Netflix is Taking Over The TV World

Posted on June 30, 2015
Have you been living in the dark about Netflix’s impact on paid TV, or are you one of the people who has already switched over to using their services instead of one of the big names in the TV world like Cable or Dish? A new study is showing that Netflix is taking over the TV world more than most people realize.
The shows on Netflix are available anytime that people want to watch them, and that makes the service more appealing to busy people. You don’t have to sit down at a certain time of day to watch the program of your choice. This is great for anyone who has events that they need to go to or things that they need to take care of during the usual prime time hours said Brian Bonar.
And, another thing that people love so much about Netflix compared with paid TV is that it is a lot cheaper. You can get it for a much lower cost per month than you would pay for regular TV services, so why wouldn’t you want to make the switch?
Netflix really is taking over the TV world. If you haven’t made the switch over to it yet, then maybe it is time that you considered doing so. It may just change the way that you live your life.

New TV Promos Causing Viewer Confusion

Posted on June 30, 2015

Over the weekend and on Monday, fans of several popular TV shows complained under recap articles and in social posts about the quality of modern TV show promos. Two examples are the promos for the last week’s episodes ofThe Last Ship and Hannibal.

What was the main complaint about these promos?

Both promos showed scenes that were not in the next episode. Instead, they showed a mix of scenes from several future episodes without clarifying this fact. With The Last Ship promo, several scenes, such as Chandler talking to someone in a suit, Chandler ordering a weapon’s launch and the USS Nathan James being attacked by a submarine, were not in this past Sunday’s episode. These are scenes from several future episodes. With Hannibal, the previous promo, and several before it, have been far worse in regards to incorrect linear content. For example, each promo has shown Jack Crawford attacking Hannibal. Hannibal and Will have also been shown in scenes with facial injuries. Yet, the show has not presented any fights between these character to-date.

A lot of fans are getting extremely angry at being teased with scenes that will not be shown for weeks, if not months, from the time they see the trailers. They feel that TV networks have started to treat episodic TV trailers too much like movie teaser trailers reports Marcio Alaor BMG.

Coconut Oil: Some Facts to Consider

Posted on June 25, 2015

Coconut oil has topped the charts recently as being a “superfood,” with claims of healthful as well as medicinal purposes. Not so long ago in the 1980’s, food companies stopped using coconut oil in their food production and replaced it with partially hydrogenated oils. We now know the hazards of these oils, which have recently been banned by the FDA due to their high trans-fat content. So, what caused such a considerable transformation in the opinion of this tropical wonder fruit, and are the claims true?

There is a use for most every part of the coconut fruit as well as the tree. The sweet and slightly salty coconut water found inside the immature green fruit is full of electrolytes and potassium, is nearly fat-free and is low in calories. The mature fruit however, contains a rich, white lining called the meat. Although it is high in calories and fat, a 1-ounce portion of the raw meat contains 3 grams of fiber.

Even higher in calories (445 each cup, canned) and fat content (48 grams each cup, canned), coconut milk, derived from squeezing the meat, has been shown in a study to have a low negative impact on blood cholesterol. Also used are the flowering buds found on the coconut tree, which produce a nectar that is made into sugar. While it has no beneficial health elements, it does contain a lightly sweet and caramel flavor.

Proponents of coconut oil boast claims of weight loss, along with diabetes, heart disease and arthritis prevention, not to mention the use in the treatment of AIDS and herpes infections along with many other healthful uses. However, YouTube videos on the subject suggest that there is not scientific or medical proof of these claims.

Safaree Gets Dissed On Wild ‘N Out

Posted on June 23, 2015

Safaree Samuels is the ex boyfriend of Nicki Minaj and for what seems like years, nobody knew he actually existed. Now that the relationship is over both Nicki and Safaree are both being more vocal than ever about their issues as a couple and their difference in the last 2 years. From the beginning of 2015 to now we have learned that not only have Nicki and Safaree been at odd for years but for the last 14 years they have been together Safaree feels that he has been cheated and used. Nicki and Safaree have been going back and forth over the reasons for their breakups for months and now that it seems like they are finally done hashing it out publicly, everyone else wants a piece of the action.

According to Ciphercloud on Linkedin, recently Safaree leaked a diss track about Nicki called “Loved The Most” in which he speaks openly about his pain over the breakup, in the song Safaree talks about frustrations being treated like the help and how hard it has been watching Nicki with her various onscreen love interests.

Now, we are seeing Safaree take one of the worst possible verbal beat downs since his breakup. While guest starring on Nick Cannon’s comedy show Wild ‘N Out, Safaree took part in a rap battle that got real when the jokes turned into a roast about his relationship with Nicki, the zingers were flying fast in Safaree’s direction but he took it like a sport and managed to laugh it off.

American Gods is coming to Starz

Posted on June 17, 2015

Neil Gaiman’s monumental novel, American Gods, is coming to the small screen as a series on Starz. Fans of the novel, like Kevin Seawright, had an ecstatic reaction several years ago when HBO began to work on a television adaptation. After a long period with no news on the series, it finally came out that HBO was going to give up the rights to the show. While Gaiman’s loyal following probably can’t wait to see American Gods come to life, the excitement may not be as great this time. HBO has a proven track record of turning out popular and well received shows. Starz, meanwhile, has produced a number of original series that have been successful, but have never garnered the attention or praise of HBO’s shows. The showrunner will be Bryan Fuller who worked on Hannibal. The executive producer will be Michael Green who is currently producing Gotham. Both those shows have been very divisive among fans of the original content. An adaption run by Fuller and Green may not be able to satisfy the majority of fans.

Smart Moves

Posted on June 15, 2015


The Y.M.C.A., in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control (C.D.C.), started a “Healthier Communities Initiatives” program in 2004. That program is now in over 240 cities nationwide. There might not have been a better way for the C.D.C. to reach those that need support in attaining a greater state of overall healthfulness than partnering with the ubiquitous Y.M.C.A.

The overall goal is to build healthier communities, coast-to-coast. A few very basic enhancements in communities have come in the form of improved lighting on streets and better traffic management stated Sergio Cortes. Residents of the communities where these improvements have taken place feel more comfortable doing something as simple as going for a walk.

Communities where “Healthy Active Living Resolutions” have been adopted have seen reductions in childhood obesity. Another important component is literature that has been distributed with maps of safe walking routes and places to play. This has led residents to feel more comfortable heading out to get some exercise.

In Lawrence, Mass., where nearly 30 percent of residents live below the poverty level, one initiative has been to hang “Rethink Your Plate” posters around town. This encourages making lower calorie, more nutritious choices. There is also a “bodega project” in this community where fruits and vegetables have been repositioned so that is what customers see first.

Changes will not happen overnight but these are strong, practical steps the Y.M.C.A. is taking to help residents in high-risk communities across the country make healthier lifestyle choices. It is a start.

Jurassic World has Huge Debut

Posted on June 15, 2015

Every summer, movies compete to set the record for the year–and this year, it would appear that Jurassic World has it in the bag. On opening weekend, Jurassic World set a record by pulling in more than $511 million worldwide–the first time a movie has ever brought in more than $500 million on opening weekend. Jurassic World broke the previous record, held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, without any effort whatsoever. For comparison’s sake, the final movie in the Harry Potter franchise made $483 million on opening weekend.

The fourth movie in the Jurassic Park franchise has been bringing in plenty of interest from fans such as Wirth, making it obvious that the movie would do well on opening weekend. Though the last movie was released over twenty years ago, it’s obvious that fans couldn’t wait to see the latest addition to the series. The action film even appeals to a male and female audience alike, with around 48% of the audience being female in spite of the action-based content of the movie. This record-breaking debut looks set to be the biggest summer movie of the year, a must-see for nostalgic fans and new ones alike.

Netflix Brings New Shows, Please Resurrect Constantine

Posted on June 15, 2015

Netflix is expanding it’s library of original content in the next few months with TV shows such as Degrasi: Next Class and Tarzan and Jane. The digital streaming video service that once drew the ire of subscribers by unceremoniously increasing prices, is now providing an entire roster of original and interesting content to subscribers.

Netflix is the place where the new, cancelled and nostalgic go to frolic. TV shows that you’ve grown up with or foreign movies that you’d like to watch again all find a new home in Netflix, and Netflix has taken a step further by providing original content. It started with Arrested Development, the hilarious Fox TV show that was cancelled much too soon found a home and a new audience on Netflix, and fans flocked to the service in droves. Today, Netflix also has Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards, and Sense8 to it’s name, with more to come in the fall of 2016.

Look for shows like Tarzan and Jane, An Army of Frogs, Puffin Rock, and Cirque du Soleil Luna Petunia next year, as well as more seasons of their current content. Soon enough, audiences will not have to subscribe to cable to watch shows they love.  Mikal Watts certainly likes this idea.

Here’s hoping Constantine will also find a home at Netflix. Fingers crossed. The show about the Hellraiser was cancelled long before its time, and would surely fit with the Netflix brand.

Orange is the New Black Released Early

Posted on June 12, 2015

Fan Crystal Hunt of the Netflix series will be elated to find that “Orange is the New Black, Season 3” has been released early for viewers. The trailer was already out for the series, but now fans are getting access to the whole season.

This show has become a really big hit. Over the years Netflix has become a major contender with the other major networks. This show has been popular since the very first season. Now fans have the ability to get all wrapped up into a 3rd season of this show. It may be the biggest hit from the Netflix shows because it seems to real. This original series is based on a book from a women that was actually in prison. That is what makes fans continue to tune in. There is a level of authenticity here that makes the show a winner.

New Netflix fans are finding out about this show and going back to watch previous seasons. Netflix is known to keep a lot of subscribers anticipating shows, but the early release of the show is just something else that keeps people connected to this streaming network. It would be difficult to keep the attention of fans if Netflix only did movie streaming, but this company is known for so much more. The new season of this show kicks off the binge watching craze that originated with Netflix.

Thinking about a treadmill desk?

Posted on June 12, 2015

The latest trend combining fitness and productivity is the treadmill desk because it allows you to exercise while at the office. Studies show that the effects of sitting down all day does no good for your body, so why not get a desk that forces you to stand and get your heart pumping?

According to a recent New York Times article, the benefits may not be as great as we all thought.The study pit two groups against one another: one group that sat at their desk, and another that used the treadmill desk. The study shows that the health benefits included a better night’s sleep and improved blood pressure. However, the mental benefits did not show the same results.

When it came to performing manual tasks (even typing) and cognitive tests where people had to remember details, the people who were sitting down performed much better. Of course, after a while someone may get used to the treadmill desk and perform better on the test, so even the leader of the study says that the mental benefits may make themselves known after an adjustment period.

If you’re willing to deal with this adjustment period and want to find a way to get in a few extra steps, a treadmill desk may be perfect for you more information or podcasts on the subject can be viewed via iTunes.