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These 2 Grocery Store Secrets Will Make Your Life Much Easier
1. Your cashier has absolutely nothing to do with the price of the item you’re buying.
That person is an employee of the store who likely rode one or two or three trains from another borough for 40+ minutes to arrive at this bullshit Upper East Side grocery store and ring up some dumb-ass bitch like you. When you’re upset that the Lysol Multi Purpose Cleaner you picked up rang up for $7.89, Michael, the cashier, has absolutely nothing to do with that price.
So when you demand to take it off the total, complaining to him about how ridiculous it is that a household cleaner is more than $6 is not only a waste of your time, but it’s a waste of Michael’s time as well as mine and the six people behind me.
2. The price of every item in the store is listed on the shelf beneath the item. I know that’s a tricky concept, but if you do it once, it’s like riding a bike.
"Hmm, I’d like to try this new honey mustard. I hope it falls within my budget."
Pro tip: You can find out how much this honey mustard costs by looking at the price listed beneath it. Then, just keep doing that every time you would like to know the price of something.
These tips and more can be found in the common sense section of your brain.
Friday November 15, 2013 at 18:2320 notes
5 Kinds of Nail Art You Should Stop Wearing Because It Looks Like a Disease
Ladies (and some men), listen up: Nail art was all fun and games back when it was airbrushed palm trees and drawn-on hearts.
But then y’all started getting creative. Too creative.
I’m all for expressing yourself, but you should be aware of something: Some of the nail art you’re rocking these days looks like a disease. Like, literally I saw your nails from across the subway and thought you had a skin condition.
Here are five recent nail art trends that I’ve noticed and their accompanying disease doppelgangers.
It’s almost winter, and you’re not the only one who needs a sweater—so do your nails!
(Read more for some nasty shit, including gross images.)
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Anonymous asked: Any advice for making friends as a 26 year old lady who is more cynical than she should be?
Speaking from personal experience, I went through a period of cynicism that I’m still working on washing off, and it happened around your age. Maybe it’s a thing.
Here’s the good news: I happen to believe that cynics are, at the core, usually pretty smart people. They’ve seen enough and read enough and experienced enough to know that when something too-good-to-be-true is happening, there’s a chance there might be some shady shit going on—it’s just the way of the world sometimes. But it’s that cynicism that can actually help you out when you find yourself in a fishy situation or on the receiving end of what was clearly a twerking prank, people, how did you not know? (I knew!)
The bad news: It’s going to take some work to get some positive thinking into your life. Like that David Foster Wallace commencement speech about resetting your gears back to a place of opportunity and hope vs. negativity and Debbie Downer-ville—watch immediately if you have not already—you have to start telling yourself some positive things. It will be homework and it will feel like work.
Maybe you start with an affirmation that you wake up to (there’s apps for that) which helps to remind you that you’re actually an awesome human being made out of centuries-old energy who’s lucky enough to live and breath and function and be literate. A little once-a-day perspective/chill period of reflection never hurt anyone.
As for the real life stuff, maybe you just start being nice? Smile at people. I swear to God, working in an office sometimes can be a trying-ass scenario. Like, there will be people that you have had several meetings with and might be on the same exact bathroom schedule as and yet they refuse to recognize you in the elevator? Fine! Fine. But actually, I have those days, too.
The thing about making friends as you get older is that it gets harder and harder. People tend to settle into their ways/lives/families/schedules/commutes/adult responsibilities and they might feel as though they’ve reached their friend quota.
It seems as though people make most of their solid friendships after college in the workplace and nowadays, from the Internet. Isn’t that wild! One guy hit me up on Tumblr one day a few years ago and boom, he is still my homie to this day. It doesn’t need to be complicated.
The only way connections are ever made between people is by reaching out. From smoke signals to Tinder :( , people are just trying to spend time with each other, you know?
You might have to take a chance out there. Be it via a quick email to a coworker you want to go to happy hour with or a blogger in your area you think you would jive with or myriad other social places, make like 1986 AT&T and reach out and touch someone. Or, if someone is reaching out to touch you, accept the invite, whydontcha?
The truth is, people are actually not all horrible! You have to find a way to remind yourself of this on a daily basis and your changing mind frame will start to attract some decent hangs in your near future.
Another important note: Even when you’re hanging with people you don’t really care for like real life Darias or fixie Vegans, you will still learn something. There is actually something valuable in everyone.
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