Amanda Dembers

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The Politics of a Woman's Body Hair in the Workplace

The night before what was indisputably going to be the biggest day of my professional career, I should have been up late prepping interview questions, packing extra batteries for my recorder, or even catching a few extra hours of sleep. Instead, I was staring at the thick, black hair on my legs in …

Feminism

Emma Watson’s top 10 most Hermione quotes from real life

<p>Film<p><b>They both have strong opinions</b><p><b>Emma Watson</b> once said: "I'm going to do what I want to do. I'm going to be who I really am. I'm going to figure …

AI engineer builds and marries his robot wife

A 31-year-old AI engineer has married one of his robot creations.<p>Zheng Jiajia, who used to work for Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, held an informal …

Robotics

The origins of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Hogwarts was founded by two wizards and two witches<p>At some point in the tenth century, four of the greatest witches and wizards that ever lived …

Books

Every Book on Emma Watson's Reading List

Join the club.<p>Like her beloved characters Hermione Granger and Belle, Emma Watson LOVES to read. She loves it so much she started a global, monthly Goodreads book club of feminist texts. She's recruited a team to hide books for people to find all over the world. She once took a year off from acting …

Create Magical Makeup Looks with HARRY POTTER-Inspired Eye Shadow

What’s a wizard without her spellbook? Every Hermione-in-training needs their own magical textbook to consult, and Storybook Cosmetics is here to …

Makeup

US judge temporarily blocks Trump's travel ban nationwide

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday imposed a nationwide hold on President Donald Trump's ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, siding with two states that had challenged the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country.<p>U.S. District …

Immigration

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of plotting nuclear attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> The commitment of the US and South Korea to a new missile defense system is pushing the Korean peninsula to the "brink of a nuclear war," North Korea warned Friday.<p>Pyongyang said the missile system, also opposed by China, was part of a joint plot between Seoul and Washington to mount a …

Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant

<b>French authorities say they believe the man who tried to attack the Louvre museum in the capital Paris on Friday was a 29-year-old Egyptian man.</b><p>Prosecutor Francois Molins said he is thought to have travelled to Paris from Dubai on a tourist visa last month.<p>Police are trying to establish if the man …

Tillerson sworn in as secretary of state

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rex Tillerson was sworn in as the Trump administration's secretary of state Wednesday evening after having been confirmed by the Senate earlier in the day.<p>"It's time to bring a clear-eyed focus to foreign affairs," President Donald Trump said at a White House ceremony, adding, …

Some good news: Trump will keep Obama’s workplace protections for gay and transgender people

While most minority groups are hunkered down, waiting for the next salvo from the White House, the LGBTQ community can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now.<p>The White House put out a brief statement today saying US president Donald Trump will uphold a 2014 executive order, signed by Barack …

Donald Trump

Travel Ban Fuels Slowdown of Trump Nominees

Democrats call on Cabinet picks to take positions on executive order<p>Senate Democrats are willing to drag out Senate consideration of Cabinet nominees …

Donald Trump

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos mounts legal challenge against Donald Trump's travel ban

Amazon and Microsoft are mounting legal action against Donald Trump's controversial travel ban that stops citizens from seven Muslim countries from entering America.<p>The technology giants are throwing their weight behind Washington state, which is suing the President over the immigration order.<p>"This …

Donald Trump

What it's like to become a YouTube gaming celebrity at 80 years old

One morning in September of last year, Shirley Curry woke up to a terrible surprise. Her email inbox had been flooded with 11,000 emails from …

9 Harry Potter Bombshells J.K. Rowling Has Dropped on Twitter

WHY THE DURSLEYS HAD IT OUT FOR THE POTTERS<p>You don’t have to be a Potter super-fan to know that the Dursleys weren’t big fans of the wizarding world. …

Nina Cosford Plays Up Style and Self-Image in New Book ‘My Name is Girl’

The writer-illustrator muses about her fashion choices with drawings that she posts daily on Instagram.<p>Style is an undercurrent theme in Nina …

Selfies

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' lets down women and betrays Hermione's legacy

Whether you loved <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i> or wanted to stab it with a basilisk fang, it's obvious right off the bat the tale is not <i>really</i> …

JK Rowling: still sharp, witty, outspoken and passionate after all these years

The Harry Potter author celebrates her 51st birthday today - and she is an online force to be reckoned with, says Rebecca Hawkes<p>Remember when JK Rowling was a “millionaire recluse”? Back in the late Nineties/early 2000s, when her bestselling Harry Potter novels first propelled her into the …

Does reading fiction make you a better person?

I have been a nerd my whole life. I was always "that kid," the one who read in a corner at recess and talked about Jo March and Ponyboy as though they were real people. I have a vivid memory of myself at 8 or 9, staying up far past my bedtime to read Katherine Paterson's "Bridge to Terabithia" by …

Psychology