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Mercury Retrograde Ends on July 1st: 5 Ways to Re-Take Control of Your Life!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Strike up the band and break out the champagne because on July 1st Mercury retrograde is officially over. The planet Mercury goes "direct." Say hallelujah!

Atheist, Humanist, Secular: Why Fight Over Labels?

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

Demanding that people identify only as atheist limits the ability of individuals to truly express not only what they don't believe in, but what they do believe in.

Ask a Skeptic: Fade to Black

Sharon Hill | Posted 10.09.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

I believe that some people, when they undergo the process of death, get to experience the shutting down of the brain that feels like overwhelming euphoria. It's what people describe when they have a "near-death experience." It sounds awesome.

Cornered and Someone Wants to Tell Me Their Paranormal Story

Sharon Hill | Posted 08.20.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

One of the hazards of being a "skeptic" about paranormal subjects is that those who have had their own personal experiences or investigated a peculiar case like to play "Stump the Skeptic."

Open Up Your Mind and Let Your Brain Shut Off

Sharon Hill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

If you refuse to admit you might be wrong -- rejecting the evidence and the plausible alternatives in order to hold on to a cherished belief -- and nothing can convince you otherwise... then who's the closed-minded one?

Bill Clinton Praises His New Climate Change Hero

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

You may recall Dr. Muller, the self-described "former skeptic" who emphasized the fallibility of research on global warming. Last summer, after thorough research with the Berkeley Earth project, he announced his dramatic conversion. He agreed to answer a few Fresh Dialogues questions.

'Long Island Medium': Impromptu Restaurant Reading

Posted 09.24.2012 | TV

Theresa Caputo converted one skeptic with an impromptu reading at a restaurant on "Long Island Medium." She was there to do some spiritual cleansing w...

Cara Santa Maria

Homeopathy Is Quackery

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.28.2012 | Science

Have you ever visited a homeopath before? Do you have any homeopathic pills or suspensions in your medicine cabinet? You may think homeopathic is just...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Why People Believe Strange Things

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education

2011-11-30-Screenshot20111130at5.48.25PM.jpgHave you ever wondered why otherwise intelligent people believe things that don't seem to be grounded in reality or reason?

Study Finds Global Warming 'Is Real' While Coverage Suggests the State of Denial Is Too

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com. The spin on this one is enough to make your head spin. On October 20 a group of scientists announced big news: The ...

Lee Speigel

How Will The White House Respond To 'We The People' Demands For Full Disclosure On ETs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 12.04.2011 | Weird News

UFO hunters are now turning to an Obama administration initiative in the hopes of revealing what the government really knows about extraterrestrials. ...

Miracle-Hunting: 12 Reasons Even A Skeptic Can Believe

OWN | Posted 12.26.2012 | OWN

By Lisa Kogan The day our columnist saw an airborne Mary Poppins, she was astonished. Her 7-year-old? Not so much. And so the search began: to ...

Scientist's Caution About Caution Distorted by Distorters

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Vicky Pope's op-ed is misguided in tone, which not surprisingly is providing ammunition for those fighting against any action to reduce global warming's impact.

When You Speak, Sometimes Audiences Teach You More Than You Know

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

Majestic confidence is false -- it's fake. Looking into the future is uncertain except for those who read magic eight balls with an uncanny ability.