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‘As Above So Below’ filmmakers find horror, Hell lurking beneath Paris | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Perdita Weeks in a scene from the film "As Above, So Below." (Universal Pictures)<p>Perdita Weeks and Ben Feldman in a scene from the film "As Above, So Below." (Universal Pictures)<p>Ben Feldman ("Mad Men") and Perdita Weeks ("The Tudors") in a scene from "As Above, So Below." (Universal Pictures)<p>"As …

Silicon Valley (TV Series)

Watch 'Spider-Man 2' actor Alfred Molina discuss his role in Heavenly Sword movie

A new video from the upcoming film adaptation of <i>Heavenly Sword</i> features <i>Spider-Man 2</i> actor Alfred Molina discussing his role and the challenges associated with voice acting.<p><i>Heavenly Sword</i> is a straight-to-video movie starring Molina, <i>Fringe</i>'s Anna Torv, who voiced the heroine Nariko in the 2007 game …

Bill Hader Made an Epic List of Essential Movie Comedies; Here’s Where to Stream Them

We all know Bill Hader’s a funny guy; with the release this month of <i>The Skeleton Twins</i> and <i>The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby</i>, he’s proving himself a …

Comedy

The Congress is a science-fiction fiasco of Southland Tales variety

Having won multiple awards for 2008’s <i>Waltz With Bashir</i><i>,</i> an animated reminiscence of his experiences in the 1982 Lebanon War, Israeli filmmaker Ari …

After Ferguson

St. Louis’ decaying black suburbs are about to be forgotten. Again.<p>“What we want to know,” the barber said, “is where has the media <i>been</i>? Because these problems aren’t new.” It was a Tuesday afternoon in Ferguson, and we were at a barbershop a few blocks from where 18-year-old Michael Brown had been …

This is Uber's playbook for sabotaging Lyft

'Brand ambassadors' with burner phones and credit cards attempt to #shavethestache<p>Uber is arming teams of independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards as part of its sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors. Interviews with current and former contractors, along …

An Oral History of Burning Man, the Biggest, Weirdest, Most Clothing-Optional Desert Carnival on the Planet | Events

<i>"This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words. And indeed in thought." —T.E. Lawrence,</i> The Seven Pillars of Wisdom<p>It took some convincing to get me to Burning Man, even though—or because—friends couldn’t shut up about it. Their pictures were intriguing, sure, but the camp back then …

Festivals

How ISIS Became The Richest Terrorist Group In The World

“They are looking towards a long-term economic model."<p>IRBIL, Iraq — Muhammed Jamal can understand why many want to join ISIS.<p>"You get paid the most, you have the most weapons, you are with the most powerful group," said Jamal, who as a Sunni Iraqi would have little trouble joining up with the …

A 9-Year-Old at a Shooting Range, a Spraying Uzi and Outrage

Unintended consequences: Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

Watch Sanjay Gupta, MD on CNN at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturdays and 7:30 a.m. ET on Sundays.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The face of heroin abuse in America is changing.<p>Back in the 1960s, heroin users were usually young men, who started using around an average age of 16. They were most likely from low-income neighborhoods, …

The Last Six Months of Dying

It wasn't the cold, sticky vomit beneath my cheek that woke me up. It was feeling my bladder let go and watching the yellow of my urine slowly spread across the white tiles that got my full attention. I was lying on the floor in the bathroom hallway of my home. It was the summer of 2006 and I was …

Mental Health

Party drugs are becoming more dangerous, health officials say

Party drugs appear to be getting more deadly and readily available, experts are warning after a rash of overdoses and deaths at music festivals this summer.<p>These drugs – which often mix ecstasy with substances as hazardous as arsenic and bath salts – are sometimes ingested by partygoers who have no …

Is Pure MDMA Safer Than Other Drugs?

One of the biggest myths about Molly—pure MDMA—is that it’s safer than other drugs. This belief is dangerous for two reasons: It’s not true. It’s …

Ecstasy (Drug)

What Hangovers Have To Do With Your Genes

By Jillian Rose Lim, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/26/2014 12:03 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Some people get hangovers after a night of drinking, while others don't, and the reason may be in their genes, a new study of twins in Australia suggests.<p>Researchers looked for links between the study participants' …

Why You Should Lay Off the Pain Meds

Do you take three pills when the directions say two? Tsk tsk.<p>When you pop the cap on your ibuprofen bottle, how many pills do you shell out? The answer could affect more than your aching knee. A new study published in the journal <i>Cell Reports</i> shows that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) …

This Is What Anxiety Looks Like

"Gary, what's to be afraid of? Just think mind over matter. Don't let this fear grab ahold of you. Man up!" my dad told me.<p>I was a sophomore at The University of Alabama when I had my first breakdown. A nasty bout with the flu had led to another bout with depression and anxiety. Since I was too …

Replace “I Am” With “I Am Doing” to Examine Your Negative Feeling

When we're stressed or anxious, we'll often say "I'm stressed" or "I'm anxious". These are emotions and not a reflection of who we are. Instead, say …

Fighting Anxiety And Depression At Work

We live in a world that is very volatile, uncertain, complex and full of ambiguity. We live in an environment, particularly in the corporate world, where competition is increasing, where there is a 24/7 always-on mentality, and where people are expected to do more with less. This sort of …

Could This Treatment Approach Better Help Teens With Depression?

By: Laura Geggel, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/26/2014 04:16 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>For teenagers with depression, finding and sticking with an effective treatment strategy can be an uphill battle. Their families often struggle to find a professional who can treat depression in adolescents, is accepting …

Dogs

Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment

Say a pediatrician notices that one of her teenage patients is showing signs of depression. In most cases, the doctor will notify parents and prescribe an antidepressant or recommend a therapist.<p>The trouble is, many of those teens won't go to therapy or won't stick with it. And that's part of a …

After An Arrest, A Student With Bipolar Disorder Realized She Needed Help

<i>Mary Lynn R. is a journalist in Rome, Georgia. After being arrested over an Internet comment, she realized that she needed help managing her bipolar disorder. This is her story.</i><p>I’ve been told I’m really funny. I know I’m funny, actually.<p>I have bipolar disorder, so I created this alter ego to be …

9 Things Only People With Depression Can Truly Understand

There's been a lot of dialogue surrounding depression -- particularly in light of recent events -- as people struggle to understand why and how it affects people in the ways that it does. And for the 350 million people worldwide with the condition, it can be just as hard to articulate its effects …

Depression

This App Could Help Kids Develop Healthy Eating Habits

There are numerous apps out there to help adults track their food consumption and lose weight, but what about an app that helps children develop healthier eating habits?<p>Joanna Strober joined HuffPost Life host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to discuss the kid-friendly food tracking app she founded, …

Best Workout Apps (PHOTOS)

When it comes to exercise, some of us require a bit more cajoling to get up and moving. Luckily, there’s a whole collection of workout apps just for that -- plus some made especially for the junkies who can’t seem to stay away from the gym.<p>Those who are perpetually short on time can try Quick Fit: …

The Hotel Workout to Keep You Fit on the Fly

Don't let travel sabotage your gains<p>Traveling means different time zones, pitiful hotel gyms, and long layovers. But those don't have to be excuses for letting your fitness routine go off course. "All you need is your bodyweight and a bed to stay fit on the road," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator …