How We Learn

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ISBN: 9780812993882
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Published: Random House - September 9th, 2014

While the plethora of scientific studies quoted could have been mind numbing, the author's breezy prose is engaging and the conclusions that are reached are indeed surprising and fascinating. This well researched and engaging book essentially belies all that we thought we knew about how we learn, and offers a tutorial on how we can apply these concepts to enhance how we learn in our everyday lives. ~ Reviewed by Erik Barnum

Knocking on Heaven's Door

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ISBN: 9781451641981
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Published: Scribner - June 10th, 2014

A book about the darker side of modern medicine. The author's father, after having a pacemaker installed for a relatively minor surgery, suffers a debilitating stroke. This heart-rending and infuriating trek through the labyrinth of contemporary health care is primarily a cautionary tale addressing the dangers -- and the cost -- of extending life for its own sake. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Trying Not to Try

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ISBN: 9780770437619
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - March 4th, 2014

Fascinating! Ancient Chinese Philosophy integrated with the best in cognitive science written in, I promise, an easy to absorb style. Slingerland does the hard work of culling through dense material and the paradoxes of wu-wei and gives us a concise book that's useful and enlightening. ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser

Psychopath Test

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ISBN: 9781594485756
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 1st, 2012

Psychopathy is one of the most difficult personality disorders to diagnose, study and predict. With new information, Ronson interviews and surreptitiously studies some very different characters, all of whom have been thought to exhibit this mental enigma. ~ Reviewed by Tara Swahlan

Make It Stick

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ISBN: 9780674729018
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Published: Belknap Press - April 14th, 2014

A fascinating book about how we can all become more successful learners. Very readable, sometimes counter-intuitive, thoroughly researched, Make It Stick is great for teenagers, college and grad students, teachers, you, me. You'll want to find something new to learn after reading it and you will believe you can do it. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds

The Science of Sin

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ISBN: 9780307719348
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Published: Harmony - February 7th, 2012

How prevalent is sin in our culture? Laham researches the ways that the seven vices insinuate themselves into our lives without our knowledge. Interestingly enough, research shows that these "deadly sins" may actually help us live happier, more fulfilling lives. ~ Reviewed by Tara Swahlan


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