Become a Bigger You

On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I found myself observing many people who were dressed for their nights on the town as if they were starring in a movie or TV show about Vegas. They wore shiny faux-gold sunglasses at night (pretty sure they don’t do this at home). They left three or so buttons undone on their shirts (can you imagine that kind of look at your office?). They wore little black dresses and super high heels and they carried purses that glittered like warfare.

As judgmental as I like to be, I am enamored with the idea because in all cases, people were allowing themselves to play, to be a bigger version of themselves. And there’s something so hot about that.

Become a Bigger You

I’ll let you in on a secret. One of my favorite things to say on Twitter is “Man, I’m good looking.” I tweet that about once a month. Whenever I say it, the thought isn’t accurate to how I’m feeling. And I’m not fishing for anything. I’m not hoping people corroborate my message. Instead, I’m just saying it to the universe. And I’m saying it in a cocky voice but more of that Matthew McConaghy style of self-worth, not full on Kanye West.

I say it because right after I say it (heck, I just type it), I feel better. I feel taller. I feel like my shoulders are back and there’s a knowing smile on my face. Like I’m in on a joke.

I think there’s beauty and value in finding ways to be a “bigger” you sometimes. The world around us plays some weird tricks. Everything you read and watch tells you that beautiful and glamorous people are better. Look at all the ads in Vanity Fair and Esquire magazine, for instance. And yet, most of society’s force and energy seems poised to tell you “Just go with the flow. Be like everyone. Fill out this form. Sit in this cube.”

A bigger you might be a great way to improve your confidence. A bigger you leads to being decisive. If you were more willing to say what you thought, and express who you were, what would happen? If you dared to be a bit more bold, what would come next?

And by contrast, how are you benefitting by being a smaller, more quiet, more staid version of you? What is that doing for you? Maybe this is the right time to think about your goals, your intentions, and your time left on this planet. I don’t think there are any points awarded for being the most mild, the most “same,” or the most fitting-in-est person.

You don’t need gold framed sunglasses to do this, unless you do!


By Naomikko

The girl who…

“I am the girl who prefers to spend her Friday night curled up with her pillow, reading a good novel, and I am also the girl who likes to go out on a Saturday night and dance until the DJ plays his last song. I am the girl who wants to wear beat up converses and an oversized sweatshirt, and I am also the girl who owns over sixty dresses and too many shoes to count. Why did it become okay to say one is better than the other? Because I am all of that.”
 Ming D. Liu, What is “better?”
By Naomikko

The happy movie

Hi there,

It.s good to be back.. :D I just saw an amazing movie HAPPY:)

Above is just a part, 5 min, just those 5 minutes made me tear.I strongly recomand you to see the whole movie,

But untill then, take 5 min to watch this please till the end. It.s worthy i promise.

By Naomikko


Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model.
By Naomikko

Nothing is simple in biology


A female fly’s previous sexcapades can have a profound effect on how her future children look, redefining the way scientists think about inheritance in insects.

Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, discovered that a mother’s first sexual partner can determine the size of her later offspring, even if he didn’t sire them. This odd evolutionary twist is caused by a secret compound in sperm.

“It is strange and certainly unexpected,” said Angela Crean, an evolutionary ecologist at the university who co-authored the study. “We thought genetics is how inheritance works, but that’s just one mechanism of inheritance.”

Everyone knows the story of how babies are made. Sperm meets egg and creates a new life-form, which is half father and half mother. However, there are environmental factors that affect the development of the fetus, like smoking (in humans) and other chemical exposures in the womb.

In the case of the fly, semen is an environmental factor that holds the key to a baby fly’s size—whether or not the baby is related to the fly that supplied the semen, according to a new study published in Ecology Letters.



By Naomikko

Protocol? What protocol? Heartwarming moment three-year-old interrupts US homecoming procession to hug his mother after her nine-month tour of Afghanistan


Cooper Waldvogel could not wait for his mom to be dismissed before rushing up to her as she returned to Chisholm, Minnesota, on Tuesday – nine months after his father returned from his tour. Ignoring the strict military protocol, he ran up to the troops – into the arms of his mom Kathryn, a member of the National Guard. The line of uniformed officers of the National Guard’s 114th Transportation Company tried desperately to keep straight faces as the touching display reduced many to tearful smiles and laughter.


By Naomikko