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Ireland Baldwin's Family Commenting On Her Bikini Pic Will Make You Feel A Lot Less Awkward About Your Relos

Maybe just don't leave comments at all next time.

When you post a picture of yourself wearing nearly nothing on social media, you’re definitely going to get a bunch of reactions and comments.

But when you’re Ireland Baldwin and you post a photo of yourself wearing nearly nothing, you get cringey comments from your dad and uncle.

Look, I’ve got nothing against people posting revealing photos of themselves on Instagram. People can do what they want because it’s their body after all. Hell, I’d do it all the time if I had a photoworthy rig.

What I don’t approve of is when relatives leave comments on said revealing photos because it’s just weird.

Alec’s “I’m sorry. What?” comment is pretty tame but still really weird purely because he decided to leave a comment on Ireland’s photo in the first place.

But Billy really takes the cake with his “Tough one for Uncle Billy to ‘like'” comment because that’s just off-the-charts creepy.

Firstly, he called himself “Uncle Billy”. What kind of sane person refers to themselves in the third-person like that? And not only did he throw in #awkward as a sort of “I’m cool and hip!” thing, he added a heart at the end.

He added a frigging heart.

Nightmares for weeks to come.

While this doesn’t make Alec and “Uncle” Billy the worst Baldwins – that title will forever belong to Stephen – they definitely didn’t score any points in the “sane family member” column.

If we needed more proof that Baldwin women are the cool ones while Baldwin men are super creepy and/or weird, we just got it.

Word of advice to older folks who are friends with younger family members on social media: don’t comment on anything posted by anyone, ever, and save everyone from the inevitable awkward family dinner conversation later.

Buteyko Is The Latest Ridiculous Celebrity Fad That Gwyneth Paltrow Surprisingly Didn't Pioneer

Who would've thought?

Between plugging ridiculously expensive celery juice as some kind of miraculous health fad to falsely claiming that shoving jade eggs up yourself is a legit thing, Gwyneth Paltrow is come up with a few crazy fads over the last few years.

The latest celebrity fad that’s picking up steam right now is called Buteyko and it’s so mindboggingly devoid of logic that it fits perfectly with Gwyneth’s modus operandi of plugging weird crap that’s bad for you. Well sorry to disappoint but this has nothing to do with her though I imagine she’s probably a bit mad she didn’t come up with it in the first place.

So what is Buteyko? Well it’s basically a method of breath control through the nose that was developed in the 50s by Soviet doctor, Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko. It’s pretty standard staying alive stuff but the aspect that caught everyone’s attention is the part where practitioners tape up their mouth as a way to encourage breathing through the nose.

“I read on the internet that this is good for you.”

You see, Buteyko (who may or may not have been a real doctor) thought respiratory conditions like asthma are all linked to the way people breathed and claimed that his breathing-through-the-nose technique will make any lung problems magically go away. The taping of the mouth is to encourage this nose breathing thing and practitioners are known to do it when they sleep.

So why has Buteyko become popular all of a sudden if it’s been around since the 50s?

Well that’s because mega-popular Indonesian singer Andien shared a couple of photographs of her and her family with their mouths taped up to her 1.6 million Instagram followers, prompting much initial concern followed by mere confusion.

So is there anything to this Buteyko method other than, you know, breathing through the nose to live or a method to shut someone up?

Practitioners claim that breathing air through the nose keeps it moist and warm, making it easier to enter the lungs. This in turn supposedly helps things like asthma and lung problems, as well as other conditions like sleep apnoea, ADHD, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Now this sounds good on paper but real doctors and scientists say it’s about as effective as fighting off a rabid tiger with a fly swatter. There’s little evidence to suggest Buteyko does anything special since any kind of regular breathing exercise will help improve asthma and other respiratory symptoms.

If anything, taping one’s mouth is a bad idea since you could end up choking on your own vomit or something and no amount of nose breathing will save you from that.

Just don’t do it.

So if you have asthma, sleep apnoea, depression, or any other ailment that people claim Buteyko can heal, best ignore this latest celebrity fad and go see a doctor.

Oh and apologies to Gwyneth for using her to set up this article but it was an open goal and I simply had to.

Paul Rudd And Jennifer Aniston Are The Tip Of The Rumoured Celeb Couple Iceberg We Forgot About

Wonder if Phoebe knows.

You learn a lot of new things everyday when you trawl the internet as part of your job. Apparently the original version of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy involved plane crashes and killer orangutans. Go figure.

Anyway, the latest thing to catch my attention is the rumour that Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston were a couple back in the day. Yeah, I was surprised too.

Before Paul became Phoebe’s squeeze on Friends, he and Jennifer starred together in the 1998 romcom The Object of my Affection. Rumour has it that the pair grew close during the filming of that movie and dated for a bit. Is there truth to this rumour or is it something people made up?

Naturally I had to investigate this further because it just seems so unexpected and yet it also kind of makes sense on paper. After some digging around, I discovered that Paul and Jennifer were both already in relationships when they filmed The Object of my Affection, just not with each other.

Sorry to disappoint.

Jennifer was apparently dating Tate Donovan while Paul was with his now-wife Julie Yaeger and has been since 1995. Just to put a kibosh on the rumour that the pair were an item, Gossip Cop reached out to Jennifer’s rep about the rumour and got a polite “no they did not date”.

There you go, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston did not in fact date in the 90s. I’m actually kind of disappointed about this because the rumour originally blew my mind and I had a bunch of Friends jokes lined up that I had to scrap.

Just a little.

I’m willing to bet that this is something Paul and Jennifer laugh over whenever they find themselves working on projects together. We’ll probably never know the truth but hey, this whole rumour thing was a fun ride while it lasted.

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