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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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Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser

Guy P. Harrison · Prometheus Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Critical-thinking skills are essential for life in the 21st century. In this follow-up to his introductory guide Think, and continuing his trademark of hopeful skepticism, Guy Harrison demonstrates in a detailed fashion how to sort through bad ideas, unfounded claims, and bogus information...
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Passing Judgment: Praise and Blame in Everyday Life

TERRI APTER · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Terri Apter reveals how everyday judgments impact our relationships and how praise, blame, and shame shape our sense of self.Do you know that praise is essential to the growth of a healthy brain? That experiences of praise and blame affect how long we live? That the conscious and unconscious...
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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Brene Brown · Avery; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times bestseller, now in paperback. From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong...
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All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction

Arnie Wexler · Central Recovery Press
Format: Book

Arnie Wexler's life as a gambler began on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, flipping cards, shooting marbles, and playing pinball machines. At age fourteen he found the racetrack, a bookie, and started playing the stock market. His obsession with gambling accelerated until a fateful...
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Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships

Harriet Lerner · William Morrow Paperbacks
Format: Book

The renowned classic and New York Times bestsellerAnger is something we feel. It exists for a reason and always deserves our respect and attention. We all have a right to everything we feel—and certainly our anger is no exception.Anger is a signal and one worth listening to, writes Dr. Harriet...
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No more walking on eggshells : a practical guide to understanding, coping, and living with someone who has borderline personality disorder or narcissistic personality disorder

I Madison · Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 116
Format: Print book

NO MORE WALKING ON EGGSHELLS, A Practical Guide To Understanding, Coping And Living With Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder Or Narcissistic Personality Disorder *****3rd Edition***** This book is a well-rounded introduction to the complications presented by the mental disorders...
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Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship

Lisa Aronson Fontes PhD · The Guilford Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

When you are showered with attention, it can feel incredibly romantic and can blind you to hints of problems ahead. But what happens when attentiveness becomes domination? In some relationships, the desire to control leads to jealousy, threats, micromanaging--even physical violence. If you or someone...
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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 Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control

Walter Mischel · Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it. A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior...
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Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

ALAN LIGHTMAN · Pantheon
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of Einstein's Dreams, an inspired, lyrical meditation on religion and science, with an exploration of the tension between our yearning for permanence and certainty versus modern scientific discoveries pointing to the impermanent and uncertain nature of the world.As...
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The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

William Stixrud · Viking
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"An invaluable resource for the thinking parent." - Lisa Damour, bestselling author of UntangledA clinical neuropsychologist and test-prep guru combine cutting-edge brain science with insights from their work with families to make a radical case for giving kids more agency to unleash...
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Bald Is Better with Earrings: A Survivor's Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer

Andrea Hutton · Harper Wave
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

The breast cancer guide every woman needs for herself, her best friend, and her sister - a warm, practical, relatable handbook, that dispels the terror, taking you step-by-step through the process, from diagnosis to post-treatment.When Andrea Hutton was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wanted...
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The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing

Damion Searls · Crown
Pages: 405
Format: Hardcover

The captivating, untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of ten carefully designed inkblots. For years he had grappled with the theories...
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Michael Jordan: The Life

Roland Lazenby · Little, Brown and Company; F First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"It's not every day that I'm blown away by a book about a sports figure. But MICHAEL JORDAN: THE LIFE, by Roland Lazenby, ranks up there with the very best: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn, Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger, and Joe DiMaggio by Richard Ben Cramer. The depth...
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