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J.K. Rowling: 'Of Course' There Were LGBT Students At Hogwarts

As it turns out, Harry Potter could easily have had some lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) classmates.<p>Author J.K. Rowling responded to directly to a fan's Twitter inquiry about the presence of LGBT students at the fictional wizarding school, Hogwarts, with the following image:<p>Rowling …

Toronto Man Finds Woman with Same Name As Ex for Free Trip Around the World

A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has …

How fitness apps and wearables can impact your performance at work

<i>Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and freelance writer. This post originally appeared on the SumAll blog.</i><p>In a pair of recent studies, the CDC called attention to two alarming trends. Americans are not getting nearly enough exercise and a majority fall many hours short of the …

Beyonce Just Released a Very Personal Short Film on Feminism, Body Image, and Life

Photo: via YouTube<p>We love that Beyoncé always seems game to share little snippets of her life (via Instagram, Tumblr, or through her own music videos), but this morning, the singer gave us perhaps the most intimate look since her HBO documentary, <i>Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream</i> aired a couple of years …

Jay Z, Russell Simmons Meet With New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to Discuss Justice Reforms

Jay Z and Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons met with New York governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday to discuss criminal justice reforms, the Associated Press* *reports. The meeting was called in the wake of national protests over the lack of indictments for police officers in the deaths of Eric Garner …

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7 Reasons Why 'Harry Potter' and 'Lord of the Rings' Should Be Required Reading in School

Having trudged through four years of high school English classes, there has unfortunately been only a small smattering of books that have actually inspired me or forced me to consider their meaning. There were the stereotypical required readings such as <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> and <i>The Invisible Man</i>, but …

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SEC Championship final score: Alabama clinches Playoff spot, 42-13

The Tide are SEC champions for the third time under Nick Saban.<p>We won't find out officially until Sunday, but Alabama has clinched a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The No. 1 Tide are 12-1 and SEC champions, beating the No. 16 Missouri Tigers 42-13 at the Georgia Dome late Saturday …

35 Wonderfully Geeky Christmas Tree Toppers

Why have a star or an angel when you could have a TARDIS?

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