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Unknown Country Halloween Week: The Secret of Superstition

Do black cats, bats and witches have you on the run not just at Halloween but year-round? Do you always avoid walking under ladders and stepping on sidewalk cracks?

These behaviors can all be linked to a strong belief that has been embedded in human history -- superstitions, according to a Kansas State University professor.
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Weekender:Friday 13th, Full Moon and Mercury Retrograde - Should You Stay In Bed Today?

It's Friday 13th today, considered to be unlucky by some. Add in a full moon to turn up the fright factor, then consider that we are also in the midst of Mercury retrograde, the planetary period associated with mishap, mayhem and misfortune. Oh dear.

For our own safety, should we just turn off the alarm clock and stay in bed today?...
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Where Superstitions Come From

Most superstitions--like not letting a black cat cross your path--don't make sense, so why do so many of us repeat the same rituals over and over? It may have to do with evolution.
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