Willpower
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Is willpower just an idea? Is it a Victorian notion that has long since expired? Is Willpower a substance? Is it something that builds, contracts and expires? If you've ever tried to do anything beyond your regular range of habits then this book is for you. Join Baumesiter and Tierney as they explore the neuroscience, psychology and mystery of willpower.
Quiet
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A thought-provoking look at personality that often flies in the face conventional wisdom. A great read for both extroverts and introverts providing valuable insight into the workings of both personality types.
Double Cross
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Double Cross: the true story of the D-day Spies by Ben Macintyre True story of the group of Allied spies who spread misinformation about the D-day landing in WWII. Coming from all walks of life, each of the spies own life would make for an unbelievable story. However, the stories are all true.
The Marriage Of Sense And Soul
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Lucid overview of how science and religion could easily mesh. Exciting and clear ideas.
Training The Mind And Cultivating Loving-Kindness
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A lucid guide to how and why to meditate.
Elephant Whisperer
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Anthony says it is more that Nana the elephant herd matriarch and the adolescent male elephant talk to him than the other way around.
Babylon's Ark
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South African's personal mission to save the Zoo animals being decimated during the Iraqui bombardment.
Modoc
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A boy and the elephant born on the same day to an elephant trainer in a small German village. High, true, adventure.
Banker To The Poor
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Someone actually asked poor people what would help them most.
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
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Do you love your daughter but don't know how to express it? This book is the key. A must-read.
The Power of Habit
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Why do we do the things we do? According to Charles Duhigg, the answer is habit. Duhigg delves deep into a fascinating world of cues, routines and rewards. With wit, interesting stories and well written prose, Duhigg sheds the light of a journalist into a sea of developing science.
Better Homes And Gardens You Can Can
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Great for the first time canner. Easy to follow step-by-step photographs help guide you through the process. Loaded with simple yet delicious canning recipes, the peach chutney is especially good!
Born to run
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This book is both extremely entertaining and very, very interesting for readers who run, want to run faster, can’t stand running or just like to read about it. Anthropology, history, sociology, humor and beer are just a few of the topics touched on in this fascinating book. It’s well worth your time, I assure you!
Hope for Hashimoto’s
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What is interesting about the book is how the author describes the patient lifestyle for an autoimmune disease. Comparing it to a set of scale that balances between healthy and unhealthy areas and what may cause an upset in equilibrium makes this more understandable. In 2005 over 100 autoimmune diseases were recognized by the National Institute of Health affecting over 23.5 million people and many of them got through 6 to 8 doctors before getting diagnosed. Environmental versus genetically caused conditions are also discussed and what might be triggers for some of them.
Art Of The Chicken Coop
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Delightful ideas for coops for your feathered flock including Materials Lists and the capacity and design tips with photos of each step make this a practical book. Interesting and fun facts are of the bottom of the pages with recipe ideas. Profiles of chicken raising people and their experience are shared to make this an effective tool for people who are contemplating adding poultry to their lives. The one that I most enjoyed was the Gypsy Hen Caravan style coop the author designed and plans are included.
Your Medical Mind
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Why we make the kinds of medical treatment decisions that we do can be understood better by knowing whether we are doubters or technology embracers, minimalists or maximalists. Numerous anecdotes allow us to see the factors that influence decisions including statistics, rapport with the doctor, knowing someone with the same health issue, deep rooted beliefs, and gut feelings. Autonomy, coping, regret, and satisfaction are covered in a fascinating look at why there often is no one best treatment option for every person.
Drawing American Pop Culture
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During the 1950s some of the well known cartoons and advertisements came from the talented pen of this artist essentially a cartoonist extraordinaire. Follow his life in pictures through stints with comics, Mad magazine and TV Guide, album covers and movie posters including It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and a select group of scary tale covers. It’s a walk through the past following popular iconic culture.
Oz : around Australia on a Triumph
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This is an amusing adventure with the motorcycle riding team of Colin a journalist and Geoff an award winning UK travel writer traveling along a road that is over 15,000 miles long circumventing the country of Australia. They write in the tone of their own accents so provide a glossary that aids in interpreting such words as dunny, ridgi-didge and drongo just to name a few. For folks that would enjoy traveling along Down Under this is a delightful and exciting romp through the Outback and more as the team travels.
Revolution 2.0
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During the Egyptian uprising in the summer of 2010 a thirty year old Google executive anonymously launched a Facebook page to protest the death of one man at the hands of security forces. This page expanded quickly and moved from online protests to a nonconfrontational movement. For his efforts he was held for interrogation giving a tearful speech on national television, four days later the president of Egypt was gone. This is a heroic journey made using social media.
Drop Dead Healthy
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After an unexpected life-threatening medical crisis this middle-aged author decided to try to achieve a better shot at longevity. His two young sons and wife, who also did not want to be a young widow, were strong motivators as well. He goes through a wide variety of approaches from fitness and diet to environmental cleansing and neurofeedback. A humorous approach in writing through his discoveries offers helpful ideas painlessly with the same style used in his other books including The Year of Living Biblically.

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