Aaron Rodgers' Hail Mary Is Finals Week
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Aaron Rodgers' Hail Mary Is Finals Week

...I'm going to fail. Nope, I am THE SMARTEST MAN ALIVE!

I don't care if it was a bogus facemask call, I don't even really care that it was Aaron Rodgers because he's not on my fantasy team.

The point is Aaron Rodgers is giving me hope. I can suck all semester and still pull this off.

His Hail Mary is finals week. We all think we can't do it. We know we're fucked. Nothin on the clock. No more time outs left.

It's over, then...but wait, it isn't.

You squeak by with one beautifully composed, full-of-shit essay and you pass the class. It does not matter how it happened, does not matter why.

Finals week is my bitch.

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Hunny of the Week 11/24: Olivia Munn

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

Olivia Munn, our favorite financial BAMF on Newsroom, isn't taking your shit. Girlfriend called out ESPN's Rob Demovsky--and his journalistic integrity, ouch--after reading this little gem from Demovsky's recent article, Five Reasons Why Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is struggling. (Subtle, bro.)

There's no indication that Rodgers' relationship status has changed. Lions reporters said they spotted Rodgers' girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn, at Lambeau Field on Sunday.Sometimes it's easy to forget that professional athletes have lives away from the field, and you never know what could be going on in their personal lives.

Munn was having none of that.

This isn't the first time a pro athlete's female SO has been blamed for poor performance on the field. Remember Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo, circa 2007? Fans couldn't blame the blonde beauty fast enough for Romo's lackluster performance against the Eagles, a game she attended--in a cute AF pink jersey, no less. They called her Romo's bad luck charm and blamed her for what was dubbed the worst game of Romo's career.

I'm pissed, too Jess.

That's not to mention A-Rod and Madonna, Andy Roddick and Mandy Moore, even Tom Brady and Gisele.

I think I speak for the rest of the female population when I say to sports reporters and fans everywhere when I say: STFU and stop blaming us for a man who can't get his balls in order.

And you keep doing you, Olivia.

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Finals Week as Told by the Kardashians

Sometimes we're all just Kim ugly crying.

Honestly, the Kardashians are way more fucking relatable than you may have thought--especially when it comes to finals week. They feel your pain. They get you. They know what disaster feels like. They also know that sometimes you just have to put it all in fate's hands and relax. Let's face it: Sometimes, we're just all Kim ugly crying.


It's Sunday evening and after a week of cramming for exams your confidence is at an all-time high. You got this shit in the bag. Bring it on, finals week.


OK, so like maybe you weren't as ready as you thought you were. Actually, you were totally unprepared but there is a whole week left of exams to go so you're trying to keep your cool.


Screw keeping your cool. It's only Tuesday, and shit is going down fast. Who the hell came up with the concept of "finals" and why the fuck did someone decide you deserve a whole week of them? You're just tryna live.


It's Wednesday and at this point another final honestly seems like it may be the death of you, but hey, death may be a better alternative to your calc final. I heard there's no cosine in heaven.


If you flunk out of college, you flunk out of college. You've had at least a few exams by now and there really are no fucks left to give. Spike your coffee on the way to your exam and kick back--it's up to the big man now (aka your professor, please have mercy).


It's Friday bitches! You're 99 percent sure you bombed at least half of your finals. But hey, sometimes that's just the way life goes. Kourtney's right, you can't plan your life out. Although you maybe could have studied a tiny bit harder. But, you know, live and let learn right? College is really fucking expensive anyways, you could always just drop out and become a Dash Doll.

BONUS: It's still Friday and you're free from the shackles of finals week! Get plastered and drunk text your ex. Enjoy the night and make decisions you'll regret in the morning. I promise you won't regret them more than you regret not studying for Spanish. Ol? mother fuckers.

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Finals Week Survival Guide

How to keep your shit together this week.

Finals Week: Lots of tears, little sleep, Adderall and mass amounts of coffee. Let's be honest, sleep isn't even an option at this point, due to playing catch up after being zoned out the past 12 weeks of the semester. #oops.

You're not sure whether heart attack or completely losing your mind will come first. Believe it or not, there are ways to find your center during finals week--and keep the peace in body, mind, and spirit.

Don't forget to exercise. One of the best things you can be doing is keeping up with your gym routine. During times of high stress, we tend to want to set the physical activity aside, but that is the complete opposite of what we should be doing. Most of the battle is simply getting yourself to the gym. If making it to the gym is impossible, at least set aside time to go on a long walk, ride your bike to the library, or do some jumping jacks on your study break.

Eat. The combination of the focus-enhancing drugs and coffee buzz causes us to forget to eat and drink throughout the day. Carry a water bottle with you as a reminder to get your water intake in for the day. When you're packing your textbooks up for the day, also pack some snacks. Apples are especially great for energy. Nothing will bring you down like waiting until the sun goes down to have your first meal consist of cheese sticks and Red Bull.

Take a break. Don't spend your day overworking yourself. It's okay to set aside the flashcards every few hours. Your eyes have more than likely been glued to either a computer or textbook all day, so make sure your breaks are electronic-free. Put away the iPhone, iPad, and TV. Instead, do some deep breathing exercises, meditation, or stretching.

Take your time. When you wake up in the morning, set your alarm early enough to allow for a calm morning and set the tone for the rest of the day. Start by telling yourself a few things you're thankful for to get into a positive mindset. Drink a glass of water and follow it up with a healthy breakfast to boost your energy for the day. Lastly, take your time to get ready! Look good, feel good. Feel good, test great.

Get your sleep. You may think sleep is for the weak, but you'll need it during finals week. By getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night, you will allow your body to restore itself, and that will reflect in your testing. If you aren't taking the time to get in enough sleep, you won't be retaining information as well, so you aren't gaining anything by staying awake. If you are too wound up at the end of the day, try using some natural remedies to help fall asleep. I prefer decaffeinated Sleepytime tea, or supplements such as melatonin or magnesium potassium.

Your mental health is worth far more than any test grade. You may or may not remember this exam a year, month, or even a week from now. You have all the time in the world to graduate, make connections, and find your place in the world. If you take time to do what's best to relieve stress, you'll maintain both your GPA and sanity.

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This NHL Playoff Game Had A Hail Mary And A Fail Mary


This is an incredible time of year for sports fans. We've got the beginning of baseball season, the beginning of the NBA playoffs, and the beginning of the NHL playoffs. (And the NFL Draft!)

Thanks to its fourth-tier status in American sports, though, hockey's postseason is often pushed to the bottom of the pile even when it's just as entertaining as any sport's playoff, hands down. Then folks miss incredible games with incredible plays, like Game 3 of Senators vs. Bruins from Monday night, which had... some serious insanity.

First off, there was this super embarrassing mistake by a Senators defenseman, letting former St. Louis Blue and never-aging-ever forward David Backes to waltz right in on goal for the tally.

We've all been there in class, right? The professor is lecturing, but we get caught watching a bird out the window or scrolling through Facebook a little too intensely, and then all of a sudden you have nooooooo clue what is happening on the chalkboard. Whoops!

Luckily, it didn't sting too bad for the Senators. They had this incredible, play-of-the-year goal earlier in the game:


Here's the thing: I can't imagine throwing anything even close to that accurately while standing on concrete, with no opponents trying to stop me from succeeding, from 20 feet away. Erik Karlsson just launched a rubber puck 116 feet, right to his teammate's tape, while standing on a sheet of frozen water, with very large men trying to stop him.


The Senators won in overtime, 4-3, to cap off a truly ridiculous hockey night.

Lesson: watch more hockey!

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Finals Week Survival Pack

Unfortunately does not include the answer key to your Bio 450 test.

By this point you've been through at least one finals week, so let's hope you have the studying strategies down by now. But aside from you fav way to go about highlighting your notes or making 11 quizlets, there are a few more things to add to your survival pack for this last week of cranking.

Gather these goodies for seven days of your best brain power before you can call it quits for four months! FOUR MONTHS!!!

As much as you may want to spend this time pulling all nighters, no good work or studying is ever done after 1 AM. Use this time to get your sleep schedule back on track from the nocturnal pattern you've been sticking to all semester. Melatonin is a natural way to get shleepy at a reasonable hour.

Vitamin D
No, not the supplement, the sun! Take advantage of the fact that second semester's finals week takes place during the most beautiful time of the year! There's no reason you need to be spending 72 hours stints in the library during this week. Every campus has plenty of private places to study outside, and turns out the great outdoors relieves stress, too!

Gel Pens
Will they make note copying infinitely more fun? Obviously. But an added bonus is that colors help with memory. So it's time to taste the rainbow and beautify those definitions, flash cards, and cheat sheets.

Study Playlist
It's rare to find a completely silent place on campus to study - besides maybe your room, but then, you know... nice comfy bed. Solution? Plug in and power through. If you're someone who finds music distracting while you work, try a classical instrumental playlist, meditation music, or even white noise.

Apple and Peanut Butter
This one may seem a little specific... but it's a power snack I will always stand by! Apples are a great source of good sugar that will give you a better-for-you boost than an energy drink or soda. The peanut butter offers some much needed protein to keep you running, and also it's peanut butter, so duh.

A Stop Button
Know your limit when it comes to cramming. Your brain can only do so much in one day before needing some type of break. Whether this is time with friends, the comfort of a warm bed, or going out (because you deserve it) take a time out every now and then. Your brain will thank you.