6 Facebook Statuses That Need To Stop Right Now

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1. The Cliff Hanger

“Ugh”, “FML”, “Days like these make me so depressed”

You obviously want people to ask what’s going on. About 5% of your Facebook friends will die from curiosity and cave in to ask what’s up, but the other 95% of us know you’re being intentionally vague for attention. It’s annoying. Stop.

2. The Shocker

“Going to the ER”, “Totaled my car”

If you’re going to the hospital or you have just been in an accident of some sort, you probably shouldn’t be making a status about it. This is not an appropriate way to tell your friends and family about something bad. If you’re well enough to post on fb, you can make a phone call.

3. The Private Message

“Omg I know you have your phone on you, bitches need to text back damn”, “Smh why do people have to talk about me…

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11 Babysitters Share The Creepiest Thing That Ever Happened While They Were Alone With The Kids

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There’s no scarier setting than babysitting in a big, dark house you’re unfamiliar with so I compiled some scary babysitting stories from around Reddit. Thanks to everyone who included their stories. If you have one you’d like to tell, send it to afterdark@thoughtcatalog.com.

The kidnapping that almost was

I was in grade school and was told to watch my brother a year younger than me. My door bell rang once and I didn’t answer because I was taught not to answer the door when young and home alone. So I just ignore the ring.

Then the door bell is pressed another five times so I assume its my family or a friend. I go into my dining room and peer through the window. A man in a trench coat with a hat is walking away from my home and starts pacing in my drive way.

I freak out…

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The Kind Of Love That’s Still Worth Believing In

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I believe in waking up to a good morning text. Not because you feel like you need to do it, or because you saw someone do it in a movie one time, but because the first thing you want to do when you wake up without me is to feel like I’m next to you. I’ll write you just before I go to bed — I always get to sleep later — and when I wake up, your response will be there:

“Good morning, beautiful.”

I want to hold your hand across the table at dinner, without even realizing I’m doing it. I believe in public displays of affection that never feel public, because we don’t even notice anyone’s around us. Sometimes we’ll be that couple on the train who is kissing in the corner, and neither of us will care, because this world could use a little more love…

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‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Review: A Love Story You’ll Never Forget

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When walking into the movie theater to see ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ I was expecting to fall in love with two characters and leave completely heartbroken. However, neither happened. Instead of only Shailene as Hazel and Ansel as Gus, I fell in love with every character and my heart was more full than ever.

The Fault in Our Stars hits theaters on June 6, and if you’ve read the book, you know what’s coming — even just by seeing the trailer you can guess what to expect. I won’t include any spoilers, but will confirm: yes, you will cry. However, I don’t think I’ve ever left a theater feeling so fulfilled, happy and really believing in young love and being so impressed with two young actors.

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25 Things Every Woman Should Have By The Time She Turns 25

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1. Enough confidence to no longer feel the need to justify what she eats, who she dates or what she wears, not only to other people, but to herself. 

2. The goal of a bank account with a few months’ living expenses in it, if she doesn’t have that already. Just in case.

3. Only the phone numbers, Facebook friends, weekend plans, and roommates she actually wants.

4. A best friend who is like a sister.

5. A space of her own.

6. A good idea of what she needs in a romantic relationship, not just what she wants, or what she thinks she needs, and the willingness to explore different people and other ideas to find what exactly that is.

7. A closet of what she considers to be her “staples,” and among these things, something to wear to an interview, funeral, wedding, impromptu Friday night drink at a casual bar…

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