Meet the Fearless Flyer

Trader Joe’s is a super popular grocery store in the U.S. that’s famous for its cheap wine, extensive cheese selection, and tasty frozen foods. Today we’re serving up a taste of the strategies founder Joe Coulombe used to build his iconic business. Or you can skip the line and check out the full summary in our Instaread […]

The Cholesterol Conspiracy

What really causes heart disease? It may not be what you think. Our Instaread library just dropped a new summary of The Clot Thickens, an alternative health title that challenges the orthodoxy on cardiovascular disease.  Out with the OldHeart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. According to the “cholesterol hypothesis,” which was first proposed […]

Thinking Outside Your Brain

Your brain is not a closed-off control area where all the thinking takes place. In The Extended Mind, science writer Annie Murphy Paul uses research from psychologists, cognitive scientists, and neuroscientists to prove that intelligence, superior memory, and sharp attention stem from interactions between our brains, bodies, spaces, and relationships. Using her practical methods, we can […]

Train Your Brain for the Future

Jane McGonigal is a forecaster who runs simulations that help people imagine what the future will be like. When you picture a potential threat in your mind’s eye, you can learn how to deal with it better when and if it arises. Today’s Instaread, Imaginable, will help you become more agile and resilient—and could even save your […]

The Dark Side of Startup Culture

Americans have been slow to recognize the threat of Big Tech, leaving us to hope that it’s not too late. In The Coming of Neo-Feudalism, urban futurist Joel Kotkin warns the global 99 percent of looming dangers ahead. Led by affluent tech giants, the new hierarchs of society are exerting a growing control over our lives […]

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