Odds and Ends

by Stephen Mills on September 1, 2010

Here are some odds and ends that I thought might interest you.

Are Men Good For Anything?

Roy Baumeister is a well known and respected academic psychologist who has done a lot of research and published a large number of journal articles.  I am familiar with him from reading some of his work on willpower.  He has published a brilliant new book called Is There Anything Good About Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men.  I read a lot of the same old rehashed stuff, but every once in a while I come across something truly original; it is so refreshing to encounter something new.  Dr. Baumeister has developed what he calls a radical theory on why men and women are different.  Whether you agree with him or not, and I found his work persuasive, you have to love an original and in this case courageous thinker.  Highly recommended.

Article on thelifething

Jonny over on thelifething blog published a guest article of mine called 10 Easy Steps For Getting Yourself to the Easy Life.  You might want to check it out and while you are there look over Jonny’s blog; he does a great job on it.


I just cannot say enough good about these podcasts.  If you are interested in how the world works, do yourself a huge favor and check them out: http://www.radiolab.org/series/podcasts/

The Unique You

“When you realize that no one else on this earth can be like you – that no other soul can know the beauty, sorrow, light, and darkness you alone are given to see – then you will no longer want to be like anyone else on this earth.  You will, at last, be the fearless individual your heart of hearts has called you to be.” – Guy Finley

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Preeti @ Heart and Mind September 1, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Thanks for sharing these great links, I will be sure to check it out. “Is there anything good about men?” sounds like an interesting read!
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Nea | Self Improvement Saga September 4, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Your description of Is There Anything Good About Men has piqued my interest. I can’t wait to check that out and I’ll also check out your guest post on thelifething. Hope you’re having a great weekend 🙂
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William October 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I think that this world would be a pretty sad place to live if, we did not have both sex. I know that my wife does things that I would never think about or even want to do. I know by what my wife shares with me, it is the same with her. My wife likes to be treated like a lady and she really does not care to make the tough decissions of our family. We do talk about it but, she does not like it. I do like to take care of of the hard decissions that has to made. I do not know what I would do without her and I know that she feels the same way about me.


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