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The Magical Realism Genre in Movies

What is Magical Realism? It sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? Two natures that seem to oppose each other…but when put together, form a very peculiar genre. Realism was an artistic movement in the 19th century where the world began to be portrayed realistically instead of a in romanticized or idealized manner, the same way…

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I Fixed Depression With This Simple Trick

Hey everyone, PushingUpRoses here, and it is time to read some emails. Dear PushingUpRoses, I follow you on Twitter, and read your tweets about depression. I just think…maybe you wouldn’t be depressed if you didn’t dress in all black all the time. It LOOKS depressing. Doesn’t it FEEL depressing? You look DEAD. Why not try…

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The History of Shahrazad, The Rich Story of a Magic Card Weekend Legends

The History of Sharazad Written by NamataGG3 To this day, Shahrazad remains a unique and infamous card. However, few players are familiar with its long and colourful past. I hope you find the history of this card as interesting as I do. I’ll start with the flavour of the card. Arabian Nights was the first…

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Venturing into Sacred Space | Archetype of the Magician

There’s a great scene in The Right Stuff where an astronaut meets some aborigines in Australia. He tells them about his buddy who is going into outer space, and to his surprise; the aborigine seems to know exactly what he’s talking about; Fly over? – Yeah. Your bloke do that too? You’re saying you do…

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The Magic Economics of Gambling

This video was made possible by Squarespace. Build your beautiful website for 10% off at squarespace.com/Wendover. According to conventional economic rules, casinos shouldn’t be able to exist. That’s because conventional economic rules assume humans are rational. Conventional economic rules would predict that, if someone offered you a deal where you gave them $100 and they…

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