1. Taylor Swift Is Finally Being Recognized As One Of The Most Important People Who Has Ever Lived

Time Magazine has announced that pop musician Taylor Swift is included—alongside Apple CEO Tim Cook, the Ferguson protesters and the Ebola medical caregivers—on their shortlist for their annual Person of the Year honor. She has also been named as the most powerful woman in the British media by the Guardian. In retrospect, that song Shake It Off is pretty catchy, so I guess this makes sense.