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The comeback of vinyl records

Loren Fazackerley

Long before iPods and music streaming services like Spotify, people had one way to listen to music. ...

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10 not-so-small facts about the Volkswagen Beetle

Lali Odena

Cars go in and out of fashion every single year, but there is one German beauty that just doesn’t ...

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What to do when you’re super bored in the summer

Jaime Levis

Sure, summer break is an excellent time of the years as we no longer have to worry about the ...

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How much TV is too much TV in the binge-watching age?

Hannah Downey

We’re in an age now where it’s never been easier to find and watch basically any TV series that’s ...

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The New York locations that every “Friends” fan has to visit

Roy Kaddosh

Over the years Friends has given us an incredible number of memorable moments. No one can ever ...

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The life of Elvis Presley

Rachel Monday

Elvis Aaron Presley. Perhaps one of the most recognizable names in the world. It’s arguable whether ...

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Fun and free date ideas that won’t break your budget

Lea Creswell

Maybe you’ve been with beau for years, or perhaps it’s the beginning of a brand new relationship? ...

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Why “Stand By Me” Is one of the greatest movies ever made

Jaime Levis

If you haven’t seen Stand By Me yet then why not? Based on the Stephen King novella, The Body, this ...

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Why do people love binge-watching shows

Assaf Biton

Nowadays, we do everything we can to spend as little time as possible doing things - instead of ...

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Parenting lessons we’ve learned from Kate Middleton

Lali Odena

The whole world is pretty obsessed with the British royal family because let's face it - how cool ...

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Things from the 90s that we will never forget

Jaime Levis

If you were lucky enough to grow up in the ‘90s, you’ll know just how DARN AMAZING it was. Oh, how ...

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How to write a TV show

Rachel Monday

Anyone can write a TV show. It might not be a good one, but there’s nothing stopping you sitting ...

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Interesting things to know about Frank Sinatra

Moran Sapir

It’s been almost twenty years since the legend known as Ol’ Blue Eyes left a huge hole in the music ...

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The life of Otis Redding

Loren Fazackerley

Otis Redding is widely regarded as one of the most talented artists of all time, and his short ...

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Why The Wizard of Oz is scientifically the most influential movie of all time

Lea Creswell

Cinema has its own process of evolution too. Ever since the birth of moving-image cinematography in ...

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Things you didn’t know about Lord of the Rings

Rebbekah Wiltons

They said it was unfilmable. They said it couldn’t be done. Peter Jackson dared to dream, and he ...

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The best board games of all time

Lali Odena

Board games are an often underrated form of entertainment, especially in the modern tech-dominated ...

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Best family games for camping

Assaf Biton

Tent? Check. Flashlight? Check. You might be busy ticking everything else off your list of things ...

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5 Things you did not know about Lana Del Rey

Lea Creswell

Lana Del Rey is one of the rising stars in the world of modern pop music. The 32-year-old American ...

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Emo bands that we used to love

Jaime Levis

The ‘00s were a big time for any emo as emotional music hit the mainstream media. Huge bangs, the ...

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Best graduation speeches of all time

Lea Creswell

Ahhhh, your graduation day. The day you graduate from college should be one of the best days of ...

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Everything you wanted to know about Grace Kelly

Lali Odena

In the pantheon of great Hollywood starlets, Grace Kelly is definitely a name that stands out. As ...

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Why adults love young-adult literature

Rachel Monday

For a genre that is literally called ‘Young-Adult literature,' it is interesting to note that over ...

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Fun facts about Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Lea Creswell

While of course we all know that Hermione Granger is the greatest witch to ever grace us with her ...

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Things you didn’t know about Audrey Hepburn

Loren Fazackerley

Audrey Hepburn was one of the most glamorous, influential, and talented actresses Hollywood has ...

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Five classic movies from the ‘80s that still hold today

Eric Reefe

The ‘80s was a great decade for Hollywood in terms of commercial as well as critical success. ...

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The most uplifting podcasts to listen to

Assaf Biton

There are times when you just need to plug your headphones in and drown out the world. It’s a great ...

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Celebrities you didn’t know were also scientists

Roy Kaddosh

If you thought science was uncool, think again. Even our favorite celebrities think it’s amazing. ...

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Late night TV hosts who are worth staying up for

Lea Creswell

‎There are a lot of TV hosts today, each with their unique way of entertaining their viewers, but ...

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What things do all billionaires have in common?

Rebbekah Wiltons

Have you ever found yourself wondering what things do all billionaires have in common? Sure, $1 ...

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Which Harry Potter house is the best for you

Eric Reefe

Let’s be honest; the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is what dreams are made of. There’s magic, ...

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Learn something on your morning commute with these podcasts

Emily Alex

Podcasts are one of those things that we have all heard of, but they have confused us a bit over ...

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Obscure instruments you’ve never heard

Rachel Monday

When asked to name an instrument, you could probably come up with the classics - guitar, piano, ...

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The Best TV game shows of all time

Benton Sam

There’s a reason game shows have endured all this time, and are still a popular staple of daytime ...

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Bands and artists you didn’t know were Australian

Eric Reefe

Australia has produced so many wonderful bands and artists over the years, but you probably weren't ...

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The best known classical composers

Lali Odena

Classical music is such a vast and impressive genre of music, it’s no wonder it’s as popular as it ...

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Five of the best Hollywood reboots

Emily Alex

If there’s one thing Hollywood does well, it’s movie reboots. Over the last decade or so, producers ...

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Pink Floyd’s best albums

Moran Sapir

If you’re not a Pink Floyd fan yet, then we’re willing to bet that it will take just a couple of ...

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Icelandic musicians you should know about

Roy Kaddosh

There’s no other place quite like Iceland. With its breathtaking scenery, its thermal spas, ...

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Things you didn’t know about Princess Diana

Rebbekah Wiltons

“Goodbye England’s rose,” Elton John sang in his reworking of Candle in the Wind as a tribute to ...

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Why do we like nostalgic movies

Eric Reefe

Hollywood is a weird and wonderful world, and we are graced with countless new movies every single ...

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TV reboots that are better than the original

Ally Abrams

With the demand for new media always growing, it’s pretty common these days to find a number of ...

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Musicians who are also really good actors

Isaac Tabar

Many people dream of a successful music career, and that’s where it usually stays for them; a ...

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TV’s funniest workplace comedies

Rachel Monday

Many of us are stuck with jobs that we unreservedly detest, but we soldier on. Maybe you’ve been ...

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What is cosplay?

Benton Sam

Cosplay is a phenomenon that has grown in popularity in recent years and combines the elements of ...

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Why we love The Lord of the Rings so much

Ally Abrams

If you’re a millennial, you obviously grew up watching The Lord of the Rings. Of course, this isn’t ...

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Amazing musicals to catch live

Benton Sam

Sometimes you can get pretty bored of sitting on the couch every night, watching the same show over ...

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How to stay healthy in Disneyland

Ally Abrams

Even the mention of the name has us feeling all warm inside. Do you ever really grow up when ...

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How to throw the best summer party

Lea Creswell

Let’s face it; the summer sun can get us feeling pretty social and ready to throw the best summer ...

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How to travel Hawaii on a budget

Lea Creswell

Ah, Hawaii - the tropical islands that have been calling many of our names over the years. How have ...

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The rise and fall of the Hipster movement

Lea Creswell

It's been a minute since we've all laid the hipster craze to rest. So what's happened to such ...

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The Freezy Freakies Phenomenon of the 1980s

Assaf Biton

Those of us old enough to remember the early ‘80s might recall the winter fashion craze known as ...

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The story of George Harrison

Benton Sam

George Harrison is known to many as one of the Fab Four, or The Beatles if you'd prefer. One of the ...

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Unusual trends that only exist in Europe

Lali Odena

Ah, Europe. The home of beautiful art, high-class fashion, delicious food and some pretty weird ...

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Everything you wanted to know about Jay Z and Beyoncé

Eric Reefe

There’s nothing we love more than following the lives of our favorite celebrities. We just can’t ...

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People you didn’t know worked as postal workers before they were famous

Rebbekah Wiltons

Ah, the post office. Often maligned, and crucially important - it’s fair to say society would not ...

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Why the soundtracks to games like ‘Mario’ or ‘The Sims’ can help you work

Rebbekah Wiltons

When you are working, you need to come up with some great ways of improving your focus and ...

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Great famous game shows from the UK

Jaime Levis

The UK is known for producing some truly great TV shows, and the famous game shows they’ve made ...

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The best stand-up comedians you should see right now

Rebbekah Wiltons

Stand-up comedy has grown in popularity over the past decade, and this is thanks largely to ...

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Subscribing to Netflix – yes or no

Benton Sam

Picture the scene - it’s a warm, snug night in your living room, as the cold wind rages outside. ...

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The story of Harry Houdini

Lali Odena

Erik Weisz was an Austro-Hungarian magician and performer, best known by his stage name of Harry ...

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The story of the Hollywood sign

Nicolette Weet

Hollywood is best known as the hub of the Western movie industry, and home of some of the biggest ...

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The best mentors you can learn from in Masterclass

Rachael Schwartzman

We all have people we look up to and admire, generally those in the public eye who have achieved ...

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Real Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit

Lali Odena

Movies are the stories of the world, and one of our favorite pastimes. We love nothing more than ...

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How horror movies are influencing your mind

Rachael Schwartzman

Halloween has been and gone, and, as the nights draw ever closer, we felt it was a good time to ...

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The best talk shows in the UK

Ethan Gorstein

The United Kingdom has always been good at producing certain types of TV programs. Comedy is ...

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The roles of the film’s production team

Benton Sam

Filmmaking is a collaborative process and one that involves a meeting a great and talented minds. ...

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The best teen romance movies

Nicolette Weet

Let’s be honest; there’s nothing more difficult in life than choosing which movie you want to ...

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Things you didn’t know about Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”

Jaime Levis

The world of literature is peppered with the names of wonderful authors, those who are considered ...

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How to start a band

Rebbekah Wiltons

Let’s be honest, how many of us have wanted to form a band in our lives and become rock ‘n roll ...

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The story of Chess Records

Nicolette Weet

There are loads of famous record companies that have made their mark on the musical world. ...

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All time legends that appeared in The Blues Brothers

Ethan Gorstein

Cult movie The Blues Brothers is one of the most fun and underrated movies of all time. It’s a firm ...

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Movies that are fairy tales in disguise

Jaime Levis

Fairy tales are the best way to capture our imaginations. They take us on adventures we’d never ...

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Things you didn’t know about Stephen King’s “IT”

Ethan Gorstein

We all know Stephen King is the Godfather of horror, and he has written some of the most successful ...

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The best horror movies to watch at night

Assaf Biton

Horror movies frighten and delight us all at once, and provide a wonderful escape for those who ...

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What you did not know about The Simpsons

Benton Sam

The Simpsons is one of the longest-running and most popular TV shows of all-time. It’s been running ...

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Behind the scenes of Reservoir Dogs

Ethan Gorstein

Quentin Tarantino exploded onto the movie scene in 1992 when he made his debut feature film ...

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The best Film Noir movies

Jaime Levis

The heyday of film noir came in Hollywood during the mid-1940s up until the mid-1950s. Rather than ...

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The story behind the Ukulele

Benton Sam

The ukulele is one of the most fun and interesting musical instruments and has played a big role in ...

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The artists behind “The day the music died”

Ethan Gorstein

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Things you did not know about left handedness

Assaf Biton

If you’re a fellow leftie (hi!), then you’ll know all too well the struggle of life with a dominant ...

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The story of Dunkirk

Lali Odena

With the recent Christopher Nolan movie Dunkirk becoming a smash hit, it seems as though everyone ...

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Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch

Assaf Biton

British author Nick Hornby is one of the most celebrated novelists in the world, having enjoyed ...

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Films that barely resemble the books they are based on

Ethan Gorstein

If you’re a bookworm (like us), then you’ll always be a bit dubious of book to film adaptations. ...

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The best animated series on television

Assaf Biton

In a time where the world is in the dog house (let’s be honest, it really is) you turn your TV on ...

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Great TV shows that are from Scandinavia

Benton Sam

When you think about your favorite TV shows, where are they from? We’re willing to bet the majority ...

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The best Marvel-based TV shows today

Benton Sam

Share Marvel superhero movies have been growing in popularity over the years, thanks to classics ...

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Some great indie folk acts you should catch on tour

Assaf Biton

Share We live in great times. While many of the older generation often looking back to to the ...

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The history of laugh track in TV

Benton Sam

Laughing over TV shows is something almost all of us will be accustomed to. From ‘Friends’ to ‘The ...

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Wonder Woman’s not-so-underlying theme

Charlie Star

Share DC Extended Universe’s latest film, Wonder Woman, came out in June 2017 and immediately ...

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Why would anyone add the cinematic masterpiece that is Jumanji?

Charlie Star

Share To answer my own question – money. The original Jumanji film came out in 1995 and starred ...

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The most unforgettable moments from the Oprah Winfrey Show

Dana Sivan

When the first episode of The Oprah Winfrey show aired in 1986, the audience had no idea what was ...

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Hit TV shows that were actually based on hugely popular books

Lali Odena

There’s nothing we love more than settling ourselves down with a good book - especially a series ...

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All your shows are in the Westphall universe

Ethan Gorstein

Here’s a riddle; what connects Cheers, Jag, Lost, Leave it to Beaver, Married… with Children, The ...

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7 songs whose covers way outshine them

Ethan Gorstein

The music industry is an enormous multi-billion dollar industry which permeates the globe. However, ...

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The famous members of the EGOT winners club

Charlie Star

There are very few entertainers in Hollywood, past, and present, who are a part of the super ...

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Kids movies that have a deeper meaning while watching as an adult

Sandy Carsley

Have you ever thought that your favorite childhood movies were more than just cheery singalongs and ...

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Celebs’ award show beauty and health rituals you should try

Charlie Star

Ladies, let me ease your plummeting self-confidence as you see female celebrities walk down a red ...

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The psychology behind binge-watching explained

Benton Sam

In the days of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and many more, binge watching has become part of our culture. ...

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The Secrets Behind The Longest Running TV Shows In History

Stephanie Stevens

The average life span of a tv show is about 7 years or 7-8 seasons. Those who have managed to ...

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One-Hit Oscar Wonders

Dana Sivan

The first one to hit our list is Mira Sorvino who took home the grand prize for her performance in ...

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Are Millennials Really Leaving Cable?

Sandy Carsley

Are millennials really leaving cable? Well, that’s a good question and the answer is rather ...

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The Best Shows That Are Returning For Another Season This Year

Dana Sivan

While we’ve just finished the transition between 2016 and 2017, we can probably say that 2016 was a ...

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Will Old Music Outsell New Music In 2017?

Stephanie Stevens

For the first time in over a decade, old music outsold new music by 4 million albums in 2016. We ...

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The Reality TV Shows That Brainiacs Will Appreciate

Dana Sivan

You could that the genre of Reality television has pretty much takes over our lives, as you can ...

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Hulu Vs. Netflix Vs. Amazon Prime

Benton Sam

Does anyone really watch shows on television when they are on? Or have we all moved over to the ‘on ...

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Would You Go To This Modern Day Woodstock?

Stephanie Stevens

The prospect of a Woodstock replica often crosses each generation's mind. The problem is, there is ...

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