Thought Catalog


Here’s Exactly What Would Happen To You In A Horror Movie, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Posted: 13 Mar 2016 08:30 PM PDT

Scream
Scream

Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

The whole rule of ‘never explore strange noises in the basement/woods/haunted attic’ was created for the Aries people of the world. They are brave and adventurous to a fault. When a serial killer is on the loose, they won’t play it safe and will eventually be axed when they go off on their own to investigate.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

A Taurus will nearly make it to the end, but their demise will be their independence. At some point someone will tell them what they should do for their own safety and they’ll think, “who the fuck are you?” and do their own thing. In scary movies, there’s safety in numbers.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

A Gemini will DEFINITELY be one of the first people to die. They see the good in everyone so they’ll be the one basically trying to make friends with the killer as he’s killing them. RIP Gemini.

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

Sweet, sweet Cancer might survive if they surround themselves with one or two stronger friends, but if they’re on their own — lol, no. Cancers are lovers, not fighters, they’ll be murdered doing something cool like going for a midnight swim (water sign yo) or making love to their honey.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

TBH a Leo would probably end up being the killer. They are smart and creative enough to pull it off, and they’d love the attention that came with their extremely infamous death.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

A Virgo would not survive a horror movie. It’s hard to imagine a Virgo being so impractical as to find themselves in any setting in which a horror movie would take place. They would never get lost on an abandoned road, feel tempted to explore a now defunct insane asylum, and they’re savvy enough with real estate transactions not to purchase a house that was built cursed burial ground. They are the minor character we are only introduced to in order to seem them murdered in some spectacular way.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

A Libra would probably survive a horror movie. They are too well-liked to be anyone’s target and they are smart enough to figure out how to get out of a bad situation.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

A Scorpio would survive a horror movie, but only because they are willing to put up a hard fight to get through it. Scorpios are scrappy. They will fight tooth and nail to survive.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

Let’s be honest, we all love Sagittarius people, but they definitely aren’t going to survive. They’ll be the comic relief that cracks jokes through the whole movie and then dies in a scary-but-hilarious way like drinking a beer bong full of blood.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

A Capricorn would not survive a horror movie. They are shrewd and adept, sure, but they also have a likeability problem. They are the accountant that gets murdered after yelling at a sweet old lady for being slow and everyone in the audience cheers inside.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

An Aquarius’ sense of charity would be their downfall. They are the person who picks up hitchhikers or stops to help someone who falls down and then gets murdered. The every man/woman for themselves mantra you need to survive a horror movie would never appeal to an Aquarius.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

A Pisces would survive a horror movie. They would be the quiet genius you don’t really pay attention to until they end. Pisces are creative and underrated, they’d notice ways to get out or hide that other people wouldn’t see — they can also kill a bitch if need be. TC mark

40 Everyday Ways To Fall (And Stay) In Love With Yourself

Posted: 13 Mar 2016 08:00 PM PDT

Lechon Kirb
Lechon Kirb

1. Master a routine that works for you.

Figure out if you're an early bird or a night owl. A schedule-oriented person or a play-it-by-ear person – and then set up a routine that works for you. If you aren't able to keep yourself grounded in a lifestyle that facilitates growth, you're going to have a hard time keeping your self-concept stable.

2. Maintain a (mostly) healthy diet.

As much as we'd like to believe that our diets don't affect the way we're feeling and thinking, we'd be sourly mistaken in that claim. Our physical health has a massive impact on our day-to-day sense of wellbeing and putting the right foods into our body can make a world of difference when it comes to how we feel about ourselves.

3. Find a form of exercise you love.

You don't have to run a marathon or tackle Mount Everest. But the sooner you find a form of exercise that you genuinely enjoy taking part in, the greater an appreciation for your own body you will develop. And when you're at peace inside your body, it's infinitely easier to be at peace inside your mind.

4. Travel once a year.

Keep your relationship with yourself fresh by taking it on the road at least once a year. Travel somewhere that forces you out of your routine or comfort zone – you'll be forced to develop in new ways and you'll consequently make some great memories.

5. Read a new book every month.

Don't allow your thought patterns to become lazy and repetitive. Once a month, read something that challenges your way of thinking and gives your mind something new and interesting to turn over.

6. Be vulnerable with friends and loved ones.

Open yourself up to the people who love and support you – it takes true strength to share yourself with others but that closeness is something we all need.

7. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.

Take the time to understand your past thought patterns and forgive yourself for the poor actions they lead to. Without understanding we cannot make changes going forward. And the commitment to making those changes will be something that you're ultimately proud of.

8. Confront your own weaknesses and fears.

Once a year, pick a fear that you've been harbouring for too long and find a way to face it head on. You'll gain a greater sense of self-respect for having done so and you'll be down one fear to boot!

9. Maintain healthy relationships with family members.

A healthy relationship with yourself means the ability to maintain healthy relationships with others. Let friends, relatives and loved ones play an active role in your life: the more open you are to others, the more open you are to your life.

10. Listen to TED talks or inspirational speeches once a week.

As fantastic as it is to grow and be inspired by the experiences of people we know, it never hurts to listen to the experiences of those are vastly different than ourselves – and those who've put a significant amount of energy into researching and sharing their knowledge of a particular field.

11. Make time to pursue new interests and hobbies.

Take that cooking class you've always wanted to take. Read up on that topic you've been wanting to explore. It's never too late to pick up on something new and fascinating, and you owe it to yourself to do so.

12. Allow yourself to be surprised by life.

Say 'Yes' to that event that you'd normally say 'No' to. Go out on a date with that cute stranger. Let plans bend in ways you wouldn't normally expect them to and be open to whatever comes next. To keep your relationship with yourself fresh, you have to keep your relationship with the world around you fresh too.

13. Check in with yourself once a week.

Keep a journal of your thoughts or check in with a close friend once a week to measure the progress you're making toward your goals and to keep in touch with your overall sense of wellbeing.

14. Learn how to prioritize money.

It's important to be aware of what a your financial priorities are. You owe it to yourself to splurge every once in a while – but in order to do that you have to figure out how you like to allocate your money and where you can make leniencies.

15. Reflect on what has made you the happiest in the past.

Until we understand where our happiest memories came from and why, it's going to be tricky to recreate those circumstances in the future.

16. Reflect on what's made you the unhappiest in the past.

Look for patterns in the circumstances and behaviors that have hindered your happiness historically. There's no sense in repeating old mistakes.

17. Learn how to say 'No' to yourself.

Learning to be strict with yourself is an integral component to self-love. You have to know what your top priorities are in life, and which passing fancies you may have to give up in order to move toward them.

18. Learn how to say 'No' to others.

Learn to turn down commitments you don't want to go to and favours that you don't want to run. Your time is important. Why waste it?

19. Keep a running list of long-term goals.

Keep in check with the goals and dreams that are burning inside of you – they're what will keep you going through every bump in the road.

20. Learn to take credit for your accomplishments.

Own what you've done – both in public and in private. Keep a running list of things you have done that you're proud of, that you can pull out when you need a little boost.

21. Force yourself to ask for what you want, even when it's uncomfortable.

Ask for that job. That promotion. That date. You'll feel better about yourself for having done so, even if the answer is no.

22. Make laughter a priority.

Watch a half hour of stand-up comedy or phone your most hilarious friend once a week if not more. Make your abs ache for all the right reasons.

23. Look presentable more days than not.

No matter how little value you place on your physical appearance, the more presentable you look the more put-together you tend to feel. And the more put-together you feel, the more ready you are to face each day.

24. Challenge your own thoughts and beliefs by reading literature or talking to people who disagree with you.

Don't let yourself become so wrapped up in your own worldview that your thoughts become stagnant and tired. Chat with people who hold opposing viewpoints to your own or at the least read what they have to say. It never hurts to challenge your thinking.

25. Let your loved ones know how much you value them.

Don't let those important 'I love yous' go unsaid. You'll sleep easier each night knowing that the people you care about know exactly how you feel.

26. Find an activity that is affirming for you and practice it daily.

Find something that capitalizes on your strengths – be it exercising, gardening, reading, performing or socializing – and make a routine out of it. Who says you can't have a little pick-me-up every day?

27. Invest in something bigger than yourself.

It can be a religion, a charity or even just a social group that meets once a week. It feels good to be a part of something bigger than yourself, no matter how big or small an influence you have.

28. Spend at least half an hour outside every day.

Sunlight is a natural mood enhancer. Which means the more time you're spending outdoors, the more at peace you're going to feel with yourself.

29. Make getting eight hours of sleep every night a priority.

Getting an adequate amount of sleep can absolutely make or break a day – and when you're consistently under-rested you're consistently at odds with yourself.

30. Have an orgasm at least twice a week.

Have it alone or with company – but either way, give yourself that physical release. You'll quickly go crazy without it.

31. Make music a regular part of your routine.

Find out which kind of music pumps you up, which mellows you out and which kind you ought to play when.

32. Schedule alone time with yourself.

Make you-time an active priority. To keep up a relationship you have to invest quality time and that includes your relationship with yourself.

33. Recognize what you need help with (and can outsource).

If a biweekly cleaning service will take a load off your plate, make a financial plan that will account for it. Knowing your natural weaknesses are the first step in combatting them.

34. Strategically indulge your desires.

Learn to recognize when you need a break – and then indulge that need in whichever way suits you best.

35. Unplug for one full day each month.

For at least twelve straight hours a month, turn off all of your electronics and immerse yourself in the world around you. You may be surprised at what you find.

36. Take care of your physical environment.

Keep your home, office and other living spaces maintained in a fashion that makes you feel at peace. You'll thank yourself for keeping your headspace clear.

37. Welcome external feedback.

Check in with friends, family and loved ones regularly to ask them how they think you are doing. Let them be honest and take their feedback to heart.

38. Make peace with what you're never going to make a priority.

You may never be the world's most athletic person or a New York Bestselling author. And sometimes, simply acknowledging that you're choosing not to make something a priority goes a long way in reducing your stress level around it.

39. Give yourself credit where credit is due.

Don't explain away or downplay your accomplishments. Take pride in how far you have come and how much you've accomplished for yourself.

40. Allow your relationship with yourself to constantly and intentionally evolve.

Just as we have to let our relationships with others fluctuate, alter and grow, we have to let our relationships with ourselves do the same. After all, you've got the rest of your life to spend with yourself. So you might as well make it a relationship worth being in. TC mark

The 9 Wonders Of The World My Ex Lover Planted In My Body

Posted: 13 Mar 2016 07:00 PM PDT

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Noah Kalina

1.

Twenty-three years ago a cosmic collision
gave birth to a child of the stars and
somehow after siren songs we discovered
the wonder of your body next to mine.

2.

We undress
as your lips play snakes and ladders
down my chest, and this is a miracle.
I breathe summer into you,
and this is a miracle.
You stay despite the fog,
and this is a miracle.
You leave and I wait, and I wait,
and THAT is a fucking miracle.

3.

You come home to me for fifty-five days.
Every time you open the door
my heart goes

Doo da-do,
Do do-do da-do,
Do do-do da-do-do!

4.

When I had you I had the sunlight on my fingertips.
We drew portraits in the sky
and spat in the face of anyone
who told us we couldn't be gods.

5.

You pull the moon and I feel it sink
its teeth until my body cracks.
I am a firecracker banging against the cage of your ribs.
You fill me with such light they see
The sunset bleeding out of me.

6.

I put daydreams in your eyes and
in turn you show me seawater and nebulae.
Your skin, it tastes like the edge of a galaxy.
The earth, it spins for you, my love.

7.

My mind is springtime for all seasons;
your room, a bed of roses blue.
We time-travel and three months seem like a year.
We were on the precipice of something great.
(That is the magic of the existence of you)

8.

You cascade down my back like waterfalls.
You look at me and I am all
shivers, and want, and yes, yes, yes.

9.

You leave. There is no darkness.
There is music and I am dancing
to the ring of your laughter in
another lifetime. Can you hear it yet?

I am okay. TC mark

I’m Already Invested In You, And That Terrifies Me

Posted: 13 Mar 2016 06:30 PM PDT

Rose Photography
Rose Photography

I don’t know you well enough for this to be A Thing. I know. My friend says to relax because it’s foolish to throw all my eggs in one basket, let alone, a basket I’m still learning. But I’ve never known how to separate my mind from my heart. I think, it beats. It’s hard to distinguish between the two.

I’m always wondering how you’re doing. I wake up, and I hate how stupid this sounds, you’re on my mind. I think of asking if you’re okay, if you’re happy, if you’re doing all the things you want to be doing. You are so good and I want to kiss the kindness inside you. I want you to be loved in the exact way you love.

I am not play it cool girl. I never have been. When I decide someone is interesting, I can’t let it go. I want to know all of them. I want to trace their insecurities back to roots and kiss the bruised spots.

I won’t sit by my phone hoping you’ll text. Because I’ll go ahead and text you. Even when I say I’m not going to. Even when I say I don’t care and you’re just another dude who kissed me outside a bar. Even when I tell myself you’re just another Los Angeles night.

We’re both ready with our, “You met me at a really weird time in my life…” monologues and I want to rehearse lines with you.

You are still hurting and I’m bleeding too. Maybe we aren’t healed enough for something real. Maybe we will put up walls or someone will run, or it’s all in my head to begin with.

All I know is that every time your name pops up in my screen, I want to know how your day is. And not for sake of small talk. I just want to know. TC mark

25 Things You Forgot To Thank Your Soul Sister For

Posted: 13 Mar 2016 06:00 PM PDT

Ed Gregory
Ed Gregory

1. For understanding you when you couldn't understand yourself.

2. For being patient enough to listen to you babble on about everything and nothing with a smile on her face.

3. For forgiving you when you were too self-absorbed to ask about her.

4. For understanding your unusual love choices because she probably has the same taste.

5. For being selfless and inspiring you to be a better person.

6. For being just as crazy as you are and encouraging you to embrace your inner weirdo.

7. For being the best wing woman and telling you when and how many times your crush has looked at you.

8. For getting your lame jokes and loving them.

9. For replaying your silliest and goofiest snapchats and sending goofier ones back.

10. For letting you borrow her favorite dress for whatever occasion you had and didn't mind you spilling wine all over it.

11. For helping you write and re-write the text message you've been wanting to send and taking out all those emojis.

12. For knowing when something is wrong with you even when you try to hide it, and then doing what she has to do to make it better.

13. For going out of her way to make you happy even if she had a bad day.

14. For always pointing out the good things in you and pushing you to love yourself.

15. For all the happy memories she brought to your life and for giving you so many amazing experiences to look back on.

16. For loving your weird family just as they are.

17. For supporting your plans whether you stick to them or not.

18. For remembering important job events and sending you sweet messages about them.

19. For thinking about you and sending you pictures even when she is traveling.

20. For letting you have the last slice of pizza.

21. For holding you when you couldn't stop crying.

22. For signing up to all the odd yoga classes you’ve been wanting to try.

23. For talking you up in front of everyone; making you feel like a queen.

24. For always being honest with you, even if it's not what you want to hear.

25. For being in your life. Simply she just makes your life better in every possible way.  TC mark

5 Unexpected Ways Having Bipolar Disorder Has Made Me Stronger

Posted: 13 Mar 2016 05:30 PM PDT

Chel Hirons
Chel Hirons

1. It’s taught me the importance of accepting things in life are temporary.

Change has always been something I struggle with. Even as a little kid, I wasn’t going to be diving into the pool with all my friends. I had to get there, slowly. Any change in my pattern was very jarring, and I took a bit longer to adjust than my peers. Everything in life is always changing. Life itself is a temporary thing. And by the very nature of bipolar disorder (and even if you don’t suffer from it), you are in temporary spaces. The highs will eventually give way to lows. And, though it’s hard to remember in the dark spots, the lows will also transition into something else.

2. It’s taught me how to ask for help.

Needing help is not a sign of weakness. In fact, asking for it is one of the bravest and strongest things someone can do. We’re not meant to handle everything alone. We aren’t solitary creatures just chilling in caves. We thrive within a society. We need a community of people around us. Nobody gets by entirely on their own.

3. It’s instilled me with a strong sense of empathy for other people struggling with mental illnesses (or other ailments).

From first glance, you have no way of knowing what another person is going through. We can all be so quick to toss labels around — crazy, asshole, hot mess. Sometimes, yeah, someone really is just an asshole. But there’s also the chance that they are battling something you can’t even begin to comprehend. Going through my own shit has taught me to never jump to conclusions about anyone else. We should treat everyone with compassion and kindness. Don’t assume someone with a bad attitude is just a bad person — maybe, right now, they are trying their best to simply stay afloat.

4. It’s put me in touch with my body.

You’ll come across people who say you just need to eat the right foods and exercise and BLAMO — your depression, anxiety, whatever, is magically gone. For smaller cases, sure, perhaps. But when you chronically struggle with something that has been diagnosed, it’s damaging to spread the idea that if you just run on a treadmill enough, your brain chemistry will be fixed. That being said, IT DOES HELP. I’ve had to learn the things I can do that put me in a better place. Figuring out the proper routines, combined with medication and taking care of my body, have put me in such better mental spaces. Learning to listen to my body, and act accordingly, has been a huge asset.

5. It’s given me perspective.

Yes, someone out there is chilling on greener grass and you’re left wondering, “How the hell do they have it so good?” But someone else always has it worse. Life is not about competing with our pain (or our achievements). Life is about thriving and surviving, however we can. When I’m struggling, I remember others out there are too. I am not alone, nor am I a special snowflake just because I’m hurting. *Cue R.E.M.* Everybody huuuuuurts. TC mark

What I Regret Most Is Not Loving You 

Posted: 13 Mar 2016 05:00 PM PDT

Thought.is
Thought.is

I stood at a ledge, a little over a year ago from today. I stood on that ledge and told you I loved you, and I meant it. I meant it when I told you I loved you and I lied when I told you why I didn't want to be with you, not so much a lie as just the deepest sense of confusion. But I stood on that ledge, proclaimed my feelings, ready to jump, then I stepped back. I stepped off the ledge and decided I was too scared to the leap. 

When I was 9 years old, I went to a water park with a group of friends. There was this giant water slide, some 50 feet long with the kind of ups and downs that make your stomach drop. All my friends and I got in line. We waited a good 30-45 minutes to get to the top of this popular ride that hundreds of others were standing in line and going down..and not one dying by the time they reach the end of this theme park ride. We all finally reached the top. My heart was pounding out of my chest. Each friend went and I kept inching my way to the back. I told them I would go last. Finally it was my turn, I looked down that slide. I looked at the water slide attendant and asked, "How can I get back down without having to go down the slide?"

Then began my self loathing trek down the stairs I had just come up through the multitudes of people looking at me knowing that I was too cowardly to go down the slide. If this wasn't enough, I remember seeing my excited friends faces as they waited to see me splash down at the end turn into faces of disappointment as they saw me emerge through the line of people waiting to get to the top. That was over 10 years ago and I still remember to this day the disgust and disappointment I felt with myself for not going down that damn slide. 

This is exactly how I feel with you. I spent a year standing at the top of that slide and you stood for a year waiting for me to meet you at the bottom…and I never did. That is what I can't get over. Not that I think you're my soulmate or the only person I could ever love. Though sometimes this fear does slip into my mind. What I know is that I missed out of one of life's greatest gifts, and that was being loved by you and loving you the same. I know you're doing better, probably better than you ever were with me and the only solace I have is that.

This is what keeps me up at night. This is the hurt I feel when you cross my mind. This is why it kills me to think I tried us not once by twice. Twice I tried to go down that slide and twice I cowardly turned my back.This is what I despise most about myself…that this was not just the story of us but has been the story of my life.There have been so many slides in my life that I was too scared to go down, so many slides that others cheered to me to the top of and I made my painful way back down from. God, don't let this be my story. Please God, don't let this be the theme of my fleeting life. 

You texted me recently and said through the heartbreak of us, you found a better and more fulfilling life. I have not and that's what kills me. I want this to be the story of us that made me better. 

I guess what I ask now is a request from the universe. I am ready to stop being a coward. God, give me the opportunity and I promise, I will jump this time. I can't stand on this ledge any longer. Please, don't give up on me. TC mark 

36 Things That Make You Uniquely Beautiful (That Have Nothing To Do With Looks)

Posted: 13 Mar 2016 04:30 PM PDT

bianlombardo
bianlombardo

1. The ability to laugh at yourself

2. The strength in forgiving those who have hurt you (even if they're not sorry)

3. The strength in forgiving yourself, too

4. The kindness you give to others, even when you're having a bad day and aren't feeling so nice on the inside

5. Treating someone who can do nothing for you with respect

6.The way you can get so worked up over something because of your passion for it

7. Sincerely wishing the best for someone who has hurt you

8. The power to step back and observe

9. Constantly trying to learn as much as you can about the world outside your own

10. Being so deeply immersed in something that you lose track of time

11. Crying when you're moved deeply by something

12. Patience for shitty drivers

13. The way you can stand up again after being knocked down (even if it took you a few tries)

14. Being loyal to a friend, even when it's hard

15. Always looking for the best in others, despite them giving you reason to do otherwise

16. Excitement you show when learning something new

17. Getting out of bed on Monday morning

18. Sincerity

19. Being aware of your flaws, but without letting them define you

20. When you're not good at something, but still keep trying to get better anyway

21. Listening closely

22. Snorting when you laugh

23. Being generous with your heart

24. Being brave with your words

25. Saying good morning (and actually meaning it)

26. Appreciation for your parents

27. Being fiercely honest with yourself

28. Sticking up for the little guy

29. Consideration

30. Compassion for all living things

31. Truly caring about what someone else has to say

32. Giving someone a second chance

33. The instinct to smile at strangers

34. Being happy

35. Being sad

36. Being wonderfully, exquisitely, absolutely human TC mark

9 Ways To Avoid Getting Played And Date Without Wasting Your Time

Posted: 13 Mar 2016 04:00 PM PDT

wiesmannnn
wiesmannnn

The only way to find love is to date with an open heart. But I know what you’ve been through.

You're tired of investing time and energy in the wrong men, only to end up frustrated, hurt, and empty-handed again and again.

You've worked hard to finally find peace and a sense of happiness in your life. And there's no way you're going to let someone come into your life and mess it all up. And yet … you don't want to give up on LOVE. You want to meet the RIGHT man — someone who makes you feel challenged, inspired and adored. But you're scared.

After everything you've been through, you're not sure how to date without getting played or wasting valuable time. How do you put yourself “out there” and open up to love, but also protect your heart and the peace you've worked so hard to cultivate in your life?

The answer? Openness coupled with boundaries. Yes, it’s possible!

Here are 9 things you can do to make sure it's safe to open your heart when you’re dating:

1. Avoid guys with obviously low self-esteem

​If he doesn't love and value himself, he probably can’t love and value you in a healthy way.
Find someone with high self-esteem. This is so important.

2. Make sure his values regarding family and relationships match yours

Take a close look at the life he has created. Does he have healthy long-lasting relationships with friends and family? Does he have his finances and responsibilities in order?

Does he have a good relationship with the ex and kids? Make sure his life is running smoothly before you invite him into yours.

3. Don't accept his bad behavior

Think about the behaviors that hurt you in past relationships, and write them down. Was your ex passive-aggressive, negative, critical, non-communicative, or cold?

If your current beau is repeating some of the same behaviors, ask him to stop. If he can't (or won't), move on. You deserve to be treated beautifully.

4. Pay attention to what he DOES (not what he SAYS)

His actions show that he cares about you, more so than his words.

Does he make time for you and stay connected when he’s not with you? Does he make promises and then follow through?

A boyfriend who's thoughtful, caring, generous, consistent, and kind will someday be a husband who's thoughtful, caring, generous, consistent, and kind.

5. Make sure he includes you in all aspects of his life

Over time, he should start to include you in every aspect of his life, without exception. He welcomes you in his home and office. He invites you to spend time with his friends and family. And he’s proud to show you off!

If he's excited to have you in his life and wants to include you in every aspect of it, he's a keeper.

6. Be very sure he's INTO you

If a man's into you, he'll make you a priority. He'll ask to spend time with you consistently, and he'll tell you what he likes about you.

You won't have to wonder how he feels or wait anxiously for his call.
Bottom line — if he's into you, you'll know it. And if he's not, go find someone who is.

7. Advocate for yourself

If something is bothering you, tell him. If he dismisses your feelings or gets defensive, that's a red flag.

Only date someone who’s able to assess his own behavior and make changes when necessary. Date a man who owns up to his mistakes and who values your feelings (and do the same for him).

8. Wait to have sex (the right one will wait!)

Sex is awesome, and I'm all for it. But when you're serious about finding “the one”, it's a good idea to wait. Waiting until you're in a relationship gives the two of you time to create emotional intimacy first, which is a smart strategy.

If the man you're dating is genuinely interested in you, he'll wait until you're ready. If he’s more concerned about sex and not you, then he doesn’t respect that boundary.

9. Make sure you feel relaxed and happy when you’re with him

If you feel stressed, anxious or have to walk on eggshells when you’re dating, something’s wrong. Trust your gut and keep track of how you feel. If there are more bad days than good ones, it might be time to move on.

When you're in the RIGHT relationship, you'll feel happy, relaxed and comfortable. I hear this from happy couples all the time!

With strong boundaries and high expectations, you’ll know when it’s safe to open your heart. And when you’re all in — when you’re authentic, generous, warm and loving — that's when LOVE will show up. That's when the magic will happen. TC mark

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Here Is Everyone Venting About How F*cking Nasty Donald Trump’s ‘World’s Greatest Steaks’ Are

Posted: 13 Mar 2016 03:30 PM PDT

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Youtube / Jagon331

A few nights ago in his victory speech, instead of doing the typical “thank you, thank you,” Donald Trump started plugging some of his name-brand products. He went down the list, talking about his awesome bottled water, really great wine, and his DELICIOUS steaks by The Sharper Image.

First off, a lot of people were confused. Sharper Image is typically known to be an appliance manufacturer, not steakhouse.

Despite how unbelievable it is, Trump did indeed sell his “World’s Greatest Steaks” through Sharper Image:

But as it turns out “The World’s Greatest Steaks”… weren’t.

Here’s what people had to say when reviewing Trump’s steaks and (other meat products) on QVC:

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Are we really about to trust a man who sold steaks out of an appliance store to run our country?

I guess so… TC mark