iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of UsA highly readable and entertaining first look at how today s members of iGen the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid 1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.With

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New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the FutureAs the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes Underlying this trend is a single idea the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and data is enough to help us build a better world In actual fact, we are lost in a

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The Origin of Others

The Origin of OthersAmerica s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging What is race and why does it matter What motivates the human tendency to construct Others

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BTTM FDRS

BTTM FDRSOnce a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago s south side, the Bottomyards is now the definition of urban blight When an aspiring fashion designer named Darla and her image obsessed friend, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far

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Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford AmericaFamilies today are squeezed on every side from high childcare costs and harshemployment policies to workplaces without paid family leave or even dependable and regular working hours Many realize that attaining the standard of living their parents managed has become impossible Alissa Quart,

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