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Junk: Digging Through America's Love Affair with Stuff

Alison Stewart · Chicago Review
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Junk has become ubiquitous in America today. Who doesn't have a basement, attic, closet, or storage unit filled with stuff too good to throw away? Or, more accurately, stuff you think is too good to throw away. When journalist and author Alison Stewart was confronted with emptying her late...
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Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains

HELEN THOMSON · Ecco
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson unlocks the biggest mysteries of the human brain through nine extraordinary casesOur brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathize, and understand the world around us, but how would...
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Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang · Basic Books
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. In our busy lives, rest is defined as the absence of work: late-night TV binges, hours spent trawling the internet, something to do once we've finished everything else on our to-do lists. But dismissing rest stifles...
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Your Idea Starts Here: 77 Mind-Expanding Ways to Unleash Your Creativity

Carolyn Eckert · Storey Publishing
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

With change happening faster and faster in our tech-ruled world, being able to think creatively, flexibly, and quickly is more important than ever. In Your Idea Starts Here, graphic designer Carolyn Eckert offers 77 specific questions, techniques, and exercises - cleverly combined with...
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Think Before You Like: Social Media's Effect on the Brain and the Tools You Need to Navigate Your Newsfeed

GUY P HARRISON · Prometheus Books
Pages: 380
Format: Paperback

At a time when the news cycle turns on a tweet, journalism gets confused with opinion, and facts are treated as negotiable information, applying critical thinking skills to your social media consumption is more important than ever.Guy P. Harrison, an upbeat advocate of scientific literacy...
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Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

Edith Hall · Penguin Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From renowned classicist Edith Hall, ARISTOTLE'S WAY is an examination of one of history's greatest philosophers, showing us how to lead happy, fulfilled, and meaningful livesAristotle was the first philosopher to inquire into subjective happiness, and he understood its essence better and more...
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The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness

Jill Filipovic · Nation Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

What do women want? It's a time-old question, but if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you discover that what they want is happiness. Despite what recent books, articles, or tv shows would have you believe, real women are less concerned...
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Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age

Mary Bray Pipher · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age.Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts...
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Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Nassim Nicholas Taleb · Random House
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold new work that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time...
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How Would Buddha Think?: 1,501 Right-Intention Teachings for Cultivating a Peaceful Mind

Barbara Ann Kipfer · New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought." - The BuddhaEvery word and every action begins with a thought. Negative thoughts based in jealousy, greed, or hatred may seem harmless on the surface. After all, they're only thoughts, right? But while thoughts are only...
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The Four Tendencies: The Surprising Truth About the Hidden Personality Types That Drive Everything We Do

Gretchen Rubin · Harmony
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life. During her multibook investigation into understanding...
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The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success

ALBERT-LASZLO BARABASI · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In this pioneering examination of the scientific principles behind success, a leading researcher reveals the surprising ways in which we can turn achievement into success.Too often, accomplishment does not equate to success. We did the work but didn't get the promotion; we played hard but weren't...
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The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity

ESTHER PEREL · HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Format: Audiobook

[*Read by the author - Esther Perel] Iconic couples' therapist and bestselling author of Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel returns with a provocative look at relationships through the lens of infidelity. Affairs, she argues, have a lot to teach us about the human heart -- what we expect,...
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The Incurable Romantic: And Other Tales of Madness and Desire

Frank Tallis · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"Writer and subject were rarely better matched. This is a brilliant, compelling book."--Ian McEwanIn The Incurable Romantic, Frank Tallis recounts the extraordinary stories of patients who are, quite literally, madly in love: a woman becomes utterly convinced that her dentist...
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American Philosophy: A Love Story

John J Kaag · Farrar
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life aroundJohn Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard...
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