I love my dog more than I love most humans. I suppose most dog owners feel the same, but I’m not sure about this. Her name is Arya. I adopted her around a year ago (I believe we should adopt pets, not buy them). Oh and I found her on Instagram!
1. She doesn’t talk back (she does give me attitude sometimes though, especially when she wants to eat)
2. I’ve watched her grow (from tiny to mighty)
3. She has the cutest mustache (I’ve been told I’m being subjective about the mustache though, so I guess #3 is open for debate)
4. She taught me who to trust and who not to trust (friendly tip: never trust someone your dog doesn’t like)
5. She protects me (and I her!)
6. She’s my workout buddy (otherwise, let’s be honest, I don’t ever workout)
1. Eggs as decorations, egg designs on napkins, boiled eggs for breakfast, lunch AND dinner because your mom went ahead and boiled way too many eggs…
Eggs. Eggs everywhere. Literally, everywhere.
2. That one annoying cousin who wins the egg-breaking challenge and goes into the physics of the “tap” on the surface and how he/she “had a feeling” that this egg was going to be a winner.
Yeah, okay dude.
3. The egg-breaking challenge itself. Like, if you truly think about it: we’re making such a huge deal about smashing one egg… against another egg… And then the winner brags about it until next Easter.
4. Getting super-dressed up in a cute summery outfit for the Palm Sunday lunch ‘gram but it’s literally early April so you end up freezing throughout the entire thing.
5. Pure hate: the concept of colored chicks sold on the side of the road. The fact that it’s blatant animal abuse aside – assuming we truly believe they’re not going to die within 2-3 days, what do we expect is going to happen – we’re going to end up raising full on purple poultry in our apartments?
6. Pure love: picking out the chocolate eggs to buy from specialty chocolate boutiques and tasting literally every flavor. “Ma ba3rif eza 7abbet el Mars egg aw el Snickers egg aktar… lezim erja3 dou2on ta arrir.”
We’re all waiting for April to arrive, and no, not because the weather will be nicer and it will mean that summer is around the corner. In fact, winter will be here. You understood correctly: GAME OF THRONES’ last season will air starting April and we cannot wait to see what happens. Which is why we’ve come up with 7 possible endings for GOT.
Everyone dies. The Night King wins in the ultimate GOT battle and ends up killing the Starks, the Lannisters, and even the Khaleesi.
Everyone dies again, but this time they become night-walkers. Instead of killing the living, the Night King decides to recruit them for his undefeated army.
Khaleesi, Jon Snow, Arya and Sansa win the battle. The Night King dies and consequently, so does Bran.
Only Khaleesi and her right-hand Tyrion survive in the end. Khaleesi turns out to be pregnant with Jon’s baby who grows up to become the rightful heir to the throne.
The one with exceptional surviving skills is the last man standing: Arya Stark. Arya completes her list while everyone else is in battle and eventually rises to power and inherits the throne.
Tyrion Lannister escapes once again from death’s clutches in one of his always inexplicable ways, returns to King’s Landing, kills Cersei and takes the throne from her.
Bran controls the Night King, wiping away all adversaries and becomes the least expected heir to the throne.
Now comment your prediction for an ending, for a chance to win 2 vouchers at dipndip. Submit your answer before April 14. The winners will be announced once the season ends.
Les Fake News ont toujours existé, mais en cette ère des nouvelles technologies, l’information circule à une vitesse impressionnante et il est de plus en plus difficile de s’assurer de sa véracité.
Les Fake News peuvent se manifester sous plusieurs formes. On distingue le trouble de l’information (incomplète, approximative), la mal-information (non-vérifiée, déformée), la désinformation (acte volontaire de transmission d’une fausse nouvelle) et la fausse information (construite par une personne qui tente de la faire passer pour vraie).
Mais alors, comment savoir si une information est Fake ou pas ?
1- Distinguer information et point de vue
Qu’on ait affaire à une notice technique ou à un texte littéraire, il est important de distinguer l’information du point de vue que l’auteur a sur l’information. Une information est relativement objective. Un point de vue est personnel.
2- Repérer si l’information est de première main ou pas
Une information est dite de première main lorsque celui qui en fait le récit est celui qui était sur le fait. Plus le support de l’information est éloigné du fait qu’il relate, plus il est susceptible de subir des transformations.
3- Identifier l’auteur et ses intérêts par rapport à l’information
Il est indispensable de faire une recherche sur l’auteur d’une information car parfois ce dernier peut avoir intérêt à la modifier pour qu’elle soit en accord avec ses idées. C’est souvent le cas dans le domaine commercial lorsque l’informateur est rémunéré pour diffuser une certaine information.
4- Chercher d’autres points de vue sur le contenu de l’information et comparer
Souvent, des informations contradictoires sont diffusées à propos de faits identiques, notamment dans les journaux internationaux. Il est donc important de faire des analyses comparatives afin de distinguer les points de vue exprimés, développer un sens de la critique et arriver aux bonnes conclusions.
5- Analyser les éléments de surface de l’information (références, sources, dates etc.)
Toute information diffusée comporte des éléments de surface qui permettent d’en mesurer la véracité. Il est important de prendre ces attributs en compte lors de l’analyse d’une information afin de pouvoir l’évaluer correctement.
Au final, il est crucial d’aborder toute information par le doute et la mise en question. Mais le doute doit laisser la place à une vérité temporairement acceptable afin d’éviter de tomber dans le piège du complot permanent. Alors soyez vigilants quant aux Fake News, mais pas trop quand même !
So, here I am binge-watching Friends for the umpteenth time.
While Rachel Green was always my ‘Go To’ character, I couldn’t help but realize that Phoebe would definitely make a better role model.
Yes, Rachel is someone every girl identifies with. Whether it’s the drama in her love stories, her impatience, her love for fashion, her easy going lifestyle or her career ambitions, we can all find a part of us in her.
However, and through my never ending binging of the series, I realized that Phoebe should be the one to learn from, and here’s why:
1. She’s honest
We all know honesty is the best policy. . However, when it comes to saying “no” to a plan we don’t want to be a part of, we always tend to make-up elaborated excuses just to avoid saying “no”. Well, Phoebe just taught us that saying “no” is not so bad after all. It’s definitely better than overthinking and lying.
2. She invests in her hobbies
She loves to sing and she writes her own songs. Whether it’s at a small café – central perk – or on the streets, she doesn’t let anyone come between her and her music. Smelly cat, S M E L L Y cat, it’s not your fault…
3. She’s confident
In a world where social media has increased our insecurities, it’s great to see someone as unique and special as Phoebe. She’s always so confident. She always agrees when someone compliments her by saying “I know” and always embraces her differences. She stares at the mirror very positively as she knows she is great.
4. Zen & positive all the way
She enjoys the moment, the present. Her happiness is an attitude, and she is not on the lookout for the thing that will make her happy. Instead, she always turns every situation into a fun one. Positive vibes all the way!
5. She does not care about what others think of her
No need to explain this one. But wouldn’t the world be prettier with more Phoebes?
6. She is a real friend to everyone
She always stands by her friends and family. I mean, yeah, they all do, but Phoebe’s care and kindness are like no other!
7. She doesn’t let her past define her
Yes, she had a rough childhood. However, she doesn’t let that stand in the way of her learning new stuff or catching up on what she has missed out on. She makes the most out of every opportunity.
For all the laughing and crying, thank you Phoebe. We love our Regina Phalange
You already graduated and you still don’t know what you want to do with your life? Apply for a Master’s degree right away? Work for a year (or more?), and then apply? No clue whatsoever? Yeah we’ve all been there, and you know what? It’s Okaaaay! This will go on for a while. Actually most people ramble through life not knowing what they’re doing at all ages, so don’t think you need to have everything figured out to get going. Just go with the flow. Start somewhere (anywhere is fine!) and take it from there.
2. You won’t find your dream job right away
It’s not just that you won’t find your dream job as soon as you graduate, you might not find *any* job for a few months, and that’s okay too. It happens to the best of us. Make sure you don’t start comparing yourself to others. Sometimes it seems like people have it all together. Sometimes they’re faking it, and sometimes they really do have it together (good for them!). Regardless, don’t let it get to you. We each grow at our own pace, and everything will be okay eventually.
3. People will pressure you
This one’s the absolute worst. Whether it’s your parents, your family, your extended family, your neighbors, their dog, your parents’ friends, their neighbors, their dog, your own friends or even their parents, everyone will ask you whether you’re working yet or not on every occasion they get. They will worry about how you spend your time “doing nothing”. They will offer you their uncalled for advice because they think they know better. Some will even offer their prayers (your grandparents for instance). They will all contribute to making your days a little more annoying. Remember: don’t let them get to you! You don’t owe anyone an answer as to how you spend your time or how long it takes you to get going.
4. Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted
You will waste time, but that’s okay, because as John Lennon said: “Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted”. Take all the time you need for yourself. Even if you chill for a whole year, remember one year is nothing in comparison to a lifetime. You have all the time in the world to become whoever you want to be. It’s never too late or too early to start. The world is your oyster.
5. Time flies
Bear in mind that time goes by quickly though, so do try to make the most of it even if it’s not work-related. You don’t want to wake up 6 months later just to realize that you haven’t achieved anything at all. Travel, read books, start taking the Italian classes you never had the time for, learn how to play tennis, become a yogi… Whateeeever floats your boat. Me-time is sacred. So make the most of it!
Whether you get your monthly salary from your parents or you got a job, managing your wallet or bank account could be a great idea – only when it works! In most cases like today, yesterday and probably every other day, you will find yourself sitting at home and waiting for some miracle to happen because #BrokeLife calls for desperate measures and Netflixing in bed.
Here are 7 tips that could help you make a positive change with your financials.
1. Pay Your Debts (i.e. Whatever You Owe To Your Friends) At The Very Start Of The Month
As soon as you get your monthly salary, always try to remember if you owe someone money and make sure to pay them back. I know; you just touched your salary and probably don’t wanna let it go on the very first day, but if you wait till mid of the month, you will probably not be able to cover it. Trust me, paying your bills on time (or what you owe your friends) will give you a net profit to manage throughout the month with no worries at all. Plus, you need to always keep your promise to your friends, or else, they will not trust you anymore with future loans.
2. Know How To Budget – Allocate Your Money Depending Of The Month’s Different Plans
I know it’s kinda boring but taking 20 minutes to allocate budgets accordingly will save you a lot for later. Think about what you have planned for the month and work it out financially: budget for this month’s birthdays and big events, your next shopping list (stick to it and try not to go OFF guard!) and finally, allocate the money you need for daily meals, drinks, gas, outings, etc., separately.
Be your own consultant!
If you survived step 2 successfully, that means you should end up with some amount of money by the end of the day – even if it is as little as $10, make sure you save it and don’t feel the urge to spend it on something you don’t really need! It can help you with the upcoming busy months to come (where you have more spending) or you can always allocate an extra monthly sum for your next summer trip! Also, don’t forget to invest in a savings account – that’s an investment worth having as it pays you off big time! Check out our savings advantages for the young
4. Being Young Has Its Own Benefits
Yes, it means being able to enjoy a lot of discounts offered by so many services. I mean, why not? If being young doesn’t always pay you off with big money (as you’re probably still at entry level), it kinda makes up for it with the many discounts and benefits that many services offer exclusively for the youth only. Check out the many discounts and offers that you can benefit from by simply presenting your Lucky to be Young card!
5. Save Up On Gas
Yes, gas gas gas! Driving in Lebanon is already stressful enough, and between the daily consumption of gas and the parking prices (All valets everywhere!), it is always better to take a cab and save up!
6. Be Up-to-date On Your Credit Record
No, it’s not just another plus application on the phone; it’s here for a reason! Always keep track on your expenses to know whether you are budgeting right or whether you are overspending. Check out BLF’s app, My BLF that gives you a clear and updated view of your transactions and balances! Download it now!
7. Buy Smart
Let’s face it. We’re still young and we’re probably not doing that MUCH to be able to spend here and there without giving a care (future goals of course!) But for now, make sure you’re buying what you need and not whatever is cute or new. I mean this marketing world of ours is full of tempting stuff but let’s keep our priorities straight.
Now tell us about your most embarrassing “broke” or “card declined” moment.