After hearing the same question over and over from friends and family — “Why aren’t you married yet?” — art director Suzanne Heintz got tired of it and set out to do something about it. She got herself a little family…of mannequins.

Over the course of 14 years and 10,000 miles of travel, she took her fake family everywhere and took all kinds of “family” pictures….

I loved the comment of Laura:

 She’s underlining the fact that for many people, a family seems to be little better than a trophy or badge to prove that someone has succeeded at fulfilling society’s expectations of them. How many families look great in photographs but are actually empty inside? The point is not to condemn family life, but to refuse to accept that a good life is simply one that looks good to other people.

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walcots:

indie/alternative singles aka songs that makes people say “i love that band! but i only know…”
1. sweater weather//the neighbourhood 2. what you know//two door cinema club 3. anna sun//walk the moon 4. wreckin’ bar (ra ra ra)//the vaccines 5. pompeii//bastille 6. a-punk//vampire weekend 7. pumped up kicks//foster the people 8. breezeblocks//alt-j 9. lonely boy//the black keys 10. diane young//vampire weekend 11. fluorescent adolescent//arctic monkeys 12. lisztomania//phoenix 13. chocolate//the 1975 14. awkward//san cisco 15. elephant//tame impala
(listen)

walcots:

indie/alternative singles aka songs that makes people say “i love that band! but i only know…”

1. sweater weather//the neighbourhood 2. what you know//two door cinema club 3. anna sun//walk the moon 4. wreckin’ bar (ra ra ra)//the vaccines 5. pompeii//bastille 6. a-punk//vampire weekend 7. pumped up kicks//foster the people 8. breezeblocks//alt-j 9. lonely boy//the black keys 10. diane young//vampire weekend 11. fluorescent adolescent//arctic monkeys 12. lisztomania//phoenix 13. chocolate//the 1975 14. awkward//san cisco 15. elephant//tame impala

(listen)

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Develop a healthy relationship with food. If you’re hungry, eat. If you’re full, don’t eat. Eat vegetables to be good to your body, but eat ice cream to be good to your soul.

Take pictures of yourself frequently. Chronicle your life. Selfies are completely underrated. Even if the pictures are unflattering, keep them anyway. There will always be mountains and cities and buildings, but you will never look the same way as you did in that one moment in time.

Your worth does not depend on how desirable someone finds you. Spend less time in front of the mirror and more time with people who make you feel beautiful.

Close doors. Don’t hold onto things that no longer brings you happiness and do not help you grow as a person. It is okay to walk away from toxic relationships. You are not weak for letting go.

Forgive yourself. We all have something in our pasts that we are ashamed of, but they only weigh us down if we allow them to. Make amends with the old you and work every day to become the person that you’ve always wanted to be.
Tina Tran, Tips to being a happier you  (via seulray)

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Epigraphs from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as tweets

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Waterfalls
TLC
Crazy Sexy Cool

welltheregoesyoursociallife:

TLC - Waterfalls

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alvauses:

It really bugs me when you hear young kids being sexist or racist or homophobic because like they’re just kids and they’ve already been infected with other people’s bullshit.

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Get to know me meme: [3/5] favorite actors
↳ James Dean

« I don’t just want to be a good actor. I don’t even want to be just the best. I want to grow and grow, grow so tall that nobody can reach me. Not to prove anything, but just to go where you ought to go when you devote your whole life and all you are to one thing. Maybe that sounds crazy or egocentric or something, but I think there’s only one true form of greatness for a man. If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, I mean if he can live on after he’s died, then maybe he was a great man. When they talk about success, they talk about reaching the top. Well, there is no top. You’ve got to go on and on, never stop at any point. To me, the only success, the only greatness for a man is immortality. To have your work remembered in history, to leave something in this world that will last for centuries - that’s greatness.» - James Dean

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Normally before a battle the men would make themselves up to look as beautiful and amazing as possible. Then they’d go out and hack each other to pieces. That’s not my bag, of course. But based on that you can hardly call make-up unmasculine.
And look at all the old kings and dandies.

And if you look to the animal world, so often the male is more beautiful then the female - look at peacocks and lions.

Really make-up and beautiful clothes are fundamental to me. It’s just that we live in such a strange society.

David Bowie, speaking in 1972. (via glamidols)

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