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Confucius: And the World He Created

Michael Schuman · Basic Books, 2015.
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

Confucius is perhaps the most important philosopher in history. Today, his teachings shape the daily lives of more than 1.6 billion people. Throughout East Asia, Confucius's influence can be seen in everything from business practices and family relationships to educational standards and government...
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Cats Behaving Badly: Why Cats Do the Naughty Things They Do

Celia Haddon · Thomas Dunne Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Cats that bite, cats that won't eat, cats that won't stop eating. Cat expert Celia Haddon has seen it all, and, in Cats Behaving Badly, an essential guide to cat behavior, she teaches readers how to turn even the grumpiest cat into a perfectly lovable animal.  One...
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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 life's...
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Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation

Gabriele Oettingen · Current
Format: Hardcover

The solution isnt to do away with dreaming and positive thinking. Rather, its making the most of our fantasies by brushing them up against the very thing most of us are taught to ignore or diminish the obstacles that stand in our way.So often in our day-to-day lives were inundated with...
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Careful: A User's Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds

STEVE CASNER · Riverhead Books
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

"Gripping, page-turning material . . . a new way of thinking about survival in a world filled with hazards and distractions." - Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of HabitA safety expert reveals why few of us are as careful as we think we are, and what...
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Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock

Amy Beth Werbel · Columbia Univ Pr
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Anthony Comstock was AmericaÂ’s first professional censor. From 1873 to 1915, as Secretary of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, Comstock led a crusade against lasciviousness, salaciousness, and obscenity that resulted in the confiscation and incineration of more than...
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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

Laurel Braitman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 373
Format: Book

** "Science Friday" Summer Reading Pick** **Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads****People magazine Best Summer Reads** "[A] lovely, big-hearted book ... brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans who devote their days to making animals well." - The New York...
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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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Would You Kill the Fat Man?: The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong

David Edmonds · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standing next to you: if you push him off the bridge,...
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Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

David Armitage · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A highly original history, tracing the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression from Ancient Rome through the centuries to the present day. We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and what it isn't, have a long and contested history,...
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Stephen King and Philosophy

Jacob M. Held · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Haunting us with such unforgettable stories as The Shining, Shawshank Redemption, Salem's Lot, Carrie, The Green Mile, and Pet Semetary, Stephen King has been an anchor of American horror, science fiction, psychological thrillers, and suspense for over forty years. His characters have...
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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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The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World

Nancy Colier · Sounds True
Pages: 229
Format: Paperback

Effective mindfulness practices for transforming your relationship with technology and reconnecting with your real life Our reliance on technology is rapidly changing how each of us experiences life. We're facing new issues and difficulties, we're encountering new emotional triggers,...
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The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking

Olivia Fox Cabane · Portfolio Penguin
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

In The Charisma Myth, Olivia Fox Cabane offered a groundbreaking approach to becoming more charismatic. Now she teams up with Judah Pollack to reveal how anyone can train their brain to have more eureka insights.The creative mode in your brain is like a butterfly. It's beautiful and erratic,...
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