Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children's health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. This book offers a fresh way of looking at the world for individuals and governments alike.
In this new edition of his landmark book, Richard Layard shows that there is a paradox at the heart of our lives. Most people want more income. Yet as societies become richer, they do not become happier. This is not just anecdotally true, it is the story told by countless pieces of scientific research. We now have sophisticated ways of measuring how happy people are, and all the evidence shows that on average people have grown no happier in the last fifty years, even as average incomes have more than doubled. In fact, the First World has more depression, more alcoholism and more crime than fifty years ago. This paradox is true of Britain, the United States, continental Europe, and Japan. What is going on? Now fully revised and updated to include developments since first publication, Layard answers his critics in what is still the key book in 'happiness studies'.
The latest book from holistic nutritionist Gillian McKeith is an empowering approach to womanhood - how to be happy, healthy and in control at every stage in your life.
Gillian's guidance on all things female is sensitive yet constructive. Through nutrition, learn how to maximise your health potential during the key stages of your adult life, so that you can sail through puberty, glow through your pregnancy and pass through the menopause and beyond with grace and poise. Gillian outlines what to eat to boost specific areas of your health - how to raise your energy levels, get a good night's sleep or increase your chances of conception, for example - and provides simple recipes to alleviate symptoms.
/> Divided into four sections covering each key life stage, Gillian explains how to take control of your hormones so you can manage all the changes your body is going through. At the end of each, she addresses common ailments you may experience, with advice on how best to avoid them and how to ease complaints. Gillian helps you prepare for the future and lay down good health foundations so you can face all the challenges your body - and life - throws at you.
If you want to optimise your health and improve your physical and emotional wellbeing this is an invaluable reference to keep close at hand.
We all want our children to lead happy, healthy lives. We know they need to eat well and be active in order to avoid the lifestyle diseases we hear so much about these days, such as obesity and diabetes. Parents want to do what's right, but many are unsure of how to get started. In response to this growing need for information, the CSIRO presents a step-by-step healthy eating and activity plan for families, based on extensive research. Find out:
* what are healthy foods for kids * how to encourage kids to be active * how to motivate your kids to make changes that will last * how to organise yourself as a parent to make healthy living a reality.
Packed with easy-to-follow advice and over 100 delicious recipes for stress-free family cooking, The CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids is your complete guide to helping your children on the road to a lifetime of good health.