Aaron Wannamaker

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I am a “MasterChef” survivor

Have you ever wondered what kind of person auditions for reality TV? Here’s my story, and what I saw<p>If you take 300 people and push them to an extreme stress level, some of them will die under the pressure. I believe producers of reality shows know this is true. There are no former reality show …

Gordon Ramsay

Lebanese judge orders 3 Muslims to memorize Quran verses

BEIRUT: A Lebanese judge ordered three Muslim young men who insulted Christianity to memorize verses from the Quran’s Al-Imran surah which glorifies …

Religion

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

Self-improvement

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

Mysterious 15th-Century ‘Alien’ Voynich Manuscript Finally Decoded Using Artificial Intelligence

Computer science experts at the University of Alberta have reportedly cracked the code of the mysterious Voynich manuscript using the power of …

Artificial Intelligence

11 Completed Movies That Were Never Released (And The Murky Reasons Why)

For every movie that is released, there are countless that never made it. Scripts that were never picked up. Films shut down in pre-production. Even disastrous shoots that were called off before they could be completed.<p>There aren't so many that make it right to the final hurdle and don't get a …

Prince Philip

5 Household Products That Are Slowly Destroying the Environment

Having a clean house is great — but a clean environment is even better.<p>Many of the household and kitchen items we use on a daily basis may seem …

Recycling

The absurd brilliance of Chicken Run

When the future denizens of Planet Earth leaf through the annals of history and arrive at the year 2000, which artifact of UK culture will be hailed …

Animation

How Don Bluth changed the face of feature animation

There was a brief moment in the mid to late ’80s when a relatively small company, backed by a studio in Dublin, successfully competed against Disney …

Walt Disney Company

Bill Gates is surprisingly strict about his kids' tech use — and it should be a red flag for the rest of us

For all his success in designing world-changing technology, Bill Gates has set surprisingly strict rules for how his kids can use that technology, the billionaire philanthropist has said in multiple interviews.<p>"You're always looking at how it can be used in a great way — homework and staying in …

Silicon Valley

Want Kids Who Can Stand up to What Life Throws at Them? Follow This Simple Advice

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

Parenting

The 5 Best Things Your Child Can Say to a Bully

Arm your kid with these powerful comebacks.<p>“Well, that isn’t a very nice thing to say.”<p>“Kids typically bully when they think they can have a strong …

Here's What Will Happen 10,000 Years From Now, According to Science

We come from the far future.<p>Imagining the future of humanity, our planet, and everything we hold dear in our corner of the cold dark Universe is …

The Top 20 Games Headed to the Nintendo Switch in 2018

Top 20 Games Headed to the Nintendo Switch in 2018<p>Nintendo has hit it big with the overwhelming success of their latest hybrid console, the Switch. …

Use This Website as Your Antidote to the Mind-Numbing Kids' Videos on the Internet

The stuff that kids watch can be mind-numbingly inane—we <i>get</i> it, Dora’s map, YOU ARE A MAP. Rion Nakaya, a design director and video producer, had the …

This is not going to go the way you think: The Last Jedi and the necessary disappointment of epilogues

<i>This article discusses major plot points from both</i> Star Wars: The Force Awakens <i></i> <i><br>and</i> Star Wars: The Last Jedi<i>.</i><p>Luke Skywalker is old. When we see him in</i> …

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

Scientists Explain How Wild Earth Would Be if it Had Rings

By<p>Filed Under Science & Space Science<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Overall, Earth’s pretty good. If you …

Police officer adopts homeless mother's opioid-addicted newborn

<b>Programming note:</b> Watch "New Day" and "CNN Newsroom" each Friday to see inspiring stories of officers going above and beyond the call of duty.<p><b>Albuquerque, New Mexico (CNN) —</b> Police officers will often tell you there's no such thing as a routine call when you're patrolling the streets.<p>But when …

Pregnancy

Alien: Resurrection Set a New Low for Lazy Sequels

<i>The Sunday Matinee takes a look at a classic or beloved film each weekend. This week, we’re cloning our mixed feelings over</i> Alien: Resurrection <i>as the</i> …

Construction

The Nintendo Switch is the hottest game system of the year — here are its 15 best games

The Nintendo Switch isn't even a year old<i>,</i> yet there's already a killer line-up of games available.<p>Whether you're looking for Nintendo staples like "Mario" and "Zelda," fast-paced first-person shooters like "DOOM", or narrative-driven indie RPGs like "Golf Story," there's something for everyone on …

Nintendo Switch

For irreligious evangelicals, Christianity is about politics—not God

Growing up, I was what today you’d call an evangelical Christian. As a child, I went to Bible camps; as a young adult, I attended a Christian college. Today I teach psychology at a science-supportive college that identifies with an “ever-reforming” religious tradition—but also with an evangelical …

Religion

Why Are Planets Almost Spherical?

It's something we kind of take for granted. Roses are red, and planets are spherical. That's just the way things are, right? After all, building …

Sailboat survivors recount doomed Pacific voyage

HONOLULU (AP) — Trapped on a storm-battered boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for months, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava were just about out of food and beginning to believe they were completely out of luck when they finally saw it: a U.S. Navy ship chugging toward them.<p>"When I saw the gray …

Rowing

These inventions wouldn’t exist if we had never traveled to space

When you think of NASA, you probably think of astronauts and space shuttles. What’s less known is that since its inception in 1958, the US space …

You can have more than a “Wii” bit of fun with the best Wii games

Few video game consoles — if any — stirred up as much buzz as the Nintendo Wii. Before motion tracking software was considered standard fare and lazy …

Pokémon

Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals How He Tricked Sylvester Stallone Into Starring In 'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot'

Terminated.<p>Arnold Schwarzenegger has spoken about how he tricked Sylvester Stallone into joining renowned movie flop <i>Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot</i>.<p>The</i> …

Nintendo Devs Reminisce About Making The Leap To The SNES

The SNES is old. As much as I love the first <i>Mario Kart</i>, going back and loading up the Mode 7 graphics of Bowser Castle 1 feels quaint. A series of …

Retrogaming

Video game developers confess their hidden tricks at last

First shots from an enemy in BioShock always miss<p>Jennifer Scheurle opened up a can of game-design whoopass on Thursday.<p>Scheurle, a designer with Opaque Space (whose current project is the virtual reality game <i>Earthlight</i>) tossed out an open question on Twitter that will make you question what really …

Customizable controller that works with every system is a dream

Going back and forth between controllers that match their respective consoles can be a bit annoying. The ALL Controller fixes that.<p>A company called …