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[read] Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

If anyone has already read this book, I’d like to hear your diarrhea of the mind (this is a safe zone).
Those of you who havent, do so, and If you’d be So kind as to provide to me your thoughts… I’d appreciate that too. (-_-)

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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

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Amazon.com Review

Jenny Lawson follows up her marvelous debutLet’s Pretend This Never Happened with her determination to be furiously happy: she will seize the strangest and most glorious moments of her life while she stares down her depression, severe anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, and much more—and dares it to stop her. Furiously Happy is not only a battle cry but a delirious seesaw of a memoir. One moment you swoop upward as Lawson relates her attempts to hold a koala in Australia while wearing a koala costume and explains her quirky love for taxidermied animals (who must be dead from natural causes only), and you’re giggling like a three-year-old. Then your stomach drops like an artillery shell when Lawson exposes the dark side of her mental illnesses: trying not to cut herself and holing up in her bedroom for days on end. The ups and downs make this a difficult book to read all in one go. However, Lawson uses both her hilarious and heartbreaking episodes to camouflage so many life lessons and biting observations. (A poignant example: when cancer victims don’t respond to medication, no one blames the cancer victim; people with mental illness don’t get the same respect.) This is a book you’ll want to savor. Whether or not you too suffer from depression, you’ll turn the last page fired up by Lawson’s conviction that you can be furiously happy no matter what life hurls at you.–Adrian Liang

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In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea.

But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

Visit the Author’s blog…

As Jenny says:

“Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you’d never guess because we’ve learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, ‘We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.’ Except go back and cross out the word ‘hiding.'”

Furiously Happy is about “taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they’re the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It’s the difference between “surviving life” and “living life”. It’s the difference between “taking a shower” and “teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair.” It’s the difference between being “sane” and being “furiously happy.”

Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are – the beautiful and the flawed – and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny’s mom says, “Maybe ‘crazy’ isn’t so bad after all.” Sometimes crazy is just right.

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HOW TO PACK: THE 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GUIDE

HOW TO PACK: THE 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GUIDE

11th June 2015

As time goes on, I continue to reassess how much you actually need when you’re travelling. My recent ten day trip to Greece saw me take only carry on luggage, quite funny given that I was the fashion blogger amongst a range of different media personalities – most of which had 2 checked bags! But with 7 flights and 3 ferries in less than 10 days, I knew an adaptable wardrobe in a carry on bag was the best option. And man was I glad I did that!

To celebrate the release of a gorgeous new range of silk styles fromGrana (check it out, there’s sooo many lovely new styles and colours!), andthe fact that many of you are probably planning your summer holiday packing lists, I’ve created a formula for packing light. I based it on the fact that when packing you should try to pick essential and wearable pieces so you have lots of choice – which is exactly the type of pieces you’ll find over at Grana.

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HOW TO PACK: THE 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GUIDE

11th June 2015

As time goes on, I continue to reassess how much you actually need when you’re travelling. My recent ten day trip to Greece saw me take only carry on luggage, quite funny given that I was the fashion blogger amongst a range of different media personalities – most of which had 2 checked bags! But with 7 flights and 3 ferries in less than 10 days, I knew an adaptable wardrobe in a carry on bag was the best option. And man was I glad I did that!

To celebrate the release of a gorgeous new range of silk styles fromGrana (check it out, there’s sooo many lovely new styles and colours!), andthe fact that many of you are probably planning your summer holiday packing lists, I’ve created a formula for packing light. I based it on the fact that when packing you should try to pick essential and wearable pieces so you have lots of choice – which is exactly the type of pieces you’ll find over at Grana.

The perfect holiday wardrobe is simple, adaptable and streamlined, and these Grana silks are perfect. Because nothing looks as good as carry on luggage feels… Right?

The guide is pretty simple and laid out in the diagram, but here’s a bit more detail for you. Obviously when planning your suitcase these rulesstill apply (so make sure to think about culture, climate and colours), but the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 formula is a natural progression on from this for this of you who, like me, like to be mobile.

The 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Rule

5 Tops

Choose 5 flexible and adaptable tops which go with all the other pieces you’re taking with you. A couple of silk camis (or perhaps shell styles or asilk tee if you prefer to be a little more covered) are the perfect foundation for a huge number of amazing outfits.  These five include outerwear (which is fine for your summer holiday), so chose a piece that will get you onto the plane and through any chilly evenings in style.

4 bottoms

Throw in 4 bottoms including shorts, skirts and jeans (the spread will depend where you’re going). Make sure to go with complimentary fabrics and colours – I love a soft pair of silk shorts that can be worn to the beach or with a heel for a more evening look.

3 Dresses / Rompers 

Dresses and rompers are the easiest pieces to throw on, although they do limit your mixing and matching options, so stick with a maximum of three of these. For these pieces, you’ll want to make sure they suit the colour palette of your accessories like your bags and shoes, as that’s all you’ll be wearing them with.

3 Pairs of Shoes

Shoes are where a lot of us become unstuck when it comes to packing, but the trick is to pick very, very wearable shoes that go with everything you’ve packed. When travelling you’ll want to opt for more flats than heels, sometimes I don’t even bother with heels at all and just take an extra pair of more dressy flats.

2 Bags

For bags, you’re going to want a large bag that will act as your travel one (backpack or tote is good) when you’re on the plane or wander the markets, and have another smaller one for evenings and when you don’t want to carry too much. Pick these in two different shades, and match each with a pair of your shoes.

2 Bikinis

If you’re heading on a summer holiday you’re going to want atleast two bikinis (but not too many more than that), so that you have choice when one set is wet.

1 Hat, Watch and Sunnies

Stick with one of each accessory, . I take a couple of pairs of sunglasses, but in reality only ever wear one or two so try to limit those – it’s less to lose!

Unlimited

For underwear, socks and jewellery, feel free to throw in as much as you can manage, squeeze them into your shoes the other gaps in your luggage!

Read on to see my 5,4,3,2,1 packing guide IRL, including some examples of how you could style your carry on wardrobe. And if you have any thoughts about his guide or tips please do share!

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April Fool’s installment (#4)of Ways to amuse yourself…

Installment #4 of Ways to amuse
yourself…
at the expense of
others.

1. Set alarms for random times
2. Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a “croaking”
noise.
3. Change channels five minutes before the end of every show.
4. Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their
complimentary mints by the
cash register.
5. Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute entire neighborhood streets.

Oops! I overslept: Get Gorgeous In Just 10 Minutes

Love hitting your snooze button in the morning? Do you always end up being in a rush, no time for a decent breakfast and a quick visit to Starbucks for a dose of caffeine.
Even if you have the best intentions to wake up early, make a huge breakfast, and get the day started right, if you’re anything like me, chances are you’ll end up hitting the snooze button a couple of time.
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With this 10 minute make-up routine, you’ll create a flawless face within in ten minutes! Oh and don’t forget to check out or evening beauty tips, which will save you even more time in the morning.

0.00 – 1.00 minute: BYE-BYE DARK CIRCLES
Step 1: Use a concealer to apply a full-coverage liquid concealer under your eyes. Start at the inner corner and, use short, quick strokes, continue all the way to the outer corner, blending right up to your bottom lashes. Don’t forget to read our popular article about quick concealer tips we all should know.

1.00 – 3.00 minutes: FLAWLESS SKIN
Step 2: Rub two drops of foundation, CC cream or tinted moisturizer between your hands, then swipe your fingers on the apples of your cheeks, sides of your nose, and across your forehead and chin. Finger-pat to blend everything in.

3.00 – 4.00 minutes: ROSY CHEEKS
Step 3: Next, use a peachy nude blush. It looks more natural than pink, on the apples of your cheeks and blend well.

4.00 – 5.00 minutes: PERFECT LASHES
Step 4: Put on a volumizing mascara, pulling the wand straight out in front of you and then up. This prevents lashes from drooping during the day.

5.00 – 6.00 minutes: KISSABLE LIPS
Step 5: Swipe on a light pink or berry red lipstick.

6.00 – 8.00 minutes: FILL IN THOSE BROWS
Use a brow pencil one shade lighter than your brows (blondes, use a taupe shade), fill them in using feathery strokes, and angle the pencil so you’re drawing with the side of the tip. Finish with eyebrow gel to tame unruly brows

8.00-9.00 minutes: KEEP IT NEUTRAL EYESHADOW
Dust a neutral eyeshadow can make you look tired) on your lids to the crease, swooshing the brush like a windshield wiper to blend.

9.00-10.00 minutes: EYELINER
Step 8: Then, line along top lashes with brown (if you’re fair) or black pencil, gently pulling the skin taut at your eye’s outer corner to help make the line even. Bury the pencil tip right in your lashes–don’t draw above them, which leaves gaps.

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The Man Who Built WordPress Sleeps Six Times a Day

Are you busy?
Well, there’s one busy man who built a billion-dollar company, but the difference is that he slept for 6 times every single day.
We grow up into thinking that too much sleeping is bad. It makes us feeling exhausted, and of course, it reduces our productivity. After all, what else can you do when you’re sleeping?

But Matt Mullenweg is trying to prove that wrong by not only sleeping for more than 5 times a day but also by building WordPress and Automattic, which is now valued at several million dollars in the market. If you’re not familiar with WordPress, then know that more than 20% of websites you see are powered by it.
That’s how influential he is in both tech and the world.

Mullenweg is an advocate of polyphasic sleep or sleeping for more than once a day.
A person who sleeps once a day is called a follower of monophasic sleep. On the other hand, if you take siestas in the afternoon, then you adhere to a type of polyphasic sleeping.

Polyphasic sleeping is not a new concept. People in Spain have been doing it religiously for many years. In fact, they have one of the longest lunches in the world, as workers usually spend a good amount of their time lounging, resting, and napping after their lunchtime meal.

Mullenweg also cited the fact that before people didn’t sleep for straight hours at night. Rather, during the days when there was still no electricity to power lights, people slept at sundown and wake up in the middle of the night to meet with friends or even to make babies.

WordPress’s founder, however, is taking the polyphasic sleep to a whole new level by following the Uberman technique, the same one followed by Tim Ferriss, the best-selling author of Four-hour Workweek. He also interviewed Mullenweg to talk about his sleeping habits.

In Uberman, Mullenweg divides his sleep into 6 times, each lasting for about 30 minutes. In between sleep is about 4 hours of being awake.
The logic is that this practice helps you make the most of REM (restorative dream phase). Mullenweg, however, warns that missing even one of these naps may disturb your body clock and wreak havoc to your day.

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A Guide for Women Seeking Mentors

Of all the resources professionals have at their disposal, a mentor is arguably one of the most helpful. Articles, books and trial and error can be great teachers when you’re navigating your career, but nothing can replace advice from someone who has been there before you.

“The guidance of a mentor can be very important,” said Rachel Martinez, founder of the Are You Kidding sock company. “Many times, it is helpful to

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What Your Gray Hair Says about You… (Mercola.com)

Gray hair, according to new findings, is caused by a massive build up of hydrogen peroxide due to wear and tear on hair follicles. The peroxide winds up blocking the normal synthesis of melanin, your hair’s natural pigment.

All hair cells make a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide, but as you age, the amount increases. Essentially, you bleach our hair pigment from within, and your hair turns gray and then white.

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All hair cells make a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide, but as you age, the amount increases.

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EASY “LAY-LOW” BRAIDED BUN

The easy, lay-low braided bun is a great way to toss your hair up when you are in a hurry.

A low bun can seem a little drab after it has been done over and over and an easy way to update the style is adding a braid around it.
It jazzes up the casual bun and looks more complicated than the few minutes it took to throw it together.

Follow these steps to achieve the look: (photo tutorial included)

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