11 Songs That Will Make You Feel Powerful

11 Songs That Will Make You Feel Powerful

Music: The cure to all of life's problems.
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We all get stuck in a funk at some point in our lives. However, as many people know, music can––and has managed to––pull people out of even the deepest of depressions. There are so many songs out there that can raise you up and make you feel infinitely powerful. But to save you some time, here is a list of 11 such songs.

1. “We Weren’t Born to Follow” by Bon Jovi

Let’s start the list off with this oldie. But seriously, just listening to this song’s lyrics will give you a brand new sense of purpose and confidence.

2. “Scars to Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara

This is the perfect song for those struggling with insecurities. Not only does the song point out that there is hope for everyone, but it also addresses people who think little of themselves and their appearance.

3. “Anything Could Happen” by Ellie Goulding

The title of this song says it all. And the beat and sound that is paired with it will make you feel as if anything is possible.

4. “Whistle (While You Work It)” by Katy Tiz

This fun, upbeat song will remind you to stay positive no matter what and to ignore anyone who doesn’t believe in you.

5. “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten

“Fight Song” is a commonly used song to overcome depression. Which makes sense, considering the song is about standing up, fighting, and being strong. This is the perfect song for anyone who feels beaten down by life.

6. “Alive” by Sia

Everyone has a story or something that they have struggled with. This song brings to light how it feels to struggle, but it also reminds that you can still continue to live your life and overcome.

7. “Roar” by Katy Perry

Not only will this song boost your confidence in a fun way, but it will also give you a brand new sense of purpose when you listen to the lyrics carefully.

8. “Masterpiece” by Jessie J

This song is about as realistic as it gets, as it explains that you can make mistakes and mess up, and that’s okay because nobody can be perfect. Everyone is a work in progress.

9. “Hall of Fame” by The Script

You can be whoever you want to be and do whatever you want to do as long as you set your mind to it. This song reminds you that if you do set your mind to it, you will ultimately reach your goals and find yourself in the “Hall of Fame”.

10. “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons

This upbeat song is perfect for someone who is looking to create a new start for themselves.

11. “Renegades” by X Ambassadors

Last but not least, this song is a reminder that even those who are seen as underdogs can make a change in the world.

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The 9 Most Life-Changing Target Aisles, Ranked From Best To Best

Let Target tell you what you need.

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With the help of some fellow valued Target customers, I successfully compiled a list of Target aisles from most visited least visited. In doing so, I am convinced I broke Facebook by asking people to decide between aisles, but it was definitley worth it.

For me, Office Supplies is number one, followed closely by Home Decor. I like to think one day I can buy every single thing I see in each section. As a broke college student, that dream seems almost impossible. Target gives me hope, however, that if there is a will there is a way.

I don't ever want to say an aisle in Target is not loved, because no one actually dislikes a Target aisle. This list is simply to show which aisles draw people in the most.

1. Home Decor

"I need those pillows"

"The aisle with the decorative throw pillows that I don't need but I want so badly."

"Curtains and bookcases"

"I am a slut for blankets and water bottles."

"I could be in there forever. I have planned like every room of my future house in like one visit once."

"Chip and Joanna Gaines."

2. Dollar Section

"It has all the holiday socks for $1"

"I swear I spend 90% of my time in Target there."

"It is the most Target thing in Target."

3. Office Supplies

"I love me some colored pens"

"I am a pathetic sucker for a good pen and I love a good organization tool."

"I bullet journal so I am obsessed with pens/markers."

4. Beauty

"MAKEUP"

"Even though I don't wear a lot of makeup, I somehow always end up stopping by those aisles!"

"Nail polish. I always gravitate to the nail polish, spend 20 minutes deciding what colors I like, and end up not buying any."

"The end of the aisles where the clearance section is because you can find some good things for like $2."

"Face washes."

5. Kitchen Decor

"Mugs!!"

"Pots and pans, to plates and bowls"

5. Clothes

"Clothing, PJs, and socks."

7. Books

"Those 30% stickers really get me."

"Fiction books!!"

8. Food

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"Everything looks so good, so I stroll by just to test myself."

9. Technology

"I like looking at the new phones & Apple watches."

"One time I found a Fitbit on sale for $30 because it was an online return!"

10. Honorable Mentions

Candles, Stationary, Clearance, Baby Section, Seasonal Section

"I LOVE me some Target!"


P.S. - Shoutout to Anna for taking all these photos and to Syracuse Target for letting me do me.

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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Is The Comedy Gold We Love And Need, And That Has A Lot To Do With The Characters

Every character finds his or her own chemistry with each person in the precinct, and ultimately, that's what makes "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" a big old unique family.

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For the past couple of months, I have been unapologetically binge-watching "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," mainly because it's finally available on Netflix where I live. And the more I watch this show, the more I realize its value culturally and comically.

First off, even as an avid watcher of crime shows, I know that the police procedural show has been done one too many times. There are endless tropes it has spawned, with the gruff lead detective falling in love with a snappy partner or the weirdly inventive murders that real cops would be shocked to deal with even once in their careers, let alone every week at 7 p.m. EST.

This is exactly why "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is such a relief to watch. It's fun, it doesn't take itself too seriously and it's smart.

Starting off with the cast, Andy Samberg plays Jake Peralta, one of the best — or if you asked him, the absolute best — detectives in the precinct. The only issue with him is that he's a man-child through and through, still unable to grow up or mature in most areas of his life.

Now, I've seen this stereotype played off time and time again — the goofy and hilarious leading man who really just needs to figure himself out, but requires the rest of the cast to act as only supporting characters in his one-man journey of self-discovery.

Thankfully, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" doesn't fall into that well-trodden trap — Jake's characteristic childlike tendencies, including a passionate love for orange soda, blue flavored drinks and gummy worms, are part of his personality through and through.

But he truly cares for his friends, as seen in the humility he shows when he apologizes to Charles Boyle, his best friend on the force who reveres him, and he owns up to his mistakes whenever he hurts somebody else. He is a layered character who's still figuring himself out — which makes his antics forgivable and sweet because of his true intentions.

And speaking of well-rounded characters, the entire cast is fully developed — aside from Hitchcock and Scully, both of whom mainly stay comfortably in their boxes as the lazy, idiotic detectives. And beyond being fully developed, which is hard enough to juggle in a show of so many characters, they are diverse.

This point has been brought up again and again. The show includes people of different ethnicities, and it gives them dignity as characters that goes beyond their race. Stereotypes have no place on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," not when you have a gay black captain and a sergeant built like a tank who braids his twin daughters' hair and is wholeheartedly dedicated to the farmer's market. There's a scary but kind Rosa, who is revealed to be bisexual, and Amy, who is a Type A personality that melts at the sight of a well-organized binder.

Essentially, all the characters in this show go beyond being entertaining. They are memorable — Gina, especially. The assistant of Captain Holt, her participation in a dance troupe called "Floorgasm," along with her stunning self-confidence, makes her one of the best characters on the show by far.

But the strongest point of this show is the relationships that are carefully crafted between the characters. Each episode has unlikely subplots involving different characters, and each relationship is built so that the show doesn't fall into monotone rhythms of characters who only have chemistry with certain other characters.

Rather, every character finds his or her own chemistry with each person in the precinct, and ultimately, that's what makes "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" a big old unique family.

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