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​14 Coma Movies That Won't Put You to Sleep

You'd think there'd be a lot more comatose characters in movies, like the heroine of "If I Stay" (opening Aug. 22), a teen played by Chloe Grace Moretz who must choose between life or death after a devastating accident results in an out-of-body experience.<p>After all, the coma is a blunt but …

I Lived Out Of My Car For Four Months To Join The Tech Revolution

<i>Varner wrote about his experiences on Quora in March 2013. Recently, he provided Business Insider with an introduction to that Quora post explaining what he's been doing since he stopped calling his 2004 Honda Civic home.</i><p>Two years ago, I jumped head-first into the Silicon Valley tech world. Armed …

Silicon Valley

With this new $10 antenna, you have no excuse not to try over-the-air TV

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Would-be cord cutters, take notice: Antenna maker ChannelMaster just introduced a new over-the-air TV indoor antenna called …

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

The Original 'Walking Dead' Season 4 Ending Included an F-Bomb

While it's strayed from its origin source comics throughout its run, "The Walking Dead" almost included a word-for-word line from the series to cap off its fourth season -- but the expletive-laced comment was eventually censored for viewers.<p>Andrew Lincoln, who stars as Sheriff Rick Grimes on the …

The Solution To Destiny's Friends-Only Raid Problem

It seems more and more people have caught wind of the issue I addressed last week, where Bungie has revealed that end-game raids in Destiny will require you to secure five friends in order to play them, as there is no randomized matchmaking for the instances.<p>While there is plenty to do in Destiny’s …

50 States of Speeding: Know the Law in Every State

Take it to the limit.<p>We've compiled each U.S. state's maximum highway speed, reckless driving threshold, and mandatory and maximum penalties for reckless driving, as well as any excessive speed laws and their respective penalties.

Porn Production In Los Angeles Down 90% Since Condom Requirement

In November of 2012, Los Angeles voters passed Measure B (AKA The Safer Sex In the Adult Film Industry Act, AKA The No Glove No Love Act, AKA The Raw Dog-Nah Dog Act) and since that time LA has swiftly been losing it’s semen-spattered crown as the kingdom of porn (AKA Kingdom Cum). Variety reported …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

Sleep

21 Extreme Close Ups of the Human Eye

Born in 1976, Suren Manvelyan started to photograph when he was sixteen and became a professional photographer in 2006. His photographic interests …

Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

• Human Rights Watch documents 'sting' operations • Report raises questions about post-9/11 civil rights<p>Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says.<p>Some of the …

How does a 'terrible' movie make $300 million in three days?

<i>Polygon's Culture section deals with the intersection of gaming, its audience and pop culture as a whole. This is where we'll put non-gaming stories we think are worth talking about.</i><p><i>Transformers: Age of Extinction</i> made $300 million in its first weekend of release. That number is insane, even by the …

Five Unforgettable (and Free) Games for Your Mobile Device

Mobile gaming is here. It is established, and it has had an effect on the video game market. One of the most significant challenges of mobile gaming …

PS Vita

Superhero Franchises Are Going To Have A Problem When They Run Out Of Compelling Bad Guys

The films, however, have been different. Case in point, <i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</i>, which finds Spidey battling three marquee villains, with plenty left to come in sequels. Many suggest villain overload is to blame for the film's underwhelming opening weekend. But is it possible that the <i>Spider-Man</i> …

Comics

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 - SFX Animation Featurette

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield's Hilarious SNL Spider-Man Skit

The Science Behind A Real-Life Spider-Man Is Absolutely Terrifying

Now that superheroes have become a regular thing in the multiplex and not just something that nerds on the fringe of society reads, it's not uncommon for someone to ask what a real-life superhero would be like.<p><i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</i> marks the fifth time the Marvel web-slinger has made his way …

Insects

Director Marc Webb Describes Deleted Mary Jane Watson Scenes From 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Now, as international audiences and stateside press get a look at this sequel, they believe director Marc Webb made the right decision when he left the actress' performance on the cutting room floor.<p>Not because she turned in a bad acting job, or because she wasn't sexy enough to play the future …

Comics

24 Hot & Spicy Recipes for Sriracha Week—or Any Week

From mapo tofu to jerk chicken, here are 24 spicy recipes guaranteed to make you sweat.<p>If you haven't figured it out already, we're big spice fiends here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. So fiendish, in fact, that we're dedicating an entire week to foods that tingle our tongues, light our mouths on fire, and make us …

Cooking

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here’s What It Takes

We asked the most privacy-aware people we could find what it would take to go off the radar. Hint: You’re going to need to do more than throw away your laptop.<p>Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice. Both times, she wore sunglasses to …

Privacy

“We Are What We Are”: Christian cannibals haunt the backwoods

In an ingenious American remake, a gruesome horror film becomes an indie mood piece on the dangers of religion<p>Rural America is, or once was, practically infested with weird dead-end religions, mostly half-forgotten offshoots of evangelical Protestantism with roots in the Second Great Awakening of …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Teen Obsessed With 'Into the Wild' Found Dead

An 18-year-old believed to have been increasingly obsessed with the movie, <i>Into the Wild,</i> at the time of his disappearance has been found dead in rural Oregon. Police, who found Johnathan Croom’s body 1,000 feet from his abandoned car, suspect no foul play and are investigating the teen’s death as a …

Seattle

Some schools quitting healthier lunch programs - TODAY.com

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.<p>Federal officials say they don't …

Nutrition

The Battle Over the Business of Recreational Marijuana

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Nearly 10 months after Colorado and Washington state legalized the use and sale of recreational …

Burning Man