Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop suggests you use coffee to clean your poop chute. Don’t.


No matter what Gwyneth Paltrow’s dubious health website tells you, please talk to your doctor before shooting coffee into your colon.

In an article titled “The Nuts and Bolts of Colonics,” Goop writer Dr. Alejandro Junger suggests a specific brand of enema device for people who want to use a home system and know what they’re doing. Goop links out to the device which immediately advertises itself as “a clean way to do coffee enemas” for the low low price of $ 135.

If you don’t know what an enema is, it’s a procedure (usually performed by doctors) to clean out someone’s colon by injecting fluid up their butt. The product linked in Goop’s article claims to work well with coffee, and also claims that shooting coffee into your colon is good for your liver, removes “toxins,” and relieves depression, confusion(?), allergy symptoms, and severe pain. Read more…

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Low-aroma fried chicken is here so you don’t annoy other people on your commute


The smell of fried chicken sure gets people really, really, excited, but there’s always someone out there who isn’t too enthusiastic about that aromatic blend of herbs and spices.

In Japan, where politeness is ever so paramount, KFC is selling a special kind of low-smell fried chicken, according to Sora News 24.

Dubbed “Fried Chicken Home Type,” it’s only available at a particular KFC take-out location inside Shinjuku train station in Tokyo, which is open only until Dec. 31.

KFC Japan sells low-smell fried chicken to keep you from getting stink eye on the train

— SoraNews24 (@RocketNews24En) December 18, 2017 Read more…

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Don’t search with your eyes

This week, I’m editing the manuscript for the second Arlo Finch. I do most of my edits on paper because I find I catch a lot of mistakes I’d otherwise miss just scrolling on the screen.

One of the frustrations with this process can be trying to match up the errors you’ve found on paper with what’s in the file. You’re constantly scrolling, looking for the trouble spot. Highland 2 has a sidebar navigator and inline page numbers, both of which can help. But I’ve found the fastest solution is to stop scrolling altogether and use the built-in search function.

Let’s say you’re fixing a typo, like a missing ‘d’ on the door had been force open. It’s halfway down on page 183, but that doesn’t matter.

Hit Command-F and type had been force then return.

Boom. You’re right there. Fix the mistake and keep going.

Note that you want to search for a string of words, not just the one with the typo. You may have used force a dozen times, but you’re almost certain to have typed had been force just once.

In Highland 2 — and most Mac writing apps — the Find command starts searching from wherever your cursor is, so if you’re working through edits in order, you rarely have to be particularly narrow in your search query. Even if you use its claws scraped more than once in your book, it will always give you the next one first. That’s likely to be the one you want.

This technique probably saved me half an hour today, and a lot of eye fatigue. So try it out next time.

New US Trailer for ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ with Bening & Bell

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Trailer

“Tell me how I look?” “You look beautiful.” Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the new official US trailer for the festival favorite Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, which has played at the Telluride, Toronto and London Film Festivals to some great reviews. The film tells the story of Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, as played by the ever-so-talented Annette Bening. It mainly focuses on her passionate romance with a much younger movie star named Peter Turner, as played by Jamie Bell, and it’s based on Turner’s actual memoir. The full cast includes Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, and Frances Barber. Grahame starred in The Big Heat, It’s a Wonderful Life, In a Lonely Place, and Oklahoma!, and won the Oscar for her role in The Bad and the Beautiful. This still looks great, worth a watch this fall. Bening and Bell leading the way with outstanding performances. Take a look. ›››

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Homemade shot-for-shot remake of the ‘Justice League’ trailer proves you don’t need a big budget for big thrills


You can’t save the world alone, but some duct tape and cardboard might help! This homemade shot-for-shot remake of the Justice League trailer proves you don’t need a big-budget for big thrills. 

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Why teenage boys don’t want to call themselves feminists


Identifying as a feminist is, for many of us, synonymous with believing in gender equality. But, for teenage boys in the UK, it’s not quite so straightforward. 

British teenage boys don’t want to refer to themselves as feminists, even though they believe in gender equality. Their reasons for distancing themselves from the word are far-reaching and complex. 

Recent research by the National Citizen Service (NCS) found only 11 percent of teen boys call themselves feminists, despite the fact that 88 percent of them believe in feminismRead more…

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Uber is losing its licence to operate in London, but don’t panic just yet


And so it finally happened. 

After months of uncertainties, Transport for London (TfL) has decided to strip Uber of its licence to operate in London. 

With a statement on Twitter, TfL said it informed the car-riding app “that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on 30 September.”

TfL has today informed Uber that it will not be issued with a private hire operator

— Transport for London (@TfL) September 22, 2017

Uber, which has more than 40,000 registered drivers in the capital, has 21 days to appeal the decision. And during that time, it’s allowed to operate, so don’t freak out just yet.  Read more…

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Full Trailer for Lake Bell’s New Film ‘I Do… Until I Don’t’ with Ed Helms

I Do... Until I Don't Trailer

“Will you accept that marriage is dead?” The Film Arcade has unveiled an official trailer for the new film written/directed by Lake Bell (of the excellent In a World… previously) titled I Do… Until I Don’t. The film is an ensemble comedy following three couples “stuck in the web of a jaded filmmaker looking to prove that marriage should be a seven-year contract with an option to renew.” Lake Bell stars, along with Ed Helms, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, Wyatt Cenac, Amber Heard, and Dolly Wells. I’ve been waiting to see another film directed by Lake Bell, and I’m so happy to have another one out this year! This looks entertaining, if not a bit depressing, but I’m just excited to see Bell directing again. Fire this up below. ›››

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