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The days of the asylum

Advantages: An interesting look at times gone by
Disadvantages: A section of history we perhaps don't want to remember

Nellie Bly was a pioneer in both the fields of mental health and investigative journalist; this is a record of an expose into the world of asylumís in the late 19th century as she faked insanity in order to get committed. What she has written about her br ...

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Review of Ten Days in a Mad-House - Nellie Bly

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Remember to Look Out For This One

Advantages: Excellent for a newcomer to the topic.
Disadvantages: Difficult to use for research.

Over the years, I've seen the human memory at its best and worst. I watched my Nan suffer with Alzheimer's to the point she couldn't remember who anyone was, but also had a colleague who won a silver medal at the Memory Olympics for his ability to remembe ...

Soho_Black 09.12.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory - Charles Fernyhough

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To Call This Pseudo-scientific Is An Insult To Pseudo-science

Advantages: pretty book pleasant to handle
Disadvantages: mercenary, trite, repetitive nonsense contravening truth, reason and ethics

The Secret has been on Amazon's list of top bestsellers for quite a while now. (It's no 12 at the time of writing). The description suggested a motivational self-help book of some kind and the synopsis referred to physicists, old oral traditions, religion ...

magdadh 31.03.2009 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Secret - Rhonda Byrne

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This Secret is not for me

Advantages: Would be good if could be proven
Disadvantages: Makes claims I can not believe

...I have a secret for you. Do not buy The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne. ''You hold in your hands a great secret" it says on the back. ''It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen and bought for vast sums of money. This centu ...

Writing321 07.09.2008 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Secret - Rhonda Byrne

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What Secret?

Advantages: The basic advice is 'good'
Disadvantages: Pretentious, not movitational or inspirational, repetitive, boring, not worth the paper it's printed on

Whatís The Secret? Well, itís not actually a secret. Although great effort has gone into creating a book that looks as though itís going to reveal some substantial mystery, this is actually a sub-average self-help book that simply reiterates advice that h ...

DoubleFantasy11 14.08.2007 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Secret - Rhonda Byrne

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