Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation, Author: Gabriele Oettingen.
By Lindsay LaVine – “Dreaming is important.”
“Dreaming is a way we can mentally explore future possibilities. For that, dreaming is very good.” Where we run into trouble, Oettingen says, is when we forget about the obstacles and temptations that arise along the way.
The process can be broken down into four steps, known as “WOOP” (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle and Plan). more> http://tinyurl.com/o6dfesm
Wealth of Nations, Author: Adam Smith.
Money, Gold, and History, Author: Lewis E. Lehrman.
The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Author: John Maynard Keynes.
By Ralph Benko – The mechanics of the reserve currency system preempt these funds’ ready availability for “the maintenance of industry.”
The mechanics of the dollar as a reserve asset, therefore, finance bigger government while insidiously preempting productivity, jobs, and equitable prosperity.
As Steve Forbes pithily puts it, “You’ve got to get the money right.”
Time to lift the reserve currency curse. Time to fix the dollar. more> http://tinyurl.com/men5vk7
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The Life of the Mind, Author: Hannah Arendt.
By Maria Popova – While our thirst for knowledge may be unquenchable because of the immensity of the unknown, the activity itself leaves behind a growing treasure of knowledge that is retained and kept in store by every civilization as part and parcel of its world.
The loss of this accumulation and of the technical expertise required to conserve and increase it inevitably spells the end of this particular world. more> http://tinyurl.com/pcg6m9w
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Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion, Author: Sam Harris.
The Quantum Prophets: Richard Dawkins, Deepak Chopra and the Spooky Truth about their Battle over God, Author: Tom Roston.
Living with a Wild God, Author: Barbara Ehrenreich.
By Tom Roston – The Godless have had a real PR problem for centuries.
According to materialists, our consciousness may actually be an emergent byproduct of the complex firings of a hundred billion neural networks.
Thoughts are like weather patterns or salt; combine sodium and chloride and, bingo, you’ve got something salty.
In a similar way, new thoughts arise. Still, how our consciousness actually arises remains hazy to science and materialists. It is therefore known as the “hard problem.” more> http://tinyurl.com/nmcrecc