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  • TEN ARGUMENTS FOR DELETING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS RIGHT NOW
    TEN ARGUMENTS FOR DELETING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS RIGHT NOW
    LANIER JARON
    ISBN: 9781847925398
    Title: TEN ARGUMENTS FOR DELETING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS RIGHT NOW
    Author: LANIER JARON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together - it is tearing us apart.

    In Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier draws on his insider's expertise to explain precisely how social media works - by deploying constant surveillance and subconscious manipulation of its users - and why its cruel and dangerous effects are at the heart of its current business model and design. As well as offering ten simple arguments for liberating yourself from its addictive hold, his witty and urgent manifesto outlines a vision for an alternative that provides all the benefits of social media without the harm.

    So, if you want a happier life, a more just and peaceful world, or merely the chance to think for yourself without being monitored and influenced by the richest corporations in history, then the best thing you can do, for now, is delete your social media accounts - right now. You will almost certainly become a calmer and possibly a nicer person in the process.

    Imprint: BODLEY HEAD
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • TEN-AGER
    TEN-AGER
    KING MADONNA
    ISBN: 9780733646096
    Title: TEN-AGER
    Author: KING MADONNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: February 2021 New Release

    An important book that investigates the development of our girls from ten to teenager and the fact that this shift is happening much earlier than ever before.

    At ten, we know how girls are pigeonholing themselves into wat they think they should be. Whether they see themselves as academic or not, whether they are interested in boys, puberty is a reality, friendship fights are underway, and the influence of social media is impacting. With heightened pressure from what they see in the media, in movies and on TV, our girls are leaving childhood behind well before they hit their teens. Not surprisingly, emotions can be heightened and relationships can be fraught. So many parents struggle to understand the pressures our girls are under and how to deal with their emotional volatility. Journalist and social commentator Madonna King has an extraordinary ability to connect with experts, schools and the girls themselves to deliver the answers parents need and the communication our girls want.

    TEN-AGER is the perfect guide to help parents understand how their daughter is feeling, what they need to know, what to say and when to stay silent and listen.

    Imprint: Hachette Publishers
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • THINKING FAST AND SLOW
    THINKING FAST AND SLOW
    KAHNEMAN DANIEL
    ISBN: 9780141033570
    Title: THINKING FAST AND SLOW
    Author: KAHNEMAN DANIEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face?
    Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch?
    Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent?

    The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.

    'There may be no other person on the planet who better understands how and why we make the choices we make. This absolutely amazing book is a must read for anyone with a curious mind' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics

    'A masterpiece . . . compulsively readable . . . one of the greatest and most engaging collections of insights into the human mind I have read' Financial Times

    'A landmark book.' Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan<

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
    THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
    FILER NATHAN
    ISBN: 9780571345977
    Title: THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
    Author: FILER NATHAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'I cannot recommend it highly enough.' - Caitlin Moran

    'Brims with compassion and wit.' - Cathy Rentzenbrink

    'Absolutely blew me away.' - Jo Brand

    'Brilliant . . . I love it.' - Phillippa Perry

    'I have never read a more powerful book about mental health.' - Joanna Cannon

    A journey into the heartland of psychiatry.

    This book debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mentally ill.

    And what it means to be human.

    This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health was previously published in 2019 in hardback under the title The Heartland.

    Imprint: Faber and Faber
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC : Understanding a Human Obession
    THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC : Understanding a Human Obession
    LEVITIN DANIEL
    ISBN: 9780241987353
    Title: THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC : Understanding a Human Obession
    Author: LEVITIN DANIEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is the first book to offer a comprehensive explanation of how humans experience music and to unravel the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience.

    Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language.

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • THIS ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE : A hopeful path forward in a fractured world
    THIS ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE : A hopeful path forward in a fractured world
    WILSON SARAH
    ISBN: 9781760556730
    Title: THIS ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE : A hopeful path forward in a fractured world
    Author: WILSON SARAH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In This One Wild and Precious Life, Sarah Wilson explores the central disorder of modern existence: disconnection from ourselves, disconnection from community, disconnection from the preciousness of life on this planet.

    This One Wild and Precious Lifeis a journey of the soul, a case for why we need to cast off our too-tight psychic apparel and step bravely into the uncertainty of 'giving a fuck', the whirlpool of finding purpose, and the perilousness of connecting fully, passionately and unequivocally to life again.

    Sarah's journey pivots from her own anxiety and feeling of disconnection, as she takes the reader on a three-year odyssey to reconnect with the life she feels we are losing via a series of hikes around the world. Throughout, she brings together science and spiritual understandings ('East meets West'), following in the footsteps of artists, poets and philosophers, to amplify the conversation that the world wants and needs to have right now.

    Elegantly written and uncannily prescient, this is the perfect book for this difficult era of climate carnage and COVID-19, that goes well beyond the data and the political toing and froing, a compelling argument for turning collective crises and shared malaise into rocket fuel for personal and social transformation. And a better world.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • THIS TOO SHALL PASS : Stories of Change, Crises and Hopeful Beginnings
    THIS TOO SHALL PASS : Stories of Change, Crises and Hopeful Beginnings
    SAMUEL JULIA
    ISBN: 9780241348864
    Title: THIS TOO SHALL PASS : Stories of Change, Crises and Hopeful Beginnings
    Author: SAMUEL JULIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Nearly all of us find change difficult. But what wisdom can we glean from 'having a wobble' or 'going through a rough patch'?

    Psychotherapist Julia Samuel guides us through how the most troublesome times of our lives can teach us to grow and transform ourselves.

    This Too Shall Pass unflinchingly deals with major issues relating to- family, love, work, health and identity. We follow the personal narratives of 20 or so everyday people in their twenties to eighties during their most vulnerable and transformative experiences. We follow Jackson's character-building story of first love; Rachel's difficult return from maternity leave; Maria's mid-life love crisis; Sara's hopeful new life as a refugee and Owen's well-received coming out.

    These are unforgettable and deeply intimate yet universal stories. They will resonate with each and every one of us and enlighten our own journeys in times of change - both good and bad.

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING : A Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West
    TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING : A Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West
    RINPOCHE SOGYAL
    ISBN: 9781846045387
    Title: TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING : A Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West
    Author: RINPOCHE SOGYAL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'What is it I hope for from this book? To inspire a quiet revolution in the whole way we look at death and care for the dying and the whole way we look at life, and care for the living'

    Written by Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Soygal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace' working in the world.

    Imprint: RIDER
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • TIPPING POINT : How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
    TIPPING POINT : How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
    GLADWELL MALCOLM
    ISBN: 9780349113463
    Title: TIPPING POINT : How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
    Author: GLADWELL MALCOLM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    THE TIPPING POINT is the biography of an idea, and the idea is quite simple. It is that many of the problems we face - from crime to teenage delinquency to traffic jams - behave like epidemics. They aren't linear phenomena in the sense that they steadily and predictably change according to the level of effort brought to bear against them. They are capable of sudden and dramatic changes in direction. Years of well-intentioned intervention may have no impact at all, yet the right intervention - at just the right time - can start a cascade of change. Many of the social ills that face us today, in other words, are as inherently volatile as the epidemics that periodically sweep through the human population: little things can cause them to 'tip' at any time and if we want to understand how to confront and solve them we have to understand what those 'Tipping Points' are. In this revolutionary new study, Malcolm Gladwell explores the ramifications of this. Not simply for politicians and policy-makers, his method provides a new way of viewing everyday experience and enables us to develop strategies for everything from raising a child to running a company.

    Imprint: ABACUS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • TOGETHER : Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection
    TOGETHER : Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection
    MURTHY VIVEK H
    ISBN: 9781788164740
    Title: TOGETHER : Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection
    Author: MURTHY VIVEK H
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When Vivek Murthy accepted the role of Surgeon General under Obama, he thought his main focus would be tackling the opioid crisis and obesity. Instead, he discovered a much larger health crisis, one that connects the sick and the seemingly well: loneliness.

    We live in an age steeped in disconnection. As a doctor, Murthy encountered people who struggled with addiction, disease, and pain, and often found loneliness at their very core. But while other illnesses can be more visible, loneliness keeps its sufferers silent. So how can we treat it, and what does it mean to live in this lonely age?

    This book traces Murthy's journey to find the answers. As he uncovers the global proportions of this epidemic, and explores the root causes and devastating effects of loneliness, he also finds good news. From social support groups in Okinawa, to mentoring circles in Chicago, he looks at community efforts to combat loneliness around the world and what they can teach us about doing so in our own lives.

    Part personal journey, part medical exploration, part social toolkit, this essential book shows how together we can learn to build a more connected, less lonely world.

    Imprint: Wellcome Collection
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • TRANS : Exploring Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria
    TRANS : Exploring Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria
    HAKEEM AZ
    ISBN: 9781911246497
    Title: TRANS : Exploring Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria
    Author: HAKEEM AZ
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    TRANS is a book for everyone - insightful enough for professionals, but accessible enough for all. It presents an easy-to-read, jargon-free guide to help anyone understand the terminology, the concept and the day-to-day reality of gender dysphoria and related concepts.

    What is gender dysphoria? How does it affect people? What do terms like intersex, cisgender and transsexualism mean? This book, the first of its kind, presents an easy-to-read, jargon-free guide to help anyone understand the terminology, the concept and the day-to-day reality of gender dysphoria and related concepts. TRANS is a book for everyone - insightful enough for professionals, but accessible enough for all. Put simply, TRANS explains what gender dysphoria is, how it affects people, and what is available, medically and psychotherapeutically to support people with gender dysphoria. The editor, Dr Az Hakeem, has assembled a group of contributors to give readers a truly accessible guide to the psychology and the everyday reality of gender dysphoria, transvestism, gender reassignment and being trans. The book even addresses 'the difficult questions' like 'What do we tell the children?' and 'What happens when you change your sex, then change your mind?'

    Imprint: TRIGGER PRESS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • TURNING DOWN THE NOISE
    TURNING DOWN THE NOISE
    JACKMAN CHRISTINE
    ISBN: 9781760525897
    Title: TURNING DOWN THE NOISE
    Author: JACKMAN CHRISTINE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For centuries, wise men and women have sought silence to gain insight and creative inspiration. Now the modern world is catching up. Is neuroscience finally proving that the mystics, monks and medicine men were onto something?

    As her own world became noisier, author Christine Jackman embarked on a quest for a better way of being. Turning Down the Noise explores what is happening to our brains, our lives and our communities as we navigate a never-ending assault on our senses and attention, whether from actual noise, exposure to media or the pings and alerts on our phones. More importantly, it shows how we can reverse the damage through simple daily acts designed to strip out the stimuli and reclaim the silence.

    Seeking ways to channel and capture the clarity and peace of mind so often lacking in our lives, Jackman writes with a lightness of touch, sharing her own experiences and digging into her subject with the zeal of an investigative journalist and an enquiring mind.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • UNLOCKING YOUR CHILDS GENIUS : HOW TO DISCOVER AND ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILDS NATURAL TALENTS
    UNLOCKING YOUR CHILDS GENIUS : HOW TO DISCOVER AND ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILDS NATURAL TALENTS
    FULLER ANDREW
    ISBN: 9781925048353
    Title: UNLOCKING YOUR CHILDS GENIUS : HOW TO DISCOVER AND ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILDS NATURAL TALENTS
    Author: FULLER ANDREW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    All children have greater capacity and inner genius than either we or they realise. This book is about helping you to unlock that potential. It is designed to help you to parent intentionally so that your children can flourish and develop their own form of creative imaginative genius. It is NOT about hothousing children or having them leap years ahead at school. Children are born bright, curious and inquisitive. All too often in middle childhood, the initial fires of genius that burned so brightly falter, and there is a risk that they will be snuffed out. If this happens, children fear trying new things and worry about making mistakes. the child is left with a stunted version of their abilities and themselves. Fortunately the power of parents to ignite the blaze of brilliance at this time becomes truly inspiring. You have at your fingertips the best laboratory for unlocking your child's genius - it's called the world. By exploring, creating and playing in it you can expand your child's mind. By taking time with to delight and wonder and be curious you ignite sparks that will flicker and flourish throughout your child's life.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MUM AND DAD : A Practical Guide to Parenting Our Ageing Parents
    WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MUM AND DAD : A Practical Guide to Parenting Our Ageing Parents
    KITTSON JEAN
    ISBN: 9781743538890
    Title: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MUM AND DAD : A Practical Guide to Parenting Our Ageing Parents
    Author: KITTSON JEAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Everything you need to know about supporting ageing parents, from author and comedian Jean Kittson.

    This warm and witty practical guide is a one-stop shop for information on how to support your ageing loved ones: how to protect their health and wellbeing, keep them safe and secure, and enable them to be self-determining and independent for as long as possible. Full of expert advice and first-hand experience, this is your go-to resource to help you: * Navigate the bureaucratic maze while remaining sane * Understand what is needed for your elder's health and wellbeing and how to get it, especially in a medical emergency * Survive the avalanche of legal papers and official forms * Choose the best place for them to live - home, retirement village, residential aged care, or granny and grandpa flat - and help your elders relocate with love and respect. Compelled to discuss some of life's most confronting questions, Jean shares heartfelt stories and clear facts alongside wonderful cartoons from much-loved Australian cartoonist, Patrick Cook.

    Following on from her 2014 bestseller, You're Still Hot to Me, a treatise on menopause, We Need to Talk About Mum and Dad is a guide to what happens when we become parents of our parents.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • WEIRDEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
    WEIRDEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
    HENRICH JOSEPH
    ISBN: 9781846147968
    Title: WEIRDEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
    Author: HENRICH JOSEPH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: November 2020 New Release

    Perhaps you are WEIRD- raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic.

    Unlike most who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, nonconformist, analytical, control-oriented and self-obsessed. Joseph Henrich, who developed the influential concept of WEIRD, explores how Westerners became so psychologically distinct. Drawing on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics and evolutionary biology, he illuminates the evolution of family structures, marriage and religion, and how these institutions shaped the brains that built the modern world. Provocative, engaging and surprising, The Weirdest People in the World will transform your understanding of human thinking and the origins of the West.

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • WELLBEING REVOLUTION
    WELLBEING REVOLUTION
    TURVEY STEPHANIE JANE
    ISBN: 9781731067173
    Title: WELLBEING REVOLUTION
    Author: TURVEY STEPHANIE JANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: CONSIGNMENT STOCK
    RRP: $30.00
    Price: $30.00
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