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House of Cards Becomes a Workplace Drama in Season 3, With Mixed Results

The third season of the political thriller, which drops on Netflix on February 27, is still engaging, if a little less exciting.<p>Last year, I learned my lesson about judging a <i>House of Cards</i> season too quickly. Based on the first four episodes, Season 2 seemed like a borderline campy trifle, arch and …

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Terry Gilliam's Next Project Will Be THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE

Emma Thompson to receive honor at Santa Barbara Film Fest

Oscar-winning British actress/screenwriter Emma Thompson will receive the Modern Master Award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.<p>Thompson, who won the best actress Oscar for 1992's "Howard's End" and the adapted screenplay Academy Award for 1995's "Sense and Sensibility," will …

Monty Python Reunites; Announcement of Details Coming Thursday – /Film

The surviving members of <b>Monty Python</b> — <b>Terry Jones</b>, <b>John Cleese</b>, <b>Eric Idle</b>, <b>Michael Palin</b> and <b>Terry Gilliam</b>, have revealed that months of “secret talks” …

Clip joint: Anti-heroines

Being good is so overrated. But then again, being bad can get a bit wearisome too (all that evil laughter and gruelling moustache upkeep). If only there was some kind of balance between the two; complex, three-dimensional characters who are troubled and tormented by inner conflicts and existential …

What’s Going On In … Kampala, Uganda

Founded as the Buganda kingdom, Kampala is the present-day capital of Uganda and home to 2.5 million people. It was severely damaged during the …

Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

<b>The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins built up during a hard day's thinking, researchers have shown.</b><p>The US team believe the "waste removal system" is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep.<p>Their study, in the journal Science, showed brain cells shrink during sleep to open up the gaps …

Central African Republic's sectarian violence forces thousands to hide

<b>Central African Republic is in danger of</b> <b>becoming the world's latest failed state</b><b>, with increasing sectarian violence sparking a humanitarian disaster. Médecins Sans Frontières' Dutch general director, Arjan Hehenkamp, has recently returned from the country. He sent this harrowing report:</b><p>I'm just …

Czech president says smoking is fine after 27 years old

The president of the Czech Republic has been criticised for claiming that smoking is safe if the habit begins when the body is fully developed<p>Miloš Zeman, who is open about his addiction to smoking, made the comments on Wednesday while visiting the Philip Morris cigarette plant in the city of Kutná …

French schoolchildren protest at migrant expulsions with Paris march

Hundreds of French teenagers have erected barricades outside their schools and marched through Paris to protest against the police expulsions of immigrant families – including some of their classmates.<p>A few students clashed with police firing teargas but most marched peacefully, some climbing on …

Students protest in Paris over Kosovan schoolgirl deportation - video

French students clash with police in Paris on Thursday during a demonstration against the recent deportation of a 15-year-old Kosovan schoolgirl. Anger erupted this week after the girl was detained in front of classmates on a field trip. The government says eight of her family had been denied …

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I’m going to tell you that libraries are important. I’m going to suggest that reading fiction, …

Why Is Fresh Juice So Expensive? Economics, That's Why

As lovers of smoothies and juices know all too well: The delicious, revitalizing stuff ain't cheap. But why? We break down the economics of the $12 juice<p>We love green juice. In fact, we love all juices and smoothies. They taste great, they're healthy, and we can make them at home. Well, okay, we …

7 Ways to Bliss Out Your Bedroom

Maximize your room’s relaxation potential with these seven tricks<p>Is your bedroom more of a hot mess than a healing oasis? You’re not alone—Only a quarter of women say they view their bedroom as a relaxing retreat, compared with about a third of men, according to a new survey by Leggett & Platt, a …

Back Pain: Is It All in Your Mind? No, and Yoga Helps

There was a time when the common wisdom went along with the teachings of John Sarno, M.D.: that low back pain -- and much of all spinal pain -- results from repressed emotion and unresolved issues, especially anger. Patients were encouraged to stop physical therapy and chiropractic and to write …

What to Do the Night Before So You Exercise in the Morning

Exercise: You know you should do it. You even want to do it. Despite good intentions, it can be all too easy to skip this healthy activity for "more important" commitments. The reality is, exercise is one of <i>the most</i> important things you can do for physical and personal balance. The below routine is …

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Inspiring Chalkboard Messages From Coffee Shops

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- of course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Yoga Poses That Can Hurt You

"Anityasuciduhkhanatmasu nityasucisukhatmakhyatiravidya" (What at one time feels good or appears to be of help can turn out to be a problem; what we consider to be useful may in time prove to be harmful.) -- From Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, written in Sanskrit approximately 2,400 years ago.<p>As a …

Shift Work Not Linked To Cognitive Decline In New Study

<i>By Liza Baskin</i><p>Working overnight shifts can disrupt sleep patterns and potentially have negative effects on a person's long-term health. It's possible that mental function could be affected.<p>A recent study looked at the link between overnight shift work during midlife and cognitive (basic mental …

Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ and Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ Among Favorites Of Indiewire’s NYFF Critics Poll

Spike Jonze's 'Her' and Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' Among Favorites Of Indiewire's NYFF Critics Poll<p>If you’ve been following the major festivals …

5 Highlights from Women Film Pioneers Project: African-American Women in Silent Film, Women Camera Operators and More

Last week, we wrote about Columbia University Libraries’ newly launched Women Film Pioneers Project, a compendium of film resources and material …

Piraha: Cognitive anumeracy in a language without numbers.

The Pirahã are an indigenous people, numbering around 700, living along the banks of the Maici River in the jungle of northwest Brazil. Their …