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."

  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

    Robin Shilp Sharma

    • Harper collins usa
    • 1 Janvier 2006

    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny by motivational speaker and author Robin Sharma is an inspiring tale that provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life, and the subsequent wisdom that he gains on a life-changing odyssey that enables him to create a life of passion, purpose and peace.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Blank: the Power of Not Actually Thinking At All

    Noah Tall

    • Harper collins usa
    • 1 Février 2006

    Presents a funny parody of Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling "Blink". This book helps find out why your brain keeps doing wacky things without your permission. It looks eerily like, and sort of rhymes with the number-one bestseller "Blink", one that your brain wisely advised you to just read a review or magazine and avoid the actual book itself.

  • Your Erroneous Zones

    Wayne Dyer

    • Harper collins usa
    • 10 Novembre 1993

    A guide to breaking self-destructive patterns that act as barriers to success shows readers how to control feelings and reactions and manage how situations affect them

  • Anglais Suitable boy

    Vikram Seth

    • Harper collins usa
    • 1 Mai 1994

    A thick slice-of-life novel follows the destinies of four large families in turbulent postcolonial India in the fifties, where Hindu, Muslim, and Westerner clash while a general election promises to transform the political landscape. Reprint. $60,000 ad/promo.

  • Anglais When Nietzsche wept

    Irwin D. Yalom

    • Harper collins usa
    • 15 Août 1993

    Asked to treat Friedrich Nietzsche for his suicidal despair following a broken love affair, eminent Viennese physician Josef Breuer devises an ingenius approach that would force Nietzsche to apply his own theories to cure himself

  • Meditations for women who do too

    Anne Wilson Schaef

    • Harper collins usa
    • 15 Novembre 2004

    Step back from the overload--that overwhelming combination of work, chores, caring for children, and meeting everyone's needs but your own--and let the sage advice, warmhearted humor, encouraging reminders, and inspiring thoughts from women around the world help you discover a much-deserved calm amidst the whirlwind of your life. This revised and updated edition of the classic bestseller, with a new introduction by the author, is the perfect gift for yourself or all the workaholics, rushaholics, and careaholics in your life. Millions of women have found daily comfort and sustenance in Schaef's insightful meditations. Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much will make it possible for you to relax, refuel, and, most important, honor yourself and all that you do everyday of the year.

  • Anglais MUTANT MESSAGE DOWN UNDER

    Marlo Morgan

    • Harper collins usa
    • 30 Juillet 1996

    A fictional account of an American woman's four-month odyssey through the Australian Outback with the region's native people shares a message about living in harmony with the world around

  • Anglais The Best American Science Writing 2005

    Alan Lightman

    • Harper collins usa
    • 14 Septembre 2005

    Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.

  • Mars and Venus in the Bedroom offers practical, heartfelt and wise advice to help you to transform your love life and enjoy a sexually and emotionally fulfilling relationship. This edition of John Gray's bestselling book explains how to keep passion alive in a long-term relationship and reveals what men and women really want from each other. He understands that there may be differences between you, but explains why instead of causing friction, these differences can make life much more fun and fulfilling.

  • Plato not prozac

    Lou Marinoff

    • Harper collins usa
    • 15 Février 2000

    Offers an alternative to traditional therapy, explaining how the theories of history's most noted philosophers can be applied to handling relationships, living ethically, managing a career, and finding meaning in life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

  • Anglais THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI

    Robin Sharma

    • Harper collins usa
    • 21 Octobre 1999

    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny by motivational speaker and author Robin Sharma is an inspiring tale that provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life, and the subsequent wisdom that he gains on a life-changing odyssey that enables him to create a life of passion, purpose and peace.

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