37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son

"Mommy, I have changed my name to "The Sixth Jackson."Wait, really? I'm supposed to say, 'This in my son, 'The Sixth Jackson.'?'No. You are supposed to say, "This is the Sixth Jackson." And then I will show them my moves. And then they will understand.Damn."—Mira Jacob. "37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son." Buzzfeed. June … Continue reading 37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son

50 Watts

"Originally called Journey Around My Skull [and now called 50 Watts], the site started as an old-fashioned book blog, what Schofield calls an 'I like this book and you should read it' blog. From the beginning he included the book covers, so it had a visual component. 'Sometime in 2008 I trash-picked Biology Today, an … Continue reading 50 Watts

What Books Changed the Way You Think About Almost Everything? | Hacker News

Discussion about books that have changed people's perspective, starting with original poster's experience with Freakonomics. Quite a few interesting book recommendations in this thread. A few recommendations I liked include: Peter Watson's Ideas, Jonathan Haidt's Righteous Mind, Donald Norman's The Design of Everyday Things, Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication, Ramachandra Guha's India After Gandhi, and Bruce … Continue reading What Books Changed the Way You Think About Almost Everything? | Hacker News