The concept of affirmations is easily one of the most mocked (and supposedly one of the most effective) aspects of the self-help world. While there have been times when they’ve worked for me, there’ve been other times where they felt like a total waste of time. It’s not a cure-all for major blues or definitely doesn’t take the place of therapy or other forms of help, but positive self-talk habits like switching up my inner monologue and forming a greater sense of appreciation has made me a much happier person over time. That said, I’ve had plenty of moments of skepticism when it comes to affirmations. I’d shelved the affirmations thing altogether when a report by NPR’s Laura Starecheski pointed out a slew of scientific research-based reasons they may have failed me in the past. Turns out, there is a specific right and wrong way to go about it, which prompted me to do a little research into small adjustments and truths that might make positive self-talk more worth your time. If you try them out, report back on whether they make a difference!
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Bitch face is real. Bitch face is true. Bitch face can affect your daily life but you mustn’t give up; there is a cure! Bitch face is a chronic condition affecting millions of women all over the world. No matter culture, race or creed, bitch face can strike at any moment. Having a good time? Boom. Bitch face. Grocery shopping? Bam. Bitch face. At work? BAZONGOS. Bitch face. The face of a bitch can appear on your regularly normal looking face regardless of how you’re feeling. Many scientist believe celebrities like Kristen Stewart have rich inner lives with vast emotional spectrums but you wouldn’t know from looking.
Tired of having to reassure everyone you’re having a good time? Tired of strangers telling you to smile more in public? Tired of looking like an off-putting cold bitch at parties? We’ve got a cure for you and your face that is unacceptable in society. Read more on College Candy…
Yes, rosebudding. What can I say? I am a weirdo who thinks Halloween costumes based on grotesque sexual non-trends are hilarious! All this costume requires is as much rose-printed clothing and accessories as you can find — the more hideous and clashing the better, as this costume is obviously not about beautiful aesthetics. Then, simply wear your iPhone or smartphone around your neck on a lanyard and when people ask, “What are you for Halloween?” you can simply reply, “Rosebudding! Check out this GIF!” They will be shocked and horrified, which is exactly what the Halloween spirit is all about! Keep reading »
Poor Mellie Grant. This season on “Scandal,” the spitfire First Lady is deep in mourning, losing her shit over the death of her son during last season’s finale. Sad Mental Mellie is in a bathrobe all the time, can’t stop eating greasy fried chicken and potato chips, and has no fucks to give about Fitz’s stupid political standing. She also makes for the world’s easiest, comfiest Halloween costume inspiration — and best off all, it comes with snacks! Keep reading »
Photographer Gray Malin heard a story growing up of a Scottish shepherd who dyed his sheep’s whole so that he could see them better at night and protect them from being stolen. It never quite left his mind, and it became the inspiration for his “Dream Series,” a photography project in which he used non-toxic dye to transform a flock of sheep into a rainbow. The dye rinses off with water, making the sheep’s temporary transformation that much more magical and fleeting. In Malin’s artist statement, he explained:
“Sheep, quite literally from the word, are sheepish — they do not command attention but rather seek to blend in with the crowd. Like humans, they have trouble leaving their flock and prefer to stay where they are safe and comfortable…Bringing this body of work to life has been a dream-come-true for me; but the most important aspect of each image is to incite others to wander from the flock and pursue their own aspirations. To all of those who dream, believe in the impossible because I am proof, it is possible.”
In hopes of making others’ dreams come true like his, Malin will donate 20% of proceeds from the project’s sales to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. After the jump, see more of the surreal photos!
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In middle school, I took a cooking class and a “life skills” class, each of which promised to prepare me for fancy grown-up tasks like adequately feeding myself, running a household and holding a baby the right way. Instead, I learned a slew of pointless tasks that did nothing to prepare me for grownup-dom. High school was no better. I went to great schools growing up, and in Home Ec, our awesome teachers were just doing the best they could with the crappy curriculum they had to work with. Still, those “life skills” lessons left me and dry. I’ve since become a domestic goddess in some areas of my life (I can sew like a boss), but I’m still muddling through learning some basic skills that my 7th grade teachers promised I’d know by the end of the semester. After the jump, some useless junk I learned in Home Ec and how they failed me.
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