How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk


Author: John Van Epp
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071642498
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
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AVOID THE JERKS AND FIND “THE ONE” WHO'S RIGHT FOR YOU "An insightful and creative contribution to managing the complexity of choosing a life partner. I heartily recommend it." --Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find "Don't be part of the 'where-was-this-book-when-I-needed-it?' crowd. It's not too late--read it now!" --Pat Love, Ed.D., author of The Truth About Love and Hot Monogamy Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk (previously published in hardcover as How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk) will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve: Ask the right questions to inspire meaningful, revealing conversations with your partner Judge character based on compatibility, relationships skills, friends, and patterns from family and previous relationships Resolve your own emotional baggage so you're ready for a healthy relationship

The Disease to Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome


Author: Harriet Braiker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071706356
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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What's wrong with being a "people pleaser?" Plenty! "A fascinating book... If you struggle with where, when, and how to draw the line between your own desires and the demands of others, buy this book!"Kay Redfield Jamison, bestselling author of An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast People pleasers are not just nice people who go overboard trying to make everyone happy. Those who suffer from the Disease to Please are people who say "Yes" when they really want to say "No." For them, the uncontrollable need for the elusive approval of others is an addiction. Their debilitating fears of anger and confrontation force them to use "niceness" and "people-pleasing" as self-defense camouflage. Featured on NBC's "Today," The Disease to Please explodes the dangerous myth that "people pleasing" is a benign problem. Best-selling author and frequent "Oprah" guest Dr. Harriet Braiker offers clear, positive, practical, and easily do-able steps toward recovery. Begin with a simple but revealing quiz to discover what type of people-pleaser you are. Then learn how making even small changes to any single portion of the Disease to Please Triangle - involving your thoughts, feelings, and behavior - will cause a dramatic, positive and long-lasting change to the overall syndrome. As a recovered peoplepleaser, you will finally see that a balanced way of living that takes others into consideration but puts the emphasis first on pleasing yourself and gaining your own approval is the clearest path to health and happiness.

Loving What Is

Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
Author: Byron Katie,Stephen Mitchell
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9781400045464
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
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Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.” In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now in Loving What Is you can discover the same freedom through The Work. The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.” Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it is. Loving What Is will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You’ll see people do The Work with Katie on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex, to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism, to a woman suffering over a death in her family. Many people have discovered The Work’s power to solve problems; in addition, they say that through The Work they experience a sense of lasting peace and find the clarity and energy to act, even in situations that had previously seemed impossible. If you continue to do The Work, you may discover, as many people have, that the questioning flows into every aspect of your life, effortlessly undoing the stressful thoughts that keep you from experiencing peace. Loving What Is offers everything you need to learn and live this remarkable process, and to find happiness as what Katie calls “a lover of reality.”

Make Every Man Want You

or Make Yours Want You More)
Author: Marie Forleo
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071597821
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 172
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Unleash Your Irresistibility! "Make Every Man Want You gives every woman the tools she needs to unlock her inner magnet." --Kelly Ripa Let's make one thing clear: this book is like no other dating book you've read. There are no rules, no list of things to do to land a husband in thirty days, and no reason to blame yourself if “he's just not that into you.” Please. Throw those books away. Instead, let's focus on you--and how you can make yourself more appealing to others in almost every situation--whether you have a man or not. Think of it as a crash course in desirability, a life-changing lesson in loving yourself inside and out. Once you embrace your unique qualities and dissolve your bad relationship habits, you'll be amazed to find how irresistible you are to others! This girl-friendly guide reveals: Five Truths Every Irresistible Woman Needs to Know: Live in the moment, Men do not want to be changed or improved Seven Habits of Highly Unattractive Women: Boring in bed, Being needy Eight Secrets of Attracting the Right Man for You: Get rid of your "perfect man" checklist, Have your own life

The Interpersonal Problems Workbook

ACT to End Painful Relationship Patterns
Author: Matthew McKay,Patrick Fanning,Avigail Lev,Michelle Skeen
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608828387
Category: Self-Help
Page: 200
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Do you often lash out at people? Do you let your emotions rule your interactions with others? Do you find it difficult to see things from others’ point of view? You are not alone. Despite the fact that we all have to deal with other people our daily lives, many of us have difficulties with interpersonal relationships. Written by psychologist and bestselling author Matthew McKay, The Interpersonal Problems Workbook combines research and evidence-based techniques for strengthening relationships in all areas in life—whether it’s at home, at work, with a significant other, a parent, or a child. The skills in this workbook are based in both schema therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and are designed to help you connect and communicate effectively with those around them. ACT has been proven effective in helping people improve their relationships with others. The ACT skills detailed in this book include present moment awareness, diffusion, and flexibility—all of which will help you to improve your relationships with others. In this book you will learn what your schema is, and how to act on your values to communicate and get along with others. If you are ready to stop building walls and start connecting with those around you, this book presents powerful, effective tools for change.

Physiognomy

The Art of Reading People
Author: Quyen Quang Tran
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537570938
Category:
Page: N.A
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Are your first impressions of others often wrong? Do you wish you could be luckier in love? Physiognomy, or the art of reading a person's features, is commonly used in Asian cultures to help people plan for success and steer clear of heartache and frustration. It is also considered enormously helpful when choosing friends, business partners, and romantic interests. Physiognomy can be used not only to discern a person's character and personality, but also to glimpse his or her fate. For example, by reading a special feature on a person, skilled physiognomists can predict whether this person will have a long life, marital happiness, good health, or fame. With the help of physiognomist Quyen Quang Tran, you can learn to use physiognomy in all walks of life. You can also use it to divine what fate may have in store for you and others: success or failure, sickness or health, marital bliss or conflict, or good or bad fortune. Author Quyen Quang Tran has practiced physiognomy for over fifty years. Now, in Physiognomy: The Art of Reading People, he presents fundamental concepts and skills to help others learn this life-changing science. Tran explains the fundamentals of reading the forms on the face and on the body as well as interpreting the voice, color, and countenance of an individual. He includes hundreds of illustrations to help readers identify and read various features on the face and on the body of a person. A special chapter of the book is for the discussion of dozens of readings conducted by Tran's mentor, Mr. Ngo Hung Dien. These stories illustrate the practical applications of physiognomy on people in their own lives. Physiognomy: The Art of Reading People is a thorough guide to the fundamentals. Topics include: observing and interpreting a person's physical forms, his/her color, voice, and countenance, grouping the physiognomic features into sets, and applying physiognomy to daily life of any individual to contemplate. The book also includes forty detailed case studies to illustrate the practical uses of physiognomy. Whether you're seeking insights into your friends or your fate, Physiognomy will offer you a fresh perspective to live a life that you are looking for. "

Certain Victory

The U.S. Army in the Gulf War
Author: Robert H. Scales
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612340776
Category: Persian Gulf War, 1991
Page: 435
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A balanced, comprehensive account of the largest armored battle since World War II

How to Be a People Magnet

Finding Friends--and Lovers--and Keeping Them for Life
Author: Leil Lowndes
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780809224357
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
View: 5607

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Now in paperback, this title by the bestselling author of "How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You" reveals specific and proven techniques for attracting friends and lovers and keeping them for life.

The Language of Emotional Intelligence

The Five Essential Tools for Building Powerful and Effective Relationships
Author: Jeanne Segal
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071544566
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
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Learn how to increase your emotional intelligence with five simple tools It's no secret that emotional intelligence plays a crucial role in your relationships. But how do you apply these specialized skills in everyday life? It's easy--with this practical, ready-to-use guide by a renowned expert in the field of emotional intelligence and communication. Using the latest research and true-to-life examples, Dr. Jeanne Segal's step-by-step program shows you how to incorporate the five basic tools of emotional intelligence to enhance your relationships in the workplace, at home, and in all areas of your life. You'll learn how to: “Read” other people Make powerful connections Defuse arguments and conflicts Repair wounded feelings Understand nonverbal cues Build stronger, more satisfying relationships Packed with simple exercises, revealing self-quizzes, and proven calming techniques, this user-friendly guide can help you reach into the hearts and minds of others--sometimes without saying a word! Once you master the language of emotional intelligence, you'll be able to form mutually rewarding bonds that last a lifetime. Dr. Segal's method is a complete, hands-on approach to one of the most important life skills you will ever learn.

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers


Author: Johnny Saldana
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943582
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy Johnny Saldaña’s unique and invaluable manual demystifies the qualitative coding process with a comprehensive assessment of different coding types, examples and exercises. The ideal reference for students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, it is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. Its wide array of strategies, from the more straightforward to the more complex, is skillfully explained and carefully exemplified providing a complete toolkit of codes and skills that can be applied to any research project. For each code Saldaña provides information about the method's origin, gives a detailed description of the method, demonstrates its practical applications, and sets out a clearly illustrated example with analytic follow-up. Now with a companion website, the book is supported by: SAGE journal articles showing coding being applied to real research Sample transcripts highlighting coding techniques Links to CAQDAS sites to introduce relevant software Practical student exercises Links to video and digital content This international bestseller is an extremely usable, robust manual and is a must-have resource for qualitative researchers at all levels. Click here for a listing of Johnny Saldaña's upcoming workshops. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Even Happier: A Gratitude Journal for Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment


Author: Tal Ben-Shahar
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007166419X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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Learn to be Happier. Week by Week. In this week-by-week guided journal, Tal Ben-Shahar offers a full year's worth of exercises to inspire happiness every day. Using the groundbreaking principles of positive psychology that he taught in his wildly popular course at Harvard University and that inspired his worldwide bestseller Happier, Ben-Shahar has designed a series of tools and techniques to enable us all to find more pleasure and meaning in our lives. 52 weeks of new exercises, meditations, and “time-ins” A journal to record your thoughts, feelings, and personal growth Life-changing insights of philosophers, psychologists, artists, writers, scientists, and successful entrepreneurs This is no ordinary self-help book that you read and toss aside. It's a complete, user-driven journal filled with proactive challenges, thoughtprovoking questions, and “time-ins” that allow you to pause and reflect. You can engage in these activities every day to stimulate your creativity, enhance your sense of empowerment, enrich the quality of your life, and, yes, feel Even Happier.

The Permanent Pain Cure


Author: Ming Chew,Stephanie Golden
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071642521
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Are you taking medication or considering surgery because of pain? Have you lived with low-level muscle or joint pain for years? Imagine your life today without pain. Imagine you hold the key to eliminating any future pain. Find it inside this book: a groundbreaking drug- and surgery-free healing plan from master pain therapist Ming Chew. The Ming Method includes: Total pain relief with no drugs, no side effects, no surgery Fifteen-minute therapy sessions you can perform in your living room Self-diagnosis techniques to tailor treatment to your individual pain The proper hydration and supplementation for optimum health For twenty years, master pain therapist Ming Chew has treated scores of patients with his method. It doesn't mask or “manage” your pain. Unlike traditional medicine, it works by targeting the fascia, a poorly understood connective tissue, to permanently fix your underlying problem, not just mask symptoms. Hydrating, supplementing, and stretching and strengthening the fascia are the keys to The Permanent Pain Cure. The best part? A typical therapy session lasts only fifteen minutes and can be done in your living room. Try the Ming Method yourself and reclaim your quality of life, your freedom of movement, your joy--and do it in as little as fifteen minutes a day. Your pain-free life begins today!

Why Am I Still Depressed? Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorder


Author: Jim Phelps
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071486941
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
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Tried everything but still not feeling better? If your depression keeps coming back or is even getting worse, then you may be suffering from bipolar II or “soft” bipolar disorder. Commonly misdiagnosed, these mood disorders are characterized by recurring bouts of depression along with anxiety, irritability, mood swings, sleep problems, or intrusive thoughts. Why Am I Still Depressed? shows you how to identify if you have a nonmanic form of bipolar disorder and how to work with your doctor to safely and effectively treat it. Author James R. Phelps, M.D., gives you the latest tools and knowledge so you can: Understand the Mood Spectrum, a powerful new tool for diagnosis Know all your treatment options, including mood-stabilizing medications and research-tested psychotherapies Examine the potential hazards of taking antidepressant medications Manage your condition with exercise and lifestyle changes Help family and friends with this condition understand their diagnosis and find treatment

You Are a Brand!

In Person and Online, How Smart People Brand Themselves For Business Success
Author: Catherine Kaputa
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 1857889347
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 334
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Celebrity entertainers, star athletes, and corporate icons didn't accidentally wind up at the top-they branded their way there. Now you, too, can leverage the power of a personal brand, harness your potential and take charge of your career. Using strategies from the playbook of the Mad Men of Madison Avenue, advertising guru Catherine Kaputa serves as your personal branding coach in You Are A Brand! 2nd Edition: In Person and Online, How Smart People Brand Themselves for Business Success. Kaputa has expanded her 2007 award-winning classic to include new chapters on crafting your own "elevator speech" and leveraging the power of social media. This updated edition explores strategies and tactics to tap into the power of words, learn the principles of visual identity, think in terms of markets, and execute a self-brand action plan that is unique and memorable. Combining today's hottest business concepts with the realities of the modern workplace, You Are a Brand! 2nd Edition highlights the self-branding odysseys of savvy professionals and budding entrepreneurs-Catherine Kaputa will coach you to take charge of your career through the one-of-a-kind brand that is YOU.

Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person


Author: Barrie Jaeger
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780071441773
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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"A perceptive guide." --Publishers Weekly This book builds on Elaine Aron's groundbreaking bestseller The Highly Sensitive Person to offer you proven strategies that help you make your extreme sensitivity an asset in the workplace. You will get guidance on stress management, boundary setting, dealing with abusive coworkers, and more. And you will learn how to experience work in a way that is emotionally gratifying as well as financially rewarding.

Lapsing Into a Comma

A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print--and How to Avoid Them
Author: Bill Walsh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071389921
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 256
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No writer's or editor's desk is complete without a battered, page-bent copy of the AP Stylebook. However, this not-so-easy-to-use reference of journalistic style is often not up-to-date and leaves reporters and copyeditors unsatisfied. Bill Walsh, copy chief for the Washington Post's business desk, addresses these shortcomings in Lapsing into a Comma. In an opinionated, humorous, and yes, curmudgeonly way, he shows how to apply the basic rules to unique, modern grammar issues. Walsh explains how to deal with perplexing situations such as trendy words, foreign terms, and web speak.

Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry, 2nd Edition
Author: Albert Bernstein
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071790969
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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Protect yourself from people who take undue advantage and suck the energy out of your life Emotional Vampires will help you cope effectively with the people in your life that confound you, confuse you, and seem to sap every ounce of your energy. Bestselling author Dr. Al Bernstein shows you how to recognize each vampire type--antisocial, histrionic, narcissists, obsessive-compulsives, paranoids--and deal with them effectively. He uses many examples from the latest news headlines, which will help you distinguish between the types and deepen your understanding of each one. In response to the daily calls and emails he got about the previous edition of this book, Dr. Al Bernstein has added his advice for dealing with those emotional vampires who come in the shape of spouses and lovers, relatives, and children. Dr. Bernstein shows you how to deal with each vampire type and what you need to do to keep from getting drained.

Hot Monogamy

Essential Steps to More Passionate, Intimate Lovemaking
Author: Patricia Love,Jo Robinson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781475176919
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
View: 6888

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Co-authored with best-selling writer Jo Robinson, Hot Monogamy guides individuals and couples through a personal experience which unfolds secrets to long-lasting love. Based on research and 30 years clinical experience, this practical guide helps you understand yourself as well as the path to your partner's heart!