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Watch more Superstitions & Good Luck Charms videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to find fortune and get lucky with these traditions. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Find a lucky charm Use a lucky charm. Hang a horseshoe above your front door with its ends pointing up to catch good fortune; rub a rabbit's foot, which is associated with fertility; or carry a 4-leaf clover. Tip Only 1 out of every 10,000 clovers has 4 leaves. Step 2: Pick a number Choose 7 or 8 as your lucky number. The number 8 is lucky in China since it rhymes with the Chinese character for wealth. Ancient Babylonians revered the number 7 because of its association with the sun, moon, and 5 planets visible to the naked eye. Step 3: Taste good fortune To ring in the new year, cook greens like kale, which Danes eat to bring prosperity, or feast on grapes -- people in Spain and some South American countries eat 12 grapes as the clock strikes midnight for luck. Tip Make sure there's at least some food on the table at midnight, a good luck custom in the Philippines. Step 4: Make a wish Make a wish to get lucky. On a clear night, wish on the first star you see. Or use the wishbone -- the V-shaped clavicle bone -- from a cooked bird. Find a partner and pull opposite sides until the bone breaks -- the person with the larger piece gets their wish. Step 5: Make your own luck Don't want to rely on fate? Make your own luck by living a life filled with variety -- one study found that that increased opportunities to find fortune. Did You Know? Former NBA star Michael Jordan wore shorts from his college team under his professional uniform for good luck.
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