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Illusionists Reveal Trick To Creating Your Favorite Optical Illusions

The Huffington Post | Elisabeth Brier | Posted 09.08.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Many illusionists insist on never revealing their secrets. But lucky for HuffPost Live, illusion artists Raymond Crowe, Jonathan Goodwin and...

Feeling Stuck in the Yuck? Here's Why!

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they are yours." ~ Richard Bach Have you ever felt "stuck in the yuck"? You know, that mental, emotio...

Penn & Teller on Broadway: The Magic Is Back

Danny Groner | Posted 07.14.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

You can't help but get excited about the prospect of magic's supreme duo Penn & Teller returning to Broadway for the first time in decades. And they're just as giddy as the audience and fans to bring a healthy helping of old and new tricks to theater's premiere stage.

Why Do I See Patterns When I Close My Eyes?

Cheryl G. Murphy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Science
Cheryl G. Murphy

Even when we close our eyes, they are active. They are buzzing with the metabolism and regeneration of visual pigments. You can think of it as the TV not being shut off, but changed to a fuzzy picture.

The Unusual Downside Of Using Your Imagination

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Memory is an incredible tool. From nostalgic thoughts to little details, our brains have the power to recall the most poignant and defining moments --...

What is this, Inception? City Landscapes with Only the Building Facades | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts

Where one building could be an ugly apartment block -- telephone wires and stuck-on balconies included -- we now get to assess the structure free of its intended purpose.

Strange Illusion That Stumped Galileo Is Finally Solved

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science

A light-colored object on a dark background appears larger than a dark object on a light background, but until recently, no one knew why. Now, a stu...

Martin Gardner -- The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

What do L. Ron Hubbard, H.G. Wells, G.K. Chesterton, Lord Dunsany, Alice in Wonderland, M.C. Escher, John H. Conway, Roger Penrose and Oprah Winfrey have in common? The same thing as Isaac Asimov, Vladimir Nabokov, and Salvador Dali.

Don't Believe Everything You Think

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The fact that so many marriages end in disappointment for so many couples is a reflection of how many people continue to opt for the illusion of myths rather than to challenge the assumptions on which they are based.

WATCH: Researchers Create Creepy 'Phantom' Sensation

Posted 04.13.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/12/2013 02:41 PM EDT on LiveScience Amputees often suffer from a phenomenon known as phant...

Optical Illusions Explained

Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts

How would you define the concept of an optical illusion? Filmmaker Samm Hodges attempts to explain the phenomenon in his new video, "Illusions," a daz...

23 Illusions Shattered By Age

Carol Orsborn | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

The illusion of immortality was but the first of many illusions dispelled by the transit into and ultimately through midlife. On this, the far side of midlife, the deconstruction of illusions has only accelerated.

Optical Illusions Show How We See

Beau Lotto | Posted 01.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Beau Lotto

2012-11-15-lottopullA blue sky is a contradiction: the sky at night is devoid of colour, so why during the day does the world seem to be shrouded in a blanket of blue?

PHOTOS: Unintentionally Sexual Optical Illusions

Posted 11.13.2012 | Comedy

Warning: accidentally NSFW material ahead. Body parts may look like other, much funnier body parts. Bicycle seats and leather interiors may cause you ...

Teller Fights Back Against Magic Thieves

Esquire | Chris Jones | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment

Stealing magic has become a commonplace crime. Teller, a man of infinite delicacy and deceit, decided to do something about it....

Your Reality Is An Illusion

Natasha Dern | Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

If everything is an illusion, why bother trying, improving or aspiring? Since none of what you experience, see or feel is real anyway, then who or what exists?

The Talk of a Depression is Depressing

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

As economists debate the likelihood of a depression most of our media highlights sunnier forecasts, perhaps to boost confidence and the sales pitches of their advertisers.