Monthly Archives: April 2014

61 Quotes That Will Make You Feel Beautiful

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People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder. Salma Hayek
“I’m beautiful to the one person who matters.”
“Yes. Hector’s mouth is going to drop open when he sees you.”
“Thank you, but I meant me. I’m beautiful to me.” Rae Carson
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Maria Mitchell
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not…

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How To Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex And Rule The World In 8 Easy Steps

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The covers of most men’s and women’s magazines have similar headlines: get great abs and have amazing sex.

From the looks of it, these two issues have been recycled over and over (with some other stereotypically gender relevant articles thrown in) on every Men’s Health, Maxim, Cosmo and Glamour cover since the dawn of time. In fact, I’d bet that if we could get a better translation of cave drawings, they would read something like “Grok get flat belly; make girl Grok moan with joy.”

And we keep buying them. We keep buying this lie that these things will make us happy. I’ve had washboard abs (past-tense) and I’ve had some pretty phenomenal sex. Neither one made me a better person; neither one completed me or made my life more fulfilling.

We chase this idea of “I will be happy when…”

I will be happy when I have a…

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One Simple Habit That’ll Make You Great At Conversations

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Today, we’re going to completely strike from the face of the earth a pain in the ass experience we’ve ALL had….

I’m good in the first few minutes of conversation, but how do I keep a conversation going and keep the other person really interested? How do I stop it from stalling? How do I deal with silences?

Have you been there? Me too. You’re having a conversation with someone and it’s going great. Maybe it’s the CEO of the company you want a job at. Maybe it’s the beautiful girl you’re talking to at the bar. Suddenly conversation starts to stall and you’re thinking, “What do I say next??”

Today I’m going to teach you to cut those awkward pauses out at the root. No longer will you search for interesting things to say every 30 seconds! You’re going to have conversations that flow naturally and easily, regardless…

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My First Post! OR Why I decided to spend a further 2.5 hours a week on my computer

Shailene Woodley for Natural Health MagazineHI THERE! FIRSTLY THANK YOU FOR BOTHERING TO READ THIS! I started this blog with the hopes of proving that contrary to common belief TEENAGERS ARE SMART AND CARING AND FUNNY AND INHERENTLY WHOLE HUMAN BEINGS!

But also to show you that civilization, while a great feat is not the best way to live. That the ideals and beliefs of a common civilian are one of the main reasons for the decline of the human race. I read an article recently by Daniel Vitalis called the Intrinsic Taboo( that I found because the amazing superhuman and my ultimate girl crush Shailene Woodley did an interview for Natural HeaIth that suggested that you read the from the website (formerly which indirectly led me to it. It points out that although us human beings were created to be part of the natural environment and all things pure we surround ourselves with things and habitats entirely unnatural and impure. And that while we provide apes and animals as such in zoos with natural environments and release them into the wild we – even though we were intended to be creatures of the earth – surround ourselves with environments that were chemically generated.
The name Intrinsic Taboo means that there is a taboo against human wildness.

intrinsic |inˈtrinzik, -sik|


1. belonging to a thing by its very nature

taboo |təˈbo͞o, ta-|

n. (pl. taboos)

1. proscribed by society as improper of unacceptable

1. belonging to a thing by its very nature

This made we question society’s goals, beliefs and expectations and made me wonder: Is there a more beneficial way to be living?

Please note that however spiritual this all may sound I am not going to be abandoning everything I own to go and live in the rocky mountains of Canada (can you live there?) or somewhere in an attempt to rid myself of society’s pressures… Yet. I believe that if more issues carried a heavier weight and others less and the right balance is struck the world could become a much more enjoyable place free of artificial pleasures.

Please keep in mind that I am merely a musing schoolgirl.