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By Steven Levitt and Stephen Rubber


This book was not at all what I was expecting! 384 more words


Fear and Loathing in Seattle

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream – in the past 24 hours someone was shot on my campus during a protest, I’ve spent 16 hours in bed (3 sleeping), and spent 4+ hours marching for my American dream – I can’t think of a more relevant title. 740 more words


3 Reasons I Love Podcasts

My gateway drug into the podcasts was undoubtedly Freakonomics Radio with Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt. Along the way, others came along that continued to intrigue me including… 803 more words

Freakonomics. The start of 2017's book challenge.

The New Year always brings with it the obligatory goals of getting fitter, drinking more water, saving more money or sometimes the opposite with people vowing to go out and see more of the world. 820 more words


Deliberate Practice is a technique that can make "anyone great at just about anything". So, did it improve my Dutch?

Last August, I introduced specific goals to improve my Dutch. They were aggressive for me because I wasn’t doing many of them previously, such as watching Dutch TV or they forced me out of my comfort zone, like the language café. 1,209 more words


Get Good (art edition)

When I was just a wee scribbler, I received the same advice from my teachers, my artistic heroes, and even my favorite TV shows.

Draw. Do it every day. 978 more words


Collisions of Crowds

“The madness of crowds comes from like-minded people who are all wrong.” This is a memorable quote from Scott E. Page, an American social scientist… 474 more words