The Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People list came out yesterday and before you ask, yes, Taylor Swift made it. But some other very important women are on it, too, including Emma Watson and Elizabeth Holmes. In the past 12 months, Watson has been so much more than just an actress. She’s a passionate activist fighting for women’s rights on a global level. (Related: See 9 moments when Watson inspired us here.) Elizabeth Holmes, in case you didn’t know, became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire after founding Theranos, a revolutionary technology company that dramatically reduces the cost of expensive blood-testing. When TIME reporter Henry Kissinger first met her, he was skeptical. He wrote, ”I told her she had only two prospects: total failure or vast success. There would be no middle ground. Elizabeth accepted only one option: making a difference.” Other notable women that made the list include Reese Witherspoon, Malala Yousafzai, Björk, Ina Garten, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elizabeth Warren, and Hillary Clinton.
From Actress to Author
Make room on your bookshelf: Everyone’s favorite cup-banging, a capella-singing, witty-tweeter Anna Kendrick is penning a book of essays slated for Fall 2016. In a press release, Kendrick joked, “While many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I’m very, very funny on Twitter, according to BuzzFeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!” What can’t this girl do? (Related: While you’re waiting, we recommend these 8 books by very funny ladies.)
Meet Your New Caffeine Fix
Those guys over at Starbucks have come up with something great for summer, and no, it’s not a best of Norah Jones album. Their new S’mores Frappuccino will be available starting April 28, but for a limited-time only. According to Starbucks, the Frappuccino features “marshmallow-infused whipped cream and milk chocolate sauce,” “a creamy blend of graham, coffee, milk, and ice,” and then “more marshmallowy whipped cream and a graham cracker crumble.” Because coffee isn’t coffee without a ton of marshmallows and graham crackers. Whip out a guitar and you’re basically at a campfire. (Related: 10 signs you’ve had way too much caffeine.)
Swift is one of Time’s Most Influential People, but that doesn’t mean she can’t write about a lady who influenced her. We love her very sweet fan girl post on Ina Garten for the issue. Women supporting other women!