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70 Facts That Will Change The Way You Look At The "Harry Potter" Universe

The books that keep on giving.<p>1. Voldemort was 71 years old when he died in the Battle of Hogwarts.<p>2. And Dumbledore was 115 years old when he was killed by Snape.<p>3. Fred and George Weasley were born on April Fools' Day.<p>4. And Harry Potter shares the same birthday as J.K. Rowling, which is July …

Harry Potter

The Boring Secret to Getting Rich

It's boring, but that doesn't mean it's easy.<p>The media likes to paint a certain picture of what it means to be rich — huge mansions, expensive cars, …

Personal Finance

This Is The Next Wave Of The Kondo Method (And It Makes It Way Easier)

A few weeks ago, I walked into an event space and was immediately greeted with a cold scented towel. Soft melodic music whirred in the background of …

What's The Best Workout To Help You Wake Up In The Morning? The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Can Give You A Surprising Boost

If mornings aren't your jam, and you hit snooze eleventy-million times before diving head first into a pot of dark roast, you probably don't have a …

Seven ways to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder

What is PTSD?<p>Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after being involved in, or witnessing, traumatic events. A wide range of experiences can cause it, from being in a car crash, a traumatic childbirth, losing someone close to you in upsetting circumstances, …

Mental Health

9 phrases Montessori teachers use to build resilient kids

While we can't possibly protect our children from all of the hardships and challenges life brings, we <i>can</i> help them cope with these difficulties. We …

A psychologist explains how to overcome social anxiety

Get out of your own head.<p>No one likes to be told to “be yourself,” but it’s actually good advice. If you’re someone who often avoids speaking in public or is generally terrified of socially awkward situations, it’s especially good advice.<p>Fifteen millionAmericans suffer from a diagnosable form of …

Tips for Handling the Most Toxic People in Your Life (Who You Can't Just Cut Out)

When it comes to dealing with toxic relationships, the most obvious solution is to cut ties with the person. This is certainly easier said than done …

Evangelical Fear Elected Trump

The history of evangelicalism in America is shot through with fear—but it also contains an alternative.<p>White conservative evangelicals in America are anxious people. I know because I am one.<p>Our sense of fear, perhaps more than any other factor, explains why evangelicals voted in such large numbers …

Religion

How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany?

<b>THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY</b> <b><br>Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic</b><br>By Benjamin Carter Hett<br>Illustrated. 280 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $30.<p>We ask about the rise of the Nazis from what we think is a great distance. We take for granted that the Germans of the 1930s were quite different …

14 Meals You Can Make for Company That Won’t Break Your Diet

You’ve successfully followed your diet while keeping your family fed as well. But what happens when guests come over for dinner? We know serving your …

The 30 Secrets a Plumber Won’t Tell You

These secrets could save you a lot of time and money. Get the scoop on things a plumber will never tell you.<p>That’s the day wives call us to correct …

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

52 Things That Can Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Even on a budget, you can create a home that looks straight out of a luxury magazine.<p>Take note of the preexisting features in your home you can …

The Best Ab Exercises for Athletes

Athletes need a strong core foundation for powerful movements and specific ab exercises are only a small piece of the program. In fact, the best ab …

Workouts

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.

Genographic<p>When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect.<p>Last fall, siblings Kat and Eddy Abraham decided the best birthday gift for their dad involved a couple vials of spit.<p>“He’s the historian of the family,” Kat says, …

Siblings

This simple face massage makes you look younger in 90 seconds

More than a decade ago, exercise physiologist Sue Hitzmann developed a quick self-massage series on the face and neck to help clients with chronic …

We shopped at Dollar Tree and Dollar General to see which offered a better shopping experience, and the winner was unmistakable

Bargain-hunting has been the flavor of the past decade.<p>Since the recession, cost-conscious consumers have flocked to off-price, thrift, and dollar stores in search of good deals. As a result, these stores have seen a surge in sales.<p>From 2010 to 2015, US dollar-store sales grew to $45.3 billion from …

Dollar General

We are witnessing the death of the millennial hipster – and it could cost the travel industry dear

I am suffering from a strange new Millennial affliction. Pulled pork gives me indigestion. Ironic T-shirts make me sick. Selfies have become an embarrassing practice from my near-youth, along with wearing too much kohl and advocating red-hot socialism. I no longer find exposed-brick cocktail bars …

An 8-Point Guide to a Feng Shui House

Each spot in your home is associated with a different aspect of your life. Here’s a beginner’s guide to cultivating positive energy in every …

Living Rooms

15 incredible Netflix hacks that WILL change your life

Netflix is already hugely popular thanks to the range of TV series and films it has to offer - but even its biggest fans may not be aware of these …

Make these zesty lemon ricotta pancakes to brighten up your morning

There are a few keys to great pancakes: They’re soft on the inside, have a crispy ring around the edge, and are fluffy enough to stand up to healthy …

Breakfast

16 Extra Filling Meals That Will Reaffirm Your Commitment to the Whole30 Diet

Cooking

The One Anti-Inflammatory Food You Should Eat For Full Body Weight Loss, According To A Dietician

You need to feed your body in order to lose weight. Why? Healthy food gives you energy to exercise, boost metabolism and keeps you feeling full so …

What’s in This?: Kirkland Seasoned Rotisserie Chicken

All 10 ingredients in this pre-roasted bird, explained (yep, even sodium phosphate)<p>We’re often told that you should never eat anything (or put …

10 of the Most Shocking Royal Family Feuds in History

Photo: Historia/REX/Shutterstock<p><b>Matilda vs. the People</b><p>At the age of 58, King Henry I appointed his daughter, Matilda, the heir to the throne of …

Royal Family

Countertop Air Fryers: More Than Hot Air?

The allure of air fryers is that they deliver the same deliciously crunchy taste of fried food, using little or no oil. To see how this new crop of …

Dressing for Two

The prudish, sexy, shaming, expensive history of maternity clothes.<p>I am eight months pregnant. I am thrilled to be eight months pregnant. I <i>like</i> being pregnant. I waddle along the streets of Austin, Texas, with my head held high, both out of a sense of enduring accomplishment and for balance. We …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Dessert

A perfect treat for all peanut butter lovers! Have you had a good day at work? Your daughter made you proud today? Coping with a terrible breakup or …