Celebrities

Bon Jovi Will Be There for Us Always, As He Launches His Third Soulful Soup Kitchen

Legendary rock icon, Jon Bon Jovi will always hold a special place in music history. He won us all over with his winning smile, shaggy locks, and soulful anthems like "It's My Life," "Always" and "Livin' on a Prayer." And this soulful rocker has definitely got soul. Jon has just announced the launch of his third soulful community kitchen. So, let's delve into the real story behind these soulful restaurants.
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Music

The Story of How Tiny Desk Earned It’s Not so Tiny Fan Base

Whether or not you're a fan of NPR (National Public Radio) or not, chances are you've heard about their intimate and authentic Tiny Desk Concerts. Tiny Desk is a series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music, in their Washington, D.C. office. As the name suggests, the performances are all held behind an actual desk, more specifically behind the desk of "All Songs Considered" host Bob Boilen. The concerts have gathered quite a large following since its conception in 2008 and once you tune in for yourself, you'll understand why. 
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Around the World

It Only Took One Man to Kick Start the World’s Largest Beach Clean Up and Thanks to Him, the Baby Turtles Have Finally Returned to Mumbai

As a keen environmental activist, lawyer Afroz Shah from Mumbai couldn't wait to get started on his clean-up mission; removing all of the garbage from the heavily polluted Versova Beach. Three years later, the lawyer and his many volunteers successfully made this beach a clear and beautiful place again. Not only this, but the team started to see a couple of reptiles walk along the sand as a result of the clean-up! Popular Everything has all the details you need to know about this tremendous story.
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Entertainment

From Comics to the Big Screen: Comparing the Original Book Characters with Their Real-Life Adaptations

However much you consider yourself a comic book fan, it would be near impossible not to recognize the superheroes and villains of the big screen. But how much do you know about how they were originally meant to look? At Popular Everything, we're comparing the ways in which our favorite comic book characters have changed from their initial design. Which character got gender-swapped? Who did they completely rewrite? And which character was supposed to be blue? You're sure to learn a few unexpected things about the biggest supers of the Marvel and DC universe. We're bringing you side-by-side photos of today's comic book heavyweights with their original character design.
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LOL

This Groom Gave His Beloved Cat the Honor of Being His Best Man, Cat Hilariously Steals the Show

Ever since Aaron Benitez first locked eyes with his beloved grey feline and decided to adopt him, the besties became inseparable. when the time came for Aaron to plan his wedding; he couldn't think of anyone more suited to be his best man than his trusty side-kick Prince Michael. However, his cat was no ordinary wedding guest. He winded up becoming the "main priority," the main attraction of the wedding and eventually stole the show!
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Entertainment

The Joker Stairs in NYC Have Become the Latest Tourist Attraction and Fans Can’t Get Enough

It's news to nobody at this point how successful Todd Phillips' Joker movie has become, but it's success has actually welcomed a whole new tourist attraction to form! Situated in New York City's the Bronx, fans are traveling near and far to impersonate the Joker as they pose for pictures, stood on the iconic staircase that features in the movie. Popular Everything has all the details on this hot new destination.
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LOL

20+ Photos of Bargain Crazed Shoppers in the Heat of the Black Friday Madness

There's nothing quite like an outrageous sale, or a Black Friday bargain-hunt to make you feel alive. After all, who doesn't love a good deal? Still, when these shopping warriors prepared for Black Friday, the most coveted and busiest shopping day of the year, they went to the next level. On this day, there really are no rules. So let's marvel at these apocalyptic scenes and see what people will do for a crazed-deal, in the heat of the Black Friday madness.
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Around the World

The Circus of the 21st Century: How Germany is Leading the Way With Holograms

The Circus has been entertaining people throughout the world for centuries. It’s a time-honored tradition, but the practice of training animals to do silly things for the amusement is definitely a thing of the past and there are many reasons why it’s not a popular as it once was. Germany's Circus Roncalli has been entertaining crowds with its animal shows since 1976 but has decided to change things up to fight against animal cruelty in the industry. With the use of innovative technology they have swapped flesh and blood for holograms.
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Stories

Devoted Husband Spends Two Years Planting a Scent Garden of Pink Flowers to Bring Blind Wife out of Despair

Toshiyuki and Yasuko Kuroki were dairy farmers in the Japanese countryside and had been happily married for 3 decades when she suddenly lost her sight due to a diabetes complication. To Mr. Kuroki's sadness, she fell into a depression and isolated herself in their home. In his desire to see her happy again, he came across an ingenious idea that he hoped would work, but wouldn't be easy to execute. At Popular Everything, we're bringing you the fascinating story behind one man's will to put a smile on his wife's face.
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Entertainment

Familiar Faces: Meet the Real People Behind the Nation’s Beloved TV Commercials

The loveable faces behind our favorite commercials were so much more than just TV extras. They became household names and an important part of our daily TV viewing. We welcomed them into our living rooms and they became part of our TV family. Of course, we didn't really know them, or what they did after the commercials. And they didn't know us. So we've ransacked the TV archives to uncover who these TV personalities really are and more about their intriguing lives.
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Celebrities

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shield’s Unparalleled Success While Growing Up In the Spotlight

Brooke Shields was one of the most recognizable young movie stars of the early 1980s. Not only is she known for her signature brows but for her wholesome image. Shields rose to fame in many controversial ways; starring in a handful of risque movies all while maintaining her innocence. Her rise to fame led to her landing a modeling gig with one of the most controversial ad campaigns of the century.
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Stories

Flower Children 50 Years On: The Story Behind the Iconic Album Cover That Defined Woodstock

At just 20 years old, Nick Ercoline and Bobbi Kelly were two young lovebirds living in New York, working and studying - nothing too out of the ordinary. However, a perfectly-timed image of them embracing at Woodstock festival in August of 1969 would come to symbolize the infamous summer of love. Not only that, their puppy love would blossom into a long and loving marriage, as they now celebrate 50 years of life together since that famed photograph. Read about the fascinating story of Nick and Bobbi, from their hillside hug to their relationship spanning half a century.
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History

A Look Back at What Christmas Time Looked like on the Year You Were Born

If we think back to Christmas time from our childhood, we are sure to feel a sense of warm nostalgia from memories gone by and history in the making. In honor of this sentiment, we take a step back into time to remember what Christmas was all about through the years. Remember these important moments that helped shape our holiday cheer and use it as inspiration to embrace the holiday merriment that's to come.
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Celebrities

Stars of Today That Bear an Uncanny Resemblance to Beloved Old Hollywood Icons

Everything comes full circle, it seems. The great beauties and hunks of yesteryear are more relevant today than you think, judging by the similarities we've found between them and present-day celebrities. The faces of the rich and famous appear to creep up a lot when revisiting old Hollywood classics! We're sure that today's stars grew up well aware of their good looks, but do you think they knew about their old Hollywood doppelgangers? Check out this list of celebrities who bear a strong resemblance to the icons of the past. You'd be forgiven for mistaking which one's which!
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Celebrities

‘Tis the Season in Tinsel Town: A Look at How Our Favorite Stars Get into the Holiday Spirit

The season to be merry is just around the corner. And there's nothing more magical than watching other people get into the holiday spirit. From ugly sweater parties to glammed-up festive fun, these celebs are unapologetically proud of their seasonal escapades. Some showed us all how the holidays are done. Others went into seasonal overdrive. So, take a sleigh ride with us through the most extravagant, adorable, cheeky and hilarious celeb-filled festivities.
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Art & Style

Princess Diana, the Fashion Icon: How the Monarch Earned Her Crown in Street Style Royalty

Fashion lovers, listen up! We're paying the original trendsetter a visit. Over the years, social media has emphasized the importance of Princess Diana's street style, and how the monarch not only is known as a great humanitarian, but quite the style icon too. Sit back, and enjoy this collection of some of the most iconic Lady Di fashion looks to date.
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Wellness & Lifestyle

Keeping up with the Times: From Statement Bags to Vegan Food, Here Are the Exciting Changes to Expect From IKEA This Year

With the arrival of IKEA's 2020 catalog this summer, we've seen the updated home goods on offer to us. But the Swedish megastore has had other plans up their sleeve and has been looking to branch out of their usual shtick in the coming year. Here are our top picks of what IKEA, literally, has in store for us! Aside from the products, IKEA is taking more responsibility for their ecological impact. Ingka Group, IKEA's holding company, revealed that they have invested over $2.76 billion in solar and wind energy systems in the last 10 years to power its global operations. Along with their growing focus on sustainability, take a look at IKEA's solutions to keep up with the times.
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Stories

The Wild Life of Tippi Degré: One Girls Story of Being Raised Amongst the Animals

Welcome to the incredibly wild and captivating world of Tippi Degré; the little French girl who was raised in the rolling plains of the African Savanna. As you can see, Tippi is just as comfortable riding an ostrich as she is chilling with a five-ton elephant named Abu. Naturally, she also considers Abu her big brother. And her best friend is a leopard. Just like in the Jungle Book, Tippi Degré has often been labeled the real-life Mowgli. Now she is older, she wrote a book about her life. So let's delve into her unique, magical, and magnificent story.
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Celebrities

Season’s Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Most Festive Celebrities over the Years

Tis the season to make a list, check it twice, and send holiday cards to all your friends and family. When it comes to bringing good tidings in annual card form, stars are just like us. Some celebs give us a peek into their cozy family life while others are waiting to show off the glitz and glam and we're obsessed with them all. Take a look at some of the most joyous holiday cards we've seen from celebrities over the years.
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Around the World

The World’s Last Matriarchy: A Glimpse Into the Only Standing Society in China Where Women Rule

Deep into the Himalaya mountains, there is a small "Kingdom of Women" known as the Mosuo tribe of China. Situated in the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces close the Tibetan border, these remote people live in the closest thing we have in the world to a matriarchy - in other words, a society governed by women. Barely if ever seen in the modern or historical world, this small, isolated community in rural China are cohabiting in one of the rarest societal structures ever seen. These stand-out group of people challenge some of the world's most established principles regarding sexuality, home life, and parenting. The Mosuo people are truly setting a precedent - but it remains to be seen how long this ancient "Kingdom of Women" will last in today's ever-changing landscape.
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