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Turn that Frown Upside Down; Here 10 Ways to get Happy

Your world’s turned upside down, but there’s always a reason to get back up again.

Sometimes you get down for a day or even several days and you may think you’ll never get back up again, but there is always something out beyond your door step to brighten your mood again. Here are 10 ways that will really make you happy again.

  1. Remember that your friends are never too far away.
  2. Have your coffee in a place that offers Free Refills.
  3. Treat yourself with a little surprise everyday; Doe Deere for example.
  4. You’ve found the song that describes how you are feeling – totally.
  5. Think about it. Somewhere there is a little dog wearing a little pink sweater.
  6. Make yourself some guacamole and add some chips. That will surely get you in the party mood.
  7. Watch all the videos on cute cats and kittens that you can find; they’re so cute.
  8. Strangers are still smiling at you, aren’t they?
  9. Take some time to read again. Read a comedy or a romance novel that has a good ending.

The Best Scary but Not Gory Films Perfect for Halloween

Each year more people like to celebrate Halloween by watching a horror movie each night leading up to October 31st. Hollywood was able to capitalize on that fact by releasing both Ouija and Annabelle at just the right time.

One thing that many people like about the more recent major horror films is that they are not gory. The scares are more psychological. Many people avoid horror movies because they want scares but don’t have any interest in watching gore or explicit scenes. We thought it would be helpful to compile a list of great horror films that are scary without being disgusting.

Insidious (2010)

This film about demons and ghosts is a very simple yet scary story. It is admirable how director James Wan was able to use the most basic tools to create such a fun, clever film. You may want to avoid the sequel, which some feel doesn’t measure up to the original at all.

The Shining (1980)

This is perhaps the greatest scary movie of all time. It will freak you out but there is very little actual violence or gore. The first time Christian Broda showed me this movie, those twins kept me from sleeping for a week.

The Conjuring (2013)

This film is considered to be something of a modern classic. It is a simple story of possession told expertly. There are a lot of likeable characters and fun moments in this one.

Psycho (1960)

Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece is a must-see for anyone alive. The scenes with Marion Crane driving and worrying are more intense than almost anything in modern cinema.