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Zen Parenting: Caring for Ourselves and Our Children in an Unpredictable World

Cathy Cassani Adams, LCSW

Author, social worker, co-host of the Zen Parenting Radio podcast, and co-creator of the Zen Parenting Conference

Maru Torres-Gregory, JD, Ph.D., LMFT

Couples and family therapist and faculty member of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program atThe Family Institute at Northwestern University

Feb 7 2022

The Grieving Brain: How We Learn from Love and Loss

Mary-Frances O’Connor, Ph.D.

Associate professor of psychology and director of the Grief, Loss and Social Stress (GLASS) Lab, University of Arizona

M. Katherine Shear, MD

Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry and founding director of the Center for Prolonged Grief at Columbia University School of Social Work

Feb 3 2022

The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

Daniel Pink

#1 New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and writer

Adam Grant, Ph.D.

Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Feb 2 2022

Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness

Laura Coates

CNN senior legal analyst, SiriusXM host, and adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law

Emily Bazelon

Staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School

Jan 31 2022

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Anne Case, Ph.D. and Angus Deaton, Ph.D.

Princeton University economists and co-authors, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

David Leonhardt

Pulitzer Prize-winning senior writer for The New York Times

Jan 26 2022

Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen: The Essential Conversations You Need to Have with Your Kids

Michelle Icard

Speaker, educator, and author

Heidi Stevens

Creative director at Parent Nation at the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health

Jan 24 2022

Letters to the Sons of Society: A Father’s Invitation to Love, Honesty, and Freedom

Shaka Senghor

Bestselling author, speaker, investor, and head of diversity, equity, and inclusion at TripActions

Lolly Bowean

Writer, award-winning journalist, and community storyteller

Jan 20 2022

Get It Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation

Ayelet Fishbach, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Wendy Wood, Ph.D.

Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Southern California

Jan 18 2022

Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey Toward Equity

Claudia Goldin, Ph.D.

Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University

David Figlio, Ph.D.

Orrington Lunt Professor and Dean of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University

Dec 14 2021

Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding

Daniel Lieberman, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, and the Edwin M. Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences, Harvard University

Gretchen Reynolds

"Phys Ed" columnist for The New York Times

Dec 7 2021