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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 ‘Papasan’ Chair
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Tracing the Elusive History of Pier 1’s Ubiquitous Papasan Chair. The design has a particularly murky history, with many accounts of how and where it was originated.

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If Earth Was 50 Percent Larger, We Might Be Stuck Here. As it is, escaping the Earth's gravity is the hardest part of space travel.

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How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food. And made color its most important feature.

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One of the most common questions in American small talk is considered rude in much of the world. Don't ask a French person what they do for a living.

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What is the worst non-living thing you could put into a microwave? The Slow Mo Guys found it: an automobile airbag.

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As Paperwork Goes Missing, Thousands of Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away. Some debts purchasers did not learn to avoid the documentation mistakes of the mortgage crisis.

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Against Home Runs. Fans love them, but too many can ruin the game as a whole.

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12 Strange, Yet Beautiful Fruits & Vegetables. Keep your eye out for these and you might find your new favorite food.

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The Dancing Horses of Vienna
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Lipizzans: The Dancing Horses of Vienna. They almost did not survive World War II.

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14 Netflix Hacks That Will Change the Way You Stream. Some tricks for getting the most enjoyment for your $7.99 a month.

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This is Why You Spend So Much Time Waiting at the ER. You can shorten that time by bleeding profusely.

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6 Throwaway Jokes That Ended Up Predicting Huge Plot Twists. It's almost like Hollywood is searching anywhere for new ideas.

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How the Guy Who Played Jar Jar Binks Survived the Fandom Menace. Ahmed Best landed the role of a lifetime and spent years paying the price.

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Pushing Buttons: In Our Divided America, Political Pinbacks Give Anyone a Voice. John Aisthorpe has been collecting pins since the Vietnam War era, and tells us the stories behind some of them.

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How Many United States Have You Visited? Make your own map to show others how many states you've seen at the Maploco Visited States Generator

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15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Pool Lifeguards. They do a lot more than sit and watch swimmers. 

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