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  • Evan shared from The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
    Habits, scientists say, emerge because the brain is constantly looking for ways to save effort.
    Note: "Habits, scientists say, emerge because the brain is constantly looking for ways to save effort."
  • Evan shared from Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys To Transforming the Way We Work and by Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes, Catherine McCarthy
    Between 1960 and 2000, the average weight of American men between the ages of twenty-one and twenty-nine jumped from 163 to 191 pounds.
    Note: Between 1960 and 2000, the average weight of American men 21-29 jumped from 163 to 191 lbs.
  • Evan shared from Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
    Frenchwomen spend less time with their children but enjoy it more, perhaps because they have more access to child care and spend less of the afternoon driving children to various activities.
    Note: "Frenchwomen spend less time with their children but enjoy it more, perhaps because they have..."
  • Evan shared from The Evolving Self: Psychology for the Third Millennium, A by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    Our culture, too, has been parasitized by memes that mimic the appearance of flow but do not produce its benefits. Recorded music, videos, TV, movies, pulp fiction, and sleazy magazines soak up an enormous amount of attention. They produce a semblance of excitement in the mind, but to the extent that they do not require skills of any kind they take up energy without increasing complexity.
    Note: Our culture, too, has been parasitized by memes that mimic the appearance of flow...
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