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Friday, February 23, 2018

The Important Things In Life Get None Of The Attention

The work of the scientists, nurses, educators and philosophers will always be beaten to the spotlight by the latest phone, piece of news, fashion...
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A Poem For Those Who Create

If, I shy away from the suffering, from the struggle, I also then shy away from the essence— The truth, the ethos, the lifeblood, the fundamental quality,...

The Red Balloon: A Profound and Moving Featurette

Follow the poignant adventures of a young boy around the suburban streets of 20th century France in this 1956 Oscar-Winning classic.Somehow or another I...

The Toxicity in Lying, with Sam Harris | Short Reads

We all know lying is bad, but how bad is it, really? Sam Harris is one of my favourite people on the planet. I don’t...

Getting Behind the Scenes with Charlie Munger

A look at Janet Lowe's terribly under-appreciated book about the life of Charlie Munger: Damn Right!: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger A...

Tools of Titans | Tim Ferriss

A brief look at Tim Ferriss' latest book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers Fantastic collection of...

Can you Focus? — Book Review: Cal Newport’s Deep Work

Is Deep Work part of your life? A look at Cal Newport's investigation into the art of focus: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success...

Exploring The Life of Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman is one of the most interesting characters to ever walk the earth. He made his name in science, as a physicist; his...

7 Movies That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Catch Me If You Can An exciting, inspiring, thought-provoking watch, Catch Me If You Can is the story of Frank Abagnale -- one of the...

A Masterpiece From Khalil Gibran

If there is a book of life, is this it? A book that I have read several times; like the Tao Te Ching, this book...

How to Speak How to Listen, by Mortimer Adler

A Modern Philosopher's Take On The Art Of Communication Mortimer Adler is the author of one of my favourite books -- 'How To Read A...

Tolstoy’s Gospel In Brief: The Truth About Jesus Christ

The Grave Misunderstandings Of The Teachings Of Jesus Christ That Have Made Christianity A Laughing Stock Look, and you won't see it. Listen, and you...

Learning To Read Literature Properly: How To Read Literature Like A Professor, By Thomas...

Thomas Foster's insightful guide on reading between the lines Before reading this book I was of the opinion that the only books you should read front-to-back,...

Dan Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow: The Cognitive Science Bible

How and why do we think, act, judge, make decisions and learn? In the last few decades, the progress we've made in understanding the human...

Walter Isaacson’s Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson gives the world an incredible, deep and profound insight into the world and life of Ben Franklin. A polymath of his day;...

Epicurus, And His Philosophy

Learning The Truth About Epicurus: The Most Misunderstood Philosopher? You may of heard of Epicurus, and depending on where you heard of him, his philosophy...

Ancient Wisdom From The Tao Te Ching: The Penultimate Poem And The Perfect World

The following poem is from the ancient book known as the Tao Te Ching (pronounced “Dow Day Ching”), written by the mysterious figure Lao Tzu, over 2500...

Ancient Wisdom From The Tao Te Ching: True Knowing Is Not-Knowing

The following poem is from the ancient book known as the Tao Te Ching (pronounced “Dow Day Ching”), written by the mysterious figure Lao Tzu, over 2500...