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2017 Oscars Predictions: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

The battle lines are drawn: It’s <i>La La Land,</i> a musical fantasy about white lovers in Hollywood, versus <i>Moonlight,</i> a searing drama about black youth …

Entertainment

15 Design Secrets to Steal From Professional Home Stagers

Trust the professionals when they say details really do matter.<p>If you're a fan of HGTV, you appreciate the power of home stagers — a.k.a. the people who sweep in after a makeover and turn the shell of a house into a warm and inviting home. Use their secrets in your own abode to make it just as …

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

Scientists Turn Salmonella Into 'Cancer-Seeking Missile' To Destroy Brain Tumours

It significantly extended the lifespans of rats with an aggressive cancer.<p>Salmonella is one of the most common forms of food poisoning, leaving …

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

Horror

Five Badass Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own World War II Movie

Psst, Hollywood: Why stop with the fictional operative Marion Cotillard plays in Allied?<p>Writer <b>Steven Knight</b> has said that his new film, <i>Allied</i>, is based on a story about World War II spies that he heard third-hand from an old girlfriend. It could well have been more than an urban legend, though: …

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

10 Brutal Truths About Success No One Wants to Hear (Except People Who Hunger for Success)

Want to be successful? Start by radically changing your approach to business and to life.<p>Ask successful people how they achieved their success and you'll hear words like "hard work," "sacrifice," and "persistence."<p>Dig a little deeper and you'll find some other common attitudes and habits, like …

Self-improvement

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

Self-improvement

You have until Election Day to watch the stunning climate change documentary starring Leonardo DiCaprio for free

Leonard DiCaprio hosted a National Geographic documentary about climate change, and it's free to watch until midnight on Tuesday, November 8.<p>Mixing together the science of our damaged planet and the guy who fought the bear in the movie "The Revenant" seems like a bit of an odd choice.<p>But the …

20 Motivational Posters to Get You Through a Slump [with Free Templates]

<i>Dream big. Success. Walk the talk. Challenge yourself.</i> When it comes to designing a motivational poster, the slogan is key. If you’ve spent any of …

3 Things You Must Believe If You Want to Be Successful

At school, at the gym, or at work, this mindset is essential for reaching your goals.<p>There are two types of people in the world: those who dream and those who do. What sets them apart?<p>What sets apart the student who perseveres from the one who decides education isn't really for her? What makes one …

Self-improvement

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

Man-made “wind trees” will finally make it possible to power homes using turbines

Picture a steady breeze blowing through the leaves of a tree. Now imagine these leaves could do more than simply churn in the current of air—what if they could capture the wind and transform it into renewable energy?<p>Energy from wind is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the world, …

Renewable Energy

Rich kids fight back in shaky thriller 'Billionaire Ransom'

Excellent production values and a decent premise help hold together "Billionaire Ransom," an otherwise rickety thriller constructed from used parts. Part "Die Hard" and part "The Breakfast Club" — no, seriously — this hybrid of survivalist action and young-adult drama remains watchable from start …

Hollywood legend Robert Redford is still going strong at 80

Robert Redford's career continues to flourish as he celebrates his 80th birthday, as the actor, producer and director, best known for films such as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "Out of Africa," is showing no signs of slowing down or retiring.<p>Redford can currently be seen on the big …

Obamas' first date inspires romantic movie 'Southside with You'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - We've heard their playlists, watched them dance together, and now Americans can see Barack and Michelle Obama on their first date in a film that follows the future president wooing his future wife over the course of a day.<p>"Southside With You" dramatizes the Obamas' first …

Jonah Hill Talks About How Martin Scorsese Gets The Best From His Actors

The 10 best TV shows to stream this summer: from Stranger Things to UnREAL

From 80s monster hunting to brain-eating space ants, Amazon, Netflix and Walter Presents have a lot to offer this season<p>The buzziest show of the year, Stranger Things is an unrepentant love letter to the 1980s. The story – essentially The Goonies Go Monster Hunting – is sharp and suspenseful, but …

TV

America’s great mistakes: Has everyone forgotten that the Vietnam and Iraq wars were unnecessary, stupid and destructive?

<b>U.S. Marines on a patrol 15 miles southwest of Da Nang airbase in Vietnam, May 20, 1965. (AP/John T. Wheeler)</b><p>Trump’s flap with the Khans over “sacrifice” misses a crucial question: Sacrifice for what?<p>David Masciotra<p>August 7, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>It is always equally nauseating and amusing to see …

Iran Scientist Shahram Amiri Who Claimed CIA Abducted Him, Allegedly Executed

<b>UPDATE: 7:53 a.m. EDT</b> — Iranian journalist Hossein Dalirian, who works for the Tasnim news agency, said on his Twitter account (in Arabic) Sunday …

3 Difficult Habits That Get Easier Over Time

You know you should really do these things.<p>How many "positive habits" articles do you need to read before you start taking action?<p>Here's the thing about forming positive habits: It is difficult. The things we know we should do, we don't--and the reason we don't is because they are challenging. They …

Self-help

AMAZING FARE: Tokyo for Under $450 Roundtrip

There’s a sale on Star Alliance fares between Los Angeles and Tokyo, and you can fly United, ANA, or Singapore Airlines. Fares go down below $450 …

Here come the B-list, breathing new life into superhero films

A fresh cast of characters has given the movies a boost and the studios know they’re on a winner<p>Steven Spielberg’s skill as a film-maker is beyond dispute. As a soothsayer, though, his credentials are shakier. In 2013, he predicted that the superhero movie was heading for the boneyard. “There’s …

Comics

22 Good Movies to Watch on Netflix in August 2016

Don’t worry, only two of them are <i>Lethal Weapons.</i><p>If you’re looking for movies to watch on Netflix, then you’ve come to the right place. Every month we …

Comic Books

Man flew to China to meet online girlfriend, but didn't

A Dutch man who flew to China to meet his mysterious online girlfriend ended up stuck in the airport for 10 days, eventually being taken to hospital …

Social Media

Making the leap from photographer to filmmaker

“Shooting video is something that involves more people, and that’s what I enjoy – sharing with people.”<p>– JC Bonassin, Getty Images …

High above Scotland: Filming with drones

“Using drones is great because it allows you to get into positions you can’t even get a helicopter into.”<p>– John Duncan, Getty Images contributor<p>Fresh …

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The yoga poses to relieve your lower back pain

By <i>Starts at 60 Writers</i> • In <i>Health</i> • On <i>Sunday 31st Jul, 2016</i><p>There’s no doubt a lot of what you do involves sitting — you sit to eat, you sit to drive …