12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends

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1. Planning The Pregame

Ahhh, the pre-pregame. A magical, marvelous time full of anxious questions like, “DO YOU THINK DEREK IS COMING?!” and discussing how much everyone plans on drinking…while being fully aware that those estimates will probably change.

2. The Pumped Up Pregame

Probably the most vital step of the entire night. You’ve raided each other’s closets, swapped outfits multiple times, and now you are ready for greatness. This is the time you get EXCITED AND DANCE AND CANNOT WAIT TO HAVE THE BEST NIGHT EVER!!!!

“PLAY THAT ONE SONG I LOVE.”
“This one?”
“Yasssss! GOD, I LOVE THIS SONG!!!”

*plays it on loop for the next hour*

3. Photographic Evidence

It’s the beginning of the night and you all look fabulous. And let’s be honest…it probably won’t last. So trust you’re going to want visual evidence. Bonus points if you put it on social media…

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14 Signs Your Best Friend Is Actually Your Partner For Life

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  1. You make promises together you’d never make with anyone else. And you actually know they’ll happen. You talk about someday starting a business together, taking a cross-country road trip, adopting a couple of dogs together. They’re the only person in your life you can create these kinds of plans with and know they’ll really happen.
  1. Any small detail you think they’d be interested in you HAVE to text them right away about it no questions asked. A funny coincidence that happened, a brand new song you just found on Spotify you’ve already fallen madly in love with, a gorgeous new lip color – these things MATTER and your best friend is the only one who not only understands why they matter but is genuinely interested.
  1. You’re not afraid of conflict. Sometimes shitty things come up and they have to be dealt with. With your best friend you…

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What It’s Like To Be In Love When You Have Depression

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“No one will love you until you learn to love yourself” is an easy enough phrase to believe is true. But it’s terrifying, especially when you have depression. What if you never learn? As a teenager, it made me fear for my life as an adult. I was certain I would never be capable of being in a relationship, but I was very wrong. Honestly, I do not like myself very much, and in August of 2013, a boy fell very, very much in love with me.

I have dealt with depression for as long as I can remember. I’ve been on and off medications, been to therapy, but it’s still alive and well, comfortable in its home in my bones. I can feel it every day, a tiny inkling that causes breathtaking emotional pain at the most inconvenient of times.

My depression doesn’t care that I am in a…

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60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl’s Life

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One small step for girls, one giant leap for womankind.
  1. Download a banking app.
  2. Drink more herbal tea. It will save your life.
  3. Making your own coffee/tea instead of buying it will make you a rich woman.
  4. Always have at least 6 chap sticks stocked up.
  5. Check out thrift stores. You may have to wash things three times before you get the old lady smell out, but it’s well worth it.
  6. Never buy cheap jeans.
  7. Buy cheap sunglasses instead.
  8. Don’t chase boys.
  9. Wrinkle spray and a hair dryer erase all need to ever use an iron for all of you lazy ironers like me.
  10. Wear slippers when you have to drive in heels.
  11. Wear slippers when you’re travelling.
  12. Wear slippers at all moments that it’s even slightly acceptable to wear slippers.
  13. Spend a little extra money on your make up; it’s so worth it.
  14. Get running sneakers that are actually…

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