The Beloved Men of Netflix

The Beloved Men of Netflix

They steal our hearts with each episode. Now it's time to give them some credit.

Let's face it: it's almost impossible to watch an entire Netflix series without falling in love at LEAST once. Whether it was the star football player or the hottest surgeon, we all know we've fallen head over heels for the men that make up our favorite Netflix shows. So, I figured it would only be fair to take a moment and appreciate the Netflix boys who stole our hearts.

1. "Friday Night Light" Tim Riggins

The man, the myth, the legend. First off, if you haven't watched Friday Night Lights, I don't know how you can consider yourself an avid Netflix enthusiast. Secondly, I don't know how you couldn't love Tim Riggins. His bad boy attitude with his quiet, sweet heart literally stole our hearts from day one.

2. "One Tree Hill" Lucas Scott

Just thinking about Chad Michael Murray's character in One Tree Hill gets my heart racing. Lucas Scott: the charismatic, soft, gentle superstar of the show. And no matter how many times he genuinely pissed us off, we couldn't stay mad at him.

3. "Grey's Anatomy" Derek Shepherd

There's nothing better than a handsome doctor. And although he's no "McSteamy," Dr. Shepherd is warm, compassionate, and charming. Besides, who doesn't love a man with a stethoscope?

4. "Gossip Girl" Nate Archibald

Arguably the most consistent character on Gossip Girl, Nate is determined, selfless, and insanely attractive. He doesn't let his hard home life destroy his desire to succeed. Ugh, I could go on forever for Nate Archibald but will probably just save that for my next article.

5. "The Vampire Diaries" Damon Salvatore

The "bad boy" of The Vampire Diaries, Damon comes off as the sarcastic, defensive older brother. However, we came to find that he's actually the most caring, kind-hearted soul when it comes to loving someone... and that's enough to look past the majority of the first season, right?

6. "The Office" Jim Halpert

Although I never wanted to believe that nerdy guys were my type, Jim was a game-changer. His somewhat-adorable anxiety, ability to make Dwight lose it and absolute adoration of Pam make me just want to hug him and never let go.

7. "90210" Liam Court

In the earlier seasons, Liam stole the show as the self-centered bad boy that thought he was better than everyone else. However, as 90210 continued, Liam began stole our hearts. He's passionate, charming, and not too bad to look at, clearly earning his spot as one of Netflix's hottest boys.

8. "Criminal Mind" Derek Morgan

It's hard not to love this magnetic, handsome detective. Though he's personality has changed throughout the show, he is still the captivating ladies man that we know and love. Derek, you can call me "baby girl" any day.

These eight men are just a fraction of the handsome characters Netflix provides us each day. And while we know they're just fictional characters, it's hard not to fall completely head over heels for guys like these. And you know what? Maybe one day, you will find your own Lucas Scott. But until then, starstruck ladies of America, continue binge watching and falling in love. Your time will come.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.


Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.

Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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