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Read J.K. Rowling's new post for the latest Harry Potter 'gossip' - TODAY.com

<i>Can’t get enough of Harry Potter? Then this is for you.</i> <i>Since March, best-selling author J. K. Rowling has been writing original stories about the imaginary 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for</i> Pottermore<i>, the online home for the world of Harry Potter.</i><p><i>Rowling shared her latest Pottermore.com</i> <i>story</i> …

Books

Russian Orthodox Priest Says Football Is Gay Because The Shoes Are Too Colorful

Alexander Shumsky, a Russian priest and member of the Russian Writers Union, published a scathing critique of the FIFA World Cup on Monday, denouncing it as a "homosexual abomination," according to the Moscow Times.<p>Shumsky thanked God that Russia was knocked out of the World Cup, writing in his …

12 New Ways to Eat Corn This Summer

If you haven't noticed, we talk a lot about nose-to-tail eating. Pork tenderloin for dinner? We want offal and <i>sanguinaccio dolce</i>, too. Roasting a whole chicken? We’ll have wings one night and drumsticks the next, then use the bones for stock when we're done. We waste not; we want not -- and that …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

How to add all the World Cup matches to your calendar in 15 seconds

The World Cup is upon us. There are so many games during the group play portion of the global tournament that it’s hard to keep up with them all.<p>So, some good soccer samaritans on Reddit have created calendars that you can easily import into your own scheduling apparatus.<p>There are good options …

Ivory Coast

Want to Know How Many Calories Are in Your Food? This Gadget Tells You

What if you could scan an apple in the grocery store and immediately see what it's made of, how many calories are in it and how sweet it is? One …

Why the rich are ditching their home country

Increasing numbers of the wealthy global elite are saying goodbye to their home country and taking up residence elsewhere in an effort to preserve their riches.<p>Popular destination countries like Cyprus, Spain and Australia have programs that offer a path to citizenship or permanent residency -- for …

UK Passport Office fraud staff diverted to deal with applications backlog

Leaked email shows a quarter of staff employed to detect fraudulent applications asked to process delayed documents<p>Fraud staff have been diverted to help clear a mounting backlog of passport applications as the crisis-hit Passport Office struggles to issue vital travel documents before the summer …

Exercise Tips: Keep Breathing

The Activity - Yoga<br>The Expert Elena Brower, owner of Virayoga in New York City<br>How? Use the Hindu breathing method called ujjayi. First, inhale once with your mouth open and then exhale the same way, making a "ha" sound. Then close your mouth and continue making the same sound while inhaling and …

Women's Health

"How did you get those arms? Do you lift weights?" Yogis hear these questions all the time and smile knowingly as they respond, "Nope. Just yoga." Yoga requires nothing but ourselves—no weights, no machines, just the ability to lift and hold our own body weight. If the gym feels like a prison, then …

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yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

Women's Health

Which Perfume Type is Best for You? Quiz

<b>CITRUS/FRUITY</b><br>• You wish it were summer all year long.<br>• You're the true definition of a morning person—as in, you may well be halfway through your daily run when the rest of us are reaching for our first cup of coffee.<br>• You love to spike your water (or tea, or cola) with a lemon or other fresh-cut …

20 Low-Carb Substitutes That Don't Suck

<b>1. Instead Of Tacos, Try Cilantro-Lime Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps</b><br>While you can turn almost any sandwich into a lettuce wrap, we love that this recipe replaces taco shells with crunchy iceberg lettuce filled with juicy turkey, a delicious homemade salsa, and all your favorite taco fixings. To make it …

IFS: Alex Salmond's independence 'giveaways' mean deeper tax rises or spending cuts

The Institute for Fiscal Studies calculates that the savings highlighted in the Scottish Government's White Paper would not nearly cover the cost of all the spending pledges.<p>The list of “giveaways” Alex Salmond has promised Scots if they vote for independence could only be afforded if he increased …