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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 March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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