Social Media Hyperbolizes Breaking News

Let’s face it, today the world has never been more angry, hateful, and afraid. With social inequality, political unrest, environmental degradation, and high standard of living disrupting the world, there remains an even greater issue at large. Active shootings.

In 2019, large scale mass shootings have become a new global norm. Orlando, Las Vegas, Paris, Oslo, Peshawar, and now Christchurch. These notorious mass shootings demonstrate how turbulent times are. How hatred and fear remain alive and well.

Today, no one is safe. Mass Shootings do not discriminate against any nation or boarder. A sentiment that has perpetuated people to act irrationally when a scare or real incident occurs. The catalyst of this irrationality is social media, people just inflate and handicap breaking news.

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The Fyre Festival Documentaries Roasted Millennials

There are many dark lessons in the Hulu and Netflix documentaries about the infamous Fyre Music Festival fiasco. From fraud to fame, these lessons criticize and condemn millennials.

After watching both documentaries, the criticism is on the money. As a millennial, I'm ashamed and sickened at what we've become. A generation full of dull values.

From the likes of social media coupled by the need for exclusivity, these intangible values are not just stigmas. They represent the formula used by Billy McFarland, CEO of Fyre, who unequivocally exploited our "value system." 

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New Year's Resolutions Are Bullshit

Every year millions of people including myself make a list of goals that ultimately fall short. Resolutions are non-committal words we throw around to rationalize our hope for self-improvement.

An old stats professor once said that 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. It speaks to the hypocrisy we’ve created when making resolutions.

I myself have been susceptible to this trap. Making grandiose goals that I have yet to fulfill. I have become complacent with phrases like “should have” and “next year” only to use them again and again. A cycle of misguided optimism.  

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The Electric Scooter Revolution

Birds and Limes. These are new verbs that have redefined the definition of micro-transportation. If you haven’t already seen these electric scooter monstrosities then you are from another planet.

These cheap and fun motorized scooters have not only invaded Los Angeles, they have spread across the world. But why have scooters made comeback? Well, these scooters are not just the perfect gimmick, they have become a popular option for short-distance transportation.

After riding both Bird and Lime for over five months now, I have found myself using these services more and more. You see living in Los Angeles is a pain, commuting anywhere in LA rush hour is disastrous.

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Mission Impossible Has Beaten the Bond Franchise

Say what you want to say about Tom Cruise’s personal life, the man is 56 years old and is without a doubt the best action movie star in Hollywood.

Cruise’s latest performance as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible Fallout epitomizes why this 22-year spy-action franchise is better than Bond.

The reason, it starts with Cruise himself as the actor living his characters lifestyle. Fallout is the seventh movie of the Mission franchise were Cruise performs one death-defying stunt after another.

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Can Subways Help Traffic in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is a car culture city. It will continue to be for quite some time, but are people now overcompensating for having wheels in a city that has the worst traffic congestion in the world.

In a February article by LA Weekly, LA has taken the mantel for the worst traffic congestion in the world beating Mexico City, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Paris.

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Google Pixel 2 XL

Apple and Samsung have dominated the smartphone market for quite some time offering consumers premium flagship devices each year. To say Google is a dark horse competitor would be somewhat of an understatement.

With the launch of the Pixel 2 XL, Google has shaken the playing field by capitalizing on its pure software approach offering intrigue to both Apple and Samsung loyalists. The Pixel 2 XL is simply not just a great alternative, but a great rival.

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