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The Ladybird Book of Dating

The Ladybird Book of Dating

Jason Hazeley ,  Joel Morris

$19.99

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books in the series feature original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. The other books in the series are: - The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness - The Ladybird Book of Sheds - The Ladybird Book of The Hipster - The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis - The Ladybird Book of the Hangover - How it Works: The Husband - How it Works: The Wife.
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The Passive-Aggressive Colouring Book

The Passive-Aggressive Colouring Book

Charlotte Farmer

$14.99

Are you tired of all those colouring books claiming that they are the answer to your inner peace and sense of calm? Do you twitch at the thought of yoga mums, bikini diets, excessive coffee choices and people who just have the whole thing under control? Then this book is your antidote. We don't mind if you want to give The Passive-Aggressive Colouring Book to your dog to chew; feel free to use it to light the fire or prop up the table leg. If you feel really desperate you may even want to colour it in...or scribble it out. The choice is yours. Whatever you choose to do we advise you first to enjoy the fabulous, humorous illustrations by the inspiringly angry Charlotte Farmer. And if her brilliance and talent drives you round the twist, you know what to do. Just warn us to duck first.
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How it Works: The Wife: A Ladybird Book

How it Works: The Wife: A Ladybird Book

Jason Hazeley ,  Joel Morris

$19.99

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books in the series feature original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. The other books in the series are: - The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness - The Ladybird Book of Dating - The Ladybird Book of Sheds - The Ladybird Book of The Hipster - The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis - The Ladybird Book of the Hangover - How it Works: The Husband.
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The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness

The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness

Jason Hazeley ,  Joel Morris

$19.99

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books in the series feature original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. The other books in the series are: - The Ladybird Book of Dating - The Ladybird Book of Sheds - The Ladybird Book of The Hipster - The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis - The Ladybird Book of the Hangover - How it Works: The Husband - How it Works: The Wife.
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Vulgar Victorians: The Bad Behaviour of a Saucy Society

Vulgar Victorians: The Bad Behaviour of a Saucy Society

Belinda Hayward

$22.99

See the past with new eyes as you dive into the no-holds-barred humour of Vulgar Victorians. This comical compilation of vintage drawings and engravings paired with rude and cheeky captions reveals a world that is both hysterical and historical. Time travel has never been so much fun!
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A Bus Pass Named Desire

A Bus Pass Named Desire

Christopher Matthew

$29.99

A Bus Pass Named Desire is book of warm, witty and charming poems about everything from negotiating Tinder in your sixties to the dubious flattery of being stalked on the Internet by your old flame from the 1970s; from the dangers of the Bridge party invitation to the joys of the Senior Citizen City Break. All life - and love - is here!
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The Ladybird Book of the Shed

The Ladybird Book of the Shed

Jason Hazeley ,  Joel Morris

$19.99

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books in the series feature original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. The other books in the series are: - The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness - The Ladybird Book of Dating - The Ladybird Book of The Hipster - The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis - The Ladybird Book of the Hangover - How it Works: The Husband - How it Works: The Wife.
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The Ladybird Book of the Hipster

The Ladybird Book of the Hipster

Joel Morris ,  Jason Hazeley

$19.99

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books in the series feature original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. The other books in the series are: - The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness - The Ladybird Book of Dating - The Ladybird Book of Sheds - The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis - The Ladybird Book of the Hangover - How it Works: The Husband - How it Works: The Wife.
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The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis

The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis

Jason Hazeley ,  Joel Morris

$19.99

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books in the series feature original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. The other books in the series are: - The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness - The Ladybird Book of Dating - The Ladybird Book of Sheds - The Ladybird Book of The Hipster - The Ladybird Book of the Hangover - How it Works: The Husband - How it Works: The Wife.
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How it Works: The Husband

How it Works: The Husband

Jason Hazeley ,  Joel Morris

$19.99

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books in the series feature original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. The other books in the series are: - The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness - The Ladybird Book of Dating - The Ladybird Book of Sheds - The Ladybird Book of The Hipster - The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis - The Ladybird Book of the Hangover - How it Works: The Wife.
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The Ladybird Book of the Hangover

The Ladybird Book of the Hangover

Jason Hazeley ,  Joel Morris

$19.99

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books in the series feature original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. The other books in the series are: - The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness - The Ladybird Book of Dating - The Ladybird Book of Sheds - The Ladybird Book of The Hipster - The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis - How it Works: The Husband - How it Works: The Wife.
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From Victims to Suspects

From Victims to Suspects

Shakira Hussein

$24.99

The so-called War on Terror, in its many incarnations, has always been a war with gender at its heart. Once regarded as helpless victims waiting to be rescued, Muslim women are now widely regarded by both Muslim and non-Muslim disciplinarians as a potential threat to be kept under control. How did this shift in attitudes come about? Shakira Hussein explores the lives of women negotiating the hazards of the post-9/11 terrain, from volatile Afghan refugee camps and Pakistani weddings to Australian suburbia and campaigns to 'ban the burqa'. Her unique perspective on feminism, multiculturalism, race and religion is one that we urgently need.
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Griffith Review #51: Fixing the System

Griffith Review #51: Fixing the System

Julianne Schultz ,  Anne Tiernan

$27.99

Griffith Review 51: Fixing the System sets out to examine Australia's political and social system and to investigate why so many believe it to be unfit for purpose.

While Australia has never been richer, its people better educated and  the country better connected internationally, there is a widespread  perception that systems and key institutions are broken. Interest groups  flex their muscle and block each other. Risk management has paralysed  the system. Commentators proclaim the 'end of the reform era'. They  lament the rise of a 'new volatility' in the nation's electoral  politics; the demise of the capacity and will to lead; and the paucity  of debate of the problems and challenges facing Australia. They complain  about the resistance to change and openness to bold new ideas, and the  ability to talk frankly and fearlessly about the kind of society we want  to build for the future. All this is happening in a world that is  changing rapidly, but without a clear road map.

Edited by Julianne Schultz and Anne Tiernan, Fixing the System examines this chorus of complaint. It asks what is broken and examines  the reasons how and why. It considers what needs to be done to revive  the lucky country. Contributors include Carmen Lawrence, Clare Wright, Peter Van  Onselen, Paul Ham, Gabrielle Carey, Chris Wallace, Jonathan West, Megan  Davis, Stephen Mills, Anne Coombs, Graham Wood, Lee Kofman and many  more.
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Private Lives, Public History

Private Lives, Public History

Anna Clark

$27.99

The past is consumed on a grand scale: popularised by television programs, enjoyed by reading groups, walking groups, historical societies and heritage tours, and supported by unprecedented digital access to archival records. Yet our history has also become the subject of heated political debate. In Private Lives, Public History, historian Anna Clark explores how our personal pasts intersect with broader historical questions. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, she uncovers how we think about the past in the context of our local and intimate stories, and the role that history plays in our lives.
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Do Statins Work?: The Battle for Perfect Evidence-Based Medicine

Do Statins Work?: The Battle for Perfect Evidence-Based Medicine

Ben Goldacre

$29.99

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A campaigning handbook, a thrilling work of popular science, and a call to arms for doctors, researchers and patients from Britain's finest writer on the science behind medicine. Statins are the single most commonly prescribed class of drugs in the whole of the developed world. They're taken by over 100 million people, with millions more patients being offered them every year. We know that statins do some good. But we don't know how big the benefits are. We don't know which is the best. We don't how common the side effects are. We don't give clear information to patients, so they are deprived of their right to make informed decisions about the trade-off between benefits, inconvenience, and risk. All this can be fixed, with a few simple changes that weld big data onto the heart and art of medicine. Drawing on his own research, Ben Goldacre gives patients the tools they need to make their own decisions. Along the way he explores industry misdeeds; the nocebo effect, the evil twin of the placebo effect, where side effects are caused by the power of fear alone; and the differences in patients' desire for treatment, and doctors' failures to empathise with these. With his characteristic wit and energy, Goldacre exposes the flaws in modern medicine, and the future it deserves.
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The Telomerase Revolution: The Breakthrough That Holds the Key to Slowing the Ageing Process

The Telomerase Revolution: The Breakthrough That Holds the Key to Slowing the Ageing Process

Michael Fossel

$29.99

Science is on the cusp of a revolutionary breakthrough. We understand more about aging - and how to prevent it - than ever before. Now life-extension has moved from science fiction to real possibility...

Dr. Michael Fossel has been in the forefront of aging research for decades. In The Telomerase Revolution, he takes us on a scientific journey, with startling insights into the nature of human aging.

Scientists now know that human aging is the result of cellular aging. Every time a cell reproduces, its telomeres - the tips of the chromosomes - shorten. With every shortening of the telomeres, the cell's ability to repair its molecules decreases. Human aging is the result of the aging of the body's trillions of cells. However the enzyme telomerase re-lengthens the telomeres, keeping these cells young.

The Telomerase Revolution describes how telomerase is starting to be used as a powerful therapeutic tool, with the potential to dramatically extend life spans. It offers promise for treating Alzheimer's and many other diseases of aging.
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Is Your Job Making You Fat?: How to Lose Weight and Control Your Waist at Work

Is Your Job Making You Fat?: How to Lose Weight and Control Your Waist at Work

Lloyd Ken ,  Stacey Laura Lloyd

$19.99

Is Your Job Making You Fat? identifies and analyzes all of the central sources of weight gain associated with work and gives you proven tools to control this ever-expanding problem and help you lose weight. Putting on weight at work is easier than it's ever been! The sedentary nature of today's jobs, access to unhealthy lunches and office snacks and treats, higher levels of job stress, longer and more demanding work hours, peer pressure, new and unconventional jobs - put it all together and you have the perfect storm for weight gain. Authors Ken Lloyd and Stacey Laura Lloyd offer a fresh approach to this problem - why not apply your businesslike mind-set and skill set to weight management? After all, at work you have a plan that includes objectives, benchmark dates, strategies, priorities, deadlines, and measurable results. This book shows you how to use that same methodology to take charge of your weight.
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Goodbye Parkinson's, Hello Life!

Goodbye Parkinson's, Hello Life!

David Brinn ,  Alex Kerten

$24.99

Parkinson's Disease, a disorder of the central nervous system, affects 1 million people in America and 10 million worldwide. In Goodbye Parkinson's, Hello life!, Alex Kerten presents his breakthrough holistic technique that combines dance therapy, behavior modification and martial arts to prove that there is life beyond the diagnosis of Parkinson s Disease. With over 30 years experience working with PD patients, Alex shares his insights and techniques in an accessible style which includes 20 easy-to-follow exercises. Those who follow his techniques and are committed to becoming Parkinson's warriors can succeed in eliminating many, if not most, of their symptoms to return to a productive and fulfilling life.Instead of viewing themselves as Parkinson's victims, readers of Goodbye Parkinson's, Hello life! will learn Alex's methods that will lead them to become healthy people with Parkinson's, enabling them to return to a productive and fulfilling life. Those who follow his techniques and are committed to becoming Parkinson's warriors can succeed in eliminating many, if not most, of their symptoms.
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Happy Gut: Cleansing Program

Happy Gut: Cleansing Program

Vincent Pedre

$29.99

For the millions of people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gastrointestinal diseases, these are just a few of the common refrains they hear from doctors when they try to seek help. One in five Americans suffers from chronic stomach pain, but many of them suffer in silence or have given up trying to find a cure after being told by doctors that there's really nothing they can do.

Dr. Vincent Pedre knows all too well the struggles these patients endure: he had IBS growing up, throughout medical school, and even for years afterwards. It wasn't until he learned about functional medicine that he finally started to heal his body from the inside. Today, his private practice combines integrative and functional medicine that draws from the strengths of both Western and Eastern methodologies, and he has an astonishing 90% success rate helping his patients conquer their unhappy guts. Now for the first time, Dr. Pedre shares his method, the Gut C.A.R.E. Program, with readers everywhere in Happy Gut, Happy Life.

Dr. Pedre's book will take readers step-by-step through the Gut C.A.R.E. program to address and solve their stomach woes. CARE stands for Clean, Activate, Restore, and Enhance, and the program uses a combination of eliminating food triggers and then replacing them with healthy tummy-friendly probiotics to heal and repair the gut. Rather than just covering up the symptoms with over-prescribed medications, the book will teach readers how to address the problem at its core to restore their stomach and intestines to their proper functioning state.

Complete with recipes and meal plans including gluten-free, low-fat, and vegetarian options as well as testimonials from many of the patients Dr. Pedre's program has helped, Happy Gut, Happy Life. is the first step towards curing those upset stomach problems that plague so many Americans and ultimately eliminating their symptoms for life.
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21 Days to a Happier Family

21 Days to a Happier Family

Justin Coulson

$29.99

Everyone wants their family to be happy, but so much gets in the way - work stress, commitments and our children's challenging behaviour are some of the usual suspects. Less obvious obstacles are our own habits and expectations, a reactive parenting style, and even a lack of clarity about what makes a family truly happy. As a result, families often seem fragmented, stressed and out of control. Kidspot parenting expert Justin Coulson knows how to make families happier. In this book, he combines cutting-edge insights from positive psychology with classic psychological research to help parents identify and develop habits that will strengthen their family. He covers developing your parenting style, getting relationships right and how that leads to effective discipline, using mindfulness in parenting, how optimism influences the wellbeing of families, being emotionally available to your children - and so much more.
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The Elephant in the Classroom: Helping Children Learn and Love Maths

The Elephant in the Classroom: Helping Children Learn and Love Maths

Jo Boaler

$24.99

Following the progress of pupils at various schools in the USA and UK and into adult life, Jo Boaler outlines the crisis in maths education and proposes ways to give children the best possible mathematical experience. Based on her own award-winning research, Jo Boaler offers concrete solutions: including classroom approaches, strategies for pupils, advice for parents and ways that parents can work with teachers. This revised edition is updated with new research on the brain and mathematics that revolutionises scientist's understanding of learning and potential.
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Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser

Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser

Guy P. Harrison

$35.00

Critical-thinking skills are essential for life in the 21st century.

In this follow-up to his introductory guide  Think,  and continuing his trademark of hopeful skepticism, Guy Harrison demonstrates in a detailed fashion how to sort through bad ideas, unfounded claims, and bogus information to drill down to the most salient facts. By explaining how the human brain works, and outing its most irrational processes, this book provides the thinking tools that will help you make better decisions, ask the right questions (at the right time), know what to look for when evaluating information, and understand how your own brain subconsciously clouds your judgment.
 
Think you're too smart to be easily misled? Harrison summarizes scientific research showing how easily even intelligent and well-educated people can be fooled. We all suffer from cognitive biases, embellished memories, and the tendency to kowtow to authority figures or be duped by dubious 'truths' packaged in appealing stories. And as primates we are naturally status seekers, so we are prone to irrational beliefs that seem to enhance our sense of belonging and ranking. Emotional impulses and stress also all too often lead us into traps of misperception and bad judgment. Understanding what science has discovered about the brain makes you better equipped to cope with its built-in pitfalls. 

Good Thinking - the book and the practice - makes clear that with knowledge and the right thinking skills, anyone can lead a safer, wiser, more efficient, and productive life.
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Stumbling Stones: A Path Through Grief, Love and Loss

Stumbling Stones: A Path Through Grief, Love and Loss

Airdre Grant

$24.99

A wise and important book that explores a subject we talk very rarely about death and loss through touching stories and meaningful personal journeys. Stumbling Over Stones is a collection of poignant stories, personal anecdotes, and inspiring wisdom that guides readers in traversing the emotional landscape of loss and grief. It might be grief for a loved one, the ending of a relationship, or loss of a job, but these are obstacles everyone encounters in life and the challenge is in the way we manage them and develop resilience and understanding. Stumbling Over Stones is a beautiful collection that draws on literature, poetry, stories, observations, and reflections to give insights and offer navigation through the rocky paths.
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Useful Belief: The Secret of Finding Opportunities Everywhere

Useful Belief: The Secret of Finding Opportunities Everywhere

Chris Helder

$15.95

Useful Belief turns the  be positive  industry upside down with a fresh and modern approach to achievement. Sometimes things in life are not positive. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. If you've had a nightmare of a year, the last thing you want to hear is "Be positive!"  Instead, you need an actual strategy to dig yourself out, and a truly useful guidebook to show you where to go next.

This is that guidebook. Through the engaging tale of a business traveller and the three significant encounters on his journey, this book takes you on a journey of your own - to self awareness, and an improved approach to business, parenting and relationships.  You'll learn how thinking  useful  is better than thinking  positive , and you'll uncover the utility of your past, present and future challenges. You'll undergo a major shift in the way you solve your problems, and you'll learn how to navigate your way out of ambiguity and toward success. If you have challenges at work right now, just deciding to  be positive  will not fix them. Useful belief and strategy will. 

This book shows you how to frame your challenges to make them surmountable, and how to formulate an action plan for getting where you need to be.
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Women Who Seize the Moment

Women Who Seize the Moment

Angela Priestley

$24.99

Women Who Seize The Moment addresses the common issues that many women face in their careers. In our society it is not uncommon for people to dislike their job but still work extremely hard. There is an assumption that we will get that raise, eventually, we will get promoted, eventually, I will get my dream job, eventually. Turning Points reveals 10 steps women should take to stop waiting for these turning points and make them happen. In Women Who Seize The Moment, Angela share stories from women who've made the most of career turning points: those turning points they have created themselves and those that were beyond their control. They're the women who didn't wait to get the career they wanted, and still don't wait to get the success they desire. We all have the potential to own, manage and shape our own careers - as long as we're willing to end the waiting and get on with it.
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Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation

Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation

Gabriele Oettingen

$29.99

So often in our day-to-day lives we're inundated with advice to  think positively.  From pop music to political speeches to commercials, the general message is the same: look on the bright side, be optimistic in the face of adversity and focus on your dreams. And whether we're trying to motivate ourselves to lose weight, get a promotion at work or run a marathon, we're told time and time again that focusing on fulfilling our wishes will make them come true.

Gabriele Oettingen draws on more than twenty years of research in the science of human motivation to reveal why the conventional wisdom falls short. The obstacles that we think prevent us from realising our deepest wishes can actually lead to their fulfilment. Starry-eyed dreaming isn't all it's cracked up to be and, as it turns out, dreamers are not often doers. While optimism can help us alleviate immediate suffering and persevere in challenging times, merely dreaming about the future actually makes people more frustrated and unhappy over the long term and less likely to achieve their goals. 

In fact, the pleasure we gain from positive fantasies allows us to fulfil our wishes virtually, sapping our energy to perform the hard work of meeting challenges and achieving goals in real life. Based on her ground-breaking research and large-scale scientific studies, Oettingen introduces a new way to visualise the future, called mental contrasting. It combines focusing on our dreams with visualising the obstacles that stand in our way. By experiencing our dreams in our minds and facing reality we can address our fears, make concrete plans and gain energy to take action. Oettingen applies mental contrasting to three key areas of personal change - becoming healthier, nurturing personal and professional relationships and performing better at work. She introduces readers to the key phases of mental contrasting using a proven four-step process called WOOP - Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan - and offers advice and exercises on how to best apply this method to daily life. 

Through mental contrasting, people in Oettingen's studies have become significantly more motivated to quit smoking, lose weight, get better grades, sustain fulfilling relationships and negotiate more effectively in business situations. Whether you are unhappy and struggling with serious problems or you just want to improve, discover and explore new opportunities, this book will deepen your ideas about human motivation and help you boldly chart a new path ahead. 

The solution isn't to do away with dreaming and positive thinking. Rather, it's making the most of our fantasies by brushing them up against the very thing most of us are taught to ignore or diminish: the obstacles that stand in our way.
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How to Relax

How to Relax

Thich Nhat Hanh

$12.99

How to Relax is part of The Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Relax shows how critical it is to regularly interrupt the hub-bub and routine of our lives to stop, relax mindfully, and recharge.

Thich Nhat Hanh says that when we relax, we “become calm water, and we will reflect reality as it is. If we’re not calm, the image we reflect will be distorted. When the image is distorted by our minds, it’s not the reality, and it causes lots of suffering.” With sections on healing, relief from nonstop thinking, transforming unpleasant sounds, solitude, being peace, and more, How to Relax includes meditations you can do to help you achieve the benefits of relaxation no matter where you are.

It’s a unique gift for those who want a simple guide to achieving deep relaxation, controlling stress, and renewing mental freshness and clarity, appropriate for those practicing in any spiritual tradition, whether seasoned practitioners or new to meditations.

With fifteen two color drawings by celebrated artist Jason DeAntonis.
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Inside the Now

Inside the Now

Thich Nhat Hanh

$21.99

For the first time Thich Nhat Hanh shares his inspiration and experience of living in stillness and timelessness. Written to pull you into the moment as he sees it, Inside the Now offers teachings inspired by the spirit of poetry. More personal than the majority of his writing, Inside the Now shares the Zen Master s experience using poetry and meditation to endure and move beyond violence and oppression. Inspired by Being Time by Zen Master Dogen, Thich Nhat Hanh shares short meditations along with revelations from his past to give the reader a sense of entering a space of timelessness. In these meditations, he reveals his own doubts and his own searching.
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Empowered Fertility: A Practical Twelve-Step Guide

Empowered Fertility: A Practical Twelve-Step Guide

Devora Lieberman ,  Claire Hall

$19.99

Written by experienced counsellor Claire Hall and fertility expert Dr Devora Lieberman, Empowered Fertility is a practical guide for women to help them cope with their psychological wellbeing, their emotions, family and friends and their attitudes during a very difficult time. It contains clearly structured and expressed information and offers women practical steps to assist them as they go through the processes of treatment for infertility. Each section of the book gives the reader information and support to address physical, psychological, emotional and social challenges that can arise when dealing with infertility and also with IVF treatment. Subjects include managing expectations, dealing with fear, releasing control and handling changes in relationships. The reader can work through at their own pace, making use of the coaching tools and exercises to help with each step. For readers who are starting or in the midst of IVF treatment, the last section of the book forms an IVF Cycle Handbook, to guide women through their experience.
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So You've Been Publicly Shamed

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

$19.99

'It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. 'The terror of being found out.'

For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they're being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job.  A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control. 

Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and the very scary part we all play in it.
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Female Mutilation

Female Mutilation

Hilary Burrage

$29.99

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or complete removal of the external female genitals for cultural rather than medical or religious reasons. It is performed in some African, South American, Asian and Middle Eastern countries.

The term 'female mutilation' is a Western concept and may be insulting to a person who considers that circumcision is in the best interests of their female child. Practitioners believe the procedure enhances a girl's health, hygiene, chastity, fertility and marriage prospects.

This book takes an indepth look at the controversial cultural practice, which is also carried out illegally in the Western world where ethnic minorities live. It analyses the different types of FGM practised an provides an overview of the different cultures and religious persuasions that deem this to be acceptable and even prefereable for their daughters. Alarmingly, in many cases the procedure is performed by medically untrained practitioners using unsterilised equipment. The complications and health risks associated with the procedure are also discussed.

There are many personal stories from women affected and the profound effect that FGM has had on their lives is recounted.  Professional medical, political, and anti FGM campaigners' opinions are all included.
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Let's Talk About Death: Asking the Questions That Profoundly Change the Way We Live and Die

Let's Talk About Death: Asking the Questions That Profoundly Change the Way We Live and Die

Steve Gordon ,  Irene Kacandes

$29.99

Experts in end-of-life care tell us that we should talk about death and dying with relatives and friends, but how do we get such conversations off the ground in a society that historically has avoided the topic? This book provides one example of such a conversation. The coauthors take up challenging questions about pain, caregiving, grief, and what comes after death. Their unlikely collaboration is itself connected to death: the murders of two of Irene's closest friends and Steve's support in perpetuating memories of those friends' lives and not just their violent ends. The authors share the results of a no-holds-barred discussion they conducted for several years over email. Readers can consider a range of views on complicated issues to which there are no right answers. Letting ourselves pose certain questions has the potential to profoundly change the way we think about death, how we choose to die, and, just as importantly, the way we live. Honest, probing, sensitive, and even humorous at times, the completely open discussions in this book will help readers deal with a topic that most of us try to avoid but that everyone will face eventually.
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Modern Romance

Modern Romance

Aziz Ansari

$24.99

People today have more romantic options than at any point in human history, and thanks to social media, smartphones and online dating, our ability to connect with these options are staggering. Yet we also have to face absurd new dilemmas, such as what to think when someone doesn't reply to your text but has time to post a photo of a pizza on Instagram. While Aziz Ansari has long aimed his comedic insight at modern relationships, here he teams up with sociologist Eric Klinenberg to research dating cultures from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Paris. The result is a hilarious tour of the romantic landscape.
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