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Dutch Solo Dining Pop-Up Eenmaal Comes to London

Dutch Solo Dining Pop-Up Eenmaal Comes to London

For two days only, Londoners eat free, coursed lunches at tables for one

Eenmaal is a pop-up restaurant from Amsterdam.

Eenmaal, the world’s first solo dining restaurant concept, lands in London this week from Amsterdam for a two-day stint. The sold-out ticketed event (sponsored by Glaceau Smartwater) treats diners to a three-course lunch in Soho, with each guest seated at a table for one.

Dutchwoman Marina Van Goor brings the somewhat controversial pop-up to London in hopes that people will reclaim their lunch break and disconnect properly from social and mental noise. She says, “I’m so excited to bring Eenmaal to the U.K. … the original concept was designed to turn the negative connotation surrounding eating out alone into a positive one, as a social response to the idea that eating alone is a sign of loneliness.”

Arguably, London is one of the world’s more hyper-connected and distracted cities, and many in the capital welcome (or are at least intrigued by) Marina’s novel pop-up offering. “I look forward to encouraging Londoners to reassess their routine, taking a moment to disconnect from our hyper connected society and enjoy the ‘now’ that is vital to our wellbeing,” Goor says.


38 Standout Dining Destinations Around Philly

There’s no denying that the past year has been an extremely challenging one for restaurants in Philadelphia and beyond. For a solid 12 months and counting, restaurant owners and restaurant employees have had to make a constant and ever-changing calculus about what’s safe, what’s not, and what will keep businesses afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. Indoor dining in Philadelphia ceased, restarted, stopped again, then started again as coronavirus cases fluctuated, and as a result, many restaurants were forced to close.

In the past, the Eater 38 has been an elite list that aims to show off the best, most alluring dining destinations Philly has to offer its residents and visitors alike. For this first refresh in 2021, Eater Philly is continuing to focus on places that offer stellar outdoor dining and takeout, at least until food service workers are fully vaccinated and indoor dining is deemed completely safe again.

From places selling frozen versions of menu favorites to keep diners’ freezers stocked to restaurants that have found ways to maintain a commitment to hospitality during this incredibly difficult time, these are the places the community has come to depend on for joy, solace, and sustenance during the pandemic. Safety, creativity, and comfort are more important than luxury these days, though there are still special occasion places to transport diners, even if just for a few hours.

The four recent additions include newish places — Huda, Mina’s World, and Fudena — and a not-as-new local spot that stays on point. (Lookin’ at you, White Yak.)

Restaurants on this map have been open for at least six months. For the most exciting new restaurants in town, go here.

Takeout is widely considered to be the lowest-risk option during the pandemic. Studies indicate there is a lower exposure risk when eating outdoors versus indoors (which is available only at maximum 50 percent capacity in Philly right now), but the level of risk involved with outdoor dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. Masks should be worn whenever you aren’t eating. Tip your servers well, as they are risking their health to serve you and vaccinations for food service workers are still ongoing. For updated information on coronavirus cases locally, visit the City of Philadelphia website.


London Supper Clubs

Here is a list of the supper clubs in London that hold regular events:

If the 'next event' seems to be out of date check the link - I may not have updated recently enough!

8 Plates - Vibrant vegetarian dining, drawing on flavours from India and the Middle East, served up once a month in the chef's Archway flat, with eight guests per month
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - 㿊 for 5 courses with a welcome cocktail - and it's BYOB

Alex Cooper's Underground Supper Club – Alex, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu School, Paris, is often found hosting his brilliant supper club inside his decommissioned 1967 Victoria Line carriage. With an ever-changing 5-course tasting menu, this is one Tube journey you won’t be forgetting anytime soon.
Frequency - Every Month
Cost - 㿕.65 per Head

A. Taste – Chris Jordan is a chef with fridge full of creativity, and he’s not afraid of showing this in his monthly supper clubs. Situated near Covent Garden, he can often be found whipping up inspired dishes like Chai Black' braised Gloster Old Spot pork belly with blood orange. With regularly changing menus and collaborating with pop-up chefs from Michelin-star backgrounds.
Frequency - Every Month
Cost - 㿍 per Head

Adobros - A Filipino supper club in New Cross run by Mike and Mark, that caters for about 12 diners at regular monthly events. It was started out of a passion for Filipino food, and a desire to spread the word across London!
Frequency - 2 - 3 a month
Cost - Approx 㿊

The Art of Dining - This supper club mixes food and art to create very special dining experiences around a theme. Previous events include The Chicken and the Egg, and Rations (a wartime theme). Expect high concept, and a real experience. Unlike most supper clubs, the events usually take place over a few nights, so there's a good chance you'll be able to get tickets.
Frequency - Every couple of months
Cost - A donation of around 㿙

August Indian Supper Club - A regular supper club rn by sisters Meghna & Menaka from their home in SW5, featuring East Indian Bihari food, like Chicken Chari
Frequency - Once or twice a month
Cost - Approx 㿊

Backdoor Kitchen - Billing themselves as 'a secret foodie extravaganza', The Backdoor Kitchen organise regular events in Bermondsey and beyond. Expect fine and hearty Italian food
Frequency - Once a month or so
Cost - Suggested donation of 㿏 (varies by event)

Bengali-Indian Supper Club - A new regular monthly Supper Club in Bromley, run by Borun from his home, serving authentic Bengali dishes from Kolkata (Calcutta). Catering for 8 people each time, Borun offers a fantastic opportunity to try a very different and delicious Indian regional cuisine!
Frequency - Once a month
Cost - Suggested donation of 㿅 per person + BYOB

Bita's Authentic Persian Supper Club - A very regular dining experience, a feast of more than ten authentic Persian dishes and a welcoming cocktail, in NW7 by chef Bita Fallah in her home, running several times a month.
Frequency - Several times a month
Cost - 㿏 per person, BYOB

Bobolo Kitchen - A Camerooninan supper club in Brockley, SE4, run by Brenda from her home, offering a warm and friendly environment where people can learn about the food they are eating, and its ingredients.
Frequency - Last Sunday of the month
Cost - Approx 㿅 per head

Bootleg Banquet - A supper club in Shoreditch, run by Pestle & Mortar Catering, who are also available for private catering, and can host private parties for up to 28 people.
Frequency - Up to three times a month
Cost - 㿔 for 4 courses, with BYOB

Burger Monday - Daniel Young's legendary burger night, with burgers specially made by top butchers, and cooked by top chefs. These have sold out in *minutes* - if you're lucky you can get tickets.
Frequency - Usually about once a month
Cost - Approx 㿊 per head

Christabel's Supper Club - Taking place in her flat in Hoxton, overlooking the Regent's Canal, Christabel's inspiration comes from her travels and I love travelling, and finding unusual flavours and ingredients, as well as interesting collaborations.
Frequency - Once a month
Cost - Typically 㿊

Clandestinos - A very prolific supper club based in a house in Finsbury Park, catering for between 12 and 14 guests each time. The suppers have now been running for over two years, and as ever reservations are essential. They can also host private dinners.
Frequency - Frequent! Typically 4-6 times a month
Cost - Typically 㿀 - 㿊

Ceylon Supper Club - Based in Hatch End, North West London, this family supper club celebrates the food of Sri Lanka, a country with culinary influences from the Dutch, Portuguese, Malay, Arab and English, as well as South Indian and indigenous people.
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - approx 㿏 - book by emailing [email protected]

The Chaiwalla - An Indian small plates supper club run by chef Dhruv Mittal from his flat in Canary Wharf. The dishes are a mix of home favourites, regional specialities and traditonal street food inspired by a culinary trip he recently took to India. Dhruv has trained with leading michelin starred chefs like Sat Bains and Heston Blumenthal and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu with the Grande Diplome.
Frequency - Every Saturday night

Cost - 㿏 per head, & it's BYOB

Club Lola - A new regular supper club in Brixton that serves up fuss-free food with shabby-chic finesse. Club Lola is run by food geek Lola in her quirky home and caters for 16 people. Expect a chilled vibe, good chats and great grub. British/European food – king prawn and watermelon gazpacho // slow-cooked pressed lamb // lemon and rosemary posset.
Frequency – monthly
Cost – 㿅 + BYOB

The Disappearing Dining Club - This supper club takes place on the first Saturday of every month. The format is a dinner, then dancing, usually at a secret venue. DJs play before and after dinner, and the fun goes on until the early hours.
Frequency - First Saturday of the month. The next one is on 7th July
Cost - Approx 㿞

The Disappearing Dining Club's Town House - These dinners take place twice a month in a restored 18th century house in Fournier Street. Dinners take place on the second and fourth Friday of each month, and note that the space is also available for private hire.
Frequency - 2nd & 4th Friday of each month
Cost - 㿨

ferdiesfoodlab - Set up by Simon Fernandez one of the pioneers of the London Supper Club scene. ferdiesfoodlab has moved to the London Cooking Project in Battersea serving up a modern international menu from an open kitchen. Book at [email protected] They use a number of venues for private banquets including Maida Hill Place near Westbourne Grove, the others in Battersea, Queenspark & Holborn (minimum 20 people) please inquire.
Frequency - Every 4 weeks
Cost - 㿙 for 6 courses including complimentary bubbly. BYOB

Cost - Approximately 㿏 - 㿙 per head, depending on the menus

Flaming Flamingo - A supper club run by private chef Kali Hamm, who trained in New York, and has experience of working around the world, including Asia, Latin America, and Europe. The supper club is held either at Kali's home (pictures on the site), or other venues around London.
Frequency - Once a month
Cost - A donation of 㿊 per head for a 5 course menu, with BYOB

Fowl Mouths - A Forest Hill (SE23) supper club run by Melissa, Katie and Lauren, focussing on Japanese comfort food (plus a bit of Southern soul food), their signature dish being karaage chicken.
Frequency - Once a month
Cost - Approx 㿊

Frankly Peru - Real Peruvan food run by a husbnd and wife team, one of whom is a Michellin trained chef. The club runs once a month at their home in SE26
Frequency - Once a Month
Cost - 㿄 and its BYOB

Ginger Jar – There’s no cuisine that Ginger Jar hasn’t worked with yet, hosting night after night of different themed evenings of dining every month. Cooked and served inside they’re own professional kitchen, you literally dine as they prepare the next course beside you, with the room filled with the smells of your next dish!
Frequency - Every Month
Cost - 㿏 per Head

Gooce - A supper club run by Gabi & Luce (Gooce) in their flat in Tooting which is predominently for eligible singles.
Frequency - Every Month
Cost - 㿅 per Head

The Gramounce - A supper club to raise funds for research into alternative structures within the arts, under the banner of Miles Kilometros, taking place every month or so at different venues.
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - 㾻 - with a discount for two different dates

Gumbo Galley - A vegetarian supperclub inspired by the South of the US, run by a chef originally from New Orleans, and held in a mews house located near to Great Portland Street tube, for 14 people at a time.
Frequency - Once or twice a month
Cost - Approx 㿔 per head, inc cocktail on arrival, 5 courses, and it's BYOB

That Hungry Chef - A new dining experience from professional chef Pratap Chahal with experience in Michelin restaurants, now taking time out to develop his own project. Serving food inspired by a year of travelling around the world, coupled with the finest seasonal produce and Indian heritage in the gorgeous and cosy surrounds of an Islington home.
Frequency - Once a month
Cost - Typically 㿔

Italian Supper Club - You guessed it - Italian food. Cooked & served in the East London home of one of the organisers with spaces for 20 people, they promise homemade food, organic wines, laughs, fun and joy!
Frequency - Not clear - visit the site and send them an email
Cost - 㿊, payable in advance

Joginder's Supper Club - A family run Supper club in Tufnell Park, North London, now in its 8th year. Rani and Saira invite you to relax, socialize, eat, drink and be merry at their suppers held in their candlelit basement. Cooking up North Indian Punjabi food each menu consists of traditional family recipes and new creations.
Frequency - Once or twice a month on Fridays and Saturdays
Cost - 㿊 donation for a 9 course feast + BYOB

Jump To The Beet - A plant-based supper club run by Catherine in Brixton, showcasing the beauty and creativity available in vegan cooking. Catherine is also available as a private chef for events.
Frequency - Once a month
Cost - 㿅

Kaki Lima - Supper clubs from the Indonesian street food traders, based on their favourite street food recipes. Kaki Lima was set up by two sisters on a mission to bring authentic home-cooked Indonesian food to London.
Frequency - About every 2 month - check their website for upcoming dates
Cost - around 㿅 for 3 courses

Cost - 㿊 for 4 courses plus a welcome cocktail, and coffee. Drinks are available to buy, or BYOB

Kamayan Filipino Supper Club - Enjoy a cosy meal, learn about Filipino food & Philippine culture and meet other Foodies, in a small group - 14 places available. What is Filipino food? It's diverse, fresh and a versatile cuisine. Through out the country's history, the food was influenced by Spain, Chinese, Malay, Mexico and America.
Frequency - About once a month
Cost - About 㿊 per person

KinoVino - A film and dinner evening every two months at Palm2 in Clapton, E5, with a welcome cocktail, a multi-course dinner, and a film. The club was born out of organiser Alissa's love of both films and food. See the website for the next date and film.

Knife & Pork – Situated on a huge table through the middle of a beautiful church, Knife & Pork host regular banquets like no one else in London. Their evenings are a delicious showcase of their favourite ingredient, Pork, with the menu changing every month for a group of likeminded foodies (as well as the church’s priest!).
Frequency - Every Month
Cost - 㿌.50 per Head

Kvartirnik - A vegetarian supper club in Dalston, run by Anton Petrov and Mahab Kazmi, as a celebration of quality and quantity, using only the best seasonal ingredients
Frequency - Monthly
Approximate cost - 㿊

Leluu - Another offshoot from Fernandez and Leluu, Leluu holds regular nights in her flat in London Fields. The food sounds amazing, and the evenings sound very friendly and great fun.
Frequency - Regular - There are seven in July
Cost - A suggested donation of 㿏 per person

Le Petit Bouchee - A regular Friday night Moules Night supper club in Upper Sydenham, SE24, serving moules frites in lots of different varieties.
Frequency - Most Friday nights
Cost - 㿊 - not BYOB

Let's Go In For Dinner - A new (as of Sept 2012) supper club based in Seven Sisters. Rita holds regular dinners in her house for between 8 & 12 guests, often to a theme.
Frequency - Once a month
Cost - A suggested donation of 㿊 per person

The Little Cooking Pot - A regular vegan & gluten-free event at Bodega 50 cafe in Stoke Newington, on every second Thursday. The cuisine is different each time, but you get 3 imaginative courses for a very reasonable price.
Frequency - Every two weeks
Cost - 㿂 & it's BYOB

A Little Lusciousness - A Little Lusciousness supper clubs in Westbourne Park, W9, are fun, friendly, casual evenings. Think perfect pub food, served in a beautiful house, surrounded by people who love and appreciate good food.
Frequency - Monthly on a Friday
Cost - Approx 㿔

The London Supper Club - A long-running club, held in Balham at the home of the organisers. &nbspThere is a set three course menu, and up to 18 guests attend. &nbspFood is provided guests bring their own drinks
Frequency - Every fortnight. The events almost always sell out long in advance
Cost - A suggested contribution of 㿂

Malaysian by May - Homecooked Malaysian food, mainly served in the organiser's home near Putney Bridge. May started the supper club a couple of years ago when she organised a charity event for Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Foundation, and has since hosted events at places like The National Gallery Cafe.
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - 㿒 per head

Marlon's Kitchen - A monthly supperclub held in Fulham by Marlon, a Colombian chef in London, with fine dining style food cooked at a fraction of the cost you'd pay in restaurants.
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - 㿏 and it's BYOB

Mgeni - Explore different flavours of Gujarati cuisine at this supper club in Ealing. Authentic and exciting six course tasting menu. There are only 6 places so book early.
Frequency - Every two months or so - dates listed on the website
Cost : A donation of 㿔 per person, 㿀 up front

Michelin Men – featuring the talents of 3 amazing Chefs, all graduates from Le Cordon Bleu London, the Michelin Men are on a mission to deliver nights of amazing dining that excite all of the senses. With the world’s third best restaurant on their CV, you know that you’re in for something special with these guys!
Frequency - Every Month
Cost - 㿉 per Head

Momma Goose - A new supper club in Acton, set up by a musician. The menu and influences are different each time - for example British, Mediterranean, Japanese - and there will also be a live musical interlude from the chef's friends
Frequency - Twice a month on a Friday or Saturday
Cost - A donation of 㿅 + BYOB

Mondsey - A Malaysian supper Club run by a couple who grew up in Kuala Lumpur, her a classically trained in pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu and he is a food geek, from their home in Bermondsey. Expect dishes like Chicken Satay to the more unique, like Otak-Otak (a spiced fish mousse) and Penang Prawn Mee. All profits from the supperclub goes to charity.
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - Approx 㿊

Monograph - A Japanese supper club near Old Street, serving contemporary Japanese cuisine in tasting portions. Be ready for an informal and relaxed evening!
Frequency - Varies - e.g. 3 in May
Cost - 㿈 per head

The Moveable Feast - A supper club near Clapham Junction aiming to bring people together in a fun and friendly environment over good food. Menus range from pies to share, to five course tasting menus, to detox food.
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - Approx 㿌 per head

Naples Delicacies - An Italian supper club held by Guiseppe every week in his flat in Bermondsey. He serves 14 guests per sitting, and cooks a range of Italian & Neapolitan dishes. He also has an offer whereby if you come to 5 dinners your sixth is free!
Frequency - Weekly
Cost - 㿊 - 㿏

Mr Pigstuff – The team at Mr Pigstuff specialise in serving up unpretentious but delightful modern British cuisine. They say their supper clubs are “fun events for food enthusiasts”, but with menu’s this good, they’re really fun events for anyone with taste buds. It’s time to pig out.
Frequency - Every Month
Cost - 㿇.50 per Head

The New Cross Dining Co - A new(ish) venture aiming to bring a bit of the East London vibe to the South East by showcasing chefs and creative menus.
Frequency - Monthly - Check the website
Cost - 㿅 per head

Ning London Supper Club - A Malaysian supper club held in East London, with Norman Musa, the Young Asian & Oriental Chef of 2012. Ning run restaurants in the North, and these monthly nights let people in London experience the cooking. The kitchen area is clearly visible to the diners, like a 'chef's table' in a restaurant.
Frequency - One Friday and Saturday per month
Cost - Approx 㿏 per head

Om Nom Nom - A supperclub run by two friends from a flat in London Fields, celebrating their love for food and entertaining.
Frequency - Every two months
Cost - Approx 㿔 per head

Osteria - A regular supper club held at Frizzante, the restaurant at Hackney City Farm, with everyone sitting together around big tables. The food has strong Italian influences, with a touch of South American, with a different theme every time
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - Approx 㿊 per head

Pickled Places - Established in summer 2014, this supper club operates in the organisers' home in Walthamstow, and focuses on seasonal British cookers
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - Approx 㿏 per head

Pop-up Barbados - P.U.B is a pretty self explanatory supper club run by Barrie Gunning. Barrie grew up in Barbados before coming to Europe when he was 21, and now cooks for events, private dinners, and this supper club. Menus change, but expect seafood!
Frequency - About once a month
Cost - A donation of 㿅

Rootless Garden – With the proceeds of each night going to help the elderly in London, Rootless Garden’s monthly dinner parties in their church in Notting Hill are easily the most delicious way to do some good! With a carousel of different chefs, you are always guaranteed for something different.
Frequency - Every Month
Cost - 㿊 per Head

Rosbif - A roving supper club run by Ror and Sophie, in different venues around the capital, for example disused shops.
Frequency - Once a month or so
Cost - Approx 㿊

Sabrina's Kitchen - Sabrna Ghayour was the creator of the very popular English Laundry supper club night, and has now started running her own supper club in association with Simon Fernandez of Ferdie's Food Lab (qv), generally held in private houses. Each night covers a different cuisine - Spanish, Pan-Asian and Sabrina's own take on Persian.
Frequency - Very active! Typically three a month
Cost - A donation of 㿔 per person, of which 㿀 needs to be paid up-front

Sakhs Supper Club - A gluten-free supper club in Battersea, run by 'big foodie' Sarina, and featuring dishes like venison scotch egg, fin and tonic granita, and more
Frequency - Once a month
Cost - 㿊 per head

Salon Japon - A new Japanese supper club in a private home on the King's Road, with chef Naomi. It's around one big table, with lots of courses, and all dishes are for sharing.
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - Varies, depending on the ingredients on the night

Scratch Secret Suppers - Ex-pat Australian chef Michelle Francis and Jane Kelson offer a Seven Course Seasonal Tasting Menu 2-3 times a month from their lovely looking apartment just off Marylebone High Street. 14-16 diners make this a very social supperclub and great for mingling.
Frequency: 2-3 times a month
Cost: A donation of 㿔 payable on the night. Includes a fizzy cocktail. BYO thereafter.

Secret Sunday Lunch Club - A supper club devoted to Sunday roasts, based in Notting Hill. A very friendly-sounding affair, with the roast placed in the middle of the table for people to tuck in, plus desserts and a cheese boards.
Frequency - Once a month
Cost - Generally 㿏 with BYOB

Seventh Floor Supper Club - A supper club that takes place in a flat on the seventh floor of a building near Clapham Junction. The food the cook is rustic, home style, Mediterranean which changes with the seasons. It's very small - only 6 places - so book early!
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - 㿅, with BYOB

Slap Ya Papa – A New Orleans inspired feast situated in various amazing venues all over east London. Often featuring live music, Slap Ya Papa’s events are like no other, with an upbeat vibe brimming from everything they do. Every night the chefs deliver a menu comprised often of delicious Southern style soul food, or dangerously good dinner as they call it!
Frequency - Every Month
Cost - 㿏 per Head

Smoke & Salt – The duo of chefs behind Smoke & Salt have an amazing background, including working at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Hosting monthly popups in north London, the duo delivers creative and beautifully crafted dishes all utilising their signature style of Smoking and Curing meats.
Frequency - Every Month
Cost - 㿉.50 per Head

Social Pantry Supper Club - Social Pantry Supper Club are all about creating beautiful, delicious and indulgent food for their guests. They work hard to design menus that show their passion for creative food, as well as their slick service and style. Their supper clubs are hosted at a lovely café on Lavender Hill in Battersea.
Frequency - Fortnightly - Monthly
Cost - Varies, but typically 㿊

Soothe Food - Emma's bi-monthly supper club in a cosy Balham cafe. Celebrating the most delicious seasonal ingredients in a menu of British classics with spin. Four courses plus a cocktail and canapes, all for less than 㿊, and it's BYO. Oh yeah, and its gluten-free. Boom! Seats around twenty people.

Soul Food Girls Supper Club - Two sisters dishing up African/Caribbean/'sort of' European inspired food once a month from their tiny (but always lively) Tottenham kitchen. Rum, fun and a full tum guaranteed!
Frequency - Once a month
Cost - 㿅 + booking fee. BYOB

The South West Supper Club - Regular nights held in a variety of venues in South West London, including wine shops and private houses. The theme is currently 'wild and foraged' and I can personally vouch for this one. You'll eat great food and have a great time.
Frequency - Usually twice a month
Cost - 㿊 per head

Supper in a Pear Tree - A supper club that combines with a art class, and run by two sisters, Charlotte and Annabel Partridge. It's been running since late 2011, and looks lots and lots of fun. Be sure to book early, as there are only 20 places per night. Plus, the life drawing is bound the break the ice!

Third Space Canteen - Third Space Canteen aims to bring people together over food and the planet. We want to change how people eat and make easier to eat well. Eating well means a balanced diet and food that is ethically and sustainably sourced. Supper Clubs normally take place in South East London, often Bermondsey.
Frequency - Monthly

The Underground Supper Club - Run by Ms Marmite Lover, this is one of the most regular and most famous London supper clubs. She's also written a book on how to do it, and there's now a Secret Garden Club offering a daytime alternative.
Frequency - Approx 2 supper clubs and one garden club a month
Cost - Varies, but generally 㿔 - 㿨 per head

V-Curious - A new vegan supper club in North London for just eight guests each night from chef Rowena Humphreys. As the name suggests, its for vegans and non-vegans, and Rowena promises a delicious and decadent four course meal that all can enjoy
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - Typicaly 㿊 + BYOB

Wahida's Kitchen - Showcasing the Pakistani food she grew up eating, this North London supperclub has up to 16 guest sitting together around one long table.
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - 㿊 & BYOB

White Room Supper Club - A supper club in a private apartment near The City & Barbican. There is a strong focus on mingling, and people booking on their own are actively encouraged. The dinners have four courses and feature locally sourced ingredients
Frequency - Twice a month
Cost - A donation of 㿏 per head, with BYOB

Yummy Choo - A Mauritian supper club run by Selina Periampillai (Yummy Choo) and her mother (Mummy Choo) from her home in Croydon, serving up colourful, moreish dishes with a tropical flair and unique flavours.
Frequency - At least once a month
Cost - Typically 㿊

MYO - A Supper Club in Salisbury where guest make their own pizza, as part of a 4 course meal, plus lots of mingling. Hopefully coming to London later this year!
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - 㿅

Maynila - A Filipino supper club in Walton on Thames, Surrey, run by Charl, Roni and Steve. Supper clubs take place every month in a private home, with typically 12 around the table.
Frequency - Monthly
Cost - 㿊

Also - WhatsOnFoodie (formerly 'Guestaurant') is a worldwide supper club search engine. You can search by city (just 'London', no areas or boroughs) and by date.


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"Ones used to be odd, but now they are actually kinda cool," Stevan Premutico, head of Australia's largest online bookings service Dimmi, says. "The iPad plays the role of a dining companion and the good old dining bar makes it less intimidating to eat alone."

Table for one bookings jumped 83 per cent in the past financial year, compared with 44 per cent for overall bookings, according to new data from Dimmi. Lone diners favoured the pre-dinner slot, that is, before 7pm.

Berta, Pony and Arras restaurants in the city received the highest number of table for one bookings in the state, with 4Fourteen in ninth place.

Stevan Seckold, executive chef at Flying Fish, ranked seventh, said lone diners were usually seated at tables where they could relish harbour views.

"They're probably the best guests you can have, they're there for a reason, interested in the food, rather than a group of people enjoying each other's company," he said. "We look after them."

Driving the trend overseas is Eenmaal, a pop-up restaurant in Amsterdam featuring one-person tables. Its Dutch founders have experienced such success in "breaking the very recognisable taboo" that they plan to open similar venues in London, Berlin and New York this year.

Back at 4Fourteen, 28-year-old Claire Press has seated herself at a table by the window.

"Five years ago, I wouldn’t have done it, but with technology, I can do emails and talk with friends on my phone," the accountant from Chiswick said. "Sometimes I want the little table in the corner of a cosy restaurant to do my own thing, other times it’s great to be at a vibrant, communal table with others."

Top 10 restaurants for solo dining

1. Berta Restaurant and Bar, CBD
2. Wharf Rd. Restaurant & Bar, Nowra
3. Pony Dining, The Rocks
4. Restaurant Arras, CBD
5. Chefs Gallery, CBD
6. MuMu Grill, Crows Nest
7. Flying Fish, Pyrmont
8. Baroque Bistro, CBD
9. 4Fourteen, Surry Hills
10. Boilerhouse Q Station, Manly


Mao Chow

Address: Unit 8, Nags Head Market, Holloway N7 6AG
Key people: Julian Denis
What to expect: Vegan iterations of Chinese noodle traditions.
Opened: 2 February 2021

Panadera Bakery

Address: 83 Kentish Town Road, Camden NW1 8NY
Key people: Florence Mae Magnaloc, Omar Shah
What to expect: A Filipino-inspired bakery from the group behind Mamasons, offering mango floats, pan de sal, corned beef sandos, and more.
Opened: 9 February 2021

Elliot’s

Address: 120—123 Mare Street, Hackney E8 3FW
Key people: Brett Redman
What to expect: Wood-fired pizzas, bright small plates, and a smart natural wine list from the Borough Market favourite.
Opened: February 2021


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A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and the Former Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Adam Bisaga, MD, is an addiction psychiatrist, clinician, researcher, and professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. He conducts research on new treatments for opioid addiction and oversees a national program that mentors physicians treating opioid addictions. He is a UN expert involved in international addiction training and program development.

Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, science writer, and broadcaster. He studied genetics at University College London, and during his PhD on the developing eye, he was part of a team that identified the first known genetic cause of a form of childhood blindness. As well as writing for the science pages of The Guardian, he has written and presented many award-winning series and programs for the BBC, including the flagship weekly Radio 4 program Inside Science, The Cell for BBC Four, and Playing God (on the rise of synthetic biology) for the leading science series Horizon. He is also the author of How to Argue With a Racist, an incisive guide to what modern genetics can and can&rsquot tell us about human difference The Book of Humans, a new evolutionary history that explores the profound paradox of the &ldquohuman animal&rdquo A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction and Creation, on the origin of life and synthetic biology, which was short-listed for the Wellcome Book Prize.

Alan Barclay, PhD, is a consultant dietitian who worked for Diabetes Australia (NSW) from 1998-2014. He is coauthor of The New Glucose Revolution for Diabetes and a member of the editorial boards of the Diabetes Australia’s consumer magazine, Conquest, and health professional magazine, Diabetes Management Journal. Barclay is currently Chief Scientific Officer at the Glycemic Index Foundation.

Albert A. Seedman (1918–2013) was an NYPD deputy inspector overseeing four Queens detective squads when Kitty Genovese was murdered. An unlikely policeman when he first joined the force (he had been a certified public accountant), he ultimately rose through the ranks to become Chief of Detectives in New York City—at the helm of an investigative force second only to the FBI in size. A legend in his own time, he is remembered for his keen insights into the many high-profile cases that crossed his desk.

Alberto Flores d&rsquoArcais was born in Rome and graduated from the University of Rome with a degree in philosophy. He&rsquos written for newspapers and magazines since the 1970s and has reported on hard-hitting issues like civil wars, drug trafficking, and the collapses of dictatorships internationally since the 1980s. In 2002, he was a John S. Knight Fellow for Journalism at Stanford University. He now divides his time between New York and Rome.

Alejandro Giraldo holds a degree in graphic design from UPB Medellín and a master’s in art direction from ELISAVA (the Barcelona School of Design and Engineering). He runs the clothing company Velmost and works as a freelance illustrator. He lives in Medellín, Colombia.

Aleksi Hoffman is an engineer and former competitive cyclist with a passion for behavioral change who steers the direction of the mobile app.

Alex Bellos holds a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Oxford University. His bestselling books Here’s Looking at Euclid and The Grapes of Math have been translated into more than 20 languages and were both shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book prize. His puzzle books include Can You Solve My Problems?, Puzzle Ninja, Perilous Problems for Puzzle Lovers, and The Language Lover&rsquos Puzzle Book, and he is also the coauthor of the coloring books Patterns of the Universe and Visions of the Universe. He has launched an elliptical pool table, LOOP. He writes a popular-math blog and a puzzle blog for the Guardian, and he won the Association of British Science Writers award for best science blog in 2016. He lives in London.

Alex Palmer is a journalist and excavator of fascinating facts. He is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Santa Claus Man as well as three other books of surprising bits of history and science: Weird-o-Pedia, Alternative Facts, and Literary Miscellany. His writing has appeared in Lifehacker, Best Life, Mental Floss, Slate, Esquire, and many other outlets.

Alexander Kriss, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and author. He received his doctorate from The New School for Social Research and completed internship training at Columbia University Medical Center. In 2015, Dr. Kriss opened a private practice in New York City, where he provides psychoanalytic and existential psychotherapy to adolescents and adults dealing with a wide range of issues. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of psychology at the City College of New York and Fordham University, and as a clinical associate at the Safran Center for Psychological Services. Dr. Kriss&rsquos writing has appeared in Kill Screen, Logic, and numerous academic books and journals. He is the recipient of a University in Exile Fellowship from The New School and a Scholar Award from the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology. The Gaming Mind is his first book.

Founders of the London-based Mindfulness Project, Alexandra Frey and Autumn Totton are deeply motivated by the way the practice of mindfulness has changed and enriched their own lives and by the huge evidence base that shows it has the potential to do the same for many others. This is their second journal following I Am Here Now.

Alexandra Helm is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Offenbach, Germany. She especially enjoys illustrating children&rsquos books. My Big Wimmelbook&mdashGood Night is her first Wimmelbook.

Ali Almossawi holds a master’s in engineering systems from MIT and a master’s in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in San Francisco, where he works as a data visualization designer for Mozilla, while continuing to collaborate with his colleagues at the MIT Media Lab. Ali’s work has appeared in publications such as Wired.

Alice Hart—a graduate of Leiths School of Food and Wine and a longtime and accomplished food writer, food stylist, chef, and cookbook author—is a master at crafting seasonal vegetarian recipes, inspired by her travels around the world, that celebrate produce and other whole foods, as well as spices and herbs by the handful. The author of three previous cookbooks, her recipes and writing have appeared in The New York Times and many other outlets. Hart lives in the vegetarian-friendly seaside city of Brighton, in the UK.

Alicia C. Simpson, MS, RD, IBCLC, LD, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and registered dietitian specializing in maternal and pediatric nutrition. The executive director and founder of the nonprofit Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support, she provides nutrition and breastfeeding education to mothers. She has written three cookbooks, including Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Allison Hershey is a professional illustrator whose art has appeared in science fiction magazines and adventure games, including Inherit the Earth and Halls of the Dead: Faery Tale Adventures II.

Amanda Fields is an assistant professor of English and the Writing Center director at Central Connecticut State University. She has published creative work in Indiana Review, Brevity, So to Speak, Nashville Review, and others. She coedited Toward, Around, and Away from Tahrir: Tracking Emerging Expressions of Egyptian Identity, and has published scholarship in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy Journal of Adolescent Research Sexuality Research and Social Policy and edited collections. Among her honors is the 2016 Kairos Best Webtext Award. She holds a PhD in rhetoric and composition from the University of Arizona and an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Minnesota. Learn more at amandajfields.com or on Twitter at @aj_fields.

Amber Ankowski, PhD, teaches psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a focus on children&rsquos language and cognitive development and methods for conducting psychological research. Her work has been published in academic journals including Child Development Research, Infant and Child Development, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Together with her husband Andy, Amber blogs at doctoranddad.com, is coauthor of Think Like a Baby: 33 Simple Research Experiments You Can Do at Home to Better Understand Your Child&rsquos Developing Mind and Goodnight Zoom, and is the parent of three fantastically ferocious bookmonsters.

The American Macular Degeneration Foundation is a non-profit, publicly supported organization that works for the prevention, treatment, and cure of macular degeneration by raising public awareness and knowledge about the increasing threat of macular degeneration, providing support and advocacy for those affected with the disease and their families, and supporting scientific research.

Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND, is an award-winning dietitian, farmer&rsquos daughter, public speaker, author, and president of Farmer&rsquos Daughter® Consulting, Inc., an agriculture, food, and culinary communications firm. Amy&rsquos career highlights include working for Dole Food Company, the California Walnut Commission and California Walnut Board, and The Culinary Institute of America. A farmer&rsquos daughter from North Dakota, today Amy and her husband Scott Miller live in Carmichael, California with &ldquothe interns&rdquo Violet Grey and Schroeder the Shredder.

Andrea Duclos is the creator of the popular lifestyle and cooking blog OhDearDrea. Named a top family blogger by both Apartment Therapy and Babble, she has been featured on Design Sponge, Disney Baby, and the documentary American Blogger, among numerous other media. She resides in West Palm Beach, Florida, with her husband and daughter, where they live as simply, naturally, and happily as possible.

Andrew Bienkowski, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served in the Korean War, worked as a psychologist for 40 years, including 32 years for New York state, designing and implementing mental-health programs and working directly with patients. He lives near Buffalo, New York.

Andrew Martin is surprisingly well qualified to write a housework guide for men. Not only is he a man himself, but he does a lot around the house. On purely humanitarian grounds he recently took over some of the ironing from his wife he then branched out into cleaning the bathroom, fairly regular vacuuming, and doing the dishes after dinner (when he wasn’t going out). For the purposes of this book, Martin has interviewed many experts, and can thus provide answers to such burning questions as: Do I need to bother about the controls on the iron? Is dust actually dangerous? What’s all this stuff about hard and soft water? The result is a genuinely enlightening read, combining practical housework advice with touching recollections from the author’s Yorkshire childhood and hilarious scenes from the daily sit-com of family life. How to Get Things Really Flat will amuse and instruct any slobbish man forced at gunpoint to read it.

Andrew Roberts, an illustrator and animator, loves storytelling in all its forms. Andrew received his MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is now based in Portland, OR. You can find him online at AndrewDraws.com.

Andy Ankowski is an award-winning advertising creative director who specializes in explaining complex products and services in simple&mdashand often laugh-out-loud funny&mdashways. He studied creative writing at the University of Notre Dame, and once wrote 365 poems about onion bagels in a single year.

Together with his wife Amber, Andy blogs at doctoranddad.com, is coauthor of Think Like a Baby: 33 Simple Research Experiments You Can Do at Home to Better Understand Your Child&rsquos Developing Mind and Goodnight Zoom, and is the parent of three fantastically ferocious bookmonsters.

Anja Røyne, PhD, is a scientist and lecturer in the department of physics at the University of Oslo. A physicist with a background in solar energy, Røyne has also researched geological and geochemical processes and is now working on creating materials with biotechnology. In addition, she runs her own science blog, has shared her expertise in newspaper and radio programs, and frequently gives popular science talks.

Anna Borges is a writer, podcast host, mental health advocate, and senior health editor for SELF. Previously, she was a senior health and wellness writer at BuzzFeed, where she helped build its mental health platform from the ground up. Her work has appeared in BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, The Outline, SELF, and more. She lives in Brooklyn with two cats, and you can find her making sure everyone in the group chat is practicing self-care. The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care is her first book.

Anna Mehler Paperny is a Toronto-based reporter for Reuters. She’s chased down stories ranging from the opioid crisis to migration, from post-quake Haiti to Guantanamo Bay. She has also been a staff reporter at The Globe and Mail and a reporter-editor for Global News, where she developed globalnews.ca’s award-winning Investigative Data Desk. Her work on Canadian prison deaths won the RTDNA Dan McArthur Award for investigative journalism.

Anne Kissack, MPH, RD, is a public health practitioner in chronic disease prevention and management. She has always had a passion for cooking and for sharing this love with others. She resides in Wisconsin with her husband and two children.

Anthony Warner is a trained scientist turned professional chef and regular contributor to New Scientist and the Sunday Times. He lives in Nottinghamshire, England.

Armando Siqueiros, MD, is the coach of Cal Poly Distance Club and has been named USA Track & Field 2009 National Developmental Coach of the Year.

Arto der Haroutunian (1940–1987) was a restaurateur, painter, translator, and author of 12 cookbooks. He also composed music and translated Turkish, Arab, Persian, and Armenian authors.

Ayano Usamura is a Japanese illustrator. She began her career as a freelance illustrator at age 17, specializing in simple lifestyle drawing. Usamura’s career took off when her illustrations using LAMY Safari pens were featured in the company’s Japanese-language newsletter, LAMY Sketch. She runs a graphic design studio with her husband and works as an art director, advising clients on visuals for social media and promotional campaigns.

B. Brett Finlay, PhD, is the Peter Wall Distinguished Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia. A leading researcher on bacterial infection, he has been studying microbes for over thirty years and published over five hundred scientific articles. A cofounder of the biotech companies Commense, Vedanta, and Microbiome Insights, Dr. Finlay is an Officer of the Order of Canada, the highest Canadian civilian recognition. He is a coauthor of Let Them Eat Dirt: How Microbes Can Make Your Child Healthier.

Bart van Olphen is the cofounder of fish brand Sea Tales and author of The Tinned Fish Cookbook and Veggies & Fish. In 2018, his book Bart’s Fish Tales: A Fishing Adventure in Over 100 Recipes was awarded the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Seafood Cookbook. His Sea Tales products are available at Whole Foods and Stop & Shop. He lives in New York with his family. Visit him at BartvanOlphen.com and Sea-Tales.com.

Ben Miller, a trained quantum physicist, is an actor and comedian, perhaps best known for his role as the sidekick in Johnny English. He is also the bestselling author of It’s Not Rocket Science, and host of the TV show of the same name. He has hosted numerous other TV and radio documentaries on subjects as varied as temperature and the history of particle physics. He is slowly coming to terms with the idea that he may never be an astronaut.

Bill Turnbull is the award-winning longtime co-host of BBC Breakfast, Britain’s most-watched morning TV show. A career journalist, he has reported from more than 30 countries, and for four years was the BBC News foreign correspondent in Washington, DC. He is President of the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers and a public ambassador for the British Beekeepers’ Association.

In 2014, Billy Bean was appointed Major League Baseball’s first Ambassador for Inclusion, in which role he is at the fore of the League’s efforts for a fair and equitable workplace throughout all of baseball. He maintains a blog at MLB.com.

Bill Bryson is the New York Times&ndashbestselling author of several books.

Bob Deans, author of the 2007 book The River Where America Began: A Journey Along the James, was the chief Asia correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other Cox newspapers, and for eight years covered the White House.

Bob Holtzman has written about outdoor sports for 25 years. A former editor for International Marine and Ragged Mountain Press, he is the author of The Camping Bible, Wilderness Survival Skills, and a series of boating books for children. He is the president of Mythic Gear, which produces drysuits for boating and paddlesports. Holtzman lives in Maine, where he enjoys canoeing, camping, hiking, and writing the blog Indigenous Boats.

Bradford C. Berk, MD, PhD, is a board-certified cardiologist and a Distinguished University Professor in Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pharmacology & Physiology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is the founder and Director of the University of Rochester Neurorestoration Institute. He was formerly Chief of the Cardiology Division at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and then Chairman of Medicine, before being named CEO of University of Rochester Medical Center and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences at the University of Rochester. He lives in Pittsford, New York.

Brian Rea draws and paints for books, magazines, fashion, and film. He illustrates the longstanding New York Times column Modern Love, teaches at the ArtCenter College of Design, and exhibits his artwork worldwide. His book Death Wins a Goldfish imagines the title character on a much-needed vacation. He lives in Los Angeles.

Bruce Benamran is a YouTube personality whose popular science channels e&ndashpenser (in French) and Get It (in English) have over a million subscribers. Benamran holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Strasbourg. Already an international bestseller, How to Speak Science is his first book. @getitchannel

Carla Kelly is an experienced cook and baker, having started well before the age of ten. As the eldest of five children, she often made baked treats and dinner for her family. She has been a vegan for over five years and a vegetarian for fifteen more before that, and has developed recipes to suit herself and her family on this journey. She writes the popular blog The Year of the Vegan and lives in British Columbia with her family.

Carol Bowen Ball is a professional bariatric cook, having undergone weight loss surgery ten years ago. She helps those who have had (or are considering) weight loss surgery to achieve long-lasting success with flavorful recipes and expert lifestyle advice. She has written over ninety cookbooks on a variety of subjects, from barbecue to range-style cooking. She lives in Camberley, England.

Carol Clements has more than 40 years of experience as a personal trainer and currently works with older populations. She is an ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the leading health organization dedicated to promoting strong bones for life. Clements holds a BS and MA in dance therapy, performs and choreographs modern dance, and teaches dance and yoga. She lives in New York.

Carol J. Adams is the author of the pioneering The Sexual Politics of Meat, called a “vegan bible” by The New York Times and now in a twentieth-anniversary edition, plus more than twenty other books and over one hundred articles. She frequently speaks on college campuses. She is working on a memoir about her decade as a caregiver. She lives near Dallas, Texas, with her partner and their two rescued dog companions, Holly and Inky.

Carole Kramer Arsenault, RN, IBCLC, has devoted her career to infant and pregnancy care, and worked for many years as a delivery nurse, including at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She founded and runs Boston Baby Nurse, a home health agency offering specialized support to families with babies. She lives outside Boston.

Carolin Görtler is a Germany-based designer and illustrator with over ten years’ experience illustrating children’s books, many of which are Wimmelbooks. She studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz.

Caroline Foran is a number-one international bestselling author, motivational speaker, freelance lifestyle journalist, and cofounder of digital publishing venture GAFFInteriors.ie. She is the author of Own It.: Make Your Anxiety Work for You and You Got This: Face Your Fear, Find Your Confidence, and the host of Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast. She lives in Dublin with her husband, Barry.

Carrie Hope Fletcher is an actress, singer, vlogger and, thanks to her popular YouTube channel ItsWayPastMyBedTime, “honorary big sister” to hundreds of thousands of young people around the world. The videos she creates—on topics as diverse as exam stress, handling school bullies, and how to pee in a onesie—have been viewed more than fifty million times. Carrie has played the role of Éponine in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End since June 2013 and received the 2014 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Takeover in a Role. She lives just outside of London.

Caryad graduated with a diploma in design from the Glasfachschule in Rheinbach, Germany and has been a freelance illustrator since 1993. She has illustrated for numerous roleplaying, board and card games, children&rsquos books, puzzles, novels and nonfiction books. Her charming and humorous illustrations can be found in the many wimmelbooks she creates.

Casey Crosbie, RD, CSSD, is the program director and lead dietitian at The Healthy Teen Project, a program for adolescent eating disorder recovery in Los Altos, CA. She has been published in Nutrition in Clinical Practice and in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, a specialist in eating disorders and sports nutrition, maintains a private practice in Menlo Park and Los Altos, CA, and has been published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders and International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health.

Catherine Jones is an award-winning cookbook author, app developer, and blogger on the Calories In, Calories Out website. She has written numerous cookbooks, including Eating for Pregnancy with Rose Ann Hudson, RD, LD, and Eating for Lower Cholesterol with Elaine Trujillo, MS, RDN. She is the founder of the nonprofit Share Your Calories, created to build the first-ever weight-loss app with a social-giving component. She promotes calorie awareness, energy balance, and wellness at every opportunity. Catherine lives with her family in Bethesda, MD. She is a graduate of Connecticut College and La Varenne Culinary School in France.

Chamisa Kellogg is an illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. She has made work for children’s books, brands, games, and animation. Chamisa enjoys creating art that celebrates compassion, hope and connection. In her free time, she bakes bread, wanders in the Oregon woods, and pokes around her garden. See more of Chamisa’s work at chamisakellogg.com.

Chris Baréz-Brown is a renowned speaker and bestselling author in the world of creative thinking and well-being. He founded his consultancy, Upping Your Elvis, to challenge businesses to embed a dynamic creative culture within their company ethos. Brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Unilever, Sony and WPP come back time and again for his unique, energetic, yet laid-back approach. Described as “a long-haired, twinkly-eyed cross between Richard Branson and a wizard” (Guardian), Chris is a master of transformation and brings out the potential in everybody. His work has been featured in media such as the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and the BBC. Chris has a monthly column in GQ and lives in Dorset, England, with his family, a sea view, his beloved thirty-five-year-old Land Rover and a selection of paddleboards and guitars.

Chris Bull is cofounder of Gay Cities: Your Travel and City Guide and editorial director of Queerty.com, the most popular LGBT blog in the world.

Christian Serrer is a student at the University of Friedrichshafen, Germany. With This Is Climate Change, he and coauthor David Nelles hope to explain in as comprehensible a way as possible the causes and consequences of climate change, and to inspire even more people around the world to prioritize environmental and climate protection.

Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD is a physician turned mindfulness and compassion teacher and a senior teacher at InsightLA (InsightLA.org) in Los Angeles, California. She trains teachers and teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion to groups and individuals in the US and across Europe. With her medical background, one of her specialties is working with people who suffer from chronic illness and pain. Dr. Wolf is a lead teacher and program developer for the nationwide mindfulness facilitator training for the US veterans Administration.

Dr. Wolf is also a Buddhist teacher in the vipassana (Insight) meditation tradition and has received teacher transmission from Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield. She is the coauthor, with Greg Serpa, of A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness. Dr. Wolf lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three children.

Christine Toomey is an award-winning journalist and author who has reported from over sixty countries worldwide. Speaking five languages, she has covered foreign affairs for the Sunday Times for more than twenty years, and her journalism has been syndicated globally. Previously based as a correspondent in Mexico City, Paris, Berlin, and elsewhere, she has twice won Amnesty International Awards for Magazine Story of the Year. She divides her time between London and a small medieval town in the Apennines of central Italy.

Claire Ptak grew up in Inverness, California, and worked for three years at Chez Panisse, as a pastry cook and then a pastry chef. Her acclaimed baking company and café, Violet, sells whoopie pies, cupcakes, and other popular serving-size desserts, all crafted with a focus on organic and seasonal ingredients. Recently, Claire baked a lemon elderflower cake for Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding.

Clare Liardet loves to gather her friends and family together to enjoy the simple pleasures of eating and drinking. She has worked in the food world for many years, first cooking in museums, then in one of the first gastropubs in the UK, and, most recently, opening The Talbot Inn in Somerset with her husband. She runs Kitchen Table Cookery, which emphasizes the importance of experimenting with flavors and eating with the seasons.

Clare Llewellyn, PhD, is a chartered psychologist and associate professor of obesity at University College London, where she leads the Obesity Research Group and the Gemini twin study. In 2011 she completed her PhD at UCL on the nature and nurture of eating behavior and weight in early life and she has a long-standing fascination with the topic, which probably stems from having been a notoriously fussy eater as a child. A decade ago she helped establish Gemini, the largest twin study ever set up to explore the nature and nurture of eating behavior from the beginning of life. She has published nearly 100 scientific papers, articles and book chapters on this topic and has given over sixty invited talks worldwide at international organizations, such as the American Dietetic Association, the UK Royal Society of Medicine and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition. She lives in London with her partner, Andy.

Claudia Lieb studied communication design in Münster and at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. She lives in Munich, where she works in a studio cooperative as an illustrator and graphic artist.

Claudia Shwide-Slavin, MS, RD, CDE, has been a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator for over 20 years. She runs a clinical private practice in New York City, prior to which she set up and coordinated three diabetes centers in the NYC area. Her writing on diabetes and sweeteners has appeared in various peer-reviewed journals.

Colette Martin is a food allergy mom and an expert on how to bake allergen-free. When her son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, she had to re-invent how her family ate. Having first learned to bake in her grandmother’s kitchen with wheat, butter, milk, and eggs, Colette understands firsthand what it means to transform a kitchen to accommodate multiple food allergies.

Dan Formosa, Ph.D., spent his grammar school years in Hoboken, NJ, the site of baseball&rsquos first recorded game. A consultant to a wide range of companies and organizations, he has received numerous design awards. He also helped create the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Dan travels the world frequently in his work. He spends the rest of his time in Piermont, NY, and in New York City&mdashvirtually within throwing distance of Hoboken&rsquos old Elysian Fields. He grew up playing stoopball and is a diehard Yankees fan.

Naturalist and wilderness adventurer Daniel Hume has traveled to the world’s remotest corners to learn fire making from the living masters of time–honored techniques—some of them nearly forgotten. Hume is also an instructor at Ray Mears, the Woodlore School of Wilderness Buschcraft, a premier outdoor survival school in his native England.

Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is the author of many New York Times&ndashbestselling books.

Danna Staaf earned a PhD in invertebrate biology from Stanford University and has been studying cephalopods for decades. Her writing on marine life has appeared in Science, Atlas Obscura, and many other outlets, while her research has appeared in the Journal of Experimental Biology, Aquaculture, and others, as well as in numerous textbooks. She lives with her family in Northern California.

David Michie, PhD, is the internationally published author of Buddhism for Busy People, Hurry Up and Meditate, and numerous other books, including a successful series of novels featuring the Dalai Lama’s cat. He is a meditation coach to both secular and Buddhist audiences, and a cofounder of Organisational Mindfulness, which caters to the corporate sector. Michie holds a doctorate in Communications Strategy.

David Nelles is a student at the University of Friedrichshafen, Germany. With This Is Climate Change, he and coauthor Christian Serrer hope to explain in as comprehensible a way as possible the causes and consequences of climate change, and to inspire even more people around the world to prioritize environmental and climate protection.

Journalist David Oliver Relin (1962&ndash2012) was a recipient of the Kiriyama Prize and a James A. Michener Fellowship. He coauthored the #1 New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea.

Dr. David Robert Grimes is a physicist, cancer researcher and science journalist. Born in Dublin in 1985, he is affiliated with Dublin City University and University of Oxford. He contributes to both the BBC and RTE discussing science, politics and media and has contributed to The Guardian, The Irish Times, the BBC, PBS, and The New York Times, among others. He also advises on science policy, and was joint recipient of the 2014 Nature/Sense about Science Maddox Prize for Standing Up for Science.

David Barrie, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, has sailed all over the world and made many long passages. After studying experimental psychology and philosophy at Oxford University, he served in the British Diplomatic Service, then worked in the arts and as a law-reform campaigner. His book Sextant was shortlisted for the Mountbatten Literary Award and won the Royal Institute of Navigation’s Certificate of Achievement. The great-great-nephew of J. M. Barrie, he is married with two daughters. Learn more at davidbarrieauthor.org.

Del Sroufe, who contributed recipes to the first Forks Over Knives book, is chef and co-owner of Wellness Forum Foods, a plant-based meal delivery and catering company that offers healthy, minimally processed foods. He also regularly teaches cooking classes, and has worked in vegan and vegetarian kitchens for 22 years. He lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.

Diana von Kopp is a psychologist fascinated by the fact that food has an immense impact on our brain, performance, and well-being. She dove into research and has been writing for Food Affair ever since.

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, is a developmental and clinical psychologist. At the University of California–San Francisco, she is the cofounder and director of mental health at the Child and Adolescent Gender Center, an associate professor of pediatrics, and an attending psychologist at the Benioff Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic. Her work with—and advocacy for—gender creative children has been widely covered, including by The New York Times, the Huffington Post, and NPR. She has been featured on the Los Angeles Times online, Wired online, and has appeared on Anderson, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Today Show.

Diane Landy is a writer and longtime volunteer for writing projects in elementary and preschool classrooms. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA, with her husband and two empty nests for daughters away in college.

Douglas L. Sisterson is a senior manager at Argonne National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility.

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), is a world-renowned educator, the director of the Ayurvedic Healing and Integrative Wellness Clinic, and author of The Hot Belly Diet.

Ed Ayres has been running competitively for fifty-five consecutive years, and he enjoys it as much now as he did when he joined his high school cross-country team in 1956. Ayres placed third in the first New York Marathon in 1970, and he is the only runner of that race still competing today. Having participated in the early growth of American interest in roadrunning, trail-running, and marathons, he also became one of the pioneers of ultrarunning. He placed third in the US 50 Mile championship in 1976 (in 5:46:52), first in the JFK 50 Mile in 1977, and first in four US national age-division championships at 50K road, 50K trail, and fifty miles. He was the founding editor and publisher of Running Times magazine, now published by Runner’s World parent Rodale Press. He also worked for thirteen years as the editorial director of the Worldwatch Institute. He lives in Green Valley, California.

Eddie Woo is the head mathematics teacher at Cherrybrook Technology High School in Sydney, Australia. He has been teaching mathematics for more than ten years. In 2012, Eddie started recording his lessons and uploading them to YouTube—creating “Wootube.” Since then, he has amassed a following of more than 600,000 subscribers, and his videos have been viewed more than 33 million times. In 2018, Eddie received Australia’s Local Hero Award and was named one of the top ten teachers in the world as a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize.

Edgardo J. Menvielle, MD, MSHS, is the director of the Gender and Sexuality Development Program and of the Gender and Sexuality Advocacy and Education Program in the Psychiatry Department of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He started a national outreach group for parents of gender-variant children in 1998, and later a gender and sexuality development clinic. He is also an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at The George Washington University. An internationally recognized authority on childhood and adolescent gender and sexuality, Dr. Menvielle has been quoted in The New York Times and Newsweek. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Edmund Harriss is a mathematician, artist, and assistant professor at the University of Arkansas. He is the discoverer of the Harriss spiral and the creator of the construction toy Curvahedra. He is the coauthor of Hello Numbers, What Can You Do? and the coauthor and illustrator of two mathematical coloring books: Patterns of the Universe and Visions of the Universe. He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Eileen Garvin was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. The youngest of five children, she has always been close to her sister Margaret. She completed her B.A. in English at Seattle University, and her M.A. in English at the University of New Mexico. She writes for newspapers, magazines, and websites from Hood River, Oregon, where she lives with her husband. Her debut novel, The Music of Bees, was published in April 2021, and immediately selected as a Good Morning America Buzz Pick, a Good Housekeeping Book Club Pick, and IndieNext Pick, and a LibraryReads Pick.

Elaine Trujillo, MS, RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and works at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. She is passionate about nutrition and its role in health promotion. She uses a variety of approaches to share her views and findings about nutrition, including co-authoring, with Catherine Jones, The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook and Eating for Lower Cholesterol. In addition to authoring the textbook, Nutritional Support in the Care of the Critically Ill, she has written various nutritional science-related journal articles and book chapters. She received a BS degree from the University of Delaware, and a MS at Texas Woman&rsquos University. She is Past Chair of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and in 2013 co-edited the book, Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice. She formerly served as Chair of Education and Research for the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She and her husband live in Maryland. She has two children in college.

Elaine Perry, PhD, is professor emeritus of neuroscience at Newcastle University and founder of Dilston Physic Garden.

Elizabeth D. Riesz, PhD, (1937&ndash2019) was the mother of Sarah&mdasha young adult with Down syndrome&mdashand the original mastermind behind this book. Elizabeth enjoyed a long career in education, including public school curriculum development, teacher education, and university program administration.

Elizabeth Kolbert has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1999. Her journalism has garnered multiple awards, including a 2006 National Academies Communication Award for her three-part series &ldquoThe Climate of Man,&rdquo which investigated the consequences of disappearing ice on the planet. She is author of The Prophet of Love, Field Notes from a Catastrophe, and The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2015. She received the Blake-Dodd Prize, from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in 2017.

Ellen Polishuk is a first-generation sustainable vegetable farmer. Formerly an owner of Potomac Vegetable Farms, she is a sought-after farm consultant and conference speaker.

Emily Suñez is a visual artist who manages multiple chronic conditions. She paints natural subjects in oils and watercolors, and her work has been featured at Sanchez Art Center, Brea Gallery, TAG Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center, and The Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition. She lives in Pasadena, California. See more of Emily’s art online at EmilySunez.com and on Instagram at emily_the_painter.

London artist Emma Block creates hand-painted editorial illustrations for brands and publications teaches watercolor, gouache, and brush lettering workshops and runs a popular Etsy storefront. Her work is inspired by old photos and films, vintage clothing, travel, 1950s illustration, 1930s jazz, and sausage dogs. She is also the author of The Joy of Watercolor.

Emma Farrarons is a French illustrator and graphic designer. Born on the island of Cebu in the Philippines, Emma grew up in Paris. She illustrates and designs books, posters, and stationery. She was trained in illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art and École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. She completed a textile and printmaking course at Capellagården – School of Craft and Design in Sweden and has a particular love of pattern and fabric print. She is inspired by French, Scandinavian, and Japanese design. When she is not drawing and designing, Emma enjoys cooking, sewing, traveling, and practicing mindfulness. She lives in London with her husband and son.

Eric Harrison was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1949. He graduated from Victoria University with a BA in English literature and music, and started his working life as a schoolteacher and journalist. Between 1974 and 1985 he spent a total of 18 months doing retreats in the Burmese, Tibetan, Zen, and yoga traditions. While he appreciated the opportunities to do long retreats, he found he had no appetite for Buddhism itself.

When Eric opened the Perth Meditation Centre in 1987, he chose to use secular, rational, and science-based language to explain meditation. He later supplemented his knowledge with five years&rsquo study in biology, cognitive science, and Western philosophy. This approach made his work acceptable to the many doctors and psychologists who referred clients to him, and to corporations that have employed him since. He has now taught 30,000 people how to meditate, and his previous six books, including Teach Yourself to Meditate and The 5-Minute Meditator, have been translated into 14 languages.

Eric Topol, MD, is the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and co-founder and vice-chairman of the West Wireless Health Institute in La Jolla, California. He is a practicing cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic and a professor of genomics at The Scripps Research Institute. One of the top ten most cited researchers in medicine, Topol was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and has led many of the trials that have shaped contemporary treatment for heart disease. He lives in La Jolla, California.

Eva Holland is a correspondent for Outside magazine, and a former editor at Up Here, the magazine of Canada&rsquos far north. Her work has also appeared in Esquire, Wired, Bloomberg, Pacific Standard, AFAR, Smithsonian, Grantland, Seattle Met, National Geographic News, and many other outlets. Her work has been nominated for a Canadian National Magazine Award, anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best Women&rsquos Travel Writing, and Best Canadian Sports Writing, and listed among the notable selections in multiple editions of The Best American Essays, The Best American Sports Writing, and The Best American Travel Writing. She lives in Canada&rsquos Yukon Territory.

Fabio Pastori first learned the power of visual art in advertising, crafting memorable and persuasive ad campaigns no matter the slogan. In the 1980s, he adapted the hallmarks of his style&mdashdynamic perspectives, extreme three-dimensionality, and vivid colors&mdashto create an entirely new way to represent dinosaurs. His work would prove to be ahead of its time in light of the latest science, researchers are now confirming the validity of Fabio&rsquos early drawings. He remains a highly regarded paleoartist today, known for his sharp eye in depicting cutting-edge discoveries.

Felicity Evans is the alchemist and founder at Imbibe Living. Her company crafts a range of sparkling probiotic water kefirs and offers cultures on the website imbibeliving.com. She’s created an online course providing you the tools and techniques to confidently ferment your own probiotic drinks at home.

Fiona Carns runs one of the leading catering services in Melbourne, Australia. Her passion for healthy food and concern about the dietary effects of highly processed foods has inspired her to write two cookbooks, including Low Carb High Flavor Made Easy. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children.

Florian Freistetter, PhD, is a freelance science journalist and the author of several popular-science books on astronomy. Freistetter has published more than five thousand articles on his blog, Astrodicticum Simplex, which is one of the most-read German-language science blogs. He lives in Germany.

Forrest Pritchard is the New York Times&mdashbestselling author of Gaining Ground and Growing Tomorrow. He is also a full-time organic livestock farmer and seventh-generation producer.

François Savatier is a journalist for the magazine Pour la Science (the French edition of Scientific American), where he focuses on the science of the past. He previously coauthored the award-winning book, Neanderthal, My Brother.

Fumiaki Shingu was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1953. He moved to Tokyo after graduating from design school, and he founded a graphic design company in 1984. His origami kits have been sold in Toys&ldquoR&rdquoUs and other major outlets in Japan. He is also the author of The Ultimate Book of Origami Animals.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade has been a personal-finance writer and columnist for 25 years, following a career working for financial-services companies. She delivers her no-nonsense approach to money management as host of the television show Til Debt Do Us Part, which airs in the US on CNBC, as well as in more than 30 other countries, reaching millions of viewers each week.

Gene Stone is the author of the international bestseller The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick and the coauthor, with Rip Esselstyn, of The Engine 2 Diet. Stone, who has written or ghostwritten more than thirty books and numerous magazine articles, lives in New York and follows a plant-based diet.

Georgia McDermott is a food stylist and photographer, recipe developer, blogger, content creator, and social media manager. She writes, cooks, and photographs gluten-free, FODMAP-friendly, pescatarian recipes on her blog, georgeats.com, and on Instagram @georgeats.

Gill Rapley, PhD, has studied infant feeding and child development for many years. She worked as a public health nurse for over twenty years and has also been a midwife and a voluntary breastfeeding counselor. She developed the theory of baby-led weaning while studying babies’ developmental readiness for solids as part of her master’s degree and has since been awarded a PhD for research comparing spoon-feeding with self-feeding. Gill lives in Kent, England, with her husband and has three grown children, all of whom tried their best to show her that they didn’t need any help with solid foods.

Gillian Turner is a senior lecturer in physics and geophysics at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. The winner of numerous awards for excellence in teaching and science communication, Turner has published over fifty articles in scientific journals.

Grace Easton is an author and illustrator who studied illustration at Central Saint Martins, Brighton University, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her debut picture book is Cannonball Coralie and the Lion. She’s currently based in St. Albans, England.

Gregory Lopez is the founder and facilitator of the New York City Stoics Meetup, and cofounder and board member of The Stoic Fellowship. He is also on the team for Modern Stoicism, and co-facilitates Stoic Camp New York with Massimo Pigliucci. In addition, he is lead editor for Examine.com and editor in chief of the Examine Research Digest.

Hayley Syrad, PhD, is a chartered psychologist. She gained a first-class psychology bachelor’s degree at the University of Southampton in 2007 and a PhD in behavioral nutrition at the Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, in 2016. Her research has focused on the factors influencing what and how young children eat. She has used real-world dietary data from the largest twin study in the UK (Gemini) to explore children’s eating behaviors and has specifically examined the role of appetite and parental feeding practices. She uncovered the finding that children who are more food responsive tend to eat more often, and children with lower sensitivity to satiety tend to eat larger portions. Her research also showed that the portion size served to children can influence how much they consume (larger servings = more consumed), and she was the first researcher to provide evidence of this relationship. Hayley has published a number of articles on infant and toddler feeding.

Hazel Edwards, OAM, is an acclaimed children’s author of over 200 titles, perhaps best known for her popular classic There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake. A director of the Australian Society of Authors and a National Reading Ambassador, Edwards was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for Literature in 2013.

Heather Crosby’s first book, YumUniverse, was covered by HGTV.com, Reader’s Digest, and NPR’s “It’s Your Health,” among others. She is a lover of plant-inspired foods, and the recipe developer and photographer of her popular website, YumUniverse.com (100,000+ monthly visitors). She also holds a certification from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She lives in West Virginia.

Heather Wolf’s love of birds was sparked while living on Florida’s Gulf Coast, where she participated in the Florida Master Naturalist program and led walks for the Florida Trail Association. She currently lives in Brooklyn and works as a web developer for Cornell Lab of Ornithology and its eBird project. Her blog, brooklynbridgebirds.com, documents the birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park, where she has recorded over 30,000 bird sightings of more than 130 species. A woman of many passions, Heather has taught thousands of people to juggle and won the 2015 NYC Intel IoT (Internet of Things) Hackathon for her design of a “smart” juggling ball.

Helen McGrath, PhD, completed her undergraduate degree and Diploma of Education at the University of Sydney and her Masters degree and PhD at Monash University. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at RMIT University as well as a part-time senior lecturer in the School of Education at Deakin University. She also has a small private psychology practice in Cheltenham, Melbourne. Helen is a leading psychologist and educator with a particular interest and expertise in mental health, social skills and relationships. She is the author or co-author of 22 books for educators, psychologists and the general community.

Heli Perrett, PhD, a sociologist and microbiologist, has served as a senior technical specialist at the United Nations Development Programme and at the World Bank. She specializes in food, public health, and farming issues. She learned to love and grow food at an early age, and she continues to harvest organic crops at her home in Oakland, California.

Henrietta Morrison is the founder of Lily’s Kitchen, voted the UK’s #1 pet food company for the last four years by the Good Shopping Guide. Her dog food is sold in hundreds of stores across the UK. Morrison believes that dogs should eat proper food, so she works with cooks, nutritionists, and vets to develop her recipes. Her border terrier, Lily, is her chief taster.

Herbert Wurth, a former chemist, has been working on the cultivation of mushrooms in the laboratory and garden for over 30 years. Together they run the Waldviertler Pilzgarten, which offers resources, classes, and advice to home mushroom growers. They live in Austria.

Houston Hughes specializes in combining written and spoken word with other art forms, and he has produced hundreds of live shows in collaboration with musicians, chefs, scientists, mathematicians, painters, dancers, and vaudeville acts. He is working every day to be a better person, and he’s doing it all in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

An acclaimed feature reporter for the Globe and Mail, Ian Brown is also the award-winning author of The Boy in the Moon: A Father&rsquos Search for His Disabled Son, one of The New York Times&rsquo 10 best books of the year. He lives in Toronto.

Ian Wright runs Brilliant Maps, one of the most popular cartographic sites on the internet. In addition to being a cartophile, he’s also a keen walker. In 2015, he combined these two passions to become the first person to walk all of the new expanded London Tube map. Originally from Canada, he now lives in the UK.

iina creates unique and inventive vegan foods that value the natural shapes and colors of vegetables. Her recipes exclude meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and processed white sugar and never use any artificial seasoning or coloring. She is a graduate of L’ecole Vantan culinary school in Tokyo. In 2008, she lived on Brown’s Field, an organic farm in Isumi, Japan. On the farm, while learning to produce and preserve organic foods, she became the chef at Rice Terrace Café. In 2010, she moved to Tokyo and began her career as a vegan chef.

Infographic.ly is an infographic and information design agency based in Dubai.

Dr. Isabela Granic is a research scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children. They are both developmental psychologists as well as parents of twin boys. Together, they have given educational seminars and workshops to parents and clinicians around the world. Dr. Lewis and Granic live with their children in Toronto.

Jack Dunnington is a Brooklyn-based artist and designer.

John “Jack” Horner is one of the world’s foremost paleontologists, credited with finding the first dinosaur eggs in the Western Hemisphere, the first evidence of dinosaur colonial nesting, the first evidence of parental care among dinosaurs, and the first dinosaur embryos. He served as the inspiration for paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant in Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, and as the technical adviser on all of the Jurassic Park films. Horner is Regents Professor of Paleontology, Emeritus, at Montana State University.

James Hawes studied German at University of Oxford and University College London, then held lectureships in German at the universities of Maynooth, Sheffield, and Swansea. He has published six novels with Jonathan Cape. Speak for England (2005) predicted Brexit it has been adapted for the screen by Andrew Davies, though not yet filmed. His last book, Englanders and Huns, was shortlisted for the Political Books of the Year Awards in 2015. He leads the MA in creative writing at Oxford Brookes University.

James Rhodes was born in London in 1975. A keen piano player, at eighteen he was offered a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, but went to Edinburgh University instead. James stopped playing the piano entirely and dropped out after a year. He ended up working in the City of London for five years. After a devastating mental breakdown that led him to be institutionalized, he took the piano up again. He is now a professional and applauded concert pianist, writer, and TV and radio presenter. His memoir, Instrumental, was published to great critical acclaim and became an international bestseller. Visit him at jamesrhodes.tv.

Artist and illustrator Jamie Shelman holds a degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She runs The Dancing Cat, an online stationery and print shop, and she is also a popular Etsy seller. Her muse (the neighbor’s cat) waits at the window every morning to be let in, and then out, and then back in. She lives in Baltimore.

Jan Schwochow, an infographic specialist, was the art director of Stern magazine’s infographics and today is the founder and CEO of the Infographics Group, which has received numerous awards. He’s the author of the bestsellers Understanding Germany and the 100 + 1 Facts series.

Jan Zauzmer considers herself a lucky duck to be making her children’s book debut. A graduate of Princeton University and Stanford Law School, Jan has hatched innovative community programs and published plucky civic opinion pieces. When Jan’s three children were under her wing, they flocked with her and her husband to the polls near Philadelphia, PA, on every Election Day.

Jane Brody is the Personal Health columnist for The New York Times, a position she has held since 1976. Ms. Brody&rsquos widely read and quoted column, which appears in the Times&rsquos Science Times section and in scores of other newspapers around the country, earned her the title of &ldquoHigh Priestess of Health&rdquo from Time magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jane Stephenson is a learning and development senior specialist for a globally diversified medical device and healthcare company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. She spent the first half of her career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) prior to entering the healthcare industry. She is the author of several nutrition and fitness educational books and tools targeted to helping people take action to live healthier, happier lives. She splits her time between Sedona, Arizona, and Naples, Florida.

Jasmin Lee Cori, MS, LPC, is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with adults who experienced childhood abuse and neglect. She has worked in human service agencies and private practice, and taught psychology in colleges and professional schools. She is the author of numerous articles and five books, including Healing From Trauma.

Jayne Hardy is the founder and CEO of The Blurt Foundation, a social enterprise dedicated to helping those affected by depression. She has spoken and written widely about her own experiences of depression and self-care. In 2016, Jayne led the viral #WhatYouDontSee social media campaign. She lives in Cornwall with her husband, their daughter, and their dog.

Jeanne Lemlin is the award-winning author of five cookbooks, including Quick Vegetarian Pleasures, which won a James Beard Award. A vegetarian since age 15 and a pioneering vegetarian cookbook author, she has written for numerous national magazines, including Yankee Magazine, Cooking Light, and Gourmet. Lemlin has also made numerous appearances on the Food Network. Currently a high school English teacher, she lives in Great Barrington, MA.

Jenna Macciochi, PhD, has over twenty years of experience as a scientist researching the impact of lifestyle on the immune system in health and disease. She is on a mission to break down the science behind our health and share the secrets of how to be well, for good. Dr. Macciochi is a lecturer at Sussex University and a certified fitness instructor. Her writing has been featured in The Times (London), Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Glamour magazine, and Metro, among others. She is a mother of five-year-old twins and a keen home cook, creating recipes inspired by her farm-to-table Scottish roots and capturing her husband’s Italian heritage. She lives in Brighton, UK.

Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller is a professor of human nutrition at the University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. She is acknowledged worldwide for her expertise on carbohydrates and health, as well as infant nutrition.

Jennifer L. Verdolin, PhD, is an animal behavior researcher specializing in social and mating behavior and a scholar in residence at Duke University. Her work has been featured on NPR and in Wired, Scientific American, and many other media outlets. Her weekly radio segment, “Think Like a Human, Act Like an Animal,”is a regular feature on the nationally syndicated D.L. Hughley Show (broadcast on 43 stations in 17 states with 3 million listeners). Dr. Verdolin also writes a Psychology Today blog. Her first book, Wild Connection, explores what animal mating can teach us about human relationships.

Jennifer Teege worked in advertising for 16 years before becoming an author. For four years in her twenties she lived in Israel, where she became fluent in Hebrew. She graduated from Tel Aviv University with a degree in Middle Eastern and African studies. Teege lives in Germany with her husband and two sons. A New York Times and international bestseller, My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me is her first book.

Jennifer Trainer Thompson is the author or coauthor of 16 books, including three James Beard Award-nominated cookbooks.

Jenny Carenco is the creator of Les Menus Bébé, a leading French brand of flavorful, high quality, and 100–percent natural baby food. Her baby food cookbooks have collectively been translated into five languages. She is a mother of two and a graduate of the prestigious MBA program at HEC, France’s premier business school.

Jeremy Gavron is the author of The Book of Israel, winner of the Encore Award, and An Acre of Barren Ground. A former foreign correspondent in Africa and Asia, he lives in London, and teaches in the MFA program at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.

Jeremy Webb is editor-in-chief of New Scientist, where he has worked for over twenty-three years.

Jessica Finlay, PhD, is a University of Michigan postdoctoral research fellow who specializes in environmental gerontology and health geography. With degrees from Queen's University and the University of Minnesota, she has won awards for her work and authored publications in leading health, geography, and gerontology journals.

Jessica Morris is a vegan tattooed bunny-hugging hair colorist who runs Rabbit Food Grocery, an online and pop-up vegan shop based in Austin, Texas. She firmly believes that even those who hate to cook can enjoy the benefits of a Taco Cleanse.

Jessica Nadel writes the popular blog Cupcakes and Kale. She has a passion for healthy, local, plant-based eating and thinks that in a diet of vibrant, nourishing meals there is room for a cupcake or two, as well. She is also the proprietor/baker at Oh My Bakeshop, a natural and organic bakery of special-order vegan goods. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

Jessica Smith is an illustrator and designer who studied at Falmouth University. Her work consists of pieces focused on simple shapes and bright colors where scale and perspective play a large role. She also runs gouache workshops and authored the crafting book Get Up & Gouache. She lives in a small town near Oxford, England.

Jessica Wapner is a journalist and former science editor at Newsweek whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wired, Medium, Discover, Popular Science, Self, Scientific American, New York magazine, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. Her first book, The Philadelphia Chromosome, was named a top ten nonfiction book by The Wall Street Journal. She lives in Brooklyn.

Theoretical physicist, author, and broadcaster Jim Al&ndashKhalili&rsquos numerous other books include Quantum and Paradox. In 2016 he received the inaugural Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.

Jim Taylor, PhD, has worked with young people, parents, and educators for more than 24 years. He has spoken at over 700 venues globally. His previous books include Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child (Hyperion, 2002). His dozens of past national and local TV appearances include NBC’s Today and ABC’s World News This Weekend, and he is regularly quoted by major print media. He lives with his family in Marin County, California.

Joe Vogel is Germany’s most renowned survival expert. From expeditions in the Australian outback to journeys through Africa, Central and Southern Europe, Asia, and South America, he has spent years traveling the remotest regions on Earth—accumulating extensive experience and putting his survival skills to the test in the process. He teaches via his website, survival courses, videos, and books, of which this is the second to be published in English.

Johanna M. Seddon, MD, ScM, is a professor of ophthalmology at University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Director of Retina as well as the Director of the Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Her research has earned numerous awards and honors.

John Cassidy cofounded the children’s book publishing company Klutz Press in 1978, and served as its creative head until 2000. He has written over 200 books and is a recipient of the Legacy for Children Award. He is the coauthor, with Thacher Hurd, of Paint This Book! Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscovered. He holds degrees in English and education from Stanford University, and currently lectures at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

Foreword author John Mather won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for measuring the Big Bang. He is the senior project scientist at the James Webb Space Telescope, which is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

John Wang was born and raised in Texas, but his love affair with night markets started during the childhood summers he spent visiting Taiwan. A graduate of Yale’s law and business school (and triple-major from the University of Michigan), John quit his high-paying M&A attorney job at a premier law firm after paying off his student loans and in 2015 pursued his dream of creating what came to be the Queens Night Market. Now in its 5th year, the popular event averages over 12,000 visitors every summer Saturday—and has welcomed over 1 million visitors since its inception. Along with his wife Storm Garner, he is co-author of the market’s cookbook The World Eats Here.

Jon Butterworth is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London and a member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN&rsquos Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. He writes the Life and Physics blog for the Guardian, has written articles for a range of publications including the BBC and New Scientist, and is also the author of Most Wanted Particle, shortlisted for Book of the Year by Physics World. He was awarded the Chadwick Medal of the Institute of Physics in 2013 for his pioneering experimental and phenomenological work in high-energy particle physics. For the last fifteen years, he has divided his time between London and Geneva.

Jordan Fisher Smith worked for twenty-one years as a park ranger in California, Wyoming, Idaho, and Alaska. The author of Nature Noir and narrator of the documentary Under Our Skin, he has written for Discover magazine, The New Yorker, Men&rsquos Journal, TIME.com, and many other outlets. Visit him at jordanfishersmith.com.

Jörg Mayer is a vegan cookbook author creator of EatThis!, the most popular vegan blog in all of Germany and photography- and design-geek, who is also addicted to hot sauces.

Julie A. Stamm was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2007. Following her diagnosis, Julie has made it her mission to educate, advocate, and support others battling the disease, giving her the opportunity to work with physicians, patients, and foundations across the globe. She lives with her partner, son, and two pups in Colorado.

Professional artist Jun Ichihara has illustrated over 30 books for children.

Jutta Ritschel is a music and voice instructor with more than thirty years of experience specializing in breathing and vocalization. She teaches privately, is a lecturer at the University of Augsburg, Germany, and consults on countless workshops and continuing education classes. Her artistic practice includes performing as an ensemble singer and producing musical projects. A trained pianist, she went on to study elementary music education and is a professionally certified breath therapist and educator. Drawing upon the wealth of her long-standing pedagogical and artistic practices, as well as her personal vocal experience, she connects her clients to a plethora of resources, paths to creativity, and a newfound joie de vivre.

Kai Kupferschmidt is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine, where he writes about infectious diseases as well as drug development, biotechnology, evolution, and science policy, and where his intrepid coverage of the coronavirus pandemic has gained international attention. He also writes for the German newspapers Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Die Zeit. When not doing these things, he is usually thinking about the color blue. He holds a degree in molecular biomedicine from the University of Bonn and lives in Berlin.

Karen Chernyaev has written or edited numerous bestselling books on health and wellness.

Kate Jacoby is a co-owner of Vedge, with her husband Rich Landau. Jacoby is Vedge’s pastry chef and manages its cocktail and wine program. She lives in her native Philadelphia.

Dr. Kate Marsh, an advanced accredited practicing dietitian and credentialed diabetes educator, has coauthored numerous previous books with Dr. Brand-Miller.

Kathleen Jamie, one of the UK’s foremost poets, is the author of four books of poetry and three nonfiction titles, including Sightlines. Her many awards and honors include the 2017 Royal Geographic Society Ness Award, conferred upon Jamie “for outstanding creative writing at the confluence of travel, nature and culture” the 2013 Costa Book Award as well as numerous prestigious poetry awards, including the Somerset Maugham Award, Forward Poetry Prize of the Year, and Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award (twice). A professor of creative writing at the University of Stirling, she lives with her family in Fife, Scotland.

Kathy Kochan was diagnosed with diabetes at five years old. She regularly lectured and taught healthy cooking classes in her native New Jersey. In 2010, she passed away after a 22-year battle with breast cancer she was a proud survivor of insulin-dependent diabetes. Kathy is survived by her husband, Henry, and her sons, David and Marc.

Katzie Guy-Hamilton is a nationally recognized pastry chef and creative, now the food and beverage director at the luxury fitness brand Equinox. Prior to entering the high-performance world of wellness, Katzie ran all Global Food and Beverage and Innovation for the indulgent chocolate brand Max Brenner International. She ran the pastry departments at Grand Hyatt’s New York flagship in Grand Central and the celebrated pastry program at New York’s trendsetting Ace Hotel. She trained in California under pastry maven Sherry Yard at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Beverly Hills. She is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and recipient of its Outstanding Alumni of the Year for 2011. Katzie’s talents earned her a spot on Season Two of the television cooking competition Top Chef: Just Desserts. She was named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America by Dessert Professional Magazine in 2014.

Katzie teaches healthy cooking at Goal4Kids in Harlem and cochairs October Ball, benefitting the Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers Organization. She embodies the concept of living mindfully in the middle and is a certified health coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Katzie’s mission is to inspire others to learn their happiest selves through clean eating, delicious indulgences, and a collective approach to integrative health. Katzie has appeared on Fox Network, Martha Stewart Radio, CBS, Food Network, Bravo TV, and internationally, in Japanese, Australian, and Korean media, as well as in various print and digital publications.

Dr. Kazuo Hiraki oversees the Hiraki Lab for baby studies at the University of Tokyo, where he measures babies’ eye motion and brain activity to assess their development and self-awareness.

As a small boy, nothing excited Keiron Pim more than a visit to London’s renowned Natural History Museum, where he would gaze up at the Diplodocus skeleton and later depart clutching some little memento: an eraser shaped like Stegosaurus, a lurid poster of a Jurassic scene, or a book crammed with dino-facts. It would have blown his mind to know that he’d one day write a book on dinosaurs. Keiron, married with three daughters, is an award-winning nonfiction author, editor, and writing tutor based in Norfolk, England. See more at keironpim.co.uk.

Keith Stewart has run Keith’s Farm in Orange County, New York, since 1986. Illustrator Flavia Bacarella, his wife, teaches painting and drawing at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

Kelli Bronski is a graduate of Cornell University’s prestigious School of Hotel Administration, a ten-plus year veteran of the hospitality and restaurant business, and a lifelong baker and cook.

Ken Mogi is a neuroscientist, writer, and broadcaster based in Tokyo. He has published more than 30 papers on cognitive and neurosciences, and over 100 books in Japan covering popular science, essay, criticism, and self-help. His books have sold close to 1 million copies. This is his first book in English.

Kim Jones is a freelance journalist specializing in health and well- being. She is a member of the Guild of Health Writers and writes for various national women’s magazines and newspapers in the UK, including the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Express Magazine, Woman’s Weekly, Tesco Magazine, and Woman and Home. Kim lives in Cardiff with her partner, their two sons, a cat, and cocker spaniel.

Kim Long is the creator of the award-winning Moon Calendar. Between 1984 and 2006, his American Forecaster Almanac was published in 22 annual editions. He is the author or coauthor of many other books, including The Moon Book. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Kris Verburgh, MD, is a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies at the Free University of Brussels and is on the faculty of Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank devoted to tackling the world&rsquos biggest challenges with emerging technology. Dr. Verburgh researches interventions that can extend healthy life span and combat aging-related diseases through nutrition and state-of-the-art biotechnology. He has established a new scientific discipline, nutrigerontology, which researches diets and guidelines to slow down aging and reduce the risk of aging-related diseases. Dr. Verburgh is frequently invited to speak at venues all around the world about new developments and paradigm shifts in medicine, health care, the science of aging, and more.

Kristin M. White is an educational consultant with Darien Academic Advisors, where she works with students in the United States and all over the world. She has written for several education newsletters and is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and the New England Association for College Admissions Counseling. She is also the author of The Complete Guide to the Gap Year. She lives in Darien, CT.

A self-described former “die-hard cheese nerd,” Kristy Turner is now the writer, recipe developer, and food stylist behind the vegan food blog Keepin’ It Kind. Once a professional fromagier and mutterer of the words, “I could never be vegan,” Kristy now loves her compassionate lifestyle and works with her photographer husband, Chris, to make veganism accessible, fun, and delicious for everyone.

Larry Scheckel taught high school-level physics and aerospace science for over 38 years. He was named Tomah (Wisconsin) Teacher of the Year three times, and Presidential Awardee at the state level for six years. Scheckel has authored articles for The Science Teacher magazine and The Physics Teacher magazine, and for a number of years has answered science-related questions in the twice-weekly Tomah Times, out of which this book grew. Scheckel has been a Science Olympiad coach, robotics mentor, organized star gazing sessions, and given orientation flights to students, and he has given presentations to thousands of adults and students in such venues as Children’s Museums, Boys and Girls Clubs, Rotary, and conventions.He lives with his wife in Tomah, Wisconsin.

Lars Thomsen is a pioneering animal rights activist and vegan advocate. He has been vegan since the age of 21, in 1990, and lives in Germany.

Laura Hiddinga is a journalist and writes for LotteLust, an online magazine for womxn who want to learn about sexuality, have fun, and fantasize. She lives in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands&mdasha country widely regarded as boasting the most progressive sex education and sexual values in the world.

Laura Jean Baker teaches at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, specializing in memoir, women’s stories, crime narratives, and literature for children. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan, where she was a Colby Fellow. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities and Calyx, among others, and she has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essay “The Year of the Tiger” was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013. She lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Passionate about vegan food without being preachy, Lee Watson brings a singular sensibility to the vegan cookbook shelf. He has worked in restaurants for more than 20 years, has cooked on TV as one half of the presenting team on Fox&rsquos Meat v Veg and helped open a restaurant on the beach in Murcia, Spain. Besides growing his own organic fruit and vegetables, Lee writes poetry and plays guitar, practices yoga, hikes and runs in the mountains, swims in the sea, surfs and enjoys nature. He lives &ldquothe good life&rdquo with his partner, Jane, in western Wales, where he works as a vegan chef at an idyllic retreat center in Snowdonia National Park.

Liesbeth Puts is an internationally certified animal behaviorist specializing in cats. She also holds a degree in social psychology from Utrecht University. She has been a cat parent since 1976, a behavioral therapist since 2008, and a cat blogger (read by thousands of fans in her native Netherlands) since 2012. She lives in Utrecht.

Linda Hachfeld, MPH, RD, is the former nutrition coordinator for the Mankato Heart Health Program and has volunteered with the American Heart Association for 35 years. She holds a master&rsquos degree in public health and has been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 40 years. She lives in Minnesota.

Linda Jaivin is an American-born, internationally published Australian essayist, novelist, translator, and specialist writer on China. Her books include The Monkey and the Dragon, the city profile Beijing, and several China-based novels. Her essays have appeared in a wide range of publications in Australia and beyond. She has previously lived, studied, and worked in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Beijing.

Lindsey S. Love is a food photographer and recipe developer living in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and dog. She is the creator of the blog Dolly and Oatmeal, which has been a finalist for Saveur magazine’s Food Blog Awards numerous times. Her work has been featured in Food 52, The Huffington Post, People.com, Buzzfeed, Epicurious, InStyle, Thoughtfully Magazine and Saveur.

Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel are the writing and photography team behind the baking blog Gluten Free Canteen.

Lisette Kreischer is the author of seven books on vegan food and cooking, and living an ecofabulous way of life. She is also the cofounder of the company behind The Dutch Weed Burger, which is the subject of a documentary-length feature filmed in NYC and screened around the world. Kreischer is committed to spreading the word that plant-based food is easy, tasty, and healthy, and belongs in everybody&rsquos diet. She lives in the Netherlands.

Lolo Houbein first learned about growing fruits and vegetables from her Uncle Wim, whose food garden saved the family during the last years of World War II in war-torn Holland. In 1958, she emigrated to Australia with her husband and children. She studied literature and anthropology at the universities of Adelaide and Papua New Guinea, and has written numerous books and articles on humanitarian and conservation topics. Houbein lives and gardens in the Adelaide Hills of Australia.

Lona Aalders is a photographer and illustrator. She lives in a tiny house in Baambrugge and sees slow living as her personal religion. She previously authored the book Bullet Journaling: This is How You Do It! and illustrated Vanaf Nu wordt alles beter for Maartje Willems.

Lúcia Barros holds two master’s degrees, in sociology and in journalism, from the University of London and City University. Over twenty years ago, she started to study yoga and meditation with Márcia De Luca, coauthor of Let’s Play Yoga!, and together they engaged in many projects. Lúcia conducts research on meditation and happiness, teaches mindfulness applied to education and innovation, and business and sustainability at universities in Brazil and England. Lúcia and Márcia are founders of Bindu Escola de Valores, teaching mindfulness and values to children, teachers, parents, and institutions to help them find the best versions of themselves, and take part in building a world that is healthy, compassionate, and happy.

Dr. Lucy Hone received her master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, the world-renowned home of the field. Today, she’s a researcher in resilience/well-being at the Auckland University of Technology.

Dr. Luise Reddemann, MD, is a trained neurologist and specialist in psychotherapeutic medicine as well as a psychoanalyst. She is the creator of psychodynamic imaginative trauma therapy (PITT) for the treatment of complex disorders stemming from traumatic experiences. She holds an honorary professorship for psychotraumatology and psychological medicine at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. For more than thirty years, Dr. Reddemann has been involved with treating trauma patients and the effects of their traumatic experiences. From 1985 to 2003 she was head of the clinic for psychotherapeutic and psychosomatic medicine of the Protestant Hospital in Bielefeld, Germany.

Lukas Volger is the author of three cookbooks, Veggie Burgers Every Which Way, Vegetarian Entreés That Won’t Leave You Hungry and, most recently, Bowl. He is also the founder of Made by Lukas, a premium veggie burger company established in 2013, and editorial director of the biannual magazine Jarry. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Maartje Willems is a Dutch journalist and writer. She lives in Amsterdam where she works as a freelancer and for the VPRO radio program Never Sleep Again. She previously wrote the self-help book Vanaf nu wordt alles beter (From now on everything will get better).

Madelyne Meyer is the marketing manager for the Wine Cellars of Aarau—her family’s business for five generations. A certified wine specialist, she studied at the INSEEC Wine and Spirits Institute in Bordeaux. She lives in Switzerland.

Magdalena Wurth is an agricultural scientist and enthusiastic home mushroom grower.

Malden Nesheim, PhD, coauthor of Why Calories Count, is Cornell University Professor of Nutrition Emeritus and Provost Emeritus. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1959 and in 1974 he was named Director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, a post which he held until the summer of 1987. He has received the Conrad A. Elvehjem Award for public service from the American Institute of Nutrition and in 1995 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was elected a fellow of the American Society of Nutritional Sciences in 1997. He earned a B.S. in agricultural science and an M.S. in animal nutrition from the University of Illinois followed by a Ph.D. in nutrition from Cornell. His research interests have been aspects of nutritional biochemistry and more recently, the relationship of parasitic infections to nutritional status.

Dr. Marc D. Lewis is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology at the University of Toronto.

Marcel Schuttelaar, a nutritional engineer, is the founder of the North Sea Farm Foundation, the engine behind the cultivation of seaweed in the North Sea. He lives in the Netherlands.

Márcia De Luca has been studying and practicing yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda for over 35 years. She devotes herself to her chosen mission: to inspire people to find their wholeness, teaching them paths to integrate body, mind, and spirit. She studied with Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) and several teachers in India. She advises companies and offers talks, workshops, and tailor-made courses. Márcia and Lúcia Barros, coauthor of Let’s Play Yoga!, are the founders of Bindu Escola de Valores, teaching mindfulness and values to children, teachers, parents, and institutions to help them find the best versions of themselves, and to take part in building a world that is healthy, compassionate, and happy.

Marco Tedesco is a research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. After receiving his Laurea degree and PhD from the University of Naples Federico II and the Italian National Research Council, he went on to join the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a postdoc and later, as a professor, became the founder and director of the Cryospheric Processes Laboratory. Tedesco has been featured in Science and frequently speaks as an expert on polar regions for The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and others. He lives in New York.

Margaret Lobenstine (1943&ndash2015) founded Alternative Approaches, a career and life-coaching business, and worked with more than five thousand clients. A Renaissance Soul herself, she created three successful—but entirely different—businesses. This is her first and only book.

Margaret Sassé founded Toddler Kindy GymbaROO in Australia in 1982, which now has 85 centers, 16 of them based internationally. An acknowledged authority on infant development, she wrote and produced several books and videos.

Marianne Taylor is a writer, illustrator, and wildlife photographer. She’s written more than twenty nature books for adults and children, many illustrated with her own artwork or photographs. She also writes for Birdwatch, the Independent, BBC Wildlife, Country Life, Nature’s Home, and The Lady.

Mark Vanhoenacker is the author of the international bestseller Skyfaring, a Financial Times columnist, and a regular contributor to The New York Times and Slate. A management consultant until 2001, Vanhoenacker is a Senior First Officer for British Airways. He recently piloted his final flight with his beloved Boeing 747 (which he chronicled for Financial Times) and now flies 787s for British Airways.

Marlo Mack (a pen name) produces the How to Be a Girl podcast, chronicling life with her transgender daughter, “M.” She has been interviewed and featured in such outlets as National Geographic, Scientific American, TIME magazine, People, and Refinery29. Visit her online at HowtoBeaGirlPodcast.com.

Marni Jameson is America’s most beloved home-and-lifestyle columnist. Besides writing a weekly nationally syndicated column, Jameson is the author of five bestselling books, including her Downsizing the Family Home series. “At Home with Marni Jameson,” Marni’s popular syndicated column, appears weekly in more than twenty papers nationwide, reaching five million readers with her trademark humor and advice. The mother of a blended family of five grown children, Marni lives in Winter Park, Florida, with her husband, Doug, and their three unruly dogs.

Martha W. Murphy&rsquos first book was published in 1991, and since then she has written or co-written scores of magazine articles and books. Since 2007, she has served on the faculty for the annual Harvard Medical School&ndashsponsored CME course, &ldquoWriting, Publishing, and Social Media for Healthcare Professionals.&rdquo She is a writing instructor at the University of Rhode Island&rsquos Harrington School of Communication and Media and has taught in the continuing education program at Brown University. She is the executive editor for four healthcare newsletters, and an award-winning healthcare communications and marketing professional. She lives in southern New England.

Mary Akers’s fiction, poetry, and non-fiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies. She is the author of a short story collection, Women Up On Blocks, from Press 53. Although raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, which she will always call home, she currently lives in western New York.

Mary Ellen Hannibal&rsquos work has appeared in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, and Elle, among many other outlets.

Mary Gordon is an internationally recognized educator, author, child advocate, and parenting expert who has created award-winning programs focused on the power of empathy. In 1996, she founded Roots of Empathy, which now offers programs in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and elsewhere. Gordon speaks and consults to governments, educational organizations, and public institutions. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and an Ashoka Fellow.

Massimo Pigliucci, PhD, is the K. D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His books include How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life and Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, and he blogs at patreon.com/FigsInWinter.

Matt Frazier is a vegan ultramarathoner, founder of the No Meat Athlete movement, and author of No Meat Athlete. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

As a boy in the 1990s, Matthew Bucklan eagerly awaited each new issue of National Geographic. There were just so many places, and they were all uniquely captivating. His favorite part was the centerfold map, which he would explore for hours. As he grew older, the nascent internet opened up a whole new world of geography, letting him see people and news from all of the places that had previously been mere points on a map. This love of human geography eventually propelled him to the state geography bee today, he still can&rsquot look away from a great map. He now works in audiobook production and lives in the Cleveland area.

Max Walther is a Germany-based book designer and illustrator with over ten years of experience illustrating children’s books. Walther studied design and illustration at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany, and loves telling stories through illustration in his wimmelbooks.

Megan Rossi, PhD, RD, the Gut Health Doctor, is one of the most influential gut-health specialists internationally. A practicing dietitian and nutritionist as well as a leading Research Fellow at King’s College London, she is the founder of The Gut Health Clinic, where she leads a team of gut-specialist dieticians.

Mehrdad Zaeri was born in 1970 in Iran. His family applied for asylum in Germany when he was fourteen, emigrating in 1985. After finishing school, he decided to draw pictures for the rest of his life. While exhibiting his early drawings, he also worked as a taxi driver. By 2001, he was a full-time freelance artist. He also creates drawings as part of multimedia performances, including those by the storytelling group Knopfkino, which he founded. Since 2016, he and his wife, Christina Laube, as Duo Sourati, have been painting large murals in cities around the world.

Coauthor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’s blog Food Affair, which reaches hundreds of thousands of readers per month, Melanie Mühl is a features editor at FAZ as well as a feature journalist.

Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, is an international speaker on the topic of feeding babies to teens. Melanie has coached over a thousand parents on how to raise healthy, happy eaters right from the start and has over twenty years of clinical experience helping children with pediatric feeding disorders. She is the co-author of the award-winning Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater and author of Adventures in Veggieland and Responsive Feeding (forthcoming). Melanie’s advice has been shared in a variety of television and print media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CNN.com, and Parents Magazine. She lives in Colorado.

Melissa Breyer is the coauthor of True Food and is a Green Living columnist for Discovery Channel’s Treehugger.com.

Melissa King is the writer and photographer of her popular blog, My Whole Food Life, and her first book, DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters & More. A vegetarian for 16 years, she went vegan and quit processed foods in 2012. She lives with her family in Dallas, Texas.

Melissa McLean Jory, MNT, is a nutrition therapist, with a degree in exercise science, and a certified yoga teacher, and has a personal interest and expertise in celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and holistic health. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, telemark skiing, and yoga as part of what she considers her “freedom from disease” way of living. She takes her wholesome gluten-free lifestyle on the road, on the trail, or into the mountains and has found there’s no reason you can’t live an active (even rather extreme) lifestyle once you learn the necessary steps to clean out your body, start yourself on a healing path, and regain your energy and well-being.

Dr. Melissa Starling holds a PhD in dog behavior, personality, emotions, and cognition. The self-styled Creature Teacher, Melissa works as a dog trainer and behaviorist in Sydney.

Meta Chaya Hirschl took her first yoga class in 1978. Years later, after working in business, teaching in academia, and writing software manuals, she was drawn back to yoga after developing severe asthma. Her passion for yoga eventually led her to open a studio and later establish the YogaNow Teacher Training Apprentice Program, a nationally accredited curriculum incorporating a variety of traditions and styles. She teaches and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Michał Korkosz won the 2017 Saveur Blog Award for best food photography (both Editors&rsquo and Readers&rsquo Choice). He is a food journalist, cake lover, and croissant gourmand. On his blog, Rozkoszny (which means &ldquodelightful&rdquo), he connects this love of cooking with another hobby&mdashphotography that captures both his delicious dishes and the loved ones he shares them with. He was born and raised in Poland.

Michele Hutchison is the 2020 International Booker Prize&ndashwinning translator of The Discomfort of Evening. She lived and worked in Britain before moving to Amsterdam in 2004 where she now lives with her husband and two children.

Michelle Brody, PhD, is an executive coach and clinical psychologist with over 20 years of professional experience as a practicing therapist and a specialist in resolving relational conflict. Her background also includes extensive experience in teaching, coaching, and scientific research. She has served for more than a decade as a senior trainer for psychologists and a business consultant, teaching others what will (and won’t) catalyze lasting change. Dr. Brody is the founder of Coaching for Couples, an innovative practice for couples seeking time-efficient change.

Michelle P. Maidenberg, PhD, MPH, LCSW-R, is the president and clinical director of Westchester Group Works and cofounder and clinical director of Thru My Eyes Foundation. She also maintains a private psychotherapy practice. Her cognitive-behavioral therapy program is used with children and teens at Camp Shane and with young adults and adults at Shane Diet and Fitness Resorts. She teaches at New York University and has been quoted in The New York Times, Fitness, Parenting, and more.

Mick O’Hare, New Scientist production editor and “Last Word” column editor, has edited the #1 international bestseller Does Anything Eat Wasps? and its many successor books in the Last Word series.

Mike Askew, PhD, is a Professor of Primary Education at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He was previously a Professor of Mathematics Education at King’s College, University of London, as well as a Visiting Distinguished Scholar at City College, City University New York. A former elementary school teacher, he now researches, speaks, and writes about teaching and learning primary mathematics. He is also a skilled magician.

Mike Parker Pearson is a professor at the University College London Institute of Archaeology and an internationally renowned expert in the archeology of death. The author of 16 books and over 100 academic papers, he led the Stonehenge Riverside Project from 2003 to 2009. He has appeared in the National Geographic Channel documentary Stonehenge Decoded and in the NOVA episode “Secrets of Stonehenge.”

Mike Vago is the creator of the bestselling The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf, The Pocket Book of Pocket Billiards, and the interactive board books Train and Rocket. He&rsquos a graphic designer and a regular contributor to The A.V. Club. He tells people he lives in New York, but he actually lives in New Jersey.

Mira Flatt is a recipe developer who has worked intensively with Petra Bracht for the past eight years. She is a longtime vegan and has practiced intermittent fasting herself for the past six years. She lives in Bad Homburg, Germany.

Molly Frisinger is the writer behind Lone Star Plate, the blog of vegan Texas, where she covers vegan food, lifestyles, communities, and activism from El Paso to Houston. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two cats, and she has strong opinions about chili (no beans!).

Molly McDonald Peterson has been a professional photographer for more than ten years, from the mountains of Aspen to the Virginia Piedmont. As the former director of photography for two regional food publications that celebrate local and sustainable food and farmers, she was a two-time finalist for the American Society of Magazine Editors’ annual “Best Cover” award. Molly is known for her food and farm shoots, and has contributed to multiple cookbooks, which she finds amusing since she used to think pancakes came from a box. She lives with her husband Mike, a chef-turned-farmer, in Sperryville, Virginia, where they raise pasture-based livestock on nearly 600 acres of leased land at Heritage Hollow Farms.

Monika Parciak completed training as a design assistant in Mönchengladbach, Germany in 1999. She has worked for more than 20 years as a graphic designer and illustrator—first at advertising agencies and now as a freelancer, and completed an advanced degree from FH Düsseldorf in illustration, editorial, and typography in 2008.

Nadine Horn is a vegan cookbook author and knows how to make food look really pretty. She’s also an avid pottery-geek and loves to throw clay around her small workshop. She and Jörg Mayer are the creators of EatThis!, the most popular vegan blog in all of Germany.

Naoki Inaba has invented over 400 new types of puzzle, and also writes Sudoku and other popular puzzles for magazines in Japan, where he has published several books of area mazes for children and adults.

Nelli Lahteenmaki is an engineer, entrepreneur, and musician who previously worked in sales.

Established in 1956, New Scientist is the fastest-growing and bestselling science magazine in the world, reaching over three million readers in print and digital. Its series of accessible popular science books, which debuted in 1994, has sold well over two million copies worldwide.

Nick Lomb was Curator of Astronomy at the Sydney Observatory for over thirty years (1979-2010). He continues to work as a consultant astronomer for the Sydney Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory. He is the author of the Australian Sky Guide, published annually by the Powerhouse Museum, as well as several books on astronomy including Astronomy for the Southern Sky (1986) and the catalogue produced for the Powerhouse Museum’s exhibition on the 2004 transit of Venus, Transit of Venus: The Scientific Event that Led Captain Cook to Australia (2004).

Nicola Lathey is a pediatric speech and language therapist specializing in children under five. Nicola has worked all over the world, including England, Australia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. She is the founder of the Owl Centre, a private speech and language therapy clinic for children. She lives in Oxford, England, with her husband and daughter.

Nicolette Perry, PhD, specializes in pharmacognosy, the study of the medicine produced from plants. She has published and gives talks on medicinal plants for the brain and is the director of Dilston Physic Garden.

Nikola Sellmair graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and has worked in Hong Kong, Washington, D.C., Israel, and Palestine. She has been a reporter in Hamburg at Germany&rsquos Stern magazine since 2000. Her work has received many awards, including the German-Polish Journalist Award, for the first-ever article about Jennifer Teege&rsquos singular story.

Nimali Fernando, MD, MPH, is a Virginia pediatrician and founder of the nonprofit the Doctor Yum Project, the popular recipe and parenting website doctoryum.com. The first of its kind, her innovative new practice, Yum Pediatrics, features a teaching kitchen and instructional garden, along with hands-on learning curricula for families, making it a hot-spot for nutrition education and cooking instructions. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Noel Brick, PhD, is a British Psychological Society–chartered psychologist, a lecturer in sport and exercise psychology at Ulster University, and a researcher on the psychology of endurance performance. He has published research in the most prestigious sport and exercise science journals, such as Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (flagship journal of the American College of Sports Medicine) and Psychology of Sport and Exercise (flagship journal of the European Federation of Sport Psychology). He has presented his research at global academic conferences, including the annual congresses of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the British Psychological Society, the European College of Sport Science, and the European Federation of Sport Psychology. Noel has completed more than thirty marathons and ultramarathons. He is a native of Kerry and lives in County Antrim, Ireland.

Nora Rosendahl, Nelli Lahteenmaki, and Aleksi Hoffman are co-founders of the wellbeing YOU-app. Nora Rosendahl, an engineer who previously worked for some of the world’s largest companies, is the editorial engine behind the micro-actions on the app and in this book.

Olaf Fritsche is a science journalist and biophysicist with a PhD in biology. He was previously an editor at the German-language edition of Scientific American, is the author and coauthor of many books, and has been published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines. He lives in Germany.

Pamela N. Munster, MD, is a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where she is leader of the Developmental Therapeutics Program/Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, director of Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit, and coleader of the Center for BRCA Research. In addition to her laboratory research, she focuses on developing novel strategies to treat patients with incurable cancers as an oncologist. She serves on multiple local, national, and international committees focused on developing new treatments for cancer, authored textbooks, and is a frequent lecturer. A native of Switzerland, she leads breast awareness campaigns in the US, UAE, and India.

Patricia Roberts-Miller, PhD, is professor emeritus of rhetoric and writing, and the former director of the University Writing Center at University of Texas at Austin. She has been teaching the subject of demagoguery since 2002, and is the author of Demagoguery and Democracy, Speaking of Race, Voices in the Wilderness, Deliberate Conflict, Fanatical Schemes, and Rhetoric and Demagoguery. She lives in Texas.

Patti Breitman is the director of the Marin Vegetarian Education Group and a cofounder of Dharma Voices for Animals. She is the coauthor, with Connie Hatch, of How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty and, with Carol J. Adams, of How to Eat Like a Vegetarian Even If You Never Want to Be One. Patti is on the advisory council of the Animals and Society Institute and grows vegetables in her community garden. She teaches seasonal vegan cooking classes in Marin County, California, where she lives.

Paul Brown has a BA in theater arts from Harpur College, Binghamton University. Over the years he has worked in theater (treasured every moment), a bit in television (not so much), and a stint in “celebrity journalism” (seemed like a good idea at the time). For the past fifteen years Paul has taught Special Education in Los Angeles. He met Tess Ayers several months before her wedding over two decades ago (then called a “commitment ceremony”). When the honeymoon was over, they collaborated on the first version of The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings. Currently, Paul is working on a vocabulary and reading comprehension program for students with learning differences. He has never been married himself but he sure knows how to plan a wedding.

Paul Hamburger, originally from New York City, is a recent transplant to sunny Los Angeles, where he works as a creative director. Growing up in the streets of Brooklyn, Paul was an accomplished player of stoopball. As a Mets fan, he is bitter and resentful toward the relative success of other local baseball organizations. He lives in the past, nostalgic for the glory days of the mid‑eighties.

Professor Paul McGreevy is one of only three veterinarians recognized worldwide by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as specialist in veterinary behavioral medicine. He is an animal behavior and welfare expert at Sydney University’s Faculty of Veterinary Science.

Pete Magill has coached his running clubs to 19 masters national championships. He&rsquos a five-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year and the fastest-ever American distance runner over age 50 in the 5K and 10K. He is also the lead author of Build Your Running Body. He lives in South Pasadena, California.

Peter Bronski is the coauthor of Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking and Artisanal Gluten-Free Cupcakes and founder of the blog No Gluten, No Problem. Despite his celiac disease, he enjoys adventure sports, is a former Xterra off-road triathlon U.S. national championship competitor, and is currently an ultramarathoner.

Peter Buckman has written books, plays, and scripts for film, television, and radio. He has been involved in the publishing industry for many years on both sides of the Atlantic, and he set up his own literary agency when he was in his sixties. Still With It! is his eighth book.

Peter Doherty is Laureate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. His pioneering research into human immune systems earned him the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1996, which he shared with Rolf M. Zinkernagel. The following year he was named Australian of the Year and awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia (AO). He divides his time between Melbourne and Memphis.

Dr. Peter Gibson is Professor of Gastroenterology at Monash University and the Alfred Hospital. He is a world-renowned expert gastroenterologist in areas including the low-FODMAP diet, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Peter Hellman, a New York–based journalist and author for more than 40 years, has been a contributor to Wine Spectator for more than a decade. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, and many others. His books include When Courage Was Stronger than Fear, Chief!, and Fifty Years After Kitty Genovese. He and his wife, Susan, live in New York City.

Peter Lehner, executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, also teaches environmental law at Columbia University Law School. Chief of the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s office for eight years, he created and led New York City’s environmental prosecution unit.

Peter Popham has been an foreign correspondent and commentator for The Independent for over twenty years, reporting from Albania, Mongolia, South Asia, and now Italy. He is also the author of Tokyo: The City at the End of the World. Married with two children, Popham currently lives and works in both Milan and England.

Petra Bracht is a general practitioner and specialist in natural healing&mdashin particular, nutritional medicine&mdashand the author of many bestselling books. She heads the first private vegan health center in Bad Homburg, Germany. Over the past thirty years, she has observed how even people with very severe diseases have been able to heal themselves through intermittent fasting and a plant-based diet. Her goal is that everyone become aware of how much they can do proactively to prevent disease and live a healthy life. She lives in Bad Homburg, Germany.

Philip Hook joined Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department in 1994. He is currently a board member and senior director of Impressionist & Modern art in London, and has over forty years’ expertise as an art dealer and auctioneer. He joined Christie’s in 1973 with a degree in the history of art from Cambridge University, and headed Christie’s Nineteenth Century Paintings Department from 1980 to 1987. He is the author of Popular Nineteenth Century Paintings (1986) five successful novels set in the art world The Ultimate Trophy (2009), a history of the Impressionist market and one of the Financial Times&rsquo Books of the Year and Breakfast at Sotheby’s: An A‒Z of the Art World (2013), which was a book of the year in the Sunday Times, Spectator, Financial Times, Guardian, and Mail on Sunday.

Philippa Sandall is cocreator of the Seafurrers blog as well as coauthor of several books in the bestselling New Glucose Revolution series. She runs her own editorial consulting agency in New South Wales.

Rachel Boyett posts her family veggie and vegan recipes on her popular Instagram @littleveggieeats and blog littleveggieeats.com. She is a mother of three and a lifetime vegetarian. When she started weaning she quickly realized that rather than being an extra level of work, weaning was actually really fun and a great opportunity to get creative. Her own style of cooking and recipes has evolved as her family has grown and now she&rsquos a firm believer in one meal for all the family.

Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RDN is a writer and nutrition counselor working with teens and adults in New York and nearby. She is the author of The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian and serves as a consultant for education programs like the Harlem Children’s Zone, where she develops and teaches classes on nutrition and wellness. She has contributed to Women’s Health, Shape, Vegetarian Times, Good Housekeeping, and more.

Rachel Sumner describes herself as a play-at-home mother of two. She previously worked as a children’s book rep, working with school libraries across Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. A former children’s book reviewer for the Marlborough Express, she currently reviews books for Australian Women’s Weekly. She lives in Auckland with her two wonderful girls and a ginger cat called Ginger.

Rachel Wilkerson Miller is a queer Black writer, the author of The Art of Showing Up and Dot Journaling&mdashA Practical Guide, and the deputy editor of VICE Life. Previously, she was a senior lifestyle editor at BuzzFeed for four years. Along with VICE and BuzzFeed, her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, and SELF, and she&rsquos been a guest on NPR, the Today show, and Good Morning America. She lives in Brooklyn.

Rachel Moritz is the author of the poetry collections Sweet Velocity and Borrowed Wave, which was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and the 2015 Minnesota Book Award in poetry. Her work has appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Colorado Review, Iowa Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Water-Stone Review, and other journals. Among her awards are grants from the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Rachel lives with her partner and son in Minneapolis where she works as a teaching artist and content developer for museum projects. More at rachelmoritz.com.

Rebecca Leffler is a writer and journalist who, after a career as the France correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter, has traded the red carpets of Paris for the green streets of New York, where she hosts events and offers branded entertainment services for wellness brands. Rebecca can be reached at her website, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Rebecca Lindberg, MPH, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and a consultant at Rebecca Lindberg, LLC, and Rumblings Media Consulting, LLC. For 30 years, she&rsquos been helping individuals live well through designing initiatives to change and sustain health. Rebecca is also the co-founder of Rumblings Media, an online community where women over 50 learn, connect, and inspire each other. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Reuben Proctor, a vegan for almost 15 years, has done translation, consulting, and administrative work for vegan companies and animal rights organizations since 2004. He was born in New Zealand and now lives and works in Germany.

Rich Landau is a co-owner of Vedge, a modern vegetable restaurant that opened in 2011 to rave reviews from diners and critics alike. Landau has been at the forefront of vegetarian dining since 1994, when he opened his first restaurant. In 2009, he served the first-ever vegan dinner at the James Beard House. He lives in his native Philadelphia.

Richard Wolf is an Emmy Award&ndashwinning composer, multi-platinum-selling music producer, and professor at the University of Southern California&rsquos Thornton School of Music, where he teaches classes on music and mindfulness. As a producer/remixer/songwriter/composer, Wolf worked on projects with Prince, Bell Biv DeVoe, Freddie Mercury, Seal, MC Lyte, and Coolio, and has been contributing to the soundtracks for hundreds of films and television programs including twelve seasons of the worldwide hit NCIS. He started practicing Zen meditation when he was a teenager.

Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard is a scientist, mother of three, and cofounder of Graphicure, a start-up company developing software solutions that empower patients to better understand their disease and manage treatment. She is also cofounder and CEO of the Danish Science Club, a mentorship network for children and young adults. Prior to her illness, she was an associate professor at Aarhus University. She holds a PhD in science communication, with past positions as a postdoctoral fellow at MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit in Cambridge, UK, and at Harvard Medical School. In 2012, she was elected Member of The Young Academy under the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

Rina Mae Acosta is a writer from California currently living in the Netherlands with her Dutch husband and two young sons. She founded the successful parenting blog Finding Dutchland.

Rob Eastaway has authored and coauthored several bestselling books that connect math with everyday life, including Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and How Many Socks Make a Pair? He is the director of Maths Inspiration, an interactive lecture program that has reached over 100,000 teenagers in England the last ten years.

Dr. Robert Moses is the director of metabolic themes at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong. He is an internationally acknowledged authority on the topic of diabetes and pregnancy.

Rochelle Bilow is a food writer and a classically trained cook with a Grand Diplome in Classic Culinary Arts from the French Culinary Institute. As a staff writer at Bon Appétit, she interviews chefs and covers food trends and seasonal cooking. Her writing has also appeared in Edible Finger Lakes, USA Today, the Syracuse Post-Standard, Food Traveler, and others. She lives in Brooklyn.

Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society. His books include Empathy, The Wonderbox, and Carpe Diem Regained, and have been published in more than twenty languages. He studied at the Universities of Oxford, London, and Essex, where he received his PhD. He is a founding faculty member of The School of Life and is based in the UK.

Former model Rosemary Ferguson is a qualified naturopath who runs her own clinic on London&rsquos Harley Street. She also writes for publications such as Vogue (UK) and Beauty Papers. Ferguson is a health-food champion who believes that what we put into our bodies should be both delicious and packed with goodness. She lives in the UK with her husband and three daughters.

Ruby Ashby Orr made espresso for seven years and was known to drink up to six short blacks in a shift. Since then she’s moderated her caffeine intake (a little) and now edits books in between coffee breaks.

Ruth Field is a trial attorney and passionate runner who, while pregnant and under doctor’s orders not to run, decided to write Get Off Your Ass and Run! as an outlet for her frustration. The Grit Doctor is what you’ve been missing in your life. You just didn’t know it until now.

Ruth Mitchener is a multi-award winning designer for Crown Equipment. She also works independently, specializing in book design, graphic design, illustration, photography, and product design. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

Ruthie Fraser is a Structural Integration practitioner, yoga teacher, and movement guide. A graduate of the Guild for Structural Integration, Ruthie has been in private practice in New York City since 2007 and currently runs the Stack Your Bones Studio in Brooklyn. Ruthie has worked with hundreds of clients, blending Structural Integration with her developing movement methodology. She has trained extensively in yoga with many master teachers and has taught thousands of classes in the United States and abroad. She holds a degree in art and architecture history from Brown University. Ruthie is also a lifelong dancer, a long-time Iyengar Yoga student, and a budding Voice Dialogue facilitator. She lives in New York, splitting her time between Brooklyn and Hudson.

Ryoichi Murakami is the founder and CEO of El Camino, a premier cram school in Tokyo. Many of his students go on to elite schools such as the University of Tokyo, and compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad. In addition to teaching at El Camino, Murakami is active in publishing, works as a puzzle maker, and writes questions for the Olympiad.

Sage Rountree, PhD, E-RYT 500, is the co-owner of the three-studio Carolina Yoga Company and the author of eight other books, most recently coauthoring Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses. Her teacher trainings draw students from around the world. She lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.

Sam Leith is literary editor at the Spectator and columnist for the Financial Times, Evening Standard, and Prospect. He has published writing in the Guardian, Times, and Literary Supplement, among others, and is the author of many books, including his most recent, the critically acclaimed book Words Like Loaded Pistols: Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama.

Captain Samantha Cristoforetti is an Italian European Space Agency astronaut, engineer, and former Italian Air Force pilot. She spent 200 days on the International Space Station as part of Expedition 42/43, and she’s in training for her next mission to the ISS in Spring 2022. Cristoforetti is a UNICEF ambassador, and her royalties are donated to UNICEF.

Sami Bayly holds a degree in natural history illustration from the University of Newcastle. She’s drawn to the weird and wonderful—finding the beauty and importance in all living things, regardless of their appearance—and is eager to share her appreciation with others. She lives in Newcastle, Australia. Visit her at SamiBayly.com.

Sandi Toksvig, OBE, is an award-winning writer, presenter, actress, and politician. She is often seen and heard on the BBC and has hosted several of its shows, including The Great British Bake Off (available in the US on PBS and Netflix), which she has co-presented since 2017. The author of more than twenty books and a regular columnist for the UK edition of Good Housekeeping, Toksvig is a &ldquonational treasure&rdquo (The Guardian). She was named Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth in 2012, and in March 2014 was awarded the prestigious title of OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). A true authority on successfully co-existing with others, Toksvig is now helping launch the Women&rsquos Equality Party in the UK to campaign for women&rsquos rights.

Sarah Harvey was living in Tokyo working as a freelance book scout and publishing consultant when she fell in love with Japanese culture and was introduced to Kaizen. After a life-changing time away, Sarah now lives in London, where she works for a literary agency and spends a not-insignificant portion of her time searching for a Japanese-standard bowl of tonkotsu ramen.

Sarah Samaan, MD, FACC, is a board-certified cardiologist at Legacy Heart Center in Plano, TX, and co-director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Institute at Baylor Heart Hospital. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and Texas Monthly magazine has consistently cited Dr. Samaan as a &ldquoTexas Super Doctor.&rdquo She has been quoted in Prevention, Shape, and Good Housekeeping. She lives outside Dallas, TX.

Sarah Kucera, DC, CAP, has been championing healthy practices professionally for over a decade, and personally for her whole life. A licensed chiropractor, certified Ayurvedic practitioner, registered yoga teacher and yoga therapist, and entrepreneur, she is the founder of Sage, a healing arts center and herbal apothecary in Kansas City, Missouri, where she combines these methods to help others find well-being. Sarah is the author of The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook and The Seven Ways of Ayurveda.

Sasha Gill is a vegan food blogger and medical student at Oxford University. Of Indian and Eurasian heritage, she grew up in Singapore and champions a vegan lifestyle for everyone.

Scott Douglas is a contributing writer for Runner’s World, and has held senior editorial positions at Runner’s World and Running Times. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Running Is My Therapy, The Genius of Athletes, Advanced Marathoning, and the New York Times bestsellers Meb for Mortals and 26 Marathons. He has written about fitness and health for Slate, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Outside, among other outlets. Scott has run more than 100,000 miles since taking up the sport in 1979. He lives in South Portland, Maine.

Scott Mansfield, a native Hoosier, moved to California in the 1970s for college, and stayed on for the people, climate, and lifestyle. He has been making wine, beer, cider, mead, and all manner of fermented beverages at home for the last fifteen years, incorporating local ingredients whenever possible. Always drawn to the outdoors, he also enjoys gardening and cooking.

Seth B. Darling is the director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory and a senior scientist at the University of Chicago.

Sharon Palmer, RDN, is a registered dietitian, editor of the award-winning health newsletter Environmental Nutrition, and a nationally recognized nutrition expert who has personally impacted thousands of people’s lives through her writing and clinical work. She lives outside of Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW, is a women’s mindful empowerment coach and psychotherapist in private practice with over twenty years’ experience, specializing in stress-related disorders and women’s issues. Trained as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher in 2006, Shonda presents workshops and keynotes in numerous settings. Her award-winning first book, Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms, is a Parents magazine “Mom Must-Read.” She believes that when women feel strong, balanced, and empowered, they are capable of extraordinary accomplishments on the home front and out in the world at large. Shonda lives in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley with her husband and two kids, loves to play outside, and is perennially fascinated by what makes people tick.

Silvana Condemi, a paleoanthropologist, is the research director of CNRS, the largest French public scientific research organization, at Aix-Marseille University. She previously coauthored the award-winning book, Neanderthal, My Brother.

Simone Egger writes for The Age Good Food Guide and Epicure. She used to wait tables and, for seven years, worked with a charming 1960s, stainless steel Faema E61, brewing Italian coffee to deliver little doses of happiness.

Sir Quentin Blake, CBE, is one of the most beloved illustrators in the world today. His distinctive drawings have graced more than two hundred books, including all of the children’s classics written by Roald Dahl. He formerly headed the illustration department of the Royal College of Art. He is the recipient of many awards in 1999, he was appointed Children’s Laureate of Great Britain. He is better at drawing than he is at shaving. He lives in South Kensington, UK.

Sophie la girafe was born in France on May 25, 1961. An undisputed star from the start, Sophie first made her way to America several decades ago, and has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. The more than 30 million people worldwide who have purchased the teething toy help to make Sophie the most recognizable and beloved giraffe on earth.

Stacie Swift is an illustrator, author, coffee drinker, and mom to three young children. Her debut book, You Are Positively Awesome, featuring positive affirmations paired with colorful illustrations, was published in 2020. Through her work, she aims to promote positivity, self-care, and mental well-being. Her Instagram account (@StacieSwift) is hugely popular and her following continues to grow daily. She lives near Cambridge, UK.

Stefan Klein, PhD, a trained physicist, is a longtime and internationally acclaimed science writer and journalist. His many books include the #1 international bestseller The Science of Happiness and have been translated into twenty-five languages.

Stefan Lohr is a book designer and illustrator based in Ravensburg, Germany. Lohr studied communications and design at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart, Germany and then became a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Since 1999, he has worked as an illustrator for many renowned children’s book publishers and advertising agencies.

Dr. Sten Odenwald is an award-winning astrophysicist and prolific science popularizer who has been involved with science education for the COBE, IMAGE, Hinode, and InSight missions, as well as NASA’s Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum. He is currently the director of citizen science for the NASA Space Science Education Consortium at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Stepfanie Romine is a writer, yoga teacher, and health coach who has lived and cooked on three continents. She lives in Flat Rock, North Carolina.

Stephanie Bogdanich blogs about vegan recipes, restaurant reviews, and Austin happenings at lazysmurf.wordpress.com. She enjoys whiling away her time in hammocks, especially in tropical locales, and although she loves breakfast tacos, she sometimes sleeps too late to get them.

DC-born, Paris-raised, and based in New York City since working on her first La Mama, ETC theater production in 2006, Storm Garner is a multi-disciplined artist&mdashwriter, filmmaker, designer, actor, musician&mdashwith a BA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from Columbia University and current student in Columbia&rsquos Oral History Master&rsquos Program. She created the video for the Queens Night Market&rsquos first Kickstarter campaign and the stories included in this book are derived from her long-form interviews with participating vendors for her thesis The Queens Night Market Vendor Stories Oral History Project, which will be publicly archived at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.

Sue Sanders is a writer whose essays have appeared in The New York Times, the Oregonian, Parents, Family Circle, and on Salon and Babble, among others. Her stories have been included in the anthologies Ask Me About My Divorce and Women Reinvented. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.

Sue Shepherd, PhD, is coauthor of The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet and author of The Low-FODMAP Diet Cookbook and The 2-Step Low-FODMAP Eating Plan. She is the director of Shepherd Works, Australia’s premier private dietetic practice specializing in dietary conditions. A dietitian and senior lecturer at La Trobe University (Melbourne), Dr. Shepherd is an invited speaker at national and international medical conferences and has authored over 20 medical journal papers. She is also the consultant dietitian for the Medical Advisory Committee to Coeliac Australia and is a Fellow of the Rome Foundation. She herself has celiac disease.

Susanne Foitzik is an evolutionary biologist, behavioral scientist, and international authority on ants. After completing her PhD in ant evolution and behavior and conducting postdoctoral work in the US, she became a professor at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. She now holds a chair at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, where she studies the behaviors and social evolution of ants, with a particular focus on slavemaking ants. Her findings have been published in more than 110 scientific papers.

Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, has written eight books, including the New York Times bestseller Happier and his latest, Happier, No Matter What. He is the cofounder of the Happiness Studies Academy and Potentialife. Ben-Shahar taught the largest course at Harvard, &ldquoPositive Psychology,&rdquo and the third largest, &ldquoThe Psychology of Leadership,&rdquo attracting 1,400 students per semester&mdashapproximately 20 percent of all Harvard undergraduates. He obtained his BA and PhD from Harvard, and for the last twenty years has been teaching leadership, happiness, and mindfulness to audiences all over the world.

Longtime vegan chef and entrepreneur Taymer Mason is the author of two cookbooks, a natural-hair enthusiast, and founder of her own line of natural health and beauty products. A bilingual globetrotter, Mason lives in Europe.

Tess Ayers has worked in advertising and graphic design, written for game shows, and was a producer on a number of television talk shows. When she and her partner Jane Anderson decided to have a wedding ceremony in 1992, they were unable to find a proper guide for gays and lesbians, and The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings was conceived and born two years later. In the years since then Tess has been busy raising their son, now 17, and works on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations. Tess, Jane, and Raphael happily divide their time between Los Angeles and Marin County.

Thacher Hurd has received the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and the New York Times Best Illustrated Award. He cofounded Peaceable Kingdom Press in 1983.

Thomas Ramge is the author of more than a dozen nonfiction books, including Who’s Afraid of AI, Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data, coauthored with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, and The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It, written with Jan Schwochow. Ramge has been honored with multiple journalism and literary awards, including the Axiom Business Book Award’s Gold Medal, the getAbstract International Book Award, strategy+business magazine’s Best Business Book of the Year (in Technology and Innovation), the Herbert Quandt Media Prize, and the German Business Book Prize. He lives in Berlin with his wife and son.

Tim Horel and Lisa-Stander Horel are the writing and photography team behind the baking blog Gluten Free CanteenThe authors have been experimenting with gluten-free baking recipe development for over a decade. Their work has been published in Living Without magazine and a variety of online publications including Salon, Huffington Post, Joy of Kosher, GourmetLive.com, BlogHer Food, and more.

Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than 30 years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News, and before that he was working for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He has reported from 40 countries and covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography, The Age of Walls, and A Flag Worth Dying For. He is founder and editor of the current affairs site TheWhatandtheWhy.com.

Tom Schwartz runs the popular website The Run Zone, and is an exercise physiologist and coach.

Tonia Vojtkofsky, Psy.D., is the founder of Cognitive Care Solutions in Santa Ana and a clinical researcher at the University of California Irvine Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and a founding member of Women Against Alzheimer’s. She lives in Southern California.

Tracey Blake is an experienced journalist and editor at the Daily Mail, where she writes the parenting blog Small Talk. She lives in Buckinghamshire, England, with her partner and their two children.

Tracey Murkett is a writer, journalist, and breastfeeding peer supporter. After following baby-led weaning with her own daughter, she wanted to let other parents know how enjoyable and stress-free mealtimes with babies and young children can be. She lives in London with her partner and their daughter.

New York Times–bestselling author Tristan Gooley has led expeditions on five continents, climbed mountains in three, and is the only living person to have both flown and sailed solo across the Atlantic. His more than two decades of pioneering outdoor experience include research among tribal peoples in some of the remotest regions on Earth.

Trystan Reese is an established thought leader, educator, speaker, and the founder of Collaborate Consulting, which provides customized training in diversity, equity, and inclusion for individuals, organizations, and communities interested in social justice. A professionally trained anti-racism facilitator, he has been organizing within the trans community for nearly two decades. He is a 2021 Lambda Literary Fellow and has been featured in The Moth, People, and BuzzFeed. He is married to his partner Biff and they live in Portland, Oregon with their three kids: Lucas, Hailey, and Leo. They are very happy.

Velda de la Garza, MS, RDN, is a Mayo Clinic&ndashtrained, registered dietitian who&rsquos passionate about promoting better health and the traditional Mexican foods of her heritage. She received her bachelor&rsquos degree in nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin and earned a master&rsquos of science degree in nutrition from Texas Woman&rsquos University. She lives in McAllen, Texas.

Victor Cizek distinctly remembers the first time he discovered the power of maps: at age seven, when he bought a picture atlas on a trip to Washington, DC, and learned what each part of the country is known for. He grew up one of six kids in northeast Ohio, represented by a steel mill on that old atlas, and still calls Cleveland home.

Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, is coauthor of Vegan for Life and Vegan for Her and of the first textbook on vegetarian nutrition for medical professionals. She writes and speaks on vegan nutrition for both consumers and health professionals. Ginny serves on the advisory board of the Vegetarian Resource Group and on the board of directors of VegFund. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington, with her husband and an ever-changing population of rescued cats.

Volker Mehnert has worked for many years as a freelance journalist, travel writer, and author, and he has lived in Latin America, eastern Europe, and the US, where he has often followed in the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt. His books about Mexico, California, Portugal, and the South Seas range from topics of tourism and culture to history.

Werner Holzwarth was born in 1947 near Stuttgart, attended school there, and then studied at the Berlin University of the Arts. Before finding international success as a children’s author with The Story of the Little Mole Who Went in Search of Whodunit, he worked as a copywriter, as the creative group head of a major advertising agency, and in South America as a freelance journalist. From 1995 to 2012, he was a professor of visual communications at Bauhaus University, Weimar. When not on tour to do readings of his books, he works in Frankfurt.

Wes Allison is the chief nutrition scientist and illustrator for The Taco Cleanse. Taco cleansing took his perspective on life from “meh” to “yeah!” He lives in Austin, Texas (where else?).

William Martin, husband and father of two grown children, has been a student of the Tao for thirty-five years, and is the author of numerous other Tao-inspired books, including The Parent&rsquos Tao Te Ching. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Western Theological Seminary, he has worked as a research scientist for the Department of the Navy, a clergyman, and a college instructor in counseling, communications, and the humanities&mdashand for many years, conducted workshops and seminars on the application of Taoist and Zen thought to the issues of everyday life. He can be reached at freedomsimplicityandjoy.com.

Yael Bloch initially discovered yoga seeking relief from back pain. A former engineer, she began training as a yoga teacher in New York in 2001 and completed her training at the École Française de Yoga in Paris. She has three children and lives in Bucharest, where she teaches yoga and meditation classes. She is a regular contributor to the French yoga journal Les Carnets du Yoga.


Lying down makes muscles ache

The very fact that we are lying down in bed can encourage pain.

Joint pain can be a persistent cause of night pain, especially if it stems from a pre-existing condition, explains Steven Allder, a consultant neurologist at the Re:Cognition Health clinic in London, and who himself sometimes gets woken by pain from a cartilage tear in his left knee.

‘If you have joint pain at night it can be because the joint is stiff from not moving. I tore my cartilage as I was doing too much running and the pain has been waking me up at about 4am and I need to take painkillers,’ he says.

‘Not being able to straighten my knee out at night because I’m asleep is triggering the pain.’

Sciatica (where the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back to your feet, is irritated or compressed) may occur at night as when you lie down, this can put pressure on the already irritated nerve causing shooting pain in the lower back or buttocks and legs the next morning

Tony Kochhar, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at London Bridge Hospital and a professor of sports science at the University of Greenwich, says hip, shoulder and knee pain often cause low-grade throbbing, which is eased by moving around.

‘During the day you move the affected joint so it stays flexible,’ he says. ‘But at night the irritated tissue tightens. That increases the pressure in and around the joint, which creates pain.

‘Sleeping positions can make things worse — you may press on an irritated joint or twist in your sleep and that will cause pain which could wake you up. It’s why shoulder patients sleep hugging a pillow to take pressure off the shoulder.’

Sciatica (where the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back to your feet, is irritated or compressed) may occur at night as when you lie down, this can put pressure on the already irritated nerve causing shooting pain in the lower back or buttocks and legs the next morning. Using ice and anti-inflammatory drugs before bed can help.


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In the study scientists pored over papers published between 1980 and June last year to identify all those involving children suffering from a concussion.

They found 36.7 per cent experienced significantly higher levels of mental problems such as withdrawing, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.

And 20 per cent became more aggressive, demanded more attention and were hyperactive compared with children who sustained other injuries.

The scientists also found pre-existing mental health problems made it more likely a child would suffer further issues after a concussion.

One in three people are walking around in a 'concussion-like daze' due to stress and lack of sleep, study suggests

From dizziness to memory loss, concussions are associated with a range of unpleasant symptoms.

Now, a new study has warned that around a third of people may be walking around with these symptoms, without suffering any head injury.

Instead, researchers say that stress and lack of sleep are causing these concussion-like symptoms.

The team hopes the findings will help doctors figure out which symptoms are due to head injuries and which have other causes.

A survey of more than 31,000 people showed that insufficient sleep, mental health problems, and stress were the causes of a whole host of symptoms doctors are used to seeing in head injury patients.

Symptoms included in what doctors call post-concussion syndrome (PCS) range from persistent headaches, dizziness and anxiety, to insomnia and loss of concentration and memory.

While 27 per cent of people reported several symptoms, between one half and three quarters said they experienced one - mainly fatigue or low energy and drowsiness.

But researchers believe the number in the general population could be much higher.

The American study, funded by the NCAA - the National Collegiate Athletic Association - and the US military, was designed to improve care for athletes and soldiers who suffered concussions.

Of those suffering from mental health problems because of an injury, 29 per cent had been diagnosed with the problem before their concussion.

The children's mental health tended to improve over time, with most recovering within six months after the injury, but a minority of children experienced symptoms that persisted for years afterwards.

MCRI researcher Alice Gornall, who led the study, said: 'Despite the high incidence of concussion among children and adolescents, identifying those at risk of ongoing difficulties after concussion remains a prominent challenge for clinicians.

'On top of this, children take twice as long to recover from concussion than adults, with one in four children experiencing symptoms beyond one month after injury.'

Experts have previously raised concerns over how sports activities, such as heading a ball, could stunt children's mental development.

Scientific trials over the past decade have established a clear link between repeated concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — a degenerative brain disease which can lead to dementia.

Mounting evidence over the potential dangers of head contact has led to increased awareness in physical sports such as football, American football, boxing and rugby.

Repeated blows to the head suffered on the field, from colliding with other players in the case of rugby, are thought to be the cause of the irreversible damage.

Children under the age of 12 are already banned from heading footballs in training in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and under-18s can only head the ball a restricted number of times in training.

Researchers last year called for sponge balls to be used during children's training sessions and for referees at grassroots levels to measure the ball pressure before match kick offs.

Parents and children have raised concerns over the impact of injuries to the head on youngsters' daily lives.

Emma Henry, 17, was given as an example in the study after she was left suffering from mental health issues following two concussions a year apart.

She first knocked her head on a goal post while playing netball in 2019, and was hit in the back of the head by a ball the following year.

Miss Henry said she developed anxiety, headaches, a sense of hopelessness and had trouble concentrating after the second concussion.

'After my last concussion I found it very hard to be motivated for school and everyday life,' she said.

'Doing the simplest of tasks such as a walk was difficult for me, not being able to complete these tasks got me quite disheartened which impacted on my mental health.'

Her father, Bruce, said: 'When a child has a concussion they might look fine but you can't see the underlying impact.

'It's so important for mental health to form part of concussion management, which has been essential to Emma's recovery process.'

BRAIN INJURIES IN SPORTS: FAST FACTS ABOUT CTE RISKS, TESTS, SYMPTOMS AND RESEARCH

As athletes of all sports speak out about their brain injury fears, we run through the need-to-know facts about risks, symptoms, tests and research.

1. Concussion is a red herring: Big hits are not the problem, ALL head hits cause damage

All sports insist they are doing more to prevent concussions in athletes to protect their brain health.

However, Boston University (the leading center on this topic) published a groundbreaking study in January to demolish the obsession with concussions.

Concussions, they found, are the red herring: it is not a 'big hit' that triggers the beginning of a neurodegenerative brain disease. Nor does a 'big hit' makes it more likely.

In fact, it is the experience of repeated subconcussive hits over time that increases the likelihood of brain disease.

In a nutshell: any tackle or header in a game - or even in practice - increases the risk of a player developing a brain disease.

2. What is the feared disease CTE?

Head hits can cause various brain injuries, including ALS (the disease Stephen Hawking had), Parkinson's, and dementia.

But CTE is one that seems to be particularly associated with blows to the head (while the others occur commonly in non-athletes).

CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) is a degenerative brain disease that is caused by repeated hits to the head.

It is very similar to Alzheimer's in the way that it starts with inflammation and a build-up of tau proteins in the brain.

These clumps of tau protein built up in the frontal lobe, which controls emotional expression and judgment (similar to dementia).

This interrupts normal functioning and blood flow in the brain, disrupting and killing nerve cells.

Gradually, these proteins multiply and spread, slowly killing other cells in the brain. Over time, this process starts to trigger symptoms in the sufferer, including confusion, depression and dementia.

By the later stages (there are four stages of pathology), the tau deposits expand from the frontal lobe (at the top) to the temporal lobe (on the sides). This affects the amygdala and the hippocampus, which controls emotion and memory.

Sufferers and their families have described them turning into 'ghosts'.

CTE affects emotion, memory, spatial awareness, and anger control.

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Uncontrollable rage
  • Irritability
  • Forgetting names, people, things (like dementia)
  • Refusal to eat or talk

4. Can sufferers be diagnosed during life?

No. While a person may suffer from clear CTE symptoms, the only way to diagnose their CTE is in a post-mortem examination.

More than 3,000 former athletes and military veterans have pledged to donate their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for CTE research.

Meanwhile, there are various studies on current and former players to identify biomarkers that could detect CTE.


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Halibut

Halibut is ubiquitous on restaurant menus. It’s the oiliest of the white fish, meaning its flesh is infused with super healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and it’s protein packed, too. Most Pacific halibut reside in Alaskan waters, but can also be from around Southern California and off the coasts of Japan and Russia. Atlantic halibut, which can be found in the waters near Canada and Greenland, is severely endangered and rarely commercially fished, though it sometimes accidentally picked up as bycatch. Any halibut that you see in the grocery store is of the Pacific variety.

Halibut frequently appears in the mythology of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest as a sign of prosperity. Today, halibut is still enjoyed throughout the continent: It’s the perfect canvas for fresh, crisp, herbaceous flavors like lemon, tarragon, coriander, fennel, and rosemary, and the filets are typically pan seared or grilled.

Halibut is also centerpiece of Norwegian culture. This famous seafaring society renowned for its fishermen is sometimes called the “kingdom of the halibut.” The premier place to fish for halibut in Norway is Havøysund, where halibut sometimes grow to as many as 170 pounds. Championship halibut fishing contests are sometimes held in Havøysund, but Nordic halibut are a vulnerable species and Norway is a leader in creating viable varieties of farmed halibut.

There are more measures underway to protect halibut. Just this year, the United States and Canada agreed on catch limits for wild halibut to help maintain the survival of the species. However, fish are so central to the diet, culture, and economy of North America’s indigneous peoples that in Canada, their right to fish according to their own laws is constitutionally protected.

Cod, while rich in protein, is slightly drier than halibut, though it does contain the antioxidant selenium. Health benefits aside, cod is one of the most sustainable seafood options. Cod stocks are in no danger of being overfished because they are managed by a system that limits catch size. Pacific cod mostly come from the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, while Atlantic cod can be found all the way from Greenland, to North Carolina, to the Gulf of Maine.

Cod truly provides worldwide sustenance. It’s a central element of the cuisine in the oceanside Netherlands, both in a popular street snack called kibbeling (chunks of battered and fried cod) and lekkerbekje, deep fried filets of cod — essentially the Dutch version of fish and chips.

The seafaring Scandavian people of Sweden, Norway, and Finland favor lutefisk: cod dried on open air racks, soaked in lye and cold water for about two weeks until it achieves a gelatinous texture, and then served steamed. It’s especially popular during the Christmas season.

The United Kingdom is the third largest importer of cod in the world in order to supply its fish and chips obsession. In fact, white fish is the most widely consumed fish in the country (a similar white fish called haddock is sometimes substituted for cod).

The appeal of cod might be in its versatility. It can be served in chunks in a creamy chowder, roasted alongside vegetables, seared, poached, or fried into fish sticks.


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