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Nice Try Zendaya And Jacob Elordi, We All Knew You Were More Than Mates

The friend zone is gone.

If you spend month after month appearing on-screen alongside a ridiculously good looking human, practicing lines with them, sitting in hair and makeup with them, doing the press tour and all the interviews with them – there’s a good chance you’ll eventually find them attractive and might even take your relationship from co-stars to IRL lovers.

Listen to the GOAT team breakdown the madness of celebrity relationships like Zendaya and Jacob Elordi’s on It’s Been A Big Day For..below:

Just take Euphoria co-stars Zendaya and Jacob Elordi, who were recently spotted acting like far more from than mates on an off-duty outing in New York City. 

It’s not the first time the pair have sparked relationship rumours. They were spotted holidaying in Greece last August, and with Elordi’s parents in Australia last November. 

When GQ Australia asked Elordi about his relationship with Zendaya in an interview last December, he said she is “like my sister.”

“Zendaya is an amazing creative, you know? She’s super dope to work with. She’s an incredible artist and a very caring person to all of us,” he said. “But we’re all really close. There is not one weak link in that show. We’ve spent so much time together and everyone is just so cool to work with.”

Zendaya sung a similar tune to Elordi when she was told E! News he was just her “best friend” at the American Australian Association Arts Awards earlier this year. 

Well, clearly Zendaya and Jacob Elordi are more than friends and judging by the reaction on social media, fans are either very much here for it, or jealous of how god damn adorable they are together. 

It’s not the first time Jacob Elordi has shacked up with a co-star, either. Following the release of 2018’s Netflix teen drama The Kissing Booth, Elordi made things official with his co-star Joey King.

Sadly, the pair couldn’t make their on-screen romance work off-screen and evidently, the Aussie heartthrob has well and truly moved on with Euphoria lead, Zendaya.

Congratulations to the new couple – we knew there was something cute going on between you two.

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Can You Actually Die From A UTI?

Asking for a friend.

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Around one in two women, and around one in twenty men will experience a UTI, or Urinary Tract Infection, in their lifetime. If you’re one of those not-so-lucky people, you’d be all too familiar with the symptoms: needing to pee all the time, excruciating pain when you try to pee, a feeling that your bladder is always full and general pain and discomfort. 

Having a UTI is pretty damn awful – it means you’re confined to your bathroom, chugging down litres of water or cranberry juice, or whatever other natural remedy your mum told you about, in the hopes of flushing it out. 

It’s in these moments of pain that one might ask themselves: can you die from a UTI? And it’s a fair enough question – having one can feel like you’re going to explode at any minute.

Before answering this, it’s important to understand what a UTI actually is. According to Therapeutic Guidelines, a UTI or Urinary Tract Infection is “a general umbrella term used to describe an infection anywhere in the urinary system, most commonly caused by bacterial microorganisms.” This includes an infection in your urethra, bladder, or kidneys. 

Most UTIs can be treated effectively via a speedy trip to the doctors for a prescription for antibiotics, however if an infection isn’t identified quickly enough or completely ignored, it could cause more serious health issues.

So, a UTI can kill you? Not necessarily. According to the Sepsis Alliance, “an untreated UTI may spread to the kidney, causing more pain and illness. It can also cause sepsis,” or more specifically urosepsis. 

The Alliance calls sepsis “your body’s overactive and toxic response to an infection,” and according to the Mayo Clinic can occur when “the body’s response to these chemicals is out of balance, triggering changes that can damage multiple organ systems.”

The Sepsis Alliance states that “people shouldn’t die from a UTI, but if sepsis begins to take over and develops to severe sepsis and then to septic shock,” it could occur. 

Okay, so this all sounds pretty terrifying – but it’s not all bad news. The good news is, UTIs can be treated.

To ease your mind even more, UTI symptoms can be relieved by drinking URAL. URAL Effervescent Powder is a urinary alkaliniser which works by raising the pH of urine. This makes the urine less acidic which provides effective relief from the burning pain of cystitis which is the most common type of UTI.

If you’re prone to getting UTIs having a couple of packets of URAL Effervescent Powder in your purse is a game-changer. It helps to relieve the burning, stinging symptoms while you are waiting for antibiotics to kick-in.

There are also a bunch of things you can do to prevent getting them in the first place, like drinking lots of fluids, peeing frequently and not holding it in, taking showers instead of baths, wearing cotton undies, drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry supplements like URAL High Strength Cranberry 60,000mg capsules, wiping from front to back, and always peeing right after you have sex. 

UTIs are awful but they’re awfully common and they definitely don’t have to ruin your life, or end it for that matter. Now go forth and pee with ease.

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, WORSEN OR CHANGE UNEXPECTEDLY TALK TO YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.

Louis Tomlinson’s Grief Is Not For Breakfast Television To Capitalise On

"The least I ask is that you respect my decision."

Imagine going on a TV show to promote your music and then having the hosts bring up traumatic deaths in your family, ex bandmates and a reunion with said band that may or may not happen. Sounds pretty awful, right? Well, it’s something Louis Tomlinson experienced this week when he appeared on the BBC Breakfast show.

During the interview, Tomlinson tried to remain calm and collected when the hosts asked him about the death of his mother and sister, his “spat” with former One Direction member Zayn Malik, and the potential of a 1D reunion – however, when the show wrapped, the singer made his feelings known.

Taking to Twitter, Tomlinson wrote, “Defo won’t be going on there again haha! Love to all my fans for always having my back.”

BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker responded, tweeting, “Sorry you feel like that. It was nice to speak to you on #BBCBreakfast this morning. Can I ask what you are upset about?”

In response, Tomlinson wrote, “I was upset that you continued to ask me about my grief. It goes without saying how hard it is to lose both people so close to me. The least I ask is that you respect my decision of not wanting to be asked in interviews about something so painful.”

“I’m lucky enough to have a creative outlet for me to talk about grief this doesn’t however give you the right to talk about it for gossip purposes,” he added.

Despite making his feelings clear, Walker responded again: “Hi Louis. We were asking you about the song on your new album about your mum. We know it’s painful which is why we didn’t dwell on it. No intention to upset you or be ‘gossipy’ about it at all. That’s not our style on #BBCBreakfast.”

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While Walker insisted that he and his co-host weren’t trying to “dwell” on Louis Tomlinson’s grief and therefore capitalise on it, his response lacks in sincerity – especially after he hashtagged the name of the show, in some sort of effort to draw attention to it.

Louis Tomlinson lost his 18-year-old sister last April, just two years after the death of his mother Johannah Deakin, who died at 43 following a battle with cancer. It’s never okay to exploit someone’s grief – whether they’re famous, or not.

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