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‘Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind,’ - Bertrand Russell

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Life Is Simple by JohnJoe McFadden

Centuries ago, the principle of Ockham's razor changed our world by showing simpler answers to be preferable and more often true. In Life Is Simple, scientist Johnjoe McFadden traces centuries of discoveries, taking us from a geocentric cosmos to quantum mechanics and DNA, arguing that simplicity has revealed profound answers to the greatest mysteries.

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    Master Your Mind by Marcel Danesi

    Sharpen critical thinking skills and power your brain—for life.
    Master Your Mind will get your brain in shape by helping you cultivate the principles of critical thinking through perplexing puzzles, engaging exercises based on real-world scenarios, interesting case studies, and practical strategies.

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    Marcus Aurelius The Stoic Emperor by Donald J. Robertson

    Experience the world of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and the tremendous challenges he faced and overcame with the help of Stoic philosophy.

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    Making Great Relationships by Rick Hanson

    Simple Practices for Solving Conflicts, Building Connection, and Fostering Love

    Relationships are usually the most important part of a person’s life. But they’re often stressful and frustrating, or simply awkward, distant, and lonely. We feel the weight of things unsaid, needs unmet, conflicts unresolved. It’s easy to feel stuck.

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    A woman who spent 11 years trying to conceive is mourning her twins, born just four months ago, who were killed in Rafah along with her husband.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmn1LSc5dtg

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    A Palestinian child walks amid the rubble of a house destroyed by Israeli bombardment in Gaza City on March 3, 2024 [AFP]

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    “The sense of helplessness and despair among parents and doctors in realising that lifesaving aid, just a few kilometres away, is being kept out of reach, must be as unbearable, but worse still are the anguished cries of those babies slowly perishing under the world’s gaze. The lives of thousands more babies and children depend on urgent action being taken now.”

    https://twitter.com/UNICEFmena/status/1764233655013036040

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    Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging by Roger Landry

    Over a decade ago, a landmark ten-year study by the MacArthur Foundation shattered the stereotypes of aging as a process of slow, genetically determined decline. Researchers found that that 70 percent of physical aging, and about 50 percent of mental aging, is determined by lifestyle, the choices we make every day.

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    Limits of the Known by David Roberts

    A celebrated mountaineer and author searches for meaning in great adventures and explorations, past and present.

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    Limitarianism The Case Against Extreme Wealth by Ingrid Robeyns

    "A powerful case for limitarianism—the idea that we should set a maximum on how much resources one individual can appropriate. A must-read!"
    —Thomas Piketty, bestselling author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    An original, bold, and convincing argument for a cap on wealth by the philosopher who coined the term "limitarianism."

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    Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers’ Edition: Everything American History Textbooks Get Wrong by James W. Loewen

    Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen's lively, provocative telling of American history is a "counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past" (The Nation).

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    Languishing: How to Feel Alive Again in a World That Wears Us Down by Corey Keyes

    If you’re muddling through the day in a fog, often forgetting why you walked into a room . . .
    If you feel emotionally flattened, lacking the energy to socialize or feel joy in the small things . . .
    If you feel an inner void—like something is missing, but you aren’t sure what . . .
    Then this book is for you.

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    Fluke: Chance, Chaos, and Why Everything We Do Matters by Brian Klaas

    A provocative challenge to how we think our world works—and why small, chance events can divert our lives and change everything, by social scientist and Atlantic writer Brian Klaas.

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    “Israel’s terms are basically the complete destruction of Gaza. They’ve made that clear, both in word and in action: they want to destroy as much of Gaza as possible, make conditions unliveable, and ultimately drive the Palestinians out of Gaza.”

    Mohamad Elmasry, an analyst and a professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

    A Palestinian woman reacts at the site of an Israeli airstrike in Rafah on Sunday [Mohammed Salem/Reuters]

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    The Emergence of Mind: Where Technology Ends and We Begin by Jeffrey Kane demonstrates the profound and fundamental limitations of the technology and its use as a model of human thinking. In response, the book offers an emergent model of the human mind rooted in our experiences as living, sentient, social and conscious beings.

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    On Hypocrisy and Genocide – How Gaza Has Exposed the West Like Never Before

    "The Israeli genocide in Gaza will be remembered as the moral collapse of the West." Ramzy Baroud

    https://www.palestinechronicle.com/on-hypocrisy-and-genocide-how-gaza-has-exposed-the-west-like-never-before/

    Israel continues to commit massacres against civilians in Gaza. (Image: Palestine Chronicle)

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    Honest Doubt: The History of an Epic Struggle by Richard Holloway

    In "Honest Doubt", Richard Holloway considers some of the universal questions about our existence and the meaning of life, and how some of humanity's best thinkers and most creative writers have approached these 'literally life and death questions'.

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    Civilisations: The Cult of Progress
    by David Olusoga

    There is nothing simple about the idea of civilisation. It is a concept with multiple and contested meanings. Prefix it with the word ‘western’ and you have a whole new set of problems. Equally thorny is the belief, once commonplace, that civilisation was a singular project, a phenomenon that spread across parts of the world from a single source.

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    The progressive US group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has stressed that Israel, which has been besieging Gaza, is responsible for hunger in the territory.

    “Palestinians in Gaza are not starving, they are BEING starved. By the Israeli military,” JVP said in a social media post.

    https://twitter.com/jvplive/status/1762569250885996862

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    Auguries & Omens: The Magical Lore of Birds by Ivonne Aburrow

    Examines in detail the interpretation of birds as auguries & omens, the mythology of birds (Roman, Greek, Celtic & Teutonic), the folklore & weather lore associated with them, their use in heraldry & falconry & their appearances in folk songs & poetry.

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    101 Top Techniques for Artists: Step-By-Step Art Projects From Over a Hundred International Artists by SAA

    A colourful compendium packed full of practical tips and techniques by 101 of today’s most popular leading artists. Each technique is presented in clear, simple step-by-step instructions that describe how to complete the project yourself, including a full list of materials and detailed images to guide you along the way.

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    Cyber Wargaming: Research and Education for Security in a Dangerous Digital World by Frank L. Smith III

    This book covers topics such as cyber action during conventional war, information effects in conflict scenarios, individual versus group decision-making, the intersection of cyber conflicts and nuclear crises, business resilience, emerging technologies, and more.

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    Dr Imad Dardonah, a paediatrician at Kamal Adwan Hospital in northern Gaza, says that the most doctors at the hospital can do for malnourished and dehydrated children is to give them saline solution or sugar solution.

    “All of this is happening due to the lack of food,” he said.

    “My message is an appeal to the entire world to intervene and save all the children,” he said. “The war must stop immediately.”

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    Children look through tents and makeshift shelters which were destroyed in Israeli strikes in Deir el-Balah in central Gaza on Saturday [AFP]

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    While Israel continues killing and destruction, Arab and Western allies help conceal their collective complicity and failure through farcical and meaningless aid airdrop shows, in ceaseless attempts to humiliate our steadfast people and invent methods of horror that push them into the trap of inevitable death in their quest for survival and being. Stop the starvation of northern Gaza and the farce of airdrops.
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    Source: Gaza Group

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    Children sit inside a destroyed car in Rafah

    Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

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    A Palestinian girl sits inside her house damaged by the Israeli bombardment of al-Nusairat refugee camp

    Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

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    Palestinians perform Friday prayers amid the rubble of al-Farooq mosque, destroyed in an Israeli attack in Rafah

    Photograph: Abed Zagout/Anadolu/Getty Images

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    A boy pushes a child in a makeshift buggy in Rafah

    Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

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    Gaza City
    Palestinians run along a street as humanitarian aid is airdropped in Gaza City.

    Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

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    Palestinians stand near a damaged house in the Zeitoun neighbourhood after Israeli forces withdrew from the area, in Gaza City, on March 1, 2024 [Hossam Azam/Reuters]

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    A war on women

    UN Women agency said Israeli forces have killed an estimated 9,000 women since October, with an average of 63 women expected to be killed each day the war continues.

    Nearly nine in 10 women report finding it harder to access food than men, UN Women said, and about four out of five women report that their family eats half or less of the food they used to before the war.

    https://twitter.com/UN_Women/status/1763731612263428200

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    Latest casualty figures

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    Deadly attack on Gaza aid seekers

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    The Israeli group Standing Together says that protesters chanted, “We don’t want any more funerals, the nations want to live!”

    “In Gaza today more than a hundred people were killed in line for flour and food. The war and the killing of hungry and innocent people do not bring us security, they only give birth to more pain, more hatred,” the group said in a social media post. “They will only bring more blood, more loss, more despair.”

    https://twitter.com/omdimbeyachad/status/1763290637841944769
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    "Children are starving in Gaza. Instead of opening up the borders and allowing humanitarian aid to come in, Israeli soldiers are shooting people who are desperately trying to get food off of trucks. This must stop. The U.S. cannot continue funding the Netanyahu war machine."

    — Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 29, 2024

    https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/1763304467661803844

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    The Language of Deception: Weaponizing Next Generation AI by Justin Hutchens

    A penetrating look at the dark side of emerging AI technologies
    In The Language of Deception: Weaponizing Next Generation AI , artificial intelligence and cybersecurity veteran Justin Hutchens delivers an incisive and penetrating look at how contemporary and future AI can and will be weaponized for malicious and adversarial purposes.

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    How to Make Stress Work for You
    by Kimberlee Bethany Bonura

    Life is stressful. There’s just no getting around it. But while everyday stressors are a fact of life, that doesn’t mean they have to control you. Rather, with the right scientific understanding, you can actually make stress work for you instead of against you.

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    How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time: Solving the Riddle of Right and Wrong by Iain King

    A compelling guide to ethical thinking for everyday life In How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time Iain King presents an introduction to moral philosophy from the ancient Greeks to the Enlightenment and beyond.

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    US Pentagon chief says more than 25,000 women, children killed in Gaza.

    Moreover, Lloyd Austin added that about 21,000 precision-guided munitions had been provided to Israel since the start of its war.

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    Children crying following the death of Palestinians in Israeli strikes, at Abu Yousef Al-Najjar hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, February 22. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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    Palestinians walk past destroyed houses, in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, February 22. REUTERS/Mahmoud Issa

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    What we know about the Israeli attack on aid seekers in Gaza

    At about 4:30am (02:30GMT), hundreds of Palestinians gathered at a major roundabout south of Gaza City were shot at. At least 77 people were killed and 250 injured.

    Witnesses and our correspondent on the ground say those people were fired on by “all sorts of military equipment”. The aid-seekers were hit by direct artillery shelling, drone missiles and gunshots, according to hospital officials.

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    @palestine UPDATE 2:

    The death toll has risen to at least 104 Palestinians killed and 760 injured from the early morning attack in Gaza City, Gaza’s Health Ministry has said.

    "Let them eat led."


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    @palestine UPDATE 3:

    As soon as people approached incoming trucks carrying food aid, they were shot at. There were attack drones in the sky. There was also fire from naval forces and armoured vehicles in the vicinity.

    All at once, these military forces fired at a group of people who were hungry, traumatised and displaced. People who were just trying to get their hands on whatever they could to feed their families and stay alive.

    There are still injured people left on the road.


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