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Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family

Arabella Carter-Johnson · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Iris Grace is a beautiful little girl who, from a very young age, barely communicated, avoided social interaction with other people, and rarely smiled. From both before her diagnosis of autism and after, she seemed trapped in her own world, unable to connect with those around her.One day,...
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The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer

Hollye Jacobs · Atria Books
Format: Kindle Edition

Library Journal? 12/01/2013 Palliative care nurse and social worker Jacobs often related bad news to patients and their families, but the shock of her own breast cancer diagnosis was still difficult to assimilate. In this offshoot of a blog she wrote with her husband, her path from lump...
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How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain

Gregory Berns · New Harvest
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that's uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly "man's best friend." But do dogs love us the way we love them? Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns had spent decades using MRI imaging technology...
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Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity

Ronald Epstein · Scribner
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

The first book for the general public about mindfulness and medical practice, a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors think and what matters most - safe, effective, patient-centered, compassionate care - from the foremost expert in the field.As a third-year Harvard Medical...
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The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny

Peter McGraw · Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist “shed fascinating light on what makes us laugh and why” (New York Post).Two guys. Nineteen experiments. Five continents. 91,000 miles. The Humor Code follows the madcap adventures and oddball...
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The Wisdom of the Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life

Luc Ferry · Harper Perennial; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

More than 100,000 copies sold in FranceA fascinating new journey through Greek mythology that explains the myths' timeless lessons and meaningHeroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the origins of philosophy,...
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The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?: A Philosophical Conundrum

Thomas Cathcart · Workman Publishing Company; First Edition edition
Format: Book

A trolley is careering out of control. Up ahead are five workers; on a spur to the right stands a lone individual. You, a bystander, happen to be standing next to a switch that could divert the trolley, which would save the five, but sacrifice the one—do you pull it? Or say you’re...
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How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

Kevin Ashton · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

As a technology pioneer at MIT and as the leader of three successful start-ups, Kevin Ashton experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton leads us on a journey through humanity's greatest...
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Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

Joshua Wolf Shenk · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory synthesis of cultural history and social psychology that shows how one-to-one collaboration drives creative success   Weaving the lives of scores of creative duos—from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak—Joshua Wolf...
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Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice

Martha Craven Nussbaum · Oxford University Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Anger is not just ubiquitous, it is also popular. Many people think it is impossible to care sufficiently for justice without anger at injustice. Many believe that it is impossible for individuals to vindicate their own self-respect or to move beyond an injury without anger. To not feel...
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How Champions Think: In Sports and in Life

Bob Rotella · Simon & Schuster
Format: eBook

New York Times Bestseller Straightforward and simple...Do the math. Read Rotella. —The Wall Street Journal Americas preeminent sports psychologist delivers a groundbreaking guide to success in all aspects of life—not just sports—from business to relationships to personal challenges...
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You Are Not Special: ... And Other Encouragements

David McCullough Jr. · Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 316
Format: Print book

David mccullough, Jr.'s now iconic high school commencement address was a tonic for children, parents, and educators alike. With wit and a perspective earned from raising four children and teaching high school students for nearly thirty years, McCullough expands on his speech, shares...
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Essays: A Fully Annotated Edition

Henry D. Thoreau · Yale University Press; Annotated edition
Format: Print book

This new selection of Thoreau’s essays traces his trajectory as a writer for the outlets of his day—the periodical press, newspapers, and compendiums—and as a frequent presenter on the local lecture circuit. By arranging the writings chronologically, the volume re-creates...
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The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness

Liza Long · Hudson Street Press
Format: Hardcover

Liza Long is the mother of a child who has bipolar disorder When she heard about the Newtown shooting her first thought was What if my son does that someday She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy which the Boise State University online journal published as I Am Adam Lanzas Mother...
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