Britney Spears is an artist now. | 22 Words

Thanksgiving dinner is a great time to reconnect with relatives and share great food with your loved ones. However sometimes things can get awkward when someone asks about your relationship status, job prospects, life goals, or, god forbid, politics.

We're here for you. When that happens, open this handy dandy page and change the conversation topic to one of these stories.

We promise they have nothing to do with politics.

First of all, you need to know about this rescue dog's cute and inspiring weight-loss journey.

via: Facebook/AshevilleHumane

This dog's name is Mrs. Butterworth, and she arrived at a shelter quite a bit overweight. The shelter helped her by putting her on a diet and helping her work out. Pretty soon, Mrs. Butterworth was doing great and looking healthy. The pictures they took along the way are both inspiring and adorable. She gained quite a following in her community as people related to her story. See the Mrs'. Butterworth's whole journey here.

This next one is not as cute, but it is just as good.

A woman adopted this seemingly innocent little dog from a shelter, only to learn that he had eaten part of his last owner to survive. It's such a trip. You really have to read the whole post to see how bizarre and hilarious this situation is.

Here's a story every parent can probably relate to.

via: Twitter/ DrMassciotte

These parents had a creative solution when their kid decided to draw a quaint little house on their nicely painted walls. We should give you fair warning that bringing this story up at the dinner table might submit any grown-up children with similar stories to scrutiny and renewed teasing. Read the full story here.

Here's another creepy and amusing one.

via: Twitter/TashP351

A grandpa tried to clean his granddaughter's doll and ended up wiping the paint off of the doll's face instead of just the dirt that was on there. Then he added makeshift eyes of his own. The finished product seriously looks like something out of a horror movie. People were loving this grandpa's work.

Here's a story of how Harrison Ford was a real-life hero this week.

Harrison Ford was driving when he saw a woman's car fly off the road and onto the shoulder. He and some other good samaritans stopped to help the woman out of her car and into safety. What a great guy! Here's the whole story. We've got more for you on the next page!

Did you know that Meryl Streep and Cher once stopped a mugging?

These two bad*ss women are not only great performers. Meryl Streep just gave a speech where she told a story about a time when she and Cher saw a woman being mugged on a New York City street. Here's how they worked together to fight the attacker off.

Britney Spears is an artist now.

It's true y'all. She's taken up painting and people are paying big bucks for one of her prints. Her work is not exactly groundbreaking, but one of her pieces sold for $10,000. Are you a better painter than Britney Spears? You'll have to see it to find out. We love you, Britney!

We've learned a whole lot about Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's relationship in the past couple of months.

They are such a cute and sweet celebrity couple that we can't help but want to know everything about their relationship. Kristen Bell spilled the beans on what is like to work with Dax and then Dax went ahead and talked about an embarrassing experience where his kids walked in on him and Kristen. Maybe skip that last one at the dinner table.

Here's a story about a girl with a dream.

A little girl wanted to dress up like the astronaut in this picture with his dogs, and she got her wish. When her dad asked her what she wanted to be for Halloween, she said, "that funny astronaut." The result was amazing.

We've gotta talk about Kristen Bell again because we love her. Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis got matching friendship haircuts.

She and Mila Kunis were working together on the set of A Bad Moms Christmas when they decided to do something big to show their love for each other. They got matching friendship haircuts, and they are adorable.