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Quarterly Essay #65: David Marr on Politics and Prejudice

Quarterly Essay #65: David Marr on Politics and Prejudice

David Marr

$22.99
Pauline Hanson is not alone out there.

A million votes are in play.

Strategists in both Labor and the Coalition are asking, what can we give them?

At stake are the progressive hopes of most Australians, hopes held hostage more than ever to the fears - especially the race fears - of old Australia, the Australia that thinks its glory days were in the White Australia policy era, and hopes for a return to that.

This is a riveting essay by one of Australia's best writers, examining the peculiar power of the fearful in this confident and prosperous nation.
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Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal

Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal

George Megalogenis

$24.99
An urgent, original guide to today’s political and economic challenges.

What has gone wrong with our politics? And what do our governments need to do so that Australia is not globalisation’s next victim?

Balancing Act is a passionate look at the politics of change and renewal, and a bold call for active government. Megalogenis argues that both sides of politics are clinging defensively to an old model because it tells them a reassuring story of Australian success. But that model has been exhausted by capitalism’s extended crisis and the end of the mining boom. Trusting to the market alone has left us with gridlocked cities, growing inequality and a corporate sector that feels no obligation to pay tax. It is time to redraw the line between market and state.

This edition also contains Megalogenis’s other best-selling Quarterly Essay, Trivial Pursuit: Leadership and the End of the Reform Era, as well as a substantial new afterword that brings the story up to date.
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Losing Streak: How Tasmania Was Gamed by the Gambling Industry

Losing Streak: How Tasmania Was Gamed by the Gambling Industry

James Boyce

$22.99
The story begins with the toppling of a premier, and ends with David Walsh, the man behind MONA, taking an eccentric stand against pokie machines and the political status quo.

It is a story of broken politics and back-room deals. It shows how giving one company the licence to all the poker machines in Tasmania has led to several hundred million dollars of profits (mainly from problem gamblers) being diverted from public use, through a series of questionable and poorly understood deals.

Losing Streak is a meticulous, compelling case study in governance failure, which has implications for pokies reform throughout Australia.
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They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

Michael Green ,  Angelica Neville ,  Andrea Dao ,  Dana Affleck

$29.99
For more than two decades, Australia has locked up people who arrive here fleeing persecution - sometimes briefly, sometimes for years. In They Cannot Take the Sky those people tell their stories, in their own words.

Speaking from inside immigration detention on Manus Island and Nauru, or from within the Australian community after their release, the narrators reveal not only their extraordinary journeys and their daily struggles but also their meditations on love, death, hope and injustice. Their candid testimonies are at times shocking and hilarious, surprising and devastating. They are witnesses from the edge of human experience...

The first-person narratives in They Cannot Take the Sky range from epic life stories to heartbreaking vignettes. The narrators who have shared their stories have done so despite the culture of silence surrounding immigration detention, and the real risks faced by those who speak out. Once you have heard their voices, you will never forget them...
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A Rightful Place: A Road Map to Recognition

A Rightful Place: A Road Map to Recognition

Noel Pearson

$24.99
Soon we will all decide if and how indigenous Australians will be recognised in the constitution. In this essential book, several leading indigenous writers and thinkers provide a road map to recognition.

These eloquent essays show what constitutional recognition means, and what it could make possible- a fairer relationship and a renewed appreciation of an ancient culture. With remarkable clarity and power, they traverse law, history and culture to map the path to change.

The contributors to A Rightful Place are Noel Pearson, Stan Grant, Rachel Perkins, Damien Freeman, Rod Little and Jackie Huggins, and the book includes a foreword by Galarrwuy Yunupingu. A Rightful Place is edited by Shireen Morris, a lawyer and constitutional reform fellow at the Cape York Institute and researcher at Monash University.

'The day we come to regard ourselves as people with a distinct heritage, with distinct cultures and languages but not of a distinct race, will be a day of psychological liberation. And it will also be liberating for those in the wider community.'  Noel Pearson

'A watershed moment for this country, a call for us to deal with unfinished business that tarnishes our nation a a landmark essay' Patricia Karvelas, The Australian
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Beautiful Failures: How the Quest for Success is Harming Our Kids

Beautiful Failures: How the Quest for Success is Harming Our Kids

Lucy Clark

$22.99
I want to tell you a story about my daughter, my beautiful failure. Every day of her high school life was a struggle. She woke up in the morning and the thought of going to school was like an enormous mountain to climb. 

'Nothing will ever be as easy as your school years,' well-meaning adults told her, but I knew for my daughter, and for many kids who have struggled as square pegs trying to make themselves round, this was dead wrong.

When Lucy Clark's daughter graduated from school a 'failure', she started asking questions about the way we measure success. Why is there so much pressure on kids today? Where does it come from? Most importantly, as we seem to be in the grip of an epidemic of anxiety, how can we reduce that pressure? 

Beautiful Failures explores, through personal experience and journalistic investigation, a broken education system that fails too many kids and puts terrible pressure on all kids, including those who 'succeed'. It challenges accepted wisdoms about schooling, calls on parents to examine their own expectations, and questions the purpose of education, and indeed the purpose of childhood.
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The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything

The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything

Michael Puett ,  Christine Gross-Loh

$22.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

In order to 'think big' we must first think small...

The first book of its kind, The Path offers a profound guide to living well. It reveals for the first time how the timeless wisdom of ancient Chinese philosophers can transform the way we think about ourselves.

Covering subjects from decision-making to relationships, it shows how making small changes in our everyday routines - as simple as showing weakness in meetings or greeting people differently - can make us happier and more productive.  

The Path makes this largely unknown body of thought accessible to everyone for the very first time.
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Peak: Reinventing Middle Age

Peak: Reinventing Middle Age

Patricia Edgar ,  Don Edgar

$32.99
Society is changing faster than policies and attitudes are keeping up with. People are living longer, retiring from work later, and remaining active and valuable contributors to the community well into and beyond their 50s and 60s.

Peak- Reinventing Middle Age focuses on Australians in the 50-75 age bracket- their contributions to society and their needs and expectations for their own lives. It is an insightful look at employment, relationships, education, housing, finances, lifestyles, health and aged care, and the need for reinvention both on a personal level and in terms of social policy.

It includes ten short biographies of Australians who have embraced their middle age in a variety of interesting and inspirational ways. They are living fulfilled lives, contributing to their communities and, most importantly, not succumbing to outdated notions of winding down or stepping back from life in this exciting stage of life.
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Why I am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto

Why I am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto

Jessa Crispin

$24.99
Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve all the same rights as men? If so, then you are a feminist... Or are you? Is it really that simple?

Outspoken cultural critic Jessa Crispin says somewhere along the way, the movement for female liberation sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo.  

In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, she demands more - nothing less than the total dismantling of the system of oppression - and of what people currently think of as feminism. The author's ferocious critique effectively reframes the terms of any serious discussion of feminism. You'll never trust a ‘you-go-girl’ ‘just-lean-in’ bromide again.

Forget busting glass ceilings. Crispin has taken a wrecking ball to the whole structure. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Feminists have, in fact, become polite insiders, and Crispin is here to show them how to punch their way out. A rallying manifesto; start swinging. Library Journal 

Rabble-rousing, impolitic, and eloquent, this book models the latitudes and freedoms it wants us all-us women, us feminists, us humans - to embody. Enough with the safety mongering, says Crispin - Let's break stuff! Let's get messy! Let's make feminism radical again. Laura Kipnis, Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation
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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety

Sarah Wilson

$34.99
Sarah Wilson - bestselling author and entrepreneur, intrepid solver of problems and investigator of how to live a better life - has helped over 1.2 million people across the world to quit sugar.

She has also been an anxiety sufferer her whole life.

In her new book, she directs her intense focus and fierce investigatory skills onto this lifetime companion of hers, looking at the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism her own experiences. Sarah pulls at the thread of accepted definitions of anxiety, and unravels the notion that it is a difficult, dangerous disease that must be medicated into submission.

Ultimately, she re-frames anxiety as a spiritual quest rather than a burdensome affliction, a state of yearning that will lead us closer to what really matters.  Practical and poetic, wise and funny, this is a small book with a big heart.

It will encourage the myriad sufferers of the world's most common mental illness to feel not just better about their condition, but delighted by the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life.
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Time to Die

Time to Die

Rodney Syme

$32.99
Medical science now allows us to live longer than ever before. So living with pain and dying well have become major concerns for the general community, health practitioners, church groups and politicians. Should these issues be decided in private by individuals or must we legislate ethical guidelines? Rodney Syme has been an advocate for medically assisted dying for more than twenty years. In Time to Die he reflects on those living and dying in pain and shares their stories. Syme makes a powerful case for extending the right to die to those whose suffering is unbearable.
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All Birds Have Anxiety

All Birds Have Anxiety

Kathy Hoopmann

$19.99
Life as a bird can be stressful! From worrying about airplanes, windows, and getting enough worms to eat, it is clear that birds can be anxious beings. Through a light-touch, quizzical depiction of bird behaviour, All Birds Have Anxiety uses colourful images and astute explanations to explore with gentle humour what it means to live with anxiety day-to-day, and how to begin to deal with it. Following the style of the best-selling All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, wonderful colour photographs express the complex and difficult ideas related to anxiety disorder in an easy-to-understand way. This simple yet profound book validates the deeper everyday experiences of anxiety, provides an empathic understanding of the many symptoms associated with anxiety, and offers compassionate suggestions for change. The combination of understanding and gentle humour make this the ideal introduction to anxiety disorder for those diagnosed with this condition, their family and friends and those generally interested in understanding anxiety.
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The Art of Discarding: How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy

The Art of Discarding: How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy

Nagisa Tatsumi ,  Angus Turvill

$24.99
The original Japanese edition of The Art of Discarding, titled Suteru! Gijutsu, was published in 2000 and became an overnight sensation - selling a million copies in six months and inspiring a young Marie Kondo. The book has since become a multimillion-copy international bestseller, but it has never been translated into English, until now. In this guide to living a calmer, more ordered life, renowned author Nagisa Tatsumi teaches us how letting go of unwanted things will transform our day-to-day happiness. The book offers practical advice and techniques to help readers learn to let go of stuff that is holding them back, as well as tips for acquiring less in the first place. It's time to live with less.
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The End of Average: How to Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

The End of Average: How to Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

Todd Rose

$24.99
Why don't Meyers-Briggs personality tests really work? Why are HR tests for new employees often meaningless? Is there another way of ranking students' performance?

We all behave, learn, and develop in different ways, but these unique patterns of human behaviour get lost in massive systems that play to average performance and average abilities. From academic grading methods to job applicant profiling and even medical treatments, these systems ignore our differences and ultimately fail at measuring and maximizing our potential.

The End of Average draws on the very latest findings in the fields of psychology and sociology to show how, when we focus on individual findings rather than group averages, we are empowered to rethink the world and our place in it.
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Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive

Charles Duhigg

$22.99
In his international bestseller The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize-winner Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. Now he applies the same relentless curiosity and masterful analysis to the question: how can each of us achieve more? Drawing on the very latest findings in neuroscience, psychology and behavioural economics, he demonstrates the eight simple principles that govern productivity. He demonstrates how the most dynamic and effective people - from CEOs to film-makers to software entrepreneurs - deploy them. And he shows how you can, too.
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Death by Dim Sim: How I Beat Obesity

Death by Dim Sim: How I Beat Obesity

Sarah Vincent

$34.99
Sarah Vincent once tipped the scales at 122 kilos. She worked at the back of a hospital making calls and answering emails, but at three o’clock every afternoon she would answer a very special call – the call of the dim sim. Running the gauntlet of smokers in the hospital car park one day for her daily dim sim fix, Sarah had an epiphany: just like those nicotine addicts, who continued dragging on their cigarettes even while attached to IV drips, Sarah was an addict and was slowly killing herself with food.

She knew if she didn’t act soon it would be too late, and her husband – who had only narrowly survived cancer – and their two young children would be minus a wife and mother. She also knew she had been going on crash diets since the age of thirteen and nothing had ever worked: the watermelon diet; eating nothing but cabbage soup; ancient fruit extracts from Indonesia; packaged food delivered to your door; eating according to your blood type. She had learnt to eat mindfully, and had eaten calmly and awarely throughout the day, then had mindlessly eaten chocolate biscuits in bed at night. She was either dieting and fighting constant food cravings, or giving in to the cravings and eating everything in sight. She didn’t know how to eat normally any more. She didn’t know what normal was.

But then Sarah met the nutritionist who would introduce her to the low-carb, high-fat eating approach known as Banting, which leaves you feeling full and reduces your cravings. In her memoir Death by Dim Sim she details with hilarious honesty how she managed to lose 40 kilos using this method, her childhood battle with her weight and her lifelong struggle with anxiety. And because she wants you to lose weight too, she shares the recipes and tips that helped save her life. She is now slimmer and fitter than she’s ever been and she never wants to see a dim sim again.
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Drop the Ball: Expect Less from Yourself, Get More from Him, and Flourish at Work & Life

Drop the Ball: Expect Less from Yourself, Get More from Him, and Flourish at Work & Life

Tiffany Dufu

$35.00
An inspirational and insightful guide for women who want to get it all by doing less For women, a glass ceiling at work is not the only barrier to success - it's also the increasingly heavy obligations at home that weigh them down. Women have become accustomed to delegating, advocating and negotiating for themselves at the office, but when it comes to managing households, they still bear the brunt on their own shoulders. A simple solution is staring them in the face: negotiate with the men in their personal lives. In Drop The Ball, Tiffany Dufu explains how women can create all-in domestic partnerships that protect them against professional burn-out.
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The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

Arianna Huffington

$22.99
Bestselling author of Thrive, and founder of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington tackles the importance of sleep in our lives

We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, and this has profound consequences – on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. In this book, Arianna Huffington boldly asserts that what is needed is nothing short of a sleep revolution. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives.

Through a sweeping, scientifically rigorous and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles, Arianna delves into the new golden age of sleep science that reveals the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and every aspect of our health – from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s.

In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted not only compromises our health and our decision-making but also undermines our work lives, our personal lives and even our sex lives. She explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream. She takes on the dangerous sleeping pill industry and confronts all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can achieve better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power.

In today's fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually harried and sleep-deprived world, our need for a good night’s sleep is more important – and elusive – than ever. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives, our communities and our world.
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Organised Enough: The Anti-Perfectionist's Guide to Getting - and Staying - Organised

Organised Enough: The Anti-Perfectionist's Guide to Getting - and Staying - Organised

Amanda Sullivan

$34.99
This is not a book that tells you to throw everything out and live austerely. You don't need a sock drawer that brings you joy or a kitchen from a design magazine; what you do need is to be organised enough to feel in control and serene. Organised Enough offers a ground-breaking, science-driven method for maintaining organisation- it addresses not just the steps of decluttering but also of developing the habits to stay clutter-free. Amanda Sullivan shares the method that has brought great success to her clients - from celebrities to hoarders. With seven concepts to help you define your goals and seven essential habits to keep chaos and clutter at bay, you will learn to reframe how you think about your space, your stuff, and your life.
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The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet

The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet

Grant Brinkworth ,  Pennie Taylor

$34.99
Based on emerging research from around the world, as well as original CSIRO research recently conducted in Australia, the low-carb diet has proved successful in managing lifestyle-induced metabolic diseases, including unhealthy weight gain and type 2 diabetes. 

The diet lowers the proportion of carbohydrate relative to protein and unsaturated 'healthy' fat, and encourages participants to follow a regular exercise routine.

This easy-to-follow, comprehensive lifestyle plan integrates these principles and can help you not only to reach your weight-loss goals, but also to maximise its benefits for improved metabolic health, blood glucose control and diabetes management.
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This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression

This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression

Daphne Merkin

$34.99
"Despair is always described as dull," writes Daphne Merkin, "when the truth is that despair has a light all its own, a lunar glow, the color of mottled silver."

This Close to Happy - Merkin's rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression - captures this strange light.

Daphne Merkin has been hospitalized three times: first, in grade school, for childhood depression; years later, after her daughter was born, for severe postpartum depression; and later still, after her mother died, for obsessive suicidal thinking. Recounting this series of hospitalizations, as well as her visits to myriad therapists and psychopharmacologists, Merkin fearlessly offers what the child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz calls "the inside view of navigating a chronic psychiatric illness to a realistic outcome."

The arc of Merkin's affliction is lifelong, beginning in a childhood largely bereft of love and stretching into the present, where Merkin lives a high-functioning life and her depression is manageable, if not "cured." In this dark yet vital memoir, Merkin describes not only the harrowing sorrow that she has known all her life, but also her early, redemptive love of reading and gradual emergence as a writer.

Written with an acute understanding of the ways in which her condition has evolved as well as affected those around her, This Close to Happy is an utterly candid coming-to-terms with an illness that many share but few talk about, one that remains shrouded in stigma.
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The Greatest: The Quest for Sporting Perfection

The Greatest: The Quest for Sporting Perfection

Matthew Syed

$32.99
What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity?  What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians?

What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform? And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning? Matthew Syed, the 'Sports Journalist of the Year 2016', answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport. How do we become the best that we can be, as individuals, teams and as organisations?

Sport, with its innate sense of drama, its competitive edge, its psychological pressures, its sense of morality and its illusive quest for perfection, provides the answers.
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A Brief History of Surfing

A Brief History of Surfing

Matt Warshaw

$45.00
Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing that any other person on the planet, and his The History of Surfing offers the definitive take on the sport. Now, he has honed that book into an abridged and excerpted edition for surfers everywhere. Each spread features a micro essay and image capturing a slice of surf history, whether it's Kelly Slater, the invention of the thruster, shark attacks, or localism. Packaged in an irresistible small and chunky hardcover, A Brief History of Surfing deftly defines surf culture in an entertaining and irresistible book with wide appeal.
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The Master: The John Fahey Story

The Master: The John Fahey Story

John Fahey ,  Joy Ringrose

$32.95
This is the story of John Fahey, well known throughout Australia as The Master, an acknowledgement of his consummate horsemanship.

Champion Gentleman Rider in all of Australia's biggest Royal Shows, he is not only an Olympian show jumper but also world champion at Camp Drafting. In addition, he excelled at racing, where he won races and trained winners in metropolitan racing. He has competed successfully in England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the US.

As comfortable at a rural show Camp Drafting as at Hickstead, home of the Royal International Horse Show UK , he is known and admired by the equestrian world. He now travels Australia, from show to show, working as a judge for show jumping. He is also an ambassador for Pryde's Feeds.

From his first winning ride at three years old, he has lived and breathed horses. His story is one of a man whose passion for horses has taken him round the world. John's ideas on competing and horsemanship weave into his story to educate the reading in riding, training and maintenance of performance horses.
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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

Lindy West

$22.99
A laugh-out-loud feminist memoir from one of the boldest new voices on the web.

'Women are told, from birth, that it's our job to be small: physically small, small in our presence, and small in our impact on the world. We're supposed to spend our lives passive, quiet and hungry. I want to obliterate that expectation...'

Guardian columnist Lindy West wasn't always loud. It's difficult to believe she was once a nerdy, overweight teen who wanted nothing more than to be invisible. Fortunately for women everywhere, along the road she found her voice - and how she found it! That cripplingly shy girl who refused to make a sound, somehow grew up to be one of the loudest, shrillest, most fearless feminazis on the internet, making a living standing up for what's right instead of what's cool.

In SHRILL, Lindy recounts how she went from being the butt of people's jokes, to telling her own brand of jokes - ones that carry with them with a serious message and aren't at someone else's expense. She reveals the obstacles and stereotyping she's had to overcome to make herself heard, in a society that doesn't think women (especially fat women and feminists) are or can be funny.

She also tackles some of the most burning issues of popular culture today, taking a frank and provocative look at racism, oppression, fat-shaming, twitter-trolling and even rape culture, unpicking the bullshit and calling out unpalatable truths with conviction, intelligence and a large dose of her trademark black humour.
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Is Multiculturalism Dead?: Crisis and Persistence in the Constitutional State

Is Multiculturalism Dead?: Crisis and Persistence in the Constitutional State

Christian Joppke

$37.95
Multiculturalism is controversial in the liberal state and has frequently been declared dead, even in countries that have never had a policy under that name. This authoritative book reviews the different meanings multiculturalism has acquired across theories, countries, and domains to evaluate the extent of its demise and the ways in which it lives on. Christian Joppke intriguingly argues that, beyond the ebb and flow of policy, liberal constitutionalism itself bears out a multiculturalism of the individual that is not only alive but necessary in a liberal society. Through a provocative comparison of gay rights in the United States and the accommodation of Islam in Europe, he shows that liberal constitutionalism constrains majority power, requiring the state to be neutral about people's values and ethical commitment. It cannot but give rise to multiple ways of life or cultures, as people are endowed with the freedom to embrace them. Accordingly, impulses toward multiculturalism persist, despite its political crisis, but with a new accent on the individual, rather than group, as the unit of integration. Tightly argued and clearly written, this book provides a judicious assessment of multiculturalism in the West and will be of interest to a broad readership across the social sciences and legal studies.
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Understanding Type 2 Diabetes: Fewer Highs, Fewer Lows, Better Health

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes: Fewer Highs, Fewer Lows, Better Health

Merlin Thomas

$19.99
The growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes already affects over 1.3 million Australians and twice that number again is at risk of developing the disease in the next 5 to 10 years. Worldwide, the World Health Organization estimates that 346 million people have diabetes, a figure that is expected to double by 2030 without intervention. In this essential resource for any diabetes sufferer, Professor Merlin Thomas from the world-renowned Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute offers clear, effective guidance on how to manage all aspects of the disease. The book examines what diabetes is and how it comes about. It describes the many practical changes you can make to your diet, while also looking at physical activity and the different ways exercise can be used to maintain and improve your health. The book also explores the medical aspects of diabetes care, including the best ways to achieve control of your waistline, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and how to avoid major complications. Individual chapters look at the effects of diabetes on the heart, vision, feet, kidneys, bladder, mind, mood, sleep and sex - all critically important areas for sufferers wanting to maintain optimum health.
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Digestive Health Solution: Your Personalized Five-Step Plan for Inside-Out Digestive Wellness

Digestive Health Solution: Your Personalized Five-Step Plan for Inside-Out Digestive Wellness

Benjamin I. Brown

$19.99
The Digestive Health Solution takes you on a journey of scientific discovery towards personalized, effective natural solutions for optimal digestive health. Stomach cramps, pain, bloating, gas, diarrhoea and constipation a collectively called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) a affect 1 in 4 people. People can suffer tremendously from these symptoms, which often are not simply a digestive issue but also related to severe fatigue, muscle pain, headaches, depression and anxiety. Remarkably, IBS symptoms are still considered an enigma with no known cause; but in fact extensive research has uncovered numerous ways to resolve them and enhance digestive health. This book explores the minda body connection, food intolerances, gluten sensitivity, dietary changes and key issues in the digestive system and provides practical ways to transform your digestive health. It looks at research on popular natural medicines, sifting fact from fiction, and uncovering evidence-based, safe treatments that can enhance your digestion and improve, or even eliminate, symptoms fast. Using a personalized approach you can then follow an easy five-step plan for quick symptom relief, improve your health from the inside out and enjoy better digestive health, for life. This new edition includes updated information on gut bacteria and parasites, the FODMAP diet, additives and preservatives, and a diet summary table.
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30-Second Medicine: The 50 Crucial Milestones, Treatments and Technologies in the History of Health, Each Explained in Half a Minute

30-Second Medicine: The 50 Crucial Milestones, Treatments and Technologies in the History of Health, Each Explained in Half a Minute

Gabrielle M. Finn

$19.99
What does the Hippocratic oath actually say? Who originally discovered antibiotics? And is it true that technology now allows reconstructive surgery to use customized 3D-printed body parts? Find out the answers to these questions and many others in 30-Second Medicine, an intriguing visit to the world of illness and those who treat it. It takes the reader on an engrossing journey from the first medicines , drawn direct from the natural world , to today's keyhole surgery, bionic limbs, and breakthrough drug treatments. It's an essential and engaging read for anyone who wants to know more about the contemporary state of medicine, and where it may go next.
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How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7

Joanna Faber ,  Julie King

$29.99
From the widely acclaimed HOW TO TALK series, discover tried and tested communication strategies to survive - and thrive - with kids ages 2-7 The all-new content in this book deals with struggles familiar to every parent, relative, teacher and childminder. How do you respond to the toddler who won't brush his teeth? The preschooler who pinches the baby? The child who throws everything she can reach? It's hard to be a little kid. It's hard to be an adult responsible for that little kid. And it's really hard to think about effective communication when the toast is burning, the baby is crying and you're exhausted. This book will help readers do just that. Organized according to everyday challenges and conflicts, and including real-life examples and the series' trademark cartoons, this book is a survival manual of communication tools, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders.
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All About ADHD

All About ADHD

Thomas Phelan

$22.99
For the estimated 20 million Americans with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder comes the third edition of All About ADHD by Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, an internationally renowned expert and lecturer on child discipline and ADHD. Completely updated with the latest research and treatment information, All About ADHD is a comprehensive guide to ADHD's symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment in children and adults, including information such as: The basic symptoms of ADHD and their effects on school, work, home, and personal relationships. The differences in ADHD between boys and girls. Counseling, school interventions, behavior management, and social skills training Written in easy-to-understand language and with a positive, treatment-focused approach, All About ADHD is a must-have resource for parents, teachers, physicians, and mental health professionals.
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Illuminating Wisdom: Words of Wisdom, Works of Art

Illuminating Wisdom: Words of Wisdom, Works of Art

Craig Hassed ,  Deirdre Hassed

$34.99
Illuminating Wisdom brings art and wisdom together in a beautiful celebration of some of the world's most inspiring philosophical, spiritual and literary quotes. Approximately 80 quotes have been drawn from some of the great wisdom and literary traditions of both East and West, as well as from inspiring people throughout history noted for their practical wisdom. These quotes have been set to exquisite calligraphy by Deirdre Hassed, a leading professional calligrapher, in a range of styles - from the traditional to the contemporary, and making use of many and varied techniques such as gilding, collage, work on glass, letterpress and linoprinting. Accompanying each artwork is text by Craig Hassed, an international expert in mindfulness, that provides background on the quote's author, explores the wisdom tradition to which it belongs, and offers deep insight into the meaning of the quote. The result is a book that is both a work of art and a collection of wisdom that will educate and inspire.
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How Will You Measure Your Life?

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Clayton M. Christensen

$14.99
In the spring of 2010, Harvard Business School's graduating class asked HBS professor Clay Christensen to address them--but not on how to apply his principles and thinking to their post-HBS careers. The students wanted to know how to apply his wisdom to their personal lives. He shared with them a set of guidelines that have helped him find meaning in his own life, which led to this now-classic article. Although Christensen's thinking is rooted in his deep religious faith, these are strategies anyone can use. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.
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The Overwhelmed Brain: Personal Growth for Critical Thinkers

The Overwhelmed Brain: Personal Growth for Critical Thinkers

Paul Colaianni

$22.99
Expert advice on personal growth and decision-making for deeper thinkers who want more than affirmations and cliches Stress, anxiety, and self-sabotage can become overwhelming obstacles to personal happiness. These barriers arise from unhealthy decision-making and valuing the needs of others over yourself. When you overcome self conflict and begin pursuing smarter choices, these obstacles disappear. The Overwhelmed Brain takes a critical-thinking approach to self-improvement as it provides you with actionable ways to live a more authentic life. Popular life coach and podcaster Paul Colaianni helps you identify the roots of your obstacles so you can stop reinforcing your own negative motivation. He teaches you how to take action on your biggest dreams, goals, and values, thereby giving precedence to your needs. True happiness and self-love can only come from living in accordance with your authentic self. The Overwhelmed Brain shows how to break through the stream of negative thoughts and remove barriers to happiness. In the end you are empowered to take control over your decisions and discover your true self.
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Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray

Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray

Helen E. Fisher

$22.95
Lust, romance, attachment...Antatomy of Love explores such questions as whether monogamy is natural, why we choose certain partners and why we might cheat on them. In this completely revised edition, anthropologist Helen Fisher adds a host of new data on the brain in love and on courtship in our digital age. She casts an original (and optimistic) lens on modern love, proposing that we are returning to patterns of romance that evolved in our primordial past.
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Craving: Eating Well Throughout Your Pregnancy

Craving: Eating Well Throughout Your Pregnancy

Sandra Mahut

$35.00
What can I eat when I'm pregnant? Here are 80 pregnancy-friendly recipes, divided into trimesters, each trimester's recipes specifically designed to reflect how taste and appetite change throughout pregnancy. You'll also find all the advice you need to be the healthiest you can be. There is information on which foods are best avoided during pregnancy, which are good to enjoy in moderation and which you can eat regularly for an all-round balanced diet; there's also important advice on how to avoid listeria, toxoplasmosis and salmonella by adopting precautions and strategies that keep you and your baby safe. Also included is helpful guidance on portion size, so you can be sure you and your baby are getting all the nourishment you need, without gaining additional weight throughout your pregnancy which is harder to shed once your baby is born.
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The Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills Workbook for PTSD: Overcome Fear and Anxiety and Reclaim Your Life

The Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills Workbook for PTSD: Overcome Fear and Anxiety and Reclaim Your Life

Alexander L. Chapman ,  Matthew T. Tull, PhD ,  Kim L. Gratz

$43.95
PTSD is a debilitating condition that can leave you feeling numb, irritable, on guard, and distant. You may experience flashbacks and traumatic memories, suffer with sleep difficulties and nightmares, and struggle to manage intense emotions, impulses, and the desire to avoid closeness. But there has been rapid growth in the research and treatment of PTSD. This book combines the very best in proven-effective treatments to address specific symptoms, from the least disruptive to the most severe. Presenting tools drawn from a number of approaches and treatment models-such as ACT, DBT, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), exposure treatment, behavioral activation, imagery rehearsal therapy, and a highly effective, twelve-session cognitive processing therapy (CPT) program, The Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills Workbook for PTSD can help you overcome the most common and most difficult challenges people with PTSD face. This practical guide is loaded with research-based skills from the most effective PTSD treatments available to help youmanage your symptoms, reclaim your well-being, and maintain your recovery. TIP
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The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers

The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers

Joanna Bourke

$22.95
Everyone knows what is feels like to be in pain. Scraped knees, toothaches, migraines, giving birth, cancer, heart attacks, and heartaches: pain permeates our entire lives. We also witness other people - loved ones - suffering, and we 'feel with' them.

It is easy to assume this is the end of the story: 'pain-is-pain-is-pain', and that is all there is to say. But it is not. In fact, the way in which people respond to what they describe as 'painful' has changed considerably over time. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for example, people believed that pain served a specific (and positive) function - it was a message from God or Nature; it would perfect the spirit. 'Suffer in this life and you wouldn't suffer in the next one'. Submission to pain was required. Nothing could be more removed from twentieth and twenty-first century understandings, where pain is regarded as an unremitting evil to be 'fought'.

Focusing on the English-speaking world, this book tells the story of pain since the eighteenth century, addressing fundamental questions about the experience and nature of suffering over the last three centuries. How have those in pain interpreted their suffering - and how have these interpretations changed over time? How have people learnt to conduct themselves when suffering? How do friends and family react? And what about medical professionals: should they immerse themselves in the suffering person or is the best response a kind of professional detachment?

As Joanna Bourke shows in this fascinating investigation, people have come up with many different answers to these questions over time. And a history of pain can tell us a great deal about how we might respond to our own suffering in the present - and, just as importantly, to the suffering of those around us.
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Flatness

Flatness

B. W. Higman

$39.99
The modern world is dominated by flat surfaces. We write, print and project on flat paper or flat screens, which we stare at all day. We inhabit spaces constructed from flat materials.

We play sport on level fields. Engineered planar surfaces have become so pervasive and fundamental to behaviour and thought that we barely notice their existence. But flat landscapes are also often disparaged, viewed as featureless, empty and monotonous. Metaphorically, to ‘feel flat’ is to be bored, dull, lacking energy or inspiration.

So what is it about flatness that makes it so desirable and practical in everyday life, yet so unattractive in landscape and as an idea? How has the construction of flat surfaces contributed to a degradation of visual diversity?

Flatness attacks these questions by looking first at the ways humans have perceived the natural world around them, from Flat Earth theories to abstract geometric concepts and the Flatness Problem in modern cosmology.
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The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health

T. Colin Campbell ,  Thomas M. Campbell

$26.99
The updated and expanded edition of the bestseller that changed millions of lives.

The science is clear. The results are unmistakable.

You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet.

More than thirty years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found when combined with findings in Colin?s laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

In 2005, Colin and his son Tom, now a physician, shared those findings with the world in The China Study, hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written.

Featuring brand new content, this heavily expanded edition of Colin and Tom?s groundbreaking book includes the latest undeniable evidence of the power of a plant-based diet, plus updated information about the changing medical system and how patients stand to benefit from a surging interest in plant-based nutrition.

The China Study—Revised and Expanded Edition presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation. The basic message is clear. The key to a long, healthy life lies in three things: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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The Mindful Home: The Secrets to Making Your Home a Place of Harmony, Beauty, Wisdom and True Happiness

The Mindful Home: The Secrets to Making Your Home a Place of Harmony, Beauty, Wisdom and True Happiness

Craig Hassed ,  Deirdre Hassed

$34.99
A house is merely physical but a home is far more subtle and elusive. This book takes the view that being 'at home' is a metaphor for finding ourselves - finding our core. What do we find at our core? Well, if the world's great wisdom traditions have anything to say about it then home is about qualities that we could equate with 'good' itself - true happiness, peace, beauty, wisdom and inspiration. It is also about the good things in life such as harmony, relationships, health and wealth. So, how are we to find our core and create a home that reminds us of the qualities associated with it? That is where the practice of mindfulness comes in! By exploring the ways in which we feed our mind and our heart through our senses, how we use space, the practicalities of managing a home, and how we can live a healthy and sustainable life at home, The Mindful Home will enable us to shape the living space we really want, creating an environment that both nurtures and invigorates us, while meeting our needs. Beautifully designed, this is the ultimate guide to the art of conscious living Combines the two megatrends of Mindfulness and Home Improvement in a beautiful useful book - which has attracted enormous pre publication interest around the world as the only book of its kind. Chapters include Philosophy of The Mindful Home, The Five Sense, The Five spaces, Home as a Healthier Environment.
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Mindset: Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential

Mindset: Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential

Carol Dweck

$24.99
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.
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Women with Controlling Partners: Taking Back Your Life from a Manipulative or Abusive Partner

Women with Controlling Partners: Taking Back Your Life from a Manipulative or Abusive Partner

Carol A. Lambert

$33.95
If you have a controlling partner, you aren't alone. Millions of women suffer physical or sexual abuse at the hands of a husband or boyfriend during some point in their lives, and research shows that psychological abuse-a bigger contributor to inducing fear-affects women's overall well-being as much as physical abuse, and it can be a precursor to violence. To make matters worse, having a controlling partner often results in anxiety, depression, trauma, and low self-esteem. So, where can you turn for help? Based on over a decade of clinical and domestic violence research, You're Not Crazy-He's Controlling! will help you identify the psychological constraints that can be predictive of domestic violence, recognize the harmful effects of abuse on your mental and physical health, and gain the power to break free. Using the author's three-stage recovery model, you'll be empowered to move out of denial, deconstruct what holds you hostage, and take back your life. Psychological and physical abuse can be devastating, and having a controlling partner can make you feel as if you're the one responsible. But you're not crazy, and it is not your fault! With this important, one-of-a-kind guide, you'll finally find the clarity of mind, courage, and strength to put an end to the abuse that damages your mental and physical health, and move toward a happier, safer life.
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