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Cardi B probably knows a lot more about President Franklin D. Roosevelt than you do

"I love government. I'm obsessed with presidents. I'm obsessed to know how the system works."

That's what Billboard chart sensation Cardi B told GQ's Caity Weaver in an extensive profile(opens in a new tab) published Monday morning.

The Bronx-born rapper, who released the highly anticipated album Invasion of Privacy last week, has delivered us bangers and viral clips for the better part of a year. All of that without revealing, until now, that she knows her stuff when it comes to the history of presidents in this country.

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In the feature, Cardi starts off by admitting her love of our 32nd president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Here's what she had to say about him:

"First of all," continues Cardi B, "he helped us get over the Depression, all while he was in a wheelchair. Like, this man was suffering from polio at the time of his presidency, and yet all he was worried about was trying to make America great—make America great again for real. He's the real 'Make America Great Again,' because if it wasn't for him, old people wouldn't even get Social Security."

But not only does she like him for putting his country first, Cardi also goes in on her love of Eleanor Roosevelt, the New Deal and offers up context about why FDR is, in her eyes, the best:

"Yes, from the New Deal. It was a system to get us back from the world Depression—then, on top of that, while he was president there was a fucking war going on. World War II was going on. So all this shit going on in the United States, while recouping the country from an economic tragedy, making sure that America won the war—and his wife? I would say she was almost like Michelle Obama. She was such a good humanitarian, and we both got the same birthday, Oct. 11."

But, as you should know by now, never underestimate Cardi B. Her knowledge isn't only limited to FDR. She can list all the presidents in order of their time in office, and when Weaver threw a random president at her — Buchanan — she was quick to offer up a fun fact:

"He was the 15th president," she says, and her tone is as neutral as if she were reciting types of weather. "Buchanan is the only president that was a bachelor."

Until we figure out which president would be a part of the #BardiGang, you can read more about her money moves, romance with political history and Offset, and more here(opens in a new tab).

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    What should I do in Quordle that I don’t do in Wordle?

    Solving a Wordle puzzle can famously come down to a series of single letter-change variations. If you’ve narrowed it down to “-IGHT,” you could guess “MIGHT” “NIGHT” “LIGHT” and “SIGHT” and one of those will probably be the solution — though this is also a famous way to end up losing in Wordle, particularly if you play on “hard mode.” In Quordle, however, this sort of single-letter winnowing is a deadly trap, and it hints at the important strategic difference between Wordle and Quordle: In Quordle, you can't afford to waste guesses unless you're eliminating as many letters as possible at all times. 

    Guessing a completely random word that you already know isn't the solution, just to eliminate three or four possible letters you haven’t tried yet, is thought of as a desperate, latch-ditch move in Wordle. In Quordle, however, it's a normal part of the player's strategic toolset.

    Is there a way to get the answer faster?

    In my experience Quordle can be a slow game, sometimes dragging out longer than it would take to play Wordle four times. But a sort of blunt-force guessing approach can speed things up. The following strategy also works with Wordle if you only want the solution, and don’t care about having the fewest possible guesses:

    Try starting with a series of words that puts all the vowels (including Y) on the board, along with some other common letters. We've had good luck with the three words: “NOTES,” “ACRID,” and “LUMPY.” YouTuber DougMansLand(Opens in a new tab) suggests four words: “CANOE,” “SKIRT,” “PLUMB,” and “FUDGY.”

    Most of the alphabet is now eliminated, and you’ll only have the ability to make one or two wrong guesses if you use this strategy. But in most cases you’ll have all the information you need to guess the remaining words without any wrong guesses.

    If strategy isn't helping, and you're still stumped, here are some hints:

    A semi-useful hint about today’s puzzle

    Synonyms for all four words are in the following sentence (in no particular order).

    After twisting my ankle in my attempt to hunt the deer, I had to remove the splint I made with a stick of bamboo and some cloth bandage when it started to cause a rash.

    Are there any double or triple letters in today’s Quordle words?


    Are any rare letters being used in today’s Quordle like Q or Z?

    I spy a Z.

    What do today’s Quordle words start with?

    S, G, T, and C.

    What are the answers for today’s Quordle?

    Are you sure you want to know?

    There’s still time to turn back.

    Okay, you asked for it. The answers are:

    1. STALK

    2. GAUZE

    3. TRACK

    4. CHAFE

  • How do I break up with my toxic friend?

    How do I break up with my toxic friend?

    If a friend is causing more strife than joy, you're not alone: in a Bumble BFF survey from January, 32 percent of respondents said they're not satisfied with the friendships they have in their lives.


    Sometimes, we need to cut the cord in order to grow. We asked experts how to break off a toxic friendship — kindly.

    Do I want to end a friendship?

    Know that conflict is a normal and healthy part of every friendship, said female friendship coach and Bumble BFF's friendship expert Danielle Bayard Jackson(Opens in a new tab). While we might think of friendships as fun and easy, the reality is they're relationships that need maintenance. 

    "That said, 'friendship pruning' is very common as many of us go through new stages of life," Jackson noted. And people are feeling that now: 25 percent of respondents in the Bumble BFF survey said they're stuck in outdated friendships that no longer serve them, while 68 percent said they're a different person now compared to the person they were when they met their best friends/closest friends. 

    'Friendship pruning' is very common as many of us go through new stages of life.

    "We can outgrow friendships and stay too long out of loyalty or history," said licensed psychotherapist and author of Boundary Boss, Terri Cole(Opens in a new tab), "but it is your job to be discerning about who gets the privilege of being in the VIP section of your amazing life."

    Only you can make the decision to end a friendship. Jackson laid out some questions to ask yourself when identifying a potentially friendship-ending conflict: 

    • Is this a conflict that you are willing to compromise on? 

    • Do these conflicts happen more often than not? 

    • Do the conflicts become more hurtful over time? 

    It is your job to be discerning about who gets the privilege of being in the VIP section of your amazing life.

    "If the troubles of the friendship outweigh the overall value that it adds to your life," she added, "it might be time to end that friendship."

    Cole also offered questions to ask about the friend themself:

    • Can I trust them?

    • Do I respect them?

    • Do we bring out the best in each other? 

    • Does this friendship energize or deplete me most of the time? 

    • Do they care about and respect me? 

    "If you can answer yes to the questions above and they energize you more than they deplete you, then the friendship is adding value to your life," Cole said. "If you answered no to more than a few you might need to work on your communication and boundary setting."

    If you're in the latter camp, Cole recommends reflecting on how honest you are with your friend about your preferences, limits, and deal-breakers — meaning, your boundaries. If you already set regular boundaries and your friend doesn't honor them, it's time to have a conversation to share your frustrations.

    "If the person is toxic or the relationship regularly causes you anxiety, frustration and suffering — it is time to cut them [loose]," said Cole. 

    The word "toxic" is thrown around a lot these days, but it's true that some people just don't serve you. Signs of a toxicity could be feeling drained after spending time together, or feeling like you're not heard or can't be yourself around them, said relationship expert and certified sex therapist at SexualAlpha(Opens in a new tab), Aliyah Moore. 

    There may be a slew of reasons why you don't want to break it off — misplaced loyalty, fear of rejection, and guilt, to name a few. The truth is, though, staying in these relationships can build up resentment towards the other person, Cole said. You're also not being honest with yourself or your friend. 

    SEE ALSO: TikTok is obsessed with the 'power struggle stage' of relationships. But what is it?

    How can I end a toxic friendship?

    Before committing to a script, Cole recommends energetically backing away from the friendship by not responding immediately and politely declining plans. The feeling of not vibing with the friendship anymore might be mutual! The mutual backing out of a friendship is what Jackson calls the "friendship fade-out."

    It may be the case, though, that it's not mutual, and you have to have a conversation. Do so privately in a mode that fits for the friendship, whether it be FaceTime or face-to-face. Choose the right time and place, and avoid public situations where your friend may feel embarrassed, Cole said. 

    The mutual backing out of a friendship is what Jackson calls the "friendship fade-out."

    Acknowledge that it's okay to end a friendship, Moore said. "You don’t have to feel guilty or bad about doing what is best for you."

    Jackson has a three-part conversation formula:

    1. Show your intention at the top of the conversation to set the tone and expectation. This can be like, "So, I've been thinking a lot about this lately…" or "I have something on my mind that I would like to talk to you about…"

    2. Address your needs and don’t play the blame game. Use ‘I’ statements as much as you can; rather than "you are never there for me when I need you..," try saying “I need friendships in my life that can prioritize and support me in times of need."

    3. Tell them how much you appreciate them and what your intention is for moving forward. This could be, "I have appreciated our friendship so much and you have been such an integral part of my life. However, I won’t be able to show up in this friendship in the same way that I have before."

    If your friend gets emotional, listen to them. While you can't control how they react, you can control how you express yourself. Be prepared for a range of possible emotions, Moore said, whether it be sadness, anger, or confusion. Try to remain calm and compassionate, even if the now-former friend isn't. "Showing understanding and empathy will help to ensure that the relationship ends in a peaceful manner," she said.

    Be honest and respectful — and don't ghost. As with most advice, however, there are caveats. If your friend threatened your safety and talking with them would make you feel unsafe, you can end the friendship abruptly and without explanation, Jackson said. 

    Take time to grieve the relationship as you would a romantic one. It's natural that emotions will come up, even if this is something you want to happen. Respect both your process and theirs; it's okay if it takes time, especially if you were friends for a long time.

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    What if we have mutual friends?

    If you have mutual friends, you may want to skip "ending" the friendship entirely and back away from the individual instead, said Cole. 

    "Relationships morph and change so being unavailable for an individual relationship does not need to necessarily ruin the group experience," she said. If you "cut off" the individual completely, though, it will change the dynamic of the group.

    If you need to decline group invitations because you know that person will be there, do so, Jackson said. When you're ready to see them again, be cordial; you don't have to pretend to be excited to see them, but you don't have to make it awkward, either. 

    Don't put the burden of this on your other friends, Jackson continued. Try to refrain from gossiping or making them pick sides. This may be a good opportunity to branch out and make new friends, or reconnect with old ones not in the friend group.

    Through it all, take care of yourself, said Moore. If you've read this far, you likely want to be empathetic in this journey — that's more than a lot of people can say when ending relationships. Be kind to yourself and give yourself grace, just as you would to this ex-friend or anyone else.

    "Ending a friendship can be difficult," Moore acknowledged, "but it is sometimes necessary for the sake of your mental health and wellbeing."

  • TikTok is making Euphoria fanfiction now

    TikTok is making Euphoria fanfiction now

    TikTok might as well be Euphoria High with the way users are eating up the spicy second season of HBO's teen drama. It’s like the way Twitter reacts to Succession, but with better edits and more glitter. Between swapping fan theories and stanning normal girl Lexi and drug dealer Fez's onscreen chemistry, Euphoria fans have been busy taking up space on TikTok this week.


    Other notable trends include "It's just hay fever" and letting a filter determine who your celeb parents are. 

    The girls are talking about Euphoria again.

    Euphoria has been inescapable on TikTok lately, inspiring a whole host of TikTok trends. 

    Creators have been using the song "Formula" from the Euphoria soundtrack to speculate everything — from what colleges they think the characters would attend(Opens in a new tab) to what skincare they would use(Opens in a new tab) to what their Pinterest boards would look like(Opens in a new tab)

    The Euphoria obsession doesn't end there. TikTok users have also been loving the "Which Euphoria character are you" filter. It's been used over 25,000 times. While nothing beats the look of disappointment on someone's face when it lands on series villain Nate, it's since evolved into a way for people to write their own Euphoria fanfics. TikTokkers are now using it to insert themselves into the narrative, posing various questions(Opens in a new tab) like "who am I dating?" and "who is my best friend?" and letting the algorithm decide their fates. And some of these proposed plots are more interesting than the actual show!

    SEE ALSO: TikTok enrolls in 'Euphoria' High

    The best Euphoria-inspired trend turns beloved character Fez into a meme. In the Season 2 premiere, the normally soft-spoken drug dealer confronts Rue after a particularly intense encounter with a new dealer, saying, "Why you acting like that shit was fun Rue? For real. You pissing me off, acting dumb as fuck right now. God damn, all this smiling and laughing and shit." TikTok users are adding that audio to describe annoying situations.

    The clip was first posted by @paidsosa(Opens in a new tab) with the caption "pov: me anytime my man yells at me." Now, nearly 18,000 videos have been uploaded using the sound. Some highlights include @hudaislost's video(Opens in a new tab) captioned, "guys after you make them go watch a romantic movie with you," which garnered over 4 million views and 1.5 million likes, and @ashleybonneville34's video(Opens in a new tab) that reads, "when your drunk friend thinks it's a good idea to run away from you when you're supposed to be taking care of them." 

    Sad, but true. Credit: TikTok / hudaislost

    Whereas some TV fans congregate on Tumblr or Twitter, TikTok is seemingly the go-to place to discuss Euphoria. 

    It’s just hay fever

    My favorite trend of the week finds TikTokkers lying about crying. This trend utilizes the scary "Crying Eyes" filter, while also using an audio in which one British child asks another British child, "What's the matter?" To which the other British child responds: "Just hay fever." The filter has been used nearly 80,000 times and audio nearly 60,000 times. 

    The premise of these videos is simple: The creator pretends that their crying eyes are caused by hay fever — aka allergies — instead of the situation described via the text on the screen. Combined, the tiny British voices and unfortunate situations make a hilarious trend. Take @ambulancelife's video(Opens in a new tab) for example: It reads, "when you tell your mom about a girl and get ghosted the next day." Yikes! 

    It's just hay fever. Credit: TikTok / ambulancelife

    As always, TikTok loves to use humor to share cursed experiences. 

    Please adopt me

    TikTok filters are winning this week! The "PLEASE ADOPT ME" filter cycles through celebrity names to reveal your celebrity parents. The filter was created a week ago by @allangregorio(Opens in a new tab), a Brazilian digital artist, and has since been used over 215,000 times. 

    The filter is a breeding ground for hilarious results and reactions. User @tim.stvnsn(Opens in a new tab) got Jimmy Fallon as both their parents and then proceeded to photoshop some silly family portraits. Their video got over 2 million views and over 483,000 likes. 

    Credit: TikTok / tim.stvnsn
    Credit: TikTok / tim.stvnsn

    The idea of your celebrity parents isn't a new one. Fans love to claim their favorite artists as their mom or dad, and fans of both Taylor Swift and Harry Styles (including yours truly) refer to themselves as children of divorce since the two pop stars split in 2013. I got Kanye West and Matt Damon, which is literally so cursed! Please don't adopt me.

    West Elm Caleb

    It wouldn't be this week on TikTok without a mention of "West Elm Caleb," a New York City furniture designer who has come to represent a certain type of man on dating apps: a serial dater who ghosts, sees multiple women at the same time, and sends nonconsensual nudes. Many women have had experiences with men like Caleb, and they banded together on TikTok to share their grievances.

    However, the situation quickly spiraled out of hand when the FYP mob mentality took hold. West Elm Caleb was doxxed, and the West Elm Instagram was flooded with comments demanding he be fired. Here's your daily reminder that holding someone accountable is not the same as ruining their life.

    SEE ALSO: TikTok's 'West Elm Caleb' saga was never about Caleb

  • Pete Buttigiegs new influencer handbook is an extremely online way to campaign

    Pete Buttigiegs new influencer handbook is an extremely online way to campaign


    Pete Buttigieg is taking online campaigning to a very 2019 level.

    The South Bend mayor, who announced his official presidential bid(Opens in a new tab) on Sunday, understands the undeniable power of the internet, and he plans on using it to his full advantage.

    Buttigieg, his husband Chasten, and their dogs(Opens in a new tab) Truman and Buddy, already have beloved Twitter presences, but the millennial mayor and his team took things a step further this weekend by releasing an entire set of digital assets, social media guidelines, and detailed explanations behind each of his visual campaign aesthetics so that influencers and fans can easily show him support online.

    The Design ToolKit(Opens in a new tab), created by design firm Hyperakt and available through, serves as a sort of Buttigieg brand bible, if you will. The decision to create and release the guidelines was a bold, strategic, and honestly pretty smart move.

    Pete Buttigieg's Design Tool Kit home page. Credit:
    SEE ALSO: Pete Buttigieg and the viral allure of the charming politician

    "This is your home base for downloading the graphic assets you need to support our grassroots campaign," the home page reads.

    The four areas below -- logos, colors, type, and Team Pete -- take supporters into the mind of Buttigieg, giving them all the information they could ever want or need about his decision-making processes. It's a lot of information. Borderline too much information, really. But it's here, so let us break it down.

    Logos(Opens in a new tab)

    In the "Logos" section of the site, Buttigieg describes how South Bend's Jefferson Boulevard Bridge inspired his logo, and he offers six pre-made graphics for download in JPG, PNG, or SVG format. He really tries to accommodate every possible preference.

    Users can also play around with an interactive color pairing tool to create their own logo, which, despite my dream combo of Blue Sky and Rust Belt not being an approved option, is pretty fun.

    Via Giphy(opens in a new tab)(Opens in a new tab)

    Before you download an asset, though, you must accept Mayor Pete's very official Terms Of Use, which clearly state:


    Pete For America, Inc. (“PFA”) grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable, royalty-free limited license to use the Logos solely as depicted in the artwork made available for download. You agree to use the Logos for your personal, noncommercial use to show your support for PFA and Mayor Pete Buttigieg on posters, decals and related materials, with the Logos to be depicted as in the downloaded artwork and of commensurate quality. Any use by you of the Logos other than as specifically authorized here, without the prior written permission of PFA, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Commercial use of the Logos is strictly prohibited. This license is revocable at any time.

    If he hasn't scared you off yet, you might venture to explore the "Colors" section, which, I cannot stress enough, is as extra as it possibly could be.

    Colors(Opens in a new tab)

    Pete Buttigieg isn't a regular, red, white, and blue president. He's a cool president, who hand-picked his color scheme with the utmost consideration. Buttigieg apparently dug deep to land on the nine colors that serve as an "ode to his hometown and his life there" — like, maybe even deeper than Beto digs to write his Medium posts(Opens in a new tab).

    Pete Buttigieg's campaign colors, explained. Credit:

    Not only does he give the general details for each color in his campaign, but he compiled a color coordinated collage of his life. He goes on to provide a meaningful description of each color as it relates to him as a human being.

    Pete Buttigieg's campaign colors, explained. Credit:

    I'm fairly certain Pete gave these nine colors more thought than most people give their wedding vows, children's names, or entire presidential campaigns. And the same could be said for his typography.

    Type(Opens in a new tab)

    "Our brand typography pays homage to America’s industrial legacy, to Pete's ability to convey substantive ideas plainly, and to his bold vision for a modern America that reaches for the future with focus and clarity," the page reads, before breaking down each and every font and size included in Buttigieg's campaign visuals.

    The "Type" tab also features a pre-made statement about "Generational Change" that users can customize and download, just like the logos. I'm exhausted!

    Pete Buttigieg loves fonts. Credit:

    Team Pete(Opens in a new tab)


    Finally, Buttigieg gives supporters from all over the country the option to download a logo specific to their state, all of which were hand lettered by more than a dozen artists. Supporters are encouraged to "download them, print them out, add them to social profiles and use them to spread the word" about the campaign. Just in case you didn't already get the gist by now, Pete wants your viral support. OK? If you like him then you should've opened your Twitter or Instagram account and put a graphic on it. Oh, oh, oh.

    Pete Buttigieg's state logos. Credit:

    It seems like Buttigieg's Design Toolkit covers every possible social media angle, but if supporters think of any other graphics that they would find useful, the team encourages them to reach out and share their ideas.

    #2020: The online campaign trail

    Now, more than ever, social media can give candidates an extra leg up in a very crowded field. It's an opportunity to directly interact with supporters, engage potential voters, and spread the word about all they stand for and what they're accomplishing.

    We've seen how Donald Trump speaks to Americans through Twitter, and how politicians like Beto O'Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez use Instagram Stories to give followers relatable glimpses into their personal lives. Already Mayor Pete has thrown his hat in the ring by stepping up his Twitter game and even releasing a very diverse campaign Spotify playlist(Opens in a new tab). (I mean, Carly Rae Jepsen and Phish back-to-back? He's good.)

    But Buttigieg's latest efforts to inspire social media influencers to share their support for him on social media is above and beyond the usual digital assets kit. Poke fun if you want, but this is an innovative step that clearly shows he's more native to social media than almost anyone else so far in the race.

    If anyone's prepared to master the viral campaign trail, it's him.

  • I tried Salt & Straws ice cream line inspired by this years viral moments

    I tried Salt & Straws ice cream line inspired by this years viral moments

    What do viral trends taste like? Salt & Straw has boldly asked this question with the release of their limited-edition pack of ice cream flavors called "2021 Gone Viral."


    The Portland-based handmade ice cream company released five flavors inspired by 2021 viral trends on Wednesday. Salt & Straw believes that ice cream can be a form of storytelling, and this exclusive pack puts that ethos to the test. Consisting of five unique flavors, "2021 Gone Viral" brings these inescapable moments to life through flavors like "Billionaire Boys Space Club," "#FreeBritney," "Calamari Contest," "Non-Fungible-Tropical Tuna Tamales," and "Nature's Cereal."

    Salt & Straw's 2021 Gone Viral limited edition pack in all its glory. Credit: Elena Cavender

    These flavors are as weird as 2021, and I sampled all of them.

    Billionaire Boys Space Club

    Soylent pudding w/ charcoal ice cream & white chocolate-covered astronaut ice cream chunks

    An intergalactic flavor. Credit: Elena Cavender

    This flavor was inspired by billionaires going to space. I thought the concept of billionaires going to space would taste really rich, feature expensive ingredients, and taste good because someone told you it would taste good, but Billionaire Boys Space Club ended up being the most interesting flavor of the pack.

    The ice cream manages to look like outer space. It's dark grey and the freeze-dried ice cream hunks and white Soylent pudding look like craters and stars in the dark sky. Don't let the Soylent fool you, this flavor is delicious. The ice cream is buttery with a strong sesame flavor that's balanced out by the freeze-dried ice cream hunks. It's a more mature rocky road.


    Pink bubble gum ice cream, tons of edible glitter, w/ Pepsi & Champagne gummy bears

    Credit: Elena Cavender
    Credit: Elena Cavender

    This flavor is a celebration of Britney Spears conservatorship ending, and according to Salt & Straw, that tastes like the best bubblegum ice cream you've ever had, and I can't help but agree.

    #FreeBritney is a proper celebratory flavor. It's Pepto Bismol pink and features a splattering of different shades of blue sprinkles. The ice cream is the delicate bubblegum flavor. It isn't too in your face or sickly sweet which is rarely accomplished. While the gummies added some texture, I didn't care for the flavor and would have preferred uninterrupted spoonfuls of pink goodness.

    Calamari Contest

    Dalgona honeycomb, teal and pink tracksuit ice cream, bone marrow fudge

    So vibrant it looks inedible. Credit: Elena Cavender

    Inspired by the internet craze surrounding Squid Game, this ice cream is a shocking teal and pink, so vibrant that it resembles Play-Doh. This flavor is weird, in the best way. I couldn't put my finger on the ice cream's exact flavor and the ingredient list wasn't much help. The undefined ice cream flavor allows the dalgona honeycomb to really shine. The Dalgona honeycomb is the best part and melts in your mouth and sticks to your teeth. The bone marrow fudge was super salty which complicated the flavor profile, but left a bad taste in my mouth.

    Non-Fungible-Tropical Tuna Tamales

    Roasted pineapple compote & prickly pear (aka "tuna") clear caramel, masa ice cream

    Just like NFTs this flavor is not for me! Credit: Elena Cavender

    This flavor is an ode to NFTs, so it should come as no surprise that I didn't like it. I expected an NFT-inspired flavor too either be doing too much or extremely underwhelming. Salt & Straw did the former. This flavor was so overpowering that I spit out my first bite. The roasted pineapple flavor was overwhelming and combined with the prickly pear it tasted soapy. The masa ice cream itself was understated and quite yummy, but I couldn't get behind the ice cream as a whole.

    Nature's Cereal

    Coconut water sorbet + pomegranate seeds + mixed berry jam

    It wouldn't be 2021 viral trends without a homage to TikTok. Credit: Elena Cavender

    Nature's Cereal was a viral TikTok recipe popularized by Lizzo that consisted of fresh fruit and coconut water. I was looking forward to this flavor the most. I never dipped my toe in the TikTok trend, but berries never disappoint. The sorbet was light, tangy, and tasted vaguely like a popsicle. The pomegranate seeds added some crunch, but were awkward to eat with the ice cream.

    All these flavors are available for a limited time at Salt & Straw.

  • Olivia Munn felt blindsided by The Predator casting registered sex offender


    Olivia Munn felt blindsided by The Predator casting registered sex offender

    After learning that she shared a scene in The Predator with a registered sex offender, Olivia Munn took action and had the scene deleted from the film. In conversation with Ellen DeGeneres(opens in a new tab), Munn offered more details about learning the truth about Steven Wilder Striegel and about the difficulty of sharing uncomfortable facts in Hollywood.

    SEE ALSO: Olivia Munn is paying a price for her bravery and it's so very wrong

    Munn says she was "chastised" by the studio for telling her costars about Striegel, whose past she learned about from an acquaintance, and that she felt isolated from her costars after telling them even though it was to ensure they weren't blindsided by the news. She did not learn full details of Striegel's case until the L.A. Times(opens in a new tab) published a story about it (including Munn's statement).

    "The people who collude to keep people like this in positions of power, that's the real problem, the people who keep turning blind eyes," Munn says.

    Striegel pleaded guilty in 2010 to having an online relationship with his "distant relative," a then-14-year-old girl (he maintains there was no physical contact, but the allegations say there was). The Predator hits theaters Sept. 14.