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#ShareYourEars

#ShareYourEars--2016

Thursday, Disney announced a charity campaign that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This charity campaign asks Disney fans to share a picture of themselves with their “ears” on social media with the hashtag #ShareYourEars.

Each time a picture is shared, five dollars (up to $1 million total) will be donated to Make-A-Wish by Disney. The campaign will last until March 14th and there hasn’t been a limit posted as to how many photos you can share to help donate.

Honestly, sharing a photo is one of the easiest and most routine things we do this day and age. And if sharing one photo can lead to helping out such a wonderful cause, why wouldn’t you?

Hope to see some more “ear photos” out there! 

-C

 

Psst… Check out Neil Patrick Harris representing this wonderful charity campaign on behalf of Disney last night during ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney here.

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Chin Up

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So many of us have days, even weeks, when things are just downright discouraging. The thing is to remember, that those naysayers who make you feel inferior in any way are just another obstacle you gotta go over during life. All you need to do is focus on you and surround yourself with people that make you feel awesome for just being yourself.

And now here’s some advice for those who have just started college within these past few weeks or will soon:

DON’T FREAK OUT. Yes, the workload can be quite heavy for some classes but if you manage your time and buddy up with someone in the class you’re sure to make it out okay.

DON’T BE INTIMIDATED. There will always be people who do better than you at something in particular. What matters is knowing what you excel at.

GET EXERCISE. Now this isn’t just me talking about the “Freshman 15”. Exercise, whether it’s yoga or hiking or running, does so much good for not just your body but also your mind. Plus, it’s also such a great way to take a study break and form of taking your mind off of school for a bit.

JOIN CLUBS. Now I’m not saying you have to go out of your comfort zone and rush a sorority or fraternity if that’s something you’ve never been interested in. There’s so many more organizations on campus than just Greek Life. Ask around, especially in the department you’re majoring in, to see what academic clubs there are or see if your college has an Outdoor Program if you like taking camping trips.

 

(images from my Pinterest board)

Fashion, Societal Thoughts, Trending, TV

Student Discounts

School will be starting up here soon for most colleges, and as the first day gets closer there’ll be more people out shopping. The great thing for college students is that a decent amount of stores give student discounts. I’m honestly so glad I found out about these before I visited the Topshop store in L.A. as it helped me save a TON of money along with the summer sale that was going on.

J. Crew–15 % off

Vineyard Vines–15%

Kate Spade–15% off

Ann Taylor–20% off

Ann Taylor LOFT–15% off

Banana Republic–15 % off

Juicy Couture–15% off

Madewell–15% off

Ralph Lauren Rugby–15% off

Topshop–10% off

Steve Madden–10% off

Hope this helps y’all out! 😉

-C

Also, here’s some great “Girl Code” advice that we all need to remember. How we dress is a reflection of ourselves, so why let other people dictate how we look? Love this show!

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Tavi Gevinson

Recently on the interwebs, I stumbled upon a wonderful video of a Ted Talk Tavi Gevinson gave. For such a young woman, (when she gave the Ted Talk she was 15–now she’s 16) she is years beyond her actual age in wisdom. While watching her Talk, I was fascinated by the concepts and ideas she brought up–like the objectification of women and modern feminism. Lately these topics have dominated conversation, newspaper blogs, and also Zooey Deschanel’s Hello Giggles. It was so refreshing watching her discuss these topics and giving her input. I love knowing there are many more young women out there like her who are aware of what all occurs around them and have wonderfully valid opinions about such topics.

Here’s a link to the video: http://www.ted.com/talks/tavi_gevinson_a_teen_just_trying_to_figure_it_out.html

Hope y’all had a wonderful weekend and here’s to the new week! 

-C

Life, Societal Thoughts

Keep It Classy

To say that a-lot has been going on since I last posted a week ago would be such an understatement. However, now that all of that has come to pass and i’m getting ready for my momma’s arrival here in Oregon, I can finally relax. Oh, and have the ability to say what has been on my mind, which quite frankly has to do with one thing…. Class.

The picture above, to me, depicts what I think every time I see a guy on campus who I believe should rather be on the Jersery Shore (or somewhere like that) than here at the UO. This picture has been circulating Pinterest for a while along with some others that notably speak of class being over swag. I whole-heartedly agree that men should instead be classy than have this supposed “swag”.

For instance, the attitude that guys associate with “swag” and the clothing choices just disgust me and quite frankly, make me want to punch them in the throat. Too violent for ya? First off, put a belt on. Y’all should be mature enough to know that saggy pants are just plain unattractive and the only time someone wants to see what you have on underneath is if they’re getting in bed with you (if you’re lucky enough for that). Period. Also, why has it become so common, and in a way accepted, to openly talk about “big a** titties”? I’m sorry, but y’all are in the library where people are actually trying to study here, and also, I was not the only female nearby to here the way y’all were disgustingly talking about women (which was just plain offensive, by the way).

I grew up off of movies where men and women had class. Watch Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, and you see that Peck’s character does not write the expose-ish article on Hepburn’s character but instead gives her the pictures of her adventure with him. A big reason as to why he chose the higher route comes down to class and having it. Look at the wardrobe worn by the female actresses, designed by the magnificent Edith Head. Never do you see breasts hanging out or an extreme amount of skin showing. The times I go out with my friends, I feel like the other girls I see out wear dresses so short or so tight that it’s useless to even have something covering them up. That or you see the girl who thinks it’s okay to just wear her bra and skirt out. However, something is better than nothing, right?

“What’s sexy about saying ‘I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt, have a look at everything I got?’ My idea of sexy is less is more.” -Emma Watson

Pretty much, I have come to think that my generation has lost touch with the concept of class. You may or may not agree with me on this, that is your choice. Of course I can blame this all on MTV and its shows like Jersey Shore and all the movies that have come out lately but i’m not going to. What it really comes down to is personal choices. The choice to watch shows like Jersey Shore. The choice to go out and represent yourself in a particular way by either having your breasts out, pants sagging or by just plain making a fool out of yourself. I could rant all I want about this but the only way it’ll change is for better choices to start being made. It’s that plain and simple. Yet, for those who are classy and seem to stay that way–thank you!

So for those out there, remember in the long run class will bring you to better places than “swag” will. Also, those with class have a-lot more respect than those without.

All in all, keep it classy y’all (: 

(All pictures from my Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/christendp/ and my Instagram account)

Societal Thoughts

Happy International Women’s Day!

I feel as though this ‘holiday’ couldn’t have come at a better time, as the debate about women’s health rights and contraception have taken over the national news circuit lately. Which, in my mind, seems ridiculous as I learned about the fight for contraception in my AP History class a few years ago. Seriously, if you are debating something that was debated about and solved a few decades ago doesn’t it seem best to not?

Also, recently there have been some extremely rude remarks made towards women that just shouldn’t happen in our modern society (Karl Lagerfeld and Rush Limbaugh anyone?). As mentioned by a Hello Giggles writer, all this senseless talk and name calling really needs to stop. K? JUST STOP (…because all caps definitely means it will happen, right?). This public disrespect for women doesn’t do any good for y’all. Plus, nobody messes with my girl Adele!

Fortunately, there is one man who stands out amongst the rest. Last night Jon Stewart had the President of the Planned Parenthood Fund, Cecile Richards, on the his mock political show on Comedy Central called the Daily Show. First off, kudos to Jon Stewart for actually bringing in a woman who knows what she’s talking about when it comes to the contraception debate. Second, Cecile Richards–you are amazing. Also it’s so refreshing to have someone like Jon Stewart, who I know for a fact has a large audience, to be as logical and reasonable and open-minded as he is.

Also, in respect to this day, i’d like to recognize the women’s movements that occurred in our nation for the past century or so and those occurring now all around the world. Had it not been for those we would not have a female Secretary of State, female CEOs of large corporations and female Prime Ministers/Chancellors/Presidents.

So for all that has been accomplished, not going to lie, this ‘holiday’ is still really something to celebrate even with all the senselessness that still occurs. *cue the cheesy inspirational music*

~all photos from a  Google search~

Oh, and just for kicks…