To The People That Dress Up For Class Everyday

To The People That Dress Up For Class Everyday

I don't know whether I should admire you or hate you.
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To those of you who make the rest of us look bad,

You, yes you. Sitting in the front of the room looking nice with your hair and makeup perfectly done and your outfit looking like you picked it out a week ago. The fact that you're dressed up makes it look like you have your life together and look like a functioning human being.

I can't decide if I should admire the time you put into looking good or hate you. Either way, I seriously wish I had the time and patience to look like you every day, or at least look a little better than I currently do.

Although I admire your effort, I would like to thank you for pointing out the fact that I look like a train wreck. I just rolled out of bed, I ran to practice, ran to class, and still haven't eaten. My hair is a rat's nest in a ponytail holder and my outfit currently consists of sweatpants and a sweatshirt (that's on a good day). You, on the other hand, look like you have your entire life figured out and are about to become the first neurosurgeon to go on a space expedition or just discovered the cure for cancer. I apologize for not showering yet this morning and especially because I didn't even have the time to change out of my sweaty clothes from practice before getting here. But hey, at least I'm trying. No, I'm not.

I read an article a few months ago explaining that dressing nicely for class, to study, or for an exam, is positively correlated with doing well in that class, being more productive, and doing better on exams. When you dress nice, you tend to feel happier and more confident than if you are wearing something like sweatpants (not as comfy though). In return, it is expected that you will be more confident with your answers and may also even calm any nerves you are feeling. Although there has been plenty of research on this topic, whether or not this works for everyone is still a mystery and varies from person to person.

Dressing nice is also referred to as a way to establish your presence (how could we miss you with your heels clicking on the ground every step you take?). It allows you to feel like you stand out amongst a crowd (believe me, you do), and amongst your peers in class.

Whether you choose to dress up for an exam because you are superstitious about it making you do better, wanting to stand out, or just because you have nothing else better to do in the morning, I will probably be sitting in the back of the classroom either happy with my decision to wear sweats that day (and every day) or wishing I was looking successful and like I have my life together.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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3 Hot Outfit Inspirations To Warm You Up This Winter

Now you can be sure you knock everyone's "jingle bell Santa" socks off.

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When approaching holiday season some of us ladies are excited to pull out some of our more trendy outfits to make a statement. Nowadays there are so many combinations that can be paired together and be complemented by one another.

Last year, knee-high boots were in style! So this year, if you kept your trendy boots, you are still in luck as they have stayed in style another year! So these boots are perfect to pair with a sweater dress or a cropped shirt with a skirt. If you are bold and confident in your tall boots, they can be paired with some tightly-fitted pants!

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Moving on to my favorite cute outfit option is oversized sweaters. Oversized sweaters are the perfect fit for the holidays because they are warm, comfortable, and they do not accentuate the couple of pounds you may have added on during this time of the year. Oversized sweaters can be paired with printed skinny pants, flare jeans, leggings, or skinny jeans!

Shoes are also are very easy to pair with this style because this part shows more of your personal style. I have paired my oversized-sweater look with heeled booties, tall leather boots, rain boots, bean boots, etc.

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Shoes that currently are standing out to me include heeled pointed-toe booties, western style booties, and printed bottles. all of these options are the bold statement in your outfit. This means that at least one of the options you pair with should be either a neutral or something plain.

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There are always new options for accessories, bold statement belts are really in at this time. As well as statement earrings, and gold anything jewelry. Oversized cardigans in neutral colors have been in for years, so a loose shirt/tank and any bottoms would pair well with them. If you are a lazy, bold college student like I am you may pair your oversized cardigan with an XL t-shirt and slippers.

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There is an immense amount of potential to have a great look for this years holiday festivities. Take a little time to treat yourself to some items that you enjoy, and the rest will fall together with a little bit of assistance from Pinterest!

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