5 Things to Know This Morning

RIP.

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1. Writer, model, and TV producer Peaches Geldof died Monday morning at the age of 25. The daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, Geldof leaves behind her husband Tom and two sons Astala and Phaedra. The police have stated that the tragedy was "unexplained and sudden." (opens in new tab)

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2. Taylor Swift graced us with her dance moves, yet again. This girl certainly knows how to get down. At the ACM Awards, Swift got groovy to Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum's performance of "Wagon Wheel," (opens in new tab) and it was everything.

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More of T. Swift rocking and rolling:

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3. Yale forced this student to gain weight. After a medical checkup in September, Frances Chan says university officials threatened to put her on medical leave if she didn't agree to weekly mandatory weigh-ins and medical appointments. (opens in new tab) In response, Chan started unhealthily binge-eating to try and gain weight, which only resulted in two extra pounds. It was then that she realized the problem, stating, "I don't have an eating disorder, and I will not let Yale Health cause me to develop one."

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4. Kate Moss won't wear midi skirts. The gorgeous supermodel does have insecurities of her own. (opens in new tab) She explains, "I never do mid-calf. I've got bow legs. I can't. I always want everything shorter, shorter, shorter." I think we can all agree that the British babe would look good in just about anything, no matter the length.

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5. White House spokesperson Jay Carney had a real conversation about banning selfies, nationwide. Just watch and giggle (opens in new tab).

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Hallie Gould

Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.