Entertainment

Songs Out of Self-Isolation

As the world finds its footing amid social distancing policies, artists have begun to create music to fundraise for charitable causes, show their support, and help fans feel a little less alone. Here are a few songs out of self-isolation to keep you hopeful during these uncertain times.   Stuck With You - Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber YouTube | Spotify Ariana and Justin joined forces to create this love ballad about staying in with the person you love. Their music video features the stars at home passing time with their partner and pets, but also features their fans across...

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Tips for Celebrating Special Occasions at Home

Just because most of us need to practice social distancing, doesn’t mean life’s celebrations need to come to a halt. Many people are using this time to creatively celebrate special occasions at home. Below are a few ways to celebrate things like Birthdays, Anniversaries, pregnancies, and springtime indoors. Birthdays Birthdays are a happy time to honour another year of life, and luckily they can be celebrated just as well at home. The trick is to make the day feel special by doing things you don’t normally do. A good first step is to create a celebratory atmosphere by decorating the...

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Biographies That Will Change Your Life

Finding a good biography is truly a wonderful gift to bookworms across the world. Because not only are you getting an interesting story, but you are learning as you read about some of these incredible people! Sometimes taking away a whole new perspective on your life or the way you view others. These inspiring tales are ones that really left me thinking and have stayed with me after reading them.   1.) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose...

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What to Watch on Netflix This Month

The warmest of welcomes to those of you around the world who are now joining us in the Self-Isolation Club!  For us in Hong Kong, it's been two months of escalating measures to protect ourselves and those who are vulnerable around us, and staying in—for both work and play—has become the new normal.  We hope that our articles here on toat can provide you some form of respite in this difficult period.  Here are some Netflix shows you should check out while staying in!     SELF MADE Who could ever forget Octavia Spencer’s iconic portrayal of Minny in 2011 film The Help?  How fortunate we are that it only...

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The Best Audiobooks to Help You Hit Your Reading Goals

In 2020 I have set my reading goal to 100 books. I know, you are probably thinking "girl, how are you going to read 100 books in one year!?", I thought the same thing when I set this goal. With 3 jobs, family, friends, and just generally having to be an adult it is already hard to make the time to read. But I really wanted to push myself this year and I am having to come up with creative ways to get my reading in. Luckily, we live in a time where audiobooks are right at our fingertips at...

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The Best Podcasts for Self Growth

I know I often talk about the magic of Audiobooks (they are very magical!) but sometimes it is hard to commit the time to focus on one book for multiple hours. So to help break things up I often find myself turning to podcasts. They are great for a quick listen and provide endless amounts of entertainment. And of course, the best part is that they are totally free! While I do listen to podcasts of all different genres my most recent favorites have been self help, they have really kept me on track with my goals this year and...

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The Best Books for Fashion Lovers

Before Pinterest and blogs were a thing I would spend hours flipping through fashion books and magazines to see everything that was new in the fashion world as well as the “do’s and don’ts” of fashion. I still find myself wanting to learn more and pick the minds of some of the most creative people in the world, so what better way to do so than read books about it!? Here are a few of my favorites!   1. The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior This book truly is The Little Dictionary of Fashion, Christian Dior shares timeless fashion...

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Books You Will Love for Valentines Day

Typically I can never get enough of romance but now that it is officially February I have been trying to read as many books filled with love as much as possible! And what is not to love about a good romance novel? Their covers are always bright and alluring, filled with good laughs, happy tears, and of course...lots of love! So get ready to swoon over these fun romance filled reads! The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan American Bex Porter adventures to Oxford not expecting to find love, as she has never been much of a romantic...

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5 Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust

I truly believe the reading goes hand in hand with traveling. If you have ever had to travel for an extended period of time then you will understand all of the “down” time in between waiting at the airport, taking a train, etc. and unless you have some sort of magical device that will keep your phone/tablet charged forever or don’t mind staring at strangers for 10+ hours then a good book is essential to any traveler’s tool kit. Books are an amazing way to explore a destination before you even arrive but they also take you on some of...

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