Brain Trust

Brain Trust

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Blind Thema€bwith SCIENCE! How much better would your life be if you had an army of Nobel Laureates, MacArthur a€˜geniusesa€™ and National Medal of Science winners whispering tips in your ear about your body language, or how to resist that impulse purchase youa€™ll regret tomorrow, or when to sell your cara€”or even helping you trick your spouse into doing the dishes? With this mighty little tome, you can have the next best thing--because Brain Trust is packed with bite-sized scientific wisdom on our everyday challenges, hand-delivered to you direct from the galaxya€™s biggest brains. Based entirely on interviews with an incredible lineup of luminaries from the fields of neuroscience, economics, anthropology, music, mathematics, and more, Brain Trust is full of cutting-edge science thata€™ll help you see the real world bettera€”and smarter. Discover: --what advanced math can teach you about getting all your chores done today --how creating a a€˜future selfa€™ can help you shop smarter at the grocery store --what prairie voles can teach us about love --how the science of happiness can help you trick lawyers into doing charity work --the components of gullibility, and how they can help you scam-proof yourself --the secrets to building your very own army of cyborg beetles --how memetic information can help you exploit altruism for gooda€bor evil --why eating for eight hours can help you lose weight --the behavioral economics behind selling your junk for big bucks on eBay --how to get more plasure for less price a€bAnd much, much more.UNITED STATES AIR FORCE Earning a world record allows paper plane designers to own football teams and date Russian oil heiresses. ... And a good throw means different things for different planes (wea#39;ll get into specs later), but for a world-record attempt, you use a baseball-style throw to launch the plane ... aquot; Long, rectangular wings are for slow speeds and long glides, and short, swept- back wingsanbsp;...

Title:Brain Trust
Author:Garth Sundem
Publisher:Three Rivers Press - 2012-03-06


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