Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory and author of the #1 bestseller Girling Up, puts her Ph.D. to work to talk to teen boys about the science and pressures of growing up male in today's world. A must-have book for all teenage boys!
Why does my voice crack like that? What should I eat to build muscle? How do I talk to someone I have a crush on? What do I do if someone calls me names or bullies me?
Growing from a boy to a man is no easy task. Bodies are changing, social circles are evolving, hair is appearing in places it never was before -- and on top of it all, there's the ever-present pressure to conform to the typical idea of what it means to be "manly" and masculine. But it's easier to do if you're armed with facts.
Using personal anecdotes as an overly observant mother of two boys and plenty of scientific information from her life as a neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik, PhD, star of The Big Bang Theory, talks directly to teen boys about what it means to grow from a boy to a man biologically, psychologically, and sociologically. Using the same cool, fun, and friendly tone that she took in Girling Up, Mayim takes boys--and their parents!--through the challenges and triumphs of Boying Up today.
In six sections (How Boys Bodies Work; How Boys Grow; How Boys Learn; How Boys Cope; How Boys Love; and How Boys Make a Difference), she takes a look at what it means for boys to come of age in today's world, how can they take control of their paths, and what can they do to help shape the types of futures they want for themselves.
Books recently added to Public Domain.
Kitty Illustrations by Kenton Hoppas, composite photography by Josh Vargo and The Anton Eye.
Kitty Kasas isn't your average DIY project gone wonderfully right. The Kitty Kasa was born out of a necessity to find functional, durable, modern, stylish, and easily cleanable cat furniture for shelters. (Yes, even shelter cats need a cool place to live!) With the struggle to keep so many cat beds and scratch posts clean and free from fleas and other yuck, shelters really needed something that they could rely on for their hundreds of visitors day in and day out. We filled that need for many shelters, and continue to do so by supporting the ARNI Foundation with proceeds from our sales.
Fast forward to 20 years of tried and tested product development - Kitty Kasas aren't just for shelters anymore! Our line of products range from bedrooms, gyms, and recreation, with enhancements and more products being developed. And they're for our awesome cat-loving customers and their furbabies.
Virtually indestructible, cute, easy to assemble, and available in a variety of colors, Kitty Kasas is where it's at for your cat!
Cycletherapy: Grief and Healing
Cover Art by Kenton Hoppas
Can you pedal your way through everything life throws at you?
Taking on the bicycle as a means of making sense of life and death, contributors write about their experiences on a bicycle, enjoying the little things about everyday life, dealing with the most difficult, and overcoming loss, trauma, and fear. Contributions range from the lyrical to the profane, the deeply personal to the keenly analytical. Includes essays, art, and a short story.
This is the first issue of the annual Journal of Bicycle Feminism is a compendium of smart, well-curated writing about topics in bicycling from a feminist perspective. It's the grown-up, moved-out, bigger, bolder, and better version of what used to be Taking the Lane zine.
The next issue (out in 2017) will be all about money and class.
Herb & Phill
As long as Kenton can remember, kids and parents just don’t seem to see eye to eye, leading him to believe that they must be from different planets.
Planet AO is a place where kids can be kids, even if their parents don’t understand them. (Which they never do.)
One of my daily exercises is to draw something in under 3 minutes. I then write up something that maybe has to do with the illustration. That’s the intention. It’s exciting to sit down with nothing and just start drawing something and see where it goes. It’s even more exciting to write about the process.
Hindu Gods & Goddesses
I was asked to illustrate the Hindu Gods and Goddesses for Union Yoga in Monterey in “my” style. Here’s what I came up with!