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Netflix & Win With These Awesome Hacks

There’s nothing better than settling in for an evening of Netflix. But do you ever wish that you could turn it into more of a cinematic experience? Well, you’ll be happy to hear that you can! These following hacks can really improve your whole Netflix experience, and they might even help you think you’re sitting in the cinema!

Beat Buffering

Do you get really frustrated when you have to wait for the video to buffer? There’s really nothing more annoying! There are a few hacks that can help you beat this, though. First of all, you should try manually adjusting your bandwidth. You can do this by opening a menu by clicking Shift+Alt or Shift+Option+Click on a Mac. You will then see a menu of different bandwidth options that you can use to choose your buffering speed. It’s also a good idea to watch Netflix at off peak times. There will be fewer people around the world viewing videos and this can improve the overall buffer time.

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The 20 Best, Oddest, Weirdest Conspiracy Theories

I’m a big fan of random conspiracy theories. I don’t believe 95% of them, but it’s fun to know where some people’s minds go when alone. There are people who cannot be swayed away from some odd theory they cooked up in their minds, even if fact after fact proves them wrong.

I decided to post a list of twenty oddest, weirdest and most recent conspiracy theories on the internet. 

If you’re looking to find more 9/11 inside job, Newtown massacre, Kennedy assassination, Moon landing and alien conspiracies, find them somewhere else. They have been overdone, especially Kennedy, who has had more books just focused on his assassination than about his entire life.

These aren’t in any order at all, but I had to start with the conspiracy theory that I actually believe.

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The Pop Culture Trends That Stuck And Became A Part Of Our Daily Lives

pexels-photo-211050Pop culture trends usually start in large cities where young, hip metropolitan professionals congregate. Trends or FADs sometimes come out of nowhere but tend to be born, ferment and eventually permeate into the wider world. But as with all fashion, nothing lasts forever, and trends come in and out of popularity; some disappear for good. However, there are some trends that looked like any other, but somehow found a niche in society and stuck around.

Commuter bikes

Many people don’t cycle to work because of the risk that comes with it. A person on a bicycle whizzing around the city at rush hour, weaving through, in and out of traffic, avoid collisions at every corner…Doesn’t sound fun at all. It isn’t just that, it was the practicality of lugging around a great big bike, having to run the risk of leaving it in public for hours on end and not being very maneuverable in obscenely tight streets; such that you find in congested capital cities. Folding bikes like the tern link c7, changed the game forever. Now anyone can save energy and money simply by carrying around their own little mobile transport. It stuck, and hasn’t gone away; in fact, it spawned an entirely new consumer market.

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2016 Maxim Hot 100 List

mtm5mdu4ndq5mjc0mte5mju2Maxim released its annual “Hot 100” list for 2016. This year’s list is quite different from previous years’ lists.

The 2016 Maxim Hot 100 does have a few familiar faces on it, but the list is mostly filled with runway models instead of young Hollywood starlets. I’m guessing it is because a pivot the magazine made over a year ago to make Maxim less of a guy’s magazine and more appealing to both men and women.

I admit that I’ve never heard of many women on this year’s list, but I’m not exactly familiar with the world of high fashion. But don’t worry, Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and Victoria’s Secret Angels are littered all over the Hot 100.

See who made Maxim’s Hot 100 list and let us know if you agree with them.

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2015 Maxim Hot 100 List

Taylor Swift maxim hot 100 2015 sexy hot tits nude naked ass buttMaxim released its annual “Hot 100” list for 2015. It’s filled with the usual suspects (Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, etc), but they always add a few up & coming starlets.

I’m quite late posting about Maxim’s Hot 100 list this year. I usually write up a post soon after the list is released. I comment on which women are too high on the list and note a few that were glaring omissions.

This year’s list is pretty solid, even though I’m not a huge fan of Taylor Swift (I hope her squad doesn’t read the site). I like many of the newcomers and as usual, the list is filled with Victoria’s Secret models.

See who made Maxim’s Hot 100 list and let us know if you agree with them.

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The Movies that Made Us All Want to Win Big

Hollywood has always loved casinos. Over the years, countless films have taken advantage of the unique atmosphere and ambience of casinos to tell stories of dramatic gambles and life-changing wins.

It is no coincidence that the popularity of casino games has skyrocketed in the past 30 years, following the release of several films that changed the way people viewed casinos, and created a mystique around particular games that captivated theatre audiences.

Movies like Casino, Ocean’s Eleven, and Rounders made a huge impact on cinemagoers, and for many avid gamblers it was a movie experience that sparked their interest in games like poker and blackjack, long before they ever set foot in a casino.

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“Orange Is The New Black” Season 3 Review

Orange Is The New Black Season 3 review netflix three piperI just finished binge-watching season three of “Orange Is The New Black” on Netflix. As a big fan of the first two seasons of the television show, I came into this season with high hopes…but I was left quite disappointed.

I don’t want to throw a bunch of spoilers in this review because I’m guessing only a handful of people have actually finished it by the time this is post is live. I know I would be mad if I had an entire season ruined for myself if I accidentally ran across spoilers before actively looking for them.

Season three is setup like the previous two seasons. You get present-day storylines with backstory flashbacks thrown into every episodes. I still like this method of storytelling, but the flashbacks are becoming less enjoyable.

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Celebrities That Have Been Shown The Casino Door

Most celebrities are not only used to but expect to be able to do what they want, get what they want and go where they want. With so much money weighing them down coupled with a ‘don’t you know who I am?’ attitude in many cases, these celebrities often experience a short, sharp shock when they cannot get the world to pander to their every need, request and demand. However, despite their fame and fortune, celebrities do find themselves at the receiving end of a tongue lashing now and again and in some cases find that they are shown the door in some of their favourite hangouts such as casinos.

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