The girl that leaves Jon Stewart speechless (video)

If the news in the world has you feeling down, take a moment to watch this short clip of an incredible young woman filled with love, optimism and hope. Malala Yousafzai made headlines last year when, at 15 years old, she was the target of an assassination attempt by the Taliban in Pakistan. Her “crime”  
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Zombies through the years

Halloween is mere weeks away and the premiere of the fourth season of “The Walking Dead” is Sunday, Oct. 13. It’s time to review how the zombie genre has changed in the years since George Romero’s
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Movies with complicated endings

Some people have asked me what’s the difference between a complex ending and an ambiguous ending. An ambiguous ending doesn’t commit. It’s the worst. It says nothing, means nothing. It’s a refusal to engage. The usual endings you find in movies do commit; they end on a particular note. A complex ending ends on a  
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Sleep in New Canaan’s Glass House for $30,000

Forget diamonds. This holiday season, glass is in. Neiman Marcus unveiled its 87th Christmas Book on Tuesday,  and among the offerings is an overnight stay in the Philip Johnson Glass House in New
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Congress less popular than dog poop

A new survey from the group Public Policy Polling shows that Congress’ approval rating has fallen to just 8 percent in the wake of partial government shut down. The liberal-leaning PPP also compared
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Barista gets girl’s number, sends bizarre video selfie

You got someone’s number? Congratulations! Now the next step is to … make a really weird video selfie to Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”? So the story is 20-year-old Californian model Piper Kennedy gave her phone number to a Starbucks barista named Brody in Los Angeles on Oct. 1, according to RyanSeacrest.com. Brody then  
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Virginity obsession is focus of new documentary

When Therese Shechter set out to film a documentary about female sexuality, she wanted to focus on slut-shaming. But as she interviewed more sources she realized that shame is a double-edged sword and shifted the theme to the society’s obsession with virginity. “How to Lose Your Virginity,” the just-released film by Women Make Movies, is  
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Neil deGrasse Tyson drops some science on ‘Gravity’

Everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, took to Twitter to fact-check the new Warner Bros. film, “Gravity,” starting Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The results are, predictably, entertaining: [<a href=”//storify.com/preovolos/neil-degrasse-tyson-on-gravity” target=”_blank”>View the story “Neil deGrasse Tyson on ‘Gravity'” on Storify</a>]
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