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This 1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying organizing and storing Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category-by-category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three-month waiting list With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire
Simple ideas lasting loveFalling in love is easy Staying in love that s the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life In the 1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing Dr Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant actionable wisdom in ways that work Includes the Couple s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one
YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide bestselling author and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories sage advice easy exercises and the occasional swear word helping you to Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want Create a life you totally love And create it NOW Make some damn money already The kind you ve never made before By the end of You Are a Badass you ll understand why you are how you are how to love what you can t change how to change what you don t love and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity and why managing how you think is more important than what you think with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making that explain why some people and companies get so much done Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience psychology and behavioral economics as well as the experiences of CEOs educational reformers four-star generals FBI agents airplane pilots and Broadway songwriters this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people companies and organizations don t merely act differently They view the world and their choices in profoundly different ways A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker By training herself to envision contradictory futures she learns to anticipate her opponents missteps and becomes one of the most successful players in the world A group of data scientists at Google embark on a four-year study of how the best teams function and find that how a group interacts is more important than... who is in the group a principle it turns out that also helps explain why Saturday Night Live became a hit A Marine Corps general faced with low morale among recruits reimagines boot camp and discovers that instilling a bias toward action can turn even the most directionless teenagers into self-motivating achievers The filmmakers behind Disney s Frozen are nearly out of time and on the brink of catastrophe until they shake up their team in just the right way spurring a creative breakthrough that leads to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time What do these people have in common They know that productivity relies on making certain choices The way we frame our daily decisions the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation the way we interact with data These are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive In The Power of Habit Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do In Smarter Faster Better he applies the same relentless curiosity deep reporting and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve at the things we do It s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most to become smarter faster and better at everything we do Praise for Smarter Faster Better A pleasure to read Duhigg s skill as a storyteller makes his book so engaging to read The New York Times Book Review Not only will Smarter Faster Better make you more efficient if you heed its tips it will also save you the effort of reading many productivity books dedicated to the ideas inside Bloomberg Businessweek Duhigg pairs relatable anecdotes with the research behind why some people and businesses are not as efficient as others Chicago Tribune The book covers a lot of ground through meticulous reporting and deft analysis presenting a wide range of case studies with insights that apply to the rest of us The Wall Street Journalmore
We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis writes Arianna Huffington the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post And this has profound consequences on our health our job performance our relationships and our happiness What is needed she boldly asserts is nothing short of a sleep revolution Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives In her bestseller Thrive Arianna wrote about our need to redefine success through well-being wisdom wonder and giving Her discussion of the importance of sleep as a gateway to this more fulfilling way of living struck such a powerful chord that she realized the mystery and transformative power of sleep called for a fuller investigation The result is a sweeping scientifically rigorous and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles from the history of sleep to the role of dreams in our lives to the consequences of sleep deprivation and the new golden age of sleep science that is revealing the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and every aspect of our health from weight gain diabetes and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer s In The Sleep Revolution Arianna shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted... compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work lives our personal lives -- and even our sex lives She explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream She takes on the dangerous sleeping pill industry and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep and harness its incredible power In today s fast-paced always-connected perpetually-harried and sleep-deprived world our need for a good night s sleep is more important and elusive -- than ever The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives our communities and our world more
This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Stephen Covey s cherished classic commemorates the timeless wisdom of the 7 Habits One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs educators and parents in short millions of people of all ages and occupations
National Best SellerFrom the best-selling author of Wild a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom courage and outspoken humor presented in a gift-sized package that s as irresistible to give as it is to receive Around the world thousands of people have found inspiration in the words of Cheryl Strayed who in her three prior books and in her Dear Sugar columns has shared the twists and trials of her remarkable life Her honesty spirit and ample supply of tough love have enabled many of us even in the darkest hours to somehow put one foot in front of the other--and be brave enough This book gathers each on a single page more than 100 of Strayed s indelible quotes and thoughts-- mini instruction manuals for the soul that urge us toward the incredible capacity for love compassion forgiveness and endurance that is within us all Be brave enough to break your own heart You can t ride to the fair unless you get on the pony Keep walking Acceptance is a small quiet room Romantic love is not a competitive sport Forward is the direction of real life Ask yourself What is the best I can do And then do that
In The Gifts of Imperfection Bren Brown a leading expert on shame authenticity and belonging shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who what and how we should be We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives we d no longer feel inadequate So most of us perform please and perfect all the while thinking What if I can t keep all of these balls in the air Why isn t everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations What will people think if I fail or give up When can I stop proving myself In her ten guideposts Brown engages our minds hearts and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think No matter what gets done and how much is left undone I am enough and to go to bed at night thinking Yes I am sometimes afraid but I am also brave And yes I am imperfect and vulnerable but that doesn t change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging This important book is about the lifelong journey from What will people think to I am enough Brown s unique... ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading The Gifts of Imperfection like having a long uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion wisdom and great advice Harriet Lerner New York Times best-selling author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection Bren Brown courageously tackles the dark emotions that get in the way of leading a fuller life read this book and let some of that courage rub off on you Daniel H Pink New York Times best-selling author of A Whole New Mind Courage compassion and connection Through Bren s research observations and guidance these three little words can open the door to amazing change in your life Ali Edwards author of Life Artistmore
The 1 New York Times bestseller now in paperback From thought leader Dr Bren Brown a transformative new vision for the way we lead love work parent and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability It is not the critic who counts not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly Theodore RooseveltEvery day we experience the uncertainty risks and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly Based on twelve years of pioneering research Dr Bren Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is in truth our most accurate measure of courage Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear grief and disappointment and the birthplace of love belonging joy empathy innovation and creativity She writes When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and... meaning to our lives Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing It s about courage In a world where never enough dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature vulnerability is subversive Uncomfortable It s even a little dangerous at times And without question putting ourselves out there means there s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt But when we step back and examine our lives we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable dangerous and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena whether it s a new relationship an important meeting the creative process or a difficult family conversation Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen more
In Being Mortal bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times transforming birth injury and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable But in the inevitable condition of aging and death the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit Nursing homes preoccupied with safety pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs Hospitals isolate the dying checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot Doctors committed to extending life continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering Gawande a practicing surgeon addresses his profession s ultimate limitation arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families Gawande offers examples of freer more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even... to the end providing not only a good life but also a good end more