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Why Are Men So Immature? (Revisited)

You want him to be a man but he's content to stay a child, or perhaps you feel like all you know are little boys. Why are men so immature?Source: Paramount - the immature manchild is a common trope of cinema indeedDid ya miss me? It's been quite a while since I've done any writing. The reason is because I've recently joined the Dad Club, with our daughter being born and I've been focusing all my time on making sure that's been strong. It's been a great experience and looking forward to our new life ahead.But before Dad life became ...

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The Most Beautiful Places I've Ever Been To (So Far)

International travel is still off the cards for now but the world is still full of amazing sights. Here are the most beautiful places I've ever been to... so far.New Zealand's South Island approaching Mount Cook, definitely one of the most beautiful places I've ever been toHard to believe it's been about one year since Coronavirus shut down international borders. It's amazing how much globalisation, the Internet, and fantastic airline services made the world so connected. Nowadays the digital highways are getting the most traffic but we still remember a time when travel was freely available and people were posting ...

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Reality Is Often Disappointing: 3 Ways WandaVision Nails Grief and Loss

Marvel's most popular show is a great watch and brilliantly written, and I must say I absolutely love the way WandaVision nails grief and loss.Source: Disney/MarvelSpoilers for WandaVision (up to Episode 7) below.I would probably call myself a mid-range Marvel fan. I don't own any comics or know every single character, but I'm definitely on the nerd spectrum and can keep up with most references brought up. I've seen most of the movies and even rate comic book-esque movies (like Scott Pilgrim and Amazing Spiderman 2) pretty highly. Most of my exposure to the characters previously has been in the ...

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5 Ways Sex Scenes Ruin Your Love Life

Bridgerton, Normal People, 365 Days - popular shows on streaming services are getting big views for getting hot and heavy. But are they healthy? Here are 5 ways sex scenes ruin your love life.Source: NetflixMature written content warning.Like many people during mid and post pandemic times, I've been watching a lot more TV. With things being locked down and travel outside the house limited, you inevitably find yourself hitting Netflix, Disney+ or one of the other services for some extra entertainment waiting for normal activities to be available again. Check out a bunch of the anime I've really been enjoying, ...

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6 Ways To Be A Terrible Husband

No man starts out wanting to be this way, but that's sometimes where we end up. Here are 6 ways to be a terrible husband.Source: Sony"You're not hearing what she's saying, Matt".Krys is a sharpshooting older gentleman who wanted to have a chat to me during the dating phase with my now wife. I was startled as he ran through some examples of how I wasn't hearing what she was saying and how instead I should be picking up on things.But I was known as someone who helped many people with relationships, and people had so many praiseworthy comments about ...

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Feeling Alone At Christmas Is The Worst Feeling In The World

It's a time when you're supposed to be happy, but a nightmare when you're not. Feeling alone at Christmas is the worst feeling in the world.Photo by cottonbro from PexelsOr at least it's definitely up there.Christmas is a time where there are many images of joy displayed throughout the world, bombarded into our eyes and minds from every conceivable angle. Smiling children, singing carolers, joyous gift recipients and very content and full feast goers. The colours are bright, the music is upbeat, and the mood is entirely festive.All this can be quite hard when you don't feel any of that on the inside.I'm ...

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Was 2020 The Worst Year Ever? Sowing in Famine - 2020 In Review

It's cool to hate on this year, but is 2020 the worst year ever? Here's my annual review of the year that was - the good, the bad, and the ugly.Mr Walking The Shoreline going Walking The Shoreline with the fam in OctoberWith a final few weeks to go until the start of a new year (seriously!!), the excitement is palpable. All the memes are out in force to pretend 2020 never existed, to flush it out of our lives, to be the year that never happened. A lot of things went wrong in the world this year, and it's ...

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10 Christmas Movies That Are Actually Great

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but a lot of holiday movies deserve a lump of coal. Here are 10 Christmas movies that are actually great.Source: Universal PicturesWe watched the new Lego Star Wars Holiday Special last night and it was a decently amusing love letter to Star Wars. Of course, it's also 3000 times better than the original Star Wars Holiday Special which even George Lucas may or may not have said he would take a hammer and destroy every last copy of it. That said, the original did actually give us Boba Fett and result in ...

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10 Ways To Minimize Fights In Marriage and Love

When the relationship is at peace, it can be heaven on earth; when it's not, it can be a living hell. Here are 10 ways to minimize fights in marriage and love.Source: Netflix (and still a really great movie)It seems all of us know the couple who is always fighting. Or maybe even a few of them. I went on a bit of a movie kick again recently, rewatching some oldies but goodies, and pretty much every movie or TV show with a relationship between a man and a woman in it, you're guaranteed to see them not getting along. ...

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People Who Love And Create Drama Have One Thing In Common

People who love and create drama - we all know them, but how do you deal with them? It helps to recognize they usually have one thing in common.Photo by Odonata Wellnesscenter from PexelsThis has been a rough year for the world. There have been a huge number of tumultuous events, all exacerbated by one of the most impactful plagues in the last 100 years. In the midst of it, I have recently been reading a number of articles claiming that this has been the year that the "Tin Hats" have been vindicated. That is to say, the people who have lived in ...

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