All posts tagged: Kind

Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last

Originally posted on Rosie Culture:
“Nice guys finish last.” Why do I always hear that? There is some sort of stereotype in the world that says girls like to be treated like dirt, so they intentionally find the guys that are going to hurt them and ignore all of those wonderful ‘nice guys’ who are pining for them. First of all: no one in the world wants to be treated poorly. Not girls, not guys – at least, not on purpose. A girl won’t ignore you, not date you, or friendzone you just because you’re nice.  There are other factors involved such as: she doesn’t think you’re attractive, you act too much like a friend, you don’t have any sort of challenge or spark to you.  This isn’t personal – we’re all attracted to different types of people and you’re just not that person’s type. Of course we want someone who is going to be nice to us.  But we don’t want someone who reminds us of our brother. Protective is great, but family-like is not.…

Be Kind and Rewind

For those of you who never enjoyed the experience of a movie rental store (i.e. blockbuster) or, more importantly, a VHS, this used to be a phrase used at most stores. If you didn’t rewind the VHS then the next renter would have to do it before watching the movie. Or some poor pimple popping teen trying to make a quick buck would have to sit in a back room and rewind them. Long explanation short: You’d be a dick. I’ll make this quick. Being kind takes a lot of strength and effort. It requires you to actually take a moment, think, and then act. In cases like the VHS you may even have to exert extra energy (i.e. the act of rewinding). Why be kind? It’s sad that you have to ask this question, but since you did…I’m sure you would appreciate if someone did it for you. If not, carry on your dick-ish ways, but be sure to own up to it. Or stop being lazy. As for the rest, just be kind. Pizza, Netflix, …

15 Thrift Shopping Tips

Given that our shops motto is to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible, we practically LIVE in thrift shops. For those of you interested in doing your own projects at an eco-friendly and affordable price, here are a few tips: 1. EXPLORE SHOPS in your area. It can be easy to fall in love with a shop, but don’t miss out on other shops that may offer great items for a cheaper (or the same) price. Considering checking out one new thrift shop each week or tackling a cluster in one weekend.  It took me four weeks to find one of my (now) top 3 shops! Don’t be like me. Do better. 2. THRIFT ON VACATION You never know what you’ll find when you venture to a different area. Hit up a few thrift stores while on vacation. Enjoy your vacation, but set aside one morning to go to a thrift store or two. I’ll be doing this when I go home to NC in a few days. I’ll be sure to post …