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Netflix explains why a movie like “Bright” can bomb with critics and kill with audiences

Netflix’s <i>Bright</i> has been watched more than most other Netflix originals, movies, or series, the company said this week, in spite of being mercilessly panned by critics and scoring positive reviews from only 26% on Rotten Tomatoes.<p>That just shows how out of touch movie critics are with global …

Rotten Tomatoes

Media, morality and the neighbor’s cow: When did Ayn Rand become the Republican Party’s bible?

The value-neutral media “ideal” has left us with a society drained of kindness and mutual responsibility<p><i>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.</i><p>If you have any doubts that the phenomenon of Donald Trump was a long time a’coming, you have only to read a piece that Gore Vidal wrote for …

Here’s Why You’re Still Single Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

ESFJ<p>You’re single because: You have a savior complex and keep going for wounded people who can’t properly love you back.<p>You’ll get into a …

This Stunning Image of Yosemite National Park Will Have You Do a Double-Take

It puts a whole new perspective on a familiar natural sight.<p>Even if you've never been to Yosemite National Park, you have a good idea of what it looks like. There's majestic mountains, beautiful forests, and glassy expanses of water. But the latest viral optical illusion offers a whole new …

Zack Snyder Made A ‘Star Wars’ And ‘Batman V Superman’ Mashup, And The Dark Knight Gets Dark

What if the Dark Knight joined the Dark Side and Superman was a Jedi? That’s the conceit of the new mashup made by Zack Snyder himself. The <i>Batman V Superman</i> and <i>Justice League</i> director has been exchanging Batman and Star Wars references with <i>Force Awakens</i> director J.J. Abrams for over two years now. …

The real health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Here's Why You're Seeing Fewer Movies on Netflix

The content boss of Netflix has explained why the quantity of the streaming service’s movie collection has declined so substantially over the past …

Learn How To Use A DSLR Camera, With This Nifty Web Tool

Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<p>Date of Publication: 12.06.16.<p>Time of Publication: 5:45 am. 5:45 am<p>Serious photographers know that …

Seven Minutes Of Christopher Nolan’s War Epic ‘Dunkirk’ Will Air Before ‘Rogue One’ In IMAX

Fans who are already anticipating a great experience at the theater when they go see <i>Rogue One</i> for the first time this holiday season now have another reason to get their butts in seats as soon as possible. According to /Film, the first seven minutes of Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated new …

A Sea of Blockbusters and Almost No Female Filmmakers

Movies made by women tend to make more money than films by men—but Hollywood hasn’t picked up on this yet.<p>If you need more evidence that women behind the scenes in Hollywood face an Everest-like uphill climb, look at the current slate of big-budget summer films—where franchises and sequels and …

Amsterdam has become ‘unlivable’ as residents fight back to stop ‘Disneyfication’ of city

It’s Friday morning and the invasion has already begun. Armed with suitcases and heady expectations, a steady stream of tourists are trickling out of Amsterdam’s Central Station, among them stag parties from Britain, whose mischievous smiles and boisterous behaviour suggests a hedonistic weekend …

Netflix finally lets you download shows and movies to watch offline

No streaming necessary<p>You can finally take Netflix with you onto a plane or the subway. Today the company announced that it’s launching offline playback for “many of your favorite streaming series and movies.” Right now, that selection includes stuff made by Netflix (<i>Stranger Things, The Crown,</i> …

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

The Brain

The ultimate guide to visiting Amsterdam on a budget

Amsterdam is in some ways an ideal city to visit on a budget. Many of its attractions are free or cost only a few euros: a coffee in a cosy café, a browse through the city’s ancient archives, or a perusal of the latest art exhibitions are all essential, affordable Amsterdam experiences.<p>The cost of …

Incredibly, Sex And Religion Do The Same Thing To Your Brain

Well this was unexpected...<p>Religious and spiritual experiences affect the brain in a very similar way to sex, drugs, music, love and gambling.<p>That’s …

Forget counting calories, fat and sugar – taking care of your gut is what matters

Ditching restrictive dieting and calorie-counting is the key to maintaining a healthy weight according to a leading scientist determined to change …

Immune System

The 50 best films of 2016 in the US: the full list

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15 Pieces of Inspirational Advice From Artists

Artists have a way of encapsulating the essential truths of life the way those of us without creative genius cannot. Phaidon’s latest book, <i>Art is the</i> …

4 Cyber Monday tech deals you won’t want to miss

In case you didn’t satisfy the shopping itch over the Black Friday weekend, TNW Deals is here today, doing what we do on a regular basis — offering up big discounts on stuff you want. And since it’s Cyber Monday, we’ve pulled together four of our most popular offerings, and giving you the chance to …

Amateur Photography Is Becoming One Of India's Most Lucrative Professions

With the onset of e-commerce platforms, new avenues have opened up for the average Indian consumer to simplify buying photography equipment – something that wasn’t possible for many ten years ago. As demand spikes, does this make now the time for entrepreneurs to cash in on the new phenomenon of …

Outdoors

Adriana Lima’s 5 Moves to a Victoria’s Secret Runway-Ready Body

Adriana Lima is no stranger to earning her wings. This December marks the Brazilian stunner’s sixteenth pass down the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway, a storied career marked by performances from the likes of Ricky Martin, Destiny’s Child, and Rihanna; three different Fantasy Bras; two …

Fashion Shows

NASA Admits It Needs Help Figuring Out What to Do With Astronaut Poop

Well, this is awkward.<p>Going to the toilet in space isn't easy at the best of times. You're in close quarters, there's little to no gravity, and once …

US military prepares for the next frontier: Space war

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Since man first explored space, it has been a largely peaceful environment. But now US adversaries are deploying weapons beyond Earth's atmosphere, leading the US military to prepare for the frightening prospect of war in space.<p>"As humans go out there, there has always been …

Military

How Physics Falls Apart If The EMdrive Works

Imagine a rocket that works without fuel. You pump energy into it and away you go, but there’s no thrust coming out the other side, no exhaust, no waste product and no consumable fuel. It’s the ultimate defiance of Isaac Newton: claiming to have an action without an equal and opposite reaction. And …

Physics

Small farms are just as important as big agriculture in the fight against climate change

Just four days before the US elections, the Paris Agreement officially became international law after receiving formal sign-off from 55 countries that contribute 55% of global greenhouse-gas emissions. This landmark deal marked a pivotal moment in the fight against climate change, particularly …

Climate

Martin Scorsese’s Silence to premiere at the Vatican

Director will be joined by 400 priests for screening of film based on story of 17th-century Jesuit missionaries in Japan<p>There will be no red carpet, and almost certainly none of the usual glamour. But when Martin Scorsese’s new film, Silence, has its world premiere at the Vatican on Tuesday, it …

Pope Francis

This Devilishly Difficult Online Game Is Scientifically Shown to Improve Brain Function | Inc.com

Brain-improving games have mostly been debunked. But there's still one that may be worth a try.<p>Can playing an online game make your brain work better? Earlier this year, the maker of the Lumosity app, which widely advertised cognitive and memory benefits from playing its games, was fined $2 million …

The Brain

‘A recipe for scandal’: Trump conflicts of interest point to constitutional crisis

Constitutional lawyers and White House ethics counsellors from Democratic and Republican administrations have warned Donald Trump his presidency might be blocked by the electoral college if he does not give up ownership of at least some of his business empire.<p>“The brand is certainly a hotter brand …

Donald Trump

Ravenous Bacteria Eats Poop and Produces Power

Researchers at Ghent University have hit on a method of harvesting energy from raw sewage that treats the wastewater without using external …

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …