Space Elevator Science, “HALT” Impulse Control Method, and the 6 Types of Disgust

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Read the sci-fi novel that put space elevators in the spotlight: “Fountains of Paradise” by Arthur C. Clarke is available in paperback or for free on audiobook with a trial of Audible. For more ways to build self-awareness, read “Why Do I Do That? Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives” by Dr. Joseph Burgo. We handpick reading recommendations we think you may like. If you choose to make a purchase, Curiosity will get a share of the sale.

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