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.
In honor of the holidays quickly approaching, we take a moment to revisit those priceless moments from years gone by. Take a step down memory lane and under the tree of Christmas past with these vintage colorized photos. You never know, nostalgia might just get you in the spirit to start decorating early this year.
In recognizing the importance of replenishing our earth's oxygen source and combating the continual global deforestation issue, the Phillippines government found a creative way to encourage all their citizens to lend a helping hand. The new law will require all students from elementary school, high school, and college to plant at least 10 trees in order to graduate.
If you haven't heard yet, we're here to introduce you to the recent fitness phenomenon that is goat yoga. And yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. Goat yoga involves the introduction of the adorable and curious farm animals into your regular yoga practice. While at first glance, this might seem a concept too strange to consider, thousands are signing up to try it out for themselves. Like most good ideas, goat yoga came to fruition from one person's ambitious project and has since grown into a social media craze.
Amazon is bringing one of Hollywoods most recognizable voices straight to a living room near you. No, we aren't talking about another action packed movie full of zingy catch phrases and iconic one liners. This past Wednesday, Amazon announced we will soon all have the honor of inviting the legendary Samuel L. Jackson to take over our Alexa devices. With Jackson being the first of many celebrities to lend their voice to this new feature, you smart home device is about to get so much more entertaining.
So you've decided you want to go on a safari vacation but don't know where to go or where to start? Well, that is more than understandable. Safari in Swahili literally means "long journey" and it goes without saying that some of us don't have enough time to explore the entire length of this journey. Africa's wildlife is found in several of the continents beautiful countries and each has its own special appeal. Here we have narrowed down some of the most ideal places to make your individual African safari dreams come true.
After years and years of hard work, your long-awaited retirement has finally arrived and the world is officially your oyster. There are so many new adventures that are waiting for you to uncover and you now have the time to make all your wanderlust dreams come true. Now the only question that remains is where should you go first and what journey most appeals to your individual tastes. Lucky for you, we at Popular Everything have done our research and narrowed down the options for you.
While most of us spent our preteen and teenage years trying to pass mandatory creative writing classes and learning hot cross buns on the recorder, these musical prodigies were busy creating chart-topping hits. Proving age is just a number, here is a list of artists that you would never have guessed wrote their hit songs before they even reached their 20s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.