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Geoffrey F. Miller is an American evolutionary psychologist, serving as an associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico who has researched sexual selection in human evolution.
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A Canticle for Leibowitz
Walter Miller - 1993-07-01 (first published in 1959)
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In a barbarous and fallen world, the monks of the Order of Leibowitz inherit the sacred relics and spend their lives copying, illuminating and interpreting the holy fragments. They vow to preserve ancient knowledge, but will man learn from his mistakes or will history repeat itself?...
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@realchasegeiser Yes. Read it as a teenager. Wonderful book.      source
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The 10,000 Year Explosion
How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution
Gregory Cochran - 2010-10-19 (first published in 2009)
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A manifesto for and an example of a new kind of history, a biological history, and not just of the prehistoric era Scientists have long believed that the 'great leap forward' that occurred some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago in Europe marked the end of significant biological evolution in humans. In this stunning account of our evolutionary history, top...
Geoffrey Miller
@luke_smith23 Good book. Worth a read.      source
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Becoming a Supple Leopard
The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance (2nd Edition)
Kelly Starrett - 2015-05-19 (first published in 2013)
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LEARN HOW TO HACK HUMAN MOVEMENT Join the movement that has reached millions of athletes and coaches; learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your human potential, live pain free…and become a Supple Leopard. Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat body stiffness and achy joints, and rehabilitate inj...
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@dan_coff @AlpacaAurelius It's a great book! I guess men caring about flexibility is a red flag, but women doing yoga is fine.      source
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The Power of Bad
How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It
John Tierney - 2021-01-05 (first published in 2019)
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The most important book at the borderland of psychology and politics that I have ever read.--Martin E. P. Seligman, Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology at that University of Pennsylvania and author of Learned Optimism Why are we devastated by a word of criticism even when it's mixed with lavish praise? Because our brains are wired to focus on...
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Why is FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) so powerful? Journalist @JohnTierneyNYC & psychologist @RoyFBaumeister did a great 2019 book about the origins, functions, & socio-political impact of the 'negativity bias' -- our tendency to focus on bad news over good news      source
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The Bitcoin Standard
The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
Saifedean Ammous - 2018-04-24
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Bitcoin is the newest technology for moneyfind out how it fits in the future.Bitcoin is the digital age's novel, decentralized, and automated solution to the problem of money: accessible worldwide, controlled by nobody. Can this young upstart money challenge the global monetary order? Economist Saifedean Ammous traces the history of the technologie...
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@DrHowk @EPoe187 The book 'The bitcoin standard' is pretty good.      source
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The New Science of a Lost Art
James Nestor - 2020-05-26
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly.There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability ...
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@tannerguzy I highly recommend the book 'Breathe'. Recent best seller. Fascinating.      source
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No More Mr Nice Guy
A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex, and Life
Robert A. Glover - 2003-01-08 (first published in 2000)
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Originally published as an e-book that became a controversial media phenomenon, No More Mr. Nice Guy! landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O'Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the "Nice Guy Syndrome" trying too hard to please others while neglecting one's own needs, thus caus...
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@ClayMillerTime You're welcome. It's such a good book. I think it could help lots of guys (and lots of relationships)      source
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Patrick Bet-David
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The How of Happiness
A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want
Sonja Lyubomirsky - 2008-12-30 (first published in 2007)
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Learn how to achieve the happiness you deserve "A guide to sustaining your newfound contentment."--Psychology TodayYou see here a different kind of happiness book. The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elemetns of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It is also a practical, empowering, and eas...
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@SeanCrutcher3 @jordanbpeterson @BarrettWilson6 Good place to start is @slyubomirsky, e.g. her book      source
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Derek Sivers
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Principles of Microeconomics
Frank - 2018-01-01
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Principles of Microeconomics, 7th Edition, provides a deeper understanding of economics by eliminating overwhelming detail and focusing on seven core principles that are reinforced and illustrated through the text.With engaging questions, explanations and exercises, the authors help students relate economic principles to a host of everyday experien...
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@robkhenderson Economist @econnaturalist did a lot of surveys about this issue back in the day. Fascinating results, covered in his many books.      source
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Affective Neuroscience
The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions (Series in Affective Science)
Jaak Panksepp - 2004-09-29 (first published in 1998)
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Some investigators have argued that emotions, especially animal emotions, are illusory concepts outside the realm of scientific inquiry. However, with advances in neurobiology and neuroscience, researchers are demonstrating that this position is wrong as they move closer to a lasting understanding of the biology and psychology of emotion. In Affect...
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@Barry68141605 Great book. Used chapters from it in my Human Emotions course!      source
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Male, Female
David C. Geary - 2020-08-11
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The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
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Science Ink by Carl Zimmer
Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids by Bryan Caplan
Bonk by Mary Roach
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Intellectuals by Paul Johnson
The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks
The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
Venus in Exile by Wendy Steiner
Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman
The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould
Out of Control by Kevin Kelly
Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia