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'Closer to God's' cloning thriller a modern-day 'Frankenstein'

The nifty little thriller "Closer to God" tells the what-if story of the first human cloning and its fraught aftermath. With admirable economy, writer-director Billy Senese has crafted an eerie piece that's as much an effective cautionary tale as it is a stirring film of ideas — and ideals.<p>A kind …

Beverly Hills

Ben Affleck's Mad Men Mentality Caused Problems in Marriage: Source

When it comes to being a father and husband, Ben Affleck, 42, took a page right out of Don Draper s book.<p>“He s like a ’50s dad,” a source told PEOPLE …

8 Street Style Trends From The Men’s SS16 Fashion Weeks

With fashion week attendees now meticulously planning their fashion month wardrobes as standard, street style pictures of menswear’s major players …

I Tried to Live Like a Male Stripper for a Week

Think you could hack it?<p>My office (Cosmopolitan.com) is a complicated place for a guy to be during the week leading up to the premiere of <i>Magic Mike XXL.</i> So I'm not exactly sure why I agreed to try out a "stripper lifestyle" for a week, but I did, so now that was beside the point. The least I can …

Fitness

Food and medicine shortages for British tourists in Greece 'within days'

Holidaymakers will find shelves short of 'basics' by next week unless a bail-out deal for Greece is found soon, head of leading business body warns<p>British holidaymakers in <b>Greece</b> will be unable to buy food or medicine within days if a deal is not reached to reopen the banks, the head of a leading …

21 Things 'Back To The Future 2' Got Wrong About 2015

Director Robert Zemeckis' 1989 film sends Marty McFly and Doc Brown to the year 2015.<p>Did the film get it right? Not exactly.<p>While it predicted Skype calls and virtual-reality headsets, the film got plenty wrong — including hoverboards though we're getting close).<p>However, Zemeckis mentions in a …

Universal Pictures

How common drugs affect our moral decision-making

Two drugs commonly used to treat depression and Parkinson's have been shown to directly impact moral decision-making when it comes to harming oneself …

Aetna buys Humana for $37B amid record number of health care deals

Health care-insurance firm Aetna announced a $37 billion agreement Friday to acquire smaller rival Humana in a deal that continues the rapid consolidation in the U.S. health care industry.<p>In the first six months of the year, a record $296 billion in deals have been announced in the industry, …

Health Care

5 key logo trends and what you can learn from them

You'd be forgiven for thinking that logo design and branding were relatively modern concepts. But in reality, they have been around in one form or …

New AIDS Vaccine Protects Monkeys

There's progress in the quest for an AIDS vaccine. An experimental vaccine protected half of a batch of monkeys against a virus similar to the AIDS virus, scientists reported Thursday.<p>The company helping develop the vaccine is already trying it in people, and vaccine experts say it takes a new …

Public Health

Jazz Blues Chord Solo With Jens Larsen | Guitar Lesson

This lesson is a short etude, a chord solo on an F blues. You should be able to use it as inspiration and resource to make your own chord solos but …

Mindfulness of Breathing: A Primer

Thirty years ago, you had to be a serious student of Buddhism to be familiar with mindfulness meditation. Today, it’s everywhere: in medical, military, educational, and even corporate settings. Advocates of mindfulness meditation say it can improve just about every aspect of our lives, and science …

Amy, Terminator Genisys, Magic Mike XXL: this week’s new films

All American High Revisited | Still The Water | The First Film | Comet | Housebound | Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles<p>Amy (15)<br>(Asif Kapadia, 2015, UK) 128 mins<p>We all know how Amy Winehouse’s story goes, and this documentary puts you right in it, through a combination of …

Paul Rudd

Rafael Nadal looks a spent force and the evidence runs beyond Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2015: day five – live!<p>Read more<p>Is Rafael Nadal finished at the highest level – or at least at Wimbledon? It would be a brave or foolish critic to retire a matador – because that is what he has been for more than a decade, the consummate Spanish executioner. Yet after a miserable European …

Tennis

The 12 Steps to Happiness That You Create (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know what makes me happy? Learning.<p>I love understanding how the universe works, what makes people do the things they do, and figuring out how to improve myself. It gives me deep satisfaction. That's why I felt quite pleased with the …

Batman v Superman: five surprises we've learned this week

Entertainment Weekly has published an array of official on-set shots from Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, featuring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Israeli actor Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. So what do they tell us? Here’s a handful of superhero sleights of hand …

Ben Affleck

“You have to look at food as medicine. Clean eating can become a lifestyle that’s easy to follow”: Candice Kumai on secrets of happiness and health

Let’s go back to eating real again — it’s the very best way to feel good about yourself, says Candice Kumai<p>My mom is Japanese, and my father is Polish-American, so she was really adamant about putting greens and produce and fresh vegetables on the table first, and then she tried to incorporate …

Deadpool to be Marvel's first 'hard R' rated film

Good news for fans of the Deadpool comics' dark, violent comedy: the film is going to head very much down the same path.<p>Until now, Marvel's movie roster has only ventured as far as PG-13, but Deadpool, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the mercenary-turned-warrior is going to go the next level.<p>"Deadpool …

Comics

Controversial multibillion-dollar health startup Theranos just got a huge seal of approval from the US government

The approval marks an important step for Theranos, which has come under fire for operating in secret, releasing few details about the way their tests — which use a small amount of blood from a finger-prick — actually work.<p>The FDA's decision is about more than just this one test, the company says. …

Genetic Engineering

Is the seat-back movie about to die out?

Will wi-fi change how airlines keep us entertained above the clouds? Katia Moskvitch reports.<p>In 1936, just over a decade after long-distance passenger air travel started in earnest, the Zeppelin Hindenburg sported a full-blown piano, along with a lounge, dining room, smoking room, and bar. Before …

Aviation

Everything to Know About Greece’s Debt Vote

<b>Q. Why and when are the Greeks voting on this referendum?</b><p>A. The Greek government called the referendum because it failed to get acceptable terms for …

Europe

Yosemite National Park's Best Hikes

From secret hikes to date hikes to cave hikes, San Francisco holds its own pretty well in the hiking department. Yosemite though? Yosemite owns the …

The Deadly Cost Of Austerity On Greece's Health Care System

For over four years, Greece has implemented strict austerity measures as a condition of the major bailout deals keeping the country afloat.<p>The Greek government is currently locked in a showdown with its international creditors about how much further they will have to tighten budgets in order to …

Europe

Cystic fibrosis hope as new gene therapy improves condition

A new trial shows that genetic therapy can improve cystic fibrosis<p>Ten thousand people suffering from cystic fibrosis have been offered new hope after a gene therapy was shown to reverse the condition in some cases.<p>The therapy, which was described by health experts as ‘life-changing’ is likely to be …

Medicine

10 To-Do Apps for 10 Kinds of People: Your Life Just Got a Whole Lot More Productive

Odds are high that you’re probably not as obsessed with your task list as I am. No, really: I’ve been known to spend more time organizing my to-dos …

Climbing On Mount Denali