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Arnold Stephen "A. J." Jacobs Jr. is an American journalist, author, and lecturer best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. He is an editor at large for Esquire and has worked for the Antioch Daily Ledger and Entertainment Weekly.
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Lying
by Sam Harris (Nov 04, 2013)
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As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption—even murder and genocide—generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie.In Lying, best-selli...
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A great book.     source
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
by Jonathan Haidt (Feb 11, 2013)
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As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossiblechallenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows ...
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All about trying to figure out the gap between the red and blue states – Republican and Democrat – and it’s really interesting.     source
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot (Mar 07, 2011)
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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells--taken without her knowledge in 1951--became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yes she remains...
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Great writer.     source
The Unlikely Disciple
A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University
by Kevin Roose (Jun 02, 2010)
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The hilarious and heartwarming, respectful and thought-provoking memoir of a college student's semester at Liberty University, the "Bible Boot Camp" for young evangelicals, that will inspire believers and nonbelievers alike. No drinking. No smoking. No cursing. No dancing. No R-rated movies. Kevin Roose wasn't used to rules like these. As a sophomo...
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Great book.     source
The 4-Hour Workweek
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
by Timothy Ferriss (Dec 14, 2009)
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More than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero ma...