Author: Noa Kaufman

Stories

Doctor Saves Lives Simply by Writing His Name on His Scrub Cap

During medical procedures and life-saving surgeries, there is no doubt that every second counts. The emergency room can make for a chaotic scene where the pressure is on and there is zero room for error. Unfortunately sometimes avoidable mistakes do happen, especially during some of the more time-sensitive procedures. Throughout his career, Sydney-based anesthetist Dr. Rob Hackett has seen these mistakes happen and has come up with a very simple solution.
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Celebrities

Celebrities Reveal Their Sensitive Sides with These Commemorative Tattoos

Tattoos are a perfect way to solidify a significant event or a fond memory. Granted, those tattoos might sometimes be regrettable years later but here's hoping that's not the case for most. Here's our list of celebrities who felt compelled to pay tribute to their own life events with a meaningful piece of body art. Whether they wanted to commemorate a career-changing role or have dedicated their body art to loved a one, these tattoos make celebrities as relatable as ever. Some of these might be more heartwarming than you expect.
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Entertainment

Back to Hogwarts: Behind the Scenes Magic from the Harry Potter Film Series

No matter how many years pass, the magical world of Harry Potter will always hold a special place in our hearts. Since the release of the first film in 2001, the world has watched as the young cast grew up on set and completely owned their breakthrough roles. Popular Everything has collected some behind the scenes photos offering a glimpse into life behind the magic and what it was like growing up within the corridors of Hogwarts.
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Stories

A Caring Man Adopts 7 Teens, Giving Them All a Second Chance in Life

60-year-old Joe Toles, has dedicated the past ten years of his life to providing teenage boys, with rough childhoods a second chance. As a former guidance counselor from Queens, New York, Toles was more than aware of the many children and young adults out there who were struggling for a chance to live a happy and healthy life. Not only this, but Joe was already familiar with what it is like growing up in the system. He did not have a secure home growing up and is able to relate to the struggles that young teenagers growing up in similar situations can face.
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Stories

The Story of How Stefan Mandel Beat the System and Won the Lottery 14 Times

We all wish we could be one of the lucky few that wins the lottery. How great would it be if we could purchase that winning ticket? Unfortunately, we are one in a million with this dream, and the chances that it will come true are basically slim to none. One man, by the name of Stefan Mandel, was not willing to accept that reality and found a way to guarantee not one, but 14 lottery jackpots. Popular Everything has done the research and we are here to tell you all you need to know about Mandel's fascinating story and the details of his simple yet effective winning lottery strategy.
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Entertainment

Why Star Wars Will Never Be the Same Without Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher, known to the world as Princess Leia sadly passed away in December 2016 but her legacy lives on in the Star Wars universe, both as a memory and an ongoing presence. As the teaser trailer for the latest movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker revealed, Fisher will still appear in the film, even two years after her passing. It seems filmmaker, J.J. Abrams does not yet see a universe without its rebellious Princess.
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Celebrities

Can You Name These Celebrities Based off Their Adorable Throwback Photos?

Sometimes we forget the fact that even the most A-list, red carpet celebrities once lived a normal life just like us. They each have their own story from their childhood that somehow brought them the success that they achieved later in life. Take a look at our collection of celebrity childhood photos and see if you can guess who they belong to. Some of these might be harder than you would expect.
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Science & Technology

Instagram Makes Changes to Platform in Hopes to Initiate Social Change

In today's world of tech reliance, and social media hype, people are becoming more and more obsessed with collecting “likes” and impressing their peers. The digital popularity contest continues to grow and negative psychological effects are beginning to surface. It seems that Instagram has intentions to make certain changes in order to lighten the societal pressures that result from its current platform. Find out what those changes will entail.
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Entertainment

Real-Life Locations Featured in Television and Movies That You Can Actually Visit

Every once in a while, while kicking back and enjoying our favorite series or movie, we can't help but recognize a specific vista, coffee shop or frequented beachfront. Our team of movie buffs has collected some of the most iconic scenes in entertainment history and have scoured the earth to find their real-life filming locations. Take a look at these incredible side-by-side comparisons and find out where you need to travel in order to see for yourself.
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Stories

Homeless Man Returns Engagement Ring to Its Owner. What She Does in Return Proves Karma is Real

Sometimes acts of kindness come from the most unexpected places. People every day can surprise us with good deeds, as long as we open our minds and allow them to rectify common misconceptions. Such was the case for Missouri woman, Sarah Darling, and her chance encounter with a homeless stranger named Billy Ray Harris. After offering a small donation to the homeless man begging on the street, Sarah was shocked to find out that her engagement ring had gone missing. When she returned to confront the man, Sarah immediately understood that this was just the beginning of a life-changing story.
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Entertainment

Australian Comedian, Celeste Barber is the Ultimate Instagram Troll

Celeste Barber does not hold back when it comes to pointing out just how ridiculous our social media habits and mainstream beauty standards are today. Celeste gained world wide fame through her long-running Instagram series, #CelesteChallengeAccepted. Barber posts side-by-side photos of herself imitating pictures of celebrities, models and the like. She now has a whopping 5.7 million followers and continues to take the comedy world by storm.
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Entertainment

Behind the Scenes Moments from Some of the Best Movies in Cinema History

As audiences, we tend to forget how much work is really put into some of our favorite Hollywood masterpieces. We are so wrapped up in the world that these dedicated individuals have created for us, that we forget about the real men and women behind the scenes. Here we take a look at those rare moments where actors and filmmakers are captured on set and doing what they do best from a whole new perspective.
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Entertainment

20+ Electrifying Facts behind the Making of the Movie Grease

Grease the movie, released on June 16, 1978, not only became the highest-grossing film of that year but also the highest grossing live-action movie musical of all time. Generations of music and movie lovers continue to fall in love with the quirky characters and sing along to the upbeat songs. There are many interesting stories behind the making of the movies most memorable scenes that even the most die-hard fans might not have heard. Well, we've got the facts that you want. Take a step back in time to poodle skirts and leather jackets and find out all you need to know about the making of Grease.
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Around the World

The Legendary Fight That Brought Kung Fu to American Cinemas

Kung fu as a film genre and martial arts movies, in general, have long been a popular staple in Hollywood cinema. The incorporation of acrobatic fight stunts, hand-to-hand combat, and real martial arts practices in today's action movies all originate from the same source. Martial artist and actor, Bruce Lee set the pace for modern action films, and his journey towards acceptance in the Western world remains an influence in America's movie-making industry. Here we will break down Lee's story as well as other key martial arts masters that have fought their way into our hearts over the years.
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History

Vintage Photos of Summertime Back in the Day That Will Have You Feeling Nostalgic

Summer was once a time for fun in the sun and enjoying the great outdoors with friends and family. Before we had today's societal stresses and the distraction of the internet and technology, all we had to worry about was having a carefree good time. Lucky for us, we have some of these fantastic summer moments captured on film, and can now take you down memory lane for your daily dose of nostalgia. In honor of the approaching Fourth of July holiday and summer arriving at our doorstep, here is our collection of beautiful vintage photos of summer back in the day.
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LOL

Perfectly Timed Photos Sure to Put a Smile on Your Face

Sometimes the most picture perfect moments happen when we least expect it. In some cases, it takes a skilled professional to capture the most beautiful photo at the right split second. Other times, it's just a question of being at the right place at the right time. Here is our collection of some of the most perfectly timed photos. Whether these hilarious and awe-worthy moments are professionally staged or lucky coincidences, we will let you be the judge.
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LOL

The Most Hilarious Photobombs Ever Achieved

It looks as though photobombs have turned from awkward accidents to hilarious works of art. Some people have managed to perfect the skill and can now transform the most standard of photos into knee-slapping masterpieces. These days, no one is safe from falling victim to a photobomb, and these pictures are here to prove it. Whether it's an uninvited wedding guest or a surprise addition to the annual family vacation, here is our collection of some of the most epic photobombs to date.
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Music

Queen Guitarist, Brian May Thinks It’s Time for Another Live Aid

Live Aid, held on July 13, 1985, was a benefit concert put together to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Arguably, the most monumental set in the concert's star-studded line up was the twenty-one-minute performance put on by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon, aka. Queen. Guitarist, Brian May has enthusiastically expressed his desire to put on another concert of such scale, this time to tackle threats of climate change.
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Around the World

People Who Take Their Fandom and Obsessions to the Next Level

Once in a while, we stumble across a fan or enthusiast whose passion towards a certain person, animal, team or, pop culture franchise exceeds all others. They are willing to go the extra mile for their unique lifestyle and see no problem in dedicating their lives to their proud obsession. These fans can find themselves wholly dedicated to a particular sports team, an exhilarating hobby, an iconic celebrity, or even a childhood cartoon that helped them out of a dark place way back when. Here is our collection of some of the most exceptional aficionados who know no bounds when it comes to their obsessions.
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Music

When Stars Align: Rarely Seen Photos from The 1985 Live Aid Concert

On July 13th, 1985 an ongoing music-based fundraiser inspired the first dual-venue benefit concert in music history. The Live Aid initiative, encouraged like-minded performances around the world and was the largest-scale television broadcast of its time. Looking back, it seems as though every major rock act on Earth participated at this transcontinental event. Big names such as Elton John, Madonna, U2, Bob Dylan, and of course Queen were all on the Live Aid lineup. Here is a look back at some of the most memorable moments of the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert.
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