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Top 5 Websites To Keep You Entertained And Informed About Movies

Top 5 Websites To Keep You Entertained And Informed About Movies

Entertainment is an important part of our lives. You might be an employee, a business owner, an entrepreneur or other, but there are times you just want to relax, entertain yourself, and catch your breath before the next task starts. For me, and for most people I guess, this involves watching movies and, in most cases, not just any movie, but the interesting box office-topping movies you have seen the interesting trailers for.

However, it is not always easy to make the trip to the cinema every time you want to. But, thanks to the internet, you can stay home, learn all of the information about a movie, become interested in movies through their reviews, and stream them straight from your tech device in the comforts of your home.

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What is your preference? Hollywood? Bollywood? Here are five interesting websites to keep you entertained in all things movies, either with reviews, news, information, streaming, or even a combination of all four of these services.

Netflix

Of course, this list could not begin without Netflix! Netflix is a video streaming website founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings in 1998. It started off as a DVD by mail service in 1998 and began streaming services in 2007. Netflix is so convenient and up-to-date that there is never a dull moment when you can just Netflix and chill after a hard day at work. Netflix supports lots of devices and operating systems so you can watch new box office movies, stream TV shows, and catch up on your favorite soaps anytime, anywhere. With over 81 million members in 150+ countries, this streaming service is taking over the movie scene and keeping us entertained all day. Just don’t slack off on important things or get carried away with using it at work.

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Box Office Reporter

Bollywood lovers would love this! There are lots of interesting sites keeping us updated about Hollywood movies and news, but not many about Bollywood movies, so when I found this site, I kept going back.This Bollywood authority website gives up-to-date information, reviews, and updates on new movies, upcoming movies, and box office-topping movies. For lovers of the Bollywood industry and Bollywood movies, this is a goldmine for all the dramas and love that come with Bollywood. As a Bollywood lover, I like going to Box Office Reporter to check out reviews and updates on movies I look forward to seeing and movies I want to see next.

Hulu

Hulu is another high-quality online streaming website, similar to Netflix. They offer video clips, TV shows, and box office movies. Hulu used to be my go-to place until I discovered Netflix, however, there are still lots of interesting video clips and movies on Hulu. And with the agreements they have with certain networks, it’s possible to stream episodes of some TV shows as soon as the day after it’s aired.

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The Hollywood Reporter

This is the Hollywood movie authority dishing up-to-date information, movie reviews, movie trailers, on-set pictures and gossip, inside source scoops, and lots more. I always spend time on this site getting information on movies topping the box office, movies that are in the process of being made, or about to be made. If you are a movie lover like me, then you should know that The Hollywood Reporter is loaded with news about movies, TV shows, exclusive actor interviews, and trailers. You will definitely get addicted to this site.

YouTube

This list just wouldn’t be complete without mentioning YouTube. YouTube is a video-sharing website with over 80 million users and is a source of entertainment with a very wide range and variety of user-uploaded content ranging from, movies, music videos, cute videos, original content, and lots more. I recall spending hours on YouTube catching up on reality shows, cooking shows, and other fun and interesting videos. In addition, several networks also share free videos of their broadcasting service. YouTube is very entertaining!

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While there are several other sites that can keep you entertained, depending on our mood and preference, I hope you enjoy these interesting ones I have listed here the next time you need a break from the daily grind.

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Last Updated on December 2, 2018

How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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Review Your Past Flow

Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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