Ignore business books which promise to reveal the secret formula of success – usually it's down to luck.
Knocking on wood may be a holdover from the pagan days of Europe, when tree spirits were believed to bring luck.
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The curious history of a ritual meant to ward off bad luck.
How much is success down to skill or just a lucky break?
Be careful how you reward success. Was it achieved through hard-earned skill or just a lucky break?
Superstition holds that Friday 13th is the day to stay in bed and avoid taking risks. But it's all in our heads.
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There's a surprising amount in common between ancient ways of thinking about the future and the techniques we use now.
A new report confirms how the rich become deluded about their talents, but also hints at a growing acknowledgement of inequality.
The Powerball prize got so big that it wouldn’t fit on some signs – and it keeps growing.
At first glance, US$1.5 billion seems like a lot of money. But that's before taxes and a tendency for winners to spend it unwisely.
Chance or skill?
New research reveals the relationship between luck and skill in winning at poker.
When it comes to being “fortunate”, context is king.
Some people seem born lucky. Everything they touch turns to gold. Others are dogged by misfortune. It’s not just people who might be lucky or unlucky – it can be single acts. When the ball hits a post…