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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


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

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