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The art and science of connection : why social health is the missing key to living longer, healthier, and happier

The art and science of connection : why social health is the missing key to living longer, healthier, and happier

Killam, Kasley, author
2024

Relationships not only make us happier, but also are critical to our overall health and longevity. Just as we exercise our physical muscles, we can strengthen our social muscles. Weaving together cutting-edge science, mindset shifts, and practical wisdom, Killam offers the first methodology for how to be socially healthy. This book will transform the way you think about each interaction with a friend, family member, coworker, or neighbour, and give you the tools you need to live a more connected and healthy life - whether you are an introvert or extrovert.

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The bomber mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second world war

The bomber mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second world war

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963- author
2021

How a small team of Utopian Air Force strategists attempted to win World War II through precision bombing-only to witness Curtis LeMay defeat Japan from the air, by burning nearly 70 of its cities to the ground. A tale of idealists, grim pragmatists, technologists, and the wages of war.

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A call to farms : reconnecting to nature, food, and community in a modern world

A call to farms : reconnecting to nature, food, and community in a modern world

Grayson, Jennifer, author
2024

Within the decade, 400 million acres of North American farmland - nearly half of all farmland - will become available as an older generation of farmers retire. This is an investigative travelogue of these new agrarians who are modelling what a better, more sustainable future could look like. In this optimistic narrative, journalist Jennifer Grayson introduces readers to farmers turning to practices both ancestral and cutting-edge that preserve the environment and make healthy, fresh food accessible to all.

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The empathy diaries : a memoir

The empathy diaries : a memoir

Turkle, Sherry, author.
2021

For decades, Sherry Turkle has shown how we remake ourselves in the mirror of our machines. Here, she illuminates our present search for authentic connection in a time of uncharted challenges. In this vivid and poignant narrative, Turkle ties together her coming-of-age and her pathbreaking research on technology, empathy, and ethics. Growing up in postwar Brooklyn, Turkle searched for clues to her identity in a house filled with mysteries. Before empathy was a way to find connection, it was her strategy for survival. This is Sherry Turkle's intimate memoir of love and work.

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Free the land : how we can fight poverty and climate chaos

Free the land : how we can fight poverty and climate chaos

Lim, Audrea, author
2024

Climate change, gentrification, racial discrimination, and corporate greed are traditionally treated as unrelated issues, but they all share a common root: the ownership of land. Environmental journalist Audrea Lim expertly weaves together seemingly disparate themes into a unified theory of social justice, describes how the land ownership system developed over the centuries, and presents original reporting from a wide range of activists and policy makers to illustrate the profound impact it continues to have on our society today.

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The grief cure : looking for the end of loss

The grief cure : looking for the end of loss

Delistraty, Cody, author
2024

When Cody Delistraty lost his mother to cancer in his early 20s, he found himself unsure how to move forward. So begins a journey into the new frontiers of grief, where Delistraty seeks out the researchers, technologists, therapists, marketers, and communities around the world who may be able to cure the pain of loss in novel ways. From the neuroscience of memory deletion to book prescriptions, laughter therapy, psilocybin, and Breakup Bootcamp, what ultimately emerges is not so much a cure as a fresh understanding of what living with grief truly means.

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Handbook for young anti-racists

Handbook for young anti-racists

Williamson, Tinashe, author
2024

"Told from the point of view of several preteen characters, Handbook for Young Anti-Racists explains to preteens what racism is, why representation and diversity are important and what they can do if they or someone they know is discriminated against because of the color of their skin or where they are from."--Amazon.com

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Invisible doctrine : the secret history of neoliberalism

Invisible doctrine : the secret history of neoliberalism

Monbiot, George, 1963-, author
2024

"A sharp, fiercely argued takedown of neoliberalism that not only defines this slippery concept but connects it to the climate crisis, poverty, and fascism-and shows us how to fight back"-- Provided by publisher.

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A kids book about gender

A kids book about gender

Mueller, Dale, author
2023

"Gender can be difficult to define, but it's something that's a part of all of us and who we are. This book isn't meant to answer all the questions or tell you how you identify, it's meant to help kids and grownups understand gender and create an open and safe environment for kids to question, experiment, and discover their authentic selves."-- Page 4 of cover.

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A kids book about immigration

A kids book about immigration

Calderon, MJ, author
2023

"How do we convey to kids what immigration really means? How do we explain the difficult decisions people make when they choose to leave one coutnry to start over in another? This book will help! It breaks down many of the complexities of immigration while reminding us that no matter where we come from, we are all human and should be treated as such."-- Page 4 of cover.

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A kids book about Juneteenth

A kids book about Juneteenth

Hayes, Garrison, author
2024

"Our history echoes with events which, over time, have become hidden, yet are important to all of us. Juneteenth is a celebration which recognizes the end of the enslavement of Black people in America. This book opens a door to understanding our history and celebrating our future--together"-- Provided by publisher

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Lonely planet's guide to death, grief and rebirth : how global grieving customs can help us live (and die) well

Lonely planet's guide to death, grief and rebirth : how global grieving customs can help us live (and die) well

Isalska, Anita, author
2024

Lonely Planet explores over 30 customs around death, grief, and rebirth in cultures and communities around the world and highlights some of the lessons we can all learn from them. With first-person narratives, locals tell the stories of their culture's customs in their own voices. Includes more than 30 in-depth accounts of customs around death, grief and rebirth, including spotlights on key aspects and details of how to witness some of the events; special spreads on sites around the world to visit; and explanations of what insights and lessons readers may gain from some customs.

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Morning after the revolution : dispatches from the wrong side of history

Morning after the revolution : dispatches from the wrong side of history

Bowles, Nellie, author
2024

"As a card-carrying lesbian, Hillary voter, and New York Times reporter, Nellie Bowles fit right in with her San Francisco neighbors and friends -- until she started questioning whether the progressive movement she knew and loved actually helped people. Gently informed that asking these questions meant she was 'on the wrong side of history,' Bowles did what any reporter worth her salt would do: she started investigating for herself. The answers she found were stranger--and funnier--than she'd expected. In Morning After the Revolution, Bowles gives readers a front-row seat to the absurd drama of a political movement gone mad. With irreverent accounts of attending Robin DiAngelo's multi-day course on 'The Toxic Trends of Whiteness,' meeting the social justice activists who run 'Abolitionist Entertainment, LLC,' and coming to figurative blows with the New York Times' 'disinformation czar,' she deftly exposes the more comic excesses of wealthy progressives. Deliciously funny and painfully insightful, Morning After the Revolution is Slouching Towards Bethlehem for the 21st century -- a moment of collective psychosis preserved in amber. This is an unmissable debut by one of America's sharpest journalists"-- Provided by publisher.

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Nature's fascinating friendships

Nature's fascinating friendships

Hyndman, Kerry, author
2024

Go on an amazing journey around the world to discover how animals, plants and microscopic organisms develop fascinating friendships to survive and thrive

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Night flyer : Harriet Tubman and the faith dreams of a free people

Night flyer : Harriet Tubman and the faith dreams of a free people

Miles, Tiya, 1970-, author
2024

Harriet Tubman is often a figure more out of myth than history - a woman who, despite being barely five feet tall, illiterate, and suffering from a brain injury, managed to escape from her own enslavement, return again and again to lead others north to freedom. Tiya Miles explores beyond the stock historical grid to weave Tubman's life into the fabric of her world. She probes the ecological reality of Tubman's surroundings and examines her kinship with other enslaved women. What emerges, is a human being whose mysticism becomes the more palpable the more we understand it.

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North African cookery

North African cookery

Der Haroutunian, Arto, 1940-, author
2023

Arto der Haroutunian takes adventurous cooks on a tour of the cuisines of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya in this comprehensive guide to North African food. There are over 300 recipes for traditional dishes such as tagines, stews, soups, and salads using classic ingredients such as fiery spices, jewel-like dried fruits, lemons, and armfuls of fresh herbs. This collection represents the cooking of the region with refreshingly uncomplicated techniques, short lists of ingredients and the comforting, elemental flavours of various spices and seasonings.

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Out of the Sierra : a story of Rarámuri resistance

Out of the Sierra : a story of Rarámuri resistance

Blanco, Victoria, author
2024

The Rarámuri people of Chihuahua, Mexico, make up one of the largest Indigenous tribes of North America. Renowned for maintaining their language and cultural traditions in the face of colonization, they have weathered numerous hardships. Based on more than a decade of oral history and participatory field work, this book paints a vivid and vital portrait of Rarámuri displacement. Victoria Blanco considers Indigenous identity with tenderness and intelligence, demanding recognition and justice for the Rarámuri people as they resist assimilation and uphold traditional knowledge in the face of broken systems.

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel), author
2021

Little Pablo grew up in an artistic household and after drawing his first painting at nine years old. His dad was an art teacher and helped grow his son's talent, teaching him to use oil paints. He moved first to Barcelona and then to France, where he achieved significant success, and went on to becoming one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His artistic style inspired many movements in art, music and literature, which we still see today. This powerful book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the Pablo Picasso’s life.

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Red Bird danced

Red Bird danced

Quigley, Dawn, author
2024

"Ariel and Tomah have lived in the city's intertribal housing complex all their lives. But for both of them, this Dagwaagin (Autumn) season is different than any before. From his bench outside the front door of his building, Tomah watches his community move around him. He is better at making people laugh than he is at schoolwork, but often it feels like his neighbor Ariel is the only one who really sees him, even in her sadness. Ariel has always danced ballet because of her Auntie Bineshiinh and loves the way dance makes her feet hover above the ground like a bird. But ever since Auntie went missing, Ariel's dancing doesn't feel like flying. As the seasons change and the cold of winter gives way to spring's promise, Ariel and Tomah begin to change too as they learn to share the rhythms and stories they carry within themselves"-- Provided by publisher.

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Stories are weapons  : psychological warfare and the American mind

Stories are weapons : psychological warfare and the American mind

Newitz, Annalee, 1969- author.
2024

Annalee Newitz traces the way disinformation, propaganda, and violent threats have evolved from military weapons deployed against foreign adversaries into tools in domestic culture wars. The nation's secret weapon has long been coercive storytelling, fashioned by operatives who drew on their experiences in the ad industry and as science fiction writers. Newitz highlights the process of psychological disarmament, speaking with Indigenous archivists preserving their histories in new ways, activist storytellers, and technology experts transforming social media.

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Take control of your IBS : everything you need to know to feel better

Take control of your IBS : everything you need to know to feel better

Jackson, Kirsten, author
2024

IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) impacts 1 in 10 people, and can make day-to-day life miserable. Consultant dietitian Kirsten Jackson uses a combination of proven up-to-date science, clinical practice and personal experience to guide you through your personal symptoms and show you how to take control. This book challenges some outdated approaches to give readers a clear pathway to diagnose issues and bring comfort and a reduction in symptoms and flare-ups. Find out what tests you need, how to figure out your particular problems, and hear from other IBS sufferers who have managed their symptoms and found relief.

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Tapping : self-healing with the transformative power of energy psychology

Tapping : self-healing with the transformative power of energy psychology

Feinstein, David, author
2024

Tapping energy points on the skin while bringing problems and goals to mind changes the brain in ways that help to overcome those challenges and support those aspirations. This stimulating practice places an astonishingly effective tool into your hands, quite literally. The procedure signals your nervous system to reduce fear, anger, stress, and grief while activating brain regions involved with problem-solving and managing emotions - to help you find inner balance and take charge of the internal models that govern your life.

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