In an era of change and uncertainty, it's hard to know what to rely on.

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But while we suffer through the madness of the 2020 election this coming year, we can be comforted by knowing that a new season of Stranger Things will be coming our way, supplying us with all the cozy '80s nostalgia and flickering Christmas lights that our hearts desire.

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The teaser trailer for the show's fourth season just dropped, and it seems like Hawkins won't be the setting—though it provides few clues as to where our erstwhile heroes and heroines will end up. At the end of Season 3, Will's family (with Eleven in tow) left Hawkins, but one would imagine that given the Byers family's track record, they won't be able to evade the Upside Down for long.

The Season 4 trailer hints at a dramatic, action-packed future for Mike and his comrades. In it, the show's iconic logo takes the form of a decaying neon sign that eventually flares out and fades into footage of infected-looking woods.

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Season 3 certainly left us with plenty of questions. Is Hopper alive? Will Joyce and Hopper ever get together? What role will Russia play? Will Season 4 take place in Russia? If Russian interference wasn't enough to get Trump impeached, will the Ukraine incident do the trick?

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Regardless of what happens, it's only a matter of time before we can all escape into the blissful, spooky, comforting sci-fi world of Stranger Things once again.

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On This Day: Shakira Liberated Everyone's “She Wolf”

"I was in the studio in a bad mood that day, then I got inspired and went to a corner and I wrote the lyrics and the melody in 10 minutes. The image of the she wolf just came to my head, and when I least expected it I was howling and panting," Shakira said.

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11 years ago, on July 10th, 2009, Colombian singer Shakira released the first single off her third studio album.

"She Wolf" is a synth-pop banger built on a B minor progression. It was, in many ways, an insane song, born out of the singer's own frustration and ennui.

"I was in the studio in a bad mood that day, then I got inspired and went to a corner and I wrote the lyrics and the melody in 10 minutes. The image of the she wolf just came to my head, and when I least expected it I was howling and panting," Shakira said.

Though the music was composed by John Hill and Sam Endicott, lead singer of post-punk band The Bravery, the lyrics were all Shakira's own. "[Shakira] contacted him (Hill), asking if he had any stuff," said Endicott. "We never had her in mind. We just made the thing independently of her, and then she liked it a lot, and she sang over it. She used some of the melodies we put in there and then wrote these crazy lyrics about being a werewolf. And that's how it happened."

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