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Navy gets $2.7B attack submarine sponsored by Michelle Obama

An attack submarine that is sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and will be named for her home state has been delivered to the U.S. Navy.<p>Submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat, based in Groton, Connecticut, delivered the submarine that will become the USS Illinois to the Navy on …

Here's the original 3-page outline George R.R. Martin wrote for 'Game of Thrones' in 1993

<b>Warning: There are possible spoilers ahead for the "Game of Thrones" series.</b><p>There are currently five "Game of Thrones" books with a few more in the works. However, author George R.R. Martin's original plan was for the series to be a trilogy.<p>Redditor TheNextRobin noticed a tweet from UK bookseller …

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The effects of talk radio and Fox News are studied in 'The Brainwashing of My Dad'

The title and those lively Bill Plympton animations may suggest otherwise, but "The Brainwashing of My Dad" has something more serious on its mind.<p>Witnessing her aging Caucasian father turn from Kennedy Democrat into an "enraged and unreachable"<p>Fox Newsfanatic, documentary filmmaker Jen Senko …

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Game of Thrones Show-Runners Get Extremely Candid About Their Original “Piece of Sh—t” Pilot

How an Oscar-nominated director and the most successful TV show-runners in the world created a massive flop.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> show-runners <b>Dan Weiss</b> and <b>David Benioff</b> have been pretty forthright in the past when it comes to the original pilot for their smash-hit HBO show. The consensus? It was not …

Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts: Which One Are You?

Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing — sure, small talk might not be your favorite activity, but you’re definitely a pro at making your alone time rock. Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestseller <i>Quiet</i>, the whole world learned what many of us already knew: Introverts are awesome. Wellesley Psychology …

Botched End as Philippines Wins Miss Universe: Pictures

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Dear Basketball

Dear Basketball,<p>From the moment <br>I started rolling my dad’s tube socks <br>And shooting imaginary <br>Game-winning shots <br>In the Great Western Forum <br>I knew one …

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101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …


Game of Thrones Comic Con 2015 Panel

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The World of Ice and Fire on Flipboard

By Elio Miguel Garcia Jr | The Official George R.R. Martin Magazine<p>SAG Awards winners 2018: Full list<p>Another day, another round of actors giving …

Happy birthday, 'Game of Thrones'!

Can't get enough "Game of Thrones"? Here's what to devour once you've finished every episode of HBO's show (or maybe even before you start watching).<p>It's been 20 years since "A Game of Thrones" was released. In August 1996, a very different Clinton was president of the US, "Macarena" and "Wannabe" …

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Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

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'Game Of Thrones' Google Map Makes Navigating Westeros So Much Easier

Living in Westeros is not for the faint of heart, but at least visitors to the fictional land of "Game of Thrones" will have less difficulty navigating the Seven Kingdoms with this map designed to look like a real-life Google map.<p>Created by an Etsy shop owner named Danny, the map includes such a …

Distorted Pinoy pride?

Many times I have been perplexed by our penchant for identifying celebrities who happen to have some Filpino lineage, no matter how minuscule, as …


Game of Thrones Viewer's Guide

Enter the world of Game of Thrones with official maps of the Seven Kingdoms and interactive family trees that capture the rich backgrounds of the …

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Yes, It’s Good: AMC’s Big ‘Better Call Saul’ Bet Pays Off


Whiplash: the cult of the drummer

From Keith Moon to John Bonham, they have a reputation for wild behaviour. But, as new film Whiplash suggests, there's a reason drummers are different<p>There is a story recounted in <b>Whiplash</b>, the electrifying new <b>film</b> about a young jazz drummer, concerning the night that Jo Jones, the drummer for the</b> …


How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

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Game of Thrones - 60's Intro

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Playing video games for up to an hour a day 'is good for children'

Children who play computer or video games for up to an hour daily are the most sociable, happy and least hyperactive, Oxford University study finds<p>Children who play video games for up to an hour a day are happier, more sociable and less hyperactive than those who don’t play at all, research has …

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …

The Entire History Of Westeros Told Through More Than A Dozen Maps

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Queen Elizabeth Takes a Good, Long Look at the Iron Throne

Windsor is coming.<p>Sure, sitting on the Throne of England is cozy enough, but we always suspected that Queen Elizabeth II was lusting after a slightly …