My parents always tell the story of when they brought my older sister home from the hospital. Happily, my Grandma came to stay for a few nights to help out the new parents. They were giving my sister her first … Continue reading

This guest blog comes from Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist. Mary Ellen Hannibal is an emerging voice in environmentalism and a sought-after speaker connecting the scientific community to the concerned public. Her writing has appeared in The New … Continue reading

When is the last time you dreamed of a better world? Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Dr. Geoffrey Tabin had the same dream, acted on it, and began giving the gift of sight through the charitable work of the Himalayan Cataract … Continue reading

I like to think I’m a good cook in that I absolutely love to eat. I stand by that I will try (almost) any dish once, so, working with cookbooks is like being a kid in a candy shop for … Continue reading

It’s the sweetest mathematical day of the year! Pi Day is the celebration of the Greek symbol Π, the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant—the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter—which is approximately 3.14159… … Continue reading

In Search of Buddha’s Daughters: The Hidden Lives and Fearless Work of Buddhist Nuns chronicles the 60,000 mile journey—both spiritual and physical—undertaken by award-winning journalist Christine Toomey to meet and learn from some of the world’s most incredible and inspiring … Continue reading

Second Suns tells the true story of the people and history behind the Himalayan Cataract ProjectSecond Suns by David Oliver Relin tells the story of the invention of a remarkable surgery that cures blindness and of those working to make … Continue reading

There is wisdom in the old saying, “the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” but it’s only half true: the internal digestive system is in fact the quickest way to anyone’s heart, not just men’s. And, … Continue reading

It is a sad reality that often occasions meant for celebrating—birthdays, Valentine’s Day, etc.—actually end up causing fights in our relationships. Maybe one partner didn’t get a gift the other expected, maybe there wasn’t enough fanfare, maybe there was a … Continue reading

Last year, coloring enthusiasts and math enthusiasts alike discovered the hidden beauty of math with Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty by Alex Bellos and Edmund Harriss. The book showed colorers that math is at … Continue reading