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Check out her new short cut!
Summer may be coming to an end, but it's still not too late to get a new 'do! Case in point, Vanessa Hudgen's fresh short cut. Just like her fellow former Disney mate, Selena Gomez, Vanessa is fearless when it comes to ...
 
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Summer beach hair at its finest.
Yesterday was a good day for all of Miley Cyrus' fans because she just dropped her first single in four years (!!!). Not only did the "Malibu" singer release her new track, a simple and super chill music video came along with it, too! ...
 
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As if you needed more reasons to go short!
Song Hye Kyo is no stranger to extreme makeovers. She's rocked sleek, straight hair, super curly 'dos, long locks, short cuts, you name it! Although our favorite Descendants of the Sun star has been sporting long tresses for quite some time now, ...
 
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According to Kim Jones!
Achieving the perfect beach hair—from effortless looking waves to trendy braids—is not as easy as it looks. Whatever 'do you might be gunning for, it's not only important to make your hair look good, you have to protect it from sun damage ...
 
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Beat the summer heat in style.
While the easiest way to beat the summer heat is to head straight to the salon for a quick cut, our favorite local stars prove that getting a summer cut is not the only option to beat the summer heat in style. ...
 
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Unleash the flower child in you with these easy to do hairstyles
While having long hair can be a drag especially with the extreme summer heat, one of the perksis that you have a lot of hairstyle options to choose from, you get to play around with different hairstyles, and try different hair trends ...
 
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These easy-to-do hairstyles are perfect for the fuss-free girl!
Summer is all about having fun! While looking good is always a non-negotiable for a certified beauty girl, that should be the least of your worries when chilling by the pool or sipping on a piña colada by the beach. So, how ...
 
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Short hair, don't care.
Have you finally decided to chop it all off but have no idea what look you're going for this summer? We've put together a Pinterest board that you can show your hair stylist on your next salon visit. From super short pixie ...
 
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Because you need extra TLC when the heat is on.
From DIY masks and sprays to easy-to-make smoothies and recipes, here's your guide to your healthiest summer skin and hair ever!Make sure to follow us on Pinterest for more tips! ...
 
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Got no time to fix your hair? Take your cue from these teen stars and throw it in a messy bun.
This hairstyle is so easy to do, you don't even need a mirror to do it! Just look at how these celebrities rock the no-fuss 'do and channel them this summer.What other hairstyles do you wear when the summer months roll by? ...
 
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Shorter hair doesn't mean less possibilities. Check out all the looks you can sport with medium-length hair.
The heat has been rising all summer, which is why most of you might have been opting to join the lob club for a fresher and breezier hairstyle to keep you cool this season. Which is why we decided to share with ...
 
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These styles will have you looking your best all summer!
Summer is finally here and life couldn't be sweeter! With this season comes the heat, swimsuits, pool parties, road trips, fun under the sun, fruity drinks, and pretty, pretty summer hair. Since school is out and you're more free to sport different ...
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Serene Fae A day ago

"The paradoxical idea of attaining a happier life and how to withstand these beliefs."

The Revolting Truth About Happiness by Theserenefae

If people ask you about your vision of a happier life we automatically envision ourselves having more money, true love, a better job, Instagram-worthy vacations, etc. But let me break this to you this, According to Dr. Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University and the voice behind The Happiness Lab podcast, "Most of the goals we think would make us happy do not really make us happy." And why is that? Simple, being happy is all in our minds. The human mind ploys us with these lenses on how we envision ourselves and our lives to be happy. The perception of "having" or "gaining" is the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. So how can we really be "happy"?

• Seek happiness inside you. This is a quintessential reason for our vision of happiness: misconceptions about having a lot of money would make me happy; owning this and that would make me happy; entering a relationship would make me happy. This is not the case, if you want to be truly happy with your relationship, you have to be already happy on your own. If you want satisfaction from others, you have to be satisfied with yourself. And so on.

• Fill that hole righteously We all have that tiny hole inside our hearts, tampering it with temporary band-aids. Fill this hole with purpose. Have you ever heard about The Three "M's"— Master, Mission, and Mate? Define who will be your Master, is it God? If that's so, your Mission could be following his words and will. Mate would be the last for they will be the best companion to fulfill your mission. Now hear me out, it is important to do this accordingly. We often times jumble it or invert it which can lead to failures.

• Give gifts to others. The wonderful grace in giving. There’s nothing like the rush of pure joy when you get a chance to give. However, this may not be something that we're used to. But apparently, openhandedness is our soul's true shape. As Eugene Peterson put it, "Giving is what we do best. It is the air into which we were born." This doesn't necessarily mean we have to give away our stuff but we can also present love, kindness, gratefulness, etc. in our own simplest ways to anyone such as giving time, encouragement, helping hand, or even forgiveness. Try giving and you'll receive inconceivable gifts in return.

• Savor moments. Savoring deeply intensifies our positive emotions while doing something that we love the most by simply stepping outside of the experience to review and appreciate the moment. You can practice this by having a delicious meal, reading a good book, or any activity that you enjoy and love. It can also be enhanced by sharing these experiences with others, appreciating such amazing moments, or staying present the entire time.

• Choose to Love Deeper Today's society relentlessly pressures all of us to have this "perfect" lifestyle such as pursuing careers that drain you, finding value through virtual world and purchases, letting achievements become your whole identity, and yet after all that you still feel empty and failure inside. Consumption is just skin deep—a shallow perception of happiness. Deep life brings the best out of us and others. It is about nourishing what you already have, focusing on the relationships than material wealth, becoming vulnerable at times, and being self-aware.

• Understand that Sufferings and Pain are part of Human Being. Always remember that loneliness and sufferings are inevitable. That is completely how life goes. You may be happy for a moment or a month but sooner or later great tribulation will start to kick in. Combat despair with graciousness. Count all the blessings that you have (and will have in near future, claim it!) by writing it down on a piece of paper or typing on your phone. Viola! an instant boost for happiness. We all know the fact that this superficial happiness won't work, but why do I keep on wanting? I already have all this wisdom about how to be happy for ages, but why can't I apply it to my own life?

First, you have to understand that simply knowing doesn't change your behavior. Care to realize that all the tips that I have mentioned are all verbs? Because at the end of the day, it is all about how you choose to be happy and initiate actions towards success. Know, reflect, visualize, believe, and do something about it. All of these are Actions! This is the secret of all the happiest and most influential people in the world—actions. Furthermore, do know that some of these tips do not work instantly most of the time. It requires a lot of time, motivation, consistency, and effort. I do know it's easier said than done. Take each of them slowly, one step at a time.

If it wasn’t for pain, I wouldn’t be alive. It may sound contradictory, but it’s true. Pain reminds me that I can feel, along with other emotions. Pain reminds me that I can heal, just like how I did in the past. Pain reminds me that I am strong and I can do better. It reminds me that life can be bitter, and it is up to us to make it a little sweeter (or saltier, depending on what the person wants).

With this epiphany, I take pain in a positive light. It’s normal that it can break me and make me want to stay in bed all day, but having someone or something remind me that there is hope is enough. It’s normal that I cry my heart out, but it’s important to remember that there’s a calm after the storm. If it wasn’t for pain, I wouldn’t be who I am now. It has shaped me and how I look at things. It has changed the way I approach circumstances that can challenge me and my beliefs.

Pain, back then, made me cower in the dark. Pain used to be my biggest fear, and I used to do my best to avoid pain. However, I realized that avoiding pain is like avoiding life. Because of how I wanted to protect myself, I closed myself off to people and opportunities. I used to tell myself that “this will end badly”, or “this is going to hurt in the end”. I always focused on how much pain I might endure in the end that I forgot to enjoy the process.

It’s inevitable, you see? Endings, most of the time, may hurt. It’s natural for us to grow attached to someone or something, and their disappearance might bring us a lot of pain. However, one should always remember that the pain is a reminder of how close you became, how many memories you had. If it wasn’t for pain, life would be pointless. If it wasn’t for pain, we would be nothing.

margaux marie A day ago
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