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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Time To Learn How To Speed Through That Summer Reading List

To many, speed reading seems like no more than a parlor trick, a talent honed to impress onlookers like juggling or singing. Well, speed reading has some practical advantages that go way beyond being a simple talent… in fact, it’s practically a super power.

Best of all, speed reading is a skill that can come to almost anyone with the right training and determination. With this award-winning speed reading learning bundle on sale now from The National Memo Store for $19, you’ll see the value.

And while reading up to more than 34 times faster is definitely a benefit, the real value is in what information you can retain from all that reading.…

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#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Trolls Ivanka (And Her New Book)

What happens when a congenital grifter writes an “inspirational” book with a feminist theme?

If said grifter happens to be Ivanka Trump, the book will be almost entirely lifted from earlier works by actual writers and thinkers, with the occasional hilarious misquote or false attribution.

And Samantha Bee will be sorely tempted to produce a stinging review — as she does in this sequel to her earlier Ivanka profile, The Great Feminists In Feminism Herstory Hall of Fame.

The Full Frontal host begins with Ivanka’s bizarre repetition of an invented verb — “architecting” — and charts the downward literary trajectory of Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules of Success from there.…

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How Corporations Make A Killing Out Of Catastrophe

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

“It is profitable to let the world go to hell,” wrote Jørgen Randers, professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, in 2015. “I believe that the tyranny of the short term will prevail over the decades to come. As a result, a number of long-term problems will not be solved, even if they could have been, and even as they cause gradually increasing difficulties.”

Journalist Antony Loewenstein opens his book Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe with these portentous words. Having crossed the globe, he has seen firsthand just how profitable disaster can be.…

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