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Trick or Treat!

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

What if Halloween were a time to become more aware of the masks we are already wearing? What if the permission we are given to dress up in alternate personalities is meant to serve as a reminder that we are already dressed up?

Taking Off The Mask

Gabriella Taylor | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Gabriella Taylor

We are smart people. We think by perfecting our roles, we will win at the game of life. But roles are somewhat fake versions of us.

The Faithful Shopper: Halloween Havoc

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume.

14 Office Disguises That Will Work Perfectly, Trust Us

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.29.2015 | Comedy

These are the perfect office disguises. Perfect for when you need to be disguised at work. Even though people will still know it's you, because you're...

The Bizarre Way Wearing Masks Helps Employees Relax

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Van Winkle's

Why a company would go to such extreme (and unsettling) measures to shield the emotions of their employees is a mystery. Perhaps they're taking the phrase "office drones" a bit too seriously.

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts

Europa, 2008, Nandipha Mntambo, Swazi, born 1982. Exhibition print 311/2 ×311/2 in. (80 ×80 cm). Photographic composite by Tony Meintjes. Loan fro...

500 Years Of Hypnotic Masks Reveal Our Eternal Obsession With Disguise

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts

Whether it's a helmet for the big game, a disguise for a stealthy rendezvous, a transformative adornment completing a costume, or a headpiece ...

Behind the Mask: My Life as a Transvestite

Elio Leturia | Posted 05.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

The mask that hides me, a man dressed as a woman who plays a Chicana who believes she is a star, is like the many masks we wear in our daily lives. We wear them for various locations, times and situations: when we are reproaching our children, talking with colleagues, asking our boss for a raise or a favor to our next-door neighbor, making a comment on Facebook....

Amazing Photos From Spain's First Carnival Celebration of the Year

HuffPost Spain | Ana Aldea | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts

The first carnival of the year in Spain is La Vijanera, which draws thousands of people to the Cantabrian town of Silió on the first Sunday in Januar...

Bong Jung Kim Gets Right to the Point

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Bong Jung Kim has a very deliberate and consistent way of working. His intention, which is navigated through bold combinations and contentious juxtapositions of symbols, mixes metaphors as he vies for a deeper cord in our psyches.

Why Do We Wear Halloween Costumes?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.31.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Lose Yourself Behind a Mask

Jacob Devaney | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jacob Devaney

It might just be time to dawn a mask or a costume and let go of all inhibitions like a child. Maybe this fantasy-world of imagination and laughter will be the medicine we need to get us into a good place where we can visualize a positive future for our troubled world. It couldn't hurt to try!

Faithful Shopper: Happy Halloween

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.24.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Okay, the big day is here, and you're still figuring out your - or your child's -- costume for the evening's festivities. Fortunately thanks to all ou...

'Whisper In My Mask' Explores The Stunning Complexities Of Disguise

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts

The first thing that caught our attention about 2014's TarraWarra Biennial was its deliciously intriguing title, "Whisper in My Mask." The second was ...

The Best Lip Treatments To Hydrate All Day Long

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 07.16.2014 | Style

Chapped lips, it turns out, is not just a winter weather conundrum. We need to make sure we're taking care of our pout even in the heat of summer. ...

11 Surreal Pagan Rituals Still Practiced Today

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts

In several countries throughout Europe, winter spurs a string of Pagan rituals and carnivalesque festivities that -- since before the dawn of Christia...

Secrets and Lies

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Social behavior is always selective; being private isn't deception. We believe, naively, as tell-it-all Americans, that secrets are indicators of inner corruption ("You're only as sick as your secrets!"), things to be avoided, wrong. But this is ridiculous. Nobody is an open book.

This Artist's Colorful And Creative Masks Will Delight Your Inner Child

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.01.2014 | Good News

We all need to make a little more time for fun in our lives, and, in case you ever forget that, this artist is here to remind you. Meet the "365 Ma...

Southern Sundays and Sex: A Memoir

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Sharon Kay Edwards

Looking back, I can't help but laugh at the irony of the situation. We failed to see eye-to-eye on the simplest of doctrines, but had zero problem meeting crotch to crotch in the middle of the night.

Top 10 Carnival Traditions

Cheapflights | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel

With roots in the Christian celebrations leading up to Lent, a time of fasting and restraint, this is the time of year to let loose.

Halloween is over, but are we still wearing our masks?

Aly Walansky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Aly Walansky

I don't want to stop pleasing people -- I don't want to stop being a good person and showing all the love I have to give. But I am learning to be responsible for my own happiness first, and everyone else, second.

Take Off the Mask: A Key to Living Authentically

Lorna Bright | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

By believing false or misleading information about your neighbor, you can't possibly see them honestly and clearly. In a way, you've put a mask on them.

Do You Know Who You Really Are?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Does expressing different parts of yourself highlight parts of your personality that normally never see the light of day? Do you feel you're releasing some pent up hidden part of you that you need to express?

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Halloween

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.14.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year again, when ghouls and goblins, witches and wizards and more than one superhero walk our streets - fill in your own joke. Yes, ...

My Friend Jack, the Unmasked Hero

Shane Jordan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

This year Jack is removing all the masks. He is taking off his the capes and cloaks, the make-up and the wigs.