Looks at the current state of the scientific understanding of addiction, and offers a new way of understanding addiction as a kind of learning disorder, and goes over how treatments and policies can be adjusted according to this way of understanding.
A follow-up to the best-selling Look Me in the Eye continues the story of the author's struggles with autism, recounting how after undergoing an experimental brain therapy he began to experience empathy in ways that challenged his perceptions about his relationships, memories and sense of identity.
Demystifies the teen brain by presenting new findings, dispelling widespread myths and providing practical advice for negotiating this difficult and dynamic life stage for both adults and teens.
The editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and author of Thrive evaluates the role of sleep as a cultural and historical unifier, the impact of sleep deprivation on health and the science community's recommendations for how to achieve more restorative sleep.
Nathalia Holt traces the achievements of the elite female science recruits at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where in the mid-20 century they transformed rocket design and enabled the creation of the first American satellites.
Science writers and parents themselves, the authors, sifting through research studies on dozens of essential topics, present the latest scientific research on hone birth, breastfeeding, sleep training, vaccines and other important topics so that parents-to-be can make their own best-information decisions. Original.
An award-winning architect counsels readers on how to adapt living spaces starting in midlife to anticipate the needs of senior life while eliminating nursing homes, sharing practical design tips as well as insights into how older adults work, relax, travel, eat and socialize. Original.
Describes the history of and key players in the development of cyber war strategies, from the ultra-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, to "information warfare" squads in the armed services.
Journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty exposes the myth of the midlife crisis, drawing on emerging information from the fields of neurology, psychology, biology, genetics and sociology.
An authoritative reference for people facing a genetic predisposition to cancer draws on the author's experiences as both an oncologist and genetic melanoma survivor to explain how to identify risk patterns, obtain testing and make informed decisions without fear.
A collection of author-curated pieces celebrates the essayist's celebrated career and offers insight into her establishment of the "novelized nonfiction" form. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An American Childhood.
The host of the Emmy Award-winning Top Chef presents a memoir about her immigrant childhood and complicated life in front of the camera, tracing her formative experiences in her grandmother's South India kitchen and her relationships with people who influenced her culinary skills and career.
The author of Two Nations outlines provocative arguments that the requirement for all students to master advanced algebra regardless of aptitude is doing more harm than good, challenging assumptions about the benefits of advanced math training while proposing educational alternatives.
By tracking the story of cholera, a science journalist and award-winning author explores the origins of epidemics and discusses modern pathogens which have the potential to follow in the disease's pandemic footsteps. By the author of The Fever. Glossary. Notes.
The co-founder of The Center for Individual Opportunity draws on current psychological and sociological research to demonstrate how better success and effective leadership can be enabled through the development of personal strengths that are not constrained by average curves.
The author explains how her abandonment of science despite graduating Yale as one of the university's first women to earn a physics degree reflects the culture of discrimination in the STEM fields.
The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sleep You're Missing, the Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy
A groundbreaking health guide for women reveals why mood-influencing hormones are a biological strength, arguing that the medications and lifestyle habits designed to alleviate mood imbalances are actually causing health problems. By the best-selling author of Weekends at Bellevue.