Pst, wanna see a baby picture? Of course you do because baby picture. Doubly so when said picture happens to be of Prince George posing with his one-month-old sister, Princess Charlotte.
Cute as a button doesn't even begin to cover it. (And while we're on the subject of buttons... Buttons aren't cute so what's the deal there? Is this a reference to a button-shaped nose?)
Prince George is all blue knee-socks and sweetness as he cuddles Charlotte, kissing her forehead.
The official Kensington Palace Twitter and Instagram accounts posted the photos this past weekend, though they were taken by Duchess Kate mid-May in the Royal couple's Norfolk country home, where they have been staying since Charlotte's birth.
Needless to say, the images proved popular, garnering some 80K retweets, and some 100K marked as favourites under the #WelcomeToTheFamily hashtag.
And as with her first appearance, Princess Charlotte was again the subject of intense fashion scrutiny, with some complimenting her "dress sense."
Barely a month old and the pint-sized Princess is already a trailblazer. Her frilly body suit - costing a mere £14 ($26) from the High Street store Polarn O. Pyret - has sparked a retail rage. Within hours, the body suit had almost sold out. And get ready to see knee socks (like the £7 ($13) pair from store Amaia) on every toddler in England and beyond.
Refreshingly, the Duchess shared her own photos instead of relying on a professional, furthering her popularity for being 'down to earth' and relatably thrifty.
If babies make you salivate, stay tuned for the next Princess Charlotte photo op at her baptism on 5 July.
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Amy Schumer is the current darling of comedy, and it's not hard to see why. Not only is she a badass in what remains an overwhelmingly a tough gig for women, but she's one who tells it like it is. Case in point, her rambling acceptance speech for the Trailblazer award at GLAMOUR's Women of the Year ceremony.
Like the late Joan Rivers, Schumer says what she pleases. Her NSFW comments about Jack-'o'-Lanterns and car air-fresheners are particular killers, even though they cannot be printed here. (But you MUST watch when you're safe from little ears.)
When asked if she feels out of place on the red carpet, Schumer balks, knowing she looks just as glamorous as anybody else there. "I'm 160 lbs, and I can catch a d*ck whenever I want. It's not a problem."
If you look past her extremely colourful language and sexual references, Schumer has some totally sound things to say about what it means to be a strong woman in a warped society. Much like Poehler and Wiig and Silverman, she's paving the way for unapologetic comedians. "Meek" is clearly not in her vocabulary.
But is she too raunchy to be considered a role model?
"I'm not going to apologize for who I am," Schumer said. "I'm gonna actually love the skin I'm in and not strive to be some other version of myself." She goes on to admit that she often uses women's magazines - some of which make you feel bad for "having a p*ssy" - as fodder for her comedy.
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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and Lean In author, opened up to the world about the grief she's experiencing after losing her husband suddenly while on holiday.
Dave Goldberg was only 47, and Sandberg was blindsided by his death last month. Nonetheless, she found the courage to share a moving and incredibly powerful tribute on her Facebook page:
"I think when tragedy occurs, it presents a choice," she wrote in the now-viral post. "You can give in to the void, the emptiness that fills your heart, your lungs, constricts your ability to think or even breathe. Or you can try to find meaning. These past 30 days, I have spent many of my moments lost in that void. And I know that many future moments will be consumed by the vast emptiness as well. But when I can, I want to choose life and meaning.
"I have lived 30 years in these 30 days. I am 30 years sadder. I feel like I am 30 years wiser."
The passage is a beautiful, life-affirming must-read in which Sandberg describes the reality of losing someone you love without relying on platitudes. As means of giving back "some of what others have given me," she describes how others have come to her rescue, leaving her room to mourn. For the first time, the planner and chief organizer allowed others to take over.
Her own mother, particularly, helped to fill the void by filling the space next to her in bed and holding her as she cried herself to sleep.
Sandberg talks about moving forward and how best to support someone dealing with a similar loss.
When it comes to her two children, the prospect of not having her husband at her side (Option A), a friend counselled her that since Option A was no longer available, she should "just kick the shit out of option B."
And knowing Sandberg, she will do just that.
To echo Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's words: "Your ability to find meaning and clarity is deeply inspiring."
That such a visible public personality and a consummate professional exposed her essential vulnerability and humanity is nothing short of awesome.