It鈥檚 Tuesday, AKA that day that鈥檚 kind of like the 29th birthday of the workweek: not really anything special but still worth a cake. Here鈥檚 everything you need to know to get you started.

1. Cuba鈥檚 lung cancer vaccine could be coming the US. With diplomatic relations finally relaxing between the island nation and the States, there鈥檚 a chance that CimaVax 鈥 the lung cancer vaccine that has been free to the Cuban public since 2011 鈥 could be making its way over. While it and other treatments would have to undergo American clinical trials before becoming available to the public, evidence from CimaVax鈥檚 Cuban and European clinical trials has been 鈥渟triking鈥 according to the American research center that鈥檚 been investigating the drug. TL;DR: Cray. (h/t Huffington Post)

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2. This Instagram photog will make you rethink your idea of Iran. It鈥檚 easy to dismiss Iran as an ominous nightly news item, but that would be a giant mistake. As one of the world鈥檚 oldest civilizations, the country鈥檚 architecture is seriously a sight to behold. Photographer Mehran has been gaining attention for his striking photos of Iranian ceilings. If you don鈥檛 get major creative inspo from these jaw-dropping patterns, we just don鈥檛 know what to think! (h/t designboom; photo via @m1rasoulifard)

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3. Melinda Gates thinks boys need to do more chores at home. Whether your response is 鈥淥MG crazy feminist!鈥 or 鈥渨ell, duh,鈥 hear Melinda out: It鈥檚 an economic argument that has to do with the gender gap in unpaid labor which, guess what, falls mostly in the hands of women and girls. As The Atlantic reports, Gates says that this pattern 鈥渆nds up robbing women of their potential鈥 because, well, there are literally only so many hours in the day. Innnnnteresting stuff. (h/t The Atlantic; image via OECD)


4. Gigi and Bella Hadid鈥檚 baby bro just signed a modeling contract. The genes are strong with that fam. Need proof? Consider 16-year-old baby Hadid brother Anwar, the latest to follow in his big sisters鈥 modeling footsteps by freshly inking a contract with IMG Models. Natch, the announcement was made via Instagram. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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5. Potterheads, behold the cutest Harry Potter proposal ever. Yes, what you鈥檙e seeing is real: A very clever fella hacked a Harry Potter hardcover to reveal an engagement ring presented beneath the text 鈥淭he Unbreakable Vow.鈥 We hope SHE said yes, because we鈥檙e definitely over here nodding and clutching at our hearts and dabbing our eyes.鈥 (h/t PopSugar Love; photo via Gem 106/Facebook)

6. Quote of the Day: 鈥淣obody asks a guy that.鈥 鈥 Zooey Deschanel in a 2014 interview with InStyle magazine about how women are frequently questioned about their parenthood plans. Mic rounded up a list of women celebs responding about the unequal pressure for women to have kids, and the quotes are worth checking out.

Do you have a creative proposal story? Let us know @britandco!

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