Folklore: 3 Life Lessons Taylor Swift Just Dropped Along with Her Surprise Album Announcement

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I was really happy to find an animated GIF of a dropping jaw on Instagram this morning, because really and truly, that’s the best representation of my current state. Why? Because . . . Taylor Swift just announced she's releasing a brand new, surprise album. Tonight!!

100 Humans: 5 Ways to Handle Criticism and Praise

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What works better, criticism or praise? A recent Netflix series “100 Humans” put this to test in one of its episodes where 16 randomly selected participants were asked to learn a new skill—the lost art of plate spinning—in two hours, and then judged on their performance by their coach, Fantastic Patrick.

The World of the Married: When A Loving Spouse Turns into Your Greatest Enemy

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How does a loving relationship dissolve into one filled with hatred and resentment? This is the question at the heart of “The World of the Married”, the recently concluded k-drama that has been keeping viewers alternating between suspense and disbelief over the past eight weeks—sparking introspective conversations about fidelity and trust, and shattering k-drama rating records in its wake. 

Marriage Story: Why Broken Relationships Are Still Worth Saving

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I watched the Netflix movie The Marriage Story, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, on a lazy weekend evening. Although I thought I was familiar with the word “divorce”, I did not expect to have tears streaming down my face as I wrestled with the meaning of broken relationships, forgiveness, and redemption over the next two hours and 17 minutes.

Confessions of A First-Time K-Drama Male Viewer: I Was Hooked on CLOY

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“Crash Landing on You” (or CLOY) which has taken over the world by storm, marks the first Korean drama I have ever watched and completed. My wife had started the series and I wanted to sit through at least one episode with her to see what all the hype was about. By the end of the first episode, both of us were hooked.

Getting Catty About the Cat-astrophe of Cats

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Watching Tom Hooper’s latest cinematic effort, Cats, was definitely not on my to-do list last weekend. But James Corden and Rebel Wilson’s catty remarks about the film at the Oscars saw me giving up my Saturday cat nap for an afternoon at the movies.

Prejudice—The Parasite That Plagues Us All

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Parasite, a Korean film directed by Boon Joon Ho, made history as the first foreign language film to win four Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film, and Best Writing (Screenplay)--prompting comments from a news reporter that director Boon Joon Ho didn’t just make a movie, but started a movement for Asian films to gain global recognition. 

Why Frozen 2 Made Me Uncomfortable

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I’ll admit it: I was one of those adults who was probably more excited about Frozen 2 than the average kid. And it wasn’t just because Disney went all out with the merchandise to build up anticipation for the movie’s release weeks before.

Terminator: Dark Fate and the Battle for Our Lives

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In similar fashion to T2, two terminators are sent from the future—one to kill Dani, and one to protect her. We meet advanced kill machine, Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna), and protector Grace (Mackenzie Davis), an augmented super human. Both are sent from 2042 to alter the past, of which Dani seems to hold the key to its future.