Guest Post by Liz Cunningham We tend to have collective amnesia about how social change occurs. I’ve been asking myself over and over lately, Where does change come from? It happens right smack in the middle of mindsets that tell us that whatever it is we want to change is so intrinsic to the way …continue
Author: Julia Kent
As Earth Day approaches communities all over the world, from Berkeley to Berlin, are celebrating our planet through acts of environmental love. From planting trees and picking up trash, to spreading online petitions and emailing elected officials, each of us has our own Earth Calling, and each is as unique as a fingerprint. In their book, Earth Calling: A …continue
Spring is here at last, and while the longer days and warming weather are welcome after a gloomy Bay Area winter, spring brings with it the return of one of my many insect nemeses, the flea. Dolly and Gandalf are indoor cats, so I’m always astonished when they start scratching at this time of year, but …continue
A paper published last month in the journal Ophthalmology has predicted that by the year 2050 nearly half of the world’s population will be nearsighted. The culprit? Screen time. This comes as no big surprise considering the average American adult spends nearly 11 hours a day in front of a screen (Nielsen). Modern medicine can help people with …continue
North Atlantic Books is pleased to announce that three of our Fall 2015 titles, The Cannabis Manifesto, Empty Hands, and Ocean Country have been recognized as finalists in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work …continue
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but as David Mamet so eloquently put it in the play Boston Marriage: “Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” There’s a lot to be said for the curative powers of a tasty treat! These six recipes are sure to reduce your stress.