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  • Part 1: How Rational Are We?
  • Is Logic Lost?
  • Part 2: How to Think Better
  • there already is a cognitive enhancing tool
  • Related: Helpful Guides to How to Read a Book
  • Part 3: The Last Curious Man
  • The enormous life of Anthony Bourdain, according to those who knew him best.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

 

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Part 1: How Rational Are We?
 
https://static.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/D591717B-B1CA-47EC-8E617929B73F55C6_source.jpgNew eBook! Is Logic Lost? The Science of Thought Explores How Emotion Outweighs Evidence,

Scientific American

September20,2018 | Why do facts fail to change people’s minds? In this eBook, we examine how we form our beliefs and maintain them with a host of cognitive biases, the difference between intelligence and thinking rationally and some solutions for how to overcome these obstacles both in reasoning with others and in dealing with our own prejudices.

Scientific American is the award-winning authoritative source for the science discoveries and technology innovations that matter.

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Part 2: How to Think Better
 

While writing may not literally increase your working memory, many cognitive scientists now believe that such external representations may form important parts of our cognition. This externalized cognition extends the space of thinking and literally makes us smarter, even if our brains are just the same as before.   

Scott H. Young, scotthyoung.com

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/%2522Thinker%2522%20Logo_0.jpg / December 2018 | Imagine if you could take a pill that would double your intelligence. What would that feel like?

You’d be able to keep more thoughts in your head. You could draw new connections between ideas. You could solve problems you’ve been stuck on for years.

Such a pill may not exist, but there already is a cognitive enhancing tool, and it doesn’t require brain-altering drugs.

Scott H. Young <>: Author, Programmer, Entrepreneur

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Related:

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1310993739l/567610.jpgHelpful Guides to How to Read a Book,  Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

Part 1: A Helpful Guide to Reading Better
The frameworks that I’ve found to
bemosthelpfulto improving my reading.
Part 2: How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
The Art of Getting a Liberal Education
Related: How To Read A Book [PDF]

 



Part 3: The Last Curious Man

There is no easy description for Tony Bourdain, or for the utterly unique role he managed to carve out for himself in this world. He was a chef. He was an author. He was a very popular TV host—the cheerfully dickish center of the food-media universe. He was an explorer who removed degrees of separation from the world's sociological arithmetic, a man who was always, in his words, hungry for more.   
The enormous life of Anthony Bourdain, according to those who knew him best.

Drew Magary, GQ

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Anthony%20Bourdain.jpgDecember 4, 2018 | Chris Bourdain is searching for a word that he cannot quite find. We're sitting together in a small café in Grand Central Terminal, drinking table wine and talking about his late older brother, Anthony. Chris has a habit of looking away as he's talking to you, one of many physical traits he shares with Tony. And right now he is thinking, with Bourdainian intensity, for a way to sum up his brother succinctly, and for a very specific reason.

"The death certificate that was printed in France," he tells me, "listed as his profession 'chef.' And I tried for months to figure out, what is the appropriate way to describe what Tony has been doing for the last seven or eight years? There's no description for it."

Drew Magary is an author on GQ.

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