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22 Crime Dramas to Binge Watch Now
Need to a new show to watch? Try these Crime Dramas.
Crime Dramas are one of the mostly popular genres in Television (with the occasional movie). They are both a captivating and alluring to watch. Here is a list of the best crime shows to binge watch including some popular teen crime dramas.
Thriller/ (TV Series)
A financial planner must make amends to a Mexican drug cartel by washing their drug money.
2. Criminal Minds
This show follows a group of FBI members that try to psychologically get inside of criminals minds to solve their cases.
Mindhunter is another psychological thriller that follows an elite FBI team.
4. Major Crimes
This show has been cancelled, but binge watch worthy.
5. The Closer
This show follows a CSI agent in Los Angeles that covers high profile crime cases.
This show follows a Los Angeles S.W.A.T. lieutenant, that is caught in between two worlds.
7. Person of Interest
Crime Fiction/Science Fiction
A former CIA agent that is presumed dead and billionaire software genius join forces to stop crimes before they happen.
8. Drug Lords
This show is about some of the most notorious drug cartel leaders including Pablo Escobar.
There are multitudes of CSIs set in different cities. The original CSI (Las Vegas) has 15 seasons. A great crime show to binge watch.
A spin on the classic Sherlock Holmes and his mate Watson.
11. The Innocent Man
The innocent man is based on John Grisham’s nonfiction book. It is a limited serious that is only found on Netflix.
This show is about the fallen angel, Lucifer, that has abandoned his thrown in hell.
13. Queen of the South
A young woman falls in love with a member of the Cartel and must pay for his crimes after he is murdered.
14. Rizzoli & Isles
Set in Boston, this show follows a medical examiner and detective solve some of the city’s toughest crimes.
15. The Punisher
A man that loses everything becomes his city’s vigilante.
16. Pretty Little Liars
Teen Crime Drama
This show follows the lives of friends that are being tortured by an unknown person name A.
17. From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
Action/ Horror/ Fiction
This unique show incorporates vampires and the mexican cartel.
Mystery/ Crime/ Teen Crime Drama
This teen crime drama is set in the town of Riverdale, where a killer is on the loose.
19. La Casa De Papel
This spanish television crime drama tv show is about a criminal mastermind and his 8 recruits that plan to pull of a heist.
20. Ray Donovan
Thriller/ Drama/ Black Comedy
This show follows the life of the man that fixes and cleans the messes of Hollywood.
21. Breaking Bad
Thriller/ Drama/ Black Comedy/Drug
A high school chemistry teacher is given the news that he has Cancer and only a certain amount of time to live. He decides to make and sell meth to provide for his family and to cover his medical bills. When he lives longer than expected, he has to pay for his life of crime.
Thriller/ Action/ Mystery
A young girl is taught to be an assassin by her CIA parent and must fight to stay alive.
10 Ways to Keep Your New Year Resolutions
By Ana Lefebvre
The New Year is a great symbol of starting something new or pressing restart to something you are determined to re-do. It’s like the big “Monday” of the year. Most New Year Resolutions are actually great goals, i.e. “Get Healthier”, “Stop Smoking”, “Start a new hobby”…So why wouldn’t you want to do them?
According to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. Why? Because most resolutions are made unpractically and without an execution plan.
Here are 10 ways to keep your New Year Resolutions to Yourself
1. Keep it practical
Don’t set goals that are impossible to achieve. For instance, “I’m going to lose 15 lbs by February.” This is not a practical goal. Not because of the weight and time frame, but because of the fact that you are trying to lose something that you many have no idea how to track. How do you know if you are losing fat vs. gaining muscle vs. what is water weight?
What is a more practical goal: “I am going to workout three days a week for 1 hour and bring my heart rate up to my Target Heart Rate.” Now this is something that you can track.
Unless you are a trainer, have a trainer or nutritionist, know how to measure your BMI, there is no way for you to scientifically and accurately tell if you are losing Body Fat.
Be practical when writing your goals (practical and optimistic are NOT the same thing).
2. Set ways to get there
Don’t just write a goal and leave it there. Write how you are going to accomplish your New Year Resolution.
I am going to read 30 minutes a day. Well how are you going to do that? – “Instead of watching a TV show before bed, I am going to read” or “I am going to wake up 30 minutes earlier to read” or “I am going to read during lunch.”
3. Check-in with yourself
After you start committing to your goal, look for ways to enhance or improve it.
Maybe you noticed that reading before bed is not the best time, because you are too tired. Maybe you realized that you like this one workout class or gym better than another one. Look for ways to enhance. Do not stay stagnant.
4. Give Yourself Motivation
Motivate yourself! If you you go to the gym 3 times a week, treat yourself to new workout pants or start saving towards something you truly want.
As children, most of our parents would reward us for our accomplishments. For instance, if you received straight A’s you might have received a toy that you really wanted. This was built into our socialization process, making this cause and effect action still valid.
5. Make sure you are doing it for you
Make sure your New Year Resolution is for you and not for someone else. Now your goal can start from somewhere, like a your spouse asking you to do something, but you still have to find the core of why you want to do it…these are double edged resolutions.
Here are some examples of double edged resolutions:
-You are reading a book because you want to be apart of a book club; so, you can spend more time with your friends.
-You want to get healthier because you want to be around longer for your family.
-You want to save more money; so you can go on that trip.
6. Be open about what you are doing
We all need a support system. Be open about what you are doing and if someone is judgemental that is their issue.
Now you don’t have to do the above, but one thing I have learned, there will usually be a naysayer or two, but be honest. Explaining it to them, will help you keep yourself on track.
“The last office I worked in, people would judge me because I would bring in my own food prep. They took what I looked like and what I was eating and automatically made their own assumptions about me. One day someone had made a joke about my size and my food. I told the woman why I was eating healthy -because of my uncle’s battle with colon cancer, because of my grandmothers battles with breast and ovarian cancer…and she never bothered (picked on) me again.”- Ana
7. Be your own biggest cheerleader
If you are doing your Resolution..be proud of yourself! Give yourself a pat on the back. Not in a narcissistic way, but in a motivational way. Tell yourself how proud you are of YOU!
It all starts with you.
8. Motivate yourself
Investigate the why of your New Year Resolution. – I want to start dressing nicer. Why? Because I forgot how much I enjoy fashion.
I want to start working out 3 times a week. Why? To improve my health so I can run around with my kids and also teach them a healthy lifestyle.
I want to read 30 minutes a day. Why? I want to keep learning.
9. Don’t give up
There may be days where you would rather watch a movie and not read, eat saturated fats, or splurge on that jacket, but don’t give up! Go to that why and find your reason to keep going because….
10. Don’t lie to yourself
Never lie to yourself. Never break promises to yourself. How does it feel when you lie to your significant other or family member? Not to good right? Well lying to yourself doesn’t feel very good either, but some people are so used to doing so that they are hardened to this feeling. When you lie to yourself you are disrespecting yourself just as you would if you lied to someone else.
If you find that you have fallen off the track, it is never too late to press the restart button. You don’t have to wait for New Year or a Monday (or Sunday) to start a goal. You can start right now, in this very moment. *Set yourself up for success, by reassessing how to achieve your resolution.
Best Wine to Bring to a Party
December is usually filled with Holiday Parties. As a rule of thumb, you should never go to a host’s home empty handed. Wine is a traditional gift to bring, but which one should you bring. Here’s a list of the best wine to bring to a Party and since the Holiday season is a season full of celebrating, we are sticking to the bubbles (not Champaign). All wine listed are under $20.00.
Here's our list of Best Wines to Bring to a Party
1. Cote de Roses
It is a nice Pink Wine (we won’t say Rosè because it does not advertise itself as one.) The bottle is beautiful and a conversation starter. It is not too sweet or too dry. Fresh and Fruity.
“I don’t usually bring a dark wine to a party because reds are known to make people relax and at a party, people are supposed to be celebrating. This wine is highly recognized and the beauty of it is a bonus.” -Ana Editor-In-Chief.
2. Cecilia B Spumante Rosé
This Rosè is dry, with a fruity finish. You can purchase at Trader Joes.
“This is one of my favorites and is under $10.00.” -Ana
3. Pink Party
Rosè with bubbles…how can you go wrong? It is refreshing with “notes of honeydew and cantaloupe” (Bevmo).
“Bevmo usually has the buy 1 get 1 for 5 cents.”- Ana
4. Cuvee 89 Sparkling Rosè
The perfect Rose to bring to a party. This one has hints of Strawberry. You can usually get a good deal at Bevmos.
“This is hands down my favorite Rosè.” -Ana
5. Da Luca Prosecco
Da Luca Prosecco, sparkling wine from Italy. A subtle orange and apricot flavor. A great value because it can be found for around $10.00
“I fell in love with Proseccos when I worked at a Pizzeria in college.” -Ana
6. Mezzacorona’s sparkling wine
60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Bianco, and 10%. A very light fruity flavor. According to the website: “The bouquet displays rich and intense aromas.. like red apple, pear, white peach and melon, and…pineapple…”
“It is amazing how different Proseccos are. Some are very sweet. This one is not. Very balanced.”- Ana
6. Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Treviso
On the dryer side. Light bubbles for those who do not like champaign. Refreshing and balanced.
Top Christmas Gifts 2018
We asked Instagram what was their Top Request Gifts for 2018 and here are (some) of the responses. Please note that these are Christmas Gifts for Adults.
We are not sure why giving money has such a bad rap. It is actually the most requested, because the receiver can do anything that they want with it, rather than having to purchase from a certain store. Let’s be real, most of the “gifts” that we receive for Christmas end up going into the corner or re-gifted.
“I do not care if it $5.00 or $10.00, sometimes money is the best gift and the most unwasteful.” -Ana Editor-In-Chief.
2. To be around Family
For those who do not live close to their family, this is the season to where the void is felt the most. Help them out by giving them an early Christmas present that will help them travel. Yes it is non-traditional, but worth it.
“Sometimes the way to be with your family is the best gift.” -Ana
3. To travel
For someone that is looking to give a gift to a travel bug…give them a gift card to an airline, that way they have to use it for traveling.
“Find out what airline they like to use or what airline goes to the place that is on their list.”- Ana
4. Good Health
For your health enthusiast friend or family member, give them a gift card to a health store or even gift them vitamins.
“Vitamins and health supplements are not cheap. I would love to find multi-vitamins in my stocking.” -Ana
5. More time with my Spouse
For those couples that are super busy, give your significant other a gift card or tickets that includes…you. For example a gift card to a restaurant, tickets to a concert or a couples massage.
“Tickets to a basketball game is something my husband loves.” -Ana
Concert tickets to your friend’s or family member’s favorite band, ect. is a great gift. Just make sure you get two; so, they can bring a friend. Also, if you weren’t planning on going with them, then let them know with a note that they can bring whomever they want, that way they do not feel pressured.
7. A Designer Bag
8. Drunk Elephant
If you do not know what Drunk Elephant is, it is a skincare line. An instagram cult favorite. Instead of putting up a photo of the products, we will have a gif of two drunk elephants.
Photo is from Pexels.com, Gifs are from Gify.com
Critics say Ariana Grande's Funeral Attire was Disrespectful and We are Not Here for it.
Ariana Grande wore a little black dress to Aretha Franklin’s Funeral and Critics are ripping apart this young woman for her attire.
We are disappointed to report that in 2018, people are picking apart and commenting on Ariana Grande’s attire at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. The controversy sparked shortly after the “controversial grab” by Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Bishop.
Coincidence? We think not.
What Ariana wore was an above the knee black dress and black stilettos. Critics are saying that this was inappropriate and disrespectful to wear to a funeral. We are guessing that Ariana didn’t read the Funeral Handbook (apparently there is one).
The headlines for this outrage have included the word funeral not church, but if the funeral was not held in a traditional church, would there be this much controversy? Are people hiding behind religion to chastise and judge her? Where is this “appropriateness” coming from?
In their defense, in many traditional churches women were historically not allowed behind the podium; so, I suppose we should be thankful that in 2018 a Woman was allowed to stand on the stage at all.
Now we are not sure why there was a late uproar over her attire. Maybe it was to produce an excuse for the demeaning way that the Bishop inappropriately grabbed her (there’s no excuse for him grabbing her and holding her) or the other looks that some of these men were giving this 25-year-old.
This is the old shaming the victim routine and we are not here for it.
Also note that this controversy happened within the same month that Serena Williams was banned from wearing her catsuit at the French Opening and the French tennis player, Alize Cornet, received a violation after changing her shirt on the court (she had a sports bra on).
So if you thought we have come far in Feminism Land, think again.
We have a lot of work to do.
11 World Cup Facts for Men's 2018
(MUL) – The World Cup is a major Sporting Event that happens every four years. It is an exciting event that units countries, friends and families. In case you need to brush up or are a new fan, here are 11 quick World Cup Facts for Men’s 2018 World Cup.
1. The Dates of the World Cup is June 14-July 15, 2018.
If you have ever been to different countries during the World Cup, you will notice how some completely stop during the time that their team is playing.
6. The 2018 World Cup is the 21st World Cup.
7. The US Men’s National team did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
8. The game will be played in 12 stadiums in different part of Russia.
Brazil still holds the record of having the most stadiums while the were hosting the World Cup.
9. The oldest player, in the 2018 World Cup is Essam El-Hadary (Egypt’s Goal-Keeper) is 45-years-old.
10. A World Cup match is played in two 45 minute halves.
11. You may have less than 11 players, but no more than 11 players on the field at a time.
12 Inspirational Father's Day Quotes
Inspirational Father's Day Quotes that are perfect your Father's Day card, inspiration, or just because....
- “A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”
2. “It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.”
3. “A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.”
4. “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.”
– Anne Geddes
5. “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.”
6. “Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.”
7. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”
-Antoine Francois Prevost
8. “What you teach your children, you also teach their children.”
9. “Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.”
10. “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.”
11. “A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.”
-Gregory E. Lang
12. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”
Meghan Markle: 13 Interesting Facts
Even though the wedding has come and gone, Meghan Markle is still the most interesting woman in from America. She is an educated, accomplished and is an active feminist. She has created a new path for herself that has carved a new way for the future. Here are 13 interesting facts about Meghan Markle.
- She was born in Los Angeles.
- Her marriage to Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex is her second marriage.
She has a Bachelors from Northwestern University where she double-majored in theater and international relations.
4. She worked at the US embassy in Argentina in 2002.
5. She is older than Prince Harry.
6. She started dating Prince Harry in 2016.
7. The first royal bride in the UK to walk down the isle without an escort.
8. Was an actress.
9. Meghan is actually her Middle name. Her first name is Rachel.
10. Is an active feminist.
- She was raised on the set of set of Married… with Children (her father was the director of photography).
- She worked on Deal or No Deal as a suitcase girl.
- According to Allure magazine, in a 2017 she told them that she uses the Nars blush in Orgasm, “on and off camera” and that she also “love[s] the Make Up For Ever HD Powder.”
13 Problems that Women with Big Boobs Understand
It may seem like a great asset, but here are the problems with big boobs
Because big boobs can be a problem.
1. Utility bras only!
Cute bras are not dependable with big boobs and are only used for sexy time lingerie since they only cause problems with every day outfits.
2. Forget button down shirts!
The problems is that they never fit the arms and chest. Buttons tend to pop open even if you wear an undershirt with the top buttons un-button. If you actually find a button down that fits, you must treat it with the dignity and respect that it deserves.
3. You have to try on at least 20 bathing suits to find One contender.
Forget swimsuits that are the same size at the top and bottom and one-pieces, they never work.
4. You always have back pain.
At a certain point in life you just began to ignore this as one of the problems with big boobs. Back problems are now apart of the everyday.
6. Guys and girls are constantly looking at your chest.
7. When you wear strapless you are risking a nip slip.
8. When you wear anything that doesn’t cover your breast fully, you are risking a nip slip.
9. When you don’t wear a sports bra or a bra that make you look like you have a uni-boob you are risking a nip slip.
10. You have become okay with the possibility of having a nip slip because unfortunately it has happened.
This may be a huge problem with big boobs, but you have learn to get over it.
11. You have to wear nipple covers with regular bras in case of a nip slip.
Nip slips happen regardless if your boobs are in a tee-shirt or v-neck.
12. You have to become comfortable with the possibility of always finding crumbs in between your boobs.
Otherwise it would be gross.
13. You use deodorant under and between your breasts.
It gets so sweaty!