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'The Wedge' Explores How Being Uncomfortable Builds Human Resilience

Journalist and author Scott Carney talks about his new book, "The Wedge: Evolution, Consciousness, Stress, and the Key to Human Resilience."
"The Wedge: Evolution, Consciousness, Stress and the Key to Human Resilience," by Scott Carney. (Courtesy)

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with journalist and author Scott Carney (@sgcarney) about his new book, “The Wedge: Evolution, Consciousness, Stress, and the Key to Human Resilience.

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Book Excerpt: ‘The Wedge’

By Scott Carney 

As a society, we’re crippled with anxiety, autoimmune conditions, fatigue, loneliness, and a generalized sense of unease that no matter how much we insulate ourselves from the natural world, eventually the hard realities of nature are going to win out in the end. 

In order to reconcile the biology that we inherited from our archaic past with the world we live in today we need to find tools that reprogram our nervous systems with stimuli

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