Editorials

The Myers-Briggs Personality Test and Its Influence on House Selection

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Does the Myers-Briggs personality test have anything to do with one's Hogwarts house? Read More »

Formulating Love in Harry Potter

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Psychologist Robert Sternberg is famous for formulating a “theory of love” known as the Triangular Theory of Love. It states that ”the three components of love are an intimacy component, a passion component, and a decision/commitment component.” Essentially, in this formula there are three factors in a successful romantic relationship, each equally important: Intimacy: “Which encompasses feelings of attachment, closeness, connectedness, and bondedness.” Passion: “Which encompasses drives connected to both limerence and sexual attraction.” Commitment: “Which ... Read More »

10 Things That Mean a Friendship Is Real

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The trio of Harry, Ron, and Hermione are arguably some of the most famous friends in today's society. This is a list of things that mean a friendship is real, inspired by our favorite fictional friends and their relationships. Read More »

“Harry Potter”: A Race to the Finish?

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Imagine if someone told you that in the time it takes the average person to go grocery shopping, you could completely re-read and finish "Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets"? Say hello to Spritz, the app that’s aiming to make that possible. Read More »

Muggle Wizardry

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Universal has done it again! New additions to the Wizarding World include interactive wands. Read More »

The Problem with Hogwarts’s House System

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When I was younger, I used to find the idea of being sorted into a house incredibly appealing. I wanted to be a Gryffindor, just like Harry, and grow up with a group of people as amazing as the members of the Gryffindor House. But the concept of being forced to enter a house when you’re still eleven years old has begun to bother me quite a lot for different reasons. Read More »

All I Really Needed to Know About ____ I Learned from “Harry Potter”

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A lesson I've learned from the Boy Who Lived. Read More »

Cell Block Tango: Azkaban Style

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If you're a fan of "Harry Potter" and the musical "Chicago", you'll enjoy seeing what parallels can be made between them. Read More »

Potter On Birthdays Past

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This happens to be my birthday weekend, so I was being a bit reflective this morning and was thinking about what past birthdays have brought. One that stood out in particular was my twelfth birthday. One year after I should have gotten my Hogwarts letter, I celebrated my birthday by going to see Mugglenet’s own Emerson Spartz and Ben Schoen at a nearby bookstore where they would be talking about Mugglenet.com’s book What Will Happen In Harry Potter 7. Read More »

A Muggle’s guide to the MuggleNet OWLs

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In spirit of the swiftly approaching MuggleNet OWLs, or Ordinary Wizarding Levels, I thought I’d put together a list of references and little tidbits of information to help with test prep. Read More »