Rogier Vonk

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Why Your Cat Is So In Love With Boxes

They're not just being weird -- boxes have a real psychological benefit.<p>It’s well-established that cats freakin’ love boxes.<p>Just ask any cat owner who’s purchased a fancy cat-bed for their beloved pet, only to find the feline would rather curl up in the box.<p>Even big cats like lions and tigers are …

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Klopp as Tyrion? Mourinho as Littlefinger? If football were Game of Thrones...

Hello,<p>Home<p>News<p>Goal 50<p>Premier League<p>Latest<p>News<br>• Fixtures<br>• Results<br>• League Table<br>• Fantasy Football<p>Teams A - L<p>Arsenal<br>• Bournemouth<br>• Brighton & Hove Albion<br>• Burnley<br>• Chelsea<br>• Crystal Palace<br>• Everton<br>• Huddersfield Town<br>• Leicester City<br>• Liverpool<p>Teams M - W<p>Manchester City<br>• Manchester United<br>• Newcastle United<br>• Southampton<br>• Stoke …

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

8 writing mistakes that make you seem really unprofessional

Knowing how to write well is a skill that is not only not fading but is assuming even greater importance in today's hyperconnected, always-on world.<p>Landing a job, closing a deal, inspiring employees, wooing top talent: These all require the ability to communicate well through writing.<p>Clear, …

10 awesome cities you can fly to for dirt-cheap this spring

This spring, new routes from major carriers like American, JetBlue, United, and Virgin America will mean big savings on service both in the U.S. and abroad.<p>Here are the 10 routes with the best potential for bargains.

The Elusive Byzantine Empire

Dionysios Stathakopoulos surveys the history of the Byzantine Empire from its foundation in 324 to its conquest in 1453.<p>To read this article in full …

Here's Some of the Most Jaw-Dropping Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork of the Past Year

Every year, the Spectrum Awards pick the most amazing art in science fiction and fantasy, from a number of categories including book covers, …

17 Tumblr Posts About "Harry Potter" That Will Make You Weep

Every single one of these hurts.

Do You See a Duck or a Bunny? The Answer Is Quite Telling

And if you can flip between seeing both, that's great news.<p>This 124-year-old drawing is inexplicably making the rounds again. We're not sure what Internet super user pulled it from the coffers and made it go viral, but we're glad someone did because we love a good brain teaser.<p>The illustration, …


People are freaking out over their results on the JK Rowling approved Harry Potter Sorting Hat test

What house are you in? Take the JK Rowling approved test<p>There have been Harry Potter Sorting Hat quizzes online for years, but this one has actually been approved by the author.<p>JK Rowling has made, or approved, a quiz to go on her Pottermore website, which purports to accurately tell you what house …

J.K. Rowling shuts down Donald Trump spokesperson with an epic 'Harry Potter' burn

LONDON — J.K. Rowling is clearly not the biggest Donald Trump fan in the world — and she's not afraid to bust out the occasional <i>Harry Potter</i> …

Comparing How "Strategic" Strategy Games Actually Are

Strategy games can be exciting. They can be...strategic. They can be easy, they can be hard. You might not have ever wanted to see some of the …


65 Totally Mathematical Things You Didn't Know About "Adventure Time"

What time is it??<p>1. The original stand-alone short was commissioned by Nickelodeon's <i>Random! Cartoons</i>. It leaked online before it aired in 2008 and went crazy viral.<p>2. Though that original pilot did air on Nickelodeon, the network turned down the series twice.<p>3. Creator Pendleton Ward worked as a …

Orphans, foundlings and fostering in literature: a child’s view of belonging

Some of the most loved figures in popular culture are abandoned children or children without parents. This month, a new exhibition, Drawing on Childhood, opens at the Foundling Museum in London<p>How a society treats those children who have no one to look after them is a measure of how civilised it …


The Military Response to ISIS: a historical perspective

In the light of Parliament’s decision to approve military action in Syria, Rory Cox looks back to the classical and medieval world to ask: ‘What …

Top 10 Welsh myths

Photograph: Alamy<p>Walkers at Llyn y Fan Fach in the Brecon Beacons National Park at Powys, Wales<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p><p>140<p>Photograph: Getty Images<p>Cardigan Bay in Aberystwyth, …


J.K. Rowling's 10 Biggest Harry Potter Revelations


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This 3-Minute Animation Will Change Your Perception of Time

We've only just begun...<p>We all know that Earth is old, but it's hard to put into perspective just how old it is.<p>After all, what does 4.5 billion …

The first thing that Snape says to Harry Potter has much more meaning than we thought

The story of <i>Harry Potter</i> might be over and done with (for now, we see you <i>Cursed Child</i>), but like any good story it will live on forever in our …

For Everyone Who Thinks Hermione Should Have Ended Up With Harry

You need to sort out your priorities.

Autumn in the United States

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of autumn in the U.S., including maple trees and other fall leaves, in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

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31 Posts That Prove "Harry Potter" Has The Funniest Fans

Harry Potter fans have jokes for days.

10 insane details about Apple’s new iMacs and Magic peripherals

Apple’s new Magic Mouse 2 has some new tricks up its sleeve, but according to a behind-the-scenes look into Apple’s Input Design Lab, perfecting the new eco-friendly mouse with a gliding sound that was just right wasn’t as easy as a click.<p>The top-secret laboratory where Apple designs its Macintosh …

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13 Incredibly Shmowzow "Adventure Time" Title Cards

Oh. My. Glob.

Unravel creator hopes the game will make you call your mom

<i>Unravel</i> marks a big change for Sweden-based developer Coldwood Interactive.<p>Announced at E3 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC, the game follows a cuddly red creature made of yarn (aptly named Yarny). Players navigate Yarny through a lively world based on the dev's homeland; however, …