Why Aquaman’s Villain Looks Like the OG Hero

It’s been clear from our first look at DC’s new movie version of Aquaman that it’s going to be very different from the classic comics fans know so well. Jason Momoa is bringing a very different look and vibe to Arthur Curry, and Patrick Wilson is bringing an equally different — but oddly familiar — look to Arthur’s temperamental oceanic half-brother and film’s primary villain, Orm. As fans were quick to notice, Wilson’s version of Orm actually looks a lot like the original comics version of Aquaman himself.


Orm Aquaman

Orm’s Supposed to Look Like Classic Aquaman

It turns out, Wilson planned it that way. His interpretation of the character’s look is both a nod to the comics and a way to differentiate him from the movie’s titular hero. “I’m not gonna lie, that was quite intentional [and] quite on purpose,” Wilson told Fandom. “In all the comics of Orm, he’s the opposite of Aquaman physically. He’s always very brooding and dark, and I thought, when you’ve got Jason Momoa playing Aquaman, we cannot do a typical Orm. He’s got to go the other way.”


Aquaman Orm

Orm’s slicked-back blonde hair — which was an idea from director James Wan — is meant to stand apart from Momoa’s messy, gorgeous, brunette mane. “I didn’t want [Orm to have] really long hair — because Jason’s got really long hair. So [I thought], ‘Why don’t we go blonde and short and closer to the classic Aquaman?’ I thought it’d be cool,” Wilson explained. “I wanted those moments when [Orm] came out of the water to be like, ‘Oh, look, it’s almost like what Aquaman used to look like!’”

Wilson’s Role in Watchmen Helped Him on Aquaman

Wilson knows the importance of source material — especially when it comes to comics. It’s a lesson he learned when he starred as Dan Drieberg (aka Nite Owl) in 2009’s film adaptation of the graphic novel Watchmen. “I did not grow up reading comics as a kid, so I approach them from an actor’s perspective,” he said. “When your first induction into comics is Watchmen, then you know how deep they can be, how emotional they can be, how they can reflect social and political issues.”


Orm Aquaman

Wilson devoured all the available comics that included Orm, from earlier years to New 52, the more recent comic series. “It’s a huge world of material to sink into. I love it, I think I’ve read every Orm that’s out there. I love looking at old, classic Orm, and then obviously, for me, New 52, which is closer to what we built [the movie version of] Orm off of. I think the power of comics and the power of the language in comics when you’re talking about having to write just a few words in a panel and having that reflect an image — it’s a great tool for actors.”

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How to Drink Like a Gentleman

Here’s the thing, ideally, a gentleman never gets drunk because a gentleman should never lose control of his faculties. Now, that is definitely easier said than done!

Drinking, and by that, I mean alcoholic beverages, can be a pleasure, a social expectation, or tricky at times because it may damage your reputation. For example, the office holiday party almost always produces some gossip because some people like to drink too much. The same goes for weddings or business dinners, you do not want to be the guy that ruins the evening for everyone or be responsible for not closing the deal.

I certainly have been drunk before. In particular, there was one instance where I was about 18 or 19 years old, it was at a party and I drank a lot, I passed out and I could not remember a thing anymore. But when I talked to my friend the next morning, he told me that I had puked on his leg. I have never been as embarrassed before and I never had as much to drink thereafter.

So even if you are not wasted, being intoxicated always has an impact on how you behave and how you are perceived. The truth is, we are never at our best behavior when intoxicated and the potential of long-term regret outweighs the pleasure of one night.

To top it all off, everyone has a smartphone these days and they take photos and videos and they may end up getting to your employer, your mom, or to that uncle who had you in his will. So the main goal of drinking like a gentleman is to enjoy yourselves while still being civil and in full control of yourself.

8 Practical Drinking Tips

Know your limit

Know your limit

1. Know Your Limit

Everyone has different reactions to the amount of alcohol they drink and it is up to you to know what is acceptable and what is too much. For you, that may mean one drink an hour, maybe you can do more, maybe you can do less. Maybe you will always have to eat something before you drink or maybe you abstain completely.

Set of alcohol cocktails

Set of alcohol cocktails

2. Stick With The Classics

Most bartenders will be able to mix up a gin and tonic or an old-fashioned. Moreover, keep in mind, a gentleman drinks his beverage from a cup or a glass, not from the can or the bottle. Personally, my drink of choice is a Manhattan which usually consists of a rye whisky with some vermouth, some bitters, maybe a maraschino cherry and a little bit of an orange peel or grapefruit peel. I love this go-to drink because I had it many times before, I know how strong it is, I know how to pace myself.

Generally, most whiskeys have about the same strength unless they are cask strength and because of that, it is best to always order your specific whiskey. I like to have a Manhattan on the rocks with crown royal rye whisky. Now, if the bartender does not have that whisky, ask them what they have and you may come up with something, that is okay.

Pace yourself

Pace yourself

3. Pace Yourself

You are under no obligation to keep up with how much other people are drinking. Ideally, you can establish your own pace and one of the best ways to fend off questions for another drink is to simply have your glass half full. If you don’t want to drink at all, that is totally fine. You may be on a prescription medication, you don’t drink for religious reasons, or you just don’t feel like it today. If you still do not want to explain yourself all the time while you are not drinking, ideally, just order a lime and soda with some ice ideally in a high ball, that way, it looks like a gin and tonic and nobody will bug you.

Do not give in to peer pressure

Do not give in to peer pressure

4. Be Immune To Peer Pressure

Honestly, that is one of the hardest things for most men. Most people love to drink and enjoy doing so in a company and that may mean that they will bug you consistently and you just have to be firm and say NO multiple times if necessary. There is no need to explain yourself, you can just say “No, thanks, I’ve had enough for tonight.”. Simply repeat if required.

Having A Drink

Having A Drink

5. Do Not Push Drinks On Others

You may be really into paying this round of tequila shots but not everyone might be into that. It’s fine to offer someone else a drink but if they say no, accept it for what it is, do not tease them, do not ask them again, or make fun of them.

This is just plain impolite

This is just plain impolite

6. Treat Bar Staff With Respect

I know that can be hard if you have been waiting in line for twenty minutes and you feel someone else has cut in and gotten served ahead of you. Keep your composure, wait for the bartender, try to seek eye contact but do not wave with your money, don’t snap with your fingers because that is just rude and impolite. Of course, you should also tip well in line with the social norms in the place you are at. In the US, for example, it is typical to tip 15-20%. In Germany, for example, it is not expected.

Whisky Highball

Whisky Highball

7. Keep Your Hands To Yourself

Drinking will usually relax even the most guarded person’s view on interpersonal space but getting too close to someone or even touching them is a clear indicator that you have had way too much to drink.

A rectangular stainless steel hip flask

A rectangular stainless steel hip flask

8. Do Not Sneak In Your Flask

If you go to a bar to have a drink, don’t sneak in your flask and drink from it. Also, if you are at a whisky, wine, or beer tasting, things are a little different.

In conclusion, drinking like a gentleman means you should not behave in a way that makes you a pain in the *** to others around you. Very simple, isn’t it? What are your drinking pet peeves?


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British cops want to see if AI can prevent crimes, like ‘Minority Report’ in real life

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Governments and entities around the world are starting to venture deep into Minority Report-land, giving serious attention to the use of artificial intelligence and scoring databases to assign risk in a way that influences the lives of ordinary people in profound, game-changing, and even slightly creepy ways.

We reported just last week about how the government in China is rolling out a “social credit” scoring system that central authorities are using to keep closer watch on the country’s 1.3 billion citizens and to limit the activities — like booking flights — of people deemed to be “untrustworthy” and assigned low scores as part of this system.

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Kourtney Kardashian Poses Nude For GQ Mexico: ‘I Like To Be Naked In My House’

Well, it seems that Scott Disick’s baby mama is not shy at all when it comes to showing us all she’s got. Kourtney Kardashian is 39 years old, and she just posed completely nude for the December/January issue of GQ Mexico.

Page Six reports that the photographer who photographed her is Michael Schwartz and even if on the cover of the magazine, Kourt wears a bodysuit, inside the publication she reveals everything. So make sure to get your copy if you want to take a look.

‘I am very comfortable in my own skin, I like to be naked in my house, and I think it is important to show positive images of our body,’ Kourt told the magazine.

She also explained some details about what she eats, and she said that she’s not so picky anymore, though nutrition is important.

‘I used to do very specific diets, I learned something from all of them and incorporated them into my lifestyle, but I’m not so strict anymore.’

Kourtney also described the ideal partner:

‘It is very important that my partner has confidence in himself, that he knows who he is, so he does not have to be showing anything to anyone,’ she said. ‘He also has to be understanding, and accept me as I am. If there is not that, it does not work.’

Kourt recently broke up with Younes Bendjima. The truth is that he was not so understanding regarding her passion for posing nude, and we all saw him being jealous online, on her social media account.

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5 adult summer camps that will help you feel like a kid again

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 Most people are certainly fine with aging and the idea that whether we like it or not, we are getting old, or older. However, others simply refuse to accept the fact that those good ol’ days when they were young and careless are nothing but a distant memory. As we get older, especially when we start having our own kids, there’s a growing need and wish to stick to our younger-self version as tight as possible. Perhaps we want to feel and seem young in our kids’ eyes, or maybe we just want to go back to those kid-free days and the only way to do so is to live vicariously through our own flesh and blood. Nothing screams childhood more than summer camp, but as we get older, let’s just say that our summer plans are becoming more and more, well, lame.

Good thing adult summer camps have become more and more common. Anyone who used to go to those kinds of camps as a kid knows there’s nothing more fun than doing all these fun activities and not having one care in the world. Grown-up summer camps have become a trend in recent years and they include all the perks of a summer camp, only with a few mature twists like yoga classes, happy hours and the most important thing, there’s no curfew. We’ve rounded up five camps that will help you relive those childhood memories. It’s time to unleash your inner kid and head to an adult summer camp this summer.

Camp No Counselors

Just as the name suggests, this all-inclusive site that already has more than 15 locations around the world, is everything you can expect from an adult summer camp, and more. Once you arrive, you will get your room key where you get to sleep on bunk beds as well as your t-shirt. All of your favorite childhood games will be accompanied with a beer in one hand and a cocktail in the other. Water games, talent shows and themed night parties are all part of the itinerary, oh and the open-bar of course.

Camp Bonfire

It’s time to make new friends and there’s no better place to do so than at Camp Bonfire. Sure, the name might sound a bit cheesy, but trust us, there’s nothing cheesy about the place. It’s all about the idea of making new connections while sitting by the fire and watching the lake with a beer in your hand. Settled in the Poconos Mountains, Camp Bonfire will allow you to be on your own schedule where you can mix and match the times of the activities.

Camp Grounded

In the technological world we live in, there’s no doubt that we all need a break from our phones and laptops from time to time just to relax in the most natural way possible. During your four-day stay, you get to choose from 25 different sessions. It’s a real digital-detox in every sense of the word. No screens, no technology, no talking about what you do for a living and no agenda really. It’s an opportunity for you to unplug, literally, connect with yourself again and experience the real camp life, like they used in the old days.

Soul Camp

Speaking of unplugging and relaxing, Soul Camp is the place for you low-key adventurers. If you can’t enjoy even five minutes of quiet time or a long and relaxing bath, then this place is probably not for you. But if you need have some soul searching to do and love to listen to inspirational talkers and meditate, then you need to book your spot at Soul Camp asap. Making dream catchers and doing yoga for instance, is part of the curriculum.

Camp Throwback

Not sure if this camp was founded before or after the famous social media hashtag was alive, but the only difference between this camp and the one you remember from when you were a kid is the booze factor. Settled in Ohio, this adult camp includes all the classics. From bonfires and sticky marshmallows to team effort activities. Do you feel like a kiddo yet?

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What ‘Sexual Healing’ Smells Like

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The perfume sits rather un-subtly on my nightstand. In thick black capital letters, its label reads, “Sexual Healing.” Nearly everyone who sees the fragrance—friends, dates, even the ConEd employee dispatched to set up my internet—whips out their phone to take a photo of the cheeky sentiment.

True, I have no idea what the late Marvin Gaye smelled like in person, as I was born 11 years after his untimely death. However, I believe the scent manages to encapsulate the aura of one of the greatest, horniest songs in history—in only 50 milliliters.

If you ask Ali Kashani, founder and creator of Art Meets Art, the label that released this fragrance by Christophe Raynaud, Sexual Healing smells like “a gourmand and spicy honey accord that melts with tobacco absolute and vanilla.”

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‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Will Test the Franchise Like Nothing Before

Star Trek fans were surprised last week when it was announced that Rick and Morty head writer Mike McMahon will be creating a new show for the franchise. Titled Star Trek: Lower Decks, the show will focus on “the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships”. In a first for Star Trek, the show will be a half-hour comedy.

The nature of its premise will almost certainly make Lower Decks the most polarizing production in Star Trek history. More than that, it will test the limits of what the franchise can support — and what fans will accept — unlike anything that has come before it. Let’s take a look at why, and what it means for the future of Trek.

Star Trek Has Never Broken the Mould Like This Before


The reboots were bold, but they were still familiar.

It is true that there is a great deal of difference between the various incarnations of Star Trek. But it is also true that for all that difference, they are all essentially variations on the same themes and formats. Deep Space Nine is a little darker. Voyager and Enterprise are more action-heavy. The Next Generation is more cerebral. However, they all fit within the same mould. Even Star Trek’s previous foray into animation, way back in the 1970s, was an adventure series that bore great tonal similarities to the swashbuckling character of the original show.


‘The Animated Series’ was basically ‘TOS’ Season 4, not a comedy.

A pivot to comedy, then, is a first. Not because the franchise has never had funny moments, but because comedy has never been the defining characteristic of an entire corner of the franchise. If that isn’t enough, the premise is said to follow unimportant background characters — McMahon is quoted as saying he wants to make “a show about the people who put the yellow cartridge in the food replicator so a banana can come out the other end”. It will be the first time Star Trek has prioritized lower-ranking characters over captains and a bridge crew.

Incorporating a show that wildly diverges from the audience’s conception of Star Trek is a risky move. Imagine a sitcom released as part of the Law and Order franchise, or as a spinoff from The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones. That’s the gamble Star Trek is undertaking. It will demand more open-mindedness from the audience than anything before. And comedy brings with it some unique challenges.

Star Trek Usually Does One Kind of Comedy


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Kirk and Spock in “A Piece of the Action”.

Star Trek is replete with comedic episodes. TOS gave us “The Trouble with Tribbles” and “A Piece of the Action“. TNG, DS9, and Voyager gave us hilarious adventures on the holodeck. Enterprise had Trip get pregnant. Characters like Barclay, Rom, Neelix, Keenser, and Tilly often filled the role of “comic relief”. And, of course, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is a comedy through-and-through.

What that unites all of these examples is the nature of the comedy. Specifically, it’s humour that comes from taking something established as serious and subverting expectations. “The Trouble with Tribbles” is a serious story about politics, espionage, and a cold war. It is rendered hilarious because the plot is driven by cooing balls of fur. Holodeck adventures like “Our Man Bashir” are funny because the characters act nothing like themselves in a campy situation. In each case, there is a contrasting effect between the drama we normally see and the comedy we get in certain special cases.

Lower Decks, presumably, won’t be able to take the same approach, because it is first and foremost a comedy as opposed to a drama. You can’t subvert serious subject matter if the subject is not first and foremost treated as serious. Likewise, we can only hope that the show avoids the lazy route of simply parodying established Trek tropes, since, between Galaxy Quest and The Orville, enough of that already exists. Instead, Lower Decks will need to completely reimagine Star Trek through a comedic lens.

If This Works, Star Trek Will Never Be The Same


Star Trek Beyond

If audiences accept Lower Decks, the implications for the future are massive. Not all franchises have the flexibility to fit something as dark as Deep Space Nine or Discovery in alongside a pure comedy. If it works, Star Trek can conceivably tell any kind of story, in any kind of format, without losing its essence. It will transcend its previous status as a sci-fi action-drama and become, in some ways, a genre all its own.

Will every fan accept Lower Decks? No. There is no perfect consensus among Star Trek fans, and this project will probably be the most divisive one yet. But for the past ten years, Star Trek has courted controversy in both its films and TV, mostly successfully. The fact that Lower Decks has been greenlit only a year after the return to TV speaks volumes about Trek’s capacity to evolve and go where it has never gone before.

Star Trek: Lower Decks is currently in development at CBS All Access. Season Two of Star Trek: Discovery begins streaming January 17th, 2019.

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The 2018 Live Like Zander Junior Pro is ON

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SOUP BOWL, Bathsheba, Barbados (Saturday, November 10, 2018) – Finals day at the World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) Thomo QS 1,000 In Memory of Bill Thomson and Women’s Live Like Zander Junior Pro In Memory of Zander Venezia have been called ON at Soup Bowl. The forecasted swell began to show at first light and pristine, four-to-five foot building conditions are on offer to crown the 2018 event winner. Men’s Pro Junior Quarterfinal action will start the day before moving into a big finals day affair from the other divisions.

“It’s great to Soup Bowl turn back on and we’re on with the men’s Pro Juniors Quarterfinals at 9:00 a.m.,” North America Tour Manager Brian Robbins said. “Following that we’ll get into finals day for both the women’s Pro Juniors and Thomo QS 1,000. It should be a great day  of competition with a lot on the line for the QS event and finish for the women. Good luck to all the competitors.”

Max Beach (USA), Jett Schilling (USA), Alan Cleland (MEX), and Sebastian Mendes (USA) kick off Quarterfinal action in Heat 1.

A massive Quarterfinal Heat 2 has World Junior Championship repercussions as Cole Houshmand (USA) and Eithan Osborne (USA) look to stay in the hunt for a Top 4 spot against 2018 North America Regional Champ Tyler Gunter (USA) and an in-form Tommy Coleman (USA).

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QF 2: Cole Houshmand (USA), Tyler Gunter (USA), Eithan Osborne (USA), Tommy Coleman (USA)
QF 3: Crosby Colapinto (USA), Bo Raynor (USA), Taro Watanabe (USA), Dylan Hord (USA)
QF 4: Jackson Butler (USA), Thomas Debierre (FRA), Kade Matson (USA), Stevie Pittman (USA)

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This is what a sunrise on Mars sounds like, according to a computer algorithm

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Scientists know a lot about Mars, at least when it comes to what it looks like. Sound, on the other hand, is a lot more challenging, and it’s not like we have high-powered microphones listening to the wind sweep across the Martian plains.

Now, researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter have created an interesting piece of music that wasn’t just inspired by Mars, but was actually composed by a computer algorithm using a Mars sunrise as data. The result is a surprisingly pleasing piece of music, and you can listen to it yourself.

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Nude Chelsea Handler Urges Fans to Get Out and Vote ‘Like Your Life Depends on It’

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Comedian Chelsea Handler has posted a video to Instagram encouraging her fans to “vote like your life depends on it.”

In the clip, Handler is wearing only a pair of knickers and appears to be midway through getting dressed, with her arms covering her breasts.

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Comedian Chelsea Handler has posted a video to Instagram encouraging her fans to “vote like your life depends on it.”

In the clip, Handler is wearing only a pair of knickers and appears to be midway through getting dressed, with her arms covering her breasts.

It certainly marks a change from the usual format for public service announcements.

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Like Clockwork: How Daylight Saving Time Stumps Hospital Record Keeping

Modern technology has helped medical professionals do robot-assisted surgeries and sequence whole genomes, but hospital software still can’t handle daylight saving time.

One of the most popular electronic health records software systems used by hospitals, Epic Systems, can delete records or require cumbersome workarounds when clocks are set back for an hour, prompting many hospitals to opt for paper records for part of the night shift.

And it happens every year.

“It’s mind-boggling,” said Dr. Mark Friedberg, a senior physician policy researcher at RAND, adding that in 2018, “we expect electronics to handle something as simple as a time change. “Nobody is surprised by daylight savings time. They have years to prep. Only, surprise, it hasn’t been fixed.”

Dr. Steven Stack, a past president of the American Medical Association, called the glitches “perplexing” and “unacceptable,” considering that hospitals spend millions of dollars on these systems, and Apple and Google seem to have dealt with seasonal time changes long ago. Epic was founded in 1979, but some hospitals have used these electronic systems longer than others.

Carol Hawthorne-Johnson, an ICU nurse in California, said her hospital doesn’t shut down the Epic system during the fall time change. But she’s come to expect that the vitals she enters into the system from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. will be deleted when the clock falls back to 1 a.m. One hour’s worth of electronic record-keeping “is gone,” she said.

Hospital staff have learned to deal with it by taking extra chart notes by hand, but it’s still a burden, she said, especially if vitals change, or a patient needs something like a blood transfusion.

Although hospitals often avoid the software glitches by turning the software off and switching to paper charts, it’s far from ideal because hospitals have evolved to become increasingly reliant on electronic systems, said Stack, an emergency physician in Kentucky.

“When [electronic medical records] work, it’s wonderful,” he said, but when the system is turned off, doctors can’t use it to access patient records or order tests. Whiteboards are a thing of the past, and some staff members aren’t as comfortable with paper records because they’ve relied on electronic records their entire careers.

“It’s an hour where you’re flying sort of blind,” Friedberg said.

The one-hour pause slows everything down, which can cause patients to spend more time in emergency department waiting rooms, prompting some to go home before seeing a health care provider. That’s dangerous, Stack said.

Not all hospitals turn Epic off, however. At Johns Hopkins Hospital, providers who need to check patients periodically through the night use a workaround. They enter vitals at 1 a.m. and then when the clock falls back an hour later and they have to enter new vitals, they list them at 1:01 a.m. They leave a note that it’s an hour later, not a minute later. That’s how the Cleveland Clinic does it, too.

“I don’t disagree with the sentiment that we would like health IT systems to be much more sophisticated,” said Dr. Peter Greene, Johns Hopkins chief medical information officer. But there are plenty of other problems he’d like to see fixed first. “This particular aspect is not one that has caused us a lot of trouble.”

Other electronic medical records systems may require similar workarounds, said Jennifer Carpenter, vice president of IT clinical systems at University Hospitals in Cleveland, which uses several electronic medical records systems. Cerner, another major electronic medical records company, was unavailable for comment, but many hospitals plan for Cerner to be down during the time change, too.

When asked to comment on the glitches and workarounds, Epic spokeswoman Meghan Roh provided the following statement:

“Daylight savings time is inherently nuanced for healthcare organizations, which is why we work closely with customers to provide guidance on how to most effectively use their system to care for their patients during this time period. We’re constantly making improvements and looking for opportunities to enhance the system.”

But Friedberg pointed out that hospitals are locked into their electronic medical record systems because they’ve invested so much money in them. And it would cost even more to convert and transfer the records into a new system. As a result, there’s little incentive for software companies to improve their products, he said.

“I shudder to think … what does it do with leap years?” Friedberg wondered.

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The experience of staying in hotel rooms is something that most travelers do not forget. There is something about the way hotel rooms are perfectly arranged which makes the experience incredibly comfortable. The beds in hotel rooms are often fluffier than any bed in usual homes, and the pillows are something you can really sink into. Every experience associated with staying in a hotel such as bathing, sleeping, relaxing in the living or drawing room, or just using the various utilities such as closets and switches, is customized in hotels to provide the perfect experience.

Travelers who stay at luxurious hotels often experience a shock when they get back to their homes. Re-adjusting to the disorganized and cluttered nature of your own home after staying in the perfected settings of a hotel can be quite disconcerting. Fortunately, there are ways to transform the living experience of your own home into that of a hotel. Mentioned below are some of the ways in which you can make your home feel like a luxury hotel.

Ensure a perfect bedroom

The most important aspect of ensuring a hotel-like environment is making sure that you have a top-notch bedroom. The size of the bed should be a king or queen sized base along with a plush mattress. Ditch the usual blankets for a duvet, and it’s always nice to have extra pillows. It is important to have good quality pillows that are neither too soft nor too hard.

Emulate the spa experience in your bathroom- This is all about customizing your bathroom in the best possible way with all the essential oils, lotions, and other kinds of cosmetics and bathing accessories. Your toiletries should be sorted well, preferably in under-sink cabinets. A decently sized bathtub is a must if you want your home to feel like a hotel. You can also choose to have a collection of scented candles that can help you set up the right atmosphere for relaxation.

It’s all about the vibe

Luxury is also a state of mind, so you have to make sure that the general vibe of the house feels to you like you are on vacation. If you are into something extra, Lighting some candles and putting soothing music might also do the trick for you.

Pay attention to the entrance of your homes

One of the first things that you notice when you enter a hotel is its glamorous lobby. It is usually decorated with flowers, orchids or paintings. It also often has a wide arrangement of showpieces and furniture. The same principle applies to your home. You should focus on decorating the entrance to your home along with placing exhibits of your choice at appropriate locations.

So we hope that we gave you some insights on how to make your home feel like a luxury hotel. Through careful planning and attention to detail, it is not difficult to establish the same environment of perfect living that is found at most luxury hotels in your home.

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Henry Thomas is known for playing Elliott in eighties classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial but he’s making a comeback to screens in new Netflix show The Haunting of Hill House.

And the actor, 46, looks vastly different in the show which dropped on Netflix on Friday.

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The star started acting at the age of eight and appeared in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. in 1982, playing 10-year-old Elliott.

Henry has also appeared alongside Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall as well as movies Gangs of New York, Suicide Kings, All The Pretty Horses and Ouija: Origin Of Evil.

He has also appeared in Netflix’s adaptation of the Stephen King book Gerald’s Game.

His latest project for the streaming service is based in the 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson.

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The story follows five siblings who grew up in America’s most haunted house.

The cast features Spy Kids actress Carla Gugino and Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton.

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They are rounded off by Michael Huisman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Victoria Pedretti.

The series was created by Gerald’s Game director Mike Flanagan.


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6 ‘Supernatural’ Deaths That Haunt Us Like Vengeful Spirits

Any fan of Supernatural knows the show is synonymous with death. I mean, come on, the pilot episode opens with the fiery demise of Mary Winchester and closes with the equally traumatic slaughter of Sam’s love Jessica, effectively letting us know that no one is safe

With such a premise, it’d be easy to assume that fans are desensitized to character fatalities by now, but this isn’t the case. The show’s characters continue to work their way into our hearts, destroying our souls when they leave. These are the Supernatural character deaths that still haunt us like vengeful spirits.

Sam Winchester (the First Time)


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When a part of us died — Dean holding his dying baby brother

Oh, sweet Sammy. It was easy to love the younger Winchester brother from the start. He was the sensitive counterpart to Dean’s brazen masculinity, hitting us with his soulful gazes and gentle compassion. This made it disgustingly sad when in the Season 2 episode “All Hell Breaks Loose Part 1,” he was unexpectedly stabbed and killed by fellow victim of the Yellow-Eyed Demon, Jake Talley.

We watched, heartbroken, as Sam crumpled to the ground, stricken and pained after being ruthlessly betrayed. As Dean clutched his dying brother, knowing he had failed in his life’s mission to protect him, a part of us died too. Though Sam came back to life in the next episode, this remains one of the single saddest moments in the show’s history. He was never the same after returning to the living, death having unleashed new darkness within him and crushed the last of his idealistic innocence.

Dean Winchester (When He Was Dragged to Hell)


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Our beloved Dean, dead and bloody.

I’m gonna be honest — Season 3 is a real downer. It follows the boys over the course of one year as they try to grapple with Dean’s decision to sell his soul in exchange for Sam’s life. The season ends with the bloody, undignified death of the oldest Winchester. It was singularly gruesome to watch strong and steady Dean get torn apart by monstrous hellhounds we couldn’t even see, all while Sam stood by powerless to stop it.

Dean has always been the heart of the show. So, it was especially crushing to watch the light in his eyes fade to nothing, knowing that the fate awaiting him in Hell was worse than anything we could imagine. The ironic conclusion (Winchester patriarch John had sacrificed his own soul to save Dean at the end of Season 1) left two Winchesters in Hell and one to grapple with his guilt — and us feeling like our heroes were truly defeated this time.

Bobby Singer


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The last time Bobby ever says “Idjit” (while he’s alive).

Bobby Singer was, more than anything, a constant for the boys. From the first season, he was always there to help Sam and Dean, eventually transitioning from a knowledgeable old family friend to a full father figure. So, when Bobby was shot in the head by lead Leviathan Dick Roman, it felt like losing a family member. Even worse, the long-serving hunter became what he had spent his life fighting against after refusing to cross over, afraid his boys couldn’t get on without him.

We assumed Bobby would always be around to call Sam and Dean “Idjits” and share his salty bits of wisdom. His absence left the brothers truly alone for the first time, forcing them to grow into autonomous heroes without the benefit of a mentor’s guidance. Bobby’s death changed the tone of the whole show, marking the end of the old guard of rough, blue-collar hunters at the narrative’s roots.

Charlie Bradbury (the Second Time)


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The unnecessary brutality of Charlie’s demise.

Charlie captured our hearts as soon as she danced her way into Richard Roman Enterprises to the tune of “Walking on Sunshine” in Season 7’s “The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo.” She beautifully represented one of the demographics at the core of the show’s fanbase: spunky, young, intelligent girls confident in their geekiness. We watched joyfully as she formed a sisterly bond with the Winchesters, and she came into her own as a true heroine.

Her death was an unnecessarily cruel tool to cause strife between Sam and Dean. After destroying her notes on the Book of the Damned, she was brutally murdered by Eldon Frankenstein, who wanted to steal the book back for his family of sorcerers. Dean naturally blamed Sam, because Charlie would never have been involved if it weren’t for Sam’s request. Thus, the brave, complex female character was reduced to a bloody victim in a cheap motel bathtub — nothing short of an injustice.

Ellen and Jo Harvelle


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“Family don’t end in blood.”

Ellen and Jo Harvelle were some of the first powerful, heroic female characters to appear regularly on the show. Ellen was the tough but kind mother figure we all needed, and Jo was an energetic young hunter who seemed to have a long future ahead of her. Their lives were tragically cut short in the Season 5 episode “Abandon All Hope,” in which the mother and daughter pair traveled with Sam, Dean, and Cas to an abandoned town hoping to kill Lucifer with the Colt.

Not only did Ellen have to watch her daughter suffer from mortal wounds inflicted by hellhounds, but she chose to sacrifice herself alongside Jo in a fiery explosion to buy the brothers some time. In a twist of vicious irony, the Colt barely gave the Devil pause, so the Harvelles’ deaths essentially meant nothing. The name of their final episode is quite fitting, as this is by far one of Supernatural’s bleakest installments.

Death Himself


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Death holding the weapon that killed him.

The end of this last character was less tragic than it was irritating. No other show handled the personification of Death in a more artful way than Supernatural, and the acting talents of Julian Richings always shined in the role.

Supernatural’s showrunners made a colossal mistake when they had Dean kill Death in Season 10’s finale. Should Dean have gone through with Death’s deal, murdering Sam so he could forever shoulder the burden of the Mark of Cain? No. But killing the Pale Horseman was not the way, as it turned him into just another plot device gone wrong.

Here’s hoping that our favorite characters survive the show’s next season, which premieres on October 11 on the CW.

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Mankind isn’t ready to go to Mars… at least not yet. Space agencies and scientific groups from around the world are working hard towards the day where we’re finally ready to send the first Earthlings to Mars, but once we finally set foot on the Red Planet we’re going to need places to live.

Far in the future, Mars settlements could be a reality, and the first people who choose Mars as their final destination will need homes that are highly functional and, likely, quite simple. Design firm Open Architecture has pulled the curtain back on its own interpretation of what a Mars home could look like.

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