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The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday

Rob Walker · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An imaginative, thought-provoking gift book to awaken your senses and attune them to the things that matter in your life.Welcome to the era of white noise. Our lives are in constant tether to phones, to email, and to social media. In this age of distraction, the ability to experience and be present...
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How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Donald Robertson · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"This book is a wonderful introduction to one of history's greatest figures: Marcus Aurelius. His life and this book are a clear guide for those facing adversity, seeking tranquility and pursuing excellence." -- Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way and The Daily...
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The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People

Judith Orloff · Sounds True
Pages: 254
Format: Hardcover

What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? "Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain," says Dr. Judith Orloff. "But for empaths it goes much further. We actually feel others' emotions, energy, and physical symptoms...
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The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi · Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

The author of the bestselling Flow (more than 125,000 copies sold) offers an intelligent, inspiring guide to life in the future.
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Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

Anna Merlan · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A riveting tour through the landscape and meaning of modern conspiracy theories, exploring the causes and tenacity of this American malady, from Birthers to Pizzagate and beyond.American society has always been fertile ground for conspiracy theories, but with the election of Donald Trump,...
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The Human Swarm: How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall

Mark W. Moffett · Basic Books
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The epic story of how humans evolved from intimate chimp communities into a world-dominating speciesIf a chimpanzee ventures into the territory of a different group, it will almost certainly be killed. But a New Yorker can fly to Los Angeles--or Borneo--with very little fear. Psychologists...
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Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us

Simon Critchley · Pantheon
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the curator of The New York Times's "The Stone," a provocative and timely exploration into tragedy--how it articulates conflicts and contradiction that we need to address in order to better understand the world we live in.We might think we are through with the past, but the past...
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Catherine & Diderot: The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the Enlightenment

Robert Zaretsky · Harvard University Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A dual biography crafted around the famous encounter between the French philosopher who wrote about power and the Russian empress who wielded it with great aplomb.In October 1773, after a grueling trek from Paris, the aged and ailing Denis Diderot stumbled from a carriage in wintery St. Petersburg....
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The Evolving Animal Orchestra: In Search of What Makes Us Musical

Henkjan Honing · The MIT Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A music researcher's quest to discover other musical species.Even those of us who can't play a musical instrument or lack a sense of rhythm can perceive and enjoy music. Research shows that all humans possess the trait of musicality. We are a musical species -- but are we the only...
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Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jeffrey S. Cramer · Counterpoint
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A thoughtfully researched, movingly presented dual-biography of two iconic American writers, each trying to find the ideal friend with whom they could share their journey through our imperfect world. Any biography that concentrates on either Henry David Thoreau or Ralph Waldo Emerson tends...
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