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What Attracts Us to Others

What Attracts Us to Others: An Introduction to Love

We can explain not only the evolution of humans through reproduction with concrete scientific evidence, but also the way in which we interact with one another as well as how we choose romantic partners. Scholar and bestselling author Morikawa explains that our instinctual desire for our descendents to flourish is at the center of what dictates our attraction to others, with those whose DNA will likely leave the most copies of our own DNA driving our romantic choices.

Humans, just like animals, use the five senses to evaluate their partner based upon sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch. However, since in most cases we engage in this behavior on a subconscious level, we feel as though the object of our affection has seemingly come down from the heavens, perhaps a special delivery from Cupid himself. Humans don’t notice that they are actually using their senses to screen potential partners before developing romantic feelings for them. 

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What Have You Done, Kiyokawa-kun?

What Have You Done, Kiyokawa-kun?

Nagaru is hopeless at school, hopeless at sports, and hopeless with girls.  His classmate Kiyokawa, on the other hand, is the envy of the school.  He is tall, handsome, and athletic.  He’s so popular that he even has a trio of girls that follow his every move!  Nagaru is in awe of him, but would rather play video games than focus on improving himself.

 

One day Nagaru awakens to find that he is no longer his nerdy, antisocial self.  Literally.

As if by magic, it appears that he has switched places with Kiyokawa!  Suddenly he is the center of attention, and girls are talking to him for the first time in his life.  It’s a dream come true, right?  Well not exactly.

Living another person’s life is strange to say the least, and it seems that his followers are harboring a dark secret…

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What if Tomorrow Was Your Last?

What if Tomorrow Was Your Last?

Can you confidently say that even if your last day was tomorrow you lived a life with no regrets?

Kotaro Hisui in his latest title, What if Tomorrow Was Your Last?, asks readers to imagine that today is the day they die and tomorrow the day they are reborn anew. Rather than putting things off, saying you’ll get around to them someday, start doing what you really want to do today.

We all spend our lives trying to deceive ourselves into believing we’ll never die. Rather than run away from the inevitable reality of death, why not embrace the inevitable and make the most of our time on earth instead? In learning how to truly accept the fact that all living creatures die someday, you will be able to understand your heart and lead a life true to yourself.

Posing 27 questions to readers such as, “Would the things causing you stress really seem that bad if today was your last day on earth?” and “When exactly is ‘someday?’” accompanied by worksheets to help write your own obituary and epitaph. Though seemingly macabre, in forcing ourselves to actively think about death we are also presented with the opportunity to think about life itself, and the way we use our limited time on earth.

You are alive.

There is nothing more miraculous than this.

In accepting the certainty of death, we are also able to accept the wonder that it is to live; leading a life in which every day is filled with promise, possibility, happiness, and gratitude. 

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What is the good life anyway?

What is the good life anyway?

Monk’s preachings have a peculiar position in Japanese society. They are so funny sometimes that you just laugh your worries away. Witty, touching, and enlightening. If you are curious, this is the book for you.

“What we are on this earth for is to live until we die. That’s it,” the author writes. This man is an old monk in a northern part of Japan, where Buddhism is still part of their rural, everyday lives. The monk preaches every once in a while at his small temple, and his preachings make people laugh, cry and believe. His wish is for those in sorrows and sufferings to hear this message. “You’ve got your life, that means you have a place for you in this world.” A true wisdom of Buddhism is explained here in simple and humble terms. What is the good life anyway? 

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What You Need to Know About Nearsightedness

What You Need to Know About Nearsightedness

Did you know that 30% of elementary school students and 65% of high school students suffer from nearsightedness?  If left unchecked, this progression can ultimately lead to blindness.  This book presents the facts about the prevention and treatment of nearsightedness, a condition that is growing at an alarming rate.

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Why We End Up Choosing the Third Dish on the Menu?

Why We End Up Choosing the Third Dish on the Menu?

Ever wonder why you can’t seem to resist choosing the third item on a menu?

Japan’s leading restaurant producer and food consultant, Shuta Ujike not only answers this question, but also explains how you can increase your restaurant’s profits simply by rearranging the items on your menu.

This insightful guide on the way our actions interact with unconscious thought provides readers with a wealth of food service techniques and tricks, as well as a variety of valuable advice that can be applied to regular businesses and restaurants alike. 

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Winning Spirit

Winning Spirit

When you’ve run across a major obstacle...

Just can’t seem to do anything right...

Nobody calls you “young” anymore...

From Matsui, Ichiro, and Nomo, to Babe Ruth and Joe Dimaggio; learn how to apply the same positive thinking techniques that 24 of the world’s most famous major leaguers use into your own life.

“Baseball is a game of failure. Even the best players fail about 65% of the time.” Warren Spahn

No matter how tough times might be, by applying the lessons in this book into your life, you can set alight the “winning spirit” inside.

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Work Anywhere!

Work Anywhere!

This guide to international entrepreneurship for the non-elite details the journey of Takuma Kinjo, who went from being an average 25 year-old with no job to a business pro earning 300 million dollars a year through multiple business ventures in Africa. Perfect for those looking to expand their business horizons and find new opportunities outside of the box.

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Work is the Ultimate form of Entertainment

Work is the Ultimate form of Entertainment

The U25 Survival Manual Series was created in order to help readers 25 and under make it through these difficult times. 

Rather than adhering to the same old rules, why not try turning things upside down and working your way? In this third installment of the U25 series, founders of the Enigmo 7 IT company describe how their unique approach to work allowed them to get their company publically listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange while still in their 30s.

“No Money. No connections. No experience.

But in spite of this, we were committed to achieving our goal to create our own work.”

According to the founders of ENIGMO, the most important things when it comes to work are:

  Have fun!

  Make work your passion

  Always stay on top of the ball

  Be open

  Be real

  Make concrete goals

  Exceed limitations

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