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Box office report: 'Catching Fire' breaks November record with $161.1M

The girl on fire is still burning bright! Lionsgate’s hotly anticipated sequel <b>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</b> trounced the competition over its first …

Gravity Isn't Quite Accurate, and That's Okay

It's a better movie for its errors<p><b>One of the great central action sequences</b> of <i>Gravity</i> — Alfonso Cuarón's mind-blowing new movie about two astronauts trapped in space — is unnecessary. I don't mean it's unnecessary to the plot, or to the movie and our enjoyment of it, because the scene is …

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Roger Ebert, Legendary Film Critic, Dies

Roger Ebert, the legendary film critic, died today, his long-time employer, <i>The Chicago Sun-Times</i> is reporting.<p>Ebert had been wrestling with cancer for years. Over his life, he was treated for salivary gland cancer, thyroid cancer and cancer of the jawbone. In 2006, Ebert lost his jaw and with it, …

The Golden Globe Awards: Argo Thank Yourself

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a fancy name for a group of 87 mostly freelance, often part-time scribes who, asserts Deadline Hollywood’s …

What The Most Productive People Do Before Bed

Sleep is your body’s most important program. Which is precisely why you should hack it.<p>Breaking news: When you’re asleep, you’re still alive–and you’ll probably be alive the next day. So it follows that your circadian style will dictate whether you greet the day like Michael Phelps or a drunk (or, …

How To Remember Literally Everything

"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things," the Roman philosopher and statesman, Cicero once wrote. And though it was important at the time of <i>Da Oratore</i>, his dialogue on cultivating the power of remembrance, the art of memory is possibly more relevant than ever. Constant digital …

That Snooze Button Habit Is Putting Your Productivity To Sleep, So Quit Hitting It

You need to respect the alarm. But don’t just take it from us–consider recent research. Here are five ways to get out of bed the right way.<p>Every morning, millions of people fight a battle–with themselves.<p>The battlefield is the bedroom, and the weapon is the snooze button. When the alarm goes off, …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) . Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it …

Keeping Secrets Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Whether it’s a racy act from college days, a child’s confession that you promised not to share with your spouse or the revelation of your best friend’s affair, by midlife you’re probably carrying around a number of secrets. But whether you realize it or not, they’re getting heavier all the time, …

11 Everyday Phrases You Might Be Saying Incorrectly

Whatever the reason, we've totally bastardized parts of the English language, often changing the phrases' meanings, too.<p>These 11 examples always come out incorrectly. Let's set the record straight.<p><b>1. For all "intents and purposes" — not for all "intensive purposes"</b><p>If you say "for all intensive …

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