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Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

Jo Marchant · Crown Publishers
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

A New York Times BestsellerA rigorous, skeptical, deeply reported look at the new science behind the mind's surprising ability to heal the bodyHave you ever felt a surge of adrenaline after narrowly avoiding an accident? Salivated at the sight (or thought) of a sour lemon? Felt turned...
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When the Sun Bursts: The Enigma of Schizophrenia

Christopher Bollas · Yale University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Many schizophrenics experience their condition as one of radical incarceration, mind-altering medications, isolation, and dehumanization. At a time when the treatment of choice is anti-psychotic medication, world-renowned psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas asserts that schizophrenics can be helped...
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The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

Oliver Burkeman · Faber & Faber; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The Antidote is a series of journeys among people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. What they have in common is a hunch about human psychology: that it’s our constant effort to eliminate the negative that causes us to feel so anxious, insecure, and unhappy....
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The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths

Pat Brown · Hyperion
Format: Kindle Edition

From Barnes & NoblePat Brown's career as a criminal profiler began with some hometown amateur detective work. When a woman was murdered in her community, the Maryland mom became convinced that her boarder had the killer, although he was the boyfriend of a close friend. The police, however,...
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The Devil Wins: A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment

Dallas G. Denery · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

Is it ever acceptable to lie? This question plays a surprisingly important role in the story of Europes transition from medieval to modern society. According to many historians, Europe became modern when Europeans began to lie--that is, when they began to argue that it is sometimes acceptable...
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Overcoming the Fear of Fear: How to Reduce Anxiety Sensitivity

Steven Taylor · New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback

Anxiety isn't all in your head. When you feel nervous, symptoms such as chills, sweating, heart palpitations, and shaking can affect your whole body. If you worry that others notice these anxiety symptoms or fear that they could be harmful to your health, you may have anxiety sensitivity....
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The Tao of Dating: The Smart Woman's Guide to Being Absolutely Irresistible

Ali Binazir MD · Elite Communications
Format: Print book

The man who will love you forever is out there RIGHT NOW. Do you know how to find him, meet him, attract him, and keep him in your life? This book shows you how. THE #1-RATED DATING BOOK BY AMAZON READERS FOR 157 Weeks (4/10-4/13) This is what readers say: 'I have read many books about...
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How We Decide

Jonah Lehrer · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 302
Format: Print book

The first book to use the unexpected discoveries of neuroscience to help us make the best decisions Since Plato, philosophers have described the decision-making process as either rational or emotional: we carefully deliberate, or we "blink" and go with our gut. But as scientists...
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The Common Good

Robert B Reich · Knopf
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Saving Capitalism and The Work of Nations, a passionate, clear-eyed manifesto on why we must restore the idea of the common good to the center of our economics and politics.With the warmth and lucidity that have made him one of our most important public voices,...
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Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World

James MacGregor Burns · Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"With this profound and magnificent book, drawing on his deep reservoir of thought and expertise in the humanities, James MacGregor Burns takes us into the fire's center.  As a 21st-century philosopher, he brings to vivid life the incandescent personalities and ideas that...
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Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers

Todd Rose · Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

In the seventh grade Todd Rose was suspended-not for the first time-for throwing six stink bombs at the blackboard where his art teacher stood with his back to the class At eighteen he was a high school dropout stocking shelves at a department store for an hour Today Rose is a faculty...
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Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work

Matthew B. Crawford · Penguin Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A philosopher mechanic destroys the pretensions of the high- prestige workplace and makes an irresistible case for working with ones hands Shop Class as Soulcraft brings alive an experience that was once quite common, but now seems to be receding from society-the experience of making and fixing...
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