6 Motivational Instagram Accounts for Whatever Inspiration You Might Need
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6 Motivational Instagram Accounts for Whatever Inspiration You Might Need

The best of Insta for a little quick motivation.

Some days, it's really hard to get some self-motivation going, so we went to our favorite source for all things creative, Instagram, and rounded up some of the best accounts out there. Whether your creative juices need a little jump start or you're having an off-day, these six accounts will inspire you to think anew.

To remind you you're not alone out there:@humansofny
This wildly popular feed (4.4 million followers!) will inspire you to do the best you can with what you have, regardless of if you live in NYC or not. The photographer, Brandon Stanton, has taken over 5,000 portraits of everyday people on the streets of NYC and has even produced two beautiful coffee table books of the most inspiring stories.

"I fell in love with the first girl I dated. Then one day she told me: 'If you were a boy, this would be perfect.'"

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To Channel Your Inner Pharrell:@happsters
This is the account where you go to just get happy. Simple words of wisdom on beautiful backdrops make up the feed, perfect to help you get through whatever you're going through. They range from elegant reminders of the ways of the world to quirky, fun quotations, such as "let's wander where the wifi's weak."

Is your life in a state of flux? I'm usually working towards a certain goal or deciding the next move I should make. I've found that it's good to stop to appreciate the process and embrace the uncertainty. It's pretty fun once you really think about the place you in are right now, how far you've come and appreciate your current circumstances for what they are. After all, the point of it all is to be happy right now, not just in the future. So, take in the uncertain moments and appreciate where you are here and now. Now instead of being in a place of fear or anxiety, you're in a place of gratitude. Isn't it amazing how changing your perspective on your current situation changes the world around you even though you are in the exact same place as you were 10 seconds ago? Tag some friends who you think can relate ?

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To get career advice:@levoleague
Technically this site is for women, but even guys can benefit from what the ladies of Levo League have to say. They post inspirational quotations and pictures and link to their account's featured entrepreneurs to help you get even more motivation, no matter your milieu. Think career woman like Amy Odell at Cosmopolitan and career coach Ashley Stahl.

To get advice that's celebrity-certified:@amypoehlersmartgirls
We really shouldn't play favorites, but this is one of our all time favorite accounts on Instagram. Amy Poehler and her friend Meredith Walker have done a bang-up job with this smart, funny account, where hashtags include things like #getyourhairwet and #smartgirlscolor.

??? #GetYourHairWet (?: @katetparkerphotography)

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To have it handed to you in pretty lettering:@seanwes
A motivational account that happens to be hand-lettered? Yes, please! Sean McCabe puts out beautifully-lettered versions of words to live by, from the very simple--hustle--to lists you'll want to refer back to time and time again, aka 8 ways to be constantly improving.

The Hustle Never Stops

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To remind you that living a healthy lifestyle doesn't always suck:@greatist
Contemplating whether or not to skip that workout class? Good, we thought it was just us. Greatist, a health and fitness site, will help you get off the couch and into your preferred method of sweating with kind reminders on healthy eating and fitness tips you'll actually want to use.

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Best Snapchat Accounts for Beauty Addicts

These babes slay snapchat

If you like knowing what the best beauty tips and products are the best source is actually snapchat. You find out first hand what your favorite beauty icons use. Certain people are better than others at snapchat. Here's a list of who you should be following if you're a beauty addict.

Golden Barbie aka Jasmine Sanders (Model)- YouAintGolden

She's an active snapper. Golden Barbie is a model always sharing her skincare and makeup tips on her snap.

Source: vogue.com

Jenn Im (YouTuber)- JennImSnaps

Jenn Im has incredible style. She loves sharing her life as well as her newest beauty favorites over her snapchat.

Keaton Milburn (YouTuber)- MilburnKeaton

Keaton is a beauty guru on YouTube. She's gorgeous and usually snaps about her favorite beauty products and newest clothing finds.

Rosie Huntington-Whitley (Model)- RosieHW

The former Victoria's Secret model is famous for her in-depth snaps about makeup and hair. She gives the best product recommendations and tips over her snapchat.

Shannon Barker (Model/Health Guru)- Shannonagins

Shannon is more of a health nut than anything. Her snap stories are always filled with green juices and spin classes. She's a model so she has great tips on how to stay in shape. She's also posted a few beauty secrets on her snap as well.

Claire Marshall (YouTuber)- HeyClaireHey

Claire Marshall is a YouTuber who gets sent tons of new products to test out. She usually updates her snapchat first before making her YouTube beauty reviews. Add her if you want to see what's new in the beauty world.

Bella Oelmann (Model)- BellaOel

Model Bella Oelmann's snap is always a great place to find new beauty tips. She always looks amazing and I frequently steal makeup and outfit ideas from her account.

Vivian V (YouTuber)- Viviannn_V

Vivian, another famous YouTuber, has amazing hair and shares her favorite products over her snap. Add her if you want to know what she uses in her crazy long mane.

Amy Lee (YouTuber)- Amy_Vagabond

Amy Vagabond is more of a product junkie and style guru than anything. Her outfit of the day's are always great for inspiration.

Glossier (Skincare/Makeup Brand)- Glossier.IRL

People are obsessed with Glossier products. They're very minimalistic. If you want to see what's new with Glossier before anyone else add them on snap.

Francesca Aiello (Creator of Frankie's Bikini's/Hot Person)- FrancescaAiello

Add francesca if you want to see what a perfect life is like. At 19 she's created a majorly successful bikini line. I keep her on my snap for life motivation.

Juliana Herz (Model)- JuliHerz

Another model who frequently snaps. Juliana is incredibly funny and shares a lot of personal moments on her snapchat as well as some beauty/fashion tips.

Gabby Epstein (Instagram Influencer)- GabbyEpstein

Gabby is known well from her instagram where she always seems to be in a bikini. Follow her for lots of selfie inspo.

Source: imgur.com

Josie Canseco (Model)- JosCanseco

Daughter of legendary baseball player Jose Canseco, and girlfriend of Mike Stud. Josie Canseco is seriously beautiful and funny. Add her on snapchat to get a glimpse into her life.

Shanina Shaik (Model)- ShaninaMShaik

Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik always has the best snap stories. She's always traveling to beautiful places wearing the best outfits. Add her to get insane style inspiration.

Jessica Clements(Model/YouTuber)-JClem43

Jess Clements has a successful modeling career as well as a YouTube channel with over 200,000 subscribers. Jess posts about her favorite beauty products and fashion finds pretty often. Add her to see how she does it all.

Source: i.imgur.com

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Best Instagram Accounts to Follow: Yogi Edition

I'm DTF... down to flow that is.

Shockingly, 80 percent of college students say they have experienced stress on a daily basis. From the vibes in the library during midterms and finals season, this number seems conservative.

If you're looking for a way to combat stress, and aren't the meditation type, yoga may be the answer. It combines relaxation with exercise, knocking out two necessities on your crazy college to-do list at once.

If you're looking for some yoga workout inspiration, these are the Instagram accounts you want flooding your feed. From cool traveling yogis to professional photographers who focus on yoga practitioners, these accounts will make you want to grab your mat and get ready to OM.

This yogi is DTF (down to flow, that is). Dana Trixie Flynn is one of the co-founders of Laughing Lotus Yoga Center. Flynn has an awesome background, ranging from stockbroker to MTV personality, before becoming the yogi she is today. Her account is inspiring and features her adventures doing yoga, most recently in India, which make for some pretty badass photos.

I love the artistic focus of some of his posts; and his series of yoga pics where he interprets a famous work of art through a yoga posture and props. It's really creative and speaks to my inner art history geek.

A big part of yoga is the ability to flow from one position to the next, making this account full of videos especially cool. Kerri Verna's account is composed of videos demonstrating her moving into each position with on point music, making them especially fun to watch.

#handstandswithbyg ?Day 6 - Tip #6. I love seeing all your videos ... Keep up the good work! Today's Tip #6 is to EXTEND (as my trainer Eugene says) through the shoulders or scapula elevation. This exercise is a great way to understand if you are extending and locking the shoulder joint. 1. From day 1 (go back and watch it if you missed it) face the wall handstand. If you were able to walk up the wall - great! If not, then keep working at it. 2. Keeping the elbow locked (don't do handstand push-ups) press the shoulders up (or down rather since you are in handstand). Think about shoulders to ears - lock the shoulder then release. You want your biceps to squeeze next to the ears. 3. Do as many as you can to fatigue but, try not to involve the elbow - just the shoulder. When you are in handstand, this is the correct position of the shoulder. Video taping yourself is the best way to correct issues that might come up during training. Some of the most common issues in handstand are either 1. Lack of flexibility (day 2) or 2. Lack of shoulder engagement. If you like my handstand tips, tag a friend or repost and encourage someone to try them with you! Wearing:@omstarsapparel

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This account is unique because it is a collection of pics of famous yoga practitioners. Robert Sturman is both a student of yoga and a professional photographer with the focus of capturing inspiring yogis in action. The account is full of professional and visually interesting photos that you'll love having on your feed.

New York ~ The Courthouse. Pictured: @happybuddhakelly #icantstoppointingtothebeauty #robertsturmanphotography

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This account is run by Caitlin Turner, a jetsetter and yogi. Her pics combine her love of travel, yoga, and general positive inspiration. The account combines scenic views and impressive postures, inciting both wanderlust and workout motivation.

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Hunny of the Week 1/5: Claudia Oshry aka @girlwithnojob

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

#Blessed for this piece of ? and for @iHeartRadio having me on the @CocaCola podcast! Listen at the link in my bio

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Insta-celebs: Some are lame AF, others are worth following, if not for the unearthed (albeit, aggregated) Reddit gems, pics of cats and pizza, or just random hilarious shit. Girlwithnojob, run by Claudia Oshry, is the latter. We love her unapologetic take on life as a 20-something, and her life goal/motto: "My dream job is not needing one." Also, anyone with 1.2 million Insta followers and who eats raw cookie dough on the reg is my hero.

Building something from nothing is pretty bad ass and Oshry is doing just that; taking what every 20-something is thinking and turning into internet gold.

She told Huff Post, "Don't let people bother you, because it's so easy to let them... You have to just keep going and persevere... eventually you will find people who care about what you're writing. All the work is worth the reward."

Below, our favorite Instas from Oshry, this week's Hunny of the Week.


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I know you are but what am I.

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This homie is never me. I am the antithesis of this homie (@BRUISERSBILL)

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If you're a vegan, and haven't told anyone you're a vegan in one week, are you still a vegan?

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The fuckin worst (@boywithnojob)

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Toys in every store (@jonnydrubel)

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There's nothing quite like it. (@claudwithnojob - follow me here!)

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Hunny of the Week 12/8: Gigi Hadid

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

Ah, Gigi. Our favorite body positive supermodel (an oxymoron if there ever was one), love interest of Zayn Malik (#bless), and newly-minted Victoria's Secret Angel, is walking for the very first time in the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show tonight.

Since we can't just pick one reason why we love Gigi, here are the top 10 reasons why we love this Hunny, told via Ms. Hadid's Instagram.

1. Gives back, plus can rock a high pony like nobody's business.

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2. If it's good enough for Vogue, it's good enough for us.

3. Squad.

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4. Dog lover. Also, anyone who has a functioning Insta for their dog is friend of mine.

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5. "I woke up like this" is a real thing apparently. Ugh.

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6. Angel status. Whether or not you wear their shitty underwear, (we don't), being a VS Angel is a Big. Fucking. Deal.

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7. Brow goals.

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8. Likes to be festive.

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9. Good genes.

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10. Two words: Body. Positive. #preach

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How to Edit a Photo... The Right Way

For fuck's sake, stop over-whitening your teeth.

Everyone denies it, but we all do it. At this point, you're losing a competitive edge by not touching up your photos before sharing them with the world. I suggest Facetune--the holy grail of editing apps--and I don't give a flying fuck if you think editing photos is stupid, fake, etc. If you're gonna do it, do it right, so here are my tips.

Don't reshape when there are straight lines or horizons behind you.
Zoom in and REFINE areas that you'd like to tuck in. Be SO careful of the borders behind you--this is the biggest giveaway. Always quadruple-check before posting. Look at this Lindsay Lohan Instagram. Don't be like her.

My feet look red lol- had to take that out. Only real red is my hair. ?

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I cannot understand why girls are still doing this in 2016. It's not Picnik; it's not 2009; and it's definitely not ~*Myspace*~.

Do whiten your scleras, though.
Your sclera is the white of your eyeball--and you've probably never noticed this but white ones look weirdly good. Get in there, buddy. #420DontBlazeIt


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Use the details feature on Facetune.
It'll make your irises pop and your lashes seem thicker. All the good stuff. Use it over your cleavage to make that stand out, too!

Leave a little shine.
A little bit of shine on your face is a GOOD thing. It actually looks good. Think of all the celebrities with intentionally dewy makeup. When you buff out all the shine with an editing app, you look fake... and straight up weird. #contour

...and so it begins! New film, new family #Valerian

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Make sure it looks like you.
At the end of the day, keep yourself in the photo. I hate my nose but when I edit it, I can't go overboard.

One last thing: real friends Facetune friends. ?