• Do you feel trapped by alcohol? Do you find yourself thinking about drinking too often? Do you put alcohol ahead of the most important things in your life? If so - here's some good news. You can quit drinking, and it's not as difficult as you think. Simon Chapple is a Certified Alcohol Coach who has helped thousands of people change the way that alcohol features in their lives. In How to Quit Drinking in 50 Days he'll give you a structured way to find complete freedom from alcohol - for now, or forever. This 50-day journey to freedom is split into two parts. Days 1-25 will ask you to take an honest look at the impact alcohol has had on your life, to examine the reasons for your drinking, and will arm you with the best strategy for quitting alcohol successfully. Days 26-50 will ask you to make the commitment to taking a break from alcohol - taking each step with one chapter a day, and answering the questions that come up. There are strategies for dealing with challenges and setbacks, and a wealth of resources for finding support and inspiration. Above all, there is a genuine passion for the sober adventure, and the huge rewards of an alcohol-free life - a life of freedom that's waiting for you. *Includes free downloadable workbook and journal* 'AN INSPIRATIONAL MANIFESTO' - Annie Grace 'SIMON IS FABULOUS - YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN!' - Clare Pooley
  • Featuring an expanded four-week plan and bonus material on brain health, mood, immunity and metabolism, this updated & revised edition of 'Fast Sleep' is packed with the latest scientific research and even more guidance to help you improve your sleep for good. 'I read this eagerly because I am desperate for tips on how to sleep better. It is based around the revolutionary idea that when it comes to sleep what matters is not the hours you spend in bed but the quality of the sleep you are getting - your sleep efficiency. Ground-breaking sleep science from the bestselling author of The 5:2 Fast Diet and The Fast 800. A good night's sleep is essential for a healthy brain and body. So why do so many of us struggle to sleep well? In 4 Weeks to Better Sleep, Dr Michael Mosley explains what happens when we sleep, what triggers common sleep problems and why standard advice rarely works. Prone to insomnia, he has taken part in numerous sleep experiments and tested every remedy going. The result is a radical four-week plan, based on the latest science, designed to help you re-establish a healthy sleep pattern in record time. With plenty of surprising recommendations - including tips for teenagers, people working night shifts and those prone to jet lag - plus recipes which will boost your deep sleep by improving your gut microbiome, 4 Weeks to Better Sleep provides the tools you need to sleep better, reduce stress and feel happier. With new techniques and a revised 4-week sleep programme to help you sleep faster and better.
  • In these times of unprecedented stress, burnout, mental exhaustion, depression and fatigue Pace Yourself offers a powerful lifeline in the form of pacing, a simple, science-based tool, to help restore joy, energy and balance in our lives. Written by Amy Arthur, an award-winning writer and science journalist, Arthur shares not just the science of pacing and how it works, but also shows how to use pacing in our daily lives to thrive, not just survive. She also shares her own pacing journey, explaining how it helped her manage the chronic, energy-limiting condition called ME that she was diagnosed with as a teenager. Unpacking all aspects of personal energy and how we make, spend and save it, Arthur will help readers go from tired-all-the-time to focused and energised by prioritising what matters and adopting energy-building habits and lifestyle hacks - all with the help of pacing. Why burn out when you can pace yourself and live a successful, fulfilling life?
  • Live your best life with confidence-boosting advice from Jessie Yendle! Let's Talk is an empowering and essential book for teens and young adults. It is exactly the book Jessie wishes she'd had when she was younger, and she's written it for you. This beautiful full-colour book is a safe space to help you increase your positivity, tackle tasks you didn't think you could, let go of the things that bother you, and deal with your anxieties. It's an invaluable resource to help you build yourself up no matter what hurdles life throws at you. You'll come back to Let's Talk again and again. Find out how Jessie sorts things out on: body positivity - friendship - stress - mental health - self-esteem and confidence. And don't forget: makeup tutorials! Seasonal styling tips! Skin care routines! All from Jessie Yendle: beauty and self-confidence boosting influencer - AKA 'That Girl with the Stammer on TikTok'. Great for Teens.
  • Coming together in an unprecedented collaboration, international bestselling author Deepak Chopra, physicist Jack Tuszynski, and endocrinologist Brian Fertig, explore the innovative world of quantum science, demonstrating how unlocking its secrets can revolutionise how we live, age and, ultimately, how we might eradicate disease. The key is the quantum body. Unlike our physical body, which is subject to ageing, injury, and decay, the quantum body exists on a subatomic level and is the infinite, invisible source of everyday reality. It influences our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and biological responses. Without our quantum body, there is no physical body. This lack of awareness of the most crucial part of ourselves negatively impacts our lives every day. Through a powerful combination of prescriptive exercises and innovative research into the quantum world, this book unveils seven breakthroughs that will revolutionise the future of everyone's well-being.
  • Recipes, workouts and life hacks to change your life in just 15 minutes Joe Wicks, the nation's favourite Body Coach, teaches you how best to harness your day with life hacks, tips and tricks to help you feel your best. EASY WINS IN FIFTEEN MINS! We all live busy lives, so let me show you how just 15 minutes a day can make all the difference. I've taken 10 years of experience helping people to get fit, strong, healthy and happy and shared it all here. Simple, nutritious 15-minute recipes - Awesome, mood-boosting 15-minute home workouts - Quick health hacks and 15-minute small daily wins. This is the feel-good way to bring some joy, energy and happiness into your life by doing the simple things well and all you need is 15 minutes. This book is packed full of useful advice you'll wish you'd read sooner, including: Yummy recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks - Tips on how to sleep better and find focus - Workout routines to energise you - Ideas to help you manage your time in the way that works best for you - Gratitude and journaling prompts to help you find the joy in everyday life... Are you ready to see some change? Let's go!
  • Live better for longer with this ultimate guide to longevity from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How Not to Die and founder of NutritionFacts.org.

    We all want to stay healthy as we age but, with so many different claims out there, it can be hard to know the best advice to follow. In How Not to Age, Dr Michael Greger digs into the top peer-reviewed anti-aging research to deliver a complete and optimal guide with simple steps to extend your lifespan and slow the adverse effects of aging.

    Inspired by the dietary and lifestyle patterns of the world’s centenarians and residents of ‘blue zone’ regions where people live the longest, Dr Greger presents easy, evidence-based ways to preserve the body functions that keep us feeling youthful, both physically and mentally. Can an apple a day really keep the doctor away? What’s better for your longevity, jogging for four hours or eating two handfuls of nuts twice a week? And are carrots or berries more beneficial to your eyesight?

    Brimming with expertise, How Not to Age lays out practical strategies for living your longest, healthiest life – and for enjoying every moment of it.

  • The most provocative philosopher of our times returns with a rousing and counterintuitive analysis of our global predicament. We hear all the time that it's five minutes to global doomsday, so now is our last chance to avert disaster. But what if the only way to prevent a catastrophe is to assume that it has already happened - that we're already five minutes past zero hour? Why do we seem unable to avert our course to self-destruction? Too Late to Awaken sees Slavoj Zizek deliver his most forceful, hopeful account of our discontents yet. Surveying the interlocking crises we currently face - global warming, war, famine, disease - he points us towards the radical, emancipatory politics that we need in order to halt our drift towards disaster. Pithy, urgent and witty, Zizek's diagnosis reveals our current geopolitical nightmare in a startling new light, and shows why, in order to change our future, we must reimagine our past.
  • Following on from the success of the first three books in the How to Be Our Best Self series comes this timely guide to a journey towards improving mental health. This much-needed book provides practical ways to take positive steps to look after your mental health that can be incorporated into your daily routine. Even in the midst of a very stressful life you can still be your best self.
  • A delightfully thought-provoking study of why we have sex, from award-winning psychoanalyst Darian Leader. 'It was just sex.' It's a familiar claim. But is it really possible? The old idea that sexuality is a smouldering, animalistic force within us, desperate for release yet restrained by social forces, has little to support it. Bodies aren't just sticks that make fire when you rub them together, and the pain, heartache, and regret that can accompany the highs of sexual excitement show us that much more is at stake. So, what are we really thinking about when we think about sex? And what are we really doing when we do it? As acclaimed psychoanalyst Darian Leader argues, with his trademark clarity, energy and wit, there is no such thing as 'just sex'. It is always about so much more than that - about phantasy, anxiety, guilt, revenge, violence, love - and Leader draws on his analytic experience, historical research and case studies to explore their importance to every aspect of our sexual lives. 'One of our most important contemporary thinkers' Guardian 'Leader is as much a philosopher as a psychoanalyst and his ideas are engrossing and enlightening' Metro If you would rather not use 35 products on your face every morning or watch how-to videos on TikTok, or if you have ever looked in the mirror and found yourself thinking 'Who is that?', then India Knight's Beauty Edit is the book you've been waiting for. It is a glorious and indispensable celebration of how to be old(er) with minimum fuss and a generous helping of grace, confidence and style. 'India Knight is a LEGEND in the beauty industry. I am OBSESSED with her column because you can trust her to get it right every single time!' Charlotte Tilbury
  • "With beauty, as with so much else, knowledge is power. Here's all of mine." Why has my favourite eyeliner stopped looking flattering? What can I do about the skin on my neck? Am I too old for contour? What is contour? Every week, tens of thousands of women turn to India Knight's beauty column in the Sunday Times Style Magazine, to be directed to beauty products that really work by someone they can trust - and who understands how much this stuff matters. It matters because looking, and therefore feeling, like yourself at every stage of life is fundamental. In this brilliant, essential, reassuring book, India has distilled her beauty wisdom into practical advice for every part of the face and beyond: from tips for thinning lips and thinning hair, to the best skincare for older faces, to the make-up products that really make a difference, to demystifying the scientific jargon beloved by the beauty industry. If you would rather not use 35 products on your face every morning or watch how-to videos on TikTok, or if you have ever looked in the mirror and found yourself thinking 'Who is that?', then India Knight's Beauty Edit is the book you've been waiting for. It is a glorious and indispensable celebration of how to be old(er) with minimum fuss and a generous helping of grace, confidence and style. 'India Knight is a LEGEND in the beauty industry. I am OBSESSED with her column because you can trust her to get it right every single time!' Charlotte Tilbury
  • This is a specialist US Import title - please allow 3 weeks for delivery. In this inspirational and insightful book, Steven Pressfield teaches us how to win the inner creative battle and seize the potential of our lives. What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor? Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to embrace creative discipline. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.
  • Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her. The Apology, written by Eve from her father's point of view in the words she longed to hear, attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, compassion and an expansive vision for the future. 'One of the most shatteringly brilliant books I have read. As soon as I finished it, I read it again, and again, and again' Decca Aitkenhead, Sunday Times 'A masterpiece. Truly one of the most courageous and original works of our time' Naomi Klein 'One of the most original and profound books of the decade' Johann Hari
  • A pocket-sized, unmissable essay on the importance of children's literature by the bestselling and award-winning author, Katherine Rundell. 'It's a very short book but it packs a real punch... A real delight' - Financial Times 'Rundell is the real deal, a writer of boundless gifts and extraordinary imaginative power whose novels will be read, cherished and reread long after most so-called "serious" novels are forgotten' - Observer 'Rundell's pen is gold-tipped' - Sunday Times Katherine Rundell - Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children - explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playfulness, can awaken old hungers and create new perspectives on the world. This delightful and persuasive essay is for adult readers.
  • A brilliantly witty and wise illustrated guide to relationships for teens - by the hugely popular webcomic artist and creator of Oh No! Isn't it wonderful when love strikes? When you encounter someone beautiful and interesting and suddenly: feelings. But what do you do when that first crush squashes you flat, when sparks fly but fizzle out, when you and your other half just don't click together? Enter How to Love! Your funny, wise and very different guide to relationships of all shapes and sizes, covering topics from singlehood to jealousy to happily ever after - all delivered in Alex Norris's clever, accessible and bright graphic style. Full colour throughout and in an Agony Aunt format, with each chapter posed as a question - answered in comic book form. Inclusive of all genders and sexualities, and created by a queer non-binary artist. Great for Teens and Young Adults.
  • Books, however familiar, are amongst the strangest objects on the planet: little portals that open directly into the ideas, feelings, loves and sorrows of writers from all times and places. There are many reasons to love reading. But boldly, we emphasise one: we read for emotional guidance and support. The right book can bring consolation or courage; it can locate fresh sources of generosity or confidence; it can help unlock our half-forgotten reserves of creativity or resilience. But time is precious, and opportunity is limited. That's why The School of Life has put together an ideal library that can speak helpfully to our individual needs and longings. Ranging across history and drawing on world literature, we've found our group of book-friends. A few may be acquaintances already, many will be new companions. But all, we hope, offer the same essential thing: they will go with us as true friends through the complex, fascinating (and sometimes painfully hard) places of life with kindness and wisdom.
  • "True friends are always there, even when times are tough." - Rob Burrow. The moving affection between rugby legends, fundraising heroes and best friends Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield has inspired and uplifted the UK. In this truly special, pocket-sized gift book, heartfelt words from Rob and Kevin are brought to life with artwork from leading illustrators, to create an inspiring and hopeful celebration of love, support and connection. Exploring universal truths and celebrating kindness, empathy and the joy of friendship, With You Every Step is the perfect way to show the special people in your life, young and old, just how much they mean to you. With You Every Step has been illustrated by a collection of award-winning, bestselling illustrators: Rob Biddulph, Reggie Brown, David Litchfield, Gill Smith and Sam Usher. For every copy sold, Macmillan Children's Books will donate 50p to be split equally between the Motor Neurone Disease Association (registered charity number: 294354) and Leeds Hospitals Charity (registered charity number: 1170369).
  • Why are some things cute, and others not? What happens to our brains when we see something cute? And how did cuteness go global, from Hello Kitty to Disney characters? Cuteness is an area where culture and biology get tangled up. Seeing a cute animal triggers some of the most powerful psychological instincts we have - the ones that elicit our care and protection - but there is a deeper story behind the broad appeal of Japanese cats and saccharine greetings cards. Joshua Paul Dale, a pioneer in the burgeoning field of cuteness studies, explains how the cute aesthetic spread around the globe, from pop brands to Lolita fashion, kids' cartoons and the unstoppable rise of Hello Kitty. Irresistible delves into the surprisingly ancient origins of Japan's kawaii culture, and uncovers the cross-cultural pollination of the globalised world. If adorable things really do rewire our brains, it can help answer some of the biggest questions we have about our evolutionary history and the mysterious origins of animal domestication. This is the fascinating cultural history of cuteness, and a revealing look at how our most powerful psychological impulses have remade global style and culture.

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