Listaliciousness: Weird Al with “Yoda,” Amateurs, and Jealous Batman

Break is officially over for me. Tomorrow, classes begin. I feel mixed about starting on this last part of my journey at this university. Leaving will be bitter sweet although the bitterness has brown lately.

Anyway, here are the links like every Sunday. Enjoy!

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Recovery in the Media: #69. Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle has a beautiful voice and spirit that is shown in her music.

69. Selected Susan Boyle songs

I still remember the first day that my mother showed my sisters and me the video of Susan Boyle singing on Britain’s Got Talent. Her stage presence, raw talent, and emotional connection with the song touched me and millions of others deeply. Since that moment, she has continued to prove to the world that judging someone based on appearance is wrong. Another remarkable story broke when she was diagnosed with Aspergers. My connection to her grew even stronger. Because of these facts as well as her uplifting themes in music, I decided to feature her for Media Monday.

Selected Songs:

    • “I Dreamed a Dream” from her I Dreamed a Dream album
    • “Both Sides, Now” from her Someone to Watcher Over Me album
    • “You Raise Me Up” from her Hope album
    • “This is the Moment” from her Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from Stage album
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Inspiring Celebrities with Mental Illness

Posing with Demi Lovato's guitar at her concert
Posing with Demi Lovato's guitar at her concert

Posing with Demi Lovato’s guitar at her concert

Once again, today was great but draining. I feel like I can barely stand up as I type at my computer. Toastmasters, work, internship – I am just glad that I got in a walk. That time probably should have been spent somewhere else, but I really longed for a break.

Anyway, here is an article that I wrote for my internship on celebrities with mental illness. I hope that you find it interesting. If you like to cook, other articles that I wrote are about food as well as some news stories and movie lists.

Here is the link – Top 10 inspiring celebrities with mental illness

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The Face Behind the Camera

Watching movies and famous stars always leaves me with a feeling of longing.  When the heroine smiles at the camera or the singer belts out a note before winking at her audience, I find myself fighting back jealousy.  How can anyone look so perfect?

There is something deep inside of everyone that longs to be beautiful.  Strangely enough, people envision this in different ways.  However, we are constantly shown images of what we must look like.  This does not just happen for women either.  Men also compare themselves to muscular athletes and beaming actors.

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