Maisie Williams says her teen years were especially difficult on ‘Game of Thrones’: ‘The hormones are really flying’

HBO Maisie Williams was only 12 when she auditioned for the role of Arya Stark on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”  She said her later teen years were the most difficult. She also said that people were so mean when she tried to go back to school that she had to leave.  Maisie Williams says her […]

Star Wars backlash: Obi-Wan movie finally has some HUGE news – especially for UK fans

Star Wars fans across the globe are suddenly very excited about a report in a local Belfast newspaper. As the fan backlash and boycott drama continues to rumble on there had been fears that the planned spin-off Anthology movies had been put on hold or even dropped. Solo: A Star Wars Story has been a […]

The stock research business is getting battered in 2018 — and it’s especially bleak for one type of firm

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Equity research firms have seen revenue slashed in 2018, with some experiencing drops of as much as 60%. The catalyst for the decline is sweeping European financial reform that went into effect January 3. Though the rules originated in Europe, they’re having a global impact. For global banks, where research isn’t a […]

Wind power is getting taller and stronger — especially in Texas

David Gray/Reuters According to Energy Information Administration, wind turbines have grown taller and more powerful in the last ten years. Texas is leading the U.S by having the largest onshore wind farm. Wind speeds are frequently higher as you get further above the ground, producing more electricity.   Wind turbines in the United States have grown […]

This $15 gift is perfect for gamers — especially if you can’t find an SNES Classic

With Nintendo’s $ 80 Super NES Classic Edition in such short supply, there are going to be a lot of disappointed people this holiday season. You could turn to eBay, where the adorable, miniature Super Nintendo Entertainment System is selling for over $ 200 apiece. But you shouldn’t do that. Who wants to pay nearly […]

Pauline Mclynn: My six best books – I love a thriller especially John Le Carre

ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET by Sebastian Faulks Vintage, £8.99 One of the few books I’ve reread. It is the most romantic, heartbreaking story I’ve read. It’s set in the jazz age, about two people who fall in love and, if you are not lying on the ground in a pool of tears by the end, […]

Snow warning: Why turning the heating up could KILL – and children are especially at risk

Snow forecast in the UK is leaving more Britons at home, especially children as many schools close thanks to the conditions. But turning the heating up in your home could cause health problems.  Research carried out by Opinion Matters on behalf of Ecoair found that humidity in our homes in the winter often rises above […]

iPhone users need to download this iOS 11 update (especially if they’ve smashed a screen)

Apple has pushed-out an update to iOS 11 – the third since the mobile operating system was released to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners on September 19th 2017. The new software fixes a number of issues with the operating system. Dubbed iOS 11.0.3, the new software update rectifies a problem for some iPhone 7 […]

3 things from the book ‘1984’ that seem especially chilling today

public domain Some critics speculated that George Orwell’s relevance would fade after the year 1984. Harold Bloom wrote in 1987 that Orwell’s great novel of totalitarianism, 1984, threatened to become a period piece, such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Even the literary critic Irving Howe, a longtime supporter of Orwell, had thought it possible that 1984 […]

‘Killing Ground’ Review: Never Go Camping, Especially in a Horror Movie [Fantasia Film Festival]

Why do people even bother to go camping anymore? To quote Jim Gaffigan, “The only happy camper is the one leaving the camp ground.” When you head into the woods for a getaway, you have to contend with the heat, bugs, uncomfortable sleeping situations, and, if movies are to be believed, psycho killers. It seems […]