Celebrating Inspiring Black Women in the Music Industry
There are countless incredible black female musicians. Whether singing vocals, writing music, or producing it, their talents and energy shine through and make the world a better place. From jazz in the 1920s to modern-day hits, Black women keep inspiring the generations with their soulful art.
I Think I Know Who Invented Bitcoin
Throughout history, value has taken many forms, and people have used many different mediums of exchange to represent money. Today, Bitcoin is the internet of money. It's an alternative to a current system and a money solution. It's decentralized, meaning no bank or government is in control of your funds. Only you can control your money.
Tonight, Match Your Mood With a Movie
Different moods require different cinematic measures. Every single movie awakens different feelings and emotions within us. There's a reason why when we're exhausted, we don't want to watch anything too complicated. We don't feel like watching anything sorrowful and despairing when our mood is already down. What we decide to watch at the end of the day can influence our frame of mind. It can also be significant in how we perceive the next day. I have created this list of films to watch based on your current mood to help you deal with what you're feeling in the moment, give you an alleviating distraction, or inspire you.
Why "Marvin's Room" Is a Timeless Masterpiece?
"Marvin's Room" is a story about two sisters, Lee (Meryl Streep) and Bessie (Diane Keaton), who reunite after twenty years of not seeing each other. Bessie is diagnosed as having leukemia, and she needs a relative whose bone marrow matches her own. Lee already has personal issues on her plate. Her oldest son Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio) is in a mental institution for having burnt down their house and half of the neighborhood. Bessie meets her nephews seventeen years later for the first time. She has spent twenty years taking care of her sick father (Hume Cronyn) and his lovely elderly sister (Gwen Verdon). Robert DeNiro plays Mr. Wally in the film- Bessie's doctor.
Shine Without a Valentine
Believe it or not but we owe Valentine's Day to the ancient Romans. I wouldn't be just speaking for myself, saying that we'd be much better off if they kept it in their era. Anyways, at the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius made it official that every year on February 14th, the world will celebrate St. Valentine's Day. So here we are, 1525 years later celebrating love with cheesy pig shape chocolate boxes and coffee mugs with sentences that deserve a creative jail time. People are desperately trying to make up for the lack of love they shared the other 364 days of the year. They buy gifts neither needed nor appreciated. They feel like everyone around them should celebrate too, and they fire arrows from their eyes like confused little cupids. The reality is, not everyone wants to celebrate Valentine's Day, whether it's because we don't have a significant other or maybe we hate the cringe of it all and the unnecessary pressure to be part of it. Valentine's is not for everyone, and it might be genuinely unpleasant for some of us. But there's a way around it- good music. Let's lift our spirits with this unique playlist made by me for us.
Sweet Life with The Suite Life
Sometimes you want to watch something funny and light with no elaborate plot lines of mysterious complexity. Sometimes you feel like watching something silly, imperfect, and cringy. If it makes you smile, why not? If it allows you to switch off for 20 minutes and have a laugh, I feel like it's a great thing to do. I never really liked the term guilty pleasure. That is just yet another phrase that makes people self-conscious about the things they enjoy. If you listen to Spice Girls, don't be afraid of people seeing it on your playlist just because it's a girl group. If Keeping Up with the Kardashians brings you joy, you binge that season. Or maybe you're obsessed with those online quizzes that tell you which kind of pizza you are? If they light up your mood, I say go for it.
21 Things to Remember in 2021
As Albert Einstein himself said: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." That, to me, slowly translates to- you can't start fresh with old habits. Getting rid of our bad habits is difficult and demands unforeseen courage and strength. Whatever your new year's resolutions are, or how you perceive a healthy lifestyle, here are some thoughts that inspire me to keep working on my wellness goals. I am sure they will motivate you too. (I have taken all the pictures used in the story.)
My Hometown Is a Feeling
I spent 19 years of my life in Gdansk (Tricity) before moving permanently to London. Every corner of this city reminds me of something. Every spot brings back specific childhood memories. Every beach entrance reminds me of a different struggle little me was facing back in the days. When I think of a particular street, I remember the last time I was there. I can feel the temperature, get into the exact mood, and almost feel how weirdly short my hair was.