16 Super Useful Lessons That Got Drilled Into My Skull Because Of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'

Most of these make sense even for folks who never saw "Buffy." But it may end up making you run to Netflix for a good ol' fashioned binge session!

1. If it turns out you're gay, it's no Big.

2. Everyone carries pain. Check out of your own head once in a while and help others instead.

3. Sometimes you have to assert yourself. Unmistakably.

4. A woman can kick ass all by herself.

5. But it's also OK if you need your friends' help sometimes.

6. We all have something unique to offer the team.

7. Fast food workers deserve a pay raise.

8. Womyn are getting real tired of your sh*t, misogynists.

9. Addiction is scary, dangerous, and hurtful to everyone involved.

10. Being a mom doesn't mean you're not a person, too.

11. There is almost nothing that can't be made into a song and dance.

12. Getting down with yourself is OK and, yes, normal. Way more normal than vlogging from the toilet.

13. During the most hopeless of circumstances, having faith in yourself can change your outcome.

14. Every so often, a person who is trying too hard to be the next Big Bad can find redemption and make themselves useful to the world.

15. Sharing your power with others is way more badass than hoarding it for yourself.

16. And not everybody gets to be "special." Some are meant for something else.

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There's a reason why we have obedience schools for dogs and not for cats. Maine coon or Bengal, Savannah or Siamese, ragdoll or sphynx, domestic cats of all breeds are largely untrainable little punks who lure us into loving them by blessing us with the honor of stroking their fur and hearing them purr.

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Jessica Higgs had a sense that something wasn't right at a customer's house and her action saved his life.

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One such story has gone viral on TikTok. Jessica Higgs, a mom who works as an Instacart grocery delivery person, shared a story in an emotional video that illustrates the importance of listening to that inner voice when it prompts you to make sure someone is OK.

"I just want to start this off by saying if you see something, say something," Higgs said.

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Parents respond to video of Britney Spears.

Parenting is hard for just about everyone. You're completely responsible for a small human that doesn't come with an instruction manual, and it's a case of trying to do the best you can with what you've got. Some people seem to think that celebrities should be infallible, so when Kevin Federline shared a video of Britney Spears being stern with her children there was always going to be negative feedback. But surprisingly, the video has, in fact, stirred up more support for the star and her parenting methods.

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