They are the family at the centre of more Entertainment news than the Royal family. In fact, they are the Royals of Hollywood – or to be specific, Calabasas, California. And they built their empire through a series of business savvy, strategic business decisions and controlled news streams. But how exactly did they do it and do they deserve more credit for their empire? Here are 4 reasons why the Calabasas family is media smart….
Camping for the first time as an adult is daunting. Especially if your idea of hiking is usually something that gets you back to your hotel room by the afternoon so you can nap. (OK I don’t nap, but watching TV doesn’t have the same ring to it) And so I found myself going camping… Continue reading How to survive your first camping trip as an adult
Dear Activision, When you announced four years ago that you were discontinuing the Guitar Hero franchise, I was upset. How could you do that? It seemed like it was selling well across all consoles. And you didn’t run out of music, so WHYYYYYYYY? I hung on to my Wii, scoured eBay to get secondhand copies of… Continue reading Confessions of a casual Guitar Hero gamer
Ready to get blogging? Wait! Before you put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) lets go through the steps to get your name in lights on your very own WordPress blog. Choosing a name To get started, sign up for a WordPress account. But which one should you choose? Did you know that there… Continue reading A survival guide to starting your first blog
When you are in your 30s (ahem, mid to late thirties in my case but I currently reside on the island of DE-NIAL) one thing becomes apparent. People you know like your friends and family tend to highlight the fact that this milestone means you will need to change in some way. You no longer have… Continue reading 5 things that should stop when you are in your thirties
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ― Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban “Ah! Bertie… Continue reading Five quotes from Dumbledore that make us wish he was our school principal
Lost TV series has ruined me for all new TV since its finale aired on 23 May 2010. i don’t mean that no other show has come close to matching its high octane suspense with a small dose of WTF. I mean that since spending 6 nail biting, hair pulling seasons of watching Lost, I had… Continue reading How the Lost finale made me lose my trust in TV
Warning: This post contains spoilers from the Season 5 finale of Game of Thrones. While we all lick our wounds after that devastating finale last week of the show that likes to mess with our favourite characters, lets pause for a moment, put down that tissue – SPOILERS, (come back Jon Snow), and take stock… Continue reading Some questions to ask before we try to move on from Game of Thrones Season 5
1. Your ipad is NOT for taking photos on your holiday. Yes, we know it has a camera on it – but that doesn’t mean it is for taking shots standing in front of the Leaning tower of Pisa or the Eiffel Tower, blocking the shots of everyone standing behind you. Plus, you are basically alerting… Continue reading 5 DONTS of travelling with gadgets
They have amazing dance moves. They are available for parties. They have awesome pick up lines. They always clean up after themselves. They are just as easily distracted by a sale as the rest of us. They are ready to help in an emergency. Check out the Minions trailer.