Tag: pop science

Nov 15

Book Review: The Nature Fix

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams I liked this book. It’s a pretty good, if not emotionally taxing, pop science book about how we all live our lives. You could sum it up into one sentence: “Go outside, it’s good for you.” But Williams goes further, …

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Mar 11

Book Review: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant Like the best of this sort of non-fiction pop-science book, it’s hard to say exactly what the book is about. Yes, it sort of touches on “how non-conformists move the world” but it’s more like a collection of true stories around the theme of how …

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Jul 31

Book Review: All Joy and No Fun

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior This book says its aim is to talk about the effect that children have on parents. I don’t know if many people have really dealt with this subject recently, so it’s gotten some good press because of that.. I’ve only read one …

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Apr 10

Book Review – What Makes a Hero?

What Makes a Hero?: The Surprising Science of Selflessness by Elizabeth Svoboda This book has one of the best covers I’ve seen in years. So striking, people kept stopping by my desk and peering at it, trying to figure out what it was about. I don’t know how they made it, but the artist/designer deserves …

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Dec 24

Book Review: Friendfluence

Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are by Carlin Flora Since I haven’t read other books (that I can remember) specifically dealing with friends and friendship before, I expected this book to really blow me away. Friends are a huge influence in our lives, almost as great as families, and greater for …

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