Why Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Struggled Before Their Surprise Split

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor‘s conflicting priorities contributed to their shocking split. While Stiller, 51, and Taylor, 45, have collaborated over the years, the actor’s hectic work schedule put a strain on the relationship. “It gets hard — he has a very busy Hollywood career, and she’s been very focused on being a mom,” a source tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. Stiller and Taylor, who costarred in Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Arrested Development and Zoolander 2, are parents to daughter Ella, 15, and son Quinlin, 11. “They are a very loving family,” adds the source, who doesn’t expect a messy uncoupling. “ and Ben respect… Read More

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Review: Berkeley play gives life to exploited, forgotten medical hero

The figure at the center of TheatreFIRST’s new play “HeLa,” Henrietta Lacks, is a thorny subject. An African American mother of five who died of cervical cancer at the age of 31 in 1951, Lacks’ cancer cells proved immortal, replicating in labs to the present day. Semi-anonymously labeled “HeLa,” these cells proved invaluable to medical research, leading to breakthroughs such as the polio vaccine. But the samples were taken without Lacks’ knowledge or consent, and her family was not consulted nor compensated. Though there were articles about Lacks published as early as 1976, her story became more popularly known after Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”… Read More

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Review: Berkeley play gives life to exploited, forgotten medical hero

The figure at the center of TheatreFIRST’s new play “HeLa,” Henrietta Lacks, is a thorny subject. An African American mother of five who died of cervical cancer at the age of 31 in 1951, Lacks’ cancer cells proved immortal, replicating in labs to the present day. Semi-anonymously labeled “HeLa,” these cells proved invaluable to medical research, leading to breakthroughs such as the polio vaccine. But the samples were taken without Lacks’ knowledge or consent, and her family was not consulted nor compensated. Though there were articles about Lacks published as early as 1976, her story became more popularly known after Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”… Read More

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Inside the stylish, cyberpunk future of Tokyo 42

Early on in Tokyo 42, I found myself being chased through a busy thoroughfare by gun-wielding thugs. Civilians rushed off in every direction as bullets whizzed past, and flickering electronic billboards only added to the visual madness. I managed to blend in for a brief period using a holographic projector to change my appearance, but I knew it wouldn’t last for long. I had to get away. I jumped over a large concrete staircase — and was surprised when I landed with a soft thud on some picturesque green grass. Amid the game’s futuristic urban sprawl, I found myself in a quaint zen garden. “It’s definitely cyberpunk with its dystopic… Read More

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Got 30 Minutes? Try These YouTube Workouts

Trying new boutique workout classes can be fun and all, but if you have a weirdly specific schedule (which many of us do), it’s not always doable to make it to those classes. Either you’re rushing after work to get to an evening yoga class without making a scene, or you’re forced to get up crazy-early just to make it to that spin class you regret booking. Working out is just not always convenient, but there are ways to cheat the system. In a perfect world, you have at least some chunk of time to exercise during the day, whenever that may be for you. Some people like to work… Read More

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