Atari’s ‘E.T.’ Mystery, ‘Expendables 3,’ and More [Weekend Reading List]

The Viral Success of The Beatles, The Color Project, and More [Weekend Reading List]

We take the weekends off from posting to, so in our absence, we’re leaving you with a few other great reads to check out on Saturday and Sunday. Below are the picks we each came across this week. If you’ve got your own favorite story, share it in the comments section below.

Have an awesome holiday break!

The Expendables 3 Teaser Evokes…Bridge on the River Kwai!?
I have no shame in my love for 80s action movies, so I was thrilled this week to see the teaser for the third entry in the Expendables franchise. While the series hasn’t quite delivered in the script department, the films still tap into my dreams of seeing Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Norris, and other childhood heroes on the same screen. –James

Xbox Live Documentary Goes Digging for Atari’s Long-Lost E.T. Cartridges
I may not be a huge gamer, but I do love a good documentary – and a good mystery. Xbox Entertainment Studios announced this week that they will produce a series of documentaries to be released exclusively through Xbox Live. The first one investigates why Atari mysteriously buried millions of cartridges of the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial game in New Mexico in the early ’80s. I’m hooked. –Amy

5 Scientific Ways to Build Habits That Stick
Now is the time to celebrate! But just in case you’re thinking about changing habits in a few weeks, here’s ‘scientifically’-based advice for going about that. One interesting idea: minimize your mundane choices since they reportedly ‘deplete’ mental energy.  –Christine

The 50 Cutest Things That Happened This Year
Hooray for cute! Happy holidays everyone! –Liz