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The Magic Wand of Tech for Teen Wellbeing

Jen Hyatt | Posted 02.02.2016 | 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 07.01.2016 | 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 r...

Keeping the Christmas Magic Alive

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 31.12.2015 | 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 17.07.2015 | 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...

My Game Of Thrones Marathon Is Finally Over; But Now I Talk Weird and Smell of Poo

Alfie Evers | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

So after a week, a lot of sleepless nights, and watching the same Natwest advert over and over again (the one with a little girl so adorable she makes me want to claw out my own heart just to stop myself from crying - seriously I can't cope), I am finally up to speed with the Game Of Thrones bandwagon.

This Is Possibly The Closest To Magic You Can Get

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

Mix iron filings, laser toner liquid, cooking oil and iron filings together and what do you get? Ferrofluid, otherwise known as the probably the cl...

The Review That's Not A Review: Derren Brown's Infamous

Alasdair Price | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alasdair Price

I'm not going to tell you what happened, because the knowledge that any audience members involved were completely unaware as to what was going to take place before they walked into the auditorium, makes what he did even more impossible.

Is That REALLY A Ping Pong Ball?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

All hail Zach King - who really is the king when it comes to combining Vines with magic. Or at least making it look like magic... In fact, some...

One Raven Away from Doom

Boria Sax | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Boria Sax

Ravens were first brought to the Tower of London in about 1883 to serve as props for tales of Gothic horror told by Beefeaters to the tourists. During World War II, people used these ravens as spotters for enemy bombs and planes, and their employment was quickly mythologized as a prophecy--that the British Empire would fall if the ravens ever left the Tower.

Can You Have Christmas Magic Without Santa?

Zanni Louise | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zanni Louise

On my daughter's first Christmas, my husband Gregor and I discussed Santa. Do we? Don't we? For him, the decision was easy - we can play all the games, but we don't have to actually tell our daughter Santa is real. I thought this sounded reasonable. But part of me was torn. Would we be denying our daughter the magic of Christmas?

How I Entered Into the World of Being a Psychic

Derek Acorah | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Derek Acorah

I first became aware of a world beyond this one when I was six years of age. I was living with my family at my grandmother's house at the time. One day I was coming down the stairs when I saw a man on the landing. He looked to me for all the world like an everyday man...

So You Want to Know Magicians' Secrets? It All Happens in Your Own Mind

Kieron Kirkland | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech
Kieron Kirkland

As a magician people always ask me 'How did you do that'? In reality if you actually want to know how a trick works, that's probably the least useful question you could ask. Believe me, the mechanics of magic really are the least interesting bit.

A Cure for Impostor Syndrome?

David Dodd | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Dodd

Impostor Syndrome describes the status of feeling like you don't know as much as you think you know on a given subject, that those around you know infinitely more, and that you might be found out as a fraud at any minute. Sound familiar? It's a problem from which even the most successful and outwardly confident people suffer.

A Fresh Take on Magic at the Edinburgh Fringe

Ben Hart | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Hart

I spend a lot of time writing material for my shows - scratching my head, deleting, re-typing, drinking coffee...