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Game Show Hosts for $500

Alex Trebek was the face of Jeopardy! for 36 years before he died of pancreatic cancer in 2020. After Trebek announced his illness, the outpouring of support from long-time fans inspired him to write a memoir. Today’s Instaread, The Answer Is, takes a look at the iconic man behind the questions and quips. A Peek Inside His Private Life Trebek was […]

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 […]

Can Marketers Have Soul?

Most marketing is soulless and self-centered—an interruption of someone’s life just to catch their attention. What if we told you there’s a better way? In Know What You’re FOR, marketing guru Jeff Henderson teaches us what to do, especially if you’re experiencing a decline of sales and momentum. He focuses on how to create powerful, lasting […]

Who Will Rescue The West?

Over the last few decades, income has fallen for the middle and lower classes while the costs of housing, health care, and higher education have soared. This has been caused by unregulated monopolies, globalization, soft corruption, and shortsighted economic policies. In today’s Instaread, The Economics of Discontent, the economist Jean-Michel Paul points out how Western governments continue to […]

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