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The New Wishful Thinking

Kristen Noel | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Kristen Noel

Shooting stars, 4-leaf clovers, and wishbones aside -- we can create our own luck (with a little help of awareness and some action steps). Have you ever used luck -- "good" or "bad," yours or someone else's -- as an excuse to rationalize your own shortfallings?

How to Use the Law of Attraction for Storm Trooper Parking

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 12.13.2016 | Home
Kay Tacke Morse

It's pouring in Portland. After a record breaking spring, summer, fall of sunshine on our shoulders, the clouds have stormed in. With the extra driv...

13 Superstitions That Still Scare the Bejesus Out of Us

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 04.12.2015 | Home
Mitch Horowitz

This week marks the arrival of the first Friday the 13th of 2015. For many of us, even the mention of this "unlucky day" brings a quiver of anxiety. We say it's hoo-hah, but a little voice in us whispers, "what if?..."

7 Things Successful People Never Say

Monica Bourgeau | Posted 12.10.2014 | Home
Monica Bourgeau

Have you ever noticed that the most successful people share a certain kind of attitude? For example, successful people don't spend a lot of time complaining. They're busy taking action and creating their success.

Make Your Own Luck: Gramma Good's Lucky Pieces

Honey Good | Posted 11.29.2014 | Home
Honey Good

My choices and my diligence are the engine that drives my train towards luck. I am the master of my fate, however, there have been many times I survived due to luck.

13 Good Luck Charms That Just Aren't Worth It

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.29.2014 | Home

They say these things are supposed to bring you good luck. We say, "No, thanks." If stepping in dog doo, carrying around a vulture's head or gettin...

My Good Luck Charm: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Karen Ram | Posted 04.05.2014 | New York
Karen Ram

I met Philip Seymour Hoffman almost eight years ago. I ran into him in the East Village while looking for a very specific kind of shampoo during my first summer here in New York.

Friday the 13th -- Good Luck!

Donna Henes | Posted 11.11.2013 | Home
Donna Henes

It is simply too dangerous to leave life to chance. To do so would be to invite disaster. Luck must never be taken for granted. One can never assume. It requires constant courtship, demands undivided devotion.

A Twitter Conversation: Why You Should Never Wish Someone "Good Luck"

Daniel Vahab | Posted 10.23.2013 | Home
Daniel Vahab

I was thinking about luck one day so I sent out a tweet. "Good luck" is such a common thing to say that we never think twice about it. For me, though,...

How To Make Your Own Luck

Rob White | Posted 05.17.2013 | Home
Rob White

You have it within your power to create your own luck. Real luck is about taking control of your life and being receptive to opportunities that come your way. Here are five tips for making your life a lucky one.

A Better Way To Wish 'Good Luck'

Marci Rich | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Marci Rich

Instead of reflexively wishing someone (or myself) "good luck," I will try instead for the will to be fallible -- the courage to believe that I don't know everything -- that I cannot control everything. In that way, perhaps, I'll find myself in the realm where miracles happen.

9 Ways to Become Lucky in Love in 2013

Damona Hoffman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Home
Damona Hoffman

Rather than waiting for Lady Luck to find you a perfect match, take matters into your own hands... or you can follow the old wives' tale and sleep with a mirror under your pillow to dream about what your future husband looks like. Just be careful; if you break it, that's seven years bad luck.

I Hope My Son Inherits My Luck

JD Roberto | Posted 01.20.2013 | Home
JD Roberto

What keeps me awake at night these days isn't that these two boys will turn out to be "bad kids" but rather that they'll be just like me -- young and unbearably foolish -- but not nearly as lucky; that the laws of probability will make them answer for their missteps in a way I never had to.

Nothing to Do With Luck: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 10.06.2012 | Home
Noah Kass

Chance definitely plays a significant role in our successes; unexpected circumstances can rock anyone's boat. However, with a good sense of self, "luck" can turn around.

7 Wedding Superstitions That Will Weird You Out

Posted 07.13.2012 | Home

Making it to your wedding day takes a lot of planning and a little luck. When you finally do get to the Big Day, the last thing you want is to brin...

How to Be a Lucky Bitch in 2012

Courtney Cachet | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Courtney Cachet

The same opportunities are available for all of us, but the lucky ones see them and pursue them. Be open to meeting new people and taking chances.

5 Ways To Become Luckier

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The truth is, we can make our own good luck, and it's a lot easier and less messy than throwing salt over our left (or is it right?) shoulder.

Confucius Says: It's All About the Guanxi! Business Etiquette in China

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When conducting business in China, there are many protocols to be followed. Jenny Li, author of Passport China, writes that success in international b...

The Origins Of 13 Weird Superstitions

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We're surrounded by superstitions every day -- don't walk under a ladder, don't step on a crack, avoid black cats -- but where do these beliefs come f...

How to Raise 'Lucky' Kids, Part 3

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Christine Carter, PhD

Children can be taught to actively seek change when they aren't getting the results that they hoped for rather than blaming "bad luck." First step: NOT assuming there is nothing you can do about the situation

Talking to Strangers (and Other Things That Bring Luck)

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Christine Carter, PhD

Research shows that people make their own luck. I'm going to explain how lucky people get that way, and how you can teach your kids the skills they need to live lucky lives.

Jean Houston and Deepak Chopra on Good Luck

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Jinx No More: The Good Luck Store

Jodi Lampert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jodi Lampert

I can't believe my luck. I just drove by this new store on my way home. Good luck is for sale here on my busy boulevard. Talk about your good luck! In...

How To Increase Your Good Luck

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Anne Naylor

"Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered." William Shakespeare Are you a lucky person? Or are you someone to whom catastrophe often happe...