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Revisiting Hogwarts

The New York Public Library | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
The New York Public Library

In anticipation of the Sorcerer's Stone anniversary, we researched that ultimate expression of appreciation and came up with a list of 17 things we wish had happened in the Harry Potter books.

Everybody Wish James Potter Good Luck On His First Day At Hogwarts

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment

On this day, at 11 a.m. sharp, James Sirius Potter, son of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, would have departed Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters for on...

This Proves Joffrey Was The Hero On 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment

Anyone who must say, "I am the king," is no true king, but that doesn't mean they're not a hero. The YouTubers behind the viral video reimag...

Can You Be The Hero?

Tom Morris | Posted 08.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

Today, you can begin to create the moral hero within who will act fast and instinctively tomorrow. Or you can deepen and reinforce the good tendencies you already have. It's up to you.

Couple Spoofs 'Harry Potter,' 'Star Wars' And More In Nerdtastic Pregnancy Announcement

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.29.2015 | Parents

This couple's pregnancy announcement is totally nerdtastic. Excited announcers: PJ Tamayo and Allison Jones Due date: January 2016 Announcem...

Harry Potter Has Never Seemed So Creepy

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment

Forget “The Boy Who Lives.” In this parody movie trailer, YouTube’s BloodBlitz Comedy presents “Harry Potter: The Bo...

This Teacher's Harry Potter-Themed Classroom Is Truly Magical

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents

An Oklahoma teacher hopes her new Harry Potter-themed classroom will inspire her students to immerse themselves in reading. Stephanie Stephe...

Ukrainian Statue Portrays Putin As Dobby The House-Elf

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel

A pair of political artists in Ukraine unveiled a monument to the "Russian world" on Monday, according to Crimean news agency QHA, but the statue...

J.K. Rowling Supports That One Big 'Harry Potter' Theory On Dumbledore

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment

We've heard help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask, and now J.K. Rowling is proving it. The author took to Twitter recently to a...

'Harry Potter', 'Jurassic Park', 'Avengers' and 14 Other Multi-Billion Dollar Movie Franchises

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business

The highest-grossing movie franchises measure their earnings in the billions of dollars -- and that is often just from the box office ticket sales. Here is a look at some of the most successful 17 film franchises in history based on domestic gross box office earnings reported by Box Office Mojo.

The Oasis Within: The Story Behind the Story

Tom Morris | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Tom Morris

The Huffington Post has helped to create a new way of being a philosopher, and of looking at life philosophically. Let me explain. In February of 201...

15 Book Pillows to Keep You Cozy While You Read (PHOTOS)

Pixable | Posted 08.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

For bibliophiles, it's impossible to walk by a bookstore and not feel compelled to go in. You always have a book in-hand and a "to-read" list that will never stop growing. And you're always willing to proclaim your affection for books, in any way possible -- including pillows.

What Three Fictional Heroines Can Teach Future Female Leaders

Anne Loehr | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

We need girls and boys to see women leaders and heroes as the norm. Although they are few, the three heroines I have in mind are powerful examples of female leadership. So who are these three fictional heroines and what what can they teach current and future female leaders?

The 10 Best Teen Choice Awards Speeches Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 08.14.2015 | Teen

In celebration of the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, let's take a moment to remember the stars who took their acceptance speeches much further tha...

J.K. Rowling Reveals What Her Horcrux Would Be (If She Had To Make One)

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.08.2015 | Entertainment

Dear, sweet J.K. Rowling would never want to make a horcrux, of course. The deed -- if you remember from the Harry Potter book series ...

Is This The Best Harry Potter Pun Ever?

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.11.2015 | Arts

The inspired world of Harry Potter fandom has blessed us with a truly magical joke. Author J.K. Rowling celebrated her 50th birthday on July...

'Harry Potter' Actress Scarlett Byrne Engaged To Hugh Hefner's Son

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment

Congrats to Scarlett Byrne and Cooper Hefner!  Hefner, who is the son of legendary Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, shared the good news that they're...

This Harry Potter-Inspired Wedding Will Make You Believe in Magic

Bridal Guide | Posted 08.07.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

If you're a Harry Potter fanatic, then this wedding is like a dream come true.

Kindness and Art Trump Commerce

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

We were at Fringe Central, which is the building where performers who are registered with the Fringe can hang out. There's wi-fi, a copy machine, café area, and helpful people who are in the same boat as you are (if you're putting a show on this year).

This 'Harry Potter' Theory About Dumbledore Is Still Keeping Fans Guessing

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

Almost 10 years have passed since J.K. Rowling published the final novel in the Harry Potter series, but the tale still has fans guessing about possib...

This Taylor Swift And 'Harry Potter' Mashup Will Show You Incredible Things

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment

If you thought that photo of Emma Watson and Taylor Swift was as magical as it gets, hold on to your broomsticks, people. YouTuber Kate...

The Boy Who Lived and Continues to Live On

Lakshmi Iyer | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Lakshmi Iyer

I am not sure when I read the first book or when I finished reading them for the first time. I do remember it was 2006 when I read them the second time. All seven books of them. In one week. In between working full time and researching infertility treatments.

12 'Harry Potter' Secrets You Didn't Know J.K. Rowling Revealed

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment

It's Harry Potter's birthday, and you know what that means: time to get riddikulus. It's hard to believe, but the boy wizard, who was born July 31, 1...

The Guy Who Played Dudley Dursley In The 'Harry Potter' Movies Looks Totally Different Now

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment

We're not sure when, why or how we became so obsessed interested in seeing child stars grow up (ahem, Neville Longbottom), but it happened, and w...

Tom Riddle Rejected All These Anagrams For 'Voldemort,' And It's Really Too Bad

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.21.2015 | Comedy

In the Harry Potter series, it's explained that Tom Riddle, the troubled youth who would grow to become the most feared wizard of all time, invented h...