Author and researcher Mitch Horowitz discussed the growing popularity of witchcraft, and the worldwide revival of Wicca and pagan traditions. Yet, with this upsurge, there has been an unfortunate growing wave of violence against witches. Followed by Open Lines in the latter half.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, bad luck can be reversed by engaging in a ritual such as touching a piece of wood. Researchers from University of Chicago found that actions which exert force away from the body are effective in ridding oneself of a jinx. "Our findings suggest that not all actions to undo a jinx are equally effective," said study author Jane Risen. More at The Telegraph.