Midwest Entertainment

Parents Deserve Mind-Tripping Dates

The nagging question remained,” writes Teri Celtina in CNN’s Living Personal, “How could we nurture our marriage — the relationship that created these beautiful children to begin with — and still manage to be good parents? It often felt like an impossible balancing act. My husband, Greg, and I sure felt a big shift,” she […]

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Tricks of Perception are Mind Tripping

The comment “For those who believe, no explanation is necessary.  For those who do not believe, noexplanation will suffice” was made by the famous mentalist Joseph Dunninger, referring to performances by magicians and illusionists. Dunning died in 1975 at age 82, leaving modern-day audiences to ponder the nature of illusion. Teller (of the popular Penn […]

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The 51st Thing on the Summer-Places-To-Go-List

According to the Indianapolis Star, there are 50 things every Indiana adult should do this summer, from tracking down hidden gems at the Indiana Landmarks Treasure Hunt and sidewalk yard sale to taking a ride in a Yellow Rose Carriage after a long stroll downtown. Of course our city offers thousands of choices for tourists […]

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Make it a Mind-Trippingly Great Day

We’re going to play concierge today, and help you make tomorrow a very special Friday in Indianapolis. Of course, this “itinerary” is just a sample. Our city offers dozens of choices for tourists and Indy “natives“. Here’s a possible schedule for sampling some unusual events and activities around town. 9:00 AM Give the day a […]

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Body Language & Entertainment

“Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind,” cautions Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0. It’s time to start thinking about that, Bradberry teaches corporate employees, because you could be sabotaging your own career by sending out the wrong signals. True, the people who come to the […]

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Participation is by Choice

“The explosion of participatory theater — or at least my seeming inability to attend a show that does not include some degree of audience interaction — has set my skin in permanent rash mode,” writes Christopher Borelli in the Chicago Tribune.  Is what ails him scopophobia, the fear of being watched, he wonders? At Mind […]

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Young and Old Share the Surprise

One of the most well-known optical illusions of all time is this old lady/young lady picture. Which do you see first – the old one or the young?  They’re both there. Hint: the necklace of the young woman is the mouth of the old one; the nose of the old lady is the chin of […]

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