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Age of Learning Brings the Largest Collection of National Geographic Kids Digital Books Available Anywhere to Online Library ReadingIQ™

"We are thrilled to partner with Age of Learning on ReadingIQ and ABCmouse. They have made reading ... popular feature since it debuted in 2004. The Weird But True book series, now in its tenth year, ... read more

Authors and Books to Watch for at WI14

Why the buzz: “Gleefully riffing on the popular mid-century modern design aesthetic, award-winner Stephen Savage creates an ideal bedtime read, with visual references to everything from ’50s science . ... read more

Read a Novel: It's Just What the Doctor Ordered

It's well-established science that reading ... book isn't," says Berthoud. "There are certain books that have been really life-changing books for me," says Elderkin, "and it's generally a matter of lu... read more

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Why Is Everyone So Negative About Living to 120?

If science can prolong life ... living longer could have been influenced by popular culture. At a Future Tense event on Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C., Sonia Arrison, author of the book 100 Plus: How the ... read more


Full Q&A: NYU’s Jonathan Haidt explains the problem with Gen Z

So there was this new idea that students are fragile and that adults need to protect students from books, words, ideas, and speakers. And this completely confounded most of us. What are they talking a... read more

Why the Alt-Right Loves Nietzsche

This was the idea that, as he put it in The Gay Science ... The vast majority of the book is devoted to textual exegesis of Nietzsche and Heidegger. The titles of his two long chapters, “Reading [Niet... read more

Why 1950s America Got So Into Those Incredibly Fake Aluminum Christmas Trees

They were hugely popular and new and modern looking and Space Age-y in the ‘50s and ‘60s, and then in the ’70s, as quickly as they had become popular, the counterculture happened and it was like back ... read more

The extraordinary therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs, explained

Michael Pollan gives an exhaustive account of this in How to Change Your Mind (a book I highly recommend), but the short ... I’d urge you to read my colleague German Lopez’s 2016 review of the science ... read more

Former fundamentalists describe the trauma of leaving their faith

At age seven, he was evangelizing door-to-door ... They include: toxic doctrines that create fear, isolation from the secular culture, mistrust of science and psychology, and impossible expectations. ... read more

Jonah Lehrer Resigns From The New Yorker After Making Up Dylan Quotes for His Book

All contributed to the rise of Jonah Lehrer ... to prominence writing about science in the mold of Malcolm Gladwell or David Brooks through his blog on Wired.com, which then moved to The New Yorker, a... read more

Fast food designed to keep you hungry

I recently had some of my ideas about the food industry overturned, after reading Dr Kessler's book, The End of Overeating ... adults would gain a few kilograms between 20 and 40 years of age, and the... read more

In recovery — from antidepressants. How patients are helping each other withdraw.

That may be starting to shift ever so slightly, thanks to the efforts of people outside the profession, says Robert Whitaker, the investigative science journalist behind ... in withdrawal communities, ... read more



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