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Here's what's coming next to the smash-hit ‘Pokémon Go’ smartphone game

But developer Niantic, which spun out of Google/Alphabet in late 2015, is already thinking about what's next in the weeks and months to come, says CEO John Hanke.<p>All in all, it sounds like "Pokémon Go" is getting some deeper gameplay mechanics that will encourage players to stick around longer.<p>And …

Pokémon

Pixar Has No Sequel Plans Beyond 2019

There’s been a growing argument that Hollywood has largely abandoned the original story in favor of an endless parade of sequels, remakes, reboots, and adaptations. Even Pixar — once hailed as a prime example that original stories could still make big bucks — seems to have slid into the habit of …

With Tin Foil And A Tennis Ball She Replaces This Costly Household Item - So Genius!

diy by Katie Mooney 6/23/2016<p>You've lived your entire life thinking that those fuzzy, neon green balls are meant soley for the tennis …

Pokemon Go US beta begins, battle mechanics detailed

Following last week's announcement that you could sign up to test Pokemon Go, the beta program -- or field test, as it's called -- officially starts today. Tests are already under way in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.<p>It's not too late to sign up for the Pokemon Go US beta test, as you can still …

Are You Good Enough to Be a Tennis Line Judge?

French Open<p>Watch a series of shots on a clay court and decide whether each was in or out. You only get one chance and five seconds to make the call. Good luck!<p>Keep sound on to hear the ball<p>Center Service Line<p>Easy<p>Baseline<p>Medium<p>Service Line<p>Hard<p>Sideline<p>Expert<p>Sideline<p>Watch your line for a ball to …

Wushu Watch: Disarming an Unresisting Gunman

Fightland Blog<p>There is an old saying that goes: confront a gun, flee a knife. The theory being that it is far more reasonable to think you can overwhelm a guy who is waving a gun about than a knife. A gun fires where it’s pointed, after all, and the thinking is that if you can jump the gunman when …

Watch: Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund plays hockey

Crusoe the celebrity Dachshund tries his paw at hockey.<p>Crusoe is probably the only hockey player who carries the ball in his mouth.<p>The latest …

Watch This Devastating Head Kick Ragdoll A Fighter Against The Cage

With this brutal knockout, the world will soon know the name of Raufeon Stotts.<p>With UFC Fight Pass is becoming a go-to for action on the rare off weeks when there’s no UFC or Bellator. They’ve bolstered their programming with the Japanese mainstay Pancrese, women’s league Invicta FC and a plethora …

Jones gets ticket, calls cop 'pig' and 'liar'

Jon Jones reputation for motor vehicle operation just got some reinforcement. Not long after video surfaced of a traffic stop in which Jones was …

Bellator's champ Daniel Straus shares surgery pics (warning: they're very, very graphic)

<i>(WARNING: Seriously, folks: These are some graphic surgery videos and pictures. You’ve been warned.)</i><p>You should look at Bellator champ Daniel Straus’ …

This Drummer Has Somehow Done A Drum Solo And A Backflip At The Same Time

Bands need to find new ways to grab your attention these days – not sure if you’ve noticed, but there’s quite a lot of music on the internet – which …

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If anyone knows what makes a good sports bra, it’s the top tennis player in the world, Serena Williams. And if anyone could be the perfect sports bra model, it’s the top tennis player in the world who has also covered <i>Vogue</i> — twice. Williams is the brand ambassador for Berlei’s sport line and just …

9 sneaky psychology tricks companies use to get you to buy stuff

And marketers may not be scientists, but they've mastered the art of using your psychology against you. By exploiting your vulnerability to different style of propaganda, companies can trick you into buying more stuff and paying more for it.<p>We've scoured the research on some of the strategies …

Psychology

Was musical memory the secret to Brian Wilson's genius?

The Beach Boys film Love and Mercy portrays Brian Wilson as experiencing music playing constantly in his head. A growing body of research suggests that this rare phenomenon might have been behind his creative talent<p>There’s a memorable scene in the Beach Boys film Love & Mercy, where the band are on …

PICTURED: Ronda Rousey poses naked in body paint bathing suit for risque Sports Illustrated shoot as magazine confirms the UFC fighter will star in 2016 Swimsuit Issue

It's official: Ronda Rousey is not only back for this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, she's upping the ante. This time around, the UFC …

Here Is A Brief Explanation Of Why Paramore Deserves Far More Praise

Although Paramore has been a band for more than a decade now (their debut, <i>All We Know Is Falling</i>, was released 10 years ago this past July), the pop punk group has been critically overlooked nearly throughout their entire existence. To some extent, they still are, despite the relative critical and …

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket landing like never before this weekend

This weekend, SpaceX will attempt a rocket landing unlike anything they've tried before. Elon Musk, who is the company's founder and CEO, just tweeted the exciting news earlier this morning:<p>What makes this potential landing so exciting is that it will be the first time SpaceX will try to retrieve a …

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Mergers & Acquisitions

This incredibly simple tip is the secret to an awesome burger

This is all well and good, even fascinating, but it has certainly created some pressure for anyone making burgers at home. Am I doing it right? Have I thought enough about my burger?<p>I have a reputation for making a delicious burger. Which has always baffled me, because my burger is so basic that it …

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3 Steps To Market Anything To Anyone

Kids hate broccoli. It’s a battle that has raged for ages:<p>“Eat your broccoli.”<p>“I don’t wanna!”<p>“Come on. Eat your broccoli.”<p>(Child throws broccoli at parent. Repeat.)<p>This same epic drama has played out in millions of homes. But what does this have to do with marketing?<p>Marketing, simply put, is …

This Is How Many Of Mark Cuban's 'Shark Tank' Investments Actually Succeed

A TV show is one thing. The day after may be another.<p>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>It must be marvelous being Mark Cuban.<p>So many businesspeople come across as harassed, tired, tetchy sorts.<p>Instead, here's this man who looks …

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …

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10 Things You Can Tell About A Finance Guy By Looking At Him On The Morning Train

Moses, described as the small-picture guy on Steve Eisman's team, claimed he could tell a lot about a guy just by looking at him.<p>The best place to study Wall Street people was on the morning commute from Connecticut. Moses estimated that 95% of the people on his morning Metro North train worked on …

Hedge Funds

Modern Gladiators – by Cooper Neill

Dallas, TX-based photographer Cooper Neill shares his latest project on Mixed Martial Arts called <i>Modern Gladiators</i>.<p>For the past few years I have been …

Martial Arts

Ronda Rousey says 'don't cry' to Bethe Correia after knockout

Ronda Rousey is not here to play your petty mind games.<p>Don't even try to mess with Ronda Rousey — she will beat you down in 34 seconds and make you eat your words.<p>That's what happened to Rousey's latest KO, Bethe Correia. Correia tried everything from screaming "DON'T CRY" in Rousey's face...<p>...to …

'Rick and Morty' Instagram game is an interstellar treasure hunt

Adult Swim has added one more weird experience to its warehouse of silly yet generally entertaining video games based on its television shows: <i>Rick and Morty Rickstaverse</i>, a hidden-object game that takes place entirely on Instagram. This is a true point-and-click game -- In <i>Ricktaverse</i>, players click …

High-Grade Marijuana, Delivered to Your Door Each Month

You’re high. Or, maybe, you’re not high, but you want to be. Maybe you’re a cancer patient, or a stressed-out elementary school teacher, or maybe …