How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life

You’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. The goal? a long-term relationship that actually feels good. Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check, ” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone—but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution.

Award-winning journalist catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, environment, apps, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life. Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone.


Just Sit: A Meditation Guidebook for People Who Know They Should But Don't

From the cofounders of the well daily, a playfully-illustrated, informative, and easy-to-use meditation guidebook—including an eight-week plan for busy novices—that helps even the busiest would-be meditator incorporate this practice into their lifestyle and enjoy its many physical and emotional benefits.

We’ve all heard the reports about meditation: that it helps us relieve stress and anxiety, lose weight, improve our moods, and sleep better. With this warm, sassy guide, encouraging, everyone will want to show up—and sit down—every day. The most important part, " can lead to a lifelong practice, to "just sit, tailored to anyone's lifestyle.

A perfect blend of information and instruction, Just Sit covers everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. The authors make clear that meditation doesn't have to be complicated or follow a specific protocol. Sukey and elizabeth address meditation myths and realities, extoll the physical and emotional benefits of meditation, show readers how to find those precious minutes to meditate every day, offer advice on how to combat awkwardness, and more.

They also include an eight-week plan to get help readers kick start—and stay with—their own daily practice. Time to ditch the excuses. But there’s a catch—you actually have to do it. Written for the many, many people whose schedule or skepticism has kept them from trying meditation, Just Sit is an approachable and visually engaging beginner's guide.

Educated: A Memoir

Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills” bag. When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life.

. 1 new york times bestseller • an unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University“A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle. O: the oprah magazine   “tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable.

Usa today   “the extremity of westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing. The new york times book review   “Westover brings readers deep into this world, a milieu usually hidden from outsiders. The economisttara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.

There, she studied psychology, politics, and history, philosophy, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing one’s closest ties.

The Food Therapist: Break Bad Habits, Eat with Intention, and Indulge Without Worry

Or we treat ourselves to a decadent dessert, but feel so guilty we don't even enjoy it. Media darling and registered dietitian Shira Lenchewski helps readers improve their relationship with food, conquer cravings, and feel their best. If you asked people to post a status update on their relationship with food, most would say "It's Complicated.

We aspire to eat healthfully, but find ourselves making hasty food choices driven by stress and convenience. The food therapist is a refreshingly modern resource that helps us finally un-complicate our relationship with food and our bodies. In the food therapist, shira lenchewski offers readers an ongoing one-on-one food therapy session, revealing the root causes of our emotional hang-ups around food, and providing the necessary tools to overcome them.

This practical and judgement-free guide helps readers hone the skills needed to put their get-healthy intentions into daily action, tuning into their fullness cues, such as planning ahead wisely, and harnessing willpower even when life gets messy. Shira also offers easy-to-follow, tasty recipes aimed at rebalancing our hormones and conquering our cravings without deprivation.

We can then focus our efforts on making thoughtful, that serve our ultimate goals, day in and day out, healthy choices, whatever they may be. The truth is we can't make good food decisions if we don't examine our relationship with food.

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

More than previous generations, focused on tolerance, they are obsessed with safety, and have no patience for inequality. And members of igen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Born in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s and later, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone.

But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, how they behave, and politics. A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, and from any other generation, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers.

With social media and texting replacing other activities, depression, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, and loneliness. As this new group of young people grows into adulthood, we all need to understand them: Friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them.


High Vibrational Beauty: Recipes & Rituals for Radical Self Care

Wellness is Beauty. Kerrilynn pamer and cindy diprima morisse, founders of CAP Beauty, the all natural beauty site and store with a cult following, foods, want to share their deep knowledge of the benefits of natural beauty, and mindfulness techniques with you. What we put on our skin is easily as important as what we put in our mouths.

Beauty is Wellness. Natural beauty is about making choices that create true radiance from the foods we eat to the way we move to how we care for ourselves and our planet. You’ve already purified your meals, workouts, and bodies by returning to clean naturals. Now it’s time to align your beauty routine with the other wellness practices you follow.

This is the only guidebook you need to create true and lasting beauty for the mind, body, and soul. But natural beauty is about much more than just products. Through routines, and rituals, recipes, High Vibrational Beauty addresses beauty from the inside out and vibrancy from the outside in. Divided into seasons and focused on self-care and rejuvenation, High Vibrational Beauty combines mantras, natural skin care regimens, meditations, and over 100 plant-based recipes to help everyone achieve radical radiance.


Whole Beauty: Daily Rituals and Natural Recipes for Lifelong Beauty and Wellness

Here is the recipe for rose’s iconic rose hip facial serum, as well as 40 other recipes for masks and exfoliants, hair-care products and detoxes, and even DIY deodorant and toothpaste. A decade ago, after suffering from life-threatening autoimmune disorders, Hollywood actress Shiva Rose set out to discover a more holistic way to natural health and beauty.

From natural beauty solutions like a blushing Bride Chickpea Face Mask to showing how to tap into the full force of female energy, Whole Beauty is a complete guide to revitalizing your life. She explains ayurvedic practices, such as dry brushing and oil pulling, and home-cleansing rituals, such as smudging with burning sage; shares a dozen tonics, including Celestial Nog and Summer Lover; and offers an entire chapter on the use of essential oils, both on the body and in the home.

. Growing her own organic herbs and flowers; mixing creams, lotions, and tonics; and following Ayurvedic practices and creating mindful rituals, she has not only healed her life but has also become a leader and entrepreneur in the world of all-natural beauty and lifestyle. Whole beauty is her radiant next step, inspiring, a practical, stunningly beautiful guide to following a whole beauty practice at home.


Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

Though these miraculous products melt the miles that separate people across the globe, their extraordinary and sometimes damaging magnetism is no accident. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our sanity.

Adam grant,  new york times bestselling author of Originals and Give and TakeWelcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. Half of us would rather suffer a broken bone than a broken phone, and Millennial kids spend so much time in front of screens that they struggle to interact with real, live humans.

In this revolutionary book, tracks the rise of behavioral addiction, Adam Alter, a professor of psychology and marketing at NYU, and explains why so many of today's products are irresistible. We obsess over our emails, instagram likes, and Facebook feeds; we binge on TV episodes and YouTube videos; we work longer hours each year; and we spend an average of three hours each day using our smartphones.

By reverse engineering behavioral addiction, spend and save our money, and set boundaries between work and play—and how we can mitigate their most damaging effects on our well-being, Alter explains how we can harness addictive products for the good—to improve how we communicate with each other, and the health and happiness of our children.

Adam alter's previous book, feel, drunk tank pink: And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, and Behave is available in paperback from Penguin. One of the most mesmerizing and important books I’ve read in quite some time. The companies that design these products tweak them over time until they become almost impossible to resist.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.100% of last week tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United. But on this very special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever. With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children's book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy.

Hbo's emmy-winning last week tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet marlon bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States.

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World

The more than twenty full-color illustrations that accompany his teachings serve as calming visual interludes, encouraging us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you. Penguin Books. A multimillion-copy bestselling book of spiritual wisdom about the importance of slowing down in our fast-paced world, by the Buddhist author of Love for Imperfect Things“Wise advice on how to reflect and slow down.

Elleis it the world that’s busy, or is it my mind?The world moves fast, but that doesn’t mean we have to. This bestselling mindfulness guide by haemin sunim which means “spontaneous wisdom”, a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life.

By offering guideposts to well-being and happiness in eight areas—including relationships, love, and spirituality—Haemin Sunim emphasizes the importance of forging a deeper connection with others and being compassionate and forgiving toward ourselves.

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

Many parents insist on micromanaging everything from homework to friendships. An essential book for parents and educators everywhere. Sir ken robinson, new york times bestselling author A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation.

But this doesn't mean giving up your authority as a parent. Penguin Books. Instead of trusting kids with choices. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. As parents, we can only drive our kids so far. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled.

. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Many complained they had no control over their lives. But there is a lot you can do before then to help them tackle the road ahead with resilience and imagination. In this groundbreaking book they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, and ready to take on new challenges.

The self-driven child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success.