Robert Yaniz Jr.

Robert Yaniz Jr. is a full-time freelance writer specializing in business, marketing and entertainment. Over the last 15 years, he has covered everything from the regional business scene to the latest movies and TV shows. You can usually find him—laptop on hand—sipping a latte or chasing after his young daughter. For more on his work, check out or email him directly at [email protected] You can also find him on Twitter @robertyanizjr.

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Was 2018 the Year Hollywood Embraced Representation?

The battle for diversity on the big screen rages on. Last summer, a study released by the University […]

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Do Boycotts Actually Work?

There’s probably a company that you make a point to support because you believe in what they do. […]

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How Young Voters Could Decide the Midterms

Whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican or something else entirely, it’s impossible to deny that the United States […]

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Is There a Dark Side to Nostalgia?

As a society, we are intent on looking back. Of course, romanticizing the past, even at the expense […]

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Unwind After a Stressful Day With These Simple Suggestions

In our collective effort to get more and more done all the time, we are actually achieving the […]

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6 Culturally Relevant Films that Reflect Our World Today

D.W. Griffith’s controversial 1915 film “The Birth of a Nation” is among the earliest examples of the power […]

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Searching for Remote Work? These Websites Can Help

Job boards like Monster and CareerBuilder are pretty common knowledge to anyone who has ever looked for a […]

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5 Ways to Build Your Motivation Muscles

Smartphones and tablets may have put the power of the internet right in our hands, but they have […]

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6 Small Ways to Improve Your Mood and Spread Positivity

Everyone wants to be happier. Whatever that means for you—whether your measuring stick is money, love or your own […]

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What’s the Point of Film Festivals?

Film festivals: We hear about them all the time, usually with exotic cities like Cannes, Berlin and Venice […]

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Is Patreon the Future of Getting Paid as a Creative?

Believe it or not, artists and other creative folks, this crazy world is brimming with opportunity for you. […]

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The Superpowers We Need Today: Compassion and Empathy

Regardless of your politics, the world at large probably feels like it has gotten so swept up in […]