how to dragon slay
She like a dude that's woke/ We like a girl that's weighty
Some say a chubby girl that's risky/ But they ain't met a curvy girl that's frisky
Imma dunk that donk like I'm Andrew Wiggins.
Thick like an Amazon/ Built like Big Ben.

Tripp says one thing in the video that I couldn't agree more with: "She don't need a man." No, she does not. Please run. If you must, watch the entire video, below. Or send it to your nemesis!

Robbie Tripp - Chubby Sexy (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

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See the promo here

It was bound to happen. The Kadashians and Jenners have committed themselves to letting the cameras roll on their lives, for better or for worse. So if you thought that the Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal was off limits, you thought wrong. The trailer for Sunday's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians was just released, and it involves the famous family working through the fallout of what happened when Woods went to a party at Thompson's house.

The teaser includes the infamous clip of Khloé Kardashian screaming "LIAAAARRRRRR." It's still not explicitly clear who prompted that strong response. She could be responding to Thompson, who clearly isn't always honest. Or she could be reacting to Woods account of the events on Red Table Talk. But the most revealing moment comes when we see Kylie Jenner—who was Woods' best friend before all of this happened—react for the first time.

In a heart-to-heart conversation, momager Kris Jenner says, "For you and Jordyn, it's like a divorce." Kylie only offers this in response: "She fucked up." Based on Woods' version of events—which I'm inclined to believeThompson is the one who fucked up. Still, I'm hoping for some kind of reconciliation between the two longtime friends. Perhaps we'll have to wait until next season for that.

Check out the promo video below.

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