18 Ways To Start Living, Not Just Existing

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I once had a conversation with someone in which I admitted to them that I spent an hour meditating on the floor to get ready for work in the context of, “yeah, I know, I’m crazy.” Their response? “You know what’s crazy? Sitting at a desk 9-5 for your entire life. That’s crazy.”

1. Stop living within proximity. Travel to another state to see your favorite author speak, don’t let distance stop you from buying tickets to seeing the band you love, don’t write off relationships because they may have to be long-distance for a bit and research the natural wonders of the parts of your city and state that you don’t frequent, and make it a point to go see them.

2. Stop being okay with unanswered questions. Seek what you want to find. Question until you understand. Dig until you find your purpose. Experiment until you find your passion. Reach out for the relationship…

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“Moist” And 28 Other Gross-Sounding English Words That Everyone Hates

“While still in my panties, I vomited from my jowls a chunky curd of phlegm that was dripping with roaches, maggots and mucus and gurgled a moist egg yolk while I blogged about it.”

Thought Catalog

When you poll a group of people on the “most disgusting words,” moist always wins in a landslide, the most-universally hated word in the English language. If you don’t hate that word, say “moist panties” and you will. “Moist” inherently makes the skin crawl because of it’s association both with our genital areas and our favorite desserts. You should not be able to describe that delicious German chocolate cake in the same way you do Nicolas Cage’s private parts. It’s just not part of God’s plan.

For a word to be truly objectionable, it shouldn’t just sound disgusting. The linguistic formula for a disgusting word is to make sure it contains phonetically abrasive letters like “b,” “g,” “m,” “u” and “o,” which you’ll find to be common among the most hated, but “bogus” doesn’t elicit the same response as “bulbous,” the sound of which makes you instantly queasy. When I…

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My End Of The Semester Epiphany

All good thoughts come to you when you’re in the shower, am I right?

Anyways, this morning I decided that I wanted a change in my life, for the better obviously. I have decided I’m done with half-assing things, whether that be at school, work, the gym, or even with the hobbies I enjoy (like cooking, and drumming, and reading). If I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it to the fullest of my ability.

Along with that, I’m done being frugal on things that really matter, like food or clothes. I should spend that extra $10 on the waterproof pair of sneakers because it will last me longer, and why would I buy frozen carrots for $1 when fresh carrots are only a little bit more expensive and taste a heck of a lot better!

I don’t want my life to be a bunch of half-assed events, but instead, less events done more passionately.

It’s time to start full-assing my life.