The Sweetness of a Simple Life

The Sweetness of a Simple Life

The author of The Global Forest–an international bestseller and a classic upon publication, beloved by readers around the world–gives us her tips and advice for achieving better health and peace of mind, with frugality, simplicity and pleasure not far behind.      In The Sweetness of a Simple Life, Diana Beresford-Kroeger mixes science with storytelling, wonderment, magic, […]

Fighting for Life

Fighting for Life

New York’s Lower East Side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on earth in the 1890s. Health inspectors called the neighborhood “the suicide ward.” Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer, killing thousands of children. Sweatshop babies with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment heaps destined for fashionable shops. Desperate mothers paced the […]

The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Dead

The Thing About Life is That One Day You’ll Be Dead

Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father’s vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers—from Lucretius to Woody Allen—Shields expertly renders both a hilarious family portrait […]

This Crazy Vegan Life

This Crazy Vegan Life

Read Christina Pirello’s posts on the Penguin Blog. A manifesto on being vegan and living healthfully from the award-winning host of public television’s Christina Cooks, Naturally! Being vegan is not only about a plant- based diet. It means taking a whole new look at health, fitness, lifestyle choices, and the world. Christina Pirello not only […]

101 Foods That Could Save Your Life

101 Foods That Could Save Your Life

When it comes to food, nature provides a wealth of delicious choices. But each one also supplies unique health benefits. Leading nutritionist David Grotto reveals a wealth of power foods, from apples to yogurt, and explains why • A handful of cherries before bed can help you sleep better• Hot peppers may fight skin cancer• Potatoes […]