Monthly Archives: May, 2016

Searching for the right words to describe this movie is tough. Over the years we have been getting progressively more excited for x-men. We finally get to see some characters we love and just all around kick assery. So far the filmmakers have been doing a great job with balancing both the action with the story. I came into apocalypse expecting it to be the same as the other two critically acclaimed movies. Although it wasn’t necessarily a greater story than the other two, that’s not to say that it wasn’t a fun and exciting movie. I’m going to appeal…

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You know, when you work with a lot of different races of people you see interesting variances of life. While working with a variety of Latin men and women, most of them don’t speak great English. So in the U.S., where there are nothing but English speakers, it gets difficult to have conversation all the time. One day I saw a guy trying to talk to one of our Latin workers and he couldn’t really understand what he was saying. So the guy starts to make a gesture toward the worker and the worker completely understood. As I watched this…

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Minority Report, Total Recall, and the Fifth Element. What do all of these movies have in common? A futuristic world where people did not take control of the wheel. They were driven around by robots or auto piloted cars, and It appears that those foreseen futures are coming to life! We already know several automakers are preparing for this future. There are cars on the market now that park themselves. And we know that Apple is up to something and sure to have competitors on their heel.  So with that being said, let’s take a look at what that future…

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We, as an audience, can hear when music is truly unique, the artist doesn’t have to tell us how good they are. The body of work speaks for itself. Listening to “Dangerous Woman” by Stefan James, I heard a sound that the music industry has been craving for a long time. Stefan James can ride the beat effortlessly, his voice blends in with any song and you can feel the passion from his mouth to your bones. Immediately when “Dangerous Woman” started playing, I couldn’t help but smile because I knew that this song was a hit. When you mix…

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Everyday we see products being marketed to us in every facet of our life. It could be the rotating ads on the billboards on your way to work. It could be the thirty second infomercial on the radio. It could be from the various companies you follow on instagram. Businesses spend millions to billions of dollars just to make sure there products are seen. Political campaigns spend millions to market one candidate or slander another. The cost of a thirty second ad during the super bowl is five million dollars. My short version definition of marketing is basically the subtle…

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It’s impossible to start this review off as exhilarating as civil war started, but I’m going to try. Do you know that feeling you get when the national anthem is playing during the super bowl? When the players have their eyes closed and a tear is gliding down their face and all we know is that something epic is going to happen. Then by the end of the national anthem we are prepped and ready to do anything, anywhere! The adrenaline is hiked up to Jason Statham levels and we’re about to explode! That is exactly how you will feel…

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There are few things that North Carolinian’s can proudly claim. One thing that we can claim is our college basketball teams. Another thing we have is our pristine fast food eateries (Bojangles and cook-out), and a few professional teams that do the state proud every other decade. One thing that is not known is that North Carolina has also taken another title. That is the breeding grounds for species evolution, bet you didn’t know that. What people don’t know is that things are so nice down here (for the most part) that even our animals have developed human like attitudes,…

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21, A game widely accepted amongst basketball aficionado’s as both a recreational game, and a game where one’s skills are put to the test. The rules are simple, there are no teams, and the first person to 21 wins the game. When doing battle on the court there are more intricate rules that take place. Rules that people should know, but they go unspoken. So I’m here to give you 8 unspoken rules in the game of 21. 1.) Defense is not to be played until someone reaches 15. 2.) Fouls do not count until one person is close to…

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Currently submerged in my second year of coaching I can comfortably and honestly say I have improved as a coach. As I should expect, considering I am in the gym coaching six to seven days a week. ( Sidebar/s: 1. Ball is Life. 2. If I miss your call/text/tweet… Gyms have very bad reception.) Be it high school, AAU, and even training I have had the opportunity to be a “sponge” around some coaches and programs extremely fond of winning. What I can take away from this is winning is a process. A process built around trusting three different ways.…

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So we’ve talked about budgeting before and its importance. But let’s take it one step further and actually look at some tools to help you get started. If you’re like me and grew up in the tech savvy age, you might be inclined to use something digital that has a good user interface, an app, and that’s easy to set up. My first suggestion, Mint.com, has it all. I used it for some time and I was actually overwhelmed with all the ways you can track you spending habits, your debts, your bills, and all sorts of things. But it’s…

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