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Happy Monday, and more importantly, happy Shark Week!

Yesterday saw the beginning of the 29th year of this mid-summer, Discovery Channel tradition.

Last night’s big event — Michael Phelps vs. a Great White Shark — disappointed some, since Discovery didn’t make the Olympic athlete swim in open water with an actual Great White.

Yes, people can be strange, but the beginning of Shark Week provides the perfect motivation to kick off your week. After all, what’s more motivating than a shark? Read the rest of this entry


Today marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Two centuries after her death, her six (and a half…depending on how you feel about “Lady Susan”) novels still capture the public imagination and have a large following that has only grown with each year. They’ve been turned into plays, movies, even musicals. They’ve inspired countless sequels and some interesting reimaginings.

To put it another way, 200 years after her death, the world is still fascinated by Jane Austen. Read the rest of this entry

…Play With Fire and Ice

Television nerds, today is a good day. Why? Well, if you have to ask, you may need to hand in your television nerd card.

First up, there’s the Men’s Wimbledon Final. Which we’ll all be watching, eagerly awaiting the match’s outcome, and some of us may be watching with slightly more enthusiasm for what comes next. Read the rest of this entry

…Will Power

There seems to be no shortage of big television dramas this summer. While the summer television tradition of reruns and bad reality shows, still exists, it’s also been joined by Netflix series premieres.

And now even the networks are getting in on the summer TV market. Already this spring and summer we’ve seen National Geographic’s “Genius,” ABC’s short-lived “Romeo and Juliet” sequel “Still Star-Crossed,” and now TNT is jumping in with a partly true, but mostly fictionalized series about a young William Shakespeare. Read the rest of this entry


Seeing as it’s the first day of a new week and the seventh day of Wimbledon, it seems like the perfect time for some tennis-inspired Monday Motivation.

Mondays can be rough. After a weekend of playing hard, it can feel like you’ve forgotten how to work hard. Getting back into the daily grind can feel like trying to make your way through the middle of an epic tennis rally. Read the rest of this entry