Exhalation

Stories By: Ted Chiang Published: 2019 Read: 2020 Summary This collection of short stories is a highly satisfying blend of intelligent imagination, speculation and empathy. Most of the stories explore the social, every day implications of a variety of more

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Parenting

Summary Encourage curiosity. Create conditions for learning. Help them develop productive skills and habits. Provide clear, consistent, mild discipline. Allow for plenty of free play. Limit activities. No quitting on a bad day. Be a good example. Parenting Encourage curiosity.

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How To Teach Your Baby To Be Physically Superb

From Birth to Age Six By: Glenn Doman, Douglas Doman, Bruce Hagy Published: 2006 Read: 2020 Summary A child’s mobility competence is linked to the development of his brain. So, if you want to help improve a child’s mobility, help

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The Happiest Baby on the Block

The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer By: Harvey Karp Published: 2015 Read: 2020 Summary Why do babies cry so much? One of the reasons is because babies are born immature. The brains of

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EconTalk — Robert Pondiscio

On: How the Other Half Learns Episode: N/A Date: May 2020 Background: Author and teacher. Key Subjects: Discussion about the Success Academy Charter School in New York City. Charter school = public school (no tuition, open admissions). Government funded, privately

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Brain Rules for Baby

How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five By: John Medina Published: 2010 Read: 2020 Summary What does it take to raise a happy, smart kid with a decent moral compass? The answer is simple: lead

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The Drive with Peter Attia — David Epstein

On: How a range of experience leads to better performance in a highly specialized world Episode: 96 Date: 9 Mach 2020 Investigative reporter and author of “The Sports Gene” and “Range“. Key Subjects Sports, playing games: the voluntary acceptance of

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Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Why being a great parent is less work and more fun than you think By: Bryan Caplan Published: 2011 Read: 2020 Summary Parenting absorbs ever more time and people wrongly believe that happiness and having (more) kids are incompatible. Based mainly

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EconTalk — Bryan Caplan

On: Parenting Episode: N/A Date: May 2011 Background: Economist and author of “Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids”. Key Subjects: Parents have very little effect on long-run outcomes of how their kids turn out. There is a short-term impact on

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