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16 Things Only People Who Are Constantly Hungry Can Relate To

Call it greed, gluttony, voracity. Or weakness, passion, lust, or love. There’s always one or two among us who are constantly hungry. They eat an entire meal with you, and 40 minutes later, they’re soliciting a hot dog stand and a pretzel cart. And you think to yourself, what are these people made out of? And where is all the food going? Well, we’re not here to educate you on the science of digestion. You can look that up on Wikipedia. But what we have done is made a list of 16 things people who are constantly hungry can definitely relate to. Any of these remind you of someone? Share the list with them and watch their reaction!  1. Supper? Why the food not? No more being all hush-hush about the idea of supper. What’s wrong with eating a meal after dinner? 2. Hit the gym in the name of pizza. The only reason for working out (well not the only reason, we know it’s supposed to good for health and stuff) is so we can enjoy all the pizza we want. …

Happy 1/365!

2014 has been awesome and full of surprises (good ones, of course). And I know 2015 will be even more kick-ass. And even though life is far from perfect, we can’t get enough of it. We work and play, we laugh and cry, we hurt and we love. And we repeat. Life is what keeps us going. And although it isn’t always champagne and glitter, we are all given the same 24 hours in a day. What we choose to do with them is up to us. So in light of my excitement for the new year, I have compiled a list of my most magical moments from last year, things/places/people/moments/happenings that have made me learn, discover, smile, laugh, and feel warm and fuzzy inside. And this year, instead of creating a catalog of new year’s resolutions (which usually barely last a week), I decided to write down a “more” and “less” list of things I want to do more and less of. And of course as with many things, you, my lovely readers, are the …

10 Tips for Guys Who Are Planning to Propose

I recently got engaged. The proposal came as a complete surprise. I did not see it coming. At all. It was strange (in the best possible way). Surreal. Tickling. And it was perfect. I kept playing it in my head over and over. It was like a dream come true, except I never dreamt that dream. The feeling wasn’t comparable to anything else really. Seeing it happen to other people, normal. But to myself? Not so normal. But it was special, as it should be. In any case, I said yes! And I wanted to share some things that my fiancé thoughtfully executed. Hopefully it’ll serve some of you out there who are planning to propose soon in creating your version of the perfect proposal. Best of luck!  1. Plan ahead. We all love spontaneity. Or at least we love the idea of spontaneity. But some things require basic planning. We’re not asking you to memorize Shakespeare word for word (although that could be good). But planning for the basics—day, venue, ring (doh!), photographer—should lead you in the …

12 Habits of Highly Punctual People

Punctuality is hardly a superpower, although it may feel like it for some. It’s simply a habit, as are brushing your teeth, taking a bath, and eating breakfast. One-year olds don’t know that their teeth need brushing. But over time, as their caretakers brush their teeth for them, they learn that teeth need daily brushing. We all started out not knowing that we have to do certain things in order to maintain ourselves. But with learning and practice, we develop habits that keep our lives in order. Punctuality seems to be an elusive concept to many people these days. It’s a rare trait that few people take seriously. We all joke about having a “watch made out of rubber,” meaning it can stretch time. But in reality, it’s not cool to show up late, waste other people’s time, cause unnecessary upset, and potentially compromise good relations. We think you owe it to others and yourself to be on time. Like any habit, practice is key! Here are 12 habits of punctual people: 1. They Start …

22 Life Lessons Learned from Dr. Mindy Lahiri

We’ve been waiting and lingering. We’ve been nothing short of devoted and loyal. We’ve also been extremely patient, considering our life has been put on hold for the last few months in anticipation of what has served as our source of wisdom, sageness, and basically daily bread. And now our reward has finally arrived! To usher in Season 3 of The Mindy Project, we want to do a little recap slash make a little trip down memory lane to revisit and relive past adventures, to see just how far our favorite Mindy has come…or maybe not. But either way, we love her for her quick wit, fun wardrobe, and monstrous appetite, and not to mention her perfect apartment. For a little diversion and to fill you up with solid sagacity (after all, you are taking advice from a DOCTOR, and for free!), here are 22 life lessons we can learn from her: 1. Being brutally honest and not feeling bad about it. 2. There’s no shame in loving what the rest of the world loves. 3. It’s smart to plan your own …

10 Annoying Pet Peeves We Wish We Didn’t Have to Deal With

Like it or not, they’re all around us. Our pet peeves have a way of sneaking themselves into our everyday lives, as if annoying us gave them the biggest and only pleasure. Ok, that was a little dramatic. And even though little things that happen around us seem to happen for the sole purpose of feeding our grey hairs, at the end of the day, most of them just end in laughs. Or eventually they will. Or not. Here are 10 of ours, with more to come of course. WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE? 10 ANNOYING PET PEEVES WE WISH WE DIDN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH 1. When you hold the door for someone and he or she doesn’t say “Thank You.” Annoying? No, that’s just rude. You know the door didn’t magically hold itself. You clearly saw a person turn his back around to hold the door for an extra 2 seconds. What does it take for you to say those two simple words? Come on people, it’s commonplace civility. This used to surprise …

10 Ways to a Happier You

We all get excited and pumped up around New Year’s. Resolutions are on a roll and we feel good. But come February and March, those habits we were so keen on keeping up are starting to be forgotten. We’re back to picking up chips rather than carrots. But we’re here to reignite your motivation to be better. Here are 10 ways to be happier today. Share them with your loved ones so they too can be inspired! 1. Reconnect with someone. It’s easy to lose touch with someone. But it’s also as easy to get back in touch, thanks to today’s virtual inboxes and pokes. 2. Be grateful. Every single day. Start the day thinking about the things you are grateful for, and end the day thinking of all the good things that happened that day. Gratitude reciprocates. Unhappiness is the result of the lack of gratitude. So be happy, there’s always something to be thankful for. 3. Try something new. Learn to tap dance. Bake a pie. Pick up a clarinet. Go to a Zumba …

8 Lessons We Learn from Our First Love

It’s the best feeling you’ve ever had, and possibly also the worst. One way or another, our first love has taught us lessons we would be wise to remember—moments we want to relive, habits we want to cultivate, and mistakes we want to avoid. Perhaps you’ve married your first love. Or likely, it has become a sporadic memory—part of which you want to reminisce, and another you have chosen to forget. Here’s what our first love can teach us. What has yours taught you? It’s important to be a diplomat. You have something to say. You want to say it, preferably in a way that won’t offend the other person. There’s always a way to put something (negative) in such a way it doesn’t sound rough or rude. Even, say, you come home to find that the dog he was supposed to babysit for barely an hour has turned your white couch into its toilet and ripped through your Pradas and Guccis. Let’s hope it’s not something that dramatic. Don’t mistake being a diplomat with …

Valentine’s Day: to love or to loathe

There are three kinds of people on Valentine’s Day: couples, hopeful singles, and a bunch of unconcerned and disinterested people.  Love it or hate it—it’s coming our way.  This one, seemingly innocuous day out of the three hundred and sixty-five in a year could be the culprit behind anger and low self-esteem management therapies, obesity due to imprudent consumption of alcohol or cake or both in a night, and a spike in the number of babies being born in the month of November. We all welcome and revel in the extra attention and benefits our loved ones hand to us (even if it’s on one isolated day in a year), don’t we?  All this lovey dovey, palsy walsy affection—why is the whole world predictably choosing to show it on this very day every year?  Why not everyday?  We don’t need to wait until February 13 every year to have a panic attack because the flowers we wanted to get for our partner are not in season.  A gift is something you can give any day …

Why Humans Are Like Goldfish

We humans are like goldfish. Our attention span can be measured in seconds. When we want something, we go after it every chance there is, until we finally get it. First, it’s the girl we try to impress. Once we’re in her head, we move on to our boss. Steady relationship, steady pay…What next? Our desire for novelty is universal. We are constantly out there to seek something new—a new gadget, a new car, a new house, a new friend, a new spouse—like new is synonymous to fun, as old is to boring. Eventually we try to impress strangers, people we don’t know, people who mean little to us, people whose lives don’t affect ours. What we fail to realize is that we are just a little part of this unimaginably mammoth world and what we do doesn’t affect the world all that much. Heck, most people don’t even know or care that we exist. And that’s fine, because we have those few important ones who do—those close to us whose lives actually do affect ours. …