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Resilient Grieving: How to Live with Loss That Changes Everything

Lucy Hone · The Experiment
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

The death of someone we hold dear may be inevitable; being paralyzed by our grief is not. A growing body of research has revealed our capacity for resilient grieving, our innate ability to respond to traumatic loss by finding ways to grow - by becoming more engaged with our lives, and discovering...
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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....

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Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World

Michele J Gelfand · Scribner
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers celebrated cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix of brilliantly conceived studies and surprising on-the-ground discoveries, she shows that...
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The Art of Reading

DAMON YOUNG · Scribe US
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

'What you are doing right now is, cosmically speaking, against the odds.' As young children, we are taught to read, but soon go on to forget just how miraculous a process it is, this turning of scratches and dots into understanding, unease and inspiration. Perhaps we need to stop...
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Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience

Meg Jay · Twelve
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Clinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade, Dr. Meg Jay reveals the world of the "supernormal": those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity.
Whether it is bullying, the loss of a parent to divorce or death, an alcoholic or mentally...
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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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Night Call: Embracing Compassion and Hope in a Troubled World

Robert J Wicks · Oxford University Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Caring for our family members, friends, and others is a central part of a rewarding life. For those in healing and helping professions such as medicine, nursing, education, psychotherapy, social work, ministry, and the military, the potential for a meaningful way of being may even become...
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Characters on the Couch: Exploring Psychology through Literature and Film

Dean A Haycock · Greenwood
Pages: 334
Format: Print book

Our favorite fictional characters from books and movies often display an impressive and wide range of psychological attributes, both positive and negative. We admire their resilience, courage, humanity, or justice, and we are intrigued by other characters who show signs of personality disorders...
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The Illustrated Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living

Russ Harris · Shambhala
Format: Print book

The life-changing practice of applied mindfulness called ACT is made even more accessible in this fun and easy-to-understand volume that illustrates all the principles with entertaining cartoons.Theres this idea going around that were always supposed to be happy—and its making us miserable....
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Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again

Traci Mann · Harper Wave
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback

A provocative expose of the dieting industry from one of the nation's leading researchers in self-control and the psychology of weight loss that offers proven strategies for sustainable weight loss.From her office in the University of Minnesota's Health and Eating Lab, professor...
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The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters

Emily Esfahani Smith · Crown
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In a culture obsessed with happiness, this wise, stirring book points the way toward a richer, more satisfying life.

Too many of us believe that the search for meaning is an esoteric pursuit - that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to discover...
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Tribe On Homecoming and Belonging.

Junger Sebastian · Twelve
Pages: 168
Format: Print book

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.

Decades before the American Revolution,...
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The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance Into a Hopeful Future

Joselin Linder · Ecco
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A riveting medical mystery about a young woman's quest to uncover the truth about her likely fatal genetic disorder that opens a window onto the exploding field of genomic medicine

When Joselin Linder was in her twenties her legs suddenly started to swell. After years of misdiagnoses,...

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In Defense of Lost Causes

Slavoj Zizek · Verso
Format: Paperback

Acclaimed, adrenalin-fuelled manifesto for universal values by 'the most dangerous philosopher in the West.'In this combative major new work, philosophical sharpshooter Slavoj Zizek looks for the kernel of truth in the totalitarian politics of the past. Examining Heidegger's...
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Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil

Susan Neiman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

As an increasingly polarized America fights over the legacy of racism, Susan Neiman, author of the contemporary philosophical classic Evil in Modern Thought, asks what we can learn from the Germans about confronting the evils of the past

In the wake of white nationalist...

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