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J K Rowling

10 Famous Women on Facing—and Overcoming—Failure

Society pretty much hardwires us to fear failure—practically every piece of content we consume (from movies to TV shows and even some news stories) de... Read More »

Bana al-Abed, the 7-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Who Has Shared Her Story On Social Media, Is Now Writing a Memoir

Bana al-Abed, the 7-year-old Syrian refugee who has been an outspoken advocate for Syrian people on social media, is now releasing a memoir about her... Read More »

J.K. Rowling Wants You to Have the Advice She Never Had in Her Early Career

Most writers feel a sense of hardship at the beginning of their careers. One Twitter user has the advice J.K. Rowling said she wish she had in her ear... Read More »

The Best Quotes From Women Who Failed Before They Succeeded

It's tough to reconcile with failure — especially in a society teeming with competition and rewards for "winning" something. But failure and succe ar... Read More »

Are You Ready for J.K. Rowling's 3 Upcoming "Harry Potter" Books?

Harry Potter fans, rejoice! Pottermore has officially announced the upcoming September release of a three-book series known as "Pottermore Presents."... Read More »

"A Lady" and Five More Female Authors with Pen Names

Sometimes the names of great authors are veiled, mi ing, or falsified — especially if they belong to women. Jane Austen used the coy pen name "A Lady"... Read More »

J.K. Rowling Revealed Her Favorite Harry Potter Chapter

If you're a fan of Harry Potter, this news may bring up some emotionally devastating feelings: J.K. Rowling just revealed her favorite Harry Potter ch... Read More »

See How This Artist Is Giving Bratz Dolls an Empowering Makeover

While Bratz dolls may not seem like an empowering toy for young girls, artist Wendy Tsao is working to change that through her "Mighty dolls" project.... Read More »

7 Famous Women You Didn't Know Were Introverts

According to attn:, introverts, who are often overlooked, make equally good leaders as extroverts. "In a dynamic, unpredictable environment, introvert... Read More »

J.K. Rowling Reveals Harry Potter's Family History on Pottermore

Pottermore, the website for all things Harry Potter related, has been clutch for Potter superfans — especially since the beloved books and movies came... Read More »

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