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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This book explores the theme of lying in our everyday lives and society as a whole. The author, a bestselling author and neuroscientist, argues that telling the truth, especially in situations where white lies are often used, can simplify our lives and improve society. This thought-provoking read sheds light on an aspect of our behavior that is often overlooked but has profound implications.
A great book. – source
Explore the roots of moral judgments and human cooperation in this groundbreaking book. Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt challenges conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion, showing how gut feelings, not reason, drive our moral beliefs. Discover why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and why each side is right about significant issues. The Righteous Mind is a must-read for anyone looking to trade in anger for understanding and gain a deeper insight into our eternal divisions and conflicts.
All about trying to figure out the gap between the red and blue states – Republican and Democrat – and it’s really interesting. – source
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Discover the remarkable story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951, becoming one of the most important tools in medicine. Her cells have been bought and sold by the billions for medical advancements, but her story and legacy remain virtually unknown. This New York Times bestseller tackles the collision between ethics, race, and medicine, and the daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. A riveting tale of scientific discovery and faith healing that will leave you questioning the ethics of medical advancements.
Great writer. – source
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A college student's memoir about his semester at Liberty University, a conservative Baptist school where no drinking, smoking, cursing, dancing, or R-rated movies are allowed. The author, a liberal transfer student from Brown University, chronicles his experiences trying to fit in with the young evangelicals and follows their code of conduct, all while gaining a unique perspective on America's culture war. A hilarious, heartwarming, and thought-provoking read for both believers and nonbelievers alike.
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Revolutionize the way you work and live with The 4-Hour Workweek. This guide to luxury lifestyle design provides practical tips and case studies to help you escape the rat race, travel the world, and earn a monthly five-figure income with zero management. Learn how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour, eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours, and trade a long-haul career for frequent mini-retirements. The newly expanded edition includes real-world templates and the latest tools and tricks for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
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