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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Lawrence Wright - 2013 - Religion - Limited preview
National Book Award Finalist A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred ...
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It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

danah boyd - 2014 - Social Science - Limited preview
What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of ...
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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt - 2013 - Philosophy - Limited preview
Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.
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The Primordial Violence: Spanking Children, Psychological Development ...

Murray Arnold Straus, Emily M. Douglas, Rose Anne Medeiros - 2013 - Family & Relationships - No preview available
A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014! Why do parents hit those they love? What effect does it have on children? What can be done to end this pattern? These are some of the questions explored in The Primordial Violence. Featuring longitudinal ...
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Happy City

Charles Montgomery - 2013 - Political Science - No preview available
Charles Montgomery’s Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental ...
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Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much

Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir - 2013 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
A surprising and intriguing examination of how scarcity--and our flawed responses to it--shapes our lives, our society, and our culture Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations ...
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Steven Pinker - 2012 - Psychology - No preview available
Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.
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Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the ...

Emily Bazelon - 2013 - Family & Relationships - Limited preview
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has ...
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Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald - 2013 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
I know my own mind. I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way. These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime ...
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Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection

Barbara L. Fredrickson Ph.D. - 2013 - Psychology - Limited preview
We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening ...
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