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Just Say No

They say ‘Sorry seems to be the hardest word’, but, to me, ‘No’ is far harder. Why is such a small word so hard to say?

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Hollywood Frogs – Sex

In general, Hollywood prefers violence to sex. Yet sex, undeniably, sells. Steamy scenes bring people into the cinemas – but they can also drive more conservative viewers away. Hollywood performs an awkward dance to try and keep both groups happy, which has led to quite a weird take on sex

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Hollywood frogs – The big change

Duckling to swan, miser to philanthropist, villain to hero. In Hollywood, it’s obvious what change is necessary, and accomplishing it is simply a matter of wanting it enough and believing in yourself. As someone who has been struggling to change herself for years, I can tell you that real life is rather different…

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Hollywood frogs – the emotional moment

The emotional rollercoaster is one of the reasons we love films. Feeling our hearts beat faster as a couple lean in for their first kiss, wiping away a tear as one of them passes away in their grief-stricken partner’s arms. But how far do these emotional moments reflect our real lives? And is the Hollywood take on emotions damaging how we experience our own?

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Hollywood Frogs

Films are not reality, we all know that. Yet influences from films sneak into our minds without us realising it, skewing how we look at the world.

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The guilty party

When someone is a victim of crime, who is to blame? The criminal, of course. Yet, so often, we blame the victim. Why is that?

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Holiday plans

This summer, we are hoping to finally take the holiday we planned for 2020. But what is better, planning a holiday in advance, or improvising it on the spot? And, in the post-corona world of border checks, overstretched airports and rental car shortages, is a holiday simply more trouble than it’s worth?

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the day on which children pamper their mothers. So why is it often a day of stress for me?