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Beautiful Fiction Presents: Happily Ever After By Lindsey Olsson. Betsy is just trying to live her life and find her fairy-tale ending with her prince charming, and though she has the job millions of girls would die for - playing Snow White in Disney World Florida - she realises that finding her happily ever after is not as easy as it looks…
http://reasonstobebeautiful.com/2012/10/14/beautiful-fiction-presents-happily-ever-after/ (Taken with Instagram)

Beautiful Fiction Presents: Happily Ever After By Lindsey Olsson. Betsy is just trying to live her life and find her fairy-tale ending with her prince charming, and though she has the job millions of girls would die for - playing Snow White in Disney World Florida - she realises that finding her happily ever after is not as easy as it looks…
http://reasonstobebeautiful.com/2012/10/14/beautiful-fiction-presents-happily-ever-after/ (Taken with Instagram)

Beautiful Fiction Presents: Happily Ever After By Lindsey Olsson


"The first time I was finally convinced that I had been right all along was when I heard the words “You’ve got the job.”  Before that no one believed me—no one thought I was being realistic.  But now I could prove to them that my dream wasn’t stupid or childish.  It was real.  My life was going to be right alongside that of Cinderella or Belle, or any of the other princesses whose stories I read about fifty times when I was younger, and still read occasionally now.  It was an elf-sized man with pointy features, wearing a striped black suit and a tie with tiny Goofy faces all over who granted me that first step into my perfect life.

“Really?”  I felt compelled to ask even though I knew he wouldn’t have told me I was hired if that wasn’t the case.  Despite the fact that the man in front of me wore a Goofy tie, I could tell, solely by the slight rise of his right nostril, that he didn’t have a funny bone in his sapling body.

“Really.” he said.  He didn’t look up from his laptop when he spoke.  And, with the glow of the computer screen whitening his already sickly skin tone, he looked like Dracula’s brother.  It’s probably a good thing he hides behind his desk all day, I thought.  He didn’t have one thing going for him, unless you count looking like one of the cartoon villains in the amusement park you run as something going for you.  I shouldn’t be talking though, having just been hired to dress as a cartoon character myself.  At least I was going to be one of the good guys.  Everyone knows that the villains are never the ones who live happily ever after.”

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Understanding The Introverts: Why They Are More Powerful Than You Think - By Karinina Cruz

"Two years ago, I found myself living in a freshman dormitory at the heart of UC Berkeley. When I told other students where I was living, they gave me a congratulatory nod and told me, “Great! That’s the most sociable dorm!” They were quite right: my floormates would leave their doors open to “encourage student bonding”, plan trips to San Francisco, huddle like a group of bears while they hunt for the next frat party and just drink the night away with their red cups in hand. In a nutshell, they were the typical college students who liked to have fun.

I wished I had listened to Susan Cain’s talk on TED.com when I was a freshman. In the video, Cain, a former corporate lawyer, discusses her book entitled “QUIET: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can’t Stop Talking.” She praises the potential for leadership and creative thought of introverts, who are often undermined in a culture that overvalues extroverted and outgoing personas.”

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Manageable Hairstyles for Every Occasion - By Kathy Zerbib

The Working Woman With The Low Bun

What You’ll Need:
- Medium to long straight hair (preferably)
- Comb
- A couple of elastic bands
- Hairspray
- Bobby pins

How To Get It:
1. Part your hair all the way down the middle.
2. Take the left side of your hair and tie one of the bands about two inches from the bottom.
3. Do the same with another band for the right side.
4. Twist both parts toward each other, until they each become tight coils.
5. Wrap the stubs under and use bobby pins to lock the bun in place.
6. Apply hairspray to any loose pieces.”

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Swap This for That – Easy Substitutions When Eating Out - By Kathy Zerbib

The Cheesecake Factory

DON’T Farmhouse Cheeseburger: 1,530 Calories, 36g of saturated fat
DO SkinnyLicious Hamburger: 570 Calories, 10g of saturated fat

The Farmhouse Cheeseburger actually received a rather embarrassing Xtreme Eating Award by the Center for Science in the Public Interest back in 2011 for its hefty fat content. Possibly in retaliation for being called one of the unhealthiest restaurants in America, The Cheesecake Factory developed their “SkinnyLicious” side menu that features dishes under They also removed the Farmhouse Cheeseburger from their menu, choosing to “upgrade” their burgers into more slimming Glamburgers. The SkinnyLicious Hamburger, now found on their SkinnyLicious menu, is served with a green salad instead of French fries (it’s a start).”

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Social Media Scares – maintaining a safe experience online. - By Kathy Zerbib



Social media has been on a rise for the past decade – with the average person having at least a Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, or some other account to communicate online. In fact, according to NetSmartz, 73% of teenagers have accounts on these social networking websites. However, keeping in touch with the rest of the world is harder than it was when these social media sites first started up years ago. Online predators and identity theft are now among a number of dangers an Internet connection demands. Below are some straightforward ways to maintaining a safe and social experience on the computer.

Keep Your Personal Information Private
This is the golden rule of the Internet – keep your personal information to yourself. Sure, Facebook has a space for you to fill in your telephone number, but do you really want your number publically displayed on a popular website for the entire online world to come across? Sites like Facebook that allow you to record every activity and accomplishment in your life (you can now post a new language you learned or when your last promotion was right on your Timeline) are seriously in need of a reality check. No one should have such explicit access to everything in your life. Imagine what someone could do with a full profile collected of you – name, age, location, telephone number, email, parents’ names, etc – and keep your privacy boundaries in mind the next time you update your “About Me” section.”

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