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J.K. Rowling Revealed Why The Dursleys Really Hated Harry

Not long ago, a fan theory was floating around positing why the only living relatives of Harry Potter, his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia, and cousin Dudley, disliked him so much and treated him like garbage. The theory was that since Harry was a horcrux, which makes people feel all icky and angry and …

Books

How to Avoid Nightmares and Bad Dreams to Get More Restful Sleep

Teeth falling out? Lost in the wilderness alone? Being chased but can't scream? Most of us can remember at least one such dream for its vividness, resulting visceral fear and lingering discomfort.<p>The mind's reel of midnight movies never ceases to amaze, and many of these dreams can be off-putting …

15 Ways to Retire Early

<i>By Lou Carlozo, Contributor</i><p>The word "retirement" and number "65" are as linked in the American psyche as "bacon and eggs." Then again, that all depends on how fast you want your eggs, right?<p>Retiring early -- or leaving the work force for the golf course, if you like -- might sound like an …

Goodreads Picks the Hottest Books of the 2015 Summer

Just in time for the official start to summer, Goodreads, the popular book recommendations site, has crunched the numbers on the titles filling beach …

So much for trickle down: only bold reforms will tackle inequality

Even the IMF recognises the vicious circle in which inequality breeds instability, which causes recession and spending cuts that make inequality worse<p>Christine Lagarde took time off last week from grappling with the Greek debt crisis to make a speech about inequality. The managing director of the …

52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity

Original article written by Leo Babauta<p>This is something I’ve been wanting to write for some time — a Handbook for Life. Now, is there any handbook …

Happiness

Top 10 Unusual Ways to Make Your To-Do List Actually Doable

We’ve shared an awful lot of to-do list tips over the years, including how to simplify your to-do list and understand why they fail. Beyond the …