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The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices

Casper ter Kuile · HarperOne
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Casper ter Kuile, a Harvard Divinity School fellow and cohost of the popular Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast, explores how we can nourish our souls by transforming common, everyday practices -- yoga, reading, walking the dog -- into sacred rituals that can heal our crisis of social...
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Propelled: How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Lead Us to the Good Life

Andreas Elpidorou · Oxford University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Many of our endeavors--be it personal or communal, technological or artistic--aim at eradicating all traces of dissatisfaction from our daily lives. They seek to cure us of our discontent in order to deliver us a fuller and flourishing existence. But what if ubiquitous pleasure and instant...
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COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One

Debora MacKenzie · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In a gripping, accessible narrative, a veteran science journalist lays out the shocking story of how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic happened and how to make sure this never happens againOver the last 30 years of epidemics and pandemics, we learned every lesson needed to stop this coronavirus...
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The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age

Steve Olson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling narrative of scientific triumph, decades of secrecy, and the unimaginable destruction wrought by the creation of the atomic bomb.It began with plutonium, the first element ever manufactured in quantity by humans. Fearing that the Germans would be the first to weaponize the atom,...
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Clean: The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less

James Hamblin · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The things we do every day to keep ourselves clean can have surprising and unintended effects, as this entertaining introduction to the new science of skin microbes and probiotics reveals Keeping skin healthy is a booming industry, and yet it seems like almost no one agrees on what actually...
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The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained

Colin Dickey · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

America's favorite cultural historian and author of Ghostland takes a tour of the country's most persistent "unexplained" phenomenaIn a world where rational, scientific explanations are more available than ever, belief in the unprovable and irrational--in fringe--is on the rise:...
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The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World

Sarah Stewart Johnson · Crown
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A young planetary scientist intimately details the search for life on Mars, tracing our centuries-old obsession with this seemingly desolate planet. Mars was once similar to Earth, but today there are no rivers, no lakes, no oceans. Coated in red dust, the terrain is bewilderingly empty....
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The Well-Gardened Mind: The Healing Power of Plants, Earth, and the Outdoors

Sue Stuart-Smith · SCRIBNER BOOKS CO
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the "real" life that lies outside. But when we get our hands in the earth we connect with the cycle of life in nature through which destruction and decay are followed by regrowth and renewal. Gardening...
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Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat: Why Well-Raised Meat Is Good for You and Good for the Planet

Diana Rodgers · BENBELLA BOOKS
Pages: 250
Format: Hardcover

Beef is framed as the most environmentally destructive and least healthy of meats. We’re often told that the only solution is to reduce or quit red meat entirely. But despite what anti-meat groups, vegan celebrities, and some health experts say, plant-based agriculture is far from a perfect...
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Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease?and How to Fight It

Benjamin T Bikman · BENBELLA BOOKS
Pages: 270
Format: Hardcover

We are sick. Around the world, we struggle with diseases that were once considered rare. Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes affect millions each year; many people are also struggling with hypertension, weight gain, fatty liver, dementia, low testosterone, menstrual...
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