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Relax

Timothy Caulfield

A surprising, liberating and scientifically informed guide to overcoming the anxiety that permeates modern life.

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£14.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571365159
Date Published
07.01.2021
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Summary

‘Caulfield wittily breaks down everyday dilemmas that might frazzle you . . . Relax encourages you to make decisions informed by evidence, in the hope that you might stop overthinking them.’
PANDORA SYKES, THE TIMES

‘A handbook that is informed as well as wise.’
OBSERVER

A surprising, liberating and scientifically informed guide to overcoming the anxiety that permeates modern life.

How many cups of coffee should I drink?
Are work meetings really worth the time?
Do I really have to floss?

Award-winning public-health expert Timothy Caulfield tackles our daily dilemmas – from the moment we wake up to when we go to sleep – and the innumerable cultural, social and psychological forces shaping the decisions we make. Too often these decisions are dictated by concerns or beliefs about our world that simply aren’t true. Caulfield shows that these misperceptions unnecessarily stress us out and cause us to waste time and money.

Relax reveals a science-informed way out of this mess, helping to put your mind at ease.

‘Caulfield provides much needed sanity in a world of claims run amok . . . I devoured it.’
DANIEL LEVITIN, author of The Organized Mind

‘Read this book – it will vaccinate you against misinformation!’
DR JEN GUNTER, author of The Menopause Manifesto

WINNER of the 2021 Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Book Award
WINNER of the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards’ Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction

Critic Reviews

‘Masterfully, and humorously … provides much needed sanity in a world of claims run amok … I devoured it.’

Daniel Levitin, author of THE ORGANISED MIND
Critic Reviews

'Caulfield wittily breaks down everyday dilemmas that might frazzle you . . . Relax encourages you to make decisions informed by evidence, in the hope that you might stop overthinking them.'

Pandora Sykes, The Times
Critic Reviews

'Those feeling more than usually apprehensive right now might like to turn to Relax . . . a handbook that is informed as well as wise.'

Rachel Cooke, Observer ('Nonfiction to look out for in 2021')
Critic Reviews

'Read this book - it will vaccinate you against misinformation!'

Dr Jen Gunter, New York Times bestselling author
Critic Reviews

'This is Tim Caulfield at his best . . . a witty romp through a day’s activities, casting a critical eye on the numerous decisions we routinely make . . . Tim is marvelous at digging up the science that tells us when to worry and when to, dammit, relax!'

Joe Schwarcz, PhD, Director, McGill Office for Science and Society, author of A GRAIN OF SALD and A FEAST OF SCIENCE
Critic Reviews

'An intelligent mix of research and pop culture.'

Kirkus, on THE SCIENCE OF CELEBRITY
TimothyCaulfield

TIMOTHY CAULFIELD is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, the public representations of science, and health policy issues has allowed him…

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