Shane Mulvihill

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So Now We Know How C-3PO Got His Red Arm In The Force Awakens

Ladies and gentlemen, our global nightmare is over. After months—nearly five of them in fact—of waiting, Marvel’s one-shot comic, revealing just why …

Sensational Original STAR WARS Trilogy Art by Matt Ferguson

10 Reasons 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Is the Best 'Star Wars' Film Ever Made

<i>Photo credit: Disney/ LucasFilm</i><p><b>Warning: major spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead.</b><p>Last week, I wrote two pieces panning <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. The first one went viral -- around 100,000 "likes" and more than 12,000 shares at last count -- while the second one, intended in part to …

Die Hard

For decent pay and job growth, consider optometry, elevator repair

If 2016 is looking like a good year to start a new career, may we suggest ... optometry?<p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics this month published its biannual Occupational Outlook Handbook, which ranks occupations by salary, required education and expected job growth between 2014 and 2024.<p>Optometrists …

The biggest problem with the new 'Star Wars' villain that needs to be addressed

Ever since the first full trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" came out in October, I've had one big issue with Kylo Ren.<p>I was hoping after seeing the movie that this would be cleared up, but it wasn't.<p>Kylo Ren's revenge plan makes no sense.<p>In the October trailer, we seem him telling a melted …

Darth Vader

The return of Star Wars: an evil empire in Jedi clothing?

Next month sees the eagerly awaited seventh coming of Star Wars with The Force Awakens. A good moment to examine the apparently timeless mass appeal of this huge franchise. What does it tell us about ourselves?<p>• 1997: when Star Wars hit the UK – in pictures<p>A long time ago, when everyone else was …

Star Wars

Attack of the Clones Is a Star Wars Wish-Fulfillment Checklist Gone Horribly Wrong

<i>Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones</i> is universally considered the worst <i>Star Wars</i> film. Upon rewatching it, it’s hard to disagree—but you do …

You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie | WIRED

Kathleen Kennedy has heard a lot of movie pitches. For decades she worked with Steven Spielberg, producing <i>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</i>, the <i>Indiana …

7 Budget Family Travel Destinations That Are Surprisingly Awesome

When visiting popular family travel destinations, parents know exactly what they're getting for their vacation dollar. After all, many US beach towns, theme parks, resorts, and city stays have a reputation that warrants a high price tag. But well-known locales are not the only destinations worthy …

The Author Of "Captain Underpants" On Why Kids Should Question Authority

Dav Pilkey talked to BuzzFeed about his latest graphic novel, why he loves writing children's books, and the importance of addressing mental health in literature.<p>Almost two decades ago, author and illustrator Dav Pilkey introduced the world to a character who’s now one of children's literature's …

Man Goes Blind In One Eye After Sleeping With His Contacts In (Graphic Photos)

Chad Groeschen says he has a "cautionary tale."<p><b>WARNING: Graphic images below.</b><p>While at work late last month, the 39-year-old noticed his left eye was especially itchy. He thought it was just allergies.<p>The next day, Groeschen said, he woke up to find that his eye was "kind of goopy" and his vision …

Contact Lenses

You can build an iPhone 6 projector for less than $10

Projectors aren’t cheap, but what if I told you that you could build one for your iPhone with some stray materials laying around your house? <i>Business</i> …

How to Raise a Reader

Second, let your kids choose. If they're third-graders and they want to read a picture book, that's fine. And don't forget about humor. Some parents may think humor's not valuable, that kids shouldn't be reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid just because it's funny. It's hysterical, and that's valuable …

9 Reasons to Play Board & Card Games | The Art of Manliness

Dwight D. Eisenhower played bridge with his fellow officers into the wee hours of the morning; Winston Churchill enjoyed playing mah-jongg and gin …

Bionic Eyes Can Already Restore Vision, Soon They'll Make It Superhuman

We now live in an age where radical technology can help the blind to see, an impressive enough accomplishment in its own right that gets even more …

Singularity

Meet Matt Stainbrook, Uber driver

CINCINNATI -- She came out of the office building just as people do in the movies after they've been fired -- toting a cardboard box stuffed with her …

Disney's Super-Realistic CG Eyeballs Are an Uncanny Valley Airlift

What most often gives away a CG character as fake is their dead, lifeless eyes. It's a common contributing factor to the uncanny valley effect, but …

Stephen Colbert Explains How the Star Wars Episode VII Lightsaber Works

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>The teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has had the internet abuzz for a week now. It has X-Wings …

Bike Snob’s Winter Survival Guide

True cyclists don’t just ride their bikes—they understand them<p>It's wintertime. The snow is falling; the roads are impassable. Seasonal depression grips you as your midriff expands, your legs turn to rubber, and your forlorn bicycle sulks in a corner covered in tinsel like your drunk co-worker at …

National Lampoon

Ohio State deserves to be in top four

It’s certainly not going to make every college football fan happy, but the CFP selection committee’s decision to rank Alabama and Oregon -- both with …

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS — How Someone Guessed The Title in 2012

Improve Your Vision

Your eyes are as important to your riding as your heart—and a lot more vulnerable to the elements. Here's how to treat them right.<p>Jennifer Lyons has been commuting by bike to her job in Portland, Oregon, four out of five days since 1999. She rides a few centuries every summer and has done the …

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Star Wars Episode VII has an official title: 'The Force Awakens'

The next chapter in the Star Wars saga is called <i>The Force Awakens</i>, Lucasfilm revealed Thursday morning.<p>The Disney subsidiary also confirmed that …

How to Dress Well: Secrets for Style Rookies | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Robert van Tongeren.</i><p>Some men make it look so easy, don’t they?<p>They seem to have a natural sense of what …