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NEW RELEASES

5 Incredible Revelations in  The Marshmallow Test

5 Incredible Revelations in The Marshmallow Test

What happens when a child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: eat the marshmallow now, or wait and enjoy two marshmallows later? That’s the question at the forefront of Walter Mischel’s insightful new book, The Marshmallow Test. What […]

by × October 6, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

5 Incredible Revelations From Think Like A Freak

5 Incredible Revelations From Think Like A Freak

Would you like to learn how to think like a freak? Your instincts may have you leaning toward a hard no, but if you can ignore the term’s negative connotations, you may just find an illuminating new way of critical […]

by × May 23, 2014 ×

NONFICTION

7 Claims in Grain Brain That Will Blow You Away

7 Claims in Grain Brain That Will Blow You Away

Are carbs slowly destroying our brain? Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter thinks so, and he’d like to explain why in his comprehensive New York Times best seller, Grain Brain. While devouring this absorbing, 300-page nutritional odyssey, two points became abundantly clear: whoever […]

by × May 1, 2014 ×

THE FUTURE

The Sixth Extinction: A Scary, Revelatory Read

The Sixth Extinction: A Scary, Revelatory Read

In the history of the world (as far as we know) there have been five major extinctions, with smaller extinctions peppered throughout. Elizabeth Kolbert’s new book, The Sixth Extinction, explores not only evidence of these past die outs, but telltale […]

by × February 25, 2014 ×

SCIENCE

Mind Control, Brain Mapping, and Beyond: Michio Kaku’s The Future of The Mind

Mind Control, Brain Mapping, and Beyond: Michio Kaku’s The Future of The Mind

In case you haven’t heard: the future is now, and Michio Kaku’s new book, The Future of the Mind, more or less proves it. If you’re familiar with Oliver Sacks’ work, this book is your next stop. While not nearly as […]

by × February 19, 2014 ×

THE B&N BOOKSHELF

4 Books That Will Make You Glad You’re Alive Right Now

4 Books That Will Make You Glad You’re Alive Right Now

It can be easy to wish you lived in a more innocent, pre-Snapchatting/live-tweeting/reality TV–watching time, and even easier to find a book that will take you there. But once you’re hanging with the Bennets, or working with the peasants alongside […]

by × February 4, 2014 ×

GIFT GUIDES

Gift Guides: 5 Great Books for People Who Love Mary Roach

Gift Guides: 5 Great Books for People Who Love Mary Roach

Throughout the holiday season, we’re gathering books that make the perfect gifts for everyone on your list—from your mother and the teen in your life to your foodie friend and the coworker who loves Harry Potter. Need more ideas? Check out all of […]

by × November 19, 2013 ×

GIFT GUIDES

Gift Guides: 8 Great Books for People Who Love Michael Pollan

Gift Guides: 8 Great Books for People Who Love Michael Pollan

Throughout the holiday season, we’re gathering books that make the perfect gifts for everyone on your list—from your mother and the teen in your life to your foodie friend and the coworker who loves Harry Potter. Need more ideas? Check out all of […]

by × November 18, 2013 ×

BLOGGING THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE

Yes, It’s All Your Mom’s Fault (and, No, It Isn’t)

Yes, It’s All Your Mom’s Fault (and, No, It Isn’t)

Chapter 8: The Mistaken Choice Or, Mommie Dearest For those of you just joining us, we’re blogging Betty Friedan’s classic, The Feminine Mystique, now in its 50th year. Welcome to the table. So kind of you to find time in your […]

by × October 31, 2013 ×