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15 Foods That Increase Blood Pressure and Should Be Avoided

High blood pressure can damage your heart, brain, kidneys, and cause a number of other complications such as disabilities. There are certain foods …

Nutrition

This One-Pot Parmesan Chicken & Rice Is Calling Your Name — Delicious Links

Sometimes a recipe seems too good to be true. Take this one, for example: It cooks in one pot, in under 30 minutes, with only a handful of …

Cooking

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

6 simple, science-backed ways to get rid of belly fat

Belly fat is not just a problem because it can look bad.<p>In fact, having lots of fat in the abdominal area is strongly linked to diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease (1).<p>For this reason, losing belly fat has massive benefits for your health and can help you live longer.<p>Belly fat is …

Nutrition

Most Decorated Horror Short, Mr. Dentonn, Makes Its Online Premiere.

<i>Mr. Dentonn</i>, directed by Ivan Villamel, produced by Harmonica Films & Mordisco Films, and played by Irene Aguilar, Kaiet Rodriguez and Ander Pardo, …

Horror Movies

10 Horror Books So Terrifying You Might Not Be Able To Finish Them

It's 3AM, you have every light on in your apartment, and you're huddled on your bed, your stomach clenched in knots. Something outside makes a noise, …

Books

Here are the 2018 Hugo Award nominees

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017<p>The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017.<p>The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo …

Science Fiction

This Is How Many Reps You Should Be Doing If You're Looking to Get Lean

The key to building lean muscle is strength training. If you've been lifting weights without seeing a transformation to your body composition, you probably aren't lifting the right amount of weight, or doing enough sets, reps, or a combination of the two. POPSUGAR spoke to LA-based celebrity …

Exercise

The 18 Greatest Horror Movies of the '80s

Historically speaking, the 1980s weren't exactly Hollywood's finest years -- remember <i>Mac & Me?</i> -- but as a scholar dedicated to covering the entire …

Alarming Juxtapositions of Human and Natural Elements in Sculptures by Kate MacDowell | Colossal

<p>Portland-based artist Kate MacDowell (previously) continues to construct discomfiting combinations of human and wildlife elements in her porcelain …

Art

The Best Grocery Store in America, According to Consumers — Grocery News

Every grocery store has its own strengths and weaknesses: Whole Foods is fancy, Aldi is super inexpensive, and Costco will sell you four-and-a-half …

Customer Service

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

So You Want to Read Literary Horror: Here’s Where to Start

The Remastered, Full-Color Edition<p>If you haven’t read <i>House of Leaves</i>, go grab a copy now. We’re happy to wait, it’s just that good. I’m pretty …

​9 Best Tinder Tips For Your Profile | Men’s Health

9 Dating App Tips From One of the Most Right-Swiped Guys on Tinder<p>Desperately trying to get a match? Meet Mike, who has the swiping game down to a science<p>Joel Arbaje/Men's Health<p>Mike, 29, joined Tinder for the same reasons many people do: he'd just ended a long-term relationship and moved to a big …

'Make your time feel worthy': Dying woman's life advice goes viral

Before dying of cancer, 27-year-old Holly Butcher shared an inspirational open letter on Facebook that has gone viral far beyond her native Australia.<p>Just before she died of cancer, a 27-year-old woman posted her thoughts on the meaning of life as a farewell to her loved ones.<p>But Holly Butcher's …

New South Wales

Funny Pictures – January 4, 2018

Friend puts fine dining menus in his son’s lunch box. <br>viaMistakes were made. If only I had a laser pointer to shine on all the candy bars. <br>viaJust …

New Albums

How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

Apple is now offering to swap the battery in older iPhone's for $29, but will having this done speed up your device?<p><i>Video: How to check if your</i> …

Mobile Technology

The best Alexa commands to try with your new Echo

No matter how many Amazon Echo commercials you see, it takes a little time to adjust to Alexa. Putting a virtual assistant in your home signals a change in lifestyle, sort of like adopting a puppy. There will be a lot of trial-and-error, but once you find your rhythm, you’ll forget what life was …

All Is Most Definitely Not Calm in the Surprising Horror Short Midnight Clear

It’s Christmas Eve and the house is perfectly decorated for the holidays, but Dad’s acting very strange, and Mom is clearly freaked out. You may …

MIDNIGHT CLEAR Short Film Brings the Horror for a Deadly Christmas

The holiday season is here, and it’s time for some Christmas cheer! But Christmas may be the most deadly time of the year for the family featured in</i> …

Horror

Videos: The Sci-Fi Action Short Film Seam

This is the sci-fi short film <i>Seam</i>.<p>It was written and directed by the talented Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani, and stars Oded Fehr, Rakeen Saad, …

Funny Pictures – December 4, 2017

My pregnant wife is practicing her swaddling. Skittles isn’t a fan. <br>viaThese kids are ready for the future. <br>viaLooks like Amazon finally delivered …

Christmas Trees

Make This One-Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta ASAP

If you're craving cheesy, carby goodness, you've come to the right place. This easy rotini with chicken cooks up in one pot <i>and</i> it's served with …

The Best Horror Books of 2017

Another year has passed, delivering us a terrible bounty of new horror books to terrify us on quiet nights. Taken together, 2017’s best horror books …

Neither Killer Santa Nor Helpful Dude Can Best the Final Girl in This Funny Horror Short

A serial killer, dressed ghoulishly as Santa Claus, has been vanquished—but someone needs to land one final blow to make sure he’s in the grave for …

The Two Workouts That Got Jason Momoa in Aquaman Shape

Use these workouts to build steel pecs and powerful legs<p><i>Jason Momoa certainly looks superheroic as Aquaman in Justice League, which hit theaters on Friday. But getting that body wasn't easy. His secret: Workouts from Mark Twight, who often prescribes</i> <i>a mix of functional, whole-body movements</i> …

Workouts

The First Trailer For Deadpool 2 Is Hidden in a Bizarre Tribute to Bob Ross

Our first look at <i>Deadpool 2</i> in action is finally here. But you’re going to have to get through a totally weird, and pretty hilarious, skit to get to …

'Avengers: Infinity War' trailer is 'badass,' star says

Star Paul Bettany promises "everyone will love" the long-awaited movie preview...if we ever get to see it.<p>It's starting to feel like the word "Infinity" in "Avengers: Infinity War" refers to the time fans have been waiting to see the movie's trailer.<p>But Paul Bettany, who plays The Vision, says the …

Marvel Universe

Kneel before Neill Blomkamp’s stunning CGI sci-fi short Praetoria

Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios has unveiled its latest sci-fi short, titled <i>Praeotoria,</i> which boasts a mysterious warrior in a badass robotic suit of …

'Justice League': Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher Reveal On-Set Fitness Secrets​ | Men’s Health

“You’re playing the character and you wanna look like the character,” Affleck said. “It’s gotta be believable.”<p>So how did they get into superhero shape? Momoa said the cast would work out together on set in a “small studio space” set up just for them. Because their characters all have unique looks …