16 Things That Happen When You’re A Night Owl AND An Early Bird

16 Things That Happen When You’re A Night Owl AND An Early Bird

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1. You most likely lean towards one or the other – night owl or early bird that is. But either way, you can be whatever the day, week, month, and year needs you to be. And there’s a lot of value in that.

2. Falling asleep is difficult but waking up is relatively easy. It may sound like the perfect combination for living life to the fullest. But it can be an incredibly annoying experience when you feel like your body just needs a little bit more rest.

3. You just don’t understand how people can sleep for hours on end. You have a theory that if you slept for longer than eight hours, your body would be more tired than if you slept for four hours.

4. The number one reason you will fall sick will always have to do with your lack of sleep. And that may…

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Confessions Of Someone Who Was Almost The Other Woman

Confessions Of Someone Who Was Almost The Other Woman

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It’s the break of dawn and I was pretty drunk 20 minutes ago, but now I’m on my way to bed and starting to sober up. The thing is that all I’m thinking about is how I would love to sleep with this married man.

For the moment it’s nothing about feelings and stuff, but a kind of personal trophy: level unlocked, you slept with someone with a kid and a wife waiting for them at home, while they are foolishly fucking around with some insecure 20-something year old. I love giving myself awards for actually meaningless achievements in my love life. It’s the game I always play: the one who you love to cheat with. Like playing a stupid strategy game, but you are too lazy so you google cheats and cracks which provide you a stupid noun you enter in a little box and hey, you suddenly can…

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I just had the urge to write about something. I don’t really know what it’s going to be about, but we’ll just see where this will take me. a speaker at a recent seminar I attended once told us, “if you are happy then you don’t need to be a writer” and then there’s “tira-tira” poetry. I don’t want to go on the exhaustive details about those words but I just want to mention it so there it is.

I don’t know if I should be calling myself a writer. I’ve self-deprecated myself long enough to think that I am utterly and unbearably nothing. Not in the sense of depressive and desolate nothingness of myself, but just plain old nothing without the psychoanalyzing it.

I’d love to write something reasonable or at least meaningful but that’s the thing. They don’t just come out when you need them most. Like most people do. Yep.

I’m probably frustrated by my dust allergy. After a relaxing bath I have come to realize an impeccable similarity between my dust allergy and stupidity. They are everywhere.

I mean it’s not that I can do the world a favor and rid the world of you. *laughs*

Or I’m probably irked at this certain couple who’s like I’m “friends” with. I don’t know why, but they annoy the shit out of me. I have a thing against couples that I don’t like but they’re kind of I don’t know not just my cup of tea coffee vodka and tequila.

Or maybe it’s the fact that he’s still has not replied to me.

17 Things That Happen When You’ve Been Friends With Someone For, Literally, Ever

17 Things That Happen When You’ve Been Friends With Someone For, Literally, Ever

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1. Inevitably, you move to different states, go to different schools, and sometimes lose touch. But when you return, you’re still as weird and dysfunctional as ever before.

2. You don’t even need to get to the punchline anymore, they’re already laughing.

3. You become friends with their parents too, seeing as they’ve all but adopted you at this point. It’s not uncommon to receive texts from them on the reg.

4. You really do start acting like an old married couple. You’re not afraid to bicker, and honestly, you’re probably too attached to each other to stay mad for long.

5. Personal space has no bearing on you. Boundaries have completely dissolved into the “it’s 2 a.m. I’m miserable and getting into bed with you deal with it” abyss.

6. You get comfortable with silence, arguably the most awesome aspect of any relationship. You can…

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Eden: a sex slave’s story



Wearing just their underwear, the girls line up with their backs to the wall, arms by their side, heads down, frozen to the spot. They dare not move.

Their captors walk up and down the line – picking them seemingly at random and tapping them on the shoulder – ‘You, you, you and you… come with me’.

In the back of a warehouse truck, they are driven for miles across the scorching Nevada desert until they reach a hotel. There, they are forced to have sex with up to 25 men one after the other.

This was life for Korean-born American Chong Kim who, at 19 years old, was sold as a domestic sex slave in 1994 to Russian gangsters and held captive for more than two years.

“The clients never came to the warehouse,” she recalled “That was just where we slept. There was nothing there but bed mats…

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50 Awesome Truths My Sister Wrote Down Before Dying

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Shortly after graduating from high school in 1996, my older sister Céline gave each of her friends a handwritten booklet listing some of the things she’d learned by age 18. It was a DIY graduation gift of sorts. As sisters, we shared a lot, but I wasn’t aware of this booklet’s creation until Céline’s death, at age 30, in the spring of 2009. At her funeral, one of Céline’s closest friends kindly supplied me with a copy. Of course it moved me that he had kept it for so long since I’d like to believe that Céline did a lot of things that had a lasting impact on others.


Mostly, however, reading the booklet made me smile because the decision to distribute something entitled “A Modest Compilation of Truths” at age 18 was so very pretentious—and yet, so very acceptable from a person like my sister, to whom people turned…

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