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30 Books I’m Glad I Read Before 30

30 Books I’m Glad I Read Before 30
In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives. I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title. Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site. A medley of both fiction and nonfiction, these great reads challenged my internal status quo, opening my mind to new ideas and opportunities, and together they gave me a basic framework for living, loving, learning and working successfully. If you haven’t read these books yet, I highly recommend doing so. They will enrich your library and your life. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert – Gilbert, a Harvard professor of psychology has studied happiness for decades, and he shares scientific findings that just might change the way you look at the world. What are your favorite books? Photo by: Katie Harris Related 21 Must-Read Articles on Happiness Each of these articles delivers a unique, healthy message concerning the topic of happiness. June 18, 2008

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I Heart Intelligence 10 of the Most Insightful Books from the Last 100 Years The written word has immense power. Inspired writers have the ability to move and motivate the reader with insightful information and moments of clarity that just “click” with your internal senses. Often, I think how lucky we are as a culture to have the opportunity to capture the wisdom of men and women who dedicate their lives to sharing their knowledge. The ability to learn from some of the greatest minds in history is as easy as picking up a book. The secrets of love, war, power, spiritual advancement, happiness, and freedom to live on your own terms are as close as your nearest bookstore or e-reader.Buy an “Intelligence is sexy” t-shirt!

50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 Years In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years. Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE. All the books on this list have been enormously influential. The books we chose required some hard choices. Goodbye LEDs, hello plastic bulbs? Just when LED light bulbs seemed to be gaining traction, along comes a technology that researchers insinuate could trump them: Plastic. Meet the Fipel - the field-induced polymer electroluminescent light source. According to physicists at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and Trinity College, Dublin, a Fipel requires less energy than a fluorescent bulb does, the BBC reports. Thus, a Fipel would also be more energy efficient than an LED bulb, since LEDs and fluorescents require about the same amount of electricity. As I wrote last week, LED vendors are struggling in the vast market for commercial office lighting, where buyers are not willing to pay the higher price that manufacturers charge for LEDs, even though LEDs last longer and have other advantages.

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