Entertainment, Top 10s

Timeless Beauties of the Hollywood

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder- yes, the eyes read beyond the skin, thereby giving beauty a greater meaning than ‘skin-deep.’ The below listed women of Hollywood define beauty and achievement beyond the mundane literal meanings.



10.Jennifer Lawrence:

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From school musicals and church plays to the likes of Hunger Games and X-men, Jennifer Lawrence has striven towards perfection with each of her performances. Though she has tasted the joy of awards and numerous accolades, she’s beautifully remained connected to the rational roots. She asserted her views on feminism and ‘planned parenthood.’ This young beauty that seemed to be waltzing through her roles – be it romance or the sitcoms or the action drama – owns it all when it comes to Hollywood popularity and being beautiful.

9.Jessica Alba:

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Having arrived the first ever milestone of her life pretty early, Jessica Alba bagged her first role at the age of 13. Right from Camp Nowhere through ‘Honey’ and ‘Sin City,’ there wasn’t any looking back thereafter. As they say, we set our own limits- this Hollywood beauty has stretched hers into entrepreneurship by co-founding ‘The Honest Company.’




8.Jennifer Aniston:

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This timeless beauty is ageing like wine, emerging gracefully from every challenge, with her reel and real-life performances. Coming of a movie background, she became famous all across the globe while playing Rachel Green in the sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. ‘Rumor has it’, ‘Friends with Money,’ ‘Life of Crime’ – are few of her all-time praised performances. She also co-founded the production companies of Echo Films and Plan B Entertainment.

7.Emma Stone:

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The lady at the typewriter, with enchanting curls and geek spectacles, form ‘The Help’- yes, it’s the beautiful Emma Stone. Winning awards like BAFTA, Academy Award and the Golden Globe, Emma Stone is one of the most promising actresses in Hollywood. Few of her most praised works are ‘Crazy Stupid Love’, ‘Zombieland’ and ‘La La Land.’

6.Natalie Portman:

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While she was still in the high school, she bagged a number of accolades for starring in Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace. After having acquired a bachelors’ from Harvard University, in psychology, she continued to work in movies. The Public Theatre, Black Swan, Star Wars: Trilogy, The Dark World and A Tale of Love and Darkness are the few most popular movies of Natalie Portman.

5.Anne Hathaway:

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She debuted in ‘The Princess Diaries,’ and since then, the list of her lovely works ticked off the likes of The Devil Wears Prada, Love and Other Drugs, Bride Wars, The Dark Knight trilogy, and Interstellar. Acting being her primary forte, she actively voices her views for gender equality as one of the UN Women goodwill ambassadors.

4.Kate Winslet:

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That age is just a number can’t be better explained. Kate Winslet lives this saying in the worthiest possible ways. Having an academic background in acting, awards and accolades have always showered their best on her. Revolutionary Road, The Reader, and of course, Titanic are three of her best performances. She also co-founded a charity for spreading autism awareness- Golden Hat Foundation.

3.Emma Watson:

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‘An early bird catches the worm’- yes Emma Watson is the early bird of this generation. She had been spotted as one of the most promising child actors from her performances in the series of Harry Potter. This young beauty has fared equally well in her academics, acquiring her degree from Brown University. In 2017, she starred in the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast.” She’s also a UN Women Goodwill ambassador and had an active role in launching HeForShe campaign, calling men to take a stand for gender equality.

2.Julia Roberts:

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With each project, she works in; she emerges even more graceful than ever. From Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman, to Notting Hill, Eat Pray Love and The Normal Heart – Julia Roberts has portrayed her effortless skill in each. This actress as well as producer has been called the most beautiful of women in the world by People, on a record of five times.

1.Angelina Jolie:

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And here’s to the #1 of the list of most beautiful women of Hollywood – Angelina Jolie. If life’s a battle, time and again she has made through the tough combat and emerged as the ever beautiful crowned winner. To list her movie performances cannot suffice or ever contain her achievements. Along with the movies, she had always been a compassionate heart and has been an activist in humanitarian works.

‘Being you is beautiful,’ and these ladies continue to inspire the world with their reel and real-life performances and combats; hence, setting a new definition of being ‘beautiful.’

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Fashion, Style Trends, What to Wear

Autumn-Winter Fashion Trends You Need To Follow This Season

Summers are gone, so it’s time to bid adieu to all those flowy floral dresses and embrace the autumn/winter fashion. The autumn-winter fashion trends are classic and tempting. Some of the new looks for the season have already hit the high-end fashion stores in advance. The autumn-winter 2018 is everything loud, shiny, feely, and touchy.

It is the best time for fashion enthusiasts as new-styles make their way to the stores. The idea of picking new outfits for the upcoming season can be overwhelming. Here’s a look at the biggest trends to invest which are sure to make a statement this season:

Animal Charm

Animal Charm

Without mentioning animal print, it is not possible to talk about the autumn/winter season. It’s time you buy a leopard print silk midi skirt and faux snakeskin ankle boots along with a zebra print dress. Stripes and spots are going to be a huge hit this season. Animal prints are an amalgamation of wild and bold which gives the wearer a fierce attitude.

Checks Back in Action

Checks Back in Action

Back in 1995, people were crazy for a bright coloured plaid suit, and Cher Horowitz was the ultimate style icon. Then Versace brought it back in the nineties. Fendi has brought a print that will give your work-wear a rebellion touch. After animal print, checkered plaid takes the second position as the print of the season.

The Seventies Revisited

The Seventies Revisited

The ramps always witness a reincarnation of the seventies from the crop of trouser and massive fringing to smudgy coloured prints. This season, brown colour from seventies is here to rule. Brown might be the colour you always shy away from but it is going to be the shade of the season. You can wear brown all season as there are various hues to choose from such as tobacco, caramel, chestnut, and mahogany.

Pretty Short Dresses

Pretty Short dresses

Yet another fashion trend that will rule this season is pretty short dresses. It is inspired by the second half of the 1980s which was all about silk, satin, brocade, crystals, velvet, and sequins used in abundance, but on the smallest of dresses. One can pair these dresses with extravagant jewellery, fancy bags, shoes, hair accessories, sunglasses and gloves. These dresses are going to be the most flaunted ones on Christmas parties.

Slouchy Boots

Slouchy boots

Though the cowboy, snake print boots and knee-high boots will all take the stage for autumn, one style that will take over others is the slouchy boots. Call it the revival from the 70s or the ease of tucking in your trousers and jeans; they are making a statement this season in a variety of colours.

Crystals Rule

Crystals Rule

You will see a lot of crystals this season. From sneakers to hair bands, there is a crystal item to suit every possible need. You can choose from flouncy and girlish to punk and sporty. The jewellery departments across the globe will drip in a lot of faux diamonds.

If you are someone who likes to stay updated on fashion trends, you now have an idea of what to stack in your wardrobe this season.

[Images and Info Credit: www.whowhatwear.co.uk & www.stylist.co.uk/fashion]

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Entertainment, Gaming

Why is Starcraft 2 a decent starting point for getting started into RTS/MMOs?

Why is Starcraft 2 a decent starting point for getting started into RTS/MMOs?

Starcraft 2 is one of the most popular and widely played MMO games in the world.  Ever since its inception back in 2010, it has been enjoying a massive surge in the number of players, and even today, it is widely considered as one of the highest played RTS MMOs of all time. One might argue that the recent rise of DOTA and League of Legends might have stolen the limelight from Starcraft 2, but here are a few reasons why this game is worth your time.

    1. Familiarity: Fans of the original Starcraft will immediately get familiar with the Starcraft 2 interface because it is essentially a spiritual successor to the original. This is also a great starting point for people, who are planning to get into the whole MMO thing as it is essentially a much simpler game as compared to newer MMOs. The game still revolves around the three core races, namely the Protoss, Terrans, and Zerg being riled up in a constant state of conflict, but it mostly revolves around the Terran race.

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    2. Expansions: Despite its 2010 release, it has received three major expansions over the years that have kept the game fresh. Starcraft 2 was originally designed to be the part of a trilogy, with the base game dubbed as being “Wings of Liberty.” It has gotten the two later updates or DLC, one launched in 2013 named as “Heart of the Swarm,” which is an expansion for the base game, and then, later in 2015, it finally got the 3rd instalment of the trilogy named as the “Legacy of the Void,” which was standalone expansion pack and not part of the base game.

 




  1. Play Modes: Starcraft 2, while designed to be an MMO at heart, has still got one of the most involving single player quest lines. It is a good starting point for people seeking to get into MMO, and the game also has an awesome tutorial mode that could help you to familiarise yourself with the game. You can also have a free gaming experience Starcraft 2.

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  2. Multiplayer: Multiplayer is obviously where the game shines. It has one of the most competitive MMOs player base in the industry. The great thing about the multiplayer is that you aren’t immediately thrown into a slaughterhouse of professionals but rather, Blizzard “Battlenet” service, which essentially monitors your game and keeps tracks of your achievements and skills decide your skill level and sorts you out with other players of roughly the same skill level as you.




Starcraft 2 is probably one of the greatest RTS-MMO games ever released on the PC platform. The game is easy enough for new players to get into without getting intimidated and equally as interesting for older players coming from the original game. Overall, it is a masterpiece that everyone should play at least once, and RTS fans should definitely try out if they haven’t.   

 

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