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Decoding the New Consumer Mind: How and Why We Shop and Buy

Kit Yarrow · Jossey-Bass; 1 edition
Format: Kindle Edition

Take a glimpse into the mind of the modern consumer A decade of swift and stunning change has profoundly affected the psychology of how, when, and why we shop and buy. In Decoding the New Consumer Mind, award-winning consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow shares surprising insights about the new motivations...
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The Deepest Human Life: An Introduction to Philosophy for Everyone

Scott Samuelson · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

Sometimes it seems like you need a PhD just to open a book of philosophy. We leave philosophical matters to the philosophers in the same way that we leave science to scientists. Scott Samuelson thinks this is tragic, for our lives as well as for philosophy. In The Deepest Human Life he takes...
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The Philosophical Parent: Asking the Hard Questions About Having and Raising Children

JEAN KAZEZ · Oxford University Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Becoming parents draws us into philosophical quandaries before our children have even been born. Why do most of us want to have children? Should we make new people, despite life's travails and our crowded world? Is adoptive parenthood just the same as biological parenthood? Once children...
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Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family

Arabella Carter-Johnson · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Iris Grace is a beautiful little girl who, from a very young age, barely communicated, avoided social interaction with other people, and rarely smiled. From both before her diagnosis of autism and after, she seemed trapped in her own world, unable to connect with those around her.One day,...
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Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

LEE DANIEL KRAVETZ · Harper Wave
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Picking up where The Tipping Point leaves off, respected journalist Lee Daniel Kravetz's Strange Contagion is a provocative look at both the science and lived experience of social contagion.In 2009, tragedy struck the town of Palo Alto: A student from the local high school had died...
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Face Value: The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women's Lives

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A thought-provoking examination of how we think and talk about beauty today - and the unexpected and often positive ways that beauty shapes our lives.For decades, we've discussed our insecurities in the face of idealized, retouched, impossibly perfect images. We've worried primping and preening...
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We're All Mad Here: The No-Nonsense Guide to Living with Social Anxiety

Claire Eastham · Jessica Kingsley
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Anxiety is a crafty shapeshifter that can take on many forms: the tiger that sinks its claws in with physical symptoms and distressing thoughts, the cruel and belittling bully creating insecurity and self-doubt and, worst of all, the frenemy rewarding avoidance of social situations with...
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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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Music at the Edge: The Music Therapy Experiences of a Musician with AIDS

Colin Andrew Lee · Routledge
Pages: 206
Format: Hardcover

Music at the Edge invites the reader to experience a complete music therapy journey through the words and music of the client, and the therapist's reflections. Francis, a musician living with AIDS, challenged Colin Andrew Lee, the music therapist, to help clarify his feelings about...
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Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World

Philip Pettit · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 258
Format: Hardcover

An esteemed philosopher offers a vision for the central role of one of our most cherished -- and controversial -- ideas. In this rigorous distillation of his political philosophy, Philip Pettit, author of the landmark work Republicanism, champions a simple standard for our most complex...
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Runner's World The Runner's Brain: How to Think Smarter to Run Better

Jeff Brown · Rodale Books
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

As a runner, your biggest asset (or sometimes your greatest enemy) is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace up. Runner's World The Runner's Brain shows you how to unlock and capture the miraculous potential...
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How to Connect with Your iTeen: A Parenting Road Map

Susan Morris Shaffer · McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Bullying, gangs, social media, smartphones, reality TV . . . meet the real-life firewall for keeping teens safe How To Connect With Your iTeen is the lifeline every Twenty-First century parent or educator needs. This realistic guide shows adults how to reopen communication with "silent"...
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Roger Waters and Pink Floyd: The Concept Albums

Phil Rose · Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Format: Hardcover

Beyond its elucidation and critique of traditional ‘notation-centric’ musicology, this book's primary emphasis is on the negotiation and construction of meaning within the extended musical multimedia works of the classic British group Pink Floyd. Encompassing the concept...
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Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis

Benjamin Kunkel · Verso
Pages: 180
Format: Paperback

After the financial crash and the great recession, the media rediscovered Karl Marx, socialist theory, and the very idea that capitalism can be questioned. But in spite of the publicity, the main paths of contemporary critical thought have gone unexplored outside of the academy. Benjamin...
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Vice Capades: Sex, Drugs, and Bowling from the Pilgrims to the Present

Mark Stein · Potomac Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From outlawing bowling in colonial America to regulating violent video games and synthetic drugs today, Mark Stein's Vice Capades examines the nation's relationship with the actions, attitudes, and antics that have defined morality. This humorous and quirky history reveals that...
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