The Geography of Bliss

Author: Eric Weiner
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448168484
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Travel

What makes a nation happy? Is one country's sense of happiness the same as another's? In the last two decades, psychologists and economists have learned a lot about who's happy and who isn't. The Dutch are, the Romanians aren't, and Americans are somewhere in between... After years of going to the world's least happy countries, Eric Weiner, a veteran foreign correspondent, decided to travel and evaluate each country's different sense of happiness and discover the nation that seemed happiest of all. ·He discovers the relationship between money and happiness in tiny and extremely wealthy Qatar (and it's not a good one) ·He goes to Thailand, and finds that not thinking is a contented way of life. ·He goes to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, and discovers they have an official policy of Gross National Happiness! ·He asks himself why the British don't do happiness? In Weiner's quest to find the world's happiest places, he eats rotten Icelandic shark, meditates in Bangalore, visits strip clubs in Bangkok and drinks himself into a stupor in Reykjavik. Full of inspired moments, The Geography of Bliss accomplishes a feat few travel books dare and even fewer achieve: to make you happier.

Geography of Bliss

Author: Eric Weiner
Publisher:
ISBN: 0446559148
Release Date: 2009
Genre:

Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, 'The Geography of Bliss' takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author's case, moments of 'un-unhappiness.' The book uses a beguiling mixture of travel, psychology, science and humor to investigate not what happiness is, but where it is. Are people in Switzerland happier because it is the most democratic country in the world? Do citizens of Singapore benefit psychologically by having their options limited by the government? Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross National Happiness? Why is Asheville, North Carolina so damn happy? With engaging wit and surprising insights, Eric Weiner answers those questions and many others, offering travelers of all moods some interesting new ideas for sunnier destinations and dispositions.

Der Happiness Code

Author: Domonique Bertolucci
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104036113
Release Date: 2016-05-25
Genre: Self-Help

Sei das Beste, was dir je passiert ist! Die Glücksformel aus Down Under! Dieser charmante Glücksratgeber mit Praxisbeispielen, geschrieben von Australiens beliebtestem Life-Coach Domonique Bertolucci, überreicht den Schlüsselbund zum Glück im Leben, bei der Arbeit, für die Familie und in der Liebe. Jeder kann glücklich und zufrieden. »Haben Sie sich auch schon gefragt, warum manche Leute wirklich rundum glücklich wirken, während andere ständig gestresst, frustriert oder enttäuscht sind? Warum fällt manchen Leuten das Glücklichsein so leicht? Und wie können Sie dafür sorgen, dass es Ihnen genauso geht?« Ob Gelassenheit, Mut, Optimismus, Akzeptanz, Durchhaltevermögen oder Selbstvertrauen: Carnegie war gestern, in ›Der Happiness Code‹ verrät Ihnen Domonique Bertolucci die Glücksformel aus Down Under! Für ein Leben voller Glück und Zufriedenheit. Entscheiden Sie sich für das, was sie wirklich wollen, bleiben Sie gelassen, leben Sie im Hier und Jetzt und lassen Sie sich nicht runterziehen. Haben Sie Selbstvertrauen und stehen Sie sich nicht selbst im Weg. Freuen Sie sich über das, was Sie haben, seien Sie anderen gegenüber großzügig und geben Sie nicht auf. Aber vor allem: Seien Sie immer mutig genug, dass zu tun, was sich für Sie richtig anfühlt. »Das wichtigste ist, dein Leben zu genießen – glücklich zu sein – das ist alles, was zählt.« Audrey Hepburn

See Live Eat

Author: Chris Sarcletti
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781481704120
Release Date: 2013-01-16
Genre: Travel

See, Live, Eat takes the reader on a fun, tasty and entertaining ride to many venues you may have thought of visiting and others you may have never considered. Whether it's sipping wine in Italy, paragliding in Argentina or visiting food markets in every city he sets foot in, Chris' stories are sure to entertain you and leave you with tidbits of new information. Chris enjoys his food and drink and does his best to sample the delicacies of each locale he visits whether it be bowls of soup in the markets of Mexico City, the culinary delights of New Orleans or seeing his lunch flop to its death before arriving on his plate in the form of sashimi in Seoul. Sit back and enjoy Mr. Sarcletti's adventures which stretch across the globe from the Turkish baths in Istanbul right back to your couch and the book in your hands.

Going Places

Author: Robert Burgin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598849721
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Der alte Patagonien Express

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 9783455851601
Release Date: 2016-04-16
Genre: Travel

Von Boston bis nach Esquel im mythenumwobenen Patagonien - an einem eiskalten Wintermorgen begibt sich Paul Theroux auf eine ganz besondere Zugreise: Mit Bummelbahnen und Luxuszügen fährt er monatelang quer durch die USA und Mexiko gen Süden. Unterwegs besucht er pittoreske mittelamerikanische Orte, trifft auf Fußballrowdys in El Salvador und Aussteiger in Costa Rica. Er setzt über den Panamakanal, begegnet Straßenkindern in Kolumbien, teilt sich ein Hotelzimmer mit Ratten in Ecuador und wird höhenkrank auf dem Weg zur Inka-Stadt Machu Picchu. Schließlich erreicht er die Endstation Esquel im Hochland Argentiniens - wo die Welt zu Ende ist, wie ihm scheint. Treffsicher beschreibt Theroux seine Erlebnisse und Begegnungen von unterwegs - humorvoll, scharfzüngig und stilistisch brillant.

You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy

Author: Mims Cushing
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781935281122
Release Date: 2009-03-19
Genre: Health & Fitness

Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common diseases most people never heard of and yet, upwards of 20 million Americans have it! It is estimated that 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe neuropathy. That fact alone is staggering. Other causes include vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, kidney, liver or thyroid disorders, cancer and a variety of other medical conditions. According to the Neuropathy Association the extent and importance of peripheral neuropathy has not yet been adequately recognized. The disease is apt to be misdiagnosed, or thought to be merely a side effect of another disease. However, people from all walks of life live with this neurological illness that has been described by those who have it as a tingling or burning sensation in their limbs, pins and needles and numbness. You Can Cope with Peripheral Neuropathy: 365 Tips for Living a Full Life was written by both a patient-expert and doctor and is a welcome addition to the information on this subject. It covers such diverse topics as: What to ask at doctor appointments Making the house easier to navigate with neuropathy Where to find a support group Using vitamins and herbs for treatment Tips for traveling And much, much more! You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy is a compendium of tips, techniques, and life-task shortcuts that will help everyone who lives with this painful condition. It will also serve as a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

The Rise

Author: Sarah Lewis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451629255
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Psychology

From celebrated art historian, curator, and teacher Sarah Lewis, a fascinating examination of how our most iconic creative endeavors—from innovation to the arts—are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts. The gift of failure is a riddle: it will always be both the void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise—part investigation into a psychological mystery, part an argument about creativity and art, and part a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit—makes the case that many of the world’s greatest achievements have come from understanding the central importance of failure. Written over the course of four years, this exquisite biography of an idea is about the improbable foundations of a creative human endeavor. Each chapter focuses on the inestimable value of often ignored ideas—the power of surrender, how play is essential for innovation, the “near win” can help propel you on the road to mastery, the importance of grit and creative practice. The Rise shares narratives about figures past and present that range from choreographers, writers, painters, inventors, and entrepreneurs; Frederick Douglass, Samuel F.B. Morse, Diane Arbus, and J.K. Rowling, for example, feature alongside choreographer Paul Taylor, Nobel Prize–winning physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, and Arctic explorer Ben Saunders. With valuable lessons for pedagogy and parenting, for innovation and discovery, and for self-direction and creativity, The Rise “gives the old chestnut ‘If at first you don’t succeed…’ a jolt of adrenaline” (Elle).

Successful Women Think Differently

Author: Valorie Burton
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736942688
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Self-Help

Popular author and professional certified coach Valorie Burton knows that successful women think differently. They make decisions differently. They set goals differently and bounce back from failure differently. Valorie is dedicated to help women create new thought processes that empower them to succeed in their relationships, finances, work, health, and spiritual life. With new, godly habits, women will discover how to: focus on solutions, not problems choose courage over fear nurture intentional relationships take consistent action in the direction of their dreams build the muscle of self-control In this powerful and practical guide, Valorie provides a woman with insight into who she really is and gives her the tools, knowledge, and understanding to succeed.

Affluenza

Author: John De Graaf
Publisher:
ISBN: 3570500268
Release Date: 2002
Genre:

Entsage dem Getümmel, zieh' den Fernsehstecker, kündige deinem Internetprovider, stell' das Radio aus ... reise weniger, kauf' weniger Plunder, meide das Einkaufszentrum, schalte den Anrufbeantworter ab, wirf dein Handy weg, vereinfache dein Leben ... Diese Botschaft vermitteln der Wirtschaftsprofessor Thomas H. Naylor, der Kulturkritiker John de Graaf und der Umweltexperte David Wann auf unterhaltsame Weise, indem sie Ursachen und Wirkung des Konsumverhaltens als Krankheit (eben Affluenza) mit vielfältigen Symptomen (Stress, Überschuldung, Umweltverschmutzung, Bindungsverlust etc.) beschreiben. Basierend auf einem Dokumentarfilm im staatlichen Fernsehen der USA von 1997, werden die materiellen, psychischen und ökologischen Kosten unserer 'Überflussgesellschaft' belegt und Gegenstrategien (Therapien) entwickelt, wie man sich als Individuum dem Konsumdruck entziehen kann. Ein radikaler Ansatz zu einer anderen Lebensqualität, der manchen Lesern weltfremd, anderen doch recht lebensnah vorkommen wird.

Help I m Rich

Author: Kees Stoute
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119020554
Release Date: 2014-10-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Manage and protect your wealth with the help of a privatebank Help! I'm Rich! is a detailed examination of how privatebanking services can help high net worth individuals take chargeover their wealth and protect their assets. Designed to increasethe ability to discern between 'adding value' and'self-orientation' and thus improve the professional relationshipbetween private bankers and clients, this reader-friendly guideexplains the concerns that typically come along with wealth, andthe various ways in which private banks can help clients deal withthese challenges effectively. You will learn what private banks do,which services they offer, and how to find and approach a privatebank. Case studies illustrate the various scenarios presented, andgraphs, tables, cartoons and diagrams help facilitate a trueunderstanding of what private banks can do for you. A detaileddescription of the various asset classes explains the reasons for— and risks of — investing at each level, giving you abetter idea of the wealth management methods that have proveneffective for others in your class. Whether you are new to wealth or are newly tasked with the moneymanagement aspect of it, it's vital for you to understand the waysin which your high net worth changes the game. This book is anindispensable guide to understanding the common challenges of thewealthy, and the crucial role private banks play in dealing withthese challenges. Understand the challenges wealth brings to moneymanagement Discover how private banks can help address specificconcerns Learn the questions you should ask your private banker Make better financial decisions by having an expert in yourcorner The more money you have, the more attention it requires, and thesolutions tend to get more complicated. The support of aprofessional services provider seems not only unavoidable buthighly desirable. Help! I'm Rich! shows you how to gain themost out of your private banking experience, with detailed guidanceand expert advice.

Spirit of Service

Author: HarperCollins Publishers
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061985263
Release Date: 2009-10-20
Genre: Self-Help

Inspired by President Obama’s call to national service, Spirit of Service is a daily devotional that will stir the soul and inspire every reader to meet the challenge of helping others with hope, energy, personal resources, and innovation. Offering 365 ways to serve, this self-help experience allows readers to look at all the ways that theycan get involved in service to others, from serving the person sitting next to them to their communities as a whole, from national service to actions that impact the world.