What The Royal Babys Birth Chart Predicts About His Personality

On Monday, May 6 at 5:26 a.m. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex, welcomed a baby boy—jolting our collective ovaries and filling our Instagram feeds with congratulatory posts. The royal baby is seventh in line for the throne, and the eighth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth. And while most are busy waiting for a photo and a name reveal, thanks to astrology and the birth time, we’re already able to take a deeper look into the royal baby’s personality and what his relationships with his parents might be like. We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. …

How the Videogame Aesthetic Flows Into All of Culture

When the science fiction film Edge of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman, came out in 2014, WIRED called it “the best videogame you can’t play.” The film’s main character, Bill Cage, repeats the same day again and again—a day of futuristic combat with aliens. Each time he dies, Cage wakes up again on the previous day. Everything is as before, with the crucial difference that he remembers all the previous versions of that fatal next day. The repetitions are the film’s equivalent of a videogame’s replayability, and Cage’s battle skills improve, just as a player’s skills improve through replay. But Cage is not a player. He is a character in a narrative film, so the repeated days are in fact …

We’re hurting for the broken hearts of Winterfell

This post contains spoilers. A lot of hearts were broken in Sunday’s emotional episode ofGame of Thrones. In the calm after last week’s heart-pounding battle, the heroes of HBO’s beloved series reached King’s Landing. Before they exchanged what looked to be their final words with Cersei, however, several beloved characters saw their romantic dreams dashed. Fans finally got to see a long-desired relationship come to fruition in Jamie Lannister and Brienne of Tarth, only to have it snatched away moments later. Gendry became a lordtherefore fully qualified to marry a ladyonly to realize he could never have a future with Arya. And Tormund. Poor, lusty Tormund never had a chance with Brienne. With all the heartsick characters roaming around onGame …

The best ‘Game of Thrones’ quotes from all your favorite characters

Game of Thrones has too many memorable quotes to count. Fans of the award-winning series have been wearing “I drink and I know things” shirts, shouting “Dracarys” at their microwaves and muttering “Valar Morghulis” to friends for years now. With so many popular phrases, however, it can be hard to keep lines from HBO’s epic series straight. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at the most popular and best Game of Thronesquotes from each major character. The best Game of Thrones quotes There are literally hundreds of characters inGame of Thrones. Many of them lost their lives at some point in the seven-plus brutal seasons we’ve seen so far. In the last few episodes alone, we’ve …

BTS’ world domination: How did we get here?

The luv for South Korean boy band BTS keeps growing.Image: Getty Images for The Recording ACADEMY Whether you’re a fan or not, it’s hard to ignore the immense rise of K-pop heavyweights BTS. The South Korean boy band has made an unprecedented break into mainstream Western culture. They’ve topped charts, broken YouTube records, and racked up much-hyped appearances on Saturday Night Live and awards shows like the Grammys. For K-pop fans, BTS has been big for a long time. But if you’re out of the loop, it’s fair to think the seven-member band popped out of obscurity before linking up with Halsey for a hit single and setting a record that hasn’t been achieved since The Beatles. The band’s social …

Facebook debuts ‘Secret Crush’ to let friends know you’re into them

What is love?Image: Getty Images Ever wanted to let Facebook know even more about the intimate details of your life? Now you can! At Facebook’s developer conference, F8, the company is making a few announcements about the dating platform it launched in September 2018, Facebook Dating. Now, Facebook Dating is expanding into several new countries (but still not the United States) with the addition of one potentially creepy new feature.  Meet Facebook Dating’s “Secret Crush”: a new feature that lets Facebook Dating users send a signal to a friend that you have a crush on them. If you decide to opt in, you can choose up to nine of your friends as “Secret Crushes,” as a way to indicate that …

Richard Madden: I dont like the look of me in the mirror

Bodyguard made him a star but he hasnt always been comfortable as the lead. He talks about bullies, his inner fat lad and new Elton John biopic Rocketman For some lucky actors, there are moments when their career suddenly shifts into a higher gear. The right part comes along, the world notices, and boom! their whole life is different. This happened to Richard Madden with Bodyguard, in August last year. He played the tight-mouthed, tight-muscled David Budd, personal minder to Keeley Hawes home secretary, Julia Montague, in Jed Mercurios six-part BBC One thriller, and the country went bananas. Bodyguard was great TV gripping, unpredictable, sexy, with a madly OTT finale but nobody could have predicted the furore it would cause. …

4 Tips To Make Wedding Dress Shopping Less Stressful Betches

In November 2018, I married my college sweetheart, Mike Sorrentino. One of the most memorable and surreal moments of the entire experience was my first time trying on wedding gowns. I planned our entire wedding start to finish in roughly two months, so I didn’t have time to waste on decisions, especially when it came to wedding dress shopping. I decided on both my wedding gowns in just 30 minutes. I swear, it’s true! But that’s because I went in prepared. Right off the bat, I had in mind a few dresses I liked and wanted to use as inspiration for my gown. I had Pronovias, Ines di Santo, Marchesa, and Zuhair Murad bookmarked as my favorite bridal designers while researching …

Trump, the ‘say anything’ president, closes in on 10,000 false statements

New York (CNN Busienss)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. → Data point: Kessler said “we counted 45 misstatements or falsehoods in his interview with Sean Hannity” the other day… Leading versus misleading I return to this point about the president’s deceptions quite often — and that’s because I believe the lying often times is THE story. Not what he said, but why he chose to mislead instead of lead. Kessler’s team has been checking every one of Trump’s statements since 1/20/2017, and they’ve noticed a rapid rise in falsehoods: “He passed the 5,000 mark in September, so it’s only seven months ago.” This is one of …

Why India’s political parties are turning to Bollywood for election candidates

Mumbai, India (CNN)For decades, Urmila Matondkar has enjoyed a successful career as a leading lady in Bollywood. In that environment, and as this election increasingly looks to be a close call, parties in recent weeks have sought to capitalize on star power — especially, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which had added a number of celebrities to its line-up. This month, Daler Mehndi, one of India’s most famous singers, joined the BJP. He follows cricketer Gautam Gambhir, actress Jaya Prada and singer Hans Raj Hans, who all recently joined the BJP to run in this cycle. When stars announce their campaigns, their first political rallies are almost guaranteed huge crowds, says Komal Nahta, film trade analyst: “They have that …

Oxytocin Before Birth Changes Voles’ Personalities Might It Be The Same For Humans?

Thirty years ago, oxytocin was seldom administered to assist in giving births. Now, it happens in half of American pregnancies, yet little research has been done on whether or not there are any long-term consequences. An intriguing study has observed changes to the brains and behavior of voles whose mothers were administered oxytocin shortly before giving birth. We’re a long way from knowing if the same is true for humans, but if the vole results do translate, society might reap some unexpected benefits. Oxytocin is often called the “love drug” because romantic activities stimulate its release. However, like other hormones, it performs several apparently unrelated biological functions, including stimulating labor. More than a quarter of American pregnancies end with artificial oxytocin being …

Some Huge Changes Are Coming To Facebook And Instagram

Fresh off the back of Facebook’s Annus horribilis, marked by misinformation scandals and privacy breaches, the social media superpower has unveiled a whole new array of features at its annual F8 developer conference in Silicon Valley this week. Here are some of the most important takeaways from the event.  To sum up, Facebook – along with its sister platforms Instagram and WhatsApp – are looking to shift away from being a public “digital town square” to a “digital living room”. “Privacy” and “intimacy”, it seems, are the new words of the moment. The revamp will see private, interest-based groups and events pushed to the forefront of the platform. Rather than logging on and seeing a News Feed filled with big media platforms …

7 Famous TV Couples That Should Have Never Ended Up Together Betches

So we’re all in agreement these days that we would rather binge watch shows and act like the characters are our real-life friends rather than engaging with society, right? Okay, cool. Glad I’m not the only one. Since we all have emotional investments in television shows even though these characters really should have no bearing on our day-to-day lives, I thought I should indulge this toxic mentality by talking about couples from beloved TV shows that should never have ended up together. God, I have way too much time on my hands. All of these couples are considered iconic, but I’m going to tell you why their relationships at best, wouldn’t work, and at worst, are straight-up toxic. Go ahead, …

How to watch ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8, episode 3 for free

Buckle up, baby. Game of Thrones season 8, episode 3 will likely be one of the most iconic episodes in the history of the series. We’ve been warned of winter’s dangers since the beginning. Jon Snow has literally killed himself trying to get people to take the Army of the Dead seriously. Well, the time for threats is over. The big showdown is finally here. The Battle of Winterfellwhich fans have unofficially named this episode since HBO is not revealing titles in advanceis not only supposed to be one of the biggest social TV events in recent history but a filmmaking feat that puts even blockbuster movie productions to shame. HBO claims the Game of Thrones season 8 fight took 55 consecutive …

We are not gay, but we secretly kiss and sleep in the same bed | Dear Mariella

You dont need to define your sexuality, Mariella Frostrup tells a confused man, but you do need to stop second-guessing your lovers motives and start working out what you want The dilemma I am a 30-year-old man and I had, until last year, identified as a straight man. One night, after an office dinner party, I went to my colleagues flat. We were good mates then, but nothing more. We are both architects and I went to see some of his latest work. He offered me a drink and we ended up getting drunk. He is slightly older and also identifies as heterosexual. (He is really good looking but, mysteriously, has been single for many years.) We drank too much …

Facebook unveils ‘Secret Crush’ dating feature

At its annual F8 conference in California Tuesday, Facebook unveiled a new feature known as “Secret Crush.” Part of Facebook Dating, the new option, according to a blog post from the company, will let users “explore potential romantic relationships within their own extended circle of friends.” To utilize the feature, users must simply choose up to nine people from their friends list that they’re interested in. If one of those people is also using Facebook Dating, a notification will be sent informing them that a friend has added them to their Secret Crush list. Facebook notes that if your love interest “isnt on Dating, doesnt create a Secret Crush list, or doesnt put you on their list, no one will …