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5 Things You Missed Today (December 1)

The Vamps' upcoming special edition album, One Direction's hidden interviews on Spotify—plus updates on 5SOS' Michael Clifford, Taylor Swift, and a new animated film you should watch for next year!
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The handsome boys of The Vamps are releasing a limited edition of their album! They're dropping Meet The Vamps: Christmas Edition tonight, which includes tracks from Meet the Vamps and 8 holiday tracks. Listen to this sampler below!

One Direction released a few more BTS footages of the music video for "Night Changes." Watch Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan while working on their parts.

Speaking of One Direction, have you listened to the boys' audio clips talking about their job and being in the band on Spotify? As part of their #H1DDENinSpotify game, the boys gave us codes via Twitter to paste on the search bar of the music streaming app so we can get to listen to all of them. We compiled them in one playlist to make it easier for you, Candy Girls. You're welcome!

What did 5 Seconds of Summer's Michael Clifford think of Abigail Breslin's song, "You Suck," which was rumored to be about him? Watch this recent interview of the boys for Shazam Top 20 to find out. Spoiler: Michael says he'd rather listen to Mariah Carey instead.

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We're clearly obsessed with Taylor Swift's "Blank Space." So when she tweeted about this piano and cello version of the song by the Brooklyn Duo, we just had to listen to it, too. As T-Swizzle said, they made it "sound like a song people should walk down the aisle to." Listen to it below now!

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The next cute film you should watch for next year is here! Watch the latest trailer for Home, which chronicles the adventures of Oh, a cute little alien who escapes from his cute little planet, below. Featuring the voices of Rihanna, Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, and Steve Martin, Home is set for release in March 2015.

Got your own gossip to share? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @candymagdotcom. We always love hearing from you. :)

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If you know me, and know me well, I am not the biggest fan of idyllic lifestyles. With a Type A personality, I act immediately upon whatever challenge that needs to be addressed. I actually enjoy keeping my mind preoccupied: doing university work in my favourite cafe then running errands around town, grocery shopping here, updating my accounts there, photocopying documents on the way down the street - all just in time before having a glass of champagne at the bar with my friends come evening.

And so, you could imagine my bewilderment when the next challenge to be faced was an extensive self-quarantine protocol. I didn’t know what to do when my greatest responsibility in this situation was to do nothing at all. My first few attempts to combat my consternation were very much rooted in distraction and imagination. My distractions involved conducting research, writing songs, calling family and friends, filming videos, and eating chocolate! My imaginations and fantasies were centred on travelling, shopping, even clubbing (which I rarely do) for when they find a cure to COVID-19. I did anything and everything that could be considered constructive in order to pass the time, mainly hoping I could just undertake the basic human necessities to survive - that is, eat and sleep the day through - until the next day comes, until the world is closer to becoming a better place, until quarantine ends, until my flight follows through, until I see my family and friends again.

Days in self-isolation and suspended flights turned to weeks and turned to months. By the third extension here in Spain where I study Fashion Business, I had to tell myself this shall be my new normal now, that I was blessed to be healthy, that I was tired of merely existing and missed what it was like to actually live - even if just within four walls. Little by little, I began to find significance in the simple occurrences of the day: the soft glare of the rising sun beaming golden streaks through my bedroom window upon waking up, the fragrance of freshly washed bed sheets that I had painstakingly hung to fit a relatively small clothes rack without crumpling them, the crunch and tanginess of warm toasted bread topped with raspberry marmalade, the buzzing sound of a phone call from home just waiting to be answered, to the caress of a fuzzy sweater to keep warm at night. I realised, “What pleasures to be enjoyed in the pause of slow living!” Through this continued pause, which I loathed at first, I began to appreciate each moment of the day rather than wish it would pass more swiftly, moments I had overlooked so often before the lockdown. I started to find that the challenge of self-isolation was never to pause both the regular routines of life as well as the positive emotions that came with these - as initially, I thought it meant to pause all happiness, so as to withstand a time of endurance in hopes for a better tomorrow, much like a form of delaying gratification. Life is just too fragile these days to delay gratification any further.

Life has paused, but it has not stopped. Believe that like any punctuation mark in a sentence, the pause will provide the right timing of things to take place. Till then, let us not waste our time waiting. Instead, we could be in the moment, seek substance in simplicity (that is, in what we already have), And enjoy the pleasure in pause. “Practice the Pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.”

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