Fitness & Dieting

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  • booksreddit.com:Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change

    Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change

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    Should anti-war protesters use graphic images to get public support for their cause, or will such images turn the public off? In encouraging the public to adopt sustainable behaviors, should environmental organizations ask for small changes like using fluorescent light bulbs or big changes like giving up cars? Why do most Americans say they oppose the cruel practices of factory farms and sweatshops yet still buy products from these places? And how can non-profits get more people to say yes to…


  • booksreddit.com:Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical

    Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion

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    Foreword by Michael Shermer, Ph.D. Contributors include Richard Dawkins, Penn Jillette, and Julia Sweeney. A large and growing number of parents are choosing to raise their kids without religion. In Parenting Beyond Belief, Dale McGowan celebrates the freedom that comes with raising kids without formal indoctrination and advises parents on the most effective way to raise freethinking children. With advice from educators, doctors, psychologists, and philosophers as well as wisdom from everyday…


  • booksreddit.com:History of Madness

    History of Madness

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    Questioning the western and eastern perception of mental illness and psychotic experience and how they relate.
    When it was first published in France in 1961 as Folie et Déraison: Histoire de la Folie à l’âge Classique, few had heard of a thirty-four year old philosopher by the name of Michel Foucault. By the time an abridged English edition was published in 1967 as Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault had shaken the intellectual world. This translation is the first English edition of the complete French texts of the first and second edition, including all prefaces and appendices, some of them un… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Bad Science

    Bad Science

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    Ben Goldacre’s wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations. Since 2003 Dr Ben Goldacre has been exposing dodgy medical data in his popular Guardian column. In this eye-opening book he takes on the MMR hoax and misleading cosmetics ads, acupuncture and homeopathy, vitamins and mankind’s vexed relationship with all manner of ‘toxins’. Along the way, the self…


  • booksreddit.com:The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

    The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

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    In The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker, well-known for his revolutionary theory of how children acquire language, lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, how it evolved. With wit, education, and deft use of everyday examples of humor and wordplay, Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution lik…


  • booksreddit.com:The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better

    The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

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    A New York Times Bestseller, with an updated explanation of the 2010 Health Reform Bill Bringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid visits industrialized democracies around the world–France, Britain, Germany, Japan, and beyond–to provide a revelatory tour of successful, affordable universal health care systems. Now updated with new statistics and a plain-English explanation of the 2010 health care reform bi…


  • booksreddit.com:Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds

    Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

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    “[Fine’s] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is.”―The New York Times It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children―boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks―we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it. And everywhere we hear about vitally important “hardwired” differences between male and female brains. The neuroscience that we read…


  • booksreddit.com:Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind

    Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind

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    Neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran is internationally renowned for uncovering answers to the deep and quirky questions of human nature that few scientists have dared to address. His bold insights about the brain are matched only by the stunning simplicity of his experiments — using such low-tech tools as cotton swabs, glasses of water and dime-store mirrors. In Phantoms in the Brain, Dr. Ramachandran recounts how his work with patients who have bizarre neurological disorders has shed new ligh…


  • booksreddit.com:The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man

    The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess

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    In The New Rules of Lifting for Women, authors Lou Schuler, Cassandra Forsythe and Alwyn Cosgrove present a comprehensive strength, conditioning and nutrition plan destined to revolutionize the way women work out. All the latest studies prove that strength training, not aerobics, provides the key to losing fat and building a fit, strong body. This book refutes the misconception that women will “bulk up” if they lift heavy weights. Nonsense! It’s tough enough for men to pack on muscle, and…


  • booksreddit.com:Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

    Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

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    In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan’s thought…


  • booksreddit.com:The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

    The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

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    Understanding North Korea through its propaganda What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them?Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into the regime’s domestic propaganda, including films, romance novels and other artifacts of the personality cult, Myers analyzes each of the country’s official myths in tu…


  • booksreddit.com:Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)

    Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)

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    Would you be surprised that road rage can be good for society? Or that most crashes happen on sunny, dry days? That our minds can trick us into thinking the next lane is moving faster? Or that you can gauge a nation’s driving behavior by its levels of corruption? These are only a few of the remarkable dynamics that Tom Vanderbilt explores in this fascinating tour through the mysteries of the road. Based on exhaustive research and interviews with driving experts and traffic officials around th…


  • booksreddit.com:Principles of Personal Defense

    Principles of Personal Defense

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    This revised edition of Jeff Cooper’s classic on personal defense is the best study of the guiding principles of survival in the face of unprovoked violence by human assailants. Cooper discusses the vital elements of defensive mental conditioning, including alertness, decisiveness, aggressiveness, speed, coolness, ruthlessness and surprise.