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10 Of The Best Movies From 2015

10 Of The Best Movies From 2015

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    Director: Todd Haynes
    Writers: Phyllis Nagy, Patricia Highsmith
    Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

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      Mad Max: Fury Road
      Director: George Miller
      Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarth
      Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

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        Ex Machina
        Director: Alex Garland
        Writer: Alex Garland
        Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

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          The Assassin (original title: Nie yin niang)
          Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
          Writers: Zhong Acheng, T’ien-wen Chu
          Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki

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            Brooklyn
            Director: John Crowley
            Writers: Nick Hornby, Colm Tóibín
            Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

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              Kingsman: The Secret Service
              Director: Matthew Vaughn
              Writers: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
              Stars: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson

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                Jurassic World
                Director: Colin Trevorrow
                Writers: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
                Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins

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                  Inside Out
                  Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen
                  Writers: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen

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                    Selma
                    Director: Ava DuVernay
                    Writer: Paul Webb
                    Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth

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                      Burnt
                      Director: John Wells
                      Writers: Steven Knight, Michael Kalesniko
                      Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl

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                      8 Benefits of a Minimalist Lifestyle That Get You to Live With Less

                      8 Benefits of a Minimalist Lifestyle That Get You to Live With Less

                      Minimalism is a way to put a stop to the gluttony of the world around us. It’s the opposite of every advertisement we see plastered on the radio and TV. We live in a society that prides itself on the accumulation of stuff; we eat up consumerism, material possessions, clutter, debt, distractions and noise.

                      What we don’t seem to have is any meaning left in our world.

                      By adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you can throw out what you don’t need in order to focus on what you do need.

                      I know first hand how little we actually need to survive. I was fortunate enough to live in a van for four months while traveling throughout Australia. This experience taught me valuable lessons about what really matters and how little we really need all this stuff we surround ourselves with.

                      Less is more.

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                      Living a minimalist lifestyle is reducing.There are a few obvious benefits of minimalism such as less cleaning and stress, a more organized household and more money to be found, but there are also a few deep, life-changing benefits.

                      What we don’t usually realize is that when we reduce, we reduce a lot more than just stuff.

                      Consider just some of the benefits of living with fewer possessions:

                      1. Create Room for What’s Important

                      When we purge our junk drawers and closets we create space and peace. We lose that claustrophobic feeling and we can actually breathe again. Create the room to fill up our lives with meaning instead of stuff.

                      2. More Freedom

                      The accumulation of stuff is like an anchor, it ties us down. We are always terrified of losing all our ‘stuff’. Let it go and you will experience a freedom like never before: a freedom from greed, debt, obsession and overworking.

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                      3. Focus on Health and Hobbies

                      When you spend less time at Home Depot trying unsuccessfully to keep up with the Joneses, you create an opening to do the things you love, things that you never seem to have time for.

                      Everyone is always saying they don’t have enough time, but how many people really stop and look at what they are spending their time doing?

                      You could be enjoying a day with your kids, hitting up the gym, practicing yoga, reading a good book or traveling. Whatever it is that you love you could be doing, but instead you are stuck at Sears shopping for more stuff.

                      4. Less Focus on Material Possessions

                      All the stuff we surround ourselves with is merely a distraction, we are filling a void. Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy comfort. After the initial comfort is satisfied, that’s where our obsession with money should end.

                      We are bombarded by the media presenting promises of happiness through materialistic measures. It’s no wonder we struggle everyday. Resist those urges. It’s an empty path, it won’t make you happy.

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                      It’s hard not to get roped into the consumerism trap. I need constant reminders that it’s a false sense of happiness. I enjoy stuff, but I also recognize that I don’t need it.

                      5. More Peace of Mind

                      When we cling onto material possessions we create stress because we are always afraid of losing these things. By simplifying your life you can lose your attachment to these things and ultimately create a calm, peaceful mind.

                      The less things you have to worry about, the more peace you have, and it’s as simple as that.

                      6. More Happiness

                      When de-cluttering your life, happiness naturally comes because you gravitate towards the things that matter most. You see clearly the false promises in all the clutter, it’s like a broken shield against life’s true essence.

                      You will also find happiness in being more efficient, you will find concentration by having refocused your priorities, you will find joy by enjoying slowing down.

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                      7. Less Fear of Failure

                      When you look at Buddhist monks, they have no fear, and they have no fear because they don’t have anything to lose.

                      In whatever you wish to pursue doing you can excel, if you aren’t plagued with the fear of losing all your worldly possessions. Obviously you need to take the appropriate steps to put a roof over your head, but also know that you have little to fear except fear itself.

                      8. More Confidence

                      The entire minimalist lifestyle promotes individuality and self reliance. This will make you more confident in your pursuit of happiness.

                      What’s Next? Go Minimalism.

                      If you’re ready to start living a minimalist lifestyle, these articles can help you to kickstart:

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