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The Perils of Pushing the Limits of Longevity

The Perils of Pushing the Limits of Longevity

The recent “Longevity Report” in TIME magazine may make us marvel at how scientists are “toying with ways to manipulate genes and pull out aging cells, all in a race to find a way to extend longevity to its outer limits.” On one level, medical technology that may just make it possible to live to be 142 years old is amazing.… Read more
LiveTrue Book Nonfiction Book Review: The Kickstarter Handbook

LiveTrue Book Nonfiction Book Review: The Kickstarter Handbook

Do you have a dream, passion, idea or project which you would love to accomplish, if only you had the funds to make it happen? Have you considered an online fundraising campaign? Many quirky, unique and personal dreams have been fulfilled by those who have discovered and taken advantage of the new online fundraising platforms.… Read more
Nonfiction Book Review: Does Altruism Exist?

Nonfiction Book Review: Does Altruism Exist?

In his book, Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Othersevolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson takes on the intriguing and much debated question of whether people serve others out of genuine concern for their welfare or if all charitable actions stem from some form of self-interest.… Read more
LiveTrue Book Review: The Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion

LiveTrue Book Review: The Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion

How could a collection of personal essays about “unspeakable acts that teach no easy lessons” not peak one’s curiosity? It did mine. So did author Meghan Daum’s comment of her book, The Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion:… Read more
Public Speaking Skills: The Art of the Acceptance Speech

Public Speaking Skills: The Art of the Acceptance Speech

Every year I try to catch the Academy Awards, of course with interest in the nominees, but also how the Oscar winners give their award acceptance speeches. You’d think that actors would be decent public speakers – and many are – but not so much in one particular public speaking area – acceptance speeches!… Read more