15 beautiful illustrations perfectly capture how it feels to be in love

You know the feeling you get when you catch your sweetheart looking at you in a way that lets you know just how much they love you?

It feels nice, doesn't it? That's the sentiment Korean artist Puuung wants to capture with her heartwarming "Love is..." series.

Love is a raw, sometimes nonsensical, all-encompassing emotion, and being in a relationship is a beautiful extension of that. These illustrations highlight some of the things we experience but tend not to notice while being part of a couple.


Puuung believes love manifests itself in all sorts of ways that we can easily overlook in our daily lives.

Here are 15 of her delightful drawings celebrating the small gestures that make being in love so special:

1. Gestures like making sure your boo is warm and cozy when it's time for bed.

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

2. Or making memories by getting crafty together.

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

3. Rocking out to music as you unapologetically go for that high note.

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

4. Sweet hugs that make your heart flutter. Every. Single. Time.

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

5. Napping on the couch together is one of the best things ever.

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

6. Hopelessly remaining on each other's mind when you're not in the same place.

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

7. There's never a bad time for a nice cuddle.

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

8. A sweet kiss on the forehead speaks volumes. Am I right?

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

9. Finding lovely ways to surprise each other.

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

10. Few things are sweeter than dancing like nobody's watching (music optional).

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

11. How about giving your kitty a bath? What a fun (and messy) bonding experience.

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

12. Tying your shoe for you? Now that's amoré!

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

13. Sharing is caring — particularly with the one you love.

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

14. Sharing a homemade meal cooked with love.

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

15. And — perhaps more importantly — being there for each other through times of joy and times of sorrow.

Illustration by Puuung, used with permission.

Whether it's a warm look, a simple hug, or a comforting kiss on the forehead, these drawings remind us to notice the everyday, small gestures from our significant others.

That's why Puuung says she tries to find the meaning of love in our daily lives and (lucky for us) celebrates it by creating these whimsical illustrations twice a week on Grafolio.

This delightful series is a beautiful reminder not to overlook the little things that make us fall a little more in love with our special someone every single day.

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If someone were to say "video games" to you, what are the first words that come to mind? Whatever words you thought of (fun, exciting, etc.), we're willing to guess "healthy" or "mental health tool" didn't pop into your mind.

And yet… it turns out they are. Especially for Veterans.

How? Well, for one thing, video games — and virtual reality more generally — are also more accessible and less stigmatized to veterans than mental health treatment. In fact, some psychiatrists are using virtual reality systems for this reason to treat PTSD.

Secondly, video games allow people to socialize in new ways with people who share common interests and goals. And for Veterans, many of whom leave the military feeling isolated or lonely after they lose the daily camaraderie of their regiment, that socialization is critical to their mental health. It gives them a virtual group of friends to talk with, connect to, and relate to through shared goals and interests.

In addition, according to a 2018 study, since many video games simulate real-life situations they encountered during their service, it makes socialization easier since they can relate to and find common ground with other gamers while playing.

This can help ease symptoms of depression, anxiety, and even PTSD in Veterans, which affects 20% of the Veterans who have served since 9/11.

Watch here as Verizon dives into the stories of three Veteran gamers to learn how video games helped them build community, deal with trauma and have some fun.

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Video games have been especially beneficial to Veterans since the beginning of the pandemic when all of us — Veterans included — have been even more isolated than ever before.

And that's why Verizon launched a challenge last year, which saw $30,000 donated to four military charities.

And this year, they're going even bigger by launching a new World of Warships charity tournament in partnership with Wargaming and Wounded Warrior Project called "Verizon Warrior Series." During the tournament, gamers will be able to interact with the game's iconic ships in new and exciting ways, all while giving back.

Together with these nonprofits, the tournament will welcome teams all across the nation in order to raise money for military charities helping Veterans in need. There will be a $100,000 prize pool donated to these charities, as well as donation drives for injured Veterans at every match during the tournament to raise extra funds.

Verizon is also providing special discounts to Those Who Serve communities, including military and first responders, and they're offering a $75 in-game content military promo for World of Warships.

Tournament finals are scheduled for August 8, so be sure to tune in to the tournament and donate if you can in order to give back to Veterans in need.

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Seven years ago, Bill Murray shared a powerful story about the importance of art. The revelation came during a discussion at the National Gallery in London for the release of 2014's "The Monuments Men." The film is about a troop of soldiers on a mission to recover art stolen by the Nazis.

After his first time performing on stage in Chicago, Murray was so upset with himself that he contemplated taking his own life.

"I wasn't very good, and I remember my first experience, I was so bad I just walked out — out onto the street and just started walking," he said.

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