Animal Farm by George Orwell

George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a cautionary allegory on the uses and abuses of power. It illustrates a seemingly utopian revolutionary movement, which later reveals itself as a mere facade to a familiar deceptive face. Orwell introduces political concepts in the book through his short tale based on the Russian…

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an enthralling and discomfiting coming-of-age memoir set in an extraordinarily bifurcated world of Steve Jobs’ daughter that was once a myth to many. The book paints an intimate portrait of Brennan-Jobs’ empowering tale of overcoming a tumultuous upbringing in a dysfunctional family structure. It…

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The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma is an imaginative allegory that exhibits the often-forgotten truth about personal optimization and how it marries hard work and success to each other. It follows the journey of two lost souls into a productive, prodigious, and influential…

Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking is a compilation of humanity’s greatest curiosities delineated in a comprehensive and scientifically rooted manner. With his admiration towards the world’s complexities and endless possibilities, Hawking presents both in-depth and general answers that provide his readers with an equal amount of…

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer is a thought-provoking narrative on the great suffering behind factory farming and the ethics of meat consumption. The book explores the topic of omnivory across various perspectives that represent dominant institutional responses to our present system of animal agriculture.

I felt that going vegan…

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking is everything I wish I learned in high school. I know that an element’s atomic number defined its properties and that energy equals time multiplied by the speed of light squared. However, I never learned in a classroom what purpose scientific and…

Two amateur boxers in training. Photo by Gleb Krasnoborov from Pexels

BBoxing is one of the few sports with the primary goal of causing harm on opponents by literally knocking them down — blood and bruises. Mainstream media commonly defines boxing as a sport of skill, strength, and cunning. Unbeknownst to many, this popular combat sport comes from a history of…

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