I Grew Up with Parents Who Didn’t Understand Mental Illness
‘The Woo-Woo’ author Lindsay Wong recalls childhood in a deeply superstitious household.
Screw Santa Claus and Celebrate Befana, Italy's Kidnapping Christmas Witch
Say "ciao" to the Yuletide legend who rides a broom and brings naughty kids to her cannibal husband for dinner.
Some People Are Irrationally Attached to Their Running Shoes
I'm from a tribe of sorts, made up of runners who are very superstitious about their sneakers.
A Guide to the Demons Found in Your Bowl of Spaghetti
Your bowl of pasta is a witches’ brew, filled not just with herbs and spices but with a panoply of spiritually charged ingredients—some inherently evil, others more ambiguous, and some that will literally ward off the devil.
The Third Week of April Is a Very Scary Time for America
The seven day period that starts on April 15 has been the setting for more than its share of America's worst tragedies.
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This Guy’s Cover of "Superstition" Somehow Manifested Actual Stevie Wonder
And then they sang together. If you wish hard enough, Stevie will appear.
I Wore a Fedora for a Week to See if It Would Ruin My Life
It did. Almost instantly.
Why We Still Practice Superstitious Rituals With Our Technology
How much do you know about the tech you use, and how much do you assume?
Some Indonesians Are Shackling and Imprisoning the Mentally Ill in Sheds
Because mental illness is often thought to be a result of spirit possession in Indonesia, an estimated 18,000 individuals are detained in sheds and backyards for years by their own families.
A Brief History Of Bees Attacking Players At Spring Training
When Jason Heyward was swarmed by bees during a spring game, it marked the latest battle in the long-running and complicated war between bees and baseball.
My Belief in the Evil Eye is Feeding My Anxiety
Growing up with a superstitious mom contributed to my chronic anxiety and the belief that everyone around me has a secret desire to see me fail.
The Tragedy of Witch Hunts in Rural Cambodia
The sad, but not uncommon, tale of an elderly healer who was murdered with an axe.
George Wright and Ben Sokhean