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This Harry Potter-Themed Nursery Is Wonderfully Enchanting

Parents of the year goes to...

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39 Beautiful Baby Names Inspired By The World Of "Harry Potter"

These are a little more ~subtle~ than Albus Severus.

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NowThis teams up with immigration lobby group FWD.us

Video news startup NowThis is partnering with FWD.us, the immigration lobbying group backed by Mark Zuckerberg and other tech executives, to tackle one of the biggest issues in this year’s election cycle.<p>Last night at South by Southwest, the two organizations announced a partnership where NowThis …

J.K. Rowling Just Revealed A Major Moment In American Wizarding History

Here's why wizards in North America were driven deeper underground in the late 18th century.

Books

This 'Harry Potter' Theory Will Forever Change How You See Gryffindor

So THAT's how you get sorted into Gryffindor?! 😱<p>Potterheads, we have another fan theory that just might blow your mind.<p>Tumblr user claudthecat may have cracked the Sorting Hat code. The theory?<p>The only way to get sorted into Gryffindor is to ask.<p>That's right. The Sorting Hat takes requests. Sounds …

7 things J.K. Rowling just revealed about wizards in her new story

On Monday, J.K. Rowling announced that she is releasing a four-part series on her "Harry Potter" fan site, Pottermore, detailing the history of witches and wizards in North America.<p>The first story dropped on Tuesday and gives us insights into what magical life was like between the 14th and 17th …

How to Take Better Travel Photos With Your Phone

Gone are the days of lugging around a giant DSLR camera when you're on vacation. These days, anyone with a smartphone can take professional-quality photos, and there are a ton of editing apps to make your photos look straight out of a magazine spread. Wondering where to start? We asked our editors …

You Really Can Make a Living as a Writer. Here's What You Need to Know.

Would you like to make a real living without leaving home? Writers can work full or part time, and earn a supplemental income to help cover the bills or generate a lucrative primary income. If you have the skills and the motivation, you get to define your own career.<p><i>Photo source: studiostoks</i><p>My …

J.K. Rowling's Portrayal Of Native Americans In New Harry Potter Stories Is Angering Fans

J.K. Rowling is releasing a new set of <i>Harry Potter</i> stories that focus on magic in North America, but her portrayal of Native Americans is angering …

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter May Host A Yule Ball, People

"I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good." —Me to my credit card

Warner Bros

Write!, the Elegant Distraction-Free Writing App, Comes to the Mac

OS X: Write!, a good-looking writing tool (previously Windows-only), now has a Mac version that brings all of its best features over, including …

Apps

26 Bookshelves That Will Give You Serious Goals

Happy World Book Day!

Beauty and the Beast

Sneak Peak: Disney’s First Latina Princess Gets a Book

See the cover to ‘Elena and the Secret of Avalor,’ which helps introduce the character who is getting her own animated series on the Disney …

This Is Probably The Best Harry Potter Coffee Shop

It won't even matter to you that they don't have butter beer.

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10 Books That Will Change How You Think About Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are everywhere these days. They rival superheroes at the movies and TV, and novelists rush to create their own darker, more relevant …

The Top 7 Books That Can Make You a Better Writer

Before you invest in a writing course, pick up a book and teach yourself.<p>Writing is an expensive skill in the business world. Research from the National Commission on Writing showed that employers spend about $3.1 billion on remedial writing training each year.<p>And it's likely this trend will …

Sources: Bernie Supporters Did Chant "English Only" At Latina Labor Activist

LAS VEGAS — On Saturday, Bernie Sanders supporters chanted "English only!" at a longtime labor and Latina activist, two neutral sources unaffiliated with either campaign told BuzzFeed News.<p>Dolores Huerta, the activist, is a Clinton supporter and said on Twitter that she was offering a …

Civil Rights

Why Emma Watson Is Taking a Year Off From Acting

"It's a really cool period of time for me."<p>This year, Emma Watson won't be making any movies. "I'm taking a year away from acting to focus on two things, really. My own personal development is one," she tells bell hooks in the new issue of <i>Paper</i> magazine. Her UN women's rights campaign, HeforShe, is …

27 Products For People Who Are Completely Obsessed With Books

I like big books and I cannot lie.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b>

Books

26 Tweets That Catholics Will Find Sinfully Funny

Thank God for these tweets.

19 Pictures That Sum Up How Absolutely Ridiculous It Is Finding A Job

"Do you have at least 3 years of 3 years experience?"

Employment

15 Amazing Scottish Women From History To Name Your Daughters After

Because "Fionnghal: Jacobite heroine" is a fantastic name for a baby.

The World's Most Breathtaking Caves, In Photos

<i>By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>The proverbial underworld isn't always a dark, dank place--these 11 caves hidden in jungles, lakes and mountains all over the world are proof enough. Check out these far-flung corners, from Scotland to Malaysia to New Mexico.<p><b>Batu Caves - Kuala Lumpur,</b> …

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Mark Zuckerberg Says That People Should Read These 23 Books During Their Lifetime

This reading list focuses on exploring 'different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies.'<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book club last year, with a reading list that focused on …

A School-Wide Culture of Reading

The Benefits of Reading a Book Series<p>Photo credit: Edutopia<p>Walter Bracken didn't always have a culture of reading. A lot of their kids weren’t …

29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading

And you thought your reading list was long already...

Creative Writing

Gabriel García Márquez’s Formative Reading List: 24 Books That Shaped One of Humanity’s Greatest Writers

“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.”<p>The most reliable portal into another’s psyche is the mental library of that person’s favorite books — those foundational idea-bricks of which we build the home for our interior lives, the integral …

How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet

At the height of the Harry Potter novels' popularity, I asked a number of people why those books in particular enjoyed such a devoted readership. …

Crafty 'Harry Potter' fan makes genius digital version of the Weasley family's clock

LONDON — A clever Reddit user has created one of the greatest DIY <i>Harry Potter</i> projects ever: A fully functional, digital recreation of the Weasley …

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