The New Moon - How About The New You!

Stephen Bailey | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

"Make a wish at 8.03am, it's the New Moon" - one of my best pals in the world told me that this morning and it really got me to thinking about the various forms of magic spells I've cast, the number of times I've spent wishing upon a star, the amount of money I've spent on crystals and the amount of things I've asked the universe for. I bet she thinks I am one greedy bitch.

How To Be A Magic Maker

Emma Rosen | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

All in all, I'm pretty bowled over by what he does for a living as you can probably tell, and standing next to George Clooney is definitely helping.

Petrificus Totalus! Could Magic Be The Answer To Donald Trump?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Jay McCarthy

The image of Donald Trump as Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter caused hilarity last year, when the idea of President Trump was risible. Yet after Tru...

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

Harry Crawford | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

David Yates / Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller / Fantasy / 2016 / 12A / 133mins Having been one of countless millions rai...

The Importance Of Imagination

Sally Holt | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Sally Holt

In 2008, JK Rowling gave the Harvard Commencement Address. There, in front of the graduating class of that year, she talked about the power of imagina...

Cotton Knickers, Faux Fur

Buhle Ngaba | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Buhle Ngaba

I am an actress and the truest things I know are a stage, faux fur, black literature and cotton knickers. It really isn't a lie when I say I wasn't trying to be an author. It happened by the virtue of a forgetful mind ,a spilt cup of tea, some magic and five pieces of paper. With this haphazard spell, I broke the internet on a Wednesday afternoon. Literally.

Derren Brown On Self-Help Industry: 'The Universe Doesn't Give A F**k'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Derren Brown rubs his eyes. It’s no illusion. He’s just tired. The 45-year-old has a new puppy and didn’t sleep much the night before we meet at...

Did You Ever Visit a Country and Felt Like it Was Home?

Anna Roth | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

I feel at home the most in Greece. The atmosphere of every dayness inspires me to feel lighter and more sensual, to be open to magic. I see abundance every day when I look to beautiful nature. Often I encounter situations which open my heart and invite me to dream. Many people express "this magic" in many different ways, but for me it is this.

The Complex Links Between Science and Magic

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Nikolas Oktaba is a Gates Cambridge Scholar doing an MPhil in Classics at the University of Cambridge. Picture credit of Johann Gassner c/o Wikimedia...

Dynamo Lets Us In On The Secrets Behind Some Incredible Illusions

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

Dynamo has published a series of incredible images revealing the hidden tricks behind some sensational, mind-boggling illusions. The photographs, a...

The Magic Wand of Tech for Teen Wellbeing

Jen Hyatt | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Hyatt

There are over 1billion young people aged 10-19 globally and at least one in five will have diagnosable mental health conditions in their lives, mostly rooted in experiences before the age of fourteen. Key contributors to this are adverse family, school and community circumstances as well as genetics, poverty, lack of jobs, poor nutrition, physical health conditions, conflict and trauma.

Magician Dynamo's UK Marathon - Pulling Magic Into The Modern Mainstream.

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

About a decade ago, as I was hop, step and leaping from one over-the-top hip-hop party to another, a young man popped up on the scene, backstage at ra...

Keeping the Christmas Magic Alive

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

I wish I could keep that Christmas magic alive for the children and not let them feel the same January blues so many of us grown ups feel. Maybe having the presents from Santa to play with will help to prevent that anyway.

Malawian Prophet Shows He Can 'Walk On Air' In Utterly Ridiculous Video

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

A Malawian prophet has been caught on camera allegedly walking in mid-air, to the amazement of his followers. Shepherd Bushiri has previously made ...

Why We Should All Be Embracing Fantasy Technology

Leila Johnston | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

There is a strong case that artists, proponents of the emotional, fantastical, connective and not immediately economically useful, are being squeezed out by the overwhelming corporate pressures governing everything technological.

This Dog Is Magic. Seriously.

Storyful | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Fudge is a special Scottish dog. A magic Scottish dog, in fact. Previously star of his very own ice bucket challenge video, the brave pooch is bac...

This Number Will Get You 'Anything' (As Long As It's Legal)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Tech

If, like us, you thought that perhaps three is the magic number then we have some bad news. It's not, it is in fact: (408)217-1721. We'll admit tha...

They Live Among Us....

Polly Walker | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Walker

It has recently become apparent to me that little sorcerers have infiltrated the Walker Camp. Disguised as our offspring too, would you believe! I am in increasing awe - or is it fear?! - of their ability to apply mastery and cunning in a plethora of situations.

Is That A... Hoverboard?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

The widely acknowledged truth is that the hoverboard is real but pointless, and unless someone comes up with an incredible new form of thrust, it won'...

The Illusion Which Shapes Our Reality

Alasdair Price | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Alasdair Price

There are many who thoroughly appreciate having a magician approach and perform for them. However far too large a percentage are under the impression they dislike magic, simply because their exposure to the genre has been so limited.

What Links Magic and Data Visualization?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

This routine is the perfect mix of sleights, misdirection and patter. If you are interested in data visualization, you owe yourself 30 minutes to enjoy this display. It encapsulates everything you shouldn't do in your charts: misdirect, confuse and confound!

The Magic of Mentoring

Bev James | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
Bev James

Good quality mentoring can be the difference between success and failure in business - it's as simple as that. Whether it's getting a new idea off the ground or gaining valuable guidance and insight from an experienced Mentor, the benefits should not be underestimated.

Watch This Video And See If You Can Beat The Psychic Magician

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Comedy

If you like card tricks and/or mind-reading tricks - and we're guessing that, being human, you like both - then you'll like this video, in which illus...

The Right Way to do Wrong or How to Deceive Others

Ali Cook | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Ali Cook

We're taught that everything happens due to cause and effect. Whereas a magic trick is an effect without a cause (at least no acceptable cause within the normal parameters of reality). This is why magicians refer to tricks as "effects".

This Robot Can Do Magic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Tech

Robots can do all kinds of stuff these days. Now they can do magic too. Well, maybe. This video of regular TED talker and magician Marco Tempest ap...