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Heavens on Earth

By Michael Shermer
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Michael Shermer
A scientific exploration into humanity's obsession with the afterlife and the quest for immortality from the bestselling author and sceptic Michael ShermerIn his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans' belief in life after death. For millennia, the awareness of our own mortality and failings has led to religions concocting comforting notions of an afterlife, of heaven and hell, utopias and dystopias, and of the perfectibility of human nature.Heavens on Earth explores the numerous manifestations of the afterlife - a place where souls might go after the death of the physical body. Religious leaders have toiled to make sense of this place that a surprisingly high percentage of people believe exists, but from which no one has ever returned to report what it is really like.This is one of the most profound questions of the human condition and has long driven philosophers and theologians to try to understand the meaning and purpose of life for mortal beings, and how we can transcend mortality. Shermer details recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality by radical life extentionists, extropians, transhumanists, cryonicists and mind-uploaders, along with utopians who have attempted to create heaven on earth. Heavens on Earth concludes with an uplifting paean to purpose and progress and what we can do in the here-and-now, whether or not there is a hereafter.
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How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t

By Andrea Owen
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Andrea Owen
How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t is a straight-shooting approach to self-improvement for women, one that offers no-crap truth-telling about the most common self-destructive behaviors women tend to engage in. From listening to the imposter complex and bitchy inner critic to catastrophizing and people-pleasing, Andrea Owen--a nationally sought-after life coach--crystallizes what's behind these invisible, undermining habits. With each chapter, she kicks women's gears out of autopilot and empowers them to create happier, more fulfilling lives. Powerfully on-the-mark, the chapters are short and digestible, nicely bypassing weighty examinations in favor of punch-points of awareness.
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  • Helping Your Child with Friendship Problems and Bullying

    By Sandra Dunsmuir, Jessica Dewey, Susan Birch
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    Sandra Dunsmuir, Jessica Dewey, Susan Birch
    Does your child struggle with friendships at school? Have they been the victim of bullying?This essential guide for parents provides informed advice for parents about how to support your children when they encounter difficulties with friendships and bullying.The book addresses the range of challenges frequently encountered by children and their parents as part of school life. Accessibly presenting research and proven techniques that work in a primary school context, this book will help you work alongside the education system to give the best possible support to your child if they encounter social development problems like these.Helping Your Child is a series for parents and caregivers to support children through developmental difficulties, both psychological and physical. Each guide uses clinically proven techniques.
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    The Happiness Track

    By Emma Seppälä
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    Emma Seppälä
    'This book is brilliant - read it and be prepared to reset your mood to happy. Your life won't be the same again' Daily ExpressEveryone wants to be happy and successful and yet the pursuit of both has never been more elusive. We are urged to craft careers that matter, to achieve more and waste no time on the small stuff, to be actively engaged in our communities and, while we are at it, to relish every second. Rather than thriving, all this pressure leads to declining wellbeing, relationships and, paradoxically, productivity. In The Happiness Track Emma Seppälä explains that behind our inability to achieve sustainable fulfillment are counterproductive theories of success. Success doesn't have to come at our personal expense. Drawing on the latest research into resilience, willpower, growth mindset, stress, creativity, compassion, mindfulness, gratitude training and optimism, Seppälä shows how nurturing ourselves is the most productive thing we can do to thrive professionally and personally. Filled with practical advice on how to apply these findings to your daily life, The Happiness Track is a life-changing guide to fast-tracking your success and creating an anxiety-free life.
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    Hi Gorgeous!

    By Candis Cayne, Katina Z. Jones
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    Candis Cayne, Katina Z. Jones
    Trailblazing transgender actress, activist, and style icon Candis Cayne has spent a lifetime learning how to see herself for who she really is, and along the way has taught herself and others how to celebrate inner beauty as the perfect starting point for outer radiance. Drawing from her personal journey to self-acceptance and comprised of a unique combination of cross-barrier, body-positive wellness and style advice, Hi Gorgeous is a one-of-a-kind beauty guide that will speak to all women.Engagingly written, highly visual, and filled with "Glam on the Go" tips and exclusive interviews with Candis's team of "radiance experts," the book will cover everything from new definitions of womanhood and beauty (with elements of Candis's own journey artfully woven in) to hands-on makeup and style tips aimed at enhancing every woman's natural beauty.Hi Gorgeous! opens with a foreword by Candis's best friend, former Olympian and transgender star Caitlyn Jenner. Part I focuses on "Finding Your Natural Radiance," Part II on "Giving Them the Highlights" (makeup tips), and Part III on "Accentuating Your True Self" (fashion, accessories, putting forward your best).As Candis says, "Inner empowerment leads to owning who you really are, which creates true, radiant beauty. The rest is just the icing on the cake." This beautiful, inspiring, and informative book will empower women on their own path and help them convey their radiance to the world.
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    How to Speak Any Language Fluently

    By Alex Rawlings
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    Alex Rawlings
    This book will give you the skills to learn to speak any language with confidence. It uses techniques that can easily be incorporated into your daily life, while making use of whatever resources you have available. Whether you are starting out with your first foreign language or wishing to add to your repetoire, you'll find a wealth of easy-to-follow advice and achievable goals. Discover how to:-Speak with greater confidence and accuracy-Effectively learn vocabulary and grammar -Use time on the internet and social media to learn a language-Read real books, websites and articles in a foreign language-Pass exams that certify your language skills
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  • How to Beat Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder One Step at a Time

    By Paul Farrand, Marie Chellingsworth
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    Paul Farrand, Marie Chellingsworth
    How to Beat Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder One Step at a Time is specifically addressed to low-intensity patients and follows an evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach. This book is the perfect resource for helping you to beat worry or Generalised Anxiety Disorder, either by yourself or in conjunction with the support of an IAPT service. The book is written in a friendly, engaging (and jargon-free!) style and encourages interactive reading through tables, illustrations and worksheets. Real-life case studies illustrate the use of each intervention and demonstrate how you can work through your anxiety. The book teaches you effective CBT techniques for managing your worry more effectively and releasing tension through Progressive Muscle Relaxation.
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  • How to Beat Panic Disorder One Step at a Time

    By Paul Farrand, Marie Chellingsworth
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    Paul Farrand, Marie Chellingsworth
    How to Beat Panic Disorder One Step at a Time is specifically addressed to low-intensity patients and follows an evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach.This book is the perfect resource for helping you to beat panic attacks and panic disorder, either by yourself or in conjunction with the support of an IAPT service. Written in a friendly, engaging (and jargon-free!) style, the book encourages interactive reading through tables, illustrations and worksheets. Real-life case studies illustrate the use of each intervention and demonstrate how you can work through your condition. This book will help you to understand your panic cycle, and to face your fears through gradual exposure.Paul Farrand and Marie Chellingsworth have both worked at a national level in the area of CBT self-help research and training, with past involvement in organisations and programmes as diverse as the Department of Health, British Psychological Society, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
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    How To Represent Yourself in the Family Court

    By J. Hadden, R. Davies
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    J. Hadden, R. Davies
    This book covers areas such as contact between parents and children, where a child should live and with whom, where a child should go to school, domestic violence and many other issues where agreement may not be possible. It sets out the law in a way you will be able to understand and apply. and contains a wealth of practical tips to ensure that you present yourself and your case well throughout proceedings. It will guide you in drafting statements, addressing the court, answering questions during cross-examination and dealing with professionals at court.
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    How to Break Up With Anyone

    By Jamye Waxman
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    Jamye Waxman
    Not all relationships are made to last forever. Sometimes what starts as a beautiful friendship or productive partnership turns toxic, or one-sided, or unhealthy - and the best solution for both parties is to end it. In How to Break Up With Anyone , relationship expert Jamye Waxman has written a much-needed guide to every step of a non-romantic breakup. Drawing from her own experiences, Jamye provides strategies for disengaging from a friend, family member, community, or even former version of oneself, addressing both practical and emotional concerns. While ending a relationship can be painful, Jamye's positive message focuses on the ultimately liberating aspects of putting unhealthy relationships to rest.Chapters include:Breaking Up Versus Taking a BreakBest Friends Forever No MoreBreaking Up With FamilyKissing Community GoodbyeRelabeling Your Sexuality and GenderBreaking Up With Your CareerBreaking Up With Anyone ElseBeing Broken Up With How to Break Up With Anyone provides the tools for anyone to initiate a breakup, the encouragement to get through it, and the wisdom to recognize that they don't have to settle for anything less than productive, healthy relationships. Covering a variety of relationships, How to Break Up With Anyone is a timeless resource for people of all ages.
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    How The Body Knows Its Mind

    By Sian Beilock
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    Sian Beilock
    If you've ever gestured wildly with your hands in order to coax a word from your memory, or if you've sat up straighter in a meeting to feel more confident and alert, then you already know some of the ways the body can make an impact on the mind. But what if that's just the tip of the iceberg? Recent research shows that the extent to which the body affects the brain is greater than we'd ever imagined. Now How the Body Knows Its Mind reveals extraordinary ways you can use your body to improve your mind and performance in all areas of life.We often think of the brain as the master control centre - interpreting experiences, deciding what to do, and pulling the levers of the body. Sian Beilock, a leading expert on the brain science behind human performance and professor in the psychology department at the University of Chicago, turns our understanding of the mind upside down in How the Body Knows Its Mind.Your brain doesn't make that much of a distinction between what happens in your body and what happens in your mind. In fact, our bodies actually hack our brains. The way we move affects our thoughts, our decisions, and our preferences, and kids absorb more when they use their bodies as a learning tool. Called "embodied cognition," this new science illuminates the power of the body and its physical surroundings to shape how we think, feel, and behave: pacing around the room can enhance creativity; walking in nature boosts concentration skills; Botox users experience less depression; fit children score higher on tests in school.From the tricks used by advertisers to the ways body language can improve your memory to how to master public speaking, Beilock explains a wealth of fascinating interconnections between mind and body and shows how mastering them can make you happier, safer, and more successful.
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    How a Little Planning Beats a Lot of Firefighting

    By Fergus O’Connell
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    Fergus O’Connell
    If you've ever been told that you 'have to do more with less' or 'work smarter not harder' and wondered what these things are supposed to mean, this book gives you the answer. It shows how a little planning - normally thought of as being the preserve of large undertakings, great construction projects or huge sporting events or military offensives - will indeed enable you to get more done with less effort.
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    How to be Confident and Assertive at Work

    By Conrad Potts, Suzanne Potts
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    Conrad Potts, Suzanne Potts
    This book will restore your confidence and help you to be more assertive and command more respect at work. It will enable you to:- Be valued for who you are- Ask for what you are entitled to- Say 'no' when you have the right to do so- Have your opinions and ideas heard and respected- Stand up for yourself- Handle difficult situations calmly and successfullyIt also provides a step-by-step guide to how to deal with some of the most common situations that you are likely to face during your working life - including asking for a pay rise!¬
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    How To Buy Your Home and Save Money

    By Susie Heal
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    Susie Heal
    This book gives home buyers the knowledge they need to buy a home, and do it right. It covers all areas of the purchase process, whether you are buying for the first time or want to improve on your last experience. Buying property is an expensive business. Apart from the price of the property itself, there are costs and fees every step of the way. But some of these can be avoided or significantly reduced - if you know how. Ø How to negotiate the offerØ Finding a value mortgageØ Using the survey resultsØ Includes leasehold, new build, auctions and joint purchaseØ Explains the costs and fees, and how to reduce them;Ø Advice on handling the paperworkØ Includes really useful Money Saving TipsFrom finding the right property to arranging the funding and completing your purchase, this book will guide you along the way and save you money.
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    How To Buy Property at Auction

    By Samantha Collett
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    Samantha Collett
    Buying property at auction is nerve-wracking, exhilarating and can be hugely profitable - as long as you know the pitfalls to avoid. In this step-by-step guide you will learn why so many successful developers and investors buy at auction - and how you can buy and profit from property auctions.Offering expert tips and guidance you will be walked through the property auction process from start to finish - and be equipped with the knowledge you need to profit from property auctions.Comprehensive and easy to follow, the guide is packed full of case studies, expert tips and watch points for the novice property auction buyer. The guide features: how to find auction property; tips for viewing; preparation checklist; how to calculate your bid price; research the market; raise finance; costs works; check legal paperwork; auction sale day; after the auction; real tales of auction buys; and, a directory of auction houses.
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    Ha!

    By Scott Weems
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    Scott Weems
    humour, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there a way to figure out what we really find funny,and why?In this fascinating investigation into the science of humour and laughter, cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what's happening in our heads when we giggle, guffaw, or double over with laughter. While we typically think of humour in terms of jokes or comic timing, in Ha! Weems proposes a provocative new model. humour arises from inner conflict in the brain, he argues, and is part of a larger desire to comprehend a complex world. Showing that the delight that comes with getting" a punchline is closely related to the joy that accompanies the insight to solve a difficult problem, Weems explores why surprise is such an important element in humour, why computers are terrible at recognizing what's funny, and why it takes so long for a tragedy to become acceptable comedic fodder. From the role of insult jokes to the benefit of laughing for our immune system, Ha! reveals why humour is so idiosyncratic, and why how-to books alone will never help us become funnier people.Packed with the latest research, illuminating anecdotes, and even a few jokes, Ha! lifts the curtain on this most human of qualities. From the origins of humour in our brains to its life on the standup comedy circuit, this book offers a delightful tour of why humour is so important to our daily lives.
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    How To Write a CV That Really Works

    By Paul McGee
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    Paul McGee
    A guide for those who want to create an effective CV and use it to market themselves. It contains sample CVs and covering letters and interview guidance.
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    Happy Couple

    By Barton Goldsmith
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    Barton Goldsmith
    Bad habits: we all have them! But what happens when these bad habits extend to our relationships? Whether it's interrupting your partner mid-sentence, acting bored when they are speaking, or teasing them in hurtful ways-over time these bad habits can lead to resentment, and can mean the difference between a wonderful, close relationship, and one characterized by conflict or unhappiness. Fortunately, for all of us, good relationship habits can be learned (or re-learned), and bad habits can be un-learned.Named one of "America's Top Therapists" by Cosmopolitan magazine, prominent Los Angeles-based psychologist and radio talk show host Barton Goldsmith, PhD, offers readers simple, accessible tips and tools for developing and strengthening positive relationship habits such as gratitude, humor, togetherness, and honesty.Habits can be hard to break, but if you love someone, you've got to make sacrifices. When you consider that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, it becomes clear that many of us may need help in making a relationship thrive. The Happy Couple shows how simple acts of kindness and generosity can increase the likelihood of a relationship being happy, healthy, and long-lasting.
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    The Happiness Trap Pocketbook

    By Russ Harris, Bev Aisbett
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    Russ Harris, Bev Aisbett
    Popular myths about happiness directly contribute to our epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression - and sojme popular remedies are making it even worse! In his original bestselling self-help book, Dr Russ Harris revealed how millions of people are unwittingly caught in 'The Happiness Trap'. He then provided an effective means to escape: ACT (or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) based on the principles of mindfulness.Now, in The Happiness Trap Pocketbook, Dr Harris joins forces with acclaimed illustrator and self-help author, Bev Aislett, to produce this illustrated, engaging and genuinely helpful guide to breaking free of 'the happiness trap' and finding a true sense of wellbeing.
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    How To Be A Writer

    By Sally O'Reilly
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    Sally O'Reilly
    How To Be a Writer is a comprehensive guide to the career of writing from experienced writer and creative writing tutor Sally O'Reilly.The book will cover questions such as: If you want to be a writer, should you invest in a creative writing course? If so, which one? Are writing groups a good thing? What grants, awards and prizes are available to the aspiring writer? How should you plan your career in the long term? It will also feature an introduction from Fay Weldon - 'Why I wish I'd read this book when I was 25' - and will include comments and case studies from other established authors, agents and industry experts. How To Be a Writer will include everything that a writer needs to know about running their own career, from choosing an agent to café scribbling, and from filing a tax return to flirting with the literati and will be an essential reference book for any author who takes their work seriously.
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