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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 16, 2017)
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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...
Liv Boeree
Dec 22, 2018
Favourite reads of 2018: Fiction: Three Body Problem (trilogy) Non Fiction: The Big Picture Blog Post:     source
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The Biggest Bluff
How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
by Maria Konnikova (Jun 23, 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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Doing Good Better
How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference
by William MacAskill (Jul 28, 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...
Liv Boeree
Jul 07, 2016
This book is essential reading if you wanna figure out how to do good stuff for the world, I highly recommend:     source
The Passion Trap
How to Right an Unbalanced Relationship
by Dean C. Delis (Feb 06, 2013)
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Renowned psychologist Dr. Dean Delis shows how to change the patterns that threaten romantic relationships. Formerly published as The Passion Paradox....
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
Map and Territory Rationality
From AI to Zombies)
by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Dec 13, 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
How to Actually Change Your Mind Rationality
From AI to Zombies)
by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Dec 13, 2018)
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“I believe that it is right and proper for me, as a human being, to have an interest in the future, and what human civilization becomes in the future. One of those interests is the human pursuit of truth, which has strengthened slowly over the generations (for there was not always science). I wish to strengthen that pursuit further, in this generat...
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 Three-Body Problem
by Cixin Liu (Jan 12, 2016)
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The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple 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 o...
Liv Boeree
Dec 22, 2018
Favourite reads of 2018: Fiction: Three Body Problem (trilogy) Non Fiction: The Big Picture Blog Post:     source
Novacene
The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence (The MIT Press)
by James Lovelock (Aug 27, 2019)
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The originator of the Gaia theory offers the vision of a future epoch in which humans and artificial intelligence together will help the Earth survive.James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia hypothesis and the greatest environmental thinker of our time, has produced an astounding new theory about future of life on Earth. He argues that the Anthropocene...
Liv Boeree
Jul 13, 2020
☝️This was inspired by James Lovelock’s incredible short book “Novacene” that just came out and I recommend highly     source