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10 Sweet Reasons

Since the Mtl Canadiens shit the bed you really have no excuse but to come out this Friday night and party for a cause… here are our top 10 reasons why you should buy a ticket:

#1 Giving Back

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All proceeds of the evening will go directly to the McCord Museum Foundation to subsidize school visits at a reduced price to the Museum. This program allows 10,000 elementary and secondary schoolchildren to discover the McCord Museum’s collections and learn more about our stories, our people and our communities.

#2 Two Kick Ass DJs

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#3 80ft Open Bar by Brahm Mauer

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Yes you read that right.

#4 Midnight Snack

 

Cause you know that feeling you get when you had dinner but that last drink gave you the munchies? Sugar Ball’s got you covered this year with poutine and mini burgers from Méchant Boeuf, Pizza from Bevo, Campo Portuguese chicken, Grilled Cheese by Traiteur Brera & Mr.Pretzel… Pretzels.

#5 Mirmir Photobooth

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AKA the Kardashian Photo Booth which makes you feel F L A W L E S S.

#6 Montreal’s Finest
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From Estiatorio Milos to Ferreira they’ll have Montreal’s finest restaurants catering the networking portion presented by Davies. Plus our fave Chef Joe Mercuri will be there #WePromiseNotToBeBias

#7 The Sweetest of Sweets

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Make sure to check out our segment on Breakfast Television to get the full lineup.

#8 Celebrating Montreal’s 375th Birthday

We're about to throw a birthday party so big it only happens once every 375 years. Are you ready?? #MontrealTurns375 #JeuneMcCord #SugarBall2017

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#9 Overload of… 

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Candy 👏 Candy 👏 Candy 👏

 

#10 Shots on us all night long…

 

Get your tickets here.

GIRLS

Since the series finale for GIRLS was F@%KING awful we figured we’d reminisce on some of our favorite moments….

#1 Cause… all adventurous women do:

 

#2 When we still liked Jessa… (pre-Adam):

 

#3 When Shoshanna accidentally smoked crack:

 

#4 The end of Marnie & Charlie … what an ending:

 

#5 Cheers to the greatest Gay boyfriend out there:

 

#6 All things Ray:

 

#7 Elijah and Hannah take their unreal relationship to college:

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#8 The Hannah and Marnie moments in this episode 👏:

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#9 When Hannah completely lost it #WeHasnt

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#10 & then this happened #TeamAdam:

 

We’ll miss them GIRLS.

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TOP 5 APRIL FOOLS PRANKS

Calling all jokesters and insensitive assholes!! Your favorite holiday of the year has arrived! For most people, April 1st is the sign of spring, where the snow (not so much in Montreal) disappears and you start to transition your closet into your lighter clothing! However, for a small part of the population, this date signifies a day of carte blanche where almost every joke and/or prank can somehow manage to be excusable.
From telling your in-laws you’re pregnant, to putting plastic wrap on the toilet seat, to even news outlets publishing ridiculously false stories, so many people get a kick out of playing jokes on their loved ones. I don’t know about you but often I end up being the one pranked and not doing the pranking myself. And each year, I always warn myself a day in advance to look out for any suspicious behavior and each year I fall for it time and time again! Well this year I’m putting my foot down and doing a little reverse role play here!
Considering most of us are glued to our phones and rely on them way too much, I figured why not use this to my advantage and find ways to annoy people with the one thing I know they’ll lose patience over! Here is a list of the 5 best April Fools pranks you can pull on your family and friends by doing simple things to their iPhone!
#1: Contact Shuffle:
Step 1. Go into their Contacts app on their phone
Step 2. Find your name in their contact list
Step 3. Change your name to someone else and watch them be so confused as to how your conversations don’t align
#2: Auto-Correct Shortcuts 
Step 1. Go on your friend’s phone and go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Add New Shortcut
Step. 2 Change “no” to any word you want (could be something inappropriate or even “yes” works)
#3: Endless Typing:
There’s really nothing more annoying than anxiously waiting a text from someone when you see they are busy typing away, so why not make that suspense last forever?
Step 1. Download a GIF of three typing dots
Step. 2 Write to your friend saying “Did you hear what happened last night?” or “I need to talk to you”
Step 3. Send the GIF and watch them squirm
#4: Frozen Home screen 
Step 1. Take a screenshot of your friend’s home screen (press the Power + Home buttons at the same time)
Step 2. Hold the Home button until their apps start wiggling.
Step 3. Drag all their Home Screen apps to the right onto another screen. Press the Home button when done to stop the wiggling.
Step 4. Go to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness > Choose A New Wallpaper and set their Home Screen wallpaper to the screenshot you just took.
Conclusion: Now, when they tap the apps on their home screen, nothing will happen
#5: Trapped in an App 
Step 1. On your friend’s phone, go to Settings > General > Accessibility
Step 2. Turn on Guided Access.
Step 3. Open a boring app (like Weather)
Step 4. Press the Home button 3x.
Step 5. Enter a passcode.
Conclusion: Now your friend can’t quit the app without the passcode.
Written by Emilie Berbrier
PS….

Back at it again with…Nick Viall?

Just when you finally thought it was over, somehow Nick Viall has managed to wiggle his way onto another network series. Instead of catching Nick every Monday night at nine chase after the same type of women to eventually get left behind, you can now catch him following the lead of yet another woman on this seasons Dancing With the Stars. Yes, that’s right! Just this past week, Nick Viall performed for his very first time on Dancing With the Stars with his partner Peta Murgatroyd, and let me tell you, not too many people were impressed with his moves!

The 34-year-old reality star (if that’s what you want to call him), who just got engaged to Vanessa during his season of the Bachelor, performed a Cha-cha-cha choreography and scored a sad 24 out of 40. While the judges on the show stated that Nick held potential, they had a lot of criticism for his feet and hand movements. Funny enough, it wasn’t only the judges who felt like Nick did not do an impressive job! The Star Trek actor William Shatner had the furthest thing of words of encouragement for Nick as a contestant on the show. Just after the premier, Shatner Tweeted “My goal for #DWTS is to knock Bachelor Nick out ASAP. Who is with me?”. I guess he’s not the only one who thinks Nick’s day in the spotlight needs to come to an end, permanently.
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It would appear that it has become somewhat of a trend to quit your day job, pursue love on national television followed by competing in a dance competition with no experience, because believe it or not, Nick is not the only former Bachelor or Bachelorette to do this! Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe and Chris Soules have all taken their shot at competing in Dancing With the Stars!
So who’s in with William Shatner and who’s still #TeamNick all the way?
Written by Emilie Berbrier

Our #WCW, AKA, Some Of The World’s Top Self-Made Women

In honour of WCW, we decided to round up a few of the world’s most inspiring gals. Their stories vary, but if there’s one lesson we can learn from them all is to kill that little self-doubting voice that we all have inside our heads – even when our everyone and everything in our surroundings tells us otherwise. Cheers to fearless women.

 

Amal Clooney

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The saying “beauty and brains” isn’t enough to describe the elegance and prowess that is Amal. Her presence in hollywood may be due in part to her marriage to the world’s most notorious bachelor George Clooney, but her fame and international respect came long before. Amal is a Lebanese born, Oxford educated lawyer, specializing in international law, human rights, and extradition. She is known for taking on some of the most challenging international cases, representing WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange during his extradition, and being a published author. She said she doesn’t mind her rising hollywood status as long as it sheds light on her work, and that there’s “a certain responsibility” that comes with being in the spotlight. “I think I’m exercising it in appropriate manner by continuing to do this kind of work, and engaging with the media on issues that I think are important.” When asked if she would ever give up on her challenging and at times dangerous cases, she made it clear that, “No. It’s not an option.” It’s no wonder this woman was all the motivation Clooney needed to transform from fuckboy to husband material.

 

Ursula Burns

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Ursula grew up in poverty, raised by a single mom in the public housing projects of lower east side Manhattan. Many believed odds were not in her favour as she was black, a woman, and poor. But believing that “where I was didn’t define who I was”, she went on studying engineering as “an oddity in a sea of white males”. After gaining an internship at Xerox, she worked her way up to becoming the company’s CEO, and the first black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company (she is one of only 16). Ursula should be a lesson to all of us in those moments of self-doubt.

 

Chelsea Handler

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Being as bold, outspoken, and unapologetic as Chelsea requires major ballsiness and a lot of tact. This woman says what all of us are thinking but are too status quo-bound to express, all while being highly relatable. We can’t help but crush on her knack at breaking gender norms while being wildly hilarious at the same time.

 

Gisele Bündchen

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The 36 year old mother of two has been the world’s highest paid model in history for 14 years in a row. Despite announcing her retirement from the runway 2 years ago, she continues to reign over every other supermodel, earning 30 million last year alone. Her estimated net worth is over 360 million (outearning her quarterback husband Tom Brady). Gisele struggled for the first 5 years of her career, being rejected by 37 agencies and countless castings, until she finally got her breakthrough with Alexander McQueen (which she attributes to “being in the right place, at the right time, with the right attitude”). Yet success like hers can’t be achieved without a proper attitude, as industry leaders admire her positivity, resilent emotional strength, and fearless work ethic. She is also a UN Goodwill environmental ambassador, donates regularly to charities, and remains surprisingly humble (not in any interview did she mention that she donated 1.5 million towards relief efforts in Haiti).

Zhang Xin

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This women is the definition of inspiring. She grew up extremely poor in China and worked as a factory worker until she was able to save enough money to go study. After graduating university she scored a job at Goldman Sachs, from which she eventually branched out to start her own property management company. Her company flourished, and today she is worth 3.6 billion dollars. Cue dropping jaws.

 

Valentina Tereshkova

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You’ve probably never heard of her but she was the first woman in space at the tender age of 26. In 1963, at a time when women’s rights were nowhere near where they are now, she spent 3 days orbiting earth, for a total of 48 times – alone… You know, nbd.  With only a background in skydiving, she wasn’t even an astronaut and was chosen out of 400 other applicants. *Remembers what I did at 26…*

 

Beyonce

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Our world may currently be dictated by old males, but our hearts are reigned by the world’s first unofficial self-made monarch. She’s no mother of dragons, but the staggering scope of her worldwide beehive is something straight out of fiction. Beyonce is, well…Beyonce.

These women are the real definition of #empowered. They’re no different from us, just perhaps more fearless. Don’t know about you, but we’re feeling inspired af.

iTunes for Oral Sex?

The things our phone’s do these days are seriously incredible. From FaceTiming across long distances, capturing moments with a relatively good lens, to being able to run a business and network through your device, it is seriously quite incredible. Our phones have become an essential part of our communicative world and our go to accessory when leaving the house. According to recent news on iTunes, our phones are even making an appearance in our sex lives. We’re not talking about your average late night chat over the phone, your inappropriate snaps or sexy FaceTime calls, we’re talking about apps that are specifically designed to induce arousal.
Yes you read that correctly! There is now an “iTunes for Oral Sex” section. A couple of months ago the webcam platforms CamSoda released an app called O-Cast. This app invites users to use their imagination and some oral dexterity to mimic the action of giving a woman oral pleasure. Users are encouraged to actually lick their phone screens as the app records them and then upload it to the website for people to choose to send to their own or other connected vibrators through a Bluetooth connection!
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Pros To O-Cast:
  1. You can customize the job just to your likings
  2. You don’t need a man or a woman to get satisfaction
  3. You can experience new ways of pleasure from strangers without having to leave your house
  4. It’s all online and allows you to be anonymous
  5. No complaining about having a sore jaw 😉
Cons To O-Cast:
  1. You may (probably will) look absolutely ridiculous doing this to your phone screen
  2. Do you know how many germs are on your phone? This requires serious sterilization before licking your screen
  3. Seems like a lot of work to get the accuracy of it
  4. Might be a weird feeling receiving virtual pleasure from a complete stranger
  5. Its slightly embarrassing to realize how lazy society has become that you now need to result to your phone for some action
So ladies and gents, if you’re feeling tired of the same old vibrations and maneuvers of your vibrators or real life partners, look no further then right down at your very own screen!
Written by Emilie Berbrier

Our Favourite TV Commercials Of All Time

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with commercials and wish we could download an app that will ban all commercials ever on everything, making one that people WANT to watch – and rewatch, isn’t easy. The following award winning ads range from funny to inspiring, but one thing they all have in common is that every miniscule detail of the ads sends a message powerful enough to alter the way people will feel and talk about the brand for years to come. That is the power of marketing, and sometimes 30 seconds is all it takes. In our article on empowerment, we’ve already mentioned that the Barbie “You Can Be Anything” campaign is one of our all time favourites. Now take a look at the rest…

Rolex: Celebrating Cinema (2017)

Aired during this year’s Oscars, it shows how the brand was involved in so much of our popular culture and arts, and sends a powerful reminder about why rolex is rolex.

 

Hyundai: Ryanville (2016)

Ryan Reynolds: We’ll gravitate towards that. As would most women – who this ad successfully targets.

 

Snickers: You’re Not You When You’re Hungry

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2 words: Betty White. However the ad also raises an important existential-crisis inducing question: If you’re not you when you’re hungry, but you’re always hungry…who are you…?

 

Old Spice: The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

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With almost 54 million views on YouTube, this is a classic. Aside from being hilariously intense and memorable, the ad also targets women even though it features a product for men. We all know men could care less about what shower gel they use – if any at all. Which is why the add successfully targets those who’ll actually end up buying it.

 

Durex: Get It On (2009)

Funny and cute – A powerful combo. This commercial is proof that often the most simple ones are the most impactful. Get it on, and get on with it.  

 

Bud Light: Fist Bump Is Out, Slapping In (2007)

Funny and strangely satisfying to watch. Memorable to say the least.

Sony BRAVIA: Balls (2006)

You really gotta have balls to make an ad like this (pun intended). The mesmerizing commercial features thousands of actual bouncy balls cascading down a San Francisco Street. They were filmed by over 20 cameras and symbolize “Colour, like no other” for Sony’s LCD TV. The director laughed that “there’s currently no more bouncy balls available for children in America”. To watch the final ad click here

Reebok: Terry Tate (2003)

You’ll laugh for a solid 3 minutes after watching this. Maybe because the ad is the perfect. Or maybe because we wish we had a Terry Tate for every idiot we’ve ever had to work with.

 

Apple: 1984 (1984)

Leaving you curious and inspired, it’s crazy how accurately this commercial predicted the future.

 

Costa’s all time favourite commercial: 

 

 

Love her or Hate her…

Love her or hate her, you simply can’t avoid her! We’re talking about the twenty-four year old Corinne Olympios from this season of The Bachelor. From coming onto the show and disclaiming that she has a nanny, owns a multimillion-dollar business and still lives at home, you can’t help but laugh a little when thinking about her possibly becoming engaged to Nick at the end of this season. With all that aside, Corinne has managed to make this one of the most entertaining seasons of the Bachelor thus far. From her random naps, quitting group dates because she doesn’t do “chores” to being completely outspoken on group dates and in her interviews, she definitely has a personality that belongs on reality TV! Here are our top 10 favorite Corinne moments:

When Corinne took the group photoshoot into

her own HANDS…

When Corrine’s dad asked her if she was

in love with Nick and she answered yes followed

by this statement….

When Corinne couldn’t understand why everyone

was shocked to find out that she had a nanny, when

the women there are competing to become wives

and eventually mothers….

When she realized the farm life wasn’t for her…

When she ripped on Taylor’s profession and

degree from Johns Hopkins University (one

of the most difficult and prestigious

schools in the world)

When Corinne’s just casually bought Nick a $3,000

outfit during her hometown date…

When she got plastered on the group

volleyball date!

When she ordered her own blow-up bouncy

house to the mansion and threw her own

party in there with Nick in front of the

other women

When she made it clear that she needs to be in

the spotlight 24/7…

And last but not least…this:

6 Ways To Feel Like You’re On Vacation When You’re Not…

Say hello to spring break season, the time of year when the restless feels start creeping in and your insta feed starts getting flooded with #jetset photos from where you’d rather be. Our winter may have been a mild one, yet vacation-mode is still a much needed thing – right? So what to do when travelling is not an imminent possibility because you’re either way too busy, too broke, or the more likely scenario: a bit of both? Luckily almost everything you would do on vacation you can do in or around Montreal, and while it’s nice to get out of town every now and then, we’re here to ensure you feel those vacation vibes in the meantime. This is how…

#1 Spas

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The spas in Montreal and the surrounding areas are guaranteed to give you the feels. Some of them, like Spa Nordic or Balnea Spa, are completely surrounded by wilderness and are built next to natural rivers and lakes. Others like Bota Bota, Rainspa, or Spa Scandinave, are an urban oasis which you could stop by on any given weekday. Whichever one you choose, you’re sure to be no less zoned out and pampered than you would be on vacation.

#2 Food & Vibes

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One thing we all love to do while travelling is eat amazing food that we don’t normally treat ourselves to at home. That’s too bad since the amount of 5 star restaurants with amazing menus and perfect vibes is through the roof in Montreal. Our favourites? Barocco, Chasse et Peche, Restaurant Helena, and Provisions Restaurant are to name a few. Want to truly feel like you’re traveling? Visit one of the many international spots such as the Portuguese Ferreira Café, the ambient Kyo Bar Japonais, or the cute and laid back Arepera du Plateau.

#3 Brunch

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If you’re not brunching on vacation, is it really vacation? Fortunately Montreal is equipped with brunch spots that are no less instagram-model approved than the likes of Paris or NYC. Our favourites, like Le Cartet, Maison Boulud, Suite 701, Verses Restaurant, Sparrow, Fabergé, and Bagel etc, are sure to get your insta feed and general state of life-satisfaction up a few notches.

#4 Weekend/Day Trip

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Tired of sleeping in your own (or someone else’s) bed? Book a chalet somewhere around Montreal, and enjoy a weekend of skiing, snow-tubing, hiking, and general by-the-fireplace coziness. Aside from the obvious spots like Mont Tremblant, consider the Parc National des Grands-Jardins, or one of the forest ecolodges at Entre Cimes & Racines (they even have a cute hobbit house for any lord of the rings fans!).

#5 Oasis Surf

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Surfing in Costa Rica has its perks, we admit. Yet having access to an amazing year-round indoor surfing spot, requiring only a quick drive to dix30 – has got to be the next best thing. They offer levels from beginner to expert, as well as a surf & turf menu and cocktails. Fun!! Assemble the squad and go laugh at each other.

#6 Bora Parc

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Although we’ve never been, North America’s largest indoor waterpark recently opened next to Quebec City, and surely caught our attention. Featuring a massive wave pool, 15 water-slides, an adventure river, surf pool, and 9 bars/restaurants, the tropical-themed playground seems like a promising way to spend a Sunday with your besties.

10 Honest Thoughts About The Bachelor Season 21

It’s Monday night, which means time to put on some annoyingly addictive TV. We’re talking about the shows that you hate that you watch but you can’t go a week without keeping up to date. For us, that’s the Bachelor! I’ve been watching this show for years, and even though I find the dynamics and environment completely unrealistic in finding pure and relatable love, I can’t help but watch it and get attached to each contestant with every season that passes! So as an avid fan, I’m writing about some of my reoccurring thoughts and impressionable moments I’ve had during Nick’s season as the bachelor!

#1 Who is in charge of casting these women?!

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From girls getting out of the limos in beautiful gowns, to wearing dolphin costumes, to another woman dismounting a camel while saying “I like to hump”, I seriously question whether half these women are here to actually “find love” or just for the show to make some money by ranking in some views.

#2 How do women have this many gowns?

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This may be something that only I find myself asking pretty frequently throughout each season, but I’m serious! How do these women afford/ own all the gowns and cocktail dresses they need to wear on each rose ceremony and dates! They either borrow from all their girlfriends or take loans out from the banks to be able to buy all these amazing and bedazzled dresses!

#3 Nick’s level of casualty

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Speaking of dressing up in gowns, is it just me or do you not find Nick particularly casually dressed throughout the entire season? During last week’s episode, Nick went on a one on one date with Danielle M. At the end of their evening they went for dinner and Danielle came out in this sexy red romper while Nick sat at dinner in a hoodie. Come on, you have a stylist on set with you, you aren’t paying for your clothing, can’t you put in a little bit of effort with your clothing at least?

#4 Why do they never eat the food

in front of them?

Of course when we go on dates, especially first dates, we tend to order food that is more attractive to eat! However, every single time Nick brings a woman on a dinner date, they end up sitting at a table with a plate of food in front of them and it’s never touched! Why take her to dinner if the food is just going to sit on the table looking all pretty?

#5 How much are they paying Corinne

to be on the show?

Whether you love her or hate her, you can’t help but laugh a little and enjoy the presence of the inappropriate and over the top Corinne. From her total diva moves, like refusing to clean up poop, her constant naps, and her ridiculously high (and clearly uncomfortable) Louboutin’s she is definitely high maintenance to say the least. However, somehow or another she’s managed to make it this far, but I’m not too certain it’s for her remarkable personality and maybe a little bit more for her Daddy’s million dollar company.

#6 The extravagant dates

Let’s be honest, if a guy picked you up from your house, brought you on a helicopter ride, spoiled you all day with champagne, hot tubs and delicious food, don’t you think the atmosphere itself would be doing a little bit too much work in making you fall for the guy right in front of you? Romance and sparks would definitely be flying if I felt like a princess on every date! But how about doing things that are more relatable like buying groceries and cooking a dinner together?

#7 The moment Corrine accused Vanessa

of not having depth..

This was an epic moment in last week’s episode! Corinne was feeling insecure that Vanessa got a one on one date and even congratulated her by calling her a “lucky bitch” with a snark attitude, and instead of distracting herself, she decided to rip on Vanessa’s character and call her shallow! Depth is working with special needs kids, it’s definitely not someone who works for her Dad and has a nanny at home! Gave me a good laugh!

#8 Leaving people on the island…

Every single season a moment like this seems to take place, and let me tell you it’s hilarious every time! As if going on a two on one wasn’t bad enough, one of the girls ends up getting dumped on the date and then watches as her ex-boyfriend gets to go off on a boat or helicopter ride as she sits by HERSELF on a deserted island. This is always one of the most dramatic scenes of the whole show.

#9 Nick do you need a tissue?

Just one? How about ten? This man is more emotional than me, and that’s saying a lot. I know this sounds slightly hypocritical considering most women search for a man who is more emotional and shows his feelings, but come on! Pull your shit together. If you’re crying every two seconds and second guessing if this whole process if even going to work, don’t you think that the women sitting in front of you, competing with each other to win you over are going to feel even more insecure? Take a breath and collect yourself, and grow a pair!

#10 Announcing the next bachelorette before

the show ends…

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What is up with this? I was on Facebook and I stumbled upon multiple articles saying that Rachel was going to be the next Bachelorette! This totally threw me off and made me not watch Monday’s episode with as much intensity because I already know she doesn’t make it! Why can’t they just wait until after the final rose episode to announce it? They take away all the fun! But PS. I am super excited about the news and think she’s going to be a great bachelorette because she’s intelligent, beautiful and so well put together!