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9 Ways to Get Your Company Out of a Bad Situation | Inc.com

Recent weeks have featured a number of highly publicized train wrecks, haven't they? The Academy Awards, Secretary Sessions's "forgotten" conversations, that awkward dashcam video of UBER's Travis Kalanick having a meltdown--some big names and brands are currently in pretty uncomfortable situations.<p>…

Management

Random: This Real Life Parody of Super Mario Maker Reflects the Mascot's Never-Ending Struggle

With an awesome representation of Super Expert levels

Retrogaming

20 Star Wars Secrets Revealed: From Leia’s ‘Cocaine Nail’ to the Ronald Reagan Connection

In honor of Star Wars Day, let’s look back at the biggest mysteries of the original trilogy. May the 4th be with you.<p><b>1. Many Hollywood Directors</b> …

Star Wars

How to Make Risotto Like a Chef (and Without a Recipe)

A perfectly cooked risotto and a poorly cooked risotto have almost nothing in common. It’s like comparing pizza from Naples with a frozen pizza bagel.<p>A <i>perfect</i> risotto is creamy and rich, yet it has an ethereal quality to it. It should be light, delicate, and just a touch decadent.<p>The way to cook …

Risotto

The Story Behind Heath Ledger’s Joker Transformation

Looking back on comic book movies from the last 25 years or so, few performances stand out like Heath Ledger as The Joker in the 2008’s <i>The Dark Knight</i>. His twisted, manic take on the quintessential <i>Batman</i> villain redefined the character for Nolan’s dark, grounded film and the approach resonated with …

Why is the Marvel Cinematic Universe so drab?

Captain America: Civil War is set to be the latest in a long line of superhero movies that have been huge commercial hits but creative disappointments<p>As the publicity campaign for Captain America: Civil War escalates through a deafening crescendo, two things are clear. First, the film will make …

Comics

20 Weekend Baking Projects to Conquer This Winter (and Spring!)

Saturday afternoon baking can be a sacred ritual. <b>For the first time all week, you're cooking just for you</b>—not rushing to the store and throwing a meal together for a family that needs to be fed half an hour ago. Or, maybe, you're cooking <i>not</i> just for you for a change; you're hosting a dinner party …

Dessert

Disney will truly know the power of Star Wars' dark side if it ruins Darth Vader and Han Solo

The level of fanboy ire targeted at George Lucas’s prequels will pale in comparison to the fury the studio would face if it mucks up the celebrated Star Wars icons in an expanded franchise<p>Why was the original Star Wars trilogy so successful, while the prequels are now considered by many to be the …

Star Wars

The Right Way to Freeze Basically Everything

We talked to a culinary school professor about how to freeze any food like a pro.<p>Preserving is getting a lot of attention right now: throw a stick and you’re bound to hit a 10 dollar jar of artisan pickles or a jam made from berries you've never heard of before. But the easiest—and most direct—way …

Comfort Food

Star Wars Fan Spends A Year Building The Best LEGO Millennium Falcon Ever

LEGO builder Marshall Banana spent a year planning and building this 7,500 piece replica of the latest version of Han Solo’s ride. It’s one of the …

Rhodes reconstruction project will be a colossal gamble for Greece – but it might well pay off

The Colossus of Rhodes is one of the most short-lived great statues in history – and certainly had the briefest existence of the seven great wonders of the world. The giant iron and bronze tribute to Helios, god of the sun, managed just over 50 years before an earthquake in 226BC snapped it at the …

Ancient History

The 11 best tech products of 2015, according to Product Hunt users

Here's how it works.<p>A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element of curation by Product Hunt's team, which decides what gets featured on various pages.<p>This year, Product Hunt …

Transform Your Smartphone Into A Lightsaber With Google's Help

Bye-bye, productivity.<p>As “Star Wars” fervor reached a fever-pitch this week, Google unveiled another neat treat for fans of the franchise: You can now battle Stormtroopers from the comfort of your own desk chair.<p>Lightsaber Escape is a Chrome Experiment and web-based game that turns your smartphone …

Star Wars

Force Awakens: A cappella Star Wars theme sung by cast

What’s better than John Williams’ iconic <i>Star Wars</i> music? John Williams’ iconic <i>Star Wars</i> music sung in the style of a cappella by the cast of <i>The Force</i> …

Apple and Star Wars together explain why much of the world around you looks the way it does

This is the story of two big round things that loom large in our culture.<p>The first of these is Apple Computer—and its ideas and ethics, as embodied in its monumentally circular new headquarters, now finishing construction in Cupertino, California (above).<p>The other is the Death Star—the spherical, …

Star Wars

Leonardo DiCaprio's Movies, Ranked Worst to Best

If the hype is to be believed, Leonardo DiCaprio might finally win an Oscar for his performance in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's sprawling …

Steven Spielberg

Why 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is rated PG-13

PG-13 seems to be the go-to for most major blockbusters of the modern era. Movies like "Avatar," "The Dark Knight," and every installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have opted for a PG-13 rating because it seemingly casts the widest possible audience net. Even Warner Bros. recently came out …

These Are The Box Office Records No Movie Wants To Break

Of the three central <i>Harry Potter</i> kids, Emma Watson has had the best career so far. Even discounting all the good she’s done in the world, she’s starred in <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i>, <i>This Is the End</i>, <i>The Bling Ring</i>, and <i>Noah</i>, all of which made back their budgets. Some were even critically admired! …

'The Expanse': An Epic Sci-Fi Glimpse Into Our Future

As I get older, I’m getting increasingly cynical about the quality of science fiction shows and movies. Sure, there’s always the various “Star Trek” …

How STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES Should Have Ended

Watch the New Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV Spot

If you thought that the four <i>Star wars: The Force Awakens</i> TV spots that have been released in the past seven days were all we would be seeing from the movie this week, then think again. Yet another short teaser is now online, and once again features new footage. Check it out here:<p>This latest clip …

Star Wars

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Star Wars: Battlefront review – the force is strong, but not for long

The much-anticipated Star Wars shooter captures the look and feel of the series perfectly, but as with the original movie, this is just the beginning<p>When George Lucas first discussed Star Wars with his sound designer Ben Burtt, the director stressed that all the noises in the film – from the …

Call of Duty

5 Ultra-Easy Apple Pies

Making apple pie for Thanksgiving doesn't have to be complicated.<p>From star chef Cathal Armstrong's gorgeous puff pastry pie to quick free-form tarts, …

This Is the No. 1 Driver of Diabetes and Obesity

Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture …

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His …

Public Health

365: One Animated Film, Shot One Second a Day, Over One Year

Back in September, we highlighted an animation that humorously imagined David Bowie and Brian Eno's collaboration on the song, “Warszawa,” which …

Animation

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity