Speaking in Thumbs is an essential look at the love language of text, helping you decipher the personalities of online daters, the subtle signals from your romantic partner, and the red flags hiding in plain sight. When it comes to modern relationships, our thumbs do the talking. We swipe right into a stranger''s life, flirt inside text bubbles, spill our hearts onto the screen, use emojis to convey desire, frustration, rage. Where once we pored over love letters, now we obsess over response times, or wonder why the three-dot ellipsis came . . . and went. Nobody knows this better than Dr. Mimi Winsberg. A Harvard and Stanford-trained psychiatrist, she co-founded a behavioral health startup while serving as resident psychiatrist at Facebook. Her work frequently finds her at the intersection of Big Data and Big Dating. Like all of us, Winsberg has been handed a smart phone accompanied by the urgent plea: ''What does this mean ?'' Unlike all of us, she knows the answer. She is a text whisperer. Speaking in Thumbs is a lively and indispensable guide to interpreting our most important medium of communication. Drawing from of-the-moment research and a treasure trove of real-life online dating chats, including her own, Winsberg helps you see past the surface and into the heart of the matter. What are the telltale signs of deception? How do we recognize pathology before it winds up at our front door? How can we draw out that important-but-sensitive piece of information - Do you want kids? Do you use drugs? Are you seeing someone else? - without sending a potential partner heading for the hills? Insightful, timely and impossible to put down, Speaking in Thumbs is an irresistible guide to the language of love. With wit and compassion, Winsberg empowers you to find and maintain real connection by reading between the lines.
A new kind of manifesto for the working woman, with practical guidance on building wealth as well as inspiration for harnessing the freedom and power that comes from a breadwinning mindset. Women are now the main breadwinner in one-in-four households in the UK. Yet the majority of women still aren''t being brought up to think like breadwinners. In fact, they''re actively discouraged - by institutional bias and subconscious beliefs - from building their own wealth, pursuing their full earning potential, and providing for themselves and others financially. The result is that women earn less, owe more, and have significantly less money saved and invested for the future than men do. And if women do end up as the main breadwinner, they''ve been conditioned to feel reluctant and unprepared to manage the role. In Think Like a Breadwinner , financial expert Jennifer Barrett reframes what it really means to be a breadwinner by dismantling the narrative that women don''t - and shouldn''t - take full financial responsibility to create the lives they want. Featuring a wide variety of case studies from women at all stages of their careers and financial lives, Barrett shares the secrets of women who already think like breadwinners. Barrett reveals not only the importance of women building their own wealth, but also the freedom and power that comes with it.
Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain development and trauma expert, Dr Bruce Perry, discuss the impact of trauma and adverse experiences and how healing must begin with a shift to asking ''What happened to you?'' rather than ''What''s wrong with you?''. Through wide-ranging and often deeply personal conversation, Oprah Winfrey and Dr Perry explore how what happens to us in early childhood - both good and bad - influences the people we become. They challenge us to shift from focusing on ''What''s wrong with you?'' or ''Why are you behaving that way?'' to asking ''What happened to you?''. This simple change in perspective can open up a new and hopeful understanding for millions about why we do the things we do, why we are the way we are, providing a road map for repairing relationships, overcoming what seems insurmountable, and ultimately living better and more fulfilling lives. Many of us experience adversity and trauma during childhood that has lasting impact on our physical and emotional health. And as we''re beginning to understand, we are more sensitive to developmental trauma as children than we are as adults. ''What happened to us'' in childhood is a powerful predictor of our risk for physical and mental health problems down the road, and offers scientific insights into the patterns of behaviours so many struggle to understand. A survivor of multiple childhood challenges herself, Oprah Winfrey shares portions of her own harrowing experiences because she understands the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma at a young age. Throughout her career, Oprah has teamed up with Dr Bruce Perry, one of the world''s leading experts on childhood trauma. He has treated thousands of children, youth, and adults and has been called on for decades to support individuals and communities following high-profile traumatic events. Now, Oprah joins forces with Dr Perry to marry the power of storytelling with the science and clinical experience to better understand and overcome the effects of trauma. In conversation throughout the book, the two focus on understanding people, behaviour, and ourselves in the context of personal experiences. They remove blame and self-shaming, and open up a space for healing and understanding. It''s a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma, and it''s one that allows us to understand our pasts in order to clear a path to our future - opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way. Grounded in the latest brain science and brought to life through compelling narratives, this book shines a light on a much-needed path to recovery - showing us our incredible capacity to transform after adversity.
Why do we want to write and what stops us? How does the urge to express ourselves fight with the worry that no-one will care or that we will get in trouble? How do we identify and overcome everything that gets in our way so we can start making work? Sunday Times bestselling author Cathy Rentzenbrink shows you how to tackle all this and more in Write It All Down , a guide to putting your life on the page. This is a kind, encouraging and stimulating book that explores the nature of memoir writing and offers helpful guidance on how to write your life on paper. Rentzenbrink will help you to discover the pleasure and solace to be found in writing; the profound satisfaction of wrestling a story onto a page and seeing the events of your life transformed through the experience of writing the self. Perfect for both seasoned writers as well as writing amateurs and everyone in between, this helpful handbook will steer you through the philosophical and practical challenges of writing the self. Intertwined with reflections, anecdotes and exercises, Write It All Down is at once an intimate and enjoyable narrative and an invitation to share your story.
''There has never been a time when the risk of technology ruining our humanity has been bigger. This book is not for the engineers that write the code, the policy makers who claim they can regulate it or the experts that keep creating the buzz around it. They all know what I''m about to tell you. This is a book for you. Because, believe it or not, you are the only one that can fix it '' Mo Gawdat No one is better placed than Mo Gawdat to explain how the technology of the future works, how it could be designed to work against us and what we can do to change that. The internationally bestselling author of Solve for Happy and former chief business officer of Google X (the ''moonshot'' innovation arm of Google) with more than thirty years'' experience working at the cutting-edge of technology, turns his attention to cyber innovation; what it gets right and the many, many things it gets wrong. Artificial intelligence is already smarter than humans in many ways, but, like so much of life, the output is designed by the input, with automated algorithms reflecting an imperfect world. So, how can we change that? In Scary Smart , Mo Gawdat draws on his considerable expertise to answer this question and to show what we can all do now to teach ourselves and our machines how to live better.
'A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship.' - John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment explains that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back. Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. With fascinating psychological insight, quizzes and case studies, Dr Amir Levine and Rachel Heller help you understand the three attachment styles, identify your own and recognize the styles of others so that you can find compatible partners or improve your existing relationship. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.
That Little Voice in Your Head is the practical guide to achieving joy from Mo Gawdat, the internationally bestselling author of Solve for Happy . In this book, Mo reveals how by beating negative self-talk, we can optimize our thinking, turning our greed into generosity, our apathy into compassion, and investing in our own happiness. This book provides readers with exercises to help reshape their mental processes. Drawing on his expertise in programming, his extensive study of neuroscience and of different spiritual teachings, Mo explains how - despite their incredible complexity - our brains behave in ways that are largely predictable. From these insights, he delivers this user manual for personal happiness. Inspired by the life of his late son, Ali, Mo Gawdat has set out to share a model for happiness based on generosity and peacefulness towards ourselves and others. Using his experience as a former Google executive, this book reveals part of his ''code'' for reprogramming our brain and moving away from the misconceptions modern life gives us.
From Michael Greger, MD, the author of the New York Times bestseller How Not to Die , comes a full-colour, fully illustrated cookbook that shares the science of long term weight-loss success. Michael Greger brings you truly delicious, nutritious, healthy dishes that will free you from ''dieting'' forever. With over 100 recipes, this book puts into practice the twenty-one weight-loss accelerators identified in the bestselling How Not to Diet . From Grain-Stuffed Peppers with Cheesy Tomato Sauce to Crust-Free Pumpkin Pie and Black Forest Chia Pudding, this is the smart way to put an end to counting calories, gimmicky quick-fix diets and expensive diet programmes. The How Not to Diet Cookbook is for anyone looking to improve their quality of life - whether you want to lose weight or not. The plant-based recipes all incorporate everyday ingredients and easily available herbs and spices that have been scientifically proven to have a positive effect on health. All recipes in this cookbook have been fully Anglicized.
Put an end to dieting and replace weight loss struggles with this easy approach to a healthy, plant-based lifestyle, from the bestselling author of How Not to Die . Every month seems to bring a trendy new diet or a new fad to try in order to lose weight - but these diets aren't making us any happier or healthier. As obesity rates and associated disease and impairments continue to rise, it's time for a different approach. How Not to Diet is a treasure trove of buried data and cutting-edge dietary research that Dr Michael Greger has translated into accessible, actionable advice with exciting tools and tricks that will help you to safely lose weight and eliminate unwanted body fat - for good. Dr Greger, renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of nutritionfacts.org, explores the many causes of obesity - from our genes to the portions on our plate to other environmental factors - and the many consequences, from diabetes to cancer to mental health issues. From there, Dr Greger breaks down a variety of approaches to weight loss, honing in on the optimal criteria that enable success, including: a diet high in fibre and water, a diet low in fat, salt, and sugar, and diet full of anti-inflammatory foods. How Not to Diet then goes beyond food to explore the many other weight loss accelerators available to us in our body's systems, revealing how plant-based meals can be eaten at specific times to maximize our bodies' natural fat-burning activities. Dr Greger provides a clear plan not only for the ultimate weight loss diet, but also the approach we must take to unlock its greatest efficacy.
The business world was already gravitating toward virtual workplaces, even before COVID-19 created the largest remote work experiment in history. Suddenly organizations as big as Twitter were learning their employees didn''t need an office in order to get great results. This is something Robert Glazer has known for over a decade. In the highly actionable How to Make Virtual Teams Work , Glazer taps into his experience managing a virtual office - and winning twenty "best places to work" awards - while providing leaders with a step-by-step playbook on how to intentionally build a remote workforce and culture by developing core values that provide guidance in hiring talent who works well remotely, creating comprehensive onboarding plans, using technology to communicate and connect with remote employees, and more. This goes way beyond a typical HR strategy book. By employing these specific strategies, leaders can build a remote environment that thrives and make it one of their key competitive advantages. The remote work revolution is here - the leaders who will build the future are the ones who can lead top performing virtual teams. Learn how to build a world-class organization - office no longer required.
Find your focus - wherever you''re working - with Joy at Work . Marie Kondo''s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying , sparked a new genre of publishing and became an international bestseller. Now, for the first time, you will be guided through the process of tidying up your work life. Whether you are unexpectedly working at home or if you have a dedicated work space or office, if you properly simplify and organize your work life once, you''ll never have to do it again. In Joy at Work , KonMari method pioneer Marie Kondo and organizational psychologist Scott Sonenshein will help you to refocus your mind on what''s important at work, and as their examples show, the results can be truly life-changing. With advice on how to improve the way you work, the book features advice on problem areas including fundamentals like how to organize your desk, finally get through your emails and find balance by ditching distractions and focusing on what sparks joy. Like how the key to successful tidying in the home is by tackling clutter in the correct order, Joy at Wor k adapts the inspirational KonMari Method for your professional life, taking you step-by-step through your working day so that you can identify the most joyful way to work for you. Once you''ve found order in your work, you can feel empowered to find confidence, energy and motivation to create the career you want and move on from negative working practices.
In this hotly anticipated book, multi-million copy bestselling author and psychologist Steve Biddulph draws on more than forty years'' experience and the latest research in the field to tackle the question: what is a human being? Becoming fully alive is something that deep down we yearn for. We are so far away from being ''the possible human.'' Neuroscience indicates that we just don''t use what we''ve got, waiting there just below the surface, this book shows you how. Our problems with anxiety and mental health, our shattered families, our burdens of trauma personal and planetary, the terrible distortions of masculinity we have suffered for centuries, the simple lack of joy and aliveness that defines modern life - all are all swept away with this astonishing toolbox for re-activating the powers of our body-mind system. Neuroscience and therapy have arrived at a new threshold of personal liberation. A lifetime working with trauma and healing has led Steve Biddulph in his final stage of life, to this remarkable synthesis. It''s his best, most shattering and powerful book ever. Deeply personal, straight talking, funny and practical, these insights can be taught to a five year-old, but can transform the most damaged and shut down adult. Its what the world most needs right now. For us to become Fully Human. We are heart, instinct, and spirit, as much as we are brain. The brain is a bit of a prison really, and its time we broke out. We are a wild creature, loving, connected and powerful and that''s just what the world needs us to be.
''I''ve experienced the best and worst of humanity. I''ve been detained and beaten, and welcomed and respected. And yet, this story - my story - is one of hope, not fear.'' ''Hassan Akkad is a remarkable soul with a remarkable story. He not only leads us through his own physical and emotional odyssey, but teaches us about our own society.'' Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor, Channel 4 News From the jasmine-scented streets of Damascus to uprisings, protest and being forced to flee his home, Hassan Akkad has experienced unbearable losses. Yet, he still holds on to hope and chooses to see the kindness in humanity every day. Since seeking asylum in the UK, Hassan''s unshakeable instinct to raise awareness, help and connect, has seen him share not only his experience as a refugee, but to the coronavirus pandemic. Hassan documented his work as a cleaner on a London hospital Covid-19 ward. His photographs and advocacy shone a spotlight on the often overlooked NHS cleaners and porters and instigated a U-turn on a government bill that had excluded their families from the bereavement compensation scheme. Hassan has captured hearts the world over. He bridges national and political divides, his humanity, sense of service and ideals bring people together. Hope Not Fear is a campaigning message of triumphing over adversity, standing together and uniting in kindness and love. In this book, Hassan shows us why this is the single most important message of our time.
'' Brown Baby is a beautifully intimate and soul-searching memoir. It speaks to the heart and the mind and bears witness to our turbulent times.'' - Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other How do you find hope and even joy in a world that is racist, sexist and facing climate crisis? How do you prepare your children for it, but also fill them with all the boundlessness and eccentricity that they deserve and that life has to offer? In Brown Baby , Nikesh Shukla, author of the bestselling The Good Immigrant , explores themes of racism, feminism, parenting and our shifting ideas of home. This memoir, by turns heartwrenching, hilariously funny and intensely relatable, is dedicated to the author''s two young daughters, and serves as an act of remembrance to the grandmother they never had a chance to meet. Through love, grief, food and fatherhood, Shukla shows how it''s possible to believe in hope.
''We need to create a home to return to. And when I say home, I''m not talking about a physical place or somewhere where pants are optional. I''m talking about a set of beliefs after a day full of, well, anything. We need to dig a foundation so deep that it will exist and thrive even if our surface-level efforts fail.'' Ever wondered what the point of all those school maths lessons about triangles was? Youtuber and comedian Lilly Singh has finally discovered the answer: triangles are the perfect model for building your self-esteem and getting to know your own values. Triangles have a strong base, they''re hard to knock-over and always retain their own shape, even when they grow. With her incomparable sense of humour and fun, Lilly explains how she has put the ethos of the triangle to work in her own life, and shows how you can do the same. Complete with playful illustrations and inspiring ideas, this book is like a best friend cheering you on as you find your purpose and get to know yourself.
A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk''s near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained as a result. ''One of the most generous, beautiful, and essential books I''ve ever read - thoroughly engaging, so clear, so honest, so courageous and full of wisdom.'' George Saunders, Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo ''This book makes me think enlightenment is possible and necessary.'' Russell Brand Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche''s experience begins the night he has chosen to embark on a four-year wandering retreat, slipping past the monastery gates. Alone for the first time in his life, he sets out into the unknown. His initial motivation is to step away from his life of privilege and to explore the deepest, most hidden aspects of his being, but what he discovers throughout his retreat - about himself and about the world around us - comes to define his meditation practice and teaching. Just three weeks into his retreat, Rinpoche becomes deathly ill and his journey begins in earnest through this near-death experience. Moving, beautiful and suffused with local colour, In Love with the World is the story of two different kinds of death: that of the body and that of the ego, and how we can bridge these two experiences to live a better and more fulfilling life. Rinpoche''s skilful and intimate account of his search for the self is a demonstration of how we can transform our dread of dying into joyful living.
More than 100 hearty, easy and slimming recipes from Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, authors of the bestselling Pinch of Nom series. From satisfying savoury dishes to indulgent desserts, Pinch of Nom Comfort Food is packed with slimming-friendly, delicious dishes that will keep you and your loved ones happy and healthy. From lazy weekend breakfasts to filling mains and warming puddings, this book is brimming with tasty meals that are easy to make. Many of the dishes have alternative cooking methods, so you can choose whether to cook in the oven, slow cooker or pressure cooker, depending on your schedule. From Katsu Chicken Bites and Cheesy Aubergine Bake to Creamy Tomato Soup with The Ultimate Grilled Cheese, you''ll be spoilt for choice on what to cook first. Feeling adventurous? Try Danger Dogs! Need a sweet and fruity fix? Cherry Pie ticks all the boxes. Featuring Pinch of Nom''s trademark big flavours, these recipes use easy-to-find ingredients to create dishes that everyone will love - whether they''re watching their waistline or not.
Soon to be a major motion picture, The Swimmers will be released on Netflix in 2022 ''An extraordinary tale of bravery, survival, and winsome, never-give-up moxie. It is impossible not to be won over by Yusra.'' - Khaled Hosseini Being a refugee is not a choice. Our choice is to die at home or risk death trying to escape. When war broke out in her native Syria, Yusra Mardini fled to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat''s engine cut out, it began to sink. Instinctively, Yusra and her sister took to the treacherous open water and pushed the boat for three and half hours, helped by two other refugees, until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard. Butterfly is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. Yusra Mardini is an athlete, one of People magazine''s twenty-five women changing the world, on the list of TIME Magazine''s most influential teens, and one of the the youngest UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors. A major Netflix film adaptation of her life story will be released in 2022, written by Jack Thorne.
Family days in are the new family days out Wet weekend? Home for half-term? Great Family Days In has got you covered with 75 tried and tested activities that make the most of spending quality time together. From Achievable Art and Whizzy Easy Science to Screen-Free Game Time, chapters are organised to help you easily find inspiration for activities that will fill your day with fun. Whether you''re creating your very own melted-crayon masterpiece or blizzard bottle, or conducting your first FamFest or mini Olympics, Great Family Days In is a one-stop shop for ideas, showing that you don''t need fancy plans or money to keep your family entertained at home. These beautifully illustrated activities do not require any specific skills or hard to get resources. From thirty-minute time-fillers to ideas to last the whole afternoon, activities can easily be adapted to suit any age, interest or timescale, making it easy to enjoy and relax into the process of creating and building memories together, whatever the outcome. Claire Balkind, founder of the hugely popular Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas Facebook page, shares fuss-free games, crafts, challenges and more that will keep children and adults of all ages entertained.
The Book of Hope is an anthology of 101 key voices in the field of mental health, who share not only their experiences with anxiety, psychosis, panic attacks and more, but also what helps them when they are feeling low. Contributors range from the likes of Lemn Sissay, Frank Turner and Zoe Sugg, to Elizabeth Day, Hussain Manawer and Joe Wicks; from authors, poets and musicians to charity workers, activists and psychiatrists. This uplifting anthology is compiled by the award-winning activist Jonny Benjamin, known for his book and documentary film, The Stranger on the Bridge , which fought to end stigma around talking about mental health, suicidal thoughts and schizoaffective disorder. When his campaign to find the man who prevented him from taking his own life went viral, Jonny was one of a wave of new figures lifting the lid on mental health struggles. In this book, he brings together a range of voices to speak to the spectrum of our experiences of mental health and the power of speaking up and seeking help.
Create an oasis of calm and find what sparks your joy with the first full-colour, beautifully photographed guide from Netflix''s Marie Kondo. Ten years on from the launch of her bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo is back with new wisdom on how to transform your life and home into spaces of calm. This new guide introduces the concept of kurashi - meaning way of life - and encourages readers to spend every day in the pursuit of joy. Now the mother of two young girls, Kondo moves her focus from the physical act of tidying towards an even more holistic and personal approach to curating our environments. An ideal gift for Kondo fans, the book is peppered with personal anecdotes from Marie and her family, illustrating how kurashi can be applied to all areas of our lives. Alongside new material and wisdom, this book contains beautiful full-colour photographs, giving us a glimpse of everything from recipes and a step-by-step tutorial on Kondo''s famous folding technique to images of her stunning family home. The book will also include interviews with world-famous lifestyle experts on a range of subjects such as cooking and gardening, including input from Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson, Kristen Bell, Arianna Huffington, Tim Ferriss, Genki Kawamura and Emily Schuman. With a new ''Ask KonMarie'' section to dispel tidying myths and simple case studies to demonstrate her principles, this companion includes everything you need to bring a little more comfort and joy to your everyday life.
The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don''t know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn''t fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what? My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it''s that I am worse. I am an addict, addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, money, love and fame. The program in Recovery has given Russell Brand freedom from all addictions and it will do the same for you. This system offers nothing less than liberation from self-centredness, a new perspective, freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps.
A practical guidebook to help you move from unconscious doing to conscious being from Russell Brand, bestselling author and comedian. We live in a time of distraction. Lately, you may have found yourself doom-scrolling through social media, struggling to find balance between life and work or almost surgically attached to your phone. Using the tenets of twelve-step recovery, Russell Brand has crafted a program of techniques that can be used by anyone seeking change in their lives, and that (surely?) includes everyone. Recovery: The Workbook will help you to create your own bespoke program based on your life, needs, assets and deficits. Founded on an index of your specific roles and aims in life, the program will help you to understand key principles, find deeper meaning and create a template to define and measure progress. This standalone follow up to Russell''s number one Sunday Times bestseller Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions is a creative guidebook with easy-to-follow exercises that will help you to break the cycle of these behaviours for a more fulfilling life.