Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech
Jackie Kennedy watching her husband debate Richard Nixon
Regardless of gender, sexual preference, or age, we all go through a phase when we’re not exactly girlfriend/boyfriend material. Our natural instincts and emotions have a tendency to overpower our reasoning, and before we know it, we’re going down a vortex of misery we’ve caused ourselves, one way or another. Consciously quit these unhealthy habits and peace of mind (plus a healthy relationship) is on its way!
The ultimate relationship killer. The beginning of the end. You justify your snooping by saying it’s harmless, and stuff like “if my S/O isn’t doing anything wrong, he shouldn’t have to hide anything from me.” However, this little “harmless” habit of yours will eventually feed your anxiety and it will cause you to overthink even the littlest of things: his bedtime, his work e-mail, his gas station receipts… Suddenly, you’ve turned into a psycho without even knowing it. Seriously, just stop snooping and trust your partner. Sometimes, our brains manufacture red flags even when they MIGHT not even exist at all.
Fairytales, romantic comedies, fiction novels, and porn (duh) are unrealistic. Stop building fantasies in your head and quietly expecting your boyfriend or girlfriend to fulfill them for you. Do you want them to expect more than you can actually give? There’s a thin line between what you deserve and what you think you deserve. Know the difference. Expect within reasonable bounds.
3. Taking Score
It is inevitable to feel good after giving an amazing gift, or doing a huge favor for your partner. However, you must always bear in mind that whenever you give or do something, that doesn’t mean you’re going to get one in return. Be sincere and quit using a scoreboard in your relationship. In cheesier terms, do it for the loooove. Quit trying to be the better half, and instead, be a better whole.
You dress your children every day, so what if you turn the tables and let them pick out your outfit?
That’s exactly what Summer Bellessa did. For five days, her 3 year-old son, Rockwell, chose what she wore from head to toe.
Hello, farmer girl in heels!
“The first few items were great: my Bob Dylan tee, with a gray skirt, and tights. I think I’ll put this in my rotation… But then before I could finish, he pointed to my nude heels.”
The first day Summer came downstairs wearing clothes picked out by Rockwell she imagined a dramatic reaction from her husband. Instead he said nothing, he didn’t notice anything different about her apparel at all.
1. Parents that didn’t believe that the whole world was out to kidnap / abuse / harm their children and let them go out and play instead.
2. Super Soakers. Water guns today suck, they are not even close to the first and second generation super soakers.
3. The occasional feeling of not having a care in the world.
4. My children look at me like I am their super hero, they believe in Santa and the tooth fairy, they believe they can call me in the middle of the night to look under their bed for monsters or just hold their hand.
I somehow make them laugh until milk comes out of their nose, I can carry both of them at the same time, (barely, but I still can).
They believe I can make anything out of Lego, wood and Duck tape, (Lego and wood are optional).
I miss my dad, and all that came with it.
5. Falling asleep on the couch and waking up in my bed in the morning.
6. I’d say the mindset and outlook of the pre-9/11 general public. I’ve heard that every generation has an event which shapes a lot of their lives, and 9/11 was definitely that for my generation. I always thought that there’d be a slow, almost seamless change, but it was the most abrupt end to an ideal that I’ve ever witnessed.
Cat lovers, brace yourselves. The Animal Rescue League of Berks County’s is running a beautiful “Book Buddies” program, that has kids grade 1 to 8 come into the shelter to read to the cats, with organizers saying that it serves a dual purpose of soothing the cats and upping the kids’ reading levels. The program reportedly got its start after a staffer had her son practice his reading skills while spending time at the shelter. Staff members took note and like it so much that it became a regular volunteer program. Since the project was launched in August 2013, many children (including home-schooled and autistic) who participated in Book Buddies have shown significant improvements in their reading. The Berks County ARL accepts donations through their site.They are also on Facebook, Twitter,YouTube and Pinterest.
The homies from Australia, Shikobi, sent us a new track called "Pull The Trigger". It’s pretty rocking…check it out
Finding out that your father or mother has cancer is a hard thing to deal with. When both of Nancy Borowick’s parents told her that they both had cancer—¦ we can’t imagine how devastating that news would be. But instead of letting cancer tear their family apart from the inside-out, the Borowicks bonded together. Husband, wife and daughter grew together as they fought cancer and Nancy chronicled the whole thing with these incredible photographs.
The couple had been married for 34 years.