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47 Books You Should Add To Your Shelf, According To Poet Rupi Kaur

The provocative artist and poet shares her list.<p>Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years.<p>At 24, the Indian-Canadian artist and poet decided to create a menstruation-themed photo series for a college project. She posted one now-famous photograph to Instagram, showing herself lying on a bed facing the …

Books

Here's Why Weightlifting Is the Key to Weight Loss

Contrary to what you might think, lifting weights doesn't lead to gained weight (generally speaking). In fact, strength and resistance training will most definitely help you slim down and change the shape of your body.<p>Many women are scared to grab heavy dumbbells in class or at the gym for fear of …

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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Romans

Oxford historian Harry Sidebottom shares 10 surprising facts about the Romans.<p><i>This article was first published online in March 2015</i><p><b>1) Gladiatorial</b> …

Graphic Designer Spends Entire Year Creating a New Minimalist Movie Poster Every Day

When graphic designer Peter Majarich rang in 2016, he opted for a particularly unique New Year’s resolution: to design a new movie poster each day.<p>Majarich views the project—aptly titled <i>A Movie Poster A Day</i>—as both an artistic endeavor and a personal challenge. The cinematic series emerged as a way …

7 Small Things You Can Do In 10 Minutes That Will Improve Your Health Substantially

Big shifts are the result of small shifts.<p>People seeking change in their lives tend to think that "change" is the result of some big decision.<p>"I need to move cities!"<p>"I need to change careers!"<p>"I need to start a huge project!"<p>And while all those things can be beneficial, it's the small stuff that …

The First Trailer For ‘Logan’ Promises A Dark And Powerful End For The Wolverine

Between suggested plot points, glimpses of a fight’s aftermath, and first looks at many of the film’s characters, the first trailer for <i>Logan</i> is finally here. And boy does it not disappoint, for director James Mangold’s second outing with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine promises to be one of the <i>X-Men</i> …

10 Slimming Foods to Eat If You Sit All Day

“Wanna take a sit break?” said no desk-bound employee, ever. Most of corporate America is already sitting for eight to 10 hours daily, so instead, we …

Hilarious hashtag on how Trump interprets classic literature

LONDON — Another debate, another Twitterstorm.<p>And this one has spawned possibly THE best hashtag of the election season — …

The 17 best cartoons for adults

Saturday morning cartoons were the highlight of the week for many of us growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, especially before there were entire …

15 Sci-Fi TV Shows You Need To Put On Your Watch List Because They’re Totally Out Of This World

The 80s might hold the title for the best decade in terms of science fiction on the telly, but these days, we're not far behind. Interstellar space …

DIY: How To Clear Your Sinuses in Seconds Using Nothing but Your Fingers

Having a stuff and congested nose can be quite discomforting and often leaves a person restless and in some cases disorientated. Allergies, the flu …

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10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Boosting metabolism is the holy grail of weight watchers everywhere, but how fast your body burns calories depends on several things. Some people …

Here are all the best trailers from Comic-Con

With each passing year – and as nerd culture becomes more simply ‘culture,’ – the San Diego Comic-Con seems to cater more heavily to movies than, you know, <i>comics</i>. That mean we get trailers. Lots of trailers.<p>(Specifically, lots of superhero trailers)<p>Being the thoughtful netizens we are, we’ve made …

At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight

America's favorite Amazon princess turns 75 this year — Wonder Woman first swung her golden lasso in <i>All-Star Comics #8</i> in December 1941, and she's still fighting for freedom and the rights of women.<p>DC Entertainment is celebrating the Amazon's birthday with a series of events at this year's San …

Comic Books

Gal Gadot fights World War I in the Wonder Woman trailer.

It’s been a long time since a DC Comics movie looked tolerable, much less fun, so the promising <i>Wonder Woman</i> trailer that premiered Saturday at …

Marvel serves star-studded surprises at Comic-Con for new film slate | Reuters

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) - Amid fog and lasers on Saturday, Marvel gave frenzied fans at Comic-Con their first look at a new Black Panther movie cast, the mysterious Doctor Strange, a Spider-Man teen movie and an Oscar-winning actress as the new Captain Marvel.<p>The 6,500-plus audience, many of …

Marvel Universe

FX And Marvel’s ‘Legion’ Gets A New, Mind-Bending Trailer

Marvel has created quite a media empire for itself over the past few years, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe proving to be a huge success for the company with their various film and television franchises. The crossovers, cameos and interplay between characters is in part what has made <i>The Avengers</i> …

Star Trek Beyond review – engagingly nerdy

The film franchise’s third rebooted instalment gets the aesthetics and spirit, if not always the plotting, spot on<p>A touch of existential disillusionment and some father issues notwithstanding, this latest instalment of the space adventure doesn’t take itself too seriously. Humour, rather than the …

Science Fiction

Justice League trailer premieres at Comic-Con

When it comes to superhero films, DC Comics has consistently struggled to match the mighty Marvel Comics, whose stable of characters including Iron Man, Captain America and Thor have produced dozens of box office smashes – and often won over the critics too.<p>Brie Larson to play Captain Marvel<p>Could …

Police accidentally shot man in North Miami, union says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The police shooting of an African-American caregiver, who was lying in the street trying to help an autism patient, was accidental, according to the local police union representing the North Miami officer.<p>The officer had intended to shoot the patient, whom he thought posed a danger, but …

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A Beginners Guide To The Best Story Arcs Featuring The Joker

<i>The Laughing Squid</i> explains that the Joker is a character inspired by Gwynplaine, from the 1928 silent film <i>The Man Who Laughs</i>, the Joker remains one …

Comic Books

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad trailer stays evil

The latest <i>Suicide Squad</i> member to receive a standalone trailer is none other than Harley Quinn.<p>In the new clip released by Warner Bros., Quinn …

Yoga Poses for Every Part of Your Body

One of the beauties of yoga is that it works on your whole body. Unlike having a "legs day" or "arms day" at the gym, doing a regular yoga practice …

'Rogue One': 5 things we know about the new 'Star Wars' film

<b>London (CNN) —</b> It's one of the most hotly anticipated films of 2016: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" hits the silver screen in December. CNN joined fans, who traveled from far and wide, at London's official Lucasfilm festival over the weekend celebrating all things "Star Wars."<p>The lucky few who …

Star Wars

The Walking Dead season 7: New image confirms character is alive and well

As anyone who watches <i>The Walking Dead</i> will tell you, season six was, at times, an aggravating experience, not least of all because the finale ended …

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Leslie Jones Quits Twitter Over Racist Abuse

Horrible.<p>Leslie Jones just gave us a horrific look at what it's like to be a black woman on Twitter. After tweeting several examples of hateful, racist comments she received on the social media platform, her account was hacked and used to publish homophobic messages.<p>Understandably, Jones decided to …

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