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Do wizards get to choose if they become a ghost? Is it the sort of thing you'd want to choose?
You know that internal stress that makes Harry Potter accidentally blow up his Aunt Marge? You are going to have to control that stress and present a facade of calm, comfortable sanguinity.
Three words: double tearaway costume.
This is the first chance I've gotten to write in you since arriving at Hogwarts.
Textbooks are never going to be cheap—but when you're in college, every dollar counts. See how many dollars you can save by implementing these strategies.
With spells you have to say the words properly, in the right order, and you have to move your wand in the right way. Why does my snuff box come out with gold leaf on it, and someone else's come out just plain wood? We both said the same words.
It's the season for self-improvement, so we've put together a life list of skills that all of us should master.
You are going to fail and it is going to hurt and you will wish there was a way to get through life without ever having to fail at anything. But there isn't.
Whether you're NBK or just BKBNR (that's "been kissed, but not recently"), we have some solutions to survive that dreadful moment where you have to stand alone, in a room full of your friends or family, watching everyone else kiss.
Someday, when I invent a time-travel machine, I am going to use it to go back in time, find my sister, and discover Clue with her all over again.
Hop in to the DeLorean, grab your Time-Turner, and let's take a look at how time travel works in different universes.
Have a lot of historical figures to memorize? Sort 'em into Hogwarts houses.
I believe that having honest conversations about money helps us all become better at spending, saving, and earning cash. Even if we're wizards.
Is magic like Siri, and it won't work if you mumble? Is that even fair?
In the past, authors died long before we could get caught up in the minutiae of their work, giving us full rein to speculate wildly and pair secondary characters willy nilly.