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Scarcity by Sendhil Mullainathan
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
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The ultimate test of this book is whether it actually changes my life. I'll let you know.
In the meantime, it's a quick and inspirational read.
Her thesis is that if you completely tidy your living space in a limited amount of time (say, under 6 months
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All the Strange Hours by Loren Eiseley
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Moral Tribes by Joshua Greene
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Joshua Greene is the director of the Moral Cognition Lab at Harvard. Cool job title!

He starts by arguing that many of our emotions developed as moral instincts designed to help individuals deal with society, addressing the "tragedy of the commons" pr
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Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
" Tania wrote: "How is this going, John?"

Never finished it; might get back to it at some point.

I've been reading lots of books that cover similar materi
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Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
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Nonzero by Robert Wright
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Do You Believe in Magic? by Paul A. Offit
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Lots of specifics about fakes and fake remedies. Lots of information about how our regulations have gotten so screwed up that we allow "supplements" to be sold with virtually no regulation.

This book is somewhat depressing, since there doesn't seem to
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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
"This novel reminded me of Frijof Capra's THE TAO OF PHYSICS in one important way. That book explored some of the similarities between modern quantum physics and eastern religion, and I thought what Ozeki was doing was exploring some of these simil..." Read more of this review »
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky
" My nephew turned me on to HPMOR and I really enjoyed it.

I found this http://plover.net/~bonds/cultofbayes.... critique and found it thought provoking
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