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    Many of us are finding ourselves under increasing pressure at work, with a seemingly endless list of tasks and responsibilities. This can leave us feeling stressed and overwhelmed, but it does not have to be this way: with just a few simple changes, you can improve your organisation, make procrastination a thing of the past and start getting things done.
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    o Control your stress at work by understanding the causes and sorting your responsibilities into three different zones of impact
    o Optimise your time and prioritise your tasks according to urgency and importance to fight against procrastination
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    Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph Stiglitz offers an insider's view of the role played by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in the economic crises of the 1990s. Stiglitz argues that the so-called Washington Consensus, a set of economic principles typically applied to nations facing crisis, were imposed on numerous developing countries with little regard for local conditions. Contrary to the expectations of most policymakers, this approach actually exacerbated crises, meaning that globalization ended up hurting the nations it was supposed to help. In the book, Stiglitz lays out a set of recommendations to harness the immense potential of globalization so that it can benefit everyone, not just a small coterie of financial elites.
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    o Anyone who wants to understand the inner workings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
    o Anyone with an interest in the true causes of recent global economic crises
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    The Power of Now is one of the most influential self-help books of recent years, with several million copies sold to date and translations into 33 languages. It aims to enable readers to break free of the hold their mind has over them and to stop dwelling on the past and worrying about the future. Instead, the book stresses the importance of living in the present and seeking happiness, security and validation within ourselves instead of from external sources, as this is the key to spiritual fulfilment and successful relationships. Eckhart Tolle is a German-born spiritual teacher. In addition to his bestselling books The Power of Now and A New Earth, he regularly gives talks around the world to spread his message.
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    Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen advocates a new outlook on development: whereas orthodox development thinking has a one-sided focus on economic development as the goal of the process of development, Sen's development as freedom framework sees the expansion of human freedom as both the goal and primary means of human development. He notes the "unfreedoms" that deprive millions of citizens around the world of the right to live the life they would choose, and suggests that economic indicators alone are insufficient as a measure of development. Sen is a major figure in the fields of development economics and welfare economics, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998.
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    o Anyone who wants to understand the relationship between development and freedom
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    Capitalism and Freedom outlines the Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman's views on the relationship between economics and politics. Specifically, he believes that economic freedom is necessary both in and of itself, and because it is inextricably linked to political freedom. He applies this insight to a host of contemporary problems to argue that the situation could be improved by what he refers to as "competitive capitalism". Capitalism and Freedom has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since it was first published in 1962, and was described by The Times Literary Supplement as "one of the most influential books published since the war". Friedman himself was one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, and his ideas have been adopted by governments around the world.
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    o Anyone looking to understand the role of the government in the economy
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    The Wealth of Nations is one of the most significant works in economics history, and is a foundational text of classical economics. Written at a time when the Industrial Revolution was changing the face of Western societies, the book seeks to explain why some countries are wealthier than others and how a fair, productive society can be created. In particular, Smith's advocacy of division of labour, free trade and free markets, with equilibrium guaranteed by the so-called "invisible hand of the market", proved extremely influential in the UK and USA and shaped our modern economic system. The work is still widely studied today, and remains one of the most cited texts in the social sciences.
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    o Anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of classical economics
    o Anyone who is curious about why some countries are wealthier than others
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    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is an engaging, thought-provoking look at the behaviour and phenomena we see around us every day. Its authors seek to apply the analytical tools of economics to a host of curiosities to answer questions as diverse as whether your estate agent might be lying to you and when it is in schoolteachers' best interests to cheat. Their explanations often run counter to conventional wisdom and the explanations provided by academics and politicians, who all too often fail to distinguish between correlation and causation and miss the deeper, hidden causes behind events. Freakonomics is a worldwide publishing phenomenon, with translations into some 35 languages and over four million copies sold worldwide to date.
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    o Anyone with an interest in microeconomics and economic theory
    o Anyone who wants to understand the hidden factors that shape our lives and decisions
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    Jordan Peterson's 2018 international bestseller 12 Rules for Life is one of the most talked-about nonfiction books of recent years. It takes as its starting point Peterson's belief that, by rejecting tradition and mythology, modern Western society is missing out on much wisdom that could give meaning to life. His book is an antithesis to the emptiness of much contemporary thought, with a series of 12 concrete, clearly articulated principles that have the power to increase our sense of responsibility for our own lives and enable us to find a sense of purpose in an increasingly chaotic world. With millions of copies sold to date and translations into numerous languages, the book's message has resonated with readers around the world and cemented Peterson's position as one of the West's leading public intellectuals.
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    o Anyone looking for a sense of meaning in an often-chaotic world
    o Anyone looking to understand the myths that shape our existence
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    The Communist Manifesto is one of the most influential works of political theory ever written. The pamphlet was first published in 1848, when political upheaval was sweeping through Europe, and proposed a new system in which the means of production would be controlled by the workers and social classes would be abolished. According to Marx and Engels, society has so far been defined by class struggle between the oppressed majority and a minority who wield disproportionate economic and political power, resulting in an unfair and increasingly unequal social order. Their work has inspired revolutions in Russia, Cuba and China, among others, making Marxism one of the fundamental political ideologies of the 20th century.
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    o Anyone looking to understand the political landscape of the 20th century
    o Anyone looking for a better understanding of Marx and Engels' views on society and inequality
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    Being Genuine: Stop Being Nice, Start Being Real by Thomas d'Ansembourg provides a comprehensive overview of the ways we can improve our mental health by identifying and accepting our personal needs and communicating honestly about them. D'Ansembourg believes that the key to inner peace lies in unlearning the unhealthy habits we are taught during childhood, such as repressing our emotions and conforming to other people's expectations. His work draws heavily on his background as a volunteer for the charity Flics et Voyous and his training in nonviolent communication, the communication method developed by Marshall Rosenberg in the 1960s. The book has been very positively received both in d'Ansembourg's native Belgium and abroad, and has been reprinted several times.
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    o Anyone interested in the principles of nonviolent communication
    o Students of, or anyone interested in, modern psychology
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    David Allen's 2001 book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity is one of the most influential guides to productivity and time management ever written. It offers a complete, accessible system for prioritising tasks, getting on top of your workload and making time for the things that really matter. Given the increasing role of technology in our professional and personal lives and the increased pressure employees find themselves under, the book has never been more relevant. Over 1.5 million copies had been sold worldwide by 2015, and it has inspired a host of training programmes, seminars and related software. 
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  • Marie Curie

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    Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Marie Curie in next to no time with this concise guide.
    50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of Marie Curie, whose pioneering work on radioactivity revolutionised our understanding of the nature of matter and paved the way for innovative new treatments of cancer and various other illnesses. With Nobel Prizes in physics (1903) and chemistry (1911), Curie overcame both sexism in the overwhelmingly male scientific world and xenophobia after moving to France from her native Poland to carve out a place for herself at the forefront of scientific research. Her tenacity, intellectual brilliance and determination to use her discoveries to develop new medical treatments through the Radium Institute make her a role model for individuals of all nationalities, genders and walks of life.
    In just 50 minutes you will:
    o Learn about Curie's groundbreaking work on radioactivity and its applications
    o Gain an understanding of the historical, social and scientific context in which she was working
    o Discover her incredible legacy as both a pioneering scientist and a woman in a male-dominated field
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  • Change is only 50 minutes away! Find out everything you need to know about flirting with this straightforward guide.
    Flirting does not come naturally to everyone - some people seem to have been born with a silver tongue, but asking someone out can be a daunting prospect to others. In this helpful guide, you will learn about the fundamental role body language plays in our conversations, find out how to read the tell-tale signs that reveal that a guy is interested in you, and discover a variety of ways you can boost your self-confidence so that you can chat up guys with ease.
    In just 50 minutes you will be able to:
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    o Strike up a conversation with someone you are interested in
    o Boost your self-confidence for more effective flirting
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    The Health and Wellbeing series from the 50Minutes collection is perfect for anyone looking to be healthier and happier in their personal life. Our guides cover a range of topics, from social anxiety to getting ready for a new baby, and provide simple, practical advice and suggestions to allow you to reduce stress, strengthen your relationships and increase your wellbeing.

  • Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saint Thomas Aquinas in next to no time with this concise guide.
    50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life, work and ideas of the medieval philosopher Thomas Aquinas. Unlike many of his influential predecessors, Aquinas believed that reason and faith are not separate and incompatible, but rather are two ways of attaining knowledge of God. He was a prolific commentator on the Bible and the writings of Aristotle, and some of his works, including in particular his masterpiece the Summa theologiae, continue to form the basis of Catholic doctrine over 700 years after his death. In many ways, Aquinas was far ahead of his time: his views on personal and political morality emphasised the importance of individual freedom, and even paved the way for later democratic and secular ideas. He was canonised in 1323 and made a Doctor of the Church in 1567.
    In just 50 minutes you will:
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    o Discover Aquinas's main works, including the Summa theologiae and the Summa contra gentiles, and the key ideas of Thomist thought
    o Understand the continuing influence of Aquinas's work within the Catholic Church
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  • Coco Chanel

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    Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Coco Chanel in next to no time with this concise guide.
    50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of the iconic French fashion designer Coco Chanel. Chanel entered the fashion world at a time when most designers were men and womenswear was impractical and restrictive, but before long women across France were clamouring to get their hands on her comfortable yet elegant designs, which made use of looser cuts, removing the need for corsets, and new fabrics such as jersey. She also branched out into jewellery design, cosmetics and perfume, allowing her to fund her haute couture collections and paving the way for the business model of modern fashion brands. As an independent woman, innovative designer and brilliant entrepreneur, Coco Chanel changed the world of fashion forever.
    In just 50 minutes you will:
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    o Discover her greatest successes as a designer and the head of her own fashion empire, including her many stores and the launch of her Chanel No. 5 perfume
    o Learn about her darker moments, namely her collaboration with the Nazis, and her return to fashion later in life
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  • Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Protestant Reformation in next to no time with this concise guide.
    50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Protestant Reformation, which began in 1517 with the publication of Martin Luther's 95 Theses. The rest of the 16th century was defined by the resulting religious schism, which pitted the Catholic Church against an ever-growing movement that demanded far-reaching reforms in almost every area of religious life. Several heads of state converted to Protestantism, bolstering the movement, including Henry VIII, who founded the Anglican Church in 1534. However, the Reformation was also beset by internal dissent, and it quickly splintered into a number of different factions, most notably with the rise of Calvinism in Geneva. Even so, its greatest rival remained the Catholic Church, and the next two centuries were characterised by a series of religious conflicts, wars and massacres which lasted until the emergence of tolerance and secularism during the Age of Enlightenment.
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    o Discover the Catholic practices that the Reformation sought to abolish
    o Learn about the differing beliefs of the most prominent leaders of the Reformation
    o Understand the conflicts that broke out across Europe in the wake of this religious upheaval
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  • The Beatles

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    Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the career of the Beatles in next to no time with this concise guide.
    50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life, times and music of the iconic British group the Beatles. The band shot to fame in the early 1960s with timeless singles including "Love Me Do" and "Please Please Me", and the enthusiasm that they inspired was so great that the British press dubbed it "Beatlemania". Several of their albums, such as Abbey Road and the pioneering concept album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, are considered to be among the greatest rock albums ever produced, and their music has inspired generations of musicians. Although the group split up for good in 1970, leaving their millions of devoted fans devastated, their popularity shows no signs of fading, and they have sold an astonishing two billion albums to date.
    In just 50 minutes you will:
    o Learn about the early days of the Beatles' musical career in Liverpool and Hamburg
    o Gain an insight into the Beatles' phenomenally successful albums and the "Beatlemania" that they inspired
    o Understand the group's legacy and enduring influence on popular music
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  • The Great Recession

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    Understand the Great Recession in no time! Find out everything you need to know about this key moment in contemporary economic history with this practical and accessible guide.
    The burst of the property bubble in the USA in 2008 saw millions of families evicted from their homes and soon led to a major worldwide economic crisis. The spread of the crisis and the presence of toxic assets in banks around the world laid bare the complex mechanisms used by financial institutions to avoid taking responsibility for risky assets and the arrogance of the largest banks, who saw themselves as "too big to fail". In spite of large-scale efforts to mitigate the effects of the crisis, its consequences are still felt today.
    In 50 minutes you will be able to:
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    o Understand how the crisis unfolded and spread around the world
    o Evaluate the measures taken by national governments to mitigate its effects
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    The Economic Culture series from the 50Minutes collection provides the tools to quickly understand the main theories and concepts that shape the economic world of today. Our publications will give you elements of theory, definitions of key terms and case studies in a clear and easily digestible format, making them the ideal starting point for readers looking to develop their skills and expertise.

  • Tutankhamun

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    Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and legacy of Tutankhamun in next to no time with this concise guide.
    50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and legacy of Tutankhamun, Egypt's boy pharaoh. In spite of a brief reign that was cut short when the young sovereign died at the age of just 20, Tutankhamun is now one of the most famous pharaohs of all time and has captivated the popular imagination. His enduring impact stems from the discovery of his tomb and the opulent treasure within by the Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922, as well as from the mysterious curse that allegedly resulted in the untimely deaths of several members of the expedition. Modern scientific techniques have allowed researchers to piece together information about his life and death, giving us a better understanding than ever before of this ancient Egyptian sovereign.
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    o Find out about the discovery of his tomb in 1922 and the information it has given us about ancient Egypt
    o Understand the mysterious deaths linked to Tutankhamun's tomb and the science behind them
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  • The Vietnam War

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    Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Vietnam War in next to no time with this concise guide.
    50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Vietnam War, a brutal conflict that spanned two decades and resulted in catastrophic human and material losses. After the end of the First Indochina War in 1954, Vietnam was partitioned into two ideologically opposed states, namely the Communist North Vietnam under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh and the nationalist South Vietnam, which soon allied itself with the USA. This resulted in a lengthy conflict characterised by the use of guerrilla warfare which made a quick victory impossible, the intervention, whether covert or overt, of various foreign powers, and the widespread use of chemical weapons, the effects of which are still felt in Vietnam today.
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    o Learn about the key events of the conflict, including the Tet Offensive in 1968
    o Understand the human and material costs of the war for American and Vietnamese soldiers and civilians
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  • Jane Austen

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    Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Jane Austen in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!
    During her lifetime, Jane Austen lived in relative obscurity; she was the daughter of a clergyman and rarely ventured beyond the rural parish she called home. However, after her death she was revealed to be the author of several popular novels which had previously been published anonymously, and after a biography of her life was published by her nephew a few decades later, interest in her work surged anew. As the author of unusually realistic novels during a period when Romanticism and Gothic influences were in vogue, she provided unique insight into the lives of the landed gentry in the early 19th century, which was also a time when women's voices were still a rarity in the literary world, and her gift for capturing the nuances of human relationships and emotions has proven timeless. She remains one of the most celebrated English novelists of all time.
    In this book, you will learn about:
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    o The social, historical and literary context that influenced her writing style
    o Her personal life, including her rural upbringing and untimely death
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    The Art & Literature series from the 50Minutes collection aims to introduce readers to the figures and movements that have shaped our culture over the centuries. Our guides are written by experts in their field and each feature a full biography, an introduction to the relevant social, political and historical context, and a thorough discussion and analysis of the key works of each artist, writer or movement, making them the ideal starting point for busy readers looking for a quick way to broaden their cultural horizons.

  • Change is only 50 minutes away! Find out everything you need to know about parenting a gifted child with this straightforward guide.
    Giftedness is often viewed as a blessing, but in some ways it can also be a burden for gifted children and their parents. Indeed, gifted children face a range of specific problems, from a lack of stimulation and motivation at school to difficulty relating to their peers, who do not understand that they simply think differently. Fortunately, these challenges to not have to hold your child back, as thoughtful, tailored support and guidance will enable them to make the most of their talents, appreciate what makes them different and thrive in all areas of their life.
    In just 50 minutes you will be able to:
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    o Learn about the potential social and educational difficulties facing gifted children and take steps to counter them
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    The Health and Wellbeing series from the 50Minutes collection is perfect for anyone looking to be healthier and happier in their personal life. Our guides cover a range of topics, from social anxiety to getting ready for a new baby, and provide simple, practical advice and suggestions to allow you to reduce stress, strengthen your relationships and increase your wellbeing.

  • Princess Diana

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    Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Princess Diana in next to no time with this concise guide.
    50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. Following her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981, she became a member of the British royal family, and from that moment on her private life became subject to intense media scrutiny. In the following years, accusations of adultery placed her marriage under increasing strain, even as her popularity with the British people grew because of her numerous commitments to charities and humanitarian organisations. She and Charles divorced in 1996, and just one year later, Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris. She remains one of the most beloved figures in recent British history.
    In just 50 minutes you will:
    o Learn about Diana's relationship with Prince Charles and their eventual divorce
    o Discover her philanthropic and humanitarian activities, particularly in raising awareness about AIDS and the dangers of landmines
    o Find out about the circumstances of her tragic death in a car accident in 1997
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  • Saddam Hussein

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    Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saddam Hussein in next to no time with this concise guide.
    50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein. Following a series of bloody coups, Saddam Hussein came to power in Iraq in 1979 and quickly established an authoritarian dictatorship that endured for over twenty years. His leadership was characterised by a series of wars, including his invasion of Kuwait in 1990, which culminated in a brutal defeat at the hands of a US-led coalition and hefty UN sanctions being imposed on Iraq. Saddam Hussein was removed from power in 2003, but Iraq had been left heavily weakened by years of poverty and repression, and soon found itself facing a new enemy in the form of Daesh.
    In just 50 minutes you will:
    o Learn about the historical events that paved the way for Saddam Hussein's rise to power
    o Understand the various conflicts that arose in the Middle East during the dictatorship, including the Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf War
    o Discover how the situation in Iraq has developed since Saddam Hussein was deposed
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