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32 Wholesome Stories That'll Make You Want To Meet The Harry Potter Cast

How are they all so nice????<p><b>1.</b> “I went to Leakycon in 2012 and met <b>Evanna Lynch</b>. Luna Lovegood is my favorite character from Harry Potter so this was huge for me. She was as sweet as I hoped she’d be. We hugged and I told her she was even more beautiful in person, and then she told me she loved my …

Harry Potter

Depressed, 100-Lb. Dog Who Lost Her Cat Best Friend Happily Adopts Four Foster Kittens (See Photos!)

How do you turn a dog frown upside down? For Flora, a 100-lb. malamute who had recently lost her best friend Dexter, a 20-year-old cat, the best …

Dr. Hyman: 4 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

A reader tweeted, "I lost 30 lbs on <i>The Blood Sugar Solution</i> program. Now, I am following the guidelines from <i>Eat Fat, Get Thin</i> for the next 30 days. …

Wellness

The 12-Minute Hotel-Room Workout

Try a quick circuit to keep you energized on your business trip.<p>You know the frustration: not just all the crap that comes with business travel, but also how it too often breaks your fitness routine. Five days on the road and suddenly all that work you've been doing goes down the crapper. By the …

Climbing

The challenges of being a Muslim

How does one lead a righteous life, while living tensely?<p>Regardless of our ethnicity, we Muslims are usually full of pride to belong to our faith. Yet, the clear majority of us live a tense life that is obviously of a lower quality than that of other societies.<p>Irrespective of profession or social …

Religion

Vicariously Offended: The Dawkins Controversy and the Absence of Muslim Voices

The cancellation of public speeches due to the fraught views of speakers on sensitive issues has become a staple of our daily news. We appear …

U.S. Muslims maintain faith in nation’s pluralism, promise: Guest commentary

The results of a Pew Research Center poll released last week affirm what my staff and I at the Council on American-Islamic Relations have known …

The deadliest weapons on Earth, ranked

A brief history of weaponry

Military

The One Summer Dish My Friends Keep Asking Me to Make Again

It started a few years ago: I was hosting a group of friends at my family's lake house, and I made some grilled flatbread to go with gazpacho for …

BBQ

A Tiny Munchkin Cat Is Afraid to Walk on the Grass In an Inadvertent Game of ‘The Floor Is Lava’

A teeny-tiny munchkin kitten named Milo played an inadvertent game of “the floor is lava” as he deftly avoided walking on the grass by jumping from …

Kittens

Shaun T Will Make Your Abs Shake in 8 Minutes and All You Need Is a Chair

We have a special treat for your core from directly from Shaun T. He's a Beachbody super trainer and creator of Insanity and Shaun Week, and he knows how to strengthen and sculpt abs. This workout is short but specific, and the only equipment you need is a chair. Yeah, leave it to Shaun to find an …

6 no-bloat breakfast recipes full of gut-boosting benefits

You’ve got your day all planned out: morning yoga, major work meeting, followed by a dance party with friends. But then your breakfast lands in your …

How to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle at the Same Time

There are a lot of reasons to work out, including improving health, burning fat, gaining muscle, and just simply feeling better. Many of us have …

Exercise

The Entire Universe As We Know It In One Spectacular Photograph

There’s a tremendous amount of information available about the universe, so much so that it’s a feat to even comprehend how much scientists have documented. In 1946, we saw the very first photograph from outer space; 70 years later, we have images of over 5,500 different galaxies courtesy of the …

Universe

This Is the Easiest One-Pan Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Ever

When you don't have the energy to cook (say, on a busy weeknight after a long, hectic day), one-pan meals are the answer. This recipe in particular …

Cooking
Nutrition

Why Tomorrow Is the Day That We May Finally Learn More About John F. Kennedy’s Assassination

This summer, the National Archives released 3,810 documents relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Out of those documents, 441 had never been seen by the public. Undoubtedly, historians have been culling through them in the months since in order to see if there is any new …

A Vigilant German Shepherd Puppy Warns Her Humans About a Blooming Invader In the Yard

A sweetly vigilant German shepherd puppy named named Luna didn’t really know what to make of the odd floral invader that trespassed the boundaries of …

Pets

5 Cold, Quick Noodle Salads for the Hungry, Hurried & Hot

If I could, I'd eat a bowl of cold noodle salad every noon and night till the fall winds cometh.<p>Noodles are <b>the softest, squiggliest landing pads for a variety of summer vegetables</b> (not to mention all sorts of cubed cheeses and salty fridge accessories, like capers, olives, and anchovies). Add a …

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Workouts

An 8-Move Barre Workout for Your Butt and Thighs

Sit, squat, run, stand, walk—your butt and thighs definitely get a workout during your everyday life, but what about those smaller muscles? You're …

Workouts

Russian cat adopts orphaned baby hedgehogs

Muska seems unfazed by the spiky babies - but has been known to hiss when they prick her<p><b>Eight orphaned hedgehogs have survived against the odds at a zoo in the Russian city of Vladivostok, after a kindly cat became their surrogate mum.</b><p>Muska the cat adopted the spiky brood after their mother died in …

Cute Animals

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Numbers in 2 Weeks

One of the best ways to prevent heart attacks and strokes is to maintain a lower blood pressure. If your doctor says your numbers are creeping up, …

Wellness

Adorable Kitten Mysteriously Appears Inside Tesla Bumper

Imagine you’re this guy. You wake up on a Saturday morning, and your Tesla is meowing. You do not have a cat. But there is definitely a cat inside of …

Tesla
Books

How Smart People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Self-help

Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

Architecture 101: 10 Architectural Styles That Define Western Society

Throughout history, architecture has been used as a creative, functional outlet that often heralds the cultural depth of society. In fact, a scroll through the basics of important architectural movements is a window into art and culture during any given time period.<p>Often, architectural styles build …

Ancient History

This Woman Lived 100 Days Without Fear and Is Inspiring Us to Do the Same

While we all strive to embrace our confident, take-no-prisoners alter egos, it can definitely seem impossible to find the courage to face what scares us most. This was certainly the case for Michelle Poler, who came face-to-face with some of her biggest fears when she chose to pack up her …

Motivation

London Mosque Attack: Imam 'Protected Suspect From Angry Worshippers'

The man was pinned down until police arrived.<p>An imam has been praised for stopping angry worshippers from attacking a suspect in a terror attack …

Extremism