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The holiday season can be a saccharine overload - consider the case of heiress Sunny von Bulow, who fell into a comatose state from which she'd never wake following a 1982 Christmas celebration. Authorities accused her husband Claus of attempting to murder her by injecting her with insulin. Claus maintained that Sunny had, like so many of us during the holiday festivities, merely overindulged - in her case with an eggnog/barbiturate cocktail.

One jury found Claus guilty. Another found him innocent. Sunny died, still in a coma, in 2008. A very good movie, Reversal of Fortune, was made about the whole thing. It's a much better movie than Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, or any other Christmas movie I can think of except maybe Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Web: If you want to know which books should be on your reading list, then sign up for The Fussy Librarian. Set up your preferences and you will get daily emails with recommendations for books, along with links to buy the ebooks on a number of stores.

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If you're a beer fan, you know there's a wide world of craft brews that span styles, flavours and brands. While most of us have one or two go-to brews we enjoy whenever they're available, if you want to expand your horizons, Goodbrews is a service that makes it easy to tick off the beers you already like, and get recommendations and ratings for ones you might like.

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Dear Lifehacker, I've been browsing Google News for a long time now, but my recommendations seem to have strayed over time to things that I'm not really interested in (not to mention a few things I don't want others to see when Google News pops up on my screen). The same thing is also happening with sites like Amazon. Is there any way to "reset" my recommendations for a site and start from scratch?

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It makes sense to learn as much as possible about a new place before you visit, but Anthony Bourdain says that if you'd like to find the best place to eat in a new town, the trick is simple: incite a kind of "nerd rage" among the local foodies, and get them fighting over which local eatery is the best in any given category.

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Whether you're planning a dinner and a movie with a special someone for Valentine's Day, or you just like to read up on what's worth seeing before you spend your hard-earned cash on a theatre experience, you have plenty of options to find out what's new in theatres or what's worth seeing before you go. Here's a look at five of the best movie recommendation and review services, based on your nominations.