Author: Emma Pitt

Stories

Meet the Former Football Player Who After Being Forced off the Field, Decided to Provide a Loving Family to Those in Need

This young Iowa native had everything going for him. He was a promising footballer that played for his college team until he suffered an accident that left him paralyzed. After a dark and difficult period, Chris Norton decided to defeat the odds and find it within himself to stand, whatever the cost. His strength of character shone through, seeing him move on to bigger and better things. Now 27 years of age, he found purpose in helping others and changing their lives for the better. At Popular Everything, we're bringing you the details about his extraordinary journey.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stories

The Incredible Story Behind This Viral Photo of a Man Rocking His Dog to Sleep in a Lake

It's 2012, and a Wisconsin man has walked out into Lake Superior with his dog, Schoep, in his arms. Fully clothed, he proceeds to rock Schoep to sleep in the water. Thankfully, his friend was present to capture this tender daily ritual and share it with the world, in a photo that went viral and resulted in huge global interest. One man proved just how unbreakable of a bond a man and his pet could have was when this picture made the rounds on the internet. At Popular Everything, we're bringing you the amazing story of John Unger and his arthritic dog Schoep.
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Entertainment

‘Tis the Season to Step Behind the Scenes and Learn Some Jolly Facts About These Timeless Christmas Classics

The Christmas season is upon us, and that means curling up in front of the TV with our loved ones to watch all our favorite Christmas films. Some of which we've seen as many times as we can remember. Regardless, you probably have yet to come across these unexpected facts about your festive favorites. Elf, Home Alone or Love Actually, we're covering all the bases!
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Entertainment

In the Makeup Chair: A Behind the Scenes Look at Hollywood’s Most Impressive Prosthetic Transformations

We've all seen films where the stars undergo extensive character transformations that leave them barely resembling what we're used to seeing. But what process does it take to get them there? We've ransacked the film and TV library to find incredible character transformations and behind-the-scenes footage of actors mid-prosthetic dressing. At Popular Everything, we're taking a look behind the smoke and mirrors to reveal the best makeup and prosthetic technicians at work on some of our favorite characters. From silicone face masks to hyperrealistic hairlines, we guarantee you won't have seen these Hollywood heavyweights like this before!
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Stories

Secret Engagement Man: Prankster Boyfriend Proposes Every Day for a Month and His Girlfriend Never Even Noticed

One man went above and beyond in his unique proposal idea. Edi Okoro devised the perfect way to make girlfriend Cally Reed's proposal special, by proposing in front of her every day for a month without her knowing! He documented the whole month of "secret proposing" while she was none wiser, taking daily pictures of him and his girlfriend in which she is completely clueless to the engagement ring. Take a look at Edi's series of lucky escapes in which he manages not to get caught... just about!
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Entertainment

Quentin Uncovered: Revealing the Clever Easter Eggs That Only True Tarantino Fans Could Spot

With the release of Tarantino's latest (and penultimate?) film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, we felt inspired to take a look at all the hidden messages, inside jokes, and revealing plot details scattered throughout all his films! Devoted homages, obscure references, and secret jokes are strewn throughout, in a collection of messages that tells a pretty personal story about the man behind the camera. Take a look at the subtle and revealing Easter eggs that prove his cult-following is well-deserved.
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Stories

Son Spends 6 Years and $30,000 Building His Mom’s Dream Car Resulting in an Emotional Drive Down Memory Lane

What's the greatest thing you've ever given your mom? You're unlikely to have gone as far as Donny Pinto, who won the title for best son of the year in 2018. Witness the touching moment Donny reveals his labor of love to his unsuspecting mom, in a gift that meant so much more than it's market value. Having spent $37,000 and 6 years building Jeanie "Nonni" Pinto her dream Chevrolet, she received the biggest surprise of her life that left her completely speechless. Find out just how far one son went to surprise his mom!
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Art & Style

New York Fashion Freak: Our Pick of the Strangest Trends to Grace the Runway This Week

High-fashion has always had a thing for theatrics; challenging our views on style and art, you just knew 2019 wouldn't disappoint... With New York Fashion Week (NYFW) in full swing, we thought you'd appreciate being kept up-to-date with the weirdest trends we're seeing this week on the runway. Fresh off the runway, these out-there creations have dared to be different and await feedback from the fashion world and the public. From an unprecedented beauty trend to gender-bending accessories, check out the latest trends that we're not too sure about...
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Sports

Photos of Tennis Players in Mid-Action That Will Make You Double-Take

With the US Open Championships in full swing, we wanted to take a look at some of the most intense and perfectly captured moments in tennis. Incredible, hilarious, or down-right embarrassing, here are our must-see photos of tennis athletes at maximum exertion! At Popular everything, we're bringing you some of the priceless photos that catch our tennis favorites in questionable moments!
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History

Ain’t Nothin’ but a Hound Dog: The Truth Behind Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s Split

Among all the ladies infatuated with the King of rock 'n' roll, one in particular caught his eye and went on to have a hugely significant role in his life. At Popular Everything, we're delving into some of the lesser-known details about the King's marriage to Prisicilla - one of the most iconic relationships in Hollywood's history - as well as the other women in his life.
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Sports

The Real Superwomen: Female Athletes Who Defied Expectations and Made Sports History

Today, female athletes are more celebrated than they've ever been, however, it's taken a lot to get to this point. Where women once weren't allowed to compete, the last century has seen female athletes reach incredible feats and even outperform their male counterparts in male-dominated sports. At Popular Everything, we've compiled a list of women who broke the gender barrier and made sports history.
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Art & Style

How Far Is Too Far? Hollywood’s Most Bizarre Red Carpet Looks

Can money buy taste? We've compiled a list to test that theory with our pick of some of the strangest outfits to parade down the red carpet. From ostrich feathers to raw beef, Hollywood are proving they're not afraid to test the boundaries of fashion. Whatever the designers and wearers were trying to say with these questionable designs, it's clear they wanted all eyes on them...
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Art & Style

Hidden Talents: Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Artists

Do these artistically inclined musicians and actors possess genuine talent, or are they just deluded celebrities? At Popular Everything, we’re bringing you the accomplished individuals keen to leave their mark in the world of fine art. From painters and sculptors to performance artists, we’re sure you’ll have an opinion on the notable figures you didn’t know created visual art.
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