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Amazing Shows From Japan: 15 of the Best Anime... Ever

The world of anime has brought us some bizarre, over-the-top, and absolutely awesome entertainment. Here are 15 amazing shows from Japan. Source: Toho AnimationGrowing up in Australia there was an old show called CheezTV. If you were under 15 anywhere in the country, you were probably up in the mornings before school getting introduced to this whole new world of TV from The Land Of The Rising Sun thanks to this show. And then something amazing happened - Cartoon Network launched Toonami, their bold venture in exposing the Western world to a lot of the animation that no one else ...

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Why I'll Know It When I See It In Love Doesn't (Usually) Work

Significant numbers of people offer the advice that "you'll just know" when finding love, but is it actually right? Here's why I'll Know When I See It in love doesn't (usually) work.Source: TriStarFinding, keeping, and committing to love can take a very long time to get right. And there's so much advice out there! How many dates you should go on before certain stages, whether or not you should be all in or treat-em-mean-keep-em-keen, how to be true to yourself whilst also open to someone else.And one of the more common pieces of advice I hear people being given is ...

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My Problem With Modern Worship Songs

Too emotional? Too commercialized? Too "Jesus is my Boyfriend"? Here is my problem with modern worship songs.Source: Elevation WorshipProbably worth mentioning from the start that this post is a bit more targeted towards readers of a Christian faith, but you're welcome to keep reading no matter what walk of life you're from.Ah, the modern worship song. Few things stir more controversy in the hearts of the faithful. Whether it be a rock and roll upbeat anthem or a melancholic ballad, it seems the singing aspect of church services is under constant scrutiny.The writer or producer of the song/s don't seem ...

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A Married Man’s Response to Cuties and #CancelNetflix

A Married Man's Response to Cuties and #CancelNetflix

I really try to avoid hating on things, but with #CancelNetflix and Cuties trending like mad around this film and after seeing in more detail why, I really need to say something. Here is my response to #CancelNetflix and Cuties.Source: NetflixMature written content warningForeign film Cuties stirred a lot of controversy on original screening and even moreso when Netflix released a poster seen to be hyper sexualising children. After a brave reviewer shared a 90 second clip from the movie this morning, I've gotta say...The old poster is really tame in comparison, and the true problem with that controversial poster ...

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7 Good Things To Come Out Of COVID Season (For Real)

This time has been awful and it's been terrible and it sucks and I hate it... but it's also been good. Here are 7 good things to come out of COVID season.Source: Me! Took this the other week along the scenic Brisbane CorsoThis truly has been an unprecedented time in our history. It hasn't been quite as bad as the Black Death or other plagues of the past, but it has been pretty terrible. Multiple thousands dead, international and local borders shut and reopened and shut again, increasing cases every day, businesses and even entire industries brought to the verge ...

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7 Dumb Reasons To Not Date Someone (Or To Break Up)

Are you being wise, particular, picky or just plain dumb? Here are 7 dumb reasons to not date someone or to break it off.Source: LionsgateEveryone loves the show Seinfeld. Well, most people. Before Parks and Rec, The Office, and Fresh Prince, there was the NBC prime time hit based on a New York dwelling comedian and his adventures in life and love with his three "friends". Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer are timeless characters and still highly quotable to this day, and yet something remains true about them that actors and producers alike still cite about them.They were terrible people ...

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6 Things That Helped Me Get Through Depression And Anxiety

Something some people don't know about me - I used to need eye drops every day to be able to see because I used to cry so much. Here are 6 things that helped me get through depression and anxiety.A shot from recent and much happier times in Galway Bay, Ireland. But it hasn't always been that wayMild trigger warning for depressing themes (literally).In truth, I've never really been that secretive about my struggle with anxiety and depression. I've written about it quite a few times before, especially mainly summed up in my personal review of the year 2017. I ...

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7 Things I Learned Because of Black Lives Matter #BLM

They told white people to listen, so as a white person I did just that. Here are 7 things I learned because of Black Lives Matter.Source: Rockhampton Morning BulletinIf you're reading this, you would probably already be well acquainted with Black Lives Matter, #BLM, All Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, and a number of the movements that have been sparked in response to acts of police violence over the last few decades. Most recently, the death of George Floyd recorded on camera as four police officers stood around with one holding him in a chokehold has sparked global response. Mass ...

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The Thing That Fills My Heart With Sorrow

I'm usually not the type to despair, but sometimes I do. Here is the thing that fills my heart with sorrow.Source: The AustralianOur world is in one of its most trying times in existence. International borders closed, families and friends kept physically isolated for extended periods of time, bushfires and hurricanes, unknown and highly contagious diseases, injustice and violent protest. You've gotta wonder, what on earth could happen next? You hope for it to get better, but it's very likely things will only continue to get worse.And out of all the crazy events happening in our time, there is one ...

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Your Love Life & Breaking Patterns of Dysfunction

In our relationships, it's the repeated things that keep us together or drive us apart. The health of our love life depends on our success in breaking patterns of dysfunction.Source: NetflixHave you ever found yourself asking, "Why does this always happen to me?". You may be stuck in a cycle, and if so, this one is for you.Finding someone to call your life partner can be a journey and a half. I know for me it took many years of happiness and heartbreak, ups and downs, and a lot of learning about myself and others. My most recent post before ...

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