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Leak reveals first look at 'Batman: The Killing Joke' animated film

A leaked behind-the-scenes clip reveals how the upcoming movie, with Mark Hamill as a "really nasty, vile" Joker, expands on the controversial 1988 comic.<p>A leaked behind-the-scenes video reveals how DC Comics is adapting one of the most controversial Batman comics into a cartoon.<p>The first clips of …

Comic Books

Turning Photos into Anime Images

Twitter user ujr50138 has uploaded some images showing how photos can be turned into anime stills, thanks to the power of Photoshop.<p>These effects can …

What Happens When The Online Bully Is A Child With Special Needs

As a bullying counselor, I spend many of my days helping students and teachers handle confrontational behavior — or, as the kids say, drama. But this was a peculiar situation.<p>It started, as bullying often does, in a school hallway. E says she overhead A talking about her. <i>(Editor's note: Only the</i> …

Social Media

Forget being ‘ghosted’ – have you ever been Frankensteined?

After ‘ghosting’ – when a love interest disappears – came being ‘zombied’. Here are more monstrous modern dating buzzwords that we may have just made up<p>The horror, the horror, the horror of modern dating. Just when you had a handle on the original digital nasty – ghosting, whereby someone stops …

Relationships

10 Signs You Really Are a Leader (and Might Not Know It) | Inc.com

We often feel that to be a leader you need to be born a leader, or be drawn to leadership, or have a leader-ly position.<p>We think of leadership as a title that has to be deserved or earned.<p>But leaders are rarely, if ever, born. If we had to isolate a factor that creates leaders, it's probably some …

Leadership

Seven artists who left their mark at Art Dubai 2016

In the sandstone fortress setting of the Madinat Jumeirah with electronic rock music shaking the palm trees, and sushi and champagne on tap, Art …

Tom Delonge's Post-Blink-182 Life: UFOs and Secret Government Meetings

The musician's talks about his new project, Sekret Machines, and his alien obsession.<p>It wasn't long ago—just shy of a year and half to be exact—Tom Delonge was on stage singing some song of adolescent teenage angst to which he'd long ago lost the ability to relate. He'd been doing the pop-punk rock …

Paranormal

The Best Way to Clean Out Your Pores

For most of us, pores have been the bane of our existence since we first looked in the mirror and saw them (and the requisite blackheads) staring back at us. But unlike cringe-worthy class pictures and braces, it's pretty much impossible to grow out of big pores. And, adding insult to injury, they …

Kids' Grades Can Suffer When Mom Or Dad Is Depressed

When parents suffer depression, there can be a ripple effect on children. Kids may become anxious, even sad. There may be behavior problems. Health may suffer.<p>Recently, a large Swedish study showed that grades may decline, too, when a parent is depressed.<p>Using data from 1984 to 1994, researchers …

Mental Health

Wedding Invitation Etiquette Guide

*Can you really register for a mortgage? Send digital wedding invites? Say no to a bridal shower? Many of the old wedding rules have gone the way of the dowry. No longer is Emily Post dictating every step of your journey to the altar. In fact, engaged gals around the country are re-writing the rule …

Can Handwriting Make You Smarter?

Students who take notes by hand outperform students who type, and more type these days, new studies show<p>Laptops and organizer apps make pen and paper seem antique, but handwriting appears to focus classroom attention and boost learning in a way that typing notes on a keyboard does not, new studies …

Princeton University

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Time Management

How to Build a Gorgeous Concrete Volume Knob for Your Computer or Stereo

Because analog is where it's at.<p>No streaming service with millions of songs or phone loaded up with dozens of albums can replicate the simple analog joy of adjusting your music's volume with a knob instead of keyboard keys or a touchscreen slider. Luckily, with only a little bit of work, you can …

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

These Are the Best Exercises for Anxiety and Depression

<i>By Kathleen Mulpeter</i><p>If you suffer from depression or anxiety, your workout can play a key role in managing your symptoms, thanks to the powerful link between your physical and mental health.<p>"We know that the old divisions of body and mind are false," says Ben Michaelis, PhD, an evolutionary …

FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years

A confidential FBI alert shows that government hackers are still roaming through US government networks.<p>The feds warned that "a group of malicious cyber actors," whom security experts believe to be the government-sponsored hacking group known as APT6, "have compromised and stolen sensitive …