Things: You Can't Take Them with You But . They're Fun While You're Here.
Only Americans love their things ... and feel guilty about it. Whether you woo shoes, Hot Wheels, baseball cards, art, glass, pottery, haute couture, handbags, tin toys, Barbie dolls, vintage costume jewelry or all the other alluring collectibles you can''t get enough of, THINGS makes an entertaining read, covering subjects from the psychology of hunting and gathering ... to the people who adore their antiques and tchotchkes. Join hundreds of thousands of fellow collectors who suffer such sweet guilt pangs ... because they dig such great stuff.
Emotional Equations (Hardcover)
Using brilliantly simple math that illuminates universal emotional truths, Emotional Equations crystallizes some of life's toughest challenges into manageable facets that readers can see clearly?and bits they can control. Popular motivational speaker and bestselling author Chip Conley has created an exciting, new, immediately accessible visual lexicon for mastering the age of uncertainty. Making mathematics out of emotions may seem a counterintuitive idea, but it's an inspiring and incredibly effective one in Chip Conley's hands. When Conley, dynamic author of the bestselling Peak, suffered a series of tragedies, he began...
The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious. And, it's squishy. Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using cognitive neuroscience, these experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention (we at ThinkGeek have very good attention spa…ooh, a butterfly), cognition, subliminal perception, and more throw light on how the human brain works. Each hack examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, we pick up clues about the architecture and design of the brain, learning a little bit more about how the brain is put together. Among the 100 hacks in this book, you'll find: Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions See Movement When All is Still Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty Mold Your Body Schema Test Your Handedness See a Person in Moving Lights Make Events Understandable as Cause-and-Effect Boost Memory by Using Context Understand Detail and the Limits of Attention
Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things
From alternative energy simulations to sneaky animated origami to paper airplane experiments, Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Objects is jam-packed with engaging and educational projects for the wannabe detectives, scientists, and adventurers in us all. This book is volume 3 in the awesome Sneaky Uses series by famed author and gadget-man, Cy Tymony...