Hustle Newsletter: May 5, 2022

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Kiernan Shipka on Play mad menSally Draper and her life at age 14

Shipka started playing Sally when she was just six years old, so she really grew up alongside her on-screen character, getting to know people from the show’s characters, fashion from costume designer Janie Bryant, and acting and leadership from her on-screen father, Jon Hamm. (“I love him so much… such a good guy,” she says.) Shipka missed traditional high school and the trappings that come with it, but being on the show was kind of an education in itself. “He gave me hall pass to be a really complicated person and to feel good, to feel that normal and normal,” she says. Since when did high school bestow such wise wisdom? Here, she chats with Bustle about being at a party being caught by cops at her boss’s house, beaten up by Sally throughout her adolescence, and Harry Styles. Read more


The only rule in dating is no rules

Despite what TikTok might say. (Do you really share passwords with bae?!) The three-day “rule” specifically suggests that you should give someone three days after a date to text you. Then you can stop listening to them and swear by their name forever. Three days, though? Certainly crazy. That’s enough time to go viral, conceive a child, exercise once, watch three series on Netflix – it’s for life. The wait three days is over. We now adhere exclusively to the 2-Taylor-Swift-Album Rule. Read more

What does mercury retrograde mean for your sex life?

The planet’s fateful backspin kicks off next week, so prepare for the onslaught of scheduling mishaps and misunderstandings… Including In the bedroom. Virgos should channel their work frustrations into some exciting experiences, and Scorpios should articulate with their partners about their needs, while Aquarians are on a fun ride. Read more

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How to find the aesthetics of your home decor and shop it

Furnishing a completely new space, or even trying to improve what you already have, can be really overwhelming. You settle for one piece only to realize, if you get that new rug you also need new throw pillows, if you get new throws the end tables aren’t really going, and so on. Before you know it, you’ve mentally spent $5,000. Here’s how to settle on ~the ambiance that suits your style and, more importantly, your space, with tips from design professionals on how to shop for the colors, shapes, and types of pieces to tie together. Read more

Is the Stanley Kinner Cup worth it?

Remember last year’s VSCO girls (this trend sounds like five years ago but was actually like two years ago), and the viral water bottle that was a prerequisite for the look? Well, the Stanley Quencher is the new fluid ship that’s inspiring a culture obsession on TikTok, and it’s a cut above—not to mention, $10 cheaper—than the rest of the competition. Read more


Here is your daily horoscope

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