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Does Scarlett Johansson have bad morning breath?

Like all relationships, marriages are held together by couples keeping certain thoughts and opinions to themselves. Healthy relationships are rooted in honesty, but things can quickly become unhealthy when people share every judgment, annoyance and desire with their spouse.

While glamorous couples like actress Scarlett Johansson and “Saturday Night Live’s” Colin Jost seem like they play by different rules than the average husband and wife, a new ad they helped create for Amazon shows they’re just like everyone else.

Besides the fact, they are incredibly good-looking, rich and talented.

Jost and Johansson got engaged back in 2019 and were married in October 2020. The couple has a baby together named Cosmo and Johansson is mother to a daughter, Rose, 7.


In a new ad for Amazon’s Echo, the couple finds themselves living in a dreamworld where Alexa can read their minds. Who knew that Scarlett Johansson has terrible morning breath? Or that Colin Jost doesn’t always approve of Johansson’s acting decisions?

Perhaps, the most devastating moment is when Jost has to confront the idea that Johansson may enjoy making out with “hot” actors on camera. "It's the worst," she assures him as "Little Lies" by Fleetwood Mac pops on the Echo.

The ad is funny and shows the couple has a great sense of humor about their relationship. It probably rings true with viewers because they helped write the ad. Claudine Cheever, vice president of global brand and fixed marketing for Amazon says they were "very involved in the joke writing" for the commercial.

Now, can we get a sequel to the ad where Alexa can read Michael Che's mind?

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Meet Eva, the hero dog who risked her life saving her owner from a mountain lion

Wilson had been walking down a path with Eva when a mountain lion suddenly appeared.

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A sweet face and fierce loyalty: Belgian Malinois defends owner.

The Belgian Malinois is a special breed of dog. It's highly intelligent, extremely athletic and needs a ton of interaction. While these attributes make the Belgian Malinois the perfect dog for police and military work, they can be a bit of a handful as a typical pet.

As Belgian Malinois owner Erin Wilson jokingly told NPR, they’re basically "a German shepherd on steroids or crack or cocaine.”

It was her Malinois Eva’s natural drive, however, that ended up saving Wilson’s life.

According to a news release from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wilson had been walking down a path with Eva slightly ahead of her when a mountain lion suddenly appeared and swiped Wilson across the left shoulder. She quickly yelled Eva’s name and the dog’s instincts kicked in immediately. Eva rushed in to defend her owner.

It wasn’t long, though, before the mountain lion won the upper hand, much to Wilson’s horror.

She told TODAY, “They fought for a couple seconds, and then I heard her start crying. That’s when the cat latched on to her skull.”

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Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy asked his Senate colleagues the questions millions of Americans have after a mass shooting.

Another school shooting. Another mass murder of innocent children. They were elementary school kids this time. There were 18 children killed—so far—this time.

The fact that I can say "this time" is enraging, but that's the routine nature of mass shootings in the U.S. It happened in Texas this time. At least three adults were killed this time. The shooter was a teenager this time.

The details this time may be different than the last time and the time before that, and the time before that, and the time before that. But there's one thing all mass shootings have in common. No, it's not mental illness. It's not racism or misogyny or religious extremism. It's not bad parenting or violent video games or lack of religion.

Some of those things have been factors in some shootings, but the single common denominator in every mass shooting is guns. That's not a secret. It's not controversial. It's fact. The only thing all mass shootings have in common is guns.

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Man uses TikTok to offer 'dinner with dad' to any kid that needs one, even adult ones

Summer Clayton is the father of 2.4 million kids and he couldn’t be more proud.

Come for the food, stay for the wholesomeness.

Summer Clayton is the father of 2.4 million kids and he couldn’t be more proud. His TikTok channel is dedicated to giving people intimate conversations they might long to have with their own father, but can’t. The most popular is his “Dinner With Dad” segment.

The concept is simple: Clayton, aka Dad, always sets down two plates of food. He always tells you what’s for dinner. He always blesses the food. He always checks in with how you’re doing.

I stress the stability here, because as someone who grew up with a less-than-stable relationship with their parents, it stood out immediately. I found myself breathing a sigh of relief at Clayton’s consistency. I also noticed the immediate emotional connection created just by being asked, “How was your day?” According to relationship coach and couples counselor Don Olund, these two elements—stability and connection—are fundamental cravings that children have of their parents. Perhaps we never really stop needing it from them.


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