Things to do before you die- A walk in the sky

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For all those who still haven’t given up on their dreams to fly, Salar De Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, in Bolivia, South America, provides a magical opportunity as it turns into a giant mirror of the sky in the rainy season.

The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average altitude variations within one meter over the entire area.

The savage beauty of this vast salt desert makes it one of South America’s most awe-inspiring spectacles.

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“He lost? Blame her!” -Media.

Everyone knows life is not easy for celebrity couples. The media doesn’t want to leave anything private- from what breakfast he had, to how many people she has slept with. However, there is a difference between expressive journalism and outright ragging, and reporters and journalists often seem to forget that.
India lost against Australia in the semi-finals for the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015, on March 26th, by a baffling 95 runs. The media however, instead of criticising the players and digging out their weak points, started blaming the girlfriend of one of the players for being “bad luck” and “distraction” for the whole team. This quickly spread to socializing sites like facebook and twitter, and turned a supportive girlfriend into meme of the day. This not only is an example of misuse of freedom of expression in one country, but a fine case of sexism and online ragging that has diseased the entire world.

We all need to open our eyes and stop believing everything the media tells us to believe. Maybe instead of remaining silent and watching the media degrade our own humanity, we all should step forward and do something to change the ugly way the world is.
Let’s make a difference.

#TBT – TLC

Remember when TLC was hot and everyone wanted to be like them? Well, I’m M.A.D #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) is dedicated to T-Boz, Lefteye and Chilli!

Known for wearing condoms on their clothes, tape under their eyes and so many other trends, TLC is one of the few female girl groups that owned the 90s. They not only made music to bump & grind too, but their music was also motivational and inspiring, for example TLC’s ‘Unpretty’ was (and still is) very inspirational to young and older women all around the world. Women who have low self-esteem and try to ‘enhance’ their image for everyone but themselves.

TLC also taught women all around the world what a ‘scrub’ is. That’s when almost every woman began turning down man ‘riding is the passenger seat of his best friend of car.’

They taught us about love, relationships, self-esteem and sex! Now if your were just a kid, who hadn’t even hit puberty in the 90s, like I was, then you were probably like me when your first heard ‘Red Light Special.’ When I first heard that song I had no idea it was about sex. So imagine my surprised some-teen years later when I learned it was about sex. Maybe I was a naive kid, maybe I shouldn’t have been listening to that music in the first place. Either way, I liked the song then and I love it now.

I grew up groups like TLC and I still jam to them in my car, because that’s how dope they were! This is why I’M M.A.D is taking the time pay tribute to them, especially with songs like ‘Unpretty’ and ‘Waterfalls’ they taught young kids, teens and adults is okay to be who you are. You don’t have to change who you are for anyone.

R.I.P Leftyeye

The Government & Facebook

For years, people have been insisting that Facebook is linked to the ‘Feds’ and it can’t be trusted. I could care less whether it is or not, but would it be such a bad idea if it is? No, I’m not crazy and no, I’m not involved, but just think about the things you seen on Facebook on daily basis.

You may see a few positive stories and videos, but for the most part it’ll be something negative, disturbing, illegal, etc. For example this video.

I get irritated, emotional, upset and angry when I see this unknown genre of videos pop up in my timeline on Facebook. The one things that pops up in my head is ‘who would do this and why?’ Then, ‘someone needs to teach them a lesson.’  There will thousands of comments and shares on the video with everyone wanting answers. If the government did get involved 100 percent with everything suspicious posted on the web (whether it be FB, IG, Worldstar, YT, etc.)  wouldn’t benefit more then it’d hurt?

Not to say everything should be monitored and watched, but videos like the one above, and others that are even more graphic than that should somehow be detected and the person responsible for the original footage and uploading it should be punished.

Taraji Said IT!

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The Mad Men Saga

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Mad Men will be coming to its end this year and without saying ‘goodbye’ right away, clearly the show has an impact on the every day pop culture world. While bringing back certain fashions, making retro a thing of the present and giving every girl a reason to adore Jon Hamm…what happens when a widely popular television show comes to an end? Can we expect mass chaos or a sorrowful empty AMC channel? Some will experience the loss but now that we will be seeing our favorite main characters entering the 1970’s with fashion, style and an ending that will surely surprise the hell out of us.

While Mad Men focused around a detail in the 1960’s that was all too common (the advertising industry) it becomes an odd realization about how many different things since the 60’s have changed and things that have not so much. Encountering social change and radical governments that switched everyone’s opinion from one point to another. To even the use of birth control and how secret something like that had to be. We were given an open window to an era that our parents or grandparents where a part of.

Then of course, the possibility of any spin off’s would be welcomed with open arms…this show, since it is on it’s high arc should end that way. However, do not be too sad the golden age of television that this era has happened upon is far from over. Stay tuned.

Transformation Tuesday: From Yvette & Jody to Tyrese & Taraji

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Both Taraji P. Henson and Tyrese Gibson was known before Baby Boy, but that film did help put them on the map and increase their fan base. Anyone who has seen this movie probably randomly  say sayings from the film, for example I’ll change the names up while quoting the movie, so instead of Jody, I’ll say a guys name who I know.

This movie will always be a classic, not only because everyone loves it, but because it also helped pave a acting career for Tyrese and introduce all of us into the beautiful and amazing Taraji.

Since Baby Boy, Tyrese has been in films such as Biker Boyz, Waist Deep, Black Nativity, The Fast & Furious sagas and so many more. As for Taraji, she’s has been in Benjamin Buttons, Hustle & Flow, The Karate and many other movies and TV series.  Each of them came from similar ‘hoods’ and backgrounds, so to hear their testimonials, their interviews and their inspirational stories and to see where they are all at now makes us all smile and gives us all hope that we can be who we choose to be and achieve what ever it is that we desire.

They have both came a long way in their careers and in their lives, they have both transformed into two phenomenal artist that many people around the world has grown to love and care about. Congratulations to them both and we wish them the best of luck in their future.

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