Great Filmmakers Pick Their Favorite Movies of the 21st Century

Film directors including Antoine Fuqua, Sofia Coppola, Paul Feig, Denis Villeneuve, Brett Ratner and Alex Gibney recently spoke to The New York Times about their favorite movies of the 21st century to date.[1] Below, I highlight 20 of the choices. This is an excellent place to start if you’re looking for great movies you haven’t seen or haven’t even heard of. Antoine Fuqua’s Selected Films Antoine Fuqua himself has directed Training Day, The Magnificent Seven, and other films. His selections included: Fences (2016) Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film takes…

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This Tool Can Make Sure You Pick The Best Airbnb In The Safest District of The City

You’ve decided it’s time for a getaway, you’ve booked the flights and like many thousands of people, Airbnb is your go-to accommodation site. But once you get deep into your search, it can soon become time-consuming. Filtering out by price or specific location still brings up an array of choices that takes time to go through. Not to mention needing to research whether the district you’ve chosen is safe for tourists to stay in. We can always use a mix of our own personal travel experience and judge by the…

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Never Underestimate The Power Of Your Pillow, Learn How to Pick Them Well

If you think about the fact that we spend more than one third of our lives asleep, it seems funny that we don’t spend a larger majority of our income on things related to sleep. People have no problem dropping absurd amounts of money on appliances or cars but scrimp too much when it comes to their beds and as it pertains to today’s article, their pillows. You may be better off cutting a little out of your bedroom decorating budget and invest in a top notch mattress and the…

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How I Pick the Right Books to Read to Learn 10X Faster

According to a study conducted in 2016 [1], it was found that most people read around 12 books a year. This may or may not sound like a lot to you depending on how much you like to read. To the average person one book a month is pretty impressive. But unfortunately, many of these books aren’t exactly intellectually stimulating. Fan-fiction books such as 50 Shades of Grey might be entertaining, but they’re not going to improve your life or make you smarter. To get the most out of books,…

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Pick Your Job Based On What You Love To Do, Not How Much You Have Invested In.

Have you ever continued to pursue something even though it no longer served you? Maybe it’s a degree program or the dead-end job that you refuse to give up. Perhaps you’ve stayed in a relationship for no other reason than the fact that you’ve been committed to it for so long. From time to time, we all justify staying the course by considering the effort we’ve put into our current situation. Many of us decide to take a job just because it’s a good use of our training. When we…

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Not All Books Are Meant to Be Read. Here’s How to Pick the Right Ones

As a culture, we have become reverential of books and the written word. This is a great thing. A great book can challenge us, change the way we think, or tell us fantastic stories that stick with us. This is why I write, why I chose to study literature at university. I believe prose is the greatest story telling form we have, and poetry the greatest method of self expression. Yet, are reverence of books is such that many of us see it as a faultless medium, that a bad…

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How to Pick the Perfect Set of Swim Goggles

Ready to take the plunge into the sport of swimming? The benefits of the sport[1] have been shown over and over again to be effective over other types of physical activity. It’s strength training, cardiovascular in nature, low impact, and can be done with a minimal amount of gear. One of the things you do need, however, is a good pair of swim goggles. Why You Should Always Wear Goggles When Swimming There are two reasons that you should always be hitting the pool with a pair strapped to your head:…

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How To Pick The Most Cost-Effective Charities For Your Donations On Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is on November 29th and is the biggest day for donations in the year. But, how exactly do you give wisely on Giving Tuesday? There are millions of charities out there. Some charities are local and give back to their immediate communities, addressing local issues like homelessness and poverty in cities around you. Others give back on a global scale and do good by addressing suffering and increasing abundance around the world through charities that address world hunger, disaster relief, epidemics and pandemics, etc. So what does that mean for your donations?…

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How to Pick Your Perfect Wedding Invitation

Your wedding invitation serves as an introduction to your guests about the style of your wedding and reception. Often, it will represent your chosen colors as well as your personal aesthetic. To make a cohesive impression, your wedding invitations should be as coordinated as the rest of your big day. If you want to make sure you have chosen the perfect invitations for your wedding, consider the following tips when making your decision. Style and Theme Do you picture yourself as a modern bride and groom, or as a more…

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