Category Archives: Books

Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life

Read Online: Book Description: Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell. They are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental for driving complex life on the planet. But there is much more to them than that. […]

Categories We Live By : The Construction of Sex, Gender, Race, and Other Social Categories

Read Online: Book Description: We are women, we are men. We are refugees, single mothers, people with disabilities, and queers. We belong to social categories and they frame our actions, self-understanding, and opportunities. But what are social categories? How are they created and sustained? How does one come to belong to them? Asta approaches these […]

Debating Sex Work

Read Online: Book Description: Prostitution is often referred to as “oldest profession.” Critics of this expression redescribe it as “the oldest oppression.” Debates about how best to understand and regulate prostitution are bound up with difficult moral, legal, and political questions. Indeed, it can be approached from numerous angles–is buying and selling sex fundamentally wrong? […]

Compromising Positions: Sex Scandals, Politics, and American Christianity

Read Online: Book Description: Americans have long believed that the private lives of their politicians are important indicators of their fitness to lead and of their ability to defend and uphold American values. For many, a sex scandal renders a person ineligible, or at the very least questionably qualified, for public service. In Compromising Positions, […]

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

Read Online: Book Description: In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate its surprising mysteries. Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Is there a true Mel Gibson? How is your brain like […]

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

Read Online: Book Description: In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how […]

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Read Online: Book Description: What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls […]

The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

Read Online: Book Description: A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence. “Correlation is not causation.” This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated […]

Untamed: By Glennon Doyle

Read Online: Book Description: There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn’t it […]