Three Norwegian bloggers travel to Cambodia to visit in a sweatshop factory and a girl in working for 4$/day. From the day they arrive in they begin to see how different their lives are from the lives of people half way around the world. By the time their trip is over, much more than their outlook on the clothes they wear is changed. Their whole perspective is forever altered and their reactions when making the clothes they usually buy is a refreshing perpective. It is a series devided into 5 parts, 11 min each.
A shocking reality is brought to life as hiddens secrets are revealed by a crew that face great danger exposing them. It made me go vegetarian without longing for meat, something I didn't think was possible. Cowspiracy it is beautifully made and party directed by Leonado Dicaprio. Available on Netflix but be assured it has no chill.
Terrifying and eye-opening The Cove creates a sence of urgency. Rick O Barry is the main actor from the movie Flipper and feeling a sense of responsibility for the booming dolphin industry he takes risks and dare to face the anger of fishermen and government as he jumps into the pool of horrible secrets hidden away from the public. Follow him and learn facts that will make you gasp, cry and yell out "how is this happening?!"
As eyeopening as shocking, this shows the consecenses of keeping huge killer whales in captivity and how it hurts not only the anmals but the trainers. I have visited Seaworld and I never would have if I watched this first. Also shows how cooperations are willing to do just about anything to keep their skeletons in the closet.
Adam Ruins Everything
Adam Conover turns life as we know it on its ear by showing us how unnecessary, and sometimes horrible, things we think we know to be real and true really are.
Highly humorous the series is as strong in visual effects as it is with claims on social norms. Rock solid that is. Find out if diamonds really are a girls best friend and if all figerprints are unique. Expect great facts that will make you spit out bad knowledge you've been fed.
The Choice Is Ours
Jacques Fresco is the futuristic genius behind The Venus Project. Visit a whole new world with the environment and abundance of its center where no one stress about money and robots do all heavy work. It's a peep into a possible reality and it sparks a glimmer of hope knowing that there is a crew creating this right at this second.
Are you afraid? ..of spiders, commitment, death or Nicholas Cage? Does the picture above make you tingle? You can become fearless and that is a superpower plus it ups your cool factor an insane amount.
Pretending you´re someone else relieves the pressure. Bring out your acting skills to seperate yourself from the situation, like Beyonce in the elevator. We wonder if that was her or Shasha Fierce. If it all goes bad blame that person but not out loud, then you might seem scitzofrenic. Making up the name is half the fun.
Read more about alter egos Beyonce & the power of the "Alter Ego"
Think Of What You Have Achieved
Replay all the cool things you´ve already done like a trailer in your mind. You walking away from explosions or jumping out of planes. Pepp talking is one of the best ways to stay positive in the face of fear and works as an awesome confidence boost.
What Is The Best That Could Happen
You don´t want to be thinking about what can go wrong when doing what you fear. Think of what could go right and how you will celebrate when it does. Also imagine how proud you will be having overcome the monster of an obstacle that is fear.
You can´t win the game if you don´t enter the race. Take deep breaths and grab the bull by the horns. You really cannot overcome it unless you actually do it. It is as simple as that.
Figuring out what meaning you have in this world exhilarates you and gives you confidence. Putting your focus on a cause or those you´re helping means removing yourself from the situation. Clear your mind and see the bigger picture. You do what you do because of a reason and that reason will take away any insecurity.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail, now go out and do it!
People skills is the super card to pull to handle most situations. It can rescue you from embarrasment and get you a ton of new friends. So here is a cheat sheat to making great impressions.
Find Common Ground
The ice breaker might be hard to come up with and your first line is truly important. No matter what, you always have something in common with the person you wish to approach that is relevant as an opening subject. It could be that you know the same person ( I heard you know ... and wish to send my condolenses") or are wearing the same outfit ("wow you have great taste").
You are worth talking to and if the person feels bothered by you in that moment they are not worth it. Take a few deep breaths and know that you are interesting. To keep you solid think about all you have that you will still have after the conversation.
This goes without saying and is the very thing that will make you the next Jimmy Fallon. The more you talk to strangers the better you will become. Cashiers and bus drivers alike love it when you ask how their day has been and helping a person struggeling to carry something can start a friendship. If you strike up conversations daily it will start becoming the norm and your days will definately be enriched.
Respond Rather Then React
Walking up and beeing the one taking initiative, a sense of responsbility for the conversation can wash over you. You initiated interaction so now you have to manage it and be the pilar that holds it up. This is not the case, you walked over there to get to know someone, not to have a leacture and preach. Introduce yourself with confidence, depending on their personality, they might even take the lead.
It´s also vital to listen when others speak. Repeat what they said earlier "like you said before.. " or nod to show your following and remember to respond without judgement. If you strongly disagree with what is beeing said simply use neutral phrases such as "Interesting, how come?"
Silence does not kill you, ignore Jeff Dunhams puppet. It can make a point and be a great time to grasp the situation and gather your thoughts. Although aviod using the time to think of what to say next, which might feel scripted.
Even though a silence can feel like an eternity, it is not and it is preferred to filling up space saying everything on your mind. If what you say is not relevant your crowd will stop listening and when it comes to words: quality tops quantity.
Go, talk and prosper!
Morningbreath Does Not Bother You
A beam of light shines in through the window and hits a very attractive couple of actors laying in bed. Somehow the guy has the cover at his waist while she is covered completly. With perfectly applied makeup she wakes him up with a deep and passionate kiss…. ” This is the part of the romantic movie where I throw popcorn at the tv. That is not realistic, I complain. Turns out I was wrong, when love is in the air, colgate pre-kissing is not needed.
Their Happiness > Yours
You are willing to wait in line for five hours with your friend at her audition because she is super nervous even though you have a life changing essay due following day. Love makes you able to see the smile of another through your own tears and let your baby cling on to your hair just a bit longer even if it hurts and extensions are needed after.
Their Texts Makes You Smile
Every once in a while on the subway I hear a phone buzzing and see a crooked smile on the person receving the message. Sure it might be something funny, but chances are it is something funny from a person that reciever really likes. Whenever I recieve a text and smile, I think of how that person made me happier just then and value that.
Ugly Face = Adorable
Beeing in love means that the ugly becomes special, quirky or endearing. Lipstick on teeth or bed head hair is not a problem and when it can even make your heart skip, you know you are hooked.
You Think About Them Daily
At some point during the day that special someone is sneaking around the corners of your mind. Maybe not in a ”Imagining them laying on roses” way but wondering what that person is doing right at this second or even if he/she picked up the milk. No matter what, they are there, even just for a minute and I believe that is what makes that special someone a part of you.
The weather outside might be frightful but it does not compare to stress that is Christmas shopping. Here is a way to make you a prime gift giver, without having to climbing over crowds in the mall.
You´ll Remember The Giver
Was it aunt Magda or grandma Gretle that gave you that ridicously expensive vase? Those Thank You notes will not write themselves… maybe you bought it yourself. The person opening the door to your Narnia, joining you or not, will never be forgotten as the source off your great adventure.
They Last Forever
While we´re on the subject, the day that vase falls to the ground splittering into a million pieces will suck. Memories don´t break. Seeing Beyonce live or jumping out of a plane will mean more to you than an object will and even better it will upgrade you. #Beyoncereference
This is not another unoriginal scarf that has been picked up for 9,99 at Macys out of a lack of imagination. This can require some thought. You can´t give a wine tasting to an AA member or a front row One Direction ticket to a claustrophobic person. Some knowledge about the person is required. It can be superpersonal, like a scavanger hunt through your favorite places where at every spot you find a handwritten clue to the next one or doing that picnic together that you`ve always talked about. The receiver will feel special that an effort has been made.
Don´t Take Up Space
Ever gotten a human sized teddy bear taking up your whole apartment? Unless that teddy bear is made of chocolate or contain Channing Tatum we are not interested. (Imagining a chocolate teddy bear filled with hunk*)
You don´t have to wrap them
That teddy bear is full of downsides, imagine wrapping that thing. An easy, classy envelope is the way to go. And if you love the art of packaging you can still put it in a huge box and fill it with marshmellows. A little bit more suprising and a lot more delicous.
If this did not convince you and you still head out into the consumers´ frenzy: may Santa bless you.