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Oliver

(TOP 500 REVIEWER)
Christmas Dogs 2008
Top Reviewer Ranking: 231
Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (576 of 717)
Location: Los Angeles
In My Own Words:
I'm a 47 year old lawyer, living in Los Angeles with my boyfriend of 18 years, our dogs Zack and Springfield, and the ghosts of dog Oliver and our cat, Bob.

Interests
My reading interests include evolution, consciousness/brain science, world politics, and Japanese language and culture.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 231 - Total Helpful Votes: 576 of 717
The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accele&hellip by Gregory Cochran
Did evolution simply stop 10,000 years ago? Of course not. Evolution is a continuous process. Sometimes it moves more quickly than other times. When a species' environment changes, the species is likely to evolve to meet the new circumstances. About 10,000 years ago, humans began shifting from hunting and gathering to farming. That changed nearly everything about our environment. We ate different foods, including grains and milk. We also started living in the same place, rather than roaming. Perhaps most importantly, we began to live in larger groups, which means we had to learn to get along differently and we became subject to different kinds of diseases. All of these changes in… Read more
Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your B&hellip by Leonard Mlodinow
Most of what happens in the human brain is below the level of consciousness. We don't think about how to walk, or how to type or even how to drive home from work. These things all happen automatically, unless we happen to focus our attention on them. And it has to be that way. Imagine if you have to focus your attention on each step of each task. But the subconscious mind is far more important than a servant that manages menial tasks. It also plays an important role in decisions that we think of as conscious and thoughtful. This well-written book provides an excellent guide to how our subconscious minds work, and how important they are in every day life. Everyone can and should… Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bloated and Nearly Unuseable, Dec 11 2012
This product is nearly unusable. It is impossible to make a simple loan payment. I have used Quicken for more than a decade (not willingly), I'm a lawyer with 25 years experience and a own and manage five rental properties. I own an iPhone 5, and I'm great with Excel. I'm not stupid! Yet, I cannot figure out how to enter a simple payment on a mortgage. Apparently, neither can anyone else. Try googling for "make loan payment quicken deluxe 2013."

Quicken has all sorts of features which few if any of us ever use, and the screen is covered with all sorts of junk that just gets in the way. Accounting software could not be easier to create. All you need to do is enter an… Read more