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In the June Issue: How to Get Lucky!

In this month’s magazine we take a hard look at a serious topic that’s at the forefront of everyone’s minds: how to get lucky.

Seriously. There IS a science to improving your luck, and we set out to find out how to exploit it. (Happily, it involves going out for coffee.)

Along the way we also discovered:
-- when and why to cover a baby with cake
-- tried and true rules for beating the odds at the casino
-- how to get rich at the flea market
-- how a psychic vision uncovered the lost bones of Richard III

And, unrelated: why clowns are so dang creepy.

This is an issue you do not want to miss, especially if you’ve walked under a ladder in the last seven years. Get yours here!

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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