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The Daily Innovator(sm): Making Your Own Luck

Kevin McDermott | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

S. Donald Stookey died this month at the age of 99. He will be remembered for his invention of a new category of materials called synthetic glass ceramics. Stookey will also be remembered as an exemplar of the everyday hard work and collaboration from which great innovations come.

Quick-Thinking Teen Saves Elderly Woman From Oncoming Train In The Nick Of Time

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.09.2014 | Good News

An incredible act of bravery from this Illinois teen saved the life of an elderly woman. Frankfort Community High School student Colton Essary was ...

The Limits of Love

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

Love, we're told, heals all wounds. Love makes the world go round. Love is the holy balm, the essence of life itself. And I would say yes to all of these statements... yes, but. Yes, but there are limits to love. I believe in love. And I also believe in luck.

The Writing Practice: Rituals, the Muse and Luck

Melanie Bishop | Posted 10.11.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

The importance of these rituals, and observances of objects as lucky, as somehow pleasing to the muse, is that they give us something concrete on which to focus.

50/50

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Most people learn early in life that luck and odds play an important role in their lives. Some of those people are better at playing those odds than a...

Frane Selak: The Luckiest Unlucky Man to Ever Live

David Ransom | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
David Ransom

Strange but true, this is an unbelievable tale of survival and cosmic karma. ...

What's Your Lesbian Good Luck Story?

Mary Gorham Malia | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Mary Gorham Malia

What if you could see yourself as lucky? Lucky in life and lucky in love? Researchers now know that we can create our own luck. And there are four things that lucky people consistently do!

Lights Go on, Part XV -- Serendipity: Another Name for Anything Is Possible

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

How often do we set out to do one thing and end up doing another, with this new direction changing our lives in ways we could never have imagined? Fo...

Why I Wasn't Sure I Belonged In An Exit Row Seat

Tova Laiter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

On a recent trip to Mexico City, luck struck just when I least expected it. It was a crowded coach flight, but the busy agent at the United Airlines check-in desk suddenly smiled at me and said the magic words: 'I gave you the best seat in the house -- exit row'.

The Worst Question to Ask Your Teenage Son

Megan McDonough | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Megan McDonough

When your teenager is being, well, a teenager, take a deep breath, relax and smile. This open approach will make you far more receptive to new and novel strategies to make lemonade from lemons.

Reinvention and the Art of Making Your Own Luck

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

How lucky do you feel today? Are you waiting for luck to happen to you, or are you in the business of making your own luck? Is luck a matter of knowing the right people, or being the right person?

Seniors in Casino Land: Tough Luck for Older Americans

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

At a recent forum I spoke with seniors who care about this issue. When I asked them why they thought seniors prefer the disembodied draw of the slot machine, one woman replied, "We don't want to be a burden on other gamblers. Well, we don't want to be a burden on anyone."

The Secret to Being Lucky in Life and in Business

Rahul Varshneya | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Rahul Varshneya

I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it ― Thomas Jefferson To me, everything about starting up was to...

Do You Believe in Luck?

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 05.24.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

Luck. Definition: "a purposeless, unpredictable and uncontrollable force that shapes events favorably or unfavorably for an individual, group or cause...

7 Ways Your Kids Can Make Their Own 'Luck' on St. Paddy's Day and Every Day

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

Luck is such a vague concept that it's difficult to explain to children. If you believe, as Seneca and Oprah do, that "luck occurs when preparedness meets opportunity," then the work of parents when teaching children to be "lucky" is twofold.

This Will Guide You To Capture The True Meaning Of Wonder

Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Aren't?

Scott Shigeoka | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Scott Shigeoka

I scraped by living in Washington, D.C., one of the most expensive cities in America, for nearly eight months with no steady income. I kept telling myself, "This is the city of opportunity. You can make this work."

Popcorn Preview: True Detective

Leslie Sisman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Our sense is that True Detective will be as much about understanding what happened between Hart and Cohle as solving a murder. Because of the interviews, we know something about how things turn out. But that only makes it harder to work out.

There's Lucky, And Then There's This Woman Who Won Two $90,000 Jackpots

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

Winner, winner, chicken dinner... And dessert! 2014 has already been very prosperous for Charlotte Moncrief, an Anniston, Ala., resident who won tw...

Where Wishes Come True

Findery | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Findery

Make a wish and blow out your birthday candles. See a shooting star, stop what you are doing, and offer your longings to the universe. These are wish-making tactics for wherever you may be, but what of the places that have a strong history of wish lore?

Bloomberg's Right: That's Just the Way God Works

Kristen Marble | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Kristen Marble

Bloomberg was right about God too. Well, sort of. God works in such a way as to expect us to work against the injustices, the travesties, the unluckiness.

The Secrets Of The World's Luckiest People

Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living

We tend to think of a bout of good fortune as a random act of kindness from the universe. Certainly that is sometimes true: Serendipity or (depending ...

The Upside Of Being Superstitious

Polly Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

We know the beliefs and ideas we hold go a long way toward shaping our reality. Though they are merely thoughts, our behavior springs from them creating tangible results. If we think ourselves lucky, we will take on behaviors that create luck.

How I'm Getting Acclimated To My Empty Nest

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 12.28.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Last month, a friend of mine, a widower who lives alone, woke at 5 a.m. with a crushing pain in the middle of his chest. He told me later that three thoughts came to mind.

21 Things Lucky People Do Differently

Bob Miglani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

As I thought about my own journey of learning to deal with uncertainty these days, I realized that in the absence of luck being granted to us by the lottery of birth, we all can get a chance to get lucky.