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Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Colm Mulcahy

Mathematics is all about numbers and number crunching, right? Actually, no, only part of it is. It's more about curiosity, logic, patterns and beauty, and also has its share of delicious surprise, wonder, intrigue, paradox, mystery and magic.

Recall Brings Twilight Zone-esque Horror and SciFi to Hollywood's Lex Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Something is clearly not right with Justine (a manic, Laura Dern-esque Karen Nicole) and her angst-y daughter (Madeline Bertani) who hide in the drear...

Everything to Lose: A Talk With Andrew Gross

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

His recent thrillers, No Way Back, 15 Seconds and Eyes Wide Open will be joined on April 22nd by his new novel Everything to Lose.

Vulnerability as Empowerment

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

A common view of vulnerability is that it is simply unfortunate and should be avoided. That understanding of vulnerability works only if we pretend we...

David Lohr

Who Killed Beverly Jaye Potter Mintz? Nearly Three Decades Later, Murder Remains Unsolved

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.01.2014 | Crime

Lorene Potter ran from her daughter's blood-spattered bedroom in Leland, N.C. on Feb. 23, 1987, her grandson held tightly in her arms. "Mean man hu...

Easing the Struggle

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We are struggling. We are taught that life can be understood, secure and predictable if we have the right education, right employment, right financial...

David Lohr

Pennsylvania Mom's Brutal Murder An Enduring Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

When David Hibbs exited the school bus on April 19, 1991, he was anxious to find his mom. It was a sunny Friday afternoon in Bristol Township, Pa. -- ...

Silent City Tells All

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 05.05.2014 | Books
Savas Abadsidis

"I wasn't interested in writing about a fedora-wearing, whiskey-drinking, smooth operator who has to find a femme fatale's missing sister. I think that's been done to death and much better than I could ever do."

Can We Finally Talk About The Emojis That Make Absolutely No Sense?

Posted 03.01.2014 | Comedy

There's no denying the rush you get when you're able to write an entire sentence in emojis. Better yet, when you can write out a movie plot or an enti...

Pathway to an Authentic, Real-World Faith

Steve McSwain | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Clearly, humans are not the point or necessarily the purpose of creation. It is the ultimate ego-trip to imagine we are. Which makes the reading of our sacred literature all the more interesting to me.

Carolina Ghosts and Charleston Hauntings

Wendy Webb | Posted 04.14.2014 | Books
Wendy Webb

I asked booksellers at FoxTale Bookshoppe in Atlanta, Park Road Books in Charlotte, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe in Asheville and Octavia Books in New Orleans to recommend some titles they thought I might like. Here they are.

5 Ways To Strengthen Your Relationships This Valentine's Day

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

One of the nicest parts of being in a relationship is having routines that you share together and love. But becoming too comfortable in your routines can put your relationship at risk of falling into complacency and even boredom, which isn't so great for your relationship.

This May Be The Clue That You're Holding Yourself Back

Kripalu | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

When routine, whether in action or attitude, becomes too comfortable or constrictive, it's often a clue we're limiting ourselves. There's an invitation waiting -- to look again and discover a new spaciousness. It's here, in this spaciousness, that we're better able to notice the big things and the little things.

Magic, Mystery and Suspense -- Highlights of 2014

M.J. Rose | Posted 03.21.2014 | Books
M.J. Rose

I love reading... especially suspenseful fiction that touches on magic, myth and mystery. Here's my list of what I think is going to be stellar this y...

Books I Can't Wait to Read in 2014

Wendy Webb | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Wendy Webb

I love suspense and mystery novels, and I'm really excited about several that are set to be released in 2014. Here's a list of some of the ones that I'm most looking forward to.

A Ruse By Any Other Name, Still Stinks

Sharon Hill | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

As one who runs a website about weird news, it's been a crazy start to the year. A number of hoaxes proliferating around the media the first week of t...

Bone-chilling Books to Curl Up With: Lynn Shepherd's A Fatal Likeness

Brandy L. Schillace | Posted 02.17.2014 | Books
Brandy L. Schillace

On dark evenings like these, I want nothing more than a good book, but you won't catch me reading about Rudolph. In the classic Christmas tradition of bonny old England, I consider this a season for hauntings.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Author Holly Black on Vampires, Vine & Violence

Lisa Parkin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Her latest YA release, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, is Black's first vampire tale. Before you say "not another vampire book," let me reassure you that this novel is not the average blood-sucking scene.

Change Our Story: Man Made Extinction Event

Peter Buffett | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

As we grow into being as a child, we shift from a baby absorbing energy to someone actively engaging and responding. Creating an "impression" on the world as the world creates an impression on us.

DNA Stories: A Tale of Two Fathers (VIDEO)

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.19.2013 | Weird News
Megan Smolenyak

Genetic testing is a tremendous addition to our arsenal of tools to tackle family history riddles, and this is one of my favorite examples of how simple and effective it can be.

Leaving a Little to the Imagination

S.L. Scott | Posted 10.08.2013 | Books
S.L. Scott

Mystery books are great, but I'm talking about the unknown when I start a book or see a movie. I don't need to see a trailer before a movie to sell me on it. Likewise, I don't need to read a review or summary before I start reading a new book. Just a taste will do.

Enigmatic China Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat

Susan D. Blum | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Susan D. Blum

Qiu Xiaolong's Enigma of China is the kind of thing that writing teachers might dismiss as containing too many implausible dimensions -- except for the fact that almost all that was included is a direct transcript of China's current bizarre reality.

Murder, She Read: Why Bad Deeds Make Good Fictions

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 09.08.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Why is it generally considered not only acceptable but even pleasurable to read about adultery and murder when society doesn't tolerate them in real life?

Finding Hoffa: A New Reality Show

Greg Schwem | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Until Hoffa is found, I will continue watching what I consider to be one of the most entertaining true-life crime shows in recent memory.

Coming Soon to a Screen Near You: the Saga of the Empress of the Galapagos

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 08.19.2013 | Weird News
Cecilia Alvear

There are many legends about the "Enchanted Islands" as some call the Galápagos, none more intriguing than the saga of several Europeans who arrived at the archipelago in the 1930's in search of "Paradise."