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Creative Hen Parties

Believe it or not, hen parties are becoming almost productive, with a dabble in arts and crafts for those looking to do something completely non-conventional. Ladies can now get together for a spot of sewing, cake decorating or cooking. It’s even become popular to make something together for the big …

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NBC’s School Pride with Cheryl Hines

Feel good reality TV is making its move from helping just one person at a time to focusing on one of the greatest areas of need: Schools! With so many budget cuts too many schools are being neglected. Even the buildings that house the environment of education for hundreds of …

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Getting Control of Your iTunes Library

If you’re anything like me, you have an mp3 collection the size of which borders on the ridiculous. But even if you have managed a more reasonable rate of song acquisition, it’s likely your music library is in some state of disarray. Songs without titles, completely useless playlist descriptions, and …

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Psychological Movies That Will Haunt You

These movies didn’t win any grand awards, except Silence of the Lambs, which won five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director (Jonathan Demme), Best Actress (Jodie Foster), Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), and Best Screenplay (Ted Tally). The plot lines will make you fidget, the images will make you want to …

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Book Review | The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

If you are a fan of Murakami Haruki’s work, or indeed if you’ve never even read one of his novels before, you’re in for a treat with The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, an epic tale of adventure and mystery set in Tokyo in the 1980s. But don’t judge the book by …

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TV Review | Fringe

I’ve waited for the fall television season to start for many months now — I understand why the writers’ strike had to happen last season, but I was going out of my mind with re-runs. The day of September 9, 2008, I started feeling impatient. My anxiety was caused by …

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Movie Review | The Strangers

Autumn and winter are the perfect seasons for scary films, and one of the most terrifying ones out on DVD at the moment is the recently-released psychological horror film The Strangers, starring Liv Tyler. This film is one to watch at night with the lights out, but be warned: you …

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NaNoWriMo: Don’t Just Read, Write!

In 2002, several friends and I embarked on a challenge we were enthusiastic about, but didn’t really believe could be done: we would each attempt to write a novel, in its entirety, in the space of a month. This project, called the National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short), …

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Movie Review | 21

Once again, I wrangled the husband and convinced him to watch 21 with me. I was intrigued by this story when I first heard about students at MIT playing Blackjack on the History Channel’s documentary entitled Breaking Vegas: The True Story of the MIT Blackjack Team. 21 revolves around greed, …

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Music Review | Goldfrapp: Seventh Tree

I have always been the sort of person who should like Goldfrapp. I love bands with female vocalists, and I really groove in the place where indie, pop, and electronica meet. But for some reason, I could never quite latch on to Goldfrapp’s sound. Something about their albums just didn’t …

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