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19 Books To Read Before The Movie Comes Out In 2016

2016 is going to be an exciting year for books and movies! In order of movie release date.

Books

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

Marvel president sets Spider-Man, Thor, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' film dates - Alternative Press

Are you a fan of superhero movies? If so, you’re in luck, because the folks at Marvel are going to continue busting them out left and right in the …

Comic Books

Ten Reasons to Write Short Stories

Short stories are everywhere, but how do you know if you should be taking time away from your novel to hammer out a couple of short fiction pieces? …

Creative Writing

Nat Wolff & John Green Visit Christ The Redeemer Statue During ‘Paper Towns’ Press Tour in Brazil

<b>Nat Wolff</b> and <b>John Green</b> take a look back around them while visiting the Christ The Redeemer statue on Wednesday morning (July 1) in Rio de Janeiro, …

There Are Still at Least 60 Texas Counties Not Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

From Anderson to Zavala, a running list of which counties are defying the Supreme Court.<p>Are some Texas counties willfully ignoring the Supreme Court's landmark same-sex marriage ruling? It's a question executive editor Mark Warren asked earlier this week, and an issue we chose to confront by …

Israel Home Renovation Unearths Ancient Ritual Bath

Science News<p>JERUSALEM — What did an Israeli family find when they decided to renovate their Jerusalem home?<p>A 2,000-year-old ritual bath known as a mikveh. The discovery wasn't the result of careful digging and research — workers pretty much fell into the bath as they began work on the house's …

Home Improvement

Archaeologists find mysterious ancient dolphin statue near Gaza

An archaeological team discovered a rare dolphin statuette in March this year at a site near Kibbutz Magen, 12 miles inland from the Mediterranean …

MIND MELD: Gods & Mythology in Speculative Fiction

<b>[Do you have an idea for a future Mind Meld? Let us know!]</b><p>Q: What is your favorite use of gods & mythology in speculative fiction?<p>From Joanne …

John Green reveals the inspiration behind Paper Towns

When author John Green stopped by the <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> offices to chat about <i>Paper Towns —</i> the movie adaptation of his 2008 novel that stars Nat …

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

Iconic comic book covers get a small and mighty Lego tribute

With great pop culture icons comes great Lego homage.<p>Imgur user Corsairsteel recreated some of the most iconic comic book covers using Lego. Some of …

SyFy is making a TV series based on one of the internet's best scary stories

It was only a matter of time before the internet's best fiction started getting picked up in other media. Specifically, I'm talking about "creepypasta," the short stories that have proliferated on forums, message boards, and dedicated websites for several years. Slenderman is probably the most …

Edgar Allan Poe’s “Eureka” and the Machinery of the Universe

By Max Nelson July 1, 2015<p>Arts & Culture<p><i>Poe’s vision of the cosmos and the art it inspired.</i><p>Alfred Jensen, <i>Physical Optics</i>, 1975, oil on canvas, 7’2″ x 12’9″. Image via Pace Gallery<p>Since adolescence, Edgar Allan Poe had been picking fights with science. His second collection of poetry, published when …

Literature

Police take to social media to warn about 'faux gun' cell phone case

Why has a cell phone case been causing a stir on social media, lately? According to some law enforcement officials, a case that looks like a gun is a dangerous product.<p>On Tuesday, New Jersey State Police posted images of the “faux gun cell phone case” to their Instagram and Facebook accounts.<p>(New …

Social Media

Ten Legendary Swords from the Ancient World

Swords are not only weapons, but symbols of great power, used over the centuries as offerings, in ceremonies, for coronations, and as precious items …

VIDEO: 3 Reasons Public Support for Marriage Equality Grew so Fast

When the Supreme Court struck down interracial marriage bans in 1967, only about 20% of the country supported interracial marriage. It wasn't until 30 years later -- in the mid-'90s -- that support climbed over 50%.<p>So, why did it take so long after the Supreme Court ruled for public opinion on …

Marvel Comics officially reveals 45 titles that will start after Secret Wars

The future of the Marvel comics universe just got a lot more clear, with the official reveal of 45 preview images, titles and creative teams. These books represent 45 of the titles that will comprise the company's editorial lineup this fall, after the events of Secret Wars. There isn't much we know …

Marvel Comics

7 Lessons on How to Hack Your Own Brain

Would you like to be smarter, more confident, kinder, more resilient under stress, and more successful? Of course you would, and you can. In a …

John Green Has Adorable And Quirky Responses To Love Life Questions From Teenage Girls

Who better to take romance advice from than the man behind all of your favorite love stories?<p>John Green, author of <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i> and <i>Paper Towns</i> (among other great books), is, at this point, essentially a teen love life guru. In the past, Green has dolled out relationship advice to Seventeen …

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The 4 Types of Introvert: Which Are You?

Not all introverts are alike. Take this quiz to find out which type you are.<p>Ask a bunch of people on the street what the term "introverted" means and you'll probably get a bunch of different answers. One person might mention social anxiety, another a dreamy personality, a third a preference for …