As a girl working in an EB Games/ Gamestop, I get a lot of shit. Constant “fake gamer” comments and “do you even like video games”, or “do you even play video games?” thrown at me almost every day. I’m put on the spot and if I don’t know every minute detail about some game no one’s ever even heard of I’m asked why I even work here. There are times however, when genuinely great human beings show up.
I have a group of regulars, all around 14 years old, who are always in my store and sometimes witness this. Anytime they’re in the store, as soon as the others leave they talk me up and tell me that they’re just jerks and not to worry. Today, I was especially tired and was having trouble with my words. Because of this, I had a few rude remarks about my intelligence and performance. These kids show up just as the rude customers leave to purchase a game with some energy drinks. I jokingly said I needed one of those today before they left. Ten minutes later, these same kids show up, one with his hands behind his back, and hand me an energy drink with a bow on top, telling me they hope I feel better. They went on about how they usually don’t even come in the store if I’m not working, because I work hard and deserve their business. I’ve never been so close to tearing up in front of customers my entire life. The kids gave me a hug and went on their way, and I never felt so sure of myself at this job before. Being a girl in a largely male dominated culture is hard sometimes, but stick with it because we deserve a larger spot in this culture, and we should NOT have to “prove” ourselves just to be accepted. I’m getting more genuinely curious questions thank rude ones lately, and it feels so good to be talking on the same instead of being interrogated. It’s funny how something as simple as an energy drink from some regulars can lift your entire day, but hell yeah, I belong here. And not one of those jerks is going to convince me otherwise.


Tips for Healthy Drink Choices:

  • Choose water or low-calorie drinks instead of sugar-loaded drinks.
  • Keep water stocked in your refrigerator and readily available for when you’re thirsty. Carry a bottle with you and refill it throughout the day.
  • Make water more exciting by adding slices of lemon, lime, cucumber, or watermelon, or drink sparkling water.
  • Add a splash of 100% juice to plain sparkling water for a refreshing, low-calorie drink.
  • When you do opt for a sugar-loaded drink, choose a smaller beverage size. An 8-oz. soda contains about 100 calories.


Don't give up!

If there are any newer vegans out there that still crave animal products, if your mouth still waters at the thought of a juicy steak, crispy chicken, etc., don’t feel guilty. Most of us come from a heavy meat and dairy background, and old habits die hard. You don’t have to hate the taste of animal products to be a good vegan.

As long as you have enough fortitude and selflessness to remember that the well-being of your body, animals, and the environment is more important than a little pleasure from a short meal, that’s all that matters. The more you practice and the more you discipline yourself, the more you will adjust and the easier it will become. Every day, you are helping to make a huge difference. Let that inspire you, and embrace it.
The Ultimate Writing Guide for Entrepreneurs

 by Kyle Eschenroeder

(This post is a celebration of completing our first full book, SelfMadeU! You can get it at Amazon.)

I was working with Mark Medoff, an Oscar-nominated, and Tony Award-winning writer, on his most recent play and asked him for writing advice.

He said, “I can tell you everything you need to know about writing in  thirty seconds.”

He told me what Kurt Vonnegut told him, “There are three parts to everything, the question, the exclamation, and the conclusion.”

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“Other than that, nobody has any idea what they’re doing.”

He teaches a class on writing so I’m sure he was being facetious. Sort of.

People ask me how to write all the time thinking there is an answer beyond, “write”. The fact is, most of us just need permission to start writing. Every great writer will tell you that you’ve got to just keep writing.

Once you begin writing we’ll add the technical stuff one write.

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Superhuman Bodyweight Workout Domination !

Frank Medrano can do anything and everything with his body. This man is one of the best in the calisthenics industry.

Think about it! I discussed this on my previous video yesterday, check it out here if you want a little more context: (

#pharma #bigpharma #pharmaceuticals #medicalindustry #disease #drugs

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My name is Beatriz (Bea) and I will be starting my 1st year of uni this october! I decided to start a studyblr to help me stay motivated.

About me

  • 19 years old 
  • Portuguese
  • I did a gap year
  • Design student
  • Gryffindor 
  • Procrastination is my specialty
  • I like art, informatics and learning languages
  • Very shy, but I’m improving
  • I love reading and I’m always open to book recommendations
  • I also enjoy watching anime 

Studyblr Inspiration:

@elkstudies @studyign @briellestudies @emmastudies @getstudyblr @studywithmariana @hermionegoals

 I would love to follow more studyblrs so it would be lovely if any studyblrs could reblog this. I’m so excited to get involved in this community (◡‿◡✿)

“Synaptic Overload”

All genius is a conquering of chaos and mystery.
(Otto Weininger)

Inspired by David Lynch’s photo series “Industrial Motives”.
Taken at the main station, Cologne (Germany).


Haha it so me 😜🙋

The ubiquitous phrase “artificial strawberry flavour” gives little hint of the chemical wizardry and manufacturing skill that can make a highly processed food taste like a strawberry.

A typical artificial strawberry flavour, such as that found in a Burger King strawberry milk shake, contains the following ingredients: amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, anethol, anisyl formate, benzyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, butyric acid, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl valerate, cognac essential oil, diacetyl, dipropyl ketone, ethyl acetate, ethyl amyl ketone, ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethlyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphenyl-2-butonone (10% solution in alcohol), a-ionone, isobutyl anthranilate, isobutyl butyrate, lemon essential oil, maltol, 4-methylactophenone, methyl anthranilate, methyl benzoate, methyl cinnamate, methyl heptine carbonate, methyl naphthyl ketone, methyl salicylate, mint essential oil, neroli essential oil, nerolin, neryl isobutyrate, orris butter, phenethyl alcohol, rose, rum ether, g-undecalactone, vanillin and solvent.