2021 Books of the Year

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When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science & Mystery of Sleep by Antonio Zadra & Robert Stickgold

Tony Zadra and Bob Stickgold do a phenomenal job chronicling the evolution of sleep/dream science, while helping us come closer to understanding, biologically, why we dream.

Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs by Ina Park
We’re in awe of Dr. Ina Park’s teardown of the stigma surrounding STDs with this comprehensive chronicle, a book that is as witty as it is informationally dense!
No words are wasted as Matt Siegel takes a succinct look at the stories behind why apple pie is American, prohibition’s role in ice cream, corn’s connection to vampire folklore, and more!
How revolutionary is Michael Shellenberger’s examination of the right and wrong ways to think about and address homelessness? Michael’s hometown of SF just announced a major shift in strategy on homelessness.
Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding by Daniel E. Lieberman
We never really evolved to exercise. So how did it happen, and why is it so good for us? Dan Lieberman studies cultures both past and present, while detailing how various strenuous movements can help with our physical and mental ailments!