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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Thi...
by , Ola Rosling

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English

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341

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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>
The Hero
by Lee Child

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English

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76

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November 26, 2019

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<p><strong>WHAT MAKES A HERO? WHO BETTER TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION THAN LEE CHILD…</strong></p><p><strong>‘It’s Lee Child. Why would you not read it?’ Karin Slaughter</strong></p><p><strong>‘I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn the page’ <em>The Times</em></strong></p><p><strong>In his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion-selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age-old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human. He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world – arguing that we need them now more than ever.</strong></p><p>From the Stone Age to the Greek Tragedies, from Shakespeare to Robin Hood, we have always had our heroes. The hero is at the centre of formative myths in every culture and persists to this day in world-conquering books, films and TV shows. But why do these characters continue to inspire us, and why are they so central to storytelling?</p><p>Scalpel-sharp on the roots of storytelling and enlightening on the history and science of myth, <em>The Hero</em> is essential reading for anyone trying to write or understand fiction. Child teaches us how these stories still shape our minds and behaviour in an increasingly confusing modern world, and with his trademark concision and wit, demonstrates that however civilised we get, we’ll always need heroes.</p>
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Id...
by , Jonathan Haidt

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English

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352

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September 04, 2018

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<b>Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen?</b><br />  <br /> First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. <br />  <br /> Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. <br />  <br /> This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
Foods That Cause You to Lose Weight: The Negative Calorie Effect
by Neal Barnard M.D.

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English

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352

Publication Date

July 12, 2016

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<p><strong>More than one million copies sold!</strong></p><p>No more counting calories—discover the foods that take the weight off and keep it off with this revolutionary plan.</p><p>Did you know that certain foods have an incredible <em>negative calorie</em> effect that actually melts fat? This revolutionary approach, outlined by Neal Barnard, M.D., and proven effective by thousands of men and women who have tried it, can bring about the permanent weight control every diet promises but seldom delivers.</p><p>Find out how, by following the negative calorie plan, you can:</p><ul><li>Boost your metabolic rate</li><li>Burn calories more effectively</li><li>Lower dangerous cholesterol levels</li><li>Enjoy better health—and protect your heart</li><li>Eat the delicious foods you love—in the quantities you want</li><li>Watch the pounds disappear—without stressful dieting or the temptation to binge</li></ul><p>Dr. Barnard also provides delicious negative calorie recipes that use foods most people already have in their home cupboards. Easy, effective, and satisfying, <em>Foods That Cause You to Lose Weight</em> will bring about the permanent weight control every diet promises but seldom delivers. <strong></strong></p>
Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Oblig...
by , Donna Frazier

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English

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271

Publication Date

July 30, 2019

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<p><strong>A practical guide to better communication that will break the blackmail cycle for good, by one of the nation's leading therapists, Susan Forward. </strong></p><p>"If you really loved me..."</p><p>"After all I've done for you..."</p><p>"How can you be so selfish..."</p><p>Do any of the above sound familiar? They're all examples of emotional blackmail, a powerful form of manipulation in which people close to us threaten to punish us for not doing what they want. Emotional blackmailers know how much we value our relationships with them. They know our vulnerabilities and our deepest secrets. They are our mothers, our partners, our bosses and coworkers, our friends and our lovers. And no matter how much they care about us, they use this intimate knowledge to give themselves the payoff they want: our compliance.</p><p>Susan Forward knows what pushes our hot buttons. Just as John Gray illuminates the communications gap between the sexes in <em>Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus,</em> and Harriet Lerner describes an intricate dynamic in <em>The Dance of Anger,</em> so Susan Forward presents the anatomy of a relationship damaged by manipulation, and gives readers an arsenal of tools to fight back. </p>
More From Life: A Funny and Feel-Good Romantic Comedy
by S J Crabb

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English

Pages

299

Publication Date

May 28, 2018

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<b> Romance, humor and not just one happy-ever-after. A deliciously romantic and giggling read about love, loss and starting again by the Amazon Top 100 best-selling Author S J Crabb</b><br /><br />My Kids live in Cyber Space and my mother lives in Cloud Cuckoo land. Me - I live in denial. <br />Somehow, I've got to the stage in life where my teenagers obviously hate me, my mother abandons me for exciting adventures and my ex-husband is getting re-married.<br />I am left gazing lustfully at just about any fit guy in an HRT induced belief that they would be attracted to me. <br />Is this really what I've become? <br />Have I reached the point in life where I should give up and accept my fate?<br />The trouble is, I always wanted more from life and now it appears to be on fast-forward.<br />So, it's decision time. Do I just accept my lot with resignation and gratitude? Or do I take control and embrace the unknown? <br />What would you do?<br /><br />Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Follow Amanda's path to re-discover the girl she once was before the woman she became took over.<br />
What To Say When You Talk To Your Self
by Shad Helmstetter

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English

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225

Publication Date

June 09, 2011

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Product Description<br />The international Self-Talk best-seller, updated in this new eBook edition. <br />Each of us is programmed from birth on, and as much as 75% or more of our programming may be negative or working against us. In this newly updated and revised eBook edition, Shad Helmstetter shows the reader how to erase and replace past mental programs with healthy, new programs that can be positively life-changing. Considered by many to be one of the most important and helpful personal growth books ever written. <br /><br />About the Author<br />Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D., is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books in the field of personal growth. His books are published in over 64 countries worldwide. He has appeared on more than 1200 radio and television programs including Oprah Winfrey, and ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN News.<br />
Forks Over Knives-The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based ...
by Del Sroufe

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English

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368

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August 14, 2012

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<b><i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br /><br /> A whole-foods, plant-based diet that has never been easier <i>or </i>tastier</b><b>—learn to cook the <i>Forks Over Knives </i>way with more than 300 recipes for every day!</b><br /><br /><i>Forks Over Knives</i>—the book, the film, the movement—is back again in a cookbook. The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, avoid cancer, and prevent (or even reverse) type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the right food is your best medicine. Thousands of people have cut out meat, dairy, and oils and seen amazing results. If you’re among them—or you’d like to be—you need this cookbook.<br /><br /> Del Sroufe, the man behind some of the mouthwatering meals in the landmark documentary, proves that the Forks Over Knives philosophy is not about what you <i>can’t </i>eat, but what you <i>can</i>. Chef Del and his collaborators Julieanna Hever, Judy Micklewright, Darshana Thacker, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz transform wholesome fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes into hundreds of recipes—classic and unexpected, globally and seasonally inspired, and for every meal of the day, all through the year:<br />   <ul><li><b>Breakfast: </b>Very Berry Smoothie, Breakfast Quinoa with Apple Compote</li><li><b>Salads, Soups and Stews: </b>Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing, Lotsa Vegetable Chowder, Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Stew</li><li><b>Pasta and Noodle Dishes: </b>Mushroom Stroganoff, Stir-Fried Noodles with Spring Vegetables</li><li><b>Stir-Fried, Grilled and Hashed Vegetables: </b>Grilled Eggplant “Steaks”</li><li><b>Baked and Stuffed Vegetables: </b>Millet-Stuffed Chard Rolls</li><li><b>The Amazing Bean: </b>White Beans and Escarole with Parsnips</li><li><b>Great Grains: </b>Polenta Pizza with Tomatoes and Basil</li><li><b>Desserts: </b>Apricot Fig Squares, Bursting with Berries Cobbler . . . and much more!</li></ul><br /> Simple, affordable, and delicious, the recipes in <i>Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook </i>put the power of real, healthy food in your hands. Start cooking the plant-based way today—it could save your life!
Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons
by Kris Newby

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English

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332

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<p>A riveting thriller reminiscent of <em>The Hot Zone</em>, this true story dives into the mystery surrounding one of the most controversial and misdiagnosed conditions of our time—Lyme disease—and of Willy Burgdorfer, the man who discovered the microbe behind it, revealing his secret role in developing bug-borne biological weapons, and raising terrifying questions about the genesis of the epidemic of tick-borne diseases affecting millions of Americans today.<br /><br />While on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Kris Newby was bitten by an unseen tick. That one bite changed her life forever, pulling her into the abyss of a devastating illness that took ten doctors to diagnose and years to recover: Newby had become one of the 300,000 Americans who are afflicted with Lyme disease each year.</p><p>As a science writer, she was driven to understand why this disease is so misunderstood, and its patients so mistreated. This quest led her to Willy Burgdorfer, the Lyme microbe’s discoverer, who revealed that he had developed bug-borne bioweapons during the Cold War, and believed that the Lyme epidemic was started by a military experiment gone wrong.</p><p>In a superb, meticulous work of narrative journalism, <em>Bitten</em> takes readers on a journey to investigate these claims, from biological weapons facilities to interviews with biosecurity experts and microbiologists doing cutting-edge research, all the while uncovering darker truths about Willy. It also leads her to uncomfortable questions about why Lyme can be so difficult to both diagnose and treat, and why the government is so reluctant to classify chronic Lyme as a disease.</p><p>A gripping, infectious page-turner, <em>Bitten</em> will shed a terrifying new light on an epidemic that is exacting an incalculable toll on us, upending much of what we believe we know about it. </p>
Think in Systems: The Art of Strategic Planning, Effective Proble...
by Zoe McKey

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English

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267

Publication Date

November 21, 2019

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<h2>Get out of that rut. Find long-term solution to your problems. </h2> <br /><br />We have the best of intentions to improve our conditions, but often our solutions fall short of improving our lives. Our best efforts can result in the opposite of what we want over time. If we apply conventional thinking to complex issues, we often maintain or feed the very problems we want to fix. How to avoid this trap? I will tell you in this book.<br /><br /><i>Think in Systems</i> is a concise information manual offering high-level, strategic problem solving methods for personal and global issues. The book presents the main features of systems thinking in an understandable, everyday manner, helping you to develop the skill top analysts and world leaders use. <br /><br />Your life is a system. Everything that is connected to your system (life) is a part of it. Your town, country, the world, the solar system are all bigger systems you are a part of. These systems are interconnected. Whatever you do will affect the system and whatever the system does will affect your life. Systems can have positive and negative effect on your life – or on life of people generally. <br /><br />The greatest problems like hunger, war, and poverty are all failures in the system. Similarly, fights with your loved ones, being stuck in a rut at your job are also system failures. They are not only your fault. But they can’t be fixed with cause-effect thinking. <br /><br />Systems thinking boosts your <b>critical thinking skills, makes you more logical, enhances your analytical abilities, and makes you more creative. </b><br /><br /><br /><br /><h2>"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein</h2><br />•Learn the main aspects, concepts, and models of systems thinking.<br />•<b>Design models and systems maps to solve your problems</b><br />•Find solutions to your underlying problems, not just the symptoms<br />•<b>Improve your mental health, wealth, and connections</b><br /><br /><u>Learn to use systems thinking in your business, relationships, friendships, and general political, socio-economic, and environmental issues. </u><br /><br />•Widen your understanding about international economic, political, and socio-economic affairs<br />•<b>Manage your business better</b> <br />•The most helpful materials, books, and experts to learn even more about systems thinking.<br />•<b>Map out a strategic action plan to change your circumstances. Become more patient by understanding the world – and your place in it – better. </b><br />•Shift your focus from the unimportant details and focus on the real issues. <br />•<b>Stay a learner. </b><br /><br /><h2>Learn to use systems thinking in your problem solving, decision making, and strategic planning practices today. </h2><br />

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