The Happiness Habit: Choose the Path to a Better Life [EPUB]

The Happiness Habit: Choose the Path to a Better Life [EPUB]
The Happiness Habit: Choose the Path to a Better Life by Brian Colbert
2010 | EPUB | 3.65MB

Whatever you want from life, this book will have a benefit for you. A key element to finding happiness is understanding what your (often unconscious) basic drives are and ensuring that these are being satisfied. Brian Colbert addresses the core questions that will help you discover who you really are. In this book he will teach you how to get past what’s stopping you from reaching your true potential and how to bring about lasting happiness into your life. Many of us think that in order to change, we need therapy. This is not always the case—you may just need this book.

Using a series of powerful mind exercises, The Happiness Habit shows you:

  • how to improve your relationship with yourself (and others)
  • how to build your confidence and stay positive
  • how to face adversity and overcome challenges
  • how to live a happier and more fulfilling life.

Research is increasingly proving that traditional methods of exploring negative experiences from your past doesn’t necessarily help you to move forward. The exercises in this book will help you train your brain to replace constant self-criticism and depreciation with more useful ways of thinking. Brian will teach you the skills, ability, direction and focus to develop the habit of happiness.

The Evolution Of Desire, 4th Edition [EPUB]

The Evolution Of Desire, 4th Edition [EPUB]
The Evolution Of Desire, 4th Edition by David M. Buss
2008 | EPUB | 0.5MB

With two new chapters by the author. If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question, says noted psychologist David Buss, we must look into our evolutionary past. Based on the most massive study of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than ten thousand people of all ages from thirty-seven cultures worldwide, The Evolution of Desire is the first book to present a unified theory of human mating behavior. Now in a revised and updated edition, Buss's classic presents the latest research in the field, including startling new discoveries about the evolutionary advantages of infidelity, orgasm, and physical attractiveness.

When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions [EPUB]

When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions [EPUB]
When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions by George R. McGhee Jr
2013 | EPUB | 26.13MB

The invasion of land by ocean-dwelling plants and animals was one of the most revolutionary events in the evolution of life on Earth, yet the animal invasion almost failed -- twice -- because of the twin mass extinctions of the Late Devonian Epoch. Some 359 to 375 million years ago, these catastrophic events dealt our ancestors a blow that almost drove them back into the sea. If those extinctions had been just a bit more severe, spiders and insects might have become the ecologically dominant forms of animal life on land. This book examines the profound evolutionary consequences of the Late Devonian extinctions, which shaped the composition of the modern terrestrial ecosystem. Only one group of four-limbed vertebrates now live on Earth while other tetrapod-like fishes are extinct. This gap is why the idea of "fish with feet" seems so peculiar yet these animals were once a vital part of our world.

Capture the Moment [EPUB]

Capture the Moment [EPUB]
Capture the Moment: The Modern Photographer's Guide to Finding Beauty in Everyday and Family Life by Sarah Wilkerson
2015 | EPUB | 81.06MB

Turn everyday photos into stunning works of art, with this essential guide to photography

Featuring gorgeous phographs takn by the members the photography industry’s largest social network of female photographers, Clickin Moms, this accessible and gift-worthy guide provides both the inspiration and skills every photographer needs to capture life's beautiful moments as frameable pieces of art—from breakfasts to birthday parties and first steps to first days of school.

With big, bold images paired with short, easy-to-follow tips progressing from elementary to advanced, this book is perfect for amateurs and professionals alike, covering equipment, composition, posing, low light, natural light, black and white, still life, and lifestyle photography. Assignments for experimenting with lighting and shooting locations round out the chapters, and advice based on photographs from over 100 contributors include these priceless suggestions:

  • Channel the old masters—painters such as Rembrandt and DaVinci are great inspiration
  • Anticipate emotion—watch for laughter and surprise
  • Embrace harsh lighting, backlighting, dappled sunlight and shade and use them to your advantage
  • Emphasize texture and seek out patterns—repetition can be striking and bold
  • Shoot from unexpected angles—sometimes the best shot is from below, behind, or above

So Long, Marianne: A Love Story [EPUB]

So Long, Marianne: A Love Story [EPUB]
So Long, Marianne: A Love Story — includes rare material by Leonard Cohen by Kari Hesthamar
2014 | EPUB | 16.56MB

The story of the enigmatic beauty who captured the hearts of two extraordinary men

At 22, Marianne Ihlen travelled to the Greek island of Hydra with writer Axel Jensen. While Axel wrote, Marianne kept house, until Axel abandoned her and their newborn son for another woman. One day while Marianne was shopping in a little grocery store, in walked a man who asked her to join him and some friends outside at their table. He introduced himself as Leonard Cohen, then a little-known Canadian poet.

Complemented by previously unpublished poems, letters, and photographs, So Long, Marianne is an intimate, honest account of Marianne’s life story — from her youth in Oslo, her romance with Axel, to her life in an international artists colony on Hydra in the 1960s, and beyond. The subject of one of the most beautiful love songs of all time, Marianne Ihlen proves to be more than a muse to Axel and Leonard; her journey of self-discovery, romance, and heartache is lovingly recounted in So Long, Marianne.

Duveen: The Story of the Most Spectacular Art Dealer of All Time [EPUB]

Duveen: The Story of the Most Spectacular Art Dealer of All Time [EPUB]
Duveen: The Story of the Most Spectacular Art Dealer of All Time by S N Behrman
2014 | EPUB | 3.32MB

‘When you pay high for the priceless, you're getting it cheap.’ Joseph Duveen

Joseph Duveen was the world’s most famous art dealer. His clients were amongst the most prominent and infamous Americans of the 20th century and included Mellon, Frick, Hearst and Morgan. If you weren’t a client, chances are you were a nobody. Famous for his charm, shrewd salesmanship, relentless pursuit of the perfect objet d’art and his ability to command eye-watering prices – Duveen was as unique as one of his priceless Old Masters.

In this exceptional biography S. N. Behrman tells the story of Duveen’s rise to prestige, from delftware peddler to selling the greatest European paintings to the greatest American millionaires. Duveen was a skilled salesman, enticing his well-heeled and business-savvy clients with visions of cultivation through acquisition of high-culture. He even laid the foundations for the great American museums of art, including the National Gallery and the Frick Collection, by persuading his clients to bequeath their purchases to the nation.

Everyone wanted a Duveen, because a Duveen was so much more than a painting or a vase; it was a chance at immortality.

Karl Doenitz and the Last Days of the Third Reich [EPUB]

Karl Doenitz and the Last Days of the Third Reich [EPUB]
Karl Doenitz and the Last Days of the Third Reich by Barry Turner
2015 | EPUB | 1.29MB

Among the military leaders of World War Two, Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz remains a deeply controversial figure.

As chief of the German submarine fleet he earned Allied respect as a formidable enemy. But after he succeeded Adolf Hitler—to whom he was unquestioningly loyal—as head of the Third Reich, his name became associated with all that was most hated in the Nazi regime.

Yet Doenitz deserves credit for ending the war quickly while trying to save his compatriots in the east. His Dunkirk-style operation across the Baltic rescued up to two million troops and civilian refugees. He was sentenced to ten years at Nuremberg—a penalty acknowledged as a blatant example of victor's justice—and after his release from Spandau kept well away from politics.

Barry Turner's closely examined and even-handed portrait gives a fascinating new perspective on this complex figure, to whom history has not been kind.

Strangers on a Bridge [EPUB]

Strangers on a Bridge [EPUB]
Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers by James Donovan
2015 | EPUB | 7.56MB

Originally published in 1964, this is the “enthralling…truly remarkable” (The New York Times Book Review) insider account of the Cold War spy exchange that is now the subject of the major motion picture Bridge of Spies by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks—with a new foreword by Jason Matthews, New York Times bestselling author of Red Sparrow and Palace of Treason.

In the early morning of February 10, 1962, James B. Donovan began his walk toward the center of the Glienicke Bridge, the famous “Bridge of Spies” which then linked West Berlin to East. With him, walked Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, master spy and for years the chief of Soviet espionage in the United States. Approaching them from the other side, under equally heavy guard, was Francis Gary Powers, the American U-2 spy plane pilot famously shot down by the Soviets, whose exchange for Abel Donovan had negotiated. These were the strangers on a bridge, men of East and West, representatives of two opposed worlds meeting in a moment of high drama.

Abel was the most gifted, the most mysterious, the most effective spy in his time. His trial, which began in a Brooklyn United States District Court and ended in the Supreme Court of the United States, chillingly revealed the methods and successes of Soviet espionage.

No one was better equipped to tell the whole absorbing history than James B. Donovan, who was appointed to defend one of his country’s enemies and did so with scrupulous skill. In Strangers on a Bridge, the lead prosecutor in the Nuremburg Trials offers a clear-eyed and fast-paced memoir that is part procedural drama, part dark character study and reads like a noirish espionage thriller. From the first interview with Abel to the exchange on the bridge in Berlin—and featuring unseen photographs of Donovan and Abel as well as trial notes and sketches drawn from Abel’s prison cell—here is an important historical narrative that is “as fascinating as it is exciting” (The Houston Chronicle).

After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Next [EPUB]

After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Next [EPUB]
After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Next by John Nichol
2015 | EPUB | 3.88MB

In After The Flood, John Nichol retraces the path of 617 Squadron’s most dangerous sorties as their reputation called them into action again and again.

Former RAF Tornado Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol sets out on a personal journey to discover what happened to 617 Squadron after the flood.

The role RAF 617 Squadron in the destruction of the dams at the heart of the industrial Ruhr has been celebrated in book, magazine and film for more than seventy years.

On the 17th May 1943, 133 airmen set out in 19 Lancasters to destroy the Möhne, Eder and Sorpe dams. 56 of them did not return. Despite these catastrophic losses, the raid became an enormous propaganda triumph. The survivors were feted as heroes and became celebrities of their time.

They had been brought together for one specific task – so what happened next? Of the 77 men who made it home from that raid, 32 would lose their lives later in the war and only 45 survived to see the victory for which they fought.

Few are aware of the extent of the Dambuster squadron’s operations after the Dams Raid. They became the ‘go to’ squadron for specialist precision attacks, dropping the largest bombs ever built on battleships, railway bridges, secret weapon establishments, rockets sites and U-boat construction pens. They were involved in attempts on the lives of enemy leaders, both Hitler and Mussolini, created a ‘false fleet’ on D-day which fooled the Germans, and knocked out a German super gun which would have rained 600 shells an hour on London.

Trade Mindfully [EPUB]

Trade Mindfully [EPUB]
Trade Mindfully: Achieve Your Optimum Trading Performance with Mindfulness and Cutting Edge Psychology by Gary Dayton
2015 | EPUB | 3.91MB

Overcome psychological obstacles to increase trading success

Successful traders need to be well-versed and skilled in a wide range of business and economic areas. But now, in addition to effective trading strategies and sound money management techniques, traders need to possess the know-how to handle the mental and emotional challenges of working in a highly volatile environment. Trade Mindfully is a unique resource that applies cutting-edge psychological techniques to trading skills, allowing readers to improve their mental outlooks and maximize the potential of their trading strategies. This book draws upon recent psychological research in behaviorism to teach new approaches that call for better focus, more confidence, and more positive perspectives and outcomes.

One of the key concepts covered in the book is mindfulness, a state of mind traditionally touted in the East for its ability to reduce stress and increase perspective, useful qualities for traders looking to rise above emotional obstacles and the poor results they cause. The author also discusses the importance of High Value Trading Actions (HVAs), specific actions that are under a trader's control. With this guide, trading professionals will be able to form solid strategies based on a combination of these notions and practices, leading to higher levels of trading performance.

  • Applies sound psychological practice and evidence-based research to the trading profession
  • Covers the psychological perspectives and mental skills needed to succeed in today's trading world
  • Focuses on key concepts that lead to deliberate practice, specific trading activities, and increased awareness and focus
  • Designed to help traders deal with the emotional challenges that come with uncertainty and risk

Trade Mindfully touches on the most essential concepts for anyone intrigued by what trading psychology has to offer, and delivers the best strategies for achieving the right mental skills for peak performance.

The Economics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) [EPUB]

The Economics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) [EPUB]
The Economics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) by DK Publishing
2012 | EPUB | 83.88MB

From Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, to Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes, to the top economic thought leaders of today, The Economics Book is the essential reference for students and anyone else with an interest in how economies work.

Easy-to-follow graphics, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text throw light on the applications of economics, making them relatable through everyday examples and concerns.

Employing DK's trademark visual approach, The Economics Book takes a frequently confusing subject and makes sense of it, clearly highlighting both historically important and emerging ideas in this critical field of science.

All In: The (Almost) Entirely True Story of the World Series of Poker [EPUB]

All In: The (Almost) Entirely True Story of the World Series of Poker [EPUB]
All In: The (Almost) Entirely True Story of the World Series of Poker by Jonathan Grotenstein, Storms Reback
2006 | EPUB | 0.4MB

All In is the story of the greatest tournament in the world--the World Series of Poker. It began in 1970 as a mere gathering of Texas road gamblers who rendezvoused at Binion's Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas each spring. Today it has become a cultural phenomenon, attracting exhaustive national television coverage, legions of fans, and thousands of players, from legendary professionals to amateurs with little experience outside of their home games. And with good reason. The prize money for the 2005 tournament was more than the purses of the Masters, the Kentucky Derby, and Wimbledon combined.

Professional poker players themselves, authors Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback combine interviews, firsthand accounts, and extensive archival research into a comprehensive and highly entertaining look at this incredibly unique experience, recounting its history through the breathtaking and sometimes brutal hands played at the Horseshoe's tables. They introduce colorful and seemingly fearless characters who, over the tournament's thirty-five-year history, have been lured by huge paydays--and the chance to play against the best in the world, including the legends:

  • Veteran road gamblers like Doyle Brunson and Amarillo Slim, whose success at the tables helped push poker into the national spotlight
  • The troubled poker savant Stuey "The Kid" Ungar, who would eclipse his unlikely debut at the World Series with an even more improbable comeback
  • And many others like "Poker Brat" Phil Hellmuth, who proved that you didn't need to be old or from Texas to master the game, and Chris Moneymaker, the man with the impossible name who parlayed $40 into $2.5 million

All In is a no-limit look at the phenomenal transformation of poker from a vice hidden in shady back rooms into the hottest game on the planet. Where some of the World Series's simple charms have been lost, they have been replaced by a complicated human drama, huge in scope, where luck and skill forge an exciting and unpredictable intersection. Simply put, there is nothing else like it in the world.

The Economist Audio Edition [September 12, 2015]

The Economist Audio Edition [September 12, 2015]
The Economist Audio Edition [September 12, 2015]
MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + MOBI | 195.03MB

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