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Stop Saying I’ll Change My Mind About Not Having Kids, Because I Definitely Won’t

As a kid, I spent a lot of time looking up to my older cousins and wishing I’d been born just a few years earlier so I could hang out with them more (it was either that or hang out with the cousins who were several years younger than me, and that was definitely not …

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I’m That Friend Who Won’t Shut Up About That One Time They Studied Abroad

You know that saying about how if you can’t figure out who the crazy friend in your group is, then you’re probably the crazy friend? Well, I made peace with being the crazy friend in a group of even crazier friends a long time ago, which is why I’m kind of okay with also being …

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If You Saw The New Assassin’s Creed Trailer, You Might Be Asking Yourself…What Even Is Assassin’s Creed??

The first official trailer for the upcoming film “Assassin’s Creed,” starring Michael “Magneto/Professor X Is My OTP” Fassbender and Marion “Hey Remember Inception?” Cotillard, has been making the rounds on social media lately, making sure that you and all your Facebook friends (and frenemies) know that you can expect to see it in theaters in …

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Can We Please Stop This Trend of Gender Bending Movie Reboots Before It Starts?

When I first heard the news that there was going to be a Ghostbusters reboot with an all-female cast, I was mostly just confused. For me, it was one of those “why fix what isn’t broken?” moments, because the original is such a classic. It was a movie that must have sounded ridiculous before it was …

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This Dude Figured Out the Names of the Four New Harry Potter Houses in “Fantastic Beasts”

Hey, I love Harry Potter Crafts so much that I wrote a book about them! My book, THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO CRAFTING THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER IS AWESOME AND YOU SHOULD TOTALLY BUY IT. The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter: 30 Magical Crafts for Witches and Wizards from Pencil Wands to …

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#MomSongs Perfectly Describes What It’s Like To Be A Mom

As it turns out, the day after Mother’s Day is the most fun time to be a mom on Twitter. Inspired by a segment on the comedy game show @midnight with Chris Hardwick, fans tweeted the show their best parody songs about their moms using the hashtag #MomSongs. The results were, well…pretty accurate: I Wanna …

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Overwatch Open Beta Extended – Blizzard’s Latest Game Might Just Be Its Coolest One Yet

Gamers, rejoice! If you’ve been counting down the seconds until the end of the open beta for Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment’s new adventure into first-person shooters, it turns out you’ve got a few extra hours to get your fill. As a thank you to “the millions of players who’ve logged in so far,” the company announced that they would be …

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Real-Life Quidditch Is Now A Thing And It’s Just As Awesome As You Think

Hey, I love Harry Potter Crafts so much that I wrote a book about them! My book, THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO CRAFTING THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER IS AWESOME AND YOU SHOULD TOTALLY BUY IT. The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter: 30 Magical Crafts for Witches and Wizards from Pencil Wands to …

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This Is Why Your Kids Like Minecraft

Of all the things that modern technology has given us – smart phones, space travel, litter boxes that clean themselves, etc. – the best thing by far, in my not-so-humble opinion, is video games. Enjoying a good movie or binge-watched TV series is great and all, but it’s sort of like a football player watching …

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Got Your Powerball Numbers? Here’s What $1.3 Billion Can Buy You…

That dream of one day having enough money to make all of your problems go away is never as prominent as when there’s the potential for a huge lottery win on the horizon. This Saturday’s Powerball drawing saw not a single person walking away with a ton of cash, meaning that the next drawing comes with a …

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The Twelve Best Family Friendly Table Top Games For Your Family

When I was a kid, family game night usually involved a never-ending game of Monopoly in which I was forced to be the banker so that I might learn some math skills (that didn’t work very well), or my dad teaching me how to play poker (that worked a little better – getting to keep real …

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8 Times Christmas is Actually the Worst

The holiday season is a time of joyous celebration, of giving, and of time spent with family. It reminds us all what it means to put others before ourselves. There is nothing more rewarding than to see the look on a child’s face on Christmas morning as the wrapping paper flies across the room, or the smiles …

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