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Pivot

by Adam Markel

The successful CEO of the internationally renowned Peak Potentials--who has trained thousands of people to find new jobs, careers, and directions--shares his practical and inspirational program for reinventing yourself, whether you are out of work or want to change your professional trajectory.What would you do in your life if you knew you could not fail? That's the question answered in Pivot, a roadmap for embracing your true potential without abandoning your responsibilities or risking your future. As a transformational teacher and the CEO of Peak Potentials, which has trained more than one million people worldwide, Adam Markel can help you leap out of your comfort zone and into the destiny you've always dreamed of. Whether you are transitioning your career, or have been downsized, or believe that your true potential has yet to be fully tapped, Pivot is a guide to reinvention for anyone, at any age. With clear-eyed compassion and frank assessments, Adam shares the secrets that will guide you away from fear and toward a powerful new vision for your life. The uplifting stories, introspective prompts, clear step-by-step exercises, and energizing calls to action throughout this remarkable book will guide you through the process of personal and career transformation, from creating a vision and clearing space for change to building a supportive environment and establishing daily rituals that will regenerate your soul. Success and personal fulfillment are within reach! Program your internal GPS to a destination of your wildest imagination--all it takes to change your path is one right turn.

Date Added: 01/03/2018


Category: Career Development

The Art of Work

by Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins, a brilliant new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff among his fans, explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose. The path to your life's work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life's work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. It's about the task you were born to do.

As Jeff Goins explains, the search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try. Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows readers how to find their vocation and what to expect along the way.

Date Added: 01/03/2018


Category: Career Development

Stretch

by Joseph Grenny and Karie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick

You know you can do more with your career. And the future is going to demand more of you. The problem is you are so busy keeping up with the day-to-day that you can't prepare for tomorrow. Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace gives you the confidence and knowledge you need to achieve your goals in an ever-changing world. Karie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick--established experts and the collective winners of dozens of awards in the field of personal development and learning--offer evidence-based guidance on obtaining the skills you will need to thrive in tomorrow's workplace. Built on solid, global research and dozens of personal interviews with people who have achieved new and inspiring goals, Stretch offers advice, valuable insights, anecdotes, and recommendations to make achieving your goals practical and within reach. If you are like other professionals, your biggest worry is becoming obsolete at work. Shifting technologies, fierce competition among corporations, and recruitment occurring on a global level would give anyone concern. To remain relevant in spite of change, you need to know how to: Learn in any situation Open your thinking to a world beyond where you are now Connect to the people who can help you make your future happen Seek experiences that will prepare you for tomorrow Stay motivated through the ups and downs of a career so you can bounce forward Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace offers five practices to help you start, enhance, and lengthen your career by anticipating the needs of tomorrow's work environment. Don't become obsolete. Instead, stretch to achieve your potential.

Date Added: 12/29/2017


Category: Career Development

Employability

by John Neugebauer and Jane Evans-Brain

Keen to succeed in today's competitive job market? Want to learn how to make the most of longer-term graduate career development opportunities? This handy guide is the gateway to help you understand the academic and practical aspects of employability and to make the most of your longer-term graduate employability development. Inside you'll find: A critical examination of theory to help with your employability studies Practical insights through real-world case studies on everything from job applications, to using work experience and networking effectively Specially commissioned employer, university, adviser and graduate insights from organisations large and small, as diverse as investment banking and international development aid giving you the inside track on what employers are looking for and how to develop your career. This essential guide equips you with the knowledge and practical guidance you need to achieve your full potential during your studies, into your first role, and in your career beyond.

Date Added: 12/29/2017


Category: Career Development

How to Speak So People Really Listen

by Paul Mcgee

Learn how to inspire your audience with best-selling author Paul McGee! Everyday we're faced with situations where we have to speak to or persuade others. You might be an expert on your topic, you might be the most confident presenter going, but do you struggle to get your audience engaged and inspired by what you're saying? Paul McGee has 20 years' experience as a presenter and can show you how to speak so people really listen; a vital skill that can have a huge impact on your career and personal success. Learn to recognise the 7 most common mistakes made by speakers and presenters and more importantly, learn how to avoid them. Written in Paul's down to earth and approachable style, How to Speak so People Really Listen will: Teach you how to deal with nerves Show you what your body language says about you Inspire you to speak with clarity for ultimate impact Give you 15 powerful and practical strategies to get your audience to sit up and shut up when you stand up to speak

Date Added: 01/03/2018


Category: How-to

How to Think

by Alan Jacobs

"Absolutely splendid . . . essential for understanding why there is so much bad thinking in political life right now." —David Brooks, New York TimesHow to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we’re not as good at thinking as we assume—but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life. As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications like The Atlantic and Harper’s, Alan Jacobs has spent his adult life belonging to communities that often clash in America’s culture wars. And in his years of confronting the big issues that divide us—political, social, religious—Jacobs has learned that many of our fiercest disputes occur not because we’re doomed to be divided, but because the people involved simply aren’t thinking. Most of us don’t want to think. Thinking is trouble. Thinking can force us out of familiar, comforting habits, and it can complicate our relationships with like-minded friends. Finally, thinking is slow, and that’s a problem when our habits of consuming information (mostly online) leave us lost in the spin cycle of social media, partisan bickering, and confirmation bias. In this smart, endlessly entertaining book, Jacobs diagnoses the many forces that act on us to prevent thinking—forces that have only worsened in the age of Twitter, “alternative facts,” and information overload—and he also dispels the many myths we hold about what it means to think well. (For example: It’s impossible to “think for yourself.”) Drawing on sources as far-flung as novelist Marilynne Robinson, basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, British philosopher John Stuart Mill, and Christian theologian C.S. Lewis, Jacobs digs into the nuts and bolts of the cognitive process, offering hope that each of us can reclaim our mental lives from the impediments that plague us all. Because if we can learn to think together, maybe we can learn to live together, too.

Date Added: 01/03/2018


Category: How-to

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind

by Dana K. White

Bring your home out of the mess it's in and learn how to keep it under control. "The dirty little secret about most organizing advice is that it's written by organized people," says blogger, speaker, and decluttering expert Dana K. White. "But that's not how my brain works. I'm lost on page three." Dana blogs at A Slob Comes Clean, chronicling her successes and failures with her self-described "deslobification process." In the beginning she used the name "Nony" (short for aNONYmous), because she was sharing her deep, dark, slob secret. Now she has truly come clean--with not only her real name but the strategies she has developed, tested, and proved in her own home. She has learned what it takes to bring a home out of Disaster Status, which habits make the biggest and most lasting impact, and how to keep clutter under control. In How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind, Dana explains that cleaning your house is not a onetime project but a series of ongoing premade decisions. Her reality-based cleaning and organizing techniques debunk the biggest housekeeping fantasies and help readers learn what really works. Chapter titles include My First Step: Giving Up on the Fantasy The Worst Thing About the Best Way Just Tell Me What to Do Conquering Laundry Get Dinner on the Table Putting an End to the Never-Ending Weekly Cleaning Tasks Don't Get Organized How to Declutter Without Making a Bigger Mess Fighting the Perceived Value Battle But Will It Last? With a huge helping of empathy and humor, Dana provides a step-by-step process with strategies for getting rid of enormous amounts of stuff in as little time (and with as little emotional drama) as possible.

Date Added: 01/03/2018


Category: How-to

Adulting (ish) Steps

by Kelly Williams Brown

If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way.Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, ADULTING makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable-and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn: What to check for when renting a new apartment-Not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things.When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world- It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening. How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office -- Imagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps. The secret to finding a mechanic you love-Or, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind. From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.

Date Added: 01/03/2018


Category: How-to

ReSYNC Your Life

by Samir Becic

Named “#1 Fitness Trainer in the World” four times in a row, health and fitness expert Samir Becic motivates readers to become a stronger, leaner, smarter, and happier version of themselves in 28 days by using his revolutionary and highly effective ReSYNC® Method.Samir Becic is one of the most celebrated fitness trainers in the world. His revolutionary ReSYNC® Method shows people how to resync their minds and bodies for optimum health and fitness so that they live fully and healthy, the way God created them. A whole body-mind approach, ReSYNC® is an alternative training program that encompasses physical fitness, nutritional health, and mental and spiritual balance.The power of the ReSYNC® Method comes from its simplicity. It uses the body’s own movement and natural resistance instead of costly or heavy equipment, which allows followers to push their bodies to their full potential without harming themselves. As a result, athletes and exercise buffs consistently tout it as more effective than gym training. The nutrition plan includes foods that lead to glowing health, a leaner physique, and increased brain power. And the spiritual component encourages prayer and meditation techniques linked to better health.Samir Becic’s proven strategies, implemented with tens of thousands of clients for more than 15 years--from Lakewood Church to Bally Total Fitness Clubs--will help readers ReSYNC® their body, mind, and spirit to be everything they were meant to be.

Date Added: 12/29/2017


Category: Nutrition

The Total ME-Tox (On Your Own Terms)

by Wendy Shanker and Beth Behrs

Actress Beth Behrs of 2 Broke Girls presents a lighthearted, down-to-earth, and holistic wellness guide to giving up the junk food junkie lifestyle and achieving physical and emotional health.Before hitting her stride as one of Hollywood's hottest rising stars, Beth Behrs was a junk-food-loving couch potato, high-strung and stressed out. And then one day, she decided she'd had enough: she was going to take back her life. Beth began with simple steps that led to big changes-and now she wants to help readers do the same.In The Total Me-Tox, Beth shares her journey toward wellness, along with easy-to-follow healthy recipes, shrewd shopping tips, and fun living-room fitness routines (a.k.a. "Meh Workouts") designed to revitalize and inspire even the laziest among us. As entertaining as it is instructive, The Total Me-Tox is an achievable program for looking and feeling great about yourself.

Date Added: 12/29/2017


Category: Nutrition

Naturally Nourished

by Sarah Britton

Simplify whole foods cooking for weeknights--with 100 inspired vegetarian recipes made with supermarket ingredients.Sarah Britton streamlines vegetarian cooking by bringing her signature bright photography and fantastic flavors to an accessible cookbook fit for any budget, any day of the week. Her mains, sides, soups, salads, and snacks all call for easy cooking techniques and ingredients found in any grocery store. With callouts to vegan and gluten-free options and ideas for substitutions, this beautiful cookbook shows readers how to cook smart, not hard.

Date Added: 12/29/2017


Category: Nutrition

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

by Wendy Macnaughton and Samin Nosrat

A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters.In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time. Echoing Samin’s own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef, Salt, Fat Acid, Heat immediately bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens. With charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Refer to the canon of 100 essential recipes—and dozens of variations—to put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes, perfectly caramelized roast vegetables, tender braised meats, and light, flaky pastry doughs. Featuring 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor by renowned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will be your compass in the kitchen. Destined to be a classic, it just might be the last cookbook you’ll ever need. With a foreword by Michael Pollan.

Date Added: 12/29/2017


Category: Nutrition

Vegan for Everybody

by America'S Test Kitchen

In this cookbook, America's Test Kitchen decodes and demystifies vegan cooking, so you can reap its many benefits and avoid the pitfalls of bland food, lack of variety, and overprocessed ingredients. You'll find approachable, fresh, vibrant recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in between. Veganism is going mainstream. The benefits of consuming fewer animal products appear frequently in the news, and public figures and celebrities have openly embraced the tenets of a vegan diet, bringing it further into the food consciences of baby boomers, millennials, and postmillennials alike. Whether exploring a vegan diet for health, environmental, or political reasons, more and more people are looking to get hearty, plant-based meals onto their table. But eating vegan can seem overwhelming: Will it be flavorful? Satisfying? Easy to make? And it's easy to rely on processed foods. America's Test Kitchen addresses head-on what intimidates people: finding great-tasting and filling vegan protein options, cooking without dairy, preparing different whole grains and vegetables, and even baking. With more than 200 vibrant, foolproof recipes including proper day-starters, "cheesy" pizza you'll actually want to eat, filling vegetable-and-grain bowls, new dinner favorites, appetizers, DIY staples, and the ultimate birthday cake, this cookbook has something satisfying for everyone--the committed vegan or simply those looking to freshen up their cooking.

Date Added: 12/29/2017


Category: Nutrition

The Blue Apron Cookbook

by Blue Apron Culinary Team

The Joy of Cooking for a new generation: A collection of easy-to-make, delicious, and original recipes from the kitchens of Blue Apron—the beloved national meal-delivery service—featuring 165 step-by-step, technique-driven dishes that will transform novice cooks into confident home chefs and will excite experienced cooks too.Named for the uniform of apprentice chefs in professional kitchens, Blue Apron has made its mark from its exemplary meal-delivery service, but its true passion is culinary education—a value that infuses their commitment to providing healthy, sustainably sourced, seasonal foundations for creative cooking.Now in The Blue Apron Cookbook, this trusted national brand steps into the kitchens of home cooks everywhere, taking its familiar step-by-step instructional style to a new level in a technique-driven cookbook intended to build confidence and expertise through meals that are as beautiful to look at as they are mouth-wateringly delicious to enjoy.Organized around essential meals that explain both the "how" and the "why" of cooking techniques, The Blue Apron Cookbook excites, educates, and inspires. With the help of 800 stunning color photographs and unparalleled step-by-step instruction, amateur home cooks will grow into competent home chefs, perfecting and creating variations of classics ranging from roast chicken to risottos, pastas, soups, salads, and desserts. Each chapter starts with the basics and builds from there—as you cook through the recipes, even experienced cooks will appreciate the basics in a new way, learning how one dish or technique can be transformed into many others. Today’s cooks are hungry for real culinary expertise, and eager to cook smarter and better. A cookbook that reflects the tastes and trends of the moment while honoring the traditional methods and flavors chefs have perfected for centuries, The Blue Apron Cookbook is poised to become the go-to resource for anyone looking to truly master home cooking.

Date Added: 12/29/2017


Category: Nutrition

Millionaire Teacher

by Andrew Hallam

Adopt the investment strategy that turned a school teacher into a millionaire Millionaire Teacher shows you how to achieve financial independence through smart investing -- without being a financial wizard. Author Andrew Hallam was a high school English teacher. He became a debt-free millionaire by following a few simple rules. In this book, he teaches you the financial fundamentals you need to follow in his tracks. You can spend just an hour per year on your investments, never think about the stock market's direction -- and still beat most professional investors. It's not about get-rich-quick schemes or trendy investment products peddled by an ever-widening, self-serving industry; it's about your money and your future. This new second edition features updated discussion on passive investing, studies on dollar cost averaging versus lump sum investing, and a detailed segment on RoboAdvisors for Americans, Canadians, Australians, Singaporeans and British investors. Financial literacy is rarely taught in schools. Were you shortchanged by your education system? This book is your solution, teaching you the ABCs of finance to help you build wealth. Gain the financial literacy to make smart investment decisions Learn why you should invest in index funds Find out how to find the right kind of financial advisor Avoid scams and flash-in-the-pan trends Millionaire Teacher shows how to build a strong financial future today.

Date Added: 01/03/2018


Category: Personal Finance

Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?

by Cary Siegel

Why do high schools and colleges require students to take courses in English, math and science, yet have absolutely no requirements for students to learn about personal money management?

Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School? 99 Personal Money Management Lessons to Live By was initially developed by the author to pass on to his five children as they entered adulthood. As it developed, the author realized that personal money management skills were rarely taught in high schools, colleges and even in MBA programs.

Unfortunately, books on the subject tend to be complicated, lengthy reads. The book includes eight important lessons focusing on 99 principles that will quickly and memorably enhance any individual's money management acumen.

Unlike many of the personal money management books out there, this book is a quick, easily digested read that focuses more on the qualitative side than the quantitative side of personal money management. The principles are not from a text book. Rather, they are practical principles learned by the author as he navigated through his financial life. Many are unorthodox in order to be memorable and provoke deeper thought by the reader. Not only an excellent graduation gift for high school and college students but also a great read for any adult!

Date Added: 01/03/2018


Category: Personal Finance

The Index Card

by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack

TV analysts and money managers would have you believe your finances are enormously complicated, and if you don’t follow their guidance, you’ll end up in the poorhouse.

They’re wrong.

When University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack interviewed Helaine Olen, an award-winning financial journalist and the author of the bestselling Pound Foolish, he made an off­hand suggestion: everything you need to know about managing your money could fit on an index card. To prove his point, he grabbed a 4" x 6" card, scribbled down a list of rules, and posted a picture of the card online. The post went viral.

Now, Pollack teams up with Olen to explain why the ten simple rules of the index card outperform more complicated financial strategies. Inside is an easy-to-follow action plan that works in good times and bad, giving you the tools, knowledge, and confidence to seize control of your financial life.

Date Added: 12/29/2017


Category: Personal Finance

Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s For Dummies

by Eric Tyson

Millennials often confront greater difficulties—including economic uncertainty and student debt—than those who came before them. This new financial responsibility can be intimidating, and many people are unsure where to begin. Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies will help Millennials to be confident about managing their finances and get on a clear path toward financial security.

Inside, trusted financial advisor Eric Tyson shows students and recent grads how to make smart financial decisions in order to pay off student loans, avoid any additional debt, and create a solid plan to ensure their financial success. From avoiding common money mistakes to making informed investment choices, Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies covers it all!

  • Build a foundation through smart spending and saving
  • Rent, buy, or sell a house
  • File taxes the right way
  • Protect your finances and identity in the digital world
  • Get ready to forge your own path to financial security!

    Date Added: 12/29/2017


    Category: Personal Finance

    This Is Where You Belong

    by Melody Warnick

    In the spirit of Gretchen Rubin's megaseller The Happiness Project and Eric Weiner's The Geography of Bliss, a journalist embarks on a project to discover what it takes to love where you live. The average restless American will move 11.7 times in a lifetime. For Melody Warnick, it was move #6, from Austin, Texas, to Blacksburg, Virginia, that threatened to unhinge her. In the lonely aftermath of unpacking, she wondered: Aren't we supposed to put down roots at some point? How does the place we live become the place we want to stay? This time, she had an epiphany. Rather than hold her breath and hope this new town would be her family's perfect fit, she would figure out how to fall in love with it--no matter what. How we come to feel at home in our towns and cities is what Warnick sets out to discover in This Is Where You Belong. She dives into the body of research around place attachment--the deep sense of connection that binds some of us to our cities and increases our physical and emotional well-being--then travels to towns across America to see it in action. Inspired by a growing movement of placemaking, she examines what its practitioners are doing to create likeable locales. She also speaks with frequent movers and loyal stayers around the country to learn what draws highly mobile Americans to a new city, and what makes us stay. The best ideas she imports to her adopted hometown of Blacksburg for a series of Love Where You Live experiments designed to make her feel more locally connected. Dining with her neighbors. Shopping Small Business Saturday. Marching in the town Christmas parade. Can these efforts make a halfhearted resident happier? Will Blacksburg be the place she finally stays? What Warnick learns will inspire you to embrace your own community--and perhaps discover that the place where you live right now . . . is home.

    Date Added: 01/03/2018


    Category: Wellness

    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    by Marie Kondo

    This 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.

    Japanese organizational consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly declutter your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Whereas most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, the KonMari Method's category-by-category, all-at-once prescription leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have been repeat customers (and she still has a three-month waiting list of new customers!).

    With detailed guidance for every type of item in the household, this quirky little manual from Japan's newest lifestyle phenomenon will help readers clear their clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home--and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

    Date Added: 01/03/2018


    Category: Wellness

    Girl Up

    by Laura Bates

    They told you you need to be thin and beautiful. They told you to wear longer skirts, avoid going out late at night and move in groups - never accept drinks from a stranger, and wear shoes you can run in more easily than heels. They told you to wear just enough make-up to look presentable but not enough to be a slut; to dress to flatter your apple, pear, hourglass figure, but not to be too tarty. They warned you that if you try to be strong, or take control, you'll be shrill, bossy, a ballbreaker. Of course it's fine for the boys, but you should know your place. They told you 'that's not for girls' - 'take it as a compliment' - 'don't rock the boat' - 'that'll go straight to your hips'. They told you 'beauty is on the inside', but you knew they didn't really mean it. Well I'm here to tell you something different. Hilarious, jaunty and bold, GIRL UP exposes the truth about the pressures surrounding body image, the false representations in media, the complexities of a sex and relationships, the trials of social media and all the other lies they told us.

    Date Added: 12/29/2017


    Category: Wellness

    Tribe of Mentors

    by Timothy Ferriss

    We All Need Mentors. Here Are More than 100 of the World’s Best. When facing life’s questions, who do you turn to for advice? We all need mentors, particularly when the odds seem stacked against us. To find his own, four-time #1 best-selling author Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more. No matter the challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help. You will learn:• The three books legendary investor Ray Dalio recommends most often• Lessons and tips from elite athletes like Maria Sharapova, Kelly Slater, Dara Torres, Tony Hawk, Dan Gable, and more• How and why Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz says no to most incoming requests• The mental models of poker phenoms Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke, Fedor Holz, and Liv Boeree• The meditation and mindfulness practices of David Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Rubin, Richa Chadha, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, and others• The high-school loss that motivated actor Terry Crews for life . . . and how you can use the lesson• Why TED curator Chris Anderson thinks “pursue your passion” is terrible advice• Why renowned designer Debbie Millman believes in therapy but not in work-life balance• How Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens went from repeated rejections to global mega-bestseller• The new beliefs, behaviors, and habits that have most helped cryptocurrency icons (founders of Ethereum, Zcash, etc.) in the last five years• Why Arianna Huffington recommends that you regularly scramble apps on your phone• The “bar complex” exercise that keeps country star Tim McGraw young• Why bestselling author Steven Pressfield believes college students should drive trucks and become cowboys• Why comedian Patton Oswalt wishes at least one catastrophic failure on anyone in the arts• Astrophysicist Janna Levin’s unique reframe that helps her see obstacles as opportunities• Why actor Ben Stiller likes to dunk his head in a bucket of ice in the morning• Why Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston’s cheat sheet for his younger self would include a tennis ball, a circle, and the number 30,000. Other mentors include Neil Gaiman, Ashton Kutcher, Dita Von Teese, Marc Benioff, Evan Williams, Brandon Stanton, Esther Perel, Darren Aronofsky, Steve Aoki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie McMahon, Craig Newmark, Gretchen Rubin, Bear Grylls, Laura Walker, Mr. Money Mustache (Pete Adeney), Linda Rottenberg, Jesse Williams, and many more.

    Date Added: 12/29/2017


    Category: Wellness

    Year of Yes

    by Shonda Rhimes

    The mega-talented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder chronicles how saying YES for one year changed her life-and how it can change yours, too.With three hit shows on television and three children at home, the uber-talented Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No. And there was the side-benefit of saying No for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear. Then Shonda's sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed-and the result was nothing short of transformative. In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life-and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes.

    Date Added: 12/29/2017


    Category: Wellness

    Live the Let-Go Life

    by Joseph Prince

    Are You Overwhelmed by Stress, Worry, and Anxiety?Unending daily to-do lists. The frantic pace of modern living. The race to stay relevant in the face of disruption. The very real threat of superbugs and terror in our everyday lives... It's not hard to see why so many people today are experiencing stress, worry, and anxiety attacks.Unfortunately, these aren't simply innocent states of emotion-they can insidiously develop into chronic depression and psychosomatic illnesses, and lead to destructive behaviors. But here's the good news: While stress is depleting and debilitating, it can be defeated and driven from your life.In LIVE THE LET-GO LIFE, Joseph Prince shows you how to beat stress and anxieties that come with the everyday demands and pressures of modern living. Discover how you were not designed by God to live under stress, but called to live the life of rest. You will learn how to let go of stress and see His grace flow unabated in the worry-free areas of your life.

    Date Added: 12/29/2017


    Category: Wellness

    Mornings with Jesus 2018

    by Guideposts

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28)We hear Jesus’s words and want to respond, but so often we feel we’re too busy, too anxious, or too heavily burdened to take hold of his invitation. Mornings with Jesus 2018, an annual, 365-day devotional, is your entrée into his world. Jesus will comfort you, and you’ll experience the delight and challenge of knowing him and living for him.In Mornings with Jesus 2018, you can read and reflect on one all-new devotion each day that will encourage you to embrace Jesus’s love, to lay down your worries and walk with Him, and to focus on Him as Redeemer, Friend, and Faithful One. Lifting up their voices in heartfelt gratitude, ten writers consider the character and teachings of Jesus and share how He enriches and empowers them daily and how He wants to do the same for you. Every day you will enjoy a scripture verse, reflection on Jesus’s words, and a faith step that inspires and challenges you in your daily walk of living a Christ-like life.

    Date Added: 12/29/2017


    Category: Wellness


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