This video went viral so fast that it’s old news already. But I wanted to post it anyway . . . just to salute everything about it. Everything from direction to production to the message is just fabulous. Kudos, Dove!
Husband emails this picture to kids and me. Subject line reads: Azaleas in Front of House
3:37 p.m.–Daughter responds: Over or under two years before Mom murders them?
3:38 p.m.–Son pipes in: Under. For sure.
3:39 p.m.–Husband joins the harassment: Over. Mom’s only allowed to look.
4:01 p.m.–I think to myself: I’m too good a person to participate in this conversation. I think I’ll just calmly burn those Azalea bushes down to a crisp.
_______________ Feature image by Thought Catalog on Unsplash
My friend, Gayle, is one of the best teachers I know. I saw these posted on her Facebook page. Aren’t they adorable? I can just imagine the kids bursting with creating energy while drawing these :)
Feature image by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash
It’s been two weeks now, and everyone within my zip code knows I’ve run out of conditioner. Riding in my little PT Cruiser, I’ve almost caused dozens of accidents with people taking their eyes off the road wondering if it’s a woman or Animal at the wheel.
I can’t just go out and buy conditioner either. Three reasons: 1) The conditioner that works on my hair has been discontinued; 2) It took me 30 years to find one that works; 3) I refuse to pay more than $4.99–and that’s on my most frivolous day.
But it’s all good now. The roads will soon be safe from the distraction that is my hair. And people need no longer be blinded or puzzled by the looks of me. It’s all good, thanks to my super awesome daughter. In the middle of studying for midterms, she took several hours to search the interwebs for viable, cheap solutions to my hair predicament. What a sweetie!
So for those of you plagued with curls like mine, but have no awesome daughter to find you a solution, I’ll share her findings:
Then figure out your hair type. People who talk about curly hair online often reference these hair types. There’s a list of general tips at the bottom of this page, and a list of suggested styling products on the right: http://www.naturallycurly.com/hair-types
You can also just go to the grocery store and read the labels (I know that Sauve has some decent stuff, and I’ve also heard that you can use baby shampoo as a substitute for the more expensive gentle shampoos). This is an explanation of what you don’t want in your shampoo, and they also have a list of suitable products on the left side: http://curlgirljourney.blogspot.com/2008/12/curly-girl-method-approved-products.html
3. Some of these articles say that you should rinse the last conditioner you use out of your hair, but I think that works mainly for super fine hair. I never rinse out my conditioner (even when I use a deep conditioner), and sometimes I reapply it to the ends after I get out of the shower. BUT: after combing your hair in the shower, make sure you squeeze out all the excess water before using the conditioner so that your hair doesn’t drip out all the product. And clip your hair up after you do that so you don’t accidentally rinse it.
4. If you put a plastic bag/shower cap over your head and run a warm hairdryer over it after you get out of the shower, it helps the conditioner soak in. Don’t apply heat directly to your hair though–especially not after it starts actually drying–or else you’ll make it frizzy.
Every 2 minutes today we snap as many photos as the whole of humanity took in the 1800s. In fact, ten percent of all the photos we have were taken in the past 12 months. (Source: andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)