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Top 10 Posts From February

thestonemind.com screenshotThis blog has only been around for a month and has been publicized almost entirely via my Facebook and Twitter accounts, but it already has over four thousand hits. I have no frame of reference, but I’m going to go ahead and tell myself that’s pretty good anyway. A few of the thirty-odd posts I’ve made thus far have had a lot more traffic that the others, so I figured I’d make a post dedicated to them. Kind of an “in case you missed it” for my own blog. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the most popular ones weren’t always my personal favorites. So if you like the Top 10 listed below, be sure to scan through some of the other posts, too — hopefully, you’ll find something else that strikes your fancy.

  1. Bullshit Lowball Choss: Climbing Irony from East to West
  2. Pro-Spective: Who is the D800 for? Part 3
  3. The DOSE energy drink will make you So Ill
  4. WTF: Fitness Equipment and Hostess Sale
  5. About A Blog: Splitter Choss on Cerro Torre
  6. Open House: Art On Iowa
  7. Pro-spective: Who is the Nikon D800 for? Part 1
  8. Pro-Spective: Who is the D800 for? Part 2
  9. Bros on A Rope and Other Swingers
  10. You haven’t heard of Jonah Lehrer?!

You haven’t heard of Jonah Lehrer?!

Jonah Lehrer

Photo: Guido Vitti, via Wired online

If you haven’t heard of Jonah Lehrer, you are lucky. Lucky because you get to discover him for the first time. Very exciting.

Lehrer, not yet thirty years old, is a master at snatching ideas from the modern world’s vast information flow and piecing them together in interesting ways. His topics typically center around the science of the brain and its relationship to our behavior and psychology. Like Malcolm Gladwell, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, and Michael Pollan, he makes very complex things seem simple, almost intuitive. And yet his ideas are always surprising.

Precociously he’s a contributing editor for Wired, a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Radiolab (and if you haven’t heard of Radiolab yet, today is really your lucky day), as well of the author of three cool books.

For a taste of his style, here’s a video of him speaking at Oregon’s Williamette University: