23 Promises All Men Should Be Able To Make To Their Girlfriends

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1. I promise that when we binge watch shows on Netflix, I won’t skip ahead.

2. Okay, I might skip ahead, but I’ll never spoil anything for you and I’ll act surprised at the good parts.

3. I promise to keep my phone screen face up and without a password, because I don’t have anything to hide.

4. I promise to show you off, whether it means bringing you around my friends & co-workers, or posting our pictures on Instagram.

5. I promise to continue doing the things I did to win your heart, well after you’re mine.

6. I promise I will never treat you like a cliche. I will never expect you to do anything just because you’re a “woman.” Those tropes are bullshit anyway.

7. I promise that every time we fight, I’ll order us make-up pizza.

8. I promise I will remember…

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How to Raise Boys Not to Be Total Jerks

TIME

xojaneThis story originally appeared on xoJane.com.

At some level, I’ve known since before my oldest son was born that this moment would come. But when it did, it took me utterly and completely off guard. I was driving a car chock-full of boys home from a soccer tournament when my nine-year-old son piped up from the back.

“Hey Mom! I’ve got a funny joke. I’ll ask you a question and you say, ‘Ketchup and rubber buns’.”

“I’ve heard this one,” chuckled my 12-year-old son.

Snickers all around from the soccer players.

Apparently, I was the only one who didn’t know what was coming next.

My son: “What did you have for breakfast?”

Me: “Oatmeal and ketchup and rubber buns.”

My son: “No! Mom! Just say ketchup and rubber buns. Try again. What did you have for breakfast?”

Me: “Ketchup and rubber buns.”

“What did you have for lunch?” “What…

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Past, Present, Future

PAST

To the guy I am with in the past, I would like to thank you for everything. I guess I still have to thank you for your love (more on false love) and care. I know we’ve been friends since Elementary. We may not be talking now but I know you and your girlfriend are both happy. Well, I wish you all the best. And I hope someday, I will hear a news that you two are happily married. I am really happy on your success now. Don’t be confused about love and lust, ok? Take good care of her 🙂

PRESENT

To my super guy now. Thank you for appreciating every efforts and everything about me. I may not be the perfect girl but you keep on telling me that I am. I am so flattered. Lucky to have a guy like you.. A best friend, boyfriend, confidante and partner in everything. You taught me a lot of things like how to behave properly when in public and not to get played or fooled by other assholes out there. You know what I’m talking about, right? You’re the best I have and will have. I’m lucky and blessed enough for having you.

FUTURE

You’ll probably see this after __ years. Well, I hope we’ll stick through everything and may we keep our promises and fulfill them together.

PS: I am referring to the same guy in the “PRESENT and FUTURE” here.

Thoughts

A year have passed yet I can still remember every single thing about you.. You are like my sister and best friend. We laugh, cry, lie and do things together. We had a lot of good memories together and also bad things. I may remember the good things but the bad things were above it. Maybe because whenever we’re together, you always makes fun out of me. Every time my mom hears the surname of your ex, she would look at me and ask for your whereabouts. Ask about what happened to the money my mom lend you. I can tell her your address but I didn’t. Why? Merely because you might change the story. Yes, you always pay when we go out. The money you that you borrowed is not easily earned, you know. I know you have a lot of NEW and EXPENSIVE gadgets. But why can’t you pay my mom? You can buy a lot of things for yourself, your family and your kids but you can’t pay my mom.

PS: If you’re reading this, I’m sorry if I have to post this.

23 Things You Always Put Off (That You Should Finally Do This Year)

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1. Donating all the old clothes that no longer fit you or you haven’t touched in years. Rearrange your closet in the process so that your favorite things are always accessible for the days when you need a little extra confidence boost, but only keep the things that you will actually wear and serve as an extension of what you love, what you feel comfortable in, and how you’d like the world to see you.

2. Learning how to do something new — whether it’s dancing, cooking, swimming, folding fitted sheets, or becoming versed in the art of fine wine. Regardless of whether that involves enrolling in a class or just going out on the ledge and doing it without worrying whether or not you’re “bad” at it.

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3. Instead of waiting around for the kind of romantic gesture that makes you feel something all…

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25 Things Every Woman Should Have By The Time She Turns 25

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1. Enough confidence to no longer feel the need to justify what she eats, who she dates or what she wears, not only to other people, but to herself. 

2. The goal of a bank account with a few months’ living expenses in it, if she doesn’t have that already. Just in case.

3. Only the phone numbers, Facebook friends, weekend plans, and roommates she actually wants.

4. A best friend who is like a sister.

5. A space of her own.

6. A good idea of what she needs in a romantic relationship, not just what she wants, or what she thinks she needs, and the willingness to explore different people and other ideas to find what exactly that is.

7. A closet of what she considers to be her “staples,” and among these things, something to wear to an interview, funeral, wedding, impromptu Friday night drink at a casual bar…

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Studies Show Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People

TIME

Have you ever suspected that people who hang out with slinky, clever, moody cats are actually smarter than everyone with a goofy, friendly-to-everyone dog? Your hunch was likely correct, according to a new study carried out by Carroll University in Wisconsin. The study looked for personality traits in 600 college students that coincided with choices in pet ownership. Dog lovers tended to be more lively, but cat owners were “non-conformists” who preferred expediency to following the rules.

Cat lovers also scored higher on intelligence over all. So is the cat educating you, or do you just have to be smart to adequately care for such a mercurial animal?

Professor Denise Guastello noted that the difference in temperament might be because of the different needs of the two animals. “It makes sense that a dog person is going to be more lively, because they’re going to want to be out there…

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