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25 Famous Women on Fear

Fear of failure or trying new things can be paralyzing or motivating, depending on who you are. Below, 25 women — including Nora Ephron, Shonda …

15 Quotes to Inspire You to Reach Your Greatest Potential

Growth never stops. With a life full of possibilities, you have the potential to keep building on your progress and laying the foundation for your …

Motivation

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Success

At-home genetic test helps pick the right drugs to treat pain, depression

Many people know what it's like to take a medication that's not right for their bodies — painkillers, antidepressants, blood thinners or cancer drugs that cause unexpected side effects or simply don't work.<p>In recent years, science has come up with a possible solution: genetic tests that can show …

Medicine

You Can Eat as Much of These 9 Low-Cal Foods as You Want, Says a Nutritionist

Let's get one thing straight: There's no such thing as a zero-calorie food that you can munch on with abandon, but there are a few very low-calorie …

I'm Not A Sob Story, And Neither Are You

Here's More Evidence That Depression Affects The Entire Body

Here's yet another friendly, scientific reminder that mental health conditions are not within your control. Depression is an illness that can affect your entire body -- potentially on a cellular level, according to a recent study.<p>Researchers from the University of Granada conducted a meta-analysis …

University of Michigan

JK Rowling casts fresh spells in new stories for Pottermore

Pottermore website launching series about Harry Potter’s world, Magic in North America, telling of supernatural practices spanning time and space<p>Ranging from the Native American legend of the skinwalkers to the Salem witch trials, JK Rowling is about to release a series of new stories about the …

Books

History of Magic in North America by JK Rowling – review

Part one of JK Rowling’s new online series expands Harry Potter’s world, but amounts to little more than an ad for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them<p>New JK Rowling story History of Magic in North America depicts Native American wizards<p>The wizards who keep the world wide web going have …

Books

J.K. Rowling Just Dropped Some Intriguing New Info On American Wizards

Rowling is rolling out new information about North American wizards all throughout this week.

Books

J.K. Rowling Releases Part 1 Of New 'Magic in North America' Series

"The Native American wizarding community was particularly gifted in animal and plant magic, its potions in particular being of a sophistication beyond much that was known in Europe."<p>That's what J.K. Rowling writes in the first of a four-part essay series, collectively called <i>History of Magic in</i> …

Books

Why The Wizarding World Of 'Harry Potter' Should Stay Small

American <i>Harry Potter</i> fans found out, earlier this year, that their whole magical lives had been lived in deliberate ignorance: Muggle or not, we would never have gotten that coveted owl from Hogwarts. That’s because North America’s wizarding school, it turns out, is some place called Ilvermorny …

Books

J.K. Rowling Is Getting Major Backlash For Her Depiction Of Native Americans

The Harry Potter author, who just released a new story on Pottermore, is being accused of colonialism and cultural appropriation.<p>In the first installment of the four-part series, Rowling introduces readers to the earliest wizards and witches in North America: Native Americans skilled in animal and …