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Hand Lettering: The Beginner’s Guide

A hand lettering guide that's perfect for beginners. We review how to draw a letter, lettering styles, common mistakes, and top classes.

New Harry Potter illustrations are a visual treat

Following on from the huge success of last year's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition, Pottermore has teased some images …

19 tweets that perfectly sum up what it’s like to be a Harry Potter fan

Don't let the muggles get you down

Story plots: 7 tips to be more original

Clichéd story plots weaken an otherwise good story, a story where characters and settings are vivid. To tell a story that feels original and …

What Newt Scamander Does In Fantastic Beasts Is Really, Really Bad -- And Here's Why

J.K. Rowling has already established <i>what</i> drove American wizards and witches further underground, and in her final <i>History of Magic in North America</i> …

Famous Harry Potter spells – illustrated (pictures)

Brazilian freelance illustrator Gabriel Picolo (here’s his Tumblr blog) has created a series of wonderful images every Harry Potter will admire.The …

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

Like misfortunes, fantasy novels rarely come singly.<p>Maybe it’s because the great grand-daddy of the genre, J.R.R. Tolkien, wrote a trilogy with an …

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LEGO Creates Anti-LEGO Slippers to Prevent Pain of Stepping on LEGOs

Woman Fights and Wins Appeal to Wear Pasta Strainer on Her Head in Driver's License Photo

<i>Miller's "winning photo" in her fight for FSM</i> <i>religious</i> <i>rights</i><i><br>Image: American Humanist Association</i><p>Lindsay Miller of Lowell, Massachusetts, a …


Trick Your Brain Into Seeing This Black-and-White Photo In Color

As we learned from an image of a certain dress that took over the Internet earlier this year, our perceptions of color don’t always align with …

National Academy of Sciences

For Everyone Who Thinks Hermione Should Have Ended Up With Harry

You need to sort out your priorities.

21 Words Only “Hunger Games” Fans Really Understand

It's about time mockingjay was added to the dictionary.

29 "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets" Titles That Are Actually Accurate

Harry Potter and the Why Does Gilderoy Lockhart Even Exist?<p>1. <i>Harry Potter and the Elf Who Keeps On Trying to Injure Himself</i><p>2. <i>Harry Potter and the What Exactly Is the Function of a Rubber Duck?</i><p>3. <i>Harry Potter and the Blatant Mispronunciation of "Diagon Alley"</i><p>4. <i>Harry Potter and the Why Would You Touch</i> …

Facebook Life Achievements Only Book Lovers Will Understand

"Went an entire year without accruing any library fees."

15 Powerful Portraits Of Interracial Couples Paired With The Racist Comments They Received

We might not be done with racism just yet. Donna Pinckley highlights this issue by taking photos of interracial couples in the Southern states of the …

Women of Color

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

This British Barber Used Compassion – and Creativity – to Give a Haircut to a Boy with Autism

A British barber went the extra mile to give his client, a 3-year-old boy with autism, a proper haircut.<p>Jamie Lewis and Denine Davies had been …

10 DIY Harry Potter Projects That Muggles Should Try

We can't take you to Azkaban or tell you where to find a hippogriff, but here are 10 awesome things from the Potterverse that you can make at home.<p>1. …

Marked for Death: A Homosexual's Rant to His Would Be Executioners

The story and its accompanying video first came to my attention, as so many factoids and headlines do these days, through my Facebook news feed. To say that I was surprised by the content would make me a fool.<p>It seems Pastor Kevin Swanson of the Reformation Church of Elizabeth, Colorado, went on …

Grab your crayons and get ready for this new Harry Potter book | On Our Minds

...<i>coloring</i> book, that is!<p>Listen, coloring books are so not just for kids anymore. (Even <i>The New Yorker</i> has reported on the adult coloring book craze!)<p>…

Is Lavender Brown dead or alive? Pottermore stirs the debate

Pottermore’s latest revamp reminded us of an important question that has been unanswered since 2007: Is Lavender Brown dead or alive?<p>Lavender Brown’s …

"Harry Potter" Fans Are Paying It Forward And Leaving Heartfelt Notes For Future Readers

From one generation to the next, Harry Potter never stops being magical.

These Hilarious "Harry Potter" Comics Ask James And Lily Potter Questions

James Potter is a bit of a prat, but we love him anyway.

25. Helena Ravenclaw

J.K. Rowling has been breaking your heart since 1997 and in some sadistic way, you absolutely love her for it. She has provided you with people that …

25. Why Does No One See Them Disappear?

When you take the time to reflect over the Harry Potter movies, it's astounding that the golden trio successfully made it into adulthood without any …