9 Of The Best Childhood Movies

No Matter How Old I Get, I Will Always Love These 9 Childhood Movies

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Ask any of my friends — I am the worst at watching movies. On chill nights, we love to all pile into a room and watch a movie, but half of the time I fall asleep or don't pay attention. Little do they know, I am just not interested in current movies. These classic childhood movies will always have my heart.

1. "Finding Nemo"

Finding Nemo

Honestly, no one makes me laugh harder than Dory. "Finding Nemo" never fails to make me happy, sad, and silly all at the same time.

2. "Peter Pan"

Peter Pan

Enough said. "Peter Pan" will always remind me that it is OKAY to not want to grow up. When I was younger, my parents took my brother and me on a vacation to Disney World. My mom asked me how I thought we were getting there. I responded, "Tinker Bell will give us pixie dust!"

3. "The Wizard of Oz"

The Wizard of Oz

"Wizard of Oz" is definitely an oldie but a goodie. Ever since I dressed up as Dorthy when I was younger, I have absolutely adored this movie (and "Wicked" too)!

4. "The Lion King"

The Lion King

The "Lion King" will always be one of my Disney's favorites. Except when I watch this movie, I can't help but get up and dance during all the amazing songs.

5. "Home Alone"

Home Alone

After every Thanksgiving, "Home Alone" is my go-to movie to watch. It never fails to get me into the holiday spirit. Even though it caused me to be scared to stay home alone when I was younger, this holiday classic with a cup of hot chocolate is perfect for the winter time.

6. "Toy Story"

Toy Story

I think "Toy Story" will always have the biggest spot in my heart. When I was younger, I used to listen to the "Toy Story 2" audiobook every night to fall asleep #ifyouknowyouknow.

7. "Matilda"

Matilda

I personally think "Matilda" is one of the more underrated movies out there. I think I rented "Matilda" at least once every other week from my local library when I was younger.

8. "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

Willy Wonka

Good old Willy Wonka. Maybe I love it so much from the candy and chocolate, but I still wonder what a Wonka Bar tastes like.

9. "Monsters Inc."

Monsters Inc.

I mean come on, look how cute Boo is. #nuffsaid

From red slippers to monsters, talking toys, chocolate factories, and more, these movies are just some of the ones that take me down memory lane. Even as a college student, these movies never fail to make me smile. I bet you know what I am spending my time doing during spring break.

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9 Things We All Did In Middle School During The 2000s

We're all guilty of it.
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Middle school. The most embarrassing years of my life. I look back at my pictures and just wonder why in the world would I do that? Why did I look like that? How did someone let me do that? But to be honest, I wouldn't want it any other way because I wouldn't have something to look back on today. Just about every middle school girl can relate to this:

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1. Getting "married"

I don't know about you but I took my "marriage" very seriously. We had a 25 cent ring and everything. We called each other "wifey's" to top it all off. Believe it or not, we even had a wedding video. It was pretty legit. Then I found out she was also married to another friend in our friend group. It was a sad breakup but we worked through it and she's my best friend to this day.


2. Duck lips

The legendary duck lips. The bigger the lips the better. I went through a phase where I don't think I ever took a picture with my teeth showing. Why did we think this was cool? I wish I knew.

3. Atrocious wardrobe

Sophie shorts ring a bell? I think I had one in at least every color. Oh and don't forget about my soccer ball ones that I just HAD to wear to soccer practice. What about tying your shirt to the side or tucking in the front of your t-shirt to your shorts? For some reason, this was a long-running style. I am not sure how.

4. Forward messages

Those messages were so annoying yet fun. If I didn't forward those I swear I thought something was actually going to happen to me.

5. Learning everything on the bus

From bad words to inappropriate anything. You learned what things were and where things came from. I learned more things on the bus than I ever did in school.

6. Festivals

They were the best thing to do on a summer weekend. You couldn't miss it. Although no on really rode the rides or played games. It was basically a giant get together for your side of town with a bunch of middle school drama.

7. Awkward mirror selfies

Don't lie, we've all taken them at some point.

8. Edited pictures

There were edited pictures with irrelevant words surrounding our faces. Or writing the words "BFF's" around it to make sure everyone knew that you guys were best friends. At some points, I would actually have people like my status for me to make them an edited picture. Consider yourself lucky if you didn't. Pic Monkey was my life.

9. Webcam pictures

What're you doing tonight? Oh, just taking pics on my webcam.

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Thanos Isn't The Real Villain, Overpopulation Is — He Actually Fixed The Problem

Overpopulation is a real world problem, and Thanos posed a solution.

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If you've ever seen any "Avengers," "Guardians of the Galaxy," or Marvel superhero movies, you'll know who Thanos is. He's portrayed as the evil father of Gamora and his goal is clear: to wipe out half of the population. Many of us were not expecting him to actually succeed — because, in every other movie, the Avengers prevail. But in "Avengers: Infinity War," this was simply not the case. He successfully wiped out exactly half of the population and we watched some of our favorite characters like Black Panther, Vision, The Witch, and Groot disintegrate. But why was this such a bad thing?

Thanos' logic isn't really off — overpopulation has been a real-world problem for years now, with the rate growing at two percent per year. Even though this doesn't sound like a lot, it's faster than any other time period in history. This means that death rates either need to go up, or the birth rate needs to decrease.

According to the World Population Census, in 2015 there were approximately 7.2 billion people in the world. But in 2016, it was approximately 7.3 billion. In just a year, a little more than 100 million people were born. At this rate, overpopulation will affect the amount of food available, poverty rates, and air quality. With so many people continuously being born, factories are going to be forced to produce more products, releasing more CO2. Poverty rates will rise because there won't be many jobs available so people won't be able to afford much. While this sounds like a very grave diagnosis, Thanos found a solution to this in the "Avengers: Infinity War" film. By collecting the infinity stones of mind, power, reality, soul, space, and time, he succeeded in fixing this overpopulation problem — that is a serious problem today.

Since infinity stones, unfortunately, don't exist, what can we do to prevent overpopulating our beautiful planet? The answer may lie in finding more effective ways to use our natural resources better, or it may not, we have no way to know for sure. Maybe the Earth can hold more than eight billion people and still maintain other species. While we may never be able to accurately predict what could happen, we know that overpopulation is eventually inevitable. So far, there isn't an answer to solve this issue either, which may sound like a very depressing fact, but it's true. Multiple theories have been suggested but, none have been enacted. "Avengers: Infinity War" was a cinematic wake-up call, and proves that maybe Thanos isn't so crazy after all. While infinity stones would be a great answer to this problem, they don't exist. So, in the wise words of Tony Stark, " Let's do something insane — let's save the world."

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