50 Signs You Are A "Basic" Girl

50 Signs You Are A "Basic" Girl

You hate being called basic but you know are.
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Basic b*tches have been getting a bad rap lately, and you know what? The haters are missing out because being basic is, well, basically the best thing ever. So what if you're obsessed with pumpkin spice lattes, #manicuremonday, and Forever 21 — enjoying things that lots of other girls love doesn't make you lame. It means you have good taste, duh. It's time to shout from the rooftops (of Target because that's your fav store) and claim, "I'm a basic b*tch, and I'm proud of it!" If you're not sure you qualify for this liberating declaration, check out 50 signs that you're totes basic and loving it. . .

1) You say the exact opposite of what she is actually thinking.

2) Dances in front of the mirror.

3) Choosing sleep > hygiene

4) You eat cookie dough despite the "warning."

5) Singing drunken karaoke.

6) Telling your friends they look good in that.

7) Putting silky PJ bottoms on after shaving your legs.

8) Binge watching an entire series in a weekend.

9) Holding your friend's hair back when they've had too much.

10) Googling everything

11) Loving Instagram

12) Owning an absurd amount of leggings.

13) Owning a pair of Uggs.

14) You have a very specific Starbucks drink order.

15) You have Instagrammed your Starbucks drink.

16) You love Netflix.

17) Gilmore Girls is life.

18) You secretly love Taylor Swift.

19) You workout.

20) You can bake.

21) You own a green army jacket.

22) You can never have enough bath bombs.

23) You watch DIY's on Youtube but never really do them.

24) You can quote Legally Blonde.

25) You wear oversized sweatshirts.

26) It's always time for iced coffee.

27) You have said, "cash me ousside, howbow dah."

28) You have so much Bath & Body Works.

29) PINK is maybe 50% or more of your closet.

30) You identify more with fictional characters from TV shows than actual people.

31) Pumpkin Spice all fall long.

32) Bonfires.

33) Filters on every photo.

34) Always down for froyo.

35) You take Grey's Anatomy very seriously.

36) You went through a Twilight phase.

(Team Edward or Team Jacob?)

37) Bagels are their own food group.

38) You wind down from a stressful day with Pinterest.

39) You have tried to "smize."

(Smiling with your eyes)

40) You religiously watch The Bachelor.

( We all hated Juan Pablo.)

41) Chipotle is always on your mind.

42) It's the iPhone or no phone.

43) You blare Adele and belt it out.

44) You get excited about the Victoria Secret Fashion Show.

45) Selfies are a daily hobby.

46) You have a scarf to match every outfit.

47) You use way too many hashtags on Instagram.

48) Magic Mike XXL is on your favorites list.

49) Emoji's are a must when texting.

50) You hate being "basic," but you know you are.

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

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We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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Socialism Doesn't Work, Even In Theory

Socialism is often looked at a Utopian system that benefits all, but this is not the truth.

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A phrase uttered often in political discussions is "Socialism works well in theory". Supporters and opponents alike will claim this to be true. However, this is completely false. Socialism is a system in which the people who do well are robbed and are forced to give up sums of money for "the greater good". It robs the people of the fruits of their own labor. The far left would like people to believe that with more extensive taxes and a complete switch in direction to socialism from capitalism is a wonderful idea.

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claim that a surrendering of rights and giving the government more power will provide more economic security. What a socialism does is it takes away incentives to innovate and succeed. Multiple real life cases have proved this such as the crises in Cuba, Nicaragua, and more recently Venezuela. Venezuela had tremendous wealth that was squandered and stolen from the people who work hard and do well. China and Russia have funneled billions of dollars into the failing Venezuelan economy and still it is one of the worst in the world.

The proponents of socialism will cite the Nordic Countries as tales of success in the world of socialism. However, these economies are ranked among the best for economic freedom and the welfare states are built upon the power of open market capitalism. Even more ludicrous is the term Democratic Socialism. The term relies on the idea that democratic is just. Democratic does not always mean just. The platform in North Korea is democratic, but as many of you know, the elections are single candidate with Kim Jung Un as the only candidate.

Famous politicians such as Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez tout that they will do socialism correctly and other systems have been corrupted. If a system is so easily defiled in real life circumstances, then how is it a good economic policy? Under conservative presidents, the United States has seen more economic growth than under liberal presidents and that is not a coincidence. The United States has become the world's sole superpower under the guidance and freedom of capitalism.

So I finally say: no, socialism does not work well in theory.

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