Beyonce & Shakira’ Beautiful Liar

“Beautiful Liar”, the duet performed by Beyonce and Shakira was amazingly good without either of the megastars jostling for star power. They were able to accomplish the blending of their singing voices in such a harmonious way without either being the dominant voice. Both singers have powerful, strong singing voices. They can fill the biggest…

Simple Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus is also simply known as diabetes. It is the disease characterized by a malfunctioning metabolism and a high blood sugar level. The result can be low levels of insulin or abnormal insulin resistance. This mixed with inadequate levels of insulin secretion results in diabetes. Symptoms of diabetes mellitus include increased urine production, excessive…

Zama review: an absurd, ruthlessly funny take on empire

Dir: Lucrecia Martel. Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín, Nahuel Cano, Mariana Nunes. 15 cert, 115 mins It’s been a decade or so since we last heard from Lucrecia Martel, the single most acclaimed filmmaker of Argentina’s New Wave, and a maker of taxing, sly, formally adventurous cinema not quite like anyone else’s….

Hobbes & Calvin

Calvin and Hobbes has been one of the most popular comic strips for quite some time now. The story details the adventures of an imaginative young boy named Calvin, and his pet tiger, Hobbes. The comic strip was run in papers from 1985 to 1996 and was printed in over 2400 papers all over the…

Dark Humor:

In my findings, if it doesn’t kill you, it’s funny. I have had over the years (48 of them) a lot of time to review and participate in many different styles of humor and have studied their various effects on the human psyche. I will convey many of my observations, thoughts and ramblings where humor…

Tully review: frazzled mother Charlize Theron doesn't get the help she needs

Dir: Jason Reitman; Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass, Elaine Tan. 15 cert, 96 mins. It was a bounce of burnished hair that marked Rita Hayworth’s big entrance in Gilda, while Cyd Charisse stole into Singin’ in the Rain toes first. In the new film from Jason Reitman, Charlize Theron comes in…

Those unfamiliar Subprime Mortgages

It sounds terrible. Subprime Mortgage. But in reality it has many different benefits that other loans do not. A subprime loan typically has a higher interest rate than other loans because the people who need it usually have a poor credit history or very low credit score. These high interest loans do make people pay…

All about the songwriter

Looking up this week from getting a reggae backing to sound like St Ann rather than St Felicity, I spotted the small dark mist in the usual corner behind the left monitor speaker. I have sometimes believed absolutely that this is my best muse, back from a pizza run to the outer starbelt. Or maybe…

Where are the Happy Trails

Judging by the current national sentiment, Uncle Sam has once again wandered off the happy trails on which we’d prefer him to ride. But can we, just the usual joshing sidekick, possibly help him wend his way back through the tumbleweeds? Well, at least, we can give it a go. To begin, let’s ask how…

Top tips for musical practice

The quality of your practice is much more important than the quantity. The old saying “practice makes perfect” is only true if the practice itself is perfect. Here are 7 tips to help make your practice more effective and efficient. Practice motions slowly The muscular memory of our bodies allows us to physically carry out…

Home Remedies to Deal with a Pimple in Ear

Acne is the most common skin problem in the United States. About 40 to 50 million Americans have acne at any one time, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (1). Pimples can occur in different areas of the body, including your ears where it is more common than you might think. They can develop…

15 Home Remedies for Gout Pain

Nothing can bring a halt to your regular, daily routine faster than the burning, swelling, and pain of gout. Caused by a buildup of uric acid in your bloodstream, this type of arthritis is extremely painful and you will want relief from it as quickly as you can get it. Making use of the 15…

Polanski's victim damns his removal from the Academy: 'It is ugly and cruel'

The Academy has been praised after making the decision to expel Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby in light of their being found guilty of sexual assault.  However, Polanski’s most prominent victim, Samantha Geimer, has damned the Hollywood institution, saying “the Academy has no true honour, it’s all just PR.” “It is an ugly and cruel action which…

10 Antioxidant-Rich Foods to Include in Your Diet

Antioxidants are important for your health. They work to protect the cells from damage caused by oxidants, which are free radicals that play a major role in disease formation. A 2014 study published in the Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences reports that antioxidants are an important factor to maintain optimal cellular…

15 Home Remedies for Worms in Puppies

There are plenty of trials when it comes to raising a new puppy, but also plenty of thrills and fun to be had as well. Keeping your puppy free of worms is an important aspect of enjoying plenty of good times, but the risks and side effects that come along with administering worming drugs can…

Revealed: Daniel Craig's Bond salary and how much The Rock gets paid to tweet 

The salaries of some of Hollywood’s most in-demand stars have been made public, with action stars Daniel Craig out-earning most of the film industry’s on-screen talent. The British Bond star is reported to earn $25 million (£18.4 million) for appearing in the as-yet-untitled 25th Bond film, which may go some way to explain why Craig…

Use Essential Oils for Hair Growth

When it comes to a hair care regimen, oil massages are a must. In fact, applying oil on the scalp on a regular basis is one of the secrets behind good and healthy hair growth. Massaging promotes blood flow to the scalp, which in turn stimulates the hair follicles. It also helps add volume to…

Best Organic and Sustainable Essential Oils to Buy Online

Essential oils are incredibly powerful, which is one of the reasons many people seek them out to treat certain ailments. The power of the plant extract works both ways, though, which is why it’s essential to search for organically-sourced essential oils. Most reputable essential oil companies have certifications that prove they took their oils from…

Origins of Spring-Cleaning

I always know when April makes its yearly debut without consulting the calendar because my wife usually says, “Let’s clean out the garage today.” Trust me on this one, it is no April fool’s joke, but someone gets fooled. And believe me, I’m just not anybody’s fool. I’m my wife’s fool. Somehow, her “let’s” has…

iPhone Helps Users Get the Message

It used to be that cell phones were used just for making calls, but that isn’t the case anymore. When people purchase a cell phone, they want to not only be able to talk on the phone to their friends, they also want to be able to talk to their friends with chat as well….

Edie review: late-life drama loses Sheila Hancock in the hills

Dir: Simon Hunter. Cast: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan, Amy Manson, Wendy Morgan, Rachael Keiller, Donald Pelmear. 12A cert; 101 mins Starring roles for 85-year-old actresses are rare enough that you wish Edie, a passion project for Sheila Hancock, truly soared. The film has her cutting intelligence right there for the taking, and unfortunately soft-soaps…

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