10 Adorable Tiny Houses That You’ll Want To Live In Right Now

ICYMI, tiny houses have become all the rage the past few years. From television shows to YouTube channels, tiny houses are sweeping the nation. And why wouldn’t they be? They’re perfectly-designed miniature houses that play into the sense of comfort and coziness that we all seek. And in an overly-materialistic society, tiny houses seem like the perfect way to live a nomadic, traveling lifestyle while still having the comforts of home. Plus, for those of us who aren’t particularly outdoorsy, but still want to experience nature, tiny houses are the perfect solution to camping. Even if you’re super attached to your material goods, I promise that by the end of this post you will be pulling out your checkbook to make a down payment on your own tiny house.

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If These 6 Instagram Accounts Don’t Inspire You To Study, Nothing Will

With the fall semester ramping up, you’re probably already overwhelmed by the amount of work on your plate. For some reason, professors seem to think that the beginning of the semester is the best time to give you crazy assignments, and they usually say something like, “since it’s the beginning of the semester, I’m sure you don’t have much other stuff to do.” Yeah, right.

But that’s okay; if you’re already feeling the procrastination setting in, we’ve got you covered. Check out these incredible Instagrams for all the studying inspiration you could need this semester!

1. @studeying

This young Australian woman posts tons of photos of beautiful notebooks filler with her perfect handwriting. She also posts lots of pictures of different office/school supplies – pen lovers will adore this account!

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9 Apps That Can Help You Face Mental Health Challenges

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People who struggle with mental health never know when they will have a good day or when they will have a bad day. From panic attacks to manic episodes, mental illnesses can strike hard, even during times when you think you’re handling things well. You could be having a wonderful week where you feel almost fully like yourself, and then you could wake up one morning and not be able to get out of bed. For all the times when you are physically debilitated by your mental illness, when you’re paralyzed by fear, when you’re unable to get off the subway, even though you passed your stop fifteen minutes ago – here are some apps you can download that can help you cope in those rough moments.

  1. Optimism: This app helps you track and manage your health. The app aims to help people with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and…

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10 Celebrities Who Embrace Their Mental Health Issues

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By: Ileana Paules-Bronet

One of the most common effects of suffering with mental illnesses or disabilities is feeling alone. Depression and anxiety, two of the most common mental disorders, are great at making people feel isolated. It’s this crazy feeling – you know on a rational level that other people are experiencing the same feelings, but somehow you also know that nobody has ever felt the same way you do. And until recently, a lot of people didn’t talk about mental health problems. Over the past few years, however, people have been more open about their own mental health, which has put it in the public spotlight even more. A lot of celebrities have been speaking out about their struggles, so whenever you’re feeling alone, just remember that you definitely aren’t.

1. Lady Gaga

“I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life, I still suffer with it every…

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What NOT To Say To Someone Struggling With Mental Illness

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By: Ileana Paules-Bronet

Trigger Warning: This piece features phrases regarding mental illness that may be upsetting for some readers.

People experiencing mental health issues have usually heard some sort of insensitive comment from a friend, family member, stranger, or even medical professional regarding what is going on inside their mind. The point of “Under The Labels” is to work toward minimizing the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses, mental disorders, and other mental health issues. Often, people don’t even realize that what they are saying is insensitive; a variety of people who have experienced an insensitive or offensive comment about their own mental health have shared some of the insensitive comments they’ve heard below:

  • “Oh, stop being so dramatic!” – My mother, all the time
  • “Come on, how many therapists have you been to?” – A soccer coach of mine, in front of my team. He also called me ‘psycho’ instead of my…

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I miss Cape Town so much. Check out a friend, fellow ex-gymnast, and current Cape Town traveler’s experience living there now!

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I cannot believe I’ve been in Cape Town almost two weeks! After a slow first few days, when, to be honest, I wasn’t really sure what I had gotten myself into or if I really wanted to be here, life in this new city has been pretty non-stop.

I finally started work last Wednesday, and so far I’m learning a ton and really enjoying it. The Cape Town Refugee Centre works with the most vulnerable refugees on a local level. Most of the work I did in school looked at these issues with a very wide lens and on a very global level. At the Centre, though, we work directly with vulnerable clients to assess their needs and see what, if anything, we can do to help. Even though I’m only a few days in, I know that I am going to come out of this experience with a great…

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: 11 Fun Indoor Fall Activities

Fall is in full swing and there are all the Pumpkin Spice Lattes, carved pumpkins and freshly-picked apples to show for it. But while these fall festivities are all sorts of fun, they’re also outdoors, which generally means it’s freezing (and sometimes rainy and windy and miserable). If you’re not a huge fan of the cold, here are eleven perfect fall activities you can do without leaving your home.

  1. Bake apple everything

Apple pies aren’t the only fun apple snack you can make – from apple chips to baked apples to applesauce, the options are limitless. So choose your favorite, turn on the oven, and get going. Not only will you make your house warm and toasty, it’ll smell amazing from the baking apples and cinnamon you’re bound to use.

  1. Make these pumpkin spice delicacies

Pumpkin flavored foods are all the rage, so instead of breaking the bank buying all your favorite pumpkin goodies, make your own! Try out these delicious pumpkin cheesecake bites!

  1. Go online shopping for sweaters

Sweaters are arguably the best part of fall – they’re warm and fuzzy and comfortable, and if you find the right one, you can wear it to work and in bed.

  1. Dye your hair a warm fall color

While pastels and neons are all the rage for summer, muted tones and warm colors are perfect for fall. If you’ve been wanting to try out that chestnut brown, or auburn, or dusty blond, now is the time. Grab your BFF and your new hair color, and get your dye on.

  1. Make crafts out of fallen leaves

Fallen colored leaves can’t just make childish wreaths, you can also make beautiful mason jars, pretty rocks, and candle holders.

  1. Put together a fall playlist

Look through your iTunes library and start making your “Fall 2015” playlist. Choose your favorite fall songs and listen on repeat.

  1. Practice your nail art

Nail art is beautiful, and fall is the best time to try out your new favorite colors and styles.

  1. Watch your favorite fall TV episodes

All the Thanksgiving episodes of Friends, anyone?

  1. Make cinnamon-scented candles

Candles are actually really simple to make – all you need is wax, some cinnamon, and cute jars, and you’ve got yourself an adorable candle.

  1. Drink your favorite coffees and teas while reading a great book

Have a favorite book? Wrap yourself in blankets, make some tea, and reread your all-time fave book.

  1. Host your own paint and sip night

Gather your favorite ladies, buy some wine, and stop by the craft store to get some canvasses and paint, and make your own apartment decorations!

Do you love fall but love it even more from the comforts of your couch? Then hopefully these eleven activities will have you and your friends set all fall long.

Huffington Post: Anxiety

Three years ago this week, I cried over the prospect of eating a grilled cheese sandwich. I couldn’t do it. I was constantly exhausted, I fell asleep in class, and the list of things I felt like I “couldn’t” do was endless. My anxiety was the most severe it has ever been in my life. This is also when I started writing. I typed notes and stories into a Word document – by the end of the year it was 40 pages long. When I was feeling brave, I read some of the stories to my roommates. A year later, I started Sometimes I Wear Tiaras. It’s easy to remember all the things my anxiety took from me, but it also gave me my voice. In my three years living with diagnosed Generalized Anxiety Disorder, I’ve found my voice. I’m so proud that my second piece for Huffington Post is about my experience with anxiety. And for everyone out there living with diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health disorders: “You made it through yesterday, you made it through today, and you can make it through tomorrow. Be brave. I believe in you.”

6 Reasons Journalists Make the Best Boyfriends/Girlfriends

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By: Rachel Hartwick, @rachel_hartwick

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We, as journalists, know that our doctor and engineering friends are going to make much more money in the long run. However, we’re passionate about what we do; our work would suffer if we weren’t. And, according to Psychology Today, the average IQ of a journalist is in the 137 to 160 range. That translates into the top 1 percent to .01 percent, which is on the same intelligence level as lawyers, engineers, and computer science professors.

Basically, journalists are a real catch, and there are many attributes that we take out of our career and can apply to a serious relationship. From being able to edit all your papers for you, to never running out of things to talk about, journalists are no doubt the best people to date.

1. We’re the best listeners. 

A good percentage of a journalist’s job is just

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