The Best Films About Life You Will Ever See


We have compiled a list of the best life changing films of all time.  These are movies which might make you think a little differently about life and could give you a new way of looking at a situation you are in, so sit back, open the popcorn and enjoy!

Richard Kelly’s cult classic Donnie Darko stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a troubled, sleep-walking teen who insists on challenging authority and who is often visited by Frank, a monstrous rabbit that urges Donnie to perform dangerous and destructive pranks.

This is a haunting work and focusses on the human desire for companionship.  Mixed with 80’s nostalgia and a little bit of science fiction mythology Donnie Darko is a film you need to see.

What makes Donnie Darko especially fascinating is its take on multiple realities and universes. The film explores concepts of imploding universes, black holes, and alternate timelines, leaving most scratching their heads and itching for an immediate second viewing. Richard Kelly stated that the film has varying interpretations, which is why it remains the object of analysis and debate to this day.

If you Download ShowBox APK then you can stream these movies for free, alternatively you can find them on itunes.  The next film is one of the most groundbreaking films of all time.  The Matrix.  To understand it you need to watch it, we think this film will go down in history as one of the all time greats.

A smartly crafted combination of stimulating action and mind-bending philosophy, The Matrix is a film that casts doubt on our perception of reality. The film’s premise finds Neo (Keanu Reeves), an office worker by day, computer hacker by night, suddenly stripped of “the grand illusion.” That is, the idea that life as we know it is false, a simulated and constructed reality in which mankind is unknowingly imprisoned.

The film is an allegory for the concept of a spiritual awakening. Neo is woken up to the fact that he’s been enslaved to the system, the matrix, his entire life. He is re-taught about his unlimited potential as a creator-being, and stands up against the dark forces that hold humanity captive. Amazing in every sense, The Matrix has a lot to offer, with the potential to change the way you understand the world in which we live.

Our last film is sad but romantic and might make you think twice before your next conversation with Siri

Her follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely, introverted middle-aged man who hears of the new OS1, the world’s first artificial intelligent operating system. When Theodore meets Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), the charming female voice of his OS1, he soon finds himself drawn to her romantically. As he becomes closer to Samantha, Theodore must decipher where his desire to be with her is really coming from.

There are many themes in Her that parallel the issues of our current technology-obsessed culture. We’ve become so attached to our phones, laptops, and tablets that we’ve begun to lose touch with an essential aspect of life, authentic human interaction. Her reveals how technology is propelling isolation and loneliness to a frightening degree, something we all should consider.


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The 5 Golden Rules For Decorating Living Rooms

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Time for a change in your living room? For most families, this is the busiest room in the entire house and is where everyone comes together to relax and hang out. It’s no wonder that a room so busy will suffer from a lot of wear and tear, and will need to be decorated every few years.

When you are wondering about the style and decor for your new living room, it’s important to consider the golden rules of decorating this kind of room. They will help you create a space that is both stylish and comfortable. There’s only five, so there aren’t too many that you need to remember!

Be Confident

First and foremost, you need to always be confident about your design ideas. If you have an idea but aren’t too sure whether or not you will be able to pass it off, fill yourself with plenty of confidence. Great design is always confident and striking. If you decorate half-heartedly, then you might not complete the room to your desired standard, and it could end up looking like a half-baked idea!

Create Contrast With Colours

Contrasting colours in a decor are always signs of a well thought through design. That doesn’t mean you have to go over the top and clash reds with green, though! In fact, one of the best colours to use is white. This will go great with absolutely any other colour. Think about burnt orange and white to add some warmth to your living room, which will create a relaxing ambiance.

Use Interesting Textures

Keep your room interesting by using completely different textures. The leather of a Chesterfield sofa will work well against the fluffiness of a shagpile rug. Dark woods can often look very stylish when placed near metallics. There are lots of different ways you can mix and match your textures; one of the easiest is with your furnishings.

Use Both Old And New

Many people think that you need to stick to either a vintage or modernist theme when you decorate a room. That’s not the case anymore, and a mixture of old and new influences in a room are now considered tres chic. You might even have some old, inherited pieces of furniture that you can repurpose or alter to give them a new lease of life. These would then look great when combined with a vintage colour scheme.

Don’t Ignore Lighting

When we think of decorating a room, most of us only consider the colour scheme and items of furniture. However, it is also very important to also think about the way lighting will impact a room. Good lighting can illuminate soft and neutral decor ideas, which can add a whole new dimension to the room. Generally speaking, you should always use lots of lights to ensure that your rooms don’t ever feel dark and dingy.

These five golden rules should even help those who get nervous about interior style design an interesting and stylish living room. They’ll also help you to enjoy the whole process of design!


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Fall In Love With Your Home Again With These Hints For A Happy House

There will always be times when you look around your house and feel a bit glum about it. Perhaps the housework has got away from you? Or maybe you haven’t had a chance to paint and decorate for a couple of years? Busy lives can often get in the way of home styling. That doesn’t mean you can’t make some major changes with just a few hours at the weekend. No matter how much time you have or what size budget you can spare, there are projects big and small you can tackle. We’ve put together a list of great ideas to make your home the place you love to be the most:

Quick Colours

When you don’t have time to pull all the furniture and belongings out of a room to paint, consider adding some items to refresh the colour. Change the cushion colours, make a colourful throw, or hang some contemporary wall art. All of these things can quickly and easily lift the room. If you’re going for a fresh, new and bold colour, it can make quite a dramatic difference. For a new style, and a new look, swap out the soft furnishings!

Interior Design For Beginners

You don’t need a professional to come to your house and tell you what’s on trend for your home. There are three quick and easy places to check to see what you like and what may work for your place. First, check the property listings for your area. See what your neighbours have done to their home. You can even book a viewing appointment to see it up close! Check out great interior blogs that have good photos of furniture and designs you like. Finally, try a colour changing app like the ones from the DIY and paint manufacturers to get an idea which colours work well in your room.


Practical Applications

Homes are more than just a place to relax after work. They can be the place you hang out with your friends or your favourite place to eat. Maybe your home is where you get the best night of sleep, or where you have your happiest memories? Of course, your home can be your office, your gym, your day spa, and your movie theatre! What more do you want from your house? Home improvements aren’t just about aesthetic changes. They can turn your spaces into practical rooms for anything you want. Many of us would need secured home improvement loans for major structural changes like an extension or loft conversion. Dream big, and see what you can make your under-used space become. Leave it to the builders if you’re strapped for time.

Relax, Unwind, Rest

Your happiness is important, and most of us would say we feel most happy at home. If your home isn’t helping you relax, unwind, and rest then it’s time to make some changes. A Zen garden, a reading nook, or a meditation room can all be great ideas to help you feel rejuvenated at home. Best of all, each of these ideas require only a little space, little money, and a few hours to create. What will make your home even happier?


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Is A House Move Right For Your Family?

It’s so easy to get itchy feet when you have been in a house for a number of years. And you start to wonder if it could be a good time to move humble abode. After all, with a new property, it could mean you have a lot more space for the kids. And it’s always fun to decorate a new house and make it personal to your family. But there are many factors you need to consider before you jump into a move! After all, you don’t want to look back and think you have made a mistake down the line. Therefore, here is some things to consider when deciding whether a house move is right for your family.


Timing

One of the first things you need to consider is timing. After all, you need to make sure it’s the right time. Otherwise, you will look back with regret that you went ahead with the move. For one thing, you need to make sure you are in a solid job which is giving you a good amount of money. After all, if you or your partner have only been in a job for a couple of months, it might not be secure enough for the move. After all, you need to pay out for the mortgage and bills every single month. Also, you need to make sure the timing is right when it comes to your family. After all, if the kids have just started school, it might be a significant upheaval which could affect their school performance. Kids can be affected more than you think when you move home. After all, they are used to a specific humble abode so moving can mean their life turns upside down. Finally, when it comes to timing, you need to make sure it’s a good time for house prices in your area. After all, you want as much as possible for your humble abode. So if house prices are currently low, you might not get as much as you could potentially get if you wait until they rise again. Therefore, make sure you take an in-depth look at the area first before putting your house up for sale.

Costs

Another thing you should consider is costs. After all, you don’t want to get into debt as you couldn’t afford to move. Therefore, you need to firstly make sure you are in sound financial strength before you move. You need to make sure you have a good income coming in which will help you to cover the cost of the mortgage and bills. You also need a good savings account which has a tidy amount which can cover all the extras such as home improvements. You also need to make a list of all the moving costs before you take the leap into moving home. A lot of people forget about the additional costs like solicitors which can cost you a couple of grand. In fact, whichever conveyancing solicitors you go with, you need to make sure they give you a clear guide to costs at the beginning. For example, conveyancing solicitors, Bannister Preston, will give you a quote to ensure there are no hidden costs at the end! And make sure you consider whether the monthly mortgage cost of the new humble abode is something you can afford every month. After all, you don’t want to have to struggle every month to just afford the mortgage! Speak to a mortgage provider specialist, and they will be able to work out if it’s something you can afford with your current outgoings!


Location

It’s also so important to think about the location before you take the leap into buying a new property. After all, you don’t want to end up moving somewhere which doesn’t fit your family’s requirements. For starters, you need to pick somewhere which has a wealth of amenities close to your doorstep. For example, a good park and shop will be perfect for your family. And if your kids need to move school, you need to pick a humble abode which has a school in the vicinity. After all, you don’t want to have to drive miles to just drop your kids off. You also need to be careful to pick a location which is in good distance to your work. After all, you don’t want a long commute as you have picked somewhere in the middle of nowhere. And, you also need a new home which is in a great area. That way, the property will rise in price over time!


Make sure you think about the decision with the whole of your family. After all, it affects you all, so everyone should get a say on the house move!


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Money May Be Tight But Your Holiday Plans Don't Have To Be

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When was the last time you went on holiday? If you can’t even remember, it could be time to start planning your next one!

However, there is always one thing that puts so many people off booking their next one - the steep cost! If you think your finances are tight at the minute, luxuries like a holiday are the first thing to go. But just because you are trying to be tighter with your purse strings doesn't mean that you should go without a holiday. Here are some ways you can easily afford a few nights away!

Go On A Staycation

Just because you want to go on holiday doesn’t mean you need to go abroad. There are some really cool destinations to check out in this country! If you take a staycation, you won’t have to pay for expensive travel, and you don’t need to risk losing out when it comes to changing currencies. You will also find that there are a lot cheaper accommodation options as well. For instance, you might be able to stay with friends or relatives who live elsewhere in the country.

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Look For Credit

If you want, you could always speak to your bank about getting a short term loan to cover the costs. As long as you have a good credit history and rating, you shouldn’t have any bother getting some money from the bank. However, if your finances aren’t looking too hot, you might have trouble. But this is where homeowner unsecured loans come in. There are now lots of companies that offer this kind of finance to people whose credit isn’t in the best shape.

Use Holiday Deal Sites

Take some time to browse through sites that offer holiday deals and discounts. There are now loads of these money saving websites, so you could easily lose a few hours scrolling through all the various offers! The best way to find a great deal is to be flexible with your dates and destination as then you can always pick the cheapest option. It’s a neat idea to sign up for a few of these websites’ newsletters, then you will be emailed all of their best deals.

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Go All-Inclusive

If you think that all-inclusive holidays are completely out of your price range, think again. Not all of the resorts that offer all-inclusive deals are plush, 5-star ones. You will also find some great mid-range options as well. The best thing about going all-inclusive is that you won’t have to spend a lot once you are there as all your meals and non-alcoholic drinks will be included in the price. So there is no risk of ever overspending when you are actually on holiday! So don’t worry about having another virgin cocktail - you’ll definitely be able to afford it!

Hopefully, you can now see that there are many different ways your yearly holiday can be a lot more affordable. Go on, time to get online and look for your next summer break! Who know where you will end up?!

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Home Office On A Budget? Nifty And Thrifty Tips To Get Your Home Business Going

Let’s face it. Employers often fail to promote us or give us pay rises when we feel we deserve them. And most of us could really do with the extra cash as the cost of living continues to soar higher and higher. No wonder so many of us are considering ways to make extra money from a few hours at home in the evenings. A home business isn’t difficult to set up. Getting started takes time and tenacity, so you probably wouldn’t want to give up the day job at first anyway. But having a great space at home where you can focus and maximize that time you have to give to it is essential.

Until you have orders flooding in and you’ve got some earnings to count, you probably want to spend as little as possible on getting your business going. The good news is that you can have a beautiful, personalised home office for next to no cost. Start with identifying the best space to use. In an ideal world, you’ll have a small room that no other family members will use. No interruptions and nothing's going missing! Even a large cupboard can be a great little space for a starting office.


Next, you need to personalize the space so you feel creative, motivated, and focused when you are there. Furniture is key here. Freshen an old desk or bureau with a coat of paint or a new laminate surface. There are products from places like Kenyon Adhesives to secure it and stick organizers, paper trays, and photo frames to it. Add any other decorations that will give you the look you need, and the reminders or inspirational quotes that can push you on when it’s tough.

A pin board can be quite helpful here too. If you can’t stretch to paint the whole room, hang a pin board and fill one side with all the pictures and photos that inspire you the most. The other half is your schedule or organizer. A year planner can help you map out your activities, so you can see a clear progress and identify all the goals you want to achieve in that time.

It’s worth having a separate drive (like a USB stick) for all your work things on the home computer. If you have clients, you’ll need a secure place for their personal details. You may also want to consider the kinds of licenses and insurance that you’ll need. Keep your business safe and within regulatory requirements.

One of the most important things for your home office is a chair. Here is where any budget you have should be spent. You need to be comfortable and supported, especially after putting a long day in your employer’s office. Make sure there is space under your desk to stretch your legs. Ideally, you’ll have a natural light there too, but if you work in the evenings, chances are the sun has gone down. Try to get as much light and exercise during your day, so you aren’t neglecting your health by taking on this new business. Have a happy, healthy business from home.


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Skincare Glossary

The world of skincare and beauty can be a confusing place. From the ingredients used in products to the words used to describe skin conditions, it’s okay to feel a little confused. It can be difficult to be informed about skin care when you have no ideas what the common terms mean. This guide will help you to tell your hyperpigmentation from your humectants … You’ll be an expert in no time!

Hyperpigmentation


Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition. It isn’t a cause for alarm but the appearance of marks on the skin can lead sufferers to seek advice and help. Put simply, pigmentation of any kind is when patches of skin become darker than the skin surrounding it. The reason that this change in color occurs is that excess melanin forms deposits in the skin. Melanin is the pigment responsible for normal skin color.

An excess is produced for a few different reasons. The most common reason is overexposure to the sun. Too much time spent in the sun affects our skin in various ways. One of the ways is that it encourages the production of melanin. There are different types of pigmentation which have different names. You can learn about melasma, sun spots, post-acne pigmentation, and others, by getting in touch with your doctor or dermatologist.

Humectants


Humectants are great for those who have dry skin. Put simply humectants are substances that are able to retain moisture. Popular examples of humectants include glycolic acid, which is usually found in super-rich moisturizers. They are very absorbent and for that reason, they are popular amongst those who want softer and more nourished skin.

Comedones


If you have acne or get blemishes from time to time, you’ll have come across the word comedones. A comedo is basically a spot. Comedone is the plural. Comedones can be open or closed depending on the type of spot. A closed comedone is a whitehead. It has an obstructed opening and can rupture and cause inflammation. You’ll notice this as the redness you see around your whiteheads from time to time.

An open comedo is a blackhead. This type of spot has a wide opening to the skin and is instantly recognisable due to its colour. The reason these spots are black, and therefore called blackheads, is because they oxidise. Unlike whiteheads, these spots are exposed to air. When that happens the tip becomes black.

Hypoallergenic


Hypoallergenic is a common skin care term which you’ll see on plenty of bottles. It means that none of the ingredients that have been used in the product should cause allergic reactions. If you have sensitive skin you’re recommended to use these products. The formulas often cause less irritation and are specially adapted for those with any sensitivities.

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Run Away From These Common Running Injuries

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Everyone knows that it’s important to lead an active lifestyle to keep our health and fitness in top shape. And one of the cheapest and easiest ways to stay active is to regularly jog. While it does wonders for your fitness levels, jogging can also cause some injuries if you push yourself too far at an early stage. Thankfully, most of these injuries can be quickly treated but suffering from one will mean that you need to push back your training schedule. And that is enough to put any jogger in a bad mood! To make sure you stay safe while pounding the streets, here are some of the most common jogging-related injuries and how you can avoid them.

Shin Splints

The most common jogging injury of them all is shin splints. This is an umbrella term that applies to any pains that occur in the shins, but most people experience them as shooting pains that travel up the side of the shin. These occur when you increase the intensity of your running too quickly. Either you have run too fast, run too often during a week, or run too far in one session. When you are new to jogging, it is important that you take things very slowly to start off with, and only build up your exercise once you know your body can cope with it. If your shin splints persist, see your doctor.

Knee Injuries

Another part of the body that tends to be affected by running is the knees. Joggers usually experience Runner’s Knee at some point, which occurs when the kneecap sits on the thigh bone. As a result, pain is usually noticeable while you are resting and often disappears during any exercise. No one really knows why this condition develops, but it is often more commonly found in young female runners. There is different knee pain treatment available, but most people try a change of running shoes before they visit their doctor. All running shoes offer slightly different support, and the chances are that you aren’t getting enough from your current pair.

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Achilles Tendinitis

Another potential injury you need to be wary of is Achilles tendinitis. This is when the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed after too much activity. The symptoms of this condition include pain and swelling. Unfortunately, this condition is often slow to heal as there is a limited blood flow to the heel and Achilles. The best way to deal with this form of tendonitis is to rest up for a while and ice the ankle to reduce pain and swelling. Some ankle stretches can also relieve discomfort. If you see your doctor, they will be able to offer you some orthotics, such as heel lifts and structured shoes. When you start to get back into jogging, take it nice and easy so that you can ease back into your training schedule without the condition flaring up again.

Don’t let pain get in the way of your running! Hopefully, all of this information will help!


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