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Saving the World by Rediscovering Happiness
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Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: Essay » Political
Happiness is based on relationships, not on wealth and privilege. It is through relationships that we serve one another’s needs, and thus also the needs of our species. As subjects of monetary and legal systems – servants of the state instead of one another – we live mostly in pursuit of happiness. This explains why, not only that our relationships are in trouble, but also our planet.
Adaptability, a Blessing or a Curse?
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Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Category: Essay » Sociology
This essay reveals how our brains adapt to painful situations by taking comfort in illusions. By finding fulfillment in beliefs and dreams, we have "normalized" a way of life that is not sustainable. Our eventual survival requires a way of life based on intimacy. Finding comfort in the moment, we would no longer be dependent on dreams, and thus also on the "truths" by which we hope to realize them
Fat Chance I'll Starve To Death
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Price: Free! Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Anorexic Jo goes on a trip intended to save her life from years of starvation. Ironic then that her sister doubles her weight dramatically and has to pay for the consequences in an unexpected way.
The Willing Misfit
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Price: Free! Words: 26,260. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Social values tell us it's more important to be useful than it is to be ourselves. If we decide that our priority is being who we are, does it mean we'll be at odds with society? Not necessarily. 'The Willing Misfit' asserts that we can express our true selves and yet lead a healthy, satisfying life alongside our social compatriots.
Lozer
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by T/O "Neformat". Category: Essay » Author profile
The year 2006. I have got a job at the steel plant, met a girl and soon we moved to live together in her apartment. We just wanted to live and be happy. But one day spoilt everything. It started when my friends and I went into the casino club.
The Tragic Death of Major Policarpo Quaresma
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,070. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Considered Barreto's magnum opus, this book tells the story of Policarpo Quaresma, a radical Brazilian patriot. Policarpo's dearest dream is to see Brazil as one of the world's most powerful nations, but he notices a lot of problems in his country...
Complications
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 13,370. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
One day, Mark comes across a mysterious journal in the library, penned under the initials C. C., recounting a tale of abuse at the hands of an alcoholic father. Mark and his friends, Luke and Laura, struggle with the feelings that this knowledge provoke and the question of what they should do.
The Pecan Stand
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 139,900. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Each of us has a Groove in Life, that place where you're meant to be, doing what you're meant to do. Dutch John Van Rensburg finds his groove in a mysterious all-black town where the residents have a very good reason to fear whites. Because neither John nor the town's folk have any choice, they reluctantly take him in. And over time he falls in love with them, and they come to see him as family.
Soft Knock Life
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Price: $5.69 USD. Words: 99,590. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012 by Gingernut Books Ltd. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Cyril’s life is perfect. It’s 1977 yet he knows little of the racial and social tension borne by his black British contemporaries. He’s a happily integrated entrepreneur and a liberal Pentecostal. Then along comes Natasha who unleashes Cyril’s sexual, racial and religious fears and deepest secret.
Turning a Blind Eye to the Sun
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,000. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
The stories of an Indian businessman and a European woman interlink in unlikely circumstances in the South of France. The woman, disillusioned with her Western lifestyle, is a product of 21st century self-absorption. The man has an Eastern ability to see life as a selfless flow yet is seduced by his London lifestyle. Death and an attempt to reconcile the past with their future bring them together.