9 Struggles Of Every Girl Who Says, 'If Only I Was A Few Inches Taller...'

9 Struggles Of Every Girl Who Says, 'If Only I Was A Few Inches Taller...'

I'm asking people to reach things for me all of the time.

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1. You can't reach things without asking for help.

Whether it's at the grocery store or in your own home, it can get pretty tough to grab what you need from the top shelf. Luckily, most of us have learned to climb on whatever platform is around to get what we need.

2. Cute pictures with your tall friends are nearly impossible.

When you and your friends stand at two completely different heights, it can be hard to position yourselves for an Insta-worthy pic. It usually takes multiple tries to get just the right balance.

3. You easily get lost in crowds of people.

All you see is the back of people's heads.

4. It takes you twice as many steps to keep up with your taller friends.

Walking absolutely anywhere with your long-legged friends can be quite a challenge. Not only are they moving at what feels like a sprint, but they forget that your legs are not nearly as long as theirs, making it impossible for you to walk the same speed.

5. People have to bend down to hear you speak in loud environments.

Normal people can just lean over to whoever they're talking to. Short people on the other hand know the struggle of getting up on your tippy-toes while the other person bends down to hear what you're saying. Whether you're at a concert, on the dance floor, or just simply in a loud room, people usually have to get on your level to hear you speak.

6. You have to get all your pants/skirts/dresses shortened.

In order for any type of bottom to look normal on you, it's usually necessary to bring it in to get hemmed. Unless you want to trip over everything you wear, it's best for shorter people to get their pants altered.

7. You can never be a Rockette.

Not that I could have been one anyway, but my height just eliminates all the possibilities.

8. People are always talking down to you.

Maybe it's on purpose or maybe you're just imagining it. Either way, standing a few feet below the person you're having a conversation naturally forces them to talk down to you.

9. But at the end of the day, good things come in small packages.

Short people are the best people.

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The 17 Best Unpopular Opinions From The Minds Of Millennials

Yes, dogs should be allowed in more places and kids in less.
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There are those opinions that are almost fact because everyone agrees with them. Waking up early is horrible. Music is life. Sleep is wonderful. These are all facts of life.

But then there are those opinions that hardly anyone agrees with. These ones -- from Twitter, Pinterest and Reddit -- are those types of opinions that are better left unsaid. Some of these are funny. Some are thought-provoking. All of them are the 17 best unpopular opinions around.

1. My favorite pizza is Hawaiian pizza.

2. Binge watching television is not fun and actually difficult to do.

3. I love puns... Dad jokes FTW.

4. Milk in the cup first... THEN the bloody tea.

5. I wish dogs were allowed more places and kids were allowed fewer places.

6. "Space Jam" was a sh*t movie.

7. Saying "money cannot buy happiness" is just wrong.

8. People keep saying light is the most important thing in photographing. I honestly think the camera is more important.

9. Bacon is extremely overrated.

10. Literally, anything is better than going to the gym.

11. Alternative pets are for weird people.

12. Google doodles are annoying.

13. It is okay to not have an opinion on something.

14. It's weird when grown adults are obsessed with Disney.

15. This is how to eat a Kit Kat bar.

16. Mind your own business.

17. There is such a thing as an ugly baby.

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Please Stop Assuming That All Hispanics Are Brown

Do Hispanics have a default look? No!

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When it comes to the Hispanic/ Latino population, the majority of people assume that most men and women are brown, olive-skinned, have thick curly hair and brown eyes. While I am sure lots of people who are part of the Latino community have those features, I am here to tell you that not all of us do. In fact, some of us have straight or wavy brown hair, lots of us even have blond hair and blue eyes and are extremely pale.

Have you ever stopped and looked at why it is that the world looks at Latino culture and assumes that we all look the same? I can not tell you how many times I have had someone look at me in shock when I tell them that I am Hispanic. They size me up and say "Oh no way, you look so white" or "Hmm I would have guessed middle eastern." When I start speaking Spanish it really sets in how wrong they were, yet they still continue to make comments about how surprised they are that I was a Latina. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with being compared to other ethnicities, everyone needs to understand that your perceived look as to what a "true latin" looks like is 100% skewed and racist.

When looking at the population of Central and South America, the majority of people are mixed. You could have West African, East Asian, European, Indigenous, Middle Eastern or mixed features in any one person. When you look back at the media industries in the US, the projected image of Latinos is washed out under the ideas mentioned before. Even when looking at how the media projects any specific nationality, they seem to stick to the "traditional" view of how a certain ethnicity looks like, that its no wonder why so many people are confused when anyone claims to be part of a certain community. Though there are companies like, 23 and me or ansestry.com who are starting to promote DNA awareness, many people are still blindly unaware of how diverse the Latino community is. This is only a small start for people to come to a better understanding of how certain ethnicities are not branded into a particular look.

So, yes, the next time you come across a blonde haired woman or a curly haired deep-skinned man speaking Spanish, do not start off the conversation with "But you don't look Latino" because you will look extremely uneducated.

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