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A Promised Land

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A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making, from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Leadership, Other People Exist, Politics, Race and Racism, and Societies

Author: Barack Obama

Website: Link

Publisher: Crown

Publishing Date: 2020-11-17

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Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

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A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain’t I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman’s involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The result is nothing short of groundbreaking, giving this book a critical place on every feminist scholar’s bookshelf.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Pride & Shame, Race and Racism, Societies, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: bell hooks

Website: Link

Publisher: South End Press

Publishing Date: 1999-07-01

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Becoming

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In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Cultures, Family, Friendships, Gender Roles, HEALTH, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Over-all Health, Race and Racism, Social Skills, and Teachers and Mentors

Author: Michelle Obama

Website: Link

Publisher: Crown

Publishing Date: 2018-11-13

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Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

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The author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, tackles the critical question: How do we change? Gretchen Rubin’s answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives. So if habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits? Better than Before answers that question. It presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits—and to change them for good. Infused with Rubin’s compelling voice, rigorous research, and easy humor, and packed with vivid stories of lives transformed, Better than Before explains the (sometimes counter-intuitive) core principles of habit formation.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Happiness, HEALTH, Other People Exist, Social Skills, and Unhealthy Behavior

Author: Gretchen Rubin

Website: Link

Publisher: Crown

Publishing Date: 2015-03-17

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Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close

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A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don’t talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul.

Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their equally messy and life-affirming Big Friendship in this honest and hilarious book that chronicles their first decade in one another’s lives. As the hosts of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend, they’ve become known for frank and intimate conversations. In this book, they bring that energy to their own friendship—its joys and its pitfalls.

An inspiring and entertaining testament to the power of society’s most underappreciated relationship, Big Friendship will invite you to think about how your own bonds are formed, challenged, and preserved. It is a call to value your friendships in all of their complexity. Actively choose them. And, sometimes, fight for them.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Blame, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Emotions, Empathy, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Gossips, Happiness, HEALTH, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Pride & Shame, Regrets, Relationships, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Aminatou Sow

Author: Ann Friedman

Website: Link

Publisher: Simon Schuster

Publishing Date: 2020-07-14

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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

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The memoir of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Planning, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, THINKING, and Unhealthy Behavior

Author: Trevor Noah

Website: Link

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Publishing Date: 2016-11-15

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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.”

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Lying, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, and THINKING

Author: Isabel Wilkerson

Website: Link

Publisher: Random House

Publishing Date: 2020-08-04

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Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed for You

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As a successful Harvard and Berkeley-educated writer, entrepreneur, and devoted mother, Jenara Nerenberg was shocked to discover that her “symptoms”–only ever labeled as anxiety– were considered autistic and ADHD. Being a journalist, she dove into the research and uncovered neurodiversity—a framework that moves away from pathologizing “abnormal” versus “normal” brains and instead recognizes the vast diversity of our mental makeups.

When it comes to women, sensory processing differences are often overlooked, masked, or mistaken for something else entirely. Between a flawed system that focuses on diagnosing younger, male populations, and the fact that girls are conditioned from a young age to blend in and conform to gender expectations, women often don’t learn about their neurological differences until they are adults, if at all. As a result, potentially millions live with undiagnosed or misdiagnosed neurodivergences, and the misidentification leads to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and shame. Meanwhile, we all miss out on the gifts their neurodivergent minds have to offer.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Science, Social Skills, Teachers and Mentors, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Jenara Nerenberg

Website: Link

Publisher: HarperOne

Publishing Date: 2020-03-24

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Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss

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When Mehmet Oz or any of New York’s leading doctors has a patient whose life depends on losing weight, they call on Joel Fuhrman, M.D. In EAT TO LIVE, Dr. Fuhrman offers his healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding radical amounts of weight quickly, and keeping it off.

Categories: HEALTH, Medical Experts, Nutrition, Over-all Health, and Physical Health

Author: Joel Fuhrman

Website: Link

Publisher: Little Brown and Company

Publishing Date: 2005-01-01

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Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem

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Bill Nye has been the public face of science for more than 20 years. In Everything All At Once, the New York Times bestselling author issues a call to arms meant to rouse everyone to become the change they want to see in the world. Whether addressing global warming, social change, or personal success, there are certain strategies that always get results: looking at the world with radical curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change a reality.

Categories: Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Logic, Planning, Science, and The Scientific Method

Author: Bill Nye

Website: Link

Publisher: Rodale Books

Publishing Date: 2017-07-11

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

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When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse).

Categories: Complex Realities, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Numbers and Mathematics, Science, and The Scientific Method

Author: Hans Rosling

Website: Link

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Publishing Date: 2018-04-03

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Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story

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Mazie Hirono is one of the most fiercely outspoken Democrats in Congress, but her journey to the U.S. Senate was far from likely. Raised poor on her family’s rice farm in rural Japan, Hirono was seven years old when her mother left her abusive husband and sailed with her two elder children to the United States, crossing the Pacific in steerage in search of a better life. Though the girl then known as Keiko did not speak English when she entered school in Hawaii, she would go on to hold state and national office, winning election to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

This intimate and inspiring memoir traces her remarkable life from her upbringing in Hawaii, where the family first lived in a single room in a Honolulu boarding house while her mother worked two jobs to keep them afloat; to her emergence as a highly effective legislator whose determination to help the most vulnerable was grounded in her own experiences of economic insecurity, lack of healthcare access, and family separation. Finally, it chronicles her evolution from dogged yet soft-spoken public servant into the fiery critic and advocate we know her as today.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Planning, Politics, Power, Pride & Shame, Race and Racism, Regrets, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Mazie Hirono

Website: Link

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

Publishing Date: 2021-05-11

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Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

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When it comes to artificial intelligence, we either hear of a paradise on earth or of our imminent extinction. It’s time we stand face-to-digital-face with the true powers and limitations of the algorithms that already automate important decisions in healthcare, transportation, crime, and commerce. Hello World is indispensable preparation for the moral quandaries of a world run by code, and with the unfailingly entertaining Hannah Fry as our guide, we’ll be discussing these issues long after the last page is turned.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, Technology, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Hannah Fry

Website: Link

Publisher: W. W. Norton Company

Publishing Date: 2019-09-24

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How Not to Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss

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Dr. Greger hones in on the optimal criteria to enable weight loss, while considering how these foods actually affect our health and longevity. He lays out the key ingredients of the ideal weight-loss diet—factors such as calorie density, the insulin index, and the impact of foods on our gut microbiome—showing how plant-based eating is crucial to our success.

But HOW NOT TO DIET goes beyond food to identify twenty-one weight-loss accelerators available to our bodies, incorporating the latest discoveries in cutting-edge areas like chronobiology to reveal the factors that maximize our natural fat-burning capabilities. Dr. Greger builds the ultimate weight loss guide from the ground up, taking a timeless, proactive approach that can stand up to any new trend.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Change, Complex Realities, Environmental Science, Fear of the Unknown, HEALTH, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Medical Experts, Nutrition, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Planning, Science, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and Unhealthy Behavior

Author: Michael Greger

Website: Link

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Publishing Date: 2019-12-10

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How to Be an Antiracist

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Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America–but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In How to be an Antiracist, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.

In this book, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism. How to Be an Antiracist is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Race and Racism, Societies, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Ibram X. Kendi

Website: Link

Publisher: One World

Publishing Date: 2019-08-13

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I'm Just a Person

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In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C.Diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Hit with this devastating barrage, Tig took her grief onstage. Days after receiving her cancer diagnosis, she broke new comedic ground, opening an unvarnished set with the words, “Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you? Hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time? I have cancer.” Word of the set went viral instantly. This set was ultimately released as Tig’s sophomore album, Live, which sold 100,000 units in just six weeks and was nominated for a Grammy.

Now, the wildly popular star takes stock of that no good, very bad year—a difficult yet astonishing period in which tragedy turned into absurdity and despair into joy. An inspired combination of the deadpan silliness of her comedy and the open-hearted vulnerability that has emerged in the wake of that dire time, Untitled is a moving and often hilarious look at this very brave, very funny woman’s journey through the darkness and her thrilling return.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Emotions, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Pride & Shame, Regrets, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Teachers and Mentors, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Tig Notaro

Website: Link

Publisher: Ecco

Publishing Date: 2016-06-14

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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating

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From iconic actor and bestselling author Alan Alda, an indispensable guide to communicating better—based on his experience with acting, improv, science, and storytelling

The acclaimed actor shares fascinating and powerful lessons from the art and science of communication, and teaches readers to improve the way they relate to others using improv games, storytelling, and their own innate ability to read what’s probably going on in the minds of others.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Other People Exist, Science, and Social Skills

Author: Alan Alda

Website: Link

Publisher: Random House

Publishing Date: 2017-06-06

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In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

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Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family.

In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman’s extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven’t been told. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author’s and on a system that fails them over and over.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Individuality, Insincerity, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Diane Guerrero

Website: Link

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Publishing Date: 2016-05-03

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Laughing at My Nightmare

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With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw’s Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a “you-only-live-once” perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Disasters and Tragedies, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Regrets, Relationships, Social Skills, Teachers and Mentors, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Shane Burcaw

Website: Link

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Publishing Date: 2014-10-14

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Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future

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As a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, Shaun King has become one of the most recognizable and powerful voices on the front lines of civil rights in our time. His commitment to reforming the justice system and making America a more equitable place has brought challenges and triumphs, soaring victories and crushing defeats. Throughout his wide-ranging activism, King’s commentary remains rooted in both exhaustive research and abundant passion.

In Make Change, King offers an inspiring look at the moments that have shaped his life and considers the ways social movements can grow and evolve in this hyper-connected era. He shares stories from his efforts leading the Raise the Age campaign and his work fighting police brutality, while providing a roadmap for how to stay sane, safe, and motivated even in the worst of political climates. By turns infuriating, inspiring, and educational, Make Change will resonate with those who believe that America can—and must—do better.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Shaun King

Website: Link

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publishing Date: 2020-08-04

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

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One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients’ lives — a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can’t stop hooking up with the wrong guys — she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Blame, Competitive Thinking, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning from Failures, Lying, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Regrets, Relationships, Social Skills, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Lori Gottlieb

Website: Link

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publishing Date: 2019-04-02

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Men Explain Things to Me

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In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters.

She ends on a serious note— because the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, including those saying things like, “He’s trying to kill me!”

This book features that now-classic essay with six perfect complements, including an examination of the writer Virginia Woolf ’s embrace of mystery, of not knowing, of doubt and ambiguity, a highly original inquiry into marriage equality, and a terrifying survey of the scope of contemporary violence against women.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Power, Pride & Shame, Relationships, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Website: Link

Publisher: Haymarket Books

Publishing Date: 2014-05-20

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Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts

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Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell?

Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. When we make mistakes, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right — a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Blame, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Opinions, Other People Exist, Power, Pride & Shame, Social Skills, Societies, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Dr. Carol Tavris

Website: Link

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publishing Date: 2007-05-07

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My Life on the Road

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Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world—now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change. She reveals the story of her own growth in tandem with the growth of an ongoing movement for equality. This is the story at the heart of My Life on the Road.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Social Skills, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, and What Should Be

Author: Gloria Steinem

Website: Link

Publisher: Random House

Publishing Date: 2015-10-27

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No Name in the Street

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This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies displays James Baldwin’s fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works. In vivid detail he remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness, the later events that scored his heart with pain—the murders of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, his sojourns in Europe and in Hollywood, and his retum to the American South to confront a violent America face-to-face.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, LGBTQ Issues, Logical Ethics, Lying, Other People Exist, Race and Racism, Relationships, Societies, and THINKING

Author: James Baldwin

Website: Link

Publisher: Vintage

Publishing Date: 2007-01-09

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Notes of a Native Son

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Since its original publication in 1955, this first nonfiction collection of essays by James Baldwin remains an American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, LGBTQ Issues, Lying, Other People Exist, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, Stories, THINKING, and Unavoidable Realities

Author: James Baldwin

Website: Link

Publisher: Beacon Press

Publishing Date: 1984-07-09

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So You Want to Talk About Race

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Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy — from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans — has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair — and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Power, Race and Racism, Religious Thinking, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Ijeoma Oluo

Website: Link

Publisher: Seal Press

Publishing Date: 2018-01-16

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Speed: Facing Our Addiction to Fast and Faster--And Overcoming OurFear of Slowing Down

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From the need to be constantly connected and the changing definition of “work hours,” to unrealistic expectations of instant gratification, our bodies and brains are being harmed by habits that, as with any kind of addiction, promise short-term satisfaction while doing long-term damage.

As a psychologist and addiction expert who practices in Silicon Valley, Stephanie Brown sees firsthand the impact of ever-faster technology and the culture it has spawned. She knows it’s affecting us mentally, physically, and spiritually. In this groundbreaking book, she explores how our beliefs and behaviors are being shaped by the seemingly limitless new world we’ve entered in recent years—and why faster doesn’t always equal better. Dr. Brown offers a step-by-step plan for breaking out of the speed trap. With practical guidelines, she shows us how to ease up on the gas pedal and reconnect with ourselves, learning to accept—and value—our limitations as human beings, reduce our stress levels, and free ourselves from our counterproductive obsession with speed.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Emotions, Environmental Science, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Planning, Power, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Regrets, Relationships, Rewards and Punishments, Social Skills, Societies, The News Media, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and What Should Be

Author: Stephanie Brown

Website: Link

Publisher: Berkley

Publishing Date: 2014-01-07

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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

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Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children.

Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy—and a way to reclaim lives.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Emotions, Exclusionary Behavior, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Lying, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Power, Regrets, Relationships, Therapy, THINKING, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Bessel van der Kolk

Website: Link

Publisher: Viking

Publishing Date: 2014-09-25

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The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)

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In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life.

During her multibook investigation into understanding human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question “How do I respond to expectations?” we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Happiness, HEALTH, Mental Health, Other People Exist, Social Skills, and Unhealthy Behavior

Author: Gretchen Rubin

Website: Link

Publisher: Harmony

Publishing Date: 2017-09-12

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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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New York Times best-selling author and professor Brené Brown offers a powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections and to recognize that you are enough.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Happiness, HEALTH, Learning from Failures, Other People Exist, Relationships, Social Skills, and Therapy

Author: Brené Brown

Website: Link

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

Publishing Date: 2010-08-27

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The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality

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In The Invisible Orientation, Julie Sondra Decker outlines what asexuality is, counters misconceptions, provides resources, and puts asexual people’s experiences in context as they move through a very sexualized world. It includes information for asexual people to help understand their orientation and what it means for their relationships, as well as tips and facts for those who want to understand their asexual friends and loved ones.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logic, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Politics, Power, Pride & Shame, Race and Racism, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Julie Sondra Decker

Website: Link

Publisher: Carrel Books

Publishing Date: 2014-09-02

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The Joyful Vegan: How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Eat Meat, Dairy, and Eggs

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Finding plant-based recipes? Easy. Dealing with the social, cultural, and emotional aspects of being vegan in a non-vegan world? That’s the hard part. The Joyful Vegan is here to help.

Many people choose veganism as a logical and sensible response to their concerns about animals, the environment, and/or their health. But despite their positive intentions and the personal benefits they experience, they’re often met with resistance from friends, family members, and society at large. These external factors can make veganism socially difficult—and emotionally exhausting—to sustain.

This leads to an unfortunate reality: The majority of vegans (and vegetarians) revert to consuming meat, dairy, or eggs—breaching their own values and sabotaging their own goals in the process. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, known as “The Joyful Vegan,” has guided countless individuals through the process of becoming vegan. Now, in her seventh book, The Joyful Vegan, she shares her insights into why some people stay vegan and others stop.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Happiness, HEALTH, Ideologies, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Nutrition, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Website: Link

Publisher: BenBella Books

Publishing Date: 2018-11-12

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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As the United States celebrates the nation’s “triumph over race” with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status–much like their grandparents before them.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Logical Ethics, Lying, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Religious Thinking, Rewards and Punishments, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, and Unhealthy Behavior

Author: Michelle Alexander

Website: Link

Publisher: The New Press Inc.

Publishing Date: 2010-01-05

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The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

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Is vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise – that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Biases, HEALTH, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Relationships, Social Skills, Therapy, THINKING, and Unhealthy Behavior

Author: Brené Brown

Website: Link

Publisher: Sounds True

Publishing Date: 2013-05-24

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The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't

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In The Scout Mindset, Galef shows that what makes scouts better at getting things right isn’t that they’re smarter or more knowledgeable than everyone else. It’s a handful of emotional skills, habits, and ways of looking at the world–which anyone can learn. With fascinating examples ranging from how to survive being stranded in the middle of the ocean, to how Jeff Bezos avoids overconfidence, to how superforecasters outperform CIA operatives, to Reddit threads and modern partisan politics, Galef explores why our brains deceive us and what we can do to change the way we think.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Empathy, Environmental Science, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Numbers and Mathematics, Opinions, Other People Exist, Planning, Politics, Power, Quantity vs Quality, Religious Thinking, Rewards and Punishments, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: Julia Galef

Website: Link

Publisher: Portfolio

Publishing Date: 2021-04-13

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The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

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After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself in palliative care.

Over the years she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie’s life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog about the most common regrets expressed to her by the people she had cared for. The article, also called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, gained so much momentum that it was read by more than three million people around the globe in its first year. At the requests of many, Bronnie now shares her own personal story.

Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse past, but by applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for people, if they make the right choices, to die with peace of mind. In this book, she expresses in a heartfelt retelling how significant these regrets are and how we can positively address these issues while we still have the time.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Emotions, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Mental Health, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Quantity vs Quality, Regrets, Social Skills, Societies, THINKING, and What Should Be

Author: Bronnie Ware

Website: Link

Publisher: Hay House Inc.

Publishing Date: 2019-08-13

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The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

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From one of America’s most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents–an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India–met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Change, Cultures, Family, Gender Roles, Leadership, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Societies, and THINKING

Author: Kamala Harris

Website: Link

Publisher: Penguin Press

Publishing Date: 2019-01-08

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The Underground Railroad: Authentic Narratives and First-Hand Accounts

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As a conductor for the Underground Railroad—the covert resistance network created to aid and protect slaves seeking freedom—William Still helped as many as eight hundred people escape enslavement. He also meticulously collected the letters, biographical sketches, arrival memos, and ransom notes of the escapees. The Underground Railroad Records is an archive of primary documents that trace the narrative arc of the greatest, most successful campaign of civil disobedience in American history.

This edition highlights the remarkable creativity, resilience, and determination demonstrated by those trying to subvert bondage. It is a timeless testament to the power we all have to challenge systems that oppress us.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Gossips, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Race and Racism, Regrets, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Revenge, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: William Still

Website: Link

Publisher: HardPress

Publishing Date: 2015-10-28

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

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In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Lying, Other People Exist, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, and THINKING

Author: Isabel Wilkerson

Website: Link

Publisher: Random House

Publishing Date: 2010-09-07

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This Is My America

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Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time—her dad has only 267 days left. Then the unthinkable happens. The police arrive in the night, and Tracy’s older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a “thug” on the run, accused of killing a white girl. Determined to save her brother, Tracy investigates what really happened between Jamal and Angela down at the Pike. But will Tracy and her family survive the uncovering of the skeletons of their Texas town’s racist history that still haunt the present?

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Rewards and Punishments, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and What Should Be

Author: Kim Johnson

Website: Link

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Publishing Date: 2020-07-28

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Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything

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The world’s leading expert on habit formation shows how you can have a happier, healthier life: by starting small.

When it comes to change, tiny is mighty. Start with two pushups a day, not a two-hour workout; or five deep breaths each morning rather than an hour of meditation. In Tiny Habits, B.J. Fogg brings his experience coaching more than 40,000 people to help you lose weight, de-stress, sleep better, or achieve any goal of your choice. You just need Fogg’s behavior formula: make it easy, make it fit your life, and make it rewarding. Whenever you get in your car, take one yoga breath. Smile. Whenever you get in bed, turn off your phone. Give yourself a high five.

Change can be easy—once it starts, it grows. Let B.J. Fogg show you exactly how.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Planning, Quantity vs Quality, Regrets, Rewards and Punishments, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Author: B.J. Fogg

Website: Link

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publishing Date: 2020-01-01

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Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For

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Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice–National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations–delivers an inspiring account of a life in service to family and country.

Although you may think you know Susan Rice–whose name became synonymous with Benghazi following her Sunday news show appearances after the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya–in Tough Love, the author reveals the truth of her surprising story with unflinching honesty. Often mischaracterized by political opponents, Rice emerges as neither a villain nor victim, but a strong, compassionate leader.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Gender Roles, Leadership, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, and Societies

Author: Susan Rice

Website: Link

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publishing Date: 2019-10-08

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Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

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Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. In Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, he explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth.

Categories: Evolution, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Science, and The Scientific Method

Author: Bill Nye

Website: Link

Publisher: Griffin

Publishing Date: 2015-09-08

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Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World

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Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today’s rising youth to action: to create a better future.

In Unstoppable, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved. That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless. With a scientist’s thirst for knowledge and an engineer’s vision of what can be, Bill Nye sees today’s environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world.

Categories: Environmental Science, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, and Science

Author: Bill Nye

Website: Link

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publishing Date: 2015-11-10

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Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

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For far too long, the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born. But Susan Ware uncovered a much broader and more diverse story waiting to be told. Why They Marched is a tribute to the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship.

Ware tells her story through the lives of nineteen activists, most of whom have long been overlooked. We meet Mary Church Terrell, a multilingual African American woman; Rose Schneiderman, a labor activist building coalitions on New York’s Lower East Side; Claiborne Catlin, who toured the Massachusetts countryside on horseback to drum up support for the cause; Mary Johnston, an aristocratic novelist bucking the Southern ruling elite; Emmeline W. Wells, a Mormon woman in a polygamous marriage determined to make her voice heard; and others who helped harness a groundswell of popular support. We also see the many places where the suffrage movement unfolded—in church parlors, meeting rooms, and the halls of Congress, but also on college campuses and even at the top of Mount Rainier. Few corners of the United States were untouched by suffrage activism.

Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, THINKING, and What Should Be

Author: Susan Ware

Website: Link

Publisher: Belknap Press

Publishing Date: 2019-05-06

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