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It's never been easy being Jason Bourne: A brief film history

It’s hard to believe it’s been nine years since Matt Damon last suited up as the formidable but forgetful super-spy Jason Bourne. Now, he’s returning to his signature role, along with veteran director Paul Greengrass, for “Jason Bourne.” The amnesiac super-agent, who first appeared in a series of …

Film Industry

Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you’ll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren’t laughing at them, rather, but with them—these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical …

The Samsung Gear VR Is Your Window Into The Future

Virtual reality is a reality…in the sense that the hardware, software and content stars are finally aligning to make the platform approachable to more than just hardcore developers, gamers and hobbyists.<p>There’s always a set of early adopters who take on the heavy lifting, and Facebook’s Oculus has …

Call of Duty therapy: Treyarch designer tells us how to get better in Black Ops III multiplayer

Over a few weeks of intermittent play, I’m slowly working my way up the multiplayer levels in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. I’m at level 14 [Update: Now at level 28], and my kill-to-death ratio is a frustratingly low 0.42. For every four kills I get, I’m killed 10 times. That is no doubt familiar to …

Game Development

GameStop Black Friday deals expanded, offers starting two days before Thanksgiving

GameStop's Black Friday 2015 circular leaked online last week, but it turns out that the leak doesn't represent the retailer's entire ad. Polygon can now share four new pages from next week's circular, pages full of additional deals that get the ball rolling early.<p>The four pages, which you can …

10 Tips to Live Your Life Efficiently

People constantly think about improving their quality of life. If they spend their days doing useless things, such as watching the Kardashians or Big …

Productivity

5 Lifestyle Tweaks for a More Productive Life

Whether it be social media, television, text messages, or emails, we all face distractions like never before. These distractions lead us down a path that can keep us from living the productive lives we desire.<p>Despite all the distractions, there are proven ways to increase your productivity that are …

Fallout 4 Secret Room Has Every Item, Here's How to Get In

A secret room inside of Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 4 has been discovered. The room, accessible in the game's PC version, apparently features every item in the game, including all weapons, armor, and more. YouTube channel Tyrannicon (via <i>Game Informer</i>) has an overview of what you'll find.<p>…

Fallout 4: Here's All the Names That Codsworth Can Say

Fallout 4's robot pal Codsworth can say 924 names, which run the gamut of regular-sounding names like John and Kate to pop culture references like Katniss and Neo, as well as a variety of expletives and other dirty things. A Reddit user claims to have pulled the complete list of names from the …

Unconventional happiness quotes to change your life

Happiness is something everyone usually strives for on a day to day basis, a sense of well-being which leaves you feeling accomplished and often …

Happiness

7 Surprising Brain Hacks to Build Enormous Confidence

Are you ever held back by a lack of confidence? Does this prevent you from achieving your goals and becoming ultimately successful?I've collected the …

Richard Branson

THE EXPENDABLES 4 Locks and Loads For 2017 Release

NASA just released the first new images of Pluto since the New Horizons flyby

NASA, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Southwest Research Institute just released the first new images of Pluto since the New Horizons spacecraft's historic flyby of Pluto almost two months ago.<p>Perhaps the most striking image of the bunch is the one you see above. …

China debuted its new ballistic missiles during a practice military parade

The missiles will most likely be shown off later this week during China's military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender at the end of World War II.<p>Janes notes that the practice parade featured the "DF-15B short-range ballistic missile (SRBM), DF-16 medium-range ballistic …

North Korea
CNN

Sweden investigating underwater wreckage as possible Russian submarine

Swedish military studying video appearing to show sunken vessel but confusion reigns over whether it is a recent model or one that sank as long ago as 1916<p>The Swedish military is studying a video taken by shipwreck hunters who say it shows a wrecked submarine, just off the country’s eastern coast, …

3 Ways to Build Extreme Mental Toughness

Want to crush your next workout or fitness challenge? Unf*&K your mind. Here’s how<p>Our most important training philosophy at Gym Jones: The Mind Is Primary.<p>If your mind is strong, your body will be strong. You’ll be able to handle stress, cope with suffering, deal with adversity, make sacrifices, …

Marvel mixes hip-hop and superheroes in upcoming variant covers

Marvel has been bombarding us with entertainment lately, from movies and ill-received amusement parks to playing with its own cover art. The company …

Now almost anyone can get HBO's streaming service

HBO said on Thursday that the service, which allows you to stream past and current HBO shows online and costs $14.99 per month, is now available on Android devices and on Amazon Fire tablets.<p>People who sign up, through apps downloaded from the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore, will get a …

Televisions

Ant-Man - Trailer 1

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and …

The woman who barely sleeps

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

Margaret Thatcher

Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.

“We're seeing heroin affecting people in urban and rural areas, white, black and Hispanic, low middle and high income. We're seeing heroin diffusing throughout society but we can turn this around.”<p>The reasons are complicated –- drug abuse overall is up, and more people are using prescription …

Medical Journals

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Corporations and governments have co-opted the idea of the ‘social’ for their own ends. Is there anything we can do about it?<p>Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come …

4 Overlooked Ways To Become The Happiest Person You Know

Happiness isn’t the easiest thing to come by. We’ve all done the affirmations, practiced our yoga, meditated and eaten healthy — and there’s still no …

Happiness

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' looks like it will have the largest opening weekend ever

The question on Hollywood's mind is just how big that weekend will be.<p>Its predecessor debuted to $207.4 million in 2012, giving it the highest-opening weekend ever at the box office. "The Avengers" then went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of all time, grossing over $1.5 billion …

Marvel Universe

The USA's Top 10 Hiking Trails: From Coast To Coast

Long Trail, Jay Peak Long Trail North: Jay, Vermont<p>This trail settled in the Green Mountains of Vermont is a true gem that is worth seeing if you are …

Hiking

Biking and hiking to Maroon Bells in Aspen

31 January 2014<p>Our trip to Aspen, Colorado<p>And then there’s Aspen, Colorado … A place we were warned not to go to by Americans. And by many fellow …