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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.

Battle of the Sexists: 'Blurred Lines' VS. 'Rude'

Em & Lo | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

With "Blurred Lines," you know you're getting a sexed-up, sexist song -- there's no hiding it. With "Rude," its retro sexism is hidden under layers of romance and love, which makes it more insidious.

The I Ching of Magic and Enlightenment

William Horden | Posted 11.09.2014 | Books
William Horden

"The I Ching is the shortest path to two of the deepest of human desires." It was one of those monsoons that infrequently strike Southern California ...

Magic

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
John Roman, Ph.D.

The thing about loss is that it's not a dark, brooding presence. Not like in the movies. Not in reality. Loss hibernates.

Moonlight Shows Woody Still Has the 'Magic' Touch

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The dialogue, the skill of the actors, and the 1920s setting for the story all add to the emotional response drawn from the audience.

Uncovering Meaning Through Puzzles And Art

Blair Schulman | Posted 10.11.2014 | TED Weekends
Blair Schulman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhile Kwong may have been overly eager to show his hand to the audience, his points are valid. Humans enjoy both order and chaos of varying degrees. But it is the line between these poles that we really seem to desire; therein lies the journey of exploration and deciding what to do with this experience that really keeps us on our toes.

Why Do We Love Multitasking? Because We're Wired To Make Order Out Of Chaos

Holly Robinson | Posted 10.11.2014 | TED Weekends
Holly Robinson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgKwong is right: people are born puzzle solvers. I've been inspired by how enthusiastically my children have learned language, absorbed math, mastered technology, become skilled athletes, and fallen in love. Life for them--for all of us--is an infinite variety of puzzles about what it means to be human and live in this world successfully.

Watch This Magician's Mind-Bending Illusion Very Closely.. It Makes Order Out Of Chaos

TEDTalks | Posted 10.08.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

Magician and New York Times crossword puzzle wizard David Kwong says we're wired to solve puzzles and make order out of chaos -- and he's got a trick to prove it.

Guy Dresses Up as Kung Fu Panda to Propose

Michele Velazquez | Posted 09.27.2014 | Weddings
Michele Velazquez

What would Doug do to get AnhDao to agree to marry him? Make himself disappear during a lunch date using a staged photo booth? Yes! Dress up as Kung Fu Panda and dance in a flash mob? Of course! Put his girlfriend on a helicopter and wait for her arrival on a skyscraper? No problem.

Fantasy Meets Reality in ABC's The Quest

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Tejeda

Hailed as The Amazing Race meets Lord of the Rings, the show is essentially a scripted fantasy world for unscripted reality contestants -- 12 to be exact -- who will be known throughout the series as paladins.

Interview on the Red Carpet With Woody Allen

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.22.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I was honored to speak with him about his mélange of beauty and sorrow, hope and despair, joy and cruelty, and found him to be incredibly unassuming and vulnerable, answering honestly and candidly about his strengths as an artist.

LOOK: Magical Fairy Sculptures Will Take You To Another World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion

When U.K.-based artist Robin Wight captured a photo of light streaming into a clearing in the woods, the resulting picture had something unusual about...

Sexist Hit 'Rude' Turned Into Feminist Anthem

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment

Magic!'s "Rude" kicked Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" from the throne atop the Billboard Hot 100, but the song has inspired more backlash than loving remakes. ...

Podcast Review: WTF Episode 514 - The Amazing Johnathan

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It wasn't my intention to cover Marc Maron's WTF podcast so soon after the last time but that's before I knew he was going to have the Amazing Johnathan on this episode.

The No. 1 Song This Summer

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

There is one way to ensure the music of the summer reverberates into the fall and beyond. It is by discovering the song of the soul. The No. 1 hit will not be found on Billboard's charts or iTunes but inside of you and is waiting to be sung. It is music that will last forever.

July's Best Workout Songs

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

No matter where your interests lie on the musical spectrum, there should be something for you. So, if you're looking for a few new tunes to liven up your summer workouts, this month's playlist will give you 10 great places to start.

What Is The Most Underrated Deals Of NBA Free Agency So Far?

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports

Several NBA free agents have verbally agreed to terms with a team in the nine days since free agency opened (free agents can't officially sign until J...