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Ambient Sounds for Geeks (Background Noise)

One of the reasons I love taking my laptop to Starbucks is the blur of ambient sounds in the background while I work. Sometimes I focus better with the murmur of voices in the background, as opposed to the deafening silence at my house. It really just depends on what I’m writing. Of course, it […]


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3 Very Different Empowering Movies for Girls

Last week I saw three empowering movies for girls that were very different from each other, but had valuable messages. I’m a member of Generation X, raised by Baby Boomer parents. My mother was part of the first generation of women who were encouraged to work full-time and have a family. I’m not naturally inclined […]


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3 Reasons ‘Frozen’ is Personal

The success of Frozen isn’t news to anyone. The movie is nearing $400 million in worldwide box office sales. After its initial release, Disney re-released the movie to theaters as a sing-along, inviting the public to belt out tunes with their fellow Ice Cubes (that’s my new name for Frozen followers). The DVD broke a record on its first day […]


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Dory the Blue Tang

‘Finding Dory’ Trivia

You think you know Dory? Just because she starred in Finding Nemo, and now stars in Finding Dory, doesn’t mean you know everything about her and her friends. Sure, you know she’s a blue tang (Paracanthurus) with memory problems. But there’s an ocean’s worth of trivia about Finding Dory you don’t know. The Basics When we catch up […]


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Best Disney Movies of All Time

15 Best Disney Movies Ever

A list of the best Disney movies of all time might look different for everyone. Your list of the best Disney movies of all time will be based on different criteria than someone else’s. You might take into account the animation, the story, the characters, the music, or how the movie made you feel. I decided […]


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Disney Descendants

Disney’s ‘Descendants’ Soundtrack

Disney has a long, long history of scoring wonderful music for movies. Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for Disney’s Descendants on Friday, July 31, the day the eagerly-anticipated movie premieres on Disney Channel (8:00 p.m. ET/PT).  The soundtrack pre-order is available now.   It features the single “Believe,” performed and written by 16 year-old […]


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‘Into the Woods’ Movie vs. Stage

Watching Into the Woods on the silver screen should be breathtaking. Fairy tales come to life! Into the Woods is entertaining until two-thirds into the movie, when everything turns very dark, literally and figuratively. But is the stage version any different? Is the movie a faithful adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale mash-up? Stage musicals have been […]


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Which Disney Princess Raked in the Most?

There’s no question that Elsa and Anna, those princess sisters from the north, have brought in an iceberg-sized sum at the box office. But how do they stack up to, say, Belle, from Beauty and the Beast? This week, Entertainment Weekly has a report on Frozen’s success, and how Disney didn’t prepare for it very well in terms […]


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Top 5 Disney Sing-Along Movies

Frozen joined the ranks of the best Disney sing-along movies, in the tradition of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sound of Music, and even “Once More with Feeling,” the Buffy the Vampire Slayer all-singing episode. If you’ve never attended a sing-along movie it is exactly what you’re picturing. The entire audience joins in singing the songs with the movie characters. Sometimes they […]


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