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The book everyone is talking about: how the French manage to raise well-behaved children, and have a life!
Who hasn't noticed how well-behaved French children are, compared to our own?
*How come French babies sleep through the night?
*Why do French children happily eat what is put in front of them?
*How can French mothers chat to their friends while their children play quietly?
*Why are French mothers more likely to be seen in skinny jeans than tracksuit bottoms?
'Fascintating...gripping...extremely funny...I loved it. It made me want to move to Paris' - India Knight, Sunday Times
'Her book should be dispensed on prescription' -Spectator
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In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. It was a cover story, a painful past written over and repainted. It was a story of survival.
This book is that story's the silent twin. It is full of hurt and humour and a fierce love of life. It is about the pursuit of happiness, about lessons in love, the search for a mother and a journey into madness and out again. It is generous, honest and true.
THE SECRETS OF PERFECT DECISION-MAKING Have you ever... Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn't worth it? Overpayed in an Ebay auction? Continued doing something you knew was bad for you? Sold stocks too late, or too early? Taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances? Backed the wrong horse? These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better choices - whether dealing with a personal problem or a business negotiation; trying to save money or make money; working out what we do or don't want in life, and how best to get it. Already an international bestseller, THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY is essential reading for anyone with important decisions to make. It reveals, in 100 short chapters, the most common errors of judgement, and how to avoid them. Simple, clear and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making - at work, at home, every day.
In Quiet, the international bestseller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.
Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.
Ken Robinson, author of the international bestseller The Element and the most viewed talk on TED.com, offers a practical guide to discovering your passions and natural aptitudes, and finding the point at which the two meet: Finding Your Element.
Through a range of stories from his own experience and those of people from all walks of life, Ken Robinson explores the diversity of intelligence and the power of imagination and creativity. For some, finding their element has brought fame and success, like Ellen McArthur's unusual journey from growing up in a landlocked ex-mining town to achieving sailing glory. However many of the inspiring stories are of ordinary people who read the first book and were moved to share how its principles have transformed their lives, like the man who found fulfilment as a magician after years of working as a computer engineer.
This book also provides the tools, techniques, resources and advice you need to discover the depth of your abilities and identify opportunities for change. It looks at the conditions that enable you to find yourself: why it's so important to connect with people who share your element and why your attitudes may be holding you back.
Finding Your Element shows that age and occupation are no barriers to discovering what makes us happiest, and that once we have found our path we can help others to do so as well.
Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D, is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, and human potential. He advises governments, corporations, education systems, and some of the world's leading cultural organizations. His 2008 talk on how schools kill creativity is still the most watched video on TED.com with over 13.5 million views to date.
Lou Aronica is the author of two novels and coauthor of several works of nonfiction, including The Culture Code (with Clotaire Rapaille) and The Element.
The most powerful, most staggeringly complex machine ever created is all in your head. Our brain is the most adaptable, modifiable organ in our body, and yet it is the organ we most likely give the least attention. Many individuals who are concerned with having a physically fit body stop their "workout" at the neck. In the past five years brain scientists have discovered much more about how the brain works, including that it can be trained to perform better than ever before. You are never too young or too old to adopt healthy brain habits that strengthen the brain's capacity to think smarter. In Make Your Brain Smarter, renowned cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman introduces you to the very latest research in brain science and shows you how to tailor a program to fit your own needs. In this all-inclusive book, Dr. Chapman delivers a comprehensive "fitness" plan that you can use to "exercise" your way to a healthier brain. You will find scientifically proven strategies to train deep, insightful, and strategic thinking. You will discover why memory is not the most important measure of brain function, why IQ is an outdated, misleading index of brain potential, and how to become a higher brain performer. Make Your Brain Smarter is the ultimate guide for keeping your brain fit at every age. You will learn why age is not the culprit behind brain slippage, why your brain does not have to deteriorate, why your best brain years can be ahead of you, and how to maximize brainpower across the life span. Whether you are a Boomer-age "thinker" or a Millennial-era "finder," Make Your Brain Smarter will help you take charge of your frontal lobe command center, in order to create and challenge yourself to achieve the bright and vibrant brain that you crave, and to be a more creative, more articulate, and more energetic thinker. Brain performance is the last, most urgent, and most significant frontier of human performance. Now is the time to put your brain at the center of your health habits. Live young and live long with a brain whose assets can continue to grow more valuable when you take the health challenge to keep your brain fit every day. ...
The NEW edition of the best-selling guide to the GMAT Test.
The Official Guide to the GMAT, 13th Edition will be the first guide on the market that contains official sample questions from the new Integrated Reasoning section that will be part of the GMAT exam in June 2012. Because this component is more interactive than other core components in the GMAT exam (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing), the Integrated Reasoning practice questions will be housed on a companion website that readers will be able to access after purchasing the book*.
In addition, 20% of the current questions will be replaced - all with official questions used on actual GMAT exams - more than 800 questions are included!. No other GMAT study guide can provide this.
The book will publish three months before the new test is integrated and will be the only guide on the market to include study information and practice questions written by the writers of the test.
*To use the Integrated Reasoning companion website, you must have one of the following browsers: Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer version 7 or higher.
Is your workload overwhelming? Does it just keep mounting up while your stress levels reach fever pitch? In Getting Things Done David Allen teaches you how to keep a clear head, relax and organise your thoughts while implementing the methods that he has introduced at organisations like Microsoft, Lockheed and the US Department of Justice: Learn the 'do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it' principle to empty your in-tray. Handle e-mail, paperwork and unexpected demands in a system of self-management. Plan and progress projects. Reassess goals and stay focused. Apply the two minute rule when deciding what to do now and what to defer. Overcome feelings of anxiety and being overwhelmed. With clear and specific methods and advice, David Allen's tried and trusted formula for business efficiency could transform the way you operate and your experience of work.
At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love,Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe - a Brazilian-born man ofAustralian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met.Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other,but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legallymarried. (Both survivors of difficult divorces. Enough said.) Butprovidence intervened one day in the form of the U.S. government, who -after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing -gave the couple a choice: they could either get married, or Felipewould never be allowed to enter the country again. Having beeneffectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage bydelving completely into this topic, trying with all her might todiscover (through historical research, interviews and much personalreflection) what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is.The result is Committed - a witty and intelligent contemplationof marriage that debunks myths, unthreads fears and suggests thatsometimes even the most romantic of souls must trade in her amorousfantasies for the humbling responsibility of adulthood. Gilbert'smemoir - destined to become a cherished handbook for any thinkingperson hovering on the verge of marriage - is ultimately a clear-eyedcelebration of love, with all the complexity and consequence that reallove, in the real world, actually entails.
Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking is the one that really works. It is the world's bestselling book on how to give up smoking. And this is the original and still the best edition of his classic book on how to give up smoking the easy way.
Over Nine Million Copies Sold Worldwide.
'It didn't take any willpower. I didn't miss it at all and I was free' Ruby Wax
Read this book and you'll never smoke another cigarette again.
THE unique method:
No scare tactics
The psychological need to smoke disappears as you read
Feel great to be a non-smoker
Join the 25 million men and women that Allen Carr has helped give up smoking.
'Achieved for me a thing that I thought was not possible - to give up a thirty year smoking habit literally overnight. It was nothing short of a miracle' Anjelica Huston
'Instantly I was freed from my addiction. I found it not only easy but unbelievably enjoyable to stay stopped' Sir Anthony Hopkins
'This guy's brilliant. And I haven't smoked since' Ashton Kutcher
Special offer: Recover the cost of this book when you attend an Allen Carr Clinic.
Allen Carr was an accountant who smoked 100 cigarettes a day until he discovered EASYWAY. Having cured his own addiction he went on to write a series of bestselling books, most famously The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. His books have sold more than 13 million copies worldwide. Allen's lasting legacy is a dynamic, ongoing, global publishing programme and an ever-expanding worldwide network of clinics which help treat a range of issues including smoking, weight, alcohol and "other" drug addiction.