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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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Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It

Ian Leslie · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

“I have no special talents,” said Albert Einstein. “I am only passionately curious.”Everyone is born curious. But only some retain the habits of exploring, learning, and discovering as they grow older. Those who do so tend to be smarter, more creative, and more successful....
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Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex, and Business

Eden Collinsworth · Nan A. Talese
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

What is the relevance of morality today? Eden Collinsworth enlists the famous, the infamous, and the heretofore unheard-of to unravel how we make moral choices in an increasingly complex - and ethically flexible - age. To call these unsettling times is an understatement: our political leaders...
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A Philosophy of Walking

Frédéric Gros · Verso, 2014.
Pages: 227
Format: Print book

"It is only ideas gained from walking that have any worth." - Nietzsche In A Philosophy of Walking, a bestseller in France, leading thinker Frédéric Gros charts the many different ways we get from A to B - the pilgrimage, the promenade, the protest march, the nature ramble...
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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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Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer

Heather Lende · Algonquin Books
Format: Hardcover

As the obituary writer in a spectacularly beautiful but often dangerous spit of land in Alaska, Heather Lende knows something about last words and lives well lived. Now she's distilled what she's learned about how to live a more exhilarating and meaningful life into three words:...
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Beyond ADHD: Overcoming the Label and Thriving

JEFF EMMERSON · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 260
Format: Hardcover

Beyond ADHD weaves Emmerson's personal story of his ADHD diagnosis, exploring along the way the latest medical, scientific and societal explanations and tools for managing and living with the condition. Including interviews with a number of experts at the forefront of next-generation ADHD...
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So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

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On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis

George Yancy · Oxford University Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

With the recent barrage of racially motivated killings, violent encounters between blacks and whites, and hate crimes in the wake of the 2016 election that foreground historic problems posed by systemic racism, including disenfranchisement and mass incarceration, it would be easy to despair...
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Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities

James Turner · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

Many today do not recognize the word, but "philology" was for centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life, encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but also all other studies of language and literature, as well as religion,...
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When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness

Rebecca Woolis · Penguin; 2nd Penguin edition
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

An essential resource--featuring 50 proven Quick Reference guides--for the millions of parents, siblings, and friends of people with mental illness, as well as professionals in the field.
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Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation

Laura Kipnis · Metropolitan Books
Format: Hardcover

From the notoriously contrarian author of Against Love, a witty and probing examination of why badly behaved men have been her lifelong fascination, on and off the pageIts no secret that men often behave in intemperate ways, but in recent years weve witnessed so many spectacular public...
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River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope

Naomi Judd · Center St
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Bestselling author and Grammy-winning musical superstar Naomi Judd shares her devastating personal story with depression to spread awareness and encourage others with the disease. The world knows Naomi Judd as one of the most successful and best-loved country music stars ever. What the world...
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On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety

ANDREA PETERSEN · Crown
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A celebrated science and health reporter offers a wry, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety. A racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Overwhelming dread. Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been...
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