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Why I'm Suddenly Open To The Possibility That Ghosts Are Very Real

Tom Cramer | Posted 10.31.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Personally I progressed from being terrified of the ghosts, to being convinced there is no such thing, to being open to the possibility that ghosts -- the translucent trace of a poor soul unaware of their own departure -- are very real.

5 Things People Believe About Demons, Exorcisms and The Spirit World

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.30.2014 | Religion

The ancient Celts believed that in late October, on the night that marked the end of the summer season, the boundaries between the living and the dead...

A Psychic's Perspective: Let's Be Kind to Ghosts This Halloween

William Stillman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Weird News
William Stillman

In my work as a psychic, I encounter both spirits and ghosts. Because of their high-vibration, upper-tier locale, spirits are light and loving and focused on communicating positive messages to their family and friends who are missing them.

The New Old Thing: A Tasty Trio of New Old Tom Gins

Tony Sachs | Posted 10.17.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

If you're wondering what a Martinez cocktail is, perhaps you should get acquainted with Old Tom gin.

The 12 Best Locally Made Bitters In The U.S.

Liquor.com | Posted 10.16.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

Stock up; start experimenting; go nuts, if you're so inclined: It's all better with bitters.

How To Make Candy Corn-Infused Halloween Vodka

Liquor.com | Posted 10.16.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

This one goes out to all the candy corn lovers lurking in the shadows.

Getting Rid of Haunted Objects

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Weird News
Kim Michele Richardson

When the mister bought me an early birthday present last week, something I'd been wanting, I should've been happy. He certainly was pleased with himse...

Pope Francis: I Believe In Guardian Angels And You Should, Too

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.02.2014 | Religion

Hark, the herald angels speak! Guardian angels are real, Pope Francis announced during his daily mass at the Vatican. And they’re always ready fo...

Of Carterhead Stills & Glasshouses: Bombay Sapphire's New Distillery At Laverstoke Mill

Tony Sachs | Posted 09.29.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

I love gin. And normally, I could care less where it's made, as long as it tastes good in my martini or gin & tonic. But Bombay Sapphire's new disti...

Pacific Overtures in the Global Whiskey Market

John Mariani | Posted 09.26.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

These Asian whiskeys are aiming at a rarefied world market for first impressions.

I Take My Rum With Extra Gunpowder

Dan Miles | Posted 11.08.2014 | Taste
Dan Miles

The taste however is surprisingly smooth with a smoky finish that lingers like Russians on the Ukrainian border, a little bite from the chili and then something indescribable, not quite metallic, not quite organic, yet quite lovely, if impossible to define.

How to Start a Home Bar With Only Four Bottles

Liquor.com | Posted 10.14.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have any four bottles of booze, do you know which bottles you'd pick? That's the question we posed...

TRAINING QUIZ 1

The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.03.2014 | Training

We at HuffPost Taste care about where our food comes from. We take it very seriously. Ever wonder where cinnamon comes from? How about pine nuts? We'v...

Heaven and Hell Revised: Updates From the World of Spirit

Stafford Betty | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

It would be disingenuous of me to claim that I know for certain what happens when we die and what follows. Mediumistic communication is a slippery subject, and I am aware of its potential pitfalls. But I am also widely read in the area, and what I've tried to show here is the remarkable richness of the best of spirit literature.

These Are The 10 Best Booze Ads Of All Time: Print Edition

Liquor.com | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

We like to think we have very specific booze-buying standards. But we're also suckers for a good advertisement.

You've Never Tasted Anything Like Baijiu

Food & Wine | Posted 06.17.2014 | Taste
Food & Wine

By Justine Sterling for Food & Wine Feitian Moutai Baijiiu What It Is: Though you've almost certainly never had it, baijiu (pronounced bye-joe) is...

This Is What Happens When You Grow Up In A Haunted House

Aimee Heckel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

I have one foot firmly enough on ground to know it sounds crazy -- but only one foot. The other half of me believes. I think houses have spirits.

The Perfect Father's Day Present May Well Be Bottle-Shaped

AskMen.com | Posted 08.03.2014 | Taste
AskMen.com

Father's Day is the toughest gift-giving day of the year, after Give-Your-Girlfriend-Jewelry-She-Won't-Hate Day. Dad is set in his ways, he's already got all the Bluetooth-enabled gear he's ever going to fumble through, and sending flowers is something you should do but never will.

English Gin's Enduring Presence

Ali Rosen | Posted 08.03.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Gin wasn't invented by the Brits, but it certainly was popularized there. And as that popularity has surged in recent years, craft distilleries and production has boomed across the world. But what about the original?

Taste Test: A Quest For The Best Rum & Coke

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 05.20.2014 | Taste

Give this drink another chance.

This New Company Makes Homemade Cocktails Easier, And Better, Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.06.2014 | Taste

Making cocktails at home just got a whole lot easier.

The Beauty And The Brains Behind Casa Dragones Tequila

Gastronomista | Posted 06.30.2014 | Taste
Gastronomista

Tequila has grown up, and you, have grown up too.

15 Booze Terms Everyone Should Be Able To Use When Ordering

AskMen.com | Posted 06.28.2014 | Taste
AskMen.com

Whether you're a boozehound or a newb, these are the words you should know to sound savvy when you're mixing or ordering drinks.

This Is What Ghost Photography Looked Like In The Early 20th Century

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts

The art of spiritual photography dates back to the 19th century when William H. Mumler made a name for himself as a photographer-turned-medium alleged...

12 Cocktails To Drink Before You Die

Liquor.com | Posted 04.03.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

Set those biases aside and start working through this cocktail checklist.