Self Improvement

Art of Breaking Up

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$27.99

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's creative collaborative community HITRECORD looks at love from both sides in this ingenious flippable book.

So, you just got dumped, huh? Or did you just dump someone? Doesn't matter who ended it. Either way, you're sleeping alone tonight.

But don't worry, you're not really alone. HITRECORD's global community of over 750,000 active artists is here to help with The Art of Breaking Up, a new book designed to get you through this trying time.

That's over 750,000 people who know the soul-crushing pain of a broken heart. But instead of wallowing forever in vats of unproductive (but delicious) cookie dough, they've channeled all that misery into an insightful, funny, and smart compendium of musings, photography, drawings, collages, puzzles, recipes, games, and more--designed to explore (and distract from) the mind-numbing agony of a romantic breakup. You'll laugh, you'll smile, and you'll probably cry.

Everyone knows there are two sides to every break-up, so this book features a double-sided, flippable structure. One side eases the tortured consciences of the HEARTBREAKERS. Flip the book, and the other side considers the plight of the BROKEN-HEARTED.

Both sides are organized chronologically with chapters that correspond to the emotional trajectory of both the HEARTBREAKER and BROKEN-HEARTED. Chapters include: Early Warning Signs, Exit Strategy, The Break Up, Acceptance, Depression, Bargaining, Anger, and Denial. Where the two sections meet in the middle there is a compelling, heart-wrenching moment where the HEARTBREAKER and BROKEN-HEARTED connect again, but we're not giving that away.

Inside this book you'll find plenty of art, stories, comics, and other amusements, such as a Post-Break-Up Relationship Survey, Denial Yoga, Candy Hearts for Assholes, Breakup Greeting Cards, Hex Your Ex Voodoo Doll, The Free Bird Word Search Game, and a playlist or two, including Right Back at Ya, a collection of songs to stoke the burning rage in your heart.

Everything you'll find in this book was made collaboratively by people from around the world on HITRECORD-an online creative platform for collaborative art and media projects founded and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

With its universal, all-inclusive approach to the subject, The Art of Breaking Up is an acute observation of love and heartbreak in modern times, and maybe-just maybe-a salve for anyone with a broken heart.

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Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work

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$16.99

Author featured on NPR's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED and NBC's THE TODAY SHOW with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager

Winner in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Self-Help

As featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, TED Talks, and The Orange County Register, this practical, politically neutral book offers concrete skills for holding meaningful conversations that cut across today's intense political divide, showing readers how to connect to the people in their lives. This is a great read for all sides of the political spectrum and an ideal companion to the bestsellers The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama, BLITZ: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win by David Horowitz, The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith, Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky by Noam Chomsky, Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times by Donald T. Phillips, and How to Build Meaningful Relationships Through Conversation by Carol Ann Lloyd

Political polarization is at an all-time high, and the consequences for our personal relationships are significant. Many people have friends and family members with whom they feel they can no longer communicate because of their extreme political views. In this book, psychologist Tania Israel presents her program for helping people have meaningful, constructive conversations with those they disagree with politically.

Chapters show readers how to develop and use the scientifically-proven skills that are the foundation of constructive conversation, including strategies for effective listening, managing emotions, and understanding someone else's perspective, as well as finding common ground, avoiding self-righteousness, and telling your own story. Throughout, conversation prompts, practical exercises, case examples, and self-quizzes help readers visualize and practice starting, sustaining, and ending challenging conversations.

Inspired by the author's experience leading countless workshops to bridge common ground among members of her community, this book shows how we can reach across the divide and bring Americans together, one conversation at a time.

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Big Dreams, Daily Joys: Set goals. Get things done. Make time for what matters.

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$22.95
Big Dreams, Daily Joys is an empowering guide to establishing healthy habits so that it's easy (and fun!) to accomplish long-term goals.

This productivity book is filled with simple-to-follow techniques, rituals, and exercises for accomplishing day-to-day tasks and making progress on bigger goals.

For those who feel overwhelmed by endless to do lists and the stresses that come with daily life, Big Dreams, Daily Joys encourages a simple and achievable productivity practice.

- Offers tips on how to organize a productive day and overcome the urge to procrastinate
- Teaches skills on how to make space for creativity and achieve a healthy work-life balance
- The ultimate handbook to getting things done with clarity, joy, and positivity

Big Dreams, Daily Joys is an invaluable resource for anyone who is tackling a creative project, running their own business, or simply trying to manage time more efficiently.

This book gives readers the tools to develop their own productivity practice and tips for reflection, celebrating accomplishments, and setting achievable goals.

- Written by maker and doer Elise Cripe (@elisejoy)
- The perfect gift for creatives, freelancers, entrepreneurs, fans of daily journaling and bullet journals, people looking to take more time for themselves, and anyone interested in personal growth, goal setting, and alignment
- Great for fans of Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration by Meera Lee Patel, The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna, and Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis

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Breathe Balance Journal

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Discover and learn to prioritize what matters most to you with the help of this illustrated guided journal from Breathe magazine.

Everyday life can be a constant juggling act, and it can be easy to lose sight of important goals and time for self-reflection. In this interactive journal from Breathe, you'll find writing prompts to help you prioritize what is most important to you and helpful recommendations for making time for these priorities. From visiting a cherished place that reenergizes you to learning ways to be less busy, the gentle suggestions on these pages will help you find and restore balance in your day to day.

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Climate Diet: 50 Simple Ways to Trim Your Carbon Footprint

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$13.00
A celebrated writer on food and sustainability offers fifty straightforward, impactful rules for climate-friendly living

Some strong and rational suggestions for reducing your personal impact here--and when you're eating smart, you'll have the energy to do the movement building we need to change systems too! This book integrates the individual and the societal in a powerful way.--Bill McKibben

We all understand just how dire the circumstances facing our planet are and that we all need to do our part to stem the tide of climate change. When we look in the mirror, we can admit that we desperately need to go on a climate diet. But the task of cutting down our carbon emissions feels overwhelming and the discipline required hard to summon. With The Climate Diet, award-winning food and environmental writer Paul Greenberg offers us the practical, accessible guide we all need. It contains fifty achievable steps we can take to live our daily lives in a way that's friendlier to the planet--from what we eat, how we live at home, how we travel, and how we lobby businesses and elected officials to do the right thing. Chock-full of simple yet revelatory guidance, The Climate Diet empowers us to cast aside feelings of helplessness and start making positive changes for the good of our planet.

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Comfort Book

$22.00
An instant New York Times Bestseller!

The new uplifting book from Matt Haig, the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library,

for anyone in search of hope, looking for a path to a more meaningful life, or in need of a little encouragement.

Named by The Washington Post as one of the best feel-good books of 2021.

"It is a strange paradox, that many of the clearest, most comforting life lessons are learnt while we are at our lowest. But then we never think about food more than when we are hungry and we never think about life rafts more than when we are thrown overboard."

THE COMFORT BOOK is Haig's life raft: it's a collection of notes, lists, and stories written over a span of several years that originally served as gentle reminders to Haig's future self that things are not always as dark as they may seem. Incorporating a diverse array of sources from across the world, history, science, and his own experiences, Haig offers warmth and reassurance, reminding us to slow down and appreciate the beauty and unpredictability of existence.

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Eight Realizations of Great Beings: Essential Buddhist Wisdom for Waking Up to Who You Are

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A pithy guide to the Buddha's instructions to unlock the powerful insights that make us great--by wise, warm, and humorous Brother Phap Hai, the most senior Australian Dharma teacher ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh

In this essential sutra for sincere practitioners, the Buddha says, If you would like to be enlightened, take on these eight subjects for meditation and apply their corresponding insights to your daily life. Brother Phap Hai's lively, down-to-earth explanation of spirituality's original self-help manual makes this book a must-read for all seeking inspiration on the path of self-realization and compassion. Beginning with a brief historical overview of the sutra's origins, Brother Phap Hai explores each of the eight realizations and shares a story in each chapter from his own journey to become a monk himself.

Ordaining as a Buddhist monk in 1997 while still in his twenties, Brother Phap Hai has been practicing mindfulness on a daily basis for much of his adult life. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh authorized him to teach in 2003, and since then, he has guided and mentored thousands of students in meditation. Brother Phap Hai calls the Buddha's Discourse on the Eight Realizations of Great Beings his 'Desert Island Sutra' because it distills the essence of the Buddhist path. In his words, it is everything you need in a practical meditation manual, a very structured exposition of realizing the entirety of the Buddhist path for yourself.

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Gift from the Sea: 50th Anniversary Edition

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$18.00
2 cassettes / 2 hours and 20 minutes
Unabridged
Read by Academy Award-winning actress Claudette Colbert
"A wise and beautiful book." - "Harper's"
A modern-day classic: here are Anne Morrow Lindbergh's elegant and wise meditations on youth and age, love and marriage, solitude, peace, and contentment, as she set them down during a brief vacation by the ocean.
She helps us to see ways to reconcile our most deeply personal needs with obligations to family, friends, lovers, and work, ways to separate loneliness from replenishing solitude, and ways to find solace in the simplest of daily tasks.
Gift from the Sea is marked by a greatest and simple wisdom, lifting listeners out of the rush and worry of daily life and opening a path to inner peace and self-realization.
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Greatest Secret

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$26.99

New York Times Bestseller

From Rhonda Byrne, the author of the worldwide phenomenon The Secret, comes The Greatest Secret--a long-awaited major new work that offers revelations and practices to end suffering and discover lasting happiness.

Ancient traditions knew that to hide a secret it should be put in plain sight, where no-one will think to look for it. Billions of people on our planet have searched--but few have discovered the truth. Those few are completely free from negativity and live in permanent peace and happiness.

For the rest of us, whether we realize it or not, we've been in search of this truth unceasingly every single day of our lives. What secret can possibly be so lifechanging? What single discovery offers a direct path to end suffering and to live a life of deep joy?

The Greatest Secret is a quantum leap that will take the reader beyond the material world and into the spiritual realm, where all possibilities exist. Inside The Greatest Secret, you'll find:

- Profound wisdom from spiritual teachers from around the world, past and present, who have discovered the greatest secret.

- Healing practices that can be put to use immediately to dissolve fears, uncertainty, anxiety, and pain.

- The ultimate key to end suffering and discover lasting happiness.


"The Secret showed you how to create anything you want to be, do, or have. Nothing has changed - it is as true today as it ever was. This book reveals the greatest discovery a human being can ever make, and shows you the way out of negativity, problems, and what you don't want, to a life of permanent happiness and bliss."--From The Greatest Secret


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Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good

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Tina Turner--living legend, icon to millions, and author of the "brave and wry" (Vulture) memoir My Love Story--returns with a deeply personal book of wisdom that explores her longstanding faith in Buddhism and provides a guide to these timeless principles so you can find happiness in your own life.

I dedicate this book to you...
in honor of your
unseen efforts to
triumph over each problem
life sends your way.

Tina is a global icon of inspiration. And now, with Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, Tina shows how anyone can overcome life's obstacles--even transform the "impossible" to possible--and fulfill our dreams. She shows how we, too, can improve our lives, empowering us with spiritual tools and sage advice to enrich our unique paths.

Buddhism has been a central part of Tina Turner's life for decades and, in music, film, and live performances, she has shined as an example of generating hope from nothing, breaking through all limitations, and succeeding in life. Drawing from the lessons of her own life, from adversity to stratospheric heights, Tina effortlessly shows how the spiritual lessons of Buddhism help her transform from sorrow, adversity, and poverty into joy, stability, and prosperity.

Now, Tina offers the wisdom of an extraordinary lifetime in Happiness Becomes You making this the perfect gift of inspiration for you or a loved one.

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Hard to Break: Why Our Brains Make Habits Stick

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$24.95

The neuroscience of why bad habits are so hard to break--and how evidence-based strategies can help us change our behavior more effectively

We all have habits we'd like to break, but for many of us it can be nearly impossible to do so. There is a good reason for this: the brain is a habit-building machine. In Hard to Break, leading neuroscientist Russell Poldrack provides an engaging and authoritative account of the science of how habits are built in the brain, why they are so hard to break, and how evidence-based strategies may help us change unwanted behaviors.

Hard to Break offers a clear-eyed tour of what neuroscience tells us about habit change and debunks "easy fixes" that aren't backed by science. It explains how dopamine is essential for building habits and how the battle between habits and intentional goal-directed behaviors reflects a competition between different brain systems. Along the way, we learn how cues trigger habits; why we should make rules, not decisions; how the stimuli of the modern world hijack the brain's habit machinery and lead to drug abuse and other addictions; and how neuroscience may one day enable us to hack our habits. Shifting from the individual to society, the book also discusses the massive habit changes that will be needed to address the biggest challenges of our time.

Moving beyond the hype to offer a deeper understanding of the biology of habits in the brain, Hard to Break reveals how we might be able to make the changes we desire--and why we should have greater empathy with ourselves and others who struggle to do so.

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Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit

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Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions

In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmer quickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us the tools to do it. This timely, courageous and practical work--intensely personal as well as political--is not about them, those people in Washington D.C., or in our state capitals, on whom we blame our political problems. It's about us, We the People, and what we can do in everyday settings like families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations and workplaces to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

In the same compelling, inspiring prose that has made him a bestselling author, Palmer explores five habits of the heart that can help us restore democracy's foundations as we nurture them in ourselves and each other:

  • An understanding that we are all in this together
  • An appreciation of the value of otherness
  • An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways
  • A sense of personal voice and agency
  • A capacity to create community
  • Healing the Heart of Democracy is an eloquent and empowering call for We the People to reclaim our democracy. The online journal Democracy & Education called it one of the most important books of the early 21st Century. And Publishers Weekly, in a Starred Review, said This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that will benefit from discussing it.

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    How to Die: A Book About Being Alive

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    A radical revaluation of how contemporary society perceives death--and an argument for how it can make us happy.

    "He who would teach men to die would teach them to live," writes Montaigne in Essais, and in How to Die: A Book about Being Alive, Ray Robertson takes up the challenge. Though contemporary society avoids the subject and often values the mere continuation of existence over its quality, Robertson argues that the active and intentional consideration of death is neither morbid nor frivolous, but instead essential to our ability to fully value life. How to Die is both an absorbing excursion through some of Western literature's most compelling works on the subject of death as well as an anecdote-driven argument for cultivating a better understanding of death in the belief that, if we do, we'll know more about what it means to live a meaningful life.

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    How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family

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    This book is a true love letter, not only to Jha's own son but also to all of our sons and to the parents--especially mothers--who raise them."
    --Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre


    Beautifully written and deeply personal, this book follows the struggles and triumphs of one single, immigrant mother of color to raise an American feminist son. From teaching consent to counteracting problematic messages from the media, well-meaning family, and the culture at large, the author offers an empowering, imperfect feminism, brimming with honest insight and actionable advice.

    Informed by Jha's work as a professor of journalism specializing in social justice movements and social media, as well as by conversations with psychologists, experts, other parents and boys--and through powerful stories from her own life--How to Raise a Feminist Son shows us all how to be better feminists and better teachers of the next generation of men in this electrifying tour de force.
    Includes chapter takeaways, and an annotated bibliography of reading and watching recommendations for adults and children.

    A beautiful hybrid of memoir, manifesto, instruction manual, and rumination on the power of story and possibilities of family.
    --Rebecca Solnit, author of The Mother of All Questions

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    How: Notes on the Great Work of Meeting Yourself

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    From the acclaimed poet behind bone, an exploration of how we can meet our truest selves, the ones we've always been meant to become

    Yrsa Daley-Ward's words have resonated with hundreds of thousands of readers--through her books of poetry and memoir, bone and The Terrible; through her writing for Beyoncé on Black Is King; and through her always illuminating Instagram posts.

    Now, in The How, Yrsa encourages readers to begin, as she puts it, the great work of meeting ourselves. This isn't the self we've built up in response to our surroundings, or the self we manufacture to please the people around us, but instead, our most intimate self, the one we visit in dreams, the one that calls to us from a glimmering future.

    With a mix of short lyrical musings and her signature stunning poetry, Yrsa gently takes readers by the hand, encouraging them to join her as she explores how we can remove our filters, and see and feel more of who we really are behind the preconceived notions of propriety and manners we've accumulated with age. With a beautiful design and intriguing meditations, The How can be used to start conversations, to prompt writing, to delve deeper--whether you're solo, or with friends, on your feet or writing from the solace of home.

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    I Am Not Old Enough!: The Twenty-Seven Stages of Adjustment to Living in a Retirement Community

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    When is the right time to start thinking about moving to a retirement community? Should I or shouldn't I? Am I old enough? (Of course not!) What's it going to be like when I get there? I Am NOT Old Enough! deals with the author's experiences as she navigates her way through this life-changing challenge. She goes two steps forward and one step back along the way, but an open mind, a light heart and a sense of humor ultimately lead her to say, I think I'm very glad I moved here. This book is for anyone contemplating (or resisting) a similar move.
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    Ignite the Hunger in You: How to Develop Your Greatness and Ignite Humanity

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    $25.00

    Do you have a passion burning within to go after your dreams and fulfill your greatest desires? Are you looking to live with purpose and define what is most important to you?


    If you are ready to step into the next chapter of your life with clarity, conviction, and the kind of hunger that will propel you forward, Ignite The Hunger In You is a book created to do just that!


    The number one motivational speaker on the planet, Les Brown, and the number one publisher in empowerment publishing, JB Owen, have come together with 35 phenomenal authors to bring you a book filled with inspiration, encouragement, and transformation. The many amazing stories in this book, showcasing the teaching of Les Brown, will move you from where you are in life to where you want to be. Enjoy the real-life, heartfelt accounts of individuals just like you, igniting a hunger that propelled them forward to discover their true greatness.


    Use the tools in this book to Ignite the Hunger in You and become everything you dream of. You have greatness in you and this book will help you to uncover and IGNITE it!


    ***By purchasing a copy of Ignite the Hunger in You, you are also supporting the Possibilities School of Hope initiative. Proceeds from the book will go to support the building of a school in Cambodia to provide impoverished students with an education.

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    Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition (Anniversary)

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    I recommend this book highly to everyone. --Deepak Chopra, M.D.

    This special updated version of the New York Times-bestseller, Kitchen Table Wisdom, addresses the same spiritual issues that made the original a bestseller: suffering, meaning, love, faith, and miracles.

    Despite the awesome powers of technology, many of us still do not live very well, says Dr. Rachel Remen. We may need to listen to one another's stories again. Dr. Remen, whose unique perspective on healing comes from her background as a physician, a professor of medicine, a therapist, and a long-term survivor of chronic illness, invites us to listen from the soul.

    This remarkable collection of true stories draws on the concept of kitchen table wisdom-- the human tradition of shared experience that shows us life in all its power and mystery and reminds us that the things we cannot measure may be the things that ultimately sustain and enrich our lives.

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    Language of Letting Go

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    As the coronavirus pandemic affects our loved ones, our cherished communities, and our own health and wellbeing, we may be tempted to return to the caretaking and codependent behaviors we've worked to leave behind. Beloved author Melody Beattie will help you learn the importance of letting go.

    Written for those of us who struggle with codependency, these daily meditations offer growth and renewal, and remind us that the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own self-care.

    Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal.

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    Love Rituals: Ideas and Inspiration for Intimacy

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    Love Rituals offers readers a collection of meaningful ways to enhance their relationships. The book is divided into three chapters: Daily Gestures, Date Nights, and Intimate Encounters. In Daily Gestures, author Leslie Koren encourages readers to prioritize and appreciate their partners--not just on Valentine's Day or their anniversaries, but each and every day. Maybe you'll deliver a cup of coffee to your wife in bed each morning, or have cocktail hour with your boyfriend every night after work to catch up with each other and talk about your days. In Date Nights, she suggests "Yes Day" (where one partner plans the whole agenda, from the breakfast menu to a late-night movie), and going on a trip down memory lane by taking turns telling each other the story of your courtship. In Intimate Encounters, readers will be encouraged to connect both physically and emotionally, with rituals like eye gazing and giving one another massages. There are also rituals for vacation, anniversaries, and even periods when you're long-distance. Just flip open the book and voilà--romance is in the air!
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    Machiavelli for Women: Defend Your Worth, Grow Your Ambition, and Win the Workplace

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    From the NPR host of The Indicator and correspondent for Planet Money comes an "accessible, funny, clear-eyed, and practical" (Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author) guide for how women can apply the principles of 16th-century philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli to their work lives and finally shatter the glass ceiling--perfect for fans of Feminist Fight Club, Lean In, and Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office.

    Women have been making strides towards equality for decades, or so we're often told. They've been increasingly entering male-dominated areas of the workforce and consistently surpassing their male peers in grades, university attendance, and degrees. They've recently stormed the political arena with a vengeance. But despite all of this, the payoff is--quite literally--not there: the gender pay gap has held steady at about 20% since 2000. And the number of female CEOs for Fortune 500 companies has actually been declining.

    So why, in the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp, is the glass ceiling still holding strong? And how can we shatter it for once and for all? Stacy Vanek Smith's advice: ask Machiavelli "with this delicious look at what we have to gain by examining our relationship to power" (Sally Helgesen, New York Times bestselling author).

    Using The Prince as a guide and with charm and wit, Smith applies Renaissance politics to the 21st century, and demonstrates how women can take and maintain power in careers where they have long been cast as second-best. "Machiavelli For Women is the ultimate battle guide for our times. Brimming with hard-boiled strategies, laced with wit, it's a must read for every woman ready to wield power unapologetically" (Claire Shipman, coauthor of The Confidence Code).

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    Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change

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    Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal--especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager.

    From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you'll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you're a new manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Pick up this book and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization.

  • Begin by exploring what you expect from a manager
  • Understand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech lead
  • Learn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire team
  • Understand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leaders
  • Manage multiple teams and learn how to manage managers
  • Learn how to build and bootstrap a unifying culture in teams
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    Maybe This Will Help: How to Feel Better When Things Stay the Same

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    A visual pep talk of charts and essays on feeling better about not feeling better.

    Maybe This Will Help is one part the funny and relatable graphs that fans of Am I Overthinking This? and of Michelle Rial know and love, and one part the honest stories behind what makes those graphs so poignant. Michelle Rial brings to light her struggles with chronic pain, grief, and creative uncertainty in a way that reflects the universality of dealing with the unthinkable. Equal parts funny and moving, this book delves into the more serious side of things, finding levity and collective experience in the invisible difficulties that so many of us face. Through humorous charts and intimate peeks into the author's life, it explores the big things that can feel unmanageable and the everyday humor that keeps us moving forward.

    SELF-HELP WITH HUMOR: This book brings levity and laughter to serious topics without undermining the important message and relatability that makes it resonate.

    BELOVED AUTHOR: Michelle Rial's first book was beloved by her tens of thousands of fans as well as by the media, including Wired, Vulture, Book Riot--and the New Yorker even published her chart-based article on Book Publishing by the Numbers.

    JUST THE RIGHT TONE: This book perfectly captures trying to figure out the magic pill that will fix things, struggling to find peace in how things are, and the humor in even the hardest times. It makes an ideal gift for someone struggling with physical or mental pain when you want to help but aren't sure how to.

    Perfect for: Fans of Michelle Rial's Instagram and first book, Am I Overthinking This?; people in their 20s and 30s grappling with big life changes or chronic illness

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    More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us

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    Every one of us sooner or later walks through hell. The hell of being hurt, the hell of hurting another. The hell of cancer, the hell of a reluctant, thunking shovel full of earth upon the casket of someone we deeply loved, the hell of betrayal, the hell of betraying, the hell of divorce, the hell of a kid in trouble . . . the hell of knowing that this year, like any year, may be our last.

    We all walk through hell. The point is not to come out empty-handed. . . . There is real and profound power in the suffering we endure if we transform that suffering into a more authentic, meaningful life.

    In the spirit of such classics as When Bad Things Happen to Good People, A Grief Observed, and When Things Fall Apart, More Beautiful Than Before How Suffering Transforms Us examines the many ways we can transform physical, psychological, or emotional pain into a more beautiful and meaningful life.

    As the leader of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, one of America's largest and most important congregations, located in the heart of Los Angeles, Rabbi Leder has witnessed a lot of pain: It's my phone that rings when people's bodies or lives fall apart, he writes. The couch in my office is often drenched with tears. After 27 years of listening, comforting, and holding so many who suffered, he thought he understood pain and its challenges--but when it struck hard in his own life and brought him to his knees, a new understanding unfolded before him as he felt pain's profound effects on his body, spirit, and soul.

    In this elegantly concise, beautifully written, and deeply inspiring book, Rabbi Leder guides us through pain's stages of surviving, healing, and growing to help us all find meaning in our suffering. Drawing on his experience as a spiritual leader, the wisdom of ancient traditions, modern science, and stories from his own life and others', he shows us that when we must endure, we can, and that there is a path for each of us that leads from pain to wisdom. Pain cracks us open, he writes. It breaks us. But in the breaking, there is a new kind of wholeness.

    This powerful book will inspire in us all a life worthy of our suffering; a life gentler, wiser, and more beautiful than before.

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    9781401953126
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    Morning Rituals: Ideas and Inspiration to Get Energized

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    $12.95
    Who doesn't wish they hopped out of bed each feeling energized and ready to tackle whatever challenges lie ahead? In Morning Rituals, author Leslie Koren is here to help, with practices that will have readers kicking their day off right! This tidy volume offers dozens of invigorating, empowering exercises for the body and spirit: Set an intention for the day. Drink a glass of lemon water. Write morning pages. Do a set of push-ups, or a series of energizing yoga poses. Pull a tarot card. Take a moment to be still, over a cup of tea or a book of poetry. Whatever rituals speak to you, do them with intention and do them regularly, and you'll find that your morning sets the tone for a brighter, calmer, more productive day. Each prompt includes straightforward instructions as well as ways to personalize and improvise the idea.

    This beautifully photographed book will make for a thoughtful, loving gift--perfect for Mom, a recent graduate, or someone in need of a pick-me-up, or as a way to treat yourself.

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    9781648290299
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