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This Teenager Has Impressive Sleight-Of-Hand Skills

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.25.2015 | Weird News

Watch your pockets, folks. Moritz Mueller's sleight-of-hand skills are so good, he could probably walk off with Rudolph's red nose before Santa co...

"The Illusionists" Blends Impressive Magic With Great Showmanship at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

Since I first saw the Houdini biopic and read his biography as a kid, I've wanted to see Houdini's famous Chinese Water Torture escape performed live, and I finally got that opportunity last night at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.

A Spot-On Anthem For Parents Of Picky Eaters

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents

A new parody music video tackles a common source of parental frustration: dealing with a picky eater. The ladies behind the YouTube channel Laughi...

Do Mormons Believe in Magic?

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

In his early years before founding the Mormon church, Joseph Smith admitted that he sought after gold through magical means. Some might argue that his search for "magic" never ended, that the "golden plates" which he translated by use of seer stones in a hat were an extension of the same search.

A 'Muggle,' In The Muggle World, Once Referred To A Marijuana Cigarette

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts

"Its leaves can be dried, ground and rolled into cigarets [sic], which are bootlegged under the name of 'muggles,' 'reefers,' or 'Mary Warners,'" read...

Quirky New Web Series Tackles Yoga, Magic And Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment

On a freezing-cold day last winter, producer Anna Kerrigan walked into a New York City restaurant and immediately recognized the hostess. After chatti...

Space Is Where the Magic Happens

Nesrin Everett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Recently I had two afternoon meetings: a thirty minute meeting starting at 3pm and another at 5pm. Both were located within 15 minutes of each other.

Dear Fairy

Lynda Freeman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

In a park down by the Lake Ontario, in my neighborhood of Toronto affectionately named the Beach, is an old oak tree. I have walked by this tree many, many times as I've made my way from the boardwalk to the cafes and stores of Queen Street.

Some College Application Magic

Sam Johnson | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Sam Johnson

This Chinese applicant (video below) took the "just go for it" approach in her video application essay and the results are... Um... My first inclination was that this was what the internet generation likes to call a "major fail."

Postmodern Magic

Dan Truong | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
Dan Truong

This past summer, I read the novel Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. It details the story of one man, whose name happens to be Jonath...

New Stirrings at Spoutwood Farm

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Stephen D. Winick

For three days each year, an organic farm in bucolic Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, transforms itself into Faerieland, and people of all ages come from far and near to frolic with the faeries.

Detroit-Born Magician Jeff Hobson Returns Home to Bring Wonder With 'The Illusionists'

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.24.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

As you get older, the unknown can become scary as you question more and more things in the world, slowly losing that childlike innocence we all once had. Sometimes, we all love to take that escape from the daily rigmarole of life into some sort of fantasy.

Sasha Bronner

A Brief And Enchanting Visual History Of L.A.'s Iconic Magic Castle

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts

A death-defying trick: Bill Larsen, Sr. enlists an audience members for a death-defying trick utilizing the Thayer head chopper, while Geraldine (in...

I'm With Stupid: You Have to Believe We Are Magic

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.09.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I've been on a bit of a rant for the past month here at "I'm With Stupid," and I think maybe it's not the best thing for my blood pressure. Thus, I've decided to take a week off from ranting to focus on more positive things.

Spring and the Undoing of the Inertia of Pain

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 06.06.2015 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

Over the years, I found two great definitions for mythology. The first was crafted by the man I call my rabbi, the late Joseph Campbell, who said, "My...

Get Ready to Be Amazed by The Illusionists

Robert Bullen | Posted 05.16.2015 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

That instance aside, watching The Illusionists, I was reminded of the sheer skill and artistry that goes into refining the perfect magic trick. And at the Cadillac Palace, you can see some of the world's best in a tight, two-hour performance that will certainly delight and amaze.

Running From Your Past: Read This Magical Novel

Meira Bienstock | Posted 05.16.2015 | Books
Meira Bienstock

Some of us may be attempting to outrun our past, sprinting away from it, cowering away each time it knocks into our lives, unwanted, repeatedly, almost as though our lives are a perpetual series of cycles.

50 Awesome Quotes on Possibility

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

So... in honor of YOU, here are 50 cool quotes on possibility. You don't have to like them all. One will do just fine. But when you find the ONE that really moves you, let it sink in. Contemplate it. Feel it. Then take your next step.

A Letter To My Daughter On Her Second Birthday

Becky Tountas | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

May you always be so proud of your body -- pointing out your beautiful belly and happy to see your reflection in the mirror. You only get one body, so continue to love it.

11 Things You'd Never Guess About L.A.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Los Angeles is the "City of Angels," but it may as well be called the "City of Secrets." And we're not just talking about deals brokered in secret in Hollywood boardrooms--L.A. also has plenty of history and things to do that goes beyond Tinseltown.

You're Magic, Baby, and You Don't Even Know It

Z Zoccolante | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

We met when we were 13 on the terrifying first day of 7th grade. She eyed me with suspicion as I wandered behind her through the halls. Finally she sa...

When Motherhood Felt Magical

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

Those days, when motherhood felt magical, were simpler. They were easier. And even when I wipe away the sepia, I forget that they didn't feel so at the time.

Creativity and the Ordinary

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Miriam Ava

Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.

Cherishing the Kid Inside All of Us to Create Amazing Customer Experience: Steve Jobs Style

Karthik Rajan | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

The word magic takes me down memory lane, watching magic shows as a child was a roller coaster of delight, curiosity, wonderment, surprise and intrigue -- all rolled into one. For me, magic is a personal experience to cherish and the kid in me was overjoyed to observe its cross over to the professional side -- thanks to Steve Jobs.

Margins and Wordless Wonder

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I'd spent the past few weeks feeling completely lost, purposeless, and alone, but in the simple actions of that little girl, I began to realize the simplicity and power of hope and faith in our world. All I needed to do was to figure out a way of silencing all the noise around and inside of me, and begin to focus on the beauty of a moment, the belief in the wonderful.