100 Reasons to Smile

100 Reasons to Smile

Why not?

Smiling is a powerful tool and something most people don’t do enough. It has been proven that a simple smile can improve your mood. We don't always appreciate the beautiful people around us and all the wonderful things in the world. However, if you pay attention, you’ll see smile-worthy things all over the place. So, here are 100 reasons to smile in case you need a reminder.

1. A cute puppy video

2. A real puppy

3. A good cup of coffee

4. Someone holding the door for you

5. Class getting cancelled

6. Unexpected texts from friends

7. A good book

8. A night with no homework

9. Singing in the shower

10. Getting in bed after a long day

11. Finding the perfect present for someone

12. Pancakes

13. Kittens

14. Fuzzy socks

15. Fireworks

16. Beaches

17. The sound of rain

18. Snow days

19. Someone got married today

20. Finding a new favorite song

21. Zac Efron

22. Blasting music in the car with your friends

23. Waking up before your alarm goes off

24. Lazy days

25. Driving with the windows down

26. Receiving a good grade

27. Hugs

28.Videos of laughing babies

29. Someone was born today

30. You’ve outgrown your middle school selfies

31. Hammocks

32. Homemade chocolate chip cookies

33. Spending time with your best friend

34. Your favorite song

35. Weddings

36. Sunsets

37. Sunrises

38. Rainbows

39. You’re loved

40. "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney

41. Laughing until you cry

42. Buying something on sale

43. Someone misses you

44. Putting on clothes that are still warm from the dryer

45. Autumn leaves

46. Concerts

47. Ice cream

48. Getting a much-needed haircut

49. Bread and butter

50. Homemade meals

51. Watermelon

52. Lemonade in summer

53. Giving back

54. The feeling of accomplishment after you go to the gym

55. Candles

56. Finding money in your pockets

57. Road trips

58. Receiving letters

59. Sending letters

60. Travelling

61. Sleepovers

62. Hot chocolate

63. The smell of coffee

64. Accomplishing something big

65. Accomplishing something small

66. Photo albums from your childhood

67. Doing what you love

68. Eating what you’re craving

69. Seeing old couples still in love

70. Sitting in the grass

71. Music

72. Art

73. The smell of the ocean

74. Long, hot showers

75. The sun on your skin

76. Making others laugh

77. Being trusted

78. People who listen

79. Swimming on a hot day

80. Thank you notes

81. Phone calls from friends

82. Phone calls from your mom or dad

83. The sense of pride

84. Hand-written notes

85. Organizing your desk

86. Your favorite movie

87. Sharing secrets

88. Eating outside

89. Naps

90. Water balloon fights

91. Big sweatshirts

92. Seeing someone get engaged

93. Mac ’n’ cheese

94. Snowball fights

95. The sun will rise tomorrow

96. Clouds and rain don’t last forever

97. You’re in control of your life

98. You’re incredibly important

99. You’re the only you

100. Why not?

Long story short, there are reasons to smile all around us—we just need to look for them.

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The 7 Best Pieces of Drag Race Lingo Ru-vealed

Werk it, queen!

Season Three of "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars" just wrapped last week, but season 10 of Drag Race is scheduled to premiere on March 22nd. You might’ve turned on your TV and thought, “what the heck are they talking about?”. Some of the lingo is confusing and unclear, so here’s a guide to just some of the key catchphrases.

1. The library/Being read

The name of the mini challenge is “Reading is Fundamental, in which queens take turns reading each other. When it’s their turn, they “enter the library”, which just means putting on goofy glasses. Reading is pretty much pointing out flaws but in a funny or over the top way.

2. Shade

Throwing shade is similar to reading someone, but I think of shade as usually more blunt, insulting and less clever.

3. Tea

Derives from the letter “T” standing for truth. Tea refers to gossip, news or information. Commonly used in the sense of “So, what’s the tea?”, which means “girl, what’s the gossip?”. It’s commonly combined with shade, as someone might say “No, tea, no shade, but…” which is a preface saying “no disrespect”. Conversely, someone might say “all tea, all shade” meaning that they know exactly how they sound and don’t care if you’re offended.

4. Fish

A queen is said to be looking fishy/serving fish when they closely resemble a woman. Some of the fishiest queens include Tatianna, Courtney Act, and Farrah Moan.

5. Back Rolls

An insult used in season 5 when Jade Jolie told Alyssa Edwards: “Girl, you had rolls all over the place in the back, it was disgusting!” To which Alyssa responded

6. Snatch Game

A parody of the 1960’s celebrity game show “The Match Game”. On the original show, contestants write in answers to questions, hoping to match the guest judge. Snatch Game operates in the same way, but the contestants have to impersonate a celebrity. This is a challenge that has taken place every season since the second one, and it’s probably the most highly anticipated. This is one of the challenges that really establishes the top queens, as they’re judged based off of likeness and humor. Celebrities that have been impersonated range from Dame Maggie Smith to Britney Spears, Judge Judy, Anna Nicole Smith, and even RuPaul.

7. Comedy vs. Pageant Queens

This is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Some queens are more specialized in makeup, costumes, and overall pageantry. Others are more campy and over the top. Comedy queens are usually stronger in acting or comedy challenges, but pageant queens have the upper hand in design focused challenges.

So there ya have it, a short list of Drag Race terminology. I RuPaulogize if you got a little lost somewhere, but if you managed to make it through this article….


Cover Image Credit: Daniel Dudek-Corrigan

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If The 12 Zodiac Signs Were Portrayed By 6-Second Vines

"It is Wednesday, my dudes." - Leo

So here's my third Vine article, and I wanted to do another one because it gives me an excuse to watch Vine compilations all day! So here it is, zodiac signs as Vines. I hope it makes you laugh as much as I did!

1. Aries

Aries are known for standing up for what they believe in, just like this woman!

2. Taurus

Tauruses are big on security and getting their job done, just like these cops are doing with a little bit more fun!

3. Gemini

Geminis are very fun-loving and all about communication!

4. Cancer

Cancers are very in touch with their feelings. If only they could have helped this pigeon :(

5. Leo

Leos are all about self-expression, and that's all I have to say about this one.

6. Virgo

One of Virgos' traits is attention to detail! This guy seems to have that.

7. Libra

Libras are incredibly charming and romantic. This one screams romance!

8. Scorpio

Scorpios are very intuitive.

9. Sagittarius

Sagittarius signs are very big-hearted and know what people need, like maybe some milk.

10. Capricorn

Capricorns are known for their patience in dealing with things.

11. Aquarius

Aquariuses are very friendly, and they want to make other people smile!

12. Pisces

Pisces can be very sensitive, so do not disrespect them!

I hope you enjoyed and have a fantastic week!

Song of the Week: "Never Be the Same" - Camila Cabello

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