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  • Crystal shared from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    I made a promise to myself that I’m not going to let this money ruin my life.
    Note: If only I had the chance, I'd make the same promise.
  • Crystal shared from Sutton by J.R. Moehringer
    Proust overpowers him. The sentences are so long they make his nose hurt. Either this Proust is bughouse or else Willie’s having a bad reaction to Mad Dog’s black-market painkillers. He can’t make heads or tails of the plot. There is no plot. And yet sometimes an interminable sentence will end with an image that brings a lump to Willie’s throat, or a turn of phrase will knock loose a piece of Willie’s forgotten past. Something deep inside him responds to Proust’s obsession with time, his defiance of time. Only a man at war with time would write a million-word book. Willie can’t wait...
    Note: Ah, yes, the struggles with Proust...
  • Crystal shared from The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer by Gretchen Reynolds
    Exercise, or at least moderate exercise, doesn’t rev up your metabolism and turn you into a fat-burning furnace for the rest of the day. The extra calorie burning ends with the exercise session. So if you follow up your workout with a Mars bar, you likely will have replenished the calories you just burned (and possibly then some). “It all comes down to energy balance,” says Dr. Melanson—or, as you might have guessed, calories in and calories out. People “are only burning two hundred or three hundred calories” in a typical thirty-minute exercise session, he points out. “You replace...
    Note: this is a great book. It debunks a lot of myths.
(Charlotte, NC)
Crystal Hall