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For those of us who totally eat, sleep and breathe fashion, the struggle is real AF when it comes to trying to explain to our friends why we need yet another leather jacket or why fashion month is definitely the best two times of the year. Sound familiar? We're guessing you can totally relate to these things that only die-hard fashionistas will get.
Pegged as "the world's first cellular vaping device," the Jupiter is exactly what it sounds like - a phone that doubles as a vaporizer. Priced at $299 and up, the cell phone contains exchangeable cartridges and a mouthpiece and can also be attached to hookah hoses.
In addition to transforming the act of vaping, the Jupiter will likely work well at eliminating any future celeb pot-smoking scandals. We're guessing One Direction's infamous weed pipe video wouldn't have been a thing at all had they been in possession of this cray smartphone.
The Jupiter is currently available for pre-order, but we're sure it won't be long before it's spotted in the hands of famous smokers everywhere. (Snoop Dogg - we're looking at you).
It's no secret that Lindsay Lohan has a troubled past, but as of late she's (mostly) stayed out of the public eye for bad behavior. Now it seems that Lindsay is up to her shocking antics once again - this time, for a tribute to murdered '60s icon Sharon Tate that she posted on Instagram.
On Friday, Lindsay posted a mirror selfie while wearing some "flower child" clothing. According to Lindsay's caption, the look was in honor of Sharon Tate, the actress who was tragically murdered by the Manson family in 1969. On its own, this pic might not be a problem - but it's raising eyebrows because she just so happened to post it on killer Charles Manson's birthday.
Lots of fans and news outlets have called Lindsay out on the photo, with some believing that she posted the photo in order to stir up controversy.Other people argue that Lindsay's outfit is actually a positive thing: instead of the day being about the person who killed Sharon, the day was used to celebrate her life. To be fair to Lindsay, the post was actually posted the day before Charles' actual birthday, so it may have been a total accident. Lindsay has also professed to being a fan of Sharon's movie Valley Of The Dolls, so it's quite possible this was meant to pay an homage to a beloved classic. If Lindsay did post this pic to stir up controversy, that is extremely disappointing - but if she did it to honor a deceased star, well, it may have been a case of poor judgement.
We've all seen those fun "100 Years of Beauty" videos that've gone viral the past few months, but when we saw this one we weren't quite prepared for the unexpected spin: the truth behind those iconic looks. Think about it: when we think of the 1920s we think of fabulous flappers with flawless eyeliner - but the reality was (according to this video) that one out of every nine women worked in a domestic service job during this decade. Not as glamorous as we thought.
Made by Karolina Żebrowska, the woman behind the costume blog Domowa Kostiumologia, "Real Women -
Every year on New Year's Eve, you spend a ridic amount of time finding the perfect sparkly dress, primping your hair and contouring like a boss...so why should your undergarments be anything less than #OnFleek?
Enter this sequin-embellished Lucille Push-Up Bra from Yamamay, the new apparel brand by iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell. It's only about $30 - nowhere close to what a Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra will cost ya - and it's covered in enough bling to stand up to whatever fierce ensemble you've got planned this year.
Naomi ruled the runways of designers like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Christian Dior in the '80s and '90s, recognized for her fierce AF walk that wins her cheers when she appears in shows today. She was part of "The Big Six," a squad of six models including Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss that completely dominated pop culture. To show off her affordable lingerie collection, Naomi teamed up with famous fashion photographer Mario Testino, and she is looking HAWT.
However, we still wouldn't mind feeling like one, so if you'll excuse us, we're going to buy this purple satin robe ($43) emblazoned with the name "Naomi" on the back. Hey, a girl can dream.
One Direction's new Made In The A.M. is their first album since Zayn Malik quit the band earlier this year...and it's amazing, but yeah, we're missing those dreamy Zayn vocals a little too.
But wait - is that Zayn's voice we hear on one of the album's tracks?
Rumors have been flying that Zayn's vocals can be heard on the song "Home," and this quote from Liam (which we can't find in any interview, despite our best efforts) seems to confirm it. Liam apparently said: "Some fans said they heard Zayn singing in 'Home' and it's true, we did a little mix with his and Harry's voice."
We're still not sure whether it's legit or not, considering Liam told Smallzy on Nova FM (via Press Party) recently: "[Zayn] actually left before we started to really make it...it was kinda crucial at the time that he left otherwise it might have made things very different for us, 'cause we'd have to do a lot of re-recording of different things - more the work side of things than anything."
SOME FANS SAID THEY HEARD ZAYN SINGING IN HOME AND IT'S TRUE , WE DID A LITTLE MIX WITH HIS AND HARRY'S VOICE -LIAM oh my Zayn 😂😂😭- asdfghjkLC (@lorellylabzjm) November 13, 2015
So we hopped on Twitter to see what fans are saying about it:
SO THERES A RUMOUR GOING AROUND THAT ZAYN'S VOICE IS MIXED WITH HARRY'S IN HOME "I WAS STUMBLING" SOUNDS SO MUCH LIKE ZAYN IM CRYING- crying in the am (@narryftnachos) November 11, 2015
Listen to this part and see if you hear it:
@njhandpcy everyone's like no that's just Harry I SWEAR ITS ZAYN- MADE IN THE AM (@Caitlintinaa_) November 13, 2015
apparently, these are the parts of zayn mixed with harry's vocals in Home! pic.twitter.com/gEp4wMqcUj- ️kate in the a.m. (@Iouiskiddo) November 11, 2015
Zayn should sue 1d they should have put Home by one direction ft. Zayn Malik- Olivia (@Iarryblackmagic) November 12, 2015
people actually think they used zayn's voice in home..he literally left the band why would they use his voice in the songs- sofije (@revolvehes) November 11, 2015
Every time we see the Kardashians, they're camera-ready...or at the very least, they're rocking selfie-worthy hair and makeup.
In this Snapchat video that Kylie Jenner shared, though, they might have started out that way, but they definitely didn't end up that way!
Kylie had her family over to her house last night and she put out some snacks for everyone to munch on. Unfortunately, some of said snacks included chips and dip, the latter of which ended up becoming ammo in a food fight between Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian.
In a series of Snapchat videos, we watched the entire food fight between the sisters and suffice it to say, Kourtney came out on the losing end of that one. Although is being smothered in guacamole the worst thing that could happen?! Maybe she didn't lose after all!
And you've gotta love that fact that as Kourtney is being smothered in sour cream and guac, she's worried that it's going to ruin Kylie's floor! So thoughtful lol!
We're pretty sure it's too late to say sorry, Justin Bieber. The Biebs just basically admitted that he did write his new tune "Sorry" about his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, and that he did in fact cheat on her a few years ago when they were hot and heavily involved back in those Jelena days.
Justin recently talked to I-D, and opened up about the pressure of being a young pop star constantly in the public eye. He admitted that the distance between him and Selena while he was on the road led him to stray from his then devoted girlfriend.
"It's like, magical," he said about falling in love with Selena. "There's nothing like it. So I felt that and I just didn't want to let it go. When it was hard, I was just like, 'I want to stick this out'. So it was on again, off again, on again, off again."
Bieber then revealed how the pressure of being a couple in the public eye started to affect their relationship. "We were working out how to be in a relationship, how to be ourselves, who we were, in the middle of having people judge our relationship through the media," he said. "I think that really messed my head up too."
Justin also hinted that he was unfaithful to Selena while touring and that is was lead to their ultimate breakup. "Then, it's like trust and all this other stuff that starts messing with your mind. You're on the road. And there are beautiful women on the road. And you're just getting yourself into trouble," he shared.
#Yikes. That's some deep ish.
This isn't the first time Justin's opened up about his messy relationship with the "Good For You" singer. He has admitted that he still loves her and thinks they'll get back together one day, too.
Lady Gaga was so nervous on the first day of shooting American Horror Story: Hotel that she threw up in a bag. While that's not completely out of the norm, what she did next was unexpected (and gross).
"I threw up in the plastic bag and I saved it and brought it to Ryan Murphy," Gaga told reporters at a press junket on the set of the FX horror anthology Wednesday, according to Variety. "He was like, 'Oh, you think you can disgust me? You can't.' The thing is, you think you can't get anything past him, but then he met me. And I'll bring him a bag of my own vomit to the set." Ryan must have one strong stomach.
Gaga's barf moment aside, the songstress turned actress quickly proved she had nothing to worry about when she slayed her role as the Countess on American Horror Story: Hotel, even earning a People's Choice Award nomination for it. Not surprisingly, Gaga said she "prepared [her] a** off" before stepping onto the set, adding, "All I have is my preparation time and Jesus, really, to save me from possibly screwing this up."
Although she plays the Countess flawlessly, the "Do What You Want" singer said it was difficult to transform into her bloodthirsty, 100-year-old character, because she didn't have much in common with her. "I find it funny that people wonder if that's just the way that I really am, so this was very easy for me to just kind of walk in here with my blonde hair on and just be a bitch and be rude to everyone and that's just what I do, because you've seen me do something like that before," she explained.
"The truth is that it's actually very challenging to be sincere when you have all of that on. It's not comfortable," she continued. "It's never been comfortable for me." To bring the Countess to life, Ryan told Gaga to be "more of a bitch, be meaner, be more restrained," and now she's gotten so immersed in playing the role that it has seeped into her personal life.
"It's quite a challenge for Taylor as well at times because I just don't give a f**k about sh*t anymore," she said. "Because [the Countess] just can't be, she's been alive for 100 years. So no matter what goes on in her hotel, if she loses her cool, she can't handle her sh*t."
Gaga also admitted she's starting to think like her. "If I'm out at a restaurant or I'm in the car and we're driving past people, I sort of look at them and wonder, 'Gee, I wonder if you're clean," she said. "I wonder, if I were to kill you, if it would be worth it for me."
Even thought that seems a little wild, it's only further proof of how serious Gaga has taken her budding acting career. "It's always been so important to me that if I were to ever to make a move in television or as an actress that it would never feel like a move and nobody would ever go, 'Oh, here she is trying to become an actress and put out a clothing line and a record label' - you know, that's sort of the thing that everyone expects, right? That it's time for my empire," she went on. "I don't give a f**k about that. It is completely unfulfilling to me. It does nothing for my soul. What I did want was to be taken seriously as an actress."
Where are my petite ladies at?!? Last week, my fellow Campus Ambassador Fabiana posted a fab article on the struggles faced by tall ladies, so I thought, how about I talk about the opposite end of the spectrum? I may joke about being "vertically challenged," but the truth is that my height presents struggles on a daily basis. I'm pretty sure I've been the same height (5-foot-1-inch to be exact) since middle school and considering that I'm 20 years old, I've accepted the fact that this is the height I'm stuck with. If you happen to be a petite girl reading this article, I feel your pain! Here are just a small number of short girl problems:
Being called "cute" and not taken seriously by others.
Trying to catch up with all your tall friends.
Not being able to reach the top shelf in the grocery store (grocery climbing should be an Olympic sport, tbh).
When people point out your shortness, as if you aren't aware.
Trying to hug someone taller than you and realizing that it's one of the most awkward experiences ever.
When the car's sun visor doesn't offer any protection because you're too short.
Realizing that elementary school kids are significantly taller than you. (Seriously, what do these kids eat??)
Always having to search through piles of jeans in order to find the one pair labeled "short" because buying the regular pair would result in this kind of situation:
Trying to reach the cupboards in your kitchen.
Your head becomes a human armrest.
Not being able to wear maxi dresses, because you're probably going to trip and embarrass yourself in public.
Always needing to double check the height requirement at amusement park rides.
Needing to spend extra money just to get your clothes tailored.
Having to strain your neck to look up whenever someone is talking to you.
General admission concerts become a fangirl's worst nightmare.
Having to adjust the driver's seat so your tiny legs can reach the pedals.
Always being in the front of group photos (okay, maybe this one isn't always a bad thing).
Realizing that some dogs are actually taller than you.
When you're sitting down and your feet don't even touch the floor.
When people constantly pat your head (yeah, that's not demeaning AT ALL).
When you put on high heels and STILL can't achieve an average height.
Being mistaken for a child, simply because of your shortness.
Khloe Kardashian was admittedly hesitant about doing the Complex cover shoot and only agreed to pose for the sexy cover after sister Kim Kardashian talked her into it.
"I have to shout out and thank my incredibly supportive sister @kimkardashian for forcing me to do this complex shoot! I have been procrastinating it because I was too scared to do the shoot!" she shared on Instagram, along with one of the photos. "But Kimberly made me and had more confidence in me then I had myself! I love you Keeks!"
In a previous sneak peek for the Sunday season premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, we saw that moment between the sisters where Kim had to give her a little pep talk before she committed to it.
While she was obviously really happy with the way it turned out, we see in this new sneak peek that Khlo was hesitant even on set.
"I don't feel comfortable in my body, I don't want to do this," Khloe says as she's getting ready to go in front of the camera.
Fortunately Kim is able to talk her into it and the pics came out absolutely gorgeous!
Kim Kardashian was with Khloe Kardashian when she dropped everything and flew to Nevada to be by Lamar Odom's side when he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. She's also been to visit him many times since he's been transferred to Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, so she's definitely in the loop about his recovery and the progress he's made in the last month.
During a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest on Friday morning, Kim updated fans and separated fact from fiction, saying that there's been so much stuff floating around out there that is simply not true.
"He's here and he's alive, but to say it's not a long road and to say he's fully better is not the truth either," she said. "He has a lot of work to do and a lot of communication therapy and having to learn to walk again and to talk again and you never know if he'll ever be the same again."
"Lamar is family and he'll always be family, we'll always do what we can to help take care of him, and protect him, and be there for him," she continued. "It's a really unfortunate, sad situation all the way around the board, and I just encourage people to keep on praying because the road is nowhere near over."
She also gave an update on Scott Disick, because with Keeping Up With the Kardashians returning on Sunday and the fact that those episodes were filmed awhile ago, he's made a lot of progress from what we're going to see on the show. "Scott is family, too. He's in our lives, he'll always be in our lives so we want the best for him, too," Kim said. "He's getting help and he's been doing so good and that makes me happy, too."
First of all, we loved this before we even saw what 'happened' because Fifth Harmony's "Worth It" was bumping in the background. So, we knew we were going to replay it no matter what just to hear our jam again.
Then, this happened:
The video already has 7 million loops and has re-Vined over 21,000 times. Why? We're not totally sure, but people are playing the hell out of it.
Maybe it's that little bobblehead move he did right before he tossed the Lean Cuisine. Maybe it's the fact that he somehow made all of us want to receive an autographed Lean Cuisine. Maybe there is no explanation at all and we're all just weird?
TBH, we don't even know why he was autographing Lean Cuisines, but he did, he tossed it to a fan and it's glorious. The end.
There have been a lot of conflicting reports about Lamar Odom's health since he was hospitalized after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel a month ago. Given the shape he was in when he was admitted, it's understandable that things are changing a lot and his recovery isn't necessarily going to be linear.
As Khloe Kardashian said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (airing November 16), Lamar has good days where he knows his birthday and who the President is and he has bad days where he doesn't even know how old he is.
According to a sad new report from TMZ, it sounds like he's recently been having more bad days than good as he is unable to recognize some of his close friends and family. The site reports that Lamar is in "rough shape" and hasn't made much progress in the last few weeks and is only able to 'speak a word here and there.'
Doctors don't yet know the extent of brain damage that Lamar suffered during the medical emergency and it seems that only time will tell how much function he is able to regain. On a positive note, when he was first hospitalized, four of his organs were failing and he is now off of all machines that are keeping him alive, so he has made progress on that front. In terms of communication and cognitive function, he obviously still has a long road ahead.
We continue to wish Lamar all the best during his recovery.
Britney Spears had a proud parent moment that she couldn't resist sharing, thanks to her oldest son Sean Preston. On Friday, the "Pretty Girls" singer took to Instagram to share a photo of her beaming 10-year-old happily displaying a school award.
"My son received an award at school today for being the best encourager!!" the singer captioned the sweet photo.
SIGH. We're seriously clutching our chests.
This proud mama moment is almost as adorable as the time Brit Brit recreated the "Oops!...I Did it Again" cover with her boys.
We're definitely huge fans of seeing Britney slay the stage, but when it comes to being a mom, she's clearly in the zone.
We absolutely love hearing about young girls helping to move the #BUILTBYGIRLS movement forward, which is why we're having a major fangirl meltdown over 10-year-basketball phenom Jaden Newman.
The sixth grader attends Downey Christian School in Orlando, Fla., where she plays point guard on the varsity team. Yes - her skills are that fierce. During the school's first game of the season, Jaden stunned the crowd by scoring 57 points, reports Complex Sports.
The site shared Elite Mixtapes' Instagram video that shows Jaden in action and you have to see it to believe it.
MIND = BLOWN.
Needless to say, Jaden's skills are at the peak levels of fleek. Her dad serves as the coach for the varsity team that his daughter's been a part of since she was in the third grade. Apparently, Jaden has plans to become the first woman in the NBA and she's already perfecting her career highlight reel, which includes scoring 63 points in a single game and beating NBA champion Stephen Curry in a shootout.
Fans of The Rock know him as a charmer, an actor who's constantly killing it in the latest Hollywood blockbuster and a star who possesses an unparalleled ability to make us swoon in an instant. But a preview of his upcoming appearance on Oprah's Master Class highlights the actor's inspirational side as he gets candid about his personal battles with depression.
"I found that with depression one of the most important things you could realize is that you're not alone," The Rock said of his past struggles. After his NFL career didn't pan out the way he envisioned, he was left feeling extremely isolated and hopeless.
Fortunately, he has a profound message of encouragement for those with similar experiences - success and fulfilled dreams can blossom from the darkest of times.
"You've just gotta remember, hold onto that fundamental quality of faith," he said. "Have faith, and on the other side of your pain is something good."
The Rock is among many celebs who have spoken out about coping with depression, including Demi Lovato, Hayden Panettiere, Ellen DeGeneres, Cara Delevingne and Kanye West, to name a few. With a ton of impressionable fans watching their every move, it's refreshing to see Hollywood stars who aren't afraid to be transparent, despite the industry pressure to project perfection at all times.
Typically, I'm of the mindset that classic records need to be left alone. No crazy remixes, covers or obvious samples should be allowed to taint such musical perfection. But in the case of Alanis Morissette's updated cover of "Ironic," the revamped song shows me that a song that I routinely wail-er, sing in the shower like it just dropped yesterday actually benefits from some timely touch-ups.
During a recent appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the Jagged Little Pill singer performed a hilariously quirky rendition of "Ironic," filling in the old lyrics with some modern-day struggles new fans can better relate to.
For instance, instead of singing "A traffic jam when you're already late/A no smoking sign on your cigarette break," Alanis added some humor and brings the song into this century (ZOMG, has it been that long?!) as she sings, "It's a traffic jam when you tried to use Waze/A no smoking sign when you brought your vape."
LOLZ. Too funny, Alanis. This rendition is accurate and insanely hilarious, but we're totally not laughing at how old this makes us feel.
Khloe Kardashian found herself in hot water on Friday. A terrible tragedy was unfolding in Paris and as fans were reading the love, support and prayers from other celebs in their news feeds, a promotional tweet from Khloe popped up, directing fans to her website.
Fans were obviously very upset that she would tweet a self-promo in the middle of such a devastating time, but when she realized what had happened, she immediately took to the social media site to set the record straight.
After deleting the tweet, Khloe posted this:
She also shared her love and support for the people of Paris in an Instagram post, where she quoted President Barack Obama, who said, "Once again, we've seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. This is an attack not just on Paris, it's attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share." She also included a broken heart emoji and the hashtag #PrayForParis.
Obviously Khloe had no idea when she scheduled that tweet days, or even weeks ago, that such a tragedy would be unfolding at the time it went up and when she realized what had happened, she was quick to rectify the situation.
While some were obviously upset about the unfortunate coincidence, most of her fans were very understanding. "We understand," one fan wrote. "Love you. We know," another chimed in.
The Kardashians are always quick to respond with their sympathy and prayers when there is a tragedy, so we're glad Khlo was able to make it right with her fans and explain that it just an honest mistake.
As a kid, I can distinctly remember playing dress up in my mom's closet and watching her put on her lipstick. I thought to myself, I can't wait until I'm old enough to do that! Now I am of age to wear as much makeup as I'd like, but I can't help but wish I was that little girl again. I now understand why Peter Pan never ever wanted to grow up.
I miss the days when my greatest care in the world was getting my favorite swing at recess before someone stole it from me. Once you're an adult, there really isn't any time for swings when you have an endless list of obligations. Trust me, Wendy should have never left Neverland. I think if we all had the opportunity, we would stay young forever. However, there is an alternative to growing up. Walt Disney once said, "Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional."
As the years go by, nostalgia usually pays us a visit to reawaken the memories of our childhood. Here's a definitive list of the top 15 perks and memories from being a child:
You experienced so many "first times" in your life when you were a child. From your first crush to your first heartbreak, you learn so much from all your first experiences. You never forget your first heartbreak, like the time your crush didn't give you a Valentine's Day card making you realize for the first time that you can't count on a man. Also, that Valentine's Day is the worst holiday ever created.
2. Endless Naps
When you were young, you were able to sleep EVERYWHERE - at school, in the car, a carriage, a shopping cart - the list goes on. Also, it was socially acceptable to sleep EVERYWHERE. If you're a 20-year-old sleeping in class, chances are your professor won't be too impressed with you.
3. A Vast Imagination
The world seems happier, brighter, and simply euphoric. Everything is an adventure. From going on playdates to food shopping with your mom you found the joy in any mundane activity.
4. Your Brain Was the Equivalent to a Sponge
When you were little, your brain was able to soak up information easily. I'm still mad that my parents didn't teach me how to speak Italian.
5. There Are Very Little Decisions to Be Made
Your only care in the world was whether or not you should trade your favorite Pokémon card for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at lunchtime. Ten years later, your decisions begin to range from choosing what school you should attend to deciding what you want to do with the rest of your life.
6.Chasing the Ice Cream Man
The best memory from all of our childhoods was running after the catchy tune blasting out of the ice cream truck's speaker on a hot summer day. Who needs shoes when a screwball is on the line?
7. Eating Whatever You WANT Because Your Metabolism Will Work it Right Off
There wasn't any need to count calories when you were 5.
8. The Magic of Pouting
Kids know how to use their magical pout to wrap adults around their little fingers. Remember when flashing those puppy dog eyes would get you out of trouble or make your parents buy you that toy you really wanted? Unfortunately once you grow up, pouting just doesn't have the same effect on people.
9. Making the Best Out of Nothing
A kid's favorite activity is running through the sprinklers on a warm summer day. To us adults, there is nothing exciting about running through a spray of water.
The best 20 minutes of the school day. Anyone up for some hopscotch?
11. People Just Gave You Things Because You Were Just so Friggin' Cute
Remember when the lady at the bank would give you 10 free lollipops because of your cuteness? Once you get older, you don't get anything for free, not even those crappy lollipops.
12. It Was Acceptable to Watch Animated Movies
I'm not sure why it is not socially acceptable for adults to go see a new Disney movie in the theaters. Whether people judge me or not, I will be at the movies when Toy Story 4 comes out, sitting amongst the vast majority of kids. I'm sorry, but you're never too old for a good Disney film. That's just a simple fact.
13. Playing Dress UpIt was considered cute to dress up as your favorite princess or superhero while in public. On the other hand, for a 20-year-old, it isn't really cute anymore. In fact, it will probably raise some concern from those around you.
14. Zero Responsibilities
All your obligations as child were handled by your parents. You went to school and then came home, did your homework and sat in your pajamas watching SpongeBob for the rest of the day. Your mom made you dinner and did your laundry. Yep, those were the good ol' days.
15. You Saw the Good in People and the World
Due to a child's lack of life experiences, they are naïve. However, in many cases, "ignorance is bliss." When you were young, you didn't realize that not everyone will care about you. There are truly bad people in this world, people who will hurt and disappoint you for no reason. As you grow, you begin to realize that some people are disingenuous, and most of the time, reality is far from the fairy tale you read about in books. Unfortunately, this is the most significant and bittersweet aspect of growing up because you begin to realize that in life, you really can only count on yourself.
Although, we all wish we owned a DeLorean and could time travel back in time to the "simple days," life is a wonderful journey. The past is a nice place to reflect back on, but it's no place to live. Treasure the moments that are currently in front of you because within the blink of an eye, they become a memory. Time may give you wrinkles and gray hair, but growing old has its benefits. We all have to physically grow up, but that doesn't mean that our age has to define us. The decision resides within whether or not our mentality grows old along with our appearance. You never have to lose the childlike qualities within yourself, but you can cherish them throughout your entire life. Remember that the world is filled with infinite possibilities, and life will surprise you at any given moment. Another quote from Walt Disney (he really understands this whole growing up thing) is the following, "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever."