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Are you superstitious? Would you feel uncomfortable if you walked under a ladder or lost a lucky charm you carried around with you? Or perhaps you think there’s probably no truth to these old notions, but there’s no harm in heeding them anyway?

 

Is this true? Are these just harmless quirks? Or can holding onto superstitious beliefs get you into trouble? My column in this week's Southern Star argues that superstitious thinking can maintain anxiety and drive poor decisions. As always, the column will be reproduced on this blog next week.