Truth be told, a lot can be learned from soap operas.
Take life lessons: One learns that you should never take family for granted, especially if they've raised your love child as their own like Neil Winters in "The Young and the Restless." Or love guidance: Never give up on your one true love, even if it involves conjuring up magic to take out his wife like Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald in "Passions."
The most beneficial lesson we've learned from soaps is what not to wear on your wedding day.
Half of the blame goes to the 70s, 80s and 90s wedding trends-- lace, chiffon for days and enough tulle for 19 junior proms. But the other half goes to the tacky decadence of soaps themselves. It makes for probably the most unattractive wedding gowns ever. Like ever.
See some of the worst on the next pages.