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OMG, they really killed off (spoiler)!
Even if you hadn't kept up with the Mystic Falls gang for a while, we bet you still sat up and took notice when Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce/a million other characters) came back for the series finale last weekend. Eight seasons—that's ...
 
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Plus, the 5 things you missed today!
The moment we've been waiting for is finally here, you guys. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) have finally reunited on The Vampire Diaries...well, at least, in this teaser. Huhu, we're almost sobbing! We've missed you, Nina! ♥ (via JustJaredJr.com)Since being together ...
 
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The 5 things you missed today, February 14, 2017.
Bella Hadid finally spoke about her ex-boyfriend The Weeknd and her very first heartbreak. ICYDK, Bella and The Weeknd (whose real name is Abel Tesfaye) were together for more than a year. Even after their breakup, Bella spoke no ill of her Abel. ...
 
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The 5 things you might have missed today, February 3, 2017.
If you haven't had enough of Taylor Swift and Zayn's Malik's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" song, then you're in for a treat, Candy Girls! Both artist released their own acoustic covers of the song. Tay took the song back to her ...
 
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Here's a sneak peek at Elena's return to Mystic Falls.
We know you've been waiting for Elena Gilbert's return, and finally we're getting a sneak peek at Nina Dobrev's return to The Vampire Diaries. The show's co-creator and screenwriter Kevin Williamson shared a photo showing how happy they were at her return to Mystic Falls, and ...
 
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We knew she wouldn't let us down!
After all the rumors and after hoping she does return, Nina Dobrev confirmed that she is indeed going back to The Vampire Diaries. The actress who plays Elena Gilbert (and other characters, too, LOL!) shared a snapshot of her script, which she explained isn't ...
 
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Can you believe we're on our eighth and final season of the show?
Can you believe that the eighth and final season of The Vampire Diaries is about to start this weekend? Eight seasons. EIGHT. SEASONS. It feels like a lifetime ago when we first saw Elena, Damon, Stefan, and the rest of the gang! ...
 
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The rain won't stop these kisses from happening.
You know what's a common scene in romance movies and TV series? Kisses in the rain. Yep, not even the rain can stop true love... or in this case, kisses from happening. Just in time for this rainy season, we've rounded up some ...
 
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Don't forget the latest on DOTS on GMA, the new Fantastic Beasts trailer, Selena Gomez's birthday post from Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande's bangs, and The Vampire Diaries' goodbye video.
Descendants of the Sun, the top-rating Korean drama which stars Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo, will start airing on GMA tonight! Are you ready for DotS fever again? (via PEP.ph)A new trailer for the new adaptation of JK Rowling's book hit the online ...
 
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Yay for good music on TV!
Good music is essential to a great viewing experience. Below are five TV shows, both old and new, that really know their way around the music scene.The Vampire Diaries Favorites by J0YC3In the beginning, it felt like all our favorite music moments ...
 
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Or not, considering all the craziness that goes down in some of these TV universities!
If you're an incoming college freshie, by now you have probably picked your university and are stressing about this big change in your life. If you're still in high school, choosing your course and university is probably something you lose sleep over. ...
 
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Don't forget to read the latest on the SongSong couple, Nina Dobrev on The Vampire Diaries, Bella Hadid on acting, Evan Peters and Emma Roberts's split, and Kendall Jenner's tip on dealing with sadness.
Descendants of the Sun actors Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo reunited recently! The two were joined by their good friend Yoo Ah In. The photos were shared by a fan on Weibo, which was taken during a fan meeting in Beijing. Aww, so nice to ...
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Serene Fae 2 days 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.

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