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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..
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 ..
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..
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'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..
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – looks nothing like Microsoft’s Office Suite, and digital surround sound doesn’t work like a citywide telecommunication grid. Yet these engineering feats are all the result of a unique thinking process combining abstract and structured thinking, common sense and creativity.
In this groundbreaking new work, Guru Madhavan reveals the extraordinary influence of engineering on society. Drawing on a cast of star engineers like Steve Jobs, the Wr..
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
This Modern Love is a unique crowdsourced book of letters, stories, and photographs about the state of modern romance by YouTuber Will Darbyshire.
‘Question 1. What would you say to your ex, without judgement?’
Seeking closure after a tough break-up, Will Darbyshire was driven to strike up an intimate conversation with his online audience. Posting a series of questions via his YouTube, Twitter and Instagram channels, Will asked his followers to share..
Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you, you lose a family member, you can’t pay the bills. But it can be pretty great, too: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life, you get that plum job, you muster the courage to write your novel. Everyday across the world, people go through the full and glorious gamut of life – but sometimes, a little advice is needed.
For several years, thousands turned to Cheryl Strayed, a then-anonymous internet Agony Aunt. But unlike most Agony Aunts, this one’s adv..
The Instant New York Times bestseller from the greatest living authority on habit formation, Stanford University's BJ Fogg, PhD.
"Absolutely brilliant ... a 5/5 book" Chris Evans
"Will help anyone have their best year yet" Dr Rangan Chatterjee
When times are hard, forget daunting goals. For real change, start small.
Forget exhausting fitness regimes. Lose the guilt. Stop feeling bad. Improving your life and doing your best are much easier than you think:
Try any habit,
make it tiny,
The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek.
From the author: “For the last two years, I’ve interviewed nearly two hundred world-class performers for my podcast,The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s th..
"Work hard. Do good. Be incredible!" is the advice Teresa Rae Wood shares with the listeners of her local radio show, Modern Pioneers, and the advice she strives to live by every day. She has fled a bad marriage and rebuilt a life with her children, Claire and Joshua, and their caring stepfather, Bruce. Their love for each other binds them as a family through the daily struggles of making ends meet. But when they received unexpected news that Teresa, only 38, is dying of cancer, their lives all ..
In "Tribal Leadership", management consultants Dave Logan and John King show corporate leaders how they can use tribes - the groups that naturally form within any company - to maximize productivity and profit within their own firms. Based on a rigorous eight-year study that covered more than two dozen companies and 24,000 people, "Tribal Leadership" includes interviews with leading business figures such as Brian France, chairman and CEO of NASCAR, and Dilbert creator Scott Adams, and shows leade..
AN ODE TO WALKING FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING EXPLORERS AND THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SILENCE'Erling Kagge is a philosophical adventurer - or perhaps an adventurous philosopher' New York Times____________________________________'After having put my shoes on and let my thoughts wander, I am sure of one thing - to put one foot in front of the other is one of the most important things we do.'From those perilous first steps as a toddler, to great expeditions, from walking to work to trekking to ..
Malcolm Gladwell is the master of playful yet profound insight. His ability to see underneath the surface of the seemingly mundane taps into a fundamental human impulse: curiosity. From criminology to ketchup, job interviews to dog training, Malcolm Gladwell takes everyday subjects and shows us surprising new ways of looking at them, and the world around us.
Are smart people overrated? What can pit bulls teach us about crime? Why are problems like homelessness easier to solve than to manage? ..
Timing is everything . . .How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test results? When should you have your first coffee of the day?Why is singing in time with other people as good for us as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers or get married?In When, Daniel H. Pink distills cutting edge research and data on timing and synthesises them into a fascinating, readable narr..
'Enter Ormerod's vital manual' - Pandora Sykes'A statistic-packed investigation into a worldwide phenomenon... It is no exaggeration to say this book is essential reading for anyone' -METRO'Who better to help us wade through the muddy waters of the great Insta-sham?' -ELLEWhy Social Media is Ruining Your Life tackles head on the pressure cooker of comparison and unreachable levels of perfection that social media has created in our modern world. It uncovers how our relationship with social media ..
At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America – from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state – and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. ..
'ENCHANTING' MAIL ON SUNDAYThey care for their elderly, play with their kids, and always put family first. Can we all learn something from the wisdom of wolves?In this unforgettable book, wolf expert and naturalist Elli Radinger draws on her 25 years of first-hand experience among the wolves of Yellowstone National Park to tell us their remarkable stories.__________Wolves are more human than we ever knew . . .In fact, they can teach us how to be better humans.They play, love, care for others, sh..
‘THE BEAUTY MYTH’ FOR THE INSTAGRAM GENERATION
‘Rallying, radical and pitched perfectly for her generation.‘ – Evening Standard
Women Don’t Owe You Pretty is the ultimate book for anyone who wants to challenge the out-dated narratives supplied to us by the patriarchy.
Through Florence’s story you will learn how to protect your energy, discover that you are the love of your own life, and realise that today is a wonderful day to dump them.
Florence Given is here to remind you that you owe men..
Chi underpins every aspect of Eastern healing traditions and working with this vital life force will transform your health and well-being. Expert author Madonna Gauding thoroughly explores every aspect of Chi, including chi's relationship with the five elements (fire, earth, wood, metal and water), Taoist philosophy and the twelve meridians of the human body. Working with Chi also features useful tips on how a balance of chi can be created and maintained through a combination of diet, exercise a..
Meditation is ideal for relieving the stress caused by modern living, improving concentration and helping you reach more profound levels of consciousness. "Working with Meditation" teaches you everything you need to know about how to use meditation to improve your life, including step-by-step practical instructions for beginners to meditation and exercises, showing you how to combine meditation with other approaches including yoga, chi kung, mandalas and labyrinths...
Proof of a ground-breaking psychological theory: that the fear of death is the hidden motive behind almost everything we do.
'A joy ... The Worm at the Core asks how humans can learn to live happily while being intelligently aware of our impending doom, how knowledge of death affects the decisions we make every day, and how we can stop fear and anxiety overwhelming us' Charlotte Runcie, Daily Telegraph
'Provocative, lucid and fascinating' Financial Times
This book brings the traditions of Feng Shui to bear on relationships. It is an approach that will enhance and enrich existing relationships or help manifest a new relationship. It aims to make changes at the level of energy rather than the level of ideas. Dr. Hsu offers concrete tips on the effects of house structure, interior design, exercise, energy work, and meditation. More importantly, he relays a deeper point of view that can release you from a maze of painful relationship patterns...
Joseph was thrown into a hole and despised. The pit. Life is reduced to one quest: to get out and never get hurt again. Not simply done. Pits have no easy exit. Joseph's story got worse before it got better. Abandonment led to enslavement and imprisonment. His life offers this lesson: in God's hands, intended evil becomes ultimate good. Someone from up there must come down here and give you a hand. God did for Joseph. And at the right time, in the right way, he will do the same for you. This Min..
'Brings the spirit of Zen Buddhism to everyday life . . . 100 snack-size Zen activities you can do daily to add more calm to your life' Daily TelegraphA beautifully illustrated guide to slowing down, finding true happiness and feeling calm, by Zen Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno. _________Zen is the perfect antidote to the chaos of modern life . . .In clear, practical and easy to follow lessons - one a day for 100 days - renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to show you..