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Batman 'to have bogeyman role' in Suicide Squad

Reports suggest Ben Affleck’s dark knight will be a shadowy background figure in the all-star supervillain epic<p>Ben Affleck’s Batman will appear as a shadowy background figure in the forthcoming supervillain epic Suicide Squad, according to reports. Umberto Gonzalez, aka El Mayimbe of the …

Elite Daily

You’re not sure why, but you love looking into this person’s eyes: http://elitedai.ly/1Jle64O

The best adventure holidays for 2015

Photograph: Giuglio Gil/Getty Images/Hemis.fr RM<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/9/1420817858708/b80d1848-f791-4ea2-a692-bc0619a1efb7-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Giuglio Gil/Getty Images/Hemis.fr …

Living with less - the key to happiness

Living with less – the key to happiness<p>Look around your home – you're probably surrounded by things you've worked hard to own – that 50” flat screen …

Movies to Help You Survive Thanksgiving

No matter what your Thanksgiving holiday is like, there will inevitably come a time when it’s necessary to get in the car and go to a movie, or at the very least put one on the TV.<p>Thanksgiving has arrived, as it seems to every year. Meaning, for many you, it’s time for a few days cooped up in some …

11 Unexpected Uses For Coffee Filters

These inexpensive staples can do a lot more than make coffee.<p><i>Marcus Guhl / Getty</i><p><b>1. Protect delicate dishes and cookware</b><p>Use a flattened coffee filter to separate stacked plates or cooking pans in your cupboard. This way, your finest china will be protected from errant scratches or nicks while …

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The Reason You’re Not Happy (And How to Change it)

<b>“Happiness is a cute little baby refusing to let go of your finger”</b> – Unknown<p>Often when we think of happiness, we think of an upward staircase where …

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Lorde answered some 'Mockingjay' soundtrack questions on Twitter

In case you hadn’t heard, Lorde curated the soundtrack for <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1</i>, which is this small indie film about a girl who plays …

PREMIERE: Chiefs and Nick Acquroff “Inside Outside”

The Melbourne duo have just dropped their debut EP of chilled future beat and soul.<p>Aussie producer Chiefs has teamed up with fellow Melbournian Nick Acquroff from indie electro crew Sons et al and they'e just dropped their debut EP <i>Inside Outside,</i> a seamless blend of soul, future-beat and slinky R&B.<p>…

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

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A curious albatross on Campbell Island, New Zealand. See more standout submissions to the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/1lCd4HX #TPC2014 Photograph by Roberto Isotti/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The Propeller Island City Lodge Might Be The Weirdest Hotel In The World

We've seen strange hotel themes before, but Propeller Island City Lodge takes wild to a whole new level.<p>This 31-room lodge in Berlin allows guests to sleep in padded rooms or jail cells. It showcases sinks made from beer kegs, a bathroom hidden in a closet and a sign with a very specific ask: "No …

This Mouthpiece Will Save Football Players’ Brains

Head trauma among football players is an increasing concern, with new research showing the extent of damage repeated hits cause. Now, a new …

Pro-Pot, Pro-Gay, Anti-NSA… and Running for Senate

Meet Shenna Bellows, Maine’s former ACLU chief who’s looking to unseat Susan Collins with a mix of left and right issues that might appeal to …

Call for Entries: Photography Competitions from Around the World

Photography competitions are a great way to put your photography skills to test. Apart from a chance at winning the prizes on offer, they also …

Guy Lodge's DVDs and downloads

With the film industry's male bias once more in the headlines – a new study reveals only 15% of major releases feature a female protagonist – this week's top DVD releases are gratifying exceptions. For <b>Blue Is the Warmest Colour</b>(Artificial Eye, 18), the severe age certificate prompted by its …

The ultimate guide to debunking right-wingers’ insane persecution fantasies

<b>(Reuters/Chris Keane/A&E/Karolina Wojtasik/AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Conservatives love to pretend they’re being denied their religious liberty. Here’s how to prove them wrong<p>Robert Boston<p>March 16, 2014 10:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give You the Right to Tell …

Touching Portraits of Couples Who've Been Together Over 50 Years

For all you cynics out there who don't believe in everlasting love, you must check out this series called <i>Love Ever After</i> by Lauren Fleishman. The New York-based photographer captures beautifully intimate moments between New York City couples that have been together over 50 years. She accompanies …

Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …

Humor: CollegeHumor Takes on the Anti-Photoshop Movement in Hilarious Fashion

The anti-Photoshop movement is serious business. Videos that demonstrate what the liquify tool and an overzealous retoucher can do deliver an …

How Hobby Lobby supporters talk about “religious liberty”: 5 outrageous quotes that show it’s all about sex

Court briefs from Hobby Lobby’s supporters show how the case is all about controlling women’s sex lives<p>Hobby Lobby executives and other conservative opponents of the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act have argued that the legal challenge before the Supreme Court right now is about …

Europe's Lesser Known Seaside Escapes

Spring is, really, still a ways away, but that doesn't mean we're not pumped to plan all of our theoretical summer vacations. Europe's calling--as always--and we want to spend time in quaint villages without all the crowds, if such a thing exists.<p>Here are seven towns we have our eye on.<p><b>Tellaro,</b> …

Invisible: Laura Williams Talks About Her Surreal Self-Portrait that Went Viral

Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes …

Social Media Tips from Pro Adventure Photographer Lucas Gilman

It isn’t the over 14,000 followers on Instagram or 9,000 on Twitter that made adventure photographer Lucas Gilman a finalist in the 2010 and 2013 Red …

How Myofascial Release Can Prevent Injury

If all runners would spend just 10 minutes with a foam roller or lacrosse ball performing self-myofascial release a few times a week, they would …

The Finishing Sequence That Abolishes Belly Fat

Add these moves to the end of your workout to torch excess body fat<p>Here's a common concern if you're trying to lose that beer belly: If you build your abs before your gut's gone, will your belly just look fatter? The good news: Your six-pack won't look like a keg.<p>"Ab muscles don't grow all that …

My Top 5 Moves for Athletic Strength

Let’s start with an important, yet not so obvious statement….<p><b>Athletes are not professional lifters.</b><p>Does strength have carryover to what they do on …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Fitness

Fitness tech is evolving by leaps and bounds–and these businesses are leading the way.<p>1. Fitbit<p><b>For outrunning its rivals in wearable tech.</b> Fitbit sold 67% of all full-body activity trackers in 2013, besting Nike’s FuelBand and Jawbone’s Up in both sales and critical reviews. And as the future moves …