My "thing" is playfulness -- which, according to dozens of young adults who participated in my research, often involves being silly. Makes sense. I love being silly! But sometimes, it's hard, right? Because it's easy to worry what people think?
I've written about three proven ways to stop caring what others think. Here's a fourth: find a legit excuse to be silly. Like... the entire month of October. Which ends in one of my favorite holidays: Halloween!
To that end, here are some perfectly silly and amazing Halloween shoes.
Oh. My. Goodness.
Amazon's got this great little page called Interesting Finds, where they show you cute urban home and clothing items. They claim it's "updated daily," though I feel like I mostly see the exact same stuff every time I visit...
Until today, when I discovered Hot Chocolate Design, a Venezuelan shoe brand created by Carolina Aguerrevere and Pablo Martinez.
Basketball is a huge part of my life. I play several nights a week -- I'm even playing in a tournament this weekend! I've used basketball as a way to integrate into a new culture when I travel, and I've even made housing decisions around good pickup games.
I consider myself quite knowledgeable about the game. But here's something I didn't know until last night: playing basketball in basketball socks -- as opposed to, say, biking socks -- actually makes a huge difference.
I Like You, I Love You - A Book SO Adorable, I'd Buy It RIGHT Now... If I Had Someone to Give It To.
I know that most people aren't into mushy, over-the-top love stuff like I am. BUT IF YOU ARE! I Like You, I Love You, by Carissa Potter, is an adorable "extended Valentine" you might really enjoy.
Because, first of all, that cover is hilarious and amazing. (Even though I definitely wouldn't wear lacy underwear for someone I only liked -- it's still funny.)
Behind every living man... is a woman who nursed him through his man flu.
In general, I hate gender stereotypes. But this one is definitely true.
I'm only in my 20s -- but I've spent a lot of time in the sun. As a child, my mom used to yank me out of school for a month each winter so we could travel in Hawaii. As an adult, I've spent at least a month or more each year near the equator.
This year, I returned from a several-week vacation to Costa Rica and Panama... with an unfortunate brown spot under my eye. It made me sad -- I'm still in my freaking 20s! Plus, it made it look like I had a shiner in all my photos.
How cute are these??!!! According to my newsfeed, they just walked down the runway during the Thom Browne fashion show... meaning, sadly, that they probably won't be available till March 2017.
But what if I don't want to wait that long? And what if I typically don't spend $1,200 on a pair of shoes?
Summer is here -- and hopefully that means you will be spending some much-needed time in the outdoors.
However, as I recently wrote in Here's Why It's So Hard to Find Lost Hikers - And Why You Should STOP The Moment You Realize You're Lost, things don't always go as planned.
Which is why I've put together this list of five pieces of hiking equipment that can save your life. They are:
It's graduation season, and I would be remiss not to recommend Andrew Yang's Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs and Create New Jobs in America to everyone who is graduating, or knows someone who is.
#ViajoSola (I travel alone) is trending on Twitter – and I happen to be traveling alone right now!
Except, as I wrote in The Best Advice EVER for People Who Fear Getting Lonely While Traveling Alone… when you travel alone, you are rarely actually alone.
Take yesterday, for example. I stopped into a Dominical surf shop to rent a board, and ended up catching a ride to the beach with one of the coolest couples ever.
Back in the States, they are professional sports photographers (they take photos for NASCAR and the US Women’s Soccer team)… and when they travel, their camera of choice is the Nikon COOLPIX S9900 Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom and Built-In WiFi. (And, because they’ve since released a newer model, it’s only $269 on Amazon!)
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