Friday has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate than with betty’s weekly round-up?
Here’s what we’ve been reading, loving and doing this week.
Hillz got her groove on in the first presidential debate
For all of those people wondering when this whole Trump vs. Clinton thing will finally be over, we have some good news. There are only 38 days left until we find out who gets to call The White House home for the next four years.
The first of three US presidential debates kicked off earlier in the week. As per usual, Trump said some pretty absurd things – like how he thinks he has a better ‘temperament’ to be Prez (massive kudos to the audience who somehow managed not to all burst out laughing). Hillz brought up D. Trump’s tax return a lot and pulled off a pretty amazing shimmy. Because the leader of the free world needs moves.
Having spots now might mean fewer stripes later
Good news for all those with acne! Turns out, karma has your back. And your chin. A report this week says that people who have lots of spots when they’re teenagers age better over the long run. Scientists at King’s College London said acne sufferers have natural in-built protection against ageing, so they’ll develop wrinkles and thinning skin later than the clear-skinned lot. So 40 years from now, you’ll be the one having the last laugh. Or there’s just not caring about any of it, which is also an option.
Police killings in US prompt some amazing responses
Nine-year-old Zianna Oliphant’s speech about police brutality and racism in the US has gone viral this week, and deservedly so. Following the unrest that broke out in Charlotte, North Carolina after the death of Keith Lamont Scott last week, Zianna spoke at the City Council about how the recent events made her feel.
“I feel like that we are treated differently from other people and I don’t like how we’re treated, just because of our colour, it doesn’t mean anything to me.”
Serena Williams spoke out about the violence too, posting this update to Facebook:
Serena Williams also spoke out about the violence when she posted this update to Facebook, quoting Martin Luther King Jnr as her reason for speaking out: “There comes a time when silence is betrayal”.
The Circle of Life continues: The Lion King is coming to a screen near you
After the success of The Jungle Book remake, The Walt Disney Studios have confirmed that a live action remake of The Lion King is being fast tracked to our screens. For The Lion King purists out there, we know, we are worried too. After all, how can you top perfection?
Sometimes it good to be naugh-tea
The weather had finally turned and autumn has decided to arrive. Autumn, the season of scarves and sipping hot chocolate on the sofa. Why not pick up this awesome mug from Yellow Sunflower for a side of feminist inspiration with your hot cocoa?
When mum’s away, the cats will play
The most adorable person on the internet this week award goes to Chase Stout, who adopted a kitten with his partner Kenzie earlier this month. They called him Mr. Wilson because there’s something strangely cute about animals with human sounding names. Anyway, when Kenzie went out of town Chase decided to make a delicious brunch for himself and Mr. Wilson.
HE MADE PANCAKES. FOR THE KITTEN.
The Squirrel sisters hung out with the betty team
This week we were lucky enough to hang out with the Squirrel Sisters, the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ladies behind our new favourite snack bars. They filmed some of their favourite recipes with us, so look out for those on the site soon. We promise we won’t squirrel them away for too long.
Have a great weekend, y’all!
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