By Elizabeth Stokoe
We spend much of our days talking. Yet we know little about the conversational engine that drives our everyday lives. We are pushed and pulled around by language far more than we realize, yet are seduced by stereotypes and myths about communication.This book will change the way you think about talk. It will explain the big pay-offs to understanding conversation scientifically. Elizabeth Stokoe, a social psychologist, has spent over twenty years collecting and analysing real conversations across settings as varied as first dates, crisis negotiation, sales encounters and medical communication. This book describes some of the findings of her own research, and that of other conversation analysts around the world. Through numerous examples from real interactions between friends, partners, colleagues, police officers, mediators, doctors and many others, you will learn that some of what you think you know about talk is wrong. But you will also uncover fresh insights about how to have better conversations - using the evidence from fifty years of research about the science of talk.
Eating to Beat Type 2 Diabetes
By Sarah Flower
In Eating to Beat Type 2 Diabetes, qualified nutritionist and esteemed author Sarah Flower offers a key message for those who either have or are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes: avoid processed grains, sugars and other foods, and opt instead for a balanced diet containing proper ingredients that are rich in natural fats and good-quality protein. Sarah put her own clients suffering from type 2 diabetes onto this sugar-free, low-carb and high-fat regime with amazing results. They experienced weight loss, increased energy levels and - most importantly - they saw their blood sugar levels decrease to a normal range so that they were able to come off medication. This book: -Explains how to make the essential dietary changes to fight type 2 diabetes and the science behind them -Provides a comprehensive 'go-to' list of good and bad foods -Gives practical, easy-to-follow and utterly delicious family recipes which prove that changing your lifestyle and eating habits doesn't have to mean missing out on foods you love - from 'Easy low-carb pancakes' to 'Grain-free chicken Kiev' Eating to Beat Type 2 Diabetes has been supported by Dr David Unwin and Dr Ian Lake. In 2016 Dr Unwin was both 'NHS Innovator of the year' and a finalist for 'Diabetes Team of the Year' in the British Medical Journal National Awards. Dr Ian Lake is medical advisor to diabetes.co.uk and founder member of The Public Health Collaboration, a charity dedicated to informing and implementing health decisions for better public health.
If He's So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad?
By Avery Neal
"The message Avery Neal conveys in this book couldn't be more timely." From the Foreword by Lois P. Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner OfficeAre you a victim of subtle abuse? Are you always the one apologising or constantly questioning and blaming yourself? Do you often feel confused, frustrated, and angry? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're not alone. Nearly half of all women-and men-experience psychological abuse without realizing it. Manipulation, deception and disrespect leave no physical scars, but they can be just as traumatic as physical abuse.In this ground-breaking book, Avery Neal, founder of the Women's Therapy Clinic, helps you recognize the warning signs of subtle abuse. As you learn to identify patterns that have never made sense before, you will be better equipped to make changes. From letting go of fear to setting boundaries, whether you're gathering the courage to finally leave or learning how to guard against a chronically abusive pattern, If He's So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad? will help you enjoy a happy, healthy, fulfilling life, free of shame or blame."The new gold standard in abuse recovery, allowing readers to break free from old patterns and reclaim their lives." Jackson MacKenzie, author of Psychopath Free
The Real Meal Revolution: Low Carb Cooking
By Jonno Proudfoot
The Real Meal Revolution: Low Carb Cookery is the go-to resource for anyone who wants to cook better low-carb foods right now and for many years to come. It is a book that will teach you the fundamentals behind making any dish delicious by honing in on classic flavour combinations, basic cooking techniques and affordable, readily accessible ingredients. Low-carb eating is currently on trend but this is not a book that follows the eating trends of 'right now'. It is a book packed with lessons to last a lifetime. And every single recipe is low carb.This timeless and comprehensive guide to cooking well and eating healthily showcases classic flavour combinations; foolproof methods to bring out the best in any ingredients; foods that will help to ensure good health for life.This book comprises: 300 low-carb recipes; 20-40 cooking lessons; over 120 colour photographs; brief and to-the-point dietary advice.
Overcoming Chronic Fatigue 2nd Edition
By Mary Burgess
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness, characterized by severe exhaustion and flu-like symptoms, which affects three per cent of people and for which conventional medicine currently has no cure.This valuable self-help guide offers sufferers relief from the condition. Using recognised cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques that change our attitudes and coping strategies, the authors provide a better understanding of CFS and strategies for breaking the vicious circle of fatigue. The result is a proven reduction in symptoms and disability in up to two-thirds of CFS sufferers.This fully updated new edition provides:- Guidance on how to improve your sleep- Practical strategies for balancing activity and rest- Step-by-step advice on dealing with blocks to recovery- Tools for coping with worry and stress- Suggestions for how partners, relatives and friends can help Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. READING WELLThis book is recommended by the national Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England and Wellcome. www.reading-well.org.ukSeries Editor: Professor Peter Cooper
The Anxiety Epidemic
By Graham Davey
Are we living in an age of unprecedented anxiety, or has this always been a problem throughout history?We only need look around us to see anxieties: in the family home, the workplace, on social media, and especially in the news. It's true that everyone feels anxious at some time in their lives, but we're told we're all feeling more anxious than we've ever been before - and for longer than we've ever done before. It's even reported that anxiety is a modern epidemic significant enough to challenge the dominance of depression as the most common mental health problem.Much of this increase has been attributed to changes in lifestyles that have led to more stress and pressure being placed on people: from childhood, to adolescence, to adulthood. But that's a big claim. Going back over the generations, how anxious were people in 1968 or 1818? Are people just anxious all the time - regardless of what they do or when they lived? Is anxiety an inevitable consequence of simply being alive?Graham Davey addresses many important questions about the role of anxiety. What is it good for? What are the unique modern-day causes of our anxieties and stresses? What turns normal everyday anxiety into the disabling disorders that many of us experience - distressing and debilitating conditions such as phobias, social anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, pathological worrying and post-traumatic stress disorder? To truly conquer anxiety, we need to understand why it has established its prominent place in our modern world.
Angels in the Trenches
By Leo Ruickbie
After a miraculous escape from the German military juggernaut in the small Belgian town of Mons in 1914, the first major battle that the British Expeditionary Force would face in the First World War, the British really believed that they were on the side of the angels. Indeed, after 1916, the number of spiritualist societies in the United Kingdom almost doubled, from 158 to 309. As Arthur Conan Doyle explained, 'The deaths occurring in almost every family in the land brought a sudden and concentrated interest in the life after death. People not only asked the question, "If a man die, shall he live again?" but they eagerly sought to know if communication was possible with the dear ones they had lost.' From the Angel of Mons to the popular boom in spiritualism as the horrors of industrialised warfare reaped their terrible harvest, the paranormal - and its use in propaganda - was one of the key aspects of the First World War.Angels in the Trenches takes us from defining moments, such as the Angel of Mons on the Front Line, to spirit communication on the Home Front, often involving the great and the good of the period, such as aristocrat Dame Edith Lyttelton, founder of the War Refugees Committee, and the physicist Sir Oliver Lodge, Principal of Birmingham University. We see here people at every level of society struggling to come to terms with the ferocity and terror of the war, and their own losses: soldiers looking for miracles on the battlefield; parents searching for lost sons in the séance room. It is a human story of people forced to look beyond the apparent certainties of the everyday - and this book follows them on that journey.
The Healthy Slow Cooker
By Dannii Martin
For many people, the downside of eating healthily is the thought of having to spend hours preparing and cooking meals. This inspirational, full-colour recipe book shows how a slow cooker can enable you to have a very healthy, home-cooked diet with just a few minutes spent in the kitchen. Author Dannii Martin reveals how her slow cooker changed her life. She ditched her fast food and ready meals habit and learned to cook from scratch, transforming herself from an unhealthy student into a healthy young mum and losing seven stone along the way. The Healthy Slow Cooker includes 100 recipes, each with a colour photo, and indicates clearly how long each recipe will take to cook for easy planning. You'll find:· Sustaining breakfasts such as Superfood Porridge, and Dark Chocolate and Cherry Granola· Healthy meat, fish and vegetarian main meals, including Vietnamese-style Chicken with Pak Choi, Sesame Beef with Broccoli, Lemon and Chive Salmon and Leafy Green Madras· Tasty side dishes such as Baba Ganoush and Salsa· Desserts and drinks including Apple and Pear Crumble and Apple Chai LatteThe book also includes healthy options of some popular 'comfort' dishes, together with tips for choosing your slow cooker and how to get the most out of it.
50 People Who Messed up the World
By Alexander Parker, Tim Richman
Who would top your list of the fifty people who have done the most to make the modern world a worse place?'I can't imagine how they whittled it down to just 50 people' - comedianNik Rabinowitz 'A fantastic thought-provoking book that renews my appreciation for history. It reminds us how we got here and how we can avoid things getting worse'Mandla Shongwe, SAFM Lifestyle'A fascinating, terrific read' Gareth Cliff, CliffCentral From despotic mass-murderers to sports cheats, and from corrupt politicians to truly dreadful celebrities, who has had the most damaging -- or vexatious -- impact in their particular sphere of modern life?This line-up of the very worst of the twentieth century and beyond includes the obvious candidates: those who have caused extraordinary damage through their murderous paranoia, brutal avarice, or demented self-regard -- Stalin, King Leopold, Idi Amin and the like. But murderous dictators aside, there are plenty of others who deserve recognition for their role in making the world a significantly more dangerous or, at the very least, more annoying place: terrorist Carlos the Jackal; Robert Oppenheimer, the man who gave the world the atomic bomb; notorious sports cheat Lance Armstrong; and the one and only President Donald Trump, who has of course succeeded in making the world both more annoying and more dangerous. This perfectly focused spotlight on infamy is illustrated throughout by award-winning political cartoonist Zapiro.
The Learning Revolution
By Sanjay Sarma, Luke Yoquinto
In The Learning Revolution Sanjay Sarma argues that the emerging focus on actual 'learning' over ineffectually just 'educating' is timely and essential to our future. In a networked and digitised world, our ability to learn over the course of a lifetime has never been greater. But as a result, the demands for a dynamic, adaptive, and enduring approach to knowledge acquisition and application have increased - we can't just 'do our learning in school' and then settle in for the long haul of a narrowly defined, static work life.In this book, readers will travel to the forefront of the current revolution in our understanding of learning, as the convergence of technology, neuroscience, and experimentation fundamentally transforms the act of learning from a craft, to a science, and, ultimately, to something that we engineer - to ever greater outcomes for ourselves, our children, our students, our colleagues, and humanity at large.The Learning Revolution shows why the pace of learning is far more important than the kind of learning; why cramming is a really poor way to actually learn information; how we can prime curiosity to maximize information absorption and storage; and how our knowledge develops through stages of recognition, fluency and creative application.
Talk Yourself Better
By Ariane Sherine
'Brilliant - makes a baffling world comprehensible' - Jeremy Vine'What an excellent, long-overdue idea! A super-accessible guide through the bewildering marketplace of modern therapy to ease our noble search for help' - Derren BrownSo you've decided you want to try therapy. But which type of therapy is best for you? Do you know your CBT from your DBT, your cognitive analytic therapy from your psychoanalysis? Talk Yourself Better cuts through the confusion when it comes to choosing a therapist. Exploring all the different kinds of therapy available, Ariane Sherine offers an entertaining insight into each type, including interviews with celebrities, writers and therapists themselves to help make taking that first step a whole lot easier.· Funny and clear Q&A sections guide you through the differences between therapies· Real life stories give an honest account of the pros and cons of each form of therapy· Therapist interviews give an insight into why a counsellor would champion their chosen form of practice· Features contributions from household names such as Stephen Fry, Charlie Brooker, Dolly Alderton and David Baddiel.This is an essential overview of the bewildering range of options available to you when you want to solve a psychological or emotional problem. Friendly and accessible, Talk Yourself Better stresses the importance of talk therapy in improving your mental health.
The World Puzzle Championship Challenge
By Gareth Moore
ARE YOU AS BRIGHT AS THE BEST?Test your skills by following this link https://pages.littlebrown.co.uk/the-world-puzzle-championship-challenge/ and answering two puzzles correctly to be entered into the prize draw for five people to win a copy of The World Puzzle Championship Challenge and a bundle of other Gareth Moore puzzle books. (The prize draw is open to UK residents excluding Northern Ireland aged 18 and over. Terms and Conditions apply.)Try puzzles from the world puzzle championships, where teams of solvers from all around the world compete to find that year's fastest and best puzzle solver.The book contains over 190 puzzles of over 90 different types arranged over 20 themed chapters, including a wide range of unique puzzle variations created especially for the world puzzle championship. Puzzle types include battleships, cave, dominoes, fillomino, heyawake, kakuro, LITS, masyu, number link, nurikabe, slitherlink, yajilin and many, many more.Compare your own puzzle-solving times against past world championship winners, and find out where you stand on a world scale.Try some of the world's toughest puzzles, designed to challenge the very best solvers.No language skills or general knowledge required - all the puzzles are designed to work for any solver from any country in the world.Discover some of the most exciting and innovative new puzzles from the world's most creative puzzle setters.The book concludes with an entire round from a competition as a final challenge.
The Tin & Traybake Cookbook
By Sam Gates
Packed with recipes for deliciously unpretentious, modern rustic food, The Tin and Traybake Cookbook is for everyone who loves to cook and eat beautiful food. Baking tins usually see daylight only when we're making cakes or the Sunday roast. But with a little imagination, these kitchen stalwarts can do so much more. Did you know that the best chocolate brownie tin is also a perfect fit for Sweetly spiced roast chicken with chorizo or Blackberry vodka marshmallows? That a simple loaf tin can make a mean Berry ripple ice cream and towering Spicy sausage and fennel lasagnes, as well as heartbreakingly tasty bread? Or that a classic tray bake tin is the ideal size for an Oven baked chicken and roast garlic risotto and a Sweet potato and mustard gratin as well as Almond and blueberry bars?By making better use of what's already in our kitchens, we can create more space in our homes and in our lives to enjoy what we eat.