I Went to the Luke's Diner Pop-Up Shop and Here's What It Was Like
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I Went to the Luke's Diner Pop-Up Shop and Here's What It Was Like

Oy with the poodles already.

Only 51 days until the Gilmore Girls Netflix revival, but who's counting? (Me. I am.)

ICYMI, today there were hundreds of Luke's Diner Pop-Ups across the U.S., where you could go, get free coffee, a nifty Gilmore Girls coffee sleeve or themed cup, see a life sized cutout of everyone's favorite diner owner, and generally pretend like you're in Stars Hollow.

According to our coffee sources, (aka we asked the barista), Netflix just sent them a box of goodies to display around the store. See: totally on-point no cell phone sign.

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And, if you're lucky, you might just get a Luke-themed barista. Notice the backwards hat. (Shout out to HubBub coffee in Radnor, Pa. You rock.)

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There were even two ladies knitting at one of the tables, which, for all my fellow super fans, is a clear reference to S.7, Ep. 9, Knit, People Knit. The women said they were just there by chance, but I am 100 percent convinced it was NOT a coincidence. (I see you, Netflix.)

Also, is anyone else super pumped to see Luke's take on modern-yet-annoying trends like the man bun and Instagramming your food at restaurants? Us, too.

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One more, because who doesn't need their 3 p.m. coffee served up in a Lorelai Gilmore-themed coffee cup? Yup, keeping that cup.

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And if that isn't enough for you thirsty little GG super fans, here is a new Gilmore Girls preview of the show (well, mostly old clips from the show mixed in with some new interviews), but we'll take what we can get, amiright?

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What It Was Really Like to Go to an All-Girls Boarding School

There's no Netflix and there's no chill.

I feel the need to educate the masses about what it was really like to go to boarding school. I attended an all-girls boarding school in high school from sophomore to senior year. It was one of the best times of my life, but there seems to be a lot of misconceptions about my experience there. I blame pervy teenage boys and Zoey 101 for these lies. Here's how it really went down.

There were no pillow fights in our underwear. This didn't happen. Not even once. No. If there were ever any pillow fights (and there weren't) they were in baggy sweatpants. As an all-girls school, sweatpants were basically our uniform. The most sexual activity was changing clothes in the hallway. No guys, no shame.

We were all gay. This is the only myth that is somewhat rooted in truth. Yes, a lot of girls actually were gay. But, personally, I think that was only known because our school was just so open and cool with everything so it was never a big deal. You like girls? Cool! You like girls and boys? Also cool. You have a crush on the only male teacher, even though he's 67 years old? Somehow also acceptable.

We did drugs/something bad and that's why you go to a boarding school. "So what did you do?" is the first question I always get every time I explain my boarding school past. First of all, how rude. Second, no, I did not get busted for drugs. I wasn't pregnant. These boarding prep schools aren't for delinquent youth, but rather for smart kids looking for a more challenging education.

There was a lot of hazing. Actually, there was... But it was fun, I promise! Who doesn't love cutting the lawn with nail clippers and public shaming?

We are all bratty, privileged rich kids. I blame Gossip Girl for this. There's no denying that many of my peers came from privileged, wealthy households. However, there was also a large scholarship endowment for students who could not afford tuition on their own. I received scholarships, as did several of my close friends. It was normal, and definitely not weird. All of my classmates, regardless of family, were held to the same academic and disciplinary standards.

We basically chilled all day. Um, no. Imagine your college course load on acid, mixed with leadership positions, varsity sports, and study hall. Even with all this, you will only graze the surface of the crazy workload prep schools force on students. Living at school means the school day never ends. Literally never. Even after study hall (7:30-9:30 p.m.) there is still so much more work to do, not to mention the strict curfew and internet restrictions. There's no Netflix and there's no chill.

It's not weird. Hopefully I've enlightened you about the real life of boarding schools. We aren't all rich lesbians! We're real people just like you!

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The Chainsmokers Went Full Sell Out

What we've seen coming has come in full force.

The Chainsmokers have blown up in the past year. That's undeniable.

Their songs "Closer" and "Don't Let Me Down" both reached quadruple platinum in December, and when "All We Know" went gold, critics were finding it more and more difficult to debate their success.

The duo's rise really began a few years before with their song "#SELFIE", and they exploded into mainstream popularity almost a year ago this week with their shockingly hard and well-received set at Ultra Music Festival 2016.

Today, their music is quite different.

They are not what they used to be, and the transition has been rapid and shameful. The past few months they've completely bought into producing full on pop, as opposed to a hybrid of EDM and pop, if you will.

Recent releases have been absolutely disappointing.

Though "All We Know" went gold, you could sense that it had departed a little further from the two previous songs. Their song with Coldplay, "Something Just Like This" is admittedly listenable, but their new single "The One" off of their upcoming album just sounds plain awful.

I'm all for creating what you wanna create, but they're just two sellouts now. Even as they transitioned between EDM and pop with the two quadruple platinum songs, I defended them!

I argued they were creating a new genre that people who were stuck in one genre could come together and appreciate. Even one of their old girlfriends that I met said, "They were much better when they stuck to DJing and producing EDM. Now it's just some douche that jumps off stage a couple times a show with a barely average voice."

What's worse is that they will be headlining their tour Memories: Do Not Open (named after their upcoming album) this spring and summer, but it won't be anything like their DJ set at Ultra.

Instead, based off of their teaser videos on Facebook, it seems they are going with a live performance, drums, guitar and all. The last thing I wanna do is hear that one kid poorly serenade a bunch of shrieking high school girls.

I want the old Chainsmokers, who made the crowd go "OHHHHHHH" with their drops, who played songs like "Propaganda" by DJ Snake, and at least mixed together popular songs with hard drops.

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Why You Should Give Up Sex

And rely on Netflix instead.

There's one thing in my apartment that I can count on. And no, it's not my vibrator (though that was a good guess!). It's Netflix.

It's always there. No matter what kind of day I've had, I know I can always come home to my beloved Netflix. Sometimes I'm pretty tired, and I just want something to entertain me until I drift off to sleep. Sometimes I can't sleep at all, and I'm really in need of some entertainment.

Thank goodness my parents pay for my Netflix subscription.

If you're like me and you use Netflix all the time, here are eight reasons why you should just go ahead and give up sex and rely on Netflix - and Netflix alone - to get your life's pleasures.

1. Netflix doesn't get tired and roll over.
Be honest with yourself. You've experienced this. You're really into it and before you know it, they're asleep. Netflix doesn't play these kinds of games with you. It's there when you want it, and it's easy to turn off when you aren't feeling it anymore. Isn't it a great feeling to be so in-control?

2. Netflix doesn't snore after a "happy ending."
You're both tired. You had a great run. Your warm butts are pressed up against each other and you're in the perfect position to...

And then he's snoring.

No sir. Not okay.

Netflix will never do this to you. You can finish the best episode of your life and drift off to sleep in complete silence (if you want). There's no snoring, heavy breathing, or sleep talking.

3. Netflix doesn't require any kind of uncomfortable protection. You can watch it in the "rawest" form.
Crawl into bed. Fire it up. And enjoy. There are no extra steps. You don't have to worry about being "prepared" or keeping your nightstand stocked. As long as you've got your laptop and internet, you're good to go.

4. Netflix doesn't make you change positions. You get to choose.
Is your hip hurting? Are your thighs tired? Do you want to lay on your back? Stomach? Hell, do you wanna stand up? Netflix can do it all.

5. You can tell it when to finish.
Captions or no captions. Bright or dim. You are in control. You can have it exactly how you want it. Netflix doesn't whine about "not wanting to put in the work." You get to be demanding.

6. Netflix doesn't make a mess.
There is literally zero clean-up. Just shut your laptop and move on to your next activity. No laundry to have to throw in after an especially messy session. No shower to be had. Netflix can take care of itself.

7. You don't have to replay the episodes you aren't into.
You weren't really feeling the newest episode of your previously favorite show? You don't have to revisit it. You can abandon it and not even feel bad about hurting its feelings.

8. Netflix will always be there.
At your fingertips, you have the one thing that can please you in every capacity. Tired or not tired. Sore or not sore. Netflix is the solution to all your problems and it will always be there for you. No matter what.

Well. As long as you pay your monthly subscription.

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What Iconic Teen Drama Should You Binge Watch This Summer Based On Your Style? (Quiz)

Are you more Gilmore or Gossip Girl?

While summer is the time for adventure and activity, it's also a time for sitting on your ass with a new series, knowing you have no responsibilities for the next couple of months. If you're anything like me, your indecisive nature can make deciding on a new show quite the challenge.

Luckily, I've watched enough of Netflix to help you out. Take this quiz below to see what your summer style says about what show you should check out!

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How My Hoe Phase Turned Me Into the Person I Wanted to Be

I am ashamed of nothing!

Since the time when I was 15, when my mother reluctantly allowed me to have my first boyfriend, I was a serial dater. Maybe it's my daddy issues, or perhaps I just watched one too many episodes of Gilmore Girls, but I was completely and utterly miserable without consistent male company. I looked at my single friends who were partying and making out with strangers from neighboring schools wondering how in the hell they could be happy without the fragile bond that is a horny teenager relationship.

Enter college, and enter me: newly single, down five pounds, and ready to enter the world of casual hookups. But, when you're used to guys pursuing you for the romantic long haul, hookups don't come easy. Sometimes the guy you're fucking, who you are not at all interested in dating, starts fucking someone else, too. So naturally, as an emotionally unstable college female, you become interested in dating him after all. This was the tragically dysfunctional start of my relationship that endured far more than it should have -- until the second semester of my freshman year.

And let me tell you, once I was free, I was happier than a drunk white girl when the song Work comes on at the bar. But it had been so long since I'd been in the game, I realized I didn't even know how to speak to someone of the opposite sex without sounding like a complete boner. But, after a couple of awkward encounters featuring Netflix, a lack of ejaculatory warnings, and one hauntingly curved schlong (all brought to you by Tinder and fraternity parties), I quickly began to get the hang of what my role model Amy Schumer would describe as, "catching a dick whenever I want".

But, what I realized was that my hookups were making me into the person I had set out to be in college. I could be the fun and outgoing person who shotguns beers and knows how to have a conversation with someone of the opposite sex that didn't involve the answers to last night's accounting problems. Talking to guys made me more comfortable talking to people in general, and so I've made way more friends along the way. Not to mention, I have some great hoe stories to reflect on when I'm a 47 year-old suburban wine mom.

But, the best part? I was no longer wrapped up in creating a Gone Girl worthy scheme of trapping some poor schmuck into being my boyfriend. I became a better student and a better friend, because I was no longer so busy with my own relationship issues that I neglected the happenings in the lives of my BFFs. But mostly, I became better to myself. And when the time comes, the confidence, independence, and self-love (albeit sometimes bordering on narcissism that I've learned), are only going to make me a better girlfriend when the right guy does come around. The wise philosopher, Kanye West, once said that one good girl is worth a thousand bitches. But as far as finding that one? Well, let's just say I'm not dreading searching through the thousand until I do.