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

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.26.2015 | 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 02.25.2015 | 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 01.26.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | 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 01.11.2015 | 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 01.08.2015 | 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.

3 Steps to Create MAGIC in 2015

Rajesh Setty | Posted 01.02.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

The new year is here. It is a point in time where many of us stop, reflect on the past year and see what changes could be made in the new year to make the next year better than the previous one. Here are three steps to consider if you want to create MAGIC in the new year.

Magic With a Capital M: A Modern Day Christmas Miracle

Caroline Catlin | Posted 02.23.2015 | Good News
Caroline Catlin

Material goods, the constant hurry of people buying and shopping for things people didn't need, the ridiculous rush of Black Friday, the loss of the myth of a magic man who delivered presents -- all of it, slowly, but surely, began to fade.

Listen To 2014's Top Hits In Two And A Half Minutes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment

Mashing together 12 of 2014's hottest hits, YouTube and Vine stars Us The Duo, comprised of Michael and Carissa Alvarado, recap the year's radio titan...

The Illusionists: Jeff Hobson, aka "The Trickster", Brings the Magic

Danny Groner | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Broadway audiences members will experience both magic and entertainment starting this Thursday, with the opening of The Illusionists.

Physical Magic Under the Big Top: Cirque du Soleil's Kurios in SF

Leo Stutzin | Posted 01.19.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Who could fault the creators of Cirque du Soleil's visual extravaganzas for dressing each new show in some fresh and exotic guise? Novelty, after all, is an essential part of entertainment.

Behind the Scenes With One of Broadway's Biggest Magicians

Aimee Heckel | Posted 01.07.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Nearly a decade ago, I'd found Trent's ad seeking a summer assistant on Craigslist. The main qualifications: small stature, not afraid of small spaces, able to dance. Not many people are claustrophiles, so I had an advantage.

At the Penn & Teller Show: 7 Questions With Teller

Lesley Nagy | Posted 01.07.2015 | Arts
Lesley Nagy

Teller broke his silence and told me all about magic, his successful career, why he's a master of the selfie and more.

What Witches Have in Common (Hint: It's Not the Hat)

Katherine Howe | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Katherine Howe

Witches are tricky. If I say the word "witch" to you, I suspect an immediate image comes to mind. It involves a broomstick, a hat, an ill-tempered fel...

13 Songs to Get Witchy to on Halloween

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

For me, experiencing the richness of this season entails brewing spicy teas, gathering with other nature spirituality practitioners, meditating and listening to lots of witchy music.

The Alice Tarot: More Than Just a Pack of Cards

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Stephen D. Winick

The Alice Tarot gets its distinctive lush look from the Baba team's unique approach to illustration. Each card is based on photographs of places, animals, objects, and costumed people, collaged into seamless tableaux and blended through skillful illustration.

The Glitz and Glamour Captured on Camera at the Friars Foundation Gala

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 12.16.2014 | Media
Stacy Slotnick

It was business as usual for those of us helping coordinate the Friars Foundation's annual gala at New York's epochal Waldorf Astoria on Tuesday, October 7.

This Kid Magician Will Wow You With His Mad Skills

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.15.2014 | Weird News

This is Moritz Mueller, and he has two silver coins. Or does he? Moritz is a young magician from Germany who's been wowing netizens this week ...

6 YA Witch Books to Read This Halloween

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Whether you're a fan of the "casters" found in Beautiful Creatures, or a witch in a modern fairy tale like Spellbound, this list has something for everyone and is sure to satisfy all your spooky needs this fall.

Meet My Good Fairy

Eve Beck | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty
Eve Beck

I awoke this morning at 5 a.m., with my Good Fairy nudging me... "Don't you think it's time to introduce me to all your new Huff Post 50 friends? No...

The Top 10 Workout Songs For October

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

On the whole, Top 40 tracks dominate this month's list. But, there should also be enough alternate versions -- plus some crossover hits from upstarts like Kongos and Echosmith -- to keep things interesting.

Numinous Market -- Women of Color Creating a Healing Space in Pittsburgh

Sue Kerr | Posted 12.03.2014 | Black Voices
Sue Kerr

A friend in Pittsburgh has put together the first Numinous Magic Market and Healing Workshops -- an event created by people of color for people of color, featuring an array of workshops and vendors focused on a healing space.

The Mystical Magical Pendulum (That Loves Making Football Picks)

David Juskow | Posted 12.01.2014 | Weird News
David Juskow

My friend Irene has told me for years that she has a magical mysterious pendulum that picks football games. I laughed at her stupidity forever UNTIL I came face to face with the magical pendulum the entire month of September.

This is 11

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

You're 11 now. Things are going to change for you, but for now, 11 is still a magic number. For you and for me.

The Souvenirs You Buy in Africa Could Be Cursed

Aimee Heckel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

I didn't know what I was looking for, just that I'd know when I saw it. I wanted something irreplaceable and perfect -- something to remind me of my work with refugees, and of the woman that this dirty, relentless and fulfilling work had made me.