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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

If You Knew You Were Dying, Could You Still Look On The Bright Side Of Life?

If You Knew You Were Dying, Could You Still Look On The Bright Side Of Life?

Sudden events can turn our lives around and put us in a position where we don’t know what to do and how we’re going to get on from that point. A sudden event can force us to ask ourselves questions about what we did with our lives if we made a difference if we achieved our goals if we fulfilled our dreams. In these questions, we find ourselves stressed and tense, but we should look at the positive signs and events that take place during these hard times. Will Reiser wrote 50/50, that is loosely based on his fight with cancer, will show you just how candid and fun life can still be despite the pain and sufferings.

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    Questioning life choices

    Inspired by true events, the story follows the life of a 27-year-old, who is diagnosed with cancer. The story revolves around the struggles he goes through as he tries to beat the disease the disease. Adam (Joseph Gordon Levitt) is a 27-year-old writer for radio programs. He is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. With the help of his best friend, Kyle (Seth Rogen), his mother and a young therapist that he meets at the cancer centre he visits, he embarks on his journey to beat the disease. As he is diagnosed with the disease he loses his girlfriend and it sends him down a spiralling road of despair. With the help of his family and friends, he begins to question his life and the choices he made during his life. The dark subject of cancer is dealt perfectly with the upbeat humour maintained by the writer Will Reiser and director Jonathon Levine with the help of Seth Rogen’s weed smoking, talkative character.

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    Looking on the bright side of life

    The movie is a beautiful mix of comedy and drama. It shows the life of a person going through a tough time yet dealing with it head on and having fun with life. Seth Rogen has once again shown his class by playing the funny, light-headed, weed smoking, chill free personality. Gordon Joseph Levitt also shows his immense talent as a variable actor that can play different types of roles. The storyline is almost perfect and the actors play their part brilliantly.

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    The movie has been hailed by critics for the way it deals with such an issue and still informs people about the terminal illness. Lessons that can appeal to the audiences are to deal any problem with a smile and a positive attitude because problems come to test our ability of patience and virtue.

    Catch the movie on iTunes.

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    Anna is a communication expert and a life enthusiast. She's the Content Strategist of Lifehack and loves to write about love, life, and passion.

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    Last Updated on March 24, 2021

    8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

    8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

    We’ve all done it. We’ve gone out and bought useless gadgets that we don’t really need, just because they seemed really cool at the time. Then, we are stuck with a bunch of junk, and end up tossing it or trying to sell it on Ebay.

    On the other hand, there are some pretty awesome tech inventions that are actually useful. For instance, many of the latest home gadgets do some of your work for you, from adjusting the home thermostat to locking your front door. And, if used as designed, these tools should really help to make your life a lot easier—and that’s not just a claim from some infomercial trying to sell you yet another useless gadget.

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    Take a look at some of the most popular “smart gadgets” on the market:

    1. Smart Door Locks

    A smart lock lets you lock and unlock your doors by using your smartphone, a special key fob, or biometrics. These locks are keyless, and much more difficult for intruders to break into, making your home a lot safer. You can even use a special app to let people into your home if you are not there to greet them.

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    2. Smart Kitchen Tools

    Wouldn’t you just love to have a pot of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work? What about a “smart pan” that tells you exactly when you need to flip that omelet? From meat thermometers to kitchen scales, you’ll find a variety of “smart” gadgets designed to make culinary geeks salivate.

    3. Mini Home Speaker Play:1

    If you love big sound, but hate how much space big speakers take up, and if you want a stereo system that is no bigger than your fist, check out the Play:1 mini speaker. All you have to do is plug it in, connect, and then you can stream without worrying about any interruptions or interface. You can even add onto it, and have different music playing in different rooms.

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    4. Wi-Fi Security Cameras

    These are the latest in home security, and they connect to the Wi-Fi in your home. You can use your mobile devices to monitor what is going on in your home at all times, no matter where you are. Options include motion sensors, two-way audio, and different recording options.

    5. Nest Thermostat

    This is a thermostat that lives with you. It can sense seasonal changes, temperature changes, etc., and it will adjust itself automatically. You will never have to fiddle with a thermostat dial or keypad again, because this one basically does all of the work for you. It can also help you to save as much as 12% on heating bills, and 15% on cooling bills.

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    6. Smart Lighting

    Control your home lighting from your remote device. This is great if you are out and want to make sure that there are some lights on. It is designed to be energy efficient, so it will pay for itself over time because you won’t have to spend so much on your monthly energy bills.

    7. Google Chromecast Ultra

    Whether you love movies, television shows, music, etc., you can stream it all using Google Chromecast Ultra. Stream all of the entertainment you love in up to 4K UHD and HDR, for just $69 monthly.

    8. Canary

    This home security system will automatically contact emergency services when they are needed. This system offers both video and audio surveillance, so there will be evidence if there are any break-ins on your property. You can also use it to check up on what’s happening at home when you are not there, including to make sure the kids are doing their homework.

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