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The Enthusiast: How I got hooked on British crime dramas starring tough female cops

My penchant for British crime dramas – previously not even close to my cup of tea – began with a search for a binge-demanding distraction from the gloom of real life. I landed on <i>Broadchurch</i>, in spite of my general TV/film rule: no dead children. Yes, for escapist entertainment, I selected a series …

TV

The Connection Between Sugar and Depression

Image by Brook Lark<p>Food can have many effects on your mood and emotions. When you’re hungry and want food, you can be grumpy, upset, or even angry. …

Nutrition

8 Keys to Coming Off as the Expert in Whatever You Sell

Solve their problem instead of simply selling them something.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful salespeople in the world don’t come across as salespeople at all. Instead, they carry themselves as experts in their industry who can solve key challenges …

How to Stop Yourself From Interrupting People All The Time

Serial interrupting pisses people off and makes you seem selfish and impatient. Here's how to kick the habit.<p>Life is full of interruptions. Some are …

A star Silicon Valley investor who sold her startup for $200 million reveals the jarring tactic she had to use to make men pay attention to her pitches

Before Jess Lee became the first female investing partner at Sequoia Capital's Silicon Valley firm, she was a successful entrepreneur. Lee cofounded Polyvore, a fashion e-commerce company that was acquired by Yahoo for about $200 million.<p>But in Polyvore's early days, Lee struggled to raise money …

John Krasinski breaks silence, reveals the origin of the monsters in A Quiet Place

The draw of <i>A Quiet Place</i> resides on the philosophy that less is more. With almost no dialogue, John Krasinski's directorial debut maintains an aura …

This Scandinavian diet created by a Danish CEO and dietitian has been hailed as 'the simplest diet in the world'

When it comes to health and well-being, simplicity is key. If something can fit into your daily routine and not feel like too much of a chore, you're probably more likely to stick to it.<p>Suzy Wengel, a Danish dietitian who's the CEO of a biotech company, believes she has the answer to weight loss …

Jeffrey Dean Morgan says Zack Snyder's Watchmen was 'ahead of its time'

For a long time, many comic book nerds felt that Alan Moore's and Dave Gibbons' groundbreaking graphic novel <i>Watchmen</i> was unfilmable. Guys like Terry …

What They Owe: The Many Faces of American Debt

What does American debt look like? For six years, photographer Brittany M. Powell—who went through bankruptcy herself in 2011—has been finding indebted people through Craigslist, word of mouth and community organizations, shooting their portraits and asking them how much they owe—and how they feel …

Personal Finance

The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t

For years he used fake identities to charm women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then his victims banded together to take him down.<p>By the spring of 2016, Missi Brandt had emerged from a rough few years with a new sense of solidity. At 45, she was three years sober and on the leeward side …

Gary Oldman’s Son Writes Open Letter Defending His Father Against 2001 Abuse Claim, Says His Mother Is Lying

"I want only to protect my father's character, as a person and as an actor," Gulliver Flynn Oldman writes in his open letter.<p>Gulliver Flynn Oldman, …

Darkest Hour

Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Star in Joker Origin Movie

Joaquin Phoenix might play the Joker in Todd Phillps’ yet-to-be-named Joker origin movie.<p>Phoenix has been Phillips’ top choice for the role, and …

Comic Books

10 Ways To Quickly Practice Mindfulness If You Don’t Have Any Free Time

I resisted mindfulness meditation for years because I was convinced I was too busy to take a beat to chill out. It turns out it doesn't work like …

Mindfulness

A speech coach explains exactly why Oprah sounded so presidential

As a speech teacher at the University of Washington, I listen to speeches for utility. Can I use this in class? Will it help novice speakers improve? I think Oprah Winfrey’s recent Golden Globes speech is a useful teaching example. There’s a lot going on in those eight minutes, but I would direct …

‘Most of us are too busy to be better’: the lazy person's guide to self-improvement

I am lying on a mat, looking up at the bright blue of the skylight above me. I exhale purposefully, then let my lungs reinflate of their own accord. I am trying hard to concentrate on this slightly counterintuitive way of breathing, but the voices in my head are distracting me. They are telling me …

Yoga

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams | Inc.com

It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company often turns its eye inward, analyzing information …

Self-Preservation

5 things you need to delete from your life right this second

A few months back, an app developer friend asked me to beta test his new friend-management tool for Facebook… I think you can guess where this is …

Time I

Netflix just pulled a Beyoncé, and is releasing a brand new "Stranger Things"-like show on FRIDAY

We’re constantly watching Netflix, and Netflix is constantly watching US — but we actually need to start paying more attention to the streaming site …

Mike Judge On The 10th Anniversary Of “Idiocracy” And Predicting The (Near) Future

As the movie returns to the big screen for one night, Judge revisits his most depressingly prescient film.<p>For a movie that grossed a whopping $444,093 at the box office upon its release, Mike Judge’s <i>Idiocracy</i> has occupied an outsized role in the cultural conversation. Partly that’s because of the …

Netflix Shells Out A Ton For David Ayer’s ‘Bright’ Starring Will Smith

Netflix is taking over the world and its latest acquisition goes a long way toward reinforcing that idea.<p>According to <i>Deadline</i>, the streaming video service just ponied up $90 million for cop thriller <i>Bright</i>, to be directed by <i>Suicide Squad’s</i> David Ayer and star Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Included …

Divergent sequel Allegiant struggles at US box office as fans tire of Hollywood's split ends

Dystopian sequel The Divergent Series: Allegiant struggled at the US box office this weekend with just $29m on debut, calling into question Hollywood’s penchant for releasing the final instalments of popular literary sagas in multiple episodes.<p>The Divergent Series: Allegiant review – big, boring …

Film Industry

6 Ways to be Better at Work Right Now (Or, You Know, Tomorrow)

Don't have the time (or inclination) to read the best self-help books on the market? No problem. We've done the legwork for you<p><b>Be calmer under pressure.</b><p>The tip: "When you're stressed your shoulders automatically rise without you even noticing. Simply dropping them will make you calmer physically, …

5 Signs You Are Not a True Leader After All | Inc.com

Leadership is a tricky topic. It requires an immense amount of experience in the trenches to learn the hard lessons. The below are lessons I have learned from true leaders themselves, Ron Gibori and Aaron Webber.<p>It's common for people to associate "leadership" with a title. A CEO is a "leader." The …

Leadership

Who Is Merrick Garland? Meet President Obama's Nominee to the Supreme Court

In the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, Merrick Garland said goodbye to his wife and young daughters and flew out to the scene of the worst act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil.<p>As a supervisor with the Justice Department in 1995, Garland's job was to help put away accused bombers Timothy …

The Bernie Sanders voters who would choose Trump over Clinton

In this most bizarre of presidential election cycles, every day seems to bring another jaw-dropping development. Donald Trump on the size of his genitals, Ben Carson and the Egyptian pyramids, Bernie Sanders’ socialist revolution, Hillary Clinton and the cloth she used to wipe her private email …

Middle-class

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

I'm well aware that a bowl of Quaker oats is hardly the most nutritious or substantive fare. Honestly, it doesn't even taste that good.<p>But at the end of a long workday, the absolute last thing I want to do is start chopping up vegetables or steaming tofu or — worst of all — cleaning up after I've …

'10 Cloverfield Lane' thrives this weekend while Sacha Baron Cohen has lowest box office ever

That gives it a domestic total of over $125 million, an earning pace that's around 50% ahead of what "Frozen" did in the same period.<p>It's likely "Zootopia" won't become the cultural sensation "Frozen" was as it doesn't have the same catchy songs and focuses on some more mature topics, but it's safe …

Oscar nominations 2016: 9 movies you can watch on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV

Oscar nominations 2016: movies to watch<p>The 88th Academy Awards are happening this weekend, which means we once more see the acting elite put on their …

11 Must-See Netflix Movies That Expire in March

Hunker down for a couple of long days in.<p>Nothing lasts forever–a maxim that's certainly true, on a monthly basis, when it comes to Netflix. Luckily, the movies scheduled to depart from the streaming service starting March 1 won't be too hard to miss. Still, here's 11 worth catching before they're …