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Choose Your Poison Ivy Treatment

There may not yet be a perfect poison ivy treatment, but a variety of rinses, ointments and pills promise help. Here’s a look at the better-known options for either protection or itch relief:

“¢ IvyBlock A so-called barrier lotion, IvyBlock is the only product approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help . . . → Read More: Choose Your Poison Ivy Treatment

Cupping makes its mark as treatment

By Lisa Gutierrez

They were the hickey marks seen ’round the world. Photographs circulated of actress Gwyneth Paltrow at a movie premiere showed her in a black strapless top with big, dark, circular marks marching across her back.

A beating? A weird skin condition? Had she been mugged by an octopus? Nope. She’d been cupped, . . . → Read More: Cupping makes its mark as treatment

Professionalizing wisdom

In the simpler days of yore, witch doctors, village elders, patriarchs, matriarchs, and priests were the guides, counselors, and confessors of the mentally and morally distressed. Later on, barbers also acted as surgeons. In my time, they also did circumcision. Those days have passed. As the world grew more complicated and sophisticated, customary practices became . . . → Read More: Professionalizing wisdom

A Clockwork Messiah

By Magus Peter H. Gilmore

Mel Gibson’s film, “The Passion of The Christ”? is a rather tedious exercise in graphic brutality and strained reaction shots, with a generous dollop of anti-Semitism and a soupçon of anti-paganism thrown in for good measure. In a clever fusion, Gibson melds the aesthetic sensibility of the plague-ridden late Middle . . . → Read More: A Clockwork Messiah

On course for surplus of nearly $3 billion

By Darcy Henton

Alberta is on course to record another massive surplus — nearly $3 billion, according to the province’s first-quarter report released Tuesday. Higher than forecast oil and gas prices and a jump in personal income tax revenues have boosted provincial revenues nearly $4 billion above estimates in last spring’s budget.

The . . . → Read More: On course for surplus of nearly $3 billion

Where Men Kill Their Eighth Child

To a first time visitior, few things about Kunde, Guduf- Nagadio and Guduf-Kusaraha in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, can pass as normal. Situated in the rocky Gwoza hills, the three villages are settlements in the sun-baked Gwoza hills. Their inhabitants do not build houses but live in caves with thatch and thorns . . . → Read More: Where Men Kill Their Eighth Child

The Politics of Protest Makes for Some Strange Bedfellows

By Robin Givhan

As part of the evening’s ritual, the witches — or more formally the practitioners of Wicca — formed a circle “to keep what we want in and what we want out, out.” In this case, those metaphorically banished from the circle were the Republicans, although it is hard to imagine that . . . → Read More: The Politics of Protest Makes for Some Strange Bedfellows

Suicide note from 2 girls pointed to Wicca beliefs

Sources close to the case say early Saturday morning, Sarah Casey and Debra Jean Kawaguchi, both just 13-years-old, walked onto the tracks as a train approached. According to those close to the case, the girls allegedly left a note saying they killed themselves because they believed they would be reincarnated. Police believe both girls were . . . → Read More: Suicide note from 2 girls pointed to Wicca beliefs

Newspaper vandalizes ghost hunters’ reputations

Written By: Kenneth Biddle

An article has appeared on the Times Leader.com website which implies that ghost hunters are not much more than vandals. The article is titled “Sacred Ground”? and is written by Jennifer Learn-Andes. It was posted on July 18th, 2004. I can only assume that it was printed in the local paper . . . → Read More: Newspaper vandalizes ghost hunters’ reputations

Pagan Pride Shown Every Witch-Way

by Leah George/Sarah Freligh

In this tent, they were learning about a little candle magic. At this table, they were selling wicken artwork. It was all part of the first Finger Lakes Pagan Pride Festival Saturday at Canandaigua’s Baker Park.

For many in attendance, the festival was an education. “It’s very interesting to see . . . → Read More: Pagan Pride Shown Every Witch-Way