'Mindblowing' Michael Pollan
Why do we know so much more about the cosmos than our own consciousness? Are there limits to the scientific method? Why do we assume that only science, mathematics and technology reveal truth?
The Flip shows us what happens when we realise that consciousness is fundamental to the cosmos and not some random evolutionary accident or surface cognitive illusion; that everything is alive, connected, and 'one'. We meet the people who have made this visionary, intuitive l..
Eating the right foods can dramatically improve the performance of your brain and help you to think quicker, have a clearer memory and maintain a brighter outlook. This book contains 50 nutritious recipes to boost memory power, reduce stress and beat depression. Identify the key IQ-boosting foods and discover how to fuel your brain and eat your way to success!..
With a Foreword by Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever.
Frugal innovation is a way that companies can develop high-quality products and create more value with limited resources. In today's cost-constrained environment, companies in the developed economies are seeking new routes to long-term business success - while also appealing to cost-conscious and environmentally-aware consumers. With an estimated trillion-dollar global market for sustainable products, and with potentially huge cost savings to be ..
'A must-read for all athletes, from the professional to the weekend warrior.' - Wall Street Journal
The New York Times Bestselling account of the new frontier of sports recovery science, which shows what we should and shouldn't be doing between exercising to achieve maximum performance.
All athletes, from Olympians to weekend warriors, must find the balance between training and recovery to maximize the benefits of workouts and reach optimal performance. For the longest time, coaches and traini..
Have you ever wondered why some people earn attention and respect when they speak and others don't? The secret to their success can be summed up in one word: gravitas.
In this revolutionary new book, leading voice coach and speaker Caroline Goyder reveals how to speak so others will listen. Through simple techniques to build your natural gravitas, you will learn how to express yourself clearly with passion and confidence to persuade, influence and engage listeners. By being grounded in your v..
Massage for Everyday Living provides simple but effectvive massage techniques to ease away the stress and anxiety of a busy life in the rush of the modern world. Drawn from Shiatsu, head massage, acupressure, therapeutic massage and aromatherapy, there are step-by-step routines to treat a range of common ailments, from tension and indigestion to aches and pains. There are suggestions for morning, evening and day time routines and advice on how best to incorporate massage into your life. Also fea..
The centres of 'spinning energy' in your body are known as the chakras. They help you to maintain your physical, emotional and spiritual balance, and this beautiful Healing Handbook allows you to fully understand their rhythms and use their power to centre and take control of your life. The book contains step-by-step procedures to help you to harness the chakras, in depth descriptions of ancient myths and helpful meditations and affirmations to allow you to incorporate your knowledge into daily ..
Meditation for Everyday Living provides simple but effective meditation techniques to help you relax and still your mind within the demands of your own busy lifestyle. Drawn from meditation practices based mainly on Hindu, Buddhist or Taoist sources, there are step-by-step methods which promote a wide range of common benefits including increased confidence and self control, greater ability to focus and work effectively, and even improved posture. There are suggestions for morning, evening and da..
Details quick and easy reflexology treatments to fit in to any busy schedule. This work includes simple to follow, step-by-step instructions and comprehensive charts mapping reflex points.
It also contains detailed hand treatments that bring immediate relief to a wide range of common ailments including headaches, back pain, low energy levels and indigestion in addition to detailed foot treatments for longer-term or more serious conditions such as allergies, depression, sinusitis, migraines an..
Reiki is the perfect way to relax, calm down, think clearly, get yourself going, and then keep you going as you progress through your hectic day. Whether you are in the office, on a long journey or relaxing at home, the healing art of Reiki will help you sustain your energy levels and feel good...
‘Maté’s book will make you examine your behaviour in a new light’ Guardian
‘bold, wise and deeply moral. [Maté] is a healer to be cherished’ Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine
Children take their lead from their friends: being ‘cool’ matters more than anything else. Shaping values, identity and codes of behaviour, peer groups are often far more influential than parents.
But this situation is far from natural, and it can be dangerous – it undermines family cohesion, interfer..
The Freakonomics of math--a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our handsThe math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn't confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do--the whole world is shot through with it.Math allows us to se..
A smart, irreverent guide that draws from addiction and neuroplasticity research to present a concrete action plan for breaking your phone addiction and approaching technology's role in your life more mindfully.
Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone.
Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” on..
Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How To Fail is Elizabeth Day’s brilliantly funny, painfully honest and insightful celebration of things going wrong.This is a book for anyone who has ever failed. Which means it’s a book for everyone.If I have learned one thing from this shockingly beautiful venture called life, it is this: failure has taught me lessons I would never otherwise have understood. I have evolved more as a result of things going wrong than when everything seemed to be going rig..
Get everything you ever wanted in 6 easy steps! Within you lies the secret of your dreams-powerful spiritual and intuitive reserves that allow you to achieve your goals and transform your life. Learn how you can begin immediately to manifest everything you want or need with the step-by-step approach presented by Dr. Caeabrese. Hundreds of her clients and students have achieved outstanding practical results using the methods in this book, which includes interactive workbook sections.
'A richly, enjoyably wise and suggestive book.' New York TimesA tremendous bestseller when it was first published in 1937, The Importance of Living has been a classic for over sixty years. Intended as an antidote to the dizzying pace of the modern world, Lin Yutang's prescription is the classic distillation of ancient Chinese wisdom: revere inaction as much as action, invoke humour to maintain a healthy attitude, and never forget that there will always be plenty of fools around who are willing -..
'A must-read' Mark MansonWe are living through a crisis of distraction. Plans get sidetracked, friends are ignored, work never seems to get done.Why does it feel like we're distracting our lives away?In Indistractable, behavioural designer Nir Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving you to distraction. Empowering and optimistic, this is the book that will help you design your time, realise your ambitions, and live the life you really want.'If you value your time, your focus or your relationsh..
How was a brilliant physics professor tricked into carrying 2kg of cocaine across the Argentinian border? Why do doctors misdiagnose 10 to 15% of their patients? Why do Nobel Prize winners spread fake news?We assume that smarter people are less prone to error. But greater education and expertise can often amplify our mistakes while rendering us blind to our biases. This is the 'intelligence trap'.Drawing on the latest behavioural science and historical examples from Socrates to Benjamin Franklin..
A Japanese-inspired guide to living a happier, more fulfilled life.
Japonisme explores the Japanese art of finding contentment and includes practical tips and tricks to live a happier, healthier, more thoughtful life. What is your ikigai (purpose)? How do you practice mindfulness in the unpredictability and chaos of everyday life? From shinrinyoku (forest bathing), calligraphy, ikebana (fl ower arranging) to tea ceremonies and their approach to food, the Japanese have found contentment throug..
In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psy..
Genghis Khan is history's greatest conqueror. As a teenager he was an outcast fleeing enemies on a mountain in northern Mongolia, an exile, a nobody. Yet it took only twenty years for Genghis to build the largest land empire in history - four times the size of Alexander's, twice the size of Rome's.
How did he do it? What lessons does his life reveal about the nature of leadership? What is 'greatness' in leadership? What traits did Genghis possess exactly? Were they unique, or might some apply..
Let's Do This! .is the motivation playbook for any type of personal change, from losing 10lbs to stepping up in your career to running a half-marathon. The difference between succeeding and giving up comes down to your level of motivation in other words how much it really matters to you.
In this unapologetically positive book, Andy Ramage, who transformed his own life step by step, explains the different types of motivation and the tools you need to both to make a change and make it last. And t..
From the author of the international bestseller The Little Book of Hygge Lykke (Luu-kah) (n): Happiness. It's easy to see why Denmark is often called the world's happiest country. Not only do they have equal parental leave for men and women, free higher education and trains that run on time, but they burn more candles per household than anywhere else.
So nobody knows more about happiness - what the Danes call lykke - than Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and ..
You’ve had hygge, now live lagom.
Live Lagom is a guide to life based on the Swedish philosophy of lagom, meaning ‘not too little, not too much, just right’.
Celebrated author of Fika and Nordic happiness expert Anna Brones explains the practice of Lagom in traditional and practical terms, and includes advice and tips on how to find your happy medium.
Lagom helps you to achieve balance in everyday life and in all areas including home, work and ..
The Sunday Times Top 10 BestsellerFrom the author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down"Hearing the words 'be good to yourself first, then to others' was like being struck by lightning."Many of us respond to the pressures of life by turning inwards and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at work, at school or at home, hoping that this will make ourselves and the people we love hap..
Personality refinement is a precursor to serious spiritual work. Through techniques of pathworking (guided meditation), your imagination can shine a magic mirror on your personality. This inner landscape reveals your world as your unconscious sees it - a perspective that enables you to make dramatic changes, even to the point of rooting out neuroses and recovering from psychological trauma. This book demonstrates the mystical use of pathworking as a method for contacting the divine...
Why can some people effortlessly command the attention of everyone in the room?
What makes some individuals seem immediately credible and others appear inherently untrustworthy?
And how is it that precisely the same idea can be enthusiastically embraced or roundly rejected depending on who has put it forward?
When we talk to others, we assume that they are carefully weighing our words and arguments. But these are far from being the only factors that hold sway.
In this groundbreaking new book..
The new book from the author of The Undercover Economist shows us how we can lead messier lives - and why we should.
'Ranging expertly across business, politics and the arts, Tim Harford makes a compelling case for the creative benefits of disorganization, improvisation and confusion. His liberating message: you'll be more successful if you stop struggling so hard to plan or control your success. Messy is a deeply researched, endlessly eye-opening adventure in th..
This pocket-sized calming companion offers simple mindfulness meditation practices that can be done virtually anytime, anywhere.Mindfulness is needed at this point in our planet's history more than ever and this portable mini book includes simple exercises to help you practice mindfulness today,developing your ability to centre yourself, de-stress, and cultivate a sustained awareness of the present moment...
'A PROBING EXPLORATION OF THE CREATIVE AND IMAGINATIVE POSSIBILITIES OF INACTIVITY' FINANCIAL TIMES 'To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world.' Oscar Wilde More than ever before, we live in a culture that excoriates inactivity and demonizes idleness. Work, connectivity and a constant flow of information are the cultural norms, and a permanent busyness pervades even our quietest moments. Little wonder so many of us are burning out. In a culture that tacitly coerces us into bl..
Are you weary in Brain and Body?
Do you desire a Positive Cure for your Pessimism?
Do you require Bronte to re-boot your Broken Heart?
Do you despair of your Nose?
Can Fielding open your Flood Gates?
Or Pynchon purge your Paranoia?
May we administer Austen to curb your Arrogance?
Hemingway for your Headache?
An injection of du Maurier for your low Self-Esteem?
Are you Shy, Single, Stressed or Sixty?
Are your Vital Statistics in need of some Spark?
May we massage you with Murakam..
The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B
“Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world.” —Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point
“Originals is one of the most important and captivating boo..
'Odets's warm and lyrical voice, his inspiring picture of how imaginative gay life can be, has sent me queuing for the couch.' Evening Standard
'A gay man could read this book as if his life depended on it - and perhaps it does' Andrew Holleran, author of Dancer from the Dance
Even in our modern progressive world, it's not easy to be a gay man. While young men often come out more readily, even those from the most liberal of backgrounds still struggle to accept themselves and experience stigma,..
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'MOVE OVER, MARIE KONDO' Washington Post'EXCELLENT' Telegraph'YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOU CAN TAKE ON THE WORLD' Grazia'WISHING I HAD A RUBIN TO HELP ME MAKE SENSE OF MY BELONGINGS' Red'DECLUTTER YOUR WAY TO HAPPINESS' Good HousekeepingIn the context of a happy life, a messy desk or a crowded wardrobe is a trivial problem - yet Gretchen Rubin found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives.Ask yourself: DO I NEED IT? DO I LOVE IT? DO I U..
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Ancient Chinese philosophy for modern life from Harvard's most popular professor
The first book of its kind, The Path offers a profound guide to living well through making small changes to our everyday routines. Covering subjects from decision-making to relationships, it shows how actions from greeting others and playing with children to running meetings can be opportunities to become happier and more product..
Popular parenting expert Dr. Laura Markham, author of PEACEFUL PARENTS, HAPPY SIBLINGS, has garnered a large and loyal readership around the world, thanks to her simple, insightful approach that values the emotional bond between parent and child. As any parent of more than one child knows, though, it's challenging for even the most engaged parent to maintain harmony and a strong connection when competition, tempers, and irritation run high. In this highly anticipated guide, Dr. Markham presents ..
Positively Teenage gives you tools to approach your teenage years with optimism and understanding and to develop real wellbeing for life.The media so often portray adolescence negatively but this book shows you how to approach these years far more positively so that you can really flourish and be in control. You'll find simple strategies to develop a positive attitude, growth mindset, self-understanding, determination and resilience and you'll see how those strengths will help you cope with any ..
The international bestselling spiritual book, now with a new look for its 20th anniversary. Eckhart Tolle demonstrates how to live a healthier, happier, mindful life by living in the present moment.'I keep Eckhart's book at my bedside. I think it's essential spiritual teaching. It's one of the most valuable books I've ever read.' Oprah WinfreyTo make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is ch..
Feeling overwhelmed? This is the book for you.'At last! A book that shows you realistically how to transform your life, one small step at a time.'Russ Harris, author of international bestseller The Happiness TrapRather than waiting for the big life-changing moments, which more often than not don't happen, The Power of Small shows you how to take manageable steps as opportunities to change your life, one decision at a time -- emphasising self-compassion as a means to gently expand your comfort zo..
From the collaborator of the blockbuster bestseller Proof of Heaven comes the definitive book proving angels are real, all around us, and interacting in our lives every day.
In March 2015, millions worldwide were captivated by news reports of the dramatic rescue of an eighteen month old girl, Lily Groesbeck, who’d somehow survived fourteen hours in an overturned car partially submerged in an icy-cold Utah river after her mother apparently lost control of the vehicle. A voice the four respondi..
So you want to be a YouTuber, but your videos only get a handful of views and your fan base just doesn’t seem to grow? How come you haven’t made it big yet? Read This If You Want To Be YouTube Famous gives you everything you need to make videos that will net you millions of subscribers and the money to match. With advice from some of the world’s biggest YouTubers, inside interviews with the experts, and technical information, this book is the only thing that stands between you and YouT..
A guide to writing fiction by the Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little. Part biography, part reflection and part practical guide, Release the Bats explores the mysteries of why and how we tell stories, and the craft of writing fiction. DBC Pierre reveals everything he learned the hard way...
A fascinating and practical guide from two New York Times bestselling authors, backed by state-of-the-art scientific researchDrawing on cutting-edge research, friends and Harvard collaborators Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson expertly reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time remarkable findings that show how meditation - without drugs or high expense - can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, l..
Spark was previously published as Bored and Brilliant.'Crammed with practical exercises for anyone who wants to reclaim the power of spacing out' - Gretchen Rubin, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller The Happiness ProjectIt’s time to move ‘doing nothing’ to the top of your to-do listHave you ever noticed how you have your best ideas when doing the dishes or staring out the window? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy connecting ideas and solving problems.However..
THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER _________________________________ 'Inspirational… Sandhurst helped me to discover my potential. Now discover yours.' Tim Peake, ESA astronaut‘Brilliant, practical advice. Can help transform your mindset and life.' Ollie Ollerton, star of SAS: Who Dares Wins and bestselling author of Break Point_________________________________For Life's Everyday Battles - The first official self-improvement and leadership book from the British Army's world-leading Sandhurst Ac..
News is to the mind what sugar is to the body.In 2013 Rolf Dobelli stood in front of a roomful of journalists and proclaimed that he did not read the news. It caused a riot. Now he finally sets down his philosophy in detail. And he practises what he preaches: he hasn't read the news for a decade.Stop Reading the News is Dobelli's manifesto about the dangers of the most toxic form of information - news. He shows the damage it does to our concentration and well-being, and how a misplaced sense of ..
The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives?
Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psychology and infamous legal cases - Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are..
The official TED guide to public speaking
'This is not just the most insightful book ever written on public speaking-it's also a brilliant, profound look at how to communicate' - Adam Grant, author of ORIGINALS
In Ted Talks Chris Anderson, Head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. Where books like Talk Like TED and TED Talks Storytelling whetted the appetite, here is the official TED guide to public speaking from the man who put TED talks on the wor..
A ground breaking book on how to slow down the aging process
A ground breaking book on the history of Telomeres offering fresh advice on how to slow down aging and lengthen life. Nobel prize winning Doctor Elizabeth Blackburn and leading health psychologist Dr Elissa Epel have discovered biological markers called Telomeres which can help to understand how healthy our cells are and what we can do to improve them.
The book specifically looks ideas including; how biological age is not c..
Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart.'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' Zadie SmithThe evidence suggests that social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal.Jaron Lanier is the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer who first alerted us to the dangers of social media. In this witty and urgent manifesto he explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and, in ten simpl..