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The essential life lessons we all learnt from Salem Saberhagen
Not only did Salem teach Sabrina a thing or two, he also gave us the perfect life manual.

MELISSA JOAN HART, star of our favourite 90s programme Sabrina The Teenage Witch, has released her autobiography.

The book is reportedly a tell-all of her acting life, warts and all. But you know what we really want to hear about? What it was like working with TV’s best cat, Mr Salem Saberhagen.

Without a doubt, Salem was the best part of Sabrina. We grew up with him, laughed with him and – most of all – we learnt from his canny ways.

Here are the absolutely key life lessons that Salem taught us. God bless you, Saberhagen.

How best to spend your free time

The value of a good education

You must love yourself before you can love anyone else

Your civic duty keeps democracy working

Show you really care about Mother Earth

Never wear something that doesn’t fit, even if you think it looks good

How to comport oneself after a few too many drinks

…And how to deal with the hangover afterwards

Realise what the root of your unhappiness might be

Planning ahead is essential to achieving success

It’s the little things in life

Good taste is better than bad taste, but bad taste is better than no taste

Confidence is the most attractive trait of all

How to deal with growing up

Indispensable flirting skills

Thank you, Salem. We couldn’t have done it without you. 

H/t and all images via the amazing F*ck Yeah Salem Saberhagen 

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