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Was everyone on Ben-Hur 2016 too busy sourcing camel milk to generate new movie ideas?

Between the ages of 11 and 14, while my classmates were memorising the Fresh Prince theme song and perfecting their Jonathan Taylor Thomas découpage, I had a weird fixation on the 1959 fan-fiction biblical epic Ben-Hur, starring Charlton Heston. My social studies teacher showed it to us during our …

Entertainment

People Are Freaking Out Over the BBC's List of the Greatest Films of the 21st Century

Their choice for the number one film was especially contentious.<p>There are countless lists on the Internet of the best films of the century, but so often, they are way too broad. How can you make such decisions when there are so many different genres and styles that are simply incomparable? The BBC …

BBC

'The Girl on the Train' and 7 more books you should read before the movie

If you haven't picked up your copy of "The Girl on the Train," you're already behind the curve. Lauded as the "next 'Gone Girl'," the psychological …

Entertainment

Amazon’s JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON Pilot Is Smart Meta Comedy

Anyone that saw the 2008 film <i>JCVD</i> knows that Jean-Claude Van Damme has no problem making fun of himself, and they also know what a compelling and …

Amazon

NATALIE PORTMAN Says She's 'Done' With MARVEL Movies

Promotional image for 'Thor: The Dark World' <br>CREDIT: Marvel Studios<p>Natalie Portman's Jane Foster is absent from the cast of <b>Thor: Ragnarok</b>, and …

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman tells 'A Tale of Love and Darkness'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "It's like, I guess you caught me! I'm a nerd!" Natalie Portman says, laughing.<p>She's talking about frenzied internet responses to a recent interview that she did with author Jonathan Safran Foer. The New York Times Style Magazine asked Foer to interview Portman about …

Los Angeles

10 movies every entrepreneur should watch and why

Hollywood loves a good story, and what better story is there than a story about someone facing the struggles of trying to succeed in business? From …

Entertainment Industry

100 Things We Love About The 80s

The era of the eighties is a favourite for many, including me. Life seemed to be a little slower, a little less stressful and perhaps also a little …

The 'Italexit' might be on its way

Europe has seemingly coped well with its recent Brexit shock, but now looms the prospect that Italy might be heading for the Eurozone’s door.<p>This should be of great concern to European and global economic policymakers.<p>While it is possible to think of a Europe without the United Kingdom, it is …

Italy

U.S. Debt Clock Shows Silver and Gold at REAL Price – 700% Higher Than Market

According to the NYSE, gold is up today! The NYSE shows gold was up 17.40 to $1260.60- great news for those who hold gold… but, wait. That number is …

Silver

Joseph Schooling’s Olympic gold comes with a massive payout

<b>Medal count | Olympic schedule | Olympic news</b><p>After winning the 100-meter butterfly Friday night in Rio, Joseph Schooling will take home more than …

Olympics

One In Three Children In The World Have No Birth Certificate

One in three children worldwide cannot have their existence legally verified with a birth certificate since their birth was not registered, UNICEF warned Wednesday.<p>Almost 230 million youngsters under the age of five have no birth certificate, which puts them at a disadvantage for procedural matters …

Birth certificate

U.S. Charity Buys Sacred Native American Masks For $530,000 To Return To Tribe

A French auction house ignored both a tribe’s request and the U.S. Embassy’s plea to delay an auction of sacred Native American masks and sold them Monday for $1.6 million.<p>At the Drouot auction house in France, Native American objects sold quickly on Monday, including the sacred Hopi mask “Crow …

Native Americans

Country’s First New Species of Fish Discovered

<b>The science community welcomed a new species of fish today, called Eviota santanai. The striking, pinkish-mauve-and-white animal, a type of dwarf goby, was found off Timor-Leste (map), and is the first new species of fish found in the country, according to Conservation International (CI), the group</b> …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

The Bitcoin Boy: 16-Year-Old Erik Finman Is in His Silicon Valley Prime

<b>Erik Finman’s parents</b> Paul and Lorna, met at Stanford University in the 1980s, when Paul was getting his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and Lorna …

Silicon Valley

53 Historians Weigh In on Barack Obama’s Legacy

The Obama History Project<p>History Will Be Very Kind By Jonathan Chait<p>History Will Eviscerate Him By Christopher Caldwell<p>Historians Weigh In on …

Political history

The Secret Handshake

The short-lived literary career of Breece DʼJ Pancake and his roadmap to a world of oppressive poverty.<p>LONGFORM REPRINTS<p><i>This article is reprinted on</i> …

What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs

Eric Jackson was sitting in his hotel room on Sea Island, Ga., watching his kids splash around in the pool, when he clicked “publish” on his latest blog post for Forbes.com. Jackson, an influential hedge-fund manager, had become fixated on Yahoo and the efforts of its chief executive, Marissa …

Steve Jobs

Ask a Doctor: Should I Exercise When I’m Sick?

A sports medicine doctor tells you if you should power through—or if a rest day is in order<p>If you’re sick but still want to work out, ask yourself one question: Are your symptoms above or below your neck?<p><b>Should you workout if your symptoms are above your neck?</b><p>For symptoms isolated above the …

Health

Should You Use a Trap Bar For Deadlifts?

Researchers compared the trap bar to the straight bar in a head-to-head contest. Here’s what they found<p>The trap bar isn’t new: It’s been around since the 80s, when according to legend, powerlifter Al Gerard invented it to reduce the stress on his back during deadlifts.<p>The barbell is shaped like a …

Fitness

9 Genius Ways to Cook Healthy Meals In Half the Time

Great meals don’t have to be a time suck; here are nine clever ways to speed up the process<p>Cooking delicious and healthy meals can feel time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be.<p>If you’re pinched for time when dinner rolls around, give these nine time-savers a try.

Food

How To Trigger New Muscle Growth During A Biceps Curl

This simple modification may help you build bigger arms and get stronger faster<p>A minor adjustment to the way you do biceps curls could put bigger gains within your grasp.<p>Fat Gripz—plastic sleeves that increase the thickness of your dumbbells’ handles—force you to grip the weights in an unfamiliar …

Fitness

The Eccentric Insanity Workout

It’s just three bodyweight exercises, but this may be the toughest upper-body workout you’ve tried this year<p><b>Workout:</b> The Eccentric Insanity Workout<p><b>Trainer:</b> Jeremy Scott, trainer at Jeremy Scott Fitness in Scottsdale, Arizona.<p><b>Benefit:</b> You’ll burnout your upper body with this eccentric-focused …

Health

How to Make a Shake That Will Actually Keep You Full For Hours

Always hungry 30 minutes later? Add this and your shake will actually hold you over<p>Making your shake thicker can trick your brain into keeping you full for longer, new Dutch research suggests.<p>Researchers had 15 men try two different shakes, both on an empty stomach on different days. One shake was …

The Brain

The Explosive Row That Will Transform Your Back

Pair this exercise with plyo pushups for an insane upper-body workout<p>Most upper-body plyo exercises work your chest. (Think: plyo pushups, chest passes, and punches.)<p>The inverted plyo row, however, hits your upper back. That’s important because when your chest muscles are stronger than your back …

Health

Mosquito guns and heavy fines: how Cuba kept Zika at bay for so long

It is one of the last Caribbean countries to get hit.<p>As soon as the rain stops, mosquitoes flood the guard house of an upscale tourist resort near …

Science

5 jaw-dropping modern homes with killer ocean views

Surreal<p>Architecture may never be able to match the vastness of the ocean, but it can accentuate it in astounding ways. Just take a look at these …

Oceans

10 Of The Most Stunning And Unique Buildings In The US

May 8, 2015<p>When we think of the US, we picture towering skyscrapers and apartments in the cities, copycat suburb houses with white picket fences, and …

Architecture

How Cool Are These Buildings?

7 Amazing Buildings to See Now<p>It’s no wonder that Beijing-based Ma Yansong, of MAD Architects, is recognized as one of the most important voices in …

Architecture