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Stoicism and the Art of Happiness

By Donald Robertson
Authors:
Donald Robertson
The stoics lived a long time ago, but they had some startling insights into the human condition - insights which endure to this day. The philosophical tradition, founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in 301 BC, endured as an active movement for almost 500 years, and contributions from dazzling minds such as Cicero, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius helped create a body of thought with an extraordinary goal - to provide a rational, healthy way of living in harmony with the nature of the universe and in respect of our relationships with each other.In many ways a precursor to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Stoicism provides an armamentarium of strategies and techniques for developing psychological resilience, while celebrating all in life which is beautiful and important. By learning what stoicism is, you can revolutionise your life and learn how to seize the day, live happily and be a better person. This simple, empowering book shows how to use this ancient wisdom to make practical, positive changes to your life. Using thought-provoking case studies, highlighting key ideas and things to remember and providing tools for self-assessment, it demonstrates that Stoicism is a proven, profound pathway to happiness.
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The Self-Esteem Workbook

By Judy Bartkowiak
Authors:
Judy Bartkowiak
Learn by doing, not just by reading.People of all ages and all walks of life suffer to a greater or lesser extent from low self esteem, even those who appear to radiate confidence. This book will enable you to understand why you have low self-esteem and will address the issues around it by getting to the roots of your self-esteem, setting the goals you want to achieve through enhanced self-esteem and taking practical steps to improve. You will learn how to turn criticism into positive feedback, how to improve your relationships at home and work, how to stay positive and how to communicate clearly and with confidence.ABOUT THE SERIESPeople have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology, and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for everything you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.
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Strategy In A Week

By Stephen Berry
Authors:
Stephen Berry
Strategic thinking just got easierFor most aspiring managers, at some point in their careers, their Personal Development Plans will include the demand to have 'greater strategic thinking ability'. We have the perception that executives operating at board-level have this 'strategic thinking ability' but seldom find the route to obtain it for ourselves. The purpose of this book is to provide that route. Strategy, like any other discipline, can be learned and practised. This book takes you on a journey to explore what organizational strategy is, where it fits within the context of each business, and then gives an examination of internal, external, marketing, brand and competitive strategy. To progress to an executive position, a wide range of skills and attributes are required. Aspects such as good leadership skills, strong communication skills, commercial understanding and the ability to understand other people are all needed. Equal with these vital elements is the ability to have a good grasp of strategic thinking. Strategy In A Week provides the platform for you to acquire the vital skills of strategic thinking. Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, this is your fastest route to success:- Sunday: Understand what strategy is and what it isn't- Monday: Understand what drives strategy and what strategy drives- Tuesday: Understand internal strategy- Wednesday: Understand marketing strategy- Thursday: Understand brand strategy- Friday: Understand competitive strategy- Saturday: Keep strategy going
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Speed Reading In A Week

By Tina Konstant
Authors:
Tina Konstant
Speed Reading In A Week is a simple and straightforward speed reading course, giving you everything you need to know in just seven short chapters. From increasing your reading rate and effective memory techniques, to overcoming distractions so that you can read in any environment and developing a reading programme to make it second nature, you'll eventually wonder how you ever read any other way. This book introduces you to the main themes and ideas of speed reading, giving you a basic knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, together with practical and thought-provoking exercises. Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, Speed Reading In A Week is your fastest route to success:- Sunday: The five-step system- Monday: Speed reading- Tuesday: Remember what you read- Wednesday: Your eyes and effective reading- Thursday: Distractions and solutions- Friday: Reading different types of material for different reasons- Saturday: What next?ABOUT THE SERIESIn A Week books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From negotiating and content marketing to finance and social media, the In A Week series covers the business topics that really matter and that will help you make a difference today. Written in straightforward English, each book is structured as a seven-day course so that with just a little work each day, you will quickly master the subject. In a fast-changing world, this series enables readers not just to get up to speed, but to get ahead.
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Sport Psychology: A Complete Introduction

By John Perry
Authors:
John Perry
Sport Psychology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The book uses a structure that mirrors the way sports psychology is taught on many university courses, and is split into theory and application. Chapters in the first part include coverage of essential personality traits, including mental toughness, confidence, motivation and character. The chapters on applied sports psychology cover topics such as assessment, working with groups, skills training, coping techniques and working with coaches and children. There is also substantial coverage of measurement questionnaires, skills and routes to practice.Sport Psychology employs the 'Breakthrough Method' to help you advance quickly at any subject, whether you're studying for an exam or just for your own interest. The Breakthrough Method is designed to overcome typical problems you'll face as learn new concepts and skills.- Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter summaries and questions to test your understanding.- Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.
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Spanish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Spanish with Teach Yourself)

By Angela Howkins, Juan Kattan-Ibarra
Authors:
Angela Howkins, Juan Kattan-Ibarra
Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Spanish?Master Spanish grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Spanish Tutor. This contemporary interactive workbook features 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, concise explanations, and real-world tasks. By studying and practicing Spanish grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Spanish with clarity and ease.What will I learn?The Spanish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook covers a comprehensive range of the most useful and frequent grammar and vocabulary in Spanish. You can follow along unit by unit, or dip in and dip out to address your weak areas. As you progress, you will be introduced to new vocabulary and combine it with the grammar to complete extensive exercises. You will then practice the language through authentic reading and writing practice. You will achieve a solid upper intermediate level* of Spanish grammar.Is this course for me?The Spanish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook can be used as a standalone course or as a complement to any other Spanish course. It offers extensive practice and review of essential grammar points and vocabulary and skills building. The personal tutor element points out exceptions and gives tips to really help you perfect your Spanish.What do I get?This Spanish workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features:-200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points-Unique visuals and infographics for extra context and practice-Personal tutor hints and tips to help you to understand language rules and culture points-Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner25 short learning units each contain:-communication goals to guide your studies-grammar explanations with extensive exercises-vocabulary presentations and activities-reading and writing sections to consolidate your learning*This workbook maps from Novice High to Advanced Mid level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages) and from A2 Beginner to B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.What other courses are available?For further study and practice, see Get Started in Spanish (ISBN 9781444174922) and Complete Spanish: Teach Yourself (ISBN 9781444177244).Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Sociology: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

By Paul Oliver
Authors:
Paul Oliver
Sociology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The text is split into four parts, with an emphasis throughout on understanding and treating all concepts with clarity and precision. The first part covers theoretical issues including research methods. Part two looks at the social environment, including urbanization, work, politics, religion and the mass media. The final two parts examine global society and the position of the individual.It is structured to mirror the way Sociology is taught on many A Level and university courses with each chapter covering a key introductory area. By the end you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sociology.
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Swedish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Swedish with Teach Yourself)

By Ylva Olausson
Authors:
Ylva Olausson
Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Swedish?Master Swedish grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Swedish Tutor. This contemporary interactive workbook features 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, concise explanations, and real-world tasks. By studying and practicing Swedish grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Swedish with clarity and ease.What will I learn?The Swedish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook covers a comprehensive range of the most useful and frequent grammar and vocabulary in Swedish. You can follow along unit by unit, or dip in and dip out to address your weak areas. As you progress, you will be introduced to new vocabulary and combine it with the grammar to complete extensive exercises. You will then practice the language through authentic reading and writing practice. You will achieve a solid upper intermediate level* of Swedish grammar.Is this course for me?The Swedish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook can be used as a standalone course or as a complement to any other Swedish course. It offers extensive practice and review of essential grammar points and vocabulary and skills building. The personal tutor element points out exceptions and gives tips to really help you perfect your Swedish.What do I get?This Swedish workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features:-200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points-Unique visuals and infographics for extra context and practice-Personal tutor hints and tips to help you to understand language rules and culture points-Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner20 short learning units each contain:-communication goals to guide your studies-grammar explanations with embedded exercises-vocabulary presentations and activities-reading and writing sections to consolidate your learningWhat other courses are available?For further study and practice, see Get Started in Swedish (ISBN 9781444175202) and Complete Swedish: Teach Yourself (ISBN 9781444195101).Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Secrets of Productive People

By Mark Forster
Authors:
Mark Forster
Discover the 50 secrets that productive people know - complete with strategies for putting them into practice.What do productive people know that the rest of us don't? Do they have a secret recipe for success? Is there a special alchemy to being productive? The Secrets of Productive People reveals the 50 things you need to know to get things done. Each chapter outlines one of the 50 ideas and gives three strategies for putting it into practice. Some ideas will surprise you, all will inspire you. Put these simple strategies together and you have a recipe for a better life, a formula that will unlock a more productive you. Whether you want to improve your efficiency, clear your desk, or be on top of your work, this book provides the tools and techniques you need to be more productive. With dedicated sections on having a productive attitude, managing specific projects, aids to productivity and productivity in action, it gives you everything you need to know.
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The Stress Management Workbook

By Lynne Van Brakel
Authors:
Lynne Van Brakel
Are you suffering from the effects of stress? Do you want to learn techniques that will help you relax? Would you like lasting strategies to help you set goals for feeling happier and coping with stressful times in the long term? This workbook uses a compassionate approach based on positive psychology, and a whole-life approach along with self-assessment and interactive tasks to help you manage your stress. It doesn't just tell you how to feel more relaxed; by using diagnostic tests, practical exercises, and thought challenges, it will show you how to set new goals for achieving happiness, and help you make plans to achieve a better sense of balance. The contents help you identify your particular personality type, allowing you to pick a path through the book that works for you, while the coverage includes such cutting-edge techniques as mindfulness and compassion, in addition to giving you practical support for stressful situations and long-term planning for a happier future.
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  • Secrets of Resilient People

    By John Lees
    Authors:
    John Lees
    What do resilient people know that the rest of us don't?Do they have a secret recipe for maintaining their equilibrium during tough times?Is there a special alchemy at work?'The Secrets of Resilient People' reveals the 50 things you need to know to survive and thrive in tough times, maintaining a positive and productive outlook whatever the circumstances. Some will surprise you, and all will inspire you. Put these 50 simple strategies together and you will have a recipe for success, a proven formula that will unlock the secrets and uncover your potential.
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  • Secrets of Wealthy People: 50 Techniques to Get Rich

    By David Stevenson
    Authors:
    David Stevenson
    What do wealthy people know that the rest of us don't?Do they have a secret recipe for success?Is there a special alchemy to make it work?The Secrets of Wealthy People reveals the 50 things you need to know to build your wealth, capital and investments. Some will surprise you, and all will inspire you. Put these 50 simple strategies together and you have a great recipe for a better life, a formula that will unlock the secrets and uncover your potential.
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  • Secrets of Happy People

    By Matt Avery
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    Matt Avery
    What do happy people know that the rest of us don't?Do they have a secret recipe for success?Is there a special alchemy to make it work?The Secrets of Happy People reveals the 50 things you need to know to feel more fulfilled, experience more joy and spend more time doing things that make you happy. Some will surprise you, and all will inspire you. Put these 50 simple strategies together and you have a great recipe for a better life, a formula that will unlock the secrets and uncover your potential.
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  • Secrets of Confident People

    By Richard Nugent
    Authors:
    Richard Nugent
    What do confident people know that the rest of us don't?Do they have a secret recipe for success and visibly high self-esteem?Is there a special alchemy at work?'The Secrets of Confident People' reveals the 50 things you need to know to develop innate confidence and improved self-esteem, maintaining your poise and control whatever the circumstances. Some will surprise you, and all will inspire you. Put these 50 simple strategies together and you have a recipe for success, a proven formula that will unlock the secrets and uncover your potential.
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    Spanish Grammar You Really Need To Know: Teach Yourself

    By Juan Kattan-Ibarra
    Authors:
    Juan Kattan-Ibarra
    Comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Spanish Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.
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    The Secrets to Writing Great Comedy

    By Lesley Bown
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    Lesley Bown
    The Secrets to Writing Great Comedy will show you how to unlock yourinner anarchist and write fantastic comedy, using a combination ofpractical exercises and creative inspiration. Whatever your preferredgenre, from sitcom to sketch show, you will fi nd guidance on everythingfrom wordplay and visual humour to plots, characters and differentstyles. There is even detailed coverage of how to submit, copyright and,most importantly, get your work noticed.
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  • Starter Kit German: Teach Yourself

    By Elisabeth Smith
    Authors:
    Elisabeth Smith
    Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. And, to save you even more time, we are now including detailed track information in the books so that you can find what you want in the audio quickly.The Starter Kit German is a new concept in language learning. It is a complete programme which has all the back up and additional support material you need to get you speaking German fast, and confidently.It has been specially written and designed for the complete beginner or the 'false starter' and does not assume that you know anything about learning a language. It is written in a friendly, no-nonsense style, with simplified, 'bare bones' grammar which covers only the language you will need.The rules of pronunciation are on the CDs, so you will have a model to copy, rather than trying to follow written instructions, and the speaking exercises and model sentences will get you speaking in whole sentences from day one. Your Personal Tutor will talk you through the course and the exercises to make learning easier and more enjoyable.You will follow an enjoyable and varied learning programme, and with the help of the frequent practice and repetition you will find it easy to remember the five new words you will meet a day. You will learn a few simple sentences by heart every day, too, and these will give you the confidence to speak without stumbling and embarrassment.
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  • Starter Kit French: Teach Yourself

    By Elisabeth Smith
    Authors:
    Elisabeth Smith
    Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. And, to save you even more time, we are now including detailed track information in the books so that you can find what you want in the audio quickly.The Starter Kit French is a new concept in language learning. It is a complete programme which has all the back up and additional support material you need to get you speaking French fast, and confidently.It has been specially written and designed for the complete beginner or the 'false starter' and does not assume that you know anything about learning a language. It is written in a friendly, no-nonsense style, with simplified, 'bare bones' grammar which covers only the language you will need.The rules of pronunciation are on the CDs, so you will have a model to copy, rather than trying to follow written instructions, and the speaking exercises and model sentences will get you talking in whole sentences from day one. Your Personal Tutor will talk you through the course and the exercises to make learning easier and more enjoyable.You will follow an enjoyable and varied learning programme, and with the help of the frequent practice and repetition you will find it easy to remember the five new words you will meet a day. You will learn a few simple sentences by heart every day, too, and these will give you the confidence to speak without stumbling and embarrassment.
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  • Starter Kit Italian: Teach Yourself

    By Elisabeth Smith
    Authors:
    Elisabeth Smith
    Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. And, to save you even more time, we are now including detailed track information in the books so that you can find what you want in the audio quickly.The Starter Kit Italian is a new concept in language learning. It is a complete programme which has all the back up and additional support material you need to get you speaking Italian fast, and confidently. It has been specially written and designed for the complete beginner or the 'false starter' and does not assume that you know anything about learning a language. It is written in a friendly, no-nonsense style, with simplified, 'bare bones' grammar which covers only the language you will need.The rules of pronunciation are on the CDs, so you will have a model to copy rather than trying to follow written instructions, and the speaking exercises and model sentences will get you speaking in whole sentences from day one. Your Personal Tutor will talk you through the course and the exercises to make learning easier and more enjoyable.You will follow an enjoyable and varied learning programme, and with the help of the frequent practice and repetition you will find it easy to remember the five new words you will meet a day. You will learn a few simple sentences by heart every day, too, and these will give you the confidence to speak without stumbling and embarrassment.
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  • Starter Kit Spanish: Teach Yourself

    By Elisabeth Smith
    Authors:
    Elisabeth Smith
    Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. And, to save you even more time, we are now including detailed track information in the books so that you can find what you want in the audio quickly.The Starter Kit Spanish is a new concept in language learning. It is a complete programme which has all the back up and additional support material you need to get you speaking Spanish fast, and confidently.It has been specially written and designed for the complete beginner or the 'false starter' and does not assume that you know anything about learning a language. It is written in a friendly, no-nonsense style, with simplified, 'bare bones' grammar which covers only the language you will need.The rules of pronunciation are on the CDs, so you will have a model to copy, rather than trying to follow written instructions, and the speaking exercises and model sentences will get you speaking in whole sentences from day one. Your Personal Tutor will talk you through the course and the exercises to make learning easier and more enjoyable.You will follow an enjoyable and varied learning programme, and with the help of the frequent practice and repetition you will find it easy to remember the five new words you will meet a day. You will learn a few simple sentences by heart every day, too, and these will give you the confidence to speak without stumbling and embarrassment.
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