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‘Much Too Good For Children’: The Story Behind The Film Adaptation Of ‘Matilda’

In the early 1990s Danny DeVito and his wife, Rhea Perlman, read their children the classic 1988 Roald Dahl novel <i>Matilda</i>, the story of a young girl so intelligent she eventually gains magical powers. When DeVito’s daughter first brought the book home he had never heard of it. “I knew that Roald …

Retro Gaming Will Be Super Hot This Holiday Season

Over the past couple of days, there has been a wave of exciting, retro-gaming news. It seemed to start with the awesome Nintendo NES Classic Edition. If you missed the announcement, Nintendo has a diminutive, throw-back version of the original NES coming down the pipeline for just under $60, …

50 Charming American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When you plan a vacation, most people tend to go to more popular places, right? It's usually cities they've read about or towns and attractions that have been recommended by friends and family. But that's about to change, because there are plenty of small towns in …

10 Reasons You're Stuck In A Life You Don't Want To Be Living

Everyone says they want to live a great life, have healthy relationships and look and feel their best, but how many are willing to put in the work day-after-day? If you look around your life and listen to all of the whining you'll soon find that most people are situated comfortably in their …

Relationships

8 Ways to Save $1 Million Dollars Before You Retire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Saving for your retirement is a given. But, how much money do you need to set aside to enjoy your golden years?<p>How does a million bucks sound?<p>That may not sound feasible, but it’s not as challenging as you think if you follow these eight …

Retirement

Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Members Reform Temple of the Dog for Tour

In 1991, five future Seattle rock icons released their lone, self-titled LP as Temple of the Dog. To mark the album’s 25th anniversary, the …

13 ways to jump into DC's indie gaming scene

There’s never been a better time to be about the indie games life.<p>With so many tools available for cheap and many for free, anyone can jump in and …

How Can I Make the Most of Summer's Last Weeks?

<i>A:</i><p>Summer's winding down, but there’s still time for a few more fair-weather hiking trips. Even better: pick one that lets you give back to the forest.<p>Take the volunteer vacations set up through the American Hiking Society that get you outside and donate your time and muscle power to trail …

How to be happy: follow these five easy steps

From a young age we are told to aim high. Yet the more driven we are, the more likely we are to feel miserable, says happiness expert Raj Raghunathan. Here’s what we should try instead<p>The key to happiness, according to the latest research, is knowing where to look. We’re conditioned from a young …

Happiness

Do-It-Yourself Retirement

Americans are taking charge of their own retirements. Fortunately, there's a tool kit on the Web to help them do it.<p>No matter what happens to president George W. Bush's proposal to cut Social Security benefits for the better off, the age of the own-your-own, plan-your-own, get-real retirement is …

Pro skier Matilda Rapaport dies during a video game promo shoot

Swedish skier Matilda Rapaport died after an avalanche occurred during a film shoot in Chile for the Ubisoft-published extreme sports game, <i>Steep</i>. …