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What's Your Bias?: The Surprising Science of Why We Vote the Way We Do

LEE DE-WIT · Elliott & Thompson
Pages: 218
Format: Hardcover

Psychologists have been studying how we make political choices for years, and the truth is, we're a lot less rational than we think we are; we vote for reasons we're not even consciously aware of. In this absorbing book, Lee de-Wit delves into the science to show what kind of political...
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What Love Is: And What It Could Be

Carrie Jenkins · Basic Books
Pages: 213
Format: Print book

What is love? Aside from being the title of many a popular love song, this is one of life's perennial questions. In What Love Is, philosopher Carrie Jenkins offers a bold new theory on the nature of romantic love that reconciles its humanistic and scientific components. Love can be a social...
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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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The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork

KATRINA ONSTAD · HarperOne
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Encroaching work demands - coupled with domestic chores, overbooked schedules, and the incessant pinging of our devices - have taken a toll on what used to be our free time: the weekend. With no space to tune out and recharge, every aspect of our lives is suffering: our health is deteriorating,...
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The One-Week Insomnia Cure: Learn to Solve Your Sleep Problems

Jason Ellis · Random House UK
Pages: 214
Format: Paperback

With over a decade of pioneering research and clinical practice in sleep disorder management, the author of The One-Week Insomnia Cure provides a fast and long-lasting approach to identifying and managing insomnia and other sleep disorders. To maximize treatment success and prevent relapse,...
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The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World

Scott Hartley · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

One of the nation's leading venture capitalists offers surprising revelations on who is going to be leading innovation in the years to comeScott Hartley first heard the terms fuzzy and techie while studying political science at Stanford University. If you majored in the humanities or social...
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The Dead Moms Club: A Memoir about Death, Grief, and Surviving the Mother of All Losses

Kate Spencer · Seal Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Kate Spencer lost her mom to cancer when she was 27. In The Dead Moms Club, she walks readers through her experience of stumbling through grief and loss, and helps them to get through it, too. This isn't a weepy, sentimental story, but rather a frank, up-front look at what it means...
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Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate

Sue Scheff · Sourcebooks
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"Engaging, sharp, and important -- Shame Nation will inspire you to open your eyes and be better." -- Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions and Deputy Director of Intelligence on CBS' HuntedIn today's digitally driven world, disaster is only a click away. A rogue tweet...
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Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies

Ann Hulbert · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the widely praised Raising America--a compelling exploration of child genius told through the gripping stories of fifteen exceptionally gifted boys and girls, from a math wonder a century ago to young jazz and classical piano virtuosos today. A thought-provoking book...
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Ignorance: Everything You Need to Know about Not Knowing

Robert Graef · Prometheus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Sums up the many fields of study where ignorance can undermine our understanding, while showing how an awareness of ignorance can lead to exploration and the discovery of new knowledge.The flip side of knowledge is ignorance. This book explores the vast scope of ignorance, even in an age when...
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Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America

GEORGE YANCY · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 180
Format: Hardcover

When George Yancy penned a New York Times op-ed entitled "Dear White America" asking white Americans to confront the ways that they benefit from racism, he knew his article would be controversial. But he was unprepared for the flood of vitriol in response. The resulting blowback...
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When Colorblindness Isn't the Answer: Humanism and the Challenge of Race

Anthony B Pinn · Pitchstone Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

The future of the United States rests in many ways on how the ongoing challenge of racial injustice in the country is addressed. Yet, humanists remain divided over what if any agenda should guide humanist thought and action toward questions of race. In this volume, Anthony B. Pinn makes...
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Crazy-Stressed: Saving Today's Overwhelmed Teens with Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience

MICHAEL J BRADLEY · AMACOM
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

A little resilience goes a long way.... Peel back the cheerful facade that parents present, and you'll find that many are worried about their teens. Mood swings, impulsiveness, poor judgment, and other problems peak in these years. Add stressors such as screen addiction, cyberbullying,...
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Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era

DANIEL J LEVITIN · DUTTON
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

We're surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track. Here are the fundamental lessons in critical...
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Know Thyself: Western Identity from Classical Greece to the Renaissance

INGRID ROSSELLINI · Doubleday
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

A lively and timely introduction to the roots of self-understanding--who we are and how we should act--in the cultures of ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Middle Ages and the Renaissance "Know thyself"--this fundamental imperative appeared for the first time in ancient...
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