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The ingenious path George Lucas took to making billions off of 'Star Wars'

While Hollywood expected "Star Wars" to be a huge flop in 1977, it ended up, as we know, one of the most financially successful films of all time, and kicked off a franchise that can't be killed.<p>"The Force Awakens," the seventh film in the "Star Wars" saga, will be released on December 18, 2015. …

Star Wars

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Streams from Flying Lotus, Disclosure, DJ Snake and more<p>There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, …

Our favorite iPad writing app

As a writer whose primary device has been an iPad for two and a half years, I have a lot of feelings about writing apps. And, it’s no secret that the …

Apps

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

6 Ways to Get More Out of a Push-Up

The push-up is one of the most overlooked exercises in the metaphorical exercise book. Sure, it looks pretty easy and most of us know the basics: …

Workouts

This Year Is Headed for the Hottest on Record, by a Long Shot

We broke the record. Again.<p>Last month was the hottest May on record, and the past five months were the warmest start to a year on record, according …

Global Warming

NVIDIA Shield TV review: the best Android set-top box you can buy

Never let it be said that Google gives up on ideas that don't pan out the first time. Remember when it tried invading our living rooms with clunky, disappointing set-top boxes? And then when that very same software went on to find a life right on smart TVs? Think of all that as a prelude to where …

More Drivers Will Get Tickets for Driving Too Slowly

Grandmas in the left lane, you have been warned.<p>“SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT.” Signs like this and its closely related cousin (“KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT TO …

New Jersey

4 things you need to know about the new season of 'Orange Is the New Black'

It's once again time to do some time at Litchfield Prison.<p><i>Orange Is the New Black</i> premieres its entire third season Friday at midnight PT in a moment …

Jurassic World

The dinos-run-amok blockbuster franchise is back with new thrills and chills<p>It's not the cynical, cash-in cheesefest you feared. OK, <i>Jurassic World</i> is …

Tesla - What You Give

Why Is It So Hard to Track Police Killings?

Two newspapers succeed where the federal government has failed, and new legislation seems unlikely to solve the problem.<p>The recent spate of highly publicized killings of black men by police officers has driven many people to wonder how common such police violence is. Incredibly, no one knows—not …

Justice

The World’s Hardest Country for Women

Even without the threat of Boko Haram, the girls of northern Nigeria lead grim lives and face brutal challenges.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — At age 14, Amina …

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

Political Science

7 ways spring can affect your sleep quality

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's safe to say that spring has finally sprung! The days are lighter, the breeze is warmer and we feel sleepier than ever. What gives?<p>We anticipate having boundless energy as we leave our semi-hibernative states that protected us so well from the harsh winter, but many of us fall victim to …

Police in Texas call for motorcycle gang truce

<b>Police in Texas are calling on members of rival motorcycle gangs to stop fighting after a deadly weekend shoot-out in Waco left nine dead.</b><p>Sgt Patrick Swanton said: "There has been enough tragedy and there has been enough bloodshed."<p>Seven people remain in hospital and 170 are in custody. About 50 …

Crime