20 Songs You Need To Hear Post-Breakup

20 Songs You Need To Hear Post-Breakup

Embrace the healing power of music.
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Getting over a breakup isn't always easy. But, thankfully, we have music to make it better.

Stage 1: Denial.

Properly mourning a breakup always needs some Taylor Swift.

"Forever and Always" by Taylor Swift.

" Baby, what happened, please tell me, cause one second it was perfect, now you're halfway out the door. And I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called, and then you feel so low you can't feel nothing at all, and you flashback to when he said forever and always."

"I Almost Do" by Taylor Swift.

"I just wanna tell you it takes everything in me not to call you. And I wish I could run to you, and I hope you know that every time I don't- I almost do."

Stage 2: Sadness.

"White Horse" by Taylor Swift.

"I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairytale. I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet, lead her up the stairwell. This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town. I was a dreamer before you went and let me down... I had so many dreams about you and me, happy endings."

"Last Kiss" by Taylor Swift.

"So I watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep, and I feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe. And I keep up with our old friends just to ask them how you are."

"Sad Beautiful Tragic" by Taylor Swift.

"In dreams I meet you in warm conversation. We both wake in lonely beds in different cities. And time is taking its sweet time erasing you. And you've got your demons, and, darling, they all look like me."

"All Too Well" by Taylor Swift.

"You taught me 'bout your past, thinking your future was me, and I know it's long gone, and there was nothing else I could do. And I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to... And you call me up again just to break me like a promise, so casually cruel in the name of being honest, now I'm a crumpled up piece of paper lying here..."

"I Never Told You" by Colbie Caillat.

"I miss everything about you, I can't believe I still want you... I see your blue eyes every time I close mine."

"Used To Love You" by Gwen Stefani.

"You know I was the best thing that ever happened to you, now look at what you lost. I don't know why I cry, but I think it's cause I remembered for the first time since I hated you that I used to love you."

"Confetti" by Sia.

"'I'm hanging with the boys,' you said, 'workin' late to pay our bills,' but I found lipstick on your collar. Wasn't my color. I watched you slip, slip away, no explanation... No I won't miss you, I won't cry, I don't regret it."

"Wide Awake" by Katy Perry.

"'Til I woke up on, on the concrete. Falling from cloud nine, crashing from the high,
I'm letting go tonight."

Stage 3: Anger.

"Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" by Pink.

"I will do what I please, anything that I want. I will breathe, I will breathe, I won't worry at all. You will pay for your sins, you'll be sorry my dear, all the lies, all the why's, will all be crystal clear. I think I've finally had enough, I think I maybe think too much, I think this might be it for us. Blow me one last kiss!"

"Leave" by JoJo.

"Get out, leave, right now! It's the end of you and me. It's too late now and I can't wait for you to be gone, cause I know about her, and I wonder how I bought all the lies. You said that you would treat me right but you was just a waste of time!"

"Part of Me" by Katy Perry.

"This is the part of me that you're never gonna ever take away from me. Throw your sticks and your stones, throw your bombs and your blows, but you're not gonna break my soul."

"Fighter" by Christina Aguilera.

"If it wasn't for all that you tried to do, I wouldn't know just how capable I am to pull through, so I want to say thank you 'cause it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder. It makes me that much wiser, so thanks for making me a fighter."

"Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood.

"I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive, carved my name into his leather seats. I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights, slashed a hole in all four tires, maybe next time he'll think before he cheats."

"Picture To Burn" by Taylor Swift

"State the obvious, I didn't get my perfect fantasy. I realize you love yourself more than you could ever love me. So go and tell your friends I'm obsessive and crazy, that's fine."

"I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift.

"A new notch in your belt is all I'll ever be, and now I see... he was long gone when he met me, and I realize the joke is on me. I knew you were trouble when you walked in, so shame on me now."

"So What" by Pink.

"So what? I'm still a rock star, I got my rock moves, and I don't need you! And guess what? I'm having more fun, and now that we’re done, I'm gonna show you tonight, I'm alright, I'm just fine, and you're a tool!"

Stage 4: Healing.

"Take A Bow" by Rihanna.

"You put on quite a show, really had me going. But now it's time to go, curtain's finally closing."

"Best Thing I Never Had" by Beyonce.

"Thank God you blew it, thank God I dodged the bullet, I'm so over you... I used to want you so bad, I'm so through with that."


Cover Image Credit: Taylor Swift

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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Things To Do When You're So Bored All You Want To Do Is Cry

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Everyone has times when they have nothing to do and boredom strikes way too hard. From experience, I have found some top things to do when you literally have nothing else to do!

1. Clean

Not super fun, but will keep you busy.

2. Netflix

Find a new show to binge watch. Watched them all? Rewatch something you haven't seen in a while!

3. Shopping

Retail therapy can always keep you busy.

4. Make a home cooked meal

Spend some time in the kitchen and make something yummy! Even invite some friends.

5. Visit friends/ family

Pop in on some people you care about that you haven't seen in a while!

6. Write

Writing is something we all do and is a great way to express ourselves!

7. Exercise

Hit the gym or go for walk, do something to keep you nice and fit.

8. Volunteer

Go to an animal shelter, food bank, museums, or anywhere in your area that needs help.

9. Look for a job

If you're bored, maybe getting a part time job will keep you a little occupied. Plus it's extra money in your pocket.

10. Draw/ do something artsy

Even if you think you're a bad artist, drawing is something fun to do! You'll get better in time.

11. Join an Odyssey Team!

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