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Marissa Cooper Is the Worst
Before Blaire was Queen B on Gossip Girl, before Zachary Levi got his super nerd on in Chuck, Josh Schwartz created one of TV’s best and worst in the history of teen drama, The O.C. It has a cast of characters that range from the charmingly witty to the cartoonishly villainous. It also features one of the most obnoxious characters in TV history, Marissa Cooper.
Addiction in TV: The Awful and the Accurate
There’s a handful of topics that TV shows go to when they need to inject a healthy dose of drama into the lives of their characters. Some of them are a little more abused and trope-ish than others. Women will be abused by men. Someone will get killed off. Someone will get hooked on drugs.
6 Crazy Good Meals to Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
You’ve feasted. You’ve watched the parade. You’ve raided every store open for Black Friday. Thanksgiving is over, and you’re not the only one stuffed: Your fridge is loaded with leftovers. After a while Thanksgiving dinner makes for boring leftovers, and unfortunately, you can’t feed them all to your dog.
Thanksgiving Is a Great Time to Spoil Your Dog
Every year, there’s tons to be thankful for. One of the best things in your life? Man’s best friend. This year, don’t just be thankful for him; treat him! Show him the love. After all, you’d be a lot lonelier without him in your life to eat your leftovers and hog the bed.
10 Things that Totally Date 'The Gilmore Girls, and 3 Things that Stood the Test of Time
While The Gilmore Girls is a timeless show, there are some aspects (like any show from the 90s) that just did not age well. Love lives, careers, and family drama might not change, but thankfully fashion does. However, Lorelai’s leopard-print shirts aren’t alone in the list of things that painfully date Gilmore Girls. Here are 10 things that date the girls as relics of the 90s—and three aspects that have stood the test of time.
Emotional Intelligence Makes You a Better, Happier Employee
He’s the guy everyone wants to be: he moves through the room with comfort and ease, can talk to anyone, and always leaves people feeling good after a conversation. He’s the co-worker who makes everything look easy, who seems to have all the luck, and the one person everyone likes. If he weren’t so likeable it’d be almost obnoxious. How does he do that?
The Little Tremors Before the Quake
Something happens to me when I watch crime drama. I’ve always been a fan of all things dark and spooky — crime mystery fits nicely into that. It hits a sweet spot in my interests John Milton called divinest melancholy. It’s also a warning sign I’m falling into depression.
6 Ways to Kick Sugar out of Your Diet
Let’s be honest: Sugar is bad for you. It’s one of the primary causes of obesity and heart disease. Obesity has become a public health epidemic in the United States, and heart disease is the the leading killer of Americans. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or just get a little healthier, kicking sugar is one of the greatest places to start.