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Big ideas from the great thinkers of our time as featured in newly released books, articles, films, etc.
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Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing

Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing | Big Ideas | Scoop.it
A book by two doctors on how research supports people's daily use of short periods of deep relaxation to enhance their bodies immunity by in essence the intentional activation of the placebo effect.
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Kickstarter

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Kickstarter is a funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers...

What Kiva.org does for "have-not" entrepreneurs in the developing world, Kickstarter.com does for creative / artsy pursuits here at home.
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The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto | Big Ideas | Scoop.it
New York Times’ Freakonomics Blog review:

"If there is one topic that I have no natural affinity for, it is checklists. I don’t use checklists. I’m not interested in checklists.

Yet, against all odds, I read Atul Gawande’s new book about checklists, The Checklist Manifesto in one sitting yesterday, which is an amazing tribute to the book that Gawande has crafted. Not only is the book loaded with fascinating stories, but it honestly changed the way I think about the world. It is the best book I’ve read in ages."
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The Price of the Decisions We Make

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"The Price of Everything" starts with a simple premise: there is a price behind each choice that we make individual or collective. Whether we're deciding to buy a cheeseburger, go to church, or enact health care reform, everything has its price. Eduardo Porter sets out to uncover the hidden logic of price and value that drives all our actions. The connections he uncovers are anything but simple - they are unexpected, sometimes shocking, always interesting, and ultimately highly enlightening.
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