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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Death. By Annie Kagan, from her book The Afterlife of Billy Fingers 8 Things My “Bad-Boy” Brother Taught Me About Death When my brother Billy woke me three weeks after he died, describing what was happening to him in the afterlife, I thought maybe I had gone a little crazy. How could my bad-boy brother, who died a tragic death, who had problems with addiction all his life, who didn’t live what most people would call a successful life, how could he be sharing secrets about life’s greatest mystery from another dimension?

But as time passed, my skepticism turned to wonder as Billy taught me all about death. 1. The First Thing that Happens is Bliss As soon as you die, you’re sucked out of your body into a Healing Chamber. 2. Even though you don’t have your body anymore, you still feel like an individual. 3. In the afterlife the light rays have qualities like wisdom, kindness, compassion and intelligence. 4. There’s a lot of mumbo jumbo on earth about what might be waiting for you after you die. 5. #imEnough - All-female band, The Mrs., changes the way women look in the mirror. Incredible Self Portraits by 14-Year-Old Photographer. 14-year-old Zev from Natick, Massachusetts, has taken the photography world by storm with his surreal photo manipulations. Better known by the nickname of ‘fiddle oak’, Zev presents a highly imaginative portfolio of surreal self-portraits, which he created together with his sister Nellie (aged 17).

His work seems to mirror the transition from the fairy-tale childhood worlds into those that are way more complicated and still unknown. Read more. How to Be Photogenic: 25 Tricks That Make You Instantly More Gorgeous in Pictures. This time of year can be a minefield of potentially awkward family photos, unflattering party pics and more snaps that just want to make you hit “untag.”

Even if you love the way you look in person, it takes practice to make sure your in-the-flesh beauty translates on camera. The good news? Being photogenic is a skill you can totally master. Here are a few of our favorite tips that will help you bring out your inner Gisele. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Essentials for putting your best face forward. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Taylor Swift demonstrates the classic red carpet pose.Photo: Getty Images 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 30 Amazing Things To Do Before Turning 30 - A Bucket LIst, of sorts. My birthday was this past weekend (yay!). Having only just turned 29, it seems somewhat appropriate to reflect a bit on my admittedly short twenty-something life. Also considering that this was the third birthday I’ve celebrated in my adopted home of Berlin, I figure it deserves a bit more reflection than usual. THREE YEARS HOLY WHAT?! How did that happen?! Anyways, thinking about my life and my plans and the fact that in less than 12 months from today I’m turning that strangely scary “30,” I figured it was about time I sat down, put pen to the paper and came up with some formidable goals for the next year.

As in my previous 25 Things To Do Before Turning 25 post, there are really a few categories to this. In no particular order… 1. This isn’t just “go to the gym” (ha, like I even would?!) 2. Okay, this one’s kind of silly. 3. *** 2014 update! 4. I love learning and while I may no longer officially be a student, I think there’s plenty to still be gained in schools. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12 Ways To Identify An Egyptian Traveller. 37 Regrets That You Should Always Avoid. Everyone goes through life experiencing enough mistakes and resulting damage that, by the time they are old enough, they have regrets. They say hindsight is 20/20 and when you look back at your life you will know what moments you should have changed. However, we want to help you out. Forget hindsight. We’ve compiled a list of the 37 things you must not do or else you will definitely regret them at the end of your life. Just read through these and trust us.

It’ll be worth it. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) Flickr / rocketboom 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) 11.) 12.) 13.) 14.) 15.) 16.) 17.) 18.) 19.) 20.) 21.) 22.) 23.) 24.) 25.) 26.) 27.) 28.) 29.) 30.) 31.) 32.) 33.) 34.) 35.) 36.) 37.) It’s never too late to change your life, so start by avoiding these things.

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What happens when you quit SMOKING ??? 25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions. A question that makes you think is worth asking… At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story. This process of self reflection helps us maintain a conscious awareness of where we’ve been and where we intend to go. It is pertinent to the organization and preservation of our dreams, goals and desires. If you would like to maximize the benefits of self reflection, our new sister site, Thought Questions, is for you.

A new illustrated thought question is posted daily. We recommend that you read and reread these questions regularly when you have some quiet time to think. Remember, these questions have no right or wrong answers. Here’s a sample of 25 recent thought questions posted on the site: Thought Questions is updated daily. Related 6 Questions that Will Save Your Relationships.