Top 10 Tips For Young Aspiring Journalists

1.   Inspiration

My love for putting pen to paper started early. Before I could even read, I begged my mom to teach me. Once I could, I loved writing stories. In elementary school I wrote and bound a 10-page book on friendship, wrote song lyrics for our all-girl rock band The Crying Onions and worked on the school “newspaper” (more like pamphlet, filled mostly with my poems about the weather). It all sounds very adorable, and I’m sure it was, but the point is: I have always been a writer and storyteller.

When I started asking more practical questions—how do I earn money with my skills?—journalism seemed obvious. You get to learn every day, meet interesting people, write and speak about new ideas, and occasionally get a sweet swag bag. How do you know you love it? I can’t answer that for you. But if you choose to pursue this field, you’ll need to have talent and passion to ride out the hard times.

2.   Education

I got undergraduate journalism and sociology degrees from New York University. I recommend pursuing a journalism degree and

Millennials Will Spend Trillions On Live Events

091_the_flaming_lips_aA new report from TodayTix, the Uber-like ticketing app, reveals a stark rift between its users and traditional audiences in New York, D.C. and San Francisco.  According to the report, 70% of its customers are millennials (ages 18-34), while the Broadway League’s cites an average ticket-buying age of 45. Another report from Eventbrite projects 80% of millennials will attend a live ticketed event this year, leveraging an estimated $1.3 trillion in spending power. Coupled together, they point to a surge of millennial entertainment spending in 2016, primarily through non-traditional channels.

Oh, and we’ll want the lowest prices on everything, thank you.

According to the TodayTix data, younger users are keenly interested in discounts, having saved a combined $8.5 million in 2015 – enough to max out a 401(k) 244 times…or renew a ClassPass membership 68,000 times.  The Eventbrite report centers on the larger Economy Of Experience. Millennials value experiences over “stuff,” are more afflicted by FOMO, and thus more inclined to spend money on live events, concerts, plays, festivals, races, and parties. Also, a majority (78%) plan not only to spend more on events in 2016, but to do so instead of on material goods.

The TodayTix data matches earlier research

Five Stages Of Becoming A Writer

WriterIf you’re like most human beings, you have insecurities. And if you consider yourself a “creative” type, those insecurities can sometimes be crippling. Indeed, life in general can be challenging so deciding to pursue a creative career can invite that many more obstacles to a happy and contented life. And that is why chocolatiers, pharmaceutical companies and alcohol distillers will always have job security.

In my career as a writer, I’ve noticed many new writers go through a kind of emotional metamorphosis that’s very similar to the stages of grief; a model first introduced by Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, “On Death and Dying.”

Denial (“I could never be Aaron Sorkin or Shonda Rhimes.”)

This is the first stage and perhaps the most dangerous. Because it usually comes under the guise of “fact” or “practical advice,” most of your friends and family members will often inadvertently crush your dreams. They will reinforce your insecurities about your talent. They may even, flat out, tell you to your face that you are not Aaron Sorkin or Shonda Rhimes and will never be able to write an Oscar winning screenplay or a “must-see” tv show.

Procuring the force of will cards

Have you heard about the alice cluster card? Do you have an idea with regards to the Moonlit Savoir, the Twilight Wanderer! Well, that twinkle in your eye, says it all. You are either a starter of the game or a pro at it. It is indeed exciting, intriguing and enjoying to play the force of will games. There must be so many strategies you make. There are the new rules which encourage you. There are the professionals which you take tips from. It is a fascinating world. Every some time, a new singles is introduced, with novel power and new attributes. Hence, it goes without surprise that every minute playing the game is associated with fun.


If you are a newbie in the game and someone has gifted you a set, you must definitely be thinking about where to procure more. Well, there are in market shops as well as online websites for the game cards. You can easily procure from either of these. It is always better to check out the review section so, that you are not being fooled

What to Read Inspired by 7 Great TV Shows

Celebrities With the Lung Disease COPD

COPD damages the lungs

Many people have never heard of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But it’s a lung condition that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and is the fourth leading cause of death in the US. People who have it can end up with inflamed or damaged airways that make it difficult to breathe. In most cases, COPD is caused by smoking.

It is not a glamorous disease. The most recognizable symptom of COPD is a chronic, hacking cough. And yet, over the years, celebrities who have suffered from COPD—most of whom developed emphysema from smoking—have, through their fame, brought greater awareness to this serious and life-threatening disease.

Dean Martin

The ethos of the Rat Pack can be summed up as a martini in one hand and a cigarette in the other. But the high life can take its toll, and for Dean Martin—crooner, actor, roaster of celebrities—cigarettes ultimately hastened his demise.

Martin was a heavy smoker, and late in life he developed emphysema, which lent a perpetual wheezing to his breathing. In 1995, at the age of 78, he eventually died of acute respiratory failure.

Christy Turlington

In 1997, after her father died of lung cancer, supermodel Christy Turlington lent her million-dollar

The Revenant film review

The Revenant is the brilliant Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s version of a western – a mad, visionary and quite often preposterous survival tale. It is very bloody, very violent and full of murky religious symbolism but is also often astounding in its flights of macabre lyricism.

This has been a famously troubled production. Rumours abounded of tensions between director and cast. Given the demands placed on the actors, it would have been surprising if at least some of them hadn’t been in as much a state of revolt as Fitzgerald, the surly and psychotic fur trapper played here by Tom Hardy.

The film, set in 1823 in the frozen American hinterlands, opens with a bravura, extremely gory set-piece. The fur trappers are attacked in their camp by Native American warriors. Down come flaming arrows. Knives and tomahawks whistle through the air at an extraordinary velocity.

On Birdman, the Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki gave viewers the illusion that they were watching a film in a single take. Here, during the early scenes of carnage, he aims for a tableau effect. We see dozens of characters in frame and in focus all at the same time. Someone here is being scalped, someone there is