Felicity Bell

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Pagan's latest is love story told from different viewpoints

"Forever is the Worst Long Time" (Lake Union Publishing), by Camille Pagan<p>"Forever is the Worst Long Time" is a love story told from several very different points of view. Camille Pagan unpacks a complicated relationship among a struggling novelist named James; his best friend, Rob; and their …

Love Stories

What Happens When You Leave A Magical Portal Open?

February 19, 2017 by John Beckett<p>As a baby Pagan, I was taught to always dismiss what you call and to take down your circles after the ritual is …

Spirituality

Children In The Pagan Community

Before I start, I want to first mention that I do not personally care to have children, nor do I really want to even be around them. I even tease my friends who have had children, that being pregnant is akin to being infected with a parasite, giving birth is spawning, and children are heathens. …

Parenting

Nature Deities Verses Human Deities

March 26, 2017 by Megan Manson<p>I mentioned in my introduction to Inari Ōkami, my patron deity, that He is considered by some Japanese to be rather …

Spirituality

Column: What is Pagan Music?

<i>TWH</i> – Welcome to the new Pagan music column for the <i>Wild Hunt,</i> I hope you’ll join me in the months to come through the musical underground of the …

Spirituality

Column: Toward a More Sustainable Paganism

Respect for the Earth, however that may be interpreted by a practitioner, is one of the common hallmarks of Paganism. The concept of following an …

Sustainability

Bad Day? Be a Pagan!

It's easy to forget about the little things that make life better. For me, many of those little things are Pagan related, and doing them doesn't fix …

Spirituality

The Occult, Science, and NeoPaganism

As NeoPaganism has grown and flourished, the paths taken to get here have multiplied from those taken by a relatively few serious spiritual explorers …

Three Long-Acquainted Kansas City Actors Reveal Brief Tips For Local Success

When the Kansas City Actors Theatre opens Israel Horovitz’s <i>My Old Lady</i> next week, the production will star three actors that might, in one of the …

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

Small Business

19 crucial money lessons I learned in my 20s

Here are 19 of the most important lessons I've learned along the way.<p>1. We <i>need</i> to talk about money<p>Money is still way too taboo. And the only way we break down this wall is to open up dialogues with friends, partners, parents — anyone who'll listen, really. Having honest conversations about salaries …

Personal Finance

John Scalzi's 10-point plan for getting creative work done in the age of Trump

<b>IT'S NOT A GREAT SECRET</b> that Donald Trump and his incoming administration are not hugely beloved by America’s creative class — the difficulty Trump is having in finding performers for his inauguration is only the most obvious manifestation of this. What’s probably less known is that Trump election …

An organizer’s strategies for 5 problem areas of the home

Organizing is always a popular topic around the new year, as people resolve to de-clutter, de-stress and generally start over with a clean slate. We asked Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton, owner and founder of Organizing Maniacs in Tysons Corner, to join the first Home Front online chat of 2017. Here is her …

Home Depot

From Steve Jobs to Winston Churchill: 9 life lessons from history's most successful people

We all need a little inspiration and motivation sometimes.<p>If you want to achieve your goals, who better to look to than some of the most successful …

20 Best Hidden Gems on Netflix In January 2017

<b>If You LOVED Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Supernatural, Try Crazyhead</b><br>Words cannot express how perfect and delightful <i>Crazyhead</i> is. This bold, sweet, …

Dobby is a pocket-sized drone with some serious video chops

Drones are a dime-a-dozen at CES, but Dobby is definitely carving a niche for itself.<p>What is it?<p>Dobby, by Zerotech, is a pocket-sized drone capable of 1080p video and a 300 foot range. With a 300 foot range (150 foot height), the 13 megapixel camera offers a 75 degree field of view capable of 360 …

The Genius Deck

These 31 Styling Hacks Will Change the Way You Dress in 2017

A fresh start can begin simply by reinventing the looks you've worn on repeat, and we've got all the tools you need with our styling hacks challenge. We'll provide a month of outfits that just require a small change-up. Maybe it's the addition of a cool layer, a call to remix a wardrobe staple, or …

The 25 Best Movies of 2016, and Where to Watch Them

It’s been a tough year for some of us, but its been a <i>fantastic</i> year for film. These incredible dramas, musicals, documentaries, and sci-fi thrillers …

51 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies to entrepreneurs launching startups, to entrepreneurs shutting down their startups, to CEOs …

Startups

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success -- here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

<i>Amazon</i><p>Money isn't enough to motivate us to do good work<p>In 'Payoff,' Duke University behavioural economist Dan Ariely argues that human motivation is …

Self-improvement

9 lifestyle changes to make if you want to earn more money in 2017

"Success is a learnable skill," writes T. Harv Eker in his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "If you want to be a great golfer, you can learn how to do it. If you want to be a great piano player, you can learn how to do it ... If you want to be rich, you can learn how to do it."<p>If you want to …

Self-improvement

A self-made millionaire outlines 5 ways to change your thinking to get richer next year

They're stuck in the same old ways of thinking about money, and therefore they get the same old result of financial scarcity, stress, and struggle.<p>Here are five things you can do right now to make good on those financial resolutions and improve your money-making potential in the new year.<p>1. Figure …

Self-improvement

The 8 Best Ski Resorts Even If You Hate Skiing

Who says après-ski has to actually come *after* skiing?<p>There comes a time in the cold, dark days when everyone wants to talk about/plan/enjoy a ski vacation. <i>But I don't ski</i>, you might think as you side-eye the weirdos who are willing to pile on approximately 134 lbs. of clothing to go to the top of …

Skiing

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

If you're in your 20s and making a decent salary, I Will Teach You to Be Rich ($14) will be perfect for you. Ramit Sethi, a Stanford grad and a <b>New</b> …

Books

Kano - a Raspberry Pi computer kit now has a screen

My daughter and I have been having fun with the latest Kano computer and coding kit, which comes with a screen. It's powered by a Raspberry Pi, a …

77 Things To See And Do In New York City

To help weed through the the tourist traps and last-season spots, we've compiled a guide of the essential things to do, see, eat, and buy while you're visiting the Big Apple.<p>New York City may not actually be that large in scale, but with thousands of stores, restaurants, museums and attractions …