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How to Raise Kids Who Aren t Assholes by Melinda Wenner Moyer

Title How to Raise Kids Who Aren t Assholes
Author Melinda Wenner Moyer
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2021-07-20
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1472288793
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes is a clear, actionable, sometimes humorous (but always science-based) guide for parents on how to shape their kids into honest, kind, generous, confident, independent, and resilient people . . . who just might save the world one day. As an award-winning science journalist, Melinda Wenner Moyer was regularly asked to investigate and address all kinds of parenting questions: how to potty train, when and whether to get vaccines, and how to help kids sleep through the night. But as Melinda's children grew, she found that one huge area was ignored in the realm of parenting advice: how do we make sure our kids don't grow up to be assholes? On social media, in the news, and from the highest levels of government, kids are increasingly getting the message that being selfish, obnoxious and cruel is okay. Hate crimes among children and teens are rising, while compassion among teens has been dropping. We know, of course, that young people have the capacity for great empathy, resilience, and action, and we all want to bring up kids who will help build a better tomorrow. But how do we actually do this? How do we raise children who are kind, considerate, and ethical inside and outside the home, who will grow into adults committed to making the world a better place? How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes is a deeply researched, evidence-based primer that provides a fresh, often surprising perspective on parenting issues, from toddlerhood through the teenage years. First, Melinda outlines the traits we want our children to possess - including honesty, generosity, and antiracism - and then she provides scientifically-based strategies that will help parents instill those characteristics in their kids. Learn how to raise the kind of kids you actually want to hang out with-and who just might save the world.

Title HT RAISE GRT KIDS IN A GENERAT
Author Liz Parkinson
Publisher Lioncrest Publishing
Release 2017-01-03
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 220
ISBN 9781619615717
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Let's face it. The world today has a problem: many of our wonderful, adorable, brilliant children are growing up to be assholes. Between struggling with political correctness and dealing with Snapchat, even well-intentioned parents are inadvertently raising insufferable monsters. But there is hope for a new generation that is at least mostly tolerable-and Liz Parkinson is here to show even the most desperate parents how to make sure their kid doesn't become a jerk. In How to Raise Great Kids in a Generation of Assholes, Liz draws on hard-earned lessons and cringe-worthy mistakes from being a mother of three to walk parents and parents-to-be through one of the most important jobs in the world. With hilarious stories, invaluable advice, and some help from her husband, she addresses how to turn bad behavior into teachable moments, how to avoid the "supermom" and "helicopter parent" traps, how to keep it real when dealing with tough topics, and more. Even in this rapidly changing world, it's possible to both maintain your sanity and raise respectable children-or at least get them to be an asshole only 5% of the time-with a lot of patience, effort, and love.

The Gratitude Project by Jeremy Adam Smith

Title The Gratitude Project
Author Jeremy Adam Smith
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
Release 2020-09-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 248
ISBN 1684034639
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In our fractured, “me-first” world, the science and practice of thankfulness could be just the antidote we need. Gratitude is powerful: not only does it feel good, it’s also been proven to increase our well-being in myriad ways. The result of a multiyear collaboration between the Greater Good Science Center and Robert Emmons of the University of California, Davis, The Gratitude Project explores gratitude’s deep roots in human psychology—how it evolved and how it affects our brain—as well as the transformative impact it has on creating a meaningful life and a better world. With essays based on new findings from this original research and written by renowned positive psychologists and public figures, this important book delves deeply into the neuroscience and psychology of gratitude, and explores how thankfulness can be developed and applied, both personally and in communities large and small, for the benefit of all. With contributions from luminaries such as Sonja Lyubomirsky, W. Kamau Bell, Van Jones, and many more, this edited volume offers more than just platitudes—it offers a blueprint for a new and better world.

Assholes by Aaron James

Title Assholes
Author Aaron James
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2012-11-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1857889568
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What does it mean for someone to be an a**hole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. Try as we might to avoid them, a**holes are found everywhere at work, at home, on the road, and in the public sphere. Encountering one causes great difficulty and personal strain, especially because we often cannot understand why exactly someone should be acting like that. A**hole management begins with a**hole understanding. In the spirit of the bestselling On Bullshit James gives us the concepts to think or say why a**holes disturb us so, and explains why such people seem part of the human social condition, especially in an age of raging narcissism and unbridled capitalism. These concepts are also practically useful, as understanding the a**hole we are stuck with helps us think constructively about how to handle problems they present. We get a better sense of when the a**hole is best resisted, and when he is best ignored a better sense of what is, and what is not, worth fighting for.

Autism and Assholes by Marie Duke

Title Autism and Assholes
Author Marie Duke
Publisher CreateSpace
Release 2013-08-13
Category
Total Pages 386
ISBN 1492158887
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A book of unfiltered truths about raising an autistic blind child in a world full of assholes. Autism and Assholes will make you laugh and cry as you follow a Mother's true stories of being fed up with the world that surrounds her disabled child.

The Poo Bomb by Jeff Vogel

Title The Poo Bomb
Author Jeff Vogel
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release 2005-03
Category Humor
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780740750458
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Author Jeff Vogel did not go into parenthood with any delusions. He knew that he would love his daughter, and that was terrifying. What if he screwed up? And he knew that life with a baby would be different, that it would be filled with an endless stream of filthy diapers, unexplained wailing, and sleepless nights. Not to mention no sex. The parenting books painted a picture of smart, communicative babies and mindless, limitless joy, but he knew they were lying to him. So he wrote his own book. The Poo Bomb: True Tales of Parental Terror recounts, in a no-punches-pulled style, the first year of life of Cordelia, Jeff's freshly hatched, gooey human girl. The first year of parenthood isn't about joy or fulfillment. It is about menial labor, wiping up human waste, and marking time until the kid is old enough to run and play and thank you for its life. Jeff chronicles the journey through the morass of year one week by week. Rich with irreverent honesty and humor, The Poo Bomb is the reality show of parenting books: It reflects what most parents have sometimes guiltily felt about their not-so-delightful bundles of joy.

Porn and Tacos by Nicholas Babel

Title Porn and Tacos
Author Nicholas Babel
Publisher Lulu.com
Release 2010-04
Category Humor
Total Pages 70
ISBN 0557405564
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Often brutally honest, Porn and Tacos is a witty, funny, and somewhat angry look at today's society. You might not agree with every message but hopefully it will make you think, and maybe laugh.

F ck Feelings by Michael Bennett, MD

Title F ck Feelings
Author Michael Bennett, MD
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2015-09
Category Psychology
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1476789991
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The only self-help book you'll ever need, from a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter, who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can't change, and do the best with what you can control—the first steps to managing all of life's impossible problems. Need to stop screwing up? Feel like you're under a loser's curse? Work with an ass? Want to clear your name or get justice, rescue an addicted person, get closure after childhood abuse, get a lover to commit, not ruin your kid? Although other self-help books claim to reveal the path to happiness, F*ck Feelings warns that convincing yourself that there is such a path will actually lead you to feel like a true failure. What the Bennetts can promise you is that you can manage any situation life throws at you if you can keep your sense of humor, bend your wishes to fit reality, restrain your feelings, manage bad behavior, and do what you think is right. Life is hard. It's not fair. Our feelings cloud our rationality, and we become tangled in our efforts to achieve the impossible or change the unchangeable. In this groundbreaking, entirely sensible, and funny book, the Bennetts open the shrinks' secret solution manual and show you how to find a new kind of freedom by working toward realistic goals and doing the best with what you can control. They address the most common problems Dr. Bennett's patients bring to his private practice—problems with family, love, work, self-esteem, garden variety assholes, and more—and give you a script for going forward. With no-bullshit advice from a Harvard-educated shrink freed of all jargon and patronization by his smart-ass, comedy writer daughter,F*ck Feelings is the cut-to-the-chase therapy session you've been looking for.

Humana Festival 2004 by Tanya Palmer

Title Humana Festival 2004
Author Tanya Palmer
Publisher Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
Release 2005
Category Drama
Total Pages 435
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Humana Festival of New American Plays is "the center of the nation's playwriting universe" (The Miami Herald). It is an event whose impact has "enlivened and enriched stages in the United States and around the world" (The Irish Times). This year's plays have been selected from more than 500 script submissions for production and these plays feature some of the most talented and adventurous playwrights writing for the American stage today.FULL-LENGTH PLAYSAfter Ashley by Gina Gionfriddo Now a hit off-broadway, soon to be transferred to Broadway. Gina Gionfriddo's scathing satire takes on our media's obsession with victims and violence in the wake of a brutal rape and murder.The Ruby Sunrise by Rinne Groff This surprising and perceptive comedy charts the development of television and the people who drove it-from early idealism to censorship and commercial compromises.Sans-Culottes in the Promised Land by Kirsten Greenidge In this fantastical satire about the road to success, Kirsten Greenidge maps the false promise of education and the reality of the glass ceiling in America, especially within this upper middle-class, African-American family.Kid-Simple, a radio play in the flesh by Jordan Harrison In which Moll, a girl who invents things, creates The Third Ear, a miraculous machine for hearing sounds that can't be heard.At the Vanishing Point by Naomi Iizuka In this stunning portrait of a community, Naomi Iizuka weaves together historical fact, myth, and memory to give voice to people who would otherwise exist only as faded images in an old photo album.Tallgrass Gothic by Melanie Marnich This sensual tale of love and its consequences exposes a claustrophobic and unforgiving landscape beneath the deceptive calm of the heartland.TEN-MINUTE PLAYSKuwait by Vincent Delaney A Bone Close to My Brain by Dan DietzFoul Territory by CraigThe Spot by Steven SPECIAL OFFERINGFast and Loose: An Ethical Collaboration by Jose Cruz, Gonzalez, Kirsten Greenidge, Julie Marie Myatt, and John TANYA PALMER is the Director of New Play Development at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She has edited three collections of new plays and served as a dramaturg on a number of world premiere productions.ADRIEN-ALICE HANSEL is the Literary Manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville. This is the first collection of plays she has co-edited.

Title A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures
Author Eric Schwitzgebel
Publisher
Release 2020-11-10
Category
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0262539594
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A collection of quirky, entertaining, and reader-friendly short pieces on philosophical topics that range from a theory of jerks to the ethics of ethicists. Have you ever wondered about why some people are jerks? Asked whether your driverless car should kill you so that others may live? Found a robot adorable? Considered the ethics of professional ethicists? Reflected on the philosophy of hair? In this engaging, entertaining, and enlightening book, Eric Schwitzgebel turns a philosopher's eye on these and other burning questions. In a series of quirky and accessible short pieces that cover a mind-boggling variety of philosophical topics, Schwitzgebel offers incisive takes on matters both small (the consciousness of garden snails) and large (time, space, and causation). A common theme might be the ragged edge of the human intellect, where moral or philosophical reflection begins to turn against itself, lost among doubts and improbable conclusions. The history of philosophy is humbling when we see how badly wrong previous thinkers have been, despite their intellectual skills and confidence. (See, for example, "Kant on Killing Bastards, Masturbation, Organ Donation, Homosexuality, Tyrants, Wives, and Servants.") Some of the texts resist thematic categorization--thoughts on the philosophical implications of dreidels, the diminishing offensiveness of the most profane profanity, and fatherly optimism--but are no less interesting. Schwitzgebel has selected these pieces from the more than one thousand that have appeared since 2006 in various publications and on his popular blog, The Splintered Mind, revising and updating them for this book. Philosophy has never been this much fun.