- clean bathroom tips
- organize your closet
- how to fix a leaky faucet
- how to keep a clean kitchen
- removing stains from your carpet
- how to coupon
- what to do when you can’t pay your bills
- see if you’re paying too much for your cell phone bill
- how to save money
- How to Balance a Check Book
- How to do Your Own Taxes
- how to take care of yourself when you’re sick
- things to bring to a doctor’s appointment
- what to expect from your first gynecologist appointment
- how to make a doctor’s appointment
- how to pick a health insurance plan
- a list of stress relievers
- how to get free therapy
- what to do if you get pulled over by a cop
- a list of hotlines in a crisis
- things to keep in your car in case of an emergency
- recipes that take 30 minutes or less
- Yummy apple thing
- Brownie in a cup
- Cookie in a cup
- French bread pizza
- Egg tacos
- panera mac n cheese recipe
- different salad recipes
- harry potter recipes
- healthy recipes
- various cookie recipes
- chocolate cupcakes w/ eggless cookie dough topping
- s’mores pie
- nutella hot chocolate
- peanut butter nutella swirl cookies
- cookie in a mug
- starbucks holiday drinks
- fruit leathers
- brownie in a mug
- how to make ramen 1000x better
- eggless cookie dough (not to bake, just to eat)
- make recipes using things you already have
- how to put together a very fancy cheese plate
- make different flavored lemonades
- various desert recipes
- make tiny chocolate chip cookies
- 20 dishes every cook should know
- learn how to make your own tea
- Macaroni and cheese in a mug
- Study snacks (2)
- 40 on-the-go breakfast recipes
- what the hell is a mortgage?
- first apartment essentials checklist
- how to care for cacti and succulents
- the care and keeping of plants
- Getting an apartment
- time management
- create a resume
- find the right career
- how to pick a major
- how to interview for a job
- How to write cover letters
- ULTIMATE PACKING LIST
- Traveling for Cheap
- Travel Accessories
- The Best Way to Pack a Suitcase
- How To Read A Map
- How to Apply For A Passport
- How to Make A Travel Budget
I’ve been living on my own for almost 4 years now and I have like 50 tabs open.
Bless the person who put together this post, it ought to be made into a pamphlet for everyone in highschool/college.
I wanna cry
whether the answer is yes or no, or a mix of the both, i wanted to remind you that you’re great. here is some stuff that i thought might be helpful if you ever feel down or bored or just wanna try something new!!
playlists // don’t be down / happy, happy, happy / cheer up!! / feeling down? / upbeat / for when you’re feeling sad.. / be happy! / songs to listen to when you are feeling sad. / anxiety/panic attacks / dashboard session / nostalgic. / it’s okay, not be okay. / anxiety’s lullaby / don’t be sad / songs that make you feel better / hey man, it’ll be okay. / note to self. / forget about it / baby don’t cut
cheering up // emergency compliment!! / paying for people’s groceries / random acts of kindness caught on film / free hugs experiment / tipping servers $200 / little acts of kindness / 27 videos that will make you happy / givesmehope / textpost blog!! / the everything post / repeat after me. / feel like you lost something? / you are not alone. / just listen to this / cute yahoo answers / nail art tuts / bad x-factor auditions / need a hug? / you can do anything
cool stuff // music thing / how to lucid dream!! / teach yourself guitar (wow) / learn a new language / creepy websites / the color game / make a mind palace / explore the world / make a temporary tattoo! / musical sea creature // babies experiencing things / 7 day positive challenge / if you forgot how beautiful the world is / draw a nebula / watch documentaries / sugar cookies recipe / 100 things to do / anasomnia / kawaii emotions / 100+ games / make your own font
depression // how to love yourself / alternatives to self harm / what am i feeling? / if you feel like crap / dealing with depression / let go of your past. / what is depression? / depression & cutting/things to do instead of cutting / alternatives to self harm / the cure to sadness! (in under 3 minutes) / things to do when you’re sad / feel good 101: depression/ stop cutting, create instead
anxiety/stress // soundrown / build stuff with sand / rainymood / chill out / zen garden / managing stress / social anxiety tips / PTSD forums / anti-anxiety masterpost / a place to think / calming manatee / the dawn room / 100,000 stars / types of anxiety disorders / anxiety attack tips / anti-anxiety foods / using a thought diary / panic attacks & anxiety /
eating disorders // bloating in recovery / why you must eat / what is ED recovery? / learning to love your body / how to eat a fear food / helping someone with an eating disorder / 281 reasons to recover /
movies, documentaries, tv // action movies / disney movies / scary movies / movies for angsty teens / my mad, fat diary / mean girls / blue is the warmest color / submarine / teen wolf / the vampire diaries / pretty little liars / american horror story / bob’s burgers / the mindy project / ultimate teen movie masterpost / hannah montana / sherlock / american beauty
- Brewing a cup of tea seems like a no-brainer proposition on the outset, but as anyone who has suffered through a bitter, oversteeped cup can tell you, to do it well requires a pinch of know-how.
Do You Love Someone With Depression?
If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, read more about that here) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.
Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.
1. Help them keep clutter at bay.
When a person begins spiraling into depression, they may feel like they are slowing down while the world around them speeds up. The mail may end up in stacks, dishes can pile up in the sink, laundry may go undone as the depressed person begins to feel more and more overwhelmed by their daily routine and unable to keep up. By giving your partner some extra help sorting mail, washing dishes or using paper plates and keeping chaos in check in general, you’ll be giving them (and yourself) the gift of a calm environment. (I’m a fan of the minimalist movement because of this, you can read more about that here.)
2. Fix them a healthy meal.
Your partner may do one of two things when they are in a depressed state. They may eat very little, or they may overeat. In either case, they may find that driving through a fast food restaurant or ordering a pizza online is just easier than fixing a meal. Eating like this, or neglecting to eat will only degrade your partner’s health, causing them to go deeper into their depression. Help your loved one keep their body healthy, and their mind will follow. This is a great article that talks about the “Brain Diet” which can help the symptoms of depression, and this article talks about how our modern diet could contribute to the recent rise in depression. Here is a recipe for a trail mix that is quick to make and has mood-boosting properties.
3.Get them outside.
The benefits of getting outside for a depressed person are huge. And it is possibly the last thing on earth your partner will want to do. Take them to be somewhere in nature. Pack a picnic and lie in the sun, take a leisurely hike or plant a garden. Being barefoot in the dirt, or “earthing” helps ground the body and reverse the effects of living in a world of emf’s, and digging in soil can actually act as an antidepressant, as a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, triggers the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Sunshine increases Vitamin D production which can help alleviate depression. My friend Elizabeth wrote an excellent post about Vitamin D and its link to depression here. For more information about other sources of Vitamin D, this is a great post as well as this.
4. Ask them to help you understand what they’re feeling.
If your partner is able to articulate what they are going through, it will help them and you better understand what you are dealing with, and may give insight into a plan of action for helping your partner. Also, feeling alone is common for a depressed person and anything that combats that feeling will help alleviate the severity and length of the depression.
5. Encourage them to focus on self-care.
Depressed people often stop taking care of themselves. Showering, getting haircuts, going to the doctor or dentist, it’s all just too hard, and they don’t deserve to be well taken care of anyway in their minds. This can snowball quickly into greater feelings of worthlessness since “Now I’m such a mess, no one could ever love me”. Help your loved one by being proactive. Tell them “I’m going to do the dishes, why don’t you go enjoy a bubble bath?” can give them the permission they won’t give themselves to do something normal, healthy and self-loving.
6. Hug them.
Studies show that a sincere hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and elevate the mood of the giver and receiver. Depressed people often don’t want to be touched, but a sincere hug with no expectation of anything further can give your partner a lift.
7. Laugh with them.
Telling a silly joke, watching a comedy or seeing a stand up comedian will encourage your partner to laugh in spite of themselves. Laughing releases endorphins and studies show can actually counteract symptoms of depression and anxiety.
8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings.
Your partner may be feeling worthless, angry and even guilty while they are depressed. They may be afraid that they will end up alone because no one will put up with their episodes forever. Reassure them that you are in the relationship for the long haul and they won’t scare you away because they have an illness.
9. Challenge their destructive thoughts.
A depressed person’s mind can be a never-ending loop of painful, destructive thoughts. “I’m unlovable, I’m a failure, I’m ugly, I’m stupid”. Challenge these untruths with the truth. “You’re not unlovable, I love you. You aren’t a failure, here are all the things you’ve accomplished.”
10.Remind them why you love them.
Look at pictures of happy times you’ve had together. Tell them your favorite things about them. Reminisce about your relationship and all the positive things that have happened, and remind your partner that you love them and they will get through this.
(via The Darling Bakers)
More people need to know this.
- http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/home - I absolutely love this website. It has everything!
- French word of the day: http://www.bitesizedlanguages.com/wod/r/french
- Pronunciations: http://www.forvo.com/languages/fr/
- Podcast: http://www.coffeebreakfrench.com/
- French in Mali: http://wws.peacecorps.gov/wws/multimedia/language/lessons.cfm#french
- Phonetics: http://phonetique.free.fr/index.htm
- Listening activities: http://frenchlingq.com/
- http://www.dw-world.de/dw/0„9572,00.html -You have to register, but it’s a great way to learn German
- Linguistic Map of Italy: http://les-langues-sont-ma-vie.tumblr.com/image/20541832214
- Italian word of the day: http://www.bitesizedlanguages.com/wod/r/italian
- Audio, grammar, idioms, etc: http://www.oneworlditaliano.com/english/home.htm
- Children’s books: http://www.ilnarrastorie.it/favole.famose/
- Newspaper: http://www.repubblica.it/
- Children’s songs and rhymes: http://www.mamalisa.com/?p=824&t=ec&c=120
- Culture: http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/italy-country-profile.html
- Pronunciations: http://www.forvo.com/languages/it/
- Podcast: http://radiolingua.com/shows/italian/one-minute-italian/
- Podcast: http://radiolingua.com/shows/italian/my-daily-phrase-italian/
- http://www.123teachme.com/ - Has games, verb conjugations, text translator, grammar, quizzes, and more!
- Spanish word of the day: http://www.bitesizedlanguages.com/wod/r/spanish
- Games: http://www.quia.com/shared/spanish/
- Newspapers: http://libguides.mit.edu/content.php?pid=146063&sid=1247903
- Phonetics: http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/#
- Phonetics/Dialects in Spanish: http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/dialects//#
- Pronunciations: http://www.forvo.com/languages/es/
- http://www.chinese-tools.com/learn/chinese - What I love about this site is the pinyin to character tool
- Music: http://www.ethaimusic.com/index.php
- http://animara.com/hanghoul/ - shoot zombies by translating hangul!!
- Newspaper: http://chosun.com/
- http://www.learnjapanese.com/ - Has slang expressions, grammar, common phrases, vocabulary and more
- http://www.kypros.org/cgi-bin/lexicon - Greek to English, English to Greek Dictionary (Modern and Ancient Greek)
ESL (English as a Second Language)
- Newspapers: http://eo.mondediplo.com/, http://www.liberafolio.org/
- Newspaper: http://www.aftenposten.no/
- Newspaper: http://www.dn.se/
- Newspaper: http://www.vatican.va/archive/aas/index_en.htm
- Pronunciations: http://www.forvo.com/languages/la/
General Language Sites
- http://www.fodors.com/language/ - Has Spanish, French, Italian, German, Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese
- http://www.omniglot.com/ - Has basic phrases in almost any language along with idioms and sayings
- http://www.wordreference.com/ - Any language (French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, etc.) to English dictionary
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ - Basic phrases and vocab in French, Spanish, Greek, Chinese, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
- http://www.languagehelpers.com/ - Has Chinese, Czech, French, German, Latvian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
- http://www.smartphrase.com/index.shtml -Has Italian, French, German, Spanish, Greek, Dutch, and Portuguese. Random phrase generator
- http://www.101languages.net/vocabulary/vocabulary.html - Has Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Spanish
- http://www.livemocha.com/ - A few people have suggested this site, and it’s incredible. If you want to learn a language on your own, you need this. And it’s free!
- http://vinurminn.tumblr.com/post/15596816573/in-linguistics-a-filler-is-a-sound-or-word-that - Fillers in other languages.
- http://www.elanguageschool.net/ - Has Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
- http://www.forvo.com/languages/ - EVERY LANGUAGE STUDENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS SITE!! Pronounces words by native speakers in these languages: English, German, French, Russian, Tatar, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Chinese, Swedish, Japanese, Finnish, Persian, Hungarian, Greek, Dutch, Korean, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Hindi, Wu, Danish, Cantonese, Hebrew, Bashkir, Irish, Esperanto, Galician, Norwegian (bokmål), Indonesian, Serbian, Latin, Interlingua, Lithuanian, Slovak, Icelandic, Croatian, Yiddish, Slovenian, Occitan, Belorussian, Thai, Ancient Greek, Vietnamese, Afrikaans, Lombard, Kurdish, Tagalog, Asturian, Latvian, Welsh, Breton, Basque, Azerbaijani, Tamil, Sanskrit, Sicilian, Bosnian, Armenian, Estonian, Malay, Bengali, Neapolitan, Georgian, Klingon, Min Nan, Scottish Gaelic, Kabardian, Scots, Macedonian, Marathi, Faroese, Chuvash, Lakota, Swiss German, Bavarian, Zazaki, Mongolian and Swahili and many more.
- http://www.internetpolyglot.com/mainMenu.html - Has English, Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, Latin, Hindi, Polish, Tagalog, Swedish, Romanian, Norwegian, Turkish, Finnish, Farsi, Danish, Indonesian, Czech, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Amharic, Swahili, Bulgarian, and Croatian.
- http://www.engoi.com/en/index.html - Has Greek, Czech, Turkish, Romanian, Polish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Swedish.
- http://www.babelnation.com/ - Has French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Follow thelanguagecommunity.tumblr.com for even more websites!
If you wanna learn a language, I really would recommend German! Trust me when I say it’s not that difficult! Anyone can learn. These are some online resources I’ve complied, I hope they can help you! One’s with ← beside them are highly recommended~!
Rust Cohle’s Casette MixTape part one of the true detective series
» “Time is a flat circle.” Unfortunately, that has nothing to do with Rust’s shitty taste in music. Enjoy enduring through it. LISTEN
1. The Killing Moon - Echo & the Bunnymen // 2. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed // 3. Toulouse Street - Doobie Brothers // 4. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads // 5. Ramble On - Led Zeppelin // 6. Tusk - Fleetwood Mac // 7. I Am The Resurrection - The Stone Roses // 8. Losing My Religion - R.E.M // 9. Taxman - The Beatles // 10. Where Is My Mind - Pixies // 11. Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones // 12. You Don’t Know How It Feels - Tom Petty // 13. People Are Strange - Echo & The Bunnymen // 14. Story In Your Eyes - The Moody Blues // 15. Dirty Work - Steely Dan // 16. Right Place, Wrong Time - Dr. John // 17. The Ghost In You - Psychedelic Furs // 18. So Lonely - The Police // 19. Its Late - Queen // 20. 1969 - The Stooges // 21. Karma Police - Radiohead // 22. I Am A Rock - Simon & Garfunkel // 23. Fearless - Pink Floyd // 24. Pure Morning - Placebo // 25. For Whom The Bell Tolls // 26. Sober - Tool // 27. Blue Monday - Orgy // 28. Head Like A Hole - Nine Inch Nails // 29. Sound Of Da Police - KRS-One // 30. Ready Or Not - The Fugees // 31. Skulls - Misfits // 32. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil // 33. Ace of Spades - Motorhead // 34. Gimme Danger - Iggy Pop & The Stooges // 35. Kings Of The Wild Frontier - Adam & The Ants // 36. Listen Like Thieves - INXS // 37. True Faith - New Order // 38. Old Man - Neil Young // 39. God - John Lennon // 40. Friend Of The Devil - Grateful Dead // 41. Cat People - David Bowie // 42. Down In The Park - Gary Numan // 43. Ain’t No Grave - Johnny Cash // 44. 4 + 20 - Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young