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6 Things VR Storytellers Need to Know
If you’ve already figured this stuff out, then hurray for you! Also, you’re lying. Nobody has developed the language of the VR story yet. This is just a primer, briefly touching on the history of film and how it relates to VR and what that might mean for the future. If you’re interested, you can find a more in-depth look at that particular topic here.
10 Things I Learned from 30 Days of Not Drinking
Mocktails will save your life. As a casual wine drinker (it's 5 o'clock somewhere), I had to immediately find a substitute beverage for my evenings and social events. Sparkling water became my go-to, either alone or with juices and fresh or frozen fruit (still served in a wine glass for old times' sake). La Croix and cranberry-apple is my staple, but don't forget about smoothies and any (virgin) summer cocktail. When out at the bars, soda water and a lime will keep anyone from asking you where your drink is.
3 Ways Cannabis Brings You Closer to Your Partner
Your significant other and you have been through a lot. Turn up Solange's "Borderline (An Ode to Self-Care)," and it's not hard to remember why it's so important to have quality relaxing and healing time with your boo. With late capitalism, it can feel impossible to wind down and forget the pressure to keep up with the Jones'. You try to keep up with your many responsibilities and balance home, work, and love life. There's always so much to do and hardly the time to do it.
Top Ten Castles To Visit
Where do you see yourself wanting to travel to on vacation? Perhaps you want to go to a nice hotel and resort, or visit different tourist attractions. Maybe you even want to go see Disneyworld, or travel to Hawaii. If you’re anything like me, then you might have a desire to visit a castle someday. Here are the ten best castles to travel to.
Best Sci-Fi Cult Classics of All Time
Most people are familiar with the greatest films in the science fiction genre, but you might be hard-pressed to name any of the best sci-fi cult classics of all time. You may ask "what differentiates a cult classic from a regular old classic?" After all, both classics and cult classics have great lines, great scenes, a loyal fanbase. What's the difference?
Sometimes It's Good to Take a Break...
Modern life is so very often dominated by routine and ritual, the little things in life that make the cogs keep turning and make everything seem normal. Without a ritual, routine or pattern in our life, a little comfort nest of the expected, we worry. We panic, we doubt ourselves, and that doubt manifests itself upon those you meet. Your relationships, your family, your friends and the strangers you share a bubble with on the tube or sidewalk all feel it, a difference, a negative difference. A disorder, a frantic unknown that drives you crazy yet you don’t know why. It’s a blank canvas without a starting line or a starting thought.
Dyslexia - What You Don't Know
Let's start off by stating that I am dyslexic. Many of the sentences I write may or may not make sense, so I do apologise in advance.
Terrible Movies That Should Have Been Great
Movie making is a complex art. It takes more than a good idea to make a good movie. There are plenty of great ideas that end up being terrible movies. Whether it's the writing, acting or poor pacing, these movies turned a great idea into a painful movie experience.
Trader Joe's Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Lately, I've been seeing cauliflower replace just about anything and everything in order to satisfy some craving... First, there were cauliflower "wings" in place of chicken wings, then it was cauliflower rice, now there's cauliflower pizza crust.
Creating vs Consuming
“Just as much as we see in others, we have in ourselves.”~William Hazlitt Even if you have a million followers on Instagram, there is always someone with a million more. Hours spent looking at what everyone else is doing and comparing their lives to your own creates doubt and stifles true authenticity. With the advent of live Instagram streams, incessant Snapchat posts, and Facebook check-ins, we can see what everyone is doing at practically every second of every day. We can compare what we eat, what we wear, where we live, what books we're reading, trips we're taking, friends we're with, art we're making, jobs we're performing, shows we're watching, etc.
Disney Ruined a Generation's Ability To Be Realistic About Love
Disney movies always are filled with heartwarming, family-friendly moments that involve brave characters, lovable side kicks, and a moral that "the guy always gets the girl." In fact, many of their classic plotlines have become famously copied as rom-coms for adults.
Choosing the Right Travel Backpack for You
You have the money, you have the time, and you have some destinations in mind: you’re ready to live the nomadic lifestyle for a while and travel the world. This may be your dream life but the question is: are you prepared to make the jump? And, do you have everything you need to make the journey? Having the right backpack with you could make the difference between having the time of your life or booking an early flight home.
How to Work from Home and Be Successful
If you are looking into working from home and you aren't sure if you will be able to do it, you have come to the right place. Here's all you need to know about working from home and being the best at it.
Testing... 1, 2. Testing
This is going to sound a little pointless. I assure you, it's not. Today, I took a retest. That's totally normal; the weird bit is that I aced the thing the first time.
Gods and Goddesses of Death in Mythology
In order for the good to be considered ‘good’, we need the binary opposite. This demand for balance is woven all throughout life, with ‘death’ being what gives life 'life'. In religion, the gods of death, who are necessary for maintaining the balance of the world, are often overlooked by those who favour life. But life is far less eternal that death. Throughout history, who have our ancestors been worshipping, and who did they believe that they would now reside with?
The Hard Cold Truth About Depression
Depression comes in different levels for different people. Medical experts tell us that we're depressed if we do the following: 1) sleep too much 2) lose excessive weight 3) look and feel lifeless 4) no interest in life.
Changing the Venue
Netflix debuted its $60 million original movie War Machine in late May. The reviews for the Afghan War-era film starring Brad Pitt were all over the place, from mildly rapturous to downright vicious. But if a recent study is to be believed, television viewers have made a decision about changing their moviegoing habits in a way that makes Netflix and other streaming services war machines themselves. The legacy studios are not happy.
This Fictional Memo to the President from 1989 Predicted Terrorism in the US
Editor's Note from Omni, 1989: On my corner, the drug guys hang out cracking (which in this context means trading insults) until launched to the pay phone by their beeping pagers. Current fashion dictates that you clip these in the bottom crook of pants pockets.
How to Keep Your Relationship Fresh
Relationships are hard work. We all know that. It’s fun and exciting when it all begins, you fall in love, and you make a commitment. But the day-to-day hassles of life can easily take their toll.
9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sake
Japanese sake has one of the longest, most storied histories of all alcoholic beverages, yet its tale remains largely unknown outside the country of its birth, or to anyone who isn't a dyed-in-the-wool aficionado. Let's take a fun look at some lesser-known facts surrounding an alcohol that's been called Japan's national beverage.