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Last Kiss

Requested by @sexton3181

Morgan pulled me onto his lap, his arms wrapping around my waist, his lips covering mine. I pulled back, slapping his chest. “Derek, stop we’re at work!”

“Come on beautiful, no need to hide, they all know about us.” He pulled me closer to him, nibbling on my ear.

Getting up, I walked across the break room, making myself a cup of tea. I felt him behind me, his hands on my waist. I turn around to face him, pulling him down for a kiss.

Hearing a throat being cleared, Derek turned around seeing Rossi standing at the door. “Hey lovebirds, we have a case. You’re needed in the conference room.”

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⋆✵ If you’re in need of some vegan inspiration or motivation, here is a list of my 101 reasons to go (and stay) vegan in 2017! ✵⋆

1: if you are already against violence and the exploitation of others, going vegan means you live your values and practise what you preach
2: the largest, oldest & foremost authority on diet & nutrition confirms that humans do not need to eat animal products to survive & thrive
3: if you consider yourself an environmentalist, omitting animal products is one of the best things you can do for the planet’s wellbeing
4: you’ll be part of the fastest growing lifestyle movement ever, it’s thrilling to be included in something that’s snowballing so quickly
5: there are now vegan versions of almost all our favourite foods, including chicken nuggets, meat pies, sausage rolls, ice cream and pizzas
6: veganism isn’t just for animal rights - Human Rights Watch describe slaughterhouse work as a ‘systematic human rights violation’
7: you’ll be freed from making subconscious justifications to yourself that don’t make sense (to feel better for enabling animal suffering)
8: standing up for animals with your everyday choices and knowing you’re actively making a difference can be extremely empowering
9: you may be inspired to go and volunteer at shelters or sanctuaries to meet and help animals the animals you are saving 1st hand
10: many popular snacks available in supermarkets are accidentally vegan - you don’t have to say goodbye to all your fave biscuits & sweets!
11: right now, veganism is now more accessible, easy & mainstream than ever before, and by joining the movment, things will only get better!
12: dairy is one of the worst foods for our skin, so many people notice that their acne or eczema improves massively after going vegan
13: once you learn how to perfect the art of cooking and preparing tofu, it is the gift that just keeps on giving. So versatile & delicious!
14: you will learn not to discriminate between animal species, and take a stand against ALL unnecessary cruelty & exploitation everywhere
15: you’ll learn labels like free range are senseless as long as NO suffering/exploitation is preferable to reduced suffering/exploitation
16: most restaurants now typically have AT LEAST one vegan option, so eating out with friends is not as tricky as you might have thought!
17: different sources calculate that every year each vegan saves between 198 and 365 animal lives (including land & marine species)
18: the chances of getting food poisoning and food borne diseases may decrease significantly
19: if you’re reading this, that means you are not a baby calf, so there is absolutely no need to be drinking breast milk from a mother cow
20: antibiotics in the meat industry are responsible for drug resistant bacteria, eating meat may increase risk of exposure to this bacteria
21: a healthy vegan diet can help prevent the majority of cardiovascular diseases
22: we desperately need to stop eating fish, if we don’t, we could see entirely depleted, fishless oceans as early as 2048
23: vegan food is versatile, affordable, colourful, filling & delicious - not “rabbit food” as some ignorant people say
24: according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, eating a vegan diet is an effective way to lower your risk of strokes
25: you can happily bite into a big, delicious burger without the worry of chomping on a piece of fatty gristle or sinew!
26: even unhealthy vegan food usually isn’t AS bad as animal junk foods -you can typically eat MORE of the foods you like & still feel good!
27: chances are you’re lactose intolerant whether you’re aware of it or not & will feel far less heavy, bloated & gassy by giving up dairy
28: a plant-based diet is an internal deoderizer - eating vegan can actually change and improve bad body odour
29: veganism (especially vegan activism) can give your life a massive sense of purpose, it feels utterly amazing to help and save others
30: if you love wild/exotic animals, you should be vegan - animal agriculture is the leading cause of habitat loss and species extinction
31: when you meet a fellow vegan, you often instantly feel this wonderful connection & understanding and have so much to talk about!
32: you can take part in single issue campaigns (Sea World, fur, etc.) without seeming hypocritical - ALL animals need freedom from harm
33: a vegan requires only 1/18th of the land needed to grow crops to feed to livestock to sustain a meat-lover’s diet -we save so much land!
34: just bc we CAN digest meat doesn’t mean we SHOULD, that we’re “meant” to eat it, or that it’s good for us! just look at our physiology!
35: alpro and oatly chocolate milks are absolutely heavenly, and don’t make you feel sick like cow chocolate milk does!
36: faux fur and faux leather look and feel just like the real thing
37: going vegan reduces your carbon footprint significantly more than giving up driving a car does
38: vegan restaurants are creative & use ingredients I’d never even heard of as an omni - I’d never have tried jackfruit, tempeh or seitan!
39: the vegan community can be massively helpful, friendly and supportive, you could make so many new like-minded friends!
40: vegetarianism is not enough, the egg & dairy industries have practises and elements as cruel as (if not crueller than) the meat industry
41: waking up in the morning feeling passionate about a cause that you can help every day might be the closest you feel to being a superhero
42: you will be boycotting the destruction of the Amazon Rainforest, up to 91% of the destruction has been caused by animal agriculture
43: you’ll learn that a lot of the joy & pleasure from food comes from seasoning & preparation, not from whether it’s an animal or a plant
44: going to protests, demonstrations, vigils & marches is so exhilarating and really affirms how you are part of a social justice movement
45: veganism might help you grow into a more compassionate and understanding person as a whole, not just towards animals
46: eating meat can harm native carnivores that are killed to protect animal agribusiness, such as seals in Scotland and wolves in America
47: if you don’t need animal products to live a happy, healthy & comfortable life, there is simply no valid reason to keep on consuming them
48: people of colour, undocumented workers, immigrants and impoverished people are the ones most harmed by animal agribusiness
49: each vegan produces the equivalent of 50% less carbon dioxide than a meat lover
50: we absolutely do not require dead animals to get enough protein - ask Patrik Baboumian or any other vegan muscle man!
51: there is 0 cholesterol in plant food, our body makes its own natural cholesterol, & animal products just give us an excess we don’t need
52: going against the grain CAN be intimidating but straying from the 97%, unlearning twisted social norms & not being a sheep is liberating
53: most of us consider ourselves animal lovers, and going vegan aligns our actions with our beliefs: that animal abuse is wrong
54: you’ll learn to love, appreciate and rediscover vegetables which you may have only seen as a spare ingredient or overlooked before
55: a vegan diet has been called “a weapon against Type 2 diabetes”
56: there are plenty of vegan meal plans online for whatever you require: cheap meals, raw meals, high protein meals, gluten free meals, etc
57: with any given area of land, you can produce 15x as much plant protein on that land compared to animal protein
58: when you go vegan you omit food which is proven to be carcinogenic - processed meats “cause cancer” & red meats “probably cause cancer”
59: the more people that request vegan options at shops and restaurants, the larger the variety of options will become in the near future!
60: going vegan could help you fall in love with cooking as you experiment with new ingredients and methods
61: meat from diseased animals is sold to consumers (activists often film animals w tumours, infections & skin diseases in slaughter trucks)
62: there is so much to LEARN about the animal agriculture industry and the vegan movement, it’s exciting to get educated
63: we are not all rich, pretentious, white hipsters who live off kale and organic pine nuts, we are regular people -help break stereotypes!
64: depending on what type of meat you were eating, it probably had animal faeces in it
65: most vegans gain a more spiritual and wise understanding of our fellow animals once we stop using them for pleasure
66: eating red meat can weaken your immune system, so by cutting it out, you may get sick less
67: vegans use 1/11th of the oil and 1/13th of the water needed to sustain a meat-lover’s diet
68: non-vegans rarely consider the vegan option on menus -when you eat out you may end up eating things you may never have previously tried!
69: …some people claim that vegans are better in bed
70: every day, each vegan saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, and 30 sq feet of forested land
71: vegan athletes and body builders are living proof that you don’t need animal protein for human body peak performance
72: adopting pets from shelters instead of buying from breeders is an amazing feeling - literally giving an animal a second chance at life
73: not eating fish saves whales/dolphins; for every 1lb of “edible” fish caught up to 5lbs of other marine species are killed accidentally
74: a healthy digestive system free from animal products should not be underestimated! SHOUT-OUT TO REGULAR & HEALTHY POOING!
75: animal bodies are not ours to needlessly use, not matter how “humanely” we think our methods might be, their bodies are THEIRS, not ours
76: most plant foods are sustainable, for example, 1.5 acres of land can produce 37,000lbs of plant-based food, but only 375lbs of meat
77: contrary to misinformed belief, a vegan diet can be cheaper than an omnivorous one. the cheapest food staples in the world are all vegan
78: people who previously suffered from migraines could find that veganism alleviates their symptoms
79: pleasure is derived from many places, but pleasure, whether from food, fashion or entertainment, should never come from an animal’s pain
80: veganism means your compassion is not selective, it shows you care for ALL sentient creatures, even if they’re not rare, cute, or exotic
81: the amount of water wasted by running a shower for 4 hrs straight = the amount of the water needed to produce 1 hamburger (660 gallons)
82: veganism removes you from the imbalance of impoverished countries feeding their grain to fatten animals to be killed for wealthy people
83: veganism usually means your consumption of fibre & healthy fats increases, which aids healthy digestive system & general improved health
84: a vegan only needs 1/13th of the water needed to sustain a meat-lover’s diet
85: meat/dairy contains lots of saturated fat, even if you don’t follow a v healthy vegan diet, you’re likely to be consuming less “bad” fat
86: you learn a new level of selflessness, despite all the personal benefits, we’re in it for the animals and the planet -not just ourselves
87: if you eat a balanced vegan diet then your energy levels could be raised and you’ll feel great
88: people have literally been murdered for campaigning for animal rights, we must honour their lives by keeping up the fight
89: plant based foods provide various phytochemicals which help prevent and heal the body from cancer
90: it’s liberating no longer having to lie to yourself when faced with the similarities between livestock & pets -bye cognitive dissonance!
91: studies indicate that those who follow a vegan diet can have a lower mortality rate
92: consuming dairy may lead to breast lump development - countries will little animal product consumption have lower rates of breast cancer
93: 1/3rd of the planet’s land is now desertified, and animal agriculture is the leading driver
94: vegans can actually get a more complete diet than before bc they can be more nutritionally aware/know specifically where to find things
95: you’re free to meet and pet livestock animals you may encounter on your travels without any nagging guilt that comes from hurting them
96: it’s easy to research and replace your toiletries and cosmetics with versions not tested on animals
97: it’s easier than ever to get involved with save movements where you meet activists who will make you feel more passionate than ever
98: we each have an unwritten responsibility to try and not to unnecessary harm others, and veganism reduces harm in multiple ways
99: as well as feeling empowered, you will feel humbled, realising you are not entitled to another being’s body simply based on your species
100: it’s not a fad diet, it’s a whole new lifestyle, it’s a change of heart, and a rewiring of the brain. it is enlightening
101: veganism isn’t a sacrifice, it’s a joy

Secrets

I hummed to myself as I set the table, after making his favorite meal. I was looking forward to this night, our date. He had been coming home late for the last two years. I was so proud of my man for accomplishing and maximizing his brand for an IPO in Wall Street. He was already successful, selling multi-platinum albums, selling out tours and Madison Square Garden faster than MJ the legend, yes the Justin Bieber. He had talent, looks, and money why wouldn’t I fall in love with him. But it wasn’t his name I fell in love with or his fame, looks, or talent. It was his character, he cared so much. He was an enigma, he easily made an audience become instant believers as soon as his silver tongue began its magic, and boy would I know. Justin was always good with his mouth, whether it be singing, kissing, or talking.

Lately he has been on numerous business trips, out of the country all across the globe. He was a super busy man. It wasn’t always like this. He always made time for me, no matter how busy his schedule was because I was the love of his life and he was mine. We were inseparable. Never could keep our hands off of each other. Always having sex, both of our appetites for one another were insatiable. But once his record production merged he became busy, spending long hours either working or making music. He even had a little apartment made in the building that he would spend the night in from time to time. Leaving me alone in his—our big house, with our fancy cars, and our baby, Esther, the little teacup terrier he got me for our first Christmas as a married couple.

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Time Management Study Hacks

In school and uni, it’s crucial to have good time management and save as much time as possible, especially if you have loads of classes with loads of assessment. If you can totally relate to what I’m saying, I’ve got a list of hacks for you that will make the process SO much easier.

  • Break down your assignment into the amount of days you have to do it 

Maybe I should explain it better… First, count the realistic amount of dates you have to do the assignment between the day that you’re given it and the day it’s due. Then, write down every single tiny detail you need to do on the assignment, from reading the task sheet to printing. Now split the list into the the amount of days you have to do it. Each day you do the small amount of work on the assignment that you wrote down to do, this way you know you’ll get it all done in time. (Tips: Don’t count the due date if you know that it has to be done before class. Also, factor in the draft date or any times you think that you might want to hand in extra drafts if you’re allowed)

For Example: You have 30 days to do your assignment in. Only 25 of those are able to be dedicated to working on the assignment. 

You have to read and understand the task, brainstorm, make points of evidence, create a plan, create a structure for each paragraph, find research, find quotes, write a thesis, write an intro, write 3 body paragraphs, write a linking paragraph, write a bibliography, proof read, edit, give it to someone else to proof read, edit again, print and staple. 

Day 1: Read and understand, brainstorm. Day 2:  Make points of evidence. Day 3: Create a plan, create paragraph structure. Day 4: Find research. Day 5: Find research. Day 6: Find quotes. Day 7: Write a thesis. Day 8: Write intro. Day 9: Write body paragraph 1. Day 10: Write body paragraph 1. Day 11: Write body paragraph 2. Day 12: Write body paragraph 2. Day 13: Write body paragraph 3. Day 14: Write body paragraph 3. Day 15: Write linking paragraph. Day 16: Write bibliography. Day 17: Proof read. Day 18: Edit. Day 19: Edit. Day 20: Give it to someone else. Day 21: Edit. Day 22: Edit. Day 23: Print and Staple. AND THEN YOU’RE DONE BY DAY 24. 

  • Have a plan for your exams

This is kind of similar to the previous one. If you know roughly what your exam is going to be on and how long you’ve got, you can split your time up into small blocks, according to what has to be done. 

For Example: You have a 2 hour math exam. Imagine that each grade standard or difficulty level of a question is a number (D standard is 1, C standard is 2, B standard is 3, A standard is 4) (Sorry if you don’t have that system where you live, but i know that QLD does and that’s where I am so…) 

Each number is worth 2 mins (D standards take 2 mins, C standards take 4 mins, B standards take 6 mins, A standards take 8 mins) Theres usually 2x D standards, 3x C standards and 4x B and A standards. The amount of working all up should take about an hour which means, you have an hour for reading the questions and reading back over at the end. 

  • Prioritise your study, homework and assignments

It’s pretty straightforward. The assignments, homework and exams that are due first go higher on your list. Work day by day and then class by class, figuring out when you can work on each assessment piece and for how long before you work on the next one. If it’s due the next day or the day after, you need to finish it before anything else. If you have some study for an exam and some homework to do that is both for the same day, look at which class and do them in that order. 

It’s basically just looking forward in your calendar and seeing when your stuff is due and doing it in that order. 

  • Make the draft like a final

WRITE A GOOD DRAFT AND YOU’LL HAVE LESS WORK TO DO ON YOUR FINAL. IT’S AS SIMPLE AS THAT. If you make the draft complete and perfect, including edits and proof reading, you’ll avoid making tiny errors that the teacher will have to correct. It means that the teacher can focus on improving the arguments and the structure, not the way you spelt a word thats not even crucial to the essay. 

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THESE TIPS AND ADD SOME MORE TO THEM IF YOU HAVE SOME I HAVEN’T ADDED. x

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