Former Naturopathic Doctor: “I Can No Longer Disregard the Inconvenient Fact That I Was a Quack”

Britt Marie Hermes, a former naturopathic doctor who realized she worked in a sham field, is now doing everything she can to help others avoid her mistake.


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Want To Know Your Future? In India, a Little Birdie Tells You

In India’s Tamil Nadu state, men with trained parakeets happily take bird-brained patrons’ money. The parakeets are supposed to tell people’s futures by selecting Tarot-like fortune cards containing pictures of Hindu gods, Buddha, Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and so on.

The Atlantic has a short film about the generations-old phenomenon.


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Tarot Card Reader Wanted at a Phoenix Mall (Psychic Powers Not Necessary)

If you live in Phoenix, this Tarot Card reader position at a mall may be just the job you’re looking for.


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“Psychic” Mail Fraud Operation Shut Down After Taking $180 Million from Gullible Americans

A fake psychic network — I’m being redundant here — has been shut down thanks to federal prosecutors in New York. But that’s only after nearly a million Americans were duped out of $180 million.


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How Yelp is Affecting Self-Proclaimed Psychics and Tarot Card Readers

For a long time, skeptics have been trying to debunk claims of psychic powers by explaining how cold readings work and demystifying the whole game.

But maybe James Randi just needed Yelp.

An article in the New York Times by Michael Wilson — in his appropriately named “Crime Scene” column — says that reviews on the site may be affecting people in the clairvoyance business.


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