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On Being Awesome: A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck

Nick Riggle · Penguin Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A lively philosophical exploration of what it means to be awesome and not suck, and a plea for more awesomeness in our personal, social, and public livesIn this engaging, fun, and astute investigation of a thoroughly contemporary condition, philosopher and former pro skater Nick Riggle...
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The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves

Charles Fernyhough · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

At the moment you caught sight of this book, what were you thinking? Was your thought a stream of sensations? Or was it a voice in your head? Did you ask yourself, "I wonder what that's about?" Did you answer? And what does it mean if you did?When someone says they hear voices...
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Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Steven B Smith · Yale University Press
Pages: 402
Format: Print book

Steven B. Smith examines the concept of modernity, not as the end product of historical developments but as a state of mind. He explores modernism as a source of both pride and anxiety, suggesting that its most distinctive characteristics are the self-criticisms and doubts that accompany...
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The Essence of Tao

Pamela Ball · Arcturus Publishing Ltd
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Knowing ignorance is strength. Ignoring knowledge is sickness.' Lao Tse Tao, meaning 'The Way', refers to a power that envelops, surrounds and flows through all things, both living and sentient. It regulates natural processes and nourishes balance in the Universe. But, in the words...
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Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic

Mark Coleman · New World Library
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Many of us are well acquainted with our "Inner Critic." This is the voice that says not enough, not good enough, or sometimes too much. It's the voice that makes every step we take subject to criticism. The Inner Critic is inner because it knows our history, our feelings, how we tick....
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The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts

Sarah Dry · Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover

When Isaac Newton died in 1727 without a will, he left behind a wealth of papers that, when examined, gave his followers and his family a deep sense of unease. Some of what they contained was wildly heretical and alchemically obsessed, hinting at a Newton altogether stranger and less palatable...
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Making Sense: A Guide to Sensory Issues

Rachel S Schneider · Sensory World
Pages: 153
Format: Print book

Our senses! Thanks to them, our brains are constantly flooded with information about the world around us. What may surprise you is that we're not all wired the same way, and some of us are unable to understand exactly what we're sensing. People with Sensory Processing Disorder...
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Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain's Capacity for Healing

Sarah Peyton · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Skills for people to learn to be with themselves in the healthiest way possible.Have you ever noticed how cruel and self-sabotaging your critical inner voice can be? Have you been looking outside of yourself for friends and loved ones to reassure you of your worthiness and lovability? The latest...
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Elaine Iljon Foreman · Icon Books
Pages: 220
Format: Print book

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a simple, effective treatment that will help you to change how you think and act and how you see yourself.You can overcome fears, manage negative moods, put worries into perspective, and improve your enjoyment of life. With guidance from two CBT experts,...
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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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The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought

Dennis C. Rasmussen · Princeton University Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

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Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions

Sharon Begley · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

The first book to examine the science behind both mild and extreme compulsive behavior - using fascinating case studies to understand its deeper meaning and reveal the truth about human compulsion.Whether shopping with military precision or hanging the tea towels just so, compulsion is something...
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Abortion and the Private Practice of Medicine

Jonathan B Imber · Transaction Publishers
Pages: 171
Format: Paperback

Originally published in 1986, Abortion and the Private Practice of Medicine was the first book to look at abortion from the perspective of physicians in private practice. Jonathan B. Imber spent two years observing and interviewing all twenty-six of the obstetrician-gynecologists in "Daleton,"...
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Finance for Normal People: How Investors and Markets Behave

Meir Statman · Oxford University Press
Pages: 488
Format: Hardcover

Finance for Normal People teaches behavioral finance to people like you and me - normal people, neither rational nor irrational. We are consumers, savers, investors, and managers - corporate managers, money managers, financial advisers, and all other financial professionals. The book guides...
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Zen: The Authentic Gate

Yamada Koun · Wisdom Publications
Format: Print book

Whether a beginner or at the highest level of practice, learn Zen from one of the greatest masters of the twentieth century.Why practice Zen? What sets Zen apart from religion? What are its different practices? These questions, and more, are examined and answered by Zen Master Koun Yamada,...
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