No one can maintain a diet this time of year. No matter where you go someone is always offering free food. And what? You're going to turn down free food? Come on.
Everyone has their own little tips and tricks to mostly keep it together but they always fall apart because as good as self-control is, how can it even compare to free food.
That being said, those little tips and tricks are still somewhat helpful even if it is only for a single day. Here's the thing though. There are some tips you should never, ever follow. I think its pretty clear which ones those are.
Old wives tale: if you're feeling bad about how much you've eaten during Christmas, you can coat your feet in gravy, put on wool socks and go to bed. In the morning all the extra cholesterol will leach out into your socks. Works like a charm. #BadHolidayDietTips— Innocent Illusion (@DianaG2772) December 14, 2017
If you were like pretty much everyone in the world, you were probably let down by the fact that Croatia didn't have their storybook ending in taking home first place in the 2018 World Cup. Sure, France had an amazing team and all that, and the contest's youngest MVP player, Mbappé, even donated all of his winnings from the tournament to charity—so I guess it's hard to be too upset with the competition's end result.
And even though everyone played their hearts out (except Egypt, I mean, they went again Saudi Arabia and the results were just embarrassing), there was a clear winner this World Cup and it actually wasn't even any of the teams. S
ure there's a first, second, and third place result, but all of those accomplishments pale in comparison to the wonderful memes that sprung up as a result of this glorious tournament.
More than a few were thanks to Brazil's Neymar.
I grew up in a marginally superstitious family who brought some beliefs and hocus-pocus superstitions from the old country. I couldn't make too much noise late at night for fear of attracting a "jinn." I couldn't point at cemeteries or stare into a mirror for too long or my face would become deformed, and heaven help me if I was ever mean to or disobeyed my parents or grandparents, because then I'd be looking at a cursed life that would ruin me until the day that I died.
But the idea of "back luck" or stepping on cracks, walking under ladders, or stealing a black cat's macchiato isn't something that my family really bought into. Sure, we believed in supernatural stuff and the idea that karma gets back around to mess with you or your kids, but "bad luck"?
No honey, it isn't luck that's ruining your life, it's an unseen species of metaphysical monsters that exist in a different plane we know little about—but they are mentioned in the Quran, so be careful!
There are phenomena so unfortunate that simply looking at images of them will cause the same bad luck to befall you. So on this Friday the 13th, gaze upon these pictures with extreme caution.