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Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis
by Ada Calhoun

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 07, 2019

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When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too?<br /><br />Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages, and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were being largely overlooked.<br /><br />Speaking with women across America about their experiences as the generation raised to “have it all,” Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, under-employed, and overwhelmed. Instead of their issues being heard, they were told instead to lean in, take “me-time,” or make a chore chart to get their lives and homes in order.<br /><br />In <i>Why We Can’t Sleep</i>, Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of Gen X’s predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss—and keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering, and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them.<br />
Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Naviga...
by Peggy Orenstein

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<p><strong><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>The author of the groundbreaking <em>New York Times</em> bestsellers <em>Girls & Sex</em> and <em>Cinderella Ate My Daughter</em> now turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men, once again offering “both an examination of sexual culture and a guide on how to improve it” (<em>Washington Post</em>).</strong><br /></p><p>Peggy Orenstein’s <em>Girls & Sex</em> broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women’s right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unexpected effect on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls is only half the conversation. Boys are subject to the same cultural forces as girls—steeped in the same distorted media images and binary stereotypes of female sexiness and toxic masculinity—which equally affect how they navigate sexual and emotional relationships. In <em>Boys & Sex,</em> Peggy Orenstein dives back into the lives of young people to once again give voice to the unspoken, revealing how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy.</p><p>Drawing on comprehensive interviews with young men, psychologists, academics, and experts in the field, <em>Boys & Sex</em> dissects so-called locker room talk; how the word “hilarious” robs boys of empathy; pornography as the new sex education; boys’ understanding of hookup culture and consent; and their experience as both victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. By surfacing young men’s experience in all its complexity, Orenstein is able to unravel the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of young male sexuality in today’s world. The result is a provocative and paradigm-shifting work that offers a much-needed vision of how boys can truly move forward as better men.</p>
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Lif...
by Nir Eyal

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>"<i>Indistractable</i> provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results."</b><br />- James Clear, author of <i>Atomic Habits</i><br /><br />You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold.<br /><br />What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused and overcome distractions? What if you had the power to become "indistractable?"<br /><br />International bestselling author, former Stanford lecturer, and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley's handbook for making technology habit-forming. Five years after publishing <i>Hooked</i>, Eyal reveals distraction's Achilles' heel in his groundbreaking new book.<br /><br />In <i>Indistractable</i>, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more.<br /><br />Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. <i>Indistractable </i>reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us.<br /><br />Inside, Eyal overturns conventional wisdom and reveals:<br /><ul><li>Why distraction at work is a symptom of a dysfunctional company culture--and how to fix it</li><br /><li>What really drives human behavior and why "time management is pain management"</li><br /><li>Why your relationships (and your sex life) depend on you becoming indistractable</li><br /><li>How to raise indistractable children in an increasingly distracting world</li></ul>Empowering and optimistic, <i>Indistractable </i>provides practical, novel techniques to control your time and attention--helping you live the life you really want.
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Car...
by Melody Beattie

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English

Pages

278

Publication Date

June 10, 2009

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<b>The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.</b><br /><br />Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--<i>Codependent No More</i>. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.<br /> <br />With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, <i>Codependent No More</i> is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.<br /> <br />Melody Beattie is the author of <i>Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook</i> and <i>Playing It by Heart</i>.
What to Expect When You're Expecting
by Heidi Murkoff

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English

Pages

656

Publication Date

May 31, 2016

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<b>America’s pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions.</b><ul><li>When can I take home a pregnancy test?</li><li>How can I eat for two if I’m too queasy to eat for one?</li><li>Can I keep up my spinning classes?</li><li>Is fish safe to eat? And what’s this I hear about soft cheese?</li><li>Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job?</li><li>I’m blotchy and broken out—where’s the glow?</li><li>Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound?</li><li>Will I know labor when I feel it?</li></ul>Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they’re so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can’t tell a baby by mom’s bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you’ll also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing options—from water birth to gentle c-sections. Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You will—and you’ll find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples? There’s a chapter for you. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too.<br />  
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture You...
by , Tina Payne Bryson

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

October 04, 2011

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<p><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • The authors of <i>No-Drama Discipline</i> and <i>The Yes Brain</i> explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.</b><br />  <br /> <b>“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.</b><br /> <br /> In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling <i>Mindsight</i>, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.             <br />  <br /> Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, <i>The Whole-Brain Child</i> shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.<br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“[A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.”<i>—Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> <b>“Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.”<i>—The Washington Post</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> <b><b>“This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read <i>The Whole-Brain Child</i>. This is my new baby gift.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of <i>Reviving Ophelia</i> and <i>The Shelter of Each Other</i></b><br /><br />“Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child’s brain working together.”<i>—Parent to Parent</i></b></p>
The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kid...
by , Tina Payne Bryson

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<b><b>Parenting isn’t easy. Showing up is. Your greatest impact begins right where you are. N</b>ow the bestselling authors of <i>The Whole-Brain Child</i> and <i>No-Drama Discipline</i> explain what this means over the course of childhood.<br /></b><br /><b>“There is parenting magic in this book.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling classic <i>Raising Cain</i></b><br /><br /> One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out—in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationships—is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them. In an age of scheduling demands and digital distractions, showing up for your child might sound like a tall order. But as bestselling authors Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson reassuringly explain, it doesn’t take a lot of time, energy, or money. Instead, showing up means offering a quality of presence. And it’s simple to provide once you understand the four building blocks of a child’s healthy development. Every child needs to feel what Siegel and Bryson call the Four S’s:<br /><br /> • <b>Safe:</b> We can’t always insulate a child from injury or avoid doing something that leads to hurt feelings. But when we give a child a sense of safe harbor, she will be able to take the needed risks for growth and change.<br /> • <b>Seen: </b>Truly seeing a child means we pay attention to his emotions—both positive and negative—and strive to attune to what’s happening in his mind <i>beneath </i>his behavior.<br /> • <b>Soothed:</b> Soothing isn’t about providing a life of ease; it’s about teaching your child how to cope when life gets hard, and showing him that you’ll be there with him along the way. A soothed child knows that he’ll never have to suffer alone.<br /> • <b>Secure:</b> When a child knows she can count on you, time and again, to show up—when you reliably provide safety, focus on seeing her, and soothe her in times of need, she will trust in a feeling of secure attachment. And thrive!<br /><br /> Based on the latest brain and attachment research, <i>The Power of Showing Up </i>shares stories, scripts, simple strategies, illustrations, and tips for honoring the Four S’s effectively in all kinds of situations—when our kids are struggling or when they are enjoying success; when we are consoling, disciplining, or arguing with them; and even when we are apologizing for the times we <i>don’t </i>show up for them. Demonstrating that mistakes and missteps are repairable and that it’s never too late to mend broken trust, this book is a powerful guide to cultivating your child’s healthy emotional landscape.
Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know ...
by Jamie Glowacki

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

June 16, 2015

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Jamie Glowacki—potty-training expert, Pied Piper of Poop, and author of the popular guide, <i>Oh Crap! Potty Training</i>—shares her proven 6-step plan to help you toilet train your preschooler quickly and successfully.<br /><br />Worried about potty training? Let Jamie Glowacki, potty-training expert, show you how it’s done. Her 6-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for tens of thousands of kids and their parents. Here’s the good news: your child is probably ready to be potty trained EARLIER than you think (ideally, between 20–30 months), and it can be done FASTER than you expect (most kids get the basics in a few days—but Jamie’s got you covered even if it takes a little longer). If you’ve ever said to yourself:<br /> <br /> ** How do I know if my kid is ready?<br /> ** Why won’t my child poop in the potty?<br /> ** How do I avoid “potty power struggles”?<br /> ** How can I get their daycare provider on board?<br /> ** My kid was doing so well—why is he regressing?<br /> ** And what about nighttime?!<br /> <br /> <i>Oh Crap! Potty Training</i> can solve all of these (and other) common issues. This isn’t theory, you’re not bribing with candy, and there are no gimmicks. This is real-world, from-the-trenches potty training information—all the questions and all the ANSWERS you need to do it once and be done with diapers for good.
Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting,...
by Emily Oster

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<b>The instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br />An <i>NPR </i>Book of the Year<br /><br />From the author of <i>Expecting Better</i>, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting.<br /><br />"The book is jampacked with information, but it’s also a delightful read because Oster is such a good writer." —<i>NPR</i></b><br /><br /> With <i>Expecting Better</i>, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In <i>Cribsheet</i>, she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting. <br /><br /> As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. There's a rule—or three—for everything. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound. How do you make your own best decision? <br /><br /> Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. She debunks myths around breastfeeding (not a panacea), sleep training (not so bad!), potty training (wait until they're ready or possibly bribe with M&Ms), language acquisition (early talkers aren't necessarily geniuses), and many other topics. She also shows parents how to think through freighted questions like if and how to go back to work, how to think about toddler discipline, and how to have a relationship and parent at the same time. <br /><br /> Economics is the science of decision-making, and <i>Cribsheet </i>is a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. Emily Oster is a trained expert—and mom of two—who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions—and stay sane in the years before preschool.
Moms On Call Basic Baby Care: 0-6 Months: (Updated and Revised 20...
by , Jennifer Walker

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English

Pages

167

Publication Date

March 01, 2012

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Advice from two pediatric nurse moms with over 20 years of experience and eight children between them (including two sets of twins). Who says that babies don't come with instructions? They do now! <br /><br />Everything that modern parents need to know about caring for babies in the first six months, including: <br />• Step by step guidelines for getting babies on a routine<br />• Hour by hour schedules at a glance<br />• Feeding instructions for breast, bottle or both! <br />• What symptoms warrant a trip to the emergency room<br />• How to get your baby to sleep all night so you can too! <br />Plus, much more! <br /><br />Advice from two pediatric nurse moms with eight children between them has moms all over the globe hailing this as, "The absolute best baby book ever."

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