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Disposable Leaders: Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott

Disposable Leaders: Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott

Rodney Tiffen

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Since 1970 seventy-three political leaders within the major parties have been forcibly removed from their leadership positions. And at the heart of the turmoil is the media, with its 24-hour news cycle making political leadership evermore precarious.

Disposable Leaders is an engaging and insightful analysis of the high-drama leadership challenge - a regular event that is now central to Australian politics. Not only does Rodney Tiffen explore some of the most intriguing federal leadership struggles that have dominated recent Australian politics in detail, he also examines all of the 73 successful leadership challenges that have occurred since 1970. In doing so Tiffen also shines a light on the central role the media plays in the revolving-door leadership that has become the new normal in modern Australian politics.
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Still Lucky: Why You Should Feel Optimistic About Australia and Its People

Still Lucky: Why You Should Feel Optimistic About Australia and Its People

Rebecca Huntley

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At a time when politics seems increasingly negative and our society increasingly divided, Still Lucky shows that we are more fortunate than we think, and have more in common than we know.

Rebecca Huntley, one of Australia’s most experienced and knowledgeable social researchers, wants to break through all the noise and make you feel better about this country and the people around you. Our politicians are becoming more conservative, both in their policies and their ambitions for the country, but the Australian people – almost all of us – want to see real social change. We are more generous and more progressive, and more alike, than we think we are – and we are better than our day-today political discourse would suggest.

Huntley has spent years travelling the country, getting to know what’s in our hearts and minds. Here she tackles the biggest social questions facing Australia now: Why do we fear asylum seekers? Why are women still underpaid and overworked? Why do we over-parent? Why do we worry even though we are lucky?

Still Lucky is a broad-ranging, wise and compelling look at who we are now and where we are heading in the future, from someone who knows what Australians are really thinking.
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The Undesirables: Inside Nauru

The Undesirables: Inside Nauru

Mark Isaacs

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When it comes to asylum-seekers on Nauru, we learn only what the government wants us to know. In the wake of The Nauru Files, see first-hand is happening inside the Nauru detention centre through Mark Isaacs' eyewitness account. Mark Isaacs worked for the Salvation Army inside the Nauru Detention Centre soon after it re-opened in 2012. He provided humanitarian aid to the men interned in the camp. What he saw there moved him to speak out. The Undesirables chronicles his time on Nauru, detailing daily life and the stories of the men held there; the self-harm, suicide attempts, and riots; the rare moments of joy; the moments of deep despair. He takes us behind the gates of Nauru and humanises a political debate usually ruled by misleading rhetoric. This revised edition of The Undesirables features an updated foreword from Julian Burnside and a new chapter by Mark that interrogates how little has changed inside the detention centre, despite documented human rights abuses, and why we need to close offshore detention centres.
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Lion & Kangaroo

Lion & Kangaroo

Gavin Souter

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Lion & Kangaroo is one of Australia's great works of history, a rich chronicle of the nation's coming-of-age. With intelligence, wisdom and wit, acclaimed historian Gavin Souter captures all the milestones of Australia's first decades, from the constitutional conventions of the nineteenth century to the turbulent years that followed World War I. Painting unforgettable portraits of scores of the most fascinating participants, he traces a national character in evolution. Profound and insightful, it is impossible to comprehend contemporary Australia without first reading Lion & Kangaroo.
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Griffith Review #55: State of Hope

Griffith Review #55: State of Hope

Julianne Schultz ,  Patrick Allington

$27.99
Hope is at the heart of South Australia. More than any other state it has shaped its own destiny with large doses of vision and optimism. It has been less frightened of 'the vision thing' and demonstrated willingness to challenge prevailing sentiments, experiment, boldly innovate and take a national lead. As a result, the state has produced a disproportionate number of leaders in business, sciences, arts and public policy. This spirit is needed more than ever. The state faces profound challenges as the industrial model that shaped twentieth century South Australia is replaced by an uncertain future. State of Hope explores the economic, social, environmental and cultural challenges facing South Australia, and the possibilities of renewal that draw on the strength of the past. It celebrates the unselfconscious willingness that hope enables. State of Hope features leading South Australian writers and others with a connection to or deep knowledge of this unique place, with the distinctive Griffith Review mix of essays, reportage, memoir, fiction and poetry.
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Why I am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto

Why I am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto

Jessa Crispin

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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 ofeminism.o oThe 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.o-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) oFeminists have, in fact, become polite insiders, and Crispin is here to show them how to punch their way out. A rallying manifesto; start swinging.o -Library Journal oRabble-rousing, impolitic, and eloquent, Why I Am Not a Feminist 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.o Laura Kipnis, Men- Notes from an Ongoing Investigation
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Who's Afraid of International Law?

Who's Afraid of International Law?

Raimond Gaita ,  Gerry Simpson (Kenneth Bailey Chair of International Law University of Melbourne)

$29.95
Is there such a thing as an 'international law' of which to be afraid? Can international law be seen as a coherent set of norms? Or is it, rather, something experienced radically differently by different individuals and groups in different parts of the world? And what do the different sets of international law seek to change or justify today? In Who's Afraid of International Law? Raimond Gaita and six other noted authorities in this field respond to Gaita's invitation to explore ways in which international law constitutes a certain way of talking and being; one that might have both ameliorative and malign effects. The result is an extended and rich conversation about international law's aspirations and limitations, its nuances and rigidities, achievements and failures, relevance and irrelevance.
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The Chaser's America: The Chaser, Issue 6

The Chaser's America: The Chaser, Issue 6

The Chaser

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With Donald Trump taking the Whitehouse in late January, The Chaser takes a new look at the United States, its institutions and its former allies and new foes. Inspired by last year's The Chaser's Australia, The Chaser's America is a full colour primer about the world's best-marketed country, it also features a step by step guide about how to run America, formulated specifically for the new President himself.
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Eating Ourselves Sick

Eating Ourselves Sick

Louise Stephen

$34.99
Former business analyst Louise Stephen contracted a flu in her early thirties, an illness that would lead to dialysis and then a kidney transplant. A once reasonably healthy, middle-class professional, Louise was perplexed as to how she could get so sick. She started investigating the world of food and medicine, applying her business mind and research skills to the task.

What Louise has uncovered will not only change the way you eat, but also the way you think about the people who make your flavoured milk, breakfast cereal and tomato sauce. Big Food is picking up where big tobacco left off, making multi-million dollar profits by selling us food that is destroying our health. Not only this, governments and peak health bodies, recipients of generous donations, are paving the way.

Part big idea, part exposé, Louise Stephen shines a light on the global forces behind our modern diet, and how we have been eating ourselves sick for the last 100 years.
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The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 2.0: Surviving Adolescent Girls

The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 2.0: Surviving Adolescent Girls

Michael Carr-Gregg  ,  Elly Robinson

$22.99
What do you do when your previously quiet, loving daughter becomes a restless, rebellious stranger who acts like a responsible adult one day and a rude, selfish brat the next? You stay calm, and consult the experts. By the time they turn thirteen, adolescent girls look like they're ready for anything - but they're not. Our girls are growing up in a society that is rapidly changing and challenging the skills of even the most experienced parents. A roadmap is needed to guide parents through this new landscape, to ensure we bring up happy, healthy young women. This indispensable book focuses on the special trials of raising adolescent girls today, including- A adolescent development in a new society A pressures at school A parenting strategies that work A parenting in the digital age A sex and drugs A mental health. In this fully revised and expanded edition, leading adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg and researcher Elly Robinson also discuss the single most prolific and influential factor of our times - technology. If you feel like you're losing control when it comes to parenting your daughter, it's time to grab back the reins.
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Spoonfed Generation: How to Raise Independent Children

Spoonfed Generation: How to Raise Independent Children

Michael Grose

$34.99
It’s well established that parents in western countries such as Australia currently do too much for their kids, albeit with good intentions. Before driving their kids to school (or station or bus stop) each morning most parents would have woken their children up, made their breakfast and lunch, depositing the latter in their schoolbags, before reminding them to get dressed and brush their teeth. All this well-intentioned activity may make for an easier life at home but it encourages children to be dependent on adults for longer. This is the exact opposite of what parents have done in the past, which is to develop their children’s independence and achieve the most important parenting outcome of all – their own redundancy.

There are a number of reasons for this high level of dependency parenting, including family shrinkage (parents are able to do a great deal for kids in small families), older parents (often over-concerned about their children), busy lives (it’s easier to do than delegate) and a heightened fear that the world is a dangerous place for young people. While terms such as ‘helicopter parents’, ‘bubble-wrapping kids’ and ‘over-parenting’ are now common place, they are unhelpful and offer little direction for parents.

Spoonfed Generation will explain the importance of children’s independence and the vital stages to letting go. Never before has a generation been so dependent on their parents; now it’s time to remove the spoon and put it back in the drawer.
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The Little Book of Slow: Live Mindfully and Enjoy the Simple Things

The Little Book of Slow: Live Mindfully and Enjoy the Simple Things

Sally Wise ,  Paul McIntyre

$24.99
How to slow down, live more mindfully and savour the simple joys of life. Part nostalgia, part how-to guide, The Little Book of Slow offers practical suggestions, recipes and more for making delicious food from scratch and cultivating meaningful activities and pastimes. Bestselling cookbook author Sally Wise teams up with radio personality Paul McIntyre to help you slow your life down, relax and de-stress with vintage inspiration from a more leisurely time. Discover how to make your own bread, pickles and preserves, fresh cheeses and yoghurt. Pack the perfect picnic, cook over a campfire or host a vintage-style high tea. Or be inspired to take up slow hobbies and pastimes like beachcombing, collecting vinyl, playing boardgames or cards and holding dinner parties.
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Chaos to Calm: Take Control with Confidence

Chaos to Calm: Take Control with Confidence

Shannah Kennedy ,  Lyndall Mitchell

$35.00
Feeling tired, stressed and out of control? Are you overwhelmed and suffering from low self-confidence? In Chaos to Calm, expert life coaches Shannah Kennedy and Lyndall Mitchell offer you a simple step-by-step approach to taking charge and living a more fulfilling life. Packed with advice, tools and exercises that will show you how to switch off, reach your potential and achieve your goals, this book will enable you to thrive and live each day with confidence! oEssential. This book gives you the tools you need.o Lisa Messenger oPractical guidance on life and wellness skills which are so important to building confidence and reaching our full potential.o Cindy Hook, CEO Deloitte Australia
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Destination Simple: Everyday Rituals for a Slower Life

Destination Simple: Everyday Rituals for a Slower Life

Brooke McAlary

$12.99
Brooke McAlary knows first-hand the power of simplifying and living with less. After being diagnosed with postnatal depression, she embraced a slower, more intentional life and rediscovered her health, energy and passion. In Destination Simple, Brooke shows us how to harness the power of daily rituals to create a calmer, happier life. - Feel in control of your days. - Minimise stress. - Find pockets of peace on even the busiest day. - Empty your mind and sleep better. - Easily integrate mindfulness and gratitude into your daily life. Discover how a few changes to the flow of daily life can create long-term, lasting change.
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The Confidence Game: The Psychology of the Con and Why We Fall for it Every Time

The Confidence Game: The Psychology of the Con and Why We Fall for it Every Time

Maria Konnikova

$22.99
The con artist: from Bernie Madoff to Clark Rockefeller to Lance Armstrong. How do they get away with it? And what keeps us falling for them, over and over again? In The Confidence Game, Maria Konnikova investigates the psychological principles that underlie each stage of the swindle, from the put-up all the way to the fix, and how we can train ourselves to spot a story that isn't all it seems.
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Green Bans, Red Union: The Saving of a City

Green Bans, Red Union: The Saving of a City

Meredith Burgmann ,  Verity Burgmann

$39.99
Revised edition of a landmark book At the height of the building boom in the 1970s, a remarkable campaign stopped billions of dollars worth of indiscriminate development that was turning Australian cities into concrete jungles. Enraging employers and politicians but delighting many in the wider community, the members of the NSW Builders Labourers' Federation risked their jobs to preserve buildings, bush and parkland. The direct impact of this green bans movement can be seen all over Sydney. Green Bans, Red Union documents the development of a union that took a stand. Apart from the green bans movement, union members also used industrial power to defend women's rights, gay rights and indigenous rights. In telling the colourful story that inspired many environmentalists and ordinary citizens - and gave the word 'green' an entirely new meaning - Meredith Burgmann and Verity Burgmann open a window on a period when Australian workers led the world in innovative and stunningly effective forms of environmental protest. A new introduction reconsiders the impact of the now iconic green bans movement at a time when workers' organisations around the world are looking to fight back against overdevelopment and global warming more strongly than ever before. 'The definitive account of the glory days of the NSW Builders Labourers' Federation and the green bans.' - Australian Society for the Study of Labour History 'The authors throw abundant light on the diverse aspects of the revolutionary direction taken by the NSW BLF in these years.' - Rebel Worker
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Creativity Without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Creativity Without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Kate Darling ,  Aaron Perzanowski

$57.99
Intellectual property law, or IP law, is based on certain assumptions about creative behavior. The case for regulation assumes that creators have a fundamental legal right to prevent copying, and without this right they will under-invest in new work. But this premise fails to fully capture the reality of creative production. It ignores the range of powerful non-economic motivations that compel creativity, and it overlooks the capacity of creative industries for self-governance and innovative social and market responses to appropriation.

This book reveals the on-the-ground practices of a range of creators and innovators. In doing so, it challenges intellectual property orthodoxy by showing that incentives for creative production often exist in the absence of, or in disregard for, formal legal protections. Instead, these communities rely on evolving social norms and market responses—sensitive to their particular cultural, competitive, and technological circumstances—to ensure creative incentives. From tattoo artists to medical researchers, Nigerian filmmakers to roller derby players, the communities illustrated in this book demonstrate that creativity can thrive without legal incentives, and perhaps more strikingly, that some creative communities prefer, and thrive, in environments defined by self-regulation rather than legal rules.

Beyond their value as descriptions of specific industries and communities, the accounts collected here help to ground debates over IP policy in the empirical realities of the creative process. Their parallels and divergences also highlight the value of rules that are sensitive to the unique mix of conditions and motivations of particular industries and communities, rather than the monoculture of uniform regulation of the current IP system.
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Philosophy of Law: An Introduction

Philosophy of Law: An Introduction

Mark Tebbit

$58.99
Philosophy of Law: An Introduction provides an ideal starting-point for students of philosophy and law. Setting it clearly against the historical background, Mark Tebbit quickly leads readers into the heart of the philosophical questions that dominate philosophy of law today. He provides an exceptionally wide-ranging overview of the contending theories that have sought to resolve these problems. He does so without assuming prior knowledge either of philosophy or law on the part of the reader.

The book is structured in three parts around the key issues and themes in philosophy of law:

What is the law? - the major legal theories addressing the question of what we mean by law, including natural law, legal positivism and legal realism.

The reach of the law - the various legal theories on the nature and extent of the law's authority, with regard to obligation and civil disobedience, rights, liberty and privacy.

Criminal law - responsibility and mens rea, intention, recklessness and murder, legal defences, insanity and philosophies of punishment.

This new third edition has been updated and extended again to include assessments of important developments in philosophy and law in the early years of the 21st century. Revisions include a more detailed analysis of natural law, new chapters on common law and the development of positivism, a reassessment of the Austin-Hart dispute in the light of recent criticism of Hart, a new chapter on the natural law - positivist controversy over Nazi law and legality, and new chapters on criminal law, extending the analysis of the dispute over the viability of the defences of necessity and duress. The broadly sympathetic but ultimately critical stance taken in response to the radical theories, critical legal studies and critical race theories, along with postmodernist, feminist and socialist perspectives, which are covered in separate chapters, remains essentially the same.
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Primitive Man as Philosopher

Primitive Man as Philosopher

Neni Panourgia ,  Paul Radin

$33.95
Primitive Man as Philosopher is influential anthropologist and ethnologist Paul Radin's enduringly relevant survey of an array of aboriginal cultures and belief systems, including those of the Winnebago, Oglala Sioux, Maori, Banda, the Buin of Melanesia, Tahitian, Hawaiian, Zuni, and Ewe. Radin examines the conditioning of thought and religion practiced among the members of each society and the freedom of individuals to deviate from the group and to affect change. Written in a straightforward, almost conversational style, Radin's discourse is rooted in firsthand accounts. He allows his subjects to speak for themselves by quoting extensively from interviews (many of which he conducted in the course of his own fieldwork), and includes a veritable anthology of poems and songs from the varied traditions. Radin, known in his field for his honesty and integrity, offers brilliant interpretations of myth and symbolism in his exploration of their deeper meanings in each culture. Readers both in and out of the field will appreciate the rich and varied insights of this classic of anthropology. Celebrated anthropologist Neni Panourgia provides a new introduction to this landmark and pioneering work.
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On Late Style: Music and Literature Against the Grain

On Late Style: Music and Literature Against the Grain

Edward Said

$25.99
On Late Style was the final published work of Edward Said, author of Orientalism and one of the most important cultural critics of the post-war era. Said explores the works of artists in their twilight years and find that these works are often rebellious rather than conservative, prophetic not nostalgic and creatively restless far more than they are complacent. Deftly ranging across literature, music, art and film and the works of such artists as Euripides, Beethoven, Mozart, Genet and Mann, On Late Style is a dazzling display from one of the great critics of the 20th century. The book includes a foreword by Mariam C. Said and an introduction by Michael Wood.
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Breaking the Mould

Breaking the Mould

Angela Pippos

$29.99
Sport is integral to Australian life and identity, and we’re rightly proud of our sporting achievements. But less glorious is the fact that, when it comes to the games we play, half of the population doesn’t get a look-in. According to the latest statistics, 81 per cent of sports media covers male-only sport, while just 8.7 per cent focuses on women. That’s right – horses got more attention than female athletes! Pick any sport and it’s easy to find examples of stark gender inequality and double standards so glaring that they’re almost laughable.

But an extraordinary transformation is taking place, and nobody is better placed to call it than veteran sports journalist Angela Pippos. In Breaking the Mould, Pippos charts a powerful awakening across Australian life; from suburban footy fields to stadium cage fights, female athletes are changing the status quo through fierce determination and undeniable performances.

Through candid and often hilarious personal tales from a life spent in and around sport, Pippos calls out the systems that have kept women on the sidelines, and challenges us to keep working towards a level playing field where any young woman can become her sporting best.
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The Joy of Socks: A Gourmet Guide to Sockmating: A Parody

The Joy of Socks: A Gourmet Guide to Sockmating: A Parody

Emlyn Rees ,  Josie Lloyd

$24.99
Everyone has socks. In fact, most people love socks. That said, it's not a subject we discuss openly other than with our friends; we just take it for granted that everyone has lots of socks and has their own socksual preferences. Most of us would admit to having enjoyed a wide variety of socks. We have our favourite socks, of course, but also socks for all sorts of occasions: novelty socks, casual socks, outdoor socks, socks that are a bit racy, socks we admit to and socks that are just downright dirty. Some people are fastidious when it comes to socks, never entertaining the thought of odd socks, while others are definitely on the fifty shades of socks spectrum. Whatever kind of socks you're in to, we hope you find that this guide stimulates your imagination and reassures you that it's OK to love all socks.
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Should I Buy This Book?: Life's Hardest Decisions Made Easy by Flow Chart

Should I Buy This Book?: Life's Hardest Decisions Made Easy by Flow Chart

Tobias Anthony

$24.99
Stop before making another terrible decision again! Let this book put you on the right path. Should you add your mom as a friend on Facebook? How about getting that face tattoo? Is it the right time to quit your job? You're at a child's birthday party is it wise to keep drinking? It's late at night are you thinking about texting an ex? Maybe you want to launch your Tinder profile? Before doing anything, think again and consult this book! Should I Buy This Book? think of it as the paper equivalent of a Magic 8 Ball helps you make the best decision you can for life's most common dilemmas using a nifty flowchart. With five main sections Work, Play, Romance, Family & Friends, and Body & Mind and eighty questions answered, we have your whole life covered.
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Smart Fat: Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now.

Smart Fat: Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now.

Steven Masley ,  Jonny Bowden

$24.99
The age-old question of “What should we eat to be healthy and lose weight” has been argued for decades, creating mass confusion while our waistlines have only gotten larger.

At last, the final word on the smartest way to eat and live has arrived, from well-respected physician Steven Masley and renowned nutritionist Jonny Bowden-a team that originally came from vastly different schools of thought about diet and weight loss but independently came to the same conclusion about why so many people continually fail to shed pounds and get healthy. For Masley and Bowden, it all comes back to a distinction far more important than calories vs. carbs or paleo vs. plant-based: smart fat vs. dumb fat.

Smart Fat is the result of their findings and is the first book to break fat into smart, dumb, and neutral categories while explaining the amazing properties of healthy fat, including its ability to balance hormones for increased energy and appetite control and its incredible anti-inflammatory benefits.

The solution for slimming down-and achieving long-term health as well-is to “smart-fat” your meals, incorporating smart fats with unprocessed fiber, clean protein, and-most important-flavor. Masley and Bowden identify these smart fats, explain what not to eat, and provide a thirty-day meal plan and fifty recipes based on the magic formula of fat, fiber, protein, and flavor. They also caution readers on how to avoid doing dumb things with smart fats, like cooking oils at high temperatures that destroy their nutritive powers and make them unhealthy.

It's time to unlearn what we think we know about food. Getting smart about fat and learning to smart-fat your meals is the only solution you'll ever need.

Finally the Truth: Eating More Fat Is the Smartest Decision You Can Make for Permanent Weight Loss and Health.
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A Common Sense Guide to Aged Care: Choosing the Right Type of Care for You or Your Loved One

A Common Sense Guide to Aged Care: Choosing the Right Type of Care for You or Your Loved One

Deborah Smith

$24.99
This book is designed to help people make an informed and balanced decision on how to best care for their loved ones when they are ageing or dealing with dementia. It examines the benefits and drawbacks of the various care options available and compares them according to the needs of each individual. It also provides detailed practical advice on how to make a home a suitable and safe place to live. Through check-lists and questionnaires, this book answers some of the important questions that arise when assessing a person's need for care and ease some of the guilt that might be associated with making those decisions.
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Living the Healthy Life

Living the Healthy Life

Jessica Sepel

$39.99
'Dieting stops now.' Clinical nutritionist and health blogger Jessica Sepel is fast becoming one of Australia's most sought out wellness and lifestyle advocates. Living the Healthy Life is her practical and holistic 8-week plan to healing your life, body, nutrition and your relationship with food. Expanding on her philosophy from The Healthy Life, Jess will teach you how to quit fad dieting forever, give yourself the freedom to stop the guilt surrounding food, and to overcome body stress and anxiety. She explores the benefits of sleeping more, nourishing your cleansing functions and optimising your thyroid function. Jess shares more meal plans tailored to balance your hormones, increase energy levels and nutritional advice for vegans. Including helpful tips for eating out, snacks on-the-go, mindfulness and positivity, you'll have everything you need to heal your life. Packed with over 200 new recipes that prove healthy eating can be fun, simple and delicious.
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The Sweet Poison Quit Plan

The Sweet Poison Quit Plan

David Gillespie

$24.99
The Sweet Poison Quit Plan is the long-awaited 'how to' supplement to the best-selling Sweet Poison. It features- an overview of why sugar is bad and why we get addicted a five-step plan to kicking the habit tailored advice for men and women a guide to sugar-free shopping (how to read the labels and what is safe/unsafe in each supermarket aisle) recipes for sugar-free treats (think ice-cream and cakes) advice on living sugar-free with kids Packed with reader anecdotes and lists to help you organise your sugar-free life, this book presents one of the most accessible and achievable strategies around for losing weight and avoiding some of the more pernicious lifestyle diseases that are increasingly associated with excessive sugar consumption. Gillespie is an informed and entertaining writer who makes his subject fascinating, and inspires with his passion and logic.
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Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Living Well on a Low Saturated Fat Diet

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Living Well on a Low Saturated Fat Diet

Ingrid Adelsberger

$34.99
There is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis, but you can make a real difference by changing what you eat. Medical research increasingly shows that a diet very low in saturated fat can reduce the progression of the disease and even reverse its course in some cases...The Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Cookbook gathers over 200 favourite recipes from people with MS from around the world. They are delicious wholefood meat-free and dairy-free recipes for home cooks. There are recipes for all occasions, from quick and easy lunches and dinners, a variety of seafood dishes, to luxurious weekend breakfasts, special occasion cakes, and holiday baking. It includes vegan and gluten-free recipes, tips and a menu plan created by a qualified nutritionist...The recipes in this book are healthy for the whole family. They can be beneficial for anyone with heart disease, type 2 diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory and auto-immune diseases...
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Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Dementia: A Person-Centred Integrated Care Approach

Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Dementia: A Person-Centred Integrated Care Approach

Shibley Rahman ,  Sube Banerjee ,  Lisa Rodrigues ,  Lucy Frost

$51.99
Every person living with dementia is entitled to the highest standards of wellbeing and health and social care services. This in-depth, evidence-based book identifies how outstanding quality integrated care might be achieved, whether in residential or home-based settings. Experienced dementia researcher Dr Shibley Rahman highlights the key contemporary underpinnings of integrated care that are required for wellbeing for living with dementia, including technology, staff performance, leadership, and intelligent regulation of services. The book addresses the major challenges to promoting person-centred care, and tackles difficult conversations around spirituality, sexuality and dying well. The crucial importance of promoting physical and mental health is emphasised. Taking into account recent developments in NICE guidelines and Cochrane reviews for dementia, this book presents an opportunity for all those involved in the provision of care for people with dementia to maintain a focus on delivering the best care possible, and to engage with the wider issues surrounding wellbeing. This book will be especially useful to commissioners following the NHS 'new models of care' vanguards .
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The Mind Diet: A Scientific Approach to Enhancing Brain Function and Helping Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Mind Diet: A Scientific Approach to Enhancing Brain Function and Helping Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia

Maggie Moon

$22.99
An Easy-to-follow Guide To The New Breakthrough Diet That's Shown To Improve Your Brain Health

Enjoying a high quality of life as you get older means taking care of your brain as much as your body. And research suggests that what you eat today will help (or hurt) your cognitive abilities later.

The MIND Diet explains the science behind mental fitness in an approachable and understandable way. More importantly, this helpful guide presents an easy-to-follow program for keeping your mind sharp by eating the right foods and avoiding brain-harming ones.

Packed with dishes that are not only delicious but also help improve memory, concentration and mental acuity, The MIND Diet’s healthy recipes include:

    * Brussels Sprouts Frittata
    * Sweet Potato Lentil Soup
    * Pistachio Mint Couscous
    * Guacamole-Stuffed Tomatoes
    * Apricot-Glazed Salmon
    * Tango Fish Tacos
    * Banana Chocolate Cookies
    * Roasted Chicken with Fennel
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Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief

Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief

Kimberly Carson ,  Carol Krucoff

$39.95
Managing the emotional and physical challenges that come with aging can be difficult. Seniors face a number ofage-related issues, such as chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and anxiety and depression. And while some people may consider yoga a young person's practice, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests yoga can be beneficial for a wide variety of age-related ailments. Relax Into Yoga for Seniors-based on the innovative Yoga for Seniors program, and including new material for fans of the Relax Into Yoga for Seniors DVD-provides a step-by-step guide that combines the best of modern, evidence-based medicine with the ancient wisdom, experience, and tradition of yogic teachings. With this book, you'll explore what yoga is and how to do it safely, including important movement considerations like how to get up and down from the floor with care, and how to stand and sit with healthy postural alignment. With this popular program, you'll be able to create a safe and effective individualized practice that will address your needs, take personal limitations into consideration, and help you relieve pain, become more flexible and active, and connect more deeply with your inner experience.
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The Anatomy Student's Colour-in Handbook: Volume One: Anatomy Overview, Cells and Tissues, The Skeletal System, Joints

The Anatomy Student's Colour-in Handbook: Volume One: Anatomy Overview, Cells and Tissues, The Skeletal System, Joints

Ken Ashwell

$18.99
This comprehensive new title is the ideal study aid for all those learning about human anatomy, from medical and nursing students to healthcare trainees. Designed to be easy to use, each double- page spread tackles a given anatomical element. Detailed, full-color illustrations with numbered elements are on the right hand page of each spread, while the left hand page has corresponding numbered labels and concise anatomical notes. Readers can use the book both to learn the names, locations and functions of all of the anatomical components of the body, and to test their knowledge with the color-and-label revision section that concludes the book.This combines two proven study tools-by coloring the anatomically correct illustrations, you will increase your understanding of the relationships between body parts, and by testing yourself on the names of each part (with answers at the bottom of each page) you improve your memory and recall of anatomical names and locations.
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The Anatomy Student's Colour-in Handbooks: Volume Two: The Muscular System, The Digestive System

The Anatomy Student's Colour-in Handbooks: Volume Two: The Muscular System, The Digestive System

Ken Ashwell

$18.99
This comprehensive new title is the ideal study aid for all those learning about human anatomy, from medical and nursing students to healthcare trainees. Designed to be easy to use, each double- page spread tackles a given anatomical element. Detailed, full-color illustrations with numbered elements are on the right hand page of each spread, while the left hand page has corresponding numbered labels and concise anatomical notes. Readers can use the book both to learn the names, locations and functions of all of the anatomical components of the body, and to test their knowledge with the color-and-label revision section that concludes the book.This combines two proven study tools-by coloring the anatomically correct illustrations, you will increase your understanding of the relationships between body parts, and by testing yourself on the names of each part (with answers at the bottom of each page) you improve your memory and recall of anatomical names and locations.
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9 Ways to a Resilient Child: Raising Kids Who'll Bounce Back from Adversity and Challenging Times

9 Ways to a Resilient Child: Raising Kids Who'll Bounce Back from Adversity and Challenging Times

Justin Coulson

$29.99
Have you ever watched your child give up too quickly and easily, moaning 'I can't'. Perhaps your child resists going to school because they don't like their teacher or their friend rejected them. Maybe they failed in a sporting contest or an exam.

One of the most frequent questions Kidspot parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson is asked is 'How can I help my child become resilient?' Friendship problems, bullying, physical changes and parenting styles are just some of the issues that can affect our children's ability to bounce back from difficulty and adapt to challenging situations. Helping our children develop resilience can have lifelong positive effects.

9 Ways to a Resilient Child will help parents enable their children to cope with the challenges that life throws at us all. Discover why winners aren't always grinners, the problems with common advice like 'Toughen up, princess', the negative impact of helicopter parenting, and how praise can harm instead of help. Understand both the protective and the risk factors affecting resilience for better or for worse. And uncover the psychological secrets that will build your child's ability to bounce back, stronger and more resilient than ever: from the ability to think flexibly, make safe and healthy choices, and exercise self-control, to the powerful impact of family, relationships, school and community.

Dr. Coulson aims to bolster resilience - not just in our children, but also in ourselves. Because resilient parents are more likely to have resilient kids.
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1-2-3 Magic Teen: Communicate, Connect, and Guide Your Teen to Adulthood

1-2-3 Magic Teen: Communicate, Connect, and Guide Your Teen to Adulthood

Thomas Phelan

$24.99
Advice on parenting teenagers from the author of bestselling parenting book 1-2-3 MagicFrom the author of the 1.7 million-copy bestseller 1-2-3 Magic comes 1-2-3 Magic Teen, which provides clear, practical advice tailored specifically to the challenges of parenting teenagers. Dr. Thomas Phelan is an internationally renowned expert in his field and has broken down the elements of effective parenting into easy-to-understand advice that can work for any family.In 1-2-3 Magic Teen, parents will learn how to tackle the unique challenges that come with parenting teenagers, including how to more effectively communicate with their teen, how to help their child manage risk, how to let go in certain situations, and when to seek professional advice. Dr. Phelan's step-by-step approach is a concise, encouraging guide that walks parents through the ups and downs of parenting teenagers, allowing them to help their kids gain confidence and push toward independence.
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Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome (ASD): A User Guide to Adulthood

Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome (ASD): A User Guide to Adulthood

Luke Jackson ,  Tony Attwood

$24.99
Luke Jackson's unabridged and sparkling sequel to his best-selling user guide to adolescence Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome is the must-read handbook for teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum. With devastating clarity, Luke focuses on the pitfalls involved in navigating the transition to adulthood, and the challenges of adult life. He covers everything from bullying and drugs to socialising, sex, negotiating relationships, and finding and keeping your first job.
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Raising a Secure Child: How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore

Raising a Secure Child: How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore

Kent Hoffman ,  Glen Cooper ,  Bert Powell ,  Christine M. Benton

$33.95
Today's parents are constantly pressured to be perfect. But in striving to do everything right, we risk missing what children really need for lifelong emotional security. Now the simple, powerful Circle of Security parenting strategies that Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert Powell have taught thousands of families are available in self-help form for the first time. Readers learn how to protect and nurture babies through teens while fostering their independence, and what emotional needs a child may be expressing with difficult behavior. Vivid stories and unique practical tools offer insight into how our own upbringing affects our parenting style (and what to do about it). This book puts the keys to healthy attachment within everyone's reach--self-understanding, flexibility, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes. Mental health professionals: See also the authors' related intervention manual, Circle of Security Intervention: Enhancing Attachment in Early Parent-Child Relationships.
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Breaking the Trance: A Practical Guide for Parenting the Screen-Dependent Child

Breaking the Trance: A Practical Guide for Parenting the Screen-Dependent Child

George Lynn ,  Cynthia C. Johnson

$29.95
Screen media use has replaced family time. Many parents are looking for a new framework. This easy-to- follow guide provides parents with tools and specific guidelines for measuring the presence of an issue with screen-dependency in their homes, understanding it and getting it under control. Parents are making the best decisions they can based on the information they have. Many parents, driven to challenge the accepted reality that nothing can be done, are looking for a new framework. Written as an easy-to-follow and practical guide for parents who want to understand recreational screen media use in their homes, BREAKING THE TRANCE does not blame parents nor does it vilify technology as a whole, but rather gives them easy and effective strategies to implement immediately. Using clinical examples and specific guidelines, the authors provide parents with tools for measuring the presence of an issue with screen media use in their homes and getting screen dependency under control.
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The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost

The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost

Donna Freitas ,  Christian Smith

$37.95
Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. People-and especially the media-are consumed by fears about the effect of social media on young people. We hear constantly about the dangers that lurk online, and about young people's seemingly pathological desire to share anything and everything about themselves with the entire world.

Donna Freitas has traveled the country, talking to college students about what's really happening on social media. What she finds is that, while we focus on the problems that make headlines, we are ignoring the seemingly mundane, but much more widespread, problems that occur every day. Young people, she shows, feel enormous pressure to look happy all the time - and not just basically content, but blissful, ecstatic, inspiring and successful in their personal, professional, and academic lives - regardless of how they actually feel. Of course, these young adults are not that happy, at least not all of the time, and the constant exposure to the seemingly perfect lives of other people on social media only makes them feel worse. 

What's more, far from wanting to share everything about themselves, they are terrified of sharing something that will come back to haunt them later in life. The rise of social media has brought about a dramatic cultural shift: the need to curate a perfect identity online that often has little to do with reality. The consequences, Freitas shows, can be very real.

Drawing on an online survey and in-person interviews with students from thirteen campuses around the U.S, Freitas offers a window into the social media generation and how they use Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, and other online platforms. She presents fascinating insights about how these people are consciously creating alternate identities for themselves, while also suffering from the belief that the other people they encounter online really are as perfect as their profiles appear.

This is an eye-opening look at the real world of social media today.
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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Revised Edition

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Revised Edition

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

$24.99
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to "fix" her own brain. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than thirty years of working with both children and adults.

Recent discoveries in neuroscience have conclusively demonstrated that, by engaging in certain mental tasks or activities, we actually change the structure of our brains-from the cells themselves to the connections between cells. the capability of nerve cells to change is known as neuroplasticity, and Arrowsmith-Young has been putting it into practice for decades. With great inventiveness, after combining two lines of research, Barbara developed unusual cognitive calisthenics that radically increased the functioning of her weakened brain areas to normal and, in some areas, even above normal levels.

She drew on her intellectual strengths to determine what types of drills were required to target the specific nature of her learning problems, and she managed to conquer her cognitive deficits.
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The Art of Grace: On Moving Well Through Life

The Art of Grace: On Moving Well Through Life

Sarah L. Kaufman

$22.95
We are drawn to smooth, harmonious movement. Both social and physical graces have been taught since the dawn of civilization. Yet grace seems forgotten in our pushy, hectic modern world. Sarah L. Kaufman argues that we should bring it back. She celebrates grace in the way bodies move; exploring how to stand, walk and dress well. She deplores the rarity of grace among public figures and glories in it where found. She singles out grace in sports and in the arts-from tennis and football to sculpture, music and dance-and in the everyday ways people interact, from the grace of a good host to the kindness of strangers. Cary Grant is this book's muse. His ease flowed from training as an acrobat but also from his wit, humility and genuine concern for others. So, Kaufman suggests, we might unearth the potential for grace in ourselves.
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From Brilliant and Broke to Inspired and Abundant

From Brilliant and Broke to Inspired and Abundant

Andrew Jobling

$34.99
Have you ever asked yourself: 'With all my training, knowledge, skills, background, attributes and brilliance... why am I still broke?'

Countless people find themselves in this same position, feeling broke both financially and physically, both spiritually and in their relationships. When you feel you've hit rock bottom, how do you get back up again? From Brilliant & Broke to Inspired & Abundant features moving personal stories of courage and persistence to help you do just that. It's about how to take your unquestionable brilliance and turn it into inspired abundance.

The answer is no secret: find your purpose, identify your values and live your life aligned to those values on the path that leads to your purpose. Most of the contributors in the book are everyday people whom you won't have heard of, yet they all shared a strong desire to change their situation. From a man who went from losing his eighteen-year-old daughter in a car accident to becoming an author and global speaker on road safety, to Allan Pease, author of eighteen bestsellers, who rebuilt his life after being millions of dollars in debt and then overcoming terminal cancer. All were able to go from brilliant and broke to inspired and abundant.

Are you ready to change your circumstances? Are you open to a better life? If so, this book is for you.
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I Don't Have Time: 15-Minute Ways to Shape a Life You Love

I Don't Have Time: 15-Minute Ways to Shape a Life You Love

Emma Grey ,  Audrey Thomas

$29.99
We live in a time of hurry sickness . Busy has become a competitive sport, and it's a sport with no winners. Somewhere underneath all of this hard slog there are the things we really want to do; the things that bring us joy! And most of the time, the only thing standing between us doing we want want, is us. Through stories, theories, and practical exercises, I Don't Have Time explores 50 excuses we make that keep us from getting on with the things that really matter to us. These are the excuses that hold us back in our health and well-being, our careers, relationships, finances, home environments, personal development and recreation. With humor, anecdotes, research on productivity and Emma and Audrey's proven My 15 Minutes approach, this is a practical guide for ditching being overwhelmed, and making progress in all the areas that matter most. It flips the notion that we need great swathes of time to get ahead with things, instead encouraging us to use the nooks and crannies in our day to achieve big things over time.
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You are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why it Matters

You are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why it Matters

Deepak Chopra, M.D. ,  Menas Kafatos

$32.99
In this book, that combines cutting edge science with real world applications, Chopra and Kafatos redefine our nature of reality and what is possible. Here they ask 9 questions: What Came Before the Big Bang? Why Does the Universe Fit Together So Perfectly? Where Did Time Come From? What Is the Universe Made Of? Is There Design in the Universe? Is the Quantum World Linked to Everyday Life? Do We Live in a Conscious Universe? How Did Life First Begin? Does the brain create the mind? You Are The Universe offers answers that open up new possibilities for all of us to lead more fruitful, peaceful and successful lives.
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Born Liars: We All Do it but Which One are You - Psychopath, Sociopath or Little White Liar?

Born Liars: We All Do it but Which One are You - Psychopath, Sociopath or Little White Liar?

Ian Leslie

$22.99
In Born Liars, Ian Leslie takes the reader on an exhilarating tour of ideas that brings the latest news about deception back from the frontiers of psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, and explores the role played by lies - both black and white - in our childhoods, our careers, and our health, as well as in advertising, politics, sport and war. Drawing on thinkers as varied as Augustine, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Joni Mitchell, the author argues that, far from being a bug in the human software, lying is central to who we are; that we cannot understand ourselves without first understanding the dynamics of deceit. After reading Born Liars you'll never think about lies - or life - in quite the same way again.
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The Self-Esteem Workbook

The Self-Esteem Workbook

Glenn R. Schiraldi

$43.95
If your self-esteem is based solely on performance-if you view yourself as someone who's worthy only when you're performing well or acknowledged as doing a good job-the way you feel about yourself will always depend on external factors. Your self-esteem affects everything you do, so if you feel unworthy or your confidence is shaped by others, it can be a huge problem. With this second edition of The Self-Esteem Workbook, you'll learn to see yourself through loving eyes by realizing that you are inherently worthy, and that comparison-based self-criticism is not a true measure of your value. In addition to new chapters on cultivating compassion, forgiveness, and unconditional love for yourself and others-all of which improve self-esteem-you'll find cutting-edge information on brain plasticity and how sleep, exercise, and nutrition affect your self-esteem. Developing and maintaining healthy self-esteem is key for living a happy life, and with the new research and exercises you'll find in this updated best-selling workbook, you'll be ready to start feeling good about yourself and finally be the best that you can be.
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Sex After Sixty: A French Guide to Loving Intimacy

Sex After Sixty: A French Guide to Loving Intimacy

Marie de Hennezel ,  Kate Bignold ,  Luisa Nitrato Izzo

$29.99
Employing an equal measure of modesty and irreverence, she probes the mystery and depth of the enjoyment of physical love at a later stage of life. Through interviews, lectures, and her own analysis - including forays into areas such as tantric sex - she invites the reader on a journey to the heart of this unrecognised territory. It turns out that emotional intimacy plays a huge role in maintaining a sex life as you age. The quality of a relationship obviously matters a lot in being able to take your time, trust your partner, and explore a sexuality that's more sensual and more playful than that of earlier years. It's all about knowing how to take pleasure as it comes, rather than focussing on what could be a This is what characterises a less impulsive, but more erotic, sexuality. And it's not less satisfying, either. Far from it.
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Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends

Bruce Fisher ,  Robert E. Alberti

$37.99
In print for thirty-five years, Rebuilding is the number one trusted resource on divorce recovery. Now, this classic self-help book is available in an updated fourth edition, featuring a new introduction by coauthor Robert Alberti.

If you are going through a painful breakup or divorce, you may feel like the life you once knew is crashing down around you. You need help to gather the pieces and "rebuild" yourself from the ground up. Rebuilding features Bruce Fisher's "divorce process rebuilding blocks," a proven-effective, nineteen-step process for putting one's life back together after divorce.

Now the most widely-used approach to divorce recovery, the "rebuilding" model makes the process healthier and less traumatic for those who are divorcing or divorced-and their children. Over two decades of research and practice are combined with feedback from hundreds of thousands of men and women who have used the book on their own, or in one of thousands of Fisher divorce recovery seminars worldwide.

This book also includes Fisher's detailed Healing Separation model-the first of its kind to offer couples a healing alternative to the usual slide from separation to divorce. This fourth edition, revised with the assistance of psychologist and marriage and family therapist Robert Alberti, continues Bruce's tradition of straight-to-the-heart response to the needs of his clients and readers.

If you've been struggling to rebuild your life after a divorce, this book offers just the right balance of shoulder-to-cry-on and kick-in-the-pants self-help!
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Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind

Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind

George Makari

$28.95
Soul Machine takes us back to the origins of modernity, a time when a crisis in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to searching questions about the nature of human inner life. This is the story of how a new concept-the mind-emerged as a potential solution, one that was part soul and part machine but fully neither. George Makari shows how writers, philosophers, doctors and anatomists worked to construct notions of the mind as not an ethereal thing but a natural one. This became the basis of the mind sciences, liberal politics, secular ethics and radically new visions of the self, society, the ordering of knowledge and the sources of unreason. Boldly original and synthetic, Soul Machine is a masterful new history of the mind, madness and the emergence of psychological man in the Western world.
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