Arielle Tandi Tandowski

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Did J.K. Rowling make a muggle mistake by inventing an American word?

Every so often in the history of entertainment, the beloved writer of a globally-popular franchise makes a massive, tin-eared blunder — a decision …

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

Israeli-Palestinian violence: What you need to know

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Over the past few weeks, violence in the decades long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up.<p>Bloodshed is not unusual in this part of the Middle East but this particular wave of aggression -- stabbings as well as a shooting and driving into crowds -- is very different from …

Lindsay Lohan Almost Ruined A Top Secret ‘Mean Girls’ Reunion With This Tina Fey Selfie

Back in August, Lindsay Lohan posted this selfie of herself and Tina Fey on Instagram, which she almost immediately removed. The whole thing was very mysterious, but I just chalked it up to Lohan being Lohan. As it turns out, the reason for her taking the picture off of social media was that for …

Why Banksy Is (Probably) a Woman

The world's foremost street artist is a social justice warrior and a viral media master. She could be anyone.<p><i>Banksy Does New York</i>, a new documentary airing on HBO on Nov. 17, opens on a bunch of scofflaws trying to jack an inflatable word balloon reading "Banksy!" from the side of a low-rise …

This Infographic Shows How to Prevent Bites from Dangerous Animals

Most animals you come across in the great outdoors will be scared of you, but some animals will be hungry enough to consider you a meal. This …

8 Signs Obama Is Feeling Trapped In The Presidency

Past presidents have described the White House as "the crown jewel of the federal penal system" and "the great white jail." And lately, President Obama has been increasingly sending signals he's feeling claustrophobic in the presidential bubble.<p>The Signs<p>1. That 'Bear' Thing<p>He keeps referring to …

Back to the Future’s Terrible Newspaper

The other night, I flipped to a few minutes of <i>Back to the Future</i> — actually, it was the considerably worse sequel, centering on a dystopian …

25 Fun Facts About Back to the Future

<b>A few things you might not know about Marty, Doc, and Doc's pet chimpanzee.</b><p>1. The script was rejected over 40 times by every major studio.<p>"Some more …

Charlie Sheen Wrote A Poem Shaming Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson

A strange new addition to the Duck Dynasty saga. #TigerBlood<p>Presented without comment:<p>Charlie also added this photo of a duck for good measure:

Marty's Outfit From 'Back To The Future' Printed T-Shirt

This is a t-shirt printed with Marty McFly's iconic look from Back to the Future (available on Amazon for ~$30). Which, for the record, is a maroon …

Hayao Miyazaki Portrait Made From His Characters

Note: Worthwhile larger version HERE.<p>This is the portrait of famed animator Hayao Miyazaki created by DeviantARTist C3nmt using Miyazaki's movie …

Learning By Looking: If US State Size Matched Population

Note: Alaska not drawn to scale for some reason. Alaska is almost 2.5x the size of Texas (although California's population is only 1.5x the size of …

Damn Nature You Scary of the Day: Louisiana Sinkhole Swallows an Entire Tree Grove

In this dramatic footage released via YouTube earlier this week, the 24-acre Bayou Corne sinkhole swallows an entire grove of trees in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Since its discovery little over a year ago, the sink hole has grown 30 times in size and continues wreaking havoc to this day.

A New Perspective of the Day: This is What Hanging Out Looks Like in 2013

Check out “I Forgot My Phone,” a short film that paints a bleak and eerily accurate picture of what hanging out with friends actually looks like in today’s mobile age.

Charles Asks Spice Girl When They Will Reunite

Prince Charles showed his age today when he asked former Spice Girl Emma Bunton when the Spice Girls were going to reunite - but appeared to have no …

Disney Princesses As Lightsaber Toting Jedi And Sith

Note: Originally posted in April, updated with more characters.<p>This is a small series of Disney princesses reimagined as lightsaber swinging Jedi and …

Impressive Batman Graffiti Found In Abandoned Building

This is the series of Batman graffiti that Redditor sneakylawyer (aren't they all?) found while "urban exploring" (read: smoking weed in abandoned …

I Choose None Of You: Realistic 3-D Rendered Pokemon

This is a small series of Pokemon (Charizard, Blastoise and Venusaur) by artist Yuuki Morita that have been rendered realistically using 3-D …

Witches: Hand Painted Hogwarts House High Heels

These are the Hogwarts houses high heels hand painted by Redditor Smartypants and worn by her sister-in-law akasha446 and the bridesmaids in her …

200,000-Piece LEGO Rivendell (Built By The Same Lady Who Brought Us That Massive LEGO Hogwarts)

This is the 5-foot x 10-foot, 200,000 piece Middle Earth LEGO Rivendell built by Alice Finch (of 400,000-piece LEGO Hogwarts fame) and David Frank. I …

2014 Better Not Suck: 2013 In A Single Cartoon Picture

Note: Larger version HERE.<p>These are the events of 2013 summed up in a single drawing by artist Mario Zucca (links to his website with a complete list …

Heck Yeah, Falkor: Neverending Story Tablet Covers

Etsy seller GeekifyInc is selling these Neverending Story tablet covers. They cost $66 and come in a variety of sizes to fit most popular tablets. …

New Parents Recreate Classic Movie Scenes With Baby

These are a bunch of pics from Cardboard Box Office, a photographic series by new parents Libby and Leon, who recreate scenes from classic movies …

Impressive LEGO Joker Funhouse With Animated Action

This is the Joker themed LEGO funhouse built by LEGOmaniac Paul Hetherington. The build is impressive to begin with, but even more impressive when …

7 Tips for Keeping Your Man (from the 1950s)

Disturbing advice from the mid-20th century. It’s about to get real.<p><b>1. Don't Talk</b><p>Oh, did Mavis from next door insult your prize winning squash? Did …

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31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.