Comprehensive Memory Development Course
21 March 2013, 19:29
V&S Publishers | 2012 | ISBN: 9381588767 | EPUB | 6.93Mb
Memory is a fundamental capacity that plays a pivotal role in social, emotional and cognitive functioning. Our memories form the basis for our sense of self, guide our thoughts and decisions, influence our emotional reactions, and allow us to learn. So the ability to form memories and remember them is a vital part of human experience.
Most of us are unaware of the fact that no one is born with a poor memory. It just requires a little sharpening to improve efficiency. Memory is much like a muscle – the more it is used, the sharper it gets, and the more it is neglected, the worse it gets.
Learn how Human Memory System works and how to improve your memory power from Guinness World Record Holder & Qualified International Memory Trainer – Dr. BK Chandra Shekhar, who designed the syllabus (First & Unique in the world) on "Memory Development and Psycho Neurobics" for Government University and Management Training Institutes in India and abroad, with Comprehensive Memory Development Course. This book will help you develop to splendid memory strategies, to organise information efficiently, and to practice the skills necessary for effective learning and recalling of information.
Success Under Stress
21 March 2013, 19:14
AMACOM | 2013 | ISBN: 0814432123 | EPUB | 1.97MB
From overflowing priority lists to power-hungry colleagues to nagging parental guilt, stress is the defining characteristic of most of our lives. Real help is here-an all-encompassing, stress-busting tool kit that goes far beyond breathing exercises and visualization techniques. Such one-size-fits-all methods are no match for the stressors we experience daily in our overcomplicated lives. Whether you have too many projects, your confidence is flagging, or you are clashing with a coworker, "Success Under Stress" provides a flexible array of strategies. You will learn how to: adjust your perspective to see opportunity instead of obstacles; alter your physiology to get focused when overwhelmed, energized when exhausted, and calm when wired; and, change the problem to prevent the stress from returning. All in all, "Success Under Stress" offers a veritable arsenal of "magic bullet" solutions-hundreds of situation-specific, quick-acting tips for defusing stress and boosting productivity. Complete with quizzes, examples, exercises, and more, this practical book helps you gain control, exude calmness and confidence amidst everyday chaos, and achieve the success you richly deserve.
All You Wanted to Know About Sex
21 March 2013, 19:10
V & S Publishers | 2009 | ISBN: 8122306446 | EPUB | 2.06MB
Sex being a taboo in our society, it restricts us from discussing the subject openly. As a result, several misconceptions and myths have gained currency. The book throws light on the subject dispelling several myths associated with it. Backed by apt illustrations it will prove to be informative, educative and enjoyable reading material. This book describes threadbare the entire gamut of sexual artistry, with references from celebrated sex manuals like Kamasutra and other proven texts on the subject.
Your Brain on Sex: How Smarter Sex Can Change Your Life
21 March 2013, 19:05
Sourcebooks Casablanca | 2011 | ISBN: 1402253923 | EPUB | 789.29KB
Why you need to think more about sex
What if great sex wasn't just great sex: what if great sex could actually change your life? Your Brain on Sex offers a ground breaking and intriguing look at how each one of us can transform our lives by focusing our thoughts on our true sexual desires. This book lays out a bold yet simple path for uncovering your true self through sex. It's more than just great sex. It's smart sex-sex that can change your life.
You will learn how to discover your true desires, understand what they mean, and use those secrets to create powerful change.
Find the answers to these and other questions in the pages of Your Brain on Sex:
- Why do you feel chemistry with some people and not others?
- What do your sexual fantasies mean?
- How can you use sex to find the right life partner?
- Why has your sex life become boring or nonexistent?
- What does your past have to do with sex now?
- When should you act out your sexual fantasies?
- Do you think about other things during sex?
How To Eat An Elephant
21 March 2013, 18:51
John Wiley & Sons | 2012 | ISBN: 1118459733 | EPUB | 1.38Mb
How do you eat an elephant?
One bite at a time!
Do you ever feel intimidated or overwhelmed by your personal finances?
Have you ever wanted to get on top of your financial affairs but always feel that it is a huge task?
Now you can break down that elephant into small, bite-size pieces. By spending only four hours each month, you can get your personal finances in order and start enjoying a better quality of life!
How to Eat an Elephant will help you to:
- put all your financial affairs in order once and for all
- reduce your debts and save you hundreds of dollars in interest
- increase your understanding about money and give you additional confidence
- save hundreds of dollars in legal, advisory, and management fees
- reduce your stress and alleviate your anxiety about money
- use simple and powerful, online tools to organize your financial information
- in an almost fill-in-the-blank format.
By dealing with your financial elephant ‘one bite at a time’, you will find the experience to be easy, educational, and empowering. Your journey to financial success begins today!
Are you ready for a better quality of life?
21 March 2013, 18:49
Parkstone International | 2011 | ISBN: 1780423209 | PDF | 26.01MB
Just as there is a fundamental difference in the use of the words "naked" and "nude", the unclothed body can evoke a feeling of delight or shame, serving as a symbol of contradictory concepts - beauty and indecency. This book is devoted to representations of the nude by great artists from antiquity and the Italian Renaissance to French Impressionism and contemporary art; from Botticelli and Michelangelo to Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso and Botero. This beautifully produced book provides a collection that will appeal to all art lovers.
Acrobatic Sex Positions
21 March 2013, 18:46
Rockport Publishers | 2013 | ISBN: 1610586158 | EPUB | 49.76MB
Acrobatic Sex Positions brings exciting twists and turns to 69 sex positions so wild you almost won't believe them. Not for the timid, these positions challenge flexibility and stamina and will get readers head over heels—as well as sideways and upside down—to facilitate deep penetration, hit multiple hot spots, and yield amazing orgasms.
- Stairway to Heaven: A sexy intercourse position where she stands one step above him on the staircase. He enters her from behind and lifts and folds her legs back and around his waist giving her amazing G-spot stimulation.
- Over the Rainbow: His palms and feet are flat on the floor with his body arched. She is draped over his body, her back following the same bend as his, her feet resting on his chest. From the side, their bodies form an arc-shaped rainbow. The rush of blood to the head makes this demanding position even more thrilling and intense.
- The Pretzel: He stands upright, and penetrates her in rear-entry position. He supports her waist while she pushes her arms back and raises her legs until she can grasp her ankles with her hands, as in the bow yoga position. Once she's in place, the grip of her thighs should be enough to support her. He can keep one arm wrapped around her waist for added support; the other is free to stimulate her breasts and clitoris. The ultra-tight penetration means more stimulation for him and an ultimate filled-up feeling for her.
The Chinese Mind
21 March 2013, 18:35
Tuttle Publishing | 2009 | ISBN: 0804840113 | EPUB | 868.34KB
A fascinating examination of contemporary Chinese culture, The Chinese Mind offers an informative, accessible look at the values, attitudes and behavior patterns of modern China—and their roots in the history of this ancient nation.
This excellent overview of Chinese tradition, history and culture is perfect for the classroom, for tourists or outsiders living or doing business in China, and for inspiring discussion among readers. Covering everything from the importance of Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, to the influence of foreign fast food and video games, this book provides a wide-ranging glimpse into the seemingly opaque Chinese mind.
The Compassionate Mind
21 March 2013, 18:27
New Harbinger Publications | 2010 | ISBN: 1572248408 | EPUB | 2.54MB
In societies that encourage us to compete with each other, compassion is often seen as a weakness. Striving to get ahead, self-criticism, fear, and hostility toward others seem to come more naturally to us. Yet researchers have found that developing kindness and compassion for ourselves and others builds our confidence, helps us create meaningful, caring relationships, lowers anxiety and hostility, and promotes physical and mental health.
The Compassionate Mind reveals the evolutionary and social reasons why our brains react so readily to threats. Because of this tendency, it's easy to slip into anger, fear, and depression, and compassion can be difficult for us. This is not our fault. However, research has shown that our brains are also hardwired to respond to kindness and compassion. Building on this latest research, this book offers many practical exercises to help deepen compassion towards ourselves and others. Far from fostering emotional weakness, compassion subdues our anger and increases our courage and resilience to depression and anxiety. Wisely used, compassion arms us with the strength to pursue genuine happiness, peace of mind, and peace in the world.
The Memory Book
21 March 2013, 18:12
Ballantine | 1974 | ISBN: 0345337581 | EPUB | 2.93MB
Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at school, in sports and play. Discover how easy it is to: file phone numbers, data, figures, and appointments right in your head; learn foreign words and phrases with ease; read with speed--and greater understanding; shine in the classroom--and shorten study hours; dominate social situations, and more.
The Trained Memory
21 March 2013, 18:04
Duke Classics | 2012 | ISBN: 1620115557 | EPUB | 171.95KB
Lost phone numbers, missed appointments, forgotten birthdays, blown deadlines -- how much of the stress in your life can be traced back to faulty memory? In The Trained Memory, famed mentalist Warren Hilton shows readers how to sharpen their focus, cognitive processes, and power of recall with a series of straightforward, simple memory exercises.
The War Nerd
21 March 2013, 18:00
Soft Skull Press | 2008 | ISBN: 1593763026 | EPUB | 673.94KB
Self-described war nerd Gary Brecher knows he’s not alone, that there’s a legion of fat, lonely Americans, stuck in stupid, paper-pushing desk jobs, who get off on reading about war because they hate their lives. But Brecher writes about war, too. War Nerd collects his most opinionated, enraging, enlightening, and entertaining pieces. Part war commentator, part angry humorist àla Bill Hicks, Brecher inveighs against pieties of all stripes — Liberian generals, Dick Cheney, U.N. peacekeepers, the neo-cons — and the massive incompetence of military powers. A provocative free thinker, he finds much to admire in the most unlikely places, and not always for the most pacifistic reasons: the Tamil Tigers, the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Danes of 1,000 years ago, and so on, across the globe and through the centuries. Crude, scatological, un-P.C., yet deeply informed, Brecher provides a radically different, completely unvarnished perspective on the nature of warfare.
Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family
21 March 2013, 17:53
Thomas Nelson | 2011 | ISBN: 1400203104 | EPUB | 1.26MB
America's Cheapest Family shows readers how to save up to $3,000 annually on groceries with their proven strategies, tips, tools, and tricks.
The average American family spends 10 to 15 percent of its take–home pay on groceries. Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half gives them a sure–fire opportunity to reduce that number forever. With the proven plan in this book, the average family can save more than $3,000 a year on its grocery bill.
"Can cutting coupons do that?" a consumer might ask. Of course, these money–saving experts teach coupon–clipping strategies, but they don't stop there. Readers learn how to plan their shopping to save big bucks, effectively store food and save cash, identify products that save time and money, beat the grocer at pricing games, and more!
The Economides learned to deliver healthy, tasty food to their family of seven on $350 a month. In this authoritative manual, the average family can follow their lead and fill its grocery cart without emptying its wallet.
Improve Your Memory
21 March 2013, 17:45
Thomson Course Technology | 2011 | ISBN: 143546110X | EPUB | 2.27MB
Want to retain more of what you read, perform better on tests, or just remember where you left your car keys? Author Ron Fry's effective system has helped thousands of people successfully adapt today's best memorization techniques to their own needs and situations. Packed with quizzes designed to pinpoint your specific trouble spots--as well as proven strategies for any memory-based task-- IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY is the only book you need to improve your memory power for a lifetime.
You Can Have an Amazing Memory
21 March 2013, 17:41
Watkins | 2011 | ISBN: 1907486453 | EPUB | 851.59MB
Never forget a name or a number again! Dominic O'Brien is legendary for winning the World Memory Championship eight times and outwitting the casinos of Las Vegas to win a fortune at blackjack. Here, for the first time, he reveals his secrets for memory mastery. Follow his brain-boosting techniques and turn your mind into a super-powered computer that will recall PIN numbers with ease, remember directions, and help bring you success in business, leisure, and relationships.
21 March 2013, 17:36
Vintage Books | 2013 | ISBN: 1846555027 | EPUB | 326.1KB
A woman goes into a bakery to buy a strawberry cream tart. The place is immaculate but there is no one serving so she waits. Another customer comes in. The woman tells the new arrival that she is buying her son a treat for his birthday. Every year she buys him his favourite cake; even though he died in an accident when he was six years old.
From this beginning Yoko Ogawa weaves a dark and beautiful narrative that pulls together a seemingly disconnected cast of characters. In the tradition of classical Japanese poetic collections, the stories in Revenge are linked through recurring images and motifs, as each story follows on from the one before while simultaneously introducing new characters and themes. Filled with breathtaking images, Ogawa provides us with a slice of life that is resplendent in its chaos, enthralling in its passion and chilling in its cruelty.
Brainfit: 10 Minutes a Day for a Sharper Mind and Memory
21 March 2013, 17:30
Thomas Nelson | 2005 | ISBN: 1401602231 | EPUB | 2.28MB
Brainfit is a training program designed to reclaim your brain. In 10 to 15 minutes a day individuals who are beginning to feel the effects of memory loss will see immediate reversal of the mental aging process. The 9 distinct, fast and fun weekly workouts focus on a different aspect of brain fitness. This approach fits the lifestyle of the target market - age and intellect appropriate, fast, entertaining, and results oriented. Features include:
- Weekly Exercise Planners for your daily routine
- Exercises more like games or brain teasers to achieve maximum results
- Tips, suggestions, and creative alternatives to your daily routine
The Lives and Times of the Great Composers
21 March 2013, 17:27
Icon Books | 2010 | ISBN: 1848311354 | EPUB | 5.04MB
Michael Steen's "Great Composers" was originally published in 2003. A lifetime's work and almost 1000 pages long, it has since become 'the' reference point and key read on the biographical backgrounds to classical music's biggest names. Authoritative and hugely detailed - but nonetheless a joy to read - this new edition will expand its readership further and capitalise on a newfound popular interest (as evidenced by the success of Alex Ross' "The Rest is Noise") in classical music.
This work helps you explore the story of Bach, the respectable burgher much of whose vast output was composed amidst petty turf disputes in Lutheran Leipzig; or the ugly, argumentative Beethoven in French-occupied Vienna, obsessed by his laundry; or Mozart, the over-exploited infant prodigy whose untimely death was shrouded in rumour. In this work, read about Verdi, who composed against the background of the Italian Risorgimento; or about the family life of the Wagners; and, Brahms, who rose from the slums of Hamburg to become a devotee of beer and coffee in fin-de-siecle Vienna, a cultural capital bent on destroying Mahler...and much, much more.
21 March 2013, 17:09
Vintage Books | 1998 | ISBN: 0679742212 | EPUB | 7.66MB
Before the potato famine ravaged Ireland in the 1840s, the Roman Catholic Church was barely a thread in the American cloth. Twenty years later, New York City was home to more Irish Catholics than Dublin. Today, the United States boasts some sixty million members of the Catholic Church, which has become one of this country's most influential cultural forces.
In American Catholic: The Saints and Sinners Who Built America's Most Powerful Church, Charles R. Morris recounts the rich story of the rise of the Catholic Church in America, bringing to life the personalities that transformed an urban Irish subculture into a dominant presence nationwide. Here are the stories of rogues and ruffians, heroes and martyrs--from Dorothy Day, a convert from Greenwich Village Marxism who opened shelters for thousands, to Cardinal William O'Connell, who ran the Church in Boston from a Renaissance palazzo, complete with golf course. Morris also reveals the Church's continuing struggle to come to terms with secular, pluralist America and the theological, sexual, authority, and gender issues that keep tearing it apart. As comprehensive as it is provocative, American Catholic is a tour de force, a fascinating cultural history that will engage and inform both Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
21 March 2013, 16:58
Palgrave Macmillan | 2011 | ISBN: 023028487 | EPUB | 1.82MB
If you think more strategically than your competitors, your company will win the competitive battle in the mid or long term.
This book explains simply and clearly the elements, concepts, analyses and interrelationships that make up this strategic thinking, and shows how to employ it in your business or organization.
The Battle for the Rhine [Audiobook]
21 March 2013, 16:42
Blackstone Audio | 2007 | ISBN: 0786168234 | MP3@96 kbps | 12 hrs 11 mins | 578.18MB
The post-Normandy battles that the Allies fought as they struggled for seven months to advance from the Seine to the Rhine were complex and controversial. Even after 60 years, the questions remain of who was responsible for the failure at Nijmegen, the destruction of the British First Airborne Division at Arnhem, and the failure of Operation Market Garden. Could the war in Europe have been won in 1944 with better strategies?
Historian Robin Neillands gets to the truth of what really happened. He examines the often difficult relationships between the Allied generals and the nature of Eisenhower's exercise of his role as Supreme Commander. With superb battle narratives throughout and clear analysis of success and failure at every point, the author casts a new and informed light on the long-drawn-out and costly struggle for the Rhine.
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation [Audiobook]
21 March 2013, 16:33
Recorded Books | 2001 | ISBN: 1402505396 | MP3 | 13 hrs 27 mins | 184.05MB
An illuminating study of the intertwined lives of the founders of the American republic--John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.
During the 1790s, which Ellis calls the most decisive decade in our nation's history, the greatest statesmen of their generation--and perhaps any--came together to define the new republic and direct its course for the coming centuries. Ellis focuses on six discrete moments that exemplify the most crucial issues facing the fragile new nation: Burr and Hamilton's deadly duel, and what may have really happened; Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison's secret dinner, during which the seat of the permanent capital was determined in exchange for passage of Hamilton's financial plan; Franklin's petition to end the "peculiar institution" of slavery--his last public act--and Madison's efforts to quash it; Washington's precedent-setting Farewell Address, announcing his retirement from public office and offering his country some final advice; Adams's difficult term as Washington's successor and his alleged scheme to pass the presidency on to his son; and finally, Adams and Jefferson's renewed correspondence at the end of their lives, in which they compared their different views of the Revolution and its legacy.
In a lively and engaging narrative, Ellis recounts the sometimes collaborative, sometimes archly antagonistic interactions between these men, and shows us the private characters behind the public personas: Adams, the ever-combative iconoclast, whose closest political collaborator was his wife, Abigail; Burr, crafty, smooth, and one of the most despised public figures of his time; Hamilton, whose audacious manner and deep economic savvy masked his humble origins; Jefferson, renowned for his eloquence, but so reclusive and taciturn that he rarely spoke more than a few sentences in public; Madison, small, sickly, and paralyzingly shy, yet one of the most effective debaters of his generation; and the stiffly formal Washington, the ultimate realist, larger-than-life, and America's only truly indispensable figure.
Ellis argues that the checks and balances that permitted the infant American republic to endure were not primarily legal, constitutional, or institutional, but intensely personal, rooted in the dynamic interaction of leaders with quite different visions and values. Revisiting the old-fashioned idea that character matters, Founding Brothers informs our understanding of American politics--then and now--and gives us a new perspective on the unpredictable forces that shape history.
The Headmaster's Wager [Audiobook]
21 March 2013, 16:20
Random House Audio | 2012 | ASIN: B008XDXY6S | MP3 VBR V7 | 15 hrs 48 mins | 201.16MB
A superbly crafted, highly suspenseful, and deeply affecting debut novel about one man's loyalty to his country, his family and his heritage.
Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English academy in 1960s Saigon, and he is well accustomed to bribing a forever-changing list of government officials in order to maintain the elite status of his school. Fiercely proud of his Chinese heritage, he is quick to spot the business opportunities rife in a divided country, though he also harbors a weakness for gambling haunts and the women who frequent them. He devotedly ignores all news of the fighting that swirls around him, but when his only son gets in trouble with the Vietnamese authorities, Percival faces the limits of his connections and wealth and is forced to send him away.
In the loneliness that follows, Percival finds solace in Jacqueline, a beautiful woman of mixed French and Vietnamese heritage whom he is able to confide in. But Percival's new-found happiness is precarious, and as the complexities of war encroach further into his world, he must confront the tragedy of all he has refused to see.
Graced with intriguingly flawed but wonderfully human characters moving through a richly drawn historical landscape, The Headmaster's Wager is an unforgettable story of love, betrayal and sacrifice.
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol : From A to B and Back Again
21 March 2013, 11:17
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich | 1975 | ISBN: 0151890501 | EPUB | 311.22KB
In his autobiography, published in 1975, the private Andy Warhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; about New York and America; and about himself - his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in the Big Apple, the explosion of his career in the Sixties, and life among celebrities.
The Picture of Dorian Gray: The Uncensored Original Text
21 March 2013, 11:12
Stonewall Riot Press | 2011 | EPUB | 179.67KB
In 1890, Oscar Wilde submitted the typescript of his new novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, to the editor of Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine, which had contracted to publish it. Shocked by what he read, the editor proceeded, without Wilde’s knowledge, to cut numerous explicit or suggestive passages. After the outcry following the magazine’s publication, Wilde was pressured into making further changes for the 1891 release of the novel in book form. Every version of the book published since has used this heavily-censored 1891 text. Until now.
Stonewall Riot Press is pleased to present the first ebook edition of the novel Oscar Wilde actually wrote, the one he intended the public to read. Shocking, erotic, at times even pornographic, Wilde’s original Picture of Dorian Gray is both a braver and more moving work than the version readers have always known. In this meticulously-edited edition, based on the author’s unpublished typescript, readers can finally experience Wilde’s masterpiece as he intended it, free from the homophobic censorship that has marred it for over a century.