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Three Movies Better Than Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The latest episode in the space drama has got nothing on these. Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, and Your Name are three movies better than Star Wars: The Last Jedi. For the record, I enjoyed The Last Jedi. I saw it three times in the cinema. I wrote one of the few fan reviews in favour of the film. But I've gotta say, there were two movies in the same holiday window that really took me by surprise. The first one, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was one the lady and I thought would be a bit of a fun night out. Little ...

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Ghosting Is The Worst Phenomenon In Modern Relationships

Ghosting is the worst. Here's a look at an ever increasing, and an ever disheartening, trend in modern relationships. This year I was working for a company that had a bit of a shorter Christmas closure period, so we only had a week or so off. It was certainly enough for people to get enough of a break from the work calendar, get some things done (I took 100kgs of old junk out of storage to the tip, I feel like such a man), and spend time with people we love. Coming back from break is the usual question of "What ...

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The Last Jedi Isn't The Worst Movie Ever

Much like the galaxy itself, the fans are more divided than ever. But put down the pitchforks, kids - The Last Jedi isn't the worst movie ever. Moderate spoilers for Star Wars:The Last Jedi to follow. None of the major reveals will be mentioned, but some of the sequences and themes will be discussed in depth. If you've been on the Internet recently, you may have noticed it is currently burning down in a flame war between Star Wars fans. Major news outlets are getting in on it. It's amazing what fires start when all the nerds come out to play with ...

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It's The Most Difficult Time Of The Year

The song says it should be the most wonderful time, but for many, Christmas is the most difficult time of the year. Can you believe the year is almost over? How amazing is that. If you've already read my Year in Review, you'll already know that I felt like I lived a whole lifetime in this year. That's not necessarily a good thing, but I'm glad I am where I am finishing this year. Here comes Christmas. It's a time of lots of presents, increased financial pressure, a few extra days off from work (or a few weeks if you've taken more ...

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Days In The Sun - 2017 In Review

2017. I feel like I lived a whole lifetime in this year. From many dark days yearning for the return of the days in the sun, to the eventual dawning of new days, join me in taking a look back at the year that was. I can't believe it's been only a year since this time last year I was writing my review of 2016. In truth, it feels like it has been much longer since then.  I'm not sure what your year has looked like, but something I like to do here is write a review of every year. I'm ...

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Are You The Problem In Your Relationships?

It's not me, it's everyone else who's crazy! Or are these the words of ignorance? It's time to ask - are you the problem in your relationships? I wrote towards the start of the year about one of the most frequently used break-up lines in history - it's not you, it's me. At the time it seems so easy to use, and yet in the postmortem of our relationships we may find there was more to the death of the relationship than we initially acknowledged or heard about. I think blame shifting and blame laying are very common practices across all sorts ...

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10 Things In Our Lifetime That Have Already Been Replaced

Feeling old yet? Here are 10 things in our lifetime that have already been replaced. I recently celebrated my 29th birthday, meaning the big 3-0 is right around the corner. People dread their 30s arriving with fear, as its the years when life usually hits you and very sternly asks you what you've been doing for the past three decades or so. But I'm actually looking forward to the 30s. Bring it on. The last little while, I've been thinking about all the things that use to exist that I remember seeing introduced in my lifetime, or around the time I was ...

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#MeToo: How Men Should Treat Women

Alyssa Milano asked, and thousands upon thousands responded. At the centre of a hashtag and a Hollywood scandal, we see underlined a problem that endures today: the issue of how men should treat women. Mature written content warning. For the past week and a bit, I had been thinking it's time I wrote another article looking at men's attitudes towards women in modern society. Then enters this week, with the litany of allegations towards Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and a growing awareness of how truly apathetic people have been towards his actions over the years, whereby acts of harrassment and assault have been ...

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My Problem With Don't Judge Me

Everyone wants justice, but not everyone wants to be judged... here's my problem with one of the most frequently used sentences in the entire world: "don't judge me". Never before in history have the terms Nazi, racist, bigot, or "X"-ophobe (insert your phobia of choice here) been more prevalent in the common lexicon of our society. Well, perhaps maybe during World War 2 where those terms really did apply and some would wear those with a badge of true honour, but I digress. We live in a world that is very much up in arms about standards towards morality, legality and ...

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The Seasons of Friends

Not everyone who comes into your life is going to stay. Like summer dawns and winter fades, we must learn to negotiate the seasons of friends. What comes to mind when you think of the biggest disappointments in your life? Or the biggest challenges you're facing right now? Some would say it's trying to achieve a certain milestone at work. Others might say supporting their partner or loved one through a difficult time. Some might even point to not making in to a certain team or college. For most people, I don't think I would be wrong in saying our biggest disappointments ...

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