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Ditch the Resolutions: Try Joy-Filled-Ness Instead

Mel Sellick | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

The thing with New Year's resolutions is this: We're destined to fail. So for 2014, I'm doing something radical. I'm ditching the resolutions and goi...

The Art of Learning, Earning and Serving: The Magic "Three" of Successful CEO's

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

Chasing the money will never make you rich. Working 60, 70 even 80 hours a week alone will never make you rich. Sitting around and manifesting suc...

The Magic and Wonder of Surviving Cancer

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

As a cancer survivor myself, she's reminded me that despite the pain that cancer can bring, there's still a place for hopes and dreams. If I let myself marvel in the magic and happiness of life -- maybe some of that pixie dust will keep floating in.


The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Orlando rookie Victor Oladipo held a block party on Wednesday night, but Portland's Nicolas Batum seemed to invite himself. Leading 90-82 late in ...

The Sondheim Cure: a New Year's Gift to Awaken Your Sleeping "Muse"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.08.2014 | Arts
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I knew Stephen Sondheim's lyrics before I knew who Stephen Sondheim was. I was a little ghetto girl when I fell in love with West Side Story back in ...


David S. Simon | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
David S. Simon

Teacher says that every time a bell rings an angel gets a pair of wings and that troubles me, because a civilization of bells have been lost, and that...

A Different Take on New Year's 'Intentions'

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Jean Freberg

"Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." (Leonard Cohen) It ...

Nana Was The Best Santa

Rachael Clarke | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Rachael Clarke

"You're going to drop that, Rachael. Put her down before you slip and fall." I sashayed along the tile and wood, watched the snow swirl.

Unexpected Magic This Holiday Season

Carissa K | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

When I think back to that first Christmas as a mother and reflect on my desire to reclaim my old self, it seems like a wish that is foreign to me now. Nearly a decade in, there's no old self or new self. There's just this self.

Harajuku's Magic Wishing Well Draws Crowds Rain or Shine

Gail Nakada | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Beautiful Meiji Shrine is already on most tour itineraries. The perfect stop before or after a ramble through Harajuku. Two very different -- but always compatible -- sides of this culture.

Glen Davis Chows Down After Win

Posted 11.28.2013 | Sports

Instead of using the knife that the reporter gave him after the game, Orlando's Glen Davis carved the turkey on the court his own way. The Magic forwa...

WATCH: The Time David Blaine And Michael Jackson Snuck Into Parliament

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Illusionist David Blaine has taken part in his fair share of antics, but his most memorable stunt wasn't magic-related. He told HuffPost Live host Ric...

Nothing to Hide: Magic Takes Manhattan

Danny Groner | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

"How'd you do that?" A woman from the audience called that out at a recent performance "Nothing to Hide," the magic show that debuted this week in Ne...

Watching Harry Potter Enhances Creativity

Matthew Hutson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Matthew Hutson

Creativity is also about breaking constraints. Even if your idea doesn't cross the borders of the possible, it's at least crossing the borders of the typical. And so you might wonder whether a mental visit to a magical place would free your mind to think more creatively.

Aziz Ansari Has An Idea For How To Make The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy

While we obviously don't tend towards reinforcing almost any stereotypes, there is no denying that the topic serves as fertile ground for some of the ...

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.

Bits and Bobs From Theatre Land

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Cohen-koan

A lesser known, at least to me, United Solo Theatre festival of performance pieces, almost blew into town without noticing. So far, I've seen only two shows, but the commitment, intensity and charm of the shows makes it a very worthwhile platform for talent.

Lee Speigel

Criss Angel Steps Into 'Cement Grave' | Lee Speigel | Posted 10.16.2013 | Weird News

Criss Angel isn't just a magician and illusionist. In his new TV series, "BeLIEve," he'll also come away with a new moniker: "Danger Man" or "Death De...

The Magic of a Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Artfully written, a novel can make you leave behind your world -- at least for the hours you spend reading -- and enter the one unfolding on the pages before you.

Three Times a Lady: Tales With Triple Witches

Pamela J. Grossman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Religion
Pamela J. Grossman

Three magical women are captivating, because they transcend the simple positive/negative dichotomy. They aren't enemies in a "good witch" v. "bad witch" scenario, but are a force to be reckoned with as a collective.

Guess Who's Starring In The New 'Houdini' Musical

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

CHICAGO — Acclaimed Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz says he's hard at work on a full draft of his next endeavor, the musical "Houdini" that h...

More Trick Than Treat

Victor Stenger | Posted 08.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Victor Stenger

I suppose Keith Barry's magic show was entertaining, though far from exceptional. But TED audiences expect more for their money than to be simply entertained. They are expecting to learn something. What were they supposed to learn from Barry's performance?

The Neuroscientific Answer To 'How Did He Do That?'

Katja Brose | Posted 08.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Katja Brose

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe more interesting question is, if neuroscience can explain magic, can magic teach us anything about neuroscience?

Levitating Magician Shocks Londoners By Floating Alongside Double-Decker

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.27.2013 | Weird News

A levitating magician shocked Londoners when he appeared to float alongside a double-decker bus, but online sleuths think they have figured out his tr...

Magic 'Opportunistic' With No. 2 Pick

AP | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando general manager Rob Hennigan said it is far from certain the Magic will keep the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft. ...