25 things only early noughties kids will understand

1. Searching for the perfect Myspace profile song that best conveyed your deeply complex soul.

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2. Keeping that swooping side-fringe in place #thestrugglewasreal

3. When you were feeling artistic:

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4. Getting out of your super-tight black skinnies like:

5. Post-selfie arm ache.

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6. Your totally impractical school bag: 

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7. Evenings spent flirting on MSN. Will they guess my not-so-cryptic screen name is directed at them? Will they notice me if I log off and then back on? Screw it. I’m gonna nudge them. 

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8. Knowing you will never achieve the Delevingne brow because this was the fashion when you were growing up and you plucked out most of your eyebrow hair #sobsintopillow   

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9. LimeWire basically killing your computer. 

10. California dreaming: ‘No, but like, I am definitely moving there when I grow up’. 

11. When bearing your soul to your crush involved Sharpies and a CD: 

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12. The heart-stopping, pupil-dilating moment when you logged in to see this:

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13. Spending more time with your virtual family than your real-life family.

14. Referencing Shaggy every time someone accused you of something.

15. Feeling so loyal to Myspace you convinced yourself Facebook would never take off.

16. Crop tops and belly button piercings because, Britney. 

17. Memorising the cheer routines from Bring It On.

18. You remember when Justin had his vengeance.

19. You still miss Woolworths.💔

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20. Painful hair goals: 

21. This is the Vause you remember:

22. Waiting for that letter to come and then cursing your simple muggle self when it didn’t arrive. 

23. The satisfaction of opening and closing your flip-phone

24. Your sweet ride: 

25. Thinking this was the most romantic thing you had ever seen. 

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10 Things Gossip Girl Taught Us

1. Things are never as bad as you think.
I mean if Blair can say that having lived through a near-fatal car crash, a divorce, her BFF sleeping with her boyf behind her back (all before the age of 18 mind), then take it as gospel: things are never as bad as you think.

2. Friendships have ups and downs.
Serena and Blair prove that true friendship endures. No matter how absolutely disgustingly awful they are to each other throughout the series, their friendship always prevails. Such a cute sentiment right? While friendships in the real world definitely have their fair share of ups and downs, maybe don’t test your BFF’s trust and patience as much as these two did.

3. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
You think you know someone and then BAM you find out Dan Humphrey is Gossip Girl. Also, can someone explain to me why his inner circle didn’t seem that bothered by the fact he had spent years secretly cyberbullying them…? And also can someone PLEASE explain to me why he once asked Gossip Girl for help finding Serena when he was in fact Gossip Girl? I’m concerned for his mental health ’tis all.

4. The course of true love sometimes doesn’t run smooth.
Okay, okay, it was Shakespeare that originally taught us that but let’s face it; Chuck and Blair really hammered the point home.

5. You don’t give up when things get tough. 
No Nate you don’t, so put away those puppy-dog eyes and try and try and try again, until eventually you succeed.

6. Chuck Bass. 
A very important thing that GG taught us was Chuck Bass. If you think this sentence doesn’t make sense you clearly haven’t seen Gossip Girl.

7. Just because someone says they are okay, doesn’t mean they are.
Honestly though, this is quite an important lesson to learn. If you feel like someone might be struggling – even if they are saying they are ‘fine’ or ‘okay’, they might be too embarrassed to admit how they are truly feeling. Listen to your instinct and just make sure you let them know that you are there for them. Your friendship could make all the difference to someone who might be suffering from depression, anxiety or experiencing bullying. Keep a close eye on them and seek out support from a trusted adult if you are worried for their safety.

8. You don’t give up on the people you love. 
Never stop believing in those you love. They might be acting out of character right now but maybe that is because they are going through something. Make sure they know they have your support, love and trust. Your belief in them might just help them out of the rough patch they are in.

9. You shouldn’t judge others.
Remember that pulling somebody else down will never take you any higher. Wise words from Blair Waldorf, the most judgemental person of them all. Oh wait, now I’m being judgemental! Sorry B…

10. Love people for who they are. 
Don’t try and change someone; love them for their unique qualities and their differences. Love them for who they are, not in spite of who they are.

10 Things parents say to teens vs what they are really thinking

1. What they say: Are you going out like that? 
What they are really thinking:
Your outfit is too skimpy for my liking/alternative for my liking/dirty and creased for my liking – or, all of the aforementioned.

2. What they say: Aren’t you cold darling?
What they are really thinking: For the love of God, put a jumper over that crop top.

3. What they say: I would never have been allowed to do such a thing at your age.
What they are really thinking: I did it. Not once, but twice. Gramps just never found out.

4.What they say: It’s so nice to spend some quality time with you.
What they are really thinking: Can you please stop staring at your phone.

5. What they say: Wow (as you present yourself in prom outfit) you look so grown up! 
What they are really thinking: If I could rewind to when you were a babe in arms, I would. Like, without a second thought. In fact as soon as you leave I’m getting the baby pictures out. *Begins to sob uncontrollably*

6. What they say: We’re out of milk…
What they are really thinking: I need some alone time.

7. What they say: Do you know who did this? 
What they are really thinking: I know it was you that broke the vase/googled something wholly inappropriate.

8. What they say: It’s so beautiful outside! *Opens your bedroom curtains*
What they are really thinking: I’m about to cancel your Netflix subscription.

9. What they say: They seem nice…
What they are really thinking: Your friend has an attitude problem.

10. What they say: I’m a cool mum/dad aren’t I?
What they are really thinking: I can’t be that out of touch right? I mean, I have a Facebook page? *Shakes with insecurity*

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10 things that happen when your BFF finds a significant other

Prepare to feel awkward like, 99% of the time.

1. You pretend to stare intently at nothing to avoid creepin’ on their PDA. 

2. The film you’d usually go and see with your BFF – well, they’ve already seen it with their significant other. Netflix it is. 

3.  This becomes a regular conversation:

BFF: Don’t worry – you’ll meet someone soon too.
You: I’m actually pretty happy being single.
BFF: *Pitiful smile* Of course you are!

4. When your BFF actually manages to take some time out of their schedule to spend time with you, you want to introduce a ‘no phone’ policy:

5. But then, even when they aren’t messaging or ringing their significant other, they’re talking about them. Incessantly. All the time. Forever. 

6. When they fight, your BFF comes crying to you. To show your loyalty you call their significant other every name under the sun (even though you don’t really mean it – well most of it) and then the next day they are back together like nothing ever happened and you’re just there feelin’ like a total backstabbing biatch. 

7. When they argue in front of you though…*finds self staring intently at nothing again*

8. The feels when they start hanging out with other couples:  

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9. The moment you realise they tell their significant other everything – and I mean everything. Your secrets are no longer safe but it’s okay right? Because your BFF reassures you they are like, so totally trustworthy. 

10. The inevitable post-honeymoon-period realisation that your BFF misses you and that you need to hang out more, without significant other in tow. 

10 things you should never say to a gay guy

1. Who is the woman/man in the relationship?

Ummm. No one? We are both men so…*feels awkward for you*

2. You’re like, my gay best friend.

I will be your best friend sure, but not your gay best friend. In fact, now you’ve said that, I don’t think we can be friends any more. #Joking #NotJoking

3. You’re just like one of the girls

I know this means I get invited to places and parties where straight men are strictly prohibited, but last time I checked, I was most definitely a man.

4. You’re such a queen.

This is only ever said to me if I am being slightly dramatic or, moody. Until someone hands me a very expensive tiara, I refuse to take on that title.

5. You’re gay, you must like musicals.

Of course I can appreciate Judy Garland’s talent, but I cannot stand musicals. And while we are at it, I can’t dance tap or sing either. Or twerk…or shimmy…actually, sometimes I find it hard to walk in a straight line.

6. But how do you know if you haven’t tried?

Well, how do you know you don’t like eating mud if you haven’t tried it? I don’t need to have been with the opposite gender to know that I am gay. You just know. Also, my sexuality is not subject to change depending on how attractive a girl might be.

7. It’s easy to tell you’re gay.

Please don’t tell me I look or sound ‘gay’. Or introduce me to someone new, as being gay. My sexuality makes up such a small percentage of who I actually am.

8. Oh , you must know *insert name of any gay man you have ever met*

Don’t assume I know your neighbour, local shop assistant or cousin twice removed just because he is gay. Also, please do not try and set me up with someone you know, just because they happen to be gay. FYI I am not attracted to every single gay (or straight) man I come into contact with. We can restrain ourselves, believe it or not.

9. Have you heard Beyonce’s new album?

Don’t make assumptions about my taste in music based on my sexuality; personally, I am not a fan of music by Beyonce, Rhianna or, Justin Bieber. *Sees people faint with shock*

10. Come shopping with me.

Not all gay men have style. Luckily, I do…

By Hugo Harris
https://hugoharris.net

10 things every redhead has (probably) heard in their lifetime

Growing up redheaded isn’t always easy; I’ve been there, done that and got the T-shirt.

When Ditch the Label compiled their Annual Bullying Survey, they found that 23% of females with ginger hair had cited their hair colour as the bullying aggressor. ‘Carrot top’, ‘freckle face’, ‘fire-head’, are just a few examples of delightful names that I have been called, and it doesn’t end there. As well as the name-calling, there’s the teasing, the interrogations and, the general gawking. Once, a man on the subway actually stroked my head without permission, because he had ‘always wanted to touch red hair’. Yes, that is a real thing that happened.

I’m sure every redhead has a long, long list of interesting, random and sometimes inappropriate things they have been asked/ told during their lifetime. Here is my top ten list of things every redhead has (probably) heard and is, (most probably) sick of hearing.

1. ‘Is that your natural hair colour?’
If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me this question, my student loan debt would be non-existent and I’d live on my own private island, in isolation, where no one could ever ask me it again.

2. ‘Do you know who you look like?!’ *Insert name of any redheaded celebrity that has ever existed on the face of this planet*. 
Emma Stone, Ellie Kemper, Christina Hendricks, Bella Thorne… the list goes on and on. Also, apart from being fiery and beautiful, none of these ladies actually look like each other?!

3. ‘Do you ever count your freckles?’
You’re joking, right? That’s a joke. I’m going to let that one slide…

4. ‘Do you tan or just burn?’
Fake tan and sunscreen have been invented, so yes, I have the ability to tan. However, from experience,  I suggest keeping a big old tub of aloe vera handy just in case you forget to apply the latter.

5. ‘You can’t be upset, you don’t even have a soul.’
Yawn. I usually answer this one with an eye-roll, because people that dish out these kind of comments definitely could not handle me in a ‘ginger fit’.

6. ‘Are you Irish?’
Well, no. I’m actually Italian, because that’s a thing that can happen.

7. ‘Do you know how many people would kill to have your hair colour?’
Yeah? Well I bet those people have never been called a “Daywalker”. You can dye that hair all you want, but you’ll never fully understand the feels.

8. ‘Has anyone ever kicked you on ‘Kick a Ginger Day’?’
No! And if they had, I doubt they’d live to tell the tale. (Just kidding).

9. When you forget to wear mascara and your friends ask if you are ‘tired’ or ‘ill’. 
I once listened to a group of girls talk about eyelash and eyebrow treatments for like, an hour, and all I could think was, ‘Eyelashes and Eyebrows? WTF? People actually have those?’.

10. Lastly, the age-old, inappropriate classic: “Do the carpets match the drapes?”
I’m never going to tell you and guess what? You’ll never get the chance to find out.
Also, why do you think that’s an okay thing to ask someone? It’s not. 

 

FYI, we’ll never get sick of hearing how awesome/unique/beautiful we are…

So, keep it spicy fellow gingers! And hold those red heads high!

By Lauren D’Angelo
Twitter: @GingerGirlProbs

Alright, we’re the first ones to admit that it’s way too soon to be talking about Christmas… but if you can’t beat them, join them. Here’s 15 premature signs of a British Christmas. Enjoy!

1. Christmas starts in September

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2. and Easter starts in January

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3. There’s nothing quite like Christmas TV

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4. or like the horror of Jumanji being axed

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5. That awkward feeling you get when somebody asks you to open your present infront of them

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6. … and you don’t like it

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7. opening a card and expecting money to fall out and it doesn’t

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8. the excitement when you’re opening all your presents tho, not that it’s about presents etc. etc.

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9. Asking your parents if they want help with the cooking on Christmas day and they say no

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10. …and then being nagged at the end for not helping

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11. Having to make small talk with your distant family members

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12. … and then sitting around the table on different chairs

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13. OMG… the food coma afterwards

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14. Surviving on nothing but turkey sandwiches and selection boxes for the next 3 days

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15. but the warm feeling you get, seeing family and friends and eating enough carbs to last you until next year

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leaving home and living alone

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Growing up affects us all in different ways as we all head in different directions and on alternative paths to build our own lives, careers and accomplishments. Life is uncertain and unpredictable and that is one of the beauties of it. One thing for sure is that, at some point along the way you will live with other human beings and gain valuable insight into how the rest of the world works.

Here are our top recollections and things to look out for once you have checked out of the hotel of mum and dad.

1. Housemates

Now this was always going to be everyone’s top memory when it comes to living in a shared house. Remember that housemate that was just slightly unhinged and used to do strange things that neither you or your housemates would ever be able to fully understand or explain like going to the toilet with the door open or eating whole boxes of cereal for dinner; don’t sweat it, you weren’t alone. We all had one…

2. Neighbours

Everyone has them, don’t worry, we’re not going to moan about ALL neighbours. Just those that have not figured out how to turn down the volume from the rave in their front room at 3am on a Tuesday. Followed the next morning by, this wonderful he or she having no knowledge that the music they were playing was louder than the volume of the pyramid tent at Glastonbury festival.
If you haven’t had one of these already, it’s probably you.

3. That Food Thief

To this day, you probably still haven’t found out who was pinching your chicken and mushroom Pot Noodles. We just hope that the Dick Turpin imitator has eaten enough of these ‘essential sundries’ to be sick of them for the rest rest of their lives.

4. Shopping

After looking at extravagant recipes for delicious meals online you decide to venture down to the local Tesco Express and after wandering the aisles with no purpose for longer than necessary, you realise that you’ve lost motivation to eat/cook something that tastes like a proper dinner (especially if it can’t be cooked on a George Foreman) and therefore… you head to the pasta and microwaveable rice section of the shop… Again.

5. Energy Drinks

Apart from pot noodles and pasta (mentioned above), energy drinks become one of your 5 a day for some unbeknown reason. Having a can of overly sweet, artificially coloured and extremely dehydrating liquid seemed a far better choice than picking up an apple out of the fruit bowl that mum brought you to try and get you to eat healthier.

6. Rotas

One that not all of you will have experienced but a few of us had that housemate that stuck up a rota every week. The dreaded day of reckoning that decided who was doing the dishes that had been sitting in the sink since the previous week. Oh joy… You know everything is going a bit pear shaped the moment you start to find passive aggressive post-it notes dotted around the place.

7. Parents

Visiting home for the weekend? Invited over for dinner? Remember to thank your parents for handling the teenage mood swings so well, changing your bedding every week and putting food in your belly each day. Although the most important question that you should ask yourself is… Have I packed my dirty washing for mum and dad? Of course you have. You’ve done this before; you seasoned pro, you.