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10 Actors That Have Aged Spectacularly Well

Remember the days when John Stamos was best known for his mullet role on Full House instead of Glee? When Leonardo DiCaprio was the teen heart throb from Titanic instead of the guy who stared in the freaky dream movie? When Brad was still with Jen and and George Clooney was the hottie on ER? I do…vaguely. A lot has changed since our early years. Preteens today are swooning over the Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber rather than Leo and co. But just because these heartthrobs are no longer teens, doesn’t mean they’re any less hot. Or any less worthy of our swooning. So, for your viewing pleasure I’ve put together a gallery of the ten actors that have aged oh so well, with evidence of their hotness both then, and now.

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The 6 Things Not to miss at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo

There’s one cure for this interminably cold winter that still seems to be gripping New York City, and it’s not whining about the weather’s refusal to change. Instead, burn off the doldrums with heat this weekend at the two-day second annual New York City Hot Sauce Expo. It’s not just any heat either: The expo features samples of Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper, the newly dubbed hottest pepper in the world. Plus, you can try 45 artisanal hot sauces from around the country, which will compete for prizes in 13 categories, such as fruit-based, all-natural, best label artwork and spicy salsa.

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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time

A couple of days ago, I received an email from a man who was angry. He was angry that the instant noodles he bought said that they were spicy Chicken flavor but weren’t spicy whatsoever and that I needed to change the seasonings ASAP. Every once in a while, I get a comment or email from someone who thinks that I make instant noodles or am affiliated with an instant noodle company. I decided to reply and do a review of the product he had problems with, adding some hot spices, sauces and peppers from around the world to really heat it up. It then occurred to me that a lot of people really like spicy instant noodles and that there’s really no list of the hottest ones out there.

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25 Vintage NASA Photos Place You At The Scene Of Space Exploration’s Most Important Moments

On April 13, 1970, an oxygen tank exploded aboard Apollo 13, forcing American astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise to act quickly in order to save the spacecraft — as well as their own lives. The explosion forced the crew to abandon their mission — to reach the moon — but the crew’s heroics saved the craft, and saved NASA from another tragedy just three years after the Apollo 1 disaster. Forty-six years later, we look beyond those two accidents and survey, via photographs from the missions, some of the most important achievements in the history of the Apollo program.

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Top 10 Sell-Out Songs

So what if your favorite band's songs are featured in car commercials? Who cares if they hold the distinction of having the biggest selling digital album in history? That's not a bad thing, right? Well, for many people, it is. I don't know when "selling out" became such a big issue for fans of popular music, but it most definitely is. It often seems you can't have even a hint of commercial success lest you be labeled as a sell out. However, what defines a sell out can often become muddled. A sell out is commonly defined as someone who sacrifices their integrity, morality or principles in exchange for money or success. While some artists sell out and consequently achieve a new level of success while maintaining their original fans, others do so to much different results. I present to you ten artists who sold out -- as well as the exact moment, in song form, at which it happened.

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The 10 Best Low-Budget Films of All Time

Success is relative in Hollywood. Some movies tank at the box office but cost so little to make that the studio still comes out ahead (especially when they use creative accounting), while others have to earn back their huge budgets just to break even. But the films here aren't just low-budget compared with what they earned; they're cheap, period. For instance, Juno gets cited as a low-budget movie because it grossed $230 million worldwide on a budget of $6.5 million, but the most expensive film on this list cost less than 5 percent of what it took to make Juno. That's real low-budget filmmaking. When all is said and done, it's still possible to make a good movie for a lot less than you might think. These films — with release dates and approximate budgets listed next to the titles — are testament to that.

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10 Ways to Tell If You're an Annoyingly Proud Cat Parent

Have you ever encountered a parent who takes way too much pride in her child’s accomplishments? Now that my oldest daughter is nearing school age, I see this a lot. Those Braggy von Braggersons whose kids can do no wrong get quite annoying. But then I thought, why not let them brag? I’m proud of my own kids, too. I might not enter the boasty zone (or maybe I do, but just don’t know it), but I certainly get all warm and happy inside when my kids do or say something wonderful. And you know what? I do the same thing with my cats. I’m an overly proud cat parent (probably on the verge of annoying), too!

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11 More Incredibly Disturbing Moments in Kids' Movies

Children's movies are big business. Every couple of weeks, you can pretty much count on a new CGI movie to appear in theaters, nowadays usually in 3-D and more than likely with a Kids Meal tie in at a fast food chain. The majority of these films are pretty bland and the only real guarantee with most of them is that they will be out on DVD in about six months. But not that long ago, children's movies used to be darker, weirder and kind of insane. Let's face it, a sequel to Wizard of Oz that starts with Dorothy Gale in an insane asylum is not very likely to get the greenlight for production today.

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10 Sensational New Discoveries

Imagine going blind, and having your sight restored using your own tooth – or putting on a helmet that allows other people to read your thoughts. It may sound like the most unlikely of science fiction, but these things are actually possible thanks to the many astounding scientific discoveries made in the past year or so. The procedure has restored sight to over 600 people worldwide. From medical miracles to properties of quantum mechanics that theoretically put teleportation within reach, these breakthroughs have the potential to transform our world as we know it.

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7 Famous Street Performers and Where to Spot Them

Everyone knows the postcard-worthy landmarks in their city, but ever think that people could be some of the most exciting and sought-after tourist sights around town? Street performers are an integral part of any urban landscape; they offer social commentary, perform impressive stunts, add cultural flavor, and create some pretty hysterical photo-ops! Certain street performers are such prominent local figures that they’ve become almost like icons of the city or neighborhood where they set up shop, delighting (or just plain scaring the pants off) locals and tourists alike.

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The Art of Tranquility: 14 Modern Tea House Designsy

In Asia, tea houses are typically striking examples of traditional architecture, reflecting the culture and history of the nations in which they’re built. But many architects are re-imagining this concept of a private, tranquil space dedicated to sacred or meditative activities through the lens of modern design. These 14 tea house designs include floating glass structures inspired by lanterns, temporary flat-pack huts and digitally designed shelters.

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6 Creepy New Weapons the Police and Military Use To Subdue Unarmed People

The US is at the forefront of an international arms development effort that includes a remarkable assortment of technologies, which look and sound like they belong in a Hollywood science fiction thriller. From microwave energy blasters and blinding laser beams, to chemical agents and deafening sonic blasters, these weapons are at the cutting edge of crowd control. The Pentagon's approved term for these weapons is "non-lethal" or "less-lethal" and they are intended for use against the unarmed. Designed to control crowds, clear streets, subdue and restrain individuals and secure borders, they are the 21st century's version of the police baton, pepper spray and tear gas. As journalist Ando Arike puts it, "The result is what appears to be the first arms race in which the opponent is the general population." The demand for non-lethal weapons (NLW) is rooted in the rise of television. In the 1960s and '70s the medium let everyday Americans witness the violent tactics used to suppress the civil rights and anti-war movements.

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