Guess whose creepy grabby hand that is in new ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer


HBO finally dropped the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer Wednesday afternoon, and now it’s time to obsess over every frame. 

Case in point, let’s talk about that creepy, zombie-esque hand reaching out from what appears to be a cell. 

Looking closely, the wrist appears almost burnt, scabbed over and crusted with grey. Exactly like you’d imagine an advanced case of the feared flesh-eating disease greyscale to look like. 

Who do we know might be dealing with that malady? None other than Sir Jorah Mormont, who we last saw taking a fond farewell from Khaleesi, with greyscale advancing up his arm. The left arm, as a matter of fact. Check out how it looked back in Season 6. Read more…

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Ellen DeGeneres is making a stand-up comeback via Netflix


While Ellen DeGeneres has been busy charming daily viewers for well over a decade, it’s been a good spell — nearly fifteen years! — since the comedian has hit the stage for a stand-up special. 

Well, that’s all changing thanks to a new deal between Ellen and Netflix that will bring the holder of the second-most retweeted tweet of all time to the streaming service. 

The news was announced on Twitter, the free PR machine to the stars.

Looks like it’s been 15 years since you did a stand-up special, @TheEllenShow. How about one for Netflix?

— Netflix US (@netflix) May 24, 2017 Read more…

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The luxury shopping list: 8 high-end boutiques to upgrade your closet


Fashion is one of those hobbies can just as easily warrant an eye roll as it can an envious stare. You’re either on the cutting edge of style or that person who got tricked into spending hundreds of dollars on see-through plastic jeans.    

The world isn’t black and white, though; and that means there are ways to make style your mission without going bankrupt or securing a spot in the “what was I thinking?” hall of fame. If you want to look good (and ya probably do) and you have the means to spend a little extra cash on your wardrobe, consider bypassing your normal haunts for any one of these eight shops.     Read more…

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Serena Williams has a new gig in Silicon Valley


Serena Williams is adding Silicon Valley board member to her extensive resumé.

The greatest professional tennis player of our time announced Wednesday that she’ll join online-survey service SurveyMonkey’s board of directors, per a release from the company. 

Naturally, her first move as board member was to poll her Twitter followers on their experiences with gender pay inequality via — what else — her first SurveyMonkey link.

My first move as board member of @SurveyMonkey is to make a poll 📝(obvi)! I’m curious about you – take my survey!

— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) May 24, 2017 Read more…

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What’s keeping cryptocurrencies from mass adoption?

 Speculators flocked to Bitcoin and many of the alt-coins in hopes of getting in early and making a big exit, but everyday users haven’t warmed to cryptocurrencies. There are many reasons why, but one of the largest barriers to mainstream adoption is the price volatility of cryptocurrencies. So the question is, why do the prices change so much in the first place? It comes down to supply… Read More