Drugs without the hot air

I would recommend the book `Drugs without the Hot Air` by David Nutt, Professor of Psychiatry who is now at Imperial College London in UK. It is a recent book, written for the lay reader, which explains the effects, both beneficial and harmful, of recreational drugs. It covers nicotine in cigarettes and has a good chapter on […]

What traditional societies can teach us about raising children

Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel, has a very interesting new book that devotes a chapter to examining how children are raised in traditional communities. The book is called ‘The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies‘ and makes fascinating reading.