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In addition to being a(n admittedly occasional) blog, Becoming Eden is also a repository of a number of summaries, essays, and other longer pieces we like to reference periodically. Here is an up-to-date index of our major posts:


Book Summaries

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Can Talk

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Nonviolent Communication

Eat That Frog

A Guide to the Good Life

A Theory of Moral Sentiments (partial summary)

Divia’s Anki Decks of Many Books


Practical Guides

How to Build a Tribe

Less Wrong NYC: Case Study of a Successful Rationalist Chapter

Parenting Beliefs: A Bunch of Sources

Understanding Body Language, Touch, and Appearance

Low Hanging Fruit for Health and Wellness (Counterpoint: Hypothetical Apostasy on Nutrition)

The Quickstart Guide to Fasting

My Current Productivity Stack

How to Deal with Email

What I Wish I Knew in College

How to Network Effectively

Indian Food Recipes

The Comcast Gambit, or How to Save $35 Per Month in Five Minutes



Preventing Peanut Allergies

Religious Fasting Traditions

Parenting and the Non-Shared Environment

The Heritability of Everything

A Theory of Economic Development


Talks, Podcasts, Etc.

Palladium Podcast, Episode 8 – Wide ranging discussion of biotech, healthcare, regulation, research, etc.

Super Power U, Episode 30: Parenting with Possibility – Divia discusses high-trust, high-investment parenting.

Launching Longevity: Funding the Fountain of Youth (Panel discussion begins 39 minutes into the video)


Other Stuff

Rationality, Unpacked

The Promise and Perils of Rationality

Beyond Rationality

Fun and Games with Cognitive Biases

What has Changed my Political Beliefs

A Year of Updates about Operant and Classical Conditioning


The Exploration/Exploitation Framework

Exploration/Exploitation Applied

Lessons From (and For) the Quantified Self Movement