Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment

Noise A Flaw in Human Judgment

Imagine that four teams of friends have gone to a shooting arcade. Each team consists of five people; they share one rifle, and each person fires one shot. Figure 1 shows their results. In an ideal world, every shot would hit the bull’s-eye. That is nearly the case for Team A. The team’s shots are […]

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Plays Well with Others

Plays Well with Others

Nobody’s been shot yet. Yeah, I know, those aren’t the most reassuring words you’ve ever heard, but from where I’m sitting, they’re downright optimistic. Two guys tried to rob a convenience store, but the cashier hit the silent alarm. Police arrived, bad guys went barricade and took the cashier hostage. The Emergency Services Unit—a fancy […]

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The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I

The Facemaker A Visionary Surgeons Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I

A significant challenge for any nonfiction writer is not to overwhelm the reader with too many details—something that is easily done when charting the immense scale of events that took place between 1914 and 1918. This book is by no means a definitive history of plastic surgery during the First World War. Nor is it […]

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Wicked Beauty (Dark Olympus, 3)

Wicked Beauty (Dark Olympus, 3)

“I am so fucking late,” I mutter under my breath. The hallways of Dodona Tower are blessedly empty, but that only makes the clock ticking down inside my head worse. Tonight is the night everything changes. The night when I stop being a pawn in other people’s games and finally gain the agency I’ve craved […]

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Saving Nine: The Fight Against the Left’s Audacious Plan

Saving Nine The Fight Against the Lefts Audacious Plan

“I have heard that there are some people on the Democratic side who would like to increase the number of judges. I think that was a bad idea when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to pack the court.” —JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG WHEN THE LATE JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG made that comment in an interview […]

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Global Reset: Do Current Events Point to the Antichrist and His Worldwide Empire?

Global Reset Do Current Events Point to the Antichrist and His Worldwide Empire

On Sunday night, March 18, 1990, in Boston, Massachusetts, two security guards faithfully stood at their posts keeping an uneventful watch over the famed Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Inside the building, a lifetime collection of masterpieces was carefully housed and protected. But all of that was about to change. At 1:20 a.m. there was an […]

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Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential

Building a Second Brain A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential

How often have you tried to remember something important and felt it slip through your mental grasp? Perhaps you were having a conversation and couldn’t remember a fact that would have convincingly supported your point of view. Maybe you conceived of a brilliant new idea while driving or in transit, but by the time you […]

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Seven Days in June

Seven Days in June

IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2019, THIRTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD EVA MERCY NEARLY choked to death on a piece of gum. She’d been attempting to masturbate when the gum lodged in her throat, cutting off her air supply. As she slowly blacked out, she kept imagining her daughter, Audre, finding her flailing about in Christmas jammies while […]

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Jackie & Me by Louis Bayard

Jackie & Me by Louis Bayard

Of all places, the East Village. Miles from the Upper East Side, and there she was, sauntering down Avenue A in a linen skirt and black blouse. The Nina Ricci sunglasses clamped on like aviator’s goggles, the carriage nowhere more equestrian than when she stepped over the snoring, splayed drag queen. Was she coming or […]

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From Seed to Bloom: A year of growing and designing with seasonal flowers

From Seed to Bloom A year of growing and designing with seasonal flowers

Flowers are the best things in the world. They are with us at the most important, beautiful, sad, brilliant, happy, and challenging times of our lives. We need them – they are special, full of magic, and the power to heal. Whether it’s a gifted posy to bring a smile, or calendula rolled into a […]

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Happy Mind, Happy Life: The New Science of Mental Well-Being

Happy Mind, Happy Life The New Science of Mental Well-Being

I’ve been a practicing doctor for over twenty years. During that time, I’ve always been driven by a desire to fully understand, why is this patient sitting in front of me? What’s happened in their life that’s led them to my door? I’ve written in my previous books about the critically important role our modern […]

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The Desperate Hours: One Hospital’s Fight to Save a City on the Pandemic’s Front Lines

The Desperate Hours One Hospitals Fight to Save a City on the Pandemics Front Lines

A commonplace of writing advice is to explore what you are most afraid of: Find your fear, and there is your story. Like most people, I dread going into hospitals. I fear infection and the sense of looming decay. Hospitals, we know too well, can be the portal to death but also a place of […]

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