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The Mammoth Book of Brain Workouts

By Gareth Moore

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

Over 400 puzzles, challenges and exercises to train your brain - the most complete brain workout programme ever

A brilliant new collection of over 400 original new brain puzzles, in the fashionable 'mind gym' style.

This all-new volume offers a structured programme to stimulate and re-activate the different parts of your brain. It contains over 400 activities, puzzles and tests, ranging from speed maths and word memorization to logic tests and verbal reasoning exercises. They become increasingly difficult as you progress, following a cumulative scoring system, though most can be solved mentally in a few minutes.

A helpful introduction describes in simple and accessible terms how the different parts of the brain work, and explains how each can be stimulated on a daily basis in different ways. The book is divided into 31 daily workouts, with over a dozen puzzles a day, providing a month's supply of exercises to keep your mind supple and in shape.

Each daily workout contains a specially formulated mixture of puzzles designed to improve your problem solving, to boost your creativity, to improve your concentration, to improve your memory, and to boost your mind power.

This is the essential programme of puzzles for anyone who has ever walked into a room and forgotten why they are there - in the tradition of the bestselling Dr Kawashima's Train Your Brain, and Nintendo's 'How Old Is Your Brain?' mental agility training computer game

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781845298050
  • Publication date: 29 Jan 2008
  • Page count: 576
  • Imprint: Robinson
Robinson

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Emotional Difficulties

Chris Irons
Authors:
Chris Irons

Emotions bring purpose, pleasure and meaning to our lives. However, for many people, they are synonymous with distress, pain and suffering. Anger and rage can wreck relationships and cause problems at work; anxiety can prevent us from socialising or engaging in things we would like to; sadness can feel overwhelming and never ending. These types of difficulties are often referred to as emotion regulation problems, and can prevent us from developing stable and happy relationships, communicating our needs, and flourishing.This practical self-help book based on Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) will help you to take a new approach to managing difficult emotions. It outlines why we experience emotions, how they can be helpful but also how and why we can get in to struggles with them. It outlines the Compassionate Mind model, and guides you through a series of exercises that will help you to develop your compassion mind, and use this to develop more helpful emotion regulation strategies, and bring greater balance to your emotions.

Robinson

The World Puzzle Championship Challenge

Gareth Moore
Authors:
Gareth Moore
Hachette Audio

Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

Michele J. Gelfand
Authors:
Michele J. Gelfand

"A groundbreaking analysis of what used to be an impenetrable mystery: how and why do cultures differ? Gelfand shows that a wide range of divides of class, culture, and coalition are traceable to an intriguing source. Anyone interested in our cultural divides will find tremendous insight in Rule Makers, Rule Breakers." - Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of Enlightenment NowWhy are clocks in Germany always correct, while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why are Singaporeans jailed for selling gum? Why do women in New Zealand have three times the sex of females worldwide? Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? And why does each generation of Americans give their kids weirder and weirder names? Curious about the answers to these and other questions, award-winning social psychologist Michele Gelfand has spent two decades studying both tight societies (with clearly stated rules and codes of ethics) and loose societies (more informal communities with weak or ambiguous norms). Putting each under the microscope, she conducted research in more than fifty countries and collaborated with political scientists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Her fascinating conclusion: behaviour seems largely dependent on perceived threats. It's why certain nations seem predisposed to tangle with others; some American states identify as "Red" and others as "Blue"; and those attending a sports contest, health club, or school function behave in prescribed ways. Rule Makers, Rule Breakers reveals how to predict national variations around the globe, why some leaders innovate and others don't, and even how a tight vs. loose system can determine happiness. Consistently riveting and always illuminating, Michele Gelfand's book helps us understand how a single cultural trait dramatically affects even the smallest aspects of our lives."Fascinating and profound...It's quite possibly this year's best book on culture." Roy F. Baumeister, bestselling co-author of Willpower and author of The Cultural Animal"This brilliant book is full of well-documented insights that will change the way you look at yourself and at the world around you." Barry Schwartz, bestselling author of The Paradox of Choice, Practical Wisdom, and Why We Work

Robinson

The Mindfulness Puzzle Book 3

Gareth Moore
Authors:
Gareth Moore
New Harbinger

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction

Fredrik Livheim, Frank Bond, Daniel Ek, Bjorn Hedensjo
Authors:
Fredrik Livheim, Frank Bond, Daniel Ek, Bjorn Hedensjo

Stress is a part of life-but it doesn't have to take over your life. With this guide, you'll develop the skills needed to help you manage difficult emotions, cultivate self-compassion, adopt positive physical and emotional habits, build resilience, and connect with your true values.Everyone experiences stress. From the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we finally settle into bed at night, our days are packed with stressful moments-some big and some small-that can quickly add up and feel overwhelming. Unfortunately, you can't escape stress. But you can change the way you relate to it. This important workbook will show you how.Written by internationally renowned ACT experts, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction offers a powerful ten-week program for stress management drawing on the latest research in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. You'll gain a better understanding of what stress really is, how it affects the brain and body, and what you can do to manage and reduce stress in your life. You'll discover how to build resilience and set smart, effective personal goals that align with your values. And finally, you'll learn to be more aware of how you deal with stress in the moment.Stress is an unavoidable side effect of being human in today's fast-paced world. But with this workbook, you'll build the skills necessary to keep stress in its place and live a more vital life!

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Nothing Stopped Sophie

Cheryl Bardoe, Barbara McClintock
Contributors:
Cheryl Bardoe, Barbara McClintock

The true story of eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream.When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math...nothing stopped Sophie. When a professor discovered that the homework sent to him under a male pen name came from a woman...nothing stopped Sophie. And when she tackled a math problem that male scholars said would be impossible to solve...still, nothing stopped Sophie.For six years Sophie Germain used her love of math and her undeniable determination to test equations that would predict patterns of vibrations. She eventually became the first woman to win a grand prize from France's prestigious Academy of Sciences for her formula, which laid the groundwork for much of modern architecture (and can be seen in the book's illustrations).Award-winning author Cheryl Bardoe's inspiring and poetic text is brought to life by acclaimed artist Barbara McClintock's intricate pen-and-ink, watercolor, and collage illustrations in this true story about a woman who let nothing stop her.

Basic Books

The Biological Mind

Alan Jasanoff
Authors:
Alan Jasanoff
Da Capo Lifelong Books

Rebound

Peter Park, Jesse Lopez Low, Jussi Lomakka, Jeff King
Authors:
Peter Park, Jesse Lopez Low, Jussi Lomakka, Jeff King

Peter Park is a go-to trainer who has worked with pro athletes (Justin Verlander, Giancarlo Stanton) and celebrities (Matthew McConaughey, Maria Shriver, Rob Lowe). Park himself is a three-time World's Toughest Triathlon Winner. As one of his clients says,"Having Peter as your trainer is kind of like having Bill Gates as your computer science teacher." Now Park and his team bring their expertise to anyone who spends long hours at work, has lost strength,mobility, and freedom of movement, and who wants to get it all back. Park's proven program will help readers reclaim fitness by learning functional movements designed to retrain poor patterns. With a series of eight-week programs,readers will learn to get the whole body working together, restoring the core and regaining pain-free movement to truly live a life without limits.

Running Press Adult

We Flow Hard

Sarah Levey, Mason Levey
Authors:
Sarah Levey, Mason Levey

Y7 Studios co-founders Sarah and Mason Levey bring their sweat-dripping, beat-bumping practice to readers with We Flow Hard, a fitness and lifestyle book from the original hip-hop yoga studio.Y7 embodies a modern, streamlined approach to the ancient practice of vinyasa, fusing edgy aspiration with flowing, individualized yoga sequences. We Flow Hard brings the brand's signature graphic aesthetic, playful puns, and beat-bumping energy to a fitness and lifestyle guide for today's tribe of hip, provocative yogis.As practical as it is inspirational, We Flow Hard includes sections on the history and benefits of yoga, the art of crafting the perfect workout playlist, and tips on incorporating yogic practices and meditation into a contemporary lifestyle -- for people who aren't planning on becoming pious vegans. At the book's core is a series of yoga sequences, from targeted "abs and ass" moves to a Y7 spin on traditional vinyasa, and advice on customizing a yoga practice for your own skills and goals. Rigorous yet inviting, this approach to yoga is, in the words of Vogue, "For people who put on gangsta rap and handle it."

New Harbinger

Learning ACT, 2nd Edition

Jason B. Luoma, Steven C. Hayes, Robyn D. Walser
Authors:
Jason B. Luoma, Steven C. Hayes, Robyn D. Walser

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is among the most remarkable developments in contemporary psychotherapy. This second edition of the pioneering ACT skills-training manual for clinicians provides a comprehensive update-essential for both experienced practitioners and those new to using ACT and its applications.ACT is a proven-effective treatment for numerous mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and more. With important revisions based on new developments in contextual behavioral science, Learning ACT, Second Edition includes up-to-date exercises and references, as well as material on traditional, evidence-based behavioral techniques for use within the ACT framework.In this fully revised and updated edition of Learning ACT, you'll find workbook-format exercises to help you understand and take advantage of ACT's unique six process model-both as a tool for diagnosis and case conceptualization, and as a basis for structuring treatments for clients. You'll also find up-to-the minute information on process coaching, new experiential exercises, an increased focus on functional analysis, and downloadable extras that include role played examples of the core ACT processes in action. By practicing the exercises in this workbook, you'll learn how this powerful modality can improve clients' psychological flexibility and help them to live better lives.Whether you're a clinician looking for in-depth training and better treatment outcomes for individual clients, a student seeking a better understanding of this powerful modality, or anyone interested in contextual behavioral science, this second edition provides a comprehensive revision to an important ACT resource.

Robinson

The Original Area Mazes

Naoki Inaba, Ryoichi Murakami
Authors:
Naoki Inaba, Ryoichi Murakami

'NAOKI INABA HAS INVENTED THE PERFECT PUZZLE. ENJOY!' Alex Bellos'Awesome puzzles! My students and I love them!'Ellen Hansen'I use these as warm-ups with 3rd and 4th grade Gifted and Talented students. They love solving these puzzles!'L. Bowe 'Loved these' Elizabeth Shapiro 'An excellent book of short puzzles' Once you pit your wits against area mazes, you'll be hooked! From the genius mind of Naoki Inaba - one of the world's most prolific and creative inventors of logic puzzles - comes a brand-new type of challenge. Area mazes have already taken Japan by storm and are set to be the next big puzzle craze. Your quest is to navigate a network of rectangles to find a missing value. The rules are simple, the puzzles are easy and the logic is clever. Just remember:- Area = length x width- Use spatial reasoning to find helpful relationships- Whole numbers are all you need. You can always get the answer without using fractionsOriginally invented for gifted students, area mazes (menseki meiro) are the perfect puzzle for brain game fanatics. Whether you loved or hated geometry at school, with this book you can finally show it who's boss. Feed your brain some areas mazes - they could be just what you're craving.

Robinson

The Beautiful Flower Dot-to-Dot Book

Gareth Moore
Authors:
Gareth Moore

From a delightful dahlia and luscious lily to a resplendent sunflower and pretty petunia, there are forty puzzles in this book that gradually reveal as the reader connects the dots. With each puzzle containing hundreds upon hundreds of dots, keen puzzlers will be hooked for hours on end as they create beautiful floral art. Each flower is accompanied by its Latin botanical name and the solutions are at the back of the book in case you can't wait to see the finished product, or need a little help along the way.

Robinson

The Mindfulness Puzzle Book 2

Gareth Moore
Authors:
Gareth Moore

Puzzle-solving is a favourite relaxation technique for many, and this second collection once again features wide range of specially selected games to provide the perfect level of challenge and reward for your brain. Feel the tension release as you focus on each achievable and fun task, and experience the endorphin reward buzz as you successfully complete each puzzle.Stimulating your mind with each puzzle also helps unlock your brain's innate creativity, just assleep and rest can help you reach a breakthrough on pending tasks. This book will help you feelrefreshed and renewed, and ready to carry on with your daily life.Puzzles include a wide selection of standard puzzle types, avoiding the stress of the new,but without the boredom of over-repetition. They also include adult versions of relaxing kids'activities, such as dot-to-dots, mazes and even colouring and spot-the-difference puzzles.

Piatkus

Little Soldiers

Lenora Chu
Authors:
Lenora Chu

'I couldn't put this book down. Whip smart, hilariously funny and shocking. A must-read'Amy Chua, Yale Law Professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger MotherIn 2009, Lenora Chu, her husband Rob, and toddler Rainey, moved from LA to the Chinese megacity Shanghai. The US economy was spinning circles, while China seemed to be eating the planet's economic lunch. What's more, Shanghai teenagers were top in the world at maths, reading and science. China was not only muscling the rest of the world onto the sidelines, but it was also out-educating the West. So when Rainey was given the opportunity to enroll in Shanghai's most elite public kindergarten, Lenora and Rob grabbed it. Noticing her rambunctious son's rapid transformation - increasingly disciplined and obedient but more anxious and fearful - Lenora begins to question the system. What the teachers were accomplishing was indisputable, but what to make of their methods? Are Chinese children paying a price for their obedience and the promise of future academic prowess? How much discipline is too much? And is the Chinese education system really what the West should measure itself against? While Rainey was at school, Lenora embarked on a reporting mission to answer these questions in a larger context. Through a combination of the personal narratives and thoughts of teachers, parents, administrators and school children, Little Soldiers unpacks the story of education in China.

Abacus

Blood And Fire

Roy Hattersley
Authors:
Roy Hattersley

An uneducated youth, William Booth left home in 1849 at the age of twenty to preach the gospel for the New Methodist Connexion. Six years later he founded a new religious movement which succeeded to such a degree that the Salvation Army (which it became) is now a worldwide operation with massive membership.But that is only part of Booth's importance and heritage. In many ways his story is also that of the Victorian poor, as he and his wife Catherine made it their lives' work to battle against the poverty and deprivation which were endemic in the mid- to late 1800s. Indeed, it was Catherine who, although a chronic invalid, inspired the Army's social policy and attitude to female authority. Her campaign against child prostitution resulted in the age of consent being raised and it was Catherine who, dying of cancer, encouraged William to clear the slums -- In Darkest England, The Way Out. Roy Hattersley's masterful dual biography is not just the story of two fascinating lives but a portrait of an integral part of our history.

Piatkus

The Mind Workout

Mark Freeman
Authors:
Mark Freeman

It's well known that if you want to keep your body fit, you must do some regular exercise. But when it comes to our mental health, few of us take the time to maintain and improve it. For some reason, we expect to be in great mental shape without doing any work. And when we realise we're struggling, we look for a quick and easy fix instead of developing the skills that will help us in the future.Enter The Mind Workout - a home exercise programme for improving your mental health and fitness.Developed as a result of Mark Freeman's own recovery from mental illness, The Mind Workout combines mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). It outlines twenty easy-to-follow steps you can take to free yourself from the ways of thinking and behaving that cause mental health challenges in your life - from cutting out the compulsions that cause uncertainty, anxiety and distress to relieving stress and distraction. The Mind Workout is the key to making the switch from a frenetic, anxiety-driven life to one that's based on your core values. It will leave you feeling mentally stronger, fitter and better equipped to navigate the complexities of everyday life.

Black Dog & Leventhal

Get Ready for School Cursive

Heather Stella
Authors:
Heather Stella

The benefits of learning cursive writing are myriad, including allowing children to write more quickly and efficiently because each letter is formed without taking the pencil off the paper, while also stimulating brain development. With its reusable wipe-clean surface and dri-erase pen, Cursive helps children learn letter formation and provides tons of fun and educational activities to practice their new-found skills. The reproducible print pages feature tracing with directional arrows for uppercase and lowercase review, numbers and number words, days of the week, and months of the year. Activities also include practicing a child's signature, along with famous signatures; reproducing famous quotes; and writing narratives based on real or imagined experiences. Perfect for second and third graders, this 128-page workbook, with its useful wipe-off reference chart of proper formation, is ideal on-the-go package for summer learning.

Life and Style

The Cut

Morris Chestnut, Obi Obadike
Authors:
Morris Chestnut, Obi Obadike

When Morris Chestnut hit the media circuit to promote his latest blockbuster movie The Best Man Holiday, hosts and producers didn't want to hear about the movie as much as they wanted to talk about his incredible transformation into a buff, Hollywood sex symbol. The truth is that not long before shooting that film, Morris was in the worst shape of his life--30 pounds heavier than he should have been, avoiding the gym, and frequenting the drive-through. He turned to celebrity trainer Obi Obadike to help him turn things around in time for the movie, and the results were astounding. Morris went from 220-pounds to a ripped 187-pounds in just 12 weeks, and audiences haven't stopped raving about his new look--or asking how he achieved it!Now Morris and Obi are teaming up to share this groundbreaking and accessible program with fans nationwide. Backed by the latest cutting-edge nutrition science and featuring Obi's trademark fat-burning exercise program, THE CUT is designed to help readers drop pounds quickly - up to 10 pounds in 10 days and 40 pounds in 12 weeks- without stalling on the scale. Featuring Morris's personal exercise and diet plan as well as success stories from dozens of everyday people who have lost weight and kept it off, this book is a life-changer that will help readers reclaim their bodies and their lives, for good.

Basic Books

Language at the Speed of Sight

Mark Seidenberg
Authors:
Mark Seidenberg
Hachette Books

The Social Organism

Oliver Luckett, Michael Casey
Authors:
Oliver Luckett, Michael Casey

Social media sits at the core of twenty-first century society. It topples dictators, ends racist traditions, and ushers in overnight fame to living room performers. But how does it actually work? To understand and best use social media, argue Oliver Luckett and Michael J. Casey, people must first look to nature and the inner workings of living organisms.Social media-dismissed as trivial by some, chaotic by others-represents the zenith of humans' evolution as social beings. Though it profoundly influences our systems, policies, and culture, few people really understand how social media functions. In their provocative forthcoming book THE SOCIAL ORGANISM, Luckett and Casey show how social networks take on a life form of their own-forms that, to an astonishing degree, mimic the characteristics of biological life itself. By looking at the behavior of cells, metabolic pathways, biochemical reactions, viruses, and holonic structures, we can understand social media, how to employ it, and its potential impact on our world.Unlike previous communication technologies, the interconnected yet wildly disparate users of social media (the cells of the Social Organism) are both the content creators and the distribution network. Memes are the Organism's genes and they reproduce, spread, and evolve just as biological life does. The Social Organism is the collective brain of our future, shaping policy and culture, and fostering innovation at a speed and level as never before possible. But it is up to us as individuals to nourish this organic network with positive content, and as a society to encourage its use as a force for good.In easy-to-understand yet powerful language, Luckett and Casey describe how social media lives and breathes. THE SOCIAL ORGANISM is a groundbreaking idea book that will change our understanding of how social media-and human life-works in the twenty-first century.