Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative [Audiobook]

Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative [Audiobook]

Ken Robinson, "Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative" [Audiobook]
Tantor Audio | 2011 | English | ASIN: B005PTP0XI | MP3@96 kbps | 10 hrs 03 mins | 415.18 MB

There is a paradox. As children, most of us think we are highly creative; as adults many of us think we are not. What changes as children grow up? Organizations across the globe are competing in a world that is changing faster than ever. They say they need people who can think creatively, who are flexible and quick to adapt. Too often they can't find them. Why not? In this provocative and inspiring book, Ken Robinson addresses three vital questions:


• Why is it essential to promote creativity? Business leaders, politicians and educators emphasize the vital importance of promoting creativity and innovation. Why does this matter so much?


• What is the problem? Why do so many people think they're not creative? Young children are buzzing with ideas. What happens as we grow up and go through school to make us think we are not creative?


• What can be done about it? What is creativity? What can companies, schools and organizations do to develop creativity and innovation in a deliberate and systematic way?


In this extensively revised and updated version of his best-selling classic, Ken Robinson offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding creativity in education and in business. He argues that people and organizations everywhere are dealing with problems that originate in schools and universities and that many people leave education with no idea at all of their real creative abilities. Out of Our Minds is a passionate and powerful call for radically different approaches to leadership, teaching and professional development to help us all to meet the extraordinary challenges of living and working in the 21st century.


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Robin Takes 5

Robin Takes 5

Robin Miller, "Robin Takes 5: 500 Recipes, 5 Ingredients or Less, 500 Calories or Less, for 5 Nights/Week at 5:00 PM"
Andrews McMeel Publishing | 2011 | ISBN: 1449408451 | 480 pages | EPUB | 34.05 MB

It's 5:00 PM. Everyone's hungry. It's takeout or fakeout, meaning nuking a processed meal from the freezer. But there's a third option that doesn't include processed food or an unhealthy heap of calories and fat--Robin Takes 5.


Imagine quickly preparing delicious meals for yourself, your friends, and your family with just 5 fabulous ingredients. Does it get any better? Absolutely, with Robin Takes 5. The book features 500 recipes and each dish is a mouthwatering 500 calories or less. Two-color recipe text complements full-color photography inserts. In addition, helpful icons note ideal recipes for holidays and entertaining as well as recipes with less than 500 mg of sodium. That's not all--nutritional information is given for each recipe.


In Robin Takes 5 500 recipes highlight at least 10 different ethnic cuisines, and dishes range from soups, pizzas, and pastas, to chicken, beef, pork, seafood, side dishes, and desserts. Consider 70 recipes just for chicken, such as Cashew Crusted Chicken with Roasted Jalapeno-Mango Chutney, and 50 dessert recipes, such as Orange Marmalade Tart with Chocolate Covered Almonds. Consider yourself armed for mealtime. The next time the clock strikes 5:00 PM and you want both noshing and nourishment, check out Robin Takes 5.


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Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes

Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes

Christopher Simmons, "Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes"
How | 2011 | ISBN: 1600619711 | 208 pages | PDF | 32.51 MB

For many, doing good work that also does good in the world is part of the ethos of design practice. Just Design celebrates and explores this increasingly critical aspect of design by showcasing a diverse collection of inspiring projects, people and causes.* Look inside to explore more than 140 exceptional design solutions from many of the world’s leading designers and discover new work from emerging voices.


• Dig deeper by reading the story behind every included project—including 10 expanded case studies.

• Gain new perspective with thoughtful essays by Alissa Walker, Kate Andrews, Aaris Sherin, Alice Bybee, Cinthia Wen and Brian Collins.

• Energize your creative spirit with inspirational profiles and interviews with designers such as Emily Pilloton, Michael Osborne and Randy J. Hunt, and unique perspectives from Kalle Lasn, Brian Dougherty and Ric Grefe.


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Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
Windows on the World Complete Wine Course by Kevin Zraly
2009 | EPUB | 10.29MB

Let’s pop a cork and drink a toast to America’s very best, most popular wine course! Windows on the World Complete Wine Course is celebrating its silver anniversary, and this classic volume now has new, updated material that wine lovers will savor.

For this new edition, Kevin traveled to eighty wine regions in twenty countries, tasting more than 4,000 wines and meeting 500 winemaking professionals. To assure that he had all the latest wine-producing news, he recently visited vineyards in Austria, Hungary, Greece, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Plus, he has updated Wine-Buying Strategies, best vintages, wine lists, and labels. As always, the book includes Wine Basics, Tasting Wine, Matching Wine and Food, Frequently Asked Questions About Wine, and a Selected Glossary. Zraly goes region-by-region, with the wines organized from simple to complex. By following Kevin’s order, readers will experience the best wines and a wide diversity of tastes, styles, regions, and countries.

It’s not only a comprehensive and bargain-priced hands-on wine education, and a superb catalog from which to start a wine cellar or find the right bottle, it’s also an inexpensive way to get the knowledge Kevin imparts in his outstanding course. This is clearly the wine guide against which all others are judged.

Marshall Field's: The Store That Helped Build Chicago

Marshall Field's: The Store That Helped Build Chicago

Gayle Soucek, "Marshall Field's: The Store That Helped Build Chicago"
The History Press | 2010 | ISBN: 1596298545 | 160 pages | EPUB | 10.51 MB

Anyone who has waited in a Christmas line for the Walnut Room's Great Tree can attest that Chicago's loyalty to Marshall Field's is fierce. Dayton-Hudson even had to take out advertising around town to apologize for changing the Field's hallowed green bags. And with good reason--the store and those who ran it shaped the city's streets, subsidized its culture and heralded its progress. The resulting commercial empire dictated wholesale trade terms in Calcutta and sponsored towns in North Carolina, but its essence was always Chicago. So when the Marshall Field name was retired in 2006 after the stores were purchased by Macy's, protest slogans like "Field's is Chicago" and "Field's: as Chicago as it gets" weren t just emotional hype. Many still hope that name will be resurrected like the city it helped support during the Great Fire and the Great Depression. Until then, fans of Marshall Field's can celebrate its history with this warm look back at the beloved institution.


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13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover

13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover

Simon Johnson, James Kwak, "13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown"
Vintage Books | 2011 | ISBN: 030747660X | 336 pages | EPUB | 1.06 MB

In spite of its key role in creating the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, the American banking industry has grown bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks whose assets amount to more than 60 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, this oligarchy proved it could first hold the global economy hostage and then use its political muscle to fight off meaningful reform. 13 Bankers brilliantly charts the rise to power of the financial sector and forcefully argues that we must break up the big banks if we want to avoid future financial catastrophes.


Updated, with new analysis of the government’s recent attempt to reform the banking industry, this is a timely and expert account of our troubled political economy.


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Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood

Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood

Patricia Green, Carolyn Hemming, "Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood"
Whitecap Books | 2010 | ISBN: 1552859940 | 192 pages | EPUB | 8.2 MB

One of the world's healthiest foods, quinoa contains a perfect balance of all eight essential amino acids, and is a great source of protein, making it an increasingly popular food choice for those looking to incorporate "superfoods" into their everyday diets. Gluten-free, wheat-free, and nutrient-packed, quinoa is ideal for those who are health-conscious, vegetarian, and/or physically active, as well as for those with gluten intolerance, wheat allergies, and other digestive disorders. But that's not all: You can eat quinoa guiltlessly knowing it's free of cholesterol and trans fats. In Quinoa 365 sisters Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming show you how to use this miraculous superfood in all your favourite dishes.


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Cook Eat Love Grow

Cook Eat Love Grow

Louise Westerhout, "Cook Eat Love Grow: Healthy meals for babies, children and the rest of the family"
Struik Lifestyle | 2012 | ASIN: B0089MQ1OU | 212 pages | EPUB | 24.78 MB

Louise Westerhout delights in cooking for herself, her son, her family and friends, and seeing the results of good and wholesome food, as well as happy mealtimes. For her ‘cooking, eating and growing in the wonderful culture of food’ is an integral part of the fun of life. This philosophy is reflected in her ideas and recipes for meals for babies upwards of four months, as well as dishes suitable for the whole family. There is an emphasis on organic food and most of the 70-odd recipes are wheat- and sugar-free with many dairy-, egg- and gluten-free options as well. You will find new ideas and healthy combinations, using simple and inexpensive ingredients. The text will appeal to all parents as it encourages without being prescriptive, yet it is simple and practical to eliminate guesswork when it comes to feeding babies and children.


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The End of Illness [Audiobook]

The End of Illness [Audiobook]

David B Agus, "The End of Illness" [Audiobook]
Simon & Schuster Audio | 2012 | ISBN: 1442351179 | MP3 VBR V0 | 10 hrs 35 mins | 601.54 MB

From one of the world’s foremost physicians and researchers, a monumental work that radically redefines our conventional conceptions of health and illness to offer new methods for living a long, healthy life.


Can we live robustly until our last breath? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In The End of Illness, David B. Agus, MD, one of the world’s leading cancer doctors, researchers, and technology innovators, tackles these fundamental questions, challenging long-held wisdoms and dismantling misperceptions about what “health” means. Dr. Agus argues for a way of honoring our bodies as complex, whole systems. This outlook informs how we can avoid all illnesses—not just cancer—and empowers us to take charge of our individual health in personal, customized ways we could not have imagined before.


This indispensable book is filled with practical but impossible-to-ignore suggestions, including: how taking multivitamins and supplements could significantly increase our risk for diseases such as cancer over time; why sitting down most of the day, despite a strenuous morning workout, can be as bad as or worse than smoking; how three inexpensive medications can substantially change the course of our health for the better; and the single most important thing we can do today to preserve our health and happiness that costs absolutely nothing.


The End of Illness is a bold call for all of us to become our own personal health advocates, and is a seminal work that promises to fundamentally change how we live.


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Aftershock [Audiobook]

Aftershock [Audiobook]

David Wiedemer, Robert A Wiedemer, Cindy S Spitzer, "Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown" [Audiobook]
Audible | 2011 | ASIN: B005OGWXIM | MP3@128 kbps | 11 hrs 54 mins | 652.16 MB

From the authors who accurately predicted the domino fall of the conjoined real estate, stock, and private debt bubbles that led to the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, now comes the definitive look at what is still ahead in 2012 and beyond—and what investors can do right now to protect themselves.


Based on the authors' unmatched track record of precise predictions in the two landmark books America's Bubble Economy and Aftershock, this Second Edition of Aftershock updates the original book by more than 35 percent with fresh analysis of the latest economic developments, plus offers new in-depth advice for how readers can prepare now for protection and profits in the next global money meltdown.


The second edition of Aftershock shows readers:


• Why the latest actions by the U.S. Federal Reserve will eventually damage the dollar and hurt investors worldwide

• How future rising inflation and interest rates will harm your specific investments, and what to do about it

• The future fall of China's bubble economy, as well as current and future problems with European debt

• Detailed investment advice about real estate, retirement, annuities, life insurance, and much more

• What's next for stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, and other assets


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The American Heritage: Picture History of the Civil War

The American Heritage: Picture History of the Civil War

Bruce Catton, "The American Heritage: Picture History of the Civil War"
Gramercy | 1994 | ISBN: 0517385562 | 630 pages | PDF | 83.26 MB

The Epic Struggle of the Blue and Gray by the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Bruce Catton. Here is the true look of the war with 836 pictures including many in color that have never been printed before. The illustrations range from the superb photographs of Mathew Brady and the famous sketches of Winslow Homer to dozens of previously unknown paintings, drawings, and eye-witness battle scenes. No previous single volume on the war has even approached the magnitude and the color of this collection.


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The Atlas Of The Civil War

The Atlas Of The Civil War

James M McPherson, "The Atlas Of The Civil War"
Running Press | 2005 | ISBN: 0762423560, 9780762423569 | 223 pages | PDF | 62.8 MB

Here is the definitive reference to the battles of the Civil War, written by America's leading military historians and edited by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War expert James M. McPherson. This authoritative volume includes gripping eyewitness accounts plus 200 specially commissioned, full-color maps that detail all of the major campaigns and many of the smaller skirmishes of the war between the states. Maps provide a superb visual reference to troop movement, battlefield terrain, and communication lines. Dynamic reconstructions depict battles fought on land, river, and ocean, and time-line descriptions provide play-by-play commentary of the action. With more than 200 photographs and many personal accounts that vividly recount the experiences of soldiers in the fields, this book brings to life the human drama that pitted the north against the south.


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