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‘SNL’ Highlights An Overlooked Issue In The ‘Star Wars’ Films With Some Help From Charles Barkley

Something you’d think they’d have explained in <i>Star Wars</i> by this point is how everybody is some sort of master linguist when it comes to alien languages throughout the galaxy. While it is entirely possible that several characters have learned languages just through their experiences and travels from …

Composting with worms: how to get started, and why it could spark an urban gardening revolution

Here’s a confession: for the past four or so years, all of my food waste has gone to landfill. I know, it’s a near-criminal admission to make as a gardener, especially one who made use of the compost turned by other, more selfless souls on my previous housing estate. But the problem was that …

Gardening

WTF is an Airdrop? A Detailed Guide to Free Cryptocurrency

Money can’t appear out of no where… But cryptocurrency can<p><i>Here’s an awesome article by Kenny Li Originally Featured in Hackernoon</i><p>What is an …

The 30 Best Shows On Amazon Prime Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: June 14th</b><p>While Netflix features more and better <i>original</i> programming, Amazon Prime Video holds their own in that department, and they continue to beef up their offerings. As far as licensed content goes, however, Amazon Prime may hold a slight edge, thanks to owning exclusive rights to …

Entertainment

The Best Sci-Fi On Netflix Streaming

Being able to press a button and get a movie instantly sent to your TV is sort of the stuff of science fiction anyways, so it’s not surprising that …

Science Fiction

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever | Inc.com

If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a scientist and a research fellow at Y Combinator, and he's written books on such brain-straining topics as quantum …

'Solo' trailer breakdown: Why we have a bad feeling about this Star Wars spin-off

The full 90-second teaser trailer for <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i> is finally here, and it has us wondering whether the spin-off movie needs to change its …

Star Wars

NFL Rumors: Colin Kaepernick, Le’Veon Bell Could Be Headed To Oakland Raiders As Jon Gruden Overhauls Roster

Kaepernick could get his second chance at being an NFL quarterback now that Gruden is at the helm.<p>The NFL rumors point toward an overhaul for the …

Football (U.S.)

'The Last Jedi' director just cleverly shut down critics of one of the most controversial parts of the 'Star Wars' movie

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."</b><p>"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson is schooling fans who haven't done their homework.<p>Johnson took to Twitter Friday to directly address one big critique fans have been divided over near the film's end.<p>Near the end of …

Ripple’s Predictions for 2018

We are missing something.<p>In all of the excitement of the holiday season and new year, I neglected to give adequate coverage of the predictions that</b> …

When a Jewish man was lynched for murdering a little girl, the Klan was reborn

But Leo Frank was innocent<p>On Thanksgiving night in 1915, Joseph Simmons and 15 men gathered at the peak of Stone Mountain, near Atlanta, Georgia. …

JetBlue's 'Big Winter Sale' Has Fares Starting at $39 — With Cheap Flights to the Caribbean (Video)

JetBlue is having another sale, so if the frigid weather in much of the U.S. has got you down, you can book a getaway right now.<p>The “Big Winter Sale” …

1 Stock I Refuse to Sell

Here are three of our contributors' most valued stock holdings.<p>As stock market writers, we naturally write about many different companies. However, …

30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or …

Shanghai to cap population at 25 million to battle 'big city disease'

SHANGHAI — China's financial hub of Shanghai will limit its population to 25 million people by 2035 as part of a quest to manage "big city disease", the cabinet has said.<p>The State Council said on its website late on Monday the goal to control the size of the city was part of Shanghai's masterplan …

China

Mass Exodus From States Run By Top Democratic Governors Continues

The Democratic Governors Association, in an attempt to attack Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) tweeted this week about how 33,000 people left Illinois for another state over the past year, continuing years of outmigration from the Land of Lincoln.<p>With that tweet, the DGA is trying to make the public …

Income Tax

3 Cryptocurrencies That Outperformed Ethereum in 2017

One lesser-known virtual coin is up nearly 170,000% this year.<p>It may be the holiday season, but cryptocurrencies have been playing the role of St. …

The Rebellion Awakens: Fan Backlash Mounts Against 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> is well on its way to scoring the second biggest opening weekend in cinema history, but that doesn’t mean that all is well in the galaxy. The $215+ million domestic debut may be a short-term win for Disney/Lucasfilm, but the reaction of moviegoers, especially the reaction …

Star Wars

17 Board Games Every Adult Needs In Their Life

Nerdy is cool now.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

The 44 best holiday shopping deals right now

Videos: 10 Shows You Didn't Know Are Coming To Netflix in 2018

The is a new video from Screen Rant that lists 10 shows you didn’t know are coming to Netflix in 2018. Netflix continues to add to its rather large …

Star Wars Battlefront 2: We played the first three chapters

Video footage and impressions<p>Rebel scum have taken Iden Versio captive and locked her in the brig. There's been some interrogation. They're holding her drone-droid in another part of this ship. They're planning to slice into it and pull out the guts of the data.<p>Here begins my short time as the …

Star Wars Battlefront

Ben Affleck Called ‘Buttman’ As More Groping Allegations Surface, Jennifer Garner Avoids Questions About Ex

Harvey Weinstein’s sex scandal has shed light on how powerful men in Hollywood have mistreated and abused women in the industry. Ben Affleck is the …

Hollywood’s Most Decent Fella on Weinstein, Trump and History

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — In 2006, when Tom Hanks wanted to get a story published, he sent it to his friend and sometime director Nora Ephron.<p>Having had my own writing critiqued by her, I know just how daunting that could be.<p>“Oh, petrifying, horrifying, yes, yeah,” Mr. Hanks said, grimacing.<p>The piece …

Agent Provocateur’s Latest Campaign Features A Biker Babes Billiards Battle

A pool table sits beneath the glow of the dim lights and an eager crowd awaits. Enter Élise Crombez: A wild, sassy, rock ‘n’ roll woman in black …

Pool Table

The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State

<i>Welcome to Urban Legends, a month-long collection of articles dissecting persistent myths, unexplained phenomena, shared nightmares, and tales so</i> …

Horror

How Jon and Dany's relationship in Game of Thrones might be even ickier than you thought

You're probably just about over the super-icky <i>Game of Thrones</i> reveal that Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are nephew and aunt, but we've got some bad …

All the major links in Stephen King's shared movie universe, explained

People talk a lot these days about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Extended Universe and the myriad other would-be shared universes that …

Stephen King

Who is the TRUE main character in Game of Thrones? We ranked the whole cast in order of screen time

It's one thing for the characters in <i>Game of Thrones</i> to squabble over the Iron Throne, but who can claim to be the show's true main character in an …

TV Series

AI Superstar Andrew Ng Is Democratizing Deep Learning With A New Online Course

The founder of Google Brain and former head of Baidu’s AI efforts wants to train a giant new workforce to help make “AI the new electricity.”<p>Artificial intelligence could be as important to transforming the economy as electricity was 100 years ago. But for that to happen, the world will need a huge …