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.
'Esther Wojcicki is leading a revolution . . . [She] shows us how to be our best so our children can be their best.' Arianna Huffington
Being a parent is complicated – but the trick to succeed is simpler than you think.
Known as the Godmother of Silicon Valley, Esther Wojcicki’s three daughters are all hugely successful in both their professional and personal lives. What’s her parenting secret?
As we face an epidemic of parental and childhood anxiety, Woj has the advice every parent wants to ..
'Elegant ... calm and generous' Mary Beard, Guardian
The must-read, pocket-sized Big Think book of 2020
One of Independent's Books of the Month
A Cosmopolitan 'Revolutionary Read'
Ours is the age of contagious anxiety. We feel overwhelmed by the events around us, by injustice, by suffering, by an endless feeling of crisis. So, how can we nurture the parts of ourselves that hope, trust and believe in something better? And how can we stay sane in this age of division?
In this powerful, upliftin..
'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 -..
The New York Times-bestselling author of Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and Together Is Better offers a bold new approach to business strategy by asking one question: are you playing the finite game or the infinite game?
In The Infinite Game, Sinek applies game theory to explore how great businesses achieve long-lasting success. He finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth - that playing the infinite game - is the only thing that matters to your business...
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..
WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BOOK AWARD 2019
Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.
We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most im..
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..
Marie Kondo will help you declutter your life with her new major Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.
Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method.
The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it al..
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 ..
'Destined to be a classic' Nouriel Roubini
A hopeful and empowering vision for how to reconnect with each other and heal our divides.
'Fascinating' Sathnam Sanghera, The Times
'A hopeful book that couldn't be more important or timely' Philippa Perry
'Timely and important' Charlie Brooker
Even before a global pandemic introduced us to terms like social distancing, loneliness was already becoming the defining condition of the twenty-first century.
But it's also one we have the po..
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...
Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. To see our uniqueness expressed in our achievements, we must first learn the rules - and then how to change them completely. Charles Darwin began as an underachieving schoolboy, Leonardo da Vinci as an illegitimate outcast. The secret of their eventual greatness lies in a 'rigorous apprenticeship': by paying close and careful attention, t..
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...
Jonathan Rowson's competitive success as a chess Grandmaster and work as an applied philosopher have given him a unique perspective on why the great game is more important than ever for understanding the conflicts and uncertainties of the modern world. In sixty-four witty and addictive vignettes, Rowson takes us on an exhilarating tour of the game of life, from the psychology of gang violence, to the aesthetics of cyborgs, the beauty of technical details, and the endgame of death. Chess emerges ..
'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 w..
Omoiyari is a form of selfless compassion – putting yourself in the shoes of others, and from their perspective anticipating their needs, acting in a way that might make them at ease, happy or comfortable.’
This book will help you embrace omoiyari and bring joy and happiness into your own life and the lives of others.
Care, consideration and empathy underpin all aspects of daily life in Japan and are essential to the social spirit. From Omotenashi (Japanese hospitality), Kirei (cleanliness and..
'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..
Concrete, research-driven advice on humanity's oldest, hardest job
Why is parenting so fraught and so difficult in today's society? There has never been a time when advice was so readily available, and yet there is also a prevailing sense that parents are getting it wrong. This book examines the arguments and counter-arguments supported by research on how best to parent children, from birth to twelve years. By taking an impartial approach to the evidence and, by discussing case studies from acr..
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 bestselling author of Purple Cow and This is Marketing comes an elegant little book that will inspire artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to stretch and commit to putting their best work out into the world.
Creative work doesn't come with a guarantee. But there is a pattern to who succeeds and who doesn't. And engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way forward.
Based on the breakthrough Akimbo workshop pioneered by legendary author Seth Godin, The Practice will..
The instant Sunday Times Top Ten and New York Times bestseller
SHORTLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES/MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019
A Financial Times Essential Reads of 2019 pick
'I loved Range' – Malcolm Gladwell
'Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance.' – Daniel H. Pink
'So much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education.' – Susan Cain, bestselling author of Q..
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..
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
The essential guide to how to live wisely and well in the twenty-first century - from Alain de Botton, the bestselling author of The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel and The Course of Love
This is a book about everything you were never taught at school. It's about how to understand your emotions, find and sustain love, succeed in your career, fail well and overcome shame and guilt. It's also about letting go of the myth of a perfect life in order to ach..
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..
The definitive account of the Scrum methodology from its co-creator and the CEO of Scrum, Inc., Jeff Sutherland.
Scrum is the revolutionary approach to project management and team building that has helped to transform everything from software companies to the US military to healthcare in major American hospitals. In this major new book its originator, Jeff Sutherland, explains precisely and step by step how it operates – and how it can be made to work for anyone, anywhere. Take the FBI attempt ..
Did you know that the clitoris has 8000 nerve endings, twice as many as the penis? Here is everything you've wondered about the female orgasm and how to make it happen.
A witty, well-researched and revealing guide to giving your lover an orgasm every time. More than just foreplay, Ian Kerner argues that oral sex is the key to a great sex life for both partners. Short sections cover philosophy, technique, step-by-step instructions and detailed anatomical information, essential to both beginners ..
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..
Three former CIA officers - the world's foremost authorities on recognizing deceptive behaviour - share their techniques for spotting a lie.
Identify the signs Ask the right questions Get to the truth
Using the methods revealed in this book - developed by former CIA officers for use in intelligence and counterintelligence operations - you will soon be able to identify deceit in all its forms.
With real stories from the field involving 'turned' assets, KGB moles and criminal government officia..
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 ..
Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious-curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood.
As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion..
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..
Why would a good person commit a terrible act?Fifteen years ago, Jeannie s relationship with a close friend ended in rape. With the rise of the #MeToo movement, recurring nightmares of the event that plagued her as a girl have returned. To process her conflicted feelings of betrayal and take back control, she resolves to face her trauma head-on by interviewing her rapist.Through their transcribed conversations and discussions with her closest friends, Jeannie's compelling memoir explores how the..
The Times Top 10 Bestseller. THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, WITH OVER THREE MILLION COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD.
'Is it the world that's busy, or my mind?' The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this timely guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the United States, offers advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships, in a beautiful book combining his teachings with calming full-colour illustrat..
A masterclass in persuasion from the inspiring philosopher who has taught a million people to argue through his popular open online course
Our personal and political worlds are rife with arguments and disagreements, some of them petty and vitriolic. The inability to compromise and understand the other side is widespread today. What can we do to change this? In Think Again philosopher Walter Sinnott-Armstrong draws on a long tradition of logic to show why we should stop focusing on winning arg..