The Whole-Brain Child offers recommendations for a whole-brain approach to parenting. This approach emphasizes the importance of integrating the four quadrants of a child's brain, whether in challenging or joyous moments. Geared toward the brain development of children from birth to age 12, the whole-brain approach includes 12 parenting strategies based on current brain research, as well as a concise breakdown that describes how to apply these strategies at different ages and stages.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is a work of speculative fiction that follows a runaway slave, Cora, on a grisly tour through the American South. Conveyed by the underground railroad, which the author has rendered as a literal mode of transportation, Cora travels from Georgia, to South Carolina, to North Carolina, to Tennessee, and finally to Indiana. Dogged every step of the way by a legendary slave catcher, Cora bears witness to multiple atrocities.
Achieving the ultimate body does not require endless hours in a gym or excessively restrictive diets. The fundamental aspect of the 4-Hour Body plan is to use the minimum effective dose of something, such as partaking in the least amount of healthy food or exercise that still produces results. It is a minimalist approach. Losing fat and building muscles with the prescribed 4-Hour Body diet and exercise regimens are important parts of the plan.
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This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Trim Healthy Mama is a nonfiction guide to ditching diets and adopting a holistic, healthy way of eating that promotes weight loss and overall well-being. Coauthors Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison are sisters who eventually arrived at the same place in their dieting and weight journey - a place they call "done". They were fed up with restrictive diets that simply weren't sustainable or pleasant.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is a novel titled after its cranky but quietly heroic protagonist. A heart condition has forced Ove, a 59-year-old widower, into early retirement. Now lacking purpose and overwhelmed by grief for his late wife, Ove finds himself contemplating suicide. Flashing back and forth between his interactions with his quirky neighbors in the present day and the story of his past, listeners learn what makes this colorful character tick.
The Thyroid Connection by Amy Myers is a self-help book for people who suffer from thyroid dysfunction or suspect that they do. Myers took up her mission to help others understand thyroid conditions when she was in medical school and was diagnosed with Graves' disease, an autoimmune condition that results in hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid. Only after Myers discovered functional medicine, which looks for the root causes of illness rather than treating individual symptoms, did she begin to thrive.
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Feeling Good by Dr. David D. Burns is a self-help guide to using cognitive therapy (CT) as an effective, scientifically proven tool for combating depression of all degrees, especially when used in combination with therapy and possibly medication. Cognitive therapy is based on the idea that people's perceptions about themselves, their relationships, their job, and their overall life will shape their feelings. When people can change their thinking, they can drastically and often rapidly improve their mood.
Truly Madly Guilty, a novel by Liane Moriarty, flashes back and forth in time between the afternoon of a traumatic barbecue and its aftermath. The story, which unfolds in Sydney, Australia, and its suburbs, describes the lives of the attendees two months after the barbecue where a little girl nearly drowned. Under a backdrop of incessant rain, over a period of months, three families cope with fallout from their fateful gathering with varying degrees of success.
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A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers to help carry a woman's groceries. Is he a good Samaritan or is he after something else? A fired employee says, "You'll be sorry." Will he return with a gun? After their first date, a man tells a woman it is their "destiny" to be married. What will he do when she won't see him again? A mother has an uneasy feeling about the nice babysitter she's just hired. Should she not go to work today?
People tend to believe that innate ability is the most important determinant of success and achievement. However, IQ tests and other measures of supposedly natural talent are poor predictors of performance. On the other hand, questionnaires designed to measure perseverance and determination correlate these qualities with success. Hard workers with determination can succeed even in fields like math, which students usually regard as dominated by people with talent or genius.
A Mind of Your Own, by holistic women's health psychiatrist Kelly Brogan, aims to help women better understand the root causes of depression and the pervasive myths surrounding antidepressants. Brogan encourages listeners to take their health and wellbeing into their own hands. She outlines a four-week protocol of dietary restrictions, adjustments to sleep and exercise, and meditation. This regimen is intended to provide women with a healthier alternative to antidepressants.
The Summer Before the War is a novel that follows the inhabitants of a small English town through the onset of World War I. Its protagonist, Beatrice Nash, is a young woman who was recently orphaned. In the summer of 1914, she moves to Rye to escape the clutches of the oppressive relatives who administer her inheritance. Over the next few months, as she establishes herself as a Latin teacher, the war slowly drains the town of its vitality.
Barkskins by Annie Proulx is a novel about settler colonialism in North America and the eradication of the boreal forest and its native inhabitants. The novel spans 300 years tracing the family lineages of two Frenchmen, Charles Duquet and René Sel. In the late 17th century, Duquet and Sel, two poor indentured servants, arrive in the wild, seemingly infinite coniferous forest of New France.
The argument against the growing power of finance capital is not an argument against capitalism itself. Rather, finance must be reined in so that capitalism can proceed efficiently. Healthy competition is undermined when banks and financial conglomerates trade in commodities, thereby competing with businesses rather than supplying them with capital. Financial industries have access to information and capital that gives them unfair advantages in the market.
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a dating advice book by comedian and radio personality Steve Harvey. As a man, Harvey has insight into how men think and what they want out of relationships. He honed that insight by providing advice to callers on his talk show, The Steve Harvey Morning Show. By explaining men, Harvey promises to help women learn how to get more out of relationships and how to find and keep good men.
The 36-Hour Day by Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins is a detailed self-help guide for people caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and other memory impairments. The burdens on caregivers are immense. They first must have a physician adequately assess their loved one's condition and help the family come up with a plan for comprehensive and appropriate care.
The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict, Second Edition, is an expanded version, including additional appendices, of a successful 2006 publication by the Arbinger Institute. The book, which uses fictional characters to illustrate its points, details strategies for defusing political, personal, and business conflicts. It argues that conflict must be approached with a heart at peace rather than a heart at war. Before people can change another's behavior, they must rid themselves of hatred and self-deception.
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is a comprehensive guide to navigating all aspects of pregnancy including pregnancy preparations, conception, week-by-week embryonic development, labor, and postpartum care. Pregnancy is exciting, but for most women there are also numerous accompanying financial and emotional stressors, not to mention hormone-induced emotional shifts.