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10 'One Tree Hill' Quotes To Embrace In 2019

This show is full of new beginnings, so maybe it can help you with yours.

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"One Tree Hill" is, to this day, a source of some of the best life advice I've ever gotten. I know it sounds silly to say that about a TV show, but it's true. This show touched on so many problems and situations facing not only my generation but for everyone, at any age. As we're starting into the new year, there are endless possibilities for each and every one of us. 2019 is a new chance to become the best versions of ourselves. It was difficult to limit myself to only 10 quotes, but these are the ones that I think could have the most impact on how we choose to live this year. By embracing these quotes, even though they originated from a fictional TV series, we can make significant changes in any aspect of our lives and the lives of those around us.

1. "Do you ever wonder if we make the moments in our lives or if the moments in our lives make us?" - Lucas Scott

Episode: 4x14 "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers"

Ah, Lucas. The source of many of the shows best quotes and thought-provoking questions. This one is a great question to carry into your new year. Be conscious of how the moments in your life are shaping and changing you, and how your decisions can simultaneously change those moments and affect the life you're living.

2. "It's hard to lose somebody. I spent a lot of time searching for reasons and answers. But you can't find what's not there." - Coach Whitey Durham

Episode: 3x03 "First Day On a Brand New Planet"

If Whitey isn't one of your favorite characters when it comes to imparting wisdom on basically everyone in Tree Hill, then you should sit down and watch it again. Whitey went through so much and he always has sound advice to offer anyone. If you entered the new year reeling from the loss of someone you love, whether they've passed or simply aren't a part of your life anymore, keep this quote in mind. Sometimes we don't get the answers we want, and we have to learn to cope without knowing why things happen the way they do.

3. "Happiness is a mood. It's a condition, it's not a destination." - Julian Baker

Episode 8x08: "Mouthful of Diamonds"

The charming love interest of Brooke Davis finishes this quote by saying, "It's like being tired or hungry -- it's not permanent. It comes and goes and that's okay. And I think if people thought about it that way, they'd find happiness a lot more often." Julian makes a fantastic point here. So many people enter into a new year with a goal of achieving happiness. But what they don't realize is that happiness is a way you feel, not a journey or destination to reach. Focus on things that make you feel happy, rather than focusing on reaching happiness at the end of something.

4. "Isn't who you were a part of who you are?" - Anna Tagarro

Episode: 2x05 "I Will Dare"

Some might not remember Anna, the fiery and stubborn sister of Felix, who was at Tree Hill High for only a short amount of time. But in her short residency on the show, she left us with this piece of advice. Many of us take "New year, new me" very seriously when January rolls around. We want to leave behind our old selves and become someone we think will make us happier. But Anna is right, in order to become a new version of ourselves and change our habits and mindsets, we have to embrace our past mistakes and who we were because it's helped shape us into who we are.

5. "There's no shame in being afraid. Hell, we're all afraid." - Coach Whitey Durham

Episode: 1x02 "The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most"

Coach Whitey, back at it again with the astoundingly accurate words of wisdom. He continues, "What you've got to do is figure out what you're afraid of. Because when you put a face on it, you can beat it. Or better yet, use it." Sometimes being afraid is what gets us through the worst moments in our lives. That fear drives us to do things we never thought we could. If you're coming into 2019 with an abundance of fears, heed Whitey's advice. It's okay to be afraid, and it's okay to get to know your fear. Use it to become a stronger version of yourself this year.

6. "The only people that tear happy people down are those that are unhappy." - Haley James Scott

Episode: 6x02 "One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning"

Haley James Scott, often the lighthouse guiding characters through rough waters, makes a great point with this quote. Those who are so engrossed in their own dissatisfaction and unhappiness are the first to try and drag happy people down to their level. Everyone wants someone to be as miserable as them because it makes us feel less alone. This year, even if you struggle with unhappy feelings or situations, try and resist damaging the happiness of those around you. You'll find your own in your own time.

7. "What you do matters. And how you do it matters." - Mouth McFadden

Episode: 9x13 "One Tree Hill"

This can apply to just about any situation you encounter in life. Whether it's your job, your relationships, your hobbies, the way you do things matters. The way you react, the way you carry yourself, the way you affect the people around you. It matters, and what matters, even more, is the way you do it. There's always going to be someone watching you, as creepy as that sounds. By conducting yourself with integrity, honesty, and a good heart, you're showing that it's possible for others to do the same. This new year, do what you do. And do it how you believe it should be done, because it matters.

8. "People have to cry out all the tears to make room for a heart full of smiles." - Jamie Scott

Episode: 6x13 "Things a Mama Don't Know"

If you're a fan of the show, it's no secret that Jamie Scott is wise beyond his years. He's always comforting those around him in times of sadness, even during situations that a child might not know much about. This quote might sound a little bit child-like and simple, but the sentiment behind it is something we should all consider as we get ready to close out the first month of 2019. Don't be ashamed or afraid to cry or be vulnerable, because in the end you'll most likely be left will a heart full of smiles.

9. "Life's too short, to fight, to be miserable, to let the bitter ones change how awesome you are." - Peyton Sawyer

Episode: 6x03 "Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly."

Despite the fact that Peyton was known for her dark humor and her sometimes angsty doom-and-gloom attitude, she consistently offers some pretty great advice throughout the show. A new year often means new attitude changes, and this is one I think everyone should make. Peyton is absolutely right, life is too short and unpredictable to focus on petty fights or jealousy. It's too short to be anything other than exactly who you are.

10. "Stand up for what you believe in. The truth matters, so tell it, no matter what." - Haley James Scott

Episode: 6x18 "Searching for a Former Clarity"

Closing out the list is another quote from the brilliant Haley James Scott. This is one of my personal favorite quotes from the show. And while it's important to go into a new year with this mindset, it's important all year round. Standing up for what we believe in is what makes us human. Fighting for who and what we care about, telling the truth, they're all things that have shaped our world and our society to be the way it is. It's not always easy. It requires sacrifice, integrity, and a sense of trust that everything will work out the way it's supposed to.

So there you have it, 10 "One Tree Hill" quotes that can be applied to everyone in any stage of life as we trek through these next 12 months. You don't need the start of a new year to change your perspective or the way you go through life, but if you have new year's resolutions that you're committed to sticking to, maybe these quotes can help you in some way. This show is a source of wisdom (Seriously -- it's brilliant) and it's taught me a lot about life, about friendship, about family, and about myself. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new show to binge this year.

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36 Rules Of Life From 'NCIS's' Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Sometimes we all need a smack on the back of the head.
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I have been watching "NCIS" since the show began back in 2003, and season 15 will be airing this September. It is one of the longest running series and for a good reason, even though a lot of your favorite characters die off in the show they somehow still keep it alive. Anyone who has watched an episode or more knows about the infamous Gibbs's rules. Here's the list that we can gather from the many episodes:

Rule 1: "Never let suspects stay together." - revealed in the Season 1 premiere episode, Yankee White (episode).

Rule 2: "Never screw over your partner." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode). McGee also stated this rule to Ned Dorneget in Need to Know (episode). McGee also mentioned to Abigail Borin in Ships in the Night (episode) that rule number one has been taken twice, showing that he knows that there are two number one rules.

Rule 3: "Always wear gloves at a crime scene." - revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 4: "Don't believe what you're told. Double check." - again revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 5: "Never be unreachable." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Deception (episode) although Gibbs has been known to be intentionally unreachable. The rule was shown in Rule Fifty-One (episode) in the background when Gibbs opens the box.

Rule 6: "The best way to keep a secret? Keep it to yourself. Second best? Tell one other person - if you must. There is no third best." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode)

Rule 7: "You don't waste good." - revealed in the Season 8 episode, Baltimore (episode).

Rule 8: "Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness." - This rule has been mentioned throughout the series, but it wasn't given a specific number until Flesh and Blood (episode). The rule is also a direct reference to John Wayne's catch phrase in "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" (John Ford, Director). Wayne said: "Never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness." to subordinates in a military situation. DiNozzo notes the connection in Hiatus Part 1 (episode). Mark Harmon's career has paralleled John Wayne's. They both were quarterback of their southern California college football team, both went into acting. (Harmon's father, Tom Harmon, was a Heisman Trophy-winner and actor & announcer as well.) Note: This is continuously told to Tony, Ziva and Tim through a smack to the back of their heads.

Rule 9: "Always be specific when you lie." - revealed in the Season 1 finale episode, Reveille (episode).

Rule 10: "Never take anything for granted." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Probie (episode) although Gibbs also quotes it as being "Never assume" during the Season 9 episode, Rekindled (episode).

Rule 11: "Never go anywhere without a knife." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, One Shot, One Kill (episode)although it's sometimes quoted as "Never leave home without a knife" or "Always carry a knife."

Rule 12: "Never get personally involved in a case." - revealed in the Season 7 episode, Obsession (episode) and again referenced by the new SECNAV Clayton Jarvis in the Season 9 premiere episode, Nature of the Beast (episode) as the number one rule in Washington politics.

Rule 13: "When the job is done, walk away." - revealed in the Season 6 episode, Semper Fidelis (episode).

Rule 14: "Never date a co-worker." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, Enigma (episode).

Rule 15: "Never, ever involve lawyers." - revealed in "Collateral Damage." Rule 51 is written on the back of the card containing Rule 13 in "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 16: "Bend the line, don't break it." - revealed in Anonymous was a Woman (episode).

Rule 17: "Always work as a team." - revealed in Leap of Faith (episode).

Rule 18: "If someone thinks they have the upper hand, break it." - revealed in the Season 8 finale episode, Pyramid (episode).

Rule 19: "Never, ever interrupt Gibbs during an interrogation." - revealed in the Season 14 episode, Privileged Information (episode).

Rule 20: "It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission." - revealed in Silver War (episode).

Rule 21: "Always look under." - revealed in The Artful Dodger (episode)

Rule 22: "Never ever bother Gibbs in interrogation." - revealed in Smoked (episode).

Rule 23: "Never mess with a Marine's coffee... if you want to live."- revealed during "Forced Entry."

Rule 24: "There are two ways to follow someone. First way, they never notice you. Second way, they only notice you." - Jack Knife (episode) and "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 25: "When you need help, ask." - revealed during Blood Brothers (episode).

Rule 26: "Always watch the watchers." - revealed in "Baltimore."

Rule 27: "If you feel like you are being played, you probably are." - revealed in Nature of the Beast (episode).

Rule 28: "Your case, your lead." - revealed in Bounce (episode) placing Tony as temporarily in charge of the team, and also in Phoenix (episode) with Ducky as leader.

Rule 29: "There is no such thing as coincidence." - revealed in Obsession (episode) although DiNozzo states that Rule 39A is "There is no such thing as a small world" during Canary (episode).

Rule 30: "If it seems like someone is out to get you, they are." - revealed in Borderland (episode).

Rule 31: "Never accept an apology from someone who just sucker punched you." - revealed in Psych Out (episode).

Rule 32: "First things first, hide the women and children." - This rule number was mentioned in Patriot Down (episode) but was not stated until Rule Fifty-One (episode).

Rule 33: "Clean up the mess that you make." - revealed in "Rule Fifty-One" although it's also stated as "Never leave behind loose ends" in Hiatus Part 2 (episode).

Rule 34: "Sometimes you're wrong." - Created by Gibbs in Rule Fifty-One" by writing it on the back of the card containing Rule 13. It is unknown if his coworkers are aware of this rule.

Rule 35: "Always give people space when they get off an elevator." - revealed in Double Back (episode)

Rule 36: "Never trust a woman who doesn't trust her man." - revealed in Devil's Triangle (episode).



While some seem to deal with Gibbs only there are some very great life lessons present. If you haven's started watching "NCIS" I suggest you start soon, it is all on Netflix.

"A slap to the face is an insult - a slap to the back of the head is a wake-up call." Leroy Jethro Gibbs
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'Adam Ruins Everything' Is Finally The TV Show That’s Worth Your Time

If you're into non-fiction this is for you

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I have been watching reruns of "Adam Ruins Everything," a TV series that cleverly uses comedy to disprove common misconceptions in society, that most of us take for granted. It's well produced with a way that grabs your attention and keeps you interested so you don't get bored quickly.

It's not a reality show, but it's a real show. I'm really into non-fiction, but I think there's something in it for everyone. Even though reality TV is supposed to give you a "real" experience, it's now way to scripted that it's more of a sitcom, in my opinion. There's nothing wrong with that if that's what you want to watch, but if you're looking for something that's real and lighthearted then this is the perfect show. A quick warning though, it will disprove a lot of what you think or were told was facts.

The show's host, Adam Conover, is an "investigative comedian," according to the host channel TruTV. His way of mixing comedy with facts and information makes it easier to understand and follow. It's also to the point, so you don't feel like you wasted your time watching. This should be the new wave in journalism if you want to get millennial's on board.

I was very surprised, in fact, shocked, by the facts that were revealed in the show. After learning all this I feel like we're living in a virtual world where only half of what we think we know is real. And this doesn't even include anything in the realm of actual science fiction.

In every episode, he brings in experts on the topic he's discussing and really seems to present a fair and balanced perspective. This requires a lot of research and actual journalism work. Now I get why he's dubbed an "investigative comedian."

I won't tell you about the things that were revealed in the show, because I don't want to ruin it for you if you want to watch it. But I was really mind blown by some of the misconceptions which got debunked and of how easy it is to string everyone along on a myth. I found myself trying to find things to prove that the myth was real. This shows how much many of these misconceptions have gotten into our psyche that we find it difficult to let go of them.

One interesting fact that can be concluded from one of the themes in several of the shows is how much influence corporations have on our society. It's not just economic, but a lot of things we consider facts in society, which are actually myths, were started by corporations.

Sometimes knowing the reality makes you upset or sad, but I'm not disappointed by knowing the truth. I think society benefits if everyone is more intelligent about things, and questions things before believing them. We don't need to turn into skeptics, but we just need to confirm what we're told.

Knowledge also gives us the power to change things if we want, or at least learn from our past mistakes.

I encourage you to watch it and see for yourself. Maybe leave a comment on what you think about it.

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