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The Buddhist Way  For Everyday Happiness

The Buddhist Way  For Everyday Happiness

The head priest at a temple with more than 780 years of history gives his insights on life through the teachings of Buddha.

 

We were given this life as a gift, and so it’s our duty to live it to the fullest.  This means thinking not only about ourselves, but being sensitive and considerate to those around us as well.  It means developing new, positive habits and ways of thinking.  Each of us has a role to play in the world, and fulfilling that role is the secret to true happiness.

These 90 tips will bring you harmony and lasting contentment!

• We are constantly in motion, never static

• Everyone and everything is connected

• There is positive to be found in any situation

• Enlightenment brings serenity

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The Caigentan

The Caigentan

These short, easy to understand aphorisms are arranged by topic, making this a perfect book to pick up any time you need some inspiration. 

The Caigentan (psy-gen-tawn) is a 16th century text written by Ming Dynasty scholar and philosopher Hong Zicheng.  With its combination of wisdom from Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism, this book has inspired political leaders, thinkers, and businessman for centuries.  

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The Celebrity Life of Kazuyo Katsuma

Celebrity Life of Kazuyo Katsuma

In this semi-autobiographical book, Kazuyo Katsuma, a renowned author and economic analyst, reveals everything about her private life. While her other works focus heavily on business techniques, this book highlights on her personal life – how she became a popular figure in mass media, what she has gained from her fame, the sacrifices she has made, and more.

Why did she aim to become a celebrity in the first place? What benefits and costs were involved? Is there a guaranteed path to become a celebrity? The author suggests that this could be an alternative pathway to becoming a free agent where you end up with no party to rely on. From author’s experience, which she saw as no different to corporate marketing strategy, this book provides practical advises to establish new lifestyle.

From the Introduction:

“I have written this book based on my experience on becoming a celebrity which I happen to come across in recent few years. Having lived all this, I wanted to summarize how you could become a celebrity, what you may gain and lose, as truthfully as possible, before these experiences fade into memories. I hope that this may be of some reference to those who may need such information.”

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The Day Our Factory Surpassed NASA

A Small Factory Closer to Space than NASA

The author, who commits himself to his strong passion in space rocket production while running a small factory in Akabira City in Hokkaido, calls out for “Everyone to have a dream and to strive to make a society that innovatively works to make things better" while describing his own experiences of successfully running his company and developing space rockets at the same time. A book that will move you and give you courage.

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The Disappearing Game

The Disappearing Game

Yukari Midorikawa awakens one morning to see that his hair has mysteriously turned bright green over night.  Naturally he is alarmed and confused, but he has no choice but to go to school despite his strange appearance.

Upon his arrival he is shocked to find that every student at the school suddenly has gaudy, brightly colored hair as well.  But the strangest part of all is that no one seems to notice.

Just as he is starting to panic a young woman with bright red hair appears.  She explains that collecting three people with the same hair color will cause them to disappear.  This detail is unknown by most students, but the ones who do know about it think of it as a game.  No one knows what happens to the students that vanish, and no one knows what powers are behind this twisted institution.

Yukari is the newest addition to the game.  How will he fare?

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The Disaster Handbook

The Disaster Handbook

This comic book-styled guide will help you properly protect yourself from natural disasters. Based on a popular blog that garnered much attention after the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami, it tackles disaster preparation for earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes, as well as how to tend to injuries, deal with living in an evacuation shelter and basic psychological advice for dealing with stress, fear and PTSD. Perfect for children and adults alike.

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The Disaster Handbook How to Survive Calamities and Emergencies In Comic Strips

The Disaster Handbook How to Survive Calamities and Emergencies In Comic Strips

An easy-to-understand, family-friendly handbook to disaster prevention, management and recovery explained through comic strips!

From earthquakes to tsunamis, to flooding and fire accidents: this book will show you how to protect yourself and your family, explained through comic strips so that even children and elders will be able to understand at a glance. This is the all-encompassing guide counter-disaster with tips on how to be prepared and pull through emergencies of any type and scenario, be it items to get ready, how to avoid physical harm or where to find shelter.

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The Economics of Education

The Economics of Education

Should you reward children for good grades? 

Are video games a hindrance to schoolwork? 

How much praise is too much? 

 Parents have countless questions about how to best raise their children, most of which don’t have clear answers.  The Economics of Education takes a look at what the science tells us about these questions, challenging conventional wisdom about the best approaches to child development and education as well as their effects on our children’s future. 

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The Economics of Education

The Economics of Education

Should you reward children for good grades? 

Are video games a hindrance to schoolwork? 

How much praise is too much? 

 Parents have countless questions about how to best raise their children, most of which don’t have clear answers.  The Economics of Education takes a look at what the science tells us about these questions, challenging conventional wisdom about the best approaches to child development and education as well as their effects on our children’s future. 

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