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16 best-selling books to read this summer before they become movies

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you are anything like me, you always NEED (yes, need) to read a book before it becomes a movie or a television show.<p>Sure, there are a …

Books

The Most Disturbing Movies of All Time9. <em>Requiem for a Dream</em> (2000)

<b>Director:</b> Darren Aronofsky<p>Being perhaps the most grounded, and therefore horrifying, depiction of drug addition to ever be put on film, <i>Requiem for a</i> …

The 10 best horror movies of the year so far — and where you can watch them

We're officially one-quarter of the way into 2018, and while the real world remains more horrifying than anything we've seen onscreen there have already been more than a few stellar horror movies capable of raising our arm-hairs and chilling our blood.<p>Our best-of lists are typically saved for the …

5 drinks to try if you don't want to give up alcohol but are trying to lose weight

Happy hour may save you a few extra bucks and get you a good buzz, but all those discounted specials are usually spiked with loads of sugar coming from cheap fillers like fruit juices, soda, and flavored liquor. However, if you're looking to get social without it showing up on your waistline, there …

The 5 Easy Ways To Start Living In The Moment Because The Past Is Behind You

It's difficult to live in the now. In fact, it might be one of the most difficult things there is to do, since the world is practically built of …

If You Think Horror Movies Are Scary, Wait Until You Read These Novels

If you've ever wondered whether or not your love of horror movies and scary stories is creepy, this should give you some peace of mind: There's …

Avoid These 19 Foods if You Want to Lose Weight

Losing weight requires a mix of eating nutritious foods, cutting calories, and being physically active, but if your kitchen is stacked with …

11 Creepy Lines From Horror Books That Are Honestly Terrifying

It has happened to us all at least once. You decide to read a few pages before going to sleep. What could be better than winding down with a good …

Horror

The one “fascinating” mind-training exercise Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella practices every day

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, seems like the type of CEO who would practice meditation religiously. In interviews and public appearances, he projects a calm, thoughtful vibe, is forever espousing the benefits of empathy and compassion, and often cautions people against the hazards of …

Satya Nadella

I tried to upgrade my sleep experience with lucid dreaming—here’s what happened

You know that feeling when you’re in the midst of an amazing dream—like, you and Michael B. Jordan are relaxing on the beach and he tells you…? Wait! …

Physiology

It Takes Seconds for People to Decide These 4 Things About You

While we're taught to believe it's bad to judge others, there are certain subconscious judgments that are unavoidable. Psychologists call it "thin …

A kiss is not just a kiss at Cannes, where the mood is edgy this year

The kiss is everywhere, but underneath the surface at the 71st Festival International du Film things are not quite so harmonious.<p>That kiss, a still from Jean-Luc Godard's 1965's "Pierrot le Fou" featuring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina smooching from adjoining autos, is the central image of …

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in talks to create UK streaming service

The BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have held discussions about joining forces to create a British streaming service to combat the increasing power of Netflix and Amazon in the UK.<p>The early-stage talks, which are also understood to involve NBC Universal, the US TV and film group that owns the maker of …

'Miracle' Boy, 13, Who Was Apparently Brain Dead Wakes After Parents Sign Organ Donation Papers

Trenton McKinley defied all odds.<p>After the 13-year-old boy was severely injured in a dune buggy accident, his parents made the difficult decision to …

Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Joins $100 Million Losers Club

As opening weekends get larger and larger, both due to inflation and the ability to meet more upfront demand, you’re going to see more and more scenarios where a movie nosedives in its second weekend a once-unthinkable amount yet still qualifies as a win. Walt Disney’s <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> opened …

A Few Years Ago, This College Dropout Was on Food Stamps. Now He Owns a $90 Million Company

Scott Everett was a college dropout waiting tables to support his family while he tried to make his business, S2 Capital, into a success.<p>Scott Everett's Dallas real estate company, S2 Capital, spends years working to turn underperforming or distressed properties into moneymakers. It's a …

Real Estate

These five lighting techniques will help you create scary horror scenes

There are a lot of components that can make a horror movie or photo really scary, and proper lighting is certainly among the most important ones. In …

Can Luke Skywalker And Han Solo Save The Universe... And Your Local Shopping Mall?

Blockbuster movies bring millions of fans to theaters. One of last year’s big hits was <i>Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi</i>. Since its release on December 15, worldwide box office gross sales are over $1.3 billion. That’s a lot of people going to movie theaters. In the U.S. there are approximately …

Photo appears to show mysterious ‘beast’ on the prowl

A mysterious “half human, half animal” creature has been caught on camera after it was said to have savaged two dogs.<p>The beast is reported to have …

The funny reason the audience wasn't scared during the test screening of 'A Quiet Place,' the latest hit horror movie

<i>Warning: Minor spoiler below if you haven't seen "A Quiet Place."</i><p>John Krasinski's latest directing effort, "A Quiet Place," scored a huge $50 million opening weekend for Paramount over the weekend thanks to its frightening premise: monsters that kill anything that makes a sound.<p>But how would the …

59 Brilliant Romantic Comedies That Are Seriously Underrated

Save this list for a rainy day.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

This 1 Celebrity Technique Makes You Instantly More Interesting to Hiring Managers

Share this about yourself to make a better first impression.<p>In my industry, reputation management is a hot topic these days. It used to be only the C-suite needed to worry about their public persona. However, thanks to social media, now we all must consider how we're perceived in the business …

Employment

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

Tony Robbins, Jim Carrey, and BuzzFeed Publisher Dao Nguyen Agree: 1 Question Leads to Success

It's a counterintuitive way to get what you want, but it works.<p>Whether you're a movie star, a motivational coach, or the publisher of a wildly popular website--or an entrepreneur--asking one question makes the difference between failure and success. Or between success and phenomenal success. That's …

TED Talks

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Sexual Harassment

99+ Photos That Will Show You The Cultures of the World

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their people from different cultures photos in the Cultures Of The World Photo contest with chances to …

Here's what 30 famous movie destinations look like in real life

Movie magic can turn regular places into magical, fantastical sets. "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson for instance turned a sheep farm in New Zealand into the fictional planet Middle-earth, while a volunteer with the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce transformed a cornfield in Iowa into the …

Joe Wicks: 'My weakness is Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food so I don't have it in the house'

The Body Coach, 32, on skateboarding to work, taking friends to Las Vegas and what he won’t have in his house<p>I don’t have a TV or phone near me in the bedroom. I listen to Mellow Magic radio to get chilled out, and aim for eight hours. If you struggle with sleep, you’ll struggle with exercise and …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …