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Which Classic Disney Movie Is Most Like Your Life?

  1. 1. It’s 7 a.m. on a Monday and your alarm has just gone off. Do you…

    1. Reluctantly drag yourself out of bed to begin another day in your boring life.

    2. Spring out of bed. Let’s do this! Yeah!

    3. Wonder why your alarm was on in the first place. You’ve got nowhere to go and all morning to spend in bed.

    4. Wake up calmly, but then realize you have to go to the job you hate.

    5. It usually takes the work of another person to get you up.

    6. The fuck am I?

  2. 2. Which best describes your living situation?

    1. You live with a bunch of fratty bros.

    2. You live with a bunch of guys you feel are like your brothers.

    3. Your home is also your workplace (as in, you work from home).

    4. You live with your parents.

    5. You live with your significant other.

    6. You’re couchsurfing/in between places.

  3. 3. Time to go to work. How do you get there?

    1. Bike.

    2. You drive yourself.

    3. You get a lift from your nice roommate.

    4. You go downstairs to your home office.

    5. Subway.

    6. Walk.

  4. 4. You get to work. How do you spend most of your day?

    1. Catering to your boss’s every whim.

    2. Doing research.

    3. Writing.

    4. Providing support to other departments.

    5. You are the boss!

    6. You get to do creative things all day!

  5. 5. In terms of the direction your life is moving, how do you feel?

    1. All the struggle has finally paid off, and now you’re headed for great things!

    2. You feel torn between two things.

    3. You’re grateful for all that you have, even if it isn’t perfect.

    4. You’re confused about what to do with your life.

    5. You’ve made the best of a not-so-great situation, so that’s positive.

    6. You don’t think about the future. Live for today!

  6. 6. What’s your romantic situation?

    1. You have a major crush on someone.

    2. You’ve found your Prince Charming.

    3. You’re having fun being single.

    4. You’re waiting for Mr. (or Miss) Right.

    5. You’re feeling things out with someone new who has good potential.

    6. Dating is so confusing.

  7. 7. What do your weekday evenings generally look like?

    1. Doing some housework, then chilling with your homies.

    2. Definitely not doing any housework and chilling with your homies.

    3. Reading books.

    4. Watching TV.

    5. You’re too exhausted to really do anything.

    6. Fall down the Internet/social media hole.

  8. 8. What’s the role of money in your life?

    1. Money comes and goes. You’ve been super poor, you’ve had really good years, too.

    2. You’re bad with money.

    3. You’re what people call “comfortable.”

    4. Someone else supports you.

    5. You’re wealthy.

    6. You’re dirt poor.

  9. 9. What are your immediate goals?

    1. To provide for your family.

    2. To move to the big city.

    3. To finally figure out your career path.

    4. To save money.

    5. To publish a book, further your education, or make some other intellectual accomplishment.

    6. No goals, fool!

  10. 10. You spend the most time bitching about…

    1. Your significant other.

    2. Work.

    3. Your failures.

    4. Your agonizing twentysomething life.

    5. Your parents.

    6. Political corruption.

  11. 11. Which activity?

    1. DIY projects.

    2. Tennis.

    3. Scrabble.

    4. Base jumping.

    5. Partying.

    6. Kissing.

  12. 12. What do you usually eat for dinner?

    1. You usually dine out.

    2. A wholesome meal you cook yourself.

    3. Whatever is free/microwaveable.

    4. A sandwich over the sink.

    5. Cookies.

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What not to say at your job interview!/slone/status/180049028069855234

A snippet from Yahoo Finance:

“I’m in anger management because I hit a former co-worker.”

“I’ve had candidates share with me their anger management problems, views on gender, age, and other things that can be damaging in an interview,” says Shilonda Downing, owner of Virtual Work Team, which helps business owners find remote workers. “One candidate recently mentioned that he was going through anger management for hitting a co-worker in corporate America, and that is why he would like to work from home going forward.”

Major character flaws, particularly when they are of the physical-harm variety, shouldn’t be brought up in an interview. Bringing up disagreements with colleagues or managers as a reason for leaving a former employer doesn’t bode well that you’ll be reliable and reasonable in a new position–even if it is a remote one. “Mentioning this is typically deemed as someone who is unable to handle situations professionally and without violence,” Downing says. Unless you’re required to disclose that you’re undergoing some kind of psychological treatment, find an honest way to work around it.

How many of us are aware of their major character flaws? Anyway, the advice to stay away from oversharing is sound, and there’s much more of it at the article.

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Behind The Nerd Who Won Your Heart In "Pitch Perfect"

Ben Platt, the actor who played lovable roommate Benji Applebaum, talks about postponing college for Pitch Perfect, what to look forward to in the sequel, the “Cups” craze, and, of course, magic. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1408138617); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3418038”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408138617); });

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It’s hard to stand out in a chorus, let alone in performances as big as those in the climactic moments of the 2012 smash hit movie Pitch Perfect, but that’s exactly what Ben Platt managed to do. He might not have become a household name as a result of the movie, like say, Rebel Wilson, but Platt’s character Benji, the dorky, magic-obsessed roommate of leading man Jesse (Skylar Astin), stole audience’s hearts when he was finally given a chance to (literally) take center stage, and sing with the a cappella group that had previously rejected him: The Treblemakers. Benji was no longer sitting alone in his room, under his TIE Fighter Star Wars mobile, playing with his magic rainbow handkerchief — he was on the rise. And though Platt might not have the same passions — or make the same decorating choices — as his character, who will have a much bigger part in the Pitch Perfect sequel that is due to hit theaters on May 15, 2015, he understands where Benji is coming from. He can’t do any magic tricks in real life and has never seen a single Star Wars film, but, at a diner in New York City’s Theater District, Platt easily channeled Benji’s enthusiasm when talking about acting and singing, skills he gets to use both in the Pitch Perfect franchise and eight times a week on the Broadway stage in The Book of Mormon as Elder Cunningham, the part originated by Josh Gad.

“I kind of always pretend I’m talking about musical theater when my character is talking about how much he loves Star Wars because I feel as nerdy about that as someone might feel about Star Wars,” Platt said. The 20-year-old actor, who laughed about how his grandparents were coming to see him in the hilariously vulgar Mormon for the first time that evening, is still getting used to being asked for his autograph at restaurants, but is incredibly comfortable on stage. Like the B.o.B. song he sings in that fateful Pitch Perfect scene, Platt definitely has “got the magic” in him when talking about performing. The actor’s love for musical theater runs deep: His parents were both singers, his father produces musicals, and Platt is the second youngest of five siblings, all of whom participated in after-school music programs while growing up in Los Angeles. When he was 9 years old, Platt’s after-school teacher sent him on a casting call for a production of The Music Man at The Hollywood Bowl and he won the part of Marian’s awkward little brother Winthrop, alongside Kristin Chenoweth as Marian and Eric McCormack as Harold Hill. And with that, Platt said, “I just got bitten by the bug.”

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Platt, a self-described actor who sings (rather than the other way around), spent the next decade doing theater in school, getting cast in more performances at The Hollywood Bowl (including Camelot and The Sound of Music), and joining the national tour of Caroline, or Change at age 11.

And just two weeks before he was set to move across the country to New York City to attend Columbia University, he was cast in Pitch Perfect. “My voice teacher said, ‘They’re doing this a cappella movie and you should probably ask your agent about it,’” he recalled. “They said, ‘There’s this one nerdy character in it, but you’re not really right.’ And I said, ‘Well, let me go in and do my own take on it.’” The actor, whose bags were already packed for college, joked sarcastically about how easy it was to just redirect his plans and plane ticket to head to the Pitch Perfect set in Baton Rouge, La., which also meant deferring his admission to Columbia. (He did eventually enroll after filming wrapped, but less than two months later, he was cast in the Chicago production of Book of Mormon, before eventually winning the part on Broadway.) Once he arrived in Louisiana, Platt worked with Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore to refine the character of Benji. “At first, it was very much a cookie-cutter, nerd character. It literally said: McLovin type,” Platt said. “Jason said, ‘I really want to make sure this character isn’t just like a forgettable nerd character like in every other teen movie and I want him to be an interesting specific guy.’ We decided the magic thing was an interesting, specific narrative we could latch onto and made that more his focus so he wasn’t just a nerd with all these interests.” But that meant Platt had to learn a lot about magic and handling animals. “It was tough. I had to learn to put the bird in a little tube and the bird’s in my cape. In the second film, there’s more animals,” he revealed. There’s also a lot more Benji. “Benji, in a way, is one of the hearts of the first one because he’s someone that you’re rooting for and finally, he has this moment in the end — it’s a very nice payoff for the character,” Platt said. “It obviously sets up that he’ll get to be in The Trebles this time around, which is nice and fun.”

While more animals and “higher-budget magic tricks” presented a bigger challenge for Platt when filming the sequel, the movie also allowed him to thrive in an area he loves: a cappella. Platt had a brief stint in an a cappella group during his short time at Columbia and he’s a huge fan of Pentatonix, the a cappella group that won NBC’s The Sing-Off, became a YouTube sensation, and has a role in Pitch Perfect 2.

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As for the narrative of the sequel, Platt said everyone has grown up a lot, Jesse and Beca (Anna Kendrick) are “thinking about their futures,” and Benji might be in for some romance of his own. “[It’s] very much the same formula,” Platt said. And the same faces, including Brittany Snow’s character Chloe, who was supposed to graduate at the end of the first film, but is still around in the sequel. “It’s a very Chloe situation,” Platt said. Did she fail a class? “Something like that,” he teased with a giggle. “It’s like [Van Wilder], very much that kind of thing. And, of course, there will be another riff-off.” And, Platt noted, “some form of ‘Cups’ will make its way” into Pitch Perfect 2. Like with Moore in the first film, the sequel — which was directed by Elizabeth Banks, who played competition judge Gail in the first movie, which she also helped produce — also gave Platt an opportunity to bring his own personal creativity to the story. “Elizabeth Banks is very cool about making sure we all get to throw our own material in and improv. She knows when moments are good for bits and when to let things keep rolling,” he said. The actor took advantage of that, throwing his own lines in throughout the filming process. Platt has already written a solo show, which includes an array of musical melodies and comic skits, that he will be performing on Aug. 18, Aug. 25, and Sept. 4 at 54 Below in New York City. And he would love to take that a step further and write an original script for film or television of his own, perhaps with his co-star Astin, whom he met a few years before they were both cast in Pitch Perfect, while doing a workshop in L.A. They fell out of touch but reconnected when they were cast as roommates. “I get down to Louisiana and I said, ‘Who’s playing my roommate?’ I still don’t know who was playing the lead guy. They said, ‘It’s Skylar,’ and I said, ‘That’s my friend!’ It was a really fun surprise and ever since then, we’ve been really close. It was bashert!” Platt said, using the Yiddish word for “destiny” in an adorably Benji-like moment. Platt’s current contract with Mormon runs through January 2015, and he was just cast alongside Meryl Streep in the movie musical Ricky and the Flash. In between projects, he’s binge-watching Orange Is the New Black, which he’d also love to appear on. (“I’d play a janitor just to be around those girls,” he joked.)

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But no matter what the future holds for Platt, he is incredibly proud to play Benji and to be a part of the Pitch Perfect phenomenon. “It was this crazy gradual change. No one knew about it, and then slowly, people started to recognize me. And then it was on HBO, and the DVD went crazy, and there was ‘Cups,’ and we were on the MTV Movie Awards — it just became this phenomenon. I’m still not used to people knowing who I am,” he said shyly. “Nothing will ever be like Pitch Perfect because it was such a surprise and came out of nowhere. We didn’t know it was going to be a big deal. We just thought it was this little, fun thing we were doing and gave it our best in this little, indie, cult-y comedy. There will never be another moment like that, but I think we’ve done a really good job in the sequel. We didn’t change anything that’s not broken.”

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9 Reasons A Sharpie Is A DIYers Must-Have Tool

Almost more important than paint…almost.

1. They can be used as a wall treatment!

If you haven’t seen the awesome Sharpie walls all over Pinterest, go take a look. People are skipping the colorful paint, and using Sharpie to put fun designs on an accent wall.

2. They can be used to create fun furniture!

Seriously, you can take any old table or bookshelf and jazz it up with Sharpie oil-based markers. What?!?!? Head to NellieBellie for the full tutorial.

3. They can create customized dishes of all kinds!

Every DIYer understands that customized dishes are a must-have. But they’re spendy! Use sharpies and a little heat to create whatever patterns and customizations you want on your dishes. You’ve probably seen this done a million times on mugs, but it works with other dishes too!

4. They can be used on throw pillows!

5. They also work on rugs!

Buy a cheap rug…and some Sharpies. Get different colors if you want. And then go to town and create the exact design you’ve always wanted!!!

6. They work on upholstery, too!

You might not be as daring as this person, who allowed his children to do all the drawing. But you get the point. Why pay for expensive upholstery when Sharpies will do the job?

7. They make fun holiday decorations!

Sure, you could probably search enough and find these ornaments already completed. But why go to the work and cost when you can just make them yourself. Or better yet, have little kids make them!!!!

8. They work on fabric!

Seriously, is there anything DIY Sharpies can’t do???

9. They work on lamps, frames, and more!

That was a serious question. For real; what CAN’T Sharpies do???

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22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different If You Work Weekends

1. “Midweek”

Usually means: Tuesday to Thursday (roughly).

Now means: Your new weekends. This is useful because you get to do admin, see the dentist, and all that other stuff that normally interrupts your work schedule. On the other hand, YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE DENTIST AT THE WEEKEND.

2. “Lie-in”

Usually means: Sleeping late, usually at the weekend.

Now means: Something you try to do on your days off, but don’t achieve thanks to car horns, delivery men, shrieking school children and other midweek paraphernalia.

3. “TGIF”

Usually means: Thank god it’s Friday!

Now means: This greeting is futile. :(

4. “Brunch”

Usually means: Leisurely (and sometimes hungover) mid-morning meals enjoyed with friends at weekends.

Now means: A word that drives a hot spike through your brain whenever you hear it.

5. “Sunday lunch”

Usually means: A plate piled high with home-cooked (or at least pub-cooked) roast meat, Yorkshire puddings, golden potatoes and lashings of gravy.

Now means: A concept that legitimately makes you weep as you work through lunch on half a Twix.

6. “Friends”

Usually means: People you care about and enjoy socialising with.

Now means: Those idiots who keep inviting you for Sunday lunch before remembering you work weekends and retracting their invitation.

7. “Visitors”

Usually means: People who visit your home.

Now means: People who only ever seem to appear when you’re in the middle of something, and just stand on your doorstep, yammering about nothing.

8. “Commute”

Usually means: A daily journey to and from work, normally during rush hour.

Now means: A blithe jaunt on an empty train (or the three steps between your bed and desk).

9. “Gym”

Usually means: A semi-public facility where you can work out.

Now means: A practically empty torture chamber you only visit veeeeery early in the morning or veeeeery late at night. Or, ha ha, never.

10. “Social media”

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Usually means: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Now means: A neverending cavalcade of FOMO.

11. “Pedestrians”

Usually means: People walking on the pavement.

Now means: Meandering fools who blithely stop to chat and look in shop windows while you’re still in commuter-mode and JUST NEED TO GET WHERE YOU ARE GOING.

12. “Tech support”

Usually means: A service department on hand to help with your IT woes.

Now means: An out-of-office email reply, and a phone that’s never picked up.

13. “Boss”

Usually means: The person who tells you what to do.

Now means: The person who is currently at the beach with their kids, has left you vague instructions for the weekend, and won’t be contactable until Monday.

14. “Pets”

Usually means: Domesticated animals who live in your home.

Now means: Little furry people who don’t understand why you don’t love them on Saturdays and Sundays, and decide to address this issue by sitting on your computer or eating your shoes.

15. “Shower”

Usually means: A heated sprinkler.

Now means: Cursory hygiene you undertake quickly (if you work at work), and possibly not at all if you work from home.

16. “Office”

Usually means: A building that houses employees during work hours.

Now means: The loneliest place in all the land.

17. “Party”

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Usually means: A social gathering.

Now means: A social gathering you arrive at still in work mode, and it takes you three drinks to even start to decompress.

18. “Nap”

Usually means: A short period of sleep you take during the day.

Now means: Something you are constantly fantasising about.

19. “Australians”

Usually means: Antipodean denizens.

Now means: The only people awake and online when you’re working, ergo your new best friends.

20. “Partner”

Usually means: Your romantic life colleague.

Now means: That joker who wakes you up by yelling “TIME TO GO TO WORK!” in the morning before rolling over and falling back asleep for the rest of the day.

21. “Break”

Usually means: Time off.

Now means: A weekend off work that goes totally wasted on you, because you’re conditioned to wake up early and have no idea what normal people do on weekends.

22. “Monday”

Usually means: The beginning of the week, universally loathed by nine-to-fivers.

Now means: Your Friday, about which you will endlessly remind weekday workers with a smug smile on your face. TGIM!

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Work from Home

Ever thought of earning extra cash, say from a different project of work that you are involved in? Well, times are hard enough to think of better ways of earning the extra cash, and what better way to do it than to work from home. Working from home is a very convenient way of earning some much needed bucks, since the amount we earn on our jobs might not even be enough to make us live our dream lives. If you choose to work from home, chances are that you will be more productive than ever, mainly because you work in an environment that is much relaxed and very friendly, and to op it up, you will spare yourself the agony of dealing with a moody boss or an annoying coworker.

Well, if you want to work from home, there is so much you have to learn before you make that life changing decision. It might not be as easy as it sounds but the fact is that it there are a lot to be learnt before you even make the decision to work from home. The first thing you need to consider is the kind of work you want to do from home because there are a lot of them. You can choose to do internet jobs, concierge services, consultancy jobs and many other jobs that can easily be done from the comfort of the home. These kinds of work from home jobs are very flexible and easy to handle, and what’s more, they don’t need a lot of work force.

You also need to consider your finances. Most of the time it’s not easy for first timers to get their first paycheck on the first month, so it’s very important to ensure that you have enough money to take you through the first two months and also covers your daily expenses.

As you work on the job, building a profile is very vital because a profile is as good as your work. You can do this by providing good and honest information about yourself, your past jobs, projects and any other achievements. Update the project regularly to stay abreast with your particular job market. When you land your first jobs, ensure that you do a perfect work so that you can earn very positive feedback or review from your clients. Most potential online clients tend to rely so much on the review or feedback given to you by other clients.

You also need to learn new things every time. Make it your business to research more about your work and any other similar jobs that you can do. When you get a challenging job, do not make a mistake of giving up because with the internet, everything is possible. Research and learn more, find forums where you can get help and most importantly, ask your client if you are not sure of anything, it’s better to ask and be told that do inappropriate work that will disappoint the client.

Having a strong and positive attitude beats everything. Nothing comes easy and for a first timer things can get really worse when you don’t have the right attitude. Having an established work from home career takes time and patience. For the first few weeks, embrace yourself for some tough times but as time goes by you’ll barely have time to rest because your plate will be full of jobs and potential clients.

Work from home is a profitable venture that should be taken just as seriously as any other job because it brings in money the same way other jobs do. This venture is most appropriate for parents who would love to spend time at home with their kids, at the same time making some good money from the comfort of their homes.