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New Story From Harry Potter World

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J.K. Rowling just released a new story about a tertiary character in the Harry Potter World. Read about Celestina Warbeck, the singing sorceress, here.

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Over the weekend, 13-year-old Mo'ne Davis became a national sensation after pitching a shutout for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons. She is the first female player to toss a shutout in the Little League World Series.

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It seems like young adult fiction is having a moment right now. But the genre has produced life-changing reads for well over a century. Check out 29 classic YA books.

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You probably already know the three primary colors, but there's a lot more to learn about color theory.

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Why say "very risky" when you could say "perilous"? And 44 other ways to avoid "very" in your writing.

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What weighs more, a pound of cheese or a pound of helium? First, you have to figure out how to weigh a helium balloon.

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And here is a video of a cat wearing a shark costume riding around on a roomba vacuum to the amazement of a toddler, also dressed in a shark costume. Because Mondays can be hard sometimes.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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