These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
February 27, 2014
Weems, Scott, author.
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 
xvii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there any way to figure out what we really find funny? In this fascinating investigation into the science of humor and laughter, neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what's happening in our heads when we giggle, guffaw, or double over with laughter." -- Provided by publisher.
February 27, 2014
Lewis, Sarah, 1957-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 
xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
February 27, 2014
Copage, Eric V.
New York : Amistad, 2004, c1993.
1 v. (unpaged) ; 16 cm.
February 24, 2014
Jain, Sanjay (Sanjay Kumar), 1970-
xv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Optimal living 360, the basics -- Core assets for integrative decision making -- Hold on to your assets: your ROI on safety -- Where you live: your ROI on physical health -- Affairs of the mind: your ROI on intellectual, emotional, and mental health -- Love and happiness: your ROI on relationships -- What money can buy: your ROI on economic health -- How God is good: your ROI on spirituality -- Make time matter: your ROI on life.
A program for making the most out of the present and future. The biggest challenge is figuring out how to make decisions that improve your overall quality of life. Dr. Sanjay Jain introduces Integrative Decision Making, an approach that focuses on the big picture and teaches you how to make decisions to receive the highest return on investment in life.
February 24, 2014
Klein, Stefan, 1965-, author.
New York : Experiment, 2014.
xv, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Translation of: Der Sinn des Gebens : warum Selbstlosigkeit in der Evolution siegt und wir mit Egoismus nicht weiterkommen.
February 20, 2014
New York : Penguin Books, .
312 pages ; 21 cm.
"Is science ever enough to explain why we feel the way we feel? In this engaging account, renowned neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto blends cutting-edge scientific research with personal stories to reveal how our brains generate our emotions. He demonstrates that while modern science has expanded our knowledge, investigating art, literature, and philosophy is equally crucial to unraveling the brain's secrets. What can a brain scan, or our reaction to a Caravaggio painting, reveal about the deep seat of guilt? Can ancient remedies fight sadness more effectively than antidepressants? What can writing poetry tell us about how joy works? Structured in seven chapters encompassing common human emotions-anger, guilt, anxiety, grief, empathy, joy, and love-Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love offers a way of thinking about science and art that will help us to more fully understand ourselves and how we feel"-- Provided by publisher.
The cult experience that changed my life : one woman's personal journey of overcoming spiritual abuse
February 19, 2014
60 pages ; 21 cm
The author shares the harrowing story being manipulated and controlled by a pastor who she believed had her best interests at heart and of her journey to freedom.
February 10, 2014
Epley, Nicholas, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, .
xviii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
An exploration of the human mind's capacity for instinctive undertanding about the feelings and desires of others explains how the ability or inability to understand the minds of those around us leads to connection or conflict.
February 10, 2014
Bennett, Sam, 1967-
Novato, California : New World Library, .
xvii, 219 pages ; 22 cm.
Machine generated contents note: Contents -- Foreword 5 -- Chapter One -- Procrastination Is Genius In Disguise 11 -- Chapter Two -- Your Creativity Toolkit 28 -- Chapter Three -- Overcoming Perfectionism 57 -- Chapter Four -- How To Do Your To-Do List 79 -- A Prayer For The Capable 88 -- Chapter Five -- Mini Chapter: How Many Kinds Of Artist Are You? 93 -- Chapter Six -- How Do You Know Which Of Your 37 Pr... 99 -- Chapter Seven -- Who Are You To Do This, Anyway? 115 -- Chapter Eight -- Do You Really Have To Make A Budget? 137 -- Chapter Nine -- Where Will You Find The Time? 159 -- An Ode To The Overwhelmed 175 -- Chapter Ten -- Organizing Your Space 179 -- Chapter Eleven -- Looking Under The Rock, or, What'... 205 -- A Prayer For The Hoping Against Hope 227 -- Chapter Twelve -- Why Is It So Awful When Everyone Th... 232 -- Mini Chapter: Do You Quit When You're Almost Done? 260 -- Chapter Fourteen -- Beginning To Get Your Work Out There 266 -- Chapter Fifteen -- Ending At The Beginning, or, OK, N... 279 -- Chapter Sixteen -- Bonus Chapter: Ask Sam 292 -- Acknowledgments 307 -- Recommended Reading 309 -- About the Author 310.
""Organized" and "artist" don't usually go together. Creative types are more often seen as sensitive, melodramatic, eccentric, misunderstood, and the like. To labels like this, Sam Bennett says, "Congratulations! You're an artist." And through The Organized Artist Company, she has coached hundreds of artists to overcome procrastination, lack of focus, and time-sucking habits so that they can get their art done and out into the world. Bennett explains why "procrastination is genius in disguise" and then prescribes dozens of wonderfully revelatory exercises. From "My Heroes" lists to "Could Do" lists (because To-Do lists make Bennett belligerent) to recognizing who you should not talk to about your project and when research has created Analysis Paralysis, each of these actions requires only a 15-minute commitment. But while quickly accomplished, each shifts the reader's thinking and prompts the kind of insights that have the power to turn underperforming geniuses into accomplished artists"-- Provided by publisher.
February 7, 2014
Hay, Louise L.
Carlsbad, California Hay House, Inc., .
xxiii, 182 pages ; 21 cm.
"In You Can Heal Your Heart, self-help luminary Louise Hay and renowned grief and loss expert David Kessler, the prote;ge; of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, have come together to start a conversation on healing grief. This remarkable book discusses the emotions that occur when a relationship leaves you brokenhearted, a marriage ends in divorce, or a loved one dies. It will also foster awareness and compassion, providing you with the courage to face many other types of losses and challenges, such as saying good-bye to a beloved pet, losing your job, coming to terms with a life-threatening illness or disease, and much more. With a perfect blend of Louise's teachings and affirmations on personal growth and transformation and David's many years of working with those in grief, this empowering book will inspire an extraordinary new way of thinking, bringing hope and fresh insights into your life and even your current and future relationships. You will not only learn how to help heal your grief, but you will also discover that, yes, you can heal your heart"--
January 31, 2014
Hanna, Heidi, 1974- author.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, .
xxii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
January 31, 2014
Jones, Daniel, 1962- author.
New York : William Morrow, 2014.
viii, 213 pages ; 22 cm
From the editor of the New York Times' popular "Modern Love" column, the story of love from beginning to end (or not), an exploration into the ten aspects of love -- pursuit, destiny, vulnerability, connection, trust, practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom.
January 30, 2014
Carr, Albert H. Z.
New York, New York : Tarcher, 2014.
302 pages ; 19 cm.
"Luck is not dumb chance. It can be cultivated. This enormously persuasive and engaging guide shows how to attract "chance" opportunities, and avoid "bad luck," in ways that will dramatically improve your life. A new book in Tarcher's Success Classics series"-- Provided by publisher.
January 28, 2014
Arlington, Mass. : Cham Books, c2012.
377 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Translated from Korean by members of the Maum Meditation Translation Team.
The reason we are born and why we live -- The human mind -- God's world beyond the human world -- The everlasting world -- The living empty sky.
Book Description: At last, the way to become complete is here. Now we can live in the everlasting world of happiness. By discarding the fake within one's mind, one can live as the infinite, never changing universe, which is the true self. This book unveils the mystery of the human mind and teaches the ultimate solution to become liberated from the illusion of the false self and live forever as Truth. It gives all people hope to be free of pain and suffering. This book is for everyone: those seeking happiness, those suffering from stress and worries, those searching for the meaning and purpose of life, those wanting to understand the human mind, those wanting to know the universe mind, those interested in spirituality and Truth, and those wanting a unified world of harmony and peace. The diversity of people interested in these teachings is as vast as humanity itself. What is the human mind? What is the meaning and the purpose of life? What is enlightenment? Countless numbers have asked these questions and many have tried to answer them. This book provides the ultimate answers. Now is the time to stop living in this land. Now is time to go to the everlasting world of happiness. Now is the time to live forever in the true world. Woo Myung will teach you how.
January 27, 2014
New York, NY : Rosen Pub., 2013.
48 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Facing death and bereavement -- Death of a family member -- Other types of bereavement -- Rituals and recovery -- Glossary -- For more information -- For further reading -- Index.
Provides information about death and grief, including the range of feelings after a death, experiencing the death of a family member, and visiting support groups.
January 16, 2014
Arnold, Caroline L.
New York : Viking, 2014.
xxxii, 238 pages ; 24 cm
"A Wall Street tech leader explains how small behavioral changes lead to major self-improvement Whether trying to lose weight, save money, or get organized, we're always setting goals and making resolutions but rarely following through on them. Determination and willpower aren't strong enough to defeat our mass of ingrained habits; to succeed we have to learn how to focus our self-control on precise behavioral targets and overwhelm them, according to longtime Wall Street technology strategist Caroline Arnold. Small Move, Big Change is Arnold's guide to turning broad personal goals into meaningful and discrete behavioral changes that lead to permanent improvement"-- Provided by publisher.
January 16, 2014
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
xvi, 348 pages ; 20 cm
"A fascinating survey of the forces that shape who we are and how we act-from the author of The Calculus Diaries Following her previous tours through the worlds of physics (Black Bodies and Quantum Cats) and calculus (The Calculus Diaries), acclaimed science writer Jennifer Ouellette now turns her attention to the mysteries of human identity and behavior with Me, Myself, and Why. She draws on genetics, neuroscience, and psychology-enlivened as always with her signature sense of humor and pop-culture references-to explore how we become who we are. Ouellette lets readers in on her own surprising journey of self-discover, as she has her genome sequenced, her brain mapped, her personality typed, and even samples a popular hallucinogen. Bringing together everything from Mendel's famous pea plant experiments and mutations in The X-Men to our taste in food and our relationship with avatars and our online selves, Ouellette delivers another fun and enlightening work of popular science that's sure to be enjoyed by her many fans"-- Provided by publisher.
January 15, 2014
Gladney, Lawana, 1963-
Dallas, Texas : BenBella Books, Inc., 
xii, 243 pages ; 23 cm
January 15, 2014
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Group, .
219 pages ; 18 cm
"This simple, straightforward guide to effective communication is for anyone who has ever wanted to "eat their words." Do you ever feel that your words produce the exact opposite effect of what you were hoping for-escalating tensions rather than solving problems? Author of Emotional Bullshit Carl Alasko has found that with the right guidance, anyone can learn effective communication skills. In Say This, Not That, Alasko presents readers with simple instructions for what to say. and what not to say. Accompanying each pair of statements is a brief discussion of what makes one so negative and destructive, and the other inviting of the kind of discussion needed. This book is the ultimate resource for anyone who longs to consistently say the right thing at the right time. "-- Provided by publisher.
January 15, 2014
LaPorte, Danielle, 1969-
New York : Crown Archetype, c2012.
xxix, 333 p. ; 24 cm.
Pt. 1: Mojo. Define yourself on your own terms ; Declare your superpowers ; The metrics of ease ; The strategy of desire -- Pt. 2: Moxie. The burning questions ; Facing forward ; Visioneering ; Fear + other tough stuff ; Comforting failure ; No, thank you. Yes, please -- Pt. 3: Results. Make stuff that feels good to make ; How you show up in the world ; Calling all sovereigns of time! ; Money : more is more, enough is plenty ; Supporting characters ; Be the giver ; Just start -- now ; Great, full ; The Sonic Fire playlist ; Spread the fire.
Combining motivational observations with practical question-and-answer entries, an empowering guide to personal success draws on the ideas of popular self-help concepts to address such topics as personal goals, pragmatism and courage.
January 15, 2014
Markman, Arthur B.
New York : Perigee, 
xi, 275 pages ; 22 cm
"You can transform bad habits into positive behaviors in yourself and others. Smart Change explores the psychological mechanisms that form and maintain habits in individuals and groups and offers real, accessible, and actionable advice for changing habits. In this engaging narrative, Dr. Markman, whose previous book Smart Thinking showed us how the mind works to think and act smarter, covers a wide range of habits, from individual behaviors like eating better and exercising regularly to work-related issues like learning effectively and influencing customers' purchases. As insightful as it is practical, Smart Change explains how five effective tools can help us change our own destructive behaviors and influence the habits of others: 1. Tame the "Go" system: Identify the triggers of habits, replace old behaviors with new ones, and generate specific plans to deal with obstacles. 2. Harness the "Stop" system: Learn to deal with stress and other factors that hinder the development of new and positive habits. 3. Optimize your goals: Determine the course of behavior change and how to successfully incorporate those changes for the long term. 4. Manage your environment: Change your surroundings to dramatically reduce poor behavior and habits. 5. Engage your neighbors: To affect both your own and other people's behavior, understand the shared culture that creates a mutual dependency, and allows neighbors and colleagues to have a profound positive influence on the behavior of other members of their community"-- Provided by publisher.
50 mindful steps to self-esteem : everyday practices for cultivating self-acceptance & self-compassion
January 14, 2014
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 
xi, 204 pages ; 18 cm
In gratitude -- Introduction -- Breathing and the body -- A deep, full breath -- Squeeze and breathe -- Feel every loving touch -- Turn toward the current -- In and out -- An embodied practice -- Read the inscription -- Explore sensations within -- Hold court -- Integrate and harmonize -- Flow with energy -- Greet the earth -- The lesson of seaweed -- Thinking and the mind -- An impartial witness -- Stop the sorting -- Don?t know -- See the whole elephant -- Eat as if it's the first time -- Being vs. doing -- Release the grip -- Spin the wheel of paradox -- Letting go of attachment -- Catch a monkey -- Stop after the first arrow -- Pain times resistance equals suffering -- Turn to look -- Get to know it -- No blame -- The unfolding process -- The buddha within -- Emotions and the heart -- Spaciousness -- The forces of mara -- Explore the container -- A place of balance -- Interweave -- Tend and befriend -- Plant your garden -- Well- wishing -- Send and receive -- What am i ignoring? -- Count your blessings -- Delight for others -- Taste the elixir -- An antidote -- Being in the world -- Claim your emotional baggage -- Listen? just listen -- Speak with compassion -- Practice nonharming -- Write your job description -- Life is the practice -- Epilogue -- Resources -- References.
Presents simple mindfulness exercises aimed at increasing feelings of self-worth and self-esteem, and suggests journaling exercises to help identify and eliminate negative thoughts.
January 13, 2014
Dow, David R.
New York : Twelve, 2014.
273 pages ; 22 cm
""Every life is different, but every death is the same. We live with others. We die alone." In his riveting, artfully written memoir The Autobiography of an Execution, David Dow enraptured readers with a searing and frank exploration of his work defending inmates on death row. But when Dow's father-in-law receives his own death sentence in the form of terminal cancer, and his gentle dog Winona suffers acute liver failure, the author is forced to reconcile with death in a far more personal way, both as a son and as a father. Told through the disparate lenses of the legal battles he's spent a career fighting, and the intimate confrontations with death each family faces at home, THINGS I'VE LEARNED FROM DYING offers a poignant and lyrical account of how illness and loss can ravage a family. Full of grace and intelligence, Dow offers readers hope without cliché and reaffirms our basic human needs for acceptance and love by giving voice to the anguish we all face--as parents, as children, as partners, as friends--when our loved ones die tragically, and far too soon"-- Provided by publisher.
January 13, 2014
New York : Perigee, 2013.
v. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 16 cm.
Based on a project in which the author took a daily Polaroid of something she was grateful for, this guide helps readers attain greater life-satisfaction by highlighting all the small things that make life worth living.
January 13, 2014
Cos Cob, CT : Backlist, LLC, a unit of Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, c2012.
xvi, 330 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Originally published: Deerfield Beach, FL : Health Communications, c1996.
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