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What's Your 'Fearless Charm'?

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For thousands of years, people have carried around certain small objects to give them an extra boost of confidence, luck, protection or inspiration in times of trial. Native Americans, Celts, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, the Japanese, Middle Easterners -- all cultures held the belief that specific talismans conferred empowerment upon their owners. (The British Museum owns an Egyptian shell amulet dated 1965-1920 B.C.!)

Modern people have talismans, too, of course. Some enjoy widespread use (Chinese good luck coins; rabbits' feet), but others are much more personal -- and meaningful.

The slideshow below features the "fearless charms" worn -- or carried -- by various HuffPost staffers. What's your fearless charm? Comment below, or tweet us all about it @HealthyLiving using the hashtags #becomingfearless and #fearlesscharm. If you tweet, you will automatically be entered into Toyota Corolla's Most Fearless Tweet Contest! (Click here for the Official Rules.)

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