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Junk - Digging Through America's Love Affair With Stuff

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When journalist and author Alison Stewart was confronted with emptying her late parents’ overloaded basement, a job that dragged on for months, it got her thinking: How did it come to this? Why do smart, successful people hold on to old Christmas bows, chipped knick-knacks, and books they will likely never reread? Junk details Stewart’s three-year investigation into America’s stuff. Stewart rides along with junk removal teams like Trash Daddy, Annie Haul, and Junk Vets. She goes backstage at Antiques Roadshow , and learns what makes for compelling junk-based television with the executive producer of Pawn Stars . And she even investigates the growing problem of space junk—23,000 pieces of manmade debris orbiting the planet at 17,500 mph, threatening both satellites and human space exploration. But it’s not all dire. Readers will also learn that there are creative solutions to America’s crushing consumer culture. The author visits with Deron Beal, founder of FreeCyle, an online community of people who would rather give away than throw away their no-longer-needed possessions. She spends a day at a Repair Café, where volunteer tinkerers bring new life to broken appliances, toys, and just about anything.  Junk is a delightful journey through 250-mile-long yard sales, resale shops, and packrat dens, both human and rodent, that for most readers will look surprisingly familiar.
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The World is Flat : The Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century

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"The World is Flat" offers a timely update on globalization and its effects. Friedman provides a compelling account of how advanced technologies have connected the world, and how this "flattening" affects us all. Through his impressive writing, Friedman helps readers understand the opportunities and challenges of the new global age. If you'd like to understand the workings of the global economy and how technology is shaping our future, this book is for you.

The Undercover Economist

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Imagine seeing the world through an economist's lens, but without the headache of complex jargon. "The Undercover Economist" offers just that—insights into the economic principles shaping daily life in a way that's not only accessible but also fascinating. Whether you're curious about the price of your morning coffee or the real impact of immigration, this book opens your eyes to the economic 'whys' behind them, making sense of the world in a way that's both enlightening and engaging.
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The Future of the Professions : How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

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This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the impact of technology on traditional professions. It offers both a thought-provoking analysis of the problems with our current professional systems and a vision for how technology can provide new solutions to them. The authors provide numerous real-world examples and case studies to illustrate their points, and their five proposed models for the future of professional expertise offer a valuable starting point for policymakers and innovators alike.
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Free: The Future of a Radical Price

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This book is a must-read for anyone curious about the future of technology and its impact on our economy. Chris Anderson explores the fascinating concept of "free" and how it is redefining traditional economic models. Through engaging examples and insightful analysis, he reveals how new technologies, like the internet, have revolutionized the production and distribution of goods. With thought-provoking ideas, Anderson forces us to question our perception of value, as he uncovers the surprising winners and losers in this new era of abundance. Whether you're an entrepreneur, economist, or simply interested in the forces shaping our world, "Free" will leave you rethinking the way you understand the economy and the power of reputation and time in our society.

The Shallows : How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember

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The Shallows is a thought-provoking book that explores how the internet is changing our way of thinking, reading and remembering. Nicholas Carr argues that our heavy reliance on the internet is causing us to lose our ability to concentrate deeply and think critically. This book is recommended for anyone who is interested in how technology is shaping our lives and wants to understand the pros and cons of our digital world. The most unique and distinctive feature of this book is its ability to make readers reflect on their own internet usage and its impact on their mental and social well-being.

The World is Flat : The Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century

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Picture the world as a level playing field where technology connects you to opportunities but also pits you against a global workforce. "The World is Flat" offers that perspective. It's perfect for you if you're curious about how rapid technological advances are shaping our society and economy, and what it means for you as an individual to navigate this interconnected world. Thomas Friedman weaves a compelling narrative that not only explores these dramatic shifts but also serves as a guide to understanding and adapting to them.
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Trust : The Social Virtues And the Creation of Prosperity

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This book offers unique insights into the role of culture in driving economic growth and prosperity among countries with similar institutions. It challenges the conventional wisdom of either free-market or state-interventionist policies and emphasizes the importance of social virtues such as trust in shaping economic outcomes. It is recommended for readers interested in understanding the dynamics of global capitalism, policymakers, and academics.
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Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories

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This book is a fascinating exploration of the human inclination to believe in conspiracy theories. It uncovers the reasons why people are drawn to these theories, especially when they feel discontented or distrustful. With a blend of psychological research and historical examples, Suspicious Minds provides a captivating and thought-provoking journey into the world of conspiracy thinking. If you've ever wondered why people believe in such theories, this book will offer you valuable insights and leave you questioning your own beliefs.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

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If you're hungering for a fresh perspective on how the world has been carved up across millennia, you just might devour "Guns, Germs, and Steel." It’s more than a history book; it's a narrative about the intrinsic forces that have shaped human societies. Jared Diamond takes you on a journey that spans from the Stone Age to modern times, challenging the conventional wisdom about social development and destiny that often leans on racial explanations. His biological lens on history is unique—it reframes our understanding in terms of environment and chance rather than inherent superiority.

Azadi - Freedom. Fascism. Fiction

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If you're feeling the pull to understand the complexities of modern freedom struggles and to dive into the depths of personal and political discourse, Arundhati Roy's "Azadi" could be just the provocation you need. Her sharp essays blend the personal with the political, challenging you to contemplate the state of the world through the insightful eyes of a seasoned activist. This might be a revelatory read for you, especially in these times of global upheaval—it’s an invitation to ponder and to act.

War and Anti-War : Survival at the Dawn of the 21st Century

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This book investigates the complex relationship between war and the global economy, providing a unique perspective on the nature of conflict in the 21st century. Through their deep analysis, leading futurists Alvin Toffler paint a vivid picture of the future face of war. If you are intrigued by the intersection of warfare and economic activity, this book is an enlightening and thought-provoking read that will challenge your understanding of warfare in the modern world.

Madness: A Very Short Introduction

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Recommendation: If you've ever been intrigued by the enigmatic nature of human madness, Andrew Scull's "Madness: A Very Short Introduction" is a must-read. With its insightful exploration of the social, cultural, medical, and artistic responses to mental disturbance throughout history, this book offers a provocative and entertaining examination of a subject that simultaneously frightens and fascinates us all. Delving into the complexities of madness, Scull challenges our common sense assumptions and invites us to question our interpretations of mental illness. Whether you're interested in the historical perspective or the contemporary accounts, this captivating and thought-provoking book will leave you with a deeper understanding of the human experience.
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America: A Singapore Perspective

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This book could be a good read for Singaporeans who are interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of America from a unique perspective. With contributions from 29 Singaporean writers, including former ambassadors and experts in various fields, this book provides insights into America's governance, economy, foreign policy, and culture. It is a comprehensive collection of essays that sheds light on the complexities and nuances of the relationship between Singapore and the United States. Whether you're a student, a scholar, or simply curious about the dynamics between the two countries, this book offers a valuable perspective that will expand your knowledge and broaden your understanding.

Tribal Leadership : How Successful Groups Form Great Organizations

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This book is a must-read for leaders and managers who want to unlock the full potential of their teams. Based on rigorous research and real-life examples, Tribal Leadership provides valuable insights on how to assess and elevate the tribal culture within organizations. It offers practical tools and strategies to effectively lead tribes, increase productivity, and achieve unprecedented success. From CEOs to small business owners, this book will inspire and guide you to take your organization from adequate to outstanding by harnessing the power of tribes.

Kill All Normies - Online culture wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right

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If you're curious about the dark underbelly of internet subcultures, "Kill All Normies" is a must-read. Angela Nagle fearlessly dives into the controversial and fascinating world of 4chan, alt-right movements, and online feminism. This book not only delves into the historical origins of these ideologies, but also offers a compelling case for reevaluating our current cultural climate. Prepare for a thought-provoking journey that unveils the hidden battlefields of the internet.

The Disconnect: A Personal Journey Through the Internet

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"The Disconnect" delves into our intricate relationship with the internet, making it a compelling read. If you've felt the blur between your digital and physical existence, this book echoes that sentiment with relatable experiences and piercing insights. Róisín Kiberd invites us into a conversation many of us are already having with ourselves about the depth of our online entanglement and its profound impact on our lives. It’s a modern exploration that's as thought-provoking as it is personally resonant.

Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family

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"Unfinished Business" delves into the heart of current gender dynamics, especially in how both men and women navigate the precarious balance between professional success and personal fulfillment. Anne-Marie Slaughter's insights are shaped by her own journey and resonate with anyone looking to challenge the status quo of what it means to have it all. It's a thoughtful exploration that offers a new blueprint for work and family in modern society.
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Half The Sky : How to Change the World

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"Half The Sky" isn't just a book; it's a call to action. If you're drawn to stories where adversity confronts courage, where real accounts can fuel not just awareness but inspire real change, this book will resonate with you. Kristof and WuDunn don't simply chronicle injustices—they frame the fight for equality as our time's most pivotal challenge. This read is for you if you're ready to be part of that conversation.

The Authority Gap: Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do About It

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"The Authority Gap" is an eye-opener that might stir something within you, especially if you're committed to personal growth and social justice. Mary Ann Sieghart lays bare the often-subconscious biases we carry and offers clear-cut insights into how these perceptions shape the professional and personal worlds of women. By the end of it, not only will you reflect on how you perceive authority and gender, but you'll also be armed with knowledge to make tangible changes in your daily interactions. This book could be the catalyst for your journey towards true equality.

The Undoing Project : A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

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This book could be a good read for someone who is curious about how the human mind works and wants to delve into the world of decision-making. Michael Lewis vividly recounts the groundbreaking work of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, whose collaboration in the field of behavioral economics reshaped our understanding of reality. Through their extraordinary lives and research, this book offers a captivating exploration of the power of intuition, the limitations of human judgment, and the potential of algorithms to shape our lives. Get ready to have your mind blown and gain new insights into the workings of your own mind.
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WOKE INC

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"Woke, Inc." is especially pertinent if you've been questioning the authenticity of corporate social responsibility initiatives. It's a revealing journey that peeks behind the corporate curtain, offering the personal insight of an insider turned critic. Vivek Ramaswamy strikes a chord by challenging the current blend of capitalism and progressive politics, ultimately guiding us towards a more hopeful vision of societal engagement.

Modern Romance

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This book could be a good read for someone who wants to gain a humorous and insightful perspective on the challenges of dating in the age of technology. With Aziz Ansari's witty and irreverent style, coupled with in-depth research and analysis by sociologist Eric Klinenberg, Modern Romance offers a thought-provoking exploration of love and relationships. It combines comedy and social science to provide a fresh and entertaining take on the modern dating landscape.

Trust Me, I'm Lying : Confessions of a Media Manipulator

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If you're both fascinated and horrified by how the digital age has transformed the way news is made and consumed, "Trust Me, I'm Lying" is an eye-opener. Ryan Holiday reveals the mechanics behind the media curtain, taking you on an insider's journey through the murky waters of blogs and online journalism. It's a must-read if you've ever wondered about the authenticity of the stories that shape our world.

Hype: How Scammers, Grifters, Con Artists and Influencers Are Taking Over the Internet - and Why We're Following

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If you've ever been fascinated or baffled by the audacity of internet scams and the widespread allure they seem to have, "Hype" could be the eye-opener you need. Gabrielle Bluestone combines investigative journalism with a touch of psychology, unraveling the fabric of modern-day cons. She doesn't just recount the scandals; she digs into the 'why' behind our collective gullibility. This insightful read might just change the way you look at the next viral sensation.
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Diversity and Society : Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

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$27.00

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history and current state of inter-group relations in the US. It covers topics such as dominant-minority relations, immigration patterns, and experiences of different racial and ethnic groups. One unique feature is its attention to the intersectionality of gender with race and ethnicity. This book would be a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about diversity, social inequality, and American society.

A Guide to Elegance : For Every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions

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$7.17

Highly recommended for anyone seeking classic fashion advice. Madame Dariaux's book is an all-in-one guide covering everything from clothing and accessories to beauty and etiquette. With her expert knowledge and witty prose, this book is sure to become a go-to resource for anyone seeking to exude elegance in all aspects of life.

How The Other Half Learns: Equality, excellence, and the battle over school choice

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If educational equity is a concern you hold dear, "How The Other Half Learns" could offer you a profound look at the struggle and nuance behind school choice. It's not just about stats and policies; Pondiscio provides a humanized glance at Success Academy's approach and its implications, questioning broader societal assumptions and inviting readers to reckon with the difficult balance between excellence and equity in education.
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Love And Marriage In Mumbai

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- This book offers a raw and honest portrayal of love and marriage in the bustling city of Mumbai. It brings forth the complexities and challenges that couples face in their relationships, while also highlighting the vibrant culture and traditions of the city. If you're interested in exploring different perspectives on love, and want a realistic glimpse into the lives of couples in Mumbai, this book is for you.
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Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth.Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—account of how incentives of the most hidden sort drive behavior in ways that turn conventional wisdom on its head.