18 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think

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1. You complain about your body or face and everyone around you rolls their eyes.

2. You obsess over a tiny pimple no one is noticing, because you almost never have skin problems.

3. One piece of hair won’t do what you want and you think everyone is looking at it.

4. You make some headway on a project you’re working on but beat yourself up that you didn’t finish it or do as much as you’d have liked to. Some people haven’t done anything productive today.

5. You make a little mistake but it’s fixable and not a disaster and you learned a valuable lesson from it.

6. You worry about not having enough friends, but if you even have one close friend you love and trust and who loves and trusts you, you’re doing better than a lot of lonely people.

7. You could afford a cup of…

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Once Is Enough

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Once is enough to see your parents cry. Watching their eyes grow glossy as streaks of tears drip down their sunken-in cheeks as your stomach grows completely hollow. The people who raised you are now stripped with nothing but their vulnerability. Being strong is the only option you have left.

Once is enough to be cheated on. The seed of trust you planted, watered, and gave light to has become rotted with betrayal. You find it unbearable to even think about constructing this idea of faith with someone completely new and different. It’s wiping yourself completely naked and risking your stitched up heart once again.

Once is enough to break up with a friend. Memories have grown gray and their face appears foreign. It’s painful to try and forget the effortless comfort you mutually shared. When your trust wilted from a loved one’s disloyalty, at least you had your best…

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Downsides To Being The Youngest In The Family

[SO weird because I was thinking about this earlier today.]

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I know, some of you first and middle born siblings clicked the link to this article and thought ‘Oh what does a last born have to complain about?” Well, let me tell you, there are grievances!

We last born kids have been poorly represented, and as a result have an awful reputation. It is almost as if there is a stigma attached to us. Apparently we get more freedom than our older siblings did, and our parents let us get away with all sorts of things. Some feel, that since the older children have paved the way, there is less pressure and expectations placed on the youngest child. Then of course, there is that nasty little rumour about how we are constantly pampered and coddled.

I am not trying to deny that there are certain perks associated with being the baby of the family. My favourite one has to do…

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30 Other Things Every Woman Should Know By 30

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A list of “30 Things Every Woman Should Have And Should Know” has been popping up everywhere lately. Most recently on The Huffington Post, where it has received 22,800 Facebook “likes” and over 3,000 “Pins” in the past two days alone. The advice includes making sure you have “a black lace bra” and “an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.” (Because those are the items women need to lead inspired lives.) Over the years I’ve compiled my own list, which I’d like to share with you now. It assumes a basic knowledge of rain gear and undergarments.
  1. Always ask for more money at your job, even if you don’t think you deserve it.
  2. Try to be kind to the people who are rude to you. It’s not personal, they’re just having a really bad day/month/life.
  3. Don’t go to doctors that advertise. Ask a friend for a recommendation.

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6 Sexist Things Girls Say

Because girls can be sexist too, right?

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1. “Chivalry is dead.”

I consider myself a male feminist; I have no issue with the idea women are as capable as men in nearly any tasks. Giving birth is where I may draw the line; you gals are rocking that. However, it is often impossible not to hear some women impart standards upon men when they cry out against even the slightest disregard of inequality which goes their way across the fence. This oft-quoted line could often be pointed towards any person (chivalry applying to both sexes), but it is more often than not a complaint against men who do not pull out chairs, do not carry all the bags, or do not pay for the entirety of a date. So you want a man who treats you with standards imparted by a patriarchal culture? How about a man who wants a woman to quit her job, pump out…

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1. Make a playlist of all your favorite songs, old ones you may have totally forgotten about from middle school or ones that bring back good memories.

2. Take a walk outside. I find I only start to feel worse and wallow if I let myself melt into my bed and engage in the bad feelings.

3. Organize your drawers or closet. It feels good to be productive when you feel like a worthless idiot on the inside. You can look at your clean clothes and feel like a human again.

4. Eat something decadent. Make an ice cream sundae or smores. They’re not just for camping!

5. Go through your phone and delete anyone you no longer talk to or anyone who sucks and makes your life worse.

6. Draw. I have a stack of paper and some colored pencils for just such an occasion. It’s relaxing and fun…

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