20 Things To Do When You're 30 That Will Make Life Better At 50
Don’t smoke. If you’ve started, stop immediately.
“If you could see me now, I’m down on my poor, crackling knees begging you to at least consider stopping smoking,” writes Quora user Cyndi Perlman Fink. It’s expensive, smells gross, and is 100% guaranteed to cause health problems. Want to be cancer-free at 50? Stop smoking.
Stop eating crap.
“You can make a lot of money in 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s,…90s to buy the whole world when you are at age 50 or beyond,” writes Quora user Sireesha Chilakamarri. "But, you cannot buy your health. Give up on fast food right now at age 30.“
Maintain (or repair) relationships with parents and siblings.
”…Chances are you’ve come across ideas and changed in ways that mean you don’t see eye to eye with them on many issues. But then - that’s part of what a family can help with - to learn to get along with people you don’t agree with on many issues,“ writes Quora user Robert Walker.
"I come from a family which is very argumentative. If you didn’t understand the situation you might at times think we hate each other. But it isn’t like that at all. Rather, we free to speak our minds because the family ties are so strong.”
Stop going out in the sun without sunblock.
“I was stupid. I didn’t listen. Do you want wrinkles and thin skin from sun damage like I have and do you want bruises from just lightly touching the side of a box and having your skin peel off? Go ahead, enjoy lying in the sun without sunblock,” writes Quora user Cyndi Perlman Fink.
Build an active lifestyle now, and when you’re 50 you won’t be stuck in a Rascal. “Don’t gain weight. Exercise. Keep your weight at a normal level that’s good for your body,” continues Cyndi Perlman Fink. “Weight does all kinds of bad things for you body. I’ve been fat, I’ve been thin, thin is healthier.”
Start saving money. Even if it’s just a tiny bit.
“Save money. I know this is a boring, trite, and unsexy suggestion, but it’s true,” writes Quora user Cliff Gilley. “In your 30s, the average person has a lot of disposable income, some of which can almost always easily be set aside for use later in life. Plus, building the habit of saving early means you’ll continue it further down the line.”
Learn to be content with what you have.
“…Happiness is what matters far more than worldly success,” writes Quora user Robert Walker. “If you are content with what you have then you may be a bit less likely to end up a millionaire, but you will have a happier life. And if you do become a wealthy person - is no reason why not, you’ll be a more happy, fulfilled and productive wealthy person.”
Don’t delay pursuing your life goals.
“Want to buy a house? Have kids? Write a book? Get a second degree or advanced degree? Change your career? Learn to play a new musical instrument? Learn to cook gourmet meals? Try scuba diving? Run for public office? Start a business and be self-employed? Then start today,” writes Quora user Bill Karwin. “It’s easy to put things off. "I’ll get to that someday.” But it’s really true that time starts accelerating as you enter your 30’s, and it keeps accelerating. The time that you’ll get around to those dreams should be now.“
Do you know any good chaptered Hogwarts aus or just really angsty chaptered aus in general?
Angsty AUs is way too vague man but
Chaptered hogwarts AUs:
A Dementor’s Kiss - Phan, kickthestickz and multiple youtubers at hogwarts! Dan Howell, a shy third year slytherin, is befriended by fifth year hufflepuff Phil Lester. Dan is quiet and alone, with little faith in his abilities, but with the comfortable and kind-hearted Phil he will learn to flourish in the wizarding world. Fantastic foursome get up to antics + magic.
Phan Hogwarts AU A collection of fluffy oneshots with Phan in the harry potter universe.
Next MaraudersThe fantastic Foursome at Hogwarts, who’s idea was that?
PleasePhil, a Hufflepuff with a passion for potions meets Dan, a Slytherin Quidditch star, while working together on a special potion project.
Snakes and Skulls Harry Potter AU prompt: Dan is a Slytherin and he’s recently been given the dark mark as his family are death eaters. Then Dan meets Phil at Hogwarts and they become close friends even though Phil is Hufflepuff. Dan starts to have feelings for Phil and pushes him away bc he doesn’t want to bring Phil into all the dark stuff but Phil also has feelings for Dan and wants to be with him.
You’re My Blue Eyed DaydreamThere was a part of him which trusted Phil no matter what, and Dan knew this was illogical, but he didn’t want to spoil the morning. So he bit back his tongue and focused on the way the sun made pretty shadows in Phil’s eyes.
Until The Very End - Harry Potter AU; seven snapshots from Dan and Phil’s time at Hogwarts platonic to eventual relationship.
Unsaid, unspoken, and then the spell was brokenIn which Dan is misunderstood douchebag, Phil is a Ravenclaw with a sassy streak, Carrie is bossy, PJ likes firewhiskey, Alex and Chris don’t have nearly enough lines and a stupid challenge turns into something more. Also featuring Harry Styles. (NSFW with smut, bullying, homophobia, alcohol consumption, and violence)
1. Failure is inevitable. It can come in many different forms- such as in your grades, sports, personal life, and every small thing in between. Failure hurts and it makes you weak in all the places you were strong. However, it doesn’t have to tear your down. It can build you up. It can help you climb the ladder of success to getting one step closer to your dreams. Failure is inevitable, yes. It can make you feel worthless, but it doesn’t have to.
As always, we’ve been keeping an eye on new LGBTQ webcomics and adding the ones we like most to our masterlist. Here’s a handful we’re especially excited about!
False 9: (teen, m/m) A queer webcomic set in SoFlo following a determined young freshmen as he pursues a position in his university’s soccer team.
Oh, THAT’S Why I’m Aro-Ace!: (everyone, asexual) A comic about how the author realised she’s always been aro-ace and other stories about it.
Broadside: (teen, f/f) Nora gets a little bit more than she bargained for when stowing away on a ship at Port Royal, Jamaica; she’s boarded a pirate ship! The crew strangely has more women than men, not to mention captained by a fierce woman named Frei.
Hugo and Vern: (teen, m/m, asexual) The daily adventures and misadventures of Hugo Fernandez and his frisky demonic housemate Vern.
Idolon: (mature, f/f) Cassandra, home-schooled her entire life by her eccentric father, moved to a new school her senior year thanks to a prestigious scholarship. There she befriends noted social outcast Sam, and it’s a friendship that sends Cass’ average life in to a tailspin.
Ace of Beasts: (mature, m/m) Two swordsmen seek to stop a powerful monster sorcerer and have exciting encounters along the way.
Rock and Riot: (teen, various) A webcomic following the tales of two opposing teenage gangs in the 1950s. Will the two teams set aside their differences to fight for what they have in common?
Whitetail: (teen, m/m) A bl story about a cowardly faun falling in love with a human and trying to get through life.
ShootAround: (teen, various) When a zombie apocalypse hits during the practice of a high school basketball team, it’s a whole new life for the coach, Jeff. The world’s turned upside down and the girls seem to be handling the changes way better than Jeff, who has troubles adjusting.
Lost in You: (teen, m/m) Ian’s plan was simple: 1. Find a new man. 2. Make ex-boyfriend jealous. 3. Wait for ex to come crawling back. His plan didn’t include falling for the new guy.
Aries- Their eyebrows are usually well shaped, and they may have prominent features. There is something fiery in their eyes, and their movements are quick and agile.
Taurus- Usually quite natural looking. You may find them with their hair looking a bit disheveled even, as if they just got up, put a brush through it and left it at that. Steady, Doe eyes. Slow, deliberate movements.
Gemini- Sparkly, mischievous eyes. Usually built on the thinner side, with seemingly long limbs compared to their torso. Can appear immaculately dressed but also quirky.
Cancer- Big, luminous eyes. Usually quite curvy in females and well built in males. There is something soft about them. They may be fond of comfortable, yet elegant clothes. Maybe even vintage.
Leo- Usually quite aware of their own appearance. There may be special emphasis on their hair, which is usually impressive. They are prone to big, dramatic movements and you will likely be aware of their presence.
Virgo- They manage to choose practicality as well as being stylish. Steady, clear, analytical eyes. Small, straight features. Yet there can still be a certain edge to the way they present themselves.
Libra- Classically attractive usually. Dimples are common in the cheeks or chin. There is a certain charm and grace to how they carry themselves. They are usually aware of how they appear to others.
Scorpio- Dark, beautiful eyes, even if they are naturally a light colour, there will be a certain intensity about them. Maybe fond of colours on the darker side of the colour spectrum.
Sagittarius- Usually fond of quite unique, yet comfortable and colorful fashion styles. Their is something sunny and joyous about how they present themselves when they are happy.
Capricorn- Immaculate Bone structure. Maybe even bordering on stern. Yet they somehow still appear doll like. You won’t see them hunching or slouching, and they likely make deliberate movements.
Aquarius- There is probably something quite visibly different looking about them, and they usually have quite handsome, quirky features instead of being “classically” attractive.
Pisces- Big, bordering on unusually big, watery eyes. They are expressive too. Probably not fond of wearing anything too formal looking. May have a tired, dreamy look about them.