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17 Life Lessons Mary-Kate & Ashley Taught Us

The Olsen twins were with us throughout our childhoods, whether it was on Full House or in straight-to-video movies. So naturally they taught us everything we needed to know about makeup, boys and friendship. Below, we’re recounting 17 of the best life lessons Mary-Kate and Ashley taught us.

1. It’s okay to know what you want

2. Eat your feelings when necessary

3. Avril Lavigne is a completely reliable cited source

4. Always make sure your hair is on point in case of selfies

5. Funny faces fix any situation

6. Relationships are tricky

7. Dancing in your PJs is, like, the most fun

8. Feeling pretty boosts your confidence

9. Cookie addiction is a real thing

10. Never settle for less than true love

11. If you must drive, do so in a convertible you got for your sixteenth birthday

12. School is merely shrug-worthy

13. Don’t be afraid to flaunt what you’ve got

14. Hot guys may evoke speechlessness

15. Girls can do hip hop

16. Stay positive

17. Sisters make the best friends

Erin was previously the Entertainment Editor of Her Campus. She graduated from Belmont University in 2015, where she studied English and Elementary Education. Before joining the team full-time, she was a national contributing blogger, viral content writer and editorial intern at HC. In addition to her work for Her Campus, Erin was formerly an editorial assistant at Nfocus Magazine and has been published by HelloGiggles and Man Repeller. In her free time, you can find Erin falling for yet another TV boyfriend (her long list of ex-lovers includes Nathan Scott, Chuck Bass and Pacey Witter, to name a few), reading chick lit and/or celeb memoirs and hanging with her puppy/soulmate, Cooper.