The Blind Spot Effect: How to Stop Missing What's Right in Front of You by Kelly BoysWhat it's about: Mindfulness expert Kelly Boys brings the latest in neuroscience and psychology to this pragmatic, illuminating guide to the unseen forces that can shape our thoughts, emotions, and behavior.
Chapters include: "You See It...but You Don't See It," "Choosing Your Own Adventure," and "Trust Your Gut."
For fans of: Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis, and Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear by Kim BrooksWhat it's about: One day, novelist Kim Brooks (best known for 2016's The Houseguest) makes a split-second parenting choice that later has dramatic and unforeseen consequences and revolutionize her perspective on modern motherhood.
Is it for you? Brooks' account of the incident and its aftermath is engaging and compelling, but rarely apologetic.
Reviewers say: "essential reading for parents, policymakers, and all others concerned about our children and their future" (Library Journal).
LinkedIn for dummies
by Joel Elad
Presents information on effectively using the online business network, describing how to create profiles, request and write recommendations, find a job, market a business, increase sales, and find employees
Conceivability: What I Learned Exploring the Frontiers of Fertility by Elizabeth KatkinWhat it is: a candid, detailed account of the author's struggles with infertility that is equal parts memoir and handbook; a journey through the risks and rewards of a successful conception, pregnancy, and delivery.
Topics of note: the financial and ethical issues of the modern fertility industry, the cultural silence surrounding miscarriage, and what's on the horizon for fertility science.
Unleash the Power of the Female Brain: Supercharging Yours for Better Health... by Daniel G. AmenWhat it's about: methods women can use to harness the unique features and needs of their brains to improve their health, moods, and relationships.
Author alert: Daniel G. Amen is also the author of the bestselling book Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.
Is it for you? Some readers may balk at the idea of a male doctor as an expert on women's thoughts and feelings.
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists... by Grace BonneyWhat it is: a collection of profiles of prominent women from all walks of life, with insights about their workspaces, their personal definitions of success, and advice for women looking to advance their own careers.
Featuring: journalist Melissa Harris-Perry, artist Lorna Simpson, designer Eileen Fisher, musician Neko Case, poet Nikki Giovanni, comedian Abbi Jacobson, and many more.
|Body positive power : because life is already happening and you don't need flat abs to live it by Megan Jayne CrabbeA body-positive call to arms that's as inspirational as it is practical, from Instagram star Megan Jayne Crabbe For generations, women have been convinced that true happiness only comes when we hit that goal weight, shrink ourselves down, and change ourselves to fit a rigid and unrealistic beauty ideal. We've been taught to see our bodies as collections of problems that need to be fixed. Instagram star Megan Jayne Crabbe is determined to spread the word that loving the body you have is the real path to happiness.
French Women Don't Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging With Style & Attitude by Mireille GuilianoWhat it's about: French women have long been regarded as the epitome of effortless glamour and good taste, and this engaging guide to aging the French way promises to teach women from all over the world how to apply some of their methods.
Chapters include: "Dressing with Style and Attitude," "Once a Day, a Little Invisible Exercise," and "The Nondiet Anti-Aging Nutritional Formula."
Strong: Nine Workout Programs for Women to Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, and... by Lou Schuler and Alwyn CosgroveWhat it is: a women's fitness manual that focuses primarily on training to build strength for its own sake, in contrast to the many other weight-loss focused books targeted at women.
Includes: a brief introduction to the body's muscles, a look at recommended weight lifting equipment, and tips for strength-training newbies.
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