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10% Happier : How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works : A True Story by Dan Harris
After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.

100 Days of Real Food : Fast & Fabulous : The Easy and Delicious Way to Cut Out Processed Food by Lisa Leake
In addition to the wallet-friendly recipes, Lisa shares practical secrets for saving money in the kitchen: learning to plan ahead, getting the best deals on staple items, knowing what to make versus what to buy, growing your own herbs, and even reducing waste--which is currently twenty percent of all food purchased!

Beginner's Guide to DIY & Home Repair : Essential DIY Techniques for the First Timer by Jo Behari
Start doing your own household repairs and simple renovations without the expense of calling in a professional! If you are frustrated by your own inability to handle a repair, or resentful of having to pay someone to take care of simple home maintenance--you've come to the right place. Beginner's Guide to DIY will provide first-time homeowners and renters with the basic skills and guidance to get the job done. This ultimate reference guide for the DIY novice offers help for anyone who has a busy working life but still wants to make their home look good--without spending a fortune.

Braving the Wilderness : The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown
"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives--experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.

DIY Beauty : Easy, All-Natural Recipes Based on Your Favorites From Lush, Kiehl's, Burt's Bees, Bumble and Bumble, Laura Mercier, and More! by Ina De Clercq
With DIY Beauty, you can learn to make your favorite beauty products from some of today's most popular brands. Try making face scrubs inspired by Sephora, a homage to The Body Shop's Body Butter, or a homemade version of Burt's Bees ever-popular lip balm. From bath bombs to rival Lush to skin care products like e.l.f.'s blemish treatments, these inexpensive imitation recipes include easy step-by-step instructions to help you customize your beauty product routine.

Meet the Frugalwoods : Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living by Elizabeth Willard Thames
In 2014, Elizabeth and Nate Thames were conventional 9-5 young urban professionals. But the couple had a dream to become modern-day homesteaders in rural Vermont. Determined to retire as early as possible in order to start living each day--as opposed to wishing time away working for the weekends--they enacted a plan to save an enormous amount of money: well over seventy percent of their joint take home pay. Dubbing themselves the Frugalwoods, Elizabeth began documenting their unconventional frugality and the resulting wholesale lifestyle transformation on their eponymous blog.

Sufficient : A Modern Guide to Sustainable Living by Tom Petherick
Sufficient' is a book to inspire, educate and encourage a process of change towards a simple, gentle and sustainable way of living. Many of us want to make a shift in our lives by slowing down and consuming less, embracing artisan foods and championing human-scale organic growing methods as safe, compassionate and pleasurable. This book is a guide to starting that process, however and wherever you currently live in the world. 'Sufficient' is a passionate approach to understanding why changes need to be made and how they can be achieved in a fun and life-enhancing way. It encourages the practice of sustainability, taking it from its niche following and bringing it into the mainstream consciousness via a practical every day manual.

The Quick & Easy Home DIY Manual by Matt Weber
Ever think, "I could fix that"? With The Quick & Easy Home Repair Manual now you actually can fix that. Whether it's simple projects like a busted pipe or clogged toilet, or bigger upgrades like a new floor or a deck, you'll find all the information you need to fix the trouble spots and make your dream home a reality.

The Two-Pan, One-Pot Cookbook : A Guide to Cooking Great Meals Quickly, in Any Kitchen, and on Any Budget by Hope Korenstein
With three feet of counter space, two pans, and one pot, author Hope Korenstein breaks down how to make satisfying meals no matter the size of your kitchen. Dining out or ordering food to go all the time can become expensive; Korenstein helps home cooks reclaim their kitchens with simple recipes that address the need for low-cost quick and healthy cooking, all while saving space.

The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook : 200 Deliciously Simple Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker by Coco Morante
This is the only book you'll need when looking for tried-and-true classics like creamy tomato soup, ground beef stroganoff, chicken mushroom casserole, or peach cobbler; international favorites like carnitas, chicken tikka masala, or refried beans; and crave-worthy treats like French toast casserole and triple chocolate cheesecake. There are even easy entertaining recipes, like artichoke-spinach dip, and special occasion recipes such as the classic Thanksgiving favorites of mashed potatoes, creamed corn, and more.

Weapons of Fitness : The Women's Ultimate Guide to Fitness, Self-Defense, and Empowerment by Avital Zeisler
After ballerina Avital Zeisler was savagely attacked as a young woman, she lived in fear - until she took action and began to train with experts in self-defence from around the world. Seeking a method specific to women and using Krav Maga as a base, she created her own self-defence program: the Soteria Method. It was an immediate sensation and people everywhere seek her classes both for the self-defence and for the intense, body-sculpting workout. Unique and empowering, Weapons of Fitness will help get readers into incredible shape - and might save their lives.

Yoga Fitness for Men : Build Strength, Improve Performance, Increase Flexibility, by Dean Pohlman
Mobility is one of the most important, yet overlooked elements of your fitness, which is why professional athletes are making yoga a regular part of their fitness routines; and GQ, HuffPost, and Men's Health have all advocated yoga for men. Stretching and strengthening with yoga to improve mobility is proven to help you increase your gains in the gym, prevent and relieve aches, and help you beat your competition on the field. With straightforward language and easy-to-follow steps, Yoga Fitness for Men will teach you how to execute the yoga postures you need for greater endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength

 

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