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The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance

Ben Sasse · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

America's youth are in crisis. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, they are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience...
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Face Value: The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women's Lives

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A thought-provoking examination of how we think and talk about beauty today - and the unexpected and often positive ways that beauty shapes our lives.For decades, we've discussed our insecurities in the face of idealized, retouched, impossibly perfect images. We've worried primping and preening...
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Unforbidden Pleasures

Adam Phillips · Farrar
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Much has been written of the forbidden pleasures. But what of the "unforbidden" pleasures?Unforbidden Pleasures is the singular new book from Adam Phillips, the author of Missing Out, Going Sane, and On Balance. Here, with his signature insight and erudition, Phillips takes Oscar...
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The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds

Michael Lewis · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 362
Format: Print book

How a Nobel Prize-winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways...
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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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The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving

Lisa J Miller · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BestsellerUSA TODAY BestsellerPublishers Weekly BestsellerIn The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows...
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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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The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves

Charles Fernyhough · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

At the moment you caught sight of this book, what were you thinking? Was your thought a stream of sensations? Or was it a voice in your head? Did you ask yourself, "I wonder what that's about?" Did you answer? And what does it mean if you did?When someone says they hear voices...
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The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

Anthony Gottlieb · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The author of the classic The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau. "Never has the story been told so well," said the New York Review of Books of Anthony Gottlieb's The Dream of Reason, an "endlessly entertaining and frequently...
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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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River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope

Naomi Judd · Center St
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Bestselling author and Grammy-winning musical superstar Naomi Judd shares her devastating personal story with depression to spread awareness and encourage others with the disease. The world knows Naomi Judd as one of the most successful and best-loved country music stars ever. What the world...
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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, USA
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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Pleasurable Weight Loss: The Secrets to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Loving Your Life Today

Jena la Flamme · Sounds True
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

"The key to losing weight is not about enjoying less," teaches Jena la Flamme, "it's about enjoying more." This revolutionary insight has allowed thousands of Jena's students to lose weight without boring food plans, arduous rules, or punishing exercise. Why does...
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America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks

Ruth Whippman · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Are you happy? Right now? Happy enough? As happy as everyone else? Could you be happier if you tried harder?After she packed up her British worldview (that most things were basically rubbish) and moved to America, journalist and documentary filmmaker Ruth Whippman found herself increasingly...
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