When you really think about it -- would you really want your life to be like a Disney princess? Would Beyonce? When you get down to the bottom of what really makes them tick, their lives are not as glamorous as you think.
2013 was a fairly successful year for Hollywood. The top five highest grossing films of the year all had something in common: They were all sequels or prequels. Which begs the question: Why?
I like "chronic disease." It's easier for me to visualize my mortality not as something that is going to come quickly but as something I can live with. That is the key word... LIVE.
Disney found that these were the two humanizing components that caused audiences to identify with and connect to the stories and characters he made famous. I believe these qualities prove so effective because they tap our deepest human needs.
It's worth noting that Disney got a lot of things right. The bands served as our room keys, admission tickets, the three fast passes we were allotted each day, payment for meals and as a tagging system to let the various photographers link our photos.
I won't win these races. I will finish behind thousands of other men and women. And that's okay. If I can finish an entire thin-crust pizza, I can finish a race. I am a chubby runner, and I get to keep running for as long as I hate doing it.
This year, like recent years, saw some continuation of big trends: with a few exceptions, the international policy community keeps failing to come to a meaningful agreement on climate change.
Walking With Dinosaurs, a 3D movie whose title suggests spending a day with the Republican leadership, is like a more expensive Land Before Time: bad writing, corny jokes and a weak (and familiar) plot.
Parents of the United States, unite! Organize for universal health care, accessible and high-quality education, and a robust social service network that helps people address and resolve problems in their lives before they get out of control. Do it for tomorrow's children.
Portraying Julie Andrews, who won the 1965 Academy Award for Best Actress, to virtually spit-spot accuracy, is actress Victoria Summer.
Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these five cities ideal to consider for your travel itinerary this year.
If you have little kids, you have to put a bit more thought into a visit to the multiplex, especially the first time you go. Here are some tips for making the first venture to the theater a success.
Instead of just not preparing a favorite family meal, or wishing an annoying toy away, what if I added some Disney spin? What if I started putting things in the Vault?
I was well on my way to raising the ultimate gender-neutral child when something entirely unexpected happened. My daughter turned three and started expressing her own views. In doing so, she made her interests extremely clear and they completely contradicted my expectations.
These are not babymoons, per se, which are best spent relaxing on the beach. These four places are where you'll want to be on your own schedule to get adventurous, sample the local wines, and stay up into the wee hours.
Go see this one, moms and dads, because the more we show productions studios with our wallets that we want more versions of "happily ever after," the more options we get. I don't think there's any turning back.