You Suck At Facebook… (13 Things To NEVER Do On A Social-Networking Site)

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Everybody has “that friend” on Facebook or Twitter, who updates statuses needlessly or generally just drives you nuts. Often times this leads to “unfriending” or “unfollowing”, but what if you found out you were “that friend”?

We’ve all had our fair share of faux pas, (even me- I’ve done a thing or two on this list in my lifetime) so let’s go through and talk about the worst of the worst.

Social Networking Don’ts (13 Things To NEVER Do On A Social-Networking Site)

1. Don’t air your dirty laundry.


If you didn’t want attention for it, you wouldn’t post it on a public profile. Having an idea or something to say is totally appropriate, but drama= needy.

2. Don’t post something ambiguous and then refuse to divulge. (Ex: “This sucks.” “Worst day ever.” “I never thought this would happen.”)


There is no point in writing something that no one understands…

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Super Bowl XLVIII: A Trafficker’s Playground

Wow! Something to think about!

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woman hostageIn just a few short days hundreds of thousands of visitors will flood to the MetLife stadium in New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII. Many visitors will be coming to show their pride and cheer on their favorite team, but tragically, thousands more will be coming for something entirely different. What most people don’t know is that the single biggest game of the year has also been called the single largest human trafficking event on the planet.

Just beyond the stadium lights, hidden within the shadows will be thousands of victims, women, children and even men, caught in the inhumane web of sex trafficking. For them this day will bring something much different than football, loud cheers, hot dog stands and painted beer bellies. For them it will bring pain, abuse, repeated rapes and even fear of death. The exact numbers of trafficking cases in a given year or…

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I Always Thought Something Was Off About My Basement, But I Had No Idea How Terrifying The Truth Was


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I remember seeing the house for the first time. I was a child of seven. My young parents had just bought their first home. I remember I used to hate living in the cramped, dingy apartment we previously inhabited and opened the door to our new home with wide eyed wonder. It blew my young mind how spacious this house was. I went upstairs to scope out my bedroom. I was so excited that I was getting my own room and did not have to share it with my infant brother.

On my grand tour of my new digs, I finally made it down to our basement. The basement was nothing like the rest of the house. The upstairs was elegant and classy. The basement was cold, metallic, and sterile. The ceiling covered in ancient pipes winding in grotesque angles. The floor covered in rough cement. I recall taking a…

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Love Is Embracing The Other Person’s Flaws

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We’re supposed to think about relationships in the positive. In the great little things that enhance each other, that complete us, that make us better. We don’t want to focus on the negatives, on the flaws, because to pick at them is to do ourselves in. But I want to — need to focus on these flaws because it is in them that I know you love me. I want you to know that I don’t take you for granted. That I will never take for granted all of the seemingly little things.

I don’t take for granted you always buying soy milk instead of regular because you know that I never take my Lactaid pills. I will never stop thanking you for embracing my compulsive tendencies and making them your own, like the way the volume on the radio or television needs to be on a multiple of five, which…

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22 Haruki Murakami Quotes That Will Inspire You To Become A Writer And Love Him Even More

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Check out quotes from his novels here.
My heroes don’t have anything special. They have something to tell other people but they don’t know how, so they talk to themselves.
I don’t get bored.
Among the many values in life, I appreciate freedom most.
If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.
Whenever I write a novel, music just sort of naturally slips in (much like cats do, I suppose).
I collect records. And cats. I don’t have any cats right now. But if I’m taking a walk and I see a cat, I’m happy.
When I start to write, I don’t have any plan at all. I just wait for the story to come. I don’t choose what kind of story it is or what’s going to happen.
If you want to talk about something new, you have to make up a new kind…

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6 Pieces Of Tough Love That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Better

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1.  Nobody is on their way to save you

There is no white knight coming in to save you. Neither is that meet cute, that spontaneous promotion, or that perfect, serendipitous miracle. There is no intervention on its way that’s going to suddenly change everything you hate about your life. Not unless you make one happen yourself.

Realizing that our lives will essentially stay the same forever unless we change something is a very empowering notion. Once we stop counting on daydreams and start counting on ourselves, it is incredible how much power we discover within our own hands.

2.  You are entitled to absolutely nothing

It’s a trite rebuttal to a trite saying, but you aren’t a special snowflake who’s entitled to greatness and recognition. Most of your generation is probably still sitting in Starbucks sipping an extra-skim-soy-latte-no-foam and waiting for the world to recognize their uniqueness. Even exemplary people…

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18 Confessions Of A Former Starbucks Barista

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Even though I am scarred, I will forever go back to this establishment to enjoy a nice cup of Tazo Green Tea.

1. Dealing with customers is usually a pleasant experience, but occasionally, we would get someone who thinks we are dumb as nails and treat us like we were their butlers. A woman one time literally commanded me to put in three ice cubes into her drink. Three. No more, no less. Another time, this woman asked me to make her a whey protein shake using our blenders. She handed me a packet of the whey and said, “Put this into my drink.”

2. Good managers would actually be on the floor making drinks with the staff, but bad managers would hide in the back, doing what they do, and not build team camaraderie. (We hated those kinds of managers.)

3. Starbucks uses vanilla soy milk as the milk…

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15 Perfect Quotes From Pop Stars To Boost Your Self-Esteem

I f-ing love this!!!

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Pop stars get a lot of flack. Whether they’re too slutty, too lackluster, too mainstream, too daring, too safe, too wholesome, too skinny, too fat… you get the picture. Everybody has an opinion (usually negative) on their every move. But, instead of adding fuel to the fire, here are 15 times pop stars gave really good advice.
Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are. Lady Gaga
No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. Taylor Swift
Find out what your gift is and nurture it. Katy Perry
It is important to ask yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing and what purpose it serves in the big picture. Miley Cyrus
Never take advice from someone you wouldn’t trade places with. Kelly Clarkson
You are who…

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27 Things Only Girls Who Are Obsessed With Their Nails Know

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1. How your hunger never seems all that pressing until you start doing your nails, and then all of a sudden, it’s like you haven’t eaten in 72 hours but you’re on your second coat and to try to open any food container is to risk ruining your masterpiece.

2. The skills involved with properly do a manicure at Sephora’s nail bar without incurring the wrath of the associates who know you’re really just there for the ‘try me’ shades and will not, in fact, be buying a $40 mascara today.

3. Choosing between two colors sometimes may not be that big of an issue as far as problems go, but God, does it get stressful when the manicurist is beckoning you to sit down and you have yet to choose between Essie and OPI.

4. Each individual polish brand is special and unique, but there will always be one…

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16 Inspiring Quotes About Life From Famous People

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Most people see what is, and never see what can be. Albert Einstein
Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity… Gilda Radner
He who has begun is half done. Horace
Gratitude is an Attitude. Unknown
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, and to work, and to play, and to look up at the stars. Henry Van Dyke
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand — and melting like a snowflake. Marie Beyon Ray
Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it, as
it is, is the only…

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