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Jump to navigation. No words in the English language can accurately describe my love for you. I love how you still listen to my problems even when they sound like a broken record, and I love how you come up with different advice each time. You are, quite literally, sunshine on a cloudy day, and your personality lights up any situation you walk into. I have never met someone as strong willed, confident, loving, and crazy as you. The amount of memories we have is infinite; last minute parties we put together, running around on rooftops barefoot, star gazing in your backyard, and running around the city in the pouring rain.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Dear Ex-Best Friend
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An Open Letter To My Guy Best Friend
Oh hey best friend. I just feel like I need to thank you. Thank you for being there when girls were too much. The fact that guys are typically drama free, or at least have a lesser quantity of drama, is so very comforting. Thank you for being so down to earth. Thank you for giving the greatest hugs, next to my dad and my grandfather shout out to Papa Bear and Pop.
They always make me feel safe and cared for. Thank you for the awesome jam sessions. Car rides are much more fun with loud music and singing. Thank you for supporting my dreams. The fact that I am pursuing a career in performance and teaching performance is a lot, and many people have told me to do something else, or to come up with a backup plan.
You were always some of my biggest cheerleaders. Thank you for being there when my heart was broken. This ties into a lot of the others but when I thought I could never put my heart back together, you were down to earth, gave me an amazing hug, said you were going to go kill someone and then we had a jam session.
So thank you for knowing exactly how to make me feel better. Subscribe to our Newsletter Thank you for signing up! Check your inbox for the latest from Odyssey.
This is not a valid email, please try again. Thank you for being my resident bodyguard. If anyone hurt me you were always ready to rip them a new one, and I am thankful for that. I am a tiny, fragile human and it was very nice to know that someone had my back. Thank you for talking to me about the significant women in your life. It made me feel so special knowing that you were comfortable enough to talk to me about relationship stuff.
I eat that kind of thing up, especially when someone I care about is involved. Thank you for our heart to hearts. The fact that I can trust you to not tell anyone those things, and to not judge me for the decisions I make while still setting me straight, is one of the things I appreciate the most about you. Thank you for your whole hearted acceptance of my uniqueness.
It makes my heart so happy. I feel so loved. Love you loooooooooooong time, my brother! I've always had a love-hate relationship with my skin.
My skin takes on just as many moods as I do, especially now in my late 20s. Acne is something I admittedly worry about less now than I used to, but I'm still plagued with the occasional breakout — more often than not due to stress. Stress, of course, takes on many forms and can be ignited by many different things, but has been more prevalent than ever now that the majority of the world is quarantined in our homes.
Though if that's the case, we are lucky to have the luxury our healthcare workers do not, stress is extremely prevalent either way, whether its boredom-induced, working from home has you on your computer, checking emails beyond the hours of nine to five, or you're suffering from anxiety, one of the first ways stress can manifest on the skin is through acne.
According to Dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, the best ingredients to fight stress acne are salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and clay. Here are the products both him and I swear by. I, like many others in their late 20s, have two distinct phases of life through which I remember watching "Friends. Though I never rewatched it as much as some of my devoted friends and family members who memorized the series line by line, I'll never walk away when I stumble into my sister's room while she has it on.
It's the classic "have it on in the background while you're doing something else" television show, and I suspect this will be the case for generations to come. Kaitlyn released a single on Thursday called "If I'm Being Honest," not only are we introduced to her voice we didn't know she had, she showed a whole new side of vulnerability that we can all relate to. Whether that's reading a new, motivating book, or listening to a song that speaks to your soul, there are plenty of resources to help your health thrive on any given day.
In the midst of a pandemic, many of us are experiencing changes. Whether that's going from an office to your couch or realizing how many goldfish you can eat in one sitting, our lives have been turned upside down! This isn't just impacting our routine — our bodies feel changes just as much as our brains recognize them.
There are many reasons your body changes: age and stress are the main two, both including hormonal differences that often spark the changes you see. Couples who are quarantined apart are all handling things differently.
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But who says you have to "stay at home" during all those video calls that are keeping you social and sane? Now, thanks to these amazing Zoom backgrounds, you can make calls from the sets of all your favorite TV shows. Hopping on seven Zoom calls a week sounds a whole lot more exciting when you know you can chat from the couch at Central Perk, the Tree Hill River Court, or even the Dunder Mifflin conference room. Wikimedia Commons. For instructions on how to use a Zoom background, click here.
Welcome back. Sign in to comment to your favorite stories, participate in your community and interact with your friends. Just trying to spread some love. The University of the Arts. This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator. Subscribe to our Newsletter. Zeichner talks about how important benzoyl peroxide is in lowering acne levels because of its inflammation-inducing properties.
Similar to salicylic acid, it fights acne-causing bacteria, but what's different is that benzoyl peroxide goes deeper, into the lower levels of acne to truly fight the source of pimples before they surface to the outer layers of the skin. Zeichner says retinoids are the foundational treatment for acne. He warns to only use a small, pea-sized amount for your face a couple of times a week because the products are so aggressive.
You'll wake up with transformed skin. Zeichner says that with the right product that has high-quality and effective ingredients, they can be extremely soothing on irritated skin. He recommends kaolin clay, in particular. Keep Reading Show less. Yes, Rachel may have the job at Calvin Klein most girls can only ever dream of, but she's also a terrible cook and loves to gossip, just like the majority of us.
Every friend group has their Chandler or Phoebe, and loves to point it out, which is what makes the astrological alignment of all these characters to our lives even more fun. But when push comes to shove, you're always the one we know we can rely on for your undying sense of loyalty. People find you to be super loud, outgoing, and social — you can talk to pretty much anyone. But you're also extremely deep and emotional.
Once people see that side of you, they hold a huge soft spot for you. It's hard for people to lift you out of your pessimism, but it's only because you like to be realistic. And, once you fall for someone, you're undyingly loyal — even if the love is unreciprocated. You love to show off and be the center of attention, but the people who really stick around know you're the most loyal friend.
But you also have a darker side to you that can get angry and resentful, but that's also the side of you we find most intriguing. Travel and adventure are in your bold — as annoying as it may get at times. But, it's hard to get close to you. On occasion, you can be stoic, hard to read, and though you yourself are sensitive, you tend to be a realist when it comes to giving friends advice. On a deeper level, you're philanthropic, incredibly giving, and probably one of the most easy-going people in your friend group.
You're everyone's friend to go to when they're feeling emotional or need a shoulder to cry on, because you're equally as emotional and empathetic. You're probably walking less, eating a little differently, and sleeping more! And that is totally fine — you're in a pandemic, there are bigger conversations to be had.
No matter why your body is changing, you can't avoid it — it'll happen eventually. Here's what we're following this week regarding the changes bodies experience. Sarah Maria gives you five, fool-proof steps in overcoming your body negativity and learning to truly love yourself at every stage. They discuss how to love your body while still being goal-oriented — loving your body doesn't mean never wanting to better it!
Having battled an eating disorder, hormonal shifts, and all the emotions that come with a changing body, Nikki's story is one that reminds everyone to treat themself with grace and respect, no matter what size they're at.
Your body is normal. Her realistic view on beauty standards, body image, and problems facing today's women remind you that no one expects you to look like a Victoria's Secret angel.
She talks about respect and acceptance while reaching for your best self, no matter what stage you and your body is in. Tape them on your bathroom mirror, set one beside your coffee maker, display them on your kitchen table — place them wherever they can best cheer you on!
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Dear Friend, I'm writing this after a rough couple weeks being stuck inside my aching head. Mental illness is no joke. Not many understand it—let alone stand by their friends who live with it. I understand this, because it can be super hard, frustrating and unfair at times to do so.
Thank you for being perpetually annoying and constantly cracking me up with your silly jokes. The friendship we have is something I could never let go of and I want to thank you for being that person for me throughout these past years. Thank you for the constant reminders that I can do whatever I set my mind to. Thank you for being level-headed and being a second conscience to me. Although we have our own separate lives, the fact that you have dropped everything to listen to me rant about my school, a boy, or any situation means so much to me.
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I think every girl should have a guy best friend. No love interest, truly just friends. Someone who understands them and is there for them no matter what. I'm not sure how we even got to be such good friends. It's like one day we decided we were going to be there for each other and it just stuck. Before you came around, I really don't know how I managed college without you. Thank you for late night talks. We can literally talk about everything and anything in the world and that's what I love the most. If anyone knew how weird our conversations got, I don't think we would have any other friends.
An open letter to my best guy friend:
I love you, but not in a mushy way even though at one point I did. I love you in a sibling way. You have helped me find myself in a way I cannot describe. Through the six years we have been friends you have shown me so much. You showed me the way a true guy should act.
Everyday I wonder how I got through everything I went through before I met you. Since day one you have been by my side. I am lucky and thankful everyday I have you in my life.
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Having a group of girls to do everything with is always great, but it's also nice to have a male companion to escape from girly things every once in a while. Thank you for endless laughter. Whenever you sense that I'm in a bad mood, rather than having me talk it out, you try to make me feel better, usually with jokes and terrible singing.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: An Open Letter To My Ex-Best Friend
I have had many people walk in and out of my life without making much of an impact on me, but with you, everything is different. You have been the one person who has always stayed true to me, regardless of what I put you through. I have never once questioned your friendship or honesty, mainly because I have never had a reason to. You have to deal with all my complaining, my ups and downs, and most often, my bossiness. I don't know how you do it, but I am forever grateful that you do. I am sure that you never expected that you'd be the person that I would turn to when I needed someone to talk to.
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Oh hey best friend. I just feel like I need to thank you. Thank you for being there when girls were too much. The fact that guys are typically drama free, or at least have a lesser quantity of drama, is so very comforting. Thank you for being so down to earth.
To be honest, I never expected our friendship nor could I see how we would grow and learn from each other. So I just want to say thank you for being your wonderful and amazing self. Thank you for deciding to join me on this crazy journey we call life.
My best friend is expecting her first baby. I'm pretty excited because the idea of mini versions of us running around together is pretty all-time. Having your first baby is a big deal.