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If You Hate Small Talk, Use These 20 Questions As A Conversation Starter Instead

We are wired to be deep connectors; however, societal norms have taken us a few steps away from our true nature. It's much more socially acceptable to have small talk and direct our conversations to safe topics such as the weather and other people.<p>As society continues to evolve and younger …

Top-Rated U.S. Museum Ranks Second In World -- Number One Is In Paris: Here, All 20 Award Winners

Lea Lane<p>One of the main remnants of the World Trade Center, at the 9/11 Museum<p>TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, just announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice® awards for museums. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality …

Museums

The Best Books Of 2018 We Can't Wait To Read This Year

This is how I know I’m reading an incredible book. All of the day’s obligations — making my bed, walking to the subway, cooking dinner — become …

Books

The Tension Is Building Between Spotify and the Music Industry

Marc Cimino is frustrated. The Universal Music Publishing executive oversees one of the largest song catalogs in the world, collecting royalties for …

Music Industry

11 places for thrifty bookworms to download free e-books

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further.<p>As the year rolls on, you may find yourself wanting to set aside time to …

Books

Gen Z Is Set to Outnumber Millennials Within a Year

Millennials are about to be surpassed by Generation Z.<p>Gen Z will comprise 32 percent of the global population of 7.7 billion in 2019, nudging ahead …

13 remote jobs you can land without a bachelor's degree

Job seekers don't necessarily have to be a college graduate to qualify for a fully-remote job, according to a FlexJobs report.<p>Remote work has …

The 73 best action movies of all time, according to critics

The list we compiled here from the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes includes the site's most critically acclaimed films featuring an "Action & Adventure" tag. We excluded animated films and any movie that leaned more toward adventure than action.<p>The site ranked movies by an adjusted critical …

Comic Books

13 unusual things you should always pack when traveling

As fun as travel typically is, it can also be stressful. No matter how much you plan, in some way or another, there's always going to be some oversight. You'll inevitably leave behind your toothbrush or maybe your favorite shoes. Of course, you can often pick up menial things left at home when you …

Powerstrip

Netflix will debut 47 new original movies and shows in August – here’s the full list

In more ways than one, August is going to be Netflix’s biggest month in a long time. The overall quality of new shows and movies coming to Netflix’s …

The #1 Account All Wealthy People Have (That You Probably Don't)

Can you imagine your little old traditional or Roth IRA is worth millions of dollars?<p>It happens for some people.<p>According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), 791 individuals have IRA balances between $10 million and $25 million, while 314 are worth over $25 million.<p>That was in 2011. …

Retirement Planning

These 25 Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Will Blow Your Mind

Science fiction has the power to transport us to other dimensions, expand the boundaries of our imaginations, and teach us very important lessons about being leaders and adapting to change. Once you've read through all the best sci-fi classics, you might be ready to cozy up on the couch with a …

Here's How To Watch The Marvel Movies In Chronological Order

Keep this handy for all future MCU marathons.<p>The MCU can be challenging in this regard, because typically the release order has little to do with the actual timeline of events. Plus the plots of some movies overlap, while others move back and forth through time, making it hard to nail down one …

Waitress in Mexico Writes N-Word on Texas Woman’s Bill

Some Houston residents were just trying to have a good time at a resort in Mexico but instead were faced with the n-word.<p>The crew went to the Be …

21 Americans With Opposing Views on Guns Sat Down to Talk to Each Other. Here's What They Discovered

They were here because of Parkland. And before that: Sandy Hook. Before that: Columbine.<p>Outside, as the sun came up, kids wearing “March For Our …

Here’s Why Disney World Doesn’t Have Mosquitoes

Florida has many wonderful things going for it—jaw-dropping beaches, mermaids, and Florida Orange Grove Pie. It also has mosquitoes, though. Lots of …

13 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made

Thankfully, though, the App Store is overflowing with alternative apps, many of which are better than Apple's.<p>Whether you're looking to organize your photos, get work done, or get around town, we've scoured the App Store for the best apps that are better than the default ones on your iPhone.

Apps

Our 9 Biggest Questions About Avengers: Infinity War

<i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>.<p><b>Warning: This post contains major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War.</b><p>A lot of Marvel movies feel more like extra-long …

No Offense, but These Are the Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

Many people eagerly anticipate Netflix putting out popular new series like <b>Stranger Things</b> and <b>Black Mirror</b>, but the streaming site also acquires a ton of freshly released movies and original films each year. And these films are nothing to sneeze at!<p>In the past few months alone, one of its newer …

Black Mirror

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

“Cambridge Analytica Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg”: Why the Privacy Crisis Is Bigger Than Facebook

After all that we’ve given away of ourselves, will Facebook be a turning point for how we live online?<p>It was one of the few moments that left <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> speechless: during his joint hearing before the Senate’s Judiciary and Commerce Committees last week, Senator <b>Dick Durbin</b> asked the Facebook …

How To Copyright And Trademark A Logo #branding #logodesign #graphicdesign

Your brand name was chosen and your logo was designed, now you need to protect your brand assets: logo trademark is fundamental to brand …

Chart topping songs you never knew Ed Sheeran wrote

Ed Sheeran has returned from his year-long hiatus although it feels like he’s never really been away.<p>His third album, Divided, sold 12m copies - the …

Music

The 10 Best Free Streaming Services You Need To Bookmark Now

Here are Decider, we love the world of entertainment, but we’re still people first. Even when it means supporting artists that we love, paying for …

Amazon Fire TV

The Podcasts That Changed How I Learn, Think And Eat

Make commuting to work a daily joy with audiobooks and podcasts. My commute is about one hour each way, meaning I have close to 500 hours per year to devote to consuming high-quality content. I was able to crunch through Thomas Piketty’s marvelous <i>Capital in the 21st Century</i> (a daunting 800+ page …

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

‘A Fantastic Woman’ (Feb. 2)<p>You may have heard about this Chilean/German movie courtesy of the festival-circuit buzz, or possibly seen the title show …

Here Are 43 Of The Most Impactful Female Characters From 2017

We want to be you when we grow up.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

TV

27 Kick-Ass Female Superheroes You'll Love If Wonder Woman Is Your Favorite

Jessica Jones fighting crime with one hand and sipping a drink with the other is my 2017 aesthetic.

Comics

RANKED: The 17 most disappointing movies of the year

2017 has given us a lot of great movies, but boy was it a year for some big clunkers and disappointment at the box office, too.<p>Audiences were loud and clear this year. You need more than big star power to sell a potential blockbuster. A good script and story helps. This year was filled with …

Box Office

Tell Us If A Book Changed Your Life Forever

If it changed the game for your body, mind, feelings, sex life, spirit, soul, we want to hear about it!<p>Use the comments below to tell us what it is, why you love it, why people should check it out, and how it changed your life.

Writing