A Short Essay on Conventional Wisdom in Freakonomics

Freakonomics is a New York Times bestseller based on the hidden secrets in the world of economics. The authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner expose some of these secrets through real situations like incentives, cheating, and cultural awareness. They make the case that conventional wisdom is often wrong when trying to determine what … More A Short Essay on Conventional Wisdom in Freakonomics

Everything You Didn’t Know About Shadows

We’ve all heard of a shadow. You know, that guy (or girl) that follows you around every hour of the day pretending to be you? Everyone has this certain stalker but not everyone gives them a second thought. Why do they creep under our toes on an every-day basis? What about matter makes these strange flatlanders ‘project’ … More Everything You Didn’t Know About Shadows

Incognito, The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman

Your brain is a cavern of ideas and wonder. Where does it all come from? We can formulate ideas on the spot and turn them into action in a matter of seconds. Milliseconds even. Some of our greatest geniuses had a head on their shoulders just like you and I but, what’s so fascinating about … More Incognito, The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman

What’s the method to the madness? The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Developing strategies to gain an advantage is a default move in the game of life. Whether it be in business, war, in school, or even in conversation, we’re always coming up with ways to make sure we come out as ‘winners’ in the end. If you’re looking for something that will give you that ‘winner’s mentality’, … More What’s the method to the madness? The Art of War by Sun Tzu

How did we get here? A Universe From Nothing by Lawrence Krauss

The universe is a cosmic mystery. At least that’s what the scientists are saying, and I tend to agree. All of our investigation into the nature of the universe and we still don’t have an answer. Where did all of this come from? The matter, the space, the particles, the us… why is it even here? … More How did we get here? A Universe From Nothing by Lawrence Krauss

Need a spirit guide? The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran

Sometimes when we’re fighting life’s battles, we have to step back and ask, ‘What am I fighting for, and what’s it all worth? How do I know I’m fighting the right fight?’ ‘what if I can’t do it?’ In this book, Prince Arjuna seeks hope and encouragement as he struggles to figure out what he’s doing with … More Need a spirit guide? The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran