Don't let your Boomer family get you down.
Thanksgiving has always been about food.
We suffer through the awkward small talk and often anti-climactic football games for the sake of the meal that awaits us at the end of the day, and even then that "meal" is representative of ethnic cleansing and genocide. But there are a few other pros that lay outside of gorging yourself on mashed potatoes. The holiday always falls on a Thursday, which means you always have a four day weekend. Black Friday is also the following day, so despite whatever infuriating experiences you may have on Thanksgiving with your family, you can at least rest easy knowing you can go out and buy enough stuff to numb the pain.
These reasons alone are enough to warrant celebration. So while you clench your jaw through what is almost guaranteed to be a painfully long afternoon, why not curate some music to help elevate your mood and remind yourself that a four day weekend of relaxation awaits?
"Thank U" By Alanis Morrisette
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Income loss is at an all-time high.
That would be stressful enough, but what makes the situation even worse is banks are slashing credit limits and tightening credit standards due to economic uncertainty and low-risk tolerance, oftentimes without notice.
People are more likely to use a greater percentage of their available credit each month, when dealing with the loss of steady income, and are maxing out their credit cards much faster, which can have a negative effect on their credit score in the long run due to an increase in your debt-to-limit ratio.
As a result, lenders may increase your APR, even if you continue to pay your balance every month and never exceed your limit. If you've racked up some debt over the years, these recent changes can seem detrimental. But if this is the case for you, don't worry, there are options.
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Maybe Johnny Depp wasn't lying after all.
A video has recently leaked via DailyMail.com showing Johnny Depp describing a physical fight he had with ex-wife, Amber Heard, that resulted in his losing a portion of his finger.
While the deposition was actually a part of his already settled case against his lawyer of 18 years, Jake Bloom, it's just another example of the bevy of evidence coming out to support Depp's claims that Heard made up allegations against Depp.
In 2016, after filing for divorce, Heard claimed that Depp had been physically and verbally abusive to her. The end of their marriage was legally finalized in January 2017, but, in 2018, Heard wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post once again accusing Depp of severe abuse. This led Depp to file a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard, which includes claims that Heard began having an affair with Elon Musk just a month after marrying Depp.
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Miley and Liam are officially over, and so are our hopes and dreams of everlasting love.
Is there a word for events that seem like they could only exist in the broken-simulation version of 2019?
Whatever that might be, it has to apply to Miley Cyrus's surreal social media presence following her split from her husband of eight months, Liam Hemsworth.
By now, everybody knows that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have separated after less than a year of marriage. This isn't the first time the couple has broken up, though; they were engaged from 2012 to 2013, and Miley went through one of the most epic post-breakup freakouts ever during her Bangerz era.
Anyone who was expecting Miley to pull a similar stunt will be disappointed. Miley actually seems to be thriving post-breakup…maybe even a little too much. Following the split, she uploaded a few strange social media posts comparing herself to the Dolomites. Later, she also compared herself to the entire planet.
My dad always told me “ Nature never hurries but it is always on time”.... it fills my heart with peace and hope KN… https://t.co/ThZppSTR9V— Miley Ray Cyrus (@Miley Ray Cyrus)1565540285.0
Life’s a climb... but the view is great. https://t.co/mE8lYlfCMQ— Miley Ray Cyrus (@Miley Ray Cyrus)1565551549.0
Of course, there's also been some twerking. An explicit video of Cyrus twerking in Italy surfaced on August 9th from the trip she took with Kaitlynn Carter. Photos of Cyrus and Carter kissing also surfaced, coming just a week after Carter separated from her husband, Brody Jenner.
On Monday, Cyrus uploaded a selfie in a recording studio, indicating that more music is on the way. Will we be getting another "Wrecking Ball" out of this, or does Cyrus have something else in store? Judging by her actions only a few days after the breakup, she's determined to live out this chapter of her life in the public eye.
Also on Monday, Hemsworth broke his silence on the breakup, telling Daily Mail Australia, "You don't know what it's like. I don't want to talk about that, mate."
Even if their split was conscious and amicable, the couple does have some things left to resolve. Together, they own eight dogs, four cats, and one pig, and they plan to "coparent" the animals, said a source. Still, the source added that Cyrus believes the dogs are all hers, though Hemsworth adopted two of them. "She seems to be more concerned about the pets than Liam right now," they continued.
Out of all the loose threads and unanswered questions left in the wake of this shocking separation, one stands out from the rest (even more so than the question of what will happen to their pets). That question: Is love dead?
To answer that, first we'll need to figure out why the couple split in the first place. According to their breakup statement, Cyrus and Hemsworth were torn apart by a desire to focus on themselves. "Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time," it read. "Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what's best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy."
This reasoning echoes a lot of the sentiment that abounds among today's millennial and Gen-Z generations. Young people today are more likely to prioritize self-care in general. Among many spheres of online discourse, there's a kind of pervasive focus on the self and the belief that one's own personal growth is more important than putting others above one's own desires and needs. Is Miley and Liam's split a result of this increased focus on self-absorption?
It's possible, but on the other hand, if fewer people are compromising themselves for love than ever before, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Like individuals, love is also ever-changing, and it makes sense that its definition might be shifting with the times.
As individuals, Hemsworth and Cyrus do seem rather incompatible. Hemsworth seems to enjoy his privacy, and Miley Cyrus is, well, perpetually just being Miley. Some fans noticed seeds of dissolution in their relationship back in February, when Hemsworth put a stop to Cyrus when she tried to start twerking on the red carpet. "We're not doing that here," he said, revealing just how far apart the two stand in terms of their values and personalities.
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Maybe Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's relationship isn't a good litmus test for the state of modern marriage and love at large. Maybe millennials have killed love along with bar soap and doorbells. Who's to say? Their relationship has always been as rocky as a cobblestone street. It seems that no matter how many times they tried to rebuild it, the wrecking ball was always going to come for their love in the end.
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Frances and Robert have finally signed their divorce papers — now what?
Sarah Jessica Parker returns as our favorite 'Sex and the City' character in a completely new body — this time as drama comedy protagonist, Frances Dufresne.
While the first season was full of twists and turns, it ended a bit too soon for fans of the show. However last night, 'Divorce' premiered the first episode of its second season — right where it left off with Robert at the end of the line. Coincidentally, the show's timeline aligned right with the inauguration of Donald Trump.
The episode starts off with Frances and Robert a year later — they're dating now and trying to find compromise in parenting their kids. Lila Dufresne, the separated couple's daughter, hates her mom and wants to live with her dad, Robert while Tom, their son, doesn't have too much of an opinion on the subject.[9QHBAX1516214043]
To reconcile with them both, Frances buys them a trampoline — you can probably imagine how well that went.
But I'm glad the writers are giving the children more screen time — divorces affect kids as much as their parents and it was refreshing to see the pair not just looking blankly ahead while Frances and Robert battled it out. It was also nice to see the difference in personalities the two had — Lila's snarkiness and hatred vs Tom's obvious indifference.
On Robert's end, it's going about the same — he starts dating Jackie, a very young real estate agent, and shaves his beloved mustache. The episode never really fully combs through his residual anger from the separation. This is probably one of the parts of the show when drama and comedy have to battle it out for the spotlight.[G8E2GJ1516214043]
The other characters in the show also seem to be evolving — Diane, a well-off housewife, attempts to broaden her identity from just being married to her husband. She invests in Frances' gallery which is still basically unknown.
Dallas is also being used as a non-essential character — while she's trying to not sleep with her usual unappealing guy of choice, Dallas is mainly used as a friend and listener for Frances and her problems.
'Divorce' seems to be wanting to be taken in another direction. Due to the main conflict being solved in the first season, there really isn't anything else to discuss other than moving on. And while the writers could go with that plotline, it wouldn't make for a very interesting or suspenseful second season.
A potentially interesting character is Sylvia, the new artist that Frances meets — she could be the bridge to introducing social issues that the Dufresnes' are definitely not exposed to, being the middle class white family they are.
Other than that, the writers better have a killer next couple of episodes to keep me interested. If they don't, it's really just a show about a mediocre white couple with a bad marriage.