The Most Heartless Scene in Nise: The Heart of Madness

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The movie Nise: The Heart of Madness is based on the real story of Brazilian Psychiatrist Dr. Nise da Silveira. In the movie, she was the only female doctor in a mental hospital in Rio de Janeiro. Unlike her colleagues, she was opposed to electroshock therapy and lobotomy, and instead she introduced art therapy. This led to the patients creating incredible works of art which earned the respect of art critics. Her colleagues though were not as enthralled, and they did something incredibly heartless.

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In the digital future will online writers get royalties?

Journalists who write for newspapers and magazines don’t get royalties, but in the future will that change and will that make things better? But first, let’s talk about how a royalty system will work for journalists. After being given a salary or being paid a fixed fee per article (for freelance writers), as long as the online articles get hits, the writer will get royalties (a few cents per click). The clicks have to be unique page views so as to prevent the writer from cheating by clicking on their own article.

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Riverdale Theory: Why the Coopers hate the Blossoms

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Riverdale is a show based on the Archie comics, but instead of it being funny and cute, it’s actually dark and scandalous. In the show, there are two families that hate each other: the Coopers and the Blossoms. In the episode The Outsiders (Season 1, Episode 8), Alice Cooper gets angry at her husband Hal for trying to make their teenage daughter Polly abort her baby. Alice says it’s just like what he did to her. Hal defends what he did by saying she wasn’t ready for the baby back then. Hal also expresses his hatred for Blossom blood. So what does this scene mean? Can it also give us an inkling about what started the Cooper-Blossom feud?

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Confession: I hate writing now

I don’t know what happened, but now I hate writing. What? But, girl, you’re like writing right now? Ok, let me clarify, I now hate journalistic writing and anything near it.  I love writing here in my blog. I can write here all day, and I’d love to do more non-journalistic writing, but I need to work and earn money. Thankfully, I don’t work as a lifestyle journalist anymore, but I do need to accept writing gigs every now and then because my teaching job, which I enjoy, is just part-time.

Sometimes I get excited about certain writing gigs, and I’m starting to pitch story ideas again (because I want to), but, for the most part, I do it because I need money. I mean, I still do my job by passing quality articles, but I must admit that the fire is gone. Friends are saying maybe I just need a break from it (I’m thinking like I need a year, but obviously it’s not happening because I’m still accepting gigs), and then maybe my passion for it will come back. Maybe or maybe not.

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Learning to uncommit

I recently reread the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown. It talks about eliminating everything that isn’t important for you. That doesn’t just mean saying no to bad offers but also saying no to good opportunities so that you can focus on a few things that really matter. One great advice from the book is be slow to say yes but be quick to say no. Sadly, I’m still not good at saying no, so I’m currently following the second part of that advice: uncommit.

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10 Cheap Gifts I’d Love to Receive

If you’ve read 10 Simple Gifts I’d Love to Receive, you’ll know that I’ve already made a similar list. I thought of more items, so I made this new list.

1. Gel pens

I  like doodling with them.

2. Mod Podge

Hey Kessy in UP Town Center has it.

3. Clear acrylic spray

I use it for my crafts.

4. Elmer’s All-White glue

I use Elmer’s glue for my bus ticket art and my paper mache. I’d really love to get that giant jug of Elmer’s glue.

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5. Flour

I use flour for my paper mache so I need lots of it.

6. Papemelroti notebooks

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I like Papemelroti’s blank notebooks with no design in front. I like them because I design the covers. I also like the Papemelroti notebooks with designs in front, especially the ones with inspirational quotes. Unlike ballpens, I actually also like fancy notebooks, but I don’t mind cheap ones as well.

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How Do You Know’s Lisa Should Have Picked Him

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How Do You Know is a film about a softball player Lisa who did not get in Team USA. This event leads her to rethink her life and rush into a relationship with a big shot pitcher named Matty. By the end of the movie, Lisa breaks up with Matty and goes for George, but I think she should have chosen Matty.

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