Melissa G

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These Are the Eight Shows Shonda Rhimes Is Launching on Netflix

Last August, long-time ABC showrunner and producer Shonda Rhimes—the genius behind <i>Grey's Anatomy</i> and <i>Scandal</i>—shocked her fans and the industry when she announced she was leaving the cable juggernaut behind to create a slew of new shows for Netflix. Eight shows, to be precise—and now we know the …

Shonda Rhimes

Why You Need an Amazon Prime Sample Box Before Your Next Trip

Much like a fake designer bag, hotel toiletries may look fancy on the outside but a closer look reveals nebulous branding and cheap materials. That …

Sensitive Skin

The 'Aquaman' Trailer Is Wakanda Underwater

Aquaman was always meant to have his own solo movie. Even though he made a fantastic addition to <i>Justice League</i> in terms of banter, that movie unintentionally highlighted how amusingly specific, and therefore, useless, his powers are.<p>Unless a giant tidal wave just happened to engulf the team, …

Justice League

New York City Exhibition Celebrates the Rebellious Victorian-Era Women Who Made History

At a time when women wore corsets and hooped skirts, the American Jewish actress Adah Isaacs Menken caused quite a stir when she appeared onstage in …

New York City

Breaking down the trailer for Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, which should win every Oscar

It's here, Kaiju fans. The trailer for <i>Godzilla: King of the Monsters</i> dropped today and if you're anything like me, you couldn't help but feel a …

Godzilla

Beowulf In The Suburbs? 'The Mere Wife' Is An Epic Retelling

There's a vitally important word in the epic tale of <i>Beowulf</i> and, according to Maria Dahvana Headley, it's been translated incorrectly for a <i>very</i> long time. The word is aglæca/æglæca — no one's entirely sure how to pronounce it – and, as Headley explains, that same word is used to describe Beowulf <i>and</i> …

Literature

How Enslaved Chefs Helped Shape American Cuisine

“We need to forget about this so we can heal,” said an elderly white woman, as she left my lecture on the history of enslaved cooks and their …

Black History

A Sexpert Explains Ancient Greece's Hottest Sex Move, "The Lioness & The Cheese Grater"

I don't know about you, but the vast majority of my historical education was spent learning about two things: war and politics. We learned a lot …

Amazon Fire TV

25 Historical Films on Netflix That Will Make You Stay In This Summer

Open any history book and you'll find a tale set to rival any modern drama. From Roman rivalry to royal romance, the past is packed with stories so good that moviemakers had to borrow them — and Netflix is currently rounding out its catalog with some of the best around. Whether it's the terrible …

Henry Viii

The First Titans Trailer Is a Brutal Introduction to Another Very Dark DC Universe

If you’ve ever wanted to hear Robin say “Fuck Batman” before knocking the hell out of and killing a couple of street-level criminals, then allow us …

DC Universe

Beyond Harry Potter—10 of the Best Fantasy Book Series

When I was in the third grade, my teacher began reading the <i>Harry Potter</i> series to us out loud in class every day. I was enthralled by the story of …

Books

Books George RR Martin recommends to “Game of Thrones” fans

George R.R. Martin has an omnivorous appetite for books, movies, and TV. Over the years, the Song of Ice and Fire series author has recommended dozens of works of entertainment on his blog and in interviews: historical novels, thrillers, epic fantasy, literary science fiction.<p>Now, for the …

Game of Thrones

19 Times "Spelling It As It Sounds" Went Drastically Wrong

Fresh synonym rolls, anyone?

Mexican Food

The Ultimate Beach Read Bucket List

We're passionate about beach reads. Or, more specifically, we're passionate about the act of reading on the beach. The act symbolizes a pause from …

Books

If Weightlifting Isn't For You, These 6 Yoga Poses Will Definitely Make You Stronger

For some people, weightlifting is a way of life, but for others, the mere thought of picking things up and putting them down just doesn't sound …

Yoga

The Viking Raid on the Abbey of Lindisfarne

The Ruins of Lindisfarne Priory, by Thomas Girtin, 1798.<p>On 8 June, 793 AD, Vikings destroyed the <b>abbey on Lindisfarne</b>, a centre of learning that was …

How The Satisfyer Pro 2 Vibrator Made Me Realize I'm Actually a Squirter

I won't shut up about the Satisfyer sex toy line. How could I? The vibrator made me realize that I could squirt and provided a magical breakthrough after getting out of an emotionally abusive relationship. And now, many moons later, it sits on my bed stand to keep me armed and ready for frequent …

Rose Gold

There's No Way This Trainer's Bodyweight Workout Won't Give You Ripped Abs

The road to flat, tight abs is not an easy one to take. You have to make sure you're in a healthy calorie deficit and exercising regularly in order to shed overall fat. But you also have to do core workouts if you want a shredded midsection.<p>Francheska Martinez, Animal Flow expert and certified …

Workouts

21 Easy Desserts You Can Make in a Cast-Iron Skillet

There are some who would have you believe that a fruit salad or light yogurt qualifies as “indulgent dessert.” We don’t trust those people. For the …

Introducing Moon Milk: the Pretty Drink Taking Over Pinterest That Will Help You Sleep

For those who spend most nights tossing and turning, the latest wellness trend taking over our Pinterest boards might be just the thing to help you …

‘Dumbo’ First Trailer: Tim Burton Brings Disney’s Lovable Elephant to Dazzling Life

Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, and more star in Burton's live-action reimagining of Disney's 1941 animated classic.<p>The last time Tim …

If You're Trying to Get Rid of Belly Fat, Eat Any of These 14 Delicious Breakfasts

Diet plays a huge role in reducing body fat percentage, and there are certain foods proven to target abdominal fat specifically. Ingredients such as …

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 BC), better known as Alexander the Great, created one of the largest empires of the ancient world in little over a …

Ancient History

10 Yoga Poses to Do in Bed to Ease Pain and Have the Best Sleep of Your Life

Whether you sit in an office chair all day, like to garden, or are on your feet for extended periods of time, you're probably no stranger to sore …

This 5-Move Core Workout From a Trainer Will Leave You Sore and Chiseled

There are tons of ways to shape up your midsection. Most importantly, you need to be in a healthy calorie deficit and exercising regularly. But doing a solid core workout every now and then will definitely help your abs pop. Ridge Davis, personal trainer in West Hollywood, CA, shared an exclusive …

Workouts

The Quest to Break America’s Most Mysterious Code—And Find $60 Million in Buried Treasure

Thomas J. Beale discovered gold and silver out west nearly 200 years ago. He brought a huge amount of precious metals -and gems- back to Virginia and …

Salty, Sweet Honey-Butter Shortbread Cookies As Addictive As Potato Chips

<b>In 2014, South Korea was introduced to what has since become one of the biggest crazes in Korean convenience store snack history: Honey Butter Chips.</b> These honey and butter–glazed potato chips, a product of Haitai Confectionery and Foods Co., Ltd., were nothing like Koreans were used to, or ever …

Why returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece would be madness

Jeremy Corbyn declared in an interview with the Greek newspaper Ta Nea this week that, as prime minister, he would open negotiations for the return of the Elgin Marbles - more properly known as the Parthenon Sculptures - to Athens. This apparently on the grounds that the original permission for …

Top 10 Evil Historical Figures Too Brutal for History Books

We’ve all heard of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, etc. But what about the evil men and women our history books don’t mention? Is there …

22 books we can’t put down (AKA your search for the perfect summer read stops here)

Summer is undoubtedly a time to be active, whether for you that means surfing near a millennial-pink beach, hiking to Instagram-worthy waterfalls, or …

Books