An exclusive interview with Missandei Good Day Westeros

Watch out, Cersei.Image: HBO Warning: This story contains spoilers for Season 8 of Game of Thrones. Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones is supposed to be a big one. Per Emilia Clarke’s recommendation, you should watch it on the “biggest TV” possible. Sunday is also Mother’s Day, which has viewers wondering: Is this the day Cersei meets her end? The theory makes sense. For one thing, Daenerys is ready to burn sh*t down after Cersei had Missandei killed. For another, Cersei is pregnant (unless she’s lying about being pregnant, which is possible).  Ahh it’s a beautiful morning for Cersei Lannister to die pic.twitter.com/vRzoRWZjkh — Alex Faction (@AlexFaction) May 12, 2019 Still, there’s also the possibility she’ll die in childbirth, which …

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby may not be a Prince or Princess

Image: Getty Images The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced that they’ll be welcoming their first child in spring 2019. But the latest addition to the royal family might not be a Prince or Princess.  SEE ALSO: Harry and Meghan are expecting a baby and yes we are screaming right now Royal etiquette expert William Hanson told Mashable that the royal baby’s title all depends on the Queen’s decision.  “Any title given to the child will be at The Queen’s discretion and whim,” Hanson explained. “Due to Prince Harry’s status as 6th in line to the throne, and as the child’s as 7th once born, it is unlikely it will be made a Prince or Princess, but we won’t …

Lena Dunham on Love Island: I’m asking the same question they do can you love after hurt?

When the writer and director arrived in Wales to shoot a new drama, she was nursing a broken heart and romantic ideas of British life. Then she discovered the reality soap opera… As I planned my summer in Wales, my head filled with visions of romance, I supposed Id do what the heroines of novels did when they crossed the pond for a new life: go to the shore to take the healing air. Meet a man and move into his stunning manor, possibly watched over by a sinister housemaid. Scurry through cobblestoned streets and into dusty bookshops, furtively pulling up the hood of my cloak. Go to a banquet and dance to piano music in a great hall. Taste …

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West name fourth child Psalm

Reality TV star and musician blessed beyond measure with arrival of baby boy Kim Kardashian West and her husband, the musician Kanye West, have named their new child Psalm after its recent birth via surrogate. Kardashian West posted a picture of the boy on social media with the caption Psalm West. The picture was accompanied by a message that read: Beautiful Mothers Day. With the arrival of our fourth child. We are blessed beyond measure. We have everything we need. pic.twitter.com/F0elQd1cJq Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

The fantasy world of pre-wedding photos: inside China’s billion-dollar industry

The black-and-white wedding photos of couples married in China used to resemble ID cards. Now a much more elaborate tradition is emerging, writes Jenny Valentish The photographer and his crew sit outside the tank, grinning. Beauty, how long can you hold your breath under water? one calls out to the sopping wet woman in the wedding gown. A moment later, he addresses the groom-to-be: Handsome, when you dive down, just suck your tummy in a bit. Your bum as well. Its not the most romantic scenario but the end results post-Photoshop are stunning. As is a custom in modern-day Only Photo is a pre-wedding photography studio in an industrial park just out of Shanghai, with three floors of old world …

Mothers who have abortions: what to do with TVs third rail?

Most women who terminate a pregnancy are already mothers but we rarely see that on screen. Australian comedy The Letdown is the latest show to tackle the taboo We got a beautiful email from a viewer last week, says Sarah Scheller, co-creator of the ABCs The Letdown. It said, That was my scenario. I cant believe I just saw it on screen. Women who have abortions are only just now beginning to see themselves depicted on screens, but for a certain subgroup women who are already mothers when they decide to terminate the taboo is stronger than ever. Its a taboo that Schellers low-key comedy was determined to quietly break. The Letdown follows Audrey: a middle-class woman, played by Schellers …

Lady Gaga reacts to pregnancy rumors with a truly A+ tweet

Lady Gaga knows exactly how to handle pregnancy gossip.Image: Randy Holmes via Getty Images What to do if you’re a famous person constantly trying to field a sea of dating gossip and pregnancy rumors? Well, if you’re Lady Gaga, you use it as a marketing opportunity. SEE ALSO: Lady Gaga won an Oscar for ‘Shallow’ and her speech was inspiring AF Gaga’s path through awards season has been hounded by rumors about her personal and magazine front covers like this one: Rumors I’m pregnant? Yeah, I’m pregnant with #LG6 — Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 12, 2019 As any hardened Gaga fans will know, #LG6 refers to her sixth album. There were many responses to that glorious tweet, but this one …

A subscription for baby food? It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

Image: Mashable composite; Jose Luis Pelaez Inc Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with. Internet marketed direct-to-consumer subscription services are the new black – and bonus points if they’re aimed at a person with children. Offering expecting and new parents anything and everything from smart bassinets to leather playmats, the new products extend a gleaming promise of being better, more hands-on, attentive, and nurturing parents than the previous generation (also known as “your parents”). Upwardly mobile millennials are an eager audience, …

Unproductive weekend? Well, this politician casually cycled to hospital to give birth.

Sundays are usually a lazy, uneventful affair for many of us. Not for the 42-week pregnant New Zealand Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, who made her way to hospital for an induction. SEE ALSO: This Instagram influencer started her own clothing line to promote body positivity That’s all very normal, except perhaps for her mode of transportation. Instead of getting in a car, she cycled to the hospital instead. “My partner and I cycled because there wasn’t enough room in the car for the support crew… but it also put me in the best possible mood!” she wrote on Instagram. A post shared by Julie Anne Genter (@julieannegenter) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:42pm PDT Genter added in a …

The ugly truth about giraffes

Those who are never born, cannot suffer.Image: ANIMAL ADVENTURE PARK Having tasted the viral birth highs of 2017, it was only a matter of time before April the giraffe came back to YouTube for another sweet hit of the good stuff.  That’s right, everyone’s favorite cam star is back at it again. According to the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, April gave birth to a healthy male calf at 12:43 p.m. ET on March 16.  A Facebook post announcing the birth neglected to mention that we are all born into suffering.  SEE ALSO: April the giraffe is pregnant again, and we’re already tired “Approximately 11:00 am, Jordan entered the barn to check April, who laid with her back …

The Internet Does Not Believe You’re Pregnant

In late February of the year 1456, an apprentice named John Helton was drawn, hanged, and quartered for spreading the claim that Edward of Westminster was not Queen Margaret’s son. Queen Margaret, the rumor went, had faked her pregnancy, so the 2-year-old posing as the Prince of Wales must be either a random nonroyal toddler or a changeling. More than half a millennium later, conspiracy theorists are still preoccupied with the wombs of royal women. Now, the supposed pretender to the pregnancy is Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. Anti-Markle internet sleuths, who call themselves #Megxiteers, have stared at pictures of the expecting duchess so long and hard that they’ve become convinced her baby bump is a prosthetic called a Moonbump—and …

Calculating the Ecological Impact of Game of Thrones’ Dragons

The dragons of Game of Thrones haven't exactly had a great run over the past couple of seasons. First went Viserion, killed by the Night King, then resurrected by the Night King as an ice dragon, then destroyed all over again during the Battle of Winterfell when Arya shanked the Night King and shattered his army of wight supremacists. Next went Rhaegal, felled just last week by Euron Greyjoy and two well-placed, apparently hypersonic mega-spears. Of Daenerys Targaryen's scale-baby triplets, only one remains, and even that one's likely to need some recovery time after turning King's Landing to a smoldering ash-heap. On the bright side, that means a smaller cottage industry will be needed to ensure that Drogon is fed …

The worlds tallest mammal is now threatened with extinction

April the giraffe is pregnant again, everyone, we are already tired.  The 17-year-old giraffe reached international popularity last year for the infamous livestream of her extremely long pregnancy. She eventually gave birth to Tajiri, a male calf who recently celebrated his first birthday.  SEE ALSO: This giraffe birth livestream is driving the internet insane Jordan Patch, Animal Adventure Park owner, announced the big news on the TODAY show on Wednesday.  “The results are in and we are having a baby,” he exclaimed like a proud parent, or overly intrusive family friend.  The father of the baby is Oliver the giraffe, who also fathered Tajiri. This is April’s fifth pregnancy. Although the average gestation period for a giraffe is around 15 …

Pregnant? Step away from Google.

Being pregnant online isn't great.Image: vicky leta/mashable The excitement of finding out I was pregnant is like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. My husband and I were overjoyed, on vacation, blissful and so, so excited to start a family. We had this little, personal secret. This tiny human just starting to grow in my body, and not even I could really feel it. And then the Googling began.  “My doctor won’t see me until I’m eight weeks along. Is that normal?”  “When does the chance of miscarriage decrease?” “What is a chemical pregnancy?” Hundreds and thousands of the same questions from soon-to-be parents appeared before my eyes with each new search. At first, that kind of immediate gratification brought me …

Feeling the pressure of perfection and self-comparison on Instagram? This book wants to change that.

Image: Daniela Cadore My Instagram Story persona could not be further from the real me.  She’s chill, constantly smiling and laughing, and always living her best life in some far-flung place that looks as if it were built with the ‘gram in mind. To be quite honest with you, I sometimes prefer her to my IRL self.  Scratch the highly-curated veneer of the 2-dimensional version of the life I purport to lead, and you’ll see someone struggling daily with severe anxiety and low self-esteem. This gaping chasm of difference between these two identities became a source of anxiety for me this summer. “Will people be disappointed when they see I’m not as fun as my Instagram self?” I worried as …

WIRED’s 14 Must-Read Books of Summer

Can you feel it? Summer is upon us! You know what that means: Plenty of time to soak up the sun, go to barbecues, and watch sports! Or, if you're a bookworm like your friends at WIRED, spend those long, lazy weekends with your nose in a book. Now is the perfect time to start plowing your way through an ambitious summer reading list, and we couldn't be more ready to help. Below are WIRED's picks for some of the best tomes coming out in the next few months. There's a little bit of sci-fi, a little bit of internet culture, and a lot of smarts on this list, so fire up the Kindle and get cracking. Note: When you …