Praise for Richard Wiseman's "59 Seconds"
"At last, a self-help guide that is based on proper research. Perfect for busy, curious, smart people"
--Simon Singh, author of Fermat's Last Theorem
"A triumph of scientifically proven advice over misleading myths of self-help. Challenging, uplifting and long overdue"
"This is a self-help book, but with a difference: almost everything in it is underpinned by peer-reviewed and often fascinating research. It could actually help you be a little happier, perform better at interviews, procrastinate less, improve your relationships, reduce your stress levels and be a better parent"
"A fascinating read."
"Contains dozens of fascinating and useful nuggets, and they all have science on their side."
"Finally, a self-help book that does away with the soul-searching. No wonder Richard Wiseman's collection of scientifically supported quick fixes promising long-term change has soared up the Amazon charts... This book addresses what you're thinking right now. Cognitive-behavourial ideas can rapidly change the way you think."
--Sunday Times Style
"Short and sweet: a self help book that really works. It's an engrossing read and a whole lot cheaper than therapy."
"Wiseman is a brilliant name for a psychologist, and this book proves he is not misnamed. All the self help tips here are backed by scientific studies, and take less than a minute to implement... contains dozens of fascinating nuggets. Is the thought of Christmas stressing you out? Then go online and spend a minute watching a video of a cute animal..."
--Independent on Sunday Paperbacks of the Year
From the Back Cover
Forget positive thinking. It's time for positive action.
According to Eastern wisdom, even the smallest of actions influences the mind. Move more slowly and you relax. Smile and you become happier. Clench your fist and you feel more powerful. Scientists have discovered that this simple idea can be used to boost your willpower, mood, relationships and creativity.
Find out why the body rules the brain, and how small movements can help you:
· Lose weight
· Stop smoking
· Feel instantly younger
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