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How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee at Home

Yes, you can make the perfect cup of coffee. With the right equipment and these coffee-making tips, you won't have to wait for longer than 5 minutes …

Working droids, new heroes and Han Solo images prove that Star Wars is amazing again | Polygon

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' character names revealed -- exclusive

We finally got to meet some new characters in the teaser trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, but now we’re getting to put some names with the …

The real Roger Ebert revealed, ‘warts, waistline and all’

As a film-crazy teenager who spent unholy amounts of time in darkened rooms watching movies in the arthouses and multiplexes of early 80s Washington DC, I grew up on Sneak Previews, the movie-review show hosted by rival Chicago film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. Each Sunday the show covered …

Videos Exploring Steven Spielberg's Editing Style in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

The Bruery Autumn Maple Beer

Take a step away from traditional pumpkin beers this fall and seek out Autumn Maple from The Bruery. Brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, …

HTC One M8 for Windows Review: It's No Lumia, But That's Just Fine

Until recently, buying a Windows Phone probably meant buying a Nokia phone. But it doesn't need to be that way. HTC has just turned its flagship …

Johnny Catch Bottle Opener

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Upslope Barrel Aged Brown Ale

We can't get enough of barrel aged beers, and we are guessing you might not be able to either, so let us introduce you to yet another one worth your …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

6 Common Burger Cooking Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

We love burgers—but from choosing the wrong meat to overloading on the condiments, are you making any of these common cooking mistakes?<p>Is there anything better than the classic simplicity of a burger fresh off the grill? A good burger—juicy, flavorful, and with just the right fixin's—is summer …

BBQ

How to Upgrade the Hamburger at Your Next BBQ

Sorry, hot dog — the hamburger is undoubtedly the star of American barbecues.<p>Whether they're stuffed with cheese, slathered in ketchup or topped with …

Solitary Superheroes Find Quiet Moments in Stunning Landscapes

French photographer Benoit Lapray believes that “a photograph has to tell us a story,” and he achieves just that in his series, entitled <i>The Quest for the Absolute</i>. The playful collection of portraits offers insight into the world of well-known superheroes, including Captain America, Spiderman, …

Photography

Harry's Truman Set

Should an 8-pack of quality razor blades really cost 32 dollars? We don't think so. Meet Harry's, a new razor brand poised to take on the shaving …

Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon

As far as Kentucky Bourbon distiller's are concerned, it's hard to go wrong with the juice that the good folks at Wild Turkey churn out. That's why …

Amazing Pool Trick Shots

(Video Link)<p>Florian Kohler didn't play pool until he received a miniature pool table as a gift for his eighteenth birthday. Since then, he's become …

Candykiller Ridley Scott Poster Art Prints [Cool Stuff]

Our friends at Blurpy have alerted us to <b>Brian Taylor</b>‘s awesome Ridley Scott movie poster print series. Taylor, who also goes by the nickname</b> …

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

Animals

Photorealistic Paintings of Beautiful Women Lying in Nature

Tel Aviv-born, New York-based painter Yigal Ozeri produces unbelievably realistic paintings of women in beautiful landscapes that make it hard to believe that they aren't photographs. The photorealistic pieces, which often depict women lying in nature, capture every detail of the scene, from the …

Art

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

Study Skills

Alaskan Brewing Hopothermia Beer

In a world where double IPAs are now suddenly the norm, there are plenty that are being churned out that just don't measure up. But Hopothermia from …

Behind the scenes of Star Wars – in pictures

It's more than 30 years since the first Star Wars film was released. Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original trilogy, has shared via Twitter images of the cast letting their hair down behind the scenes

Whiskey Sriracha Caramel Corn

Spicy, sweet and savory, this amazing caramel corn by Olives for Dinner combines some of our favorite flavors -booze, sugary goodness and Sriracha. …

‘Frozen’ Doesn’t Treat Its Audience Like Children. Good.

'Frozen' Doesn't Treat Its Audience Like Children<p><b>Danger, Will Robinson! Frozen spoilers ahead.</b><p>Slate takes heat for its contrarian editorial model — …

Why we need to re-evaluate the films we once called great

Nobody wants to rock the boat when it comes to reassessing the classics, but face facts: Gregory's Girl is clunky, 2001: A Space Odyssey is never-ending, while Dirty Dancing is still brilliant<p>A few weeks ago I watched The Searchers, the 1956 John Ford horse opera that is routinely described by …

You're Shaving Incorrectly, Dammit

<b>Now that Movember madness</b> has finally come to an official close, you should make like Mandy Patinkin and shave. You look like a damn hippie, son. But, don't just take any sharp object and start waving it uncontrollably near the vicinity of your face, that's not how you do it. Like so many things in …

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