Book Excerpt

The allure of fad diets, and why they fail

In a new book, Penn nutritional anthropologist Janet Chrzan and Kima Cargill of the University of Washington, Tacoma, explain the cultural, social, and psychological fixation on fad diets and why they don’t typically succeed.

Michele W. Berger

Exploring what it means to be curious

In a new book “Curious Minds: The Power of Connection,” Penn’s Dani S. Bassett and twin sibling Perry Zurn weave together history, linguistics, network science, neuroscience, and philosophy to unpack the concept of curiosity.

Katherine Unger Baillie

The pros and cons of remote work

Wharton professor and author of “The Future of the Office: Work from Home, Remote Work, and the Hard Choices We All Face,” unveils the tradeoffs employers and employees may have to accept in his new book.

Dee Patel