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These early "Rogue One" concept drawings show us the development of Jyn Erso's style

The <i>Star Wars</i> franchise has historically given us strong female heroes to look up to — Princess Leia and Padmé Amidala, we’re looking at you! But our …

Oscar Isaac posts 'Star Wars VIII' set photo of Fisher, Hamill

Following actress and author Carrie Fisher's death on Tuesday, her fellow Star Wars actors are posting thoughtful messages and personal photos on social media to honor her.<p>"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" actor Oscar Isaac paid tribute to Fisher by posting a candid photo on his Facebook page of the …

Star Wars

Star Wars has always been political. Here's why the alt-right is claiming otherwise.

The debate over Rogue One reminds us that alt-right politics defy modern concepts of basic morality.<p>All art is political, but science fiction is perhaps the most conscientiously political genre in all of fiction. So it’s been odd to witness the mini-controversy surrounding the recent <i>Rogue One: A</i> …

The new year total-body reconstruction plan

<b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 6-8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>So you're on the resolution wagon and looking for a jump start program? You've come to the right place. The …

Max And Ruby’s Parents Will Finally Be Revealed

The internet’s theories on where the hell Max and Ruby’s parents have been will make you lol<p>For those of us who’ve watched Max and Ruby with our …

Siblings

Skillz’s ‘2016 Rap Up’ Is Here To Remind You How Awful This Year Was

Thank the rap gods for Skillz’s annual “Rap Up” because I can never remember the year’s notable events come December 31. This year, I’ve only managed to retain information about more dead black bodies at the hands of police, celebrity deaths, all things presidential election and Beyonce getting …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Everything you need to know about turntable cartridges

<b>Know your moving magnets from your moving coils with our comprehensive introduction to cartridges.</b><p>Needles, styli, cartridges, pick ups, call them …

Audiophile

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

What to eat before, during and after a workout

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have long known that what you eat before, during and after you exercise can make or break a workout and possibly affect your fitness results.<p>So what do nutritionists recommend to munch on? It turns out that quality carbohydrates are important pre-workout and lean proteins …

Nutrition

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This

Truly great dads have these traits.<p>Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their …

Parenting

Watch Carrie Fisher audition for the part of Princess Leia in 'Star Wars'

Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack on Friday during a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was 60 years old.<p>At the age of …

Thousands attend Mexican girl's 15th birthday party after invite goes viral

Rubi Ibarra celebrated her <i>quinceneara</i> on a ranch in Mexico with a crowd of thousands after a video invite for the party was seen around the world<p>Looking overwhelmed by the attention, yet resplendent in an elaborate fuchsia dress and gleaming tiara, Rubi Ibarra celebrated her 15th birthday on Monday …

How a vinyl record is made

Vinyl sales are at their highest for 12 years. The Telegraph went to the old EMI record manufacturing unit in Hayes, Middlesex, bought by retailer The Vinyl Factory, and saw that the process has changed very little in recent years.<p>Sales of LPs have doubled to 550,000 this year and the format has …

In 2016, Violence Pervaded Policing On Both Ends Of The Gun

Deadly encounters between police and civilians often made 2016 a year full of palpable tension. Across the country, demonstrators took to the streets to protest police shootings, while at the same time officers in a number of states were targeted and killed by gunmen.<p>Both situations have prompted …

10 Natural Cough Remedies & Treatments - Quiet Corner

Coughing is your body’s way of breaking up mucus, clearing airways and getting rid of irritants. As annoying as it can be, it’s actually best to let …

The surprising ways that working out could give your career a boost

One creative way to break the glass ceiling? Smash it with a heavy kettlebell.<p>The idea may not be as far-fetched as you think. Increasingly, a …

Listen To This New J Dilla Collection Of Unreleased Beats Curated By Ma Dukes

While producer J Dilla passed away long before the wave of eerie 2016 deaths, his music has lived on in part thanks to a wealth of unreleased instrumentals curated by his mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey. This latest collection of beats, titled <i>Jay Dee’s Ma Dukes Collection</i>, even bears her …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Edward Hopper’s Iconic Painting Nighthawks Explained in a 7-Minute Video Introduction

If any one painting stands for mid-twentieth-century America, <i>Nighthawks</i> does. In fact, Edward Hopper's 1942 canvas of four figures in a late-night …

Art

Sri Lankan church service prints Tupac rap lyrics by accident

<b>(CNN) —</b> Christmas carols aren't supposed to have lyrics like "revenge is like the sweetest joy, next to getting p***y."<p>But that's exactly what churchgoers in Sri Lanka saw in booklets at a carol service on December 11.<p>What they expected was the words to the Hail Mary, a common Christian prayer. …

Sri Lanka

Start Your Own Junkyard Band with This Huge Archive of Free, DIY Musical Instrument Plans

Whether you’re after a classic three-string cigar box guitar, a wooden snare drum, or a Blue Man Group-inspired PVC pipe organ, Cigar Box Nation has …

Kid-Friendly Vinyl Album 'This Record Belongs To...' Deserves a Spin

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>While vinyl sales have certainly seen an uptick in recent years, for many kids today a record player is a foreign object from …

Student Loan Forgiveness: How Does It Work? | Investopedia

Student debt has reached an all-time high, with an estimated 40 million people now owing an average balance of $29,000, according to credit report …

A Track-by-Track Breakdown of the 'Star Wars' Christmas Album

Revisiting one of the weirdest 'Star Wars' tie-ins ever.<p>Everybody knows the lyrics, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / had a very shiny nose,” but do …

Cover Art

The two fundamental story plots that teach kids to build resilience

In every culture that anthropologists have ever studied, people tell stories.<p>Families most frequently tell stories around the time of vacations, family reunions, (sadly) funerals, Thanksgiving and, of course, the family-oriented winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.<p>Stories are told …

Darth Vader

18 Documentaries About Vinyl And Record Collecting

Although there are numerous great shorts floating around on YouTube focusing on vinyl culture, digging and record collecting, here is a list of some …

Exclusive: Cover Reveal of “Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World” written by Girls Who Code CEO & Founder, Reshma Saujani

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls revealed the cover of Girls Who Code CEO & Founder, Reshma Saujani’s upcoming non-fiction book <i>GIRLS WHO CODE: Learn to Code</i> …

Toy sellers and makers offer more options for autistic kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Toy stores, with bright lights, loud sounds and crowded aisles, can be hard to manage for children with autism or other sensory …

If You Liked Rogue One, You'll Love These Star Wars Comics

I had a million different thoughts in my head after I saw <i>Rogue One</i>, but one kept creeping its way back into my head: <i>Rogue One</i> felt like a live-action …

Star Wars

A Latina By Any Other Name

A Latina by any other name would still be a Latina. That means a Latina with the last name O'Briant which sure sounds Irish can still be a Latina. Confused? A short history of names might help:<p>My maternal grandmother was a Sandoval who married a Gallegos. My mother married the O'Briant. My …

How can I make my daughter enjoy learning?

<i>Q: I find it hard to make my 10-year-old daughter take pleasure in learning. She seems satisfied to follow a ­slow-paced learning and even living style. I would like her to be as interested in reading and writing as she is in other things unrelated to her education.</i><p><b>A:</b> What a great question! Your …