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Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

9 Books That Are So, So Much Better Than Their Movies

It’s lit<p>"The book is always better" is an adage that we remember hearing from a young age whenever we expressed any interest in seeing some Hollywood adaptation of one of our favorite novels. It's a truism that's come in handy over the years, if only so that, at best, we can be pleasantly surprised …

Yummy Pork Chops Recipe

"My husband went nuts when I made this. He literally ate it like an animal!!!"<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups Italian-style salad dressing<p>1/4 cup soy sauce<p>1/2 …

Herbalife Agrees To Pay $200 Million To Settle Complaints It Deceived Consumers

Herbalife has agreed to pay $200 million to reimburse consumers who lost money on its nutrition supplements and will also make major changes in its sales and distribution practices, the Federal Trade Commission announced on Friday.<p>The FTC filed a complaint accusing the company of deceiving …

Google's Driverless Cars Will Be Legally Treated Like Human Drivers

The NHTSA says autonomous cars will be considered human, for legal purposes<p>The automation of cars has been a long time coming. Mechanized functions like anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and even automated parallel parking have been mainstays in modern cars for decades.<p>But in the case …

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"The Hateful Eight" Is The Meanest Movie Quentin Tarantino's Ever Made

The Western goes where Tarantino's last two movies didn't — into unapologetic sadism. Warning: This piece contains spoilers!<p><i>The Hateful Eight</i> is the meanest movie Quentin Tarantino has ever made.<p>There are probably more elegant ways to put it, but that feels most accurate. It's been lingering with …

The 15 Best Recipes Of 2015

It was a really good year.<p>A lot of important stuff happened in 2015. Princess Charlotte was born. <i>The Great British Bake Off</i> was released on Netflix. All in all, it was a good year. But most importantly are the number of great, aww-inspiring, jaw-dropping, salivary gland-inducing recipes created in …

Morgan Freeman in plane scare

Actor and pilot escape unhurt after tyre blows out on take-off and aircraft makes emergency landing<p>A private plane carrying Morgan Freeman was forced to make an emergency landing after experiencing a technical problem, but the film star and his pilot were unhurt.<p>The plane landed in Tunica, …

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