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The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It

Kelly McGonigal · Avery; Second edition
Format: Hardcover

The author of The Willpower Instinct delivers a controversial and groundbreaking new book that overturns long-held beliefs about stress. More than forty-four percent of Americans admit to losing sleep over stress. And while most of us do everything we can to reduce it, Stanford psychologist...
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It's Hard Not to Hate You: A Memoir

Valerie Frankel · St. Martin's Press
Format: Print book

3.5 out of 4 Stars! "On a touching and hilarious journey, Frankel learns that overt positivity isn't the answer. Instead, owning her toxic emotions actually makes her life better. In a breezy 242 pages, she turns The Secret on its head."--Rennie Dyball, PEOPLE magazine"A...
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The Paranoia Switch: How Terror Rewires Our Brains and Reshapes Our Behavior--and How We Can Reclaim Our Courage

Martha Stout · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 226
Format: Hardcover

On September 11, 2001, the "Fear Switch" in our brains got flicked. How do we turn it off and reclaim our lives?
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Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking

Richard E Nisbett · Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"The most influential thinker, in my life, has been the psychologist Richard Nisbett. He basically gave me my view of the world." -Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times Book ReviewScientific and philosophical concepts can change the way we solve problems by helping us to think more...
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This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression

Daphne Merkin · Farrar
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A New York Times Book Review Favorite Read of 2016"Despair is always described as dull," writes Daphne Merkin, "when the truth is that despairhas a light all its own, a lunar glow, the color of mottledsilver." This Close to Happy -- Merkin's rare, vividly personalaccount...
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The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain

Tali Sharot · Pantheon
Format: Print book

From one of the most innovative neuroscientists at work today, an investigation into the bias toward optimism that exists on a neural level in our brains and plays a major part in determining how we live our lives.  Psychologists have long been aware that most people maintain an often...
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Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

Michelle Gielan · Benbella Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

We are all broadcasters. And the messages we choose to broadcast predict our success.All of us constantly broadcast information to others, even when we don't say a word. Sales professionals broadcast to potential clients in a way that wins new business. Managers broadcast to their teams...
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Letting Go

Karen Levin Coburn · Harper
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

For more than a decade Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children's college years - from the senior year in high school through college graduation....
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Perfect Chaos: A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother's Struggle to Save Her

Linea Johnson · St. Martin's Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The Johnsons were a close and loving family living in the Seattle area - two parents, two incomes, two bright and accomplished daughters. They led busy lives filled with music lessons, college preparation, career demands, and laughter around the dinner table. Then the younger daughter,...
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Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice

Martha C. Nussbaum · Belknap Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

How can we achieve and sustain a "decent" liberal society, one that aspires to justice and equal opportunity for all and inspires individuals to sacrifice for the common good? In this book, a continuation of her explorations of emotions and the nature of social justice, Martha...
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Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change

John Lewis · Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

Although it has been decades since the historic social upheavals of the 1960s, Americans continue to look to the Civil Rights Movement as the apotheosis of political expression. With an engaged electorate once again confronting questions of social inequality, there's no better time...
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The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

David A Kessler · Rodale
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Most of us know what it feels like to fall under the spell of food - when one slice of pizza turns into half a pie, or a handful of chips leads to an empty bag. But it's harder to understand why we can't seem to stop eating - even when we know better. When we want so badly to say "no,"...
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Sharp: My Story of Madness, Cutting, and How I Reclaimed My Life

David Fitzpatrick · William Morrow Paperbacks
Format: Paperback

David Fitzpatricks Sharp is an extraordinary memoir—a fascinating, disturbing look into the mind of a man who, in his early 20s, began cutting himself due to a severe mental illness. A beautifully written treatment of a powerful subject, Fitzpatrick—whose symptoms included extreme depression...
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