41 Things You Can Do Other Than Give Logan and Jake Paul The Time Of Day

41 Things You Can Do Other Than Give Logan and Jake Paul The Time Of Day

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As the world and internet work together to serve a lot of news at once that leaves you biting off more than you can chew, remembering past stories can be difficult. To freshen your memory, let me remind you who Logan and Jake Paul are.

These brothers hail from Westlake, Ohio, and before skyrocketing into YouTube stardom they got their start from now deactivated app Vine. They have amassed not only insane subscription counts but also a significant amount of controversy, more severely so older brother Logan Paul when he uploaded a video in January of his trip through Japan's Aokigahara forest, also known as the Suicide Forest due to the number of people who visit the forest to take their own lives. While filming, he and his friends found a body of one recently deceased victim and continued to film it, with Logan squeezing in some commentary on how suicide is no joke only to make a joke minutes later. He apologized, proceeding weeks later to upload a video of him tazing dead rats.

His younger brother, Jake, while never uploading content as controversial, still released videos that grinded people's gears with his over the top vlogs and laughable music videos. The tone of his channel shifted a bit on March 12 when he uploaded a video titled "It’s Time To End School Shootings." In it, he talked to Parkland students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, parents of those children, and Marco Rubio. Yes, Republican senator Marco Rubio who once ran for president against Donald Trump.

I am aware that Jake and Logan's audience demographic lean more toward the prepubescent crowd, and mine, for the most part, does not, so I may not convince anyone to stop watching the Paul brothers. However, I can convince people to avoid watching them in the first place and instead engage in some more meaningful activities.

Think of this list as an introduction to self care.

1. Go for a walk.

Around your block, through your house, or up and down your room, just put one foot in front of the other. You never know how badly you will need it.

2. Take deep breaths.

We humans have to breathe so much all the time, and we forget that more than we think. So inhale with that diaphragm and exhale through the mouth.

3. Send that email.

You know the one.

4. Listen to a podcast.

Go out and be that person who says "I was listening to this podcast that..." or "You should listen to this podcast about..." because life is short. Be that guy.

5. Craft a poster for a protest.

Missed March for Life? A different justice march will appear soon. If not...

6. Lead a march.

Gather a group and take to the streets about an issue you believe needs to be amplified. There has to be something that ruffles your feathers, but if you want to get people together for other reasons, then...

7. Start a Facebook event, serious or nonsensical.

Create a bar crawl where everyone has to dress up as host of The Situation Room and CNN news reporter Wolf Blitzer and get blitzed as Blitzer. Not a fan of alcohol or too young to drink? Host a food crawl where you visit every taco place in your local area. You could also make a Facebook event where everyone gives their best Owen Wilson impression by saying 'wow.' Yes, that is a real event.

8. Blink a lot.

No harm in preventing dust from entering your eyeballs.

9. Watch a Netflix documentary.

This streaming services gives labor to documentaries the same way rabbits breed. So go watch one. You might learn something new and insightful, unlike anything the Paul brothers produce.

10. Give a different YouTuber your subscription.

YouTube offers more than dumpster fires. There are hundreds of video content creators (or influencers) worth watching. It will not take long to find yourself a promising candidate.

11. Read a magazine.

Grab one from the doctor's office or on your way out of the grocery store. Any magazine should suffice for a decent time.

12. Buy from a small business.

Always support local businesses. Those Mom and Pop shops have mouths to feed.

13. Download an audio book.

If your bank account cannot afford Audible, like myself, you can always record yourself or a really good friend reading a book and listen to it later. The future is now, and friends are fantastic.

14. Make a smoothie.

I would make more smoothies if I had the funds. The wonderful part about blenders is that you can blend anything together, no matter how disgusting people think it is. So tell me how good that Nutella pickle ginger swiss smoothie is. Leave me a review.

15. Listen to your local symphony orchestra.

Hear me out. My local city's orchestra hosted a symphony mashup called Tchaikovsky V. Drake, and while I missed out, I am sure it sounded amazing. Before you knock the orchestra as a snoozefest, think of going to your local music hall this way: you will be supporting local business and artists. It goes beyond "getting cultured." Classical music reaches people in multiple ways, so go see what it does to you.

16. Learn how to shuffle a deck of cards.

Guaranteed your coolness factor will increase ten thousand fold. Just wait until you get to college and somebody in your freshman dorm room asks who can shuffle the cards for kemps or spoons. How else would you make friends?

Confession: I cannot shuffle a deck of cards well so please do not take my previous statement seriously.

17. Scour your social media feed for fresh memes.

Another way to find and make the right group of friends is analyzing their reactions to memes you send. Find timely, not yet oversaturated memes to prove you are a certified hip dude.

18. Finish your homework.

You have homework to do. There is ALWAYS homework to finish. If you are a lucky soul done with school, I am sure a deadline for work looms over your head, so get a head start on that.

19. Change your hair style.

Splurge on a nice hairdo, or if pennies are pinched, dye your own hair. Cut your own bangs. New year new you? No. New day, new you.

20. Attend a concert.

Who hates music? No one. No one is the answer. A study from Australia found that people who attend concerts regularly generally carry happier vibes, so go listen to some sick beats.

21. Play an online game with some internet friends.

From Town of Salem to Cards Against Humanity online, the internet is full of free multiplayer games where you can acquaint yourself with strangers from the internet, for better or for worse.

22. Ask your friends how their days went.

Show them you care. Even listen to their dream from last night or a recap of the latest TV episode that you do not watch but they do. What else are good friends for?

23. Ask your friends what they would call their YouTuber fanbase if they were famous.

I find this question very entertaining because it warrants a lot of funny thought provoking answers. Personally, I have no answer for myself, but hopefully you might after reading this!

24. Pick up a new hobby.

Need help choosing what to do? See number 28.

25. Debate whether shorts are pants.

Fun at parties. Also, shorts are short pants therefore shorts are pants.

26. See a movie.

Check your local theater for the cheapest possible tickets for the most talked about film. Or go see Black Panther. I already saw it in theaters twice.

27. Nap.

Nothing wrong with catching some ZZZ's.

28. Start geocaching.

Want to go treasure hunting in your neighborhood? You can by geocaching, which involves looking for containers via a GPS system. Once you find the treasure, you write your name on a provided piece of paper. Most have these. Just remember to explore safely.

29. Exercise.

Working out makes your body feel good, even if your lazy mind screams otherwise. Your routine could be as simple as hitting the treadmill for ten minutes. No one is asking you to do crossfit, unless people are, which in that case, ignore them.

30. Read up on some myth-debunking articles about United States history.

You never truly realize how many lies about American history we were told in grade school until you come across a college class, cable TV program, or the internet. For example, did you know that accused women and children during the Salem witch trials were never burned at the stake? Not a single recorded instance. There were witch trial tests to determine if the accused was indeed a witch but no method included being tied and burned. The more you know.

31. Scroll Amazon endlessly for stuff you do not need.

....Guilty as charged.

32. Cook a meal.

At least, attempt to cook a meal. Take the necessary precautions you need, even if it means Googling and re-Googling how to cook steamed broccoli.

33. Treat yourself to a nice meal out on the town.

So maybe your home cooked meal made Chef Gordon Ramsey cry on Twitter. Save a few dollars over a week and take yourself out to a dinner you know will taste delicious.

34. Apply a face mask.

With a rising popularity in face masks, thanks to (probably) millennials, face masks can be found in nearly any store that sells cosmetics and at reasonable prices. From $1.50 for one at Walmart to a pack of 16 for $9.39 on Amazon, the promises of a happy, healthy face can be found everywhere.

35. Meditate.

If suggestion #2 was too easy for you, we can move on to ADVANCED REALAXATION, otherwise known as meditation. Read up on some Thich Nhat Hanh or Google a guided meditation video. All of us can afford to stop and take a breath. You know what? Throw some yoga in the mix too if you are really the adventurous type.

36. Cry over an album.

Lord knows I have. Honestly? It cleanses me more than deep meditation or a detox ever could. Thank you, Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen.

37. Make a move on Words with Friends.

A person can only nudge for so long until they feel annoying, so do your opponent a solid and take your turn, Brian.

38. Tune in to the radio.

Since attending a relatively isolated college, I stopped listening to the radio which made me fall behind on current Top 40 trends. I also enjoy listening to a local radio's alternative music station in the hopes of falling in love with a new song or band. Just take 15 minutes, an average commute, and search for some stations. You never know what you might hear.

39. Educate yourself on conspiracy theories or unsolved murder cases.

While more a fan of the latter, both conspiracy theories and criminal-less cases provide for a thoroughly entertaining read whether it is on your own, at a slumber party, or with your significant other. Maybe you read or hear about them with your family, gather around a TV screen like they used around radio shows in the 30s. You do you. Who am I to judge?

40. Draw. Or doodle.

Anything will do. Pencil to paper, pen to tablet, chalk to board, paint to canvas, whatever you feel like doing. You only need to impress yourself, so who cares how awful of an artist you are? That is what I tell myself.

41. Publish a list about what to do instead of watching Logan and Jake Paul.

Time well spent, if I do say so myself.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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The Zodiac Signs As Bath And Body Works Scents

Just in case you want to know what scent you are!

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Bath and Body Works fans could be considered to be part of a cult. The scents draw you in as if calling your name, if you ever
wondered what your scent should be based on your zodiac sign, here it is!

Aries: Country Apple

The rather impulsive Aries takes their time picking and choosing the scents from Bath and Body Works. The soothing scent of a fresh apple orchard is just what they need on a daily basis to keep up with their shenanigans.

Taurus: Japanese Cherry Blossom

The personality of a Taurus is stubborn, or what I like to say, is stuck in their ways. When they first discovered this scent in middle school, this was it. This is the only scent you will find anywhere around a Taurus.

Libra: Pink Chiffon

Pink Chiffon is another cult classic. This best selling scent went out of style for a hot second but is back and bigger than ever.

Leo: Thousand Wishes

Thousand Wishes is a purr-fect scent for a Leo. The light scent adornes the wearer just the right amount to get the desired reaction from those around them.

Aquarius: Be Enchanted

The rather cold personality of an Aquarius is counteracted by the loving scent of Be Enchanted. The scent is just enough tenderness for the wearer to be relaxed.

Gemini: Moonlight Path

Gemini's constantly change their favorite scent and are in and out of the store almost weekly to by new lotions, candles, and body washes. You will never see a full empty bottle of anything, however, Moonlight Path is the scent they keep coming back to again and again.

Virgo: Sea Island Cotton

The clean personality of a Virgo must be matched with the clean scent of Sea Island Cotton.

Capricorn: Cucumber Melon

Another clean scent of Cucumber Melon is the exact thing a Capricorn needs. The balance and calming scents are what make this scent so attractive to a Capricorn.

Scorpio: Paris Amour

The light scent is what you would expect from an extreme sign like a Scorpio. The scent lightly washes over the wearer in almost a cloud that

Sagittarius: Cashmere Glow

Cashmere Glow is a perfect scent for the winter sign. The vanilla and golden peach scent is just the mixture that creates the perfect accessory in the chilly months.

Pisces: Warm Vanilla Sugar

This lovely scent accentuates the lovely personality of a Pisces. They can never get enough of this scent so they just keep buying and buying until they have a full stockpile.

Cancer: Velvet Sugar

Velvet Sugar is the perfect blend of red velvet and strawberries and a Cancer is always changing their mind. The wearer can tell if it is a more red velvet or strawberry kind of day, and that is the balance that they need in their lives.

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