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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Tea...
by Michael Pollan

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English

Pages

477

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b><b>A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five <i>New York Times</i> best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences </b></b><br /><br />When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research.<br /><br />A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, <i>How to Change Your Mind</i> is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
by Jordan B. Peterson

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<b><b>#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER </b><br />#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.</b><br /><br />Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. <br />     What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. <i>12 Rules for Life</i> shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
by Jason Fung

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English

Pages

330

Publication Date

March 03, 2016

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<div>Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.<BR><BR>In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.</div>
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
by Gary Chapman

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English

Pages

209

Publication Date

December 11, 2014

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<DIV><P><B>- Over 11 million copies sold</B></P><P><B><I>- </I>#1 <I>New York Times </I>Bestseller for 8 years running</B></P><P><B>- Now celebrating its 25th anniversary</B></P><P><B></B> </P><P><B>Simple ideas, lasting love<U></U></B></P><P>Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?<U></U></P><P>In the #1 <I>New York Times</I> bestseller <I>The 5 Love Languages</I>, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.<U></U></P><P><I>The 5 Love Languages</I> is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. <U></U></P><P><I>Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.<U></U></I></P><U></U></DIV>
Keto Made Easy
by , Matt Gaedke

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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Everything can be made keto! That’s the message that food bloggers Matt Gaedke and Megha Barot want to deliver with their new book, <i>Keto Made Easy</i>. No more missing out on classics or favorite dishes, no more added costs with exotic new ingredients—in <i>Keto Made Easy</i>, Matt and Megha show you how to re-create non-keto recipes in easy, cost-effective, and delicious ways.<br /><b>Recipes include:</b><ul><li>Crab Mac ’n’ Cheese</li><li>Fish Tacos</li><li>Chicken Alfredo</li><li>Hush Puppies</li><li>Chocolate Chip Cookies</li><li>Navajo Fry Bread</li><li>Gyros</li><li>Skillet Pizza</li><li>Yellow Curry</li></ul><br /><br /><i>Keto Made Easy</i> is on a mission to demonstrate to readers that every meal can be low-carb, satisfying, and great for the whole family.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Manag...
by Seth J Gillihan PhD

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English

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May 08, 2018

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<p><strong>In his new book, the author of the bestselling <em>Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Days</em> delivers 10 easy, yet essential strategies for applying CBT to everyday issues with <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em>.</strong></p><p>Cognitive behavioral therapy is a proven form of psychotherapy that is often the first-line of treatment recommended for managing depression, anxiety, worry, and other common issues. <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em> delivers a simplified approach to learning the most essential parts of cognitive behavioral therapy and applying them to your life.</p><p>Written by licensed psychologist and bestselling author Seth Gillihan, <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em> replaces workbook pages and technical language with quick and highly accessible cognitive behavioral therapy strategies that can be used on an as-needed basis.</p><p>Presented with simple and straightforward language, <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em> encourages readers to succeed with:</p><ul><li><strong>Practical explanations of 10 essential CBT principles</strong>—such as challenging negative thought patterns, behavioral activation, and overcoming procrastination—organized in a similar structure to in-person cognitive behavioral therapy</li><li><strong>Supportive guidance for creating goals</strong> and outlining strategies to help yourself meet them</li><li><strong>Helpful self-evaluation sections</strong> to help you track your progress and reflect on what you’ve learned using cognitive behavioral therapy</li></ul><p>For people who are interested in realizing the proven benefits of CBT, <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em> is a vital resource that will promote personal growth as you overcome challenges and improve your wellbeing.</p>
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World-and Why Thin...
by , Ola Rosling

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English

Pages

341

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<b></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But <i>Factfulness</i> does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” <i>—</i>Melinda Gates<i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i>Factfulnes</i>s: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. </b></p><p>When asked simple questions about global trends—<i>what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school</i>—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.</p><p>In <i>Factfulness</i>, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers <b>a radical new explanation of why this happens</b>. They reveal <b>the ten instincts that distort our perspective</b>—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of <i>us</i> and <i>them</i>) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). </p><p>Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases.</p><p><b>It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think.</b> That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. </p><p>Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, <b><i>Factfulness </i>is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. </b></p><p>---</p><p>“This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance…Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.</p>
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
by Priya Parker

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b><b>"Hosts of all kinds, this is a must-read!" --Chris Anderson, owner and curator of TED</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>A bold new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together--at work, at home, in our communities, and beyond.</b></b><br /><br />In <i>The Art of Gathering</i>, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive--which they don't have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play.<br /><br />Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings--conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp--and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience.<br /><br />The result is a book that's both journey and guide, full of exciting ideas with real-world applications. <i>The Art of Gathering</i> will forever alter the way you look at your next meeting, industry conference, dinner party, and backyard barbecue--and how you host and attend them.
Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way To...
by , Caroline Moss

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<DIV>Based on the column of the same name that appeared in <I>The Toast, Hey Ladies!</I> is a laugh-out-loud read that follows a fictitious group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and, of course, the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, DMs, and every other form of communication known to man.<BR />  <BR /> The women in the book are stand-ins for annoying friends that we all have. There’s Nicole, who’s always broke and tries to pay for things in Forever21 gift cards. There’s Katie, the self-important budding journalist, who thinks a retweet and a byline are the same thing. And there’s Jen, the DIY suburban bride-to-be. With a perfectly pitched sardonic tone, <I>Hey Ladies!</I> will have you cringing and laughing as you recognize your own friends, and even yourself.</DIV>
The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation
by Ian K., M.D. Smith

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<p><b><i>New York Times </i>bestseller</b><br /><b></b><br />From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>SHRED </i>and <i>Blast the Sugar Out</i>, the ultimate guide to clean eating!</p><p>What is clean eating? In his newest diet book, Dr. Ian K. Smith teaches readers the benefits of clean eating and how to implement it in their own lives. He tells readers how to easily reduce unhealthy processed foods in their diets, a key to weight loss, disease prevention, and overall health. <i>The Clean 20</i> focuses on twenty clean foods--from avocado to whole wheat pasta and everything in between--that readers can easily find, prepare, and incorporate into their diets. <i>The Clean 20</i> includes a complete clean eating program with a daily meal plan, 60 recipes and substitutions, as well as 20 minute easy-to-work-in workouts.</p><p>Dr. Ian knows what works: it’s not eliminating food groups, but choosing foods <i>within </i>each group wisely to satisfy the palate and the body’s nutritional demands. <i>The Clean 20</i> isn’t just vegetables. Grains are in. And so is fruit, fat, meat and fish. When palate and nutrition are in sync, weight loss not only follows, it sticks. <i>The Clean 20</i> is a life and body changer.</p>

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