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Having a Tough Day? This Pep Talk Generator Is Exactly What You Need

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"You rock. You might not realize it at times, but you really do."

Feeling uncertain about your career path? Stressed about your lack of a 401(k)? Or maybe just feeling the Monday blues? Then head over to this pep talk generator and prepare to feel so much better about yourself.

The generator is a project from Babe Vibes, “a collection of work by creative women” run by designer Kara Haupt. (Past projects include Smashing the Patriarchy and Heartbreak Stories.) The pep talks mostly come from creative women who will encourage you to stop comparing yourself to other people and focus on being the best possible version of yourself. Oh, and they’ll also remind you that hard work is key.

Here are some examples:

You are a ball of fire. You are a flaming, feisty, bold ball of fire. You may feel like you get extinguished a lot, but you are set ablaze more times than you are drowned. You are smart, you are unique, you are interesting, you are creative, you are capable and you are important. You can kick ass when you set your mind to it. There is no obstacle you can’t overcome. Don’t stop believing in your ass kicking skills, ever!

The sooner you stop thinking about/focusing on/worrying about what other people are doing, the sooner you’ll stop comparing yourself to them and feeling inferior. That’s when you can do your best work and figure out what you really want.

For the love of God, ask for help. You can still be a badass independent woman even if you ask for assistance. Despite what you may think, we all need a little support. We all need our friends. And speaking of friends: call them up! Text them back! Make time for them! Because they are important and there’s more to life than working. (I know you’re quietly singing Stacie Orrico’s “(There’s Gotta Be) More To Life” right now. You’re welx.)

You were built to tackle the world. You are not the cheerleader for someone else. You are not meant to sit on the sidelines. You were built to create your own life and challenge yourself daily. Go out there and tackle today, I believe in you.

Though many of the quotes are targeted specifically at young women, the sentiments are pretty universal. Head over to the generator to get your own dose of motivation.

TIME viral

Watch a Blogger Turn His Smartphone Into a 3D Hologram Projector

Finally, something to do with your old CD cases

A YouTube channel that dishes out technology advice “Mrwhosetheboss” appears to have a strategy for turning smartphones into 3D hologram projectors that involves a plastic CD cover, a glass cutter, a sheet of graph paper, some tape, and a pen. The video has racked up more than 2.3 million views in two days.

Other YouTube users have posted tutorials about this trick before, but this clip has just become the most popular on the video-sharing website. Inventors have even tried to crowdsource a gadget that turns iPads into hologram projectors.

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These Are the Top 10 Ranked Party Schools in America

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The University of Illinois is number 1 on the Princeton Review list

Princeton Review announced the top 10 party schools in America on Monday, one of more than 60 rankings in the 2016 version of its The Best 380 Colleges guide.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign leads this year’s list. Some online reviews give the school an A+ for party scene, touting “Tuesday wine nights,” while the area has been known for letting anyone age 19 and older in bars.

Here is the full list:

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2. University of Iowa
3. University of Wisconsin-Madison
4. Bucknell University
5. Syracuse University
6. University of California-Santa Barbara
7. West Virginia University
8. University of Georgia
9. Tulane University
10. Colgate University

West Virginia University, the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Syracuse are no strangers to this list, while Tulane graduates might be relieved to see the school is also ranked in the top 10 of Princeton Review’s newest list, “Students Most Engaged in Community Service.”

TIME Music

Watch This French Trio Perform the Summer’s Most Popular Songs in Three Minutes

From OMI's "Cheerleader" to Pharrell's "Freedom"

The French trio L.E.J, short for Lucie, Elisa and Juliette, decided to take a few of the summer’s most popular songs and condense them all into one three-and-a-half-minute mashup.

The musicians call their video “Summer 2015″ and it features 11 wildly popular tunes, including “CoCo” by O.T. Genasis, “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson, “Cheerleader” by OMI and “Bitch Better Have My Money” by Rihanna. The trio records these tunes on a gorgeous secluded beach for optimal summertime vibes.

You’ll notice that a few so-called songs of summer are missing, like “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap, “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon and “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift. Who knows–maybe L.E.J will make another video incorporating those jams too.

Read next: One of These Songs Will Be This Year’s Song of the Summer

TIME Food & Drink

PEZ to Dispense an Animated Movie

The candy company has struck a deal with a production company

PEZ and Envision Media Arts announced Monday that the companies are teaming up to make an animated movie about the tiny brick-shaped candy and its dispensers, written by Brothers in Law screenwriter Cameron Fay.

“The name PEZ was derived from the German word for peppermint… PfeffErminZ. Today, over 3 billion PEZ Candies are consumed annually in the U.S.A. alone,” according to the PEZ website.

No word on the plot, so may the speculation begin about whether the PEZ dispensers will be used as weapons that dispense poisonous candies or fire missiles at enemy combatants . . . or whatever.

TIME movies

Ronda Rousey Will Play Herself in a Movie Adaptation of Her Autobiography

Ronda Rousey stands in her corner before facing Bethe Correia during the UFC 190 event on August 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC--Zuffa LLC/Getty Images Ronda Rousey stands in her corner before facing Bethe Correia during the UFC 190 event on August 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Next opponent: Box office

With her 34-second victory over Bethe Correia Saturday, Ronda Rousey once again proved she’s at the top of her game as the UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion. But as Rousey maintains her dominance in the world of sport, her star is also rising in the movie industry, with a handful of acting credits to her name in the last couple of years. In her newest role she’ll play a character she knows a thing or two about: herself.

Variety reports that Rousey will star in a film adaptation of My Fight/Your Fight, her bestselling autobiography released earlier this year. Rousey will co-produce with Mary Parent (Godzilla, Pacific Rim), with a screenplay to be adapted by Mark Bomback (War of the Planet of the Apes, Insurgent).

Rousey mostly recently appeared in Expendables 3, Furious 7 and Entourage. She’s also set to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the CIA flick Mile-22 and to helm the action thriller The Athena Project.

TIME movies

Deadpool Trailer Coming Tomorrow, Says Trailer

The real trailer will premier Tuesday night on Conan

Looking forward to the next Deadpool trailer? Well, it’s not out yet. But a new trailer for the trailer might be able to tide you over until the real thing is released.

The pre-trailer shows the titular antihero, played by Ryan Reynolds, introducing himself rather dramatically while attempting to smoke a pipe through his costume’s mask. The character closes by announcing that his trailer is coming…tomorrow.

The actual trailer for the film will debut Tuesday when Reynolds appears on the TBS talk show Conan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is set for an early release next year.

TIME Sports

‘Ultimate Frisbee’ Recognized by the International Olympic Committee

Disc-uss!

On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) fully recognized the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), ultimate frisbee’s governing body, during its 128th session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That means ultimate frisbee is eligible for IOC funding and can compete with other sports for inclusion in future Olympic games, Sports Illustrated‘s website and Reuters report.

“This is an incredible milestone in the 30 year history of WFDF and a further important step for our International Federation in the development of our sport worldwide,” WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch said in a statement. “Today’s decision will give a further boost to our efforts to increasing the presence of Flying Disc sports in all countries and on all continents.”

 

 

TIME viral

This Might Be the Most Intense ‘Uptown Funk’ Cover Yet

The meme that will never end

Just when you thought the “Uptown Funk” meme craze was over, YouTube user dondrapersayswhat edits footage from 280 movies so that it looks like the characters are singing “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. The mashup took three months to make, according to a description of the clip on the video-sharing website. Movies featured include everything from The Godfather to The Hangover. To see a full list of titles as the clip plays, press the “closed captioning” button (“CC”) on the lower right-hand corner of the YouTube screen.

 

TIME celebrity

Get Ready for Abbi and Ilana From Broad City to Crush It on Lip Sync Battle

Yas queen

Abbi Jacobson, co-creator and star of Broad City, has already proved that she is a truly stellar musical performer. And it looks like she’s gonna show off her talents once again, this time on Spike’s Lip Sync Battle. Naturally, she’ll compete against her Broad City partner Ilana Glazer.

The battle doesn’t air until Thursday, but here’s a little sneak peek at what Jacobson will be bringing to the table: a passionate rendition of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls:

Sadly, we’re not sure what Glazer will be performing, but we’re confident both women will have us mouthing “yas queen” and crying tears of joy.

Read next: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Abbi and Ilana from Broad City

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