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Peter Stormare cast as Count Vertigo in Arrow season 3

The first “big bad” of <b>Arrow</b> season 3 has been revealed, as TV Guide reports that <b>Fargo</b> and <b>Armageddon</b> alum Peter Stormare has been cast as Count …

Guillermo del Toro talks Pacific Rim 2 and the upcoming animated series

Last week, Legendary Pictures announced that it has given the greenlight to <b>Pacific Rim 2</b>, the sequel to last year’s kaiju homage from cult filmmaker …

#flipshopping: Beach Reads

Inside Flipboard / July 3, 2014<p>Reading outside is one of the greatest parts of summer. Whether you intend to spend some time at the beach, a lake, a …

If Your Own Country Experienced The Same Disaster As Syria, This Is What It Would Look Like

If the UK were Syria, everyone in Reading would be dead.<p>She said: "How do you picture nine million people? So after reporting on the crisis again, I wanted to think of a creative way to get this across and in a column for a Canadian paper, I wrote a comparison with Canada and it provoked a reaction …

Beautiful Panoramas of Some of the Most Amazing Destinations on Earth

Beautiful vistas and panoramas were shot in the mountainous region surrounding the Polish town of Cieszyn by Jakub Polomski, and can only be …

Arrow's Stephen Amell denies role in Batman V Superman

Many fans of the CW’s <b>Arrow</b> were hopeful that star Stephen Amell would show up as Green Arrow in <b>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</b>, and someday join …

Look rich, spend little

Some have money and look the part. Others, like billionaire US investor Warren Buffett, choose not to flaunt their wealth. The so-called Oracle of Omaha’s 2006 Cadillac DTS is worth a whopping $10,000.<p>But plenty of used cars don't require the selling of internal organs to afford, while commanding a …

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Is Transformers: Age of Extinction the smartest movie of the year?

<i>Anghus Houvouras on why Transformers: Age of Extinction is the smartest movie of the year (warning: spoilers ahead)….</i><p>Michael Bay is the …

Weekend readers' best photographs: dynamic

From jumping mice to sunsets: your best pictures on this week's theme, Dynamic<p>The next topic is Sunbathe (to appear 19 July). Email a hi-res image (one per entry), plus a sentence or two about what inspired you to take your photo, to in.pictures@guardian.co.uk by noon on Wednesday 16 July; please …

FMTV Movie Newsgasm #2 - Star Wars: Episode VII, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Transformers: Age of Extinction

Might there be a new Princess Leia?<p>In this week’s episode of Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys finds out if the negative critical reaction to Michael Bay’s</b> …

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

The best small camera you can buy is getting even better

Sony's RX100M3 may be the best point-and-shoot it's ever made<p>The world's best pocketable camera just got better. After delivering the goods with last year's RX100M2, Sony is back today to announce the RX100M3. And like its predecessor, the goal here is to refine and push forward a camera that's …

20 Signs You’re Just Not Meant For A 9-5 Desk Job

Not all of us are same. While a financially secure job is all most men look for, there are a few of us who are just not made for the ‘office’ …

A trio of villains rumoured for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Earlier today we got our first look at Henry Cavill suited up as the Man of Steel in <b>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</b>, but preceding that a new …

KGoal: introducing the fitness tracker for your vagina

It can already stream the internet straight to your face, vibrate around your waist when you're slouching and track your health using only your wrist. Now, wearable technology is getting even more intimate and attempting to conquer the final frontier: the vagina.<p>Recently launched on Kickstarter, …

Independence Day - 6 Things You Didn't Know

<i>Luke Owen celebrates the Fourth of July by looking at six things you didn’t know about Independence Day…</i><p><i>Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of</i> …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Through her work, Esther Honig hopes to discover if a global beauty standard actually exists.<p>Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring …

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

40 Swimming Pools We'd Love to Take a Dip in Right Now

Now this is where we want to spend our summer.<p>From a Tuscan-style retreat to an all-natural swimming pond, these designer pools make a splash. Steal our favorite patio and landscaping ideas too for the ultimate backyard getaway.

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

Serene Nature Scenes Captured by Colorblind Photographer

Kilian Schoenberger shot some breathtaking rural woods behind his home to produce additional images for his European landscapes collection. The …

Extreme Macro Photos of Insects Reveal Details Not Visible to the Naked Eye

Typically in photography, maintaining your close-up images uncluttered and essentially simple can give you the most effective results. Another virtue …

Photography

Strange Series of Photographs Show Hitler Practicing His Body Language

If you’ve ever seen footage of infamous dictator Adolf Hitler giving one of his spirited speeches, you probably noticed the very ‘loud’ gestures that …

Canon & Microsoft Sign Patent Agreement, Hints at Canon-Powered PureView Phones

Future iterations of the already-impressive Nokia Lumia PureView cameras might sport Canon tech, thanks to a newly-signed patent agreement between …

The Brilliant Upland – Landscape Photography by Matthieu Parmentier

French landscape photographer Matthieu Parmentier has created a portfolio of outstanding vistas during his travels. His compositions are powerful – …

Landscape Photography