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25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Books

Friction Physics Reveals Details Of How People Hauled 100-Plus-Ton Stones To China's Forbidden City

Sounds like cold, hard work<p>Records say that in 15th-century China, workers hauled 100-ton-plus stone blocks 43 miles from a quarry to build the Forbidden City, over man-made paths.<p>The workers dug wells every half-kilometer to reach water, which they would pour to create ice roads in the deep …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Happiness

Under The Lid of Over The Top Success

In a recent interview on his blog Specific Gravity, Jeff Schechtman fleshes out Joshua Kendall's assertion from his new book, <i>America's Obsessives:</i> …

Self-improvement

Free Courses for Decision Making And Reasoning

website<p>https://www.clearerthinking.org/<p>Free Courses for Decision Making And Reasoning - ClearerThinking.org<p>Free, online training programs to improve …

What Strengthens and Weakens Our Integrity – Part IV: The Power of Moral Reminders | The Art of Manliness

In the first post in this series we discussed the concept of the “Pyramid of Choice,” and the way in which taking an initial dishonest step can …

Productivity

Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Does your mind flit from one thing to another? Do you have trouble focusing on something for more than a few minutes? Do you consequently have a</i> …

Your Life Isn't Limitless! Narrow Your Career Choices for Greater Happiness | The Art of Manliness

<i>“You can do anything you put your mind to!”</i><p><i>“The sky’s the limit!”</i><p><i>“You’re the best!”</i><p><i>“Follow your dreams!”</i><p>Did you hear these kinds of things growing …

Self-improvement

Sleeping on it helps memories stick - Futurity

NORTHWESTERN (US) — Rehearsing memories, during either sleep or waking, can affect what is remembered …

Sleep

Mindfulness: Observing Without Questioning

The story of discovery goes something like this: the inventor investigates what he knows (the properties of stapholycocci) and uncovers something …

Psychology

The Importance of Being Hardy

This week my son’s school was canceled for the day, in the usual hyperventilating overreaction to weather. At first the school proposed to open two …

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.

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