Stiff By Mary Roach

Mary Roach's humorous writing style brings some relief to the morbid subject of human cadavers. RATING: 3.7/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: The human head is of the same approximate size and weight as a roaster chicken. Human remain dogs can pinpoint the location of a corpse at the bottom of a … Continue reading Stiff By Mary Roach

Stillness Is The Key By Ryan Holiday

Drawing from history's greatest thinkers, Ryan Holiday gives a modern definition of stillness, presents examples and lays out how it can be achieved. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” -Blaise Pascal Who is so certain that … Continue reading Stillness Is The Key By Ryan Holiday

Between Everything And Nothing By Joe Meno

As a white male born in the United States, this is a humbling, eye opening story about the struggles and injustices asylum seekers face on their journey for freedom and a better life. Rating: 4.5/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Who we are, why things are the way they appear to be—all … Continue reading Between Everything And Nothing By Joe Meno

Heavier Than Heaven By Charles Cross

The grim biography about Kurt Cobain is based on more than four hundred interviews, four years of research; and exclusive unpublished diary entries. Heavier Than Heaven follows Cobain's life from his early days in a trailer outside of Washington to his rise to international fame. The detailed first hand stories and insights into Kurt's troubled … Continue reading Heavier Than Heaven By Charles Cross

Irresistible By Adam Alter

Technology is constantly evolving to be more addicting. Irresistible tracks the rise of behavioral addictions and explains why so many of today’s products are impossible to resist.  RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS The people producing tech products were following the cardinal rule of drug dealing: never get high on your … Continue reading Irresistible By Adam Alter

Breath By James Nestor

Breath By James Nestor is a fascinating book about the powers of breathing, how they are underutilized and when functioning at peak, can improve your well being. Breath dives into thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting edge studies plus some personal anecdotes from the author. RATING: 4.3/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON … Continue reading Breath By James Nestor

An Astronauts Guide To Life On Earth By Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. From a very early age Hadfield was crystal clear on his calling; astronaut or bust. The book is mostly recapping his career that spanned over 20 years while sharing lessons and a perspective on life only a veteran astronaut can give. … Continue reading An Astronauts Guide To Life On Earth By Chris Hadfield

Midnight In Chernobyl By Adam Higginbotham

Midnight in Chernobyl is an incredibly detailed account of the 1984 nuclear disaster. While chronologically laying out the night of the disaster and the days that followed, Adam Higginbotham ventures off into side stories about how politics played a key part in the accident. The chain of command prevented any oversight for fear of repercussions … Continue reading Midnight In Chernobyl By Adam Higginbotham

Ikigai By Hector Garcia

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. —Aristotle Morita explained the idea of letting go of negative feelings with the following fable: A donkey that is tied to a post by a rope will keep walking around the post in an attempt to free itself, only to become … Continue reading Ikigai By Hector Garcia

Creativity Inc. By Ed Catmull

Failure isn’t a necessary evil. In fact, isn’t evil at all. It is a necessary consequence of doing something new You are not your idea, and if you identify too closely with your ideas, you will take offense when they are challenged. Don’t wait for things to be perfect before you share them with others. … Continue reading Creativity Inc. By Ed Catmull