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

In these increasingly vegetarian-friendly times, you may feel like you’ve observed the whole spectrum of cuisine’s leafy green possibilities. From kale power salads to burritos wrapped in collard greens, getting your dose of daily veg is a lot easier, more … 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

Happy Pub Day to A Teen’s Guide to Gut Health: The Low-FODMAP Way to Tame IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders! Here is an accessible guide to the science-backed low-FODMAP diet that speaks to the unique concerns of teens … Continue reading

We’ve made it to mid-January and many of us are still holding strong on our New Year’s Resolutions. We’ve vowed to work out more, eat healthier, spend more time with our families, shop less, save more. Our resolutions tend to … Continue reading

We all make New Year’s resolutions, but how many of us truly ever stick with them? Big changes can be exciting, but rarely is it sustainable. So what’s to be done? Enter the Micro-Action! What is a micro-action? A micro-action … Continue reading