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  1. Smith, Jonathan ” Pseudoscience and the Paranormal: A Critical Look.” This work of Jonathan Smith is a serious scientific study that allows you to get rid of the illusion of the existence of unexplained phenomena, including the afterlife, as you read it. All phenomena are explained in terms of current scientific knowledge. If there is no desire to part with the belief in the unknown, then it is better not to pick up this book at all.

  2. I recommend the book by Oliver Sacks- “The man who mistook his wife for a hat, and other stories from medical practice”

    Extremely entertaining thing.

  3. There's an incredibly cool book by Wendy Suzuki, ” The Weird Girl Who Fell in Love with the Brain.” This is the strangest motivational book I've ever read, and it's also the most educational. Through his own biography, the author introduces us to neuroscience, which explains almost all our emotions, feelings, the process of remembering, and so on.

    You will learn what the hippocampus is, neurotransmitters, how depression affects the ability to remember, how new smells increase the number of neurons in the brain, how rap promotes the development of imagination. Each chapter has a practical part that will help you cope with psychological problems: you will train your memory, deal with depression, learn to manage fear, expand the boundaries of your imagination, and generally treat your problems differently.

    After all, it is much easier to perceive them when you understand that all your emotions are controlled by the brain. And you will learn to control the brain and develop it.
    P.S. I, an old pirate of the Internet seas, advise you to find a book on the Internet. It's difficult, but it's possible and absolutely free.

  4. My life was turned upside down by Mihai Csikszentmihalyi's book ” Flow. Psychology of optimal experiences”. It changed the attitude to work and creativity. Now I have a better understanding of what makes me happy, and I achieve more happiness accordingly.

  5. “Reach out to the heavens. A scientific view of the structure of the Universe ” by Lisa Randall-a book about space, particles, and the collider. You have to reread it to understand some of the concepts. The level of thinking goes from nano to mega.

  6. I'm not sure that this is a full-fledged non-fiction, but let's have “Germ Hunters” by Paul de Kreif, “A Brief History of Biology” by Isaac Asimov,” The Ring of King Solomon ” by Conrad Lorenz. All are easy to read and give an extensive, basic understanding of the processes/patterns in various biology questions and so on.

  7. I have recently come to the perhaps incorrect conclusion that such literature (non-fiction, dealing with the topic of success and self-development)is very popular. it doesn't really help me – that is, it doesn't work at all. But the last thing I read was Greg McKeon's Essentialism. The main idea of the book is to build your whole life in focusing only on the most important and the best, rejecting all meaningless things/habits/people, etc. Many interesting points, examples. Nifiga didn't help. Thanks.

  8. Read ” Who would have thought it! How the brain makes us do stupid things” (Corpus, 2014) and ” Someone is wrong on the Internet! Scientific research on controversial issues” (Corpus, 2016). The author is young Asya Kazantseva, a science journalist. For her first book, she received the “Enlightener” award. This is a great non-fiction for general development. Informative and entertaining texts, honest and scientifically based.

  9. Most often, I suggest reading “Antifragility” by Nassim Taleb.

    It describes the nature of randomness, change, and stress in a wide variety of contexts, from food preparation to the laws of nature.�

    We can't predict the probability of a glass falling off the table. But we can predict what will happen to it when it falls. The fragile is broken. The invulnerable remains intact. Antifragile is growing.

  10. Read Neil Shubin's The Inner Fish. It is about how man appeared and what features of our ancestors and even one of our common ancestors can be found today in living organisms. It is quite easy to read, because it is written simply and fascinatingly. Shubin masterfully lures the reader with some interesting story about the expedition, and then you don't even notice how you suddenly learned a lot of new things.

    I can't help but point out that it is unlikely that we can limit ourselves to reading a single book for general development: in general, everything we read, we read for pleasure and for general development.

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