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The Potter fandom keeps on pumping out hilarious Tumblr posts!

Harry Potter

LGBT couples can be refused service under new Mississippi law

The governor of Mississippi has signed into law a bill that allows private and public businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples, so long as that couple’s existence conflicts with the “sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions” of the business owner.<p>Mississippi's religious freedom …

LGBTQI

The feminist cupcake sale that led to death and rape threats

If someone had told me, one week ago today, that a simple bake sale aiming to educate students about wage disparity in Australia would rile up a university campus to the point of death threats to the organisers, would reach media sources across Australia, the UK and US, and would result in the …

Feminism

'Maybe he needs to read more widely': authors respond to Gay Talese

Authors including Neil Gaiman, Jodi Picoult and John Scalzi have listed dozens of inspiring female writers, in response to the journalist Gay Talese’s inability to name one.<p>Gay Talese in Twitter storm after failing to name inspirational female writers<p>Read more<p>Talese, who is one of the originators …

Books

Abortion must not be a crime, Amnesty says in Northern Ireland

Amnesty International has called for an end to the criminalisation of women in Northern Ireland who have taken abortion pills.<p>The human rights organisation was responding to the second case in a week of a woman accused of procuring abortion pills coming before a Belfast court.<p>The second case …

Northern Ireland

France passes law making it illegal to pay for sex

France is to make it illegal to pay for sex after MPs finally approved new legislation on prostitution following more than two years of rows and opposition by senators.<p>Under the new law, anyone caught purchasing an act from a sex worker will be fined and required to attend classes on the harms of …

Nicolas Sarkozy

'Biology not always destiny', says Ian McEwan after transgender row

Following media backlash, author clarifies stance in letter saying that transgender community should be respected and celebrated<p>After a backlash over his remarks about transgenderism last week, award-winning author Ian McEwan has written a letter to the Guardian saying “biology is not always …

LGBTQI

Bree Olson describes hardships after leaving adult film industry

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former adult film star Bree Olson has a message for young girls: Don't get into porn.<p>Olson was one of Charlie Sheen's live-in "goddesses" who shared his home with other women during his 2011 meltdown.<p>Olson estimates she was making $30,000 to $60,000 a month in the adult film industry before …

Hair Color

What's The Most Gorgeous Quote From A 2015 Book You Read This Year?

“Home is not a place or a lifestyle, but the state of your heart and all the people who take their place in it.”

Books

15 Weird Things You Never Knew There Were Words For

They're eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious!

Weird

17 YA Novels That Are Definitely Morally Complicated

Although, let's be real, what YA novel isn't complicated?

Books

17 Times Chris Hemsworth Had The Most Adorable Family In The History Of The World

Family goals.

Cute

This Is What Would Happen If "Pride And Prejudice" Were Set Today

The internet *does* change things.

Beverly Hills

James Franco Is Working On A Book About Lana Del Rey

What?

Lana Del Rey

22 Times You'll Die During Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour

RIP ME.<p>These are the thoughts, feelings, and number of times you'll be dead after seeing the greatest concert on Earth: the <i>1989</i> world tour.

Calvin Harris On Dating Taylor Swift: "It's Going Absolutely Fantastic"

BE STILL, MY HEART.<p>"It's going absolutely fantastic," Calvin told KISS FM, as we cried a river of tears.<p>"It's not like every single time we go out we get a photograph taken of us. That's not the case. For me, like, it could be a lot worse and I'd still be, like, insanely happy with it. So, I'm good …

These Award-Winning Photos From Around The World Were Taken On An iPhone

The 2015 iPhone Photography Award winners prove that great photography is in the eye, not the camera.<p>Overall Winners<p>Abstract Category<p>Animals Category<p>Architecture category<p>Children category<p>Flowers category<p>Food Category<p>Landscape Category<p>Lifestyle Category<p>Nature Category<p>News/Events Category<p>People …

Awards

So Jennifer Lawrence Got Another Hot Bodyguard

AGAIN. THIS IS HAPPENING AGAIN.

Celebrity News

18 Places In London To Read Your Favourite Book

A book with a view.

England

17 Awesome New Books You Need To Read This Summer

Here's what's hot this season.

Books

27 Ways "Harry Potter" Prepared You For Your Adult Life

Everything you know about life you probably learned from Harry Potter.

Film Industry

22 Powerful Stories About Feminist Awakenings

From personal experiences to Beyoncé and everything in between, people have found feminism in lots of different ways.<p><i>We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their stories about what sparked their feminist awakenings. Here are their powerful responses:</i><p>I started following a girl …

Feminism

Performing In “The Vagina Monologues” As A Transgender Woman

I played a role in a show about people with vaginas before actually having one myself.<p>Back in 2002, I performed in <i>The Vagina Monologues</i> — a show intended to be performed exclusively by women — without having a vagina. I was 25 and working as a technical assistant in a cognitive science lab at MIT, …

Time I

45 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "Pretty Little Liars"

Got a secret, can you keep it? Taking these 45 to the grave.<p>1. <i>Pretty Little Liars'</i> January 2014 season debut was the most tweeted season premiere in history; more than 30,000 tweets per minute were tweeted during the show.<p>2. Ashley Tisdale was originally slated to star in the series, but she turned …

TV

19 Burning Questions Disney Movies Never Answered

We need some magical answers ASAP.

Who Really Had The Most Tragic Story In Harry Potter?

J.K. Rowling gets real, man. Real real.

Books

24 Little-Known Facts About Disneyland

In The Disneyland Book of Lists, Chris Strodder shares over 200 lists of trivia, rankings, little-known-secrets, and more. Here are some of the best from this unofficial guide.<p><i>Thumbnail credit: Andy Castro / Creative Commons</i>

Walt Disney Company

46 Incredibly Useful Safety Tips For Women Traveling Alone

Here's what you need to know before traveling abroad solo.<p>Nikki Vargas, travel blogger at The Pin the Map Project, told BuzzFeed Life that her solo traveling began as a way to venture into the world alone with her thoughts. "One of the beautiful things about solo traveling is that you're living …

Swimwear

50 Of The Most Beautiful Lines In "The Great Gatsby"

In honor of the book's 90th anniversary.<p>1. "I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity."<p>2. "And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with …

Literature

15 Insanely Useful Diagrams For Book Lovers

Book and wine pairings? Yes please!

Books