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6 Underrated Beauty Secrets Dermatologists Swear By That Every Girl Should Try

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We all know the common advice beauty experts give like always wear sunscreen and drink more water, but aside from the essential habits of skin care there are tons of other ways to improve our skin and look even better. While we can spend money on expensive creams and beauty products, dermatologists say the key to a glowing complexion actually comes down to just a few basic habits. Here are the underrated beauty secrets they swear by.

1. Replacing processed food with greens and lean proteins.

Dr. Lancer, Hollywood dermatologist and creator of The Lancer Method, says so much of what you eat can affect the way your skin looks and how you age. When he changed his own diet he saw noticeable results.

“In 2013, I lost nearly 60 pounds by making small changes to what I ate — largely cutting out breads, pasta, sugars and any processed food and…

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19 Tragic Quotes About Marilyn Monroe That Will Remind You Why She’s An Icon

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American author Joyce Carol Oates spoke about her epic book, Blonde, that was all about the life and death of Marilyn Monroe. She delivered such soul-hitting quotes about Monroe in the Time Magazine piece, we wanted to see what other celebrated people had said about the fabulous Marilyn Monroe. What we found were a compilation of quotes that speak to the mystery and wonder that surrounds Monroe’s life:


“I think that Monroe is a representative American of a time, a place, a category of being, with whom virtually anyone can identify.” — Joyce Carol Oates


“I got a cold chill. This girl had something I hadn’t seen since silent pictures.

She had a kind of fantastic beauty like Gloria Swanson, when a movie star had to look beautiful, and she got sex on a piece of film like Jean Harlow.” — Leon Shamroy…

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11 Famous Geniuses And The Bizarre Daily Rituals They Relied On To Get Shit Done

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1. Karl Marx smoked like a chimney, even though it almost killed him.

“His mode of living consisted of daily visits to the British Museum reading-room, where he normally remained from nine in the morning until it closed at seven; this was followed by long hours of work at night, accompanied by ceaseless smoking, which from a luxury had become an indispensable anodyne; this affected his health permanently and he became liable to frequent attacks of a disease of the liver sometimes accompanied by boils and an inflammation of the eyes, which interfered with his work, exhausted and irritated him, and interrupted his never certain means of livelihood.”

Karl Marx: His Life and Environment

2. Truman Capote stayed horizontal as often as possible.

“I am a completely horizontal author. I can’t think unless I’m lying down, either in bed or…

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30 Facts About Dogs I’ll Bet You Didn’t Know

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1. Dogs poop in strict alignment with Earth’s north-south magnetic field.

A 2013 study that examined “70 dogs” and “1,893 defecations” concluded that dogs always align their bodies with the Earth’s north-south axis when taking a poop. Humans don’t defecate with nearly the same amount of geomagnetic precision.

2. Two dogs, 6 years, 66,000 puppies.

If you took one male and female dog and never neutered them nor any of their descendants, that pair would be responsible for producing 66,000 puppies in only six years. That is a lot of fucking!

3. Dogs are sociopaths who can’t feel guilt and probably vote Republican.

If you think your dog is feeling guilt because it’s sulking and whimpering after you scolded it, think again, you foolish human! According to Barnard College researcher Alexandra Horowitz, they’re just sad because you’ve been a dick to them. Dogs feel absolutely no guilt and…

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22 Uplifting Quotes That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

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Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

Iain S. Thomas

The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.

David W. Orr

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.


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15 Motivational Quotes To Get You Through Your Workday

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Work takes up a lot of our lives, so it can be discouraging when we don’t love what we are doing. Sometimes it is up to us to make something good out of a not-so-good situation, and sometimes we just need a change of perspective—the situation is not nearly as bad as we believe it to be. This compilation of quotes is to encourage and remind us all to keep working toward our goals and make the best out of our current situations.


Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
—Earl Nightingale


All things are difficult before they are easy.
—Thomas Fuller


Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.
—Oprah Winfrey


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30 Amazing Pieces Of Writing Advice From Ray Bradbury’s ‘Zen In The Art Of Writing’

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“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”


“If you are writing without zest, without gusto, without love, without fun, you are only half a writer. It means you are so busy keeping one eye on the commercial market, or one ear peeled for the avant-garde coterie, that you are not being yourself. You don’t even know yourself. For the first thing a writer should be is – excited. He should be a thing of fevers and enthusiasms. Without such vigor, he might as well be out picking peaches or digging ditches; God knows it’d be better for his health.”


“How long has it been since you wrote a story where your real love or your real hatred somehow got onto the paper? When was the last time you dared release a cherished prejudice so it slammed the page like a lightning bolt?…

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Hey Universe,

This is a good week, a lot of emotions and A LOT of learning.  It kind of dawned on me that I might have a temper and that there are times where I can’t keep my emotions intact, especially whenever I feel (not always necessarily the truth) threatened, I guess it’s a normal reaction, am I proud of it? No.  Am I scared, fuck yeah.

Let me bullet point what else i learned this week:

  • I learned that I only go to church when the need calls for it.  How very Catholic of me.
  • I learned that I really care about my job and the people around me.
  • I learned that working hard really does pay-off.
  • I learned that working smart doesn’t always pay-off.
  • I learned to give myself time to decide and that I am capable of knowing what’s best for my interest.
  • I learned to accept the things that I cannot change and that I should be okay with it (read my post before this)
  • I learned that desperation can lead to helplessness and that helplessness WILL break you down to tiny little pieces (and it is okay)
  • I learned that above all else, class is almost always important but not necessary.
  • I learned that life is not fair to EVERYONE and it can fuck you in a moments notice (and it is okay)
  • I learned that I have the ability to influence the people around me and that I should use this God given given gift for the greater good.

As I end this week, I feel excited, another chapter is looming around the corner, a page that’s ready to be turned but not quite yet, I still need to face the ugly truth that a part of me will be buried in the next 3-4 weeks.  You’ve been kind to me universe, after all the screw ups that’s I’ve been doing these past couple of weeks, you still managed to give me this.  You’re cool, we should hang out soon.


Hey Universe,

These last couple of days have been a blur and it still is, as much as you try and ACT and be all accepting of the fact that a big chunk of your professional life will suddenly come to an end, you have no choice but to concede to the idea that nothing is permanent in this world, that’s not being pessimistic, that’s being realistic.

I went to church and prayed and shed a tear, in that order…  I played the blame game for a good hour or two but this image of Molly Shannon saying these lines to Megan Mullaly aka Karen Walker (on one of best shows on TV ever written!!!) kept popping in my head , you know what I’m talking about… see for yourself

I have come to terms that it’s going to be okay, it should and it will.

Sending this blurb out to the universe to let you know, that I am okay, do not worry about me.  I am not at my happiest right now but this is not the shittiest moment of my life, I’ve had worse.

Will keep you posted

RE-BLOGGED: Rags to Riches

FUNNY AND WITTY – kudos to the Soshal Network girls for this entry, certainly made my day.  LOL!

Check their blogsite dali!!!!

Now, there are other products which deserve to take the center stage…. like this.


Parati natin sinasabing “Hindi ako basahan na matapos mong gamitin ay basta-basta mo na lang itatapon.” #PinulotKaLangSaLupa

Pero paano kung basahan ka nga talaga? Makatarungan ba na isantabi ka na lang na tila wala kang halaga? Let’s give credit where credit is due.

This fashion post is a tribute to all basahans who helped us make our world a cleaner one.

1. Transform your basahan, colorful or not into a statement headpiece. Attach to a plain headband, and voila! Turns into a cloth fascinator.


2. They can even protect you! And clean the volleyball court at the same time! Just add wax!


3. Go shabby chic and put some spice to your traditional half-pony with an artful but laid-back basahan scrunchie/hair tie. 


4. The circular pattern is truly versatile and looks like a flower!


5. Keep your toes warm while wiping your bedroom floor!


6. Heading to colder climate? No problem! Just take two and put them over your ears. Brrrr!


7. A true conversation piece. Perfect for a night out if paired with some bling.


8. Doesn’t matter how simple your outfit is. Key is: ACCESSORIZE! ACCESSORIZE! And it keeps your food from messing up your get-up too.


9. Perfect for bikram/hot yoga, these make for comfortable yoga outfits. Namaste.


10. Go all out on the biggest day of your life! This sits comfortably on your head as a headpiece and holds your veil in place.


Mejo effort po ang post na ito. Katumbas ng effort na binibigay ng ating mga basahan sa araw araw.


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