20 Life Lessons 'New Girl' Taught Me

20 Life Lessons 'New Girl' Taught Me

This show is good for much more than laughs.

If you're looking for one of those shows that makes you laugh hysterically while you're in a room by yourself, "New Girl" is what you need in your life. Not only do Nick, Winston, Jess, Schmidt, and Cece make you laugh until your mascara is running down your face, but they also bring some impressive insights to life and the curveballs it tends to throw at you. Here are 20 life lessons that will help you get through the toughest of situations.

1. Everyone has their weird quirks, and deep, dark secrets.

That's what keeps people interesting. If you're embarrassed about something that you've done, I guarantee someone around the world has done something much more mortifying. And if you think that you're some kind of weirdo, you probably are, but there are people out there much weirder than you, like me!

2. If you've always felt like a grandparent trapped in a 20 year-old's body, you're not alone.

The good news is that you will grow into your "mental age..." eventually.

3. What can I say, Cece knows best.

Well, I guess there are a few things that're less sexy than that.....

4. It's all about baby steps.

If you're trying to work towards a goal, it's all about the smaller steps that lead to the big ones! Don't be discouraged when you're not seeing progress right off the bat. I mean, Rome wasn't built in a day.... Am I right, or am I right?

5. Take it upon yourself to learn something new every day.

We live in a society where we can access almost anything at the touch of button, so take advantage of that. Read a new book, watch a documentary, or talk to a stranger while you're waiting in the Starbucks line.

6. Face your problems.

You might think that you can avoid whatever problem you're dealing with, but sooner or later that will have a consequence, and that consequence will be 100 times worse than the initial problem. Getting it taken care of right away will save you so much inner turmoil and stress!

7. Don't underestimate yourself.

You know yourself better than anyone, and you're capable of much more than you think you are.

8. Happy Hour was invented for a reason.

9. You have the ability to change your situation.

If you don't like the way something is in your life, change it. If you don't like your job, or you're having trouble with school, or you're unsure of your career path, change it. Yes, change requires some work and venturing into new territory, but you don't want to go through life with the big "what if?"

10. It's all about perspective.

11. You're not the only one who can't tell the dessert fork from the salad fork.

From left to right it goes: salad fork, dinner fork, and dessert fork. You're welcome!

12. It's OK to take time for yourself.

If you need a day of solitude, don't let anyone take that away from you. Everyone needs a day or so to recharge their batteries, so don't feel guilty about not wanting to go out to lunch with your best friend today.

13. I couldn't have said it better myself.

Schmidt has such a way with words...

14. Don't let anyone make you feel like you have to hide your crazy.

15. Don't underestimate the power of proper grammar.

Do I really need to get into to proper uses of "your," "you're," "there," and "their?"

16. People will hurt you...

You just have to decide if you're going to put up with it, or show them the door.

17. Don't even try to tell me that you don't blurt out Adele's new song on your way to class like you're the new Mariah Carey.

18. Just because you haven't found the right person now doesn't mean that you won't ever find them.

19. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

You don't have to accept their opinion, but you do have to acknowledge it. Just remember, your perspective is not the only perspective.

20. No you won't, I promise.

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10 Reasons Hades is the BEST Disney Villain

He's too cool for our world!

I'm just going to come out and say it, Hades is the BEST Disney villan and I will defend that till the day I die. Sure Maleficient is cool but I dare you to watch Hercules and not laugh at any of Hades's jokes. I honestly wish he was real so we could be best friends. Here's why you should think that too:

1. Is he mean or is he just sassy?

He's just trying to have a peaceful boat ride with his skeleton gondolier.

2. He's got a dog.

Come one, this is always a plus.

3. He's quick to point out what everyone else is thinking:

4. He's happy to point out the obvious.

Not only does he point out the obvious, but he also gives you mad sass while doing so.

5. He's self conscious about his hair just like you!

Maybe he is just like everyone else.

6. He's always realistic.

Honesty is the best policy.

7. So what if he has a bit of an anger problem?

Maybe he needs to go to anger management but we all get a little angry every now and then.

8. At least he's working on it.

But he's trying his hardest to keep his anger in check.

9. Did I mention his sass?

A vicious eye roll is always appreicated.

10. He's just so cool!

In summary: Hades is the best. So he's got a few character flaws but who doesn't? If I am being honest, Hades is the only reason I watch Hercules! So next time you're searching through Netflix and looking for something to watch, settle on Hercules and try to appreciate him and all his flaws.

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The Story Behind Horse Soldiers By Doug Stanton

12 Strong The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

I am very interested and involved in horses, so having the opportunity to read the "12 Strong" (previously published as Horse Soldiers) by Doug Stanton. This is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following the 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban.

This story is about the Army's Fifth Special Forces Group that was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. This is an elite group of soldiers that were not only trained in guerrilla fighting but also in wartime diplomacy. After 9/11, Fifth Group soldiers scrambled to prepare for the coming war in Afghanistan. Intelligence on the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and the Northern Alliance were so thin that the men resorted to old Discovery Channel shows and back issues of National Geographic.

C.I.A. paramilitary officers slipped into northern Afghanistan and met with local warlords who, when they weren’t feuding among themselves, came together as a loosely knit anti-Taliban coalition known as the Northern Alliance. A deal was struck: a small number of Special Forces soldiers would fight alongside the Alliance, calling in precision smart-bomb airstrikes on Taliban positions. But, there was something that they forgot to tell the Special Forces that this mission would be done on horseback.

Northern Alliance soldiers traveled and fought on horseback though it was not very successful. This was the first time that many of the soldiers had ever been on a horse, Special Forces Capt. Mitch Nelson climbed in the saddle and gave his men an impromptu lesson which included how to make them go, he heeled the horse in the ribs and it walked a few steps, how to turn by pulling a rein and drawing the narrow muzzle around, and finally how you stop pulling back the reins.

Stanton packs a huge amount of research into a thrilling action ride of a book. This is a no holds barred description of the early part of the USA, CIA, and Special Forces played in defeating the Taliban. This book is a very detailed story of each key member of the team and gives the reader the opportunity to learn about the real heroes who took part in this mission.

The great acts of courage and bravery by both the American troops and the Afghan people who assisted them. The stunning victory of the horse soldiers — 350 Special Forces soldiers, 100 C.I.A. officers and 15,000 Northern Alliance fighters routing a Taliban army 50,000 strong — deserves a hallowed place in American military history.

This is a very well written account of a mission that very few people knew about, everyone should pick up the book and read it.

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