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Guy Dresses Up as Kung Fu Panda to Propose

Michele Velazquez | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | 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 07.17.2014 | 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 07.17.2014 | 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 07.12.2014 | 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...

The First Time Our Favorite Magical Creatures Appeared in Fantasy Novels and Legends

Meira Bienstock | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The language and characters intertwined with the fantasy world we have imagined has come as second nature for those of us who read stories of magic. Listed below are the magical creatures and the first time they made an appearance in literature.

The Odyssey: In My Own Words (Part 2)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 06.27.2014 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Circe: Sleep with me. I'm a witch-goddess. Odysseus: Yeah. I like your singing voice. Listen-- Circe: I knew it. Odysseus: I haven't said anyt...

What Is This Wizardry?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

What is this wizardry?? Some magic you can chalk up to sleight of hand and misdirection, but Smoothini's ability to perform incredible illusionsju...

Las Vegas Marriage Proposal Will Make You Believe In Magic

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weddings

What happens when you ask a Las Vegas magician to help you pop the question? Magic, of course. A German man named James wrote to magician Rob Ande...

'Hexed' - Witches, Romance, & Tons of Fun

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

If you like cheerleaders, hot guys, and witchcraft (who doesn't, right?), you need to add Hexed by Michelle Krys to your summer reading list, and pronto!

4 Childhood Movies With Animals That Teach Important Lessons

Uloop | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Uloop

Each animal-oriented movie I'll reflect on actually has impressive wisdom to impart to their viewers. Here are some of the more important lessons from some of my favorite childhood movies that have animals in them.

Daughter of Chaos Full of Magic, Mythology and More

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Daughter of Chaos is honestly a must for anyone whose a fan of young adult fantasy. I was fortunate enough to chat with author Jen McConnel to get the inside scoop on her magical novel.

Review: Coldplay, Ghost Stories

Judah Joseph | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Judah Joseph

Scheduled for American release by Atlantic Records on May 19, Coldplay's Ghost Stories is worlds away from their previous work.

This Guy 'Magically' Turns One Item Of Food Into Handfuls For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact

How does he do it?! Magician and "extremely famous media personality" Rob Anderson was the cause of many dropped jaws in Las Vegas a few months ago...

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.

See Me is a Charming, Quirky and Magical Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.15.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Wendy Higgins' See Me is not your typical paranormal romance. In an industry full of vampires, witches, mermaids, and angels, it's refreshing to see a...

Artists Band Together to Celebrate Beloved Magical Girl Characters

Simone Collins | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Simone Collins

As an ode to magical girl characters the world round, Toronto-based animator and comic artist MK Harris organized an artistic collaboration (aka collab) encouraging fellow artists to choose a magical girl character and illustrate the character in their own style.

Cats Don't Give A $#!% About Magic

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Comedy

We've already seen how dogs react to magic tricks with almost the same level of amusement as we do. But how about man's other, less enthusiastic best...

'Magic For Dogs' Is Back With Even More Cute Canine Reactions

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Comedy

We recently saw Finnish magician and mentalist Jose Ahonen pleasantly surprise us with an experiment that pondered the question: do dogs react to magi...

'Dorothy Must Die' -- Oz as You've Never Seen It

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Danielle Paige's Dorothy Must Die is hands down one of my favorite young adult books that I've read this year. Imagine all the magic of Oz mixed with the kick-ass vibe of Kill Bill. It's cool, fun and wickedly entertaining.

Magician Makes Dozens Of People Smile With A Simple Trick

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News

While making objects appear and disappear out of nowhere is always a crowd-pleaser, when done right, can you guess what's even more magical? A smile a...