FILM & TV

The 10 most binge-worthy shows of the 90s

A little throwback never hurt nobody

It's hard not to love the 90s. It was internet-less, iPhone-less, and no one was watching reality TV unless it was The Real World. Although nostalgia is enticing enough, the decade's sitcoms and dramas all featured ensemble casts viewers wanted to know and invite into their homes week after week. Get your 90s fix with these 10 shows!

The Wonder Years (1988-1993)

Known for featuring a young Fred Savage and offering a nostalgic and comedic portrayal of 1960s' suburban life, The Wonder Years has been widely lauded as one of the best television shows of all time. If you've been shamefully watching Fuller House it's time to swap out your guilt and tune into this throwback.

Catch it on: Netflix

Seinfeld (1989-1998)

The story of four friends trying really hard not be terrible people and failing miserably.

Catch it on: Hulu

Twin Peaks (1990-1991)

Twin Peaks is a cult classic perfect for those who've also enjoyed David Lynch's films. The supernatural crime thriller is due for a reboot this May so there's never been in a better time to catch up and find out who killed Laura Palmer.

Catch it on: Netflix

The X-Files (1993-2002)

Sci-fi and the supernatural fans love The X-Files. The show centers on two FBI agents who investigate the paranormal and find themselves in the midst of a larger government conspiracy.

Catch it on: Netflix

My So-Called Life (1994-1995)

A 90s' teen classic, My So-Called Life tackled everything from highs-school romance to LGBT discrimination in its first and only season. A part from featuring a young Claire Danes and Jared Leto, My So-Called Life's depiction of what it means to come of age is thoroughly modern.

Catch it on: ABC, Hulu

Friends (1994-2004)

Friends was the TV rom-com of the 90s, and its 10 seasons offer plenty of time to get lost in the trials and tribulations of pre-internet dating.

Catch it on: Netflix

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

Recovering Twilight fans will love this girl-powered show about a high school vampire slayer.

Catch it on: Netflix

Felicity (1998-2002)

Nothing says the 90s quite like a high-school graduate dropping out of Stanford to follow her crush to New York City. Romance, embarrassment, and growing up inevitably ensue.

Catch it on: ABC, Hulu

Sex and the City (1998-2004)

The show that changed the dating game is the pinnacle of weekend binge-watching. Follow Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda on their New York City dating adventures and earn bonus points if you drink a martini at the same time.

Catch it on: HBOGo

Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)

Jude Appatow first broke onto the scene with Freaks and Geeks, the high school comedy starring a young James Franco, Jason Segel, Busy Phillips, and Seth Rogen. Although it only ran for one season, its hilarious tales of high-school hijinks and heartbreak will stay with fans for the ages.

Catch it on: Netflix

Twenty years later these shows are just as binge-worthy as they day they first aired!

Arts

5 fitness classes the stars love

The red carpet is a reservation away!

Saying celebrities are fit is an understatement. From personal trainers to special diets, maintaining a star-studded physique can require hours of effort and thousands of dollars. If you're like us and can't shell out a month's worth of rent on fitness, you can always mix up once or twice a week by taking class. With so many studios offering first-timer specials and different apps that give you access to discounted classes, there's no reason to feel bored at your next sweat sesh. Take your favorite celeb's hint and get your endorphins going with one of these famous classes!

Indoor cycling

Cycling is an amazing cardio workout that moves through different resistance levels and choreography. A 45-minute class can burn up to 700 calories, and some are even rumored to change lives. The ever-infamous SoulCycle is attended by the likes of Lea Michele, Selena Gomez, Ellie Kemper, and Vanessa Hudgens. Because cycling classes are also offered at gyms across the nation there's no excuse not to give this trend a try!

Barre

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Designed to tone long and lean muscles, this dance-inspired workout is an ideal next step for mat pilates lovers and those looking to cross-train. Mindy Kaling loves following up a run with Pop Physique, a barre workout that is as sexy as it is effective. Chrissy Tiegen opts for Physique 57, a studio that also offers online classes for those looking to get their model-inspired fix.

Boxing

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Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Gina Rodriguez all jab it out in the ring. Boxing is a full-body workout, so it's no wonder these ladies are able to maintain some serious musculature whether they're on the runway or the red carpet.

Pilates

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Like barre, pilates builds lean and toned muscles. Many also reports its benefits on posture and general well-being. Stars like Jemima Kirke and Hilary Duff love reformer pilates. If you're looking to test drive what all the fuss is about, you can also tuck your way to a perfect rear in a mat pilates class!

Dance cardio

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Jenna Dewan Tatum and EJ Johnson both love to shake it out on the dance floor. Dance cardio is super fun, and with Zumba classes popping up everywhere you look there's somewhere to get your grapevine on!

Whatever celeb's footsteps you decide to follow in, committing to a new class or routine is an amazing way to stay in shape and feel red carpet ready even if you're just stepping out to get the mail.

Arts

The girl power podcasts that'll spice up your life

With these shows you really can have it all!

Girl power is in, and women are building their brands and reaching new audiences. Delivered weekly, these women-run shows share stories of triumph, humor, and even fear. Podcasts make everything from commuting to grocery shopping fun, so listen up!

Don't Keep your Day Job

While this podcast is still new, host Cathy Heller is all about pursuing your dreams and committing to your creative potential. Don't Keep your Day Job is perfect for those struggling to balance their jobs and also pursue their passion. Check out Episode 2, "Turning your dream job into a reality" to see what it's all about.

My Favorite Murder

My Favorite Murder is a comedy (no, we're not kidding). Hosted by two LA women looking to talk through their anxieties, the show handles true crime stories with intelligence, honesty, and most interestingly, humor.

Nerdette

Nerd out with Tricia Bodega and Greta Johnsen, the two hosts of the wildly popular podcast, Nerdette. With interview guests like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and episodes that focus on the X-files, Nerdette shows how cool being the nerdy girl can be.

Crybabies

Crying strangers can illicit a lot different reactions, but Susan Orlean and Sarah Thyre's podcast illustrates the number of things that can bring us to tears. Each weak guests ranging like Amy Poehler and Jenny Slate share something that makes them cry. The answer is it can be anything from a movie to "Baby Got Back."

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You is about "the business of being a woman." Analyzing how gender, race, and economic factors have affected female figures throughout history, this show is tailor made for any feminist podcast fan. Looking for an episode recommendation? Tune in to "Fat Bottomed Girls."

2 Dope Queens

With a co-hosting dream team made up of The Daily Show's Jessica Williams and Broad City's Phoebe Robinson, 2 Dope Queens should be a part of every comedy fan's library. Their topics range from race to sex and focus on representing stories and people we don't often get to see.

#Girlboss Radio

Sophie Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal and author of #Girlboss, interviews different female entrepreneurs, creatives, and business woman each week. The show traces women from their first jobs and stumbles to big time success.

Whether you're building an empire or just looking to learn more about what makes other people tick, these ladies make anything seem possible.

When you have millions of dollars and millions of fans it can be easy to lose sight of what's important. These celebs prove that even though they've found success and fame, it doesn't mean they can't lend their voices to those in need. Let these celebs and their causes inspire you to make an impact this year:

Drake

It turns out his 1-800 number isn't all about bling. After catching a special on Strawberry Mansion High School, a Philadelphia public school where 96% of students live in poverty, Drake donated $75,000 to help build the school a recording studio. Thanks to the special and Drake's donation, college acceptances at Strawberry Mansion doubled. In 2013 Drake also teamed up with The Game to cover the funeral expenses of a mom whose children and boyfriend perished in a fire.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie's eponymous lip kits offer more than a perfect pout. 100% of the proceeds from her limited edition lipstick "Smile" were donated to Smile Train, an organization that provides free cleft palate surgery to children around the world. Kylie's $150,000 personal donation to Smile Train also helped them provide 638 cleft palate surgeries to kids in need.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift loves surprising her fans on the stage and off. The 27-year-old donated $1,989 to one fan struggling to one fan struggling to pay of her student debt and also donated $5,000 to a Go Fund Me seeking to cover the funeral costs for one of Taylor's biggest fans. After the 2015 Louisiana Flood she also donated 1 million to help communities cleanup and rebuild.

Gina Rodriguez

After making waves with her heartfelt and empowering acceptance speech at the Golden Globes in 2015, Gina Rodriguez is now supporting arts education with her own organization. The We Will Foundation is committed to making arts education accessible to disprivileged kids. They've already donated tens of thousands of dollars to local dance classes and family clinics. She wasn't joking when said "I can and I will."

Beyonce

Beyonce's philanthropic efforts demonstrate that Queen B is committed to providing way more than a great performance. During the Formation Tour Beyonce teamed up with United Way Worldwide, Chime for Change, and Global Citizen. On the road she encouraged fans to learn more and get involved with the causes. Beyonce's also committed herself to drawing attention to the Flint Water Crisis. Her company Tidal (which she co-owns with hubby Jay Z) also made a 1.5 million donation to Black Lives Matter, making her one of the most charitable celebs around.

While we may not all have the bank account to give like a rock star, there is always a way to contribute to the greater good!

Arts

Dog Instagrams You Need to Follow Now

You'll dream about taking these pups on a walk.

Instagram fame is hard to master, even when you're a cute pup. From adopted puppies with wags to riches tails to pure-breeds with posh photoshoots, there are so many kinds of dogs to swoon over. What's makes these dog Instagram stars so special is not that they are adorable (because what pup isn't?), but the fact that their Instas show that a dog's personality is what makes them everyone's best friend.

Tusk (@tuskthedog)

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Known for her cute and tongue-y smile, Tusk's Instagram is a treat to follow. Before being adopted by her now dog-mom, Tusk was chained to a fencepost and had resorted to eating rocks that are now responsible for her toothless grin. Now, Tusk's busy sharing her story on Instagram, modeling, and encouraging other would-be dog owners to adopt and not shop.

Ella Bean (@ellabeanthedog)

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Ella Bean's life wasn't always glamorous. Before rising to Instagram fame, Ella Bean was rescued from a puppy mill. Today, the Brooklyn resident and her two teeth are busy taking over Instagram and Snapchat with charming photos that capture her "drinking" wine, working away on a doggy-sized laptop, and even cuddling up to a toy plushie version of herself.

Tuna (@tunameltsmyheart)

Tuna's photos are reminiscent of every handsome bad-for-you boy your mother warned you about. When he's not showing off his latest costume, you can find this chiweenie grinning beneath the covers. No matter what, his look always says, "I woke up like this."

Piggy and Polly (@piggyandpolly)

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Piggy and Polly are two French bulldog sisters who not only love alliteration, but also have mastered their minimalist aesthetic. From white backgrounds to white fur, expect to feel relaxed but overloaded with cuteness as you look at their pictures together.

Boo (@buddyboowaggytails)

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Following (and loving) Boo is a rite of passage for puppy followers everywhere. Part Pomeranian and part teddy-bear, Boo is everything one could want in an Insta-famous dog. Known for being the "world's cutest dog," Boo's fluff, tongue, and excitement will warm the heart of any animal lover.

Looking for more pups to make your feed the best ever? A quick search of #dogsofinstagram reveals thousands of dogs whose fame is on the rise.