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Superstitions

Of Doomsday Preppers, the Planet Nibiru and Mayan Long-Count Calendar End-Timers

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.10.2013 | Comedy
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

"There apparently is a great deal of interest in celestial bodies, and their locations and trajectories at the end of the calendar year 2012. Now I, f...

Jason Linkins

CNBC, A Financial News Network, Is Pretty Sure That A Brief Appearance From Raul Grijalva Devastated The Dow Jones Yesterday, For Some Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

The biggest one-day drop in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurred Sept. 29, 2008, when Congress ganked on its first attempt to pass...

What Are Some Famous Curses or Bad Luck Streaks?

Quora | Posted 01.14.2013 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Devereaux Heshmatpour The Madden Curse Prior to 1999, all the Electronic Arts Madden video games ...

PHOTOS: Bring A Black Cat Home With You For Halloween

Posted 12.26.2012 | Denver

Black cats kind of get a bad rep. Superstition mandates that you don't let one cross your path, but we're really hoping that you do. (See the ab...

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.

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...

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...

Why Friday the 13th Is a Very Lucky Day, Indeed!

Donna Henes | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Up until the patriarchal revolution, both Fridays and 13s were held in the very highest esteem. Both the day and the number were associated with the Great Goddesses, and therefore, regarded as the sacred essence of luck and good fortune.

What Gets You Lucky?

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.16.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

In anticipation of St. Patrick's Day, activate your luck by sending a photo of your good luck charm and a short description of what it does for you to women@huffingtonpost.com.

Making Deals With God, Superstitions And Karma

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.03.2012 | Religion
Barbara Greenberg

In my efforts to make deals with God and engage in superstitious behavior maybe I'm simply trying to ensure my good karma. I now truly understand this word.

Beware: It's Only The First Friday The 13th Of 2012

Posted 01.13.2012 | Home

Beware: It may be the first Friday the 13th of the year, but it won't be the last. The superstitiously unlucky day is set to creep up two more time...

13 Intriguing Friday the 13th Factoids!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

The fear of Friday is skeviphobia, the fear of the number 13 is triskaidekaphobia, and the fear of Friday the 13th is paraskevidekatriaphobia (aka friggatriskaidekaphobia).

David Lohr

Unlucky 39: Cars With Wrong Number In Afghanistan Associated With Prostitution

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.03.2012 | Weird News

Some people go to extreme lengths to avoid black cats and broken mirrors. Afghanis assign significance to one particular two-digit number. Just as...

First-Hand Food: The Black Art of Bluefish

Tamar Haspel | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Tamar Haspel

Kevin put the boat in neutral, got the rod out of the holder, and fought the fish up to the boat. It was a beautiful seven-pound bluefish. "The pants were too hot," he told me, grinning. "Maybe they were the problem."

Flying On Friday The 13th: Live From The Superstitious Skies

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.13.2011 | Travel

Flying on Friday The 13th. Has it scared flyers away? Not particularly. I'm on Delta Airlines flight 1629 as I write this, and I've got the scoop from...

Why Don't All Airlines Have A 13th Row?

AOL Travel News | Posted 06.15.2011 | Travel

Have you ever noticed while flying that some airlines have a 13th row and others don't? Some of the reasons why might surprise you. Airlines around...

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

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
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...

Friday The 13th: 13 Superstitions That Show Our Fear Of The Number 13 (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Friday the 13th is said to be unlucky because it combines a historically unlucky day and unlucky number. The No. 13 has long gotten the human race ri...

PHOTOS: 14 Beautiful Wishing Traditions Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The capacity for hope is a universal human trait. All over the world, people wish: For peace, best symbolized by the Japanese paper crane tradition; ...

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...

Friday The 13th: History, Trivia, and Everything Else You Need To Know

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Happy Friday The 13th everyone! Turns out, there is plenty of good news to be had on this supposedly "unlucky" day. According to the AP, Friday th...

Drinking to your health

Maria Tirmizi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Tirmizi

ISLAMABAD: The white plastic drums immediately catch the eye in Jabri. They are in abundance; sold at makeshift stalls, lugged up the mountains on vil...

Why Does Religion Persist?

Todd Kashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Todd Kashdan

Why do some people turn to religion while others do not? What function does religion serve? What happens when religious convictions are challenged?

Remembering a Forgotten Hero as We Celebrate Darwin's 201st Birthday

Todd Kashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Todd Kashdan

I must confess a preference for underdogs. Thus, on February 13th, a special day, the 201st birthday of Darwin, I am reminded of the forgotten soul in the evolution story, Alfred Russell Wallace.

Friday the 13th Superstitions: Triskaidekaphobia, Fear Of 13, Fuels List Of Related Fears

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UPDATE: See a slideshow of 13 superstitions involving the No. 13. Today is Friday the 13th and there are superstitions all around on what this day ...