Bigger Leaner Stronger

Written on September 27, 2013. Written by .

This book is a really good summary of the latest science on bodybuilding. It doesn’t discuss the scientific studies at all; it just gives the conclusions. I would have liked to hear more about the science, but at least all of the conclusions in the book seem to be consistent with the scientific studies that […]

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Freedom

Written on September 9, 2013. Written by .

This book had some really interesting themes, but overall it just wasn’t that entertaining. It had a great theme of self-sufficient community building and the corruption of government and power elites. But the bulk of the story was about a network of individuals who all wore augmented reality glasses that plugged them into a real-world […]

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The Willpower Instinct

Written on September 9, 2013. Written by .

This book discusses a variety of findings in psychology relevant to willpower. One of the main points was that mindfulness is very helpful. For example, instead of trying to suppress your urges, you should “surf your emotions”, feeling them without necessarily giving in to them. It also discusses a lot of pitfalls like how being […]

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Artificial Intelligence: The Basics

Written on September 9, 2013. Written by .

This book just didn’t have enough depth to provide any real educational benefit. It covered a lot of topics, but there was hardly any technical explanation. ★★★★★

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The Mindbody Prescription

Written on September 9, 2013. Written by .

Even though this book is not that fun or exciting, I still think it is a very important book to read because the main idea is so potentially important. The book argues that many chronic pain problems are “psychogenic” i.e. they are caused by mental processes. I decided to read this book after hearing about […]

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