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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
Does a great job of showing just why this activity might work to tame your own personal stress monster Michael Franco CNET com An Amazon 1 National Bestseller This adult coloring book features over 45 lovingly detailed patterns Designs range in complexity from beginner to expert-level Provides hours and hours of stress relief mindful calm and fun creative expression Join millions of adults all around the world who are rediscovering the simple relaxation and joy of coloring
Now a New York Times BestsellerA hilarious thoughtful and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation s sharpest comedic voicesAt some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love We meet people date get into and out of relationships all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection This seems standard now but it s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history With technology our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering So why are so many people frustrated Some of our problems are unique to our time Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods Combos My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan Who s Nathan Did he just send her a photo of his penis Should I check just to be sure But the transformation of our romantic lives can t be explained by technology alone In a short period of time the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically A few decades ago people would find a decent person who lived... in their neighborhood Their families would meet and after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer they would get married and soon have a kid all by the time they were twenty-four Today people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person a soul mate For years Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance but for Modern Romance the book he decided he needed to take things to another level He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit which drew thousands of messages They enlisted the world s leading social scientists including Andrew Cherlin Eli Finkel Helen Fisher Sheena Iyengar Barry Schwartz Sherry Turkle and Robb Willer The result is unlike any social science or humor book we ve seen before In Modern Romance Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world more
Coloring time is calming time Best selling coloring book artist Angie Grace invites you to relax and explore the intricate and exquisite world of stress mending circular whimsical art Stroke by stroke shade by shade tension and worries fade away as you transform Angie s beautiful black and white lines into your own unique personal and beautiful keepsake art piece This book has been drawn for connoisseur colorists and is suitable for adults and older children coloring with fine tipped markers colored pencils or brush tipped markers 50 delightfully detailed original designs printed on one side of the page
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
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it David Brooks With the wisdom humor curiosity and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways In The Social Animal he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together Now in The Road to Character he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me which emphasizes external success Brooks challenges us and himself to rebalance the scales between our r sum virtues achieving wealth fame and status and our eulogy virtues those that exist at the core of our being kindness bravery honesty or faithfulness focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed Looking to some of the world s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders Brooks explores how through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations they have built a strong inner character Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress... parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint Dorothy Day a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender Civil rights pioneers A Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade Blending psychology politics spirituality and confessional The Road to Character provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth Joy David Brooks writes is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else But it comes Praise for The Road to Character Brooks s gift as he might put it in his swift engaging way is for making obscure but potent social studies research accessible and even startling A hyper-readable lucid often richly detailed human story In the age of the selfie Brooks wishes to exhort us back to a semiclassical sense of self-restraint self-erasure and self-suspicion Pico Iyer The New York Times Book Review Brooks emerges as a countercultural leader The literary achievement of The Road to Character is inseparable from the virtues of its author As the reader you not only want to know about Frances Perkins or Saint Augustine You also want to know what Brooks makes of Frances Perkins or Saint Augustine Michael Gerson The Washington Post Original and eye-opening At his best Brooks is a normative version of Malcolm Gladwell culling from a wide array of scientists and thinkers to weave an idea bigger than the sum of its parts USA Today There is something affecting in the diligence with which Brooks seeks a cure for his self-diagnosed shallowness by plumbing the depths of others Rebecca Mead The New Yorker If you want to be reassured that you are special you will hate this book But if you like thoughtful polemics it is worth logging off Facebook to read it The Economistmore
From the beloved stars of TLC s The Little Couple comes an uplifting and moving behind-the-scenes account of how the pair met fell in love and overcame huge obstacles to become successful professionals and parents Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have inspired millions as stars of TLC s hit show The Little Couple Though they both have dwarfism they have knocked down every obstacle they have encountered together with a positive can-do attitude The show has featured the lives of Jennifer a respected neonatologist and Bill a successful entrepreneur from their marriage in 2009 to the launch of their pet shop to the adoption of their children to Jen s overcoming cancer Now for the first time Jen and Bill are letting readers into their private lives with behind-the-scenes never-before-told stories about how they fell in love what inspires them and the passions that drive their success Jen and Bill have a simple purpose in life make the world a better place through encouragement and education A must-have for fans of the show or anyone who has ever faced a difficult challenge Life Is Short No Pun Intended gives readers a glance at what inspires these positive people to approach life with such optimism and share their lives with the public... every day more
Simple Ideas Lasting LoveBetween busy schedules and long days expressing love can fall by the wayside We forget to compliment to give gifts just because to linger in our embrace The things that say I love you seem to either not get said or not get through This is a book about saying it-and hearing it-clearly No gimmicks No psychoanalyzing Just learning to express love in your spouse s language With over 10 million copies sold The 5 Love Languages has transformed countless relationships Its ideas are simple and conveyed with clarity and humor making this book as practical as it is personable You ll be inspired by real-life stories and Dr Gary Chapman s commonsense yet perceptive insights on relationships Reading this book feels like taking a walk with a wise friend Applying it will change your relationship forever-starting today
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
In this stunning new book Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers --the best and the brightest the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high-achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from that is their culture their family their generation and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires what it takes to be a great soccer player why Asians are good at math and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band Brilliant and entertaining Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate
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