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Anika grew up on a small farm in Virginia. When she grew too large to sleep curled under the hayloft, the farm animals begrudgingly taught her to read using their holy book, Charlotte's Web. Pretty soon, she learned human language. These days, she works at a bookstore, though you probably haven't heard of it.

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451666175
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Published: Gallery Books - October 29th, 2013

The Hyperbole and a Half comics were famous online in the 2010's. Now in print, Allie's books will amuse and enlighten as she takes you though her life's escapades with humor and self-awareness.

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs,  and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316485135
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - December 18th, 2018

Grain Brain makes a convincing case that the consumption of grains and silmple carbs could account for a large percentage of the brain diseases and mental health issues that today are becoming more and more common. Using decades of neuroscience and dietary research, this book will change your perception of how diet can affect your mind.

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735222847
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Published: Penguin Books - March 6th, 2018

Why is it so hard to stop scrolling social media? Why do you feel a burst of dopamine when you get a like or a text? Irresistible is a look into modern studies of how screens and software affect our brains. It details the nature of addiciton and how our screens have been intentionally designed to capture our attention for as long as possible.

Quantum Healing (Revised and Updated): Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101884973
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Published: Bantam - November 17th, 2015

This book details documented and miraculous instances of spontaneous remission of disease, as they're coupled with profound changes in perspective. Can we affect or change our bodies with just our minds? Or perhaps, with our souls?

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307279187
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Published: Vintage - March 29th, 2011

An oldie AND a goodie. The amazing account of the society of ultra-marathon runners in Mexico who casually run incredible distances with nothin but old pieces of tire tied to their feet. It will cause you to question exactly how athletic humans are meant to be.

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375847127
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Published: Ember - May 7th, 2019

Tamora Pierce's work continues to age up with her primary reader demographic. Tempests & Slaughter is an exploration of Numair's life before her previous series, Wild Magic. A gripping, sometimes dark coming-of-age story set in a fantasy land never explored before in her works.

Convenience Store Woman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802129628
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Published: Grove Press - September 17th, 2019

A short and cathartic novel for anyone who's ever felt at odds with the world or who never quite understood other people. A woman seeks emotional shelter in her small world, where she's spent her entire adult life working in a convenience store, despite the misgivings of those around her.

Michael Pollan's work needs no introduction. A fascinating look into the world of modern psychedelic research and how microdosing may just change our mental health landscape and views of consciousness.

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss (Why Intermittent Fasting Is the Key to Controlling Your Weight) Cover Image
By Jason Fung, Timothy Noakes (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781771641258
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Published: Greystone Books - March 1st, 2016

In the last few years, it's become well-known in the health science community how incredibly beneficial fasting can be. Dr. Jason Fung was one of the public pioneers in this field, and his insulin-driven theory of obesity (as opposed to caloric intake) is compelling, perception-changing, and well-researched.