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Hayleigh Syens is a Drake University student on a mission to become a blogging sensation.

It’s Finals Week, so obviously studying is top on your priority list (unless you prioritize like me and put eating and finishing the final season of One Tree Hill above studying. Whoops.) If all you do is study all week, your brain is sure to explode. Here are some shows and movies to watch when you just really need a break from cramming so much useless material into your cranium:

1. Jeopardy!


This is perfectly justifiable and doesn’t even count as a break because you’re still stimulating your brain the entire time. Also you can victory dance whenever you get an answer right and feel like the smartest person in the world. You could totally be on Jeopardy! and win lots of money. Why even take your finals?

2. Ellen


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It’s 12 Days of Giveaways on Ellen right now, so watching people lose their minds over free stuff will make you feel like way less of a crazy person. Sit back, relax, and realize that you aren’t completely insane. The people crying on national TV over free stuff are.

3. Mulan


I may be a bit biased because Mulan is my all-time favorite Disney movie, but nothing gets me more pumped up than I’ll Make a Man Out of You. It gives me goosebumps while simultaneously making me feel like I can conquer the world. If the group of misfit Chinese soldiers can defeat the Huns and save China, you can defeat your finals.

4. Keeping Up With the Kardashians 


I can feel my IQ dropping when I watch reruns of KUWTK but it’s exactly what I need when I want to act like a bump on a log for a little bit (aka every study break I ever have). Zero brainpower is required to watch this show. Let your eyes glaze over and zone out for an hour. When you finally come to, you’ll remember why you have to finish college: because if you ever have your own reality show (a very likely possibility), you don’t want all of America to think you’re an idiot.

Good luck with finals week everybody! Don’t let your brains fry!

What else do you watch during your study breaks?