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24 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …

Your sequel-free, superhero-less guide to 2017 movies

As a new year dawns, we’re greeted with more of the same from Hollywood: superhero movies, sequels, reboots and origin stories. But that’s not <i>all</i> there will be in 2017. There are also a few films that feature no caped crusaders nor lightsaber battles. It’s a little early to definitively predict …

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7 Simple Rules for Getting Lean in 2017

Seven rules so you can follow through on that resolution.<p>For 2017, over half of Americans will make New Year's resolutions to do things like lose weight, get fit, and eat healthier. But how many actually make it past January 17? The brutal truth is only eight percent will achieve their goals, which …

Fitness

Watch Japanese Woodworking Masters Create Elegant & Elaborate Geometric Patterns with Wood

A friend recently told me he'd had his hair cut with a pair of $10,000 scissors, reputedly the highest-quality in the world. He hardly needed to add …

Woodworking

The Current, Canonical Star Wars Timeline

After Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the official Star Wars canon was reset; all the books, games, and comics that had taken place in the Star …

The 20 best movies on Amazon Prime you've probably never heard of

Netflix isn't the only one in the streaming business.<p>With Amazon Prime, you can buy a discounted pair of sneakers and stream some great movies as well.<p>Amazon Prime contains a wide selection of new and old movies. To be honest, they are better than some of their competitors at getting new movies not …

A Reading Guide to Stephen King's Dark Tower Universe

<i>Editor's Note: This guide tries to keep it light on the spoilers, but there are some, gunslinger.</i><p>For the past four decades, Stephen King, an American …

Books

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

Best Hip Hop Albums Of The Millennium (2000-2015)

What’s the haps my good people?! You’ve seen my lists of best southern albums, west coast albums, mid-west albums, disappointing albums, and even …

Carlos Correa is the most valuable player in baseball now

Carlos Correa might not be the best player in baseball just yet, but he's almost certainly the most valuable. (And he might be the best player soon enough.)<p>Every year, smarter writers than I come up with a "trade value ranking," in which players are ranked based on a combination of talent, …

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This $99 Device Transforms Any Smartphone Into a 3D Printer

This is seriously cool.<p>We keep hearing about the awesome applications of 3D printers, such as home-made braces (don’t actually try at home), toys, …

How To Get A Six-Pack In One Month

See how you can go from spare tire to burning rubber and bring out the six-pack hidden behind that stubborn layer of belly fat; all in just one month!

An FBI agent shares 9 tricks for reading people better

But what should you be listening for? And what other signs can tip you off to what someone is thinking or feeling?<p>If you follow my column, you're familiar with LaRae Quy. LaRae, who spent 23 years as a counterintelligence agent for the FBI, now spends her time writing, speaking, and teaching others …

N.Y. law professor files deflate-gate brief accusing NFL of fraud

A decorated New York law professor has submitted a third-party brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals in the NFL's deflate-gate appeal, striking at the …

You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie | WIRED

Kathleen Kennedy has heard a lot of movie pitches. For decades she worked with Steven Spielberg, producing <i>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</i>, the <i>Indiana …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Big Deal -- My Dad Was A Ball Turret Gunner In World War II

<i>www.reddit.com</i><p>I wasn't the brightest kid. I grew up believing the tale my father told me -- that I had spent World War II being toted around on his back. It wasn't until I was about 9-years-old that I realized the impossibility. I had been born in August of 1947, years after the war was over. And …

John Oliver to Canada: Arrest me. “Canada is America’s next-door neighbor. Stephen Harper is her dickhead boyfriend”

Oliver aggressively violates a Canadian election law in dropping the truth about the country’s right-wing leader<p>Something must be pretty serious if John Oliver is willing to risk $5,000 and six months in Canadian jail just to break an incredibly stupid election law for our neighbor to the north.</i> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains a fake Mars mission so well it almost hurts

If you aren't excited for the film adaptation of "The Martian," a bestselling sci-fi novel by Andy Weir, this new video starring Neil deGrasse Tyson may do the trick.<p>Complete with epic music, stunning animations, and poetic narration from Tyson, it's clear the team behind the upcoming movie created …

Has Stephen Hawking solved a huge black hole mystery?

Stephen Hawking may have just solved one of the most vexing mysteries in physics — the "information paradox."<p>Einstein's theory of general relativity …

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Fantasy Football 2015: Breaking Down Mock Draft and Cheatsheet

Link to Media<p>Get ready for the fantasy information dump, folks.<p>You want a mock draft? Fine. You want strategy? Fine. You want great value picks? Fine. You want sleepers? Fine. You want rookies to watch? Fine.<p>You want all of it in one handy cheatsheet for easy access?<p>Fine. For you, dear readers, the …

Fantasy Football

A Marine explains which state would win if the US declared war on itself

<i>We've published the full answer from Quora user Jon Davis, a Marine veteran who is now a writer and blogger on military, veterans, and Middle Eastern affairs. In Oct. 2014, Davis' answer was optioned by a Hollywood producer for a potential television series.</i><p>These are the accounts of the Second …

7 Streaming TV Packages That Will Let You Cut the Cord For Good

Cutting the cord could save you $75 per month. Here's how to do it without missing your favorite shows.<p>With services like Showtime, HBO, Hulu, and …

Suicide Squad Trailer: Evil Will Smith, Punk Margot Robbie, and a Brand New Joker

Here's your first look at the second of two 2016 Batman movies.<p>At this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics unleashed the mega-sized trailer for their upcoming <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>. For Con-goers, it was catnip. Batman <i>and</i> Superman? Jesus wishes he could …

Comic Books

Is ‘Batman V Superman’ Prepared To Do Something Crazy With Batman And Robin’s Relationship?

With the release of the <i>Batman V Superman</i> trailer at Comic-Con on Saturday, the speculation bug has bitten many people across the Internet. Who were those troops? Why was Batman in some army get up? What’s up with Jesse Eisenberg’s “hair,” is that Robin’s costume on display in the Bat Cave? All of …

5 Ways Skynet Is More Real Than You Think

Robots and world domination have long been the reserve of Hollywood and what-if scenarios -- right up there with the zombie apocalypse and alien abduction. As artificial intelligence advances, however, there’s been a lot of recent buzz about threats AI could pose in the very near future. An …

Here's why the Rob Roy can be your go-to Father's Day cocktail

But what drink to mix?<p>You have plenty of options, but my personal favorite is the Rob Roy.<p>I'll tell you why. My father-in-law loves this drink and makes a wonderful, simple version. He had some amazing experiences as a young man, hanging around Greenwich Village in New York and listening to many of …

F-U-N-D-E-D: New rules mean you, too, can be a startup owner

Beginning Friday, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo can give the public the chance to be startup owners, not just donors.<p>"Unless you're a rich person, you can't participate in the next Facebook or Apple or Tesla. Friday opens that up."<p>Ron Miller, CEO of StartEngine

Startups