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JK Rowling Funds MS Research With Whopping $18 Million Donation to Honor Her Mother

This isn’t the first time author J.K. Rowling has donated a chunk of her fortune to charity, but researchers are still jumping for joy over the donation.

After Amusing Twitter Exchange, J.K. Rowling Shocks a Book Club by Showing Up

Join us for Saturday Slaughters today at 2.30pm. We shall be discussing The Cuckoo's Calling by @RGalbraith pic.twitter.com/ux6ar9gcnW— Orkney Library (@OrkneyLibrary) March 5, 2016 ...

J.K. Rowling Uses Her Fame For Good, Launching Lumos Nonprofit in US

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is hoping to tap into America's philanthropy and influence as she launches the U.S. arm of her nonprofit Lumos...

Harry Potter Fans and J.K. Rowling Win Deal to Get Child Labor Out of Chocolate

After a four-year campaign by the fan activist group the Harry Potter Alliance and its favorite author, J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. has relented and...

J.K. Rowling Writes New Harry Potter Pages for Halloween

J.K. Rowling handed out a special Halloween treat for her die-hard Harry Potter fans, this time in the form of a profile of one of the most...

JK Rowling Sends Letter and Wand to Young Shooting Survivor

JK Rowling penned a hand-written letter in purple ink to a teenager who found strength in the words of a Harry Potter film after her family...
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J.K. Rowling Outed as Writer of Acclaimed Crime Novel

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling secretly posed as a retired military policeman to write a crime novel that has been hailed as one of...
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JK Rowling Gives Signed Potter Books to Teen’s Fundraiser in Honor of Fan’s Lost Friend

Harry Potter fan Shona Macleod, 15, decided to contact JK Rowling in her effort to raise £950 for a park bench where she could...
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J.K. Rowling Might Write More Harry Potter Books

J.K. Rowling celebrated Easter at the White House, reading to some kids and answering questions about the future of Harry Potter. According to...

Good News in History, July 31

Happy 75th Birthday to Sherry Lansing, who was named the president of 20th Century Fox in 1980 and became the first woman to head...

Good News in History, July 21

120 years ago today, the novelist and journalist Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois. His elegant, yet lean style of writing—which he...

Good News in History, July 8

Happy 70th Birthday to Chef Wolfgang Puck, the Austrian restaurateur and businessman who learned cooking from his pastry-chef mother. Puck moved to the U.S....

Good News in History, November 4

50 years ago today, “Wichita Lineman,” the 12th album by Glen Campbell was released. It peaked at No. 1 and spent 46 weeks on...

Teens Mount Rescue Operation For Helpless Kangaroo Stuck in Neck-Deep Mud

If it had not been for two teenagers who were willing to get their hands dirty, this little kangaroo may not have survived very much longer.

Girl Figures Out Perfect Way to Get Dad to Finally Say Yes to Adopting a Puppy

An 8-year-old girl employed a cunning approach to convincing her father to adopt a puppy – and it has led to hundreds of shelter donations, dozens of cute dog pictures, and a dad resigned to cleaning up animal poop.

9 Leaders Reveal What Their Biggest Doubters Told Them — and We’re Glad They Ignored it

These 9 celebrities are some of the greatest artists and innovators of our time – and they have faced some harsh words of rejection in order to get where they are now.

Look at This Quick Guide to the Habits, Advice, and Inspiration of the World’s Most Successful Women

This infographic is all about the habits of the world's most influential women and how they believe other women can find success as well.

Child Labor Rates Cut By Almost Half, Millions More Children Get a Childhood

Yet another positive trend has emerged from around the world: since child labor rates have plummeted by almost half since the turn of the...

Giant Straw Animals Erected From Crop Leftovers at Harvest Time Are Absolutely Wicked

If you aren't already in the autumnal mood, these massive animal sculptures made from harvested rice-straw are sure to get you in the spooky spirit.

Facebook is Celebrating Harry Potter’s 20th Birthday in a Magical Way

It has been 20 years since Muggles were blessed with the first installment of the Harry Potter book series – and Facebook has added...