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Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay
Discover Why Being a Bad Feminist is Better Than Not Being a Feminist At All. When you hear the word feminism, what do you think of? In today’s climate, you likely think about the many women’s marches and the #MeToo movement that have taken over the media. All of these fight for the rights of women in every area of life, including equal pay, reproductive rights, and more. But according to Roxane Gay, feminism is flawed. There is no right or wrong way to be a feminist, which is why Gay proudly labels herself as a bad feminist. As a bad feminist, Gay recognizes that humans are flawed, and therefore, their views and opinions don’t always fit perfectly into a neatly wrapped package. For instance, while Gay enjoys going against the grain, her favorite color is still pink and she enjoys reading Vogue, both of which are typical female stereotypes. At the end of the day, feminism looks different for everyone but being a bad feminist is better than not being a feminist at all! As you read, you’ll learn how reality television is harmful to the fight for equality, how racial profiling can end in murder, and how movies like The Help only advance racial stereotypes.
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23 minutes
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The Inner Game of Tennis
W. Timothy Gallwey
You’ve heard how life is like a box of chocolates — now get ready to learn how life is really like a game of tennis. The Inner Game of Tennis (1972) might be a self-help blast from the past, but it still has a lot to offer! In this book, W. Timothy Gallwey unpacks the internal battle that goes on inside each of us every day and how it uses your mind like a tennis ball. Maintaining this analogy throughout the text, Gallwey demonstrates the impact of this battle on our cognitive performance and the top tips we need to learn if we want to win.
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13 minutes
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Tribe of Mentors
Tim Ferriss
An anthology of wisdom from the best. Have you ever thought it would be nice to have a mentor? What about a team of mentors, one for every avenue of your life? Tribe of Mentors (2017) is your opportunity to have professional life advice in your back pocket! Written as an anthology of Tim Ferriss’ interviews with a variety of highly successful professionals. Ferriss’ interviews delve into their top tips for personal and professional development to help you get ahead of the game.
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14 minutes
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Outwitting the Devil
Napoleon Hill
Reaching out from the era of the Great Depression to offer a message of hope through the power of positive thinking, Outwitting the Devil asks you to imagine what you could accomplish if you relinquished fear and self-doubt. Although it was originally written in 1938, Napoleon Hill’s breakthrough self-help book, Outwitting the Devil was lost to the world until 2011 due to censorship. Outlining Hill’s personal views on the toxicity of church and standardized education alike, Outwitting the Devil encourages readers to break free of the fears that may be fostered by education and religion to achieve personal success and embrace the life lessons taught by failure.
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14 minutes
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How to Win at the Sport of Business
Mark Cuban
If I Can Do it, You Can Do It. If you have ever watched an episode of Shark Tank, then you know who Mark Cuban is. The entrepreneurial billionaire and co-owner of the Dallas Mavericks. However, Cuban didn’t start his journey to success with a lot. In fact, when he moved to Dallas, he had almost nothing to his name, he had been fired from several jobs, and he was forced to sleep on the floor of his friend’s apartment. So how did he go from nothing to owning an NBA basketball team? In How to Win at the Sport of Business, Mark Cuban shares his knowledge and personal experience of the business world and offers invaluable tips on how to make your small business a great success. As you read, you’ll learn how business is just like basketball, how lowering prices can be a good business strategy, and why being a whiner is one of the best ways to spark change.
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15 minutes
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Meet Your Happy Chemicals
Loretta Graziano Breuning
Learn about the science of happiness. Happiness might be a feeling, but have you ever thought about what causes it? This accessible expose, pioneered by author and physician Loretta Graziano Breuning, unpacks the science of happiness and the chemicals which bring us joy. Follow along with Breuning’s research as she unpacks the four major “happy chemicals”: dopamine, endorphin, oxytocin, and serotonin.
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16 minutes
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Moody Bitches
Julie Holland
If you’ve ever wanted a roadmap to the inner workings of the female brain, Moody Bitches (2015) is your new travel guide! Documented with wit and wisdom by Dr. Julie Holland, Moody Bitches is an in-depth examination of the hormonal fluctuations and biological processes which make women unique and wonderful. By exploring such topics as your menstrual cycle’s impact on your mental health and the reason sex is vital for a healthy life, Holland demonstrates why a nuanced understanding of the female body and its hormones is crucial for the development of every woman’s health and relationships.
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20 minutes
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Surprise
Tania Luna, LeeAnn Renninger
Learn to embrace the unknown and be delighted by surprises. Seeking to attack the inherent human fear of the unknown, Surprise (2015) explores both the science and psychology of what it truly means to be surprised. With the aim of revamping our personal and professional lives, the authors demonstrate why the element of surprise is actually crucial for maintaining healthy, balanced relationships and unpack the steps we can take to embrace it.
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The Big Leap
Gay Hendricks
Written for anyone who’s ever felt that their fears and insecurities are getting in the way of accomplishing their life goals, The Big Leap (2009) is a guidebook for taking that life-changing plunge. By laying out the numerous ways in which we sabotage our own lives, Hendricks provides readers with a practical, step-by-step roadmap for eliminating these toxic behaviors and achieving our dreams.
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16 minutes
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You Are A Badass
Jen Sincero
A popular self-help guide to help you improve your life by changing your mindset and unleashing the power of the universe. Stop doubting your greatness. Jen Sincero knows that you have the power to become the badass you always knew you could be. She knows you have the power inside you to unlock your greatness through changing your mindset and connecting with the Universe in ways you never had before. Throughout You Are A Badass, Jen gives sage advice to stop your self-sabotaging thoughts and begin unleashing the power of positive energy to improve your life. Figure out why you are the way you are, how to love what you can’t change, and how to use the Force to kick some ass. Create the life you deserve and the life you’ve always desired. Start now, and fall in love with your life.
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20 minutes
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