14 Things No One Tells You About Wedding Dress Shopping

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You’re gonna find more than one dress that feels like “the one,” sorry!

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Even a fun dress shopping appointment with zero drama can be emotionally exhausting.

Even a fun dress shopping appointment with zero drama can be emotionally exhausting.

Yes, you will have fun! But also, you are:

a) Making a major decision that you will presumably only make once,
b) While staying in your budget,
c) While making sure your friends and family feel included,
d) While being honest about your own feelings, but not so honest that you seem rude,
e) While dealing with a salesperson who really, really wants to sell you a dress.

Be kind to yourself! As any toddler can tell you, it's really easy to go from "I'm having fun!" to "I've climbed into the sewer, which is where all that screaming is coming from!" if you don't take care of your emotional needs.

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You are not a failure if you go to a wedding dress shopping appointment and don't like anything there.

You are not a failure if you go to a wedding dress shopping appointment and don"t like anything there.

It's super common for bridal salons to create a "Let's find you the perfect dress!" environment — aka the "We will obviously be making a sale today, because whatever you need is surely in this store!" type of attitude. Plus, when you have an audience of loved ones, there's the pressure to perform — grandma didn't fly in from the North Pole just to see you shrug at tulle for seven hours.

But I promise, if you walk out with nothing, no one is going to be mad. It happens all the time. Just walk away.

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You might not get ~Special Magical Feelings!~ when you put on the winning dress.

You might not get ~Special Magical Feelings!~ when you put on the winning dress.

And that's because...

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7 Self-Care Tips To Try This Week

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One step at a time.

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If you have 3 minutes: Make your bed

If you have 3 minutes: Make your bed

Just do it. Even if you get right back in afterwards.

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If you have 5 minutes: Read this piece about anxiety.

If you have 5 minutes: Read this piece about anxiety.

In this piece, 14 people with anxiety reveal what they were feeling behind the scenes:

"Often anxiety is illustrated by a grey-lit portrait of someone clutching their head in their hands or biting away at their fingernails with a nervous look on their face. In reality, a lot of people with an anxiety disorder look perfectly natural on the outside while dealing with their symptoms."

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If you have 10 minutes: Dress like you mean it.

If you have 10 minutes: Dress like you mean it.

Whenever I'm down, or feeling unsure of myself, I dress like the best version of me. Lipstick, a giant silk shirt, tight jeans and high heeled boots. Sometimes faking it on the outside helps you feel a little better on the inside.

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California Professor Stabbed To Death On Campus By Student, Police Say

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University of Southern California psychology professor Bosco S. Tjan was killed on Friday afternoon.

The campus building where the professor was killed.

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A University of Southern California student stabbed a professor to death on campus Friday afternoon, police said.

University President C.L. Max Nikias identified the victim identified as psychology professor Bosco S. Tjan, who joined USC in 2001 and was co-director of the Dornsife Cognitive Neuroimaging Center.

“As the Trojan family mourns professor Tjan’s untimely passing, we will keep his family in our thoughts,” Nikias said.

Professor Bosco S. Tjan.

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A suspect, who was taken into custody on the scene by Los Angeles Police, was identified as a USC student.

LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar told the Los Angeles Times the police received the 911 call from USC around 4:30 PM.

Firefighters found the victim stabbed in the chest inside the Seeley G. Mudd Building on campus. The suspect was taken into custody without resistance.

“We want to make clear this was not a random act,” Aguilar said. “This victim was targeted by the suspect.”


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The 49 Best Celebrity #TBT Photos Of 2016

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A truly fantastic year for looking back.

Liam Hemsworth shared a photo of when he and Miley Cyrus first fell in love — on the set of their 2010 film, The Last Song.

Liam Hemsworth shared a photo of when he and Miley Cyrus first fell in love — on the set of their 2010 film, The Last Song.

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Rashida Jones posted the ULTIMATE ’90s photo, which featured herself (right) alongside Gwen Stefani, her sister Kidada, and Aaliyah, all decked out head-to-toe in Tommy Hilfiger!

Rashida Jones posted the ULTIMATE ’90s photo, which featured herself (right) alongside Gwen Stefani, her sister Kidada, and Aaliyah, all decked out head-to-toe in Tommy Hilfiger!

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Hilary Duff shared her adorably awkward Glamour Shot.

Hilary Duff shared her adorably awkward Glamour Shot.

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Mindy Kaling posted an awesome pic of all the writers of The Office.

Mindy Kaling posted an awesome pic of all the writers of The Office.

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38 Badass Gifts For The Skull Lover In Your Life

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Bad to the bone is an understatement.

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A gorgeous pink, white, and gold rose skull tea set.

A gorgeous pink, white, and gold rose skull tea set.

The set includes one 23 oz tea pot, two tea cups, two saucers, one creamer, and one sugar bowl.

Get the set from Angioletti Designs on Etsy for $145. Available in two colors.

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A black and purple T-shirt with a delicate lace hem, and cross and skulls illustration.

A black and purple T-shirt with a delicate lace hem, and cross and skulls illustration.

Get it from Nordstrom for $50. Available in sizes 2-12.

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An acrylic and wood skull lamp that has been laser engraved to give an awesome 3D illusion.

An acrylic and wood skull lamp that has been laser engraved to give an awesome 3D illusion.

Get it from Amazon for $120.

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7 Ways To Entertain Yourself This Week

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What to read, watch, play, and more.

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Watch Westworld.

Watch Westworld.

The first season of this mindfuck of a series wraps up this week, so catch up before there's spoilers everywhere. The story, based on a 1973 film by Michael Crichton, surrounds a Wild West themed park where visitors can roleplay with very lifelike robots – until the robots develop their own consciousness and get a handle on the years of abuse they've suffered at human hands. With a killer cast (Anthony Hopkins! Evan Rachel Wood! James Marsden! Ed Harris! That Brazilian guy with floppy hair from Love Actually!) and a really fascinating concept, binging it will 100% take you out of the here and now.

Watch it on NowTV.

Not up for it? Season 4 of Please Like Me is airing weekly on Amazon, and it's just so damn delightful.

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Read any of these excellent books.

Read any of these excellent books.

It's DECEMBER, and the year is quickly coming to a close, so the time has come to double down on as many of 2016's best books as you can. This list is a great place to start.

If you'd prefer some shorter reads, here's a lovely collection of essays to choose from.

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Listen to "Night Driver" by Busted.

Listen to "Night Driver" by Busted.

Busted are back with this moody album, so satisfy your nostalgia, swoon over Charlie, and enjoy their synthy new sound.

Listen here.

Or, how about BuzzFeed's excellent new podcast about being Muslim in America, See Something, Say Something?

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