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Olivia "Liv" Boeree is a British poker player, television presenter, speaker & writer. She is a World Series of Poker and 2010 European Poker Tour champion, and is the only female player in history to win a WSOP bracelet and EPT event.
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The Big Picture
On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
by Sean Carroll (May 15, 2017)
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Tags: historysciencephilosophyphysics
The instant New York Times bestseller about humanity's place in the universe--and how we understand it."Vivid...impressive....Splendidly informative."--The New York Times "Succeeds spectacularly."--Science"A tour de force."--Salon Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physic...
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The Three-Body Problem
by Cixin Liu (Nov 10, 2014)
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The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the...
Doing Good Better
How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference
by William MacAskill (Jul 27, 2015)
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Most of us want to make a difference. We donate our time and money to charities and causes we deem worthy, choose careers we consider meaningful, and patronize businesses and buy products we believe make the world a better place. Unfortunately, we often base these decisions on assumptions and emotions rather than facts. As a result, even our best i...
The Biggest Bluff
How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
by Maria Konnikova (Jun 22, 2020)
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How a New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker contributor parlayed a strong grasp of the science of human decision-making and a woeful ignorance of cards into a life-changing run as a professional poker player, under the wing of a legend of the gameIt's true that Maria Konnikova had never actually played poker before and didn't even know t...
Liv Boeree
The best depiction yet of the game I love.     source
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How to Actually Change Your Mind Rationality
From AI to Zombies)
by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Dec 12, 2018)
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Liv Boeree
I came away feeling like I’d finally found the tools with which to understand both myself and the world around me.     source
Map and Territory Rationality
From AI to Zombies)
by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Dec 12, 2018)
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"If you live in an urban area, you probably don’t need to walk very far to find a martial arts dojo. "Why aren’t there dojos that teach rationality? "Very recently—in just the last few decades—the human species has acquired a great deal of new knowledge about human rationality. Experimental investigations of empirical human psychology; and theore...
Liv Boeree
I came away feeling like I’d finally found the tools with which to understand both myself and the world around me.     source
The Passion Trap
How to Right an Unbalanced Relationship
by Dean C. Delis (Feb 06, 2013)
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Liv Boeree
This was given to me by a friend when I was on the tail end of a very difficult relationship, and it was utterly illuminating.     source