A psychologist and best-selling author gives us a myth-busting response to the self-help movement, with tips and tricks to improve your life that come straight from the scientific community.
Richard Wiseman has been troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity: the opposite of everything it promises. Now, in 59 Seconds, he fights back, bringing together the diverse scientific advice that can help you change your life in under a minute, and guides you toward becoming more decisive, more imaginative, more engaged, and altogether more happy.
Thirty Seconds to Mars' maximalist rock has always been a vehicle for big ideas: Jared Leto and crew explore themes of war and peace, sexuality, freedom, and faith through concept albums and glossy videos. But the widescreen focus of AMERICA may provide the group's broadest statement yet. In an attempt to survey, as he put it, "the good, bad, and the ugly" about his homeland, Leto even hitchhiked cross-country to promote the record. Guest turns from A$AP Rocky ("One Track Mind") and Halsey ("Love Is Madness") both draw parallels between romance and insanity. But Leto seems to have a different form of madness in mind on "Hail to the Victor" as he cries, "Another night, another war/Another 'What are we fighting for?'/Is everybody out here crazy?"