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compassion politics & society | Oct 1st, 2019

Megan Phelps-Roper's New Book Unfollow Named Best Debut of October by Amazon

Amazon announced their Editor’s picks for October, and Megan Phelps-Roper’s much-anticipated memoir, Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, tops the list as their featured debut. Unfollow follows Phelps-Roper’s journey from being deeply engrained in the... Continue Reading →
science | Sep 30th, 2019

Big Problems, Tiny Solutions: MIT’s Susan Hockfield Joins Bill Nye on the Science Rules! Podcast

How will we address the needs of everyone on earth as the population continues to grow? Susan Hockfield—Neuroscientist, author, and former president of MIT—suggests we turn to biology for answers.  By the year 2050, there will be almost ten billion people on earth. Unsurprisingly, the population... Continue Reading →
climate change | Sep 27th, 2019

The Top Climate Change Speakers Taking Action in the Fight for Our Future

A year ago, Greta Thunberg was an unknown Swedish teenager striking from school once a week to protest climate inaction. Today, she’s a global icon and climate activist that’s inspired a nation. Alongside Greta, these top Climate Change speakers are united in the fight to save our planet, and they... Continue Reading →
literature | Sep 26th, 2019

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments is the #1 Hardcover Fiction Book on the New York Times Bestseller List

Margaret Atwood’s latest book, The Testaments, breaks new ground yet again—this week it’s the #1 hardcover fiction book. According to the New York Times list, The Testaments—in its’ second week since publication—beat out Stephen King’s latest in its’ debut week. Shortlisted for the Booker... Continue Reading →
psychology | Sep 26th, 2019

Do Narcissists Ever Grow Up? Scott Barry Kaufman Explores for Scientific American

While our personality traits tend to remain stable over the course of our lives, we do mature as we age. But what about narcissism? Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman explores the research in his latest paper.   “Entitlement is the narcissism facet most toxic for maintaining satisfying... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Sep 26th, 2019

James Robinson, the Co-Author of Why Nations Fail, Returns with a New Book on the Pursuit of Liberty

Economist James Robinson published the acclaimed Why Nations Fail—an investigation of power, prosperity, and poverty—in collaboration with Daron Acemoglu. Now, the two come together once again for The Narrow Corridor, a book examining the “state, society and the fate of liberty.”  “Everywhere... Continue Reading →
leadership | Sep 25th, 2019

Redefining Success: Legendary Gymnastics Coach Valorie Kondos Field Joins The Lavin Agency

Though she’s never done a flip in her life, gymnastics coach  Valorie Kondos Field knows a thing or two about how to mentor, motivate, and lead high-performance teams. In her vibrant, anecdote-filled talks, she reveals the unorthodox methods that got her to the top. Is there a difference between... Continue Reading →
environment | Sep 25th, 2019

Edward Burtynsky Premieres New Documentary ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch

Four years in the making, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a feature documentary from the award-winning team of Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier. It’s a masterful meditation on humanity’s massive reshaping of the planet, and debuts in over 100 theaters in the US alone,... Continue Reading →
health | Sep 25th, 2019

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed Explores What's Really Important for Our Health in His New Podcast Series America Dissected

Unravelling the state of America healthcare system, and the health of Americans, has long been a pain in the neck for a nation that prides itself on being a leader in the fight for equality. Is loneliness making us ill? Who does the current healthcare system really help? How worried should we be... Continue Reading →
technology | Sep 25th, 2019

The Future of Social Care: Anab Jain Explores the Role of Technology in New Short

The social care system in the UK is in crisis, with many care workers currently paid less than a living wage, and a projected shortage of 400,000 workers in the next decade. Technology is paraded as a bright, seamlessly integrated solution—but what are the realities of such a system? Entrepreneur... Continue Reading →
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