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Friday the 13th

LOOK: Remembering The Chicago Anti-Superstition Society

Posted 12.13.2013 | Chicago

This Friday the 13th marks the last time we'll see 13/13 on the calendar for a good, long time. Those who fear the date are considered "Paraskevid...

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.

What If Horror Movie Crime Scenes Were Real? (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.24.2013 | Weird News

Horror movies often use blood, gore and violence to shock and scare filmgoers. However, filmmakers tend to ignore the most frightening element: Cle...

21 Weird Food Superstitions

Bon Appetit | Posted 09.18.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

You should probably consider these 21 superstitions so you don't end up unmarried, childless, friendless, or worse.

13 Events That May Lead To Paraskavedekatriaphobia

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.13.2013 | Weird News

Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th, apparently. Here are 13 things that might make you rue the day. 1. Ben Franklin Writes Not...

10 Ideas For A Hauntingly Chic Friday The 13th Wedding

Posted 09.13.2013 | Weddings

By Rachel Wilkerson for Lover.ly It's Friday the 13th, and normally we wouldn't be taking any chances with superstition: don't stand under a ladde...

Friday The 13th FAILS

Posted 09.13.2013 | Comedy

This Friday the 13th, you'd better avoid all ladders, mirrors and black cats. Not because they're unlucky, but because as this video demonstrates, all...

The Unluckiest Day In Hollywood

Posted 09.13.2013 | Entertainment

Beware: Today, Sept. 13, is Friday the 13th. Hollywood has long been fascinated with the famously unlucky day, dedicating various films and televis...

Would You Fly Flight 666 To Hel On Friday The 13th?

AP | DAVID MAC DOUGALL | Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel

HELSINKI -- Would you board flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th? For superstitious travelers, that might be tempting fate. But Finnair passengers on...

Friday the 13th -- Good Luck!

Donna Henes | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
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.

What My Superstitious Wife Demanded Before Our Wedding Day

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.10.2013 | Weddings

The number 13 is often considered unlucky -- some buildings skip the 13th floor, and many people fear Friday the 13th. Some brides and grooms are even...

Terrible Movies With Huge Cult Followings

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment

This week marks the 15th anniversary of "Armageddon," a movie so reviled it's only natural that its horde of cult followers stand by its every corny m...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Friday the 13th Back to Paramount

Dan Persons | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Warners loses a Jason and gains a Chris (Nolan)... Owen Wilson's a turkey; Woody Harrelson's a hawk... Essential Archer item becomes real... Direct from the lavish Cinefantastique Online studios, I bring you up to date on what's happening in genre film.

Chaucer (and Others) on Friday the 13th

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 09.12.2012 | Weird News
Meg Waite Clayton

The explanation for 13 being an unlucky number seems to have to do with it being one beyond the perfect 12: hours on the clock, months of the year, apostles of Christ.... Others seem to think it may have something to do with Judas being the 13th -- and last -- to sit at the table.

7 Wedding Superstitions That Will Weird You Out

Posted 07.13.2012 | Weddings

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...

Scary Movie Kids Are All Grown Up

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 07.13.2012 | Celebrity

We understand the power of costumes and makeup, but we never would have thought that the creepy little girl from "The Ring" would turn out to be a blo...

What Science Says About Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Posted 07.13.2012 | Science

By: Remy Melina Published: 07/13/2012 09:01 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries The number 13 is synonymous with bad luck. It's considered unlucky to...

Another Friday the 13th: Paraskevidekatriaphobes, Beware!

Donna Henes | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

It's time to reclaim the original meaning of Friday the 13. Let's reject the fear factor and find luck and abundance, safety and pleasure wherever we look.

WATCH: The Best #MyDumbSuperstition Tweets

Posted 09.12.2012 | Comedy

In honor of Friday the 13th, Jimmy Fallon decided to run a very special edition of his Late Night Hashtags. The theme was #MyDumbSuperstition and it b...

An Interview With Gordy Grundy and His "Whole Damn Oeuvre"

Lisa Adams | Posted 08.25.2012 | Arts
Lisa Adams

A graphic poster stapled to a telephone pole read "Gordy Grundy: BURN A Retrospective, One Night Only. The Whole Damn Oeuvre." Grundy is an L.A.-based artist who is better known as an art writer. His poster brought some questions to mind.

Why Friday The 13th Is Really Unlucky For Wives

Posted 04.13.2012 | Weddings

Friday the 13th may be a particularly unlucky day for wives, according to a recent report released by extramarital dating site AshleyMadison.com. ...

Why Friday The 13th Is Superstitious

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 04.13.2012 | Weird News

It's Friday the 13th! The superstition-laden phenomenon occurs at least once every year, but in 2010 and 2011, there was only one Friday the 13th. ...

What Science Says About Friday The !3th

Posted 04.13.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 04/13/2012 08:59 AM EDT on LiveScience Does Friday the 13th freak you out? If so, hold on to your rabbit's foo...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York
Len Berman

The Saints name Assistant Coach Joe Vitt the interim head coach filling in for the suspended Sean Payton. Vitt himself will be serving a six-game suspension for his role in the club's bounty system. So there will be an interim to the interim.

13 Horrifying Freak Accidents On Film Sets

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 04.13.2012 | Entertainment

Watch out for standing ladders and black cats -- Friday the 13th is upon us once again. The superstitious holiday, perpetuated by the horror serie...