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  • 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:Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients. by Ben Goldacre

    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients. by Ben Goldacre

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    ‘Bad Science’ hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess. Doctors and patients need good scientific evidence to make informed decisions. But instead, companies run bad trials on their own drugs, which distort and exaggerate the benefits by design. When these trials produce unflatterin…


  • booksreddit.com:The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science

    The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science

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    Providing step-by-step guidance for every stage of the meditation path, this uniquely comprehensive guide for a Western audience combines the wisdom from the teachings of the Buddha with the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Clear and friendly, this in-depth practice manual builds on the nine-stage model of meditation originally articulated by the ancient Indian sage Asanga, crystallizing the entire meditative journey into 10 clearly-defined stages. The book also intro…


  • booksreddit.com:In Food We Trust: The Politics of Purity in American Food Regulation (At Table)

    In Food We Trust: The Politics of Purity in American Food Regulation (At Table)

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    One of the great myths of contemporary American culture is that the United States’ food supply is the safest in the world because the government works to guarantee food safety and enforce certain standards on food producers, processors, and distributors. In reality U.S. food safety administration and oversight have remained essentially the same for more than a century, with the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 continuing to frame national policy despite drama…


  • booksreddit.com:Starting Strength:  Basic Barbell Training

    Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition

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    Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after six more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, the updated third editio…


  • booksreddit.com:Discovering Human Sexuality

    Discovering Human Sexuality, Third Edition

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    Discovering Human Sexuality is an evidence-based, accessible introduction to the study of sexuality and the diverse ways in which it brings joys and challenges to our lives. The backgrounds of the authors-in biology, sociology, teaching, and writing-have made possible a text that is multidisciplinary, authoritative, sex-positive, and a delight to read. Now in its Third Edition, Discovering Human Sexuality has established itself as a popular and widely praised text that respects diversity both…


  • booksreddit.com:Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice

    Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice

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    Essential reading following an astounding summer of sport; if you’ve ever wondered what makes a champion, Bounce has the answer. What are the real secrets of sporting success, and what lessons do they offer about life? Why doesn’t Tiger Woods “choke”? Why are the best figure skaters those that have fallen over the most and why has one small street in Reading produced more top table tennis players than the rest of the country put together. Two-time Olympian and sports writer and broadcaster Ma…


  • booksreddit.com:Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders

    Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders

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    Praise for Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Second Edition “In this new edition of Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Dr. Chu distills the wisdom he has gained from many years spent building and directing an extraordinary therapeutic community in a major teaching hospital. Both beginners and experienced clinicians will benefit from this book’s unfailing clarity, balance, and pragmatism. An invaluable resource.”—Judith L. Herman, MD, Director of Training for the Victims of Violence Program, Cambridge Hea…


  • booksreddit.com:Next of Kin: My Conversations with Chimpanzees

    Next of Kin: My Conversations with Chimpanzees

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    For 30 years Roger Fouts has pioneered communication with chimpanzees through sign language–beginning with a mischievous baby chimp named Washoe. This remarkable book describes Fout’s odyssey from novice researcher to celebrity scientist to impassioned crusader for the rights of animals. Living and conversing with these sensitive creatures has given him a profound appreciation of what they can teach us about ourselves. It has also made Fouts an outspoken opponent of biomedical experimentatio…


  • booksreddit.com:It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies

    It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library)

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    An updated, fifteenth anniversary edition of the definitive book on kids’ sexual health brings this trusted resource into the twenty-first century.Now offering a brand-new chapter focusing on safe Internet use — one of parents’ key concerns — this universally acclaimed classic by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley is a cutting-edge resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens. Providing accurate and up-to-date answers t…


  • booksreddit.com:Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

    Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

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    Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana is required reading for a new generation of curious and sophisticated pot smokers. Presented in an eye-popping package and filled with hyperdetailed photography of individual buds, this essential guide to marijuana is smart, practical, and exceedingly beautiful. The “Primer” section explores the culture of this complex flower and explains the botany that makes each strain unique. The “Buds” section describes the variations of lineage, flavor, and mental or ph…


  • booksreddit.com:Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism

    Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism

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    Starting with Freud’s “projection theory” of religion-that belief in God is merely a product of man’s desire for security-Professor Vitz argues that psychoanalysis actually provides a more satisfying explanation for atheism. Disappointment in one’s earthly father, whether through death, absence, or mistreatment, frequently leads to a rejection of God. A biographical survey of influential atheists of the past four centuries shows that this “defective father hypothesis” provides a consistent ex…


  • booksreddit.com:How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office

    How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office

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    How pure is the air you breathe?Plants are the lungs of the earth: they produce the oxygen that makes life possible, add precious moisture, and filter toxins. Houseplants can perform these essential functions in your home or office with the same efficiency as a rainforest in our biosphere.In research designed to create a breathable environment for a NASA lunar habitat, noted scientist Dr. B.C. Wolverton discovered that houseplants are the best filters of common pollutants such as ammonia, fo…


  • booksreddit.com:Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus

    Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus

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    A maddened creature, frothing at the mouth, lunges at an innocent victim—and, with a bite, transforms its prey into another raving monster. It’s a scenario that underlies our darkest tales of supernatural horror, but its power derives from a very real virus, a deadly scourge known to mankind from our earliest days. In this fascinating exploration, journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart four thousand years in the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies.The most f…


  • booksreddit.com:Curly Girl: The Handbook

    Curly Girl: The Handbook

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    The Curly Girl manifesto is back, now completely revised, updated, and expanded by more than a third with all-new material. Created by curly hair evangelist Lorraine Massey—the go-to curl expert featured in Allure, InStyle, Lucky, Seventeen, and The New York Times; owner of the Devachan salons in New York; and creator of a multimillion-dollar line of all-natural Devachan products—Curly Girl is the surprising bible for the 65 percent of women with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to c…


  • booksreddit.com:Stranger in the Village of the Sick: A Memoir of Cancer

    Stranger in the Village of the Sick: A Memoir of Cancer, Sorcery, and Healing

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    After more than fifty years of good health, anthropologist Paul Stoller suddenly found himself diagnosed with lymphoma. The only thing more transformative than his fear and dread of cancer was the place it ultimately took him: twenty-five years back in time to his days as an apprentice to a West African sorcerer, Adamu Jenitongo.Stranger in the Village of the Sick follows Stoller down this unexpected path toward personal discovery, growth, and healing. The stories here are about life in the v…


  • booksreddit.com:Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

    Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

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    An original and groundbreaking book that examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer’s Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorderIn this strikingly original and groundbreaking book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer’s Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the Iliad was written twenty-seven centuries ago it has much to teach a…


  • booksreddit.com:Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance (The Racing Weight Series)

    Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance (The Racing Weight Series)

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    Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes.Revealing new research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training.This comprehensive and science-based program shows athletes the best ways to lose weight and avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep new PRs out of reach….


  • booksreddit.com:Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

    Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

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    We know that each of us is unique, but science has struggled to pinpoint where, precisely, our uniqueness resides. Is it in our genes? The structure of our brains? Our genome may determine our eye color and even aspects of our personality. But our friendships, failures, and passions also shape who we are. The question is: how? Sebastian Seung, a dynamic professor at MIT, is on a quest to discover the biological basis of identity. He believes it lies in the pattern of connections between the …