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Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ours...
by Frans de Waal

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> Bestseller<br /><br /><br /><br />Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.</strong></p><br /><p>Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling <em>Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?</em>, which investigated animal intelligence, <em>Mama’s Last Hug</em> delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.</p><br /><p><em>Mama’s Last Hug</em> begins with the death of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. When Mama was dying, van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug. Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral. Millions of people were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the professor, welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck, in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates. This story and others like it form the core of de Waal’s argument, showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy.</p><br /><p>De Waal discusses facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the illusion of free will, animal sentience, and, of course, Mama’s life and death. The message is one of continuity between us and other species, such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don’t have a single organ that other animals don’t have, and the same is true for our emotions. <em>Mama’s Last Hug</em> opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, transforming how we view the living world around us.</p>
The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts
by , Rhiannon Beaubien

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

October 09, 2019

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The old saying goes, "To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail." But anyone who has done any kind of project knows a hammer often isn't enough. <br /><br />The more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely you'll use the right tool for the job — and get it done right.<br /><br />The same is true when it comes to your thinking. The quality of your outcomes depends on the mental models in your head. And most people are going through life with little more than a hammer.<br /><br />Until now.<br /><br />The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts is the first book in The Great Mental Models series designed to upgrade your thinking with the best, most useful and powerful tools so you always have the right one on hand. <br /><br />This volume details nine of the most versatile, all-purpose mental models you can use right away to improve your decision making, productivity, and how clearly you see the world. You will discover what forces govern the universe and how to focus your efforts so you can harness them to your advantage, rather than fight with them or worse yet— ignore them.<br /><br />Upgrade your mental toolbox and get the first volume today!<br /><br />Here's what people have to say about the book. <br /><br />"I'm really glad this exists in the world and I can see that I will be recommending it often." — Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of Automattic
The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Lea...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

202

Publication Date

November 16, 2018

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<h2><b>How to learn effectively when you have to be <i>both the teacher and student</i>. Work smarter and <i>save yourself countless hours.</i></b></h2> <br />Self-learning is not just about performing better in the classroom or the office. <b>It’s about being able to aim your life in whatever direction you choose and conquering the obstacles in front of you.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Replicable methods and insights to build expertise from ground zero.</b></h2><br /><u><b>The Science of Self-Learning</b></u> focuses not only on learning, but what it means to direct your own learning. Anyone can read a book, but what about more? You will learn to deconstruct a topic and then construct your own syllabus and plan. <b>Gathering information, initial research, having a dialogue with new information - unlock these skills and you will unlock your life.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Make complex topics painless and less intimidating to approach and break down.</b></h2> <br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Develop habits and skills to fulfill your career or hobby goals.</b></h2><br />•Understand the learning success pyramid and how self-regulation and confidence impact learning.<br />•<b>How to stay motivated in tedious and tiring learning.</b><br />•The SQ3R Method and conversing with information.<br /><br /><h2><b>Science-based methods to help your brain absorb and retain more.</b></h2><br />•Speed reading and comprehension.<br />•<b>How to plan and schedule like Benjamin Franklin.</b><br />•How to extract information like juice from an orange.<br /><br /><h2><b>Most people have multiple careers in their lives. Self-learning is how you keep up and adapt.</b></h2> <br />The only thing that is given in life is that it will change. Seasons change. Moods change. You will change. Whatever happens, you will need to adapt to your new circumstances. Survival of the fittest isn’t just something that exists in science textbooks - it’s what happens in every phase of your life. <b>The ability to learn is what determines whether you sink or swim.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Gain the competitive edge and upgrade yourself by learning how to learn: scroll up and click the BUY NOW button.</b></h2> <br />
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
by Michael A. Singer

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English

Pages

199

Publication Date

October 03, 2007

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<DIV><P>Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider these aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define. <STRONG>The Untethered Soul</STRONG>, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves, and the world around us. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization. </P><P>This book, copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), offers a frank and friendly discussion of consciousness and how we can develop it. In part one, he examines the notion of self and the inner dialogue we all live with. Part two examines the experience of energy as it flows through us and works to show readers how to open their hearts to the energy of experience that permeates their lives. Ways to overcome tendencies to close down to the rest of the world are the subject of part three. Enlightenment, the embrace of universal consciousness, is the subject of part four. And finally, in part five, Singer returns to daily life and the pursuit of unconditional happiness. Throughout, the book maintains a light and engaging tone, free from heavy dogma and prescriptive religious references. The easy exercises that figure in each chapter help readers experience the ideas that Singer presents.</P></DIV>
Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman

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English

Pages

528

Publication Date

October 25, 2011

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<p>Major <i>New York Times</i> bestseller<br />Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012<br />Selected by the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> as one of the ten best books of 2011<br />A <i>Globe and Mail</i> Best Books of the Year 2011 Title<br />One of <i>The Economist</i>'s 2011 Books of the Year <br />One of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>'s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011<br />2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient<br />Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's <i>The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds</i></p><p>In the international bestseller, <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i>, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.</p><p>Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by <i>The New York Times Book Review</i> as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking<i>, Fast and Slow</i> is destined to be a classic.</p>
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Thi...
by , Ola Rosling

Language

English

Pages

341

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</p><p><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</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><b>"<i>Factfulness</i> by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama</b><b><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>
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
by David D. Burns M.D.

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English

Pages

736

Publication Date

November 20, 2012

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<p>The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other 'black holes' of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D. outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.</p><p>Now, in this updated edition, Dr Burns adds an all-new Consumer's Guide To Antidepressant Drugs, as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.</p><p>Recognise what causes your mood swings.</p><p>Nip negative feelings in the bud.</p><p>Deal with guilt.</p><p>Handle hostility and criticism.</p><p>Overcome addiction to love and approval.</p><p>Build self-esteem.</p><p>Feel good everyday.</p><p>Some text and images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.</p>
Build a Better Brain: Using Everyday Neuroscience to Train Your B...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

254

Publication Date

January 18, 2019

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<h2><b>Neuroscience made simple: practical methods to rewire your brain and take control of your thoughts, actions, and inner voice.</b></h2><br />Despite our best efforts, most of the time, we act without thinking. We make poor decisions. But this isn’t our fault! It’s just how our brains are programmed. Now, you don’t have to be a scientist to understand how to use your brain’s instincts to your advantage instead of your downfall.<br /><br /><h2><b>Understand your brain; change it; shape it; master it.</b></h2><br /><b><u>Build a Better Brain</u></b> has one goal: to help you improve your life by understanding how your brain works, and taking advantage of it. Put simply, your brain still thinks it is 10,000 BC, and this has the potential to sabotage you on a daily basis. <br /><br />This book is a deep look into the roots of conscious and unconscious behavior. It’s your introduction to neuroscience, but written for non-scientists and packed with advice. <b>At the end of the day, this book is a guide for how to rewire your brain for optimal performance and happiness.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Learn to create real neural growth on a daily basis. Increase your mental speed, think quicker, and make better decisions.</b></h2><br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience. Oddly enough, neuroscience was his favorite class in school, and he has found how to apply that same information to real life situations.<br /><br /><h2><b>Control your impulses, anxious unconscious, and fears. Click the BUY NOW button to harness your mental potential.</b></h2><br />•The physiological origins of your behavior and how to shape them.<br />•<b>How habits - good and bad alike - are completely within your control.</b><br />•Neuroplasticity in all its forms, and how to harness it for discipline and motivation.<br />•<b>Guiding principles for neural growth and networking.</b><br /><br /><H2><b>Improve everything you felt was simply impossible to change. Stop acting against your own interests and create intentional action.</b></h2><br />Start living the life you want, and don’t be a slave to your brain. This is what allows you to overcome fear and anxiety, and allows you to cultivate confidence and boldness. <br /><br /><H2><b>Optimize your brain and optimize your life - scroll up and click the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of the screen.</b></h2>
The Art of Clear Thinking: Mental Models for Better Reasoning, Ju...
by Patrick King

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English

Pages

204

Publication Date

March 08, 2019

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<h2><b>Think smarter, better, and faster. Clear thinking is the key to truth, wisdom, and knowledge.</b></h2><br />Whether it’s from ourselves or others, we rarely see the world as it really is. We aren’t able to think clearly. We build our beliefs on lies, assumptions, and deceptions. This ends now.<br /><br /><H2><b>Practical methods to never be fooled, stop making mistakes, and avoid traps. </b></h2><br /><b><u>The Art of Clear Thinking</u></b> takes an in-depth look at the everyday illusions we come across, and how to defeat them once and for all. What makes us jump to conclusions, evaluate incorrectly, and consistently make errors when we should know better? Why do we act against our own interests so frequently?<br /><br />It’s just how we’re wired. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. This book gives you the tools to clear the fog from your eyes and simply <b>think smarter</b>. <br /><br /><h2><b>Practical methods to instantly be quick-witted, more insightful, and think more critically.</b></h2> <br />Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. He has sold over a million books. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. <br /><br /><h2><b>Discover and avoid biases, blind spots, and poor logic.</b></h2><br />•The key to intellectual honesty and the biggest obstacle (that you control).<br />•<b>Just how flawed and biased your perceptions, perspectives, and feelings are.</b><br />•Real logic and the fake logic people try to use to fool you.<br />•<b>How to think independently without being influenced by others.</b><br />•Principles from some of history’s greatest thinkers: Descartes, Darwin, Einstein, and more.<br /><br /><h1><b>Scroll up to and click BUY NOW to take your blinders off and become the smartest person around.</b></h1> <br />
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<b>In her instant, multi-month <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (<i>People</i>).</b><BR><BR>The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.<BR> <BR> In <i>Grit</i>, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.<BR> <BR> “Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>). Among <i>Grit</i>’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts <i>twice </i>toward your goal; grit can be <i>learned</i>, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, <i>Grit</i> is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how<i> that</i>—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. This is “a fascinating tour of the psychological research on success” (<i>The Wall Street Journal)</i>.

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