As photos, trailers and rumors have leaked about Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, a new star has emerged: BB-8, the small, chipper, spherical astromech droid
Droids (or androids) are an integral part of the Star Wars universe. The first characters audiences met in the original 1977 film were C-3P0 and R2-D2. Their galaxy is populated with robots working a multitude of jobs: soldiers, bounty hunters, mechanics, doctors, teachers and even nannies
School is out of session. Get ready to kumbaya, because it’s officially camp time.
Each year, over 11 million children and adults in the U.S. flock to camp, according to the American Camp Association. The parents who send their kids to camp report them returning with better self-esteem, more independence and improved leadership skills.
As of 2012, the American camp industry was worth a pretty $2.8 billion. That’s…
The secret is out: anonymous sharing apps are on the decline
Secret, an anonymous sharing application that was briefly the talk of a small but influential group of reporters and tech employees in Silicon Valley, confirmed Wednesday that it is shutting down a little more than a year after launching. The startup, which gained media attention for raising a total of $35 million in funding from big-name VCs like Kleiner Perkins, is returning leftover capital to investors.
The app, created by two…
The Batman/Green Hornet crossover episode, “A Piece of the Action/Batman’s Satisfaction:” Foreground (left to right): Burt Ward as Robin, Adam West as Batman, Van Williams as Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as Kato with the Batmobile and “Black Beauty.”
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Seven years before he achieved international fame in the 1973 film Enter the Dragon, martial arts legend Bruce Lee starred in TV’s short-lived The Green Hornet. He played
So, you applied for a job even though you didn’t quite meet the requirements, and your fabulous cover letter landed you an interview. Nice job!
At first, you feel pretty awesome — it’s nice to know that someone recognizes your potential! And then it dawns on you: There will be an interview. Meaning, you’ll also need to interview for a role that’s slightly out of reach.
Thankfully, just like there are tricks for phone interviews and panel interviews, there are ways to prepare for — and…
We get it, everyone loves mailing stuff to people they don’t like
Glitter, candy penises, poop — traditional hate mail won’t cut it in 2015
Hiding behind the cloak of anonymity is fun, but not quite as satisfying as active deception.
Flowers are the ultimate passive-aggressive trojan horse — you can craft a bouquet riddled in secret unsavory meanings and still get credit for being nice while expressing your loathing.
Columbine flowers symbolize…
Being “cool” is a fleeting sensation for Silicon Valley companies, where innovation moves at breakneck speeds, competition is relentless and users often fickle.
Most Hollywood A-listers had to get to the small screen before making the big screen.
Take Robert De Niro, who starred in a 1969 car commercial for the AMC Ambassador before graduating to serious, feature roles in The Godfather: Part II and Taxi Driver. Or John Travolta, who appeared in a commercial for the U.S. Army long before he starred as Danny Zuko in Grease.
As Drake would put it, “Started from the bottom, now we’re…