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The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost

Donna Freitas · Oxford University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought...
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Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World

Pagan Kennedy · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 270
Format: Print book

Find out where great ideas come from. A father cleans up after his toddler and imagines a cup that won't spill. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and has an idea. A doctor figures out how to deliver patients to the operating room before they die. By studying inventions like...
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Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior

Jonah Berger · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestselling author of Contagious explores the subtle, secret influences that affect the decisions we make - from what we buy, to the careers we choose, to what we eat - in this fascinating and groundbreaking work.If you're like most people, you think that your choices...
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The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom

John Gray · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Compared with that of humans, the life of the marionette looks more like an enviable state of freedomIn his brilliantly enjoyable and freewheeling new book, John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic, and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human freedom. We flatter...
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What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

David Wood · Little
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From Pulitzer Prize-­winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars. Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book,...
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Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939

Volker Ullrich · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 1008
Format: Print book

A landmark biography that gives us an unprecedented understanding of the man who has become the personification of evil. Volker Ullrich draws on previously unseen papers and recent scholarly research to shed new light on the man behind the public persona: from Hitler's childhood and his failures...
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Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism

Ph.D. Barry M. Prizant · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking book on autism, by one of the world's leading experts, who portrays autism as a unique way of being human - this is "required reading....Breathtakingly simple and profoundly positive" (Chicago Tribune) .Autism therapy typically focuses on ridding individuals...
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Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World

Malene Rydahl · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

This international bestseller shows why the Danes are happy and how we can be, too.For decades Denmark has ranked at the top of the world's happiness surveys. How is it that these 5.6 million Danes are so content when they live in a country that is dark and cold nine months of the year...
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Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors

Travis Langley · Sterling
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Insight is coming!This thought-provoking anthology offers a close examination of the psychology behind the intricate narrative and compelling characters in author George R.R. Martin's bestselling work, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the the popular HBO TV series based upon his books, Game...
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While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness

Eli Sanders · Viking
Pages: 316
Format: Print book

"Binged Making a Murderer? Try . . . [this] riveting portrait of a tragic, preventable crime." - Entertainment WeeklyA Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping account of one young man's path to murder - and a wake-up call for mental health care in America On a summer night...
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Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter

SCOTT ADAMS · Portfolio
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the creator of Dilbert, an unflinching look at the strategies Donald Trump used to persuade voters to elect the most unconventional candidate in the history of the presidency, and how anyone can learn his methods for succeeding against long odds. Scott Adams - a trained hypnotist...
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Kahlil Gibran: Beyond Borders

Jean Gibran · Interlink Books
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

Painter and poet, immigrant, rebel, global citizen, author of the beloved classic, The Prophet. Kahlil Gibran: Beyond Borders tells the inspiring saga of the artists life and creative vision Gibrans story is one of overcoming barriers faced by many immigrants at the turn of the twentieth...
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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Olivia Laing · Picador, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo SpringWhat does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately engaged with another human being?...
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Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Marie Kondo · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes - and lives - across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks,...
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Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness

Marjorie L. Baldwin · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The experience of living and working with schizophrenia is often fraught with challenges and setbacks. This book is a comprehensive attempt to explain why, in spite of near-miraculous advances in medication and treatment, persons with mental illness fare worse than almost any other disadvantaged...
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