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Google to Develop App to Count Calories of Food Photos - Great Ideas : People.com

Instagramming pictures of your food is about to get a little more basic.<p>At a tech conference in Boston this week, Google unveiled plans for a new app …

Is 'True Detective''s New Season Truly Defective?

HBO's hit show struggles the second time around — but Rachel McAdams shines<p>So here's the surprise twist: Rachel McAdams makes a hell of a cop. She's …

How Back to the Future Almost Didn't Get Made

For the movie's 30th anniversary, co-writer Bob Gale tells the story of production nightmares, and the classic that came to be.<p>There's a great scene in the Tim Burton film <i>Ed Wood</i>, in which the main character meets his idol, Orson Welles, in a bar, and realizes that even the legendary director …

Movies

The Definitive Oral History of How Clueless Became an Iconic 90s Classic

On the 20th anniversary of the film, this excerpt from Jen Chaney’s new book features discussions with the film’s breakout stars and Hollywood veterans on the movie that became a fashion template and cultural touchstone.<p>In mid-July of 1995—when American culture was fixated on such matters as O. J. …

Comedy

How Many TV Series Can Your Brain Take?

With hundreds of scripted series to watch on TV and streaming services, some viewers are having a hard time keeping track of dozens of characters and complex story lines<p>“Game of Thrones” fan Travis Stevens experienced a familiar mix of feelings while watching the most recent episode of the HBO …

TV Series

The world’s most beautiful volcanoes

Whether they’re long dormant or spewing lava to this day, these eight stunning volcanoes attract sightseers from all over the world.<p>With fiery molten channels that stretch far below the surface, volcanoes connect us to the very core of the Earth. Active or dormant – they resonate with an energy and …

Geology

17 Ways to Spend a Summer Crafternoon

Begin with the very shoes on your feet! Add some DIY charm to the most necessary summer shoes.

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

Comedy

11 Crazy Cool Luxury Hotels That Will Give You Insane Wanderlust

Ever wanted to sleep in a tree house? What about an igloo? It’s pretty clear that travel these days can get a bit monotonous — land, arrive at hotel, unpack, go to the beach, eat at said hotel, sleep and repeat. That’s why we’ve rounded up some extravagant travel accommodations that will scare, …

Los Angeles

16 Crazy-Awesome Examples Of Eyeshadow Art

Proof that makeup is artistry.

The massively popular Instagrammer who follows his girlfriend around the world just got married, and the pictures are stunning

<b>In 2012, the world fell in love with the Instagram account of a woman leading her photographer boyfriend around the world.</b><p><b>Moscow-based Murad Osmann and his girlfriend, Natalia Zakharova, filled their Instagram accounts with gorgeous travel photos of rice fields in Bali, the streets of Barcelona,</b> …

The Most Popular Flowers For Each Month Of Summer

These are the beautiful blooms you'll be seeing all season long.<p>Christine Noelle, BloomNation florist and owner/creative director of Chicago's Dilly Lily, opens up about the blooms people just love to see in their bouquets during warm-weather season.

Feeling sad and tired? Watch Grumpy Cat, say scientists

Watching cat videos boosts viewers' energy and positive emotions and decreases negative feelings, scientists found<p>If you get that warm, fuzzy feeling after watching cat videos online, the effect may be more important than you think.<p>The Internet phenomenon of watching cat videos, from Lil Bub to …

10 Great Performances from Game of Thrones Actors to Help You Fill the Void

Bide your time until Season 6.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> has been a massive hit for long enough that there’s probably not much, at this point, we could tell you about the cast. I’m sure you know by now that the actor who plays Maester Pycelle was in both <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Indiana Jones</i>. No doubt you’ve seen Tywin …

TV Series

Michael Winterbottom tackles the Amanda Knox case with The Face Of An Angel

“If you’re going to make a film, make it a fiction,” someone advises director Thomas (Daniel Brühl) toward the beginning of Michael Winterbottom’s <i>The</i> …