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9 Female Characters We Wish We’d Been More Like In High School

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Being a teenager can really suck. You're at the cusp of having to make major life decisions about college and possibly moving away from home. There's the stress of school and various personal and social milestones. Hormones are zinging around everywhere. And for eight hours a day, five days a week you're crammed together with tons of other people going through the same thing. Some people handle it more gracefully than others, though. Well, some fictional characters do, anyway. To that end, here are 9 Female Characters We Wish We'd Been More Like In High School. Sometimes it's their attitude we admire, other times it's their resilience or their morals or just the circumstances of their lives. Regardless, these are some pretty awesome teens.

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Clarissa, Now Grown Up, to Explain It All in a New Book

Just What You've Always Wanted

Time to break out your loudest clothing, because Clarissa Darling is back. In a book, not a TV show. But still. Way cool.

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I’d Offer to Explain This “I Can Explain” Supercut, But There Are Plenty of Others Willing to Do It For Me [VIDEO]

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First we had a supercut's worth of people for whom there was no time to explain; now there are a bunch of people willing to pick up the slack. Clarissa Darling doesn't make an appearance. I guess for all her ability to explain It All, she never actually offered her skills to anyone using those exact words. (via: The High Definite) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Things We Saw Today: Han Solo Crayons

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We wish we could tell you that you can buy these, but they've already sold out of Extramoneyformommy's Etsy shop. Maybe if you ask nicely, she'll make some more? (Gizmodo)

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Attention: Come September 5th, Clarissa Explains It All Will Leave TeenNick’s Retro Programming Block

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In the next phase of its interactive retro programming block, TeenNick has announced its first show swap. Starting September 5, Clarissa Explains It All will be replaced with Hey Arnold! and Doug will be replaced with Rocko's Modern Life. Some might be sad to see Clarissa go, but personally? I think this means Roundhouse has a fighting chance of making a triumphant return to the air. Come on, Twitter! What are we waiting for?

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Flash Back to Your Favorite ’90s Nickelodeon Shows, Starting Next Monday

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If there's anything I've learned in the past half-decade of my life, it's that you're never too young to be nostalgic. Less than five years after the decade ended, we were watching I Love the 90s on VH1, and less than four years after that (before that decade had even ended) we were feasting on I Love the New Millenium. We can't help it. Snap bracelets! Boy bands! Lisa Frank! Clueless! The 90s were great, guys, especially if you got to experience them through the rosy lenses of youth. Nickelodeon seems to agree. Starting next Monday, TeenNick will be rebroadcasting a number of the shows that have, since their original '90s air dates, been turned into classics through the ardent nostalgia of the generation who grew up with them.

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The 15 Most Awesome Fictional Kids’ Rooms

Just What You've Always Wanted

When all else fails, a kid can count on one thing to always be there for them: their room. Through painstaking research and innumerable screen grabs, a list of the ultimate kid rooms has been compiled -- all taken from various television sitcoms, cartoons and movies (mostly from the '90s). Some rooms are extravagant in appearance and capability, while others are more simplistic, yet timeless. Let us know if your favorite rooms of yesteryear made the list... or didn’t.

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Nickelodeon To Start Airing Its ’90s Shows Again, For Real This Time

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Just an introduction, before we blow your mind: a few weeks ago, a fake internal memo from Nickelodeon circulated on the internet, proclaiming that the kids television network had bowed to years of older fans clamoring for a way to watch it's classic shows, and would be producing new episodes of Doug, Rugrats, The Angry Beavers, and more. So yeah, new episodes, very unlikely. Except now it is almost true.

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