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12 guilty pleasures we need to admit to

C’mon, no judgement here.

ONE DIRECTION ARE taking over Croker this weekend. You know you wish you were going.

Don’t feel bad about it, all pleasures should just be pleasures. Let’s be honest, it’s not the worst thing you get pure joy from.

1. Trashy magazines

You know you want to read these stories.

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2. Non-reality reality TV

Mostly location-based. The Only Way is Essex, Made in Chelsea, Jersey Shore, Real Housewives of everywhere, etc. You even hate-watch Tallafornia, admit it.

Then there’s Maury and Jeremy Kyle. Endless amusement and feelings that you’re not so bad, after all.


3. Richard Curtis movies

Well, it’s all fine until we find ourselves mindlessly watching them for the 16th time that month while crying into a bottle of wine and at the same parts we always do.

How do we feel so bad but good, all at once?




4. Binging on Netflix

When Orange is the New Black is back next week, you’ll be all over it. Call in sick, sure you’re guilty enough as it is.

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5. Eating directly from the fridge

Open that packet of ham and dig in. Bonus points if the food is eaten directly from its container.

So wrong, yet so right.


6. Cat pics

Sure, they’re everywhere. But come ON, who doesn’t love a good cat pic?



7. Creeping on Facebook

You genuinely think you could be a talented detective, judging by the amount of information you can dig up on someone just going by their first name and school they went to.

At first it’s intriguing.


Before you know it you’ve unearthed their complete professional background, names and birthdays of their entire extended family AND, their old Bebo page. Grim.


8. Wearing fat-man pants

They are an assault to the eyes but DAMN, they’re comfy. Only the brave few will wear them out in public, taking the shame like a (fat) man.

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9. Reading celebrity gossip

Whether they’re gossip blogs like BlindGossip and Perez Hilton, or simply the Side Bar of Shame. WHO CARES?

You do. You do.


Kim got drunk? BUT WHAT OF KANYE?


10. Cheesy pop songs

Baby you light up my world like nobody else…




AND don’t pretend you’ve never given it socks to La Macarena.


11. Alcopops and fancy cocktails

So sweet. So rank. Girly teen drinks, tut.

You shouldn’t like this muck, but sometimes your sweet tooth just takes over and you submit to the blissful release of tooth decay.


12. Doing NOTHING

A duvet day can result in a damning spiral of worthlessness and guilt that you’re wasting your life.

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You loved it though.


What’s your secret guilty pleasure? Name and shame yourself in the comments.

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