Celebrity Feuds Vs. Actual News

Celebrity Feuds Vs. Actual News

It's time to care about the real issues.

The year is 2016: more celebrity gossip has ensued than ever before. Last week, a huge feud between Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian-West (rather, the entire Kardashian clan) broke out over a line in the song "Famous" by Kanye West. Essentially, Taylor was claiming that Kanye wrote and recorded a line that she did not approve of; however, Kim exposed Taylor by posting videos of a phone call between Swift and West where Swift clearly OK'ed the line herself. The internet, amongst many media outlets, went nuts over this scandal and it's all anyone has been talking about for the last few weeks. Newsflash! None of this matters at all.

On the day that Kim released the footage of Taylor and Kanye hashing it out, three police officers in Baton Rouge were shot and killed, Ohio declared a state of emergency and temporarily suspended the hold and carry law in fear of more brutal acts outside of the Republican National Convention, and Autumn Veatch made headlines speaking about her survival in a plane crash. These stories, amongst a plethora of others, hardly had the chance to get the recognition that they needed due to the Swift vs. West showdown.

It physically pains me to see the youth of today so entirely consumed with celebrity gossip and caring so little about what is actually going on in the world around them. Many young adults my age lack knowledge pertaining to our country's history, government system, etc., yet can name every member of the Kardashian clan at the drop of a pin. I know that celebrity gossip is entertaining. It's so easy to be sucked into that world, but we must not give in.

In a few months, there will have been so many different things that will have happened to celebrities that we won't even remember the drama between Kim, Kanye, and Taylor. However, the things that are going on right now that actually matter, like the presidential election, for instance, are continually making an impact on our lives and will be doing so for the next few years to come. At this day and age, it's vital to be aware of what is going on in not only your country, but the world itself.

As a millennial who cares about the news--the actual news--I ask you to please educate yourself on the every day matters. Start small and pick up your city's newspaper, and then expand. Find a news station you like, watch a few minutes of a broadcast while you're at the gym or lounging at home. Read the headlines and pay attention. I promise it will pay off.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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20 Songs To Create The Perfect L-World Playlist

These are songs for any guy or girl in love.


It's hard to find a good song that truly captures the feeling of love, but these twenty songs might just do the trick. With several different genres listed, you may just be able to find one or two songs to add to your lovestruck playlist. So, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are twenty songs for the girl or guy in love.

"Love Is a Wild Thing" by Kacey Musgraves

"Coming through the melody when the night bird sings. Love is a wild thing."

Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour Album

"Cover Me Up" by Morgan Wallen

"So, cover me up and know you're enough to use me good."

Morgan Wallen, Single

"Guillotine" by Jon Bellion

"Kiss my lips, feel the rhythm of my heart and hips."

Jon Bellion, The Human Condition

"Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon

"When I said that I loved you I meant that I'd love you forever."

REO Speedwagon, hi INfiDELTY

"Smithereens" by twenty one pilots

"For you I would get beat to Smithereens."

twenty one pilots, Trench

"The Scientist" by Coldplay

"You don't know how lovely you are."

Coldplay, A Rush of Blood To the Head

"be" by gnash

"You and all your little things. You've taught me love."

gnash, we

"Young Love" by Kip Moore

"It's real, it's good, and it's young love."

Kip Moore, single

"Lovebug" by The Jonas Brothers

"Called her for the first time yesterday, finally found the missing part of me."

The Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer

"Video Games" by Lana Del Rey

"It's you, it's you, it's always you."

Lana Del Rey, Born to Die

"Easy As You Go" by George Straight

"Easy as you go, steady as you fly."

George Straight, Twang

"Hands of Love" by Miley Cyrus

"In the hands of love, we carry on stronger than er started."

Miley Cyrus, Single

"Electric Love" by BØRNS

"Surround me, pull me deep within your waves."

BØRNS, Dopamine

"Tennessee Whiskey" by Chris Stapleton

"You're as smooth as Tennessee Whiskey."

Chris Stapleton, Traveller

"Hide and Seek" by Kodaline

"There's no hide and seek. I see you see me."

Kodaline, Politics of Living

"Magic" by Coldplay

"I call it magic when I'm with you."

Coldplay, Ghost Stories

"Supercut" by Lorde

"All the magic we gave off, all the love we hadn't lost."

Lorde, Melodrama

"Clumsy" by Fergie

"You got me trippin', stumblin', flippin' fumbling'."

Fergie, The Duchess

"Drew Barrymore" by Bryce Vine

"You're the next Drew Berry and I want More."

Bryce Vine, Single

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley

"Wise men say, only fools rush in, but I can't help falling in love with you."

Elvis Presley, From Memphis to Vegas/ From Vegas to Memphis

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