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Star Wars 7: Rey's Instant Bread Was a Practical Effect

The visual genius of the <i>Star Wars</i> universe is not just about the money shots – the vast views afforded by intergalactic space scenes and epic …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

David Schwimmer is here to adjust your expectations for the 'Friends' reunion

PASADENA, California — Since the news of a <i>Friends</i> reunion broke earlier this week, subsequent chatter about the event has slowly helped diffuse some …

Caitlyn Jenner's ESPY Awards Fashion Moment Is Major

It's the moment everyone's been waiting for: **Caitlyn Jenner’**s first major fashion outing. After tweeting last month about her wardrobe dilemma for the event, the television star has been honing her new sense of style in wrap dresses by Diane von Furstenberg, fitted bandage dresses from Herve …

Cosmopolitan Flips the Script, Asks Mark Ruffalo the Sexist Questions Scarlett Johansson Usually Gets in Avengers Press

Scarlett Johansson is a real-life hero just for putting up with the repetitive, boneheaded questions she’s subjected to while doing Marvel press. So …

Marvel Universe

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

10 Lies We Need to Stop Telling Ourselves

For too many of us, we want to be the "rock"; we don't want anyone to think we have any weakness. This means we keep our problems and struggles to ourselves, we even keep them from those we love.<p>We want to be strong, but at the end of the day we're human. We go through highs and lows, and struggle …

Self-help

How To Choose The Right Blush For Your Skin Tone

In our new Monday afternoon column, we're tackling your burning beauty questions. This week, an easy tip for finding your best shade of blush.<p><b>Question:</b> How can you tell which blush will work best with your skin tone?<p><b>Answer:</b> Makeup artist Liliana Volz, the director of education for Youngblood …

Why Virginia Woolf Should Be Your Feminist Role Model

Although Virginia Woolf is now accepted as a major writer and an early feminist, her work wasn't embraced or widely anthologized until nearly 50 years after her novels were published. Though many of her stories don't adhere to the informal strictures of modernism -- she often voiced her distaste …

Feminism

15 Rules to Live by for a Happier Life

<b>1. Treat every day as a beautiful gift.</b><p>Hands up if you count down the days until Friday. We're wishing away more than half of our week while simultaneously lamenting that "life is too short." We're saving our favorite things for "a special occasion," which automatically sends a message to our brain …

Happiness

Study Links Selfies To Narcissism And Psychopathy

Love 'em or hate 'em, selfies are harmless fun -- right? Maybe not. According to new research, selfies can say a lot about your personality, and not in a good way.<p>In a recent Ohio State University study, men who posted more photos of themselves online scored higher in measures of narcissism and …

Chloë Sevigny's Favorite Things

At 40, Chloë Sevigny is still “the coolest girl in the world,” as the writer Jay McInerney dubbed her two decades ago. Certainly, she hasn’t lost the indie sensibility that first got her noticed by the fashion world. Her spring collection for Opening Ceremony, filled with slightly perverse ruffled …

Chloë Sevigny

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

Hospitality

The abandoned Six Flags New Orleans amusement park

<b>View on Google Maps</b><p>It's been 8 years since hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans, living the city in ruins. The eastern part of the city where</b> …

Jump Start Your Brain With These 6 Morning Habits

Not everyone is a morning person. Whether you're the type of person who hits snooze seven times or you jump out of bed, ready to tackle the day, you probably find your brain needs a little warm-up time before you take on the challenges of the day. A hefty jolt of caffeine can help, but past studies …

5 Ways You Can Help Reduce the Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

Thanks to celebrities like Glen Campbell willing to tell their stories, many more people are now familiar with Alzheimer's -- the deadly disease that slowly robs a person's memory and ability to perform everyday activities. This increased attention is welcomed, given what we do and do not know …

Alzheimer's Disease

From Miss Marple to The Fall - the rise and rise of women detectives

It's been quite a journey for women detectives on the page and television, says Laura Thompson<p>There are those who say that there is too much crime drama on <b>television</b><b>,</b> but I am definitely not one of them. I would be fine with more of it, in fact, at least when it is as good as Allan Cubitt’s The …

13 Spooky-Looking Houses That Have Inspired Ghost Stories (UPDATE)

Photographer Seph Lawless is a master of the abandoned -- his frames are filled with eerie portraits of shopping malls, factories, homes. All dilapidated, all empty, all but forgotten. He usually travels across the United States via hybrid vehicle, equipped with a camera and a knack for finding …

'Too Many Cooks' parodies '80s TV, with a sinister twist

Wacky TV sitcoms, crime shows, late-night soaps, Saturday morning cartoons and even space sagas get lampooned by Adult Swim in the ultimate creepy homage.<p>Anyone who's old enough to remember the intro sequences to such '80s sitcoms as "Too Close for Comfort," "ALF," "Family Ties" and "Growing Pains" …

TV

American Horror Story: meet the real Ma Petite - Telegraph

Naomi Grossman as Pepper - American Horror Story: What the 'freaks' really look like

6 Legendary Photographers Tell The Stories Behind Their Favorite Unseen Photographs

What happens to a photograph deferred? Some are tucked in a file or packed in the basement while others are shoved under the bed and, in time, forgotten. These photos and the details they house -- a particular moment, a unique perspective, a potential story -- rest outside our view, sometimes …

yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

Mick Fleetwood on “Rumours”-era excess: “I’m damn lucky I never killed anyone!”

EXCLUSIVE: Fleetwood Mac drummer tells Salon new “Rumours” stories, reflects on Stevie Nicks affair, shares regrets<p>The Mick Fleetwood pictured on the back of his new memoir, "Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac," looks fabulously content. This is the rock star as elegant dandy, stylish in tails, …

The 16 Best Space Movies Since 2001: A Space Odyssey

The much-anticipated arrival of Christopher Nolan’s <i>Interstellar</i> — which, whatever you think of it, aims to be so very, very, very much more than a …

The 'Holy Sh*t' Island

Over two thousand miles both west of Chile's mainland and east of Tahiti sits one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The water is so clear that when swimming, I can see the chips in my toenail polish. The horses run so wild that there are warning signs posted. And the stone statues …

South America

What Can Make You Happier, Increase Your Attention Span and Even Make You More Courageous?

Meditation.<p>I listed it as one of the 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. It can boost happiness.<p>Via Shawn Achor’s The Happiness …

Mindfulness

How I Learned to Stop Hating Running

Despite all my whining, I have tried for years to become a runner. I’ve read books for inspiration, tried both minimalist running shoes and extra sole inserts, signed up for 5-Ks that rewarded me with beer at the end—and fallen off the wagon, over and over again. Each time I fell, I would try a new …

9 Things You Never Knew About Dreaming

<b>Dreams Can Help You Learn</b><br>Up to 86 percent of what happens in your dreams has its roots in that day’s events—be they mundane or life-altering, says Arnulf. So if you happen to sit through a lecture or course, that night’s dreams could give you the opportunity to study up. In fact, in one Harvard …

12 British Sayings Americans Don't Understand

But British people also say some other really weird, confusing things.<p>To celebrate the launch of Business Insider's UK website, we compiled 12 British phrases that will leave Americans utterly flummoxed. You might just see these on our new site.<p>When someone has "lost the plot," it means they have …

English Football