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Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

7 must-see foreign films that didn’t get an Oscar nod

No self-respecting cinephile can afford to miss Sweden’s “Force Majeure” or Venezuela’s “The Liberator”<p>The Academy Awards is not the only film awards ceremony in Hollywood, but for many moviemakers around the world it's the most important.<p>Over the next few weeks barrels of ink will be spilled over …

7 Science-Based Reasons to Use Emoticons at Work

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. Here’s his …

Psychology

After mortifying Mortdecai, is Johnny Depp's career decaying?

Depp has added to a string of flops including Transcendence and The Rum Diary with his caper Mortdecai – so is it time for the once-bankable star to hang up the sunglasses?<p>• Mortdecai: a one-star review from Mark Kermode<p>For a good long while, Johnny Depp had a firm grasp on the strange elixir that …

George Clooney

Here's What Could Happen If The Apple Watch Flops Like Google Glass

Sales forecasts for the smartwatch run as high as 60 million units (Katy Huberty, Morgan Stanley) within the first year, which would equal at least $21 billion in revenue at a base price of $350. Pricier versions of the watch and premium watch straps could all substantially increase that figure. …

Apple Watch

Stare into the Eyes of Claudia Mate's Blinking Pop Culture GIFs

Portraits of Snoop Dogg, Kim Kardashian, and more come to life in the GIFs of Claudia Maté.<p>A plastic Snoop Dogg action figure blinks. The <i>Mona Lisa</i> grins, baring her teeth. Cecelia Gimenez's famous retouching of <i>Ecce Homo</i> seems to be saying "SMH." If it sounds like the stuff if internet-inspired …

5 things millennials should start doing now for retirement

Millennials are young, wild and free — but not for long.<p>Soon, they'll have to buckle down and prep for the day they retire. It might seem far away, …

The 11 BEST Foods to Eat When You're Stressed Out

You have our permission to eat your feelings.<p><i>This article was written by Aviva Patz and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>You already know that emotional eating won't make your problems magically disappear, but it can also do a number on your waistline—if you load on unhealthy food, that is. …

Nutrition

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

85 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes That Aren't Marinara

These non-marinara, creative pasta recipes will come in handy when you want to give red sauce a rest.<p>We'll always love marinara, but it's time we started seeing other sauces. From vibrantly green pesto to fiery chili oil, these pasta toppers are perfect for when you need a break from the red sauce.

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5 Great Wines that Don't Cost $2,800 a Glass

For those of us more earthbound in our spending habits, though, here are five recent discoveries from the F&W tasting room that are both really good …

Brain Hemorrhage Cocktail Shot | One Pot Chef

Free Things to Do in Florence

The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence boasts a wealth of museum masterpieces, most famously Michelangelo’s "David" and Botticelli’s "The Birth of Venus," but there’s plenty of culture to experience that doesn’t involve pricey admission or epic waits.<p>The birthplace of the Italian …

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How to Fix Twitter's Biggest Annoyances

Twitter may play second fiddle to Facebook's social network prowess, but we still find it pretty useful. It still has its fair share of annoyances …

Why Your Best Employees Are Leaving, And How To Stop Them

Turnover rates are rising. How can you keep the economy from stealing away your best people?<p>We all know about the importance of employee retention, so then why are so many companies so bad at keeping their best people?<p>According to a study from global management consultant firm the Hay Group and the …

Ultimate Headline Formulas for Tweets, Posts, Articles and Emails

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>A headline can serve either as an apple pie on the windowsill of your content or as its bouncer. It’s all in the way you phrase things.<p>Fortunately for us, many people have found headlines that work wonders, consistently, time after time. And they go well …

Three Steps To Writing The Perfect LinkedIn Summary

If you read my Forbes article “Move Over, Resume, You’ve Been Replaced,” you understand why your bio (I call it a 3D brand bio) is the most powerful personal branding tool you have. And in the digital world, the most important version of your bio is your LinkedIn summary. This will likely be read …

Terrorist ransoms: should governments pay up or stick to their principles?

The killing of the American journalist James Foley, a few months after the release of his European colleagues held captive alongside him, has underlined the disparities in national policies towards paying ransom, with potentially lethal consequences.<p>All major western countries signed a 2013 G8 …

Most Americans Download Zero Apps Every Month

A staggering 65.5% of U.S. smartphone users fail to download any new apps each month, according to comScore's recent mobile app report.<p>Even though people are using the apps they have more than ever, only approximately a third of U.S. smartphone users choose to give a new app a try, with this …

Surgical 'black box' could reduce errors

Inside the operating room, video cameras track every movement. Outside, a small computer-like device analyzes the recordings, identifying when mistakes are made and providing instant feedback to surgeons as they operate.<p>This is the dream of the surgical "black box." Operations could become …

The Directors Who Make Television Cinematic

Six scenes from Emmy-nominated shows that demonstrate how the golden age of TV isn't just about dialogue<p>The prevailing sentiment is that TV is a writer’s medium, and film is a director’s medium. And indeed, from <i>The Sopranos</i> to <i>The Wire</i> to <i>Breaking Bad</i> to <i>True Detective</i>, the last decade or two of …

Robots could murder us out of kindness, says futurist

<i>-What have you done for society lately, huh? Nothing. It's not your fault. You're just past it. You should accept it. You just sit on the sofa all day, eating Kettles New York Cheddar chips and watching "Frasier" reruns.</i><p><i>-You're strangling me.</i><p><i>-It's for your own good. Well, for the good of us all,</i> …

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A Deadly Epidemic of Violence Against Women

One epicenter is South Carolina, where all 46 counties have at least one animal shelter—and only 18 have domestic abuse shelters.<p>The map is of South Carolina and its counties. "All 46 counties have at least one animal shelter to care for stray dogs," <i>The Charleston Post Courier</i> reports, "but the …

What makes a movie quote so quotable?

Screenwriter William Goldman has written some of the most famous lines in movie history.<p>You know the ones. "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" from "The Princess Bride." "Is it safe?" from "Marathon Man." "Follow the money" from "All the President's Men." "Think ya used …

The Diet Coke Weight-Gain Paradox

Artificial sweeteners probably don't cause weight gain, when used strategically.<p>As pervasive as aspartame, sucralose, stevia, and other low-calorie sweeteners have become, understanding of their health effects is relatively basic. Not to be scary about it; most signs point to no serious concerns, …

Victorian Strangeness: The drunken monkey that smashed up a bar

<b>The British Newspaper Archive is a treasure trove of outlandish tales from the Victorian press. Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of a monkey that went on a drunken rampage.</b><p>The place was a mess. Shards of broken glass were strewn across the counter and the floor. Bottles were broken. Mirrors were …

How You Might Win in the War Between Cell Phone Carriers

The Doctor Who fan who created the show's new titles

<b>When a Doctor Who fan created his own unofficial title sequence for the show and put it on YouTube, the producers saw it and liked it so much that they decided to use it for the new series, which begins on BBC One on Saturday.</b><p>It is probably the most hotly anticipated moment of the year on British …