recommendations

books

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Red Rising (Series)

Eo kisses my cheek. 'Then you must live for more.'' Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he digs all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of the planet livable for future generations. Darrow has never seen the sky. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better future for his children.

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The Stormlight Archives (Series)

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.

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The Kingkiller Chronicles (Series)

So begins the tale of Kvothe—from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. But The Name of the Wind is so much more—for the story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe's legend.

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Everything That Remains

The touching, surprising story of what happened when one young man let go of everything and began living more deliberately.

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Eloquent JavaScript

This is a book about JavaScript, programming, and the wonders of the digital. Eloquent JavaScript is a highly effective, easy to follow book that covers all the bases.

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Steal Like an Artist

You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.

podcasts

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The Tim Ferris Show

Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him `the world's best human guinea pig,` and The New York Times calls him `a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.` In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

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The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less. With more than 40 million downloads and 5,000 listener reviews, The Minimalists Podcast is often the #1 Health podcast on Apple Podcasts, and it occasionally charts in the Top 10 of all shows.

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Accidental Tech Podcast

A tech podcast accidentally created while trying to do a car show. Featuring Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa.

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The Art of Manliness Podcast

The Art of Manliness Podcast is a Top 100 iTunes podcast that aims to help men become better men. Through in-depth interviews with authors and thinkers, host Brett McKay finds insights on how men can better understand their culture, their lives, and themselves, and recapture the ancient and classical ideal of manliness, one of arete and eudaimonia: excellence and flourishing. Episodes explore how to live a life of both contemplation and action, while having some fun along the way. The show topics cover everything from history and philosophy, to social/professional skills, to parenting, to self-defense and physical training, to pop culture and literature.

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Stuff You Should Know

The Stuff You Should Know podcast is an entertaining and informative podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Hosts Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant take you through a wide range of interesting topics and stories, exploring truths and myths in a fun and educational manner.