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For many, the holidays are a symbolism of unity, joy and family. It's the time of year when everyone puts aside their differences and comes together regardless of class, race, gender or sexual orientation. Speaking for myself, the holidays have always been my favorite time of year.

So much so, I begin listening to Christmas music in September. Yup, I'm that person. However, thanks to the global health crisis known as COVID-19, the holidays are proving to look vastly bleak this year. Especially if you're like me and plan on abandoning your initial travel plans to stay home.

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Actors Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin portray Prince Charles and Princess Diana in the 4th season of Netlfix's The Crown

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The Netflix series 'The Crown' is no stranger to controversy. What do you expect from a series depicting one of the most powerful families in the universe? However, last Sunday's release of the fourth season welcomed another set of controversy, primarily because of its introduction to the late Princess of Wales, Diana Spencer.

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Let's face it, women put up with an enormous amount of shit. Whether we're trying to crack the elusive glass ceiling, or fight for fair legislation surrounding our own bodies, there's an infinite amount of biased bullshit we as women have to endure. Another item to add to the overflowing list is the stigma surrounding period sex.

The idea the topic is even an issue among certain individuals is purely unfathomable to me. However, I've continuously experienced the stigma enough to understand its existence within today's dating culture. But why does it continue to be a problem within certain circles?

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This year, it feels as if the holidays arrived quicker than it took me to binge the entire first season of 'Emily in Paris'. Don't judge, you know you visually devoured the tone-deaf series just as swiftly as I did. But before you begin questioning my contentious Netflix palate, let's discuss another questionable topic: Thanksgiving.

Throughout the years, Americans have celebrated the controversial holiday without fully understanding the origins. For the individuals who have done their research, they chose to opt for a different tradition: "Friendsgiving."

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It's no secret President-elect Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are vastly different.

They're like night and day. Hot and cold. Sweet and sour.

I could go on. The analogies are endless.

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It's official.

After waiting numerous days to discover who won the presidential election, between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, the news was finally announced. On Saturday, America woke up to news that Joe Biden would be the 46th President of the United States of America.

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