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Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It

Harriet Brown · Da Capo Lifelong Books
Format: Hardcover

Over the past twenty-five years, our quest for thinness has morphed into a relentless obsession with weight and body image. In our culture, "fat" has become a four-letter word. Or, as Lance Armstrong said to the wife of a former teammate, "I called you crazy. I called you a bitch....
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Positive Thinking Pocketbook: Little Exercises for a Happy and Successful Life

Gill Hasson · Capstone
Pages: 120
Format: Paperback

Think your way to a more positive life Positive thinking is an approach and a set of skills that we can all learn. But it's not just about how and what you think; you've got to do something! In a range of situations, positive thinking needs to be followed by positive action....
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Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Leslie S. Pratch · Columbia University Press
Format: Print book

Leslie S. Pratch is a practicing psychologist who focuses on assessing and coaching executives who occupy or are candidates for top positions in business organizations. In this book, she shares insights from more than twenty years of executive evaluations and offers an empirical method...
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I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering

Janelle Hanchett · Hachette Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the creator of the blog "Renegade Mothering," Janelle Hanchett's forthright, darkly funny, and ultimately empowering memoir chronicling her tumultuous journey from young motherhood to abysmal addiction and a recovery she never imagined possible.

Pregnant at 21 by a man she'd...
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I Love a Cop, Third Edition: What Police Families Need to Know

Ellen Kirschman · The Guilford Press
Pages: 355
Format: Hardcover

Police families are brave, resilient, and proud--and they face remarkable challenges, sometimes on a daily basis. Now thoroughly updated for today's turbulent times, this is the resource that cops and their loved ones have relied on for decades. Trusted expert Ellen Kirschman gives...
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Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

Joshua Wolf Shenk · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory synthesis of cultural history and social psychology that shows how one-to-one collaboration drives creative success   Weaving the lives of scores of creative duos—from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak—Joshua Wolf...
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Would You Kill the Fat Man?: The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong

David Edmonds · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standing next to you: if you push him off the bridge,...
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Self-Neglect and Hoarding: A Guide to Safeguarding and Support

Deborah Barnett · Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

Self-neglect and hoarding is present in 1 of 5 social work cases in mental health and older people's services. These cases can be the most alarming and challenging on a social worker's caseload.A skilled, thorough risk assessment of the behaviours of self-neglect is needed in order...
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The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

William Stixrud · Viking
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"An invaluable resource for the thinking parent." - Lisa Damour, bestselling author of Untangled

A clinical neuropsychologist and test-prep guru combine cutting-edge brain science with insights from their work with families to make a radical case for giving kids...
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Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left

Mark C. Taylor · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

We live in an ever-accelerating world faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.  When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable?  Is faster always better? Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art,...
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But maybe we're wrong : thinking about the present as if it were the past.

Charles Klosterman · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"But What If We re Wrong? " visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about...
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Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids

Meghan Daum · Picador Usa
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to way to have it all - a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children - before their biological clock stopped...
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The Usefulness of the Useless

Nuccio Ordine · Paul Dry Books
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

"A little masterpiece of originality and clarity." - George Steiner"A necessary book." - Roberto Saviano"A wonderful little book that will delight you." - François BusnelInternational Best Seller / Now in English for the First TimeIn this thought-provoking...
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Change the Story of Your Health: Using Shamanic and Jungian Techniques for Healing

Carl Greer · Findhorn Press
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

The story of our health is more in our control than we might think, according to clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, and shamanic practitioner Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD. We can not only reframe our experiences but actually experience less stress, greater well-being, and even better physical...
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Ethics for a Digital Era

Deni Elliott · Wiley-Blackwell
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

"Elliott and Spence have produced a tight, teachable, and timely primer on media ethics for users and creators of information in the digital age. Pitched at just the right depth of detail to provide a big picture contextualization of changing media practices grounded in concerns for democracy...
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