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11 Things Your Mom Was Right About

She really does know best. Listen to your mother and don't text and drive, because if you're texting, you're not driving.

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1. Always wear sunscreen even if you think it's lame.

Your skin will thank you in 10 years time, and you will thank your mom 10,000 times.
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Your skin will thank you in 10 years time, and you will thank your mom 10,000 times.

2. And bring a jacket no matter what.

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You know this story ends with you being cold, so just listen to your mother already!

3. A few great friends are all you need.

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Quality > quantity — every single time.

4. Take the time to shop around for the best deal.

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Money doesn't grow on trees, and love won't pay the bills.

5. Eat your vegetables.

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Believe it or not, you'll one day find them delicious.

6. Invest in comfortable shoes.

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Wobbling around on stilts does not a fashion statement make. Your feet will thank you later.

7. One day you will miss living at home, so enjoy it when you can.

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"There's no place like home" isn't just something they say.

8. A full night's sleep goes a long way.

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No internet wormhole is worth feeling like a zombie the next day (unless it involves cats).

9. Though it's hard to believe now, you WILL get over it.

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Remember when you failed a test, had your heart broken, or got a really bad haircut? Time heals all!

10. Don't grow up too fast.

Nostalgia is for real. You only get to be a kid once so really sit in it, OK?
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Nostalgia is for real. You only get to be a kid once so really sit in it, OK?

11. Listen to your mother.

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Nothing's more meta than your mother being right about your mother being right.

Don't text and drive. Ever.

In 2013, 3,154 were killed in distracted driving crashes. If you're texting, you're not driving.
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In 2013, 3,154 were killed in distracted driving crashes. If you're texting, you're not driving.