Taylor Swift Is Back, Are You Ready?

Taylor Swift Is Back, Are You Ready?

Should it be her last album, she's sure to go out with a bang.
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It's been three long years since singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her chart topping album 1989. The first single released off the synth-pop album, "Shake It Off," debuted at #1, has become certified 9x Platinum and is the most watched Vevo video by any woman in history.

After finishing up the 1989 World Tour, Swift stated she was taking a break from music, length unknown. She stated, "This is the first time in 10 years that I haven’t known [what's next], I decided I was going to live my life a little bit without the pressure on myself to create something."

Setting short-term goals like learning CPR and taking a mixology class, Swift has been staying remotely quiet since the end of her tour on December 12, 2015. Since then, she's appeared in the spotlight as little as possible, headlining the Circuit of The Americas Formula 1 Saturday Night concert back in October of 2016 in Austin, TX and performing at the Pre-Super Bowl Concert back in February of this year.

Entirely out of the spotlight since that February performance, she's also stayed remotely quiet on all social media during her hiatus, only making appearances to drop her single "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" with ZAYN and her posts here and there about wishing others a happy birthday or sending love to the victims of the Manchester Attacks. Seemingly, she stayed quiet for a reason.

Swift faced a lawsuit against former Radio Host, David Mueller, that took to court these past few weeks in August. Following the win of her sexual assault case in Colorado, the singer-songwriter seems as though she's finally ready to get back into the game.

Just earlier in the day, on August 18, 2017, Swift blacked out all of her social media accounts, deleting all tweets, Instagram posts, Tumblr posts and more.

Rumors have been flying this past year about Swift releasing an album towards the end of the year, and now the stakes are set high as this seems to be something potentially coming true. She's set to appear on Good Morning America Thursday, August 31st, according to her DirectTV Archives. It's also no coincidence that August 31st just happens to be 13 days away and Swift's favorite number is 13.

The pop-star surely has a high bar to set if she's looking to chart top 1989. We will just have to wait to see what her appearance on GMA brings, which is presumably to be something album related.

In the previous years, Swift has used social media to tease her fans about upcoming album releases and so this social media blackout comes at no surprise. She's got us on our feet, that's for sure.

If you're an avid Swift-lover, keep an eye out these next few weeks to see her comeback because it looks as though it's gonna be a big one. TS6 is set to be her last album on her contract with Big Machine Records and it's unknown whether or not she will sign onto a different contract following the release.

Should it be her last album, she's sure to go out with a bang.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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Recovery is Possible But It Doesn't Mean It's Easy

Recovery is trying to fit again.

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Being in recovery can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. There is recovery for drug abuse, alcohol, eating disorders, and other illnesses and abuses.

Whether you are just starting out or are 5 years in, recovery is a lifelong commitment.

Now, I know it can seem scary to those who have no idea what recovery is or have never had to recover from something. But you will never truly understand what recovery is like unless you've lived through it. Unless you've had to overcome your own thoughts and rebuild yourself from the ground up.

For me, recovery has been a slow and demanding process. When I first got out of treatment for my eating disorder, I became extremely depressed. I was sick, tired, and didn't want to talk to anyone. I was trying to figure out my purpose and where I belonged all in the few months before I had to go back to school for my third year of college.

Life stops for no one.

I had always had to deal with anxiety and the eating disorder, but now there was this darkness over everything. I had to learn how to live my life without the one thing I had been using to get through each day. Now, I didn't have the empty stomach and controlling thoughts to occupy my time. I had to deal with what I was feeling. I had to deal with the difficult things in my life that I had ignored for so long.

The eating disorder, the obsession, had allowed me to cope with the shitty stuff going on in my life.

I'm not saying all situations are the same, but through my time at treatment, I learned that many of the people that were there because they had traumatic experiences.

Whether its drugs, alcohol or some other form of abuse or obsession- the person is trying to cope with something. It may start as a choice, but it quickly spirals into something out of the person's control.

So, try to imagine recovery. You no longer have that coping mechanism you've had for years; that you are used to having with you at all times, that people are used to you having, that has made surviving possible. Now, it's a world you know, but you are completely different.

All your parts are the same. You have the same skin that bruises in the same way. And the same handwriting that can still ink poetry. But it all gets mixed up somehow. Now, you have to find a way to fit into the world again and each day is just trying to fit.

Maybe it's going out to eat with your friends or going 3 months without a drink or even just getting out of bed.

Trying to find the normal.

Trying to find yourself again.

If you or someone you know is trying to overcome an addiction or past trauma, the strongest thing to do is to speak up and do something about it.

National Eating Disorders Helpline: (800) 931-2237

Substance Abuse Helpline: 1-800-487-4889

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

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