5 Things to Talk About During Happy Hour

Everyone knows it’s impolite to talk with your mouth full, so we’re skipping the usual lunch break news today and going straight for the after-work cocktails. Here are five things to talk about over happy hour:

1. Adele reportedly announces new album and tour

According to the World Music Awards’ Twitter, Adele “confirmed” a 2015 tour and a new album titled 25. While you and your tear ducts await, however, here’s a new song by Catey Shaw called “Brooklyn Girls,” which is apparently making The Cut cry too. [NYMag]

2. Jill Abramson is DGAF about getting fired from The Times

In an interview with Cosmo, former executive editor of the New York Times opens up about her recent firing from the publication. While she admits that a nasty Politico article made her cry, she has no regrets about sharing authentic emotion, saying that’s the best advice she can give. She adds that the tremendous support she received from women after the article was published was at least one positive outcome. [Cosmopolitan]


3. Introducing “Bloodfeast” for your period munchies. (This one’s really fun for Happy Hour!)

Marie Lodi penned her first installment of “Bloodfeast,” a new period-foods-themed recipe column for The Hairpin. In it, she presents her Nutella Bacon Burger in honor of what she calls her “Blood in, Blood Out,” ritual. A feast for your ovaries. [The Hairpin]


4. The Chrissy Teigen Diet

In a profile of Chrissy Teigen for The Times Dining section this week, the model is praised for her unabashed love of food and wide-ranging palette, which is confusing because her first quote is this: “I lick the cheese off Doritos and put them back in the bag.” [NYTimes]


5. Stop wasting money on almond milk.

In an article titled, “Lay Off the Almond Milk, You Ignorant Hipster,” Mother Jones makes you feel like a dumbass for spending all that money on what is basically almond-flavored water. A number crunch reveals: “a jug of almond milk containing roughly 39 cents worth of almonds, plus filtered water and additives, retails for $3.99.” Put that in your blender and smoke it. [Mother Jones]

That said…can I get my White Russian made with almond milk, please?

Images via Instagram and The Hairpin.

  • MSCFBeeches

    Ugh. I just discovered almond milk and now I have to un-discover it. And this is the problem with getting fancy on basic shyt like milk. (P.S. “Bloodfeast” is officially my new favorite word!!!)

  • Love chrissy! Thank you for letting us know 😉


  • GapToothedGirl

    I’ll try the period one… Blood is a good one for my aperitivo!!
    XOX, Gap.

  • I don’t mind buying almond milk. I don’t have the time to make it. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

  • soo excited about Adele’s new album! could use new rainy day cry music.


  • Tracy

    These conversation-starters are great!


  • Caroline

    “I lick the cheese off Doritos and put them back in the bag.” – best quote ever!

  • Kandeel

    Adele’s album rumours were denied http://www.nme.com/news/adele/78596

    Also, about almond milk. I find the homemade version is 10x better. I add dates and agave to mine and it tastes amazing, The only non dairy milk we should really be buying is the canned coconut milk (bc if you refrigerate that it solidifies and you whip it up and its a coconut cream dream like honestly best thing ever)

  • The ignorant hipster that I am still likes almond milk above all others. Regular milk makes me break out, rice milk tastes pointless, and soy milk tastes like fermented ass beans to me.

    Maybe I should go whole-hog (or whole-hippie) and just learn to make my own almond milk….

  • truehipster

    Making your own almond milk is so easy it is ridiculous. I make a batch about twice a week. Here’s what you do: soak almonds in water over night, drain, put almonds in blender with 2-3X as much water and blitz like crazy, strain with nut-milk bag. Takes me about 2 minutes of effort and is soooo yummy! I think store bought almond milk tastes like crap. Also I have a vitamix…which may make the process way easier, as full disclosure. Also – don’t attempt this with cheese cloth as a replacement for the nut-milk bag – in my experience you end up with grainy milk and A LOT of swearing. I’m getting frustrated just thinking cheese cloth. Anyways – yes – you can do it yo-self!!

  • handsoffmymiumiu

    If almond milk had higher percentage of almonds in it, it would be almond paste, or butter, not milk. no?

  • :))) you are amazing emilia .:))


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