It's the start of the new year, and one of the hottest topics is the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show! While we don't know which teams will be competing, we do know who will be performing. And it's guaranteed to be something you don't want to miss!
Who Is Singing At The 2018 Super Bowl?
In less than a month, we'll get to see Justin Timberlake take the halftime stage for the third time. Additionally, on January 8th, the NFL announced on Twitter that P!nk will be singing the National Anthem before the game. Her recent songs "What About Us" and "Beautiful Trauma," which featured a fun and colorful video with Channing Tatum, were two of the biggest singles on 2017. Plus, her aerial performance at last year's AMAs left us all astonished.
Justin and P!nk are two of the hottest and most successful pop artists of the 2000's, and there's no doubt that they're going put on a fantastic show we'll remember for years to come.
Justin Timberlake's Previous Super Bowl Performances
Nearly 20 years ago, Justin performed in the halftime show for the very first time at Super Bowl XXXV, along with the other members of *NSYNC. They were joined by other legendary acts such as Aerosmith, Britney Spears, and Mary J. Blige. Justin later performed as a solo artist at the halftime show in 2004, singing alongside Janet Jackson. That incredibly controversial performance created the pop culture term "wardrobe malfunction." This scandalous incident resulted in over 500,000 complaints to the FCC and pushed television networks to reevaluate their live broadcast delay times.
Both Justin and Janet have recovered from it, and since then, Justin's become known as the "Prince of Pop." He's released critically acclaimed albums and songs, including the definitive summer song of 2016: CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! And who could forget that Justin was the first one to bring SexyBack? In preparation for his 2018 Super Bowl halftime performance, he just released a new single titled "Filthy." It explores a new musical style for him, combining electro, funk, and R&B in one impossibly catchy track.
What do you think Justin Timberlake will do for the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show, now that he has the stage to himself? Can he match up to Lady Gaga's widely popular halftime performance at the Super Bowl last year? The same goes for P!nk - Gaga did a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in 2016. If you don't remember, check these videos out:
Are you planning to throw a Super Bowl party at your house? Be sure to use a cell phone lookup site to double check your friends' numbers and make sure they're legit. You don't want to accidentally invite a stranger to come watch the game with you and your buddies! Stay safe and have fun watching these upcoming performances from some of pop music's biggest stars.
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Nowadays, more and more people are looking for relationships that suit their lifestyles. Some of them prefer long distance. While others prefer polyamorous relationships, where they can have more than one romantic partner with the consent of everyone involved.
While they've existed for some time now, they've only become more common in the past few years. In fact, in a recent study, 1 in 5 Americans revealed that they've been in a non-monogamous relationship before. Polyamory isn't exclusive to any one group, either; all different kinds of people, from all walks of life, are in polyamorous relationships.
How Is Polyamory Different From Cheating?
What sets polyamory apart from infidelity is that it's ethical non-monogamy. It's also not the same as polygamy, which is the practice of marrying multiple spouses. Practicing polyamory means dating other people, as long as all of your romantic partners are aware and are okay with it.
When someone cheats on their partner, the lies and deception are sometimes what hurts the most. In polyamorous relationships, the number one priority is that everyone involved knows who is dating who. This means that people will disclose their current relationship statuses, and perhaps even meet each others' spouses, before entering a relationship. Omitting the truth, or seeing someone else behind your partner's back, would be cheating. Polyamory, as a whole, is a practice that actively encourages honesty across the board.
But cheating can still happen in polyamorous relationships. The key is open communication. If you and your boyfriend agreed to be poly, but you neglect to tell him that you've been going on a few dates with a guy you met at the gym, that's cheating. Dating someone else without the approval of your partner(s) is not polyamory, plain and simple.
In general, couples usually establish their own ground rules about what they're comfortable with, and what counts as cheating. Polyamory needs these kind of boundaries, too. Some people like having their partner tell them they're interested in someone else before they even ask them out. Meanwhile, others want to meet their partner's other love interest and become friends with them, too.
Main Types Of Polyamorous Relationships
Usually, if you're single, you'll go on a couple of dates with a few different people until you decide to commit to one person. But just because polyamorous people tend to date more than one person, doesn't mean they aren't willing to commit. Many of them show the same level of dedication to all of their partners.
On the other hand, hierarchal relationships better suit some people's lifestyles. For example, they might have a "primary" partner that they live with and may even be married to. Their other significant other, who they might not see as often and don't plan to move in with, would be their "secondary." However, there are polyamorous relationships that aren't "primary" or "secondary" at all. Some poly people like living on their own while dating multiple partners, or even living with all of them in the same house.
Important Poly Definitions:
V: When one person is dating two different people, but they aren't dating each other, that's a "V." Their mutual partner becomes the "hinge" that connects all three of them.
Triad: When three people are all in a relationship with each other, it's known as a "triad." Unlike a V, they're all romantically involved with every member of the group.
Metamour: A play on the term "paramour," this refers to the other person that your partner is dating. Some metamours turn out to be great friends, and others simply don't like each other. But for poly to work, they need to respect each other and their relationships.
Why People Practice Polyamory
Some people are just happier when they're romantically involved with more than one person. They don't want to depend on just one person to meet all of their needs. In addition, others like the freedom that comes with polyamory. They no longer have to worry about "what could have been" and can pursue people they're interested in, while being in a loving relationship with their other partner(s).
In fact, many polyamorous people feel stronger love for their partner(s) when they're involved in other relationships. That's because polyamorous relationships require a higher level of communication and openness than some traditional monogamous relationships. Some people also like sharing their dating experiences with their partners, so they can discuss and bond over them. Plus, polyamorous relationships can even be good for your mental health. Better communication, more trust, safer sex practices, and frequent, open talks about feelings can all bring people closer to each other.
The Challenges That Come With It
Relationships can be difficult enough between two people; add in a third, and it can get messy. There can be jealousy, misunderstandings, grudges, and feelings of insecurity. Everyone has different expectations, wants, and desires, but all of their needs should be met.
Splitting time between two or more people can be taxing, too. In fact, many poly people have gotten into the habit of sharing a calendar with all of their partners. Using tools like Google Calendar lets everyone see any and all updates in real-time.
If these issues aren't addressed and improved upon, the relationship might be doomed to fail. But that's why people in polyamorous relationships usually work extremely hard to have better communication. Instead of jealousy, their goal is to feel "compersion," which is feeling happy about your partner's other romantic relationship(s).
How Do I Know If Polyamory Is For Me?
Polyamory isn't for everyone, just like how monogamy isn't, either. And polyamorous relationships are work, sometimes even moreso than many other romantic relationships. A lot of work, actually. But they're also incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. If you've ever thought about opening your relationship, or if you just want to keep an open mind about polyamory, be sure to check out some of these helpful resources to learn more.
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Today's the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Titanic, James Cameron's masterpiece that quickly became the highest grossing film of all time. It held the top spot until the release of Avatar, another Cameron film, in 2009. But Titanic will always have a special place in our hearts and in pop culture. After all, it pretty much defined the 90's.
Titanic stayed in theaters for almost a year after its release! And it was impossible to go anywhere without hearing its theme song, "My Heart Will Go On," on the radio. So, we've searched the Internet to bring you the funniest memes about this legendary film.
Here's our definitive list of the 20 best Titanic memes:
1. The "unsinkable" throne of lies
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2. She said she'd never let go
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3. Strutting Leo
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4. Who was really steering the ship?
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5. TED Talk Gorilla
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6. The classic "draw me like one of your French girls" meme, featuring DiCaprio
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7. ... And a cat...
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8. ... And a dog
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9. How the Titanic really sank
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10. Obama's talk with DiCaprio
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11. The real effects of global warming
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12. Bad Luck Leo
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13. The struggle of watching VHS tapes
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14. When you need to stock up on some wine
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15. A valid point
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16. Eating healthy
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17. Shots fired
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18. Sudden Clarity Clarence
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19. A dramatic reenactment
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20. The Titanic did it first
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Which of these Titanic memes is your favorite? Do you have any other hilarious ones we might have missed? Be sure to tell us in the comments!
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Calling all shoppers: The 10th-annual
#FreeShippingDay is Friday, December 15th.
Yes, it's another day that revolves around consumerism, marketing, and American capitalism. But yay, free shipping! Who doesn't love free shipping? Amazon.com built an entire successful subscription model called Amazon Prime around the concept. Also, people love a bargain. And if you can't get a bargain, at least your goods can be shipped at no cost. Pop the champagne for free shipping day!
Here is a list of just some of the retailers that are participating in this annual binge-worthy bonanza:
- Old Navy
- Kate Spade
- American Eagle
Amazon's offering free shipping to non-Prime members who spend at least $25. Similar retailers, like Bed Bath & Beyond, are also offering free shipping if you meet a minimum spend threshold.
This is also an important time as the holiday deadline clock ticks louder and louder, and the time you thought you had turns into "Oh my god, it's December 23rd and I've bought nothing." Yes, procrastinators, we're talking to you. Although you'd rather Netflix and chill, there are probably some people you have to buy for.
So take that Friday paycheck and have at it. This is definitely the day for shopping.
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Have you been invited to a few different holiday parties? You're probably wondering how you can pull off a unique look for each one without appearing overdressed. Plus, you'll need some stunning eye makeup to go with it. Whether you're mingling with coworkers or spending time with family, here are some classy, versatile looks. They cover all of the hottest trends, from tulle skirts to velvet dresses.
10 Versatile Holiday Party Outfits For 2017:
Red is a classic holiday color that never goes out of style. Turn an elegant red skirt into a statement piece by pairing it with a simple, white top.
Long sequin skirts are both fun and sophisticated. Add a subtle pop of color, and all eyes will be on you as soon as you walk in the room.
3. Polka dots
It's not always easy to pull off polka dots, but it's possible! Incorporate a polka dot skirt or scarf to add a playful flair to your look.
4. More sequins
Sequins are always in around the holidays, and that's not changing anytime soon. If you already have a skirt or a dress you want to wear, try a sequin top or blazer for a unique, festive outfit.
What's more festive than a tulle skirt? Pair it with a cozy sweater or scarf for an ensemble that's both stylish and comfortable.
6. And even more sequins
Turn black from gloomy to fancy by adding a gold sequin skirt to your outfit. This color combination is absolutely timeless.
Like many other trends from the 90's, velvet's coming back in a big way this year. It's finally time to break out your wine velvet dress again and wear it with some modern accessories.
Don't be afraid of stripes - just wear them with solid colors to create a cohesive, understated outfit. Red and white stripes are also cute for a candy cane-inspired look.
Keep it simple with an old holiday staple: plaid. Depending on the pattern, there are many different colors you can wear with it.
Tired of red? Go for green instead. A long green skirt, complete with a black sweater and heels, exudes elegance.
Which one of these stunning trends is your favorite? Or have you already planned all of your holiday party outfits for 2017's winter season? Share them with us - we'd love to see!
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