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Taylor Swift takes entire top 10 of Billboard Hot 100

Taylor Swift captured the entire Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first artist to occupy the top spots.

Breaking the record

Taylor Swift’s Midnights topped the Hot 100 this week as ten songs filled every slot.

Midnights was released on October 21.

Taylor Swift’s feat has surpassed last year’s record set by Drake, who had nine spots in the top 10 of the Hot 100 chart.

Additionally, Anti-Hero replaces Unholy with Sam Smith and Kim Petras.

The two artists also made history by taking the No. 1 spot last week, becoming the first nonbinary and transgender artists to top the charts.

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Taylor Swift’s latest album continues to break records.

It is the most listened-to album in a day on both Spotify and Apple Music.

Her album also recorded the third-biggest streaming week ever for an album.

Previously, Taylor Swift’s album Red (Taylor’s Version) held the record for the artist’s most significant streaming week in 2021.

Swift’s latest album produced her 11th album No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Midnights recorded its biggest week for an album since Adele’s 25 seven years ago.

According to Billboard, Taylor Swift is now tied to Barbara Streisand for most #1 albums by a female artist.

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Behind the album

The record-breaking artist revealed that Midnights is a take on the classic midnight confession trope.

Swift says she uses a conversational singing style to tell stories in an after-hours way.

The stories are inspired by self-loathing, revenge fantasies and questions of what could have been.

Taylor Swift has been working on new music and re-recording classic albums after Big Machine sold its catalog to Ithaca Holdings for over $ 300 million.

Ithaca Holdings is a private equity group.

So far, she has released re-recordings of the Fearless and Red albums.


Taylor Swift becomes first artist to sweep the entire Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100

The Witcher set to replace Cavill with Liam Hemsworth in fourth season

The Witcher has yet to release its third season next year, but news of its season four is making the rounds online.

Netflix announced on Saturday that Henry Cavill would no longer play Geralt of Rivia after the show’s third season.

Instead, The Witcher will live on with Liam Hemsworth.

The announcement

Henry Cavill released a statement following the announcement, confirming his time as the Witcher is coming to an end.

“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4.”

“In my stead, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf.”

“As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men.”

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The Witcher is a fantasy show that mainly focuses on stories from Andrzej Sapkwoski’s books.

In 2021, the Geralt of Rivia actor said he was eager to push through with the pitch series creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich had in mind.

“Absolutely,” said Cavill in 2021 when asked about staying for a proposed seven seasons.

“As long as we can keep telling great stories which honor Sapkowski’s work.”

The change comes after Henry Cavill’s return to DC as Superman, who appears in the Black Adam credits scene.

Cavill will also return as Sherlock Holmes in Millie Bobby Brown’s Enola Holmes 2 on Netflix, released on November 4.

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Liam Hemsworth

Following the Witcher announcement, Hemsworth confirmed he would be coming to the Netflix show.

Hemsworth said he was “over the moon” to play the role of Geralt of Rivia soon.

He released a statement after the announcement, saying, “Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt.”

“(And) I’m honoured [sic] that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blade for the next chapter of his adventure.”

“Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character,” Hemsworth continued.

“I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world.”

Liam Hemsworth is best known for playing Gale in the Hunger Games franchise, but he has also spent his time pursuing other projects, including:

  • Knowing (2009)
  • Triangle (2009)
  • The Last Song (2010)
  • The Expendables 2 (2012)
  • Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
  • Killerman (2019)
  • Arkansas (2020)


Liam Hemsworth replacing Henry Cavill for ‘The Witcher’ Season 4

Scott Waltman: How this psychologist is helping people through memes

Scott Waltman is an author, international trainer and clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He went to graduate school at Pacific University in Oregon, and did his predoctoral internship at the Colorado Mental health Institute in Pueblo. After that, Scott completed his postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. From there, he started working at the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked as a cognitive behavior therapy trainer under Dr. Aaron T. Beck, the originator of cognitive therapy and one of the most influential and famous psychiatrists of all time.

Working with Dr. Beck, Scott Waltman realized that Socratic questioning was a common challenge for clinicians. He, along with Dr. Aaron T. Beck, then studied how expert clinicians use Socratic questioning and put that information together to create a new format for teaching Socratic questioning to clinicians. Their framework was designed to both correct the common mistakes that people make and train clinicians to use the chronic question in a way consistent with an expert therapist. 

“While I presented this model at various international conferences to help with the uptake, we found that a number of clinicians we wanted to reach weren’t attending conferences. So we had to think of creative ways to reach clinicians who are normally difficult to reach,” shared Scott Waltman. “This is how I decided to start my Instagram page ‘socraticmethodcbt’. It’s a mix of memes and educational materials geared towards therapists and mental health advocates,” he added.

Though meant for therapists and clinicians, his memes are widely followed by the masses in general since it provides a lighter way to address their issues, normalizing the concept of mental health issues. The page is full of amusing memes and helpful tips with the intention of making useful information accessible in a format that is not only engaging but also entertaining. 

There is no doubt that memes have become a common way of communication in this day and age. Even when you don’t talk to your friends or relatives for weeks, you find a relevant meme to share with them. It’s a conversation starter and also a way to show others they are remembered. The fact is that memes have garnered immense attention over the past few years, and with social media becoming such an important part of our lives, the craze for fun content has increased exponentially. 

Where mental health issues are still considered taboo in some parts of the world, and people avoid talking about their problems for fear of being labeled, Scott Waltman has come up with an interesting and informative way to spread awareness about mental issues. People can associate with his posts and realize what they are going through, all the while taking useful tips to help them cope with their day-to-day lives. 

Scott Waltman’s book, ‘Socratic Questioning for Therapists and Counselors: Learn How to Think and Intervene Like a Cognitive Behavior Therapist’ has gained international support from therapists around the world. Through this book, readers will learn how to apply his framework to specialty populations, such as patients with borderline personality disorder who receive dialectical behavior therapy. Apart from that, additional chapters contain explicit guidance on how to layer intervention to transform core beliefs and schema. This book is a must-read for therapists in training, early career professionals, supervisors, trainers, and any clinician looking to refine and enhance their ability to use Socratic strategies to bring about lasting change.

The expert psychologist believes that mindset is essential but not as important as the actions you take. “I am not an affirmations person because, in my experience, people often do not believe the affirmations they say,” shared Scott. “Instead what I find is often, when someone is looking to make changes in their life, the feelings are the last thing to change. What is important is to set a direction and take action. As someone takes action, the circumstances of their life will change too. As the circumstances of their life change, the narrative and emotions will catch up. It is all interconnected,” he added.

Scott Waltman is board certified in CBT by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is also a fellow diplomat and a certified trainer consultant for the Academy of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. He also sits on the Board of The Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral 

Therapy and the International Association of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies. With vast experience in studying, practicing and then training therapists, he understands the importance of cognitive behavioral therapy and its life-changing impact on people’s lives. Be it his serious therapy sessions or interactive yet fun memes, all his work is based on helping people get better control over their emotions and have a healthy, constructive and positive mind. 

Flawless Skin Hacks: Best Tips by Nutritionist Ann Claiborne for Glowing Skin

While everyone has a go-to cosmetic product for achieving glowing skin, there’s no denying that beauty comes from what we consume. Monitoring your nutrition intake feeds the skin – giving you an everlasting glow. Having said that, reversing aging effects on the skin isn’t possible. But you can certainly slow down this process by adopting a holistic approach that protects your skin from the inside out. 

Ann Claiborne, Celebrity Nutritionist, believes that many of us have skin concerns like hormonal breakouts, excess oil, or fine wrinkles that can result in a lack of confidence and increased insecurities. She shares her top skin hacks to help her clients achieve their desired glow. Here’s a look into what Ann suggests for people facing skin problems. 

5 Hacks for a Youthful Skin 

The secret to staying young forever isn’t in a magic potion. It’s basically what you consume and in what portion. 

  • Keep Your Water Bottle Close 

Water flushes the toxins and impurities from your body and hydrates the skin making it appear plump and more youthful. Ann says, “Start your day with a tall glass of water but don’t stop there. She encourages her active clients to aim for a gallon of water a day. Although it may seem excessive at first, you will soon see the multiple benefits.

Water balances your body’s pH levels, keeping your skin fresh and youthful. In fact, pH levels range from 0-14, with 0 being acidic and 14 containing the highest alkaline levels. “Washing your skin after using cosmetic products is a healthy practice leading to healthy skin. A pH range of 5 is ideal for treating your skin from the outside,” she adds. 

  • Add Five Portions of Veggies to Your Diet 

Gut health is critical to great skin. The increased fiber intake keeps your gut healthy and your skin glowing. According to Ann, adding greens and beans to your diet will help rejuvenate the skin because they prevent cellular damage. In addition to that, eating a wide range of colorful vegetables boost normal cellular development and improves your skin tone. 

  • Stock Up on Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is a popular antioxidant that protects the skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and stimulates proteins that serve as your skin’s main building block. Ann suggests incorporating kiwi, mango, citrus fruits and broccoli in your diet as they are loaded with vitamin C. Apart from protecting the skin from photo-aging, vitamin C also increases your skin’s regeneration ability from blemishes and strengthens the blood capillaries, which also helps if you bruise easily. 

  • Eat Healthy Fats 

Contrary to popular belief, eating healthy fats is a good practice when you are on a diet. On top of that, healthy fats act as a natural moisturizer for your skin, keeping it supple and elastic. Healthy fats are found in nuts, seeds, coconuts, fatty fish and avocado. Adding them to your diet may help prevent skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. 

  • Control Your Hormones with Tofu and Tempeh 

Hormonal imbalance is the primary cause of skin damage because your body releases too many toxic substances through your skin pores. Balanced hormones can result in less emotional stress, and we all know stress causes wrinkles. Natural compounds (phytoestrogens) found in plants balance your hormones. Ann says, “There are 500 species of bacteria in your gut; it’s a huge chemical factory that helps you digest food, absorb vitamins and regulate hormones.” 

Adding Tofu and Tempeh to your diet can significantly reduce hormonal imbalance because it contains phytoestrogens that mimic similar functions to human estrogens. In addition, eating Tofu and Tempeh should be standard practice for aging women. A common myth is that women should not consume soy products because it leads to breast cancer. Recent studies have proven this is NOT the case. On the contrary, consuming soy in moderation is excellent for women.

  • Limit Processed Foods

We have all heard the saying, ‘you are what you eat’, and this bears some truth. If you consume saturated fats, and highly processed foods, even those marketed as ‘healthy’, you will not only feel bad but also negatively affect your skin. Ann’s rule of thumb is to consume things as close to the way Mother Nature made them for better health and glowing skin.

Celebrity Nutritionist Ann Claiborne says, “The key is to start small, stay consistent, develop systems and think long-term.” Following these tips can definitely help you achieve glowing and supple skin. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, give it a try and see the magic! 

Coca-Cola will make product design changes next year

Coca-Cola is a company that thrives on innovation, constantly experimenting with new flavors and experiences for its loyal customers.

Now, the company wants to innovate again with a new look for its drinks.

Package innovation

Coca-Cola plans to diversify its cans, bottles and value packs.

The beverage company will also offer customers more options, even if they pay more for less.

James Quincey, the company CEO, shared the idea during an analyst call about third-quarter results on Tuesday.

“Package innovation takes a bigger role,” said Quincey.

“We will be approaching ’23 with a broad innovation agenda, but with some slight weighting to packaging.”


A company with Coca-Cola status offers different containers to attract customers concerned about their spending.

There is still demand for Coke products, even though prices are rising.

“It’s about extending the price ladder,” Quincey explained.

“Making sure the entry point… becomes as low down in the price spectrum, the actual out-of-pocket, as possible.”

The extension is needed with Coca-Cola seeing consumers limit spending amid rising prices.

Shoppers are careful now, spending less on groceries.

“Therefore, the price point becomes even more important than the price per litter,” Quincey added.

“That’s absolutely what we’re pursuing.”

Consumers may pay more per liter when they buy smaller packages, but others are willing to negotiate lower prices.

Their decision comes from the fact that they cannot afford expensive items.

Containers and packs

Coca-Cola sells smaller containers and multi-packs that have fewer cans.

However, the company started a value collection in the third quarter, which allowed customers to obtain products of different sizes.

The items are only available in the United States in select stores.

According to Quincey, they help retain and attract more customers while creating value for Coca-Cola customers.

James Quincey also points out that reusable containers are an affordable alternative.

Consumers can get their money back by returning bottles and cans.

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Coca-Cola’s goals and strategies

The company said earlier this year that it will aim to sell a quarter of all of its drinks worldwide.

They plan to reach the goal by 2030 using reusable or reusable containers.

Coca-Cola also announced that it will change the design of the Sprite bottle.

The company is replacing the iconic green look with clear plastic, making recycling easier.

Its strategies can offset high prices.

The company believes that inflation and volatility in the commodity market will affect costs and continue to increase prices.

“There’s going to be above normal input costs,” said Quincey.

“So we are expecting pricing to be ahead of normal next year on top of what’s happened this year.”

Coca-Cola expects further changes in the future.

During the analyst’s call, James Quincey said they would add more premium options for those with disposable income.

The company also plans to continue promoting Coke Zero Sugar with improved marketing and other innovations.

Coca-Cola’s pricing and innovation strategy continues to work as net revenues increased 10% to $1.1 billion in the third quarter.


Coke products might look a little different next year