The Power of Sleep: Arianna’s Sleep Revolution

Sleep and I have never cooperated.  When Arianna Huffington published a book called The Sleep Revolution in 2016, I barely flinched.  Who needs sleep?  As Nas ingrained in me from a young age, "I never sleep - 'cause sleep is the cousin of death." I used to think that 5 or 6 hours was adequate.  I would…

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My First Audiobook – Manhattan Beach

I have forever been a hard copy reader.  Most of the news I consume is from paper newspapers.  Rarely will I read an iBook or any other electronic novel.  I disdain reading documents on the computer at work and instead print out anything longer than a few paragraphs.  Many of these preferences are due to…

Anna Karenina and the Contemporary Treatment of Women

Society has been inundated recently with stories of oppressed women.  The #MeToo campaign, in particular, gained traction after media outlets publicized sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men (PolisPandit wrote about it here).  Stories detailing the plight of women at the hands of powerful male oppressors have persisted for centuries.  Whether due…

Book Review: The Jungle

Many people read this book in high school, and if they didn't, they should now.  Not only is Upton Sinclair a phenomenal writer, but he's also an inspiring political activist.  At a time when workers had little to no rights, protections, or collective bargaining abilities, Sinclair brought cultural awareness to the food production epidemic in…