How I make my gifs.

2013-11-25, at 17:37:17
 
I've gotten quite a lot of questions about how I make my gifs that I upload every now and then,
and the answer is really simple: http://gifyo.com/.
If you ignore all the pervs and other creepy people, it's a nice site to meet interesting people on.
And stalk gorgeous people on.
 
The only other drawback (apart from the creepy people) I can think of is the fact that there's no
gifyo app available for Android phones yet. I hope they'll make one soon!


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Addicted.

2013-10-19, at 21:59:53
 
 
I discovered a new mobile game today,
Hotel Transylvania Dash is a game based on the animated film Hotel Transylvania.
It's similar to many other "dash" games you can find on the internet, basically you run a hotel and you have
to see to it that every guest has what he or she needs. It requires an ability to handle stressful situations and to keep your head cool, and it's extremely entertaining and addictive!
(I don't know if it's available on App Store, but it's at least available for Androids)
 
The first few levels are free,
because you actually download the demo version at first, but then you have to buy the game to be able to
pay the rest of the levels. It's the first game I've actually paid for, and it's definitely worth it!
The only issue I've had with the game is the fact that it stops working at level 32 when a new element is 
introduced, but apparently that's happened to a lot of people and I suspect the developers are working
on fixing it. I want to keep playing now, though!
 
Now you know what I've been up to today, haha! :D
 
 


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HOW TO STUDY.

2013-10-03, at 20:39:51
 
I know that it's tempting to pop into the store on your way home from school,
and buy a bar of chocolate or a bag of sweets. And sure, those things will give you energy to study. 
For about 15 minutes, and then you'll be even more tired than you were before you ate them.
Therefore you should try to eat healthy while studying, you'll be able to concentrate much better!


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HOW TO STUDY.

2013-10-02, at 21:24:32
It seems like the government shutdown in the USA is affecting me too,
my background image is temporaringly missing because it was one of NASA's pictures,
and NASA's web page is down because of the shutdown.
This means the "Comment here" button looks quite invisible, but it's still there. :)
 
 
Even though you think you know everything,
let's face it: You probably don't.
And revising is what will make it really stick, if you don't revise it, you'll forget it quite quickly.


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HOW TO STUDY.

2013-10-01, at 21:16:06
 
If you're studying a language or a subject where you encounter a lot of difficult words,
write down the words on post-its (one word/post-it) and the definition/translation on the back of the post-it,
and just stick them on places in rooms where you spend a lot of time, like the bathroom, kitchen,
your bedroom et.c.
That way, whenever you see one of the post-its, you have to define or translate the word written on it,
and if you don't know the answer you can just check the backside of the post-it. :)
 
Psst, I'm sorry that my blog is kind of boring right now,
I just don't have a lot of spare time at the moment. It will get better soon, promise!


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HOW TO STUDY.

2013-09-30, at 22:05:53
 
If you're planning on selling your book when you don't need it anymore,
you might not want to jot down too many notes in the margin.
What you can do instead, is to use small post-it notes to write the notes on.
Or if there's information about a certain theme spread out through the whole book,
and you want to be able to find the different parts quickly and easily, you can use a certain colour
for everything related to that theme, and put a post-it with that colour on every page with information about the
theme.
 
Another thing you can use the post-it notes for,
is marking out important pages, or marking out parts that you haven't quite understood,
and that you think you might need to revise again later.
Your book might end up looking like an indian chief's headdress, but at least it's organized!


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Blog design: Mouseover effect.

2013-09-27, at 22:22:24
 


1. 
Go to the HTML-section of your blog design (kodmallen, for those of you who speak Swedish).
 
2. Paste the code below right above </head>.

<style type="text/css">
img{opacity: 1;
-webkit-transition: opacity 0.7s linear;
-webkit-transition: all 0.5s ease-out;
-moz-transition: all 0.5s ease-out;
transition: all 0.5s ease-out;}
img:hover{opacity: 0.6;
-webkit-transition: opacity 0.7s linear;
-webkit-transition: all 0.3s ease-out;
-moz-transition: all 0.3s ease-out;
transition: all 0.3s ease-out;}
</style>
 
3. Play around with the numbers. I'd recommend not changing the img{opacity: 1, because otherwise your pictures'll become foggy even without the mouseover. img:hover{opacity: 0.6 is what you want to change, though. 
A lower number will make the picture more foggy on mouseover, a higher number will make it less foggy. Just keep the number between 0 - 0.9 and you'll be fine. :)


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HOW TO STUDY.

2013-09-26, at 22:08:14
 
If you pay attention in class,
you've already learned everything, so your homework is just revision, right?
If you, on the other hand, don't pay attention, you have to learn everything from scratch as homework.
And that's not entirely fun.
 
Besides, a good teacher can explain things better than any textbook ever could!


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HOW TO STUDY.

2013-09-25, at 21:42:57
 
I know that it's tough to sit down and study after you've just spent eight hours in school,
to read 30 pages of history and 16 pages of biology every day,
but trust me, it's so much better than trying to cram in 300 pages of History in one night.
You don't learn very much, even if you manage to read through those 300 pages in a day.
Repetition, structure and time is vital when you're trying to actually learn something.


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HOW TO STUDY.

2013-09-24, at 21:22:49
 
Studying in bed,
or on a couch, might feel good after spending hours in front of a desk in school,
but the odds are that you're going to fall asleep sooner or later if you study in bed.
It's also much better for your back and shoulders to study at a table.


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HOW TO STUDY.

2013-09-23, at 21:42:01
As I'll spend most of my days studying from now on, I've put together a series of study tips for you all.
There'll be one tip each day, so you should definitely stick around if you want to read them all! :)


 
Unless you need your computer, TV or phone in order to study,
you really should turn them off. You might think that they won't distract you that much,
but if you keep checking your facebook chat every other minute, you won't be able to concentrate properly.
You also work much more effectively when you're not distracted by any background noise.
You also won't be able to procrastinate as effectively without access to the internet.


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My phone > Your phone.

2013-09-21, at 16:56:24
 
About a week ago,
I decided to customize my phone a bit by using Smart Launcher,
an app that lets you install different themes on your phone.
I chose a a theme that's supposed to look and feel like Jarvis from Iron Man,
and I think it looks really, really cool! It's also super easy to use, and it looks really
high-tech.
 
My phone > your phone.
 


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Being a Student, for Dummies.

2013-09-20, at 22:53:35
 
 
"Inside this minibook you’ll find
helpful tips on writing essays, essential advice on
studying, budget friendly but tasty recipes -
everything you need to make uni life easier!"
 
Since I'm a member of bookdepository.co.uk,
I received a free, digital version of the book "Being a Student, for Dummies".
I love that they did this for us, because being a student isn't easy
(and I'm not even in uni yet...), and I find different study methods and tricks very fascinating.
I also feel like I'm stuck in my old patterns of studying, and I'll 
gladly accept any help to improve my results in school.
 
I'm all cozied up in bed with my laptop now,
ready to study about studying, and after that I'll probably fall straight asleep.
If you want to read the book, I highly recommend signing up at bookdepository.co.uk,
they have amazing offers on their books (classincs for about 2€-3€, that's insane!)
and their newsletter really is worth signing up for! :)


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Zexy Zombie.

2013-09-20, at 12:13:27
 
I stumbled across this video by Michelle Phan yesterday,
and thought it'd be a good idea to post it as Halloween is slowly sneaking up on us.
I think she did a great job, and Dominique does look a lot like R.
But that might be because of his natural facial features too, I love his cheekbones!
 
Now you know how to turn your boyfriend into a sexy zombie this Halloween! ;)


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Spotify Web Player.

2013-09-17, at 14:09:00
 
I'm happy to inform you that Spotify's now launched a web player,
which is perfect for me since I can't install anything on my Chromebook. Now I don't have to listen
to Spotify on my phone anymore!
 
I'll probably spend the rest of my evening studying, and I also have driving school today.
I'll try to update later though. :)


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Cookie Clicker.

2013-08-24, at 12:06:00
 
Click >here< to play the game.
 
Basically,
all you have to do in this game is to click a cookie and upgrade your objects with the cookies
you make. Once you've upgdaded your objects a bit, you won't even have to click the cookie anymore,
because it won't really make a difference if your objects are already making 20.000 cookies/second.
All you have to do then is to keep the tab open. I have a friend who kept her laptop on all night,
with the cookie clicker tab open, just to be able to buy a time machine.
(That's how addictive this game is)


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Pro tip for book lovers.

2013-08-23, at 12:37:08
 
I found the best website ever yesterday,
bookdepository.co.uk.
They have a lot of cheap books (Great Gatsby for under 3€, did I die and go to heaven?!),
and they have free shipping worldwide. Seriously, how amazing isn't that?
I also looked at a few books by John Green, and The Fault In Our Stars is cheaper as a hardback on the site than it was as a paperback when I bought it here in Finland, that's crazy!
 


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A frog in my throat.

2013-08-17, at 18:43:26
 
This morning I felt very sorry for Joey Graceffa,
because I was catching up with the videos I'd missed after school started, 
and he's obviously very sick. The Vidcon virus.
Now I'm the sick one with a sore throat, which I hate more than anything!
 
I have a few tricks though, when it comes to getting rid of a sore throat:
 
1. Drink a lot of water, it'll flush the illness out of your system.
2. Drink a lot of hot tea with a lot of honey in it.
3. Get yourself some cough drops that actually work.
4. Buy a throat spray for sore throats.
5. Wear a scarf and try to avoid talking as much as possible.


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Tutorial: Paper Stars.

2013-08-17, at 09:30:41
 
I made a tutorial on how to fold the paper stars I used for my jar of dreams,
it's actually very simple and I hope this video will be of use to you.
Some parts are very blurry though, because I wasn't quite used to filming something close up like that,
and I was actually standing with my arm through my tripod to be able to show you what I was doing.


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DIY Room Decor: My Favourites!

2013-08-07, at 20:45:07


while ago, while I was making my jar of dreams, I mentioned that I was going a bit crazy over DIY room decor videos on youtube, and >Sofie< requested that I'd give you guys a few tips on the subject,
so I decided to put together a playlist of my favourite DIY videos on youtube.

So far there are only 6 videos in my playlist, but I will definitely be adding more later on!
Don't forget to subscribe to my channel! :)
 


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