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Oscar Isaac and 'Ex Machina' Director Alex Garland Are Teaming Up Again

F*ck yes.<p>Sci-fi dream team Oscar Isaac and Alex Garland have confirmed they will follow up the success of <i>Ex Machina</i> by working together on a new thriller called <i>Annihilation,</i> with Natalie Portman also joining the cast.<p>Director Garland is adapting the script from the novel of the same name by Jeff …

Absolutely everything you need to know about the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Blu-ray extras

LOS ANGELES — The Blu-ray/DVD extras for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens —</i> about two hours' worth, plus deleted scenes — have the same thing going for …

Amazon bans crappy USB Type-C cables

One Google engineer's quest to test USB-C cables sold on Amazon ended in a disaster when a particularly shoddy one fried his gadgets. Thankfully, Amazon has decided to take a stance against subpar adapters to prevent more people from going through the same thing. Benson Leung, the unfortunate …

USB Type-C

Fifteen months after alleged attack involving wealthy youths from politically connected families, woman speaks out in hopes of forcing proper investigation<p>A Mexican rape victim and her family have made public details of her attack in an attempt to shame prosecutors into action over a case …

Mexico

15 Million-Year-Old Flower Found 'Perfectly Preserved' in Amber

Researchers have discovered a new flower species that has been “perfectly preserved” in amber, much like in the dinosaur blockbuster <i>Jurassic Park</i>.<p>The …

Star Wars: Episode VIII Begins Production and Adds Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro to Cast

<i>Star Wars</i>‘ galaxy of new stars is snapping into focus.<p>Disney and Lucasfilm announced Monday that production on the latest installment in the saga, …

How to Grow a Writing Career

Writing careers are not like many other careers, where there is at least the appearance of order and predictability. For the nurse, the lawyer, the software engineer there are degrees to earn, résumés to write, and finally companies to be employed by, where a ladder of sorts can be climbed to more …

Germany is now confiscating valuables from refugees entering the country

Germany has begun confiscating valuables from refugees crossing into the country, claiming the property is in exchange for services they will get as …

Europe

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

Fitness Friday: Five hacks for foam rolling

I’ll admit that I was a little late to the game in embracing soft-tissue manual therapy (AKA "foam rolling). Maybe it's just me, but feeling a little sore in between workouts was a welcome reminder that I was working my muscles harder than normal.<p>But all of that changed last year after I began foam …

The Joy of Psyching Myself Out­

IS it possible to think scientifically and creatively at once? Can you be both a psychologist and a writer?<p>When you look at the world as a psychologist, you see it as a set of phenomena that can be subjected to scientific inquiry: identified, tested and either verified or discarded. When you look …

Polyamorous, Pansexual, and Proud: Why I'm 'So Out and Outspoken'

Actress and writer Gaby Dunn breaks down her identity, and opens up about the judgement she faces.<p>A few months ago, I went to “gay brunch” with some lesbian friends in West Hollywood. I wore a little pink sundress, my hair down and curled. A couple of hours later, I left my friends at The Abbey (a …

LGBTQI

These illustrations perfectly sum up the reality of living with anxiety and depression

LONDON — Anyone who suffers from anxiety will know that the condition is far from amusing. But British illustrator Gemma Correll has created comical …

Depression

Headspace app generates buzz as meditation turns ultra-trendy

Andy Puddicombe, a trained Buddhist monk, wants to spread health and happiness by teaching our technology-addled minds to slow down and live in the moment.<p>Naturally, he's doing it through an app.<p>In just a few short minutes a day, users can listen to meditation guides for topics as varied as anxiety …