The world is not a wish-granting factory.

Do more of what makes you happy

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fishingboatproceeds:

I love Akilah.

Also, I’ve been watching tons and tons of makeup tutorials by my favorite YouTubers lately. While promoting The Fault in Our Stars movie, I had makeup artists doing my makeup and hair almost every day for, like, months.

I thought I would resent this or find it unnatural or whatever, but in fact I freaking love wearing makeup, at least when it is applied by incredibly talented makeup artists. I may make a video about this at some point, but yeah, the makeup made me feel confident and comfortable and happy.

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A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 8oz to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If i hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If i hold it for an hour, i’ll have an ache in my arm. If i hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer i hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything.” Always remember to put the glass down.
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Anonymous asked: I'm so gutted that looking for Alaska wont be made into a film! Why is that not happening?

fishingboatproceeds:

It may! I don’t own the film rights to Looking for Alaska (Paramount bought the rights in 2005 and will own them forever), so it’s not my decision whether to make a film—or what kind of film to make. 

In general, authors have very little say about such things. I didn’t do anything to make the TFIOS movie happen (or to make it good); I just got lucky. It’s not my movie. It’s Josh’s movie. There’s nothing I can do to force Paramount to make Looking for Alaska. And if they make it I’ll have very little control over whether it ends up being good.

Then again, one could argue—as movie studios have been arguing for decades—that movies don’t necessarily get better when authors have a lot of creative input, because authors may not know much about movies or how to make them good. I certainly don’t!

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tyleroakley:

I THINK I JUST BECAME A SPICE GIRL?!