Five Types of Men You Shouldn’t Marry:
Once they’ve gone on enough dates, most women start lowering the bar when it comes to marriage material. And if your standards were too high to begin with, that might even be a good thing.
—But if you lower them TOO much, you could end up with someone you shouldn’t be with. Here’s a list from “The Huffington Post” of five types of men you shouldn’t marry, because they won’t make you happy in the long run.
#1.) The Guy Who Hates His Job. It’s one thing if he doesn’t LIKE his job and he’s looking for something else. But if he’s miserable and has no drive to find something better, you’ll absorb that negativity, and YOU’LL be miserable too.
#2.) The Guy Who Puts Work First. This is the extreme opposite. If he’s a workaholic, he might be a good PROVIDER. But he might not be there emotionally.
#3.) The Guy Who’s Obsessed with His Mother. If he loves her and always defends her, you’ll never live up to his standards. If he HATES her, he’ll want you to be the exact opposite, which isn’t realistic.
#4.) The Guy Who Doesn’t Want You to Meet His Friends. Men need to spend time with their friends, just like women need a girls’ night out sometimes.
—But if he NEVER wants you around his friends, it’s a sign he’s not ready to share certain parts of his life … which means he’s probably not a safe bet.
#5.) The Guy Who Can’t Believe You Picked Him. If he says it once, just take it as a compliment. But if he says it ALL the time, he’s probably got self-esteem issues. And eventually, you’ll start wondering if he’s right. (The Huffington Post)
STUFF THEY SHOULD TELL YOU WHEN YOU’RE 18
As a kid and a teenager, you are taught a bunch of stuff. Language, social studies, algebra and science — among many other things.
But how much of this stuff is actually useful? Wouldn’t it be much better to learn serious life lessons as early as possible?
Here’s a rundown of some stuff somebody should tell you when you’re 18:
Chase your dreams while you are able — It’s important to take some time to think about what you are passionate about and do it before “real life” creeps in and slows you down.
Failures are better than inaction — You will regret the stuff you chose to not do more than the mistakes you made.
Always be honest, both with yourself and with others — Lying is just a waste of time. So be honest at all times and don’t let other people tell you how you should feel or who you should be.
Trust your instincts — In almost any situation, trust your gut over anyone’s advice. Don’t second guess yourself and don’t do things that you feel aren’t right just because you want to be “nice.”
Play everyday — As we grow up, we stop being willing to just play. There is always room to be creative and silly.
NBA LOCKOUT LOSERS
The NBA Players’ Association and the NBA owners can’t seem to find common ground at the negotiating table and it looks like the players will respond by suing the owners.
Lawsuits, of course, take lots of time, which means there’s a very good chance the upcoming NBA season will either be shortened — or not played at all.
But not all involved parties are affected equally by the lockout.
Here is a list of some people and teams who will lose the most because of the lockout:
Rookies — Congratulations, rookies! It’s time for you to join the big leagues. Unfortunately, there are no big leagues to join right now.
Miami Heat Fans — The Heat went down in flames during last year’s finals. That bitter taste will continue to be there until finally, maybe, the games are played again.
Older Players — Guys like Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett don’t need the money, but they’re not getting any younger. Another year on those old bones isn’t doing them any favors.
Kobe Bryant — As the highest paid player in the NBA, he stands to lose $25 million if there is no season this year.
New York Knicks — They’re the most profitable team, which means they’ll lose the most money with no games.
Non-Players — Each team employs a bunch of support staff and stadium personnel. These people are just making a living and not raking in millions — and will have to figure out ways to survive as the millionaires and billionaires battle.
Source: Fox Sports
FAMILY: Parents Order Chicken Pox Lollipops On Facebook (Posted 3:00 AM, 11/16/2011)
In the past, parents have held “chicken pox parties,” where a bunch of healthy kids would get together with a kid who was infected with chicken pox — with the hope that the healthy kids would get the disease when they’re young so they can avoid getting it later in life.
This, obviously, is controversial — but not as controversial as what some parents are doing these days.
There is a Facebook group out there offering parents the chance to receive lollipops in the mail that have allegedly been infected with chicken pox.
So, instead of throwing parties to get the disease, the disease is being sent through the mail.
Amazing but true, parents are offering their otherwise healthy kids a pre-licked lollipop sent to them by a stranger they met on the Internet.
It gets worse.
Other parents are actually out there looking for people to send measles, mumps and rubella.
10 Tips To Make Him Hear You
1. Don’t Talk While He’s Busy. Don’t talk to him when he’s playing his video game, watching TV, or doing some other extra-curricular activity. You’ll be wasting your words because he is not listening.
2. Don’t Interrupt Him. Don’t demand he stop doing whatever he is doing to listen to you. All he will do is wait for you to be finished so he can get back to what he was doing before. That means, he really isn’t paying any attention to you. He’s probably thinking about which door he has to try to get into the next level of his PS3 game.
3. Don’t Yell At Him. Don’t yell at him to listen to you before you talk to him. He’ll most likely be thinking you’re about to complain about something he should have done or didn’t do and has already tuned you out. Once you are out, you are out for good.
4. Approach Him With A Smile. Make the conversation one that he wants to be part of and one that he is going to like. To do this, smile and take his hands into yours. Sit on the couch and tell him that you miss him and that you want to talk to him for a while.
5. Ask Him If He Understands. As you’re talking, if you start to get the stare, stop and ask, “Are you following me?” If doesn’t seem like he is, go back and explain it better. Remember, he is male and him and his friends don’t converse like women do.
6. Encourage Him to Ask Questions. When he doesn’t understand something, ask him, “What part doesn’t make sense?” Tell him that you want to make sure he understands what you are talking about because you value his input on the topic. He will appreciate that you care so much about what he thinks.
7. Tell Him What You Want To Hear. Sometimes men don’t understand what you want from them to make you feel better and they have to be told. It’s okay, many men really want you to tell them and yes, you should tell them — they really don’t know. So, if your man says, “Wow! That dress really makes your butt look huge.” Correct him by saying something like, “Is that a good thing? If it is, you might want to say something like, ‘Wow! You really look beautiful in that dress tonight.’”
8. Tell Him What You Want From The Relationship. Just like telling him what you want to hear, tell your man what you want from the relationship. Do you want poems? Tell him that you want poems. Okay, so it’s not as romantic as if he did it himself. But if you think about it, he has to choose one that makes him think of you and that is romantic.
9. Don’t Talk to Him When He’s Upset. If he’s upset about something, don’t try to start a conversation with him. He’s already on another planet and isn’t going to be able to take in, never mind understand anything you are saying. Wait until he has cooled down before you discuss anything with him.
10. Praise Him. As you are trying to get him to understand you more, praise him. The more you praise him, the more he will want to understand you. You’ll start to see how his eyes light up when you bring up the idea of talking about something or *gasp* his willingness to pause a video game for an instant for you to say something.