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Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
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Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn
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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
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This is Malcolm Gladwell’s second book after “The Tipping Point.” In The Tipping Point, Gladwell writes about how sometimes things considered little and insignificant can unexpectedly cause big changes. Blink is about something very different; it is...more
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Learned Optimism by Martin E.P. Seligman
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What this book gives you is a set of analytical tools that can help you to stay on top of what is happening, how you are reacting, and how to make the best of the situation using “flexible optimism.” Dr. Seligman also cautions about situations where...more
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35mm Photography by Steve Bavister
35mm Photography
by Steve Bavister
read in June, 2005
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I have been using my SLR for a few years now, and have recently graduated to a DSLR, but I still refer to this book often to refresh my memories on some of the techniques discussed in this book. I gave a copy of this book as a farewell gift to one of...more
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Ecology of the Planted Aquarium by Diana Walstad
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The book underlines the concept of a ‘Low-Tech’ Aquarium. The author suggests ways to set up one using a moderate number of fish, reduced filtration and cleaning, a large number of healthy plants and diverse microorganisms. She also highlights the at...more
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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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This is a book that will challenge your notion of “conventional wisdom.” Steven Levitt brings up many intriguing questions and arrives at incredible conclusions supported by his research.

Which is more dangerous: a gun or a swimming pool? If drug deal...more
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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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Outliers is about what it really takes to be successful and stand out. It is a close look at how many of the famous people became so successful. It is about how cultures and rituals, and even, when you were born can affect your chances of success in...more
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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
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After listening to this book twice, I am beginning to appreciate how seemingly miniscule things often change the outcome in many situations. We tend to focus on the “big” things and wonder why something didn’t quite turn out as expected. Why do some...more
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Sway by Ori Brafman
Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior
by Ori Brafman (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2008
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Why did some students pay $200 for a $20 bill? Why do we hold on to stocks that are sinking until they are worth nothing? Would a rose by any other name really smell as sweet, or was Shakespeare mistaken?

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