The 2010s have come to a close - what better way to close out the decade than the release of a film that perfectly sums up the social landscape of the past ten years?
In this day and age, it seems like the latest trend is to concentrate your energy in short bursts at a time instead of the long slog of yore. Finally, some evidence behind this thinking!
In this youth-obsessed society, those who grow up in especially capitalist and competitive areas have a tiny voice whispering to do more, do better. The goal is always to win - even at the kindergarten level, teachers are telling you to 'do your best', because your best is still a tangible benchmark for achievement. As one can imagine, this pervasive world-view eventually leads to burnout. At what cost does one pursue excellence? What does it take to be an expert, especially in a time-poor world?
By now, you've probably either watched or heart about the new-ish Netflix series, Our Planet. Similar in vein to the original Planet Earth but with a focus on the effects of climate change and how that has impacted the world's flora and fauna - this scene in particular was the one that has generated the most media attention. So what's a conscientious constituent of the Earth to do?
Yes, time is relative - but I still can't help but feel as though 2018 has passed particularly quickly. I am celebrating my belated one year anniversary in New Zealand!
Most of my social media revolves around travel, dining, and cultural experiences. More than once has a person commented or DM'ed me, asking, "How do you afford all this?" - in fact, my sister's birthday card to me this year contained the following:
You are almost 30 now. You look like you're having a lot of fun -
but don't forget to save for retirement."
Well, first of all, I'm nowhere near 30. Second, she didn't even with me a happy birthday in the card. And third, I'm happy to report that my financial health is quite well.
Awards season is upon us, and for me personally, they serve to sometimes validate my opinions on films I've seen over the year. I'm not a huge movie-goer although I do love the experience, and the following are seven films that were most memorable to me.
Since I was a child, outer space has always captured my imagination. This interest has not changed much as an adult, and it is always exciting to be exposed to a new facet of an interest depending on the circumstances. Specifically, the concept of life on Mars may have answers close to (my new) home.
What drives innovation? My personal answer is having an impulse to improve on a basic need. In this case, a group of Rutgers students are hoping to transform a traditional method in transportation to something affordable and accessible to the low-income masses.
Bridging the gap between my LinkedIn and Instagram.