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My Life in France

Last week I saw the beautiful movie Julie & Julia, which was based on two books—My Life in France by Julia Child (with Alex Prud’homme) and Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell.

Outliers

Outlier means something that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body. It also means a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample. In Outliers, author Malcon Gladwell uses the term outlier to mean a truly exceptional individual (or group) who, in his […]

Three Cups of Tea

“Here we drink three cups of tea to do business: the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything—even die.”—Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan.

K2 is the second highest mountain on earth and […]

The Chess Player's Bible