Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

By Scott Jurek and Steve Friedman Eat and Run could be described as the intersection of sheer determination, nutrition, philosophy and elite athleticism. Scott Jurek, world-renowned ultramarathoner, and U.S. record holder for the 24-hour run (135 miles through Death Valley) fuels his passion for long-distance running on a vegan diet. Jurek loves cooking and enjoys trying new foods, so his memoir naturally addresses his approach to nutrition, but it also explores Read more »
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November 04, 2015
Wherever You Go There You Are

Wherever You Go There You Are

By Jon Kabat-Zinn The title of this book, Wherever You Go There You Are, speaks to the importance of the present moment. Kabat-Zinn reminds us that the present is all we really have. Buddhism warns us of becoming too involved in the past, the future or even in the actions of others. Kabat-Zinn offers the practice of mindful meditation as a way to understand the present self as it unfolds, moment Read more »
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November 04, 2015
The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature

By Andrea Wulf Andrea Wulf's The Invention of Nature tells the forgotten story of Alexander von Humboldt of Prussia (1769-1859). Humbolt was an energetic learner, a bold adventurer of the natural world and the most famous scientist of his age. Through his courageous explorations of the Americas and Russia, Humboldt came to understand the interconnectedness of all of nature and became the first to predict and discuss climate change. He is Read more »
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November 04, 2015
How to Raise an Adult

How to Raise an Adult

By Julie Lythcott-Haims Whether parents are trying to corral a tumultuous toddler or snip the proverbial apron strings of a twentysomething, Julie Lythcott-Haims’ approach to parenting exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and presents an alternative for raising them to self-sufficient adulthood. Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways over-parenting Read more »
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September 03, 2015
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