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How Peter Dinklage became the beloved 'Game of Thrones' bad boy

The Jersey-born actor essentially bootstrapped his career, living as a self-described starving artist for years before reaching his "Game of Thrones" success.<p>Dinklage now ranks among Hollywood's most wanted actors — and just happens to be a dwarf. You can catch him on season five of "Game of …

Drogon Breathes Fire Into The New 'Game Of Thrones' Season 5 Trailer

HBO released another trailer for Season 5 of "Game of Thrones," during the Apple Watch event on Monday for the announcement of HBO Now, a new standalone streaming service. If you thought the first Season 5 trailer was epic, take a seat and brace yourself. The latest shows Jon Snow and the …

The Top 25 Game Of Thrones Posts

The wait is nearly over: the fifth season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> will screen on Australia's Foxtel network in under 48 hours. To prime yourself for this …

‘Game of Thrones’: Lena Headey talks Cersei and her ‘very poor choices’ | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Lena Headey and Ian Beattie in a scene from "Game of Thrones." (Macall B. Polay / HBO)<p>Natalie Dormer and Lena Headey in a scene from "Game of Thrones." (Macall B. Polay / HBO)<p>Dean-Charles Chapman and Lena Headey in a scene from "Game of Thrones." (Macall B. Polay / HBO)<p>Lena Heady in "Game of …

Why Tonight’s Big Game of Thrones Death Was a Very Necessary Departure from the Books

The following post contains spoilers for <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 5, Episode 1 “The Wars to Come.” To remain unsullied, don’t read any further!<p>There was a major death that closed out the Season 5 premiere of <i>Game of Thrones</i> and it’s one not even book readers could have seen coming. At the end of the …

'Game of Thrones': George R.R. Martin on that creepy flashback scene

<i>Game of Thrones</i> season 5 opened with the show’s first-ever flashback scene, with a young and entitled Cersei Lannister coaxing a prophecy about her …

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'Game Of Thrones' Season 5 Returns With A Flashback, Funeral And New Nemesis

Finally, "Game of Thrones" returned on Sunday night, and the Season 5 premiere definitely lived up to all the hype. The first episode of the new season had murder, a funeral and dragons, aka everything you'd want and expect from "Game of Thrones." Beyond that, the premiere caught us up with every …

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Premiere: Welcome to the Most Political Season Yet

HBO’s high fantasy epic returns with converging storylines, new betrayals, and a thirst for blood. [Warning: Spoilers ahead!]<p><i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> …

Who Won Game of Thrones This Week? Littlefinger Holds the Key... for Now.

Everyone else is screwed in the season premiere "The Wars to Come."<p><i>Every week, we'll be declaring a victor for the latest episode of</i> Game of Thrones<i>. Spoilers below for season five, episode one, "The Wars to Come."</i><p>The world of <i>Thrones</i> is in complete chaos in the wake of last season's finale. …

Game of Thrones season five premiere discussion: The Wars to Come

Varys has a plan to save the world.<p>His attempts to seduce Tyrion with the idea of a better, more peaceful Westeros counts as one of the few times a character has given a hopeful speech in Game of Thrones, but it works. It's believable, and it's being discussed by two men who are able to help make …

'Game of Thrones' Season Premiere Recap: Like a Boss

It begins in the mud. A girl who would be queen trudges through the muck toward a witch who sucks her blood and sees her future — and if you want to …

Ryan Reynolds Hit by Car in Canada

Ryan Reynolds was the victim of a hit-and-run in Vancouver on Sunday, the Associated Press reports.<p>The actor’s publicist tells the AP that he was …

Instead Of A Plastic Toothbrush, Now You Can Brush Your Teeth With… A Twig?

An old tradition is being repackaged as a sleek new startup product. We might stick with our trusty Oral-B, thank you very much.<p>Before the modern toothbrush existed, people cleaned their teeth by chewing on twigs–and in some parts of the world, the practice is still common. Now, a startup is trying …

Psychology of smiling: can you tell a fake smile from a genuine one?

A smile is the universal welcome, the writer Max Eastman once remarked. But how sure can we be that a person’s smile is genuine? The answer is the empathy test, created by psychologist Richard Wiseman, which probes our ability to appreciate the feelings of others – from their appearance.<p>A …

Psychology

Amazon launches X-Ray on Fire TV to bring IMDb movie and TV data to the big screen

Amazon is bringing its “X-Ray for Movies and TV” service to the big screen for the first time, with the news that the contextual information offering is rolling out for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.<p>First arriving for Kindle Fire back in 2012, X-Ray for Movies and TV taps IMDb — the popular …

A bomb exploded outside the Moroccan embassy hours after gunmen fired shots at the South Korea mission, killing two security guards<p>Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for two bomb attacks on embassies in Libya in the latest strikes against foreigners, embassies or oilfields in the …

Islam

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Drink Me, I’m Irish: 3 Recipes for Guinness Floats

Feeling a little iron deficient? Craving a sundae? Need to tie one on? Whatever the case, have we got a treat for you. We’re big fans of an ice cream float around here and with St. Patty’s just around the corner we thought we’d sub the root beer for a nice dark one (that's Guinness we're talking …

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Ukraine's Mariupol still on edge as fighting wanes | Europe

<b>Mariupol, Ukraine -</b> Glowing red sparks burst and skitter across the concrete floor around a giant furnace as men at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works monitor the rolling of glowing slabs.<p>The works are cavernous, so big it feels like a skyscraper could be built here on its side. Here and there a …

Brit terror attack risk as airport customs officer offers to NOT check bags for £10 bribe

Video Loading<p>A customs officer risks a deadly terror attack on a plane bound for Britain – in exchange for a £10 backhander.<p>Footage obtained by the …

The Best Time To Buy Airline Tickets

Airlines make money by anticipating our buying habits. It's a complicated process, but you can save money if you know when to buy airline tickets. …

9 Sensational Sides That Will Dress Up Any Dish

Side dishes are often an afterthought, but they can be just as memorable as the main course. These sensational sides will have people scrambling for seconds.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Butter</b><p>Build a meal around this flavorful broccoli. The florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy, and smoky …

8 Global Takes on Chicken Curry

Whether they’re made to be creamy or brothy; sweet or savory; fiery or mild, all chicken curries are fragrantly spiced. Here are eight takes from …

The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved Last Month

While daylight savings are right around the corner, the recipes you loved last month, not surprisingly, are comforting and soul-nourishing -- roasts, sautés, bakes, and other homey dishes. Before asparagus take over our kitchens and we replace warm cider with margaritas, let's embrace the dishes …

Recipes

Boko Haram swears allegiance to Isil

Declaration by deadly militant group means Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's black flag now flies over tens of thousands of square miles in northern Nigeria<p>The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram on Saturday announced it was joining the <b>Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant</b> (Isil) by apparently releasing an …

Warming up can slim you down

Getting warm can also fire up winter weight loss:<p><b>Steamy soup</b><p>Soup can be a satisfying and slimming lunch that’s about 500 calories lighter than a sandwich with pretzels. Skip creamy varieties and instead opt for broth-based soups made with filling fiber-rich vegetables and lean meat or beans for …

How Dogs Laugh With You, Not At You

I was sitting on a front porch in Helena, Montana, with my 14-year-old son on a hot summer afternoon when the smoke of nearby forest fires made the air even hotter. A black Labrador belonging to nobody we knew came walking along in a low, overheated mood. On a neighbor’s lawn, a sprinkler was …