Michael Harris’s SOLITUDE: A Sobering Guide to Inner Peace

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Are you afraid to be by yourself?

Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World is a well-researched, elegantly written book by Michael Harris that says, “Yes, you are.”

According to this book, we no longer consider solitude as something essential to humanity. But something about SOLITUDE put me off. Then I realized, it makes me feel ashamed of society—and not in a productive way.

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How To Benefit from Sales-Pitchy Career Advice Like J. P. Hansen’s THE BLISS LIST

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Do you have an activity where time ceases to matter and you just work in complete contentment?

THE BLISS LIST author J. P. Hansen argues (or shall we say, “sales-pitches”), that this activity should be your job.

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Self-Care Your Life and Your Career with GET A LIFE, NOT A JOB by Dr. Paula Caligiuri

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How can you prepare and take care of yourself in a volatile job market?  

If you’re of working age or about to enter the workforce, you’ve probably read at least one book, article, or TedTalk on career advice. More likely you’ve done about a dozen of each.

All of these talks and texts focus on a reoccurring theme: you. Your success hinges on how self-aware you are of your interests and how willing you are to pursue your dreams.

But author Dr. Paula Caliguiri insists you need more than that: you need an awareness of how the job market changed in the last decade.

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How to Detoxify Your Critical Thinking Skills with Mike Adams’s Dubious FOOD FORENSICS

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Let’s say a radical scientist advises you to stop buying organic. Would you follow his advice?

When I picked up FOOD FORENSICS, I thought, “Oh, this book has a pretty cover. I’d like to learn more about my health. Aw, and the author is ‘The Health Ranger’–how cute!”

Nuh-huh.

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Houseclean Your Attitude with HOW TO MANAGE YOUR HOME by Dana K. White

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Do you find it hard to stick to a cleaning regiment?

This book might be for you.

With all of the books, websites, morning shows, infomercials, and products out there, sometimes finding the right housecleaning strategies can be as exhausting as actually cleaning up your home.

But Dana K. White’s How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind breaks it down so well that you might never need to get another cleaning guide again.

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Jumpstart Your Creativity with Elizabeth Gilbert’s BIG MAGIC

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Do you need permission to start your creative life?

The author of the wildly successful memoir Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert is a contemporary author who is either loved or despised. In her 2015 creativity self-help book, BIG MAGIC: CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEAR, she gives you the secrets to live a happy, creative life: to just go do it.

If you’ve ever read her books, you’ll be familiar with the Wordsworthian worldview in her writing: whimsical, “there is magic in the everyday.” But just like Wordsworth, Gilbert’s writing style is very me me me.

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