Cris Williams-Benoit

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How To Grate Fresh Ginger Quickly And Painlessly

Ginger is an all-mighty plant. Studies have shown the fragrant, spicy root can help reduce the pain of arthritis, treat motion sickness and relieve cold and flu symptoms. It's basically winter's antidote; it fights the season's impending sniffles like garlic fights vampires.<p>Ginger has been praised …

Police helicopter finds huge swastika in bottom of pool in Brazil

Civil Police in Brazil say one of their helicopters made a startling discovery -- a huge swastika in the bottom of a swimming pool.<p>One of their helicopters was assisting in a kidnapping investigation this week when officers spotted the symbol on a property in Pomerode, Brazil in the southern state …

From Auschwitz to the White House: One Tailor’s American Tale

When it came to clothes, Bill Clinton was a disaster, or so thought his tailor the first time he peered into the newly elected president’s closet. It …

Our 5 Favorite Slightly Weird, Totally Wordly Holiday Traditions

The holidays are upon us -- and with them, all the usual kookery of our crazy family members, that one pie Mom insists on making, travel, snow, and forced office cheer. In other words: We love it. But while we're singing carols, decking the halls, and generally making merry, there's a whole world …

Mark Wahlberg requests pardon for 1980s assault conviction

The Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has requested a pardon for an attack he carried out on a shopkeeper in Boston when he was 16, claiming he is now “a better person and citizen” and that if he were granted clemency it would serve as an inspiration for other troubled youths.<p>The criminal past of the …

Will Smith, Jared Leto and Tom Hardy sign up for Suicide Squad

Jared Leto, Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne have joined the cast of Suicide Squad, Warner Bros’ pioneering supervillain movie based on the DC Comics series, according to Variety.<p>Leto, in one of his first roles after winning the best supporting actor Oscar for Dallas Buyers …

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS — Most Watched Trailer of All Time (For Now)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Clip - The Dwarves Are Out of Time

video.other<p>Hulu<p>Finally at Smaug's lair, Bilbo and his companions try to secure Erebor and the treasure.<p>https://www.hulu.com/watch/721305

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'Wild' takes Reese Witherspoon into raw, bracing new territory

"Wild" opens high atop the Pacific Crest Trail, where at first all the eye can see is the sweeping beauty of a rugged land, unmarred and untamed. The scene is breathtaking, serene, until it is broken by pain and pierced by a scream.<p>The pain comes from Cheryl Strayed, portrayed by a wonderfully worn …

‘Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’: See it early, in IMAX, with cast | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Director Peter Jackson, center, and Martin Freeman on the set of the fantasy adventure movie "The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies." (Mark Pokorny/Warner Bros.)<p>Lee Pace as Thranduil in the fantasy adventure movie "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." (Mark Pokorny/Warner Bros.)<p>Cate …

Stunning video montage counts down critic’s 25 favorite movies of the year

<b>This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Tilda Swinton, left, and Tom Hiddleston in a scene from "Only Lovers Left Alive." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics, Gordon A. Timpen)</b><p>It will make you want to see all of these movies (again)<p>Sarah Gray<p>December 2, 2014 10:50pm (UTC)<p>It is December, …

“Wild”: Reese Witherspoon sends mixed messages in a gorgeous liberation fable

<b>Reese Witherspoon in "Wild" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)</b><p>Cheryl Strayed’s hit memoir becomes a warm, wrenching, often gorgeous travelogue. But has the point been buried?<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>December 3, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>It seems to be Feminism Week in the fall movie season, and given our intense social focus …

Bored of the rings? No more Tolkien, says Peter Jackson – but Ian McKellen suspects otherwise

Future fantasy blockbusters based on the works of JRR Tolkien are unlikely to ever hit the big screen unless the iconic author’s estate mounts a dramatic U-turn on rights, Peter Jackson has said.<p>Speaking at a press conference in London a day after the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the …

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The Week in Review: Remembering Oscar de la Renta, Celebrating Fashion

Oscar de la Renta shaped the meaning of elegance. With his tasteful lines, flowing silhouettes and bold colors, de la Renta proved great art in any …

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From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …

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Flipping in a Winter Wonderland…Let the Holidays Begin!

And just like that, another holiday season is upon us—and this time, we’re prepared. Actually, not really: we have no clue what we’re serving with …

See the Best in Your Flipboard Home

Inside Flipboard / November 18, 2014<p>Some of us catch up on the news in the morning; others enjoy a funny video before bed. But no matter what time …

On the Red Couch with Actress/Author Evangeline Lilly

<i>She’s perhaps best known as Kate Austen from Lost and the pointy-eared elf Tauriel in The Lord of the Rings films. But Evangeline Lilly has another,</i> …