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Life lessons from The Princess Bride

Katie Hinderer | 11 October 2012

The Princess Bride celebrated its 25th anniversary a couple weeks ago! This fact had me thinking about the multiple life-lessons, especially of the quotable kind that the movie provides.


Fifty Shades isn’t really so grey

Katie Hinderer | 05 May 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey is about to be 50% harder to avoid – or worse. Now, the best-selling ebook, which is nothing more than pornography thinly veiled as ‘literature,’ now has a movie deal.


The trouble with Twilight

Katie Hinderer | 18 November 2011
Stephenie Meyer, author of Twilight, worked hard to keep her characters chaste until their marriage. They struggled with the desires that come with dating and Edward’s hope to remain ‘traditional’ and wait until they were married before they entered into a sexual relationship.

The Hunger Games trailer is out

Katie Hinderer | 17 November 2011
But make time to check out The Hunger Games.

The final Harry Potter movie is the ending of an era

Katie Hinderer | 06 July 2011
With the final Harry Potter movie out this summer, an era ends. In part it feels like the ending of my childhood – or at least a closing of the chapter that significantly shaped who I am today.

Is it so bad to be a princess?

Katie Hinderer | 03 February 2011
But is it really so bad if a girl today identifies with princesses? Aren’t there lessons to be learned even from the gown-clad lovelies that sing, dance and converse with animals?

Book Review: The Last Survivors series

Katie Hinderer | 03 January 2011
The trouble is that the whole series builds the reader up so that you love Miranda and feel for the horrible situation she finds herself in.

The Art of Choosing: less is more, sometimes

Katie Hinderer | 20 April 2010
A review in the New York Times on Sheena Iyengar’s book The Art of Choosing caught my attention. The author, a psychologist by profession, has conducted a number of experiments over the years. She is most famous for the jam experiment; the one that showed people are more likely to be interested in more options but less likely to make a decision when faced with more options. The conclusion: less is more, well sometimes.
 
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