*Look As Good As Your Outlook

nprplays:

Life is a game. This is your strategy guide

"You might not realise, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games – like dancing, driving, running, and sex – but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.
Most importantly, successful players put their time into the right things. Later in the game money comes into play, but your top priority should always be mastering where your time goes.”

This post from one of my favorite Internet people, Oliver Emberton, is great. Sure, life really can’t be boiled down so easily but this is a fun pseudo strategy guide framed around cute video game tropes.
I found the section on “Finding A Partner” to be particularly accurate:

"Attraction is a complex mini-game in itself, but mostly a byproduct of how you’re already playing. If you have excellent state and high skills, you’re far more attractive already. A tired, irritable, unskilled player is not appealing, and probably shouldn’t be looking for a relationship.
Early in the game it can be common to reject and be rejected by other players. This is normal, but unfortunately it can drain your state, as most players don’t handle rejection or rejecting well. You’ll need to expend willpower to keep going, and willpower is replenished by sleep, so give it time.”

Go check out the whole post, which is full of great illustrations and fun, video game-laden writing.
Feb 7

nprplays:

Life is a game. This is your strategy guide

"You might not realise, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games – like dancing, driving, running, and sex – but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.

Most importantly, successful players put their time into the right things. Later in the game money comes into play, but your top priority should always be mastering where your time goes.”

This post from one of my favorite Internet people, Oliver Emberton, is great. Sure, life really can’t be boiled down so easily but this is a fun pseudo strategy guide framed around cute video game tropes.

I found the section on “Finding A Partner” to be particularly accurate:

"Attraction is a complex mini-game in itself, but mostly a byproduct of how you’re already playing. If you have excellent state and high skills, you’re far more attractive already. A tired, irritable, unskilled player is not appealing, and probably shouldn’t be looking for a relationship.

Early in the game it can be common to reject and be rejected by other players. This is normal, but unfortunately it can drain your state, as most players don’t handle rejection or rejecting well. You’ll need to expend willpower to keep going, and willpower is replenished by sleep, so give it time.”

Go check out the whole post, which is full of great illustrations and fun, video game-laden writing.

(via npr)

conflictingheart:

Baby elephant drinking. When they are this young, they don’t yet know how to use their trunks to drink water.
Feb 3

conflictingheart:

Baby elephant drinking. When they are this young, they don’t yet know how to use their trunks to drink water.

(Source: wildeles)

Jan 22

veganlove:

PREACH

(Source: sandandglass)

My tips for everyone braving the crowds tonight. Patience & Kindness please!!
Nov 28

My tips for everyone braving the crowds tonight. Patience & Kindness please!!

Nov 27
jim829:


What do you do when you have MS and feel a relapse coming on? Go to the gym and pump out some endorphins!!

What is it about fall and relapses??  All mine happen then, too.  Jim - you are such a huge inspiration.  Thank you!!
Nov 1

jim829:

What do you do when you have MS and feel a relapse coming on? Go to the gym and pump out some endorphins!!

What is it about fall and relapses??  All mine happen then, too.  Jim - you are such a huge inspiration.  Thank you!!

Dec 21

Loving this song more than any other at the moment:

"When life leaves you high and dry

I’ll be at your door tonight if you need help, if you need help

I’ll shut down the city lights,

I’ll lie, cheat, I’ll beg and bribe to make you well, to make you well

When enemies are at your door I’ll carry you away from war

If you need help, if you need help

Your hope dangling by a string

I’ll share in your suffering to make you well, to make you well

Give me reasons to believe that you would do the same for me

And I would do it for you, for you

Baby I’m not moving on

I’ll love you long after you’re gone

For you, for you

You would never sleep alone

I’ll love you long after you’re gone

And long after you’re gone gone gone

When you fall like a statue

I’m gonna be there to catch you

Put you on your feet, you on your feet

And if your well is empty

Not a thing will prevent me

Tell me what you need, what do you need

I surrender honestly

You’ve always done the same for me

And I would do it for you, for you

Baby I’m not moving on

I’ll love you long after you’re gone

For you, for you

You would never sleep alone

I’ll love you long after you’re gone

And long after you’re gone gone gone

You’re my back bone, you’re my cornerstone

You’re my crutch when my legs stop moving

You’re my head start, you’re my rugged heart

You’re the pulse that I’ve always needed

Like a drum baby don’t stop beating

Like a drum baby don’t stop beating

Like a drum baby don’t stop beating

Like a drum my heart never stops beating

For you, for you

Baby I’m not moving on

I’ll love you long after you’re gone

For you, for you

You would never sleep alone

I’ll love you long after you’re gone

For you, for you

Baby I’m not moving on

I’ll love you long after you’re gone

For you, for you

You would never sleep alone

I’ll love you long, long after you’re gone

Like a drum baby don’t stop beating

Like a drum baby don’t stop beating

Like a drum baby don’t stop beating

Like a drum my heart never stops beating for you

And long after you’re gone gone gone

I’ll love you long after you’re gone gone gone”

ameliaceline:

“You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female’.”
//Diana Vreeland
Oct 13

ameliaceline:

“You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female’.”

//Diana Vreeland

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Aug 6

shawn-mckeown:

Mumford & Sons - Ghosts That We Knew (Official Studio Version)

(Source: youtube.com)

other-wordly:

pronunciation | ‘sau-“da-dE
Jul 19

other-wordly:

pronunciation | ‘sau-“da-dE

Jason Mraz hats. Totally necessary. 
Jul 15

Jason Mraz hats. Totally necessary. 

Hiking Buttermilk Falls yesterday. This is my subtle “F*** YOU” to MS and Rebif. Thank you, legs, for carrying me up and down the falls. I appreciate it.
Jul 1

Hiking Buttermilk Falls yesterday. This is my subtle “F*** YOU” to MS and Rebif. Thank you, legs, for carrying me up and down the falls. I appreciate it.

Jul 1

When I wrote “I Won’t Give Up”… I was really bummed out and I hate sharing that because I’ve had everything… I’ve had all my dreams come true. I was given a great gift, I was given a great community to share it. And I was given a great network of people to get it all around the world. And yet, one still experiences melancholy.”

(Source: amrazing, via lacey11)

other-wordly:

pronunciation |  \zEn-‘zUkt\ submitted by |  sehnsucht [thewitchnebula] and Life Ruining via the BBC [liferuiningviabbc]submit words | herewith thanks to | c.s. lewis
Jul 1

other-wordly:

pronunciation | \zEn-‘zUkt\
submitted by | sehnsucht [thewitchnebula] and Life Ruining via the BBC [liferuiningviabbc]
submit words | here
with thanks to | c.s. lewis

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Jun 27