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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...

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 ye...

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

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How To Make Your Own Luck In Hollywood And Beyond

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.04.2015 | 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 11.03.2015 | 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 08.21.2015 | 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 07.22.2015 | 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...

'The Luck Archive' Documents The Talismans And Rituals All Around Us

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts

Luck is all around us. Even if we don't believe in it, the force crops up in our conversations and subconscious anyway, explaining useful coincidence...

Did You Know Goals Are for Losers?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I needed cover blurbs for a book. I got three. Good ones! And I learned so much about how things get done in the world.

Get Lucky Now: 4 Simple Ways to Jump Start Your Successes in Life

Gaynete' Edwards | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Gaynete' Edwards

We often know what we should be doing, it's the lack of action that halts our progress. What good, however, is a ton of useful information that goes unused? Time to roll up those sleeves and get to work future Luckie, your luck depends on it! If good luck doesn't find us, we must go out and find it.

Forget Your Rescue Fanstasy

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

When you're pushing your limits -- with money, work and goals -- some of these scenarios start looking pretty attractive. It just takes one brutal day to re-ignite your daydreams about that freaky guy from Chem class who was destined to be a billionaire.

Pennies for Heaven

Liza Long | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Liza Long

Two months later, I celebrated my fortieth birthday in a way I never could have imagined. After years of hard work, sacrifice and a level of organizational commitment that in retrospect was possibly unwarranted, I was an out-of-work single mother of four children.

Cancer and Random Genes: Fortune Favors the Prepared

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

At this point, you should be scratching your head and asking: Didn't they study cancer occurrence in actual people? The answer is no. Didn't they show that lifestyle factors don't influence the rate of mutation? Again, the answer is no.

Why 'What Do You Do?' Is A Question We Should Stop Asking

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living

If the sentence "your professional position has become the central verdict on your character" sounds familiar, you probably suffer from something call...

The Daily Innovator(sm): Making Your Own Luck

Kevin McDermott | Posted 01.18.2015 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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!