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Life Management Summaries

If your life suddenly turns upside down, you need some outside advice – even if it’s just to help you analyze your own views. These summaries provide some trustworthy guidance.

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The One Thing
Book
 

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

Bard Press, 2013

(8)

The Habits of Happiness
Video

Matthieu Riccard

TED Conferences LLC, 2/2004

(7)

The Distraction Addiction
Book
 

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Little, Brown, 2013

(8)

Die Empty
Book
 

Todd Henry

Portfolio, 2013

(7)

The Surprising Science of Happiness
Video

Dan Gilbert

TED Conferences LLC, 2/2004

(9)

The Instant Survivor
Book
 

Jim Moorhead

Greenleaf Book Group, 2012

(8)

Embrace the Chaos
Book

Bob Miglani

Berrett-Koehler, 2013

(7)

The Last Lecture
Book
 

Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow

Hyperion, 2008

(10)

Startup Life
Book
 

Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013

(7)

Try Something New for 30 Days
Video

Matt Cutts

TED Conferences LLC, 7/2011

(7)

The Inside-Out Effect
Book

Behnam Tabrizi and Michael Terrell

Evolve Publishing, 2013

(6)

Willful Blindness
Book

Margaret Heffernan

Walker & Company, 2012

(8)

Upgrade
Book
 

Rana Florida

McGraw-Hill, 2013

(7)

The XX Factor
Book
 

Alison Wolf

Profile Books, 2013

(6)

The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life
Video

Jane McGonigal

TED Conferences LLC, 6/2012

(8)

The 11 Laws of Likability
Book
 

Michelle Tillis Lederman

AMACOM, 2011

(6)

Crucial Confrontations
Book
 

Kerry Patterson et al.

McGraw-Hill, 2004

(9)

Changeology
Book
 

John C. Norcross

Simon & Schuster, 2012

(7)

Willpower
Book
 

Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney

Penguin Group (USA), 2012

(7)

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
Book
 

John Gray, Ph.D.

HarperCollins, 2012

(8)

How to Make Stress Your Friend
Video

Kelly McGonigal

TED Conferences LLC, 6/2013

(9)

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Life Management

Those who are blessed in life often enjoy extended periods – weeks and sometimes months – when everything is running smoothly and happiness prevails. Yet it only takes one crisis, mishap or unforeseen circumstance to send things spinning out of control. Life management, relatively easy during the good times, becomes a bigger challenge when you hit a bump in the road.

In our Life Management section, you’ll find an assortment of summaries that address some of the most significant – and often traumatic – events in life. If you’re struggling with relationship issues, getAbstract can offer guidance. Our seasoned writers expertly distill the key points from the most popular books, meaning you only need to invest around 10 minutes to read a summary. And since we are constantly adding new summaries to the thousands of titles we already have, your knowledge base will continually expand.

Rough Going

Psychologists say that divorce is among the top five most traumatic events in a person’s life. Our Life Management category includes a number of summaries that explain how to deal with the emotional fallout of a divorce and why you have reason to be optimistic about the future. Our summaries also cover depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and recovery from physical, mental and sexual abuse. The bottom line is that getAbstract can help you make sense of your situation and offer ways to restore equilibrium and hope to your life.