Sciences & Techniques

  • THE STATE OF AFFAIRS - RETHINKING INFIDELITY

    Esther Perel

    • Harper collins usa
    • 9 Octobre 2018

    Iconic couples' therapist and bestselling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns to paperback with a provocative look at relationships through the lens of infidelity. An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet, this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. What are we to make of this time-honored taboo--universally forbidden yet universally practiced? Why do people cheat--even those in happy marriages? Why does an affair hurt so much? When we say infidelity, what exactly do we mean? Do our romantic expectations of marriage set us up for betrayal? Is there such a thing as an affair-proof marriage? Is it possible to love more than one person at once? Can an affair ever help a marriage? Perel weaves real-life case stories with incisive psychological and cultural analysis in this fast-paced and compelling book. For the past ten years, Perel has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of couples who have grappled with infidelity. Betrayal hurts, she writes, but it can be healed. An affair can even be the doorway to a new marriage--with the same person. With the right approach, couples can grow and learn from these tumultuous experiences, together or apart. Affairs, she argues, have a lot to teach us about modern relationships--what we expect, what we think we want, and what we feel entitled to. They offer a unique window into our personal and cultural attitudes about love, lust, and commitment. Through examining illicit love from multiple angles, Perel invites readers into an honest, enlightened, and entertaining exploration of modern marriage in its many variations. Fiercely intelligent, The State of Affairs provides a daring framework for understanding the intricacies of love and desire. As Perel observes, "Love is messy; infidelity more so. But it is also a window, like no other, into the crevices of the human heart."

  • EVERYTHING IS FUCKED - A BOOK ABOUT HOPE

    Mark Manson

    • Harper collins usa
    • 20 Novembre 2018

    From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope. We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it's ever been--we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked--the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn't even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness. What's going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it's Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck , a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn't--and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the "subtle art" of that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle; to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the #1 bestseller in 13 different countries. Now, in Everthing Is F*cked , Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom--and even of hope itself. With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven't considered before. It's another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come.

  • SAPIENS - A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND

    Yuval Noah Harari

    • Harper collins usa
    • 10 Février 2015

    Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout. New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1 international bestseller--that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human." One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

  • In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá debunk almost everything we «know» about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is. In Sex at Dawn, the authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity.

  • Anglais By the River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept

    Paulo Coelho

    • Harper collins usa
    • 15 Mai 2004

    P ilar, a frustrated scholar looking for meaning in the endless cycle of her days, receives a call from a childhood friend. She is surprised to learn that her former playmate is now a charismatic spiritual leader. She is even more astonished when he reveals that Pilar has always been his great love. Confused by this sudden opportunity for a new life, she comes to realize that the man she loves is being called upon to choose between her and his spiritual calling.

  • In the vein of Quiet and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth comes this illuminating look at what it means to be awkward--and how the same traits that make us socially anxious and cause embarrassing faux pas also provide the seeds for extraordinary success. As humans, we all need to belong. While modern social life can make even the best of us feel gawky, for roughly one in five of us, navigating its challenges is consistently overwhelming--an ongoing maze without an exit. Often unable to grasp social cues or master the skills and grace necessary for smooth interaction, we feel out of sync with those around us. Though individuals may recognize their awkward disposition, they rarely understand why they are like this--which makes it hard for them to know how to adjust their behavior. Psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert Ty Tashiro knows what it's like to be awkward. Growing up, he could do math in his head and memorize the earned run averages of every National League starting pitcher. But he couldn't pour liquids without spilling and habitually forgot to bring his glove to Little League games. In Awkward, he unpacks decades of research into human intelligence, neuroscience, personality, and sociology to help us better understand this widely shared trait. He explores its nature vs. nurture origins, considers how the awkward view the world, and delivers a welcome counterintuitive message: the same characteristics that make people socially clumsy can be harnessed to produce remarkable achievements. Interweaving the latest research with personal tales and real world examples, Awkward offers reassurance and provides valuable insights into how we can embrace our personal quirks and unique talents to harness our awesome potential--and more comfortably navigate our complex world.

  • THE WILD UNKNOWN ARCHETYPES - DECK AND GUIDEBOOK

    Kim Krans

    • Harper collins usa
    • 15 Octobre 2019

    In this wholly original, never-before-seen box set, the New York Times bestselling author who has redefined tarot for the twenty-first century takes seekers on a journey of self-discovery deep into the collective unconscious and through the realm of archetypes, where dreams and myths meet. In this original box set, Kim Krans illuminates the revelatory power of archetypes--the ancient, universal symbols that have endured across time and cultures and reside deep in our shared psyche. Illustrated in her unmistakable "Wild Unknown" style, an emotionally evocative combination of elegant line art and lush watercolor painting, The Wild Unknown Archetypes Deck and Guidebook fosters a profound understanding of our complex personalities, behaviors, and tendencies. The Wild Unknown Archetypes deck includes 78 gorgeous circular oracle cards divided into four suits: The Selves, The Places, The Tools, and The Initiations. Each archetype has been carefully selected for its symbolic potency and the lesson at the core of its nature, such as The Poet, representative of deep emotional creativity and the drive to find our truth, and The Vision, which symbolizes the lifelong journey to rediscover our destiny. Accompanying the deck is a 224-page hand-lettered, fully illustrated guidebook written and designed by Krans, which details the meaning behind each card and offers clear, grounded explanations of the many spreads, practices, and concepts that power the Archetypes deck. A beautiful and inclusive tool for self-exploration, The Wild Unknown Archetypes Deck and Guidebook is sure to enchant readers drawn to personal study, symbology, and lore. Destined to become a treasured keepsake, The Wild Unknown Archetypes Deck and Guidebook is an exquisitely designed work of art that embodies the mystery, glamour, and allure that made Krans's previous work collectible sensations, while introducing a whole new realm of magic and depth to The Wild Unknown.

  • THE LATEST VOLUME IN THE BESTSELLING SERIES FROM EDGE.ORGDUBBED THE WORLDS SMARTEST WEBSITE BY THE GUARDIANBRINGS TOGETHER 206 OF THE WORLDS MOST INNOVATIVE THINKERS TO DISCUSS THE SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW.
    AS SCIENCE INFORMS PUBLIC POLICY, DECISION MAKING, AND SO MANY ASPECTS OF OUR EVERYDAY LIVES, A SCIENTIFICALLY LITERATE SOCIETY IS CRUCIAL. IN THAT SPIRIT, EDGE.ORG PUBLISHER AND AUTHOR OF KNOW THIS, JOHN BROCKMAN, ASKS 206 OF THE WORLDS MOST BRILLIANT MINDS THE 2017 EDGE QUESTION: WHAT SCIENTIFIC TERM OR CONCEPT OUGHT TO BE MORE WIDELY KNOWN?

  • A cutting-edge master class on how to develop productive thinking and decision-making skills draws on the expertise of leading psychologists and thinkers, providing such entries as "Learning to Expect the Unexpected" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and "Thinking About Thinking" by Daniel Kahneman. Original. 30,000 first printing.

  • FOCUS - THE HIDDEN DRIVER OF EXCELLENCE

    Daniel Goleman

    • Harper collins usa
    • 8 Octobre 2013

    For more than two decades, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman has been scouting the leading edge of the human sciences for what's new, surprising, and important. In Focus, he delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset that matters enormously for how we navigate life.
    Goleman boils down attention research into a three parts: inner, other, and outer focus. Goleman shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business. Those who excel rely on what Goleman calls Smart Practices such as mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental 'prosthetics' that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain excellence. Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus reveals what distinguishes experts from amateurs and stars from average performers.

  • The art of thinking clearly

    Rolf Dobelli

    • Harper collins usa
    • 6 Mai 2014

    The Art of Thinking Clearly by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning -- essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid "cognitive errors" and make better choices in all aspects of their lives. Have you ever: Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn't worth it? Or continued doing something you knew was bad for you? These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better decisions. Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making--work, at home, every day. It reveals, in 99 short chapters, the most common errors of judgment, and how to avoid them.

  • HOW TO BE HERE - HOW TO FIND YOUR PATH AND THRIVE

    Rob Bell

    • Harper collins usa
    • 8 Mars 2016

    Offers advice and inspiration for discovering one's calling in life, silencing the internal and external critics standing in the way, finding joy in the work, persevering through hard times, and surrendering the outcome.

  • The honest truth about dishonesty

    Dan Ariely

    • Harper collins usa
    • 5 Juin 2012

    Behavioral economist and New York Times bestselling author of The Upside of Irrationality examines in his usual unique way the contradictory forces that drive us to cheat and keep us honest.

    Cheating is reaching epidemic heights. The world is full of cheaters. We hear about them every day on the news from Washington to Wall Street. We see it all around us and we do it ourselves, whether it's the white lie to keep us out of trouble or that extra cookie that breaks our diet. In this book, award-winning and bestselling author Dan Ariely explores why we just can't stop cheating. He examines the forces we usually think drive us to dishonest behavior but actually don't, and how the irrational forces that we think don't matter often make a big difference in how ethical our actions are. Together these findings shed light on what spurs us to cheat as well as what keeps us honest.

    Dan investigates not only how dishonesty works in the professional and political world, but how we tend to navigate our daily lives by acting slightly dishonestly while still thinking of ourselves as individuals with high moral standards. It won't all be bad news though, as he offers ways for us to stick more closely to the straight and narrow.

    This book takes apart and examines the complex nature of cheating, and in doing so, points the way for greater honesty in ourselves and in the world.

  • The Hollywood star shares her formula for becoming happier, healthier, and stronger in this positive guide that is grounded in science and inspired by personal experience.

  • Get the Guy by Matthew Hussey has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

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