Karla Starr

Karla Starr is a writer and contributor to Slate and The Atlantic. She is also a member of the National Book Critics Circle, the former books editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Willamette Week, and the former books columnist for Seattle Weekly. Her article on video game testing, “Leveled,” is the most-read article in the history of Seattle Weekly, and won Best Science/Health story from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Scientific American, Popular Science, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, and The Believer, among others.

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The Science of Luck

The goal of The Science of Luck is to find the keys to success, understand how we can maximize our opportunities in life, increase serendipity, and make the kind of discoveries and connections that make life worth living. Being lucky includes being successful, happy, and knowing yourself, so we'll also look at other fascinating findings in psychology and neuroscience that can help us live and work better.