Nicholas A. Christakis is an American sociologist and physician known for his research on social networks and on the socioeconomic, biosocial, and evolutionary determinants of behavior, health, and longevity.
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A well-known psychologist offers science-backed, research-driven, actionable strategies for countering stress and building resilienceEveryday Vitality is a book about building what's strong within us, not just fixing what's wrong. It's filled with strategies for cultivating vitality--the positive feeling of aliveness and energy that lies at the cor...
This book, #EverydayVitality by @sambmd is beautifully written, and full of good anecdotes and sage clinical experience. “William James said it best: ‘To change one’s life: 1) Start immediately. 2) Do or flamboyantly. 3) No exceptions.’” – source
@GerardHarbison Great book by @RadioFreeTom :-) – source
This is a deeply and inventively researched, and powerful, book: by @fox_amato via @OxUniPress Strongly recommended. Exposing Slavery: Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America – source
This book, Humankind: A Hopeful History, by @rcbregman, has the most riveting prologues of any work of non-fiction I have ever read. And its fundamental argument is one that, unsurprisingly, I strongly agree with, too. Kudos. – source
@GabrielRossman And Hector is the only real (tragic) hero (and a real man) in the Illiad, a book I read once every other year, for solace and wisdom. 2/ – source
Friends-they are generous and cooperative with each other in ways that appear to defy standard evolutionary expectations, frequently sacrificing for one another without concern for past behaviors or future consequences. In this fascinating multidisciplinary study, Daniel J. Hruschka synthesizes an array of cross-cultural, experimental, and ethnogra...
Great book by Hruschka: "Friendship: Development, Ecology, & Evolution of a Relationship" @barrywellman @davidlazer See also our PNAS papers – source