The Birds of Pandemonium Life Among the Exotic and the Endangered

Aviculturist Raffin introduced us to Sweetie, a special breed of quail with an outsized personality; Oscar the inspiring disabled Lady Gouldian finch; Victoria, Wing, and Coffee,...

The Introvert Advantage How to Thrive in an Extrovert World

The Introvert Advantage will boost the confidence of the one in four persons who are introverts while teaching them strategies for living successfully in an extrovert world.Some...

Documentary Film A Very Short Introduction

Documentary film can encompass anything from Robert Flaherty's pioneering ethnography Nanook of the North to Michael Moore's anti-Iraq War polemic Fahrenheit 9/11, from Dziga...

Rebel Talent Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life

The world's best chef.An airline captain who brought his flight to safety in a daring water landing.A magician known for his sensational escape acts.A computer scientist who...

Sidetracked Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan

Psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino has long studied the factors at play when judgment and decision-making collide with the results of our choices in...

The Mormon Mirage: A Former Member Looks At The Mormon Church Today [abridged]

Three decades after leaving the Mormon faith, Latayne Colvett Scott looks back to her original journey out of Mormonism and the reasons why she left. Revised and updated, this...

Eye of the Beholder Johannes Vermeer, Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

"See for yourself!" was the clarion call of the 1600s. Natural philosophers threw off the yoke of ancient authority, peered at nature with microscopes and telescopes, and ignited...

On Immunity An Inoculation

Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear—fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress,...

Built on Values Creating an Enviable Culture that Outperforms the Competition

All across the country, the best and most competitive companies are creating great cultures in which employees consider it their pleasure to give the best possible service to...

Evil Eye Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong

Readers know that few authors are able to create an atmosphere of unease and terror as well as Oates, a fact confirmed by the four novellas presented here. In the title story,...

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