People can’t get enough of this new organic, vegetarian fast food.

When you think about fast food, what comes to mind?

If you’re like me, you probably start salivating as you imagine greasy burgers, gloriously deep-fried onion rings, and calorie-laden milkshakes. Yum.

Basically, this. Image via Thinkstock.

A new fast food restaurant in California is aiming to broaden that image by introducing a vegetarian option.

Andy and Rachel Berliner, the founders of Amy’s Kitchen, originally launched their line of vegetarian frozen, canned, and prepackaged foods in grocery stores (you’ve probably seen Amy’s organic, vegetarian, and vegan food in your local grocery store) after they found themselves frustrated with the vegetarian options available at the time.

Then the Berliners decided they wanted to take their mission one step further,
envisioning a fast food restaurant where employees (who were paid a living wage plus health benefits) served vegetarian meals full of fresh local veggies.

That idea became Amy’s Drive Thru, one of the first organic, vegetarian drive-thru restaurants in the country.

As of their opening in July, Amy’s Drive Thru has proven to be a ridiculous success.

On opening day,
Amy’s served over 500 people most of whom waited for more than an hour in line just to order. And although they expected business to slow a bit in the following weeks, the demand has just continued to grow.

There it is the restaurant that vegetarian fast food dreams are made of. All photos below via Amy’s Kitchen.

Why the crazy business? An Amy’s spokesperson told Upworthy that it’s likely all about pent up demand.
People love fast food, but they want variety. And Amy’s is delivering.

Not to mention, the food at Amy’s Drive Thru is getting rave reviews.

Amy’s serves organic veggie burgers, burritos, mac ‘n’ cheese, pizza, salads, chili fries, and even milkshakes (and, yes, you can choose from dairy or non-dairy options). Every menu item at Amy’s can be made either gluten-free or vegan as well.

The coffee, vegetables, and even the milk come from local farms, too. “Our relationships with farmers and our knowledge of how to make delicious food on a large scale has really made this project possible. We’ve been able to keep the quality high and the prices reasonable,” Andy Berliner said in a press release.

Yep that’s fast food.

I know, I know but this broccoli cheddar mac ‘n’ cheese is fast food, too. It’s also vegetarian and chock full of local ingredients. Drool.


Allergic to gluten? No worries. You can order gluten free everything (including pizza) at Amy’s.

So here’s to reimagining fast food in a new way, and keeping low price points at the same time.

A single burger at Amy’s will only set you back $2.99. And a bowl of mac ‘n’ cheese? $4.69.


Fast food has become popular largely because it’s convenient, easily available, and affordable, but we’re all ears for ideas about how to add variety to that description.

Amy’s Drive Thru seems to have it in the bag: fair wages for employees, local farm support, low prices, and a sustainable business model. Their tables, chairs, and building materials are even upcycled and sustainable.

So … who wants to take a trip to California with me?

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/people-cant-get-enough-of-this-new-organic-vegetarian-fast-food?c=tpstream

25 Parenting Hacks Every New Mom Or Dad Should Definitely Know

Just under 4 million babies are born in the U.S. each year. That means that some 8 million parents welcome a new child into the world.

And as those parents know, raising a kid is not an easy job. There are sleepless nights, stressful days, diaper changes, crying…the list goes on. As your little ones grow up, new challenges arise. That’s why it’s so important to have an edge.

Take it from moms and dads who have been parents many times over — this insider knowledge is sure to make things easier on just about any new mother or father.

1. Prevent your kid’s toys from floating away in the tub with an old laundry basket.

2. Make a DIY sparkler hand protector out of a Solo cup.

3. Change the bottle game by enabling your tot to feed themselves.

4. Use a rubber band to teach your kids how to hold a pencil and write properly.

5. Use disposable coffee cup tops to prevent messy popsicle drips.

6. If your kids are afraid of monsters, spray their room with “Monster Spray.”

7. Turn cleanup time into a fun game.

8. Freeze Capri Sun overnight to make a delicious slushy.

9. Give your kid a sweet playpen by inflating a pool indoors.

10. Put padlocks on plugs so there’s no risk of your little tykes playing with them.

11. Once your baby learns to crawl, put them in this adorable onesie — they’ll mop while they explore.

12. Use a shoe organizer as a storage spot in your car.

13. All you need is a strong sheet and a table to make a baby-friendly indoor hammock.

14. An old camera bag can work as a new diaper bag.

15. Use an old phone to make a monitor for your baby’s crib.

16. Give your baby some shade and shield them from nasty bug bites by putting a crib sheet over their outdoor playpen.

17. Disposable sauce containers are a great place to store pacifiers.

18. Keep kids from making a mess while they eat in the car by bringing along shower totes.

19. Use an old lotion bottle to make an easy water balloon pump.

20. Fill a glove with beans to make it seem like you are holding your little one while they sleep.

21. Make an awesome faucet extender with an old shampoo or body wash bottle.

22. A large cardboard box can turn any stairway into a slide.

23. This little hat will prevent tears while you bathe your baby.

24. Let your kids know exactly how much toilet paper they should be using.

25. And finally, for when you’ve got teens…use this trick to alert you if they try to sneak in after curfew.

(via WooHome)

Hopefully, these hacks will make your transition into parenthood a bit smoother. But above all, just enjoy the ride!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/parenting-hacks/

50 Tiny Things Every 20-Something Needs To Realize

1. Your parents only want what is best for you.

2. You can’t change your body type.

3. Meditation actually works.

4. You aren’t fifteen anymore.

5. Talking about someone behind their back isn’t going to make you look anycooler.

6. You aren’t going to have the same friends that you did when you were six. And that’s ok.

7. People grow apart.

8. Just because someone tells you they love you, doesn’t mean theywill mean it forever.

9. When you find love, don’t run away.

10. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

11. You are not as alone as you think.

12. Making a mistake is not the end of the world.

13. You’re allowed to quit a job you hate.

14. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.

15. Sex gets better.

16. Travel while you are young.

17. Heartbreak is a universal feeling. And it’s not going to kill you despite what you might think.

18. Trust your gut.

19. You have to work at what you want. It’s not going to come to you.

20. Don’t get back with your ex.

21. Crying doesn’t make you weak.

22. You’re allowed to feel lost at this age.

23. You’re allowed to not know what the heck you are doing.

24. Work hard in school. It will be worth it.

25. Don’t let people who treat you badly back into your life just out of comfort.

26. When you say, ‘I love you’, mean it.

27. Your dream career may not be what you are going to do for the rest of your life.

28. Your dream guy/girl may not be who you end up with.

29. Online dating isn’t something to be ashamed of or embarrassed about.

30. Love is always going to be beautiful.

31. Mental health isn’t something to joke about.

32. You’re allowed to drop everything and travel.

33. You are still so, so young.

34. You will probably have a quarter-life crisis one of these days, but I promise you, you will survive it.

35. Block your ex on every social media platform. Trust me.

36. If you are in love with someone, tell them.

37. Make mistakes. And then learn from them instead of beating yourself up about it.

38. Follow your own advice.

39. If you really want something, chase after it until you get it.

40. Being kind goes a long way.

41. Know your worth.

42. Don’t let people treat like you like a little kid.

43. How you see yourself is so important.

44. You can’t hide from your problems.

45. Tell the truth and come clean if you mess up. Don’t hide.

46. Grades don’t mean a thing in the real world.

47. Worrying more will not do anything to help you.

48. You need to surround yourself with people that make you feel good about yourself, not people that bring you down.

49. Don’t ever take anything for granted, especially the people who you love.

50. Say ‘I love you‘ as much as you can.

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Read more: http://thoughtcatalog.com/lauren-jarvis-gibson/2016/10/50-tiny-things-every-20-something-needs-to-realize/

Her mother doesn’t get why she’s depressed. So she explains the best way she knows how.

Sabrina Benaim’s Explaining My Depression to My Mother” is pretty powerful on its own:

But, in it, her mother exhibits some of the most common misconceptions about depression, and I’d like to point out three of them here.

Misconception #1: Depression is triggered by a single event or series of traumatic events.


Most people think depression is triggered by a traumatic event: a loved one dying, a job loss, a national tragedy, some THING. The truth is that depression sometimes just appears out of nowhere. So when you think that a friend or loved one is just in an extended bad mood, reconsider. They could be suffering from depression.

Misconception #2: People with depression are only sad.


Most people who have never experienced depression think depression is just an overwhelming sadness. In reality, depression is a complex set of feelings and physical changes in the body. People who suffer from depression are sad, yes, but they can also be anxious, worried, apathetic, and tense, among other things.

Misconception #3: You can snap out of it.


The thing with depression is that it’s a medical condition that affects your brain chemistry. It has to do with environmental or biological factors first and foremost. Sabrina’s mother seems to think that if her daughter would only go through the motions of being happy that then she would become happy. But that’s not the case. Depression is a biological illness that leaks into your state of being.

Think of it this way: If you had a cold, could you just snap out of it”?

No? Exactly.

These are only three of the misconceptions about depression. If you know somebody suffering from depression, you should take a look at this video here to learn the best way to talk to them.

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/her-mother-doesnt-get-why-shes-depressed-so-she-explains-the-best-way-she-knows-how?c=tpstream

The results of the latest study about vaccines and autism are in, and they’re not surprising.

Here’s the thing about science.

Science! Photo from
“Maniac”/Wikimedia Commons.

It has a mind of its own. And sometimes, it won’t do what you want it to do.

At least one anti-vaccine group recently learned this the hard way.

Beginning in 2003, SafeMinds, a group that attributes the majority of new cases of autism to “worrisome changes in our environment,” spent hundreds of thousands of dollars over 10 years to fund a study that it hoped would demonstrate a conclusive link between childhood vaccines and autism, according to a
report in Newsweek.

The results of the study were finally published last week. And it did not turn out the way SafeMinds expected:

“Between 2003 and 2013, SafeMinds provided scientists from the University ofTexas Southwestern School of Medicine, the University of Washington, the Johnson Center for Child Health & Development and other research institutions with approximately $250,000 to conduct a long-term investigation evaluating behavioral and brain changes of baby rhesus macaques that were administered a standard course of childhood vaccines. (The National Autism Association, another organization that has questioned vaccine safety, also provided financial support for this research.) The latest paper in the multiyear project was
published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). In it, the researchers concluded that vaccines did not cause any brain or behavioral changes in the primates.”

Yep. The evidence against a vaccines-autism link is so overwhelming that even a study funded specifically to find such a link was unable to find one.


Vaccines! Photo by
James Gathany, CDC/Wikimedia Commons.

It’s one thing to spend money on an honest scientific inquiry and let the chips fall where they may. But once the inquiry has been made, it’s important to respect the facts.

A 2013 study in the Journal of Pediatrics also found no evidence supporting a vaccines-autism link. Neither did this 2015 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Nor did this one from 2011. This one also found none.

SafeMinds has pushed back against the reported findings via a statement on their website, but thus far, the evidence for a vaccine-autism connection is thin-to-nonexistent.

After all, the most prominent study to suggest one has
since been found to have been a complete fabrication.

The bottom line: Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but no one is entitled to their own science.

Science!! Photo by
Glen Edelson/Flickr.

And the science just keeps getting clearer and clearer:

Vaccines and autism aren’t linked.

And vaccines save lives.

Graphic by
Leon Farrant/visually.

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/the-results-of-the-latest-study-about-vaccines-and-autism-are-in-and-theyre-not-surprising?c=

Mike Pence, The US Vice President-Elect, Has Said He Doesn’t Believe That Smoking Kills

Mike Pence, the vice president-elect of the US, has said he doesn’t believe smoking kills people.

He made that case in an op-ed article published in 2000 and has made no public effort to update his position since.

“Time for a quick reality check,” Pence wrote. “Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill. In fact, 2 out of every three smokers does not die from a smoking related illness and 9 out of ten smokers do not contract lung cancer.”

Those statistics are questionable to the point of being ludicrous, largely because we keep discovering new ways that smoking is deadly. Those statistics would still be worrisome, however. About 40 million people smoke in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One out of every three current smokers dying from a smoking-related illness would therefore translate to about 13.3 million people dead. One out of 10 smokers developing lung cancer means 4 million sick people.

Here are the facts

Pence added the caveat “news flash: smoking is not good for you,” which further raises the question of why he felt the need to write a piece in the first place downplaying tobacco’s dangers.

To be clear: The year 2000 was a while ago, but it also came 36 years after Surgeon General Luther Terry published his 1964 reports on the link between smoking and cancer.

Pence was selected to be a stable, mainstream running mate to Donald Trump, and to settle the nerves of the Republican Party apparently despite Trump’s expressed wishes. Now he’s just one of the many reasons people who care about science and health are terrified of Trump’s impending presidency.

Read the original article on Tech Insider. Copyright 2016.

Now watch: Government agencies think theyve figured out what the ‘strange thing swimming’ in Alaska actually is

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/mike-pence-the-us-vice-presidentelect-has-said-he-doesnt-believe-that-smoking-kills/

Judge finds Michelle Carter guilty of manslaughter in texting suicide case

(CNN)In a case that hinged largely on a teenage couple’s intimate text messages, Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Friday in the 2014 death of her boyfriend, who poisoned himself by inhaling carbon monoxide in his pickup truck, a Massachusetts judge ruled.

Carter’s own words — preserved in hundreds of text messages presented as evidence over six days of testimony — helped seal her conviction in the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz said during a 15-minute explanation of his rationale.
“She admits in … texts that she did nothing: She did not call the police or Mr. Roy’s family” after hearing his last breaths during a phone call, Moniz said. “And, finally, she did not issue a simple additional instruction: Get out of the truck.”
    Carter, 20, cried silently as Moniz spoke. She stood to receive the ruling, which could set legal precedent for whether it’s a crime to tell someone to commit suicide.

    ‘There are no winners here’

    Prosecutors had argued that Carter sent Roy numerous text messages urging him to commit suicide, listened over the phone as he suffocated and failed to alert authorities or his family that he’d died. The judge agreed.
    “This court has found that Carter’s actions and failure to act where it was her self-created duty to Roy since she put him in that toxic environment constituted reckless conduct,” the judge said. “The court finds that the conduct caused the death of Mr. Roy.”
    With Carter standing, Moniz said, “This court, having reviewed the evidence, finds you guilty on the indictment with involuntary manslaughter.”
    Although Cater was not present when Roy killed himself, her text messages and conversations with him proved damning.
    One July 2012 exchange of texts messages was typical:
    Roy: “I’m overthinking”
    Carter: “I thought you wanted to do this. The time is right and you’re ready, you just need to do it! You can’t keep living this way. You just need to do it like you did last time and not think about it and just do it babe. You can’t keep doing this every day.”
    Roy’s relatives, who sat near Carter in the front row of the courtroom, wept as the judge ticked through the steps Roy took to end his life, as well as Carter’s complicity. Sitting opposite them, Carter’s family members also sobbed.
    “Although we are very pleased with the verdict, in reality there are no winners here,” prosecutor Katie Rayburn told reporters later. “Two families had been torn apart and will be affected by this for years to come. We hope verdict will bring some closure… It’s been an extremely emotionally draining process for everyone involved.”
    Roy aspired to be a tugboat captain and would be alive if not for Carter’s actions, Rayburn said. He had been trying to better himself, and “we all wish he had the opportunity” to grow up, she said.
    Added Roy’s father, Conrad Roy Jr.: “This has been a very tough time for our family, and we would just like to process this verdict that we are happy with.”
    Moniz let Carter, who was tried as a juvenile because she was 17 at the time of the crime, remain free on bail until her sentencing on August 3. She could face up to 20 years in prison, though experts say such a lengthy sentence is unlikely.
    She was ordered to have no contact with members of the Roy family. She cannot apply for or obtain a passport, nor can she leave Massachusetts without permission from a judge.

    Case was watched closely

    The ruling, which may spur lawmakers to codify the behavior highlighted in the case as criminal, was closely watched by legal experts.
    “Given the expansive definition of manslaughter under Massachusetts law, the guilty verdict is not a surprise,” CNN legal analyst Danny Cevallos said.
    “Still, this verdict is concerning because it reflects a judicial willingness to expand legal liability for another person’s suicide, an act which by definition is a completely independent choice,” he said. “Historically, suicide has been considered a superseding act which breaks the chain of legal causation.”
    In charging Carter with involuntary manslaughter, prosecutors were threading a legal needle, another legal expert said.
    “I thought it was a square peg in a round hole, it wasn’t a great fit for manslaughter,” Daniel Medwed, professor of law and criminal justice at Northeastern University, said after the decision. “Her behavior was so morally reprehensible, but I wasn’t sure how, as a matter of law, it constituted as manslaughter.”
    Medwed said manslaughter involves direct action such as a drunk driver who slams into a car or someone who fires a gun into a crowd to recklessly cause a death.
    “This case involves mainly words, but ultimately [Roy] decided to do the deed, so it didn’t fit in with the classic patter of manslaughter,” he said. “But the facts are so powerful, so compelling and her behavior so apparent that I’m not shocked she got convicted for manslaughter.”

    Texts drove suicide, prosecutors argued

    Carter secretly nudged Roy toward suicide by sending him numerous text messages encouraging him to take his life, prosecutors said.
    In closing arguments Tuesday, prosecutors said Carter berated her vulnerable boyfriend when he had second thoughts about killing himself, listened by phone as he died and used his suicide to get from friends the attention that she desperately craved.
    Carter went from offering “words of kindness and love” to aggressively encouraging Roy via text message to carry out longtime threats to commit suicide, Rayburn told the court.
    “It got to the point that he was apologizing to her, … apologizing to her for not being dead yet,” she said in her closing argument.
    Rayburn reminded the judge of text messages in which Carter encouraged Roy to get back in the truck. In text messages to a friend, she described hearing his final words and breaths on the phone.
    Roy’s body was found July 13, 2014, a day after his suicide in his parked truck in a Kmart parking lot in Fairhaven, nearly 40 miles from his home.

    ‘Tragic … not a homicide,’ defense said

    Carter’s attorney argued she was a troubled, delusional young woman who was “dragged” into the suicidal journey of Roy, who had long been intent on killing himself.
    “The evidence actually established that Conrad Roy caused his own death by his physical actions and by his own thoughts,” defense attorney Joseph Cataldo said. “You’re dealing with an individual who wanted to take his own life. … He dragged Michelle Carter into this.”
    Carter was “overwhelmed” by Roy’s talk of suicide while at the same time dealing “with all of her baggage,” including the side effects of medication for depression, Cataldo said.
    “It’s sad, it’s tragic,” he said. “It’s just not a homicide.”
    Earlier in the trial, a psychiatrist testified that Carter was delusional after becoming “involuntarily intoxicated” by antidepressants. She was “unable to form intent” after switching to a new prescription drug months before Roy’s suicide, and she even texted his phone for weeks after he died, the psychiatrist testified.

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/16/us/michelle-carter-texting-case/index.html

    Mental Health Support Will Disappear Under The GOP Healthcare Act

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obamas landmark healthcare bill, is going to be torn up by the GOP and replaced with the American Healthcare Reform Act of 2017 something that has been met with a chorus of disapproval from both Democrats and Republicans, and medical professionals.

    Despite the problem with rising premium costs, Obamacare meant that over 20 million Americans received health care and plenty of them had their lives saved by the legislature. The GOP kingpins are making it seem like replacing it with their own version will be easy, but a quick look at history reveals that this is wishful thinking of the highest order.

    At a glance, the new bill amounts to a $600 billion tax cut for the top 0.1 percent, while being Obamacare-lite in terms of its ability to provide health coverage for most Americans. Its worth highlighting that, apart from the fact that tens of millions will instantly lose coverage, theres some deeplyupsetting news for those suffering from mental health issues.

    The ACA expanded Medicaid, the social health care program for those with limited economic resources, in order to make sure a health issue wouldnt disrupt their lives.

    The new bill, HR 277, will roll back this expansion by 2020, which means among other things that almost 8 million people who use Medicaid to get support for mental health issues, and the 10.4 million that get help for their substance abuse, will no longer have it.

    Dont take our word for it you can read the bill yourself, or, if you support the repeal of the ACA, take a peek at a statement released by four GOP Senators.

    Writing to House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) explain that they are concerned that any poorly implemented or poorly timed change in the current funding structure in Medicaid could result in a reduction in access to life-saving health care services.

    We believe Medicaid needs to be reformed, they write, but reform should not come at the cost of disruption in access to health care for our countrys most vulnerable and sickest individuals.

    The Senators go on to say that they fully support the repeal of ACA, but there needs to be a gradual transition from one plan to the next to ensure that people relying on such programs are supported throughout.

    The Affordable Care Act is not working for states or the federal government and must be repealed and replaced with a plan that reforms Medicaid and protects individuals and their families over the long term, they add.

    However, the February 10 draft proposal from the House does not meet the test of stability for individuals currently enrolled in the program and we will not support a plan that does not include stability for Medicaid expansion populations.

    That last paragraphs importance cannot be understated. Currently, the GOP have a slim majority of 52 in the Senate, which means they can certainly repeal the ACA but only if they have pretty much everyone on board. If these four dissenting Senators withdraw their support and they arent alone in their protestations then ACA wont be repealed.

    Additionally, in order to vote to enact a new bill, the GOP need a supermajority of 60 senators to vote for it, something they currently dont, and wont, have.

    So as it stands, all these people relying on mental health programs may or may not have coverage within a few months depending on what wary GOP lawmakers decide to do. If they do lose their coverage, theres no mechanism available for them to quickly replace their coverage with a new bill.

    A recent study suggested that as many as 83 percent of people will suffer from a mental health issue at some point during their lives. HR 1275, as it stands, will doom millions to deal with these problems themselves, and thats nothing short of unacceptable.

    Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mental-health-support-disappear-under-gop-healthcare-act/

    This Is How You Really Love Someone Through Depression

    The phrase ‘love yourself before someone can love you’, doesnt apply to people who have depression. Because more than anything they are learning how to love and accept themselves. But sometimes, it takes following someone elses lead to get there.

    What people fail to address is the concept of truly being loved by another person is what will diminish depression. It might not go away but the closest someone can get to beating depression is learning to love another person and learning to let someone love you.


    So how do you love someone like this? How do you overcome the battles you might never understand?

    1. Through acceptance.

    Understand that this might be something you will never understand. Internal battles within ones self, can really only be understood to the core if youve lived through it. So youll have to accept this without fully understanding it. And yes, youll see the impact it might have on the person you love and that might impact you but just know its not something youll get. But you don’t have to understand this to love them.

    2. Youre going to see a side to them they hate.

    Theres a reason they hide it. Theres a reason a lot of people havent seen it. But youre bound to when you love someone. That person who is positive and upbeat and lights up every room they walk into is only that way because theyve lived through whats on the other side of it. It’s going to be hard at first.

    3. Understand who they are at their worst isnt them.

    When they choose to let you in that close, what youll realize is how opposite this person in front of you on one of their bad days is compared to the one you fell in love with. Youll notice a change in even their tone of voice. Youll notice a glazed over look in their eyes. Everything about them will be different. Understand the negative thoughts and the words coming out of their mouth, youve never heard before arent them. Its this disease. Depression is a disease.

    4. They are going to push you away.

    On their bad days, the thoughts will consume them that they arent capable of being loved. Love them anyway. Even when they dont believe it. They will convince themselves they are a burden. Love them anyway. They will think you are better off without them and deserve someone healthy. Choose them anyway. They will tell you to leave more than once. Choose to stay.

    5. The bad days will pass.

    There will be days they wont want to get out of bed or be productive. There will be days where you look at them and you feel helpless, wishing you could fix it. There will be days you blame yourself as their partner for not making them happier. Dont think like that. This isn’t your fault and it isn’t their fault. There will days where they break down in tears and cant even articulate why they are feeling this way. In those moments, hold them. Be their strength. The best thing you can do is stand beside them on the bad days because like all things, depression is a feeling that will pass. Its a storm that will end. Believe that.

    5. Youll learn to appreciate the good days.

    More than anything loving someone with depression will teach you an appreciation for things youve never thought about before. Youll appreciate the good days as much as they do and thats what will make it worth it. Just like those good days give them strength on their bad days, it too will give you strength. Because trust me when I say this, the good days outweigh the bad ones.

    6. It will be an emotional rollercoaster.

    This will test you in a way, youve never been challenged before. But there wont be a better ride in your life. Because people with depression might know such negativity. They might take you to dark places youd never choose. But along with knowing all of that, people with depression have an ability to love so deeply. They have a compassion for others that will teach you to be better. They have eyes that see beyond what is on the surface and their ability to understand and relate to people will be the reason you fell in love with them.

    7. But it will be the ride of your life and totally worth it.


    People who live with depression also know how to love deeper than anyone in the world.
    And if you’re lucky to be on the receiving end of that, their love will fill you in a way those bad days wont even matter. Their love will make you a version of yourself you never thought you would be, in the best way. And it will be through love, you both can continue to beat this together.

    Read more: http://thoughtcatalog.com/kirsten-corley/2017/02/this-is-how-you-really-love-someone-through-depression/

    Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89 – BBC News

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    Sir Bruce Forsyth, the veteran entertainer and presenter of many successful TV shows, has died aged 89.

    The former Strictly Come Dancing host had been unwell for some time and was in hospital earlier this year after a severe chest infection.

    His long career in showbusiness began when he was aged just 14.

    He became Britain’s best-paid TV star, famous for hosting game shows like The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and The Price is Right.

    He also presented BBC One’s Strictly with Tess Daly from 2004 to 2014.

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    A statement from his manager Ian Wilson said he died “peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children”.

    “A couple of weeks ago, a friend visited him and asked him what he had been doing these last 18 months. With a twinkle in his eye, he responded, ‘I’ve been very, very busy… being ill!'” he added.

    Sir Bruce’s family thanked “the many people who have sent cards and letters to Bruce wishing him well over his long illness”, adding there would be no further comment at the moment.

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    Image caption Sir Bruce was a household name by the 1960s

    Tributes have been paid by his friends and admirers in the showbusiness world. Sir Bruce’s Strictly co-host Tess Daly said she was “heartbroken”.

    “From the moment we met, Bruce and I did nothing but laugh our way through a decade of working together on Strictly Come Dancing and I will never forget his generosity, his brilliant sense of humour and his drive to entertain the audiences he so loved,” she said.

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    Former Strictly judge Len Goodman also paid tribute, saying: “As long as I can remember there has always been Bruce on our TV.

    “His work ethic, professionalism and charm will be with me forever. Bruce it was nice to see you to see you nice.”

    Strictly presenter Claudia Winkleman, who replaced Sir Bruce after he left the show, tweeted that he was “the King of TV, the Prince of performers and the most generous of people… all toe-tapping twinkle, all kindness, all love….

    “The Bruce you saw really was the man he was. We’ll miss him so much.”

    Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood added: “Extremely sad to hear the news of Bruce’s passing. A true legend and national treasure. He will be deeply missed but always remembered.”

    Former judge Arlene Phillips said the entertainer was an “indestructible titan, tap dancing his way through life”.

    She added: “Working with him on Strictly was personally a joy. His endless teasing of my judging style, particularly with strong sportsmen, was an ongoing joke.

    “His enormous support after I was let go from the Strictly panel meant so much.”

    Sir Bruce Forsyth 1928-2017

    Longest TV career of any male entertainer

    1939

    First TV performance, Come and Be Televised

    2015

    Last TV performance, Strictly Children in Need Special

    • 5 years The Bruce Forsyth Show

    • 10 years The Generation Game

    • 14 years Play your cards right

    • 2 catchphrases Didn't he do well? Nice to see you, to see you nice.

    PA

    In a tweet, Prime Minister Theresa May said the country had “lost a national treasure”, adding: “Like millions of others, for years I watched Sir Bruce dance, sing, joke & laugh. He will be sorely missed.”

    BBC director general Lord Hall described Sir Bruce as “one of the greatest entertainers our country has ever known”.

    Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck added: “He could do it all. He was magnificent and he was a great entertainer. He could dance, he was a very nice pianist, he was good at sketches, he was the greatest moaner in the world on the golf course, and he was a unique friend to me.”

    Image copyright PA
    Image caption Sir Bruce and Lady Forsyth married in 1983

    Former chat show host Sir Michael Parkinson described the entertainer as “funny” and “irrepressible”.

    Sir Michael also praised Sir Bruce’s ability to manage his career, saying: “He was very canny – we only know about the shows he said yes to, what we don’t know are the hundreds of ideas he said, ‘That’s not for me.’ He had the smartness – that’s the sign of a great star.”

    BBC Radio 4 presenter Nicholas Parsons added that he was “devoted” to Sir Bruce.

    “He had great charm, great humour – he was an all-round performer. He was one of the country’s most talented players – a great dancer, great singer and a comedian and also very good actor. The way he ran a game show was exceptional – a unique talent. He was a lovely man.”

    The Beano tweeted a picture of Sir Bruce which appeared in the comic in 2008, describing him as an “entertainment legend”.

    Image copyright Beano/Twitter

    Sir Bruce had not been seen in public recently, due to ill health. He was too frail to attend the funerals of close friends Ronnie Corbett and Sir Terry Wogan last year.

    In 2015, the presenter underwent keyhole surgery after suffering two aneurysms, which were discovered following a fall at his Surrey home.


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