5 Awesome Articles from around the Web.
1. We live in a society which is still standing tall and strong on an old school (and not in the good way) model, but one that simply isn’t satisfying and that much beneficial for us. It’s a pattern that goes from generation to generation. You finish high school, go to college, the diploma will supposedly be of great importance for your overall life. It’ll help you land your job so that you can(not) buy stuff. But hey, nothing excessive, c’mon don’t throw money away. Also, you better safe some for the old days. Pass this on your children. And on and on and on. It’s a system that most of the time doesn’t work out quite the best, and people end up filling exhausted, lost, frustrated, unfulfilled, lifeless. Daniel Martínez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez have made this amazing 7 minutes short film that perfectly shows how society can actually dull your sparkle. If you, of course, let it.
2. Some questions weren’t meant to be answered. Either the question’s stupid, or you can’t handle the answer. Like “Are you sleeping?” Well, it isn’t the pillow that’s snoring, c’mon! Or how was she (hint: Who knows how long are we gonna be here! We might need to repopulate the Earth.) Doctor Who? Now, that’s a question that mustn’t be answered! And apparently, our beloved Doctor, portrayed by Peter Capaldi as the 12th reincarnation, has an interesting theory about the oldest question in the universe. Check out what the Capaldi thinks the name of the Doctor is. Before you do that, just think about the sound the Tardis makes. Goosebumps, man!
3. We live our lives and we have our thoughts and expectations as to how everything should go. Romantic morning with breakfast in bad. Everything stays clean. So nice! Coming home from work to your kids and or/pet, and all is just as you left it. A weekend getaway just the two of you, a little bit of this and that in front of the fireplace and whatnot. Amazing. But, things don’t always turn out the way we wanted them to, and here‘s a selection of photos from Bright Side showing that not everything goes as planned and/or expected all the time.
4. The comfort zone! Man, who invented that? I don’t think that there’s anything as destructive as the comfort zone. Well, staying in it. Relationships have went sideways, businesses, friendships.. All because we get stuck in our little worlds that we ourselves created. It’s warm, it’s cozy, no new things happen, no sudden moves, no surprises.. No challenges. Before I’ve started the blog, I remember thinking “man, this is so scary, putting myself out there, in front of everyone that knows and doesn’t know me, they’ll say stuff about me, will people like this, am I good at this, I don’t know how to do this, I don’t know if I CAN do this…” It meant going out there, in the unknown, exposure and everything. But I did that and it didn’t kill me, who would’ve thought? Here‘s an interesting article on how amazing getting uncomfortable can actually be.
5. I have a weird obsession with nail polish. The weird part is that I don’t always wear a nail polish, but never leave a store without buying one. And I’ve just cleaned my make up this last weekend (threw away a lot of stuff), but haven’t gotten to the nail polishes yet. While my sister and I often throw out the old and dried out ones, there are still too many. I’ve been trying to find them a nice place where I’ll keep them organized and more visible (since I’m keeping them in a box and I have to take one out to see which color is it, which is not fun once I’ve pulled out several and still haven’t found what I was looking for), and over at a Beautiful Mess I stumbled upon a pretty great idea. I’m not sure that I can actually pull this off quite as awesome in our bathroom, but it sure is a great idea. Check out how to make the shelves and display your nail polishes in a way that’s not only easily accessible, but also makes for a pretty vibrant wall decor.