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Why do some people seem to attract good fortune while others don't? Dive into the fascinating world of luck with BBC Ideas as we explore ancient superstitions, groundbreaking psychology, and the surprising habits that can make you luckier. Discover how changing your mindset might just...

Have you ever wondered why Lego is more than just a childhood memory? This video traces Lego's journey from a simple toy brick company to a global content empire, featuring iconic franchises and box office hits. Explore how Lego strategically blends nostalgia with innovation, and...

Is there life after death? The short answer is yes, at least on social media that is! This video raises some really interesting points on «Ways our data is used after death». There are already millions of dead profiles on Facebook so the question is,...

In a world where chess transcends tradition, what fuels its explosive online ascent? How did an ancient game outshine the NBA on YouTube? What magic lies within "The Queen's Gambit" and content creators' grasp? How did Magnus Carlsen bridge chess with fashion and media? What's...

"In a world divided by tradition and modernity, the British Royal Family reigns in the spotlight, but are they worth their weight in gold? With £86 million a year flowing from the British people to their coffers, the age-old question arises: Are they worth it?...

Amsterdam's radical transformation of the Red Light District includes a 5,000 square meter high-rise featuring hotel rooms, bars, and more. The project seeks to reduce over-tourism, increase sex workers' income, and enhance privacy. However, residents' concerns persist, and the city is also considering replacing historic...

Discover the shocking world of counterfeit foods, from fake truffle oil to imitation saffron. Learn how criminal networks operate like savvy companies to deceive consumers. Dive into the risky business of counterfeit foods, where profit trumps authenticity. Explore the intricate web of deception that spans...