The Antidote

Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

Author: Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429947608

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Self-help books don't seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth—even if you can get it—doesn't necessarily lead to happiness. Romance, family life, and work often bring as much stress as joy. We can't even agree on what "happiness" means. So are we engaged in a futile pursuit? Or are we just going about it the wrong way? Looking both east and west, in bulletins from the past and from far afield, Oliver Burkeman introduces us to an unusual group of people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that in our personal lives, and in society at large, it's our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. And that there is an alternative path to happiness and success that involves embracing failure, pessimism, insecurity, and uncertainty—the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid. Thought-provoking, counterintuitive, and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is the intelligent person's guide to understanding the much-misunderstood idea of happiness.
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The Antidote

Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

Author: Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473561914

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 3608

What if ‘positive thinking’ and relentless optimism aren’t the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem? Oliver Burkeman turns decades of self-help advice on its head and paradoxically forces us to rethink our attitudes towards failure, uncertainty and death. It’s our constant efforts to avoid negative thinking that cause us to feel anxious, insecure and unhappy. What if happiness can be found embracing the things we spend our lives trying to escape? Wise, practical and funny, The Antidote is a thought-provoking, counter-intuitive and ultimately uplifting read, celebrating the power of negative thinking. ‘Burkeman has written some of the most truthful and useful words on happiness to be published in recent years’ Guardian
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The Antidote

Happiness for People Who Can?t Stand Positive Thinking

Author: Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857863460

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 1904

Is our search for happiness futile? Or are we just going about it the wrong way? In this fascinating new book, Oliver Burkeman argues that 'positive thinking' and relentless optimism aren't the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem. And that there is, in fact, an alternative path to contentment and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid - uncertainty, insecurity, pessimism and failure. Thought-provoking, counter-intuitive and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is a celebration of the power of negative thinking.
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The Antidote

Inside the World of New Pharma

Author: Barry Werth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145165569X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 6940

In this timely and much praised book, Barry Werth draws upon inside reporting that spans more than two decades. He provides a groundbreaking close-up of the upstart pharmaceutical company Vertex and the ferocious but indispensable world of Big Pharma that it inhabits. In 1989, the charismatic Joshua Boger left Merck, then America’s most admired business, to found a drug company that would challenge industry giants and transform health care. Werth described the company’s tumultuous early days during the AIDS crisis in The Billion-Dollar Molecule, a celebrated classic of science and business journalism. Now he returns to tell a riveting story of Vertex’s bold endurance and eventual success. The $325 billion-a-year pharmaceutical business is America’s toughest and one of its most profitable. It’s riskier and more rigorous at just about every stage than any other business, from the towering biological uncertainties inherent in its mission to treat disease; to the 30-to-1 failure rate in bringing out a successful medicine even after a molecule clears all the hurdles to get to human testing; to the multibillion-dollar cost of ramping up a successful product; to operating in the world’s most regulated industry, matched only by nuclear power. Werth captures the full scope of Vertex’s twenty-five-year drive to deliver breakthrough medicines. At a time when America struggles to maintain its innovative edge, The Antidote is a powerful inside look at one of the most intriguing and important business stories of recent decades.
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12 Rules for Life

An Antidote to Chaos

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 0345816048

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 7998

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
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The Antidote

Author: Jackqueline Frost

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983504528

Category: Poetry

Page: 81

View: 9939

Poetry. LGBT Studies. "THE ANTIDOTE generates the unrest of strong political poetry. The book pricks the battle, but never tells it. Images are sensorial in the maneuver of color and form, while mottos become more violent each page, growing together with the reading towards experience and conspiratorial action. Then discourse runs over image: tension in the verse as paragraph, in the word as unstable material, in the social (dis)order. The reciprocity of touch and the choral composition; the loss of patience towards rage."—Enrique Winter
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The Antidote

Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood

Author: Jesse Peterson

Publisher: WND Books

ISBN: 9781942475002

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 6463

In this powerful book, Jesse Lee Peterson traces the collapse of the black community in America to an unexpected source: the anger against one s mother and father that fatherlessness engenders. The perverse genius of liberalism has been its ability to capture black anger and project it outwards towards anyone, black or white, who resists the Democratic agenda. By encouraging a resentful dependency, liberals have instituted a new kind of slavery in the black community as emotionally shackling as the physical slavery that first brought Africans to America."
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The Antidote

How to Transform Your Business for the Extreme Challenges of the 21st Century

Author: Anand Sharma,Gary Hourselt

Publisher: Tbm Consulting / Managing Times Press

ISBN: 9780972809948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 1619

Describes the management paradigm shift required for companies needing speed, agility, quality, innovation and perpetual growth to survive in the 21st Century.
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The Antidote

Author: Shraga Silverstein

Publisher: Feldheim Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Judaism

Page: 80

View: 7188

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The Antidote to Suffering

How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience

Author: Christina Dempsey

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260116565

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 6458

An indispensable guide to reducing the suffering―of patients and caregivers alike―and to improving healthcare delivery for all In our efforts to treat patients, cure illness, and manage institutions, healthcare professionals too often overlook the fundamental purpose everyone in the industry shares: to alleviate suffering. Press Ganey’s Chief Nursing Officer, Christina Dempsey, has worked everywhere in healthcare, from the ward floor to the hospital boardroom. She has also experienced the system as a patient and as a family member of a critically ill patient. In The Antidote to Suffering, this 30-year healthcare veteran and patient-experience thought leader argues that the key to improving healthcare is to reduce the suffering—physical, psychological, and emotional—of patients and caregivers alike through Compassionate Connected CareTM. Drawing on her 360-degree perspective, Dempsey offers a comprehensive, detailed, evidence-based plan that addresses the clinical, operational, cultural, and behavioral dimensions of care that every patient and caregiver experiences, in every setting. When suffering decreases, Dempsey argues, outcomes improve for patients and those who care for them. A virtuous cycle takes hold, leading to increases in morale, loyalty, and productivity and results in a culture that drives quality, safety, and value. It paves the path for creating a new national healthcare culture—one that values compassion, fosters efficiency, and drives innovation The Antidote to Suffering is the first book to explore the pervasiveness of suffering in our healthcare system, and to provide the strategies and tools to: * Identify and measure suffering throughout your organization * Create a system in which every clinical response is informed by compassion * Operationalize staff behavior to promote meaning and purpose * Increase productivity by building a culture of collaboration Reducing human suffering isn’t just a moral imperative for healthcare providers. It’s a practical way to improve organizations and fix our broken system—without sacrificing the respect, dignity, and compassion we all deserve.
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The Antidote

Containing Strictures Upon Two Anonymous Pamphlets, Entitled Six Years' Residence in Italy, Or a Queen's Election; and The Defence of the Queen Examined : with a Dedication to the Right Honourable George Canning

Author: James Mills

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Defence of the Queen examined

Page: 54

View: 4256

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In Search of the Obvious

The Antidote for Today's Marketing Mess

Author: Jack Trout

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470475546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9394

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Restore Yourself

The Antidote for Professional Exhaustion

Author: Edy Greenblatt,Michael Allen Kirk and Erin V. Lehman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981929910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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"In this important book, Edy Greenblatt shows us the way to achieve a higher quality of life and how to eliminate so many of the stressors that plague and tire us - especially the self imposed ones." -Bronwyn Fryer, Senior Editor, Harvard Business Review "This inspiring book translates years of thoughtful social scientific research into actionable strategies for bringing positive energy back into our work and lives. Restore Yourself not only advances the argument that restoration is critical to both productivity and happiness, it shows us HOW to find that energy and then capitalize on it every day." -Monica C. Higgins, Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and author, Career Imprints: Creating Leaders Across an Industry .."astonishingly timely, useful and important. Please read it before you die because it may add a few years to your life." -Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California and best selling author of Leaders, An Invented Life and On Becoming a Leader.
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Pronoia is the Antidote for Paranoia

How the Whole World is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings

Author: Rob Brezsny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781556438189

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 388

View: 9019

"Revised and updated edition of this inspiring book presents the philosophy that the universe is fundamentally friendly and that life gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it and includes significant updates to the first edition"--Provided by publisher.
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Antidote

Author: Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781784709662

Category:

Page: 256

View: 1407

What if 'positive thinking' and relentless optimism aren't the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem? Oliver Burkeman turns decades of self-help advice on its head and paradoxically forces us to rethink our attitudes towards failure, uncertainty and death. It's our constant efforts to avoid negative thinking that cause us to feel anxious, insecure and unhappy. What if happiness can be found embracing the things we spend our lives trying to escape? Wise, practical and funny, The Antidote is a thought-provoking, counter-intuitive and ultimately uplifting read, celebrating the power of negative thinking.
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The Alzheimer's Antidote

Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline

Author: Amy Berger

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603587098

Category: COOKING

Page: 352

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A Comprehensive Metabolic & Lifestyle Approach A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in 2016 is startlingly similar to a half-century ago. Despite decades of research and millions of dollars invested in uncovering the causes and developing treatments for this devastating illness, progress has been slow, with each new "blockbuster" drug proving to be as big a disappointment as the ones that went before it. Today, an Alzheimer's diagnosis is a death sentence. However, there may be ways to prevent, delay, and possibly even reverse the course of this crippling neurodegenerative disease. In The Alzheimer's Antidote, Certified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat Alzheimer's disease at its roots. Berger's research shows that Alzheimer's results from a fuel shortage in the brain: As neurons become unable to harness energy from glucose, they atrophy and die, leading to classic symptoms like memory loss and behavioral changes. This is a revolutionary approach--one that has been discussed in the scientific literature for years but has only recently been given credence in clinical settings, thanks to extremely promising studies wherein Alzheimer's patients have experienced complete reversals of the condition. Medical and scientific journals are full of research showing alternate ways to fuel the starving brain, but no one has been bringing this essential information to the people who need it most--until now. In a culture obsessed with miracle medications, the pharmaceutical route for tackling Alzheimer's has been a massive failure. Pills and potions don't address underlying causes, and regarding Alzheimer's, they typically fail to improve even the symptoms. As a metabolic problem, the only effective way to treat Alzheimer's may be a multifaceted approach that fundamentally reprograms energy generation in the brain. The good news is, the secret is as simple as switching to a low-carb, high-fat diet. The Alzheimer's Antidote shows us that cognitive decline is not inevitable, but if it does occur, we don't have to sit idly by and wait helplessly while it progresses and worsens. Amy Berger empowers loved ones and caregivers of Alzheimer's sufferers, and offers hope and light against this otherwise unnavigable labyrinth of darkness.
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Total Cure

Author: Harold S. Luft

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674040368

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Proposals to reform the health care system typically focus on either increasing private insurance or expanding government-sponsored plans. Guaranteeing that everyone is insured, however, does not create a system with the quality of care patients want, the flexibility clinicians need, and the internal dynamics to continually improve the value of health care. Luft presents a comprehensive new proposal, SecureChoice, which does all that while providing affordable health insurance for every American.
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Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Author: Frank Bruni

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 145553269X

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 444

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that-and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.
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