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Straight Man by Richard Russo
Straight Man
by Richard Russo
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A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill
A Moon for the Misbegotten
by Eugene O'Neill
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Good Influence by Daniel R. Heischman
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Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown
Make It Stick
by Peter C. Brown
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Blackfeet Indian Stories by George Bird Grinnell
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Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown
“Practice that’s spaced out, interleaved with other learning, and varied produces better mastery, longer retention, and more versatility. But these benefits come at a price: when practice is spaced, interleaved, and varied, it requires more effort. You feel the increased effort, but not the benefits the effort produces. Learning feels slower from this kind of practice, and you don’t get the rapid improvements and affirmations you’re accustomed to seeing from massed practice.”
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Human Society in Ethics and Politics by Bertrand Russell
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Human Society in Ethics and Politics by Bertrand Russell
“I think every big town should contain artificial waterfalls that people could descend in very fragile canoes, and they should contain bathing pools full of mechanical sharks. Any person found advocating a preventive war should be condemned to two hours a day with these ingenious monsters.”
Bertrand Russell
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013 by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Beyond Naturalness by David N. Cole
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Science for every one, Beyond Naturalness stands near the boundary of peer reviewed science. Cole has taken the peer reviewed science papers, their figures, and the essential data to explain the essence behind what ecologists, naturalist divisions (N ...more
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Bertrand Russell
“I think every big town should contain artificial waterfalls that people could descend in very fragile canoes, and they should contain bathing pools full of mechanical sharks. Any person found advocating a preventive war should be condemned to two hours a day with these ingenious monsters.”
Bertrand Russell, Human Society in Ethics and Politics

Bertrand Russell
“not because the moral law enjoins unselfishness, but because, given the society in which they live, it is the way in which their impulses and desires prompt them to act. It is clear that better institutions, better education of the emotions, and a better apportioning of praise and blame, would increase the already considerable extent to which people’s actions further the well-being of their community. It is to such causes, rather than to a revived belief in supernatural sanctions, that we must look for ethical progress.”
Bertrand Russell, Human Society in Ethics and Politics

“Practice that’s spaced out, interleaved with other learning, and varied produces better mastery, longer retention, and more versatility. But these benefits come at a price: when practice is spaced, interleaved, and varied, it requires more effort. You feel the increased effort, but not the benefits the effort produces. Learning feels slower from this kind of practice, and you don’t get the rapid improvements and affirmations you’re accustomed to seeing from massed practice.”
Peter C. Brown, Make It Stick

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