How to be Your Best Self, According To Sheldon Cooper

How to be Your Best Self, According To Sheldon Cooper

Searching for advice? Look no further than Dr. Sheldon Cooper!

Sometimes, we can look to the most unassuming of fictional characters for the best real-life advice. Dr. Sheldon Cooper of the popular show Big Bang Theory is one of those characters. Here are some of the best tidbits he's provided us with over the years:

1. Always be prepared

It never hurts to take a few extra steps that will make life easier for yourself in the end. As Sheldon says, "Never leave home without a paper clip."

2. Ask for help if you need it

Sheldon may be a genius but, as his friends and family know, he can't do everything by himself. Sheldon has learned that if he is considerate and thankful for the help his friends give, they are every bit willing to take him along to work or to the comic book store on new comic book night.

3. Allow yourself to be vulnerable

Just as Sheldon discovered through his relationship with Amy, opening yourself up to someone that you trust can result in a more personal and rewarding connection with them.

4. Stand up for what you believe in

Sheldon isn't afraid to stand his ground for what he believes is right, and neither should you be!

5. Try your best to be selfless

Just as Sheldon did when the gang left a pregnant Bernadette behind to go wine-tasting, take some extra steps to help your friends out when they need someone to lean on. Often, just as Sheldon did, you'll end up happier in the end as well!

6. Do what you love

Does Sheldon care that some people find his internet show about flags to be weird? No he does not! He keeps doing it because he loves it! Not only that, but his friends also agreed to take part in it, proving that if someone is meant to be a part of your life, they will accept you for who you really are.

7. Be active

Although his experiences with physical activity have often been less than successful, Sheldon continues to try new and inventive ways of being active.

8. Put yourself outside your comfort zone

Most of us are capable of more than we think we are, just as Sheldon discovered when he had to care for an injured Penny whose tub was without adhesive ducks.

9. Admit it when you're wrong

Though it is rare that he does it, Sheldon has learned the power of owning up to his mistakes and the difference that a simple apology can make.

10. Celebrate your role models

Role models can help inspire us to strive for goals that we might never have though possible before. Whether it is someone as well-known as Stephen Hawking or not, sometimes it helps to find someone whose life endeavors make you want to reach for the stars.

11. Trust your gut

If there's one thing Sheldon doesn't lack, it's confidence. Don't waste our time questioning yourself when you could be changing the world!

12. Expand your horizons

Often we find ourselves in the same old routine, but why do that when there is so much to learn?

13. Celebrate yourself

Take a second each day to acknowledge your strengths. Sheldon is not afraid to brag about himself, and it adds to his confidence. You go through a lot on a daily basis and you should reward yourself for getting through it.

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The 10 Stages Of A 2:30 P.M. Kickoff, As Told By Alabama Students

But we still say Roll MF Tide!


We all have a love-hate relationship with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff at Bryant Denny Stadium, especially when it's 94 degrees.

1. Immediate sadness

What do you mean I have to wake up at 9 a.m. to get ready?

2. Bracing yourself for the worst

It's a marathon not a sprint ladies and gentleman.

3. Accepting the game is going to happen

Rain or shine we are all in that student section screaming our heads off.

4. Trying to wear the least amount clothes possible without being naked on the Quad

Is it me or does it get 10 times more hot the minute you walk on to the quad?

5. Shedding a tear when you walk out your front door once you feel the heat and humidity on your skin

Is it fall yet?

6. Drowning your sorrows inside a Red Solo cup at 11:30 a.m. at a fraternity tailgate

Maybe I'll forget about the humidity if I start frat hopping now.

7. Getting in line to go through security realizing it'll take an hour to actually get inside Bryant Denny

More security is great and all but remember the heat index in Alabama? Yeah, it's not easy being smushed like sardines before even getting into Bryant Denny.

8. Feeling the sweat roll down every part of your body

Oh yeah I am working on my tan and all but what is the point of showering before kick off?

9. Attempting to cheer on the Tide, but being whacked in the head with a shaker by the girl behind you.

Shakers are tradition, but do we have to spin it around in a full 360 every two seconds? I have a migraine from just thinking about it.

10. Leaving a quarter into the game because Alabama is kicking ass and you're about to have a heat stroke.

I'll watch the rest in air conditioning thank you very much!

We may not love the 2:30 kickoffs but Roll Tide!

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I Made Emma Chamberlain's Mediocre Vegan Cookies, And They're Pretty Incredible

Emma and her vegan cookies have made their way into my heart, and are here to stay.


One day, I went down the black hole that is 'YouTube at 3 am' and discovered my favorite social media influencer of all time: Emma Chamberlain. I started binge watching her videos every night for about a week, where I came across her "Cooking With Emma" series. I decided that I wanted to give her vegan antics a go for myself.

I've never cooked or baked anything with the intention of it being vegan, so not only is that new territory for me, but I've never even eaten a vegan cookie. The only reason I'm doing this is because Emma did, and she is aesthetic goals.

To start the journey of vegan baking, I took to Pinterest, just like Emma, and found this recipe to use. Although the video that inspired all of this used a gluten free recipe, I opted for only vegan, because I'm allergic to most of the ingredients that make things gluten-free.

In true Emma style, I used a whisk to combine the wet ingredients together, making sure to use her special technique.

Then, I did the same thing with the dry ingredients.

After that, I dumped everything together and combined all of the ingredients.

Once they were combined, I chopped up a vegan chocolate bar, because Emma and I like chocolate chunk cookies, not chocolate chip, there's a difference.

Now that everything is combined, I made balls of dough and stuck it on a pan, and baked them while I binged more Emma, because what else would I be doing in my spare time?

The recipe said to make the balls a lot smaller, but we aren't perfect, so I made them gigantic. In my head, I thought the worst thing that could happen was it turn into one big cookie, but that's a whole other video you need to watch.

I took them out of the oven, and they were brown on the top, but still a little doughy. At this point I was tired of waiting and eager to eat them, so I disappointingly set them aside to cool, which only lasted a minute or so before I snagged one up to try.

The taste was definitely one I've never associated with cookies, and came to the conclusion that if I decided to go vegan, it would be doable with these cookies and Emma Chamberlain by my side.

Emma inspired me to get out of my comfort zone, which is a reoccurring theme throughout her channel, and I'm happy to be apart of it. She taught me that even if mediocre cookies is all you have, eat them with pride because you made them yourself.

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