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Add These 6 Fascinating Documentaries to Your ‘Must-Watch’ List

Monday, February 22nd, 2021 by
It’s almost been a year since Tiger King glued us to our screens and, yeah – we can’t believe it’s been that long either. A good documentary utterly grips you in a way that the best comedies, thrillers, and dramas just can’t match because the subject matter actually happened. Fiction is crazy, but reality is crazier (like Exotic Joe believing that moustache really worked for him). If you are ready to be gripped again, we’ve pulled together a list of six recently released documentaries you’ll find interesting, rewarding, and just a little bit addictive. (more…)
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15 Moments That Shaped The Internet

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 by

The internet turns 52 this year with no grey hairs in sight. Talk about ageing well!

It’s given us half a century of delight and distraction with online shopping, instant communication, viral dance moves, memes, and more – forever changing the way we live, work, and play.

So, in celebration of the invisible information superhighway, we’ve picked out a list of its pivotal moments. Follow along on our nostalgic stroll through the internet’s history and, in the comments below, let us know which events you think we’ve missed. (more…)

When is my child ready for their first phone?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020 by

Technology changes fast. Twenty years ago, only a handful of adults had a mobile phone – but two decades on the digital time spectrum is equivalent to the Jurassic age and modern-day. Trying to explain dialup to a pre-teen will elicit the same wild-eyed bewilderment as “a stegosaurus was as big as this house”.

So, that leaves parents in 2020 with a conundrum: when do I give my child their first phone? Is it a question of them reaching a certain age, or is it a case of them showing a level of maturity? We can’t go off what our parents did because two tin cans connected by a string isn’t really the same.

Like most aspects of parenting, there are no hard-and-fast rules for when a child is ready for the responsibility of a mobile – but that doesn’t mean you’re without help. We’ve scouted the web to bring you a step-by-step manual for solving this digital dilemma.

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