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Risk Return (Return on Investment Book 2)
Aleksandr Voinov
License
Paul Markun
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace
Patrizia Collard

Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World

Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World - Malcolm Potts, Thomas Hayden A long and thoughtful book with the takeaway that giving women control over their reproductive choices will solve more world problems than pretty much anything else. Yes, that simple.

Other things I learned:
* War, terrorism and chimpanzee attacks are all basically the same thing and are called "team aggression against an outgroup"
* Believing your own BS is an evolved trait in males, the benefit being that it makes you a more convincing leader, and thus increased success in your team aggression against outgroups
* We probably have more to fear from a nuclear armed Pakistan than a nuclear armed Iran.
* Unfettered access to birth control reduces birth rates (straight from the department of obvious facts)