5 Trends Nobody Should Follow

5 Trends Nobody Should Follow

Sorry, I just don't get the hype
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Whether you're following them or observing them, trends are a huge part of our daily lives and you can't deny their existence. I would be lying if I said I've never hopped on the bandwagon for plenty of trends- Twilight anyone? - but some of the fads I see these days, I just can't get behind.

1. Overpriced Metal Water Bottles

Sure, they keep things cold- but is it truly worth the $40 you just spent on it? These things are almost as common as squirrels on a college campus. You can find plenty of other alternatives that are cuter, cheaper and just as efficient. (#TeamCamelback)

2. Pom Pom Keychains

Nothing draws more eyes to your keys than a giant fuzz ball hanging from them! Some people can make them look cute, but for the most part, I find these quite pointless.

3. Snapstreaks

Alright, alright- I might be a little guilty of this one. However, looking back these are so addicting but for what reason? What is so satisfying about seeing the little number go up day after day? There is actually nothing worse than getting a snapchat that just says the word "streak" in it. It's almost like the only reason people want to communicate with each other through this app is just so they can keep their streaks up. It's a game and addiction, and it's not worth the time.

4. Hoverboards

We've all seen those viral videos of people crashing into walls while on hoverboards. Why are preteens going around their neighborhood on these things?! Don't kids these days know what a razor scooter or Heelys are?! Stick to the classics, kids. You don't look that cool.

5. Fidget Spinners

I understand that the main purpose of fidget spinners is effective and actually helps those that utilize them focus better. However, this trend has gotten a little out of hand. The top trending YouTube videos include makeup, cooking, and trick videos all revolving around fidget spinners. Not only does this defeat the initial purpose of these spinners, but the fact that a video of a girl blending her makeup with a fidget spinner can get millions of views is kind of sad.

We all follow at least one trend and there's nothing wrong with being a trend follower, especially if you can rock it in your own and unique way. However, in my opinion, things that are trending these days have gotten weirder and crazier and these 5 are no exception.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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12 Items To Buy From Five Below That Will Inexpensively Modernize Your Dorm Room

You would be amazed at what you can get at this store!

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When you're redecorating your bedroom, you might not think to stop by Five Below, considering everything is $5 and under. But you would be amazed at what you can find in that store.

I went not to long ago to get those cube storage boxes, that go into the shelf, and I left with almost $200 worth of stuff. Now mind you, I've been to this store a million and one times and never have spent this much, but while I was there I figured I would get Easter basket things for my niece and then the idea to redecorate dorm rooms popped into my head as I was looking around. Because let’s be real we all could use a more modern dorm....even if you school just bought new furniture. So here’s 12 things you need to buy from Five Below to modernize your dorm.

1. Wall shelves

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Use command strips to hang these up because you can’t drill into the walls at school!!

2. 3 clip photo frame

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Okay so one isn't out of its package yet, but this is what Five Below's website showed for it.

3. A white fuzzy rug

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4. Cordless hexagon cage lamp

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5. Cute storage basket

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6. Light up sign box

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7. Letter board

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8. An initial light

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So this I've had for years but I'm 100% positive it came from Five Below.

9. 3 piece frame set

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10. Salt rock lamp

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Mines pretty big, but they have smaller ones.

11. An ottoman

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12. A mini cactus

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Or any plant really. They have basil, roses, daisy, strawberries, etc.

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