Natalie O'Brien

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Why Kickstarter Is Now A Public Benefit Corporation (And What That Means)

The company has always been on a social mission to support the creative community–and now it’s legally bound to it.<p>Unlike many tech startups, Kickstarter was making money by its second year of operation. By some rough estimates, it might be worth half a billion dollars now. But the company isn’t …

Everything you need to know about Saturday's Democratic debate

<b>When is the next Democratic presidential debate?</b><p>The second Democratic presidential debate will be Saturday, Nov. 14, live from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The school has been a staple for primary debates: It has hosted nationally televised debates every presidential cycle since 2007. …

SyFy Films’ 400 Days Gets New Trailer, Theatrical Release Date

Now <i>this</i> is interesting.<p><i>400 Days</i>, a sci-fi psychological thriller made by SyFy, is actually going to be showing in theaters instead of getting a …

New 'Star Wars' Trailer Reveals The Return Of A Fan Favorite

New footage, more characters. Is it December yet?<p>It's not a trap, people.<p>An updated "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer aired on ABC Thursday. The 60-second spot features footage from the previous trailer mixed with never-before-seen shots and even the return of an old friend.<p>"Admiral Ackbar. …

This JJ Abrams TED Talk explains why the new 'Star Wars' trailers are so mysterious

"Star Wars" fans are in a frenzy because Luke Skywalker has been missing from every single trailer and poster for the new movie, "The Force Awakens."<p>But there's a reason we haven't seen Skywalker yet.<p>It's all part of J.J. Abrams' philosophy as a filmmaker. In a TED talk in 2008 he referred to this …

'Heist' review: De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan in shadow of better movies

If you photocopy a photocopy of an original work, the image becomes blurry and indistinct. It's still legible, but not near the quality as the original. This is what it feels like to watch "Heist," a derivative action-thriller that is more of a pastiche of better films than an actual film itself. …

'Shelter': EW review

We gave it a <b>C</b><p>Like Richard Gere’s <i>Time Out of Mind</i> a couple of months ago, <i>Shelter</i> is a sucker-punch drama about New York’s homeless that explores the …

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Angelina Jolie Pitt’s “By the Sea” Is Personal and Daring

The best reason for a movie to exist is the pleasure it provides, and by this exacting standard, “By the Sea” is one of Hollywood’s few star-centered successes to have been released this season. It’s a romantic, erotic drama that’s told with an unusual blend of rapture and coldness, of overwhelming …

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Man Up only scores when Simon Pegg and Lake Bell rip into each other

Telling a woman to “man up” doesn’t exactly count as progressive, but at least the British romcom <i>Man Up</i> reverses gender stereotypes less clumsily …

Justin Bieber and One Direction's new albums: 'biting the hand that feeds them'

<b>Purpose by Justin Bieber (Def Jam, November 13)</b><p><b>Made in the AM by One Direction (Syco, November 13)</b><p><br> It’s hard being a pop star in these times, apparently. “Mini bars, expensive cars, hotels rooms and new tattoos / The good champagne, private planes … they don’t mean anything,” Britain’s …

Broadband for the people, built by the people

Competition is good, especially when it comes to internet service providers. Unfortunately, it's also rare. According to the White House's community-based broadband report released earlier this year (PDF), 75 percent of customers looking for internet speeds of 25Mbps or higher had a choice between …

Stephen King's New Book Is About Death, Death, and More Death

Short stories about what awaits us all.<p>It's not surprising that Stephen King is writing about death. It's how. And it's why. "I think that most people tend to meditate more on What Comes Next as they get older, and since I'm now in my late 60s, I qualify in that regard," he writes in the …

Apple store accused of racial profiling after video shows staff ejecting black students

Staff member recorded saying security guards wanted group of six teenagers to leave Melbourne store because they were worried ‘they might steal something’<p>A group of black teenagers was told to leave an Apple store in Melbourne because staff were worried they “might steal something”.<p>A video of the …

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How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

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What’s the best way to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables?

<b>The Question</b><p>Is rinsing fruit and vegetables under water effective at removing pesticides? Should I use a store-bought produce wash instead? Are there some fruits and vegetables that, no matter how I clean them, I should buy organically grown?<p><b>The Answer</b><p>There is a growing concern among Canadians …

Why Women Leave Men They Love: What Every Man Needs to Know

Read on HuffPost Deutschland<p>As a marriage counsellor working with men and women in relationship crisis, I help clients navigate numerous issues. While many situations are complex, there's one profoundly simple truth that men need to know: Women leave men they love.<p>They feel terrible about it. It …

In the Name of Mindfulness and Self Compassion -- You Are Dumped!

When I'm with you I'm not as happy as I am when you're away.<p>Being with you is like low-grade stress. The ordinary moments become painful and you suck the pleasure from the good times.<p>Being with you my thoughts are scattered, I'm distracted and disconnected.<p>Being with you I don't do my best work. I …

Barber's genius trick for cutting autistic boy's hair goes viral

A British barber whose small customer was afraid to get his hair cut found just the trick to quelling the little boy’s fears. And now, a photo of his simple solution has gone viral, racking up over 13,000 likes, nearly 1,000 comments, and over 3,000 shares since it was posted on Facebook last …