Warlords: An Extraordinary Re-creation of World War II through the Eyes and Minds of Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin [EPUB]

Warlords: An Extraordinary Re-creation of World War II through the Eyes and Minds of Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin [EPUB]
Warlords: An Extraordinary Re-creation of World War II through the Eyes and Minds of Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin by Simon Berthon
2015 | EPUB + MOBI | 1.16/4.21MB

WARLORDS recreates in forensic and gripping detail the extraordinary mind games between Churchill, Hitler, Stalin and Roosevelt as World War Two unfolded day by day.

Why did Hitler make a deal in August 1939 with his sworn enemy Stalin? Was it always his intention to double-cross the Russian? Or was Operation Barbarossa forced on Hitler because he’d failed to bring Churchill to heel? What was going on in Roosevelt’s mind as Churchill stood alone against Hitler? Did he always intend to bring America into the war, as Churchill pleaded with him to do? Or was his real plan for Britain to do the fighting, backed by American money – a plan that was disrupted only by Pearl Harbour?

And in the war’s endgame, did the two great leaders of the West failed to understand Stalin’s intentions; or did they have no choice but to concede half of Europe to him?

Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership [Audiobook]

Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership [Audiobook]
Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership [Audiobook] by Susan Butler, read by George Guidall
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 21 hrs 47 mins | 645.95MB

Making use of previously classified materials from the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History, and the Archive of the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation, as well as the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and three hundred hot war messages between Roosevelt and Stalin, Butler tells the story of how the leader of the capitalist world and the leader of the Communist world became more than allies of convenience during World War II. Butler reassess in-depth how the two men became partners, how they shared the same outlook for the postwar world, and how they formed an uneasy but deep friendship, shaping the world’s political stage from the war to the decades leading up to and into the new century.

Roosevelt and Stalin tells of the first face-to-face meetings of the two leaders over four days in December 1943 at Tehran, in which the Allies focused on the next phases of the war against the Axis Powers in Europe and Asia; of Stalin’s agreement to launch another major offensive on the Eastern Front; and of his agreement to declare war against Japan following the Allied victory over Germany.

Butler writes of the weeklong meeting at Yalta in February of 1945, two months before Roosevelt’s death, where the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany was agreed on and postwar Europe was reorganized, and where Stalin agreed to participate in Roosevelt’s vision of the United Nations.

The book makes clear that Roosevelt worked hard to win Stalin over, pursuing the Russian leader, always holding out the promise that Roosevelt’s own ideas were the best bet for the future peace and security of Russia; however, Stalin was not at all sure that Roosevelt’s concept of a world organization, even with police powers, would be enough to keep Germany from starting a third world war, but we see how Stalin’s view of Roosevelt evolved, how he began to see FDR as the key to a peaceful world.

Butler’s book is the first to show how FDR pushed Stalin to reinstate religion in the Soviet Union, which he did in 1943; how J. Edgar Hoover derailed the U.S.-planned establishment of an OSS intelligence mission in Moscow and a Soviet counterpart in America before the 1944 election; and that Roosevelt had wanted to involve Stalin in the testing of the atomic bomb at Alamogardo, New Mexico.

We see how Roosevelt’s death deeply affected Stalin. Averell Harriman, American ambassador to the Soviet Union, reported that the Russian premier was “more disturbed than I had ever seen him,” and said to Harriman, “President Roosevelt has died but his cause must live on. We shall support President Truman with all our forces and all our will.” And the author explores how Churchill’s—and Truman’s—mutual mistrust and provocation of Stalin resulted in the Cold War.

A fascinating, revelatory portrait of this crucial, world-changing partnership.

The Actor's Secret [EPUB]

The Actor's Secret [EPUB]
The Actor's Secret: Techniques for Transforming Habitual Patterns and Improving Performance by Betsy Polatin
2015 | EPUB | 3.2MB

Offering revolutionary new training for the actor, The Actor's Secret teaches actors and performers how to incorporate the fundamentals of the Alexander Technique, Somatic Experiencing, and Breathing Coordination in order to reduce performance anxiety and stress; improve stage presence, breathing, and vocal production; and restore well-being and healthy functioning. These three kinesthetic disciplines are designed to lead to profound change and healing through body-mind reeducation.

Part I explains in detail the principles of the three techniques. A practical method for self-improvement and neuromuscular reeducation, the Alexander Technique focuses on changing inefficient habits of movement and patterns of tension that inhibit the ability to move easily. Breathing Coordination helps increase breathing capacity and awareness. A method for resolving emotional trauma, Somatic Experiencing® follows a process of tracking bodily sensations to restore vitality and health.

Enhanced with over 100 instructive photos, Parts II and III present explorations and exercises that draw on elements of the three methods. Topics covered include the importance of presence and non-doing; the proper mechanics of vocalization and singing; the understanding of character and role; and the actor's journey from auditions to performance, including initial script preparation, rehearsal, monologue, and scene work. Developed by Betsy Polatin, a movement specialist and master lecturer at Boston University's College of Fine Arts, the book's exercises provide the actor with simple tools for exploring his or her acting work. Most techniques and self-help books teach a new way of "doing." The secret of this book lies in "non-doing." When the actor learns to first recognize and then suspend habitual patterns, he or she opens the door to deeper artistic choices.

98 Best Travel Tips: A Guide For Travel Junkies on a Budget with Kids [EPUB]

98 Best Travel Tips: A Guide For Travel Junkies on a Budget with Kids [EPUB]
98 Best Travel Tips: A Guide For Travel Junkies on a Budget with Kids by Chris A Baird
2015 | EPUB | 0.53MB

LEARN: How to Travel More While on a Budget and With Kids!
Do you wish you could travel more? Do you feel you don't have enough money? Does traveling with kids seem too difficult?

The good news is that you don’t need to struggle with this any longer. You already have everything you need to start taking more trips right away. You only lack the direction to making this happen.

THE TRUTH?: You Are Not Traveling Because You Lack Knowledge.
Most people want to travel more but lack the knowledge of how to make this a reality.

For instance, have tried many times to plan a vacation only to realize you have too little money? Or maybe the idea of taking the kids on a trip seems like too much planning.

In the book 98 Best Travel Tips: A Guide For Travel Junkies on a Budget with Kids you will learn 98 powerful tips to start traveling regardless of your budget and how many children you have.

DISCOVER: 98 Best Travel Tips
In 98 Best Travel Tips you will discover that through a series of well-defined tips broken down into sections, you will be in a position to easily make a plan and set a budget for taking a trip you will never forget!

You Will Learn:

  • Why You Should Travel
  • Why You Don't Travel
  • Where to Start
  • Managing Safety and Security
  • Keeping Costs Low
  • Packing for the Trip
  • Kicking Off the Trip
  • Tips for Children on Trips
  • Heading Home
  • Planning Your Next Trip

Destination Poon: Reggie's Travel & Sex Stories Around the World [EPUB]

Destination Poon: Reggie's Travel & Sex Stories Around the World [EPUB]
Destination Poon: Reggie's Travel & Sex Stories Around the World by Regev Elya
2016 | EPUB | 1.39MB

What would you do every morning if you never had to work again? My name is Reggie, and I live what many consider to be a dream. I go from one paradise to the next, cause chaos, clog toilets, have sex with exotic women, and always leave the mess behind. Destination Poon is a unique collection of the most hilarious, disturbing and mischievous travel and sex stories of my life.

But make no mistake. This book isn’t really about me. It’s about living fearlessly on your own terms, about freedom, about seizing opportunities, and about the joy of life. I need to get what’s in my head into yours, and without a story, our brains can’t learn anything. Therefore, every story was carefully crafted to drill deep into your psyche and instill the carefree mindset. It’s an attitude, that once adopted, will naturally attract more adventure, gorgeous ladies and pure fun into your life.

Let the chaos begin.

500 Beautiful Places in Europe You Gotta See [EPUB]

500 Beautiful Places in Europe You Gotta See [EPUB]
500 Beautiful Places in Europe You Gotta See by Happy Travels
2015 | EPUB | 44.68MB

If you're ready to get the suitcases from the basement and dust off your passport, then you'll enjoy reading 500 Beautiful Places in Europe You Gotta See. From culturally and historically rich destinations to awe-inspiring landscapes, 500 Beautiful Places in Europe You Gotta See will get you buzzing about your next trip.

This book was designed to inspire your next trip. If you're looking to add must-see places to your bucket list, look no further. 500 Beautiful Places in Europe will have you packing your bags and wishing your family and friends goodbye. Your European vacation awaits.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas [EPUB]

Slow Boat to the Bahamas [EPUB]
Slow Boat to the Bahamas by Linus Wilson
2015 | EPUB | 3.12MB

SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS is a funny look at getting the sailing bug, preparing for, and going on the big trip with a four year old and a four pound dog.

101 Kruger Tales [EPUB]

101 Kruger Tales [EPUB]
101 Kruger Tales: Extraordinary Stories from Ordinary Visitors to the Kruger National Park edited by Jeff Gordon
2014 | EPUB | 2.45MB

GRIPPING FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS OF EXTRAORDINARY SIGHTINGS, SCRAPES AND INCIDENTS IN ONE OF AFRICA'S GREATEST NATIONAL PARKS

An enraged elephant flips a car onto its roof. A lioness prises open the door of a terrified couple. A leopard helps itself to a family’s picnic breakfast. A fleeing impala leaps through an open car window. A lion charges around inside a busy rest camp. A hyaena snatches a baby from a tent. A tourist takes a bath in a croc-infested waterhole…

These are just a few of the 101 jaw-dropping sightings, scrapes and encounters in this collection of extraordinary true stories from the roads, camps, picnic sites and walking trails of South Africa’s Kruger National Park, as told by the very people who experienced them. There are no game ranger tales here – each and every story happened to an ordinary Kruger visitor doing what over a million tourists do in this spectacular reserve each year.

It is a book to keep by your bedside in Kruger, to dip into at home when you’re missing the bush, to lend to friends who’ve never visited Kruger or to pore over before your next trip. Just don’t expect to ever sleep soundly in a safari tent again…

Drywall: Professional Techniques for Great Results [DVD]

Drywall: Professional Techniques for Great Results [DVD]
Drywall: Professional Techniques for Great Results (Fine Homebuilding DVD Workshop), 4th Edition by Myron R. Ferguson
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS, NTSC, 720x480 | AC3, 192 kbps, 2 Ch | 28 mins | 1.35 GB

Hanging drywall properly can be a difficult and tedious job, which is why it's so expensive to have a professional do it for you. "Drywall" has received rave reviews from readers for its thorough and clear instructions and this revised version gives readers information on new tools and materials and techniques that the author has field-tested since the last revision in 2008. For the first time the book also includes a bound-in DVD with tips and techniques for hassle-free drywall installation. "Drywall" offers the very latest information with the familiar easy-to-use format that made the first three editions such great successes.

FOREX: LearnTo Trade the Improved (Advanced) Patterns [Video]

FOREX: LearnTo Trade the Improved (Advanced) Patterns [Video]
FOREX: LearnTo Trade the Improved (Advanced) Patterns by Egill Björgvinsson
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 5.5 hours | 1.93GB

If you want to become financially independent without having to sell stuff online, the Forexmarket is perfect for you !

In This Course You Will Learn about how to trade the Improved ( Advanced ) Patterns. You will learn about Structure - Support and Resistance and the importance of structure when it comes to trading these patterns. In this course we learn about the Gartley, Bat, Butterfly and for a free bonus you will also learn how to trade the Cypher pattern. We learn how to place stops and targets on the patterns and how we should find them in the market. The terminology in this course is basic and you don't need to have any formal education. It is a step by step setup and I will lead you through it in a way that you will understand. The course is build up of PDF lectures and video explanations on every lecture. If you are interested in learning how to trade the Gartley, the Bat and The Butterfly and get the education around how and why they are formed in the markets, this is the course for you.

What are the requirements?

  • Computer
  • Good internet connection

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 27 lectures and 5.5 hours of content!
  • Students will have a full understanding on Harmonics and the AB=CD Pattern
  • Students will have a full understanding on how to trade the Gartley - The BAT and the Butterfly Pattern
  • Studentes will Know how to place Stops and Targets on the Improved ( Advance ) Patterns
  • Students will know how to find The Improved ( Advance ) Patterns in the Market
  • Students will have a understanding on Structure - Support and Resistance
  • Students will learn how to draw Fibonacci Retracements - Extensions and Inversions

Learning AngularJS LiveLessons [Video]

Learning AngularJS LiveLessons [Video]
Learning AngularJS LiveLessons (Video Training) by Marc Wandschneider
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 96 kbps, 2 Ch | 6.1 hours | 2.49GB

AngularJS is a powerful JavaScript framework, maintained by Google, for building web applications (single-page apps [SPAs]) and enhancing various parts of your web pages. It’s a comprehensive framework that makes both development and testing easier by extending web applications with MVC (model-view-controller) capability.

Marc Wandschneider, Senior Developer Advocate at Google, has more than 20 years of experience as a developer and is the author of two programming books and two other LiveLessons video training. In this video training, Marc uses a live-coding approach to show developers how to start from scratch and work their way up to building a meaningful, yet not overly complicated application.

Skill Level: Beginner

What You Will Learn

  • The basics of AngularJS, including data binding and filtering
  • How angular uses MVC to let you build up web applications or SPAs
  • How to organize applications using modules and splitting up files into various locations
  • How to load and post data to remove servers
  • How to extend it all by writing directives, filters, and more
  • How to complete an application, implement network access, and test the app

JavaScript Fundamentals [Video]

JavaScript Fundamentals [Video]
JavaScript Fundamentals by Liam McLennan
MP4, AVC, 1024x768 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 2 hrs 53 mins | 474.17MB

Everything a beginner needs to get started programming with JavaScript

This course introduces JavaScript by examining each aspect of the language in detail. Learn how to get the most from the language of the web.

Best Practices for Software Startups [Video]

Best Practices for Software Startups [Video]
Best Practices for Software Startups by Stephen Forte
MP4, x264, 364 kbps, 1024x768 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 3 hrs 14 min | 355.62MB

All your software startup questions answered

A guide to the process used in a successful software startup, including a thorough explanation of the Customer Development process and why it is superior to the traditional product development process.

Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilization [Audiobook]

Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilization [Audiobook]
Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilization [Audiobook] by Graham Hancock, read by the Author
2015 | MP3@64 kbps | 14 hrs 54 mins | + EPUB , AZW | 422.12MB

Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Hancock returns with the sequel to his seminal work filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological evidence, which has only recently come to light...

Near the end of the last Ice Age 12,800 years ago, a giant comet that had entered the solar system from deep space thousands of years earlier, broke into multiple fragments. Some of these struck the Earth causing a global cataclysm on a scale unseen since the extinction of the dinosaurs. At least eight of the fragments hit the North American ice cap, while further fragments hit the northern European ice cap. The impacts, from comet fragments a mile wide approaching at more than 60,000 miles an hour, generated huge amounts of heat which instantly liquidized millions of square kilometers of ice, destabilizing the Earth's crust and causing the global Deluge that is remembered in myths all around the world. A second series of impacts, equally devastating, causing further cataclysmic flooding, occurred 11,600 years ago, the exact date that Plato gives for the destruction and submergence of Atlantis.

The evidence revealed in this book shows beyond reasonable doubt that an advanced civilization that flourished during the Ice Age was destroyed in the global cataclysms between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago. But there were survivors - known to later cultures by names such as 'the Sages', 'the Magicians', 'the Shining Ones', and 'the Mystery Teachers of Heaven'. They travelled the world in their great ships doing all in their power to keep the spark of civilization burning. They settled at key locations - Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, Baalbek in the Lebanon, Giza in Egypt, ancient Sumer, Mexico, Peru and across the Pacific where a huge pyramid has recently been discovered in Indonesia. Everywhere they went these 'Magicians of the Gods' brought with them the memory of a time when mankind had fallen out of harmony with the universe and paid a heavy price. A memory and a warning to the future...

For the comet that wrought such destruction between 12,800 and 11,600 years may not be done with us yet. Astronomers believe that a 20-mile wide 'dark' fragment of the original giant comet remains hidden within its debris stream and threatens the Earth. An astronomical message encoded at Gobekli Tepe, and in the Sphinx and the pyramids of Egypt,warns that the 'Great Return' will occur in our time...

Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance [EPUB]

Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance [EPUB]
Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance by Adair Turner
2015 | EPUB + AZW | 3.4/4.28MB

Adair Turner became chairman of Britain’s Financial Services Authority just as the global financial crisis struck in 2008, and he played a leading role in redesigning global financial regulation. In this eye-opening book, he sets the record straight about what really caused the crisis. It didn’t happen because banks are too big to fail—our addiction to private debt is to blame.

Between Debt and the Devil challenges the belief that we need credit growth to fuel economic growth, and that rising debt is okay as long as inflation remains low. In fact, most credit is not needed for economic growth—but it drives real estate booms and busts and leads to financial crisis and depression. Turner explains why public policy needs to manage the growth and allocation of credit creation, and why debt needs to be taxed as a form of economic pollution. Banks need far more capital, real estate lending must be restricted, and we need to tackle inequality and mitigate the relentless rise of real estate prices. Turner also debunks the big myth about fiat money—the erroneous notion that printing money will lead to harmful inflation. To escape the mess created by past policy errors, we sometimes need to monetize government debt and finance fiscal deficits with central-bank money.

Between Debt and the Devil shows why we need to reject the assumptions that private credit is essential to growth and fiat money is inevitably dangerous. Each has its advantages, and each creates risks that public policy must consciously balance.

Face Paint: The Story of Makeup [EPUB]

Face Paint: The Story of Makeup [EPUB]
Face Paint: The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge
2015 | EPUB + AZW | 6.9/6.79MB

Makeup, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. In Face Paint, Lisa Eldridge reveals the entire history of the art form, from Egyptian and Classical times up through the Victorian age and golden era of Hollywood, and also surveys the cutting-edge makeup science of today and tomorrow. Face Paint explores the practical and idiosyncratic reasons behind makeup’s use, the actual materials employed over generations, and the glamorous icons that people emulate, it is also a social history of women and the ways in which we can understand their lives through the prism and impact of makeup.

Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain [EPUB]

Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain [EPUB]
Who's in Charge: Free Will and the Science of the Brain by Michael S Gazzaniga
2015 | EPUB | 0.25MB

The author of Human, Michael S. Gazzaniga has been called the “father of cognitive neuroscience.” In his remarkable book, Who’s in Charge?, he makes a powerful and provocative argument that counters the common wisdom that our lives are wholly determined by physical processes we cannot control. His well-reasoned case against the idea that we live in a “determined” world is fascinating and liberating, solidifying his place among the likes of Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio, V.S. Ramachandran, and other bestselling science authors exploring the mysteries of the human brain.

Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis's Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican [EPUB]

Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis's Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican [EPUB]
Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis's Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican by Gianluigi Nuzzi
2015 | EPUB + AZW | 0.42/0.45MB

From a bestselling author with unprecedented access to Pope Francis, an investigative look at the recent financial scandals at the highest levels of the Vatican

A veritable war is waging in the Church: on one side, there is Pope Francis’s strong message for one church of the poor and all; on the other, there is the old Curia with its endless enemies, and the old and new lobbies struggling to preserve their not-so-Christian privileges.

The old guard do not back down, they are ready to use all means necessary to stay in control and continue the immoral way they conduct their business. They resist reforms sought by Pope Francis and seek to delegitimize their opponents, to isolate those who want to eliminate corruption. It’s a war that will determine the future of the church. And if he loses the battle against secular interests and blackmail, Pope Francis could resign, much like his predecessor.

Based on confidential information―including top secret documents from inside the Vatican, and actual transcripts of Pope Francis’s admonishments to the papal court about the lack of financial oversight and responsibility―Merchants in the Temple illustrates all the undercover work conducted by the Pope since his election and shows the reader who his real enemies are. It reveals the instruments Francis is using to reform the Vatican and rid it, once and for all, of the overwhelming corruption traditionally encrusted in the Roman Catholic Church.

Merchants in the Temple is a startling book that will shock every reader. It’s a story worthy of a Dan Brown novel, with its electrifying details of the trickery and scheming against the papacy―except that it is real.

The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter [EPUB]

The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter [EPUB]
The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter by Joseph Henrich
2015 | EPUB + AZW | 3.84/4.84MB

Humans are a puzzling species. On the one hand, we struggle to survive on our own in the wild, often failing to overcome even basic challenges, like obtaining food, building shelters, or avoiding predators. On the other hand, human groups have produced ingenious technologies, sophisticated languages, and complex institutions that have permitted us to successfully expand into a vast range of diverse environments. What has enabled us to dominate the globe, more than any other species, while remaining virtually helpless as lone individuals? This book shows that the secret of our success lies not in our innate intelligence, but in our collective brains—on the ability of human groups to socially interconnect and learn from one another over generations.

Drawing insights from lost European explorers, clever chimpanzees, mobile hunter-gatherers, neuroscientific findings, ancient bones, and the human genome, Joseph Henrich demonstrates how our collective brains have propelled our species' genetic evolution and shaped our biology. Our early capacities for learning from others produced many cultural innovations, such as fire, cooking, water containers, plant knowledge, and projectile weapons, which in turn drove the expansion of our brains and altered our physiology, anatomy, and psychology in crucial ways. Later on, some collective brains generated and recombined powerful concepts, such as the lever, wheel, screw, and writing, while also creating the institutions that continue to alter our motivations and perceptions. Henrich shows how our genetics and biology are inextricably interwoven with cultural evolution, and how culture-gene interactions launched our species on an extraordinary evolutionary trajectory.

Tracking clues from our ancient past to the present, The Secret of Our Success explores how the evolution of both our cultural and social natures produce a collective intelligence that explains both our species' immense success and the origins of human uniqueness.

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

The Sociology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) [EPUB]
The Sociology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) by DK
2015 | EPUB + AZW | 27.01/29.43MB

The Sociology Book takes on some of humankind's biggest questions: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, coworkers, and rivals?

The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than 100 of their biggest ideas, including issues of equality, diversity, identity, and human rights; the effects of globalization; the role of institutions; and the rise of urban living in modern society

Easy to navigate and chock-full of key concepts, profiles of major sociological thinkers, and conversation starters galore, this is a must-have, in-a-nutshell guide to some of the most fascinating questions on earth.

The Sociology Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, designed to distill big ideas and elusive theories into graspable, memorable concepts, using an approachable graphic treatment and creative typography.

Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills [TTC Video]

Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills [TTC Video]
Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills [TTC Video] by Steven Novella
Course No 9344 | WMV, WMV3, 640x480 | WMA, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 9.03GB

What should you think? Who should you believe? Could you be deceiving yourself? These are questions that all critical thinkers of any age must constantly ask themselves. There is no more important skill in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in a way that is both effective and responsible. Critical thinking transforms you from a passive member of society into an active participant in the ideas and issues of the day. It empowers you to better understand nearly every single aspect of everyday life, from health and nutrition to science and technology to philosophical and spiritual belief systems.

What's more: At no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. Information is literally everywhere around you; in newspapers and magazines, on the radio and television, and across the Internet. But as the amount of information out there increases, so too does the amount of misinformation. So it's more important than ever before to become a better critical thinker—someone who can analyze and construct arguments and arrive at more sound, more informed opinions. And the key to success lies in

  • understanding the neuroscience behind how our thinking works—and goes wrong;
  • mastering the fundamental skills behind logic, reasoning, and argumentation;
  • avoiding common pitfalls and errors in thinking, such as logical fallacies and biases; and
  • knowing how to distinguish good science from pseudoscience.

All this and more you can find in the 24 rewarding lectures of Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills. Dr. Steven Novella of the Yale School of Medicine—an academic neurologist, award-winning instructor, and public educator—equips you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life. By immersing yourself in the science of cognitive biases and critical thinking, and by learning how to think about thinking (a practice known as metacognition), you'll gain concrete lessons for doing so more critically, more intelligently, and more successfully than ever before.

Explore the Inner Workings of Critical Thinking

Our brains, according to Dr. Novella, are our greatest strength as critical thinkers. But they can also be the source of many weaknesses and impairments in critical thought. In Your Deceptive Mind, you'll take a closer look at the neuroscientific details of critical thinking and how the (often unfamiliar) ways in which our brains are hardwired can distract and prevent us from getting to the truth of a particular matter:

  • The neuroscience of critical thinking: Approach the act of thinking not as some abstract concept but as an action rooted deep within your brain. In clear, easy-to-understand language, Dr. Novella takes you deep inside this powerful organ to examine how you form beliefs, perceive your surroundings, and remember events.
  • Biases and problems in critical thinking: The key to success as a critical thinker lies in understanding the range of biases and problems that can stand in the way of reason and truth. You'll encounter—and learn how to deftly sidestep—fallacies such as retrofitting of evidence, collective wish fulfillment, reliance on "factoids,"and ad hominem arguments.
  • Science and pseudoscience: Knowing how to separate science (the foundation of critical thought) from pseudoscience is of the utmost importance to any well-rounded critical thinker. Here, you'll investigate common examples of pseudoscience that surround us every day—from the denial of established evidence to the belief in grand conspiracies.

Along the way, you'll sample a range of illuminating case studies, experiments, and observations from nutrition, science, technology, mass culture, and even politics; all of which vividly illustrate the core components of (and threats to) responsible critical thinking. These include

  • how purported sightings of UFOs, ghosts, and Bigfoot are, in reality, plagued by a host of cognitive flaws that also reveal secrets about how we all make sense of unexplainable events;
  • how functional MRI scans have demonstrated that different parts of our brain work together to construct an aggregate consciousness and sense of reality;
  • how a 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds so easily incited mass hysteria in listeners and actually convinced them that an alien invasion was at hand; and
  • how reactions to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy illustrate the inherent tendency in human beings to fall into the cognitive trap of grand conspiracies.

Unpack the Critical Thinker's Toolbox

Throughout Your Deceptive Mind, Professor Novella provides you with a critical thinker's toolbox that you can use to better assess the quality of information or to make a more informed decision.

  • The smaller the scientific study, the greater you should be concerned about the potential for statistical noise. Larger scientific studies are often needed for the random effects to average out so that a more reliable answer can be arrived at.
  • While it's important to remember that emotions have an influence on an individual's thought processes, it's dangerous to completely deny them when analyzing information or trying to make an informed decision.
  • Learn to be comfortable with the uncertainty of the world. The truth is that there is no single guarantee of legitimacy when it comes to scientific information, only solid indicators of legitimacy.
  • Be particularly on guard when dealing with controversial subjects frequently covered in the media. The more controversial a topic, the greater the chances are that information about that topic is skewed in one direction or another.

These invaluable tips, techniques, and strategies are only a few of what you'll find in these lectures.

And that's not all. Your Deceptive Mind's greatest strength lies in Professor Novella's delivery and engagement with the material. In addition to being a master teacher, he is an expert on critical thinking and its intersection with science. President and cofounder of the New England Skeptical Society and the host of its award-winning show, The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe, Professor Novella has dedicated himself to increasing the public's ability to use critical thinking skills to better navigate the mass of information (and misinformation) in today's highly mediated world.

And the world is only going to get more and more saturated with information. So take the initiative and become better prepared to make sense of it all with this intriguing and rewarding course. While these lectures can't read the news or make decisions for you, they'll undoubtedly give you the concrete knowledge for doing so more intelligently.

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Ceramic Tile, 3rd Edition [Video]

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Ceramic Tile, 3rd Edition [Video]
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Ceramic Tile, Third Edition [Video]: Includes Stone, Porcelain, Glass Tile & More (Black & Decker Complete Guide) by Carter Glass
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS, NTSC, 6011 kbps, 720x480 | English, AC3, 192 kbps, 2 Ch | 72 mins | + EPUB + PDF | 2.76 GB

Complete DIY tile installation instructions with over 350 how-to, step-by-step photos; tool and material selection guides with full-color photography; design inspiration; the most up-to-date tile products and projects, such as recycled glass tile and other environmentally friendly and sustainable tile, new advancements for tile specifically engineered for outdoors, faux-stone tiles (made of more affordable materials), etc.; tile for all home projects including floors, walls, bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoors. This is the one stop shop for do-it-yourself tile installation instructions.

Learn How to Build a Computer [Video]

Learn How to Build a Computer [Video]
Learn How to Build a Computer by Ty Price
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 6 hours | 4.3GB

Learn which parts you need, the features to look for, where to buy them, and the step-by-step process of building it.

Building a computer is fun, affordable, and empowering. It's fun being able to choose all of the parts that will go into your machine, it's cheaper than buying a PC from a manufacturer like Dell or HP, and it's just so darn cool to DIY!

This course is for anyone that has ever wanted to build their own computer.

For this course, I purchased all the parts I needed for a new computer. I show you each part, tell you about the features I thought were important, describe other features you may want to look for, demonstrate how to build the entire computer, and then install the necessary operating system and software.

You will go from having no idea what's inside a computer to having a full working computer after this course.

You will be able to do the following:

  • Figure out your computer's main purpose
  • Determine which parts you need to buy
  • Compare features and benefits of different makes and models of parts
  • Buy your computer parts from the most reliable sources
  • Put together all of the parts that make up your PC
  • Install a Windows operating system
  • Install anti-virus software
  • Test your built computer is running at optimal temperatures
  • Troubleshoot your build in case something didn't go right on the first try

What operating system do you demonstrate how to install?
Windows 7. I am adding a video on how to install Windows 8 and Linux as well.

How much do the parts cost?
It depends on what you want to do with your new PC. You can spend anywhere from $300 to $3000 on your build. The first thing to do is to identify the purpose of your computer. Are you going to use it for gaming or video editing, or just basic website browsing and media playback? The more performance your machine is, the more it will cost. We've listed out the following sample configurations in the course:

  • Basic PC ($300)
  • Basic PC ($400)
  • Gaming PC ($464)
  • Gaming PC ($800)
  • Gaming PC ($1500
  • Video Editing PC ($1500)
  • Home Theater PC ($500)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 53 lectures and 6 hours of content!
  • Determine which parts you need to buy
  • Compare features and benefits of different makes and models of parts
  • Buy your computer parts from the most reliable sources
  • Put together all of the parts that make up your PC
  • Install a Windows operating system
  • Install anti-virus software
  • Test your built computer is running at optimal temperatures
  • Troubleshoot your build in case something didn't go right on the first try

Super Beginner Guitar - start right, start awesome [Video]

Super Beginner Guitar - start right, start awesome [Video]
Super Beginner Guitar - start right, start awesome by Robert Prosser
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 2 hours | 2.25GB

Start your guitar playing learning not only HOW TO PLAY guitar but HOW TO THINK about guitar.

THE TRUTH IS most guitar courses teach you a whole bunch of stuff you don't need to know as a beginner - and ignore a whole bunch of stuff you should learn.

Super Beginner Guitar teaches a new player how to play guitar in the best way possible. Gain more than just the basics when you learn guitar. This course teaches essential techniques that many guitarists don't learn until years later!

Super Beginner Guitar is more than just a bunch of lessons. The instructor gives useful 'real-world' insight by explaining the future potential of many techniques shown. The goal is not to just learn a few skills 'text-book' style but to grasp what you are learning and become dynamic as a guitar player.

Topics include:

  • playing individual strings
  • accuracy with both hands
  • learn how to play powerchords
  • learn open chords
  • simple melodies
  • basic music progressions
  • basic music theory
  • and more!

Animated diagrams show the beginner guitar player exactly how to play lessons. Multiple camera angles let the student to see the guitar work from different perspectives. Course emphasis is on building correct guitar playing technique in a positive, creative atmosphere. This is the best online guitar course for a beginner.

Super Beginner Guitar is suitable for all styles, left or right handed, and children. It sets students on a path to guitar success through diverse and interesting lessons set in an encouraging, vibrant atmosphere.

Take this course now and learn how to play guitar the best way!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 33 lectures and 2 hours of content!
  • Learn what you REALLY need to learn as a beginner guitarist! Learn awesome guitar playing skills right from the start and how to teach yourself new techniques.

Weight Loss Mastery: Weight Loss the way it should be [Video]

Weight Loss Mastery: Weight Loss the way it should be [Video]
Weight Loss Mastery: Weight Loss the way it should be [Video] by Jack Wilson
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 3.5 hours | 4.72GB

Real weight loss. Real results. Lose 40-100 lbs of fat by working out at home, cooking less., and eating more!

Have you been struggling...

  • With your weight loss?
  • Finding a weight loss program that works, only to gain all your weight back after you quit your program?
  • To lose weight and fat around your belly? hips? thighs? waist? arms?
  • With fitting into your favorite clothes or jeans anymore?
  • With dramatic weight gain?
  • With gaining muscle or building lean, fat burning muscle mass?
  • With embarrassment from being seen in your bathing suit?
  • From low confidence and self esteem?
  • With Sadness?
  • Depression?
  • Getting winded from walking up a small flight of stairs?

Note: It doesn't matter who you are, how old you are, or what kind of shape you are in. I've trained college athletes, new mothers, special ops officers, 72+ year old grandmothers, and people who have never worked out in their lives.

This weight loss program has worked for every single one of them.

They have all seen sustainable, REAL weight loss. They have all gotten in the best shape of their lives sticking to this program.

  • More than 21- Five star reviews
  • No previous exercise experience required
  • No previous cooking skills necessary
  • Full lifetime access
  • Free future course updates, bonus features, and new workouts. I'm continuing to add new material to the course, and you get it for FREE.
  • By enrolling in this course, you can start losing weight with techniques that you can apply right now!

You'll Learn...

  • Why popular diet and exercise programs DON'T WORK for lasting weight loss.
  • Exactly what you have been doing that is wrecking your body, and ruining your weight loss.
  • What you need to be eating to see real weight loss and transform your body.
  • Simple tricks you can use every day to master your weight loss and trim inches off of your waist line.
  • How to put your weigh loss into overdrive, and burn more calories from fat than you would on other weight loss programs.
  • Why strength training and building muscle is ideal for weight loss.
  • Why weight loss is better when you STOP counting calories.
  • How to make 5 star quality meals IN MINUTES, that will enhance your weight loss.
  • How cheating on your diet is GREAT for weight loss.
  • How you can see incredible weight loss results by working out at home
  • Why spending less time working out (80% less), is better for weight loss and building muscle.
  • Different time-saving exercise routines that can help you build muscle lose weight
  • And so much more...

When I was nearly 50 pounds overweight, I knew I needed to change, but I had no idea where to start. I'm sure you're feeling the same way right now.

The joke that the average person loses hundreds of pounds over the course of their life is completely true. Most of you have gone on diets before, lost weight, got burnt out, started binge eating, and gained back all of your weight and more.

This endless cycle will destroy your health, and prevent you losing weight that you have been struggling with.

By the end of this course you'll have everything you need to lose weight and build muscle in your legs, arms, and stomach. You will know exactly how to lose weight, keep it off forever, and melt all of that stubborn body fat you have been hanging onto for years.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 77 lectures and 3.5 hours of content!
  • Save hours of the time that you would normally spend in the kitchen or grocery store, and make the best food you have ever eaten.
  • Shorten your workout time to about 1 hour per week, and lose more weight and body fat than people who workout 5-10+ hours per week.
  • Forget about cooking altogether by mastering the art of meal prep and batch preparation.
  • Lose all the weight you have wanted to and keep it off for life.
  • Lose stubborn body fat around your belly, hips, thighs, glutes, and underarms