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.

You should follow Thought Catalog on Instagram here.

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

Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

(CNN)The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country.

Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made headlines with its role in the death of pop star Prince.
    It is not clear whether the Indiana and Ohio overdoses are connected, but officials are investigating the possibility.
    This month, a seizure of carfentanil in Manatee County, Florida, coincided with an increase in overdose deathsthere.

    Little data to track the drug

    See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration does not track carfentanil cases separately. Most states flag a handful of fentanyl analogues in postmortem testing, but very few labs across the country are equipped to test for it or have any reference materials to help identify it. The University of Florida Forensic Toxicology Lab is currently developing a new test to identify the drug.
    Like fentanyl, carfentanil is dangerous not just to users but to anyone who comes into contact with it. Grains of it can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled.
    According to the DEA, most fentanyl analogues in the United States are being manufactured in China and transported through Mexico.

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/24/health/elephant-tranquilizer-carfentanil-heroin/index.html

    French Farmers Pose For Hot 2017 Calendar, And Everything Is Going To Be Fine Next Year

    Remember the smoking hot fireman calendar by French fashion photographer Fred Goudon? Well, now he’s back with an even hotter calendar featuring a bunch of semi-naked French farmers posing with livestock. Because why not, right?


    Show Full Text

    OK, so working on a farm with barely any clothes on probably isn’t the best idea from a health and safety perspective, but these guys are too busy working the camera to care about working the land! From Champagne and Picardie to Normandie and Provence, Goudon traveled the country in search of fanciable farmhands who were willing to pose for his latest project. And fortunately for us, he found more than a few willing participants! 2016 may have sucked, but if you’re into partially-dressed handsome French farmers posing with cows and piglets, then 2017 promises to be much better. Want one? Then head on over to Amazon.