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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2010, 06:18:07 AM »

ED you'll love this..Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius, okay the science is failry basic, but did you know that women have/get more oxytocin than men. Its not fair.

well, we DO breast feed so I guess we deserve a little more. Smiley  Its payback if you like...
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2010, 07:09:31 AM »

ED you'll love this..Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius, okay the science is failry basic, but did you know that women have/get more oxytocin than men. Its not fair.

well, we DO breast feed so I guess we deserve a little more. Smiley  Its payback if you like...

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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2010, 02:09:44 PM »

ED you'll love this..Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius, okay the science is failry basic, but did you know that women have/get more oxytocin than men. Its not fair.

well, we DO breast feed so I guess we deserve a little more. Smiley  Its payback if you like...

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i demand the right to breastfeed!

Granted. 
OK, so now what are you going to do?
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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2010, 08:04:02 PM »

Books that make you smart, intelligent, and something more.

Sign me up, where do I get them and how soon does it work?
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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2010, 08:09:28 PM »

....Just as soon as you stop believing...

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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2010, 08:46:30 PM »

Hey, Santa and the Tooth Fairy heard that.
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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2010, 09:16:31 PM »

Not a problem - none of them occupy such a book Undecided
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« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2013, 11:45:41 AM »

I've also stopped reading which for me is a 'shock-horror' I used to eat up books, that's partly why I chose my username (perhaps I should post that in the username thread  Roll Eyes actually not sure where I got the worm part from...) So anyone know any quick fixes for how to get back into reading while still living life? I find I'm two extremes, I either read and then nothing happens in my life, I get sucked into the dreamy world of books and don't do anything else until I finish my book or I live my life but then don't read.
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« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2013, 12:05:24 PM »

Have you tried audiobooks?  That's how I finally "read" Lord of the Rings -- while in the car, during my commute. Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2013, 01:48:59 PM »

Have you tried audiobooks?  That's how I finally "read" Lord of the Rings -- while in the car, during my commute. Smiley
bingo - for me.  My most productive reading period was back in the 80s when I had to commute from north baltimore to bethesda - 1.5 hrs each way.  I would go to the library which had a limited collection that was almost always out so I had to take whatever was on the shelf.  Back then the only audio books were on tape cassetts and were made for blind people to be able to read - classics.  Yup, every book was an established classic.  This meant I read Thomas Hardy, Dickens, Auden, Eliott etc  - even the whole of Don Quixote (28 tapes in all!).  I'd like to think I was a literary academic but I only did it because I was forced to. 

I actually miss that commute, it was so uplifting to discover that classics were classics not because they were arty but because they were really, really good... I'm a lousy reader because I can't sit still
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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2013, 03:04:35 PM »

Exactly.  It took me a long time to discover it, but the classics are the classics for a reason.  As a rule, they are darn good books.

ee actually gives me a brilliant idea.   My new job is a slightly longer commute, so maybe it's time for me to start my audio book habit again.  I read a lot of really good books, that way. I'll check the library website.  IIRC, they have a fairly large collection. Smiley   
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