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The Secret of Groundhog Day

Boria Sax | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Boria Sax

Nostalgia and superstition are guilty pleasures, and one time we allow ourselves to indulge in them, albeit with titters of embarrassment, is on Groundhog Day.

Colbert: What Happened To Candlemas? (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2012 | Religion

Stephen Colbert laments the loss of Candlemas, the "ancient Christo-pagan rite celebrating the presentation of the Christ child at the Temple" that is...

What The Groundhog Is Really Telling Us

Donna Henes | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Though decidedly silly, Groundhog Day is a direct and thriving descendant of age-old midwinter divinatory practices.

Other Things Punxsutawney Phil Can Predict

Sarah Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sarah Walker

Punxsutawney Phil can predict the weather with a mind-blowing 39 percent accuracy rate, which, in human accuracy rates, is 273 percent. But did you know he can predict other things as well, just as accurately?

Groundhog Day: A History, And 5 Facts You Didn't Know

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Groundhog Day is held on Feb. 2, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania every year, and you might be wondering how a groundhog landed the job of predicting the...