Top 5 Guilty Pleasure TV Shows

Top 5 Guilty Pleasure TV Shows

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Sometimes we all just need to kick back, relax, and engage in mindless television show watching for hours on end. Here are a few of my recommendations for the best shows to turn off your mind and watch

1. Keeping Up With the Kardashians

While this is probably quite a typical answer, there is something about their crazy antics that is just the right amount of wild that it is perfectly entertaining to just curl up and watch

2. The Bachelor

No, this one never gets old. Even though somehow every season is the "most dramatic one yet", and it is physically impossible to imagine how anyone actually is ok with their boyfriend dating 20 other girls, it can always be counted on for some quality entertainment

3. One Tree Hill

There is something about this show that makes me feel warm and fuzzy--and it can take away even the stress of the most stressful days, and is a great show to just tune out the world to

4. Sister Wives

While this may be an unconventional answer, this is a show that my mom is obsessed with and quickly became one of my favorites. The reality show somehow transplants you to what feels like a different world, and is both entertaining and informational

5. Toddlers and Tiaras

Once again, this reality show is one that I have been obsessed with since I was about 12. And while my brief "I want to be in a pageant" stint is finally over, I still find this show to be one of the best ones out there

Ultimately, I believe that guilty pleasure TV shows is one of the little things in life that can make your day just that much better. And if you incorporate these shows into the mix, it is a sure pick-me-up, no matter how stressed you are!

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11 Things Psychology Majors Hear That Drive Them Crazy

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We've all been there. You're talking to a new acquaintance, or a friend of your parents, or whoever. And then, you get the dreaded question.

"So what are you studying in school?"

Cue the instant regret of picking Psychology as your major, solely for the fact that you are 99.9% likely to receive one of the slightly comical, slightly cliche, slightly annoying phrases listed below. Don't worry though, I've included some responses for you to use next time this comes up in conversation. Because it will.

Quick side note, these are all real-life remarks that I've gotten when I told people I was a psych major.

Here we go.

1. So are you, like, analyzing me right now?


Well, I wasn't. But yeah. Now I am.

2. Ugh so jealous! You picked the easy major.


"Lol" is all I have to say to this one. I'm gonna go write my 15-page paper on cognitive impairment. You have fun with your five college algebra problems, though!

3. So can you tell me what you think is wrong with me? *Shares entire life story*


Don't get me wrong; I love listening and helping people get through hard times. But we can save the story about how one time that one friend said that one slightly rude comment to you for later.

4. Well, s**t, I have to be careful what I say around you.


Relax, pal. I couldn't diagnose and/or institutionalize you even if I wanted to.

5. OMG! I have the perfect first client for you! *Proceeds to vent about ex-boyfriend or girlfriend*


Possible good response: simply nod your head the entire time, while actually secretly thinking about the Ben and Jerry's carton you're going to go home and demolish after this conversation ends.

6. So you must kind of be like, secretly insane or something to be into Psychology.


Option one: try and hide that you're offended. Option two: just go with it, throw a full-blown tantrum, and scare off this individual, thereby ending this painful conversation.

7. Oh. So you want to be a shrink?


First off, please. Stop. Calling. Therapists. Shrinks. Second, that's not a psych major's one and only job option.

8. You know you have to go to grad school if you ever want a job in Psychology.


Not completely true, for the record. But I am fully aware that I may have to spend up to seven more years of my life in school. Thanks for the friendly reminder.

9. So you... want to work with like... psychopaths?


Let's get serious and completely not-sarcastic for a second. First off, I take personal offense to this one. Having a mental illness does not classify you as a psycho, or not normal, or not deserving of being treated just like anyone else on the planet. Please stop using a handful of umbrella terms to label millions of wonderful individuals. It's not cool and not appreciated.

10. So can you, like, read my mind?


It actually might be fun to say yes to this one. Try it out and see what happens. Get back to me.

11. You must be a really emotional person to want to work in Psychology.


Psychology is more than about feeling happy, or sad, or angry. Psychology is about understanding the most complex thing to ever happen to us: our brain. How it works the way it does, why it works the way it does, and how we can better understand and communicate with this incredibly mysterious, incredibly vast organ in our tiny little skull. That's what psychology is.

So keep your head up, psychology majors, and don't let anyone discourage you about choosing, what is in my opinion, the coolest career field out there. The world needs more people like us.

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