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Happiness; can we attain it?

Today is the International Day of Happiness; are you happy? Would you like to be happier? Is there a way to be happier?

I recently listened to a podcast from the famous… 180 more words

Minimalism

The Cheeseburger Diet

Link: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/the-cheeseburger-diet-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/

Summary: In response to the infamous documentary Super Size Me, one woman toured her local area in search for the best burger.  Shockingly, she didn’t gain a single pound despite eating two burgers a week.  34 more words

Incentives

Book Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything - Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

1.5/10

I listened to an audiobook

I will keep it short and (not so) sweet: I didn’t like this book at all.

Freakonomics is a book about economics. 519 more words

Book

Danger in the Supremacy of Expertise

If you were to assume that many experts use their information to your detriment, you’d be right. Experts depend on the fact that you don’t have the information they do.

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Books

The Body-Mind Team

After a really, really hard week last week, I am experiencing the most positive shift. And the best part of it it that it is partly my doing. 374 more words

Bad Medicine ... and the evolving truth

Since being interviewed by Freakonomics in early 2011 regarding Hygeia Foundation’s innovative healthcare access work, I have been a fan.

So today I was thrilled to listen to Freakonomics’  476 more words

Innovation

"Superfreakonomics" by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner (2009)

“Many of life’s decisions are hard.”

There are many questions in this life that still need an answer. We can turn to all manner of scientists and assorted experts to give us some of the answers, but sometimes the right answers are much harder to find than we may first think. 394 more words

Non-Fiction