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Taylor Swift Says She Carries Around Birthday Cards In Her Purse So She Never Forgets A Friend's Birthday

Only Taylor...

Taylor Swift is on the cover of Vanity Fair (again!), and this time, they've deemed her as "the most influential 25-year-old in America."

But we all knew that, right?

There are plenty of things in the new VF interview that we didn't know, though -- like how Jay Z basically salvaged a friendship for Taylor and Kanye West, and how she carries around birthday cards... just in case. The mag posted a few tidbits from the interview online, so here's what we learned before we pick up our own copy.

She always carries around birthday cards... just in case.

"You never know when you're going to run into somebody and it's their birthday, and then you could like, 'Oh wow, you gave them a birthday card, like five minutes later.'"

She showed one person her Apple letter before posting it.

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“I read it to my mom,” she said. “She’s always going to be the one. I just said, ‘I’m really scared of this letter, but I had to write it. I might not post it, but I had to say it.’ ”

She doesn't care that her friends have dated the same people.

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“It’s almost like the sisterhood has such a higher place on the list of priorities for us," she said. (Her friend Gigi Hadid is dating ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas.) "It’s so much more important than some guy that it didn’t work out with.”

Jay Z helped her reconcile with Kanye West.

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“I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along," she said. "And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing.”

She wants to be like Angelina Jolie.

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In terms of generosity...

“If you look at Oprah, she’s made so many people happy over the years,” Swift says. “She’s made so much money, but she’s given so much of it away. . . . Same thing with Angelina Jolie. She’s been so productive, but she’s used that position to better other people’s lives, and I think that’s where I’d want to be.”

She will not date someone who wants to change her.

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Taylor talks about being boy-sober for awhile, getting settled into herself, and finding love when she least expected it.

“That was the way that I decided to go on with my life,” she says. “Not looking for anything, not necessarily being open to anything, and only being open to the idea that, if I found someone who would never try to change me, that would be the only person I could fall in love with. Because, you know, I was in love with my life.”