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18 Great Reads That Changed My Life

18 Great Reads That Changed My Life
It’s fairly easy to find a well written book or online article. But it’s not always easy to find one with genuine value that you connect with. That’s because, these days, books and online articles are a dime a dozen. There are literally thousands of them written on the same topic every year. So deciphering the ‘good’ from the ‘great’ can prove to be quite a challenge. But if you look hard enough, in the right places, you’ll find a few gems containing life-altering advice that can be immediately implemented and used as an instrument for self-improvement. For this reason, I’ve compiled the following list of books and online articles containing value so profound that each of them literally changed my life. I therefore extend my gratitude to the authors and pass them along to you with the simple hope that they will provide value to you as well. Happy reading… The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – Tolle’s message is clear: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. Related Related:  So many books, so little time...

50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) 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. We also tried to keep a balance between books that everyone buys and hardly anyone reads versus books that, though not widely bought and read, are deeply transformative. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 45.

How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History | Threat Level It was January 2010, and investigators with the International Atomic Energy Agency had just completed an inspection at the uranium enrichment plant outside Natanz in central Iran, when they realized that something was off within the cascade rooms where thousands of centrifuges were enriching uranium. Natanz technicians in white lab coats, gloves and blue booties were scurrying in and out of the “clean” cascade rooms, hauling out unwieldy centrifuges one by one, each sheathed in shiny silver cylindrical casings. Any time workers at the plant decommissioned damaged or otherwise unusable centrifuges, they were required to line them up for IAEA inspection to verify that no radioactive material was being smuggled out in the devices before they were removed. The technicians had been doing so now for more than a month. "We were not immune to the fact that there was a bigger geopolitical picture going on. The question was, why? Click to Open Overlay Gallery Jon Snyder/Wired The clock was ticking.

» A Compact Guide to Creating the Fitness Habit :zenhabits Post written by Leo Babauta. A new year, a new slate of resolutions. Perhaps the biggest resolution at New Year’s is to get fit — start exercising, start eating right, and all that jazz. But resolutions never last. As you might already know, I’m not a fan of resolutions. Instead of creating a list of resolutions this year, create a new habit. Habits last, and they lead to long-term fitness (and more). As some of you know, fitness habits are what started me along the path to changing my life. And six years later, I’m nearly 39 years old and in the best shape of my life. Reshaping Through Habits The appealing thing about many fitness programs is that they promise quick results. That’s all complete crap. First, most people won’t achieve those results. You should be focused on long-term results, and more importantly on a healthy lifestyle. Changing habits takes time. Let’s say you change one habit at a time, one per month or so. Which Habits to Choose Forming the Habit Make it social.

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman (9780307463630): Timothy Ferriss 50 Amazing and Essential Novels to Enrich Your Library | zen habits Post written by Leo Babauta. I recently ran into a couple of reading lists (I’ll share them at the end) and realized that I LOVE reading book recommendations. I can’t get enough of them. So I decided to compile my own (somewhat eclectic) list of novels I think are amazing and essential to every library. I should make some notes before diving in. Another note: there are actually many more books listed here than 50 — a number of those listed are actually series of books, in a couple cases series that include 20 or more books. There are classics here, but there are cheap thrillers and popular fiction and even a few “kids” books. If you could fill your library with only 50 books, you could do much worse than choose these 50. Not in any order but just in the order they came to me: King Lear, by Shakespeare. Some other lists of books I’ve enjoyed recently:

Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, An English-Language Selection, 1949-1984 is a nonfiction book by David Pringle, published by Xanadu in 1985.[1] The foreword is by Michael Moorcock. Primarily the book comprises 100 short essays on the selected works, covered in order of publication, without any ranking. It is considered an important critical summary of the science fiction field.[2][3][4] Scope[edit] In the introduction Pringle offers the working definition, "Science fiction is a form of fantastic fiction which exploits the imaginative perspectives of modern science." In turn, modern science is the "scientific world-view ... as it has come to be accepted by the intelligent layperson", which arguably "first became common property in the mid to late 19th century Within fantastic fiction he distinguishes science fiction from "Supernatural Horror" and "Heroic Fantasy". Pringle admits that fewer than thirty selections may generously be called even "masterpieces of their sort". Notes[edit]

100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists Posted on Thursday June 18, 2009 by Staff Writers By Sarah Russel Unless you’re enrolled at one of the best online colleges or are an elite member of the science and engineering inner circle, you’re probably left out of most of the exciting research explored by the world’s greatest scientists. If you’re looking for even more amazing lectures, check out our updated list for 2012 with more talks from great minds. General Let the world’s top scientists explain exactly how they do their job when you listen to these lectures. Science and Engineering From materials science to the study of thermodynamics, learn more about the science of engineering here. WTC Lecture – collapse of WTC Buildings: Steven E. Biology and Medicine From drug research to evolution to writing the genetic code, watch these lectures for the latest developments in biology and medical research. Chemistry These chemistry scientists discuss the atomic theory of matter and other mind-boggling principles in the following lectures.

Tactics in Other Countries to Deal with Homeless People Spikes underneath sheltered areas Spikes by retail establishments that don't want homeless people sitting Curved benches to prevent people from sleeping on them. Canada's Approach: It's a back-rest Bench Offering shelter to those needing it (It rains a lot here) It changes by exposure to UV light Will this solve the problem? But a lot of homeless people are families under hard times. It's an issue that really needs to be fixed. There are 16 million empty homes in the US, and 6.5 million homeless people. For all the people who have been homeless and have gotten back on their feet, kudos to you. The 48 Laws of Power (9780140280197): Robert Greene

Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge | It's Time to Read! - Book reviews and news Thank you for all the comments on this page! This is a collection of books mentioned or read on Gilmore Girls! Some of them might have been films instead of the books themselves but I see no problem in reading them either! Here is the list of books (taken from THIS forum and your comments- thanks!). I have removed the travel and cooking booking.

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