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Chindōgu: The Japanese Art of Useless Inventions

We’re made to believe that every creation has a purpose. Nothing’s created just for the sole purpose of existing. The Japanese, however, believe otherwise. There are just some things that need to be invented even when people don’t really need it. Finding it difficult to spread butter on your morning toast? There’s an invention for that. Have a terrible cold and constantly need tissue to blow your nose? The Japanese have exactly what you need. A quick trip to a …

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When Art Imitates Life: Real Life Locations of Hayao Miyazaki’s Movies

Hayao Miyazaki is a screenwriter, a filmmaker, a producer, an artist, and above all, a visionary. It’s difficult to name another animator who made his mark in the industry with animated movies about moving castles and friendly witches. His whimsical style of storytelling made many viewers a loyalist. Best known for his works such as Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro, Miyazaki’s works has recurring themes and concepts that endeared him to viewers of all ages. His works have …

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Preparing for a Fashion Photo Shoot: The Essentials

Preparing for a fashion photo shoot can be stressful and daunting. You would have to think about many things such as hiring the right photographer, thinking of a theme, looking for the right models, and many more. Today, we will discuss why you should hire fashion photo retouching services as well as how to properly prepare for your fashion photo shoot. 1. Select the right photographer Selecting the photographer to hire is one of the most important things that you will …

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5 Gothic Horror Novels That Need Small Screen Adaptations

The success of the Netflix original The Haunting of Hill House proves there’s always a room for the gothic horror genre in the age of the internet and online streaming. Shirley Jackson’s timeless story of a haunted house was adapted into a 10-episode drama, and it’s now confirmed for a second season due to its immense popularity. Often employing the use of old Victorian houses or large looming castles, the skin-tingling atmosphere of the gothic horror genre almost comes naturally, …

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