1. Breathe slowly and deeply: Shallow chest breathing makes your heart beat faster, and tenses your muscles, so you feel more stressed. In contrast, breathing slowly and deeply helps you feel much more relaxed.
“If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.”—
“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.
It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”
Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.
“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”—Anais Nin (via thenegrotude)
Okay so everyone knows that Bey can sing but not enough people know what she’s truly capable of vocally so I’ve compiled what I think are some of her best bg vocals and harmonies. She came up with most of [if not all] these arrangements by herself. It’s a little over 10 minutes long but it’s worth the listen.
0:00 - 0:20: Naughty Girl, 0:21- 0:30: Baby Boy, 0:31 - 0:52: Me, Myself & I, 0:53 - 1:10: Deja Vu, 1:11 - 1:31: Get Me Bodied, 1:32 - 1:40 - Move Your Body, 1:41 - 1:54: Upgrade U, 1:55 - 2:04: Freakum Dress, 2:05 - 2:10: Green Light, 2:11 - 2:34: Irreplaceable, 2:35 - 2:47: Disappear, 2:48 - 3:07: Smash Into You, 3:08 - 3:42: Halo, 3:43 - 4:05: That’s Why You’re Beautiful, 4:06 - 4:30: Single Ladies, 4:31 - 4:37: Ego, 4:39 - 4:54: Telephone, 4:55 - 5:13: I Care, 5:14 - 5:19: Best Thing I Never Had, 5:20 - 5:34: Party, 5:35 - 6:16: Love On Top, 6:17 - 6:32: End Of Time, 6:33 - 7:02: Run The World (Girls), 7:03 - 7:17: Dance For You, 7:18 - 7:36: Schoolin’ Life, 7:37 - 7:47: I Been On, 7:48 - 8:00: God Made You Beautiful, 8:01 - 8:12: Rise Up, 8:13 - 8:36: Pretty Hurts, 8:37 - 9:18: ***Flawless, 9:18 - 9:23: Superpower, 9:24 - 10:02 - Standing On The Sun (my personal favorite), 10:03 - 10:19: Part II (On The Run), 10:20 - 10:50: Grown Woman