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2018, 05/03 – Heavens on Earth with Michael Shermer

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, and the author of a number of New York Times bestselling books including Why People Believe Weird Things, Why Darwin Matters, The Believing Brain, The Moral Arc, and Heavens on Earth. Dr. Shermer received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, M.A. in experimental psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and his Ph.D. in the history of science from ...

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2018, 04/26 – Synesthesia (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) with Richard Cytowic

One in twenty-three people carry the genes for the synesthesia. Not a disorder but a neurological trait — like perfect pitch — synesthesia creates vividly felt cross-sensory couplings. A synesthete might hear a voice and at the same time see it as a color or shape, taste its distinctive flavor, or feel it as a physical touch. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Richard Cytowic, the expert who returned synesthesia to mainstream science after decades of ...

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2018, 04/19 – Pragmatic forms of Stoicism with Professor William Ferriolo (part two)

Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure provides access to the ruminations, practices, and applications of ancient Stoic philosophy as deployed by a contemporary professional philosopher with twenty five years of experience teaching, researching, and publishing articles in academic journals. Each meditation is presented in the second person, encouraging the reader to examine their struggles and failures in the pursuit of self-improvement and enlightenment. William Ferraiolo received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. Since that time, he ...

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2018, 04/12 – The Ghosts of Gombe: A True Story of Love and Death in an African Wilderness

With careful detail, The Ghosts of Gombe reveals for the first time the full story of day-to-day life in Goodall’s wilderness camp—the people and the animals, the stresses and excitements, the social conflicts and cultural alignments, and the astonishing friendships that developed between three of the researchers and some of the chimpanzees. In an extended act of literary forensics, Jane Goodall biographer Dale Peterson explores some of the painful sequelae that haunted the lives of animals and researchers.   To ...

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2018, 03/22 – The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse the Cognitive Decline of Dementia with Dr. Dale Bredesen

In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive decline. Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, The End of Alzheimer’s outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger “downsizing” in the brain. The protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene. Dr. Bredesen ...

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2018, 03/15 – Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure: Stoic Exercise for Mental Fitness

Professor William Ferraiolo will discuss his work and book, Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure. The book provides access to the ruminations, practices, and applications of ancient Stoic philosophy as deployed by a contemporary professional philosopher with twenty five years of experience teaching, researching, and publishing articles in academic journals. William Ferraiolo received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. Since that time, he has been teaching philosophy at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California.   ...

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2018, 03/08 – The Jealousy Cure with Dr. Robert L. Leahy

Could jealousy be a positive thing? In this groundbreaking book, Robert L. Leahy—author of the hugely popular self-help guide, The Worry Cure—invites you to gain a greater understanding of your jealous feelings, keep jealousy from hijacking your life, and create healthier relationships. Robert L. Leahy, PhD, is the Director of The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City and Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He is the author or editor of twenty-six books, ...

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