pesco — 2014-02-28T16:59:55-05:00 — #1
technogeekagain — 2014-02-28T18:26:57-05:00 — #2
A ****load of bogosity in the video examples. If that's typical of the book, it's in the "burn before reading" category.
marlboromonkey7 — 2014-02-28T18:28:53-05:00 — #3
This one is :59, does it mean the next will be longer? Because I'll be prepared to accept it. NOT.
brian_carnell — 2014-02-28T20:24:02-05:00 — #4
Richard Wiseman is the professor of Public Understanding of Psychology at the UK's University of Hertfordshire. His last book, Paranormality: Why We See What Isn't There, was about the psychology of so-called supernatural experiences. His newest book, 59 Seconds: Change Your Life In Under A Minute...
Paranormality was published in 2011. 59 Seconds was published in 2010. Unless there's been a major change in how integers are ordered, I believe Paranormality is Wiseman's newest book.
And as Technogeek notes, the book has its moments of bogosity. Better than your average self-help book to be sure, but not the myth-busting ode to rationality it promises either.
tornpapernapkin — 2014-02-28T21:44:02-05:00 — #5
Wow, these make a lot of strange assumptions.
pesco — 2014-02-28T21:54:29-05:00 — #6
noneeeed — 2014-03-01T03:27:07-05:00 — #7
I'm not an expert in psychology so I'm intrigued as to what problems I'm missing in the video.
timquinn — 2014-03-01T04:05:46-05:00 — #8
May I post one character on BoingBoing's front page?
How about; may I post one character on BoingBoing's front page because reasons?
Thanks so much.
jasonsrobot — 2014-03-02T04:03:28-05:00 — #11
I've always wondered how learning something or getting instruction from a book gets to be called 'self-help'.
It's literally the reader being helped by someone else (ie the author).
The only probable way a self-help book is 'self-help' is if the reader is also the author.
chgoliz — 2014-03-02T09:59:47-05:00 — #12
It means there's no chance someone might see you going into a -- horror of horrors -- therapist's office.
danegeld — 2014-03-02T12:29:19-05:00 — #13
daneel — 2014-03-02T12:34:25-05:00 — #14
Self improvement is masturbation.
danegeld — 2014-03-02T12:41:22-05:00 — #15
heh i should point out that I'm trying the "Playing cards against Humanity" thread - the rule is to post in two unrelated threads so that their names make a joke on the leaderboard of the most-recently-commented threads. For all I know, perhaps Self-help is not akin self indulgent circle jerk. YMMV.
pesco — 2014-03-05T17:00:05-05:00 — #16
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