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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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Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal

Erik Vance · National Geographic Soc
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

This riveting narrative explores the world of placebos, hypnosis, false memories, and neurology to reveal the groundbreaking science of our suggestible minds. Could the secrets to personal health lie within our own brains? Journalist Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations...
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Fat-Talk Nation: The Human Costs of America's War on Fat

Susan Greenhalgh · Cornell University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In recent decades, America has been waging a veritable war on fat in which not just public health authorities, but every sector of society is engaged in constant "fat talk" aimed at educating, badgering, and ridiculing heavy people into shedding pounds. We hear a great deal about...
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A.D.H.D. Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic

Alan Schwarz · Scribner
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society.More...
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The Amateur: The Pleasures of Doing What You Love

Andy Merrifield · Verso
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A passionate attack on the tyranny of expertsModern life is being destroyed by experts and professionals. We have lost our amateur spirit and need to rediscover the radical and liberating pleasure of doing things we love.In The Amateur, thinker Andy Merrifield shows us how the many spheres...
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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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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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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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The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat

Stephan M D Guyenet · Flatiron Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From an obesity and neuroscience researcher with a knack for engaging, humorous storytelling, The Hungry Brain uses cutting-edge science to answer the questions: why do we overeat, and what can we do about it? No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become...
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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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Careful: A User's Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds

STEVE CASNER · RIVERHEAD Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

"Gripping, page-turning material . . . a new way of thinking about survival in a world filled with hazards and distractions." - Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of HabitA safety expert reveals why few of us are as careful as we think we are, and what...
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The Plains

Gerald Murnane · Text Publishing Company
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An affordable boutique hardcover for Murnane fans, featuring a new introduction by Ben Lerner.'Murnane, a genius, is a worthy heir to Beckett.' - Teju Cole'A careful stylist and a slyly comic writer with large ideas.' - Paris Review'A distinguished, distinctive, unforgettable...
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No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America

Elizabeth D. Samet · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West Point explores what it means for soldiers, and our country, to be caught between war and peaceElizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West Point and the author of the critically acclaimed Soldier's Heart, came to question...
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I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel

David Shields · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

"An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate, about life and art-cocktails included. Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he's a stay-at-home dad to three young girls) . David Shields always wanted...
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Change Your Story, Change Your Life: Using Shamanic and Jungian Tools to Achieve Personal Transformation

Carl Greer · Findhorn Press; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Change Your Story, Change Your Life is a practical self-help guide to personal transformation using traditional shamanic techniques combined with journaling and Carl Greers method for dialoguing that draws upon Jungian active imagination. The exercises inspire readers to work with insights...
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