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Air Force Academy Sends Cadets to Wiccan Festival With 'Chapel Funds'

The Air Force Academy paid for cadets to attend a Wiccan festival, a witches’ ball and other “earth centered” activities with church tithes and …

Want to Become a Pagan? Depends on Whether You Ask a Wiccan, Neo-Druid or Gaian

There are many branches of Paganism. We explain a few.<p>The Contemporary Pagan Movement is hard to pin down by design. Paganism is a very big (and …

Self Initiation into Wicca

Special note: Best done at a full moon. Prepare yourself with at least one hour of silence before beginning this ritual of dedication to the pagan …

Ozark Witchcraft, Superstition, and Folklore

February 6, 2017 by Jason Mankey<p>When talking about the history of Modern Witchcraft one of the things that people like to ask me about is “Witchcraft …

Spirituality

An Interview with Raymond Buckland, American Wicca Pioneer

OHIO — Raymond Buckland is known in Pagan circles as the man who brought Gardnerian Wicca to the United States of America. His name graces the cover …

Spirituality

Beloved Witch: Ipsita Roy Chakraverti on being India's most famous Wiccan, and witchcraft

In around 1990-91, a young woman named Joanna Rowling was taking a train ride when the idea of a children's story "fell neatly"into her head. The …

Spirituality

The Origins Of Wicca And The Woman Who Pioneered It

For those who might not already know it, witchcraft is a very largely practiced religion known as Wicca, and doesn’t just exist in movies and books. …

AWESOME! Black ‘Family Of Geniuses’ Reveal Secret To Success

(Photo credit: HowAfrica.com)<p>WOW! This has to be the most accomplished Bush family you’ve never heard of.<p>In the town of Boca Raton, Florida a family …

You Need To Hear This Powerful Poem On Mental Illness

Wow.<p>This is one creative way to be a mental health advocate.<p>After being diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, a serious mental illness that causes manic episodes and periods of depression, poet Yashi Brown decided to educate everyone about her condition through her art. She wrote a powerful poem …

Mental Health

Turkey bans Istanbul gay pride due to 'security fears'

Authorities in the Turkish city of Istanbul have banned an annual gay pride march planned for later this month, citing security and public order fears.<p>The ban, which was angrily denounced by the Istanbul pride organisers, came after ultra-nationalist and conservative groups said they would not …

LGBTQI

Chicago man shot dead while live streaming on Facebook | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago man was shot and killed while live streaming a video on Facebook, police said on Friday, just days after a double-homicide in France in which the killer later took to Facebook Live to encourage more violence.<p>Antonio Perkins, 28, was found face down on Wednesday night …

Social Media

30 Underrated Must-See Museums You Haven’t Heard Of Yet

When it comes to finding inspiration, museums are the absolute holy grail. Spending a day at a museum—any museum, actually—can change your whole …

Natural History Museums

This Woman's Genius Folding Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Pack a Bag

You'll fit two weeks' worth of outfits in one carry-on.<p>We're seldom able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which is annoying because that means we have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from our destinations, in addition to the price of the plane ticket. Part of that reason is because …

How Our Country Fails Black Women and Girls

And why we need to talk about it.<p><i>The following was delivered before the Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls earlier today.</i><p>I hold a professorship named for one of the most extraordinary Americans to live in the twentieth century. Born in 1928, Maya Angelou experienced childhood poverty …

Beginner's Guide: Paleo Diet For Weight Loss And Better Health

If you want to lose weight effectively and healthily then the Paleo diet could be what you're looking for.

Paleo Diet

In ancient DNA, the story of how Native Americans thrived — and then were wiped out

It all began with a tiny, brave band of people who strode across the land bridge connecting Asia to Alaska and into the unknown. Within a few millennia they would conquer the Americas, laying the groundwork for civilizations as varied as any in the world — the prehistoric creators of Clovis points; …

Anthropology

“Conspiracy theorist” in panda suit shot after allegedly threatening to bomb Baltimore Fox affiliate if it wouldn’t cover his story

He demanded Fox put him on air to discuss his government conspiracy. Police did not kill the man, who is white<p>A man in a panda suit who allegedly threatened to bomb Fox Television's Baltimore affiliate unless it broadcasted his government conspiracy story was shot on Thursday.<p>Police did not kill …

Freshly minted unicorns are now a rare sighting in Silicon Valley

Unicorns, once a rare sighting for investors, have frolicked across Silicon Valley of late. Now the market seems to be yanking on the reins.<p>Venture capital research firm CB Insights reports the number of venture-backed startups achieving a $1 billion or more valuation ground to a halt over the last …

Venture Capital

Elderly Indonesian hacked to death over suspected witchcraft

Three men attacked Nuryan Umanahu early Sunday in the village of Buya, in the Sula Islands, after one of them became suspicious she had cast a spell …

Designer DIY Idea: Swinging Bed Made With a Recycled Trampoline

Trampolines are fun, no matter your age or athletic inclination. But what to do when you've got a wrecked trampoline on your hands? Here's an …

Recycling

#Repurpose Idea of the Week: Use a #salvaged window shutter as a letter, photo, or card holder. http://t.co/jyFYdPuKBB

13 Creative Ways to Repurpose Pallets

Woman power wins most awards at CineFilipino fest

HELD in time for Women’s Month, the CineFilipino Film Festival awards show was a night that celebrated girl power in Philippine cinema.<p>Indie …

Independent Film

How A DIY Porn Festival Is Helping Us All Come Together

Literally and figuratively, thanks to our favorite sexual sage, Dan Savage.<p>Porn, as we know it today, is a private affair, usually enjoyed at home whilst sitting in front of a computer screen, or laying down on a yoga mat à la Ilana from “Broad City."<p>With just a handful of search terms that tickle …

Broad City

Pro-gun activist is accidentally shot by 4-year-old son

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida woman known for a strong pro-gun stance was shot, accidentally, by her 4-year-old son, authorities said.<p>Jamie Gilt, 31, was taken to a hospital after the Tuesday shooting, and is believed to be in stable condition.<p>Guns in America: The Impact and Business of Guns<p>A Putnam County …

Guns

7 Truly Organic Skincare Products That Won’t Kill the Environment – Why Labeling Matters

The global market for organic personal care products is a budding industry, and it's one that's intrinsically tied to the "new green revolution," …