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Do Charmed Charts Exist?

Constance Stellas | Posted 10.21.2016 | Entertainment
Constance Stellas

In the last post I wrote about Cursed Charts (which do not exist), what about Charmed Charts? We know people who skip through life, avoiding accident...

The Role Of Luck At The Olympics (Unless You're Simone Biles)

Annie Duke | Posted 08.18.2016 | Sports
Annie Duke

"Luck" at the Olympics is treated like a dirty word. Luck just means "uncertainty" or "volatility." In most events, the extraordinary level of skill among the top competitors is so close that luck can make the difference.

4 Lessons On Luck From Michael Mauboussin

Jae Yi | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Jae Yi

I recently spoke with Michael about his book "The Success Equation" which talks about how luck plays into success. Here are the four lessons I learned - I hope they help you achieve your own success.

What We Can Learn From Luck

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: Considering the subject of luck can help us appreciate the moment and increase our compassion toward people who are less fortunate.

My Life Is A Comedy, But I'm Not Laughing

Valeria Laura Rigo | Posted 06.13.2016 | Teen
Valeria Laura Rigo

For now, it's okay to make my friends laugh their a**es off every Saturday when we go to bars, and I will start asking my therapist for money after every session.

Being Blessed and Being Lucky

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Do I think that God ordained the world so that everything would be in place for me to have that education? It seems a bit self-centered to imagine that.

CAN A PRE- or POST-NUPTUAL PROCESS SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE?

Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Divorce
Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D.

CAN A PRE- or POST-NUPTUAL PROCESS SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE? By Joy A Dryer, Ph.D. INTRO. The month of June is famous as the wedding month. Folks choose t...

Business and Life Work Best Through Lucky Adventures, or Why We Need Adventure Zones

Richard Koch | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Richard Koch

To succeed, you have to be lucky. To be lucky, you have to go on lots of adventures.

The New Wishful Thinking

Kristen Noel | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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?

Go Luck Yourself!

Dan Collinson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Dan Collinson

Dr. Smith is looking into whether luck can be created and if so, are there any specific actions that people can take to create their own luck.

These Weird Legends are Said to Bring one Good Luck.Would you try them out?

Menorca Chaturvedi | Posted 04.08.2016 | Weird News
Menorca Chaturvedi

Would you consider dangling upside-down from the top of a castle to be potentially blessed with the 'gift of the gab'? What about spinning on a mosaic...

Good, Unpredictable or Doubtful Days: The Lunar Secret

Constance Stellas | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Constance Stellas

One of the most frequent questions I answer for people is "Is today a good day?" Usually people mean, is this a good day for a business deal or to mak...

Thinking About Adoption: Lucky Me?

April Dinwoodie | Posted 03.17.2016 | Parents
April Dinwoodie

It's March. When I think of March, I think of Spring, Women's History Month and St. Patrick's Day. When I think of St. Patrick's Day, I think of pots of gold at the end of a rainbow and four-leaf clovers. When I think about luck and being lucky in relation to adoption, things get very tricky.

Observations From Below: The Lucky One

Bryan Dooley | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

Well, I have a theory about why ableism is ignored. I think you all are very aware of the issues, but you are also aware that it could be you, which scares the hell out of you, so you don't take any action and just pretend it goes away. Maybe if you're lucky, it won't, but the odds are against you.

Self-Management Trumps Passion in Design-Driven Startup Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Although all startup founders of design driven startups are passionate - still ninety-two percent of them will fail within three years, according to a...

What Is It Like to Be Adopted?

Kathryn Atkins | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Kathryn Atkins

I know some people think they were adopted. They feel they are from another family because they're not like the rest of their family. This note is not about them.

Ask an International Etiquette Expert: Chinese New Year Taboos?

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel
Sharon Schweitzer

If you're planning to do business in China this February, it is important to be aware of the customs of Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spri...

How to Unlock the Magic of Synchronicity

Donna Labermeier | Posted 01.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Labermeier

Here are three ways you can open the floodgates of synchronicity and allow your life to naturally flow in the best direction for you:

All I Want for Christmas Is a New Front Tooth

Liza Long | Posted 12.22.2015 | Divorce
Liza Long

On the first day of Christmas vacation 2015, I shivered in a dentist's chair, trying not to throw up. The day I had been dreading for more than 23 yea...

Man Miraculously Survives Ride In Trash Compactor

Associated Press | Whitney Meers | Posted 12.10.2015 | Weird News

Police say a homeless man sleeping inside a garbage bin in Fremont, California, survived two compaction cycles after the bin was emptied into a trash ...

Man Says Buying Hot Pockets Saved Him From Plane Crash

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Weird News

An Ohio man says a spur-of-the-moment decision to pick up Hot Pockets saved his life. Jason Bartley, 38, was running errands and was just about to hea...

How To Make Your Own Luck In Hollywood And Beyond

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.04.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

If I hadn't seized the opportunity with those security guards and a handful of other opportunities after, I wouldn't have been in that office to meet that particular development executive in the first place.

Lotteries Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.02.2016 | Books
Lester & Charlie

The horror stories from the winners - involving mob hits, cyanide poisoning, bankruptcy, divorce - made it seem like a public service to steal the tickets from everyone buying one.

How Keeping a 'Today I Failed At' Notebook Can Bring You Success

Daphne C Spyropoulos | Posted 08.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Daphne C Spyropoulos

The first time I ever sang in public was two years ago in one of Greece's most prestigious Theatre-arts audition rooms in front of some of the most ce...

The Truth About Luck

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 07.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle Zarrin

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary the definition of the word luck is: "To prosper or succeed especially through chance or good fortune." How...