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The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius

Gail Saltz · Flatiron Books
Pages: 247
Format: Hardcover

A powerful and inspiring examination of the connection between the potential for great talent and conditions commonly thought to be "disabilities," revealing how the source of our struggles can be the origin of our greatest strengths. In The Power of Different, psychiatrist and bestselling...
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Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

ALAN LIGHTMAN · Pantheon
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of Einstein's Dreams, an inspired, lyrical meditation on religion and science, with an exploration of the tension between our yearning for permanence and certainty versus modern scientific discoveries pointing to the impermanent and uncertain nature of the world.As...
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Becoming who I am : young men on being gay

Ritch C Savin-Williams · Harvard University Press
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

Proud, happy, grateful gay youth describe their lives in terms that would have seemed surprising only a generation ago. Yet many adults, including parents, seem skeptical about this sea change in perceptions and attitudes. Even in an age of growing tolerance, coming out as gay is supposed...
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He's Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe In Himself

Adam Price · Sterling
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"Clinical psychologist Price offers one of the most significant books of the year in this new look at an old problem - the underperforming teenage boy ... Price's book brings an important voice to a much needed conversation." - Library Journal (Starred review) On the surface,...
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Caring Economics: Conversations on Altruism and Compassion, Between Scientists, Economists, and the Dalai Lama

Tania Singer · Picador
Format: Hardcover

A COLLECTION OF INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SCIENTISTS AND ECONOMISTS IN DIALOGUE WITH HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA, ADDRESSING THE NEED FOR A MORE ALTRUISTIC ECONOMYCan the hyperambitious, bottom-line-driven practices of the global economy incorporate compassion into the pursuit of wealth?...
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Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

Paul Bloom · Ecco
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A controversial call to arms, Against Empathy argues that the natural impulse to share the feelings of others can lead to immoral choices in both public policy and in our intimate relationships with friends and familyMost people, including many policy makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers,...
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Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions

Sharon Begley · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

The first book to examine the science behind both mild and extreme compulsive behavior - using fascinating case studies to understand its deeper meaning and reveal the truth about human compulsion.Whether shopping with military precision or hanging the tea towels just so, compulsion is something...
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Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less -and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined

Scott Sonenshein · HarperBusiness
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking approach to succeeding in business and life, using the science of resourcefulness.We often think the key to success and satisfaction is to get more: more money, time, and possessions; bigger budgets, job titles, and teams; and additional resources for our professional and personal...
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Being a Dog: The World From Your Dog's Point of View

Karen Wild · Firefly Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Dogs and humans have lived together for more than 30,000 years, becoming closer and more interdependent over time. Today, there are dogs in almost 50 percent of American households. This book is not about anthropomorphizing dogs. They are not human. But science is confirming what dog people...
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The Stars in Our Eyes: The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much About Them

JULIE KLAM · Riverhead Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling author Julie Klam comes a lively and engaging exploration of celebrity: why celebrities fascinate us, what it means to be famous today, and why celebrities are so important. "When I was young I was convinced celebrities could save me," Julie Klam admits in The Stars...
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Risk/Reward: Why Intelligent Leaps and Daring Choices Are the Best Career Moves You Can Make

Anne Kreamer · Random House
Format: Hardcover

A persuasive and eye-opening look at the importance of embracing risk in our working lives - and how to use it to achieve lifelong career success Some of us relish the chance to fly without a net, others . . . not so much. But no matter how adventurous we might be in our personal lives,...
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Happier?: The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America

Daniel Horowitz · Oxford University Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

When a cultural movement that began to take shape in the mid-twentieth century erupted into mainstream American culture in the late 1990s, it brought to the fore the idea that it is as important to improve one's own sense of pleasure as it is to manage depression and anxiety. Cultural...
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The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing

Gavin Edwards · Random House
Pages: 354
Format: Print book

"Reading The Tao of Bill Murray is like spending time with Bill, but probably safer." - Danny Rubin, screenwriter of Groundhog DayThis collection of the most epic, hilarious, and strange Bill Murray stories, many of which have never before been reported, spotlights the star's...
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On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety

ANDREA PETERSEN · Crown
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A celebrated science and health reporter offers a wry, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety. A racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Overwhelming dread. Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been...
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Awakening Your Ikigai: How the Japanese Wake Up to Joy and Purpose Every Day

Ken Mogi · The Experiment
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Introducing IKIGAI: find your passions and live with joyIkigai is a Japanese phenomenon commonly understood as "your reason to get up in the morning." Ikigai can be small moments: the morning air, a cup of coffee, a compliment. It can also be deep convictions: a fulfilling job,...
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