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People Claim To See Jesus In Flames Engulfing Notre Dame Cathedral
Some people wondered: If that was Jesus in the flames, what message was he sending?
GPS FOR THE SOUL
Adept at Aging
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC
Getting adept at aging is hard work. There are numerous seductive illusions, all aimed at bringing temporary comfort to an ego struggling to live life on its own terms.
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In The Grip Of Powerful Illusions
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Affairs, NYU
The deadlock in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process appears to be illogical and unsettling as a majority of Israelis and Palestinians realize that coexistence, whether under conditions of enmity or friendship, is a fact that neither side can change short of a catastrophe.
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Illusionists Reveal Trick To Creating Your Favorite Optical Illusions
Why Aren't More Women In Magic?
The Illusionists weigh in on why there aren’t more women in the field of magic.
Don't Call It A Trick: Why These Magicians Prefer The Term 'Illusion'
The Illusionists reveal how magicians prefer to have their craft referenced.
Illusionist Reveals Trick To Creating Your Favorite Optical Illusions
Watch as the Illusionists dazzle us with an on set performance.
GPS FOR THE SOUL
Feeling Stuck in the Yuck? Here's Why!
Dennis Merritt Jones
Award-winning author, keynote speaker, spiritual mentor
Penn & Teller on Broadway
: The Magic Is Back
You can't help but get excited about the prospect of magic's supreme duo Penn & Teller returning to Broadway for the first time in decades. And they're just as giddy as the audience and fans to bring a healthy helping of old and new tricks to theater's premiere stage.
Why Do I See Patterns When I Close My Eyes?
Cheryl G. Murphy
Optometrist, Science Writer
Even when we close our eyes, they are active. They are buzzing with the metabolism and regeneration of visual pigments. You can think of it as the TV not being shut off, but changed to a fuzzy picture.
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The Unusual Downside Of Using Your Imagination
Memory is an incredible tool. From nostalgic thoughts to little details, our brains have the power to recall the most poignant
CULTURE & ARTS
What is this,
? City Landscapes with Only the Building Facades
A place where you can find daily visual inspiration from aroun...
Where one building could be an ugly apartment block -- telephone wires and stuck-on balconies included -- we now get to assess the structure free of its intended purpose.
Optical Illusion That Stumped Galileo Explained In New Study (VIDEO)
By LiveScience, LiveScience
Light in the night In this illusion, the white square on a black background appears larger than the same-size black square
Martin Gardner -- The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had
Professor of Mathematics, Spelman College
What do L. Ron Hubbard, H.G. Wells, G.K. Chesterton, Lord Dunsany, Alice in Wonderland, M.C. Escher, John H. Conway, Roger Penrose and Oprah Winfrey have in common? The same thing as Isaac Asimov, Vladimir Nabokov, and Salvador Dali.
Don't Believe Everything You Think
Linda & Charlie Bloom
Experts in the field of relationships.
The fact that so many marriages end in disappointment for so many couples is a reflection of how many people continue to opt for the illusion of myths rather than to challenge the assumptions on which they are based.
Phantom Limb Syndrome Possible In Non-Amputees & Elicits Reaction, Researchers Say (VIDEO)
The researchers scanned the brains of 14 volunteers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Perceiving the invisible
CULTURE & ARTS
'Illusions' Video By Samm Hodges Explains The Phenomenon Of Optical Tricks (VIDEO)
How would you define the concept of an optical illusion? Filmmaker Samm Hodges attempts to explain the phenomenon in his
23 Top Illusions Busted by Age
Coauthor Spirituality of Age
The illusion of immortality was but the first of many illusions dispelled by the transit into and ultimately through midlife. On this, the far side of midlife, the deconstruction of illusions has only accelerated.
Optical Illusions Show How We See
A blue sky is a contradiction: the sky at night is devoid of colour, so why during the day does the world seem to be shrouded in a blanket of blue?
The Honor System
Stealing magic has become a commonplace crime. Teller, a man of infinite delicacy and deceit, decided to do something about
Your Reality Is an Illusion
If everything is an illusion, why bother trying, improving or aspiring? Since none of what you experience, see or feel is real anyway, then who or what exists?
Honesty, A Tall But Necessary Order
Writer, Producer, Activist
We all live in fear that if others knew the truth about us that we would be looked down on. So we hide that we have been dumped, or don't have enough money, made a mistake, had a bad thought, or even had plastic surgery to look younger or better. We even lie about our ages.
The Talk of a Depression is Depressing
Founder and executive editor, MediaChannel
As economists debate the likelihood of a depression most of our media highlights sunnier forecasts, perhaps to boost confidence and the sales pitches of their advertisers.
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