Self-Help / Psychology

The 60-Second Philosopher
by Andrew Pessin
ISBN: 9781851686889
Price: SGD 18.00 (w/o GST) Sep 2009
Self-Help - B Paperback, 152 pp
Oneworld Publications

Philosophy means "love of wisdom" in Greek. Split into 60 one-minute chapters, Andrew Pessin offers you a snippet of philosophical wisdom everyday, giving you something to think about on your coffee break. Guaranteed to sharpen your mental faculties, as well as entertaining you
with its witty humour, The Sixty-Second Philosopher will delight aspiring thinkers everywhere!

How Good Is Your IQ ?
by Nathan Haselbauer
ISBN: 9780716022145
Price: SGD 18.00 (w/o GST) 30 July 2009
Self-Help - B Paperback, 288 pp
Constable & Robinson

How Good is Your IQ? is a complete guide to the hidden powers of the mind. More than a dozen self-scoring tests will help you to assess your social intelligence, emotional intelligence, level of assertiveness, working memory, mathematical intelligence, logical intelligence, visual–spatial intelligence, verbal intelligence and lateral thinking. This will allow you to build on your existing skills and discover skills you didn't know you had.

The Fine Print Of Life
by P.S. Wasu
ISBN: 9788172237516
Price: SGD 18.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - A Paperback, 256 pp
HarperCollins India

There is no magic wand to solving life's problems. But short of that, The Fine Print of Life shows us how we can live creatively and joyously. The book is not about making hard work of life. It is about letting go, effortlessly and spontaneously, and brings our childhood back, showing us how to live life in the here and now. With wonder and curiosity. Energy and enthusiasm. Trusting our impulses and acting upon them. Best of all, feeling life is beautiful and it is great to be alive.

Improve Your Memory In 8 Simple Steps
by Nicola Chalton
ISBN: 9780716022183
Price: SGD18.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - B Paperback, 288 pp
Constable & Robinson

A good memory is a powerful asset, both in business and in day-to-day-life. Following the techniques in this book, you'll be able to improve your social/adaptive memory (for names and faces), visual-spatial memory, working memory (essential for bridge and poker players) and factual, numerical and verbal memories.

Love Is A Verb
by Gary Chapman
ISBN: 9780764207068
Price: SGD25.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - B Paperback
Baker Books

“And that's what this book is about. In the following pages, you'll see examples of people just like you--like all of us--who learned to take the obstacles, the lemons they face in life, and turn them into satisfying, emotional thirst-quenching nectar. These are the success stories that make you want to go out and try harder." --Gary Chapman

90 Minutes In Heaven
by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey
ISBN: 9780800759490
Price: SGD23.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - B Paperback | 208 pp
Baker Books

On a Wednesday morning in 1989 Pastor Don Piper died in a head-on collision, awaking in Heaven where he experienced the glories he had long preached about. Ninety minutes later, prayer brought him back to life, and the next time he awoke it was to a world of unimaginable pain, depression and anger. This is the story of Piper's healing and his journey to finding the answer to his most agonizing question: Why had God let him live?

How To Be An Amazing Mum When You Just Don't Have The Time
by Tanith Carey
ISBN: 9780745953755
Price: SGD18.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - Paperback, 192 pp
Lion Hudson

Packed full of ingenious shortcuts, How to be An Amazing Mum contains lively, tried and tested advice, which ever modern mother needs NOW to stay on top of her hectic life and ever-changing priorities. This book will tell you how to dress your kids in clothes that will keep your laundry and ironing piles manageable and throw together a nutritious school lunchbox –in just one minute, amongst others.

Living With a Black Dog
by Matthew Johnstone
ISBN: 9781845297435
Price: SGD24.00 (w/o GST)
Psychology - Flaxiback, 80 pp
Constable & Robinson

Living with a Black Dog speaks directly to the carer and offers practical and sometimes tongue-in-cheek tips on helping the depression sufferer, such as ‘Socks have little do with mental health. If people could just ‘snap out of it’ they would.’ and ‘Encourage any form of regular exercise. Fitness robs the Dog of its power’.
Based on their own experiences, Matthew and his wife Ainsley treat the subject of depression sympathetically, hopefully and, most importantly, humorously.

I Had a Black Dog
by Matthew Johnstone
ISBN: 9781845295899
Price: SGD21.00 (w/o GST)
Psychology - Paperback, 48 pp
Constable & Robinson

There are many different breeds of Black Dog affecting millions of people from all walks of life. The Black Dog is an equal opportunity mongrel.
It was Winston Churchill who popularized the phrase Black Dog to describe the bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life.Matthew Johnstone, a sufferer himself, has written and illustrated this moving and uplifting insight into what it is like to have a Black Dog as a companion and how he learned to tame it and bring it to heel.

The Playful Brain
Venturing to the Limits of Neuroscience
by Sergio Pellis and Vivien Pellis
ISBN: 9781851686322
Price: SGD50.00 (w/o GST)
Psychology - Hardback, 336 pp / 34 illustrations
Oneworld Publications

Despite hundreds of years of research and theorizing, questions concerning play behaviour, such as what qualifies as play, what brain mechanisms are needed to produce play, and of what benefit, if any, does play have to our lives, remain unanswered. Over time, biologists, psychologists, anthropologists, and educators have generated more opinions than solid evidence with play vacillating between being seen as instrumental to the development of healthy individuals and as a childish waste of time.

Dance with Chance
by Spyros Makridakis, Robin Hogarth, Anil Gaba
ISBN: 9781851686537
Price: SGD29.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - Paperback
Oneworld Publications

How to master uncertainty to boost your health, wealth and happiness
September 11th, 2001 saw the deaths of almost 3,000 people. However, an additional 5,000 US citizens died in the subsequent year as a direct result. These weren’t killed by terrorists and they weren’t war casualties. They were killed in car accidents caused by the shift from planes to road travel.

People felt in control behind the wheel of their own cars while afraid of airplanes. This control, however, was not real and it resulted in many unnecessary deaths. In fact, this “illusion of control” dogs all aspects of human behaviour. We don’t like uncertainty, and we don’t know how to deal with it.

So, we pretend that it isn’t there.

Why Him? Why Her?
by Helen Fisher
ISBN: 9781851686988
Price: SGD28.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - Paperback
Oneworld Publications

Finding Real Love by Understanding Your Personality Type
Why do you fall in love with one person rather than another?

To find out, read this groundbreaking new study of our personalities and the way we fall in love - and with whom! Helen Fisher, world renowned expert on the science of romantic love, offers a fascinating insight into the hidden codes of our desire and attachment, applying the newest neuroscience data to help readers discover their personality type, who you are most likely to fall in love with, and perhaps help you find the one.

The Glass Half-Full
by Suzanne C. Segerstrom
ISBN: 9781845298791
Price: SGD27.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help/Psychology - Paperback
Constable & Robinson

You can learn how to think like an optimist and improve your life
Scientific studies have now confirmed that being an optimist really can lead to a happier life - but of course there's more to it than just smiling and whistling a happy tune. As psychologist Suzanne Segerstrom explains, there is a difference between optimism and wishful thinking: while the rest of us sit around worrying about whether or not a goal is attainable, true optimists are already out there trying, because they assume they will succeed.

The Happiness Trap
Stop Struggling, Start Living
by Russ Harris
ISBN: 9781845298258
Price: SGD
30.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - Paperback
Constable & Robinson

A ground breaking book that offers new techniques using mindfulness skills to enable you to experience and full and happy life and to overcome depression and anxiety.

In this controversial, but empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in the 'The Happiness Trap', where the more they strive for happiness the more they suffer in the long term. He then provides an effective means to escape through a groundbreaking new approach based on mindfulness skills.

Your Defiant Teen
by Russell A. Barkley and Arthur L. Robin
ISBN: 9781845297251
Price: SGD30.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - Paperback
Constable & Robinson

10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship
Describing 10 simple steps that lead to better behavior, Your Defiant Teen demonstrates how to establish common ground, encourage mutual respect, and introduce cooperative problem solving, all without escalating the struggle for control.

Much more than just a way to keep the peace, Drs. Barkley and Robin offer parents a means to teach their teenagers skills that will serve them well for a lifetime.

The books also includes helpful reproducible checklists and forms.

The Plastic Mind
by Sharon Begley
ISBN: 9781845296742
Price: SGD30.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help/Psychology - Paperback
Constable & Robinson

Is it really possible to change the structure and function of the brain, and in so doing alter how we think and feel? The answer is a resounding yes.
For decades, the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that the hardware of the brain is fixed - that we are stuck with what we were born with. But recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. The brain can adapt, heal, renew itself after trauma and compensate for disability.

Driving Down Cost
by Andrew Wileman
ISBN: 9781857885125
Price: SGD45.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - Hardback
Nicholas Brealey

How to Manage and Cut Costs - Intelligently
This is the first accessible and practical book to address cost management in a general and holistic way for managers at every level and in every function. Driving Down Cost sets out a structured, practical approach to intelligent cost management, offering a toolkit of key ideas and cost management strategies, frameworks for analyzing cost, and practical techniques for implementing cost-reduction programmes.Cost management is not an issue only for the CEO, or for senior management, or for technical specialists. Junior managers who are proactively tight on cost are learning good habits for the future, ones that will bring them recognition and advance their climb up the organizational chart. And cost management is relevant to private-sector businesses and public-sector organizations, and to managers in every function. You only need to engage in high-profile cost cutting if you haven’t been effective at long-haul cost management. While this book does cover one-off cost reduction programmes, its main theme is what interests most managers – a sustained cost management programme.

50 Psychology Classics
by Tom Butler-Bowdon
ISBN: 9781857883862
Price: SGD35.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help/Psychology - Paperback
Nicholas Brealey

Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do Insight and Inspiration from 50 Key Books If you have ever been fascinated by the human mind and what makes people behave the way they do, this book is for you.In a journey that spans 50 books, hundreds of ideas and over a century in time, 50 Psychology Classics looks at some of the most intriguing questions relating to what motivates us, what makes us feel and act in certain ways, how our brains work, and how we create a sense of self.50 Psychology Classics explores writings from some iconic figures such as Freud, Adler, Jung, skinner, James, Piaget and Pavolv, but also highlights the work of contemporary thinkers such as Gardner, Gilbert, Goleman and Seligman.

50 Spiritual Classics
by Tom Butler-Bowdon
ISBN: 9781857883497
Price: SGD35.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - Paperback
Nicholas Brealey

Timeless Wisdom from 50 Great Books of Inner Discovery, Enlightenment & Purpose
50 Spiritual Classics captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical The Book of Chuang Tzu to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from St Augustine’s Confessions to Eckhart Tolle’s recent The Power of Now, from Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements to Rick Warren's phenomenon The Purpose-Driven Life.

The first and only bite-sized gui
de to the very best in spiritual writing, this one-of-a-kind collection includes personal diaries and compelling biographies of such diverse figures as Gandhi, Malcolm X, and Black Elk; Eastern philosophers and gurus including Krishnamurti, Yogananda, Chögyam Trungpa and Shunryu Suzuki; and Western saints and mystics such as St Francis of Assisi, Hermann Hesse and Simone Weil.

50 Success Classics
by Tom Butler-Bowdon
ISBN: 9781857883336
Price: SGD35.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - Paperback
Nicholas Brealey

Winning Wisdom for Work and Life from 50 Landmark Books
In pursuit of a better career, more money, a new direction, or a higher purpose? Millions of readers are drawn each year to find the one great book that will capture their imagination and inspire them to chart a course to personal and professional fulfilment. For the travel weary and time starved, 50 Success Classics maps the road to achievement and prosperity. Here is the first and only bite-sized guide to the most important and inspiring books that have already helped legions of readers unleash their potential and discover the secrets to success in work and life.

50 Self-Help Classics
by Tom Butler-Bowdon
ISBN: 9781857883237
Price: SGD35.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - Paperback
Nicholas Brealey

50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life
Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfilment and happiness. But which ones can really change your life? Tom Butler-Bowdon has sorted through the bewildering array of choices to bring 50 of the most important life-changing ideas together in this one book. From the second-century meditations of Marcus Aurelius to Stephen Covey, Buddha to Deepak Chopra, and Thoreau to Ayn Rand, Butler-Bowdon summarises each writer's key ideas. 50 Self-Help Classics clarifies how insights from these legendary works can educate and motivate anyone searching for the inspiration to make a meaningful life change. The classics examined here represent the very best of self-help—works that have captured the imagination of millions and inspired readers everywhere to follow their dreams.

Being Happy!
by Andrew Mathews
ISBN: 9789810006648
Price: SGD18.00 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - Paperback
Media Masters

A Handbook To Greater Confidence & Security
This book discusses how an understanding of nature's laws can help us deal better with our own natures. It is about why you spill spaghetti only down the front of your BEST suit; why traffic lights stay red for half a day when you are running late for an appointment; why you can drive a wreck for fifteen years and never scratch it . . . and then dent your new car after two days!

Making Friends
by Andrew Matthews
ISBN 9789810019532
Price: SGD18.00 (w/o GST)
Self Improvement - Paperback
Media Masters

A Guide To Getting Along With People
How is it that Barry in his battered old Toyota is getting all the laughs and is scoring with the ladies? How come Fred in his trendy gear and matching Porsche proves no competition? Why is it that Louise has caring friends and Millie ends up with bullies? This book is about enjoying people, dealing with prophets of doom and prevailing over gossip, pettiness and anger.

Live Well Love Much Love Often
by Apelles Poh
ISBN: 9789810595753
Price: SGD18.50 (w/o GST)
Self-Help - Paperback

Have you ever wished that life could be less complicated and more fulfilling in today’s ever-shifting terrain of modern living? In Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often, author Apelles Poh Presents an inspirational, holistic approach to enlighten, empower and enrich those who wish to find greater fulfillment and a better balance in their personal life, relationships and work. With penetrating insights, both personal and culled from great minds past and present, Apelles flavours the book with engaging anecdotes to put forth an appealing and timely message that is badly needed in an increasingly hectic and chaotic world. Divided into four parts and twenty-seven thought-provoking chapters, Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often is a fount of wisdom and practical advice that is both entertaining and easy to grasp. Peppered with illuminating quips, quotes, short stories, and a dash of humour, the book is also a good resource for leaders, educators, managers, presenters and anyone who wants to become a better communicator.

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