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The I Ching of Magic and Enlightenment

William Horden | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
William Horden

"The I Ching is the shortest path to two of the deepest of human desires." It was one of those monsoons that infrequently strike Southern California ...

Magic

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
John Roman, Ph.D.

The thing about loss is that it's not a dark, brooding presence. Not like in the movies. Not in reality. Loss hibernates.

Moonlight Shows Woody Still Has the 'Magic' Touch

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The dialogue, the skill of the actors, and the 1920s setting for the story all add to the emotional response drawn from the audience.

Uncovering Meaning Through Puzzles And Art

Blair Schulman | Posted 08.11.2014 | TED Weekends
Blair Schulman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhile Kwong may have been overly eager to show his hand to the audience, his points are valid. Humans enjoy both order and chaos of varying degrees. But it is the line between these poles that we really seem to desire; therein lies the journey of exploration and deciding what to do with this experience that really keeps us on our toes.

Why Do We Love Multitasking? Because We're Wired To Make Order Out Of Chaos

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.11.2014 | TED Weekends
Holly Robinson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgKwong is right: people are born puzzle solvers. I've been inspired by how enthusiastically my children have learned language, absorbed math, mastered technology, become skilled athletes, and fallen in love. Life for them--for all of us--is an infinite variety of puzzles about what it means to be human and live in this world successfully.

Watch This Magician's Mind-Bending Illusion Very Closely.. It Makes Order Out Of Chaos

TEDTalks | Posted 08.08.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

Magician and New York Times crossword puzzle wizard David Kwong says we're wired to solve puzzles and make order out of chaos -- and he's got a trick to prove it.

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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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.