25 Life Lessons "Friends" Taught Me

25 Life Lessons "Friends" Taught Me

Your friends will always be there for you.
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It can be argued that "Friends" was one of the best sitcoms of the 90’s. The show never failed to make audiences laugh or cry. Whether it was from watching Monica and Chandler fall in love, following the on-again off-again relationship of Rachel and Ross or watching the crazy shenanigans that Joey and Phoebe were involved in, audiences fell in love with the show. "Friends" not only captivated audiences’ hearts, but it also taught viewers how to navigate their own crazy lives. After watching all 10 seasons plus hundreds of reruns (thanks, syndication), I have learned some very important life lessons. So, here’s a list of what I’ve learned:

1. It's never too late in life to try new things.

2. Your first job won't be your dream job.

3. Only your best friends will support all of your ideas, decisions and dreams, even the dumb ones.

4. Communication and honesty are incredibly important for any relationship or friendship.

5. You don't always need a "plan."

6. You'll always have at least one friend whose job you'll never fully understand.

7. Happiness is a choice.

8. There are two types of people in the world: Those who think Ross and Rachel were on a break, and those who don't.

9. Your life will change, and that's okay.

10. Always take advantage of free food.

11. It's totally normal to make a joke when you find yourself in an awkward situation.

12. How to flip someone off without actually giving them the finger.

13. "How you doin'?" will always be the best pick-up line.

14. Rejection is just a part of life.

15. Lobsters fall in love and mate for life.

16. Drinking mimosas are always acceptable - especially when it means there's less alcohol for children to drink.

17. Your friends will date people that you can't stand, but you still need to support them.

18. Life is what you make it.

19. Never get a spray tan. You could turn out like this:

20. Sometimes you just need to take a break and relax.

21. Love your body.

22. Work can be hard sometimes.

23. "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Fire" is the only way to make an important decision.

24. Grammar is important. Learn it. Please.

25. "Boyfriends and girlfriends come and go, but friends are for life." - Phoebe Buffay

Just like on "Friends," your friends will stick by your side as you navigate the real world. Your friends will always be there for you, so make sure you keep them close.

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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17 Halloween Movies To Help You Get Your Spooky On This October

Get ready to binge watch these Halloween classics!

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Even though Halloween is all about the scares, these movies can get you into those October vibes, without any hair-raising or shivers up your spine. So sit back and relax — yes, with your bucket of candy — and binge-watch these true Halloween treats.

1. "Hocus Pocus"

Disney

"Hocus Pocus" is without a doubt a Halloween staple.

That musical number in the midst of everything will without a doubt get you off your feet singing and dancing along with these three witches; they will definitely "put a spell on you"...

2. "Halloweentown"

Preferably the first one... or all four.

Disney

This Disney Channel Original movie is best for reliving your childhood days when "Monstober" was all you looked forward to after coming home from school.

3. "Coraline"

Laika

Although this movie can be watched at any time of the year, the creepy button-eyed mom can send chills up anyone's spine. This animation may give you nightmares, but the story line is well worth the watch.

4. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Disney

Tim Burton is incredibly talented when it comes to creating a spooky Halloween world with all of its spooky civilians! Once you watch this for Halloween, soon enough you'll be able to re-watch it again in December!

5. "Corpse Bride"

Warner Bros. Pictures

"Coprse Bride" is another Tim Burton classic, creating an eerie world to immerse yourself in during this sad and spooky tale.

6. "Ghostbusters"

Columbia Pictures

If you're in the mood for a goofy Halloween movie, this is the one for you! These four guys will give you giggles that will tickle your inner skeleton.

7. "Casper"

Who doesn't love this friendly ghost?

Universal Pictures

As a kid watching this movie, I will always remember all of the times I spent looking for my own Casper friend.

8. "The Haunted Mansion"

Disney

Eddie Murphy takes the spotlight again with this hilarious Halloween film.

And, if you want to go all out — take a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida to witness the Haunted Mansion for yourself :)

9. "Edward Scissorhands"

20th Century Fox

Edward Scissorhands is the quirky outcast we all know and love. Although this is another movie that can be watched at any point in the year, it can be a great inspiration for Halloween costumes!

10.  "Beetlejuice"

Warner Bros. Pictures

"Beetlejuice" is what first introduced me to Winona Ryder, and what made me absolutely love her. With its quirks and scares, this movie is a little out there, but perfect to watch Halloween night.

11.  "The Addams Family"

Paramount Pictures

Following Lydia in "Beetlejuice," the cool, bad ass Wednesday Addams is another fierce female. Let's be real, who didn't want to be just like her while watching this?

12.  "Young Frankenstein"

20th Century Fox

"Young Frankenstein" is the epitome of Halloween movies.

It's also the perfect film for a late night date night with apple cider donuts and Halloween candy!

13.  "The Little Vampire"

New Line Cinema

Our "Stuart Little" star is shown in yet another adorable light with "The Little Vampire."

(...And I can safely say as a kid I had a huge crush on the actual little vampire, Rudolph... such a cutie.)

14.  "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

CBS

Watching Charlie Brown's holiday episodes is the icing on the cake to any season. His wholesome shows are perfect to watch, snuggled up by the fire with a warm mug of apple cider.

15.  "Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire"

Disney

"Mom's Got a Date With a Vampire" is yet another adorable movie that was apart of Disney's "Monstober." For anyone who isn't really sure how they feel about their mom's new beau... this one's for you.

16.  "Monster House"

Columbia Pictures

"Monster House" is another goofy, but slightly terrifying animation. It may cause you to not trust your next door neighbor, but at least it's fun to watch!

17.  "Twitches"

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Did anyone else constantly look around on the streets in hopes of unexpectedly meeting their twin witch sister one day?

Or was that just me?

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