21 Indispensable Life Lessons From "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy"

The Fab 5 came into our lives 10 years ago. Oh, the memories.

1. Whenever possible, increase your daily productivity by multitasking.

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2. Understand that sometimes being a good friend means being brutally honest.

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3. In life, it’s best to expect the unexpected.

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4. But don’t judge someone until you’ve stripped down naked in their front lawn.

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5. Don’t be afraid of people who do things a little differently than you.

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6. Instead, try to appreciate their existence.

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7. Respect people’s little idiosyncrasies…

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8. …because everyone’s got their thing and variety is the spice of life!

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9. Clearly express your wants and needs — they’re important!

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10. Have your priorities in order.

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11. Stop making assumptions — this can get you into trouble*.

*Or you could be spot-on accurate.

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12. Eat. Pray. Shave.

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13. Never ever miss an opportunity to use a pun.

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14. Tell your friends how you really feel.

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15. Admit when you need a little help.

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16. And if you need to cry, always pair the sob-fest with a good friend or fine wine.

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17. Never stop striving to be the absolute best you can be.

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18. Remember, you can’t have all the answers all the time!

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19. Accept that failure is sometimes progress in disguise.

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20. Get. Out. Of. Your. Comfort. Zone.

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21. See the beauty in everything around you.

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And when you see that beauty? Appreciate the fuck out of it.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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