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What Is Luck?

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Published on Mar 17, 2017

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Is luck real? It might feel like a mystical force tugging us toward good or bad fortune, but it turns out luck is really where probability runs into the human mind. That’s right, there’s a scientific side to luck, and if you study a few principles of math and psychology, you might even be able to create your own good fortune.

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“The Luck Factor” - Richard Wiseman http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/440674912

“What the Luck?” - Gary Smith http://amzn.to/2mQJvau

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