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Best Netflix documentaries for June 2018

Netflix original documentaries and docuseries have been knocking it out of the park lately. Not only did Netflix win Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards this year, they've also racked up six nominations for Best Documentary Feature since 2014. So good! Let's get streaming.<p>Docuseries<p>Evil …

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3 Laptops to Enhance Your Gaming Experience - IGN Video

At PAX East 2018, we checked out MSI's new line of enhanced high-performance gaming laptops that are designed for all types of gamers.

Help Me, Laptop: How Do I Add a 2nd (or 3rd) Display?

<b></b>You know your laptop can do a lot, but you might not always know all the details that tell you how to do it. Case in point: How the heck do you add a …

13 True Crime Documentaries On Netflix That'll Really Make You Think

Netflix's documentary section really can't be beat — especially when it comes to the streaming service's true crime documentaries. By now, you've …

Marvel Cinematic Universe chronological viewing order and movie timeline so far

With Avengers: Infinity War hitting cinemas in April the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally reaching the point it's been building to since Iron Man …

The Financial Whisperer to Trump’s America

Dave Ramsey has spent 25 years helping radio listeners climb out of debt. What does he see behind their economic anxiety?<p><b>BRENTWOOD, Tenn.—On a Tuesday afternoon</b> in January, an audibly anxious young man—Chris from Midland, Texas—finds himself live on the air explaining his economic struggles to a …

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6 of the worst NFL draft takes of all time

We also asked for your favorites.<p>The NFL draft is hard to predict. Things change between the course of the college football season, to the Senior Bowl, and then through the NFL Combine and pro days. Regardless, there have been some downright bad — and sometimes flat-out stupid — takes. This year is …

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You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

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Useful Earlygame Tips for Monster Hunter World

The west has woken up to the grand truth: <i>Monster Hunter World</i> is love and <i>Monster Hunter World</i> is life. I've seen a tonne of tips guides for the game …

Monster Hunter: World beginner’s guide

How to make your first 10 hours easier<p>Depending on who you talk to, the Monster Hunter series has a very mixed reputation. On the one hand, it has a ravenous fanbase that won’t hesitate to import the newest games. On the other, there’s a slew of confounded gamers who quit immediately after being …

Best Travel Accessories for PlayStation 4

Traditionally you play your games console at home, that is unless it's a Nintendo Switch. But, it's not a totally ridiculous idea that you might want …

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Quick Tip: How To Play 'Monster Hunter World' In Single-Player Mode

<i>Monster Hunter World</i>’s menu systems and options are not as clear as they could be and some functions that should be transparent are not. Playing <i>Monster Hunter World</i> as a single-player game is a good example. There are two ways to do it, but neither one is immediately obvious.<p>Method 1. From the …

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Tips For Playing Monster Hunter: World

Whether you’re a veteran wanting to know what’s changed, or entirely new to the Monster Hunter series, you’ll find these starting tips useful.<p>If you …

The Gateway Guide to Monster Hunter: Where Should I Start?

Since its launch in 2004, Monster Hunter has been the king in Capcom's home region of Japan. It's less of a franchise and more of an institution, …

All the science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that everyone will be talking about in 2018

Bookshelf goals<p>With a new year comes the promise of new books hitting bookstores. 2018 is shaping up to have plenty of adventures to delve into — taking readers to distant planets, fantastical realms, and beyond. We’ll meet some authors publishing their first-ever novels, and we’ll become …

18 science fiction and fantasy books to read this January

Start off your year with a good book (or two)<p>It’s a brand new year, and that means that it’s time to dust off the reading list and take a look at what’s coming ahead.<p>In the last days of 2017, I finally found some time to catch up on Brian K. Vaughn and FIonna Staples’s brilliant comic <i>Saga</i>. I’ve …

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

14 Epic Fantasy Series You Need To Read That Aren't 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'

Look, I love <i>Game of Thrones</i> as much as the next nerd<i>.</i> I am all about dragons, zombies, and dragon-zombies. But A Song of Ice and Fire is not the <i>only</i> …

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The 10 Creepiest Documentaries On Netflix

There are a lot of great things about the holiday season — delicious foods and drinks, more opportunities to hang out with the people you love, and …

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

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Best Books of 2017 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 350 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & …

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Warframe beginner’s guide: How to survive your first 10 hours

Don’t be overwhelmed!<p><i>Warframe</i> is an intimidating game. Sure, it’s a wildly popular and ridiculously fun free-to-play third-person shooter on Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but its accessibility and popularity doesn’t mean it’s easy to get into.<p>New players can feel overwhelmed after four …

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Best books of 2017: The best fiction

The Power<p><i>Naomi Alderman</i><p>Alderman’s inventive, globe-spanning thriller imagines a world in which girls and women have discovered they have the ability to maim and kill men thanks to a mysterious new electrical power. The uncompromisingly feminist novel has drawn comparisons to Margaret Atwood, …

Why TV studios should stop playing it safe when it comes to fantasy

Enough of Martin and Tolkien — there are other great books to adapt<p>Earlier this week, Amazon Studios announced that it had secured the rights to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> as a television show for multiple seasons. It’s a huge get for the studio, which was charged by Amazon CEO …

Amazon releases its Best Books of 2017 list with great gift ideas, curated guides, more

As it does each year, Amazon has officially unveiled its <i>Best Books of 2017</i> list. This is a great way to come up with stocking stuffer and gift ideas for the bookworm in your life. Or, simply some entertainment for your holiday downtime this year. You’ll find Amazon’s top-picks below.<p>Along with the …

The 2017 Dragon Awards are a far-ranging sci-fi and fantasy reading list

But is it really a populist alternative for the genre’s bigger awards?<p>Dragon Con has announced the nominees for its second annual Dragon Awards, designed to highlight the most popular works in science fiction and fantasy literature. While the award appears to be a populist response to the …

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

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Updated March 20, 2018<p>Budgeting is the primary way that you can take control of your finances. Simply put, a budget is a written plan for how you …

The Last Good Man is a fast-paced sci-fi thriller about our horrifying future of warfare

Private military companies, shady weapons programs, drones, and 3D printing<p>A couple of years ago, I read a book that examined the changing nature of war that’s stuck with me. <i>The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order</i> by former soldier and contractor Sean McFate examines …

The 30 Best Movies On HBO Now And HBO Go Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 13th</b><p>In addition to being America’s most trusted source of <i>Carnivale</i> episodes, HBO Go/HBO Now has a lovely collection of movies available ranging trashy action thrills to elegant period pieces to star-studded comedies. Here are the 30 best movies on HBO Go/HBO Now that you could …

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