10 Reasons Why You Are Good Enough

Published 11/18/2014 by Dani B.

Thought Catalog

1. You are good enough because you were chosen to exist. Whether by God or Buddha or whatever you do (or don’t) place your faith in, you are here. You have a purpose and you should try to understand what it is.

2. You are good enough because you have something no one else has to offer. A killer smile, an affinity for baking, excellent math skills — whatever your specialty might be, you’ve got something no one else can compare to.

3. You are good enough because you make big mistakes. Huge ones. And that’s awesome because it gives you the chance to become better. And you choose to take it.

4. You are good enough because someone out there loves you. You might not think so all the time, but they do. Perhaps they should tell you that more, or perhaps you should listen when they choose to…

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The Simpsons-Futurama Crossover: Not a Classic, But Beats Family Guy

Published 11/09/2014 by Dani B.

TIME

Spoilers for last night’s episode of The Simpsons follow:

Back in the distant past, in another technological era, another century–that is, in 1999–Futurama was supposed to be the next Simpsons. It too was created by Matt Groening; it had Simpsons talent aboard (including producer David X. Cohen); it had a vast cast of characters and a satirical edge. The TV world and animation fans donned their shades on the launchpad and waited for Fox’s next big comedy to take off like a Planet Express rocket.

But Futurama was not the next Simpsons. Fox’s next big animated hit–eventually, after cancellation–would be Family Guy, which also premiered in 1999. It wasn’t the next Simpsons in quality (dear God, no), but it was the more direct, slavish imitation, building itself around a boorish fat guy and his family while cranking up the speed of its non sequitur jokes.

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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: Black Gymnast Simone Biles Named Sportswoman Of The Year [VIDEO]

Published 10/19/2014 by Dani B.

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35th Annual Salute To Women In Sports - Reception

Another young woman has joined the ranks of great Black gymnasts, and you won’t believe you haven’t heard of her before.

If anyone asks you to name a Black female gymnast, you’ll either peg Gabby Douglas or Dominique Dawes. There’s one more that needs to be on your radar, though.

You may not recognize the name Simone Biles right now, but you’re going to be hearing a lot about her over the months leading up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. For starters, Reuters reports that she’s the gymnast that just snagged the award for Sportswoman of the Year (Individual) this week alongside Olympic ice dancer and “Dancing with the Stars” champ Meryl Davis.

MUST READ: 2016 Olympics, Her She Comes! Gabby Douglas Is Back At It

If her status as a world champion is any indication, Simone’s worked very hard to be the best gymnast in…

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SAD NEWS: Joanne Borgella Dies At 32

Published 10/19/2014 by Dani B.

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YRB Magazine Issue Release Party

Plus size model Joanne Borgella has passed away at the age of 32 after a long battle with cancer.

The multi-talented beauty first rose to fame as she claimed the title of Miss F.A.T. in Mo’Nique’s first ever Fat Chance Pageant in 2005. She later appeared as a contestant on season 7 of “American Idol,” where she snagged one of the final spots on the cast.

According to PLUS Model Magazine, she was battling a rare and persistent form of Endometrial Cancer that had spread to her chest. She announced her diagnosis in a video she posted on social media last October, which she recorded in the hospital.

Despite having to face the condition, Joanne still kept a positive outlook on her fight against the disease. In her last post on Facebook…

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What Most People Forget About Depression Is…

Published 10/03/2014 by Dani B.

From Tumblr User: mindaltering

The thing about depression is that it either takes away all will to self-motivate and do what makes you feel better, or the things that made you feel better before have no affect on you anymore. That’s what most people forget. I hear all the time you should go meditate, go outside, take up some yoga, go socialize, or you’re not trying hard enough. With the other person not even realizing that if it was that easy, depression would probably not exist.
My comment: This is the best description that describes part of what I’m going through now. So people need to learn to realize that different people have different problems. A lot of us put smiles on our faces to face the world and just to get through the day..
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