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The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap

Gish Jen · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Never have East and West come as close as they are today, yet we are still baffled by one another....
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No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America

Ron Powers · Hachette Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam...
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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism

NAOKI HIGASHIDA · Random House
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the bestselling The Reason I Jump, an extraordinary self-portrait of life as a young adult with autism Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international...
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A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen

David Hockney · Harry N Abrams
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

A picture, says David Hockney, is the only way that we can communicate what we see. Here, in a collaboration with art critic Martin Gayford, he explores the many ways that artists have pictured the world, sharing sparkling insights and ideas that will delight every art lover and art maker....
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The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavioral Science

Cass R Sunstein · Cambridge University Press
Pages: 234
Format: Hardcover

In recent years, 'Nudge Units' or 'Behavioral Insights Teams' have been created in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and other nations. All over the world, public officials are using the behavioral sciences to protect the environment, promote employment and economic growth,...
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Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior

Jonah Berger · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestselling author of Contagious explores the subtle, secret influences that affect the decisions we make - from what we buy, to the careers we choose, to what we eat - in this fascinating and groundbreaking work.If you're like most people, you think that your choices...
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While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Wake-Up Call for Mental Health Care in America

Eli Sanders · Penguin Books
Pages: 318
Format: Paperback

"Binged Making a Murderer? Try . . . [this] riveting portrait of a tragic, preventable crime." - Entertainment WeeklyEdgar Award finalist for Best Fact CrimeA Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping account of one young man's path to murder - and a wake-up call for mental...
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Helping Teens Who Cut, Second Edition: Using DBT® Skills to End Self-Injury

Michael Hollander PhD · Guilford Publications
Pages: 238
Format: Hardcover

Discovering that your teen "cuts" is every parent's nightmare. Your most urgent question is: "How can I make it stop?" Tens of thousands of worried parents have turned to this authoritative guide for information and practical guidance about the growing problem of teen...
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Overcoming Distractions: Thriving with Adult ADD/ADHD

David A Greenwood · Sterling
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

We know that Attention Deficit Disorder makes it tough for children to focus in school. But what happens when those kids grow up? How can they make the transition to a successful professional life? And how can newly diagnosed adults meet the challenges of the workplace? David Greenwood,...
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The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World

Nancy Colier · Sounds True
Pages: 229
Format: Paperback

Effective mindfulness practices for transforming your relationship with technology and reconnecting with your real life Our reliance on technology is rapidly changing how each of us experiences life. We're facing new issues and difficulties, we're encountering new emotional triggers,...
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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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The Origin of Others

TONI MORRISON · Harvard University Press
Pages: 136
Format: Hardcover

America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct...
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Burglar's guide to the city.

Geoff Manaugh · Farrar
Pages: 304
Format: Book

Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You'll never see the city the same way again.At the core of A Burglar's Guide to the City...
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The Handy Psychology Answer Book

Lisa J Cohen · Visible Ink Press
Pages: 527
Format: Print book

Bridging the gap between the entertainment-focused "pop psychology" on television and the dry academic research that is published in journals, The Handy Psychology Answer Book helps answer why humans do what we do through accurate scientific data presented in a lively, accessible,...
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Helping Your Anxious Teen: Positive Parenting Strategies to Help Your Teen Beat Anxiety, Stress, and Worry

Sheila Achar Josephs PhD · New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

"... thoughtful tools for helping young people help themselves." - Library Journal Parenting a teen isn't easy, but parenting an anxious teen is especially challenging. Written by a psychologist and expert on adolescent anxiety, this essential book will show you what really works...
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Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds: A History of Philosophy without any gaps, Volume 2

Peter Adamson · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

Peter Adamson's History of Philosophy without any gaps series of podcasts is one of the most ambitious educational works on the web. It aims to do nothing less than take listeners through the entire history of philosophy 'without any gaps'. It assumes no prior knowledge making...
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The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Dk. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Now in paperback, The Philosophy Book explores the history and concepts of philosophy, and demystifies what can often be daunting subject matter.Are the ideas of René Descartes, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes still relevant today? The Philosophy Book unpacks the writings...
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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth · Scribner
Pages: 333
Format: Print book

In her instant, multi-month New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls "grit" - "inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere"...
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Helping Teens Who Cut, Revised Edition: Using DBT® Skills to End Self-Injury

Michael R Hollander · Guilford
Pages: 236
Format: Print book

Tens of thousands of worried parents have turned to this authoritative guide for the facts about the growing problem of teen self-injury--and what they can do to make it stop. Michael Hollander is a leading expert on the most effective treatment approach for cutting, dialectical behavior...
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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World

ERICA BENNER · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic, myth-shattering story of how Machiavelli, the most misunderstood thinker of all time, fought to change his corrupt world.Since the publication of The Prince five centuries ago, Machiavelli has been associated with political amorality. But that characterization is unfair. In Be Like...
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Achieving Our Country : Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America

Richard Rorty · Harvard University Press
Pages: 159
Format: Paperback

Must the sins of America's past poison its hope for the future? Lately the American Left, withdrawing into the ivied halls of academe to rue the nation's shame, has answered yes in both word and deed. In Achieving Our Country, one of America's foremost philosophers challenges...
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Classical Philosophy: A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 1

Peter Adamson · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Classical Philosophy is the first of a series of books in which Peter Adamson aims ultimately to present a complete history of philosophy, more thoroughly but also more enjoyably than ever before. In short, lively chapters, based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, he offers an accessible,...
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This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression

Daphne Merkin · Farrar
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A New York Times Book Review Favorite Read of 2016"Despair is always described as dull," writes Daphne Merkin, "when the truth is that despairhas a light all its own, a lunar glow, the color of mottledsilver." This Close to Happy -- Merkin's rare, vividly personalaccount...
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The Psychology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Dk. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Now in paperback, The Psychology Book explores more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the field using highly visual graphics, clear text, a directory of scientists, and a vocabulary glossary.The Psychology Book looks at the biggest names in psychology, including William James, Sigmund Freud,...
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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: 306
Format: Hardcover

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis. Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America's future.Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled...
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The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

Melanie Greenberg · New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

"For people suffering from stress, this book is a godsend." - Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion "Highly recommended for mental health professionals and consumer health readers looking to manage stress." - Library Journal (starred review) Modern times...
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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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