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3 Ways to Retain Information from Audiobooks

I’ve really been loving audiobooks lately. I wrote about it in the post Paperbacks vs. Audiobooks. They allow me to “read” more books, as I can listen to audiobooks while working or driving. It’s definitely a game-changer. But one issue is that it can be difficult to retain information from audiobooks. Moreover, you can’t go back […]

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Nov. 19, 2017, 1:32 p.m.

How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them by Ben Shapiro

I try to avoid arguing with liberals. And I recommend the same to you. But maybe, just maybe, deep down I actually enjoy it. A few weeks I go I wrote about G.K. Chesterton’s fence analogy. Today, I am back with another book on the subject. Well, it’s not quite a book. It’s only 20 […]

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Nov. 7, 2017, 3:23 p.m.

Jacksonland by Steve Inskeep: Andrew Jackson vs. The Cherokee Nation

Throughout most of American history Andrew Jackson was revered as a great president. Jackson’s military leadership made him a national hero following the Battle of New Orleans in January 1815. There he fended off attempts by the British to seize New Orleans. The battle was itself unnecessary as the two parties were in the process of […]

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Nov. 5, 2017, 2:36 p.m.

How to Fight Procrastination… You Don’t! According to Nassim Taleb

In his book Antifragile Nassim Taleb explains why we shouldn’t fight procrastination. Instead, we should embrace it. Few understand that procrastination is our natural defense, letting things take care of themselves and exercise their antifragility; it results from some ecological or naturalistic wisdom, and is not always bad—at an existential level, it is my body […]

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Oct. 31, 2017, 1:30 a.m.

G.K. Chesteron’s Fence Analogy: The Perfect Way to Respond to SJW Nonsense

As part of the post-modernist and neo-marxist ideologies that are rampant in our society, we often hear about certain institutions are outdated. The critics argue that because it is [INSERT CURRENT YEAR] institutions that have existed for millennia should be thrown out and replaced with utter degeneracy. How does one respond to such accusations? G.K. […]

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Oct. 29, 2017, 1:33 p.m.

Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

North Korea has been one of the biggest issues in the news. Trump has used harsh rhetoric against the regime and they have fired back touting their supposed nuclear prowess. Whenever there is a current event instead of pretending like I know everything, I make an effort to learn more about an issue. This lead […]

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Oct. 21, 2017, 2 p.m.

Paperbacks vs. Audiobooks: What is the Better Reading Experience?

I’ve really been loving audiobooks lately. They’ve given me relief from listening to too many political podcasts. Instead, I can enjoy an engaging biography or practical book on business. Moreover, since there are just so many books to read out there, and not enough time, audiobooks can really help you fill the gap. Whether you’re […]

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Oct. 19, 2017, 1 p.m.

One Summer by Bill Bryson

What’s so special about the summer of 1927? Before reading this book I couldn’t tell you. I could fathom a few guesses about a stellar economy, jazz music and the ‘Roaring 20’s’ as a whole, but couldn’t nitpick any specific events. In fact, the 20’s was a peaceful decade, sandwiched between World War I and […]

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Oct. 14, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

Sapiens by Noah Yuval Harari

Sapiens by Noah Yuval Harari is one of those books smart people love to recommend. It came highly recommended by individuals in Tim Ferris’ Tools of Titans, and I’d also heard Bill Gates recommend it. When I hear Bill Gates and a lot of these Silicon Valley types recommend a book, I become a bit […]

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Oct. 8, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

It’s hard to grasp what it was like to sail on a boat circa 1500 AD. Not only was sailing long distances still in its infancy, but life aboard the ships was hell. There were no beds. Storms would toss the ships about. After a few months food consisted of only moldy bread and spoiled […]

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Oct. 5, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

7 Great Quotes From Eiji Yoshikawa’s Musashi

Adam Rockman is a confidence coach and author of the best-selling book Social Confidence Mastery: How to Eliminate Social Anxiety, Insecurities, Shyness, And the Fear of Rejection. His site Evolve To Win is dedicated to mind and body optimization for winning at life. *** Eiji Yoshikawa’s Musashi is a fictionalized account of the life of […]

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Sept. 23, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump

People were shocked when Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. Against all odds, he defeated the Clinton Machine. How did he do it? Naturally, accusations of racism, bigotry, demagoguery and the like emerged. But the truth is that Trump was elected due to his street smarts, persuasion, and work […]

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Sept. 18, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

Of Tyrants & Tellers by Sonny Arvado: Fighting Back in the War Against Men

This day, 15 years ago, America underwent a profound change. After 9/11, our government implemented drastic security measures and began the ‘War on Terror’ which goes on to this day. Though I agree with the narrative for the most part, I have some questions about the events that occurred on 9/11. I have even more […]

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Sept. 11, 2017, 11 p.m.

Clouds of Clory by Michael Korda: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

One of the latest political crazes is protesting (and defending) statues of “dead white men.” This reached its peak in the Charlottesville, Virginia rally which led to a political firestorm. Unsurprisingly, this raised the question of what to do with confederate statues. So, instead of just mindlessly arguing about history and monuments, I thought I would […]

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Sept. 8, 2017, 1:03 a.m.

Tribe by Sebastian Junger: On Homecoming and Belonging

There are a number of problems in our modern world. One major issue, the focus of Tribe by Sebastian Junger, is the lack of community and purpose in our society. Junger begins this book with anecdotes of white colonials abandoning the American colonies to go live with the Indians. It was observed that while the […]

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Aug. 2, 2017, 2 p.m.

Efficiency by Wall Street Playboys: Get Rich Without Giving Up Your Life

Reading Efficiency by Wall Street Playboys will instantly humble you. If you’re health, wealth and social life aren’t dialed in, these guys will let you know. Your feelings be damned. To 95% of the population these guys are going to seem like douchebags. And that is their intention. They don’t want regular people reading their […]

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July 30, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

An Honest Review of 30 Days of Discipline by Victor Pride

I’ve put off buying a copy of 30 Days of Discipline by Victor Pride. I’ve had good discipline for the last few years, and thought that I was too good for this book. Well, life changes. I got a new job and found myself a lot busier. It was tempting to want to start skipping […]

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July 9, 2017, 1 p.m.

Sallust: The Conspiracy Of Catiline And The War Of Jugurtha (Translation by Quintus Curtius)

Sallust, like some of his contemporaries, had an engaging and didactic approach to writing history. Instead of just spewing facts about events, Sallust offers insight into what men can learn from this historical events. The Conspiracy of Catiline, for example, begins with a powerful declaration: All men who seek to be better than the animals […]

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July 1, 2017, 5:54 a.m.

The Last Safe Investment by Bryan Franklin and Michael Ellsberg

Investing is a tricky subject. There are so many options out there for where to put your money: Stocks, bonds, metals, real estate, Bitcoin, private equity, business ideas or just a saving account. It can be overwhelming at times. Especially when hucksters try to sell you on this “One secret stock that is about to explode […]

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April 16, 2017, 2 p.m.

When You Should NOT Publish a Book

Graduation was just around the corner. I knew the best years of my life thus far were going to be behind me so I wanted a way to not only capture these memories, but to share them. Moreover, I could take the lessons I had learned in college and share them with current and future […]

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April 4, 2017, 1:56 a.m.