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'Food Babe,' Dr. Oz under fire as accusations of quackery mount against nutrition gurus

Accusations of misinformation, fear-mongering roil health and nutrition blogosphere<p>Some big names in the health and nutrition blogosphere came under …

Health

In Memory of the Unbearable Enigma, P.T.

<i>(Contains P.T. Spoilers)</i><p>When GameSpot named P.T. as its Game of the Month in August, the most frequent response in the comments section went along the lines of: Seriously? It's not even a <i>game.</i><p>"Demo" turned out to be the prevalent description for P.T., among others such as "marketing ploy" and (per …

15 Survival Myths that Could Actually Kill You

To help dispel some of the more common survival myths, we spoke to Tony Nester, an expert on desert survival and head of <b>Ancient Pathways Survival</b> …

Luther the Anger Translator from Key & Peele Joined Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Spoiler: Obama doesn't need an anger translator.<p>Nobody does Obama better than <i>Key & Peele</i>, and one of the Comedy Central show's best presidential sketches features Keegan Michael Key as Luther the Anger Translator, a ring-wearing badass who acts out the frustrated subtext behind Obama's diplomatic …

Comedy

Top 10 Moments from The Matrix Trilogy

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LeVar Burton keeps the sunlight shining through the Reading Rainbow

Toward the back of LeVar Burton's L.A. office there's a room filled with people testing software, including some, in teeny chairs, who are about 6 years old. Welcome to Reading Rainbow, the former<p>PBStelevision show turned iPad app that's poised to roll out its next iteration on the Web.<p>None of that …

Seth MacFarlane

How To Make The Perfect Bacon, Lettuce And Tomato Sandwich - All You Need Is A Bacon Weave

As far as sandwiches go, it doesn't get much better than the classic BLT.<p>But while it may be delicious beyond belief, the BLT has some undeniable …

Bloodborne can be beaten in just 44 minutes, watch how it's done

Needless to say, there are <i>Bloodborne</i> spoilers in the video.<p>There are many interesting things about this run, including the fact that Oginam_tv says he can do it faster. As of this writing though, this seems to be the fastest time.<p>It's also not quite honest, there are glitches and exploits being …

'Spectre' Producers on Blofeld, Idris Elba as 007, and Who's Singing the Theme Song

Over the weekend, we were in Mexico City on the set of the next James Bond outing "Spectre." This film marks the fourth time that Daniel Craig has inhabited the role of 007 and the second collaboration between Craig and his "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes. During the last phase of our trip, we were …

Idris Elba

Patrick Stewart Snorts Coke in First Trailer for Starz's 'Blunt Talk' (Video)

The 10-episode comedy hails from Jonathan Ames and Seth MacFarlane.<p>Prepare to see <b>Patrick Stewart</b> as you've never seen him before.<p>Starz on Friday …

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – 'a beautiful historical fantasia'

Isao Takahata’s animated fable, eight years in the making, is a masterpiece to rank among Studio Ghibli’s finest<p>With <i>The Wind Rises</i> proving a swansong for Hayao Miyazaki, Ghibli’s 79-year-old co-founder Isao Takahata keeps the animation studio’s stock high, amid reports of closure, with what has …

Anime

How to Get Started with Outdoor Adventure Gear on the Cheap

I think we can all agree: a weekend spent outside is good for the soul. Whether the forest, desert, mountains, or beaches, spending a couple of days …

Camping

Sony Is Developing An All-Male ‘Ghostbusters’ With Channing Tatum

This may shock you, but a beloved artifact from your childhood is being reissued and repackaged into not one, but two different reboots, one for the ladies and another for all the beer-guzzling, crotch-scratching, Hungry Man-eating manly men out there. It was just announced that Sony Pictures is …

Channing Tatum

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

Xiaomi Introduces A GoPro-Style Action Camera That Costs Just $64

Xiaomi is back with another reminder that it doesn’t just make phones. (Despite dethroning Samsung as the top selling smartphone company in China.) Xiaomi’s latest device is a GoPro-like camera which, as we’ve come to expect, is selling for a fraction of its U.S. rival’s price.<p>A GoPro Hero, the …

The Maximum Amount of Weight You Could Realistically Gain in One Day

Cue one big collective sigh of relief.<p>Of course you try your very best to stick to a relatively healthy diet and exercise plan. But some days, you're bound to go overboard—after all, you're only human. Perhaps it’s that time of the month and you just can’t stop munching; perhaps you had one too …

This Is How to Button Your Suit Jacket The Right Way

The only 6 rules you need to know.<p><b>1. Suits and Blazers</b><p>With one-button, three-button, and double-breasted suits and sport coats floating around, it can be hard to know what to button when. Here are the only rules you need to know:<p><b>The One-Button Jacket</b><p>This one is easy; it should be buttoned while …

Men's Fashion

5 Best Cognacs for the Money

A favorite spirit among CEOs, politicians and high-profile rappers, Cognac has long carried with it associations of exclusivity and wealth -- and rightly so. Highly protected and regulated by the French government, the grape-based brandy can only legally be produced in a small region of central …

Supreme Court won’t hear citizenship oath to Queen challenge

A group of immigrants who oppose the monarchy and have refused to become Canadian citizens because it involves swearing allegiance to the Queen will not have a chance to make their case in the Supreme Court of Canada.<p>The top court declined on Thursday to hear a constitutional challenge from three …

Blomkamp's Alien movie will be a direct sequel to Aliens

Neill Blomkamp's Aliens film — which we've been speculating on since it was announced last week — is going to be a direct sequel to 1986's <i>Aliens</i>. In an interview with Sky Movies (promoting the soon-to-be-released <i>Chappie</i>), Blomkamp said he wants his upcoming film to feel like the "genetic sibling" …

Science Fiction

Is the sexed-up Power Rangers short making a statement? Why the answer is important

Director Joseph Kahn released a gritty, 14-minute look at an alternate version of the popular Power Rangers characters.<p>The short quickly blew up, and video-sharing site Vimeo briefly featured the video on its front page before suddenly removing it entirely.<p>So what happened, and what does the future …

Power Rangers

Fulfillment at Any Age

The winners at the mating game may seem to be the hard-to-get, but new research shows why you should stay away. Hint: narcissism has something to do …

One person has played more than 10,000 hours of Crusader Kings 2

Someone — a single user — has played 10,500 hours of the historical strategy hit <i>Crusader Kings 2</i>, says developer Paradox Interactive. To put that in perspective, that's 437.5 days — or 40 percent of the total, actual, real time that has passed since the game's release three years ago.<p>Paradox …

Hilarious Rick Mercer Parody Pokes Fun at “New Rogers Service”

Last November, Rogers started airing a new TV ad noting its evolution with technology along with admitting “we’ve made mistakes”. Now, the CBC’s Rick …

Satire

Baftas under fire for forgetting Bob Hoskins's death

The omission of Bob Hoskins from the In Memoriam section of last night’s Baftas has led to outrage and accusations of snobbery on Twitter, while others highlight absence of Rik Mayall<p>Bafta organisers have come under fire for failing to include the late Bob Hoskins, who died in April, in the awards …

The Polygraph Has Been Lying for 80 Years

Eighty years ago, Leonarde Keeler’s lie detector made its debut in court. Decades later, we’re still paying the price for his con job.<p>Eighty years …

Criminology

This App Actually Lets You Send Screenshot-Proof Messages And Photos

Got confidential information? Snapchat isn't safe. Email isn't safe. Phone calls aren’t even safe.<p>But there’s now a way to send confidential text messages, photos and documents without fear of the dreaded screenshot. Confide, an app that launched in January 2014 as a way to send confidential texts, …

This is what a world map looks like when scaled by population

THE STRANGE THING about maps is that much of them are taken up by countries with relatively small populations: Canada and Russia, for example, are …