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Portugal. the Man is working on this brilliant campaign to save the Sumatran Tiger from going extinct!!!!! They’ve created a song and only produced 400 physical copies of it, all of which will degrade over time, causing the song to go extinct too if we don’t do anything about it!!!! Portugal. the Man literally changed my life and they’re doing an amazing thing!!!!!!!!!

More info here:

http://apdot.net/1h9sYXO

are you guys gonna start posting your playlists onto 8 tracks?? I really love them!!!

We actually have a couple of our playlists on 8tracks and we just added the Get up and & out of bed playlist!

"As a doctor, let me tell you what self-love does: it improves your hearing, your eyesight, lowers your blood pressure, increases pulmonary function, cardiac output, and helps wiring the musculature. So, if we had a rampant epidemic of self-love then our healthcare costs would go down dramatically. So, this isn’t just some little frou-frou new age notion, oh love yourself honey. This is hardcore science.” -Dr. Christiane Northrop
As some of you may know (or not), I have an instagram account dedicated to healthy eating. If you don’t, it’s @fruit_bug and you should check it out! I also follow several other accounts dedicated to healthy food as well as healthy living and holistic wellness, one of which is @tallulahalexandra. Alexandra, the girl behind the account, has devoted the month of April to self love and she’s calling it “Goddess Month.” I can’t stress enough the importance of self-love and the peace of mind that comes with it.
Here are some simple steps to achieve self-love:
Every morning, look at yourself in the mirror. Look long and hard. That’s you. You may not like everything you see, but try picking out one thing that you do like. Each day, pick someone different you like about yourself physically or about your personality.
Exercise. Don’t exercise to burn calories, exercise because it’s good for you. Sweating for as little as 30 minutes a day can improve your mood, boost energy, and increase your life span.
Have a healthy relationship with food. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains because it’s good for your body. And treat yourself to indulgences because it’s good for your soul.
Try to do one thing a day that scares you, even something as small as striking up a conversation with someone new. This will help you to become more comfortable in your own skin.
Life is too short to be constantly at battle with yourself.
-leah

"As a doctor, let me tell you what self-love does: it improves your hearing, your eyesight, lowers your blood pressure, increases pulmonary function, cardiac output, and helps wiring the musculature. So, if we had a rampant epidemic of self-love then our healthcare costs would go down dramatically. So, this isn’t just some little frou-frou new age notion, oh love yourself honey. This is hardcore science.” -Dr. Christiane Northrop

As some of you may know (or not), I have an instagram account dedicated to healthy eating. If you don’t, it’s @fruit_bug and you should check it out! I also follow several other accounts dedicated to healthy food as well as healthy living and holistic wellness, one of which is @tallulahalexandra. Alexandra, the girl behind the account, has devoted the month of April to self love and she’s calling it “Goddess Month.” I can’t stress enough the importance of self-love and the peace of mind that comes with it.

Here are some simple steps to achieve self-love:

  1. Every morning, look at yourself in the mirror. Look long and hard. That’s you. You may not like everything you see, but try picking out one thing that you do like. Each day, pick someone different you like about yourself physically or about your personality.
  2. Exercise. Don’t exercise to burn calories, exercise because it’s good for you. Sweating for as little as 30 minutes a day can improve your mood, boost energy, and increase your life span.
  3. Have a healthy relationship with food. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains because it’s good for your body. And treat yourself to indulgences because it’s good for your soul.
  4. Try to do one thing a day that scares you, even something as small as striking up a conversation with someone new. This will help you to become more comfortable in your own skin.

Life is too short to be constantly at battle with yourself.

-leah

A morning playlist by Faria
Sun Shy- Dresses
Diane Young- Vampire Weekend
Our Love Will Always Remain- Aquadolls
Ode to Janice Melt- Army Navy
Old Yellow Bricks- Arctic Monkeys
What You Know- Two Door Cinema Club
1901- Phoenix
Get Lucky- Daft Punk Remix
The Night Out Madeon Remix- Martin Solveig
Out of My League- Fitz and the Tantrums
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A morning playlist by Faria

  • Sun Shy- Dresses
  • Diane Young- Vampire Weekend
  • Our Love Will Always Remain- Aquadolls
  • Ode to Janice Melt- Army Navy
  • Old Yellow Bricks- Arctic Monkeys
  • What You Know- Two Door Cinema Club
  • 1901- Phoenix
  • Get Lucky- Daft Punk Remix
  • The Night Out Madeon Remix- Martin Solveig
  • Out of My League- Fitz and the Tantrums

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Working Out 101: tips and motivation
 Working out is super important to me and has been a key part in keeping me sane.However, working out isn’t always the first thing I want to do when I get home from school,and the amount of times my mom has dragged me kicking and screaming, is racking up.The first thing I would say is working out is never an easy task,especially for those who aren’t familiar with it! The only way you can work yourself up to it is by picking a form of exercise whether you practice this at home,outside,or in a gym.I happen to have a gym membership,and its honestly worth the money in my opinion. Now,although my I don’t pay for my membership (thanks mom!),gyms offer deals all the time,especially right before Summer starts! I would check out your local gym,and either stop in or go online to see what deals they’re offering! Remember your local gym will offer classes so jump on that opportunity and try a pilates or yoga class! If you prefer an at home workout,then different exercises are endless for you! When I’m at home and I feel like moving around,I go pick a workout video from blogilates. Blogilates offers a bunch of workouts,recipes,meal plans,etc and its all free! You can also just stretch if you don’t feel like watching a video,lift some weights,practice your plank,or do some squats! A lil thing i do before bed is lift some 3 pound weights and do a rep of 20,3 times. I also like to do 50 crunches before bed if I’m feeling adventurous. If you feel like getting out of the house,try looking for a trail close to your house and take up jogging  running or walking. Running is one of the best work outs in my opinion because it leans you out,lets you get your aggression out,and is insanely therapeutic (you can also run around your neighborhood). When working out,especially if you’re new to it,don’t try to do more than you can! Remember its okay to only work out for 10 minutes,then work your way up.

Now we need motivation to work out,and its never easy,especially when you’re laying comfortably in bed. The way I think about working out and motivation is the way i feel after i work out. Its a proven fact that exercising makes you happy! When I get to the gym,I can be in a bad mood,but after it i feel amazing and any little thing i was stressing about is instantly gone (for the time being at least).Another way I motivate myself is by making playlists to work out to. Right now I’ve been working out to Paramore and Katy Perry! (try picking artists that have songs that pump you up for that sprint and songs that slow down to let you breathe!) If you’re still looking for ways to motivate you,no fear,I still have a couple more ideas! If you’re into fashion, try treating yourself to a new pair of workout gear. Literally nothing,and I mean nothing gets me more excited then going to buy work out pants/tops/water bottles/headbands/etc (as lame as that sounds). Another idea is foooooood! I personally like to have a snack before working out,so I tend to get some bananas,a fruit salad,or a granola bar to have before. You can also make a smoothie or protein shake before working out or after working out! If you still need a little more convincing,then think about working out this way, you never need to do more than you can, as long as you’re moving your body will thank you for it!Working out is fun as long as you keep a good positive mindset about it! Remember its so important that you keep your body moving,because thats what its made to do! Be kind to yourself and your body and treat it to some stretching or cardio! Results will come soon,as long as you stick to a good healthy regime (which involves eating right too!) 
p.s. Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate

Working Out 101: tips and motivation

 Working out is super important to me and has been a key part in keeping me sane.However, working out isn’t always the first thing I want to do when I get home from school,and the amount of times my mom has dragged me kicking and screaming, is racking up.The first thing I would say is working out is never an easy task,especially for those who aren’t familiar with it! The only way you can work yourself up to it is by picking a form of exercise whether you practice this at home,outside,or in a gym.I happen to have a gym membership,and its honestly worth the money in my opinion. Now,although my I don’t pay for my membership (thanks mom!),gyms offer deals all the time,especially right before Summer starts! I would check out your local gym,and either stop in or go online to see what deals they’re offering! Remember your local gym will offer classes so jump on that opportunity and try a pilates or yoga class! If you prefer an at home workout,then different exercises are endless for you! When I’m at home and I feel like moving around,I go pick a workout video from blogilates. Blogilates offers a bunch of workouts,recipes,meal plans,etc and its all free! You can also just stretch if you don’t feel like watching a video,lift some weights,practice your plank,or do some squats! A lil thing i do before bed is lift some 3 pound weights and do a rep of 20,3 times. I also like to do 50 crunches before bed if I’m feeling adventurous. If you feel like getting out of the house,try looking for a trail close to your house and take up jogging  running or walking. Running is one of the best work outs in my opinion because it leans you out,lets you get your aggression out,and is insanely therapeutic (you can also run around your neighborhood). When working out,especially if you’re new to it,don’t try to do more than you can! Remember its okay to only work out for 10 minutes,then work your way up.

Now we need motivation to work out,and its never easy,especially when you’re laying comfortably in bed. The way I think about working out and motivation is the way i feel after i work out. Its a proven fact that exercising makes you happy! When I get to the gym,I can be in a bad mood,but after it i feel amazing and any little thing i was stressing about is instantly gone (for the time being at least).Another way I motivate myself is by making playlists to work out to. Right now I’ve been working out to Paramore and Katy Perry! (try picking artists that have songs that pump you up for that sprint and songs that slow down to let you breathe!) If you’re still looking for ways to motivate you,no fear,I still have a couple more ideas! If you’re into fashion, try treating yourself to a new pair of workout gear. Literally nothing,and I mean nothing gets me more excited then going to buy work out pants/tops/water bottles/headbands/etc (as lame as that sounds). Another idea is foooooood! I personally like to have a snack before working out,so I tend to get some bananas,a fruit salad,or a granola bar to have before. You can also make a smoothie or protein shake before working out or after working out! If you still need a little more convincing,then think about working out this way, you never need to do more than you can, as long as you’re moving your body will thank you for it!Working out is fun as long as you keep a good positive mindset about it! Remember its so important that you keep your body moving,because thats what its made to do! Be kind to yourself and your body and treat it to some stretching or cardio! Results will come soon,as long as you stick to a good healthy regime (which involves eating right too!) 

p.s. Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate

 SPRING MORNINGS

something to help you wake up and adjust to the warmer weather

-Theresa

impressionmagazine:

DIY sugar lip scrub!!

One of my pet peeves is when my lips are chapped and peeling (gross) but this DIY lip scrub does wonders!!

What you’ll need
White sugar- 1 Tablespoon 
Olive oil- 1 Tablespoon
Honey -1 Tablespoon

Step one: mix up all the ingredients until it’s a grainy paste 
Step two: massage on to lips for about one minute
Step three: whipe off with damp towel and then apply your favorite lip balm and voila, silky smooth lips!!

DIY rose water hair mask

Me and my friend tried this hair mask out a little while ago and it left both of our hairs shiny and smooth!!

What you’ll need
Rose water (you can buy this or very easily make it)- 3 Tablespoons 
Coconut oil ( heated up so it’s soft) -2 Tablespoons

Step one:Mix ingredients thoroughly 
Step two:Rub into roots and then take wide tooth comb (or whatever you have) and brush it through your hair distributing it evenly. 
Step three: Leave it on for 30-40 minutes follow with your normal shampoo and conditioner routine!

DIY orange juice and baking soda face mask

Ok this may be the simplest face mask of all time but it still works wonders! This mask should be used for people who have acne prone skin and can be used for oily or dry skin but if you used it to often or keep it on for to long it may leave your skin dry. But otherwise it’s an amazing face mask that has really helped my acne.

What you’ll need
Orange juice-1 tablespoon
Baking soda- 1 tablespoon

Step one:mix together ingredients until it’s a paste 
Step two:  rub on to face making it thicker in more troubled areas. Keep it on for 20 minutes.
Step three: wash off with room temperature water and apply your regular mousitizer!! 

Hope this helps!!
- Mallory

impressionmagazine:

DIY sugar lip scrub!!

One of my pet peeves is when my lips are chapped and peeling (gross) but this DIY lip scrub does wonders!!

What you’ll need
White sugar- 1 Tablespoon
Olive oil- 1 Tablespoon
Honey -1 Tablespoon

Step one: mix up all the ingredients until it’s a grainy paste
Step two: massage on to lips for about one minute
Step three: whipe off with damp towel and then apply your favorite lip balm and voila, silky smooth lips!!

DIY rose water hair mask

Me and my friend tried this hair mask out a little while ago and it left both of our hairs shiny and smooth!!

What you’ll need
Rose water (you can buy this or very easily make it)- 3 Tablespoons
Coconut oil ( heated up so it’s soft) -2 Tablespoons

Step one:Mix ingredients thoroughly
Step two:Rub into roots and then take wide tooth comb (or whatever you have) and brush it through your hair distributing it evenly.
Step three: Leave it on for 30-40 minutes follow with your normal shampoo and conditioner routine!

DIY orange juice and baking soda face mask

Ok this may be the simplest face mask of all time but it still works wonders! This mask should be used for people who have acne prone skin and can be used for oily or dry skin but if you used it to often or keep it on for to long it may leave your skin dry. But otherwise it’s an amazing face mask that has really helped my acne.

What you’ll need
Orange juice-1 tablespoon
Baking soda- 1 tablespoon

Step one:mix together ingredients until it’s a paste
Step two: rub on to face making it thicker in more troubled areas. Keep it on for 20 minutes.
Step three: wash off with room temperature water and apply your regular mousitizer!!

Hope this helps!!
- Mallory

hi everyone!!!! so i had this raspberry banana coconut chia pudding for breakfast this morning and it as AH-MAZING but i will say that it wasn’t too filling so i recommend if you have a big appetite like me you just have this as a snack!
chia seeds are these lil seeds that are super healthy!!! they contain tons of omega-3’s to help fight inflammation and heart disease! and on top of that when you let them soak up a liquid they make an ooey gooey pudding yummier than jell-o pudding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
banana raspberry coconut chia pudding
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 banana
2 tbsp lite coconut milk
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp almond milk (or any other milk, i just prefer almond!)
1 tbsp shredded coconut
1 small handful almonds
as many raspberries as your heart desires!!!!!!!!!!
Peel and mush the banana and combine in a bowl/jar/cup/etc. with the chia seeds and milks and allow to soak for a few hours until the seeds absorb the liquid or overnight. then add all the yummy toppings and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!
****notice that there is no added sweetener bc bananas act as a natural/healthy sweetener!!! its a great idea to mush bananas into oatmeal as well*******

hi everyone!!!! so i had this raspberry banana coconut chia pudding for breakfast this morning and it as AH-MAZING but i will say that it wasn’t too filling so i recommend if you have a big appetite like me you just have this as a snack!

chia seeds are these lil seeds that are super healthy!!! they contain tons of omega-3’s to help fight inflammation and heart disease! and on top of that when you let them soak up a liquid they make an ooey gooey pudding yummier than jell-o pudding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

banana raspberry coconut chia pudding

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp lite coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp almond milk (or any other milk, i just prefer almond!)
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 small handful almonds
  • as many raspberries as your heart desires!!!!!!!!!!

Peel and mush the banana and combine in a bowl/jar/cup/etc. with the chia seeds and milks and allow to soak for a few hours until the seeds absorb the liquid or overnight. then add all the yummy toppings and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

****notice that there is no added sweetener bc bananas act as a natural/healthy sweetener!!! its a great idea to mush bananas into oatmeal as well*******

Truth in Black

Self loathing has become the new black.

It’s all the rage.

Slit your wrist for the one you love,

How romantic right? 

I skipped lunch that’s ok,

I’ll receive compliments - and be told I resemble the photoshopped ones.

We’re all sick covered in smiles.

It’s beautiful.

We make art off of it.

Insecurity fuels our cruelness.

We all feel it.

How it makes our steps heavier.

How no amount of sleep leaves us refreshed.

How we seek relief in razors. 

None of us care though.

We don’t try to change it.

We read poems about it and call them beautiful.

But, if I’m perfectly honest,

I’m so very tired of that color. 

Hey guys so I to write this poem for my theater class and wanted to share it with you!! I hope you like it!! (It’s a bit rough)

- Mallory

approaching 3/4 mark of the school year? what country are you guys from? i just assumed america like me, and im done with exactly 5/6 of the year

were from all over! so schools end at different times for all of us but I’m from america and I’m in my last semester of school before summer begins :)

edit: my school year is split into two semesters and now we’re kinda halfway through second semester, so i got 3/4 from that lol