The Beauty Of The 2000's

The Beauty Of The 2000's

21 Nostalgic Things That Will Make You Miss The 2000's!
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The 2000's were the best time for 90’s babies. At least it was for me. I was born in 1998 so I did not get to enjoy the gadgets and style of the 90s however I can confidently say I enjoyed my childhood through the 2000's. The 2000's brought us some of the greatest songs such as Single Ladies by Beyonce, Milkshake by Kelis, and Lose Yourself by Eminem. Along with the music, the dances were unforgettable. I could not go to a party without the DJ playing Crank That Soulja Boy, You’re a Jerk, Walk It Out, and Chicken Noodle Soup.

Children today will never understand how great the entertainment was during the 2000's. The premiere of That's So Suite Life Of Hannah Montana and The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour were the greatest crossovers in TV history! In honor of the 2000's nostalgia I’m having right now, why not create a list of all the things that represent the beauty of that decade.

1. Sidekicks

The sidekick was my dream phone that I never got! Remember when they were featured on Zoey 101 as a Tek-mate?

2. Motorola RAZR

3. 106 & Park



Everyday I would come home from school, grab a snack and watch the top 10 most requested videos.

4. Apple bottom jeans, boots with the fur

5. Melissa Sneakers

6. Blockbuster/ Hollywood Video

Blockbuster and Hollywood video were the go to spot on the weekends. I love Netflix, but the experience of physically picking out my favorite movies cannot be replaced.

7. Juicy Drop Pop

8. "S"everyone drew in school (Cool S)

9. Fashion, but no so fashionable

Who told them these outfits were okay?

10. Rimless Glasses

11. Were you Team Bow wow or Team Romeo?


12. Gameboy & PSP

Before there was the Nintendo DSi there was the Game Boy advance, Game Boy advance SP, and the Play Station Portable.

13. FurReal Friends

GoGo was definitely one of my favorite Christmas presents!

14. Portable DVD Player

Whats a long rode trip without a Portable DVD player, and the movies The Cat In The Hat, Mouse Hunt, and Daddy Day Care.

15. Lil Wayne

The 2000's was the pinnacle for Lil Wayne's career. He made countless number one hits and inspired the sound for many of the rappers today.

16. Classic T.V. Shows

Thats So Raven

One on One

Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Hannah Montana

Drake & Josh

Zoey 101

Degrassi: The Next Generation

Spongebob Squarepants

Jimmy Neutron

Danny Phantom

The Parkers

Unfabulous

Scarred

Parent Control

NEXT

Pimp My Ride

MTV Cribs

The Proud Family

The Naked Brothers Band

Trading Spaces

Flight 29 Down

17. Flashy Belt Buckles


A flashy belt buckle turned your outfit from a 7 to a 10 on the flyness scale.

18. Tom from Myspace

19. Heelys

20. Gauchos Pants

Shoutout to ladies who had these in every color like me!

21. Clogs/ Sheepskins



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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.

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We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint


18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings


23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop


31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me


This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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5 Quick Tips To Improve Your Focus And Time Management Skills

Here are five easy tips that helped my sense of productivity along the way.

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Lately, I've been pretty disappointed in my time management skills. I've been struggling to not only maintain all of my obligations but also my sense of joy while completing each task. And although I'd love to rain check on my responsibilities, I know that extended mental vacations are not a beneficial solution for long-term purposes. With this in mind, I've recently observed the ways that I manage my time as well as the methods I use to better improve my work ethic.
As a result of my personal inventory, I decided to make a brief list of tricks that I use to better improve my time management skills and focus.

1. Find articles that encourage organization

I've been reading articles about managing obligations and discovering cool methods to better organize my life. A specific blog post that I've found helpful is "Get Your Life Together Tools" by Mariah Dyson. This brief article is extremely easy to read and filled with useful apps to help readers stay focus on their tasks at hand. The link to this gem is below:

https://www.andsoitcurls.com/blog/majorkeys-tools

2. Listen to a podcast that you enjoy


If you're anything like me, you probably work best with background noise. Now, while I love my Netflix account, I've recently discovered that binge-watching my favorite shows is only a distraction when I'm trying to meet a deadline. So, instead of compromising my focus I've recently decided to save my favorite podcasts episodes for when I'm bogged down with work.

3. Approach your 'to-do' list with positive perspective

THIS IS A MAJOR ONE FOR ME! I have a terrible habit of complaining about my workload. And while it's easy to murmur about my obligations the effects of my comments are detrimental. I've been purposely replacing the phrase "I have to" with "I get to," to remind myself that every obligation is a blessing. I'm blessed to have a job and opportunities to fulfill.

4. Color-code your planner to better prioritize your day

I learned this trick while working on my bachelor's degree and honey, please believe me when I say that this tip alone saved my undergraduate experience. I'm a huge advocate for visual representation, and having my planner organized by color is a quick way to check in and manage my priorities throughout a hectic day.

5. Manage your progress

Lately, I've been taking great joy in checking off tasks from my "to-do list." Again, being a fan of visualization, it's rewarding to know that I've completed yet another task. This technique also serves as a healthy dose of encouragement to keep on trekking along, because the reality is if you could buckle down to achieve your goals once before, you can certainly do it again.

If anything, I hope that this list leaves you with healthy options to consider, when trying to tackle a stressful day.

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