Grizzly end to 2018: Hundreds of Romanians ‘bear all’ in bizarre ancient NYE ritual (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Romanian people donned their finest genuine bearskin and red tassels as they grunted and swayed their way through a bizarre parade as part of a traditional New Year’s celebration. Known as the ‘bear dance’, people swayed to the rhythm of drums and melodies of pan flutes through the streets of Comanesti, eastern Romania, […]

Texas massacre: Police discover ‘ritual animal sacrifice,’ at least 11 arrested

Texas authorities have busted what appears to be a ritual animal sacrifice at a San Antonio residence. At least 11 people were arrested on animal cruelty charges. Bexar County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched around 7pm to the 11400 block of Bronze Sand Road after neighbors called in to report animals being slaughtered with knives. After […]

Olympic fan favorites Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have a ritual hug that syncs up their breathing before they skate together

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Canadian figure skating partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are Olympic favorites. The pair have a devoted following who hope they’re secretly in love. Virtue and Moir’s relationship is entirely platonic, according to them. But their ritual hug before each performance still has fans swooning.  They sync up their breathing in order […]

‘Shark Tank’ investor Daymond John says this daily ritual changed his life

“Shark Tank”/ABC Daymond John has regularly read Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich” since he was 14. It inspired him to start setting goals as specifically as possible and tracking his progress. He has a ritual where he writes his goals down with expiration dates, often holding seven goals at a time. When Daymond […]

‘The Ritual’ Trailer: Just Stop Going Into the Woods

Folks, can we all agree to stop going into the woods? Nothing good comes of it – especially in horror movies. Take The Ritual, for example. This new horror movie, premiering on Netflix next month, follows a group of friends who venture into the woods and almost immediately regret it. Watch The Ritual trailer below. Do you like […]

The simple bi-weekly ritual that has drastically improved my happiness

Strelka Institute/Flickr/Attribution License By regularly setting aside time for nurturing friendships, your overall enjoyment of life  is likely to improve. In adulthood, a lot of time is often invested into professional and family roles, while friendships fall by the wayside.  Author Nir Eyal and his wife host a “kibbutz,” or gathering, every other week with […]

‘4-Hour Work Week’ author Tim Ferriss is convinced New Year’s resolutions are a waste of time — so he does a simple annual ritual instead

Theo Wargo/Getty Images for iHeartMedia Bestselling author and star podcast host Tim Ferriss doesn’t believe New Year’s resolutions are effective. Instead, he does an annual review exercise that takes about a half hour. He determines what activities and people accounted for 80% of both his best and worst moments from the past year. As someone […]

Call of Duty: WWII — Here’s the ritual of hitting Prestige in multiplayer

I’ve been pretty religious about playing Call of Duty multiplayer every year. But with Call of Duty: WWII, I managed to hit the highest level of 55 in the game yesterday. That is the earliest I’ve hit Prestige, as the top level is known, that I can remember. That means I went through 55 levels in […]

‘Dance with flARmingos’ in a mixed reality mating ritual

Flamingos rule everything around her. Her clothes are covered in them. Her workspace is littered with representations of their spindly legs and hot-pink plumes. She’s spent hours studying their migratory patterns, mating rituals and native environments. She’s traveled the world speaking to conservationists and ornithologists to better understand them. She even adopted 20 of the […]