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Paleo Bread: Gluten-Free Bread Recipes for a Paleo Diet
Paleo Bread: Gluten-Free Bread Recipes for a Paleo Diet

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5.0 out of 5 stars informative and delicious, January 16, 2013
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John Chatham's Paleo Bread: glutton-free recipes for a paleo diet is the book modern health-lovers have been waiting for. By now most of us have read a few good books on "going Paleo" or we have at least heard about it, or have seen those odd looking packages that now pop up in the side aisles of our grocery stores.

Chatham clarifies the principles of paleo in the first few chapters of this book. He outlines how it all came to be (a gastroenterologist trying to help his patients), and why it is so beneficial (aside from weight-loss it also helps prevents major illnesses and diseases including IBS and certain cancers.)

Sadly, most of us don't give it a second thought once we find out what it's all about. No bread? As in, no sandwiches? As in, no pizza? No hamburger? No dinner roll? No toast in the morning? No cinnamon role? Forget it.

But now, we don't have to forgo these delicious items! We can have our (gluten-free) cake and eat it too! Chatham puts together in one little book a variety of easy-to-follow recipes that satisfy the craving for about any type of bread you can imagine, savory or sweet.
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How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough (30 Minute Expert Summary)
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough (30 Minute Expert Summary)

5.0 out of 5 stars quick and easy to read (great for busy parents and teachers), December 17, 2012
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Garamond Press' How Children Succeed in 30 minutes is a great read for parents and teachers. Or anyone who is interested in success, for that matter (and aren't we all?). In this easy to read summary of Paul Tough's How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the hidden power of Character the author picks out only the most important details of Tough's book and outlines the traits that make a successful child. Namely: grit, self-control, zest, social intelligence, gratitude, optimism, curiosity.

Tough goes a step further than simply stating the qualities needed for success: he clears a path for them. He explains that character-building starts at infancy, through physiological and chemical phenomenon in the brain. Attachment parenting, he claims is the antidote to negative environments. Tough adds a personal touch by sharing his own experiences as a child growing up and his experiences as an adult, raising his son.

What I most appreciated about this summary was that it was transparent enough to let the original author's views and style shine out.


The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't by Nate Silver (Summary) (30 Minute Expert Summaries Book 6)
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't by Nate Silver (Summary) (30 Minute Expert Summaries Book 6)

5.0 out of 5 stars The Signal and the (organized and thorough) Summary, December 11, 2012
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Now you can learn the secret to making accurate predictions before you commit your time to Nate Silver's lengthy book, The Signal and the Noise: Why so Many Predictions Fail, but Some Don't. The author accurately summarizes the main points in Silver's book. He breaks up every chapter under the categories, "Overview," "Chapter Summary," and "Key Points." The result is a very thorough summary.

I most enjoyed reading the quotes from Silver's book that were hand-picked to help the reader better understand the complex concepts of prediction. As such, you get a good sense of the author's style. For example, Silver uses a lot of analogies to appeal to the common reader. To exemplify his thesis, Silver says that there is a big difference between precision and accuracy. All you have to do is look at someone playing darts: they might be very precise, hitting the same spot every time, but unless it's on the bulls-eye, it doesn't win them any points.


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