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Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue
Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue

Amy Ferris · Seal Press (CA)
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

The silent epidemic of depression affects millions of people and takes dozens of lives everyday, while our culture grapples with a stigma against open discussion of mental health issues. Editor Amy Ferris has collected these stories to illuminate the truth behind that stigma and offer compassion,...
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The Little Spark - 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity
The Little Spark - 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity

Carrie Bloomston · C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Format: Paperback

You were born with a creative spark inside. Do you look at yourself now and wonder if the spark has gone out? Ignite that inner fire with the 30 engaging exercises, fun activities, inspirational images, and motivating ideas in this book. Learn what your Little Spark of creative passion...
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No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America
No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America

Elizabeth D. Samet · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West Point explores what it means for soldiers, and our country, to be caught between war and peaceElizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West Point and the author of the critically acclaimed Soldier's Heart, came to question...
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The Nurture Effect: How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World
The Nurture Effect: How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World

Anthony Biglan · New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating look at the evolution of behavioral science, the revolutionary way its changing the way we live, and how nurturing environments can increase peoples well-being in virtually every aspect of our society, from early childhood education to corporate practices. If you want to know...
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The Altruistic Brain: How We Are Naturally Good
The Altruistic Brain: How We Are Naturally Good

Donald W Pfaff · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Since the beginning of recorded history, law and religion have provided "rules" that define good behavior. When we obey such rules, we assign to some external authority the capacity to determine how we should act. Even anarchists recognize the existence of a choice as to whether...
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The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey
The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey

Nancy L. Kriseman · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Caregiving can be enormously challenging, terrifically rewarding, and potentially draining. Caregivers often wonder how they will navigate the tumultuous waters of caregiving and not lose themselves completely. The Mindful Caregiver highlights two major approaches to help transform the journey...
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Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man

Thomas Page McBee · City Lights Publishers
Format: Book

"Thomas Page McBee's Man Alive hurtled through my life. I read it in a matter of hours. It's a confession, it's a poem, it's a time warp, it's a brilliant work of art. I bow down to McBee - his humility, his sense of humor, his insightfulness, his structural deftness,...
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Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities
Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities

Claudia Kalb · National Geographic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? In this surprising, inventive, and meticulously researched look at the evolution of mental health, acclaimed health and science journalist Claudia Kalb gives readers a glimpse into the lives of high-profile...
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How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel
How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel

Sian Beilock · Atria Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning scientist offers a groundbreaking new understanding of the mind-body connection and its profound impact on everything from advertising to romance.The human body is not just a passive device carrying out messages sent by the brain, but rather an integral part of how we think...
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The Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online
The Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Mary Aiken · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave Mary Aiken is the world's leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology - a discipline that combines psychology, criminology, and technology to investigate the intersection where technology...
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Barack Obama in Hawai'i and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President
Barack Obama in Hawai'i and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President

Dinesh Sharma · Praeger
Pages: 274
Format: Hardcover

The first 18 years of President Obama's life, from his birth in 1961 to his departure for college in 1979, were spent in Hawai‘i and Indonesia. These years fundamentally shaped the traits for which the adult Obama is noted—his protean identity, his nuanced appreciation...
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The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End
The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End

Katie Roiphe · The Dial Press, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From one of our most perceptive and provocative voices comes a deeply researched account of the last days of Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, and Maurice Sendak - an arresting and wholly original meditation on mortality. In The Violet Hour, Katie Roiphe takes an unexpected...
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A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World
A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World

Daniel Goleman · Bantam
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

For more than half a century, in such books as The Art of Happiness and The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace, the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives. In A Force for Good, with the help of his longtime friend Daniel...
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Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It
Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It

Roman Krznaric · Perigee Books
Format: Hardcover

Discover the Six Habits of Highly Empathic PeopleA popular speaker and co-founder of The School of Life, Roman Krznaric has traveled the world researching and lecturing on the subject of empathy. In this lively and engaging book, he argues that our brains are wired for social connection....
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River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope
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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