iOS app Android app

Magic!

The Year of the Red Monkey - 2016

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

From Feb. 8, 2016, the New Moon in Aquarius, until Jan 27, 2017, the next New Moon in Aquarius, we are all monkeys. Not only because that is what Darw...

Black Girls Are Showing Off How Lit They Are And It's Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices

Black women are taking over Twitter with yet another hashtag of empowerment and it's too lit. On Monday morning, Cherrell Brown tweeted a photo o...

The World's Favorite Harry Potter Spell Is...

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.05.2016 | Entertainment

A complex conjuration that chases away soul-sucking Dementors is the world's favorite Harry Potter spell. "Expecto Patronum" topped a list of ...

5 Debut Fantasies to Look Out for in 2016

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

This year promises to deliver titles from known heavyweights in the fantasy genre--but what about exciting new debut authors? Here are five to look out for in the coming year, in order of release date.

Syfy's Magician Series Serves as a Cautionary Tale to Would-Be Magicians

John Halstead | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
John Halstead

If Syfy's Magicians series goes the way of other television adaptations of complex novels, then it will dumbed-down to a battle with an external evil and a hackneyed warning against meddling with powers one does not understand.

In The Oneness Of Time: The Education Of A Diviner

William Horden | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
William Horden

I stood and stretched. The pine rounds we used for seats offered shortlived comfort. Turning to take in the mountains rising behind the house, I was struck once again by the timelessness of the scene.

Is Non-Action a Business Strategy?

Tova Payne | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Tova Payne

Several years ago, after spending months getting the word out for a retreat, I thought to myself "I wonder what will happen if I practice the Taoist a...

How to Unlock the Magic of Synchronicity

Donna Labermeier | Posted 01.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Labermeier

Here are three ways you can open the floodgates of synchronicity and allow your life to naturally flow in the best direction for you:

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in New York City on a Budget: Stores with More

Jacquelin Carnegie | Posted 01.12.2016 | New York
Jacquelin Carnegie

Visit all the great New York sights such as the Empire State building, Rockefeller Center, and the South Street Seaport. But, be sure to stop into these exceptional stores. You'll get to play a game of chess, see magic tricks, get acting tips or take a language lesson.

11 Rituals for New Year's

Sofia Rose Smith | Posted 12.30.2015 | Religion
Sofia Rose Smith

If you're looking to ring in the New Year mindfully this year, here are a 11 rituals you can use. See how it feels to bring in 2016 with ceremony and ritual.

Flying Carpets/Savage Knives in Bordeaux

Frank Browning | Posted 12.22.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

For those who hold out hope of finding a magic carpet spun of gossamer gold, look no further: it hangs from the beams of a grand light-flooded port warehouse, Bordeaux's Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Astrological & Mythological Origins of Christmas

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

Since this year Christmas falls right on the full moon in Cancer, I wanted to dedicate this post to the origin of Christmas focusing on some of the ho...

Stealth Trans Houdini in the Men's Locker Room

Willy Wilkinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Willy Wilkinson

It became a daily thought, to claim my body as male and to feel the liberation of congruence. I wondered what it could be like to have a body that would go unnoticed among men in the locker room; I fantasized about one day going for a swim without concern for my emotional and physical safety.

When We Paid Away Their Layaways Something Magical Happened...

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 12.18.2015 | Good News
Leigh M. Clark

This holiday season has been more memorable than years past. As I've done for a number of years, I've been doing a Random Act of Kindness every day b...

There Went Santa Claus

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 12.17.2015 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

As is the tradition in this merry little town we now call home, Santa Claus comes to us. In a little red sled, on a big brown trailer, pulled by a grey pickup truck. And flanked by a police escort.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Oberhofer Live in "Chronovision"; Can't "Get Away" From Paperwhite

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Listen to a few tracks from Oberhofer's Chronovision, and you may be tempted to recreate Gary Numan's "Cars" music video (I dare you), or Robert Smit...

Creating Magic With Photography

Hayley Roberts | Posted 12.14.2015 | Arts
Hayley Roberts

From a young age we're told fairy tales and fantasy stories about witches and fairies and princes on quests, leading us to believe that the world is f...

Police Label This Elf On The Shelf A 'Wanted Person'

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.08.2015 | Weird News

(function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519312023&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=SOLR&videoGroupID=155847...

Santa Claus: To Believe or Not to Believe

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 12.06.2015 | Parents
Lisa Pullen Kent

I am not ready to have this conversation, though I'm not surprised it's come up now. Discussions of this magnitude frequently begin in the car, shouted over the top of Taylor Swift while I'm negotiating traffic, trying to make it to cheer practice on time.

Snorkeling With Seals in the Galapagos

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.30.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Most of us put on our swimsuits as soon as we're unpacked, and rummage through a box of masks and flippers. "You will be snorkeling with sea lions," warns Gabriel Ribadeneira, our naturalist and guide.

Behind the Scenes: The Magic of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Riley Arthur | Posted 11.30.2015 | Good News
Riley Arthur

There are few things more American than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. There is a reason magicians don't reveal their tricks. Going behind the scenes and seeing how the parade is created ended up not in any way spoiling the magic. Instead, it gave me a greater appreciation for the work that goes into it.

From Meteor to Missile

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Megan Pincus Kajitani

I admit, at first I was embarrassed by my own awe and wonder, my own enthusiasm and Facebook posting of the event in the sky. I got swept up in the kids' excitement, I thought. I didn't do my journalistic due diligence before I posted, I scolded myself. Both true. And yet.

Moments of Synchronicity: What Will You Do the Next Time It Happens?

Greg Frucci | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Have you ever had one of those moments when someone you do not know says something that sends a chill down your spine as you realize you are where you...

Living Under the Spell of My Parisian Chairs

Mina Samuels | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Mina Samuels

My apartment in Paris is filled with chairs: chairs tucked in little corners, posed in front of cupboard doors, chatting together in corners, pushed up against walls in a row, stacked, draped with blankets, the older ones elegant in their decrepitude. They are having a strange effect on me, both tonic and narcotic.

The Magic of Summer Camp

Kelly Newsome | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Newsome

At summer camp, you will find children in search of counsellors as if they are godlike beings, capable of healing all wounds and bandaging all torn fr...