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My Book Journal

My Book Journal

$16.99
This gifty book journal offers the perfect place to indulge your passion for reading and to record your literary explorations.
This beautifully refreshed edition of our popular My Book Journal provides space to record reviews and thoughts on 100 books, as well as track star ratings for quality of writing, strength of characters, and plot. It also includes 24 enlightening book challenges, book-club questions, and a classics section with must-read titles. Plus, you can fill out 24 thought-provoking lists--from your top 10 favorite characters to your favorite childhood books--and you'll find complete lists of Pulitzer Prize and Booker Prize winners.

Book of Animal Secrets: Nature's Lessons for a Long and Happy Life

Book of Animal Secrets: Nature's Lessons for a Long and Happy Life

Agus, David B.
$29.99
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The End of Illness comes an ingenious guide to what our fellow animals can teach us about living longer, healthier, happier lives.

Mother nature has a lot to teach us, if only we open our eyes. Pigeons and dolphins offer creative strategies for preserving our memories and warding off dementia, while squirrels and pigs harbor secrets for managing chronic pain. Rhinoceroses demonstrate the subtle power of our environments--and how to exercise better--while chimps have surprising parenting tips, not to mention great diet advice. Studying elephants has unlocked insights into preventing cancer, and we can look to giraffes for solutions to cardiovascular issues. Ants reveal the unusual benefits of collaboration and altruism, dogs are masterful mentors in living the good life, prairie voles hold clues to connection, and hitchhikers from our evolutionary past may bring us to the edge of immortality.

In The Book of Animal Secrets, visionary physician and biomedical researcher David B. Agus, MD, explores all these ways--and more--that we can harness the wonders of the animal kingdom in our own, very human lives. Filled with lively storytelling and astonishing practical takeaways, this revelatory guide will have you rethinking what's possible for your health and wellbeing--now and for years to come.

Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity

Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity

Attia, Peter
$32.00
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD - A groundbreaking manifesto on living better and longer that challenges the conventional medical thinking on aging and reveals a new approach to preventing chronic disease and extending long-term health, from a visionary physician and leading longevity expert

"One of the most important books you'll ever read."--Steven D. Levitt, New York Times bestselling author of Freakonomics

AN ECONOMIST AND BLOOMBERG BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Wouldn't you like to live longer? And better? In this operating manual for longevity, Dr. Peter Attia draws on the latest science to deliver innovative nutritional interventions, techniques for optimizing exercise and sleep, and tools for addressing emotional and mental health.

For all its successes, mainstream medicine has failed to make much progress against the diseases of aging that kill most people: heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and type 2 diabetes. Too often, it intervenes with treatments too late to help, prolonging lifespan at the expense of healthspan, or quality of life. Dr. Attia believes we must replace this outdated framework with a personalized, proactive strategy for longevity, one where we take action now, rather than waiting.

This is not "biohacking," it's science: a well-founded strategic and tactical approach to extending lifespan while also improving our physical, cognitive, and emotional health. Dr. Attia's aim is less to tell you what to do and more to help you learn how to think about long-term health, in order to create the best plan for you as an individual. In Outlive, readers will discover:

- Why the cholesterol test at your annual physical doesn't tell you enough about your actual risk of dying from a heart attack.
- That you may already suffer from an extremely common yet underdiagnosed liver condition that could be a precursor to the chronic diseases of aging.
- Why exercise is the most potent pro-longevity "drug"--and how to begin training for the "Centenarian Decathlon."
- Why you should forget about diets, and focus instead on nutritional biochemistry, using technology and data to personalize your eating pattern.
- Why striving for physical health and longevity, but ignoring emotional health, could be the ultimate curse of all.

Aging and longevity are far more malleable than we think; our fate is not set in stone. With the right roadmap, you can plot a different path for your life, one that lets you outlive your genes to make each decade better than the one before.

Melanie says: An important and readable book by longevity expert Dr. Peter Attia. He explains Medicine 3.0, the Four Horsemen, and how we can think about long-term health in a different way in order to create our best health path. This book could change your life.

Spark

Spark

Atticus
$24.99
"We all live memorable lives--sometimes we just need a little Spark to remember." - Atticus

Use this journal on the days when you're feeling sad, nostalgic, and reflective to make yourself feel warm, powerful, grateful, and content.

Use this journal to remember all you've accomplished, all the places you've traveled, all the people you've loved.

Use this journal to honor and cherish the life you live.

Spark is a journal designed to remind us of the beauty our lives hold. Bestselling poet Atticus shows us all how to rekindle the light within--and that starts by taking a moment and writing a sentence. Engaging prompts, a wealth of writing space, and original inspirational poems sprinkled throughout create an illuminating journal you'll find yourself using daily.

Strangers to Ourselves

Strangers to Ourselves

Aviv, Rachel
$28.00

New York Times bestseller

One of the top ten books of the year at The New York Times Book Review, The
Wall Street Journal, Vulture/New York magazine
A best book of the year at Los Angeles Times, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Bookforum, The New Yorker, Vogue, Kirkus

The acclaimed, award-winning New Yorker writer Rachel Aviv offers a groundbreaking exploration of mental illness and the mind, and illuminates the startling connections between diagnosis and identity.

Strangers to Ourselves poses fundamental questions about how we understand ourselves in periods of crisis and distress. Drawing on deep, original reporting as well as unpublished journals and memoirs, Rachel Aviv writes about people who have come up against the limits of psychiatric explanations for who they are. She follows an Indian woman celebrated as a saint who lives in healing temples in Kerala; an incarcerated mother vying for her children's forgiveness after recovering from psychosis; a man who devotes his life to seeking revenge upon his psychoanalysts; and an affluent young woman who, after a decade of defining herself through her diagnosis, decides to go off her meds because she doesn't know who she is without them. Animated by a profound sense of empathy, Aviv's gripping exploration is refracted through her own account of living in a hospital ward at the age of six and meeting a fellow patient with whom her life runs parallel--until it no longer does.

Aviv asks how the stories we tell about mental disorders shape their course in our lives--and our identities, too. Challenging the way we understand and talk about illness, her account is a testament to the porousness and resilience of the mind.

How to Calm Your Mind

How to Calm Your Mind

Bailey, Chris
$28.00
A toolkit of accessible, science-backed strategies that reveal how the path to a less anxious life, and even greater productivity, runs directly through calm.

A PENGUIN LIFE BOOK

When productivity expert Chris Bailey discovered that he had become stressed and burnt out because he was pushing himself too hard, he realized that before he could continue to give advice on productivity, he needed to learn how to rein things in and take a break. Productivity advice works--and we need it now more than ever--but it's just as vital that we also develop our capacity for calm. By finding calm and overcoming anxiety, we don't just feel more relaxed and at ease--we invest in the missing piece that leads our efforts to become sustainable over time. We build a deeper, more expansive reservoir of energy to draw from throughout the day, and have greater mental resources at our disposal to do good work and live a meaningful life.

Among the topics How to Calm Your Mind covers are:

  • How analog and digital worlds affect calm and anxiety in different ways
  • How our desire for the neurochemical dopamine can lead us to feel anxious and appreciate everyday experiences less
  • How hidden sources of stress can be tamed by a "stimulation fast"
  • How we can use the science of "savoring" to become present and enjoy life more
  • How "busyness" is as much a state of mind as it is an actual state of life

  • The pursuit of calm ultimately leads us to become more engaged, focused, and deliberate--while making us more productive and satisfied with our lives. In an anxious world, investing in calm can be considered the best productivity strategy around.

    When You Wonder, You're Learning

    When You Wonder, You're Learning

    Behr, Gregg
    $18.99
    With lessons from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and examples from the acclaimed education network Remake Learning, this book brings Mister Rogers into the digital age, helping parents and teachers raise creative, curious, caring kids.

    Authors Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski know there's more to Mister Rogers than his trademark cardigan sweaters. To them, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood isn't just a children's program -- it's a proven blueprint for raising happier, healthier kids. As young people grapple with constant reminders that the world isn't always kind, parents and teachers can look to Fred Rogers: an ingenious scientist and legendary caregiver who was decades ahead of his time.

    When You Wonder, You're Learning reveals this never-before-seen side of America's favorite neighbor, exploring how Rogers nurtured the "tools for learning" now deemed essential for school, work, and life. These tools can boost academic performance, social-emotional well-being, and even physical health. They cost almost nothing to develop, and they're up to ten times more predictive of children's success than test scores.

    No wonder it's been called "a must-read for anyone who cares about children." With insights from thinkers, scientists, and teachers -- many of whom worked with Rogers himself -- When You Wonder, You're Learning helps kids and the people who care for them do what Rogers taught best: become the best of whoever they are.

    In Search of Common Ground

    In Search of Common Ground

    Berbner, Bastian
    $22.95
    An essential book for this moment--here are inspiring stories of people who have built meaningful relationships despite initial deep-seated prejudice, revealing how we can mend our fiercest divides

    Is there nothing we can do? This is the question that inspired award-winning journalist Bastian Berbner to embark on this book as he surveyed the political arenas in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere across Europe, compelled by what he describes as "something akin to political fear." What he found in the course of his reporting are people who, despite significant differences in their worldviews and ideas, were able to trust, listen to, and be open with one another.

    In Search of Common Ground takes us around the world: to Arizona, where a former neo-Nazi befriends his Black parole officer; to Germany, where an older couple dread the arrival of their new Roma neighbors--but are moved upon meeting them to offer help, becoming their friends and champions; to Ireland, where we see one friendship change the world when a gay-rights activist overturns a conservative mailman's homophobia--and together, they help sway public opinion to legalize gay marriage.

    Berbner's intensively reported and compelling accounts are interwoven with expert insight from Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman, psychologist Peter Coleman of Columbia University, and others. This uplifting book vividly shows that we can overcome prejudice and find common ground.

    You Have More Influence Than You Think

    You Have More Influence Than You Think

    Bohns, Vanessa
    $17.95

    If you've ever felt ineffective, invisible, or inarticulate, chances are you weren't actually any of those things. Those feelings may instead have been the result of a lack of awareness we all seem to have for how our words, actions, and even our mere presence affect other people.

    In You Have More Influence Than You Think social psychologist Vanessa Bohns draws from her original research to illustrate why we fail to recognize the influence we have, and how that lack of awareness can lead us to miss opportunities or accidentally misuse our power.

    Weaving together compelling stories with cutting edge science, Bohns answers the questions we all want to know (but may be afraid to ask): How much did she take to heart what I said earlier? Do they know they can push back on my suggestions? Did he notice whether I was there today? Will they agree to help me if I ask?

    Whether attending a meeting, sharing a post online, or mustering the nerve to ask for a favor, we often assume our actions, input, and requests will be overlooked or rejected. Bohns and her work demonstrate that people see us, listen to us, and agree to do things for us much more than we realize--for better, and worse.

    You Have More Influence Than You Think offers science-based strategies for observing the effect we have on others, reconsidering our fear of rejection, and even, sometimes, pulling back to use our influence less. It is a call to stop searching for ways to gain influence you don't have and to start recognizing the influence you don't realize you already have.

    Jellyfish Age Backwards

    Jellyfish Age Backwards

    Brendborg, Nicklas
    $19.99

    This eye-opening book offers a "clear and captivating" (Dr. Kris Verburgh​)scientific deep dive into how plants and animals have already unlocked the secrets to immortality-and the lessons they hold for us all.

    Recent advances in medicine and technology have expanded our understanding of aging across the animal kingdom, and our own timeless quest for the fountain of youth. Yet, despite modern humans living longer today than ever before, the public's understanding of what is possible is limited to our species--until now. In this spunky, effervescent debut, the key to immortality is revealed to be a superpower within reach. With mind-bending stories from the natural world and our own, Jellyfish Age Backwards reveals lifespans we cannot imagine and physiological gifts that feel closer to magic than reality:

  • There is a Greenland shark that was 286 years old when the Titanic sank, and is currently 390, making it older than the United States. Scientists predict it will live for another 100 years.
  • Trees and lobsters don't "age" in the way we know it. They simply get bigger and bigger.
  • There are forms of radiation that have been known to actually increase the lifespans of certain species, from tortoises to naked mole-rats.
  • There's a species of jellyfish, the size of a fingernail, that can age forwards, then, when threatened, age backwards and begin the process all over again.
  • Mixing cutting-edge research and stories from habitats all around the world, molecular biologist Nicklas Brendborg explores extended life cycles in all its varieties. Along the way, we meet a man who fasted for over a year; a woman who edited her own DNA; redwoods that survive thousands of years; and in the soil of Easter Island, the key to eternal youth. Jellyfish Age Backwards is a love letter to the immense power of nature, and what the immortal lives of many of earth's animals and plants can teach us about the secrets to longevity.

    Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize

    A New York Times Editor's Choice Pick

    A Sunday Times (UK) Best Book of the Year