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15 stars who walked away from their successful TV shows

Many big-name actors have walked away from the series that helped make them famous. After 15 years of playing Alex Karev, Justin Chambers left ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.” In December, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi said she’d be “retiring” from MTV’s “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.” Jim Parsons’ departure from CBS’s “The Big Bang […]
15 stars who walked away from their successful TV shows
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THEN AND NOW: The cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ 10 years later

When “Jersey Shore” was in its prime, it was the most-watched show on MTV. The cast was known for their iconic tans, outfits, and hairstyles. And some of them haven’t changed much. The revival officially returned for its third season on August 22, 2019, beginning with The Situation heading to […]
THEN AND NOW: The cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ 10 years later
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These photos show how your face changes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Barbara Iweins started asking strangers if she could take their photo in 2009. After taking 300 portraits, she decided to photograph 30 of the same people each year for five years, each time with a different theme. “7am-7pm” was the theme of the fourth year of her project. It shows […]
These photos show how your face changes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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David Beckham ‘feels absolutely no pain,’ according to his tattoo artist

Legendary soccer star and men’s fashion icon David Beckham apparently feels no pain, according to his tattoo artist. INSIDER spoke to the so-called “High Priest of Hollywood tattoo artists” Mark Mahoney about his favourite celebrity clients. He called Beckham the “ultimate tattoo customer.” Mahoney also tattooed Beckham’s eldest son, Brooklyn, […]
David Beckham ‘feels absolutely no pain,’ according to his tattoo artist
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10 of the most terrifying fictional serial killers in TV and movies

Be it in movies or on TV, pop culture has given audiences some truly terrifying serial killers. From a young 8-year-old girl who kills in “The Bad Seed” to the most famous fictional cannibal of all time, here are 10 of the most terrifying serial killers from TV and movies. […]
10 of the most terrifying fictional serial killers in TV and movies
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This is why Canada has a different Thanksgiving than the US

Canadian Thanksgiving takes place on the second Monday in October, while the US celebrates on the fourth Thursday of November. The earliest recorded Canadian Thanksgiving actually dates back to 1578 – well before the Pilgrims and the Native Americans feasted at Plymouth in 1621. However, many people believe Canadian Thanksgiving […]
This is why Canada has a different Thanksgiving than the US
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All the celebrity couples that got married this year

There are couples that welcomed bundles of joy this year, couples that called it quits, and new couples that no one saw coming. For some stars, 2018 is marked by another milestone – getting married. Stars like Kit Harington and Rose Leslie walked down the aisle for the first time, […]
All the celebrity couples that got married this year
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28 TV reboots, remakes, and spin-offs that are in the works

Plenty of iconic TV shows are set to be remade or rebooted in the coming years. From classics such as “Supermarket Sweep” to newer shows such as “Gossip Girl,” the next few years will see lots of new versions of iconic series. “Sex and the City” is getting a revival […]
28 TV reboots, remakes, and spin-offs that are in the works
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10 creepy photos of ‘ghosts’ that will make you question everything

Usually, spooky ghost stories are just myths and legends passed on from generation to generation. These 10 photos might change your mind and make you actually believe in ghosts. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Spooky apparitions, spectral children, and wraithlike women in white have long been the subjects of […]
10 creepy photos of ‘ghosts’ that will make you question everything
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Malia Obama made her music video debut — and then she was cut out

Malia Obama made her first music video appearance for the New Dakotas’ song “Walking On Air.” She doesn’t seem to be in the video anymore. She originally appeared at the 1:40 mark in the video. Now, that part in the video and song are skipped over. When she appeared in […]
Malia Obama made her music video debut — and then she was cut out
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The fascinating history behind 11 common superstitions

The surprising origins behind common superstitions are often fascinating. Ancient Romans believed mirrors held fragments of our souls, and that shattering them therefore represented a crack in our souls, too. We wish on shooting stars because a Greek astronomer thought they were proof that the gods were spying on us. […]
The fascinating history behind 11 common superstitions
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Alyssa Milano is supporting Christine Blasey Ford at the Kavanaugh hearings: ‘I needed to be here to show solidarity’

Alyssa Milano is attending the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings Thursday with Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accused him of attempted rape. She’s become an outspoken supporter of sexual assault victims since the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced a year ago. President Trump’s dismissal of Ford’s accusations inspired Milano to […]
Alyssa Milano is supporting Christine Blasey Ford at the Kavanaugh hearings: ‘I needed to be here to show solidarity’
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Here’s everything we know about the next 4 ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequels

The first “Fantastic Beasts” sequel will be called “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.” The series follows Newt Scamander and the fight against Gellert Grindelwald, the dark wizard who rivals Albert Dumbledore. We’re introduced to several new characters in the first teaser image for the sequel and lots of details […]
Here’s everything we know about the next 4 ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequels
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36 celebrity kids who look just like their famous parents

Kids often take after their parents, but sometimes they can look eerily similar. For some of these celebrity kids, the resemblance between them and their parents is astounding. Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava Phillipe could be mistaken for her sister. And you can’t deny the resemblance between Zoë Kravitz and her […]
36 celebrity kids who look just like their famous parents
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The 9 most bizarre things you can buy in Gwyneth Paltrow’s new London Goop pop-up

The trials and tribulations of Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, Goop, have been well-documented. Just this month, Paltrow’s company made headlines for settling a $US145,000 lawsuit over claims that its vaginal eggs could balance hormones, admitting that some of its magazine’s outlandish health advice may not work, and for selling $US30 […]
The 9 most bizarre things you can buy in Gwyneth Paltrow’s new London Goop pop-up
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22 ‘facts’ you learned in school that have since been proven wrong

When you’re trying to teach dozens of students the finer points of history and science, sometimes it’s just easier to provide a simpler narrative. But as James Loewen chronicles in his classic book “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong,” teaching simplistic narratives of history […]
22 ‘facts’ you learned in school that have since been proven wrong
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The 25 coolest neighbourhoods on the planet to visit in 2018

Finding under-the-radar gems is one of the best parts of travelling – but unless you know a local, it can be hard to know where to go in popular tourist destinations. To mark the magazine’s 50th anniversary, Time Out’s editors and city experts have compiled a list of the 50 […]
The 25 coolest neighbourhoods on the planet to visit in 2018
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Telltale Games, the company behind games like ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ has laid off almost all of its employees as it winds down operations

Telltale Games, the studio behind narrative-driven adventure games based on properties like “The Walking Dead,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and “Game of Thrones,” is reportedly winding down its operations. The Verge reports that Telltale Games is laying off a significant number of employees, and will retain a crew of about […]
Telltale Games, the company behind games like ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ has laid off almost all of its employees as it winds down operations
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How to get a job at Netflix, and what it’s like to work there

Netflix has a notably unique company culture, which its CEO Reed Hastings once outlined the philosophy of in a 2009 slide deck. Drawing from a recent LinkedIn Q&A with Netflix and from a 2016 Reddit AMA hosted by a Netflix employee, we’ve compiled a list of quotes on the company’s […]
How to get a job at Netflix, and what it’s like to work there
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The highest-paid TV stars make over $1 million per episode

How much are networks shelling out to bring Hollywood stars to TV? In this age of proliferated programming, marquee names have become essential to bring sizable audiences to shows. And the competition among networks and producers has driven industry salaries to new heights. Norman Reedus is now making $US1 million […]
The highest-paid TV stars make over $1 million per episode
Lifestyle

7 reasons the way my parents raised me just won’t work for my kids

Parenting looks different in various cultures around the world. Living in Hong Kong, my parents emphasised obedience and rules. Some research suggests that this is a parenting style common among Chinese parents. After moving to New York at 15, I realised how my parents raised me left little room for […]
7 reasons the way my parents raised me just won’t work for my kids
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A natural yellow chemical compound you can find in any grocery store could help fight cancer, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s

Turmeric and the chemical compound derived from it, called curcumin, have some amazing health benefits. In addition to being an anti-inflammatory that helps boost circulation, turmeric may also be an anti-cancer, antioxidant therapy that can fight off brain plaques, possibly helping prevent diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. And unlike a […]
A natural yellow chemical compound you can find in any grocery store could help fight cancer, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s
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A prominent Silicon Valley investor says entrepreneurs need to stop copying Mark Zuckerberg and quit talking about ‘breaking things,’ ‘disruption,’ and ‘robots eating the jobs’

Mike Maples, founder of Silicon Valley-based venture firm Floodgate Fund, says that people in the tech industry need to reconsider the language they use to describe their ambitions. Maples says that phrases like “Move fast and break things,” “Robots are eating the jobs,” and “Software is eating the world” are […]
A prominent Silicon Valley investor says entrepreneurs need to stop copying Mark Zuckerberg and quit talking about ‘breaking things,’ ‘disruption,’ and ‘robots eating the jobs’
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‘Oh my God, this is a sexual harassment claim waiting to happen’: Early Google insiders describe Sergey Brin as a company ‘playboy’ who ‘got around’ with female employees

A new book about Google’s early company culture called “Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley” includes claims that the Google cofounder Sergey Brin used to be a “playboy” among female employees, according to an excerpt published by Vanity Fair. In the excerpt, one early Google employee said […]
‘Oh my God, this is a sexual harassment claim waiting to happen’: Early Google insiders describe Sergey Brin as a company ‘playboy’ who ‘got around’ with female employees
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How the creepy models were made in ‘Hereditary’

One of the scariest and most disturbing movies of the year centres around an artist, played by Toni Collette, who makes miniature models while dark things start happening all around her. While there’s plenty of stuff in “Hereditary” which will make you uncomfortable, these models play a big role in […]
How the creepy models were made in ‘Hereditary’
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How insects are trained for TV and movies

Movies will often use live bugs on camera instead of CGI to make their story feel more real and to get your skin crawling. But getting these insects to do what you want requires lots an understanding of how they function. That’s where Steven Kutcher comes in. He’s an entomologist […]
How insects are trained for TV and movies
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How a street artist creates fake glowing neon lights with spray paint

Straker is an Australian street artist who paints unique murals that appear to light up the streets. His pieces look just like real neon signs, but they are actually 2D and created using only spray paint and a special technique that makes them pop off the wall. We spoke with […]
How a street artist creates fake glowing neon lights with spray paint
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6 ways college is different in the US and the UK

College in the United Kingdom looks very different than the United States, despite a shared language and history. UK college students pay less for education, have a different grading system, and spend less time completing their degrees compared to American students. Whether you’re preparing to study abroad or are just […]
6 ways college is different in the US and the UK
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13 places to travel in July for every type of traveller

The best places to visit in July are already on savvy travellers’ lists. Business Insider looked at airfare trends, climate data, and peak travel times to find the best places to visit in July 2018. The destinations include tropical getaways, natural wonders, and America’s oldest Independence Day celebration. July is […]
13 places to travel in July for every type of traveller
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Why American actors suck at British accents

Lots of British actors have really nailed their American accents, but Americans can’t seem to imitate their peers across the pond. We spoke with Erik Singer, a dialect coach based in New York, to find out why British actors appear to be so much more skillful when it comes to […]
Why American actors suck at British accents
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We spoke to Cookie Monster about bitcoin, cookies, and self-regulation

You probably know Cookie Monster as Sesame Street’s resident cookie connoisseur, but did you know he is also a published author? He has a new book out called “The Joy of Cookies” which offers lots of advice and inspirational messages he has learned over the years. We stopped by Sesame […]
We spoke to Cookie Monster about bitcoin, cookies, and self-regulation
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How one trilogy ruined action movies forever

Action films have a long tradition of its own. The genre often feels as though it was made for cinema, a medium designed to capture movement and momentum. And for some time, nothing really changed with how action movies were shot, until recently. Using director Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass’ […]
How one trilogy ruined action movies forever
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The 50 Disney movies that made the most money at the US box office

“Avengers: Infinity War” earned the highest domestic box-office debut of all time over the weekend, and it did so by dethroning a record set by “Star Wars: Force Awakens” in 2015. A Marvel film surpassing a “Star Wars” box-office record is, needless to say, music to the ears of The […]
The 50 Disney movies that made the most money at the US box office
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12 science-backed ways to lose weight without going on a diet

Fad diets may be popular weight-loss strategies, but they don’t typically work very well. Instead, dietitians recommend sticking to a sustainable healthy eating plan that you enjoy and preparing more of your own food. Other simple weight-loss strategies include staying hydrated, avoiding sugar, and planning ahead so you’re not making […]
12 science-backed ways to lose weight without going on a diet
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told us about his favourite recent Netflix series

In an interview with Business Insider, NetflixCEO Reed Hastings called the dark comedy “The End of the F—ing World” his favourite recent Netflix original series. “‘The End of the F—ing World.’ Just because it’s different. It’s like something that I’ve never seen before,” Hastings said, when asked to name his […]
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told us about his favourite recent Netflix series
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Harvard Professor Steven Pinker on 7 trends that show world progress

This year, Harvard professor Steven Pinker topped Bill Gates’s top book list with Enlightenment Now, a book that challenges people’s questions about world progress. According to Pinker, the world is actually getting better. In his book, Pinker uses history and statistics to outline world trends which position progress within a […]
Harvard Professor Steven Pinker on 7 trends that show world progress
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Jerry Seinfeld’s new Netflix comedy special debuts next month as part of a reported $100 million deal. Here are 6 comedians Netflix has paid huge amounts of money to.

Netflix announced on Friday that Jerry Seinfeld’s next comedy special, “23 Hours to Kill,” will debut globally on the platform on May 5. It’s part of a huge deal that Seinfeld struck with the streaming giant in 2017 that’s worth an estimated $US100 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Seinfeld […]
Jerry Seinfeld’s new Netflix comedy special debuts next month as part of a reported $100 million deal. Here are 6 comedians Netflix has paid huge amounts of money to.
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The 23 most successful movie franchises of all time

Riding the record-setting success of “Black Panther” into the massive, upcoming release of “Avengers: Infinity War,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s catalogue of films gives it a commanding lead among the highest-grossing movie franchises of all time. To figure out which other film series have made their mark, we turned to […]
The 23 most successful movie franchises of all time
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15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there’s a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to – and many options to choose from. We’re here to help. Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, […]
15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter
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Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in movies

When TV shows and movies need to use a phone number as part of the story, they typically use one that starts with 555. We spoke with an official historian at AT&T to find out why these three numbers were chosen. It turns out that the answer has a lot […]
Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in movies
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The 50 best documentaries of all time, according to critics

Some of the greatest moments in cinematic history are scenes of non-fiction. From a profile of boxing legend Muhammad Ali to a portrait of a renowned sushi chef, the best documentaries capture real-life phenomena in a memorable and artful fashion. To find out which documentary films have received the most […]
The 50 best documentaries of all time, according to critics
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How ‘leftover’ women in China are changing its culture

Roseann Lake, author of ‘Leftover in China’, discusses how women who aren’t married by 25 are reshaping China’s traditional culture. Following is a transcript of the video. Roseann Lake: Leftover women in China are a strange byproduct or aftershock of the one-child policy. In 1979, China enacted a once child […]
How ‘leftover’ women in China are changing its culture
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The 24 actors who have gotten the most Oscar nominations without winning one

The Oscars have repeatedly nominated and neglected numerous actors. Saoirse Ronan lost for the fourth time this year. Joaquin Phoenix and Brad Pitt turned their luck around with acting wins on Sunday, though. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Each year, deserving performances lose out in the Oscars’ best […]
The 24 actors who have gotten the most Oscar nominations without winning one
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6 bad American habits that are spreading around the world

Americans have a reputation around the world for some pretty bad habits. They work too long, for example. They eat tons of fast food, and watch way too much TV. But as bad as those habits may be, they seem to be slowly spreading around the world. Read on to […]
6 bad American habits that are spreading around the world
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Sundar Pichai was awarded $281 million in compensation last year. Here’s how the Alphabet CEO got his start and rose to become one of the world’s highest-paid executives.

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is now one of the world’s highest-paid executives after he was awarded $US281 million in total compensation in 2019. Pichai, who is also the CEO of Google, became Alphabet’s CEO when Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced last December […]
Sundar Pichai was awarded $281 million in compensation last year. Here’s how the Alphabet CEO got his start and rose to become one of the world’s highest-paid executives.
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