Fred James

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In search of the stroke detector

Stroke, or “brain attack”, is the third biggest killer in the western world, after cancer and heart failure. The life-changing effects associated with this simple, Anglo-Saxon word are readily explained: a stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted by a blood vessel either …

Medical Research

A 30-Second Habit With the Power to Shift Your Perspective

Habits don't have to take lots of time or be complicated. It's entirely possible to make changes in 30 seconds.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>All of us want to get ahead and progress to the next round of the video game we call life. Time has become more valuable than …

Here’s how Star Wars: Rogue One created *those* returning CGI characters

One of the big talking points surrounding Star Wars: Rogue One was the shock inclusion of two characters from A New Hope appearing as CGI models. …

The Countries With the Most Determined Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

These lists might surprise you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re looking to start a new business, the U.S. may not be the best place.<p>While it is home to some ambitious entrepreneurs, it turns out the U.S. is one of the hardest countries in which to start a …

Magic Lantern Breakthrough Lets You Shoot Lossless 14-bit DNGs In-Camera

Magic Lantern may soon release their most popular feature since RAW video. A few of the folks who constantly improve the Canon software add-on have …

Double Portraits Reveal Celebrities’ Public and Private Personalities

At the Toronto Film Festival this year, Shutterstock staff photographer Andrew H. Walker set up a photo booth for a different kind of celebrity …

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful

Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.<p>There are certain things that are almost universal. These things, if you give them up, will help you become more successful (even …

Motivation

Here are the TV shows premiering in 2017 we’re most excited for

It’s a big year for superheroes on television<p>This year, there were 455 scripted shows on television. Next year, that number is expected to jump past 500, making it the biggest year in TV history. With so many new options — and old favorites — it’s become more important than ever to find the shows …

Why Is It So Difficult To Make A Good Video Game Movie?

<i>Assassin’s Creed</i>, you were supposed to be “the one.” The cast and crew were incredibly talented, the locations were gorgeous and the costumes were lovingly hand-stitched. And, Michael Fassbender. But regardless of ability and effort, <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> still only scored a pitiful 20% on Rotten …

Grand Theft Auto

How To Fund a Documentary Using Grants, Investors and Donations

There are few challenges in the world as hard to overcome as funding for a documentary. So like any big project, the best way to get it accomplished …

Why Vérité Moviemaking is the Holy Grail of Documentary: An Essay by the Directors of The Bad Kids

Principal Vonda Viland runs Black Rock Continuation High School in the Mojave Desert, a school for students at risk of dropping out—and she’s the …

Filmmaking

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

15 best picture nominees that you probably forgot but need to see

In Hollywood, the holidays are just around the corner. No, not <i>those</i> holidays—Oscar season! The time of year when actors write impassioned letters to the Academy hoping for a nomination that will raise their profile and their paycheck. Did Bruce Vlanch not once quip "every time an actor wins an …

20 Best Movies of 2016

NOW PLAYING<p>20 Best Movies of 2016<p>By<p>In 2016, Hollywood showed us a world where black lives matter, a musical had meaning, young filmmakers could strut …

Black Lives Matter

49 Motivational Quotes for Intensely Competitive People

These motivational quotes will keep you energized and in the fight until you emerge as the winner.<p>Last week I explained why you should never apologize for being competitive, suggested that managers could foster competition by making salaries public and provided a five step guide to compete at work …

How to Turn a $500 Suit into a $2,000 Suit

“You can use beautiful fabric and make a terrible suit, and you can use cheap fabrics and make an incredible suit,” said Jake Mueser, owner of …

Clothing

Why stop at five senses? Tech is letting us hack our brains to give us 'superpowers'

Many people claim to have a sixth sense, whether it's being able to predict the weather or that they can just 'sense' something bad is about to …

6 Acting Tips From Michael Keaton

Fox Searchlight<p><b>Michael Keaton</b> is an American treasure. We all love Michael Keaton. We may not all love <i>White Noise</i> or <i>Desperate Measure</i>, but no stinker …

Cobra Kai

How To Fix Flying

1<p>American air traffic control "no longer has the most modern equipment, the most efficient aircraft routings, or the best technology."<p>Meanwhile, in Europe, the German and Swiss corporations responsible for air traffic are using this type of data link for all phases of flight, including predeparture …

PlayStation VR - Games Preview Summer 2016 | PSVR

ART OF THE CUT WITH Oscar Winner CONRAD BUFF IV, ACE on "The Huntsman: Winter's War" by Steve Hullfish

In one way or another, Conrad Buff IV has played a part in the post of some of the most iconic cinema of the last forty years: “Return of the Jedi,” …

Asian actors too busy to fret over Hollywood 'white-washing'

TOKYO (AP) — The film world of Asia, known for producing Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Brillante Mendoza and other greats, is too busy making movies of its own to fret much about the debate slamming Hollywood — the casting of white people in roles written for Asians.<p>While hurt, irritated or …

New study could explain why we remake certain movies over and over again

Unfortunately, there is no method for eliminating bad reboots.<p>It's the question that every movie fan asks in summer: why are there so many remakes …

Star Trek

11 of the Greatest Movie Twists of All Time

You didn't see these coming.<p>It was Earth all along! He's actually dead! That's not really a little girl!<p>A good twist can make a movie, especially the sort that completely blindsides you and turns the who film upside down while still making you smack your head and cry "Of course!". Here are cinema's …

Horror

How I graduated from college debt-free

Taylor Fante didn't get a scholarship, she didn't qualify for financial aid, and her parents aren't paying all her tuition. Yet, she's on track to graduate from Ohio State University without any debt.<p>Fante is working her way through college. She's a cocktail waitress and bartender on the weekends, …

College & University

Why Movie Stars Still Exist Despite Their Lack of Box Office Appeal

Stardom has never really been about theatrical draw.<p>There’s a new movie out today led by <b>George Clooney</b> and <b>Julia Roberts</b>, and it’s not likely to be a …

Pheromones are probably not why people find you attractive

Are you really sending out airborne aphrodisiacs to potential mates?<p>In 2010, dozens of people gathered in a Brooklyn art gallery to smell each other’s unlaundered t-shirts. This was no fetish party, but an attempt at seduction through smell. The premise of the “Pheromone Party” was simple: unzip …

Biology

Oscar Winner Armando Bo Plots And Directs A New Thriller For Qualcomm

A look at how the Birdman screenwriter, Qualcomm, and Ogilvy joined forces to make Lifeline.<p>On the surface, <i>Lifeline</i> is pure entertainment—a tense, intriguing 30-minute thriller starring Wang Leehom, Olivia Munn, and Joan Chen that finds a Chinese man using his American girlfriend’s smartphone to …

*Captain America: Civil War’*s Most Impressive Digital Effect Is Being Used to Subtly Beautify Hollywood

The uncanny valley grows ever wider.<p>The most jaw-dropping special effect in Marvel’s <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> had nothing to do with Spider-Man’s web-slinging prowess or Scarlet Witch’s reality-bending skills. No, it was the sight of a digitally de-aged <b>Robert Downey Jr.</b> playing a very young Tony …

Comics

Model shows how beauty trends in Kenya over the last 100 years

Model shows how beauty trends in Kenya over the last 100 years have been shaped by key cultural milestones, from colonization to the rise of Oscar …

Hair