Tag: statistics

May 08

Book Review – The Science of Fear

The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain by Daniel Gardner This is a book that I think everyone should read. It has a lot of information I’ve seen elsewhere, about the heuristics people use in order to make decisions, but Gardener puts the information together in a comprehensive manner that …

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Mar 31

Book Review: The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics, and in Life by Michael Blastland This is a really cool book that interprets common statistical and information-gathering misunderstandings in a way that everyone can understand. Maybe that doesn’t make it sound interesting, but trust me, it is. This book will …

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Oct 29

Book Review: The Secret Life of Pronouns

The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us by James W. Pennebaker If you have a nerd-gasm about statistics, linguistics, and social psychology, this is a must-read book. Bonus points: the author has done the research himself, so it’s not just rehashed from another book you’ve already read (though I’ve seen his …

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Oct 01

Book Review: Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think by Bryan Caplan This is a great title, in that it enticed me to pick this up, and it’s a bad title, because it would be more accurately titled “good reasons to have more kids.” …

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Jul 17

Why There are Tomatoes Rotting in the Kitchen

Dear Blog Friends, I finally discovered the cause of a common household problem, and have put my analysis into a handy chart for you. Note this works for just about any type of produce, snack, or food that the kids decide one day that they can’t get enough of and the next that they are …

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