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Voldemort’s Final Horcrux Is A Nokia Phone 0

Voldemort’s Final Horcrux Is A Nokia Phone

The Nokia 3310 cellphone is famous as being indestructible. That’s exactly the reason why evil the Lord Voldemort put his last sliver of his soul in a Horcrux inside the ancient cellphone. At least, that’s the concept behind this nerdy Harry Potter-themed skit by Pistol Shrimps.


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Taco ‘Bout A Coincidence! These Two Dudes Randomly Met At A Party

Let’s not burrito round the bush. There will be a fajita’d debate on the true story behind how these two guys chose to wear those shirts on that one fateful night at that one party.

According to Reddit, it was pure coincidence, and the two taco-loving dudes didn’t know each other beforehand.

But you guys can taco ’bout it the comments below and let us know how you think this cosmic coincidence occurred.

We’ll just be over here with our puns, and a side of salsa.

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Dogs Are Helping These College Students Manage Their Stress Levels

Matthew Louie and Raj Maheshwari were your average, stressed college students, but they decided to do something about it.

Their solution? Bringing a puppy room to their school — Queens College — during finals week.

“I was a member of student government, I was taking six classes, I’m double majoring — there were a million and one things going on,” Maheshwari said during a HuffPost Live segment.

“When this came to Queens College,” Maheshwari added, “it definitely contributed to just ‘cooling me down’ when I was just so aggravated. There was so much going on, so it really definitely helped.”

Many colleges have tried out using dogs to help students destress around finals. Research shows interaction with pets can lower stress hormones and raise endorphins, or happiness hormones, according to the Associated Press.

Louie was initially surprised at Queen College’s willingness to host the puppies, but affirmed that the”puppy room” has been a huge hit with both students and professors alike.

“Even now, the faculty is asking when is the puppy room coming back because they heard it was such a huge success from their students,” Louie said. “So it’s definitely a part of the college now, in my opinion.”

Watch the clip above to hear more about the stress-reducing power of puppies.

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If I Die Young

Nobody likes to think about their mortality, but the untimely deaths in 2012 of two young moms in my city of Birmingham, Alabama, really made me consider mine.

I never met Laura Black or Elliot Williams in person, but they inspired me. They were the moms/friends/wives/amazing women everyone knew and loved. For months I followed their stories on Facebook, praying as our mutual friends posted updates and crying at my computer.

Whenever I started to complain about my life, I thought about Laura and Elliot. Compared to two moms losing their earthly battles to cancer, my problems suddenly seemed small.

What Laura and Elliot made me mindful of was that good health is a privilege. All the ordinary events I take for granted — driving carpool, grocery shopping, taking care of my kids — would seem like incredible blessings if one day I woke up and couldn’t do them. Because of Laura and Elliot, I became more grateful. I realized what an honor it is to be able to serve the people I love.

After these women passed, I sat down and did what I’d thought about doing for years: I wrote down long-term advice for my daughters. I thought about what I want them to know when they go to college… start working… get married… and begin a family. Just in case I’m not around.

Below is a list I’ve made as a starting point, something to add to over time. I’m sharing it to encourage other parents to do the same. While this was a little hard to compose, it was also a relief because with a written legacy comes a small peace of mind.

Please remember that you don’t have to be a writer to create a list. Should something happen to you or me, our families wouldn’t care about perfection. What they’d search the entire house for is anything that sounds like us and reflects our unique filter. What they’d want is a keepsake that keeps our memory alive as accurately and poignantly as possible.

With that said, here’s my list. Here are some basic things I want my daughters to know:

Genuine interest in other people will attract you friends quickly. If you learn to be a good listener, you can find friends anywhere.

Nothing done out of love is a waste. Love is the best gift you have to offer.

You’ll spend half your life waiting — waiting for a test result, waiting for a relationship, waiting for a chance. But remember: What happens to you while you’re waiting is often more important than what you’re waiting for.

The world is full of talent. It’s not a lack of ability holding most people back; it’s attitude.

People will push you as far as you let them. Set personal parameters and learn to say NO.

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It’s okay to be the only person in the room not doing something.

Be grateful. This alone puts you ahead of the game.

Character is who you are in the dark. It’s doing right when nobody is there to monitor you. Character enables you to face yourself in mirror and like what you see. It’s essential to a good life.

You will make mistakes. You will feel ashamed. You will know the sting of regret. Own your choices and use the past to your advantage by learning from it so you wind up in a better place.

When misfortune strikes, see it as a chapter of your life, not the story of your life. A storm in one chapter can lead to a rainbow in the next.

Practice forgiveness daily so your resentments don’t build up. Forgiveness is about letting go and releasing anger. Not everyone who wrongs you will ask for forgiveness. Forgive them anyway and move on.

Don’t judge. We all need mercy, and you never know what someone is going through.

Be real, be authentic, be you. What makes you different is what makes you great.

Stay away from toxic people, and don’t enable or justify poor behavior. You can love someone without them being in your life.

Find a job that pays the bills. If it isn’t your heart’s desire, pursue that on the side. Not all passions immediately turn a profit.

Beware white liars. Small liars become big liars.

Trust your gut and value the opinions of your loved ones. When they all tell you the same thing, it’s time to listen.

Speak the truth regardless of what the consequences may be. Sweeping the truth under the rug creates a mess down the road.

Believe in goodness. Don’t let the bad seeds in your life ruin your hope for mankind.

Stay close to your siblings. Your sibling relationships will be the longest relationships in your life, so nurture the ties. Should the world desert you, I hope your sisters remain as your last friends standing.

Don’t keep score in love. Keeping score is exhausting and breeds competition. Nothing about love should be competitive.

In both friendship and love, it’s better to be alone for the right reasons than with someone for the wrong reasons. If someone treats you poorly or puts you on an emotional roller coaster, distance yourself. A relationship is not about you keeping another person happy. It’s about two people helping each other grow and get better, being stronger together than apart. (Think of it as synergy, where 1 + 1 = 3.)

Say what you mean. It’s unfair to expect others to be mind-readers.

When you’re upset, ask yourself if the issue will matter in one year, five years, twenty years… Chances are it won’t.

Keep God first. He loves you madly and has great plans for you. Problems often begin when you drift away from Him. A strong prayer life can keep you anchored.


So how about you? Are you ready to begin your list? All it takes is a pen and some paper or time with your computer to get the ball rolling. Reflect on your past and empty your heart and mind until there’s nothing left to tap.

Don’t edit yourself either — not until the end. The point is to get your thoughts down. What your family wants most is YOU. As long as you capture that, you can’t go wrong. And whether you hold your list close or share it now, you’re giving your family a priceless gift. This slice of your existence will only become more valuable with time and more meaningful to the people who know and love you best.

This post originally appeared on Find Kari on Facebook or check out her upcoming book, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, to be released by Thomas Nelson in November 2014.

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What Happened When One Man Decided To Fight Hunger One Can Of Food At A Time

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Priceless Reactions To College Acceptance Letters Shows What It Looks Like When Dreams Come True (VIDEO)

For a college-bound student, there is nothing more suspenseful than waiting to hear back from a school of your choice.

And when things go right, things go REALLY right.

Watch this original compilation by HooplaHa to see students receiving some of the best news of their young lives.

It’s hard to hold back a smile while watching them jump for joy, cry tears of happiness or just plain dance.

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Sterling: What Has Magic Johnson Done? Answer: A Ton For AIDS Awareness And Charity

Perhaps the oddest part of Donald Sterling’s interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper was the way he unloaded on Magic Johnson.

It was the second time in about a month that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers launched into tirade against the NBA Hall of Fame point guard, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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History Of The Saxophone

Of all woodwind instruments, the saxophone maybe the most popular and famous. The sax, named after its 1840 inventor Adolphe Sax, has been blown for over 150 years. Stop giggling. In honor of the prominent instrument, the musical nerds of CDZA cover its long history in this extended video


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Friends Find $40,000 Hidden In Secondhand Couch, And Do The Right Thing

The last time you dug into your couch cushions, what’d you find? Some lint, a pen, maybe a couple loose coins?

Whatever you came up with, it likely paled in comparison to the $40,000 three friends found in their couch, a secondhand piece of furniture they’d just picked up at a thrift store.

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Reese Werkhoven, a New York college student, and two friends, Cally Guasti and Lara Russo, had just bought the couch for $20, reports SUNY New Paltz’s student newspaper, The Little Rebellion, and were sitting on it for the first time, when Werkhoven brushed against an envelope under the armrest. Inside that envelope: $700 in cash.

“I almost peed,” Werkhoven recalled to the paper. “The most money I’d ever found in a couch was like 50 cents. Honestly, I’d be ecstatic to find just $5 in a couch.”

A deeper dig into the couch’s depths revealed more envelopes, some containing stacks of $100 bills. When all said and done, the trio told CBS New York they’d collected a pile of cash on their floor worth nearly $41,000. “Our neighbors thought we’d won the lottery or something, because we were just screaming,” Gausti told the station.

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Though they could have easily divvied up the cash and used it to pay off student loans, the three decided to follow up on a name they’d found written on one of the envelopes. A name which led them to an ecstatic elderly widow whose children had dropped the couch off at Salvation Army, planning to surprise her with an upgrade, not knowing it contained her life savings.

“We all agreed that we had to bring the money back,” Russo said to NBC New York. “It’s their money — we didn’t earn it.”

For their honesty, the woman gave each of the students $1,000.

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Finally, Someone Explains What The Heck Gluten Actually Is 0

Finally, Someone Explains What The Heck Gluten Actually Is

It seems everyone is on a gluten-free diet these days. But does anyone actually know what gluten is? Asap Science explains that, simply put, gluten is just a protein that gives dough it’s stretchy goodness. Think chewy pizza dough which is made with high-gluten flour. So why is everyone against it? Besides for people who are allergic to gluten, there is really no reason not to eat it. Chalk it up as yet another food fad that has little to no basis in science or reality. 


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