The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991 [EPUB]

The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991 [EPUB]
The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991 by Robert Service
2015 | EPUB | 15.69MB

On 26 December, 1991, the hammer-and-sickle flag was lowered over the Kremlin for the last time. Yet, just six years earlier, when Mikhail Gorbachëv became general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and chose Eduard Shevardnadze as his foreign minister, the Cold War seemed like a permanent fixture in world politics. Until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician foresaw that the standoff between the two superpowers—after decades of struggle over every aspect of security, politics, economics, and ideas—would end within the lifetime of the current generation. Nor was it at all obvious that that the Soviet political leadership would undertake a huge internal reform of the USSR, or that the threat of a nuclear Armageddon could or would be peacefully wound down.

Drawing on pioneering archival research, Robert Service’s gripping investigation of the final years of the Cold War pinpoints the extraordinary relationships between Ronald Reagan, Gorbachëv, George Shultz, and Shevardnadze, who found ways to cooperate during times of exceptional change around the world. A story of American pressure and Soviet long-term decline and overstretch, The End of the Cold War: 1985–1991 shows how a small but skillful group of statesmen grew determined to end the Cold War on their watch and transformed the global political landscape irreversibly.

The Daily Edge: Simple Strategies to Increase Efficiency and Make an Impact Every Day [EPUB]

The Daily Edge: Simple Strategies to Increase Efficiency and Make an Impact Every Day [EPUB]
The Daily Edge: Simple Strategies to Increase Efficiency and Make an Impact Every Day by David Horsager
2015 | EPUB + MOBI | 2.24/2.37MB

Wall Street Journal bestselling author David Horsager frequently hears executives lament that their hands are more than full trying to balance the barrage of tasks they face on a daily basis. While he never set out to be a productivity expert, Horsager realized that over the years he has developed and adopted dozens of extraordinarily practical time- and energy-saving techniques that could help today's leader. The key objective is to become so effective in the little things that you have enough time for more meaningful interactions.

In The Daily Edge, you'll learn strategies such as identifying the key Difference-Making Actions on which to focus your efforts. Perhaps it is time to set a personal or even company-wide “power hour,” during which you do not attend meetings, answer the phone, or reply to emails, creating the time and space to really focus and get things done. The thirty-five high-impact ideas Horsager introduces in succinct, quick-read chapters are easily implemented and powerful on their own. Taken together, they form a solid wave of efficacy that enables you to get more done, keep your energy up, and make sure that you're able to honor all your relationships, both personal and professional.

FDA in the Twenty-First Century [EPUB]

FDA in the Twenty-First Century [EPUB]
FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies edited by Holly Fernandez Lynch, I Glenn Cohen
2015 | EPUB | 1.16MB

In its decades-long effort to assure the safety, efficacy, and security of medicines and other products, the Food and Drug Administration has struggled with issues of funding, proper associations with industry, and the balance between consumer choice and consumer protection. Today, these challenges are compounded by the pressures of globalization, the introduction of novel technologies, and fast-evolving threats to public health. With essays by leading scholars and government and private-industry experts, FDA in the Twenty-First Century addresses perennial and new problems and the improvements the agency can make to better serve the public good.

The collection features essays on effective regulation in an era of globalization, consumer empowerment, and comparative effectiveness, as well as questions of data transparency, conflicts of interest, industry responsibility, and innovation policy, all with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals. The book also intervenes in the debate over off-label drug marketing and the proper role of the FDA before and after a drug goes on the market. Dealing honestly and thoroughly with the FDA's successes and failures, these essays rethink the structure, function, and future of the agency and the effect policy innovations may have on regulatory institutions abroad.

The Value of Money [EPUB]

The Value of Money [EPUB]
The Value of Money by Ellen R Feingold
2015 | EPUB | 190.71MB

The Value of Money celebrates the power of using monetary objects to explore history. This richly illustrated book features over 175 objects from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s National Numismatic Collection. With objects from every inhabited continent, spanning more than 2,600 years, this book showcases the National Numismatic Collection’s unique strengths, including the geographic and chronological diversity of the collection and the stunning rarities it contains.

The companion volume to a major exhibition of the same name, this book examines the origins of money, new monetary technologies, the political and cultural messages money conveys, numismatic art and design, and the practice of collecting money. The Value of Money connects American history to global histories of exchange, cultural interaction and expression, political change, and innovation.

Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American [EPUB]

Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American [EPUB]
Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American by John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, Celeste-Marie Bernier
2015 | EPUB | 134.72MB

Picturing Frederick Douglass is a work that promises to revolutionize our knowledge of race and photography in nineteenth-century America. Teeming with historical detail, it is filled with surprises, chief among them the fact that neither George Custer nor Walt Whitman, and not even Abraham Lincoln, was the most photographed American of that century. In fact, it was Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the ex-slave turned leading abolitionist, eloquent orator, and seminal writer whose fiery speeches transformed him into one of the most renowned and popular agitators of his age. Now, as a result of the groundbreaking research of John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, and Celeste-Marie Bernier, Douglass emerges as a leading pioneer in photography, both as a stately subject and as a prescient theorist who believed in the explosive social power of what was then just a nascent art form.

Indeed, Frederick Douglass was in love with photography. During the four years of Civil War, he wrote more extensively on the subject than any other American, even while recognizing that his audiences were "riveted" by the war and wanted a speech only on "this mighty struggle." He frequented photographers’ studios regularly and sat for his portrait whenever he could. To Douglass, photography was the great "democratic art" that would finally assert black humanity in place of the slave "thing" and at the same time counter the blackface minstrelsy caricatures that had come to define the public perception of what it meant to be black. As a result, his legacy is inseparable from his portrait gallery, which contains 160 separate photographs.

At last, all of these photographs have been collected into a single volume, giving us an incomparable visual biography of a man whose prophetic vision and creative genius knew no bounds. Chronologically arranged and generously captioned, from the first picture taken in around 1841 to the last in 1895, each of the images―many published here for the first time―emphasizes Douglass's evolution as a man, artist, and leader. Also included are other representations of Douglass during his lifetime and after―such as paintings, statues, and satirical cartoons―as well as Douglass’s own writings on visual aesthetics, which have never before been transcribed from his own handwritten drafts.

The comprehensive introduction by the authors, along with headnotes for each section, an essay by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an afterword by Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.―a direct Douglass descendent―provide the definitive examination of Douglass's intellectual, philosophical, and political relationships to aesthetics. Taken together, this landmark work canonizes Frederick Douglass through a form he appreciated the most: photography.

Featuring:

  • Contributions from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. (a direct Douglass descendent)
  • 160 separate photographs of Douglass―many of which have never been publicly seen and were long lost to history
  • A collection of contemporaneous artwork that shows how powerful Douglass’s photographic legacy remains today, over a century after his death
  • All Douglass’s previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics
  • 317 illustrations

Culo by Mazzucco [PDF]

Culo by Mazzucco [PDF]
Culo by Mazzucco by Raphael Mazzucco
2015 | PDF | MB

The World Is No Longer Flat

Culo is an art, fashion, and pop-culture movement that defies all national, cultural, and linguistic boundaries. No matter if you were raised to call it derriere, tush, rear end, or booty, culo is the new epicenter of female sexuality, desire, and empowerment.

Over the past decade, some of the world’s most celebrated women have subtly shifted our long-held ideals of physical perfection toward a shape that is more authentic and bold. While culo has long been venerated in certain cultures, it is now becoming the object of worldwide mainstream admiration. This emerging global love affair with culo is as much about the blending of African, Latin, European, and Asian beauty as it is about celebrating the female form’s most coveted asset.

Culo by Mazzucco pays tribute to this phenomenon through a singular artistic vision. In more than 200 photographs and artworks created on location around the world, a diverse group of women—some already legendary, some about to become so—embody the spirit of culo and the start of a new era of beauty.

Woman on Fire: 9 Elements to Wake Up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power, and Sexual Intelligence [EPUB]

Woman on Fire: 9 Elements to Wake Up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power, and Sexual Intelligence [EPUB]
Woman on Fire: 9 Elements to Wake Up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power, and Sexual Intelligence by Amy Jo Goddard
2015 | EPUB | 1.66MB

Based on her sought-after sexuality workshops, the coauthor of Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men shows women how to master the 9 elements of sexual empowerment to reclaim their desire and live the sexually fulfilling lives they want.

In a cultural landscape that defines achievement in terms of the workplace and the family, and judges women’s worth by superficial standards of beauty, sexuality is often overlooked as an essential piece of women’s power. Many women realize they want more sexually but don’t know how to get it. Based on her sought-after workshops for women, Amy Jo Goddard lays out her holistic, inside-out approach to sexual empowerment—one that examines sexuality not only in terms of what happens in the bedroom but through a lens of personal power and the erotic energy that is at our core. Goddard shows us how to elevate our sexual intelligence and defines sexual empowerment in a fresh, accessible way that feels attainable for all.

She guides us in mastering the nine elements of a sexually empowered life:

  1. Voice: Excavate and rewrite your sexual story
  2. Release: Make space for the sexual self you’ve been waiting for
  3. Emotion: Show up as emotionally powerful
  4. Body: Know and radically accept your body
  5. Desire: Activate desire and create a sexual practice
  6. Permission: Give yourself permission to be erotically authentic
  7. Play: Develop sexual skills and remember how to play
  8. Home: Build sexual confidence and come home to you
  9. Fire: Use your dynamic sexual energy to live vibrantly

Including stories from the thousands of women she has worked with, Goddard shares how to get (back) in touch with desire, explore vulnerability and play, and push the boundaries of what we think is acceptable. We will have not just better sex—but also more pleasure throughout life, more power in our work, and more deeply connected intimate relationships, whether we have many partners or one. And we will discover what Goddard always reminds the women she works with: the more whole we are as sexual beings, the more fulfilled we are as human beings.

The Sex Bible For People Over 50 [EPUB]

The Sex Bible For People Over 50 [EPUB]
The Sex Bible For People Over 50: The Complete Guide to Sexual Love for Mature Couples by Laurie Betito
2014 | EPUB | 13.69MB

Sex post-50 can be the best ever but it requires a different skill-set -- more communication, longer foreplay, different positions, sexual toys and aids -- to stay hot and exciting. It also needs to accommodate the myriad of physical, emotional, and social changes that happen in late middle-age. Author Dr. Laurie Betito gives readers techniques for reconnecting with their partners, bringing experimentation in long-term sexual relationships, and tips on how to handle sex and dating post-50. The Sex Bible For People Over 50 addresses common physical and sexual issues that 50+ couples encounter and provides tips and solutions that are fun and exciting such as modified positions or the use of sexual toys and aids. It also shows readers how to build new sexual skills by providing exercises and new ways to enjoy sexual pleasure on their own and with their partner.

Lesbian Sex Positions: 100 Passionate Positions from Intimate and Sensual to Wild and Naughty [EPUB]

Lesbian Sex Positions: 100 Passionate Positions from Intimate and Sensual to Wild and Naughty [EPUB]
Lesbian Sex Positions: 100 Passionate Positions from Intimate and Sensual to Wild and Naughty by Shanna Katz
2014 | EPUB | 16.29MB

THE ULTIMATE, FULL-COLOR GUIDE TO AMAZINGLY PASSIONATE AND INTENSELY PLEASURABLE SEX FOR WOMEN WHO LOVE WOMEN

Few things spice up a couple's sex life faster and easier than a new position. Opening the pages of Lesbian Sex Positions is like pouring fuel on a fire for any lesbian couple, or any two women who want to get it on togehter. From sensual to steamy, these innovative and sexy positions take lovemaking to the next level. Each participant discovers ways to be closer and more intimate with her lover as they explore both classic positions and erotic acrobatics, including:

  • The Cat's Meow
  • That's a Wrap
  • Blinded by Delight
  • And more!

Lesbian Sex Positions emphasizes the fun, adventure, and enjoyment of two partners probing for previously untapped pleasures. Complete with detailed information and step-by-step instructions, and illustrated with gorgeous erotic photos, this book makes it easy for couples to discover new heights of passion.

This book is for you to do with what you wish. Read it cover to cover, or hone in on the areas that interest you the most. Enjoy it, put it to good use, and relish your sexual explorations as you continue to grow as a sexual being!

Sex Yourself: The Woman's Guide to Mastering Masturbation and Achieving Powerful Orgasms [EPUB]

Sex Yourself: The Woman's Guide to Mastering Masturbation and Achieving Powerful Orgasms [EPUB]
Sex Yourself: The Woman's Guide to Mastering Masturbation and Achieving Powerful Orgasms by Carlyle Jansen
2015 | EPUB | 8.26MB

Practice makes perfect!

Everyone knows sex in a long-term relationship can get stale sometimes. But isn't the same true for masturbation? Just like a familiar sexual relationship, where you fall into a pattern using the same moves and positions, masturbation can become routine and frankly boring. Just because you're only getting yourself off doesn't mean you don't deserve an exciting, satisfying experience.

Sex Yourself teaches women how to reach orgasm and how to have better orgasms by themselves. Learn how the amazing experiences you have alone can be re-created with a partner, helping to enhance your sexual relationships. Try new techniques and accessories to have mind-blowing sex in brand new ways.

Sex educator Carlyle Jansen provides a modern look at masturbation, self-love, and orgasm that features fun yet informative full-color illustrations throughout.

The Ultimate Guide to Tantric Sex: 19 Lessons to Achieving Ecstasy [EPUB]

The Ultimate Guide to Tantric Sex: 19 Lessons to Achieving Ecstasy [EPUB]
The Ultimate Guide to Tantric Sex: 19 Lessons to Achieving Ecstasy by Guillermo Ferrara
2015 | EPUB | 43.75MB

Tantra is a vital path toward full interior development through sex, love, and meditation. Its origin dates back to ancestral India, and from there has enlightened many generations of lovers who have penetrated the secret that leads to ultimate happiness.

The practice of Tantra heightens the energy and creativity levels, in addition to reinforcing the partners’ connection. It is an integral method that permits the growth of the participants in all aspects of their personality: sexuality, intuition, spirituality, and more.

Through the words of Guillermo Ferrara, whose teachings on Tantra are known worldwide, the step-by-step exercises and photographs come to life. The Ultimate Guide to Tantric Sex contains, amongst other themes:

  • Introduction to Tantra and the energies of love
  • Seduction and sensuality
  • Yoga for lovers
  • Sensitive touch and sensual massages
  • Secret erotic points
  • Sexual magic, rituals, symbols, and dances
  • Advanced sexual poses
  • Tantric exercises for couples
  • How to achieve a multiple orgasm
  • Prolonging pleasure
  • Eighteen lessons of tantric sex

Spring Framework Essentials [Video]

Spring Framework Essentials [Video]
Spring Framework Essentials: A Modern Introduction to Dependency Injection, Spring AOP, Bean Configuration, and Testing by Ken Kousen
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 5.2 hours | 5.82GB

Anyone who writes or maintains Java code using Spring Framework Version 4 will appreciate this overview of the fundamentals that drive this powerful application framework. As Java expert and trainer Ken Kousen puts it, the modern framework “is not your parent’s framework." This tutorial offers insights helpful to newcomers and seasoned developers alike--even those transitioning to Spring Boot--and provides a step-by-step walkthrough of how to:

  • Understand the Spring approach to application development
  • Use the JavaConfig technique to its fullest
  • Build applications with Java-based dependency injection
  • Access data sources, using the JDBC template
  • Work with ORM tools and Spring
  • Manage declarative and programmatic transactions
  • Learn about Aspect Oriented Programming
  • Test applications with TestContext
  • Discover how to use Java SE 8 in Spring
  • Simplify development with Spring Boot

Macroeconomics For Dummies [EPUB]

Macroeconomics For Dummies [EPUB]
Macroeconomics For Dummies by Manzur Rashid, Peter Antonioni
2015 | EPUB | 4.06MB

An accessible and engaging introduction to the big picture of UK and international economics

Are you studying macroeconomics, but don't know inflation from stagflation? Have no fear! This easy-to-understand guide, written specifically for the UK market, is packed with real-world examples and cases that easily illustrate the key concepts you'll need to know to fully grasp macroeconomics and ace your exams. Taking a fun, step-by-step approach to the topic, this great guide provides an engaging introduction to macroeconomics and then delves into more specific topics, such as business cycles, inflation, unemployment, domestic output, monetary policy, and much more.

When it comes to the interaction of politics, business decisions, consumer actions, and monetary policy, the study of economics is international in scope. That means you must understand not just the economies of nations, but also the interrelatedness of national economies throughout the world. This easy, accessible guide will help you:

  • Find out how many different financial, business, consumer, and political factors interact to create the overall economic reality of nations
  • Understand business cycles, economic growth, and fiscal and monetary policies
  • Study the relationships of various economic indicators, such as inflation, unemployment, and domestic output
  • Gain a solid understanding of macroeconomics by building on microeconomic principles and using real-world examples

If you're struggling with your economics course or you need to get up to speed on the topic of macroeconomics quickly, Macroeconomics For Dummies has you covered!

Microeconomics For Dummies [EPUB]

Microeconomics For Dummies [EPUB]
Microeconomics For Dummies by Peter Antonioni
2015 | EPUB | 4.11MB

Your one-stop guide to understanding Microeconomics

Microeconomics For Dummies is designed to help you understand the economics of individuals. Using concise explanations and accessible content that tracks directly to an undergraduate course, this book provides a student-focused course supplement with an in-depth examination of each topic. This invaluable companion provides clear information and real-world examples that bring microeconomics to life and introduces you to all the key concepts. From supply and demand to market competition, you'll understand how the economy works on an individual level, and how it affects you every day. Before long, you'll be conversant in consumers, costs, and competition.

Microeconomics is all about the behaviour of individual people and individual firms. It sounds pretty straightforward, but it gets complicated early on. You may not be an economist, but if you're a business student at university, the odds are you need to come to grips with microeconomics. That's where Microeconomics For Dummies comes in, walking you through the fundamental concepts and giving you the understanding you need to master the material.

  • Understand supply, demand, and equilibrium
  • Examine the consumer decision making process
  • Delve into elasticity and costs of production
  • Learn why competition is healthy and monopolies are not

Even the brightest business students can find economics intimidating, but the material is essential to a solid grasp of how the business world works. The good news is that you've come to the right place.

Running Is Flying: Aphorisms, Meditations, and Thoughts on a Running Life [EPUB]

Running Is Flying: Aphorisms, Meditations, and Thoughts on a Running Life [EPUB]
Running Is Flying: Aphorisms, Meditations, and Thoughts on a Running Life by Paul E Richardson
2012 | EPUB | 11.12MB

Running is hard work, yes. But it should also be fun and exhilarating. At its best, it recaptures the joy we experienced before running was recast as punishment or penance, when we would sprint out of the shadows in a darkened cul-de-sac to kick a can, chase someone on the playground, or race our dog along the beach.

While that joy can be easy to find (remember finishing your first 5k?), it can be monumentally difficult to sustain. Humor helps.

The intent of Running is Flying - a collection of over 60 aphorisms, thoughts and meditations on the running life by Paul E. Richardson - is to provide encouragement, levity, and perspective to a sport that has a tendency to take itself a bit too seriously.

Wonderfully illustrated by British artist Paul Cox, Running is Flying makes a great gift for the runner in your life, even if that runner happens to be yourself.

Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel [EPUB]

Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel [EPUB]
Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel by Heidi Swanson
2015 | EPUB | 206.38MB

Known for combining natural foods recipes with evocative, artful photography, New York Times bestselling author Heidi Swanson circled the globe to create this mouthwatering assortment of 120 vegetarian dishes. In this deeply personal collection drawn from her well-worn recipe journals, Heidi describes the fragrance of flatbreads hot off a Marrakech griddle, soba noodles and feather-light tempura in Tokyo, and the taste of wild-picked greens from the Puglian coast.

Recipes such as Fennel Stew, Carrot & Sake Salad, Watermelon Radish Soup, Brown Butter Tortelli, and Saffron Tagine use healthy, whole foods ingredients and approachable techniques, and photographs taken in Morocco, Japan, Italy, France, and India, as well as back home in Heidi’s kitchen, reveal the places both near and far that inspire her warm, nourishing cooking.

Little Flower: Recipes from the Cafe [EPUB]

Little Flower: Recipes from the Cafe [EPUB]
Little Flower: Recipes from the Cafe by Christine Moore
2012 | EPUB | 59.52MB

First, Christine Moore took the country by storm with her amazing sea-salt caramels. Next, she created the intimate Little Flower café in Pasadena, where fans flock for her fresh, vibrant, abundantly flavorful food. Now she has written the cookbook her fans have been waiting for. Each recipe is short, simple, gorgeously photographed, and profoundly satisfying. This is everyday cooking for busy people who care deeply about what they eat: soups, tarts, salads, quiches, sandwiches, and glorious desserts.

Favorites include:

  • Bacon Cheddar Biscuits
  • White Bean & Kale Soup
  • Lemon Lentil Soup
  • Vietnamese Salad with Tofu
  • Fresh Peas & Pancetta Salad
  • Leek & Dijon Quiche
  • Heirloom Tomato & Feta Tart
  • Broccolini & Burrata Sandwich
  • Chocolate Black Sesame Bouchons
  • Little Flower Lollipops
  • Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

English Seafood Cookery [EPUB]

English Seafood Cookery [EPUB]
English Seafood Cookery (Cookery Library) by Rick Stein
2001 | EPUB | 4.56MB

Fish is becoming increasingly popular with the British who are learning to appreciate its enormous variety, versatility and its value as an essential part of a healthy diet.

Drawing on culinary traditions from around the world, Rick Stein presents the special recipes he serves at his Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, and, by sharing the secrets of his most popular dishes, encourages us to cook seafood in new and exciting ways.

Veni, Vidi, Vici: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Romans But Were Afraid to Ask [EPUB]

Veni, Vidi, Vici: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Romans But Were Afraid to Ask [EPUB]
Veni, Vidi, Vici: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Romans But Were Afraid to Ask by Peter Jones
2014 | EPUB + MOBI | 1.52/2.07MB

The Romans left a long-lasting legacy and their influence can still be seen all around us - from our calendar and coins, to our language and laws - but how much do we really know about them? Help is at hand in the form of Veni, Vidi, Vici, which tells the remarkable, and often surprising, story of the Romans and the most enduring empire in history.

Fusing a lively and entertaining narrative with rigorous research, Veni, Vidi, Vici breaks down each major period into a series of concise nuggets that provide a fascinating commentary on every aspect of the Roman world - from plebs to personalities, sauces to sexuality, games to gladiators, poets to punishments, mosaics to medicine and Catullus to Christianity.

Through the twists and turns of his 1250-year itinerary, Peter Jones is a friendly and clear-thinking guide. In this book he has produced a beguiling and entertaining introduction to the Romans, one that vividly brings to life the people who helped create the world we live in today.

Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, From Arsenic to Zinc [Audiobook]

Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, From Arsenic to Zinc [Audiobook]
Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, From Arsenic to Zinc [Audiobook] by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, read by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
2015 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 57 mins |

In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements—and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. Periodic Tales is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and science and the myriad ways the chemical elements are woven into our culture, history, and language. It will delight readers of Genome, Einstein’s Dreams, Longitude, and The Age of Wonder.

Like the alphabet, the calendar, or the zodiac, the periodic table of the chemical elements has a permanent place in our imagination. But aside from the handful of common ones (iron, carbon, copper, gold), the elements themselves remain wrapped in mystery. We do not know what most of them look like, how they exist in nature, how they got their names, or of what use they are to us. Welcome to a dazzling tour through history and literature, science and art. In Periodic Tales, you'll meet iron that rains from the heavens and neon as it lights its way to vice. You'll learn how lead can tell your future and why zinc may one day line your coffin. You'll discover what connects the bones in your body with the White House in Washington, the glow of a streetlight with the salt on your dinner table.

From ancient civilizations to contemporary couture, from the oxygen of publicity to the phosphorous in your pee, the elements are near and far and all around us. Unlocking their astonishing secrets and colorful pasts, Periodic Tales is a passionate journey through mines and artists' studios, to factories and cathedrals, into the woods and to the sea to discover the true stories of these fascinating but mysterious building blocks of the universe.

How to Master Your Emotions with anyone, in any situation [Video]

How to Master Your Emotions with anyone, in any situation [Video]
How to Master Your Emotions with anyone, in any situation by James Hayes
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 1.5 hours | 1.03GB

Learn 3 powerful techniques of emotional mastery, so you can double your confidence, let go of pain and dissolve fears

Would you like to be able to walk into any situation, with anyone, and feel exactly how you wanted to feel?
What would it be like, if you could choose your emotions at any given moment? To feel confident, excited and energised rather than sad, anxious or angry?

Public speaking is rated as one of the most common fears in the world, more common even than the fear of death.

Well imagine if you could stand up and do a speech in front of a thousand people feeling rock solid calm and confident…because you could choose to?

Emotions are the most powerful force in human psychology, they drive everything we do, they influence every decision, affect every performance, determine what we will do and not do, say and not say, how we will do and say those things, how we live our lives, how we excel or how we hold ourselves back. Your emotions are at the heart of everything.

In fact the very quality of your life is determined by the quality of the emotional states you experience. Happiness isn't about what you have; it's about how you feel.

And yet, less than 10% of the world actually bothers to learn how to master their emotions.

What if I told you there is no secret to it, you don't need to be a psychologist to run your own emotional state, in fact – you're already running it – you probably just don't know how. Nobody taught you, until now...

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 21 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!
  • Learn three simple and very powerful techniques to gain mastery of your emotions
  • Learn how to access your desired emotions such as confidence, calmness, happiness and excitement
  • Learn how to dissolve and let go of your negative emotions you don't want, such as fear, anger, frustration and sadness
  • Gain a deeper understanding of what your emotions are, how you build emotional states and how they affect your everyday life
  • Receive ongoing support - ask questions and post comments in your discussion board at any time

The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup [EPUB]

The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup [EPUB]
The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup by Heidi Blake, Jonathan Calvert
2015 | EPUB | 5.26MB

When FIFA awarded the tiny desert state of Qatar the rights to host the 2022 World Cup, the news was greeted with disbelief and allegations of corruption. How had a country with almost no football infrastructure or tradition, a high terror risk and searing summer temperatures of 50C beaten more established countries with stronger bids? The story behind the Qatari success soon developed into one of the greatest sporting scandals of our time.

And when the Sunday Times Insight team received a cache of hundreds of millions of documents from a whistleblower, the contents of the FIFA Files became a global sensation, unearthing the corruption that lay at the heart of the bidding process.

Now in this remarkable new book by the Sunday Times journalists at the centre of the investigation, Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, comes the most comprehensive account yet of what happened and who was involved. Above all, it explains why, despite all the evidence, FIFA under Sepp Blatter continues to support Qatar - even to the extent of publishing an edited and abbreviated report into the process that was immediately denounced by its original author. Longlisted for the William Hill prize, The Ugly Gameis undoubtedly the biggest sporting story of the year.

Holy Matrimony: Better Halves and Bitter Halves [EPUB]

Holy Matrimony: Better Halves and Bitter Halves [EPUB]
Holy Matrimony: Better Halves and Bitter Halves: Actors, Athletes, Comedians, Directors, Divas, Philosophers, Poets by Boze Hadleigh
2003 | EPUB | 0.91MB

In Hollywood, marriage is like an oil change. Most celebrities are due for another one every three months. The E! channel actually breaks into their regular programming to tell us Benjamin Bratt just got married or Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton are getting divorced. We are a nation obsessed with celebrity relationships, break-ups, make-ups, and shake-ups. From better halves to bitter halves, Holy Matrimony! is the first book of its kind. A collection of more than 1,000 quotes by showbiz personalities, including some of today's celebrities, it is categorized by theme: Dating, compatibility, romance, marriage, husbands and wives, divorce, remarriage, and, yes, even some enduring marriages (although "quantity is not always quality," as author Boze Hadleigh points out). Entertaining and enlightening, Holy Matrimony! will raise eyebrows—and maybe hopes—and definitely tickle the funny bone. Because marriage is much too important to take very seriously!

The Rough Guide to Economics [PDF]

The Rough Guide to Economics [PDF]
The Rough Guide to Economics by Andrew Mell, Oliver Walker
2014 | PDF | 25.37MB

From first economic principles to the financial crisis

The Rough Guide to Economics takes you through the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 and its resulting global problems and explores economics right from its foundations to the present day.

Issues caused by the recent financial crisis continue to dominate news across the world and if you want to gain a clear understanding of how economics are central to your world, the Rough Guide to Economics is the ideal no-nonsense guide for you. It explains everything you need to know about monetary policy, inflation, international trade and all the major topics within economics. With the election not too far off it also provides clear-cut information on government tax and spending decisions. You’ll discover how economics can illuminate topics as diverse as globalization and development, climate change, and poverty. You’ll even be able to see the relevance of economics to topics closer to home such as friendship, smoking and K-pop, and how findings from psychology have influenced economic thinking.

Whether you want to learn about economics for work or studies, need a handy reference, or want a clear understanding of the effect of economics on your world, the Rough Guide to Economics is the book for you, with no knowledge of mathematics required.

The Rough Guide to Nelson Mandela [PDF]

The Rough Guide to Nelson Mandela [PDF]
The Rough Guide to Nelson Mandela by Max du Preez
2012 | PDF | 12.46MB

The Rough Guide to Nelson Mandela is a fresh, honest overview of the life story and the impact of one of the world’s greatest modern icons. It assesses the influence of his rural, traditional childhood on his later personality, and his early years as a revolutionary leader and master strategist; including his private life and troubled marriages. It explores his 27 years in an apartheid jail and reveals the inside stories of the white government’s first secretive contacts with him and how he encouraged their intelligence chiefs to advise their political masters to abandon apartheid and negotiate a political settlement. The Rough Guide to Nelson Mandela attempts to explain Mandela’s remarkable lack of bitterness and his commitment to reconciliation with the white minority after his release. Readers get a rare insight into Mandela’s role in during the crucial negotiations period and his term as South Africa’s first black president. It critically examines his iconic status and impact on the world stage.

The Rough Guide to Nelson Mandela liberates Nelson Mandela from cloying myths and partisan portraits, pinpointing the true impact and legacy of one of the world’s most recognizable figures.

The Rough Guide to Germany [PDF]

The Rough Guide to Germany [PDF]
The Rough Guide to Germany by Rough Guides
2015 | PDF | 59.5MB

The Rough Guide to Germany is the ultimate travel guide to this dynamic country – simultaneously one of the most rewarding and most overlooked travel destinations in Europe.

Detailed accounts of every attraction provide all the information you need to explore the country’s exceptional museums, iconic architecture, stylish cities and picture-perfect castles, as well as its many rural escapes, from the soaring Bavarian Alps and dense woodlands of the Black Forest to the beautiful beaches and islands of the North Sea or the idyllic Rhineland vineyards where you can sample some of the country’s many world-class wines. All the best festivals are covered too, from Cologne’s riotous Carnival to the legendary Oktoberfest. The guide’s bevy of practical advice ensures that, no matter what your budget, you’ll find the perfect boutique hotel, quirky hostel, authentic cellar restaurant, Michelin-starred gourmet haunt, cutting-edge arts venue or hip bar and club, all marked on the book’s many colour maps. The Rough Guide to Germany includes well-researched historical and cultural background to help you understand and appreciate this complex country and, above all, make the most of your holiday.

The Rough Guide to Men's Health, 2nd Edition [PDF]

The Rough Guide to Men's Health, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
The Rough Guide to Men's Health, 2nd Edition by Lloyd Bradley
2015 | PDF | 45.62MB

Spiraling work stress, junk food overload, and makeover madness all make staying healthy seem a taller order than ever before. "The Rough Guide to Men's Health" provides you with everything you need to know to ensure your lifestyle isn't at war with your health. Avoiding flabby waffle and well being puritanism, features include: wherever, whenever - down-to-earth health advice whether you are in the kitchen, the bedroom, the gym, out on the town or simply looking in the mirror; how to improve performance; life coach strategies aimed at optimizing your outlook so you can feel your best every day; wear and tear - identifying the causes of health problems and what to do about them, with "how it works" features on key problem areas like the back and gut and how to cope with sport's injuries, and; tooling up: getting back into shape, sex and relationships, returning to work, and staying sane plus the low down on supplements.

Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster [EPUB]

Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster [EPUB]
Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q Stranahan
2015 | EPUB + MOBI | 3.22/3.9MB

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake large enough to knock the earth from its axis sent a massive tsunami speeding toward the Japanese coast and the aging and vulnerable Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactors. Over the following weeks, the world watched in horror as a natural disaster became a man-made catastrophe: fail-safes failed, cooling systems shut down, nuclear rods melted.

In the first definitive account of the Fukushima disaster, two leading experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists, David Lochbaum and Edwin Lyman, team up with journalist Susan Q. Stranahan, the lead reporter of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Pulitzer Prize–winning coverage of the Three Mile Island accident, to tell this harrowing story. Fukushima combines a fast-paced, riveting account of the tsunami and the nuclear emergency it created with an explanation of the science and technology behind the meltdown as it unfolded in real time. Bolstered by photographs, explanatory diagrams, and a comprehensive glossary, the narrative also extends to other severe nuclear accidents to address both the terrifying question of whether it could happen elsewhere and how such a crisis can be averted in the future.

Clean Eating Freezer Meals Cookbook [EPUB]

Clean Eating Freezer Meals Cookbook [EPUB]
Clean Eating Freezer Meals Cookbook: Fast and Delicious Clean Eating Recipes Your Family Will Love! by Heather Choate
2015 | EPUB | 1.42MB

If you want to:

  • Shed those extra pounds once and for all!
  • Look your very best, regardless of your age and your current physical condition.
  • Have INCREDIBLE energy!
  • Boost your immune system: we’re talking less sick-days, decreased dependency on medications, and better over-all health.
  • AND, feel amazing inside and out…
  • Then this recipe book is for you!

You’re going to:

  • Finally take control of your eating habits.
  • NEVER be hungry or deprived again.
  • Eat delicious foods that your body will actually crave.

I’ll teach you how to:

  • Make clean freezer meals fast with little preparation
  • Implement clean eating into any lifestyle
  • Find out how EASY and AFFORDABLE it is to eat clean!

A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails [EPUB]

A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails [EPUB]
A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails by Victoria Walsh, Scott McCallum
2015 | EPUB | 22.81MB

Celebrate Canadian cocktail history and artistry with A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails, a collection of over 100 recipes inspired by a bounty of homegrown ingredients and spirits that will appeal to armchair bartenders and professionals alike.

From the Yukon’s Sour Toe Shot to a Prairie Caesar to New Brunswick’s Fiddlehead Martini, each beautifully crafted recipe—comprising updated classics, signature drinks from Canada’s top bartenders and the authors’ own creations—features quintessentially Canadian ingredients and cultural references, blending to create a libatious and entertaining journey from sea to shining sea.

Also featured are syrup and infusion recipes, tips and tricks, technique and equipment guides, as well as travel narratives and recommendations from the authors’ cross-country road trips.

Authors Victoria Walsh and Scott McCallum have dedicated countless hours, not to mention gas mileage, foraging, travelling and experimenting, in order to instill their own brand of northern spirit into the existing cocktail canon, and to add to the proud tradition of ensuring Canadian drinks, history and lore, in all their glory, are served at the global bar.

Paula Deen Cuts the Fat: 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up [EPUB]

Paula Deen Cuts the Fat: 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up [EPUB]
Paula Deen Cuts the Fat: 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up by Paula Deen
2015 | EPUB | 114.28MB

Paula Deen has lost over 40 pounds and has maintained her weight loss for over two years by swapping out ingredients to reduce fat and calories. Paula's key to weight loss is moderation and accountability and one day a week she still enjoys good old southern cooking with biscuits and all. Only now she will have one biscuit instead of three. One does not have to give up taste when reducing calories and these recipes are a testament to that. Paula shares 250 of her favorite recipes lightened up. This brand new cookbook presents lightened up versions of fifty of her classic southern recipes and presents new recipes that cuts the calories but not the delicious taste. Including:

  • The Lady's New Cheesy Mac
  • New Savannah Gumbo
  • Flourless chocolate cake
  • Beaufort Shrimp Pie
  • Nutty Sweet Potato Balls
  • All-New Peach Cobbler

Best Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Baking Recipes [EPUB]

Best Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Baking Recipes [EPUB]
Best Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Baking Recipes by Grace Cheetham
2015 | EPUB | 44.38MB

Melt-in-the-mouth Red Velvet Cake; delicate Fondant Fancies; delicious Fig and Rosemary Pizza. For many celiacs or people allergic or intolerant to gluten and/or dairy, making any of these seems far too difficult. But best-selling author and leading expert in the thriving “free-from” community, Grace Cheetham, shows how easy it is to work with gluten-free flours and grains, and dairy-free products, to transform their culinary lives. Intolerant to both gluten and dairy, Grace has spent years developing delicious recipes from alternative ingredients to inspire those who follow her popular blog (glutendairyfree.co.uk). And now with every large supermarket stocking a wide range of these gluten- and dairy-free ingredients, it’s never been easier to cook up a feast! From breads and cookies to cakes and desserts, and even baked main meals, Grace’s new book offers so much variety you’ll never feel like you’re missing out again. Soft bread studded with sun-dried tomatoes and fragrant thyme leaves, Carrot and Cardamom Cake with a fluffy lime frosting, or Flatbreads with Spicy Chermoula-glazed Lamb—these are just a few of the dishes you can create. What’s more, all the irresistible recipes take the stress out of baking free-from food.

Extending Active Directory to the Cloud [Video]

Extending Active Directory to the Cloud [Video]
Extending Active Directory to the Cloud by Russell Smith
MP4, x264, 364 kbps, 1024x768 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 3 hrs 6 min | 516.77MB

Learn how to install Active Directory domain controllers in the Azure cloud, and make a connection between Azure and your on-premise network.

This course is for those who'd like to extend on-premise Active Directory to the cloud by installing domain controllers running on Azure virtual machines. You will learn how to automate the deployment of domain controllers using Windows PowerShell, set up a VPN connection between Azure and your company's intranet, and how to test that AD replication is working between the two sites.

Linux Managing DNS Servers (LPIC-2) [Video]

Linux Managing DNS Servers (LPIC-2) [Video]
Linux Managing DNS Servers (LPIC-2) by Andrew Mallett
MP4, x264, 364 kbps, 1024x768 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 4 hrs 16 min | 509.61MB

Getting you ready for the LPIC-2 202 exam, we concentrate in detail upon Objective 207. Ensuring you know all there is to know about DNS, we configure a BIND Master of Ubuntu and the Slave on CentOS as well as configuring PowerDNS and DNSMasq. Not to leave you short changed, we also look at security and sign zones with DNSSEC.

This course makes up the first in a series looking at the LPI's LPIC-2 202 exam and covers in detail objective 207. This is most certainly a great resource for those preparing for the exam but, additionally, this has been written to be the definitive course on using DNS in Linux. We make sure that the advanced topics for the exam are covered and we see this both on CentOS and Ubuntu systems. We cover BIND 9, DNSMAsq, and PowerDNS. In today's workplace, security has to be taken seriously and, in the module titled "Configuring DNS Security," we cover TSIG keys as well as setting up signed zones with DNSSEC.

Linux Installation and Initial Configuration [Video]

Linux Installation and Initial Configuration [Video]
Linux Installation and Initial Configuration by Andrew Mallett
MP4, x264, 364 kbps, 1024x768 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 6 hrs 21 min | 1.01GB

Learning to work with and master multiple Linux distributions. This is the 1st of 4 courses that will prepare you for the LPIC-1 and CompTIA Linux+ certification.

This course will help you see how much you can enjoy system administration, and how there is a life outside of your current role. Linux is prevalent, it is at the heart of "the cloud" and is hosting companies both big and small. In a recent survey, 93-percent of employers suggested that they plan to hire a Linux professional. This course is designed to get you up and running with Linux starting with the install, and passing through to basic management such as installing software and managing the file system. Being able to see these tasks completed in different Linux flavors will help you understand which Linux distribution is best for you, and prepare you for the vendor neutral certification for the LPI (Linux Professional Institute). This is an administration course, so basic concepts of system administration are expected, but prior knowledge of Linux or Unix systems is not required. We at Pluralsight would like you to again understand the enjoyment that system administration once gave you.

Exploratory Data Analysis with R [Video]

Exploratory Data Analysis with R [Video]
Exploratory Data Analysis with R [Video] by Matthew Renze
MP4, x264, 364 kbps, 1024x768 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 2 hrs 30 min | 435.57MB

Learn how to perform exploratory data analysis with R to complete day-to-day developer tasks.

R is a popular open-source programming language for data analysis. Its interactive programming environment and data visualization capabilities make R an ideal tool for exploratory data analysis. This course will provide an introduction to the R programming language and demonstrate how R can be used for exploratory data analysis to complete day-to-day developer tasks.

Getting Started with JSON in C# Using Json.NET [Video]

Getting Started with JSON in C# Using Json.NET [Video]
Getting Started with JSON in C# Using JsonNET by Xavier Morera
MP4, x264, 364 kbps, 1024x768 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 3 hrs 14 min | 595.91MB

JSON is a lightweight, human-readable, efficient, and easy to understand data interchange format. Learn how to serialize, deserialize, use LINQ to JSON, improve serialization performance, BSON, create schemas, validate JSON, and, in general, work with Json.NET.

The rising popularity of the web, mainly around JavaScript related technologies, has given JSON a great deal of importance over other data interchange formats, like XML. JSON is a lightweight, human-readable, efficient, and easy to understand data interchange format. JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. If you are a C# or .NET developer who needs to work with JSON, or even understand what JSON is, then this course is for you. In this course, we will learn how to serialize, deserialize, use LINQ To JSON, improve serialization performance, BSON, create schemas, validate JSON, and, in general, work with Json.NET, a popular, high performance, free, and open source JSON framework for .NET.

Improving Your MVC Applications with 10 Extension Points [Video]

Improving Your MVC Applications with 10 Extension Points [Video]
Improving Your MVC Applications with 10 Extension Points by Alex Wolf
MP4, x264, 364 kbps, 1024x768 | English, AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 3 hrs 8 min | 960.42MB

This course explores how to extend and customize the MVC framework to better solve common development tasks. MVC is designed with extensibility in mind and leveraging this flexibility can help solve tasks faster and far more effectively.

The goal of this course is to teach developers how to customize and extend the MVC framework to meet their needs. MVC is built with powerful extensibility in mind and leveraging this flexibility can help solve tasks faster and more effectively. This course explores the extension points developers are most likely to work with in a real project and which provide the most value in the shortest amount of time. Understanding these features is crucial to building maintainable, properly structured MVC applications.

Modern, Modular JavaScript with SystemJS and jspm [Video]

Modern, Modular JavaScript with SystemJS and jspm [Video]
Modern, Modular JavaScript with SystemJS and jspm by Wes Higbee
MP4, x264, 364 kbps, 1024x768 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 7 hrs 24 min | 1.2GB

Are you fed up with the lack of explicit relationships in JavaScript development? Are you tired of manually downloading dependencies and linking them meticulously into a script tag in the right order? Are you tired of waiting years for browsers to support new JS language constructs? If you want a modern approach to using the latest JS language constructs, including modularity, then this course is where you can get started.

Would you like to leverage better organization in your JavaScript applications? Would you like to easily break out dependencies into separate modules for design & testing purposes, then easily roll them back up as necessary into a bundled application that runs seamlessly in the browser? Would you like to take advantage of ES2015 and future versions of JavaScript without waiting years for browsers to catch up? Are you frustrated with the hassle required to pull third party dependencies into JavaScript applications, finding where to download them from, how to download them, and making sure they are loaded in the proper order? Have you tried modularizing JavaScript but been frustrated by the varying module formats (ESM, AMD, CJS, globals) and just wish they all worked together? In this course, I'll show you how to reap the benefits of modularization, new language constructs, seamless package management, and a hassle free development process with SystemJS and jspm.

Play by Play: Secure Remote Access with Windows Server 2012 R2 [Video]

Play by Play: Secure Remote Access with Windows Server 2012 R2 [Video]
Play by Play: Secure Remote Access with Windows Server 2012 R2 by Gary Eimerman, Richard Hicks
MP4, x264, 364 kbps, 1024x768 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 2 hrs 10 min | 723.78MB

In this play-by-play we’re going to look at ways to use Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Role to help us create secure access with the tools and licenses you already have in your Windows Server environment.

More and more we’re finding our users and servers accessing resources that are on different networks than themselves. In some cases making sure this communication is secured has been difficult and/or an expensive problem to solve. Many times we address this security need with physical hardware and new licenses. Instead, in this play-by-play we’re going to look at ways to use Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Role to help us create secure access with the tools and licenses you already have in your Windows Server environment.

Building a Single Page Web Application with Knockout.js [Video]

Building a Single Page Web Application with Knockout.js [Video]
Building a Single Page Web Application with Knockout.js [Video] by Chris Black, David Ly
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 2 hours | 303.55MB

Who This Video Is For

This course is aimed at both back-end and front-end web application developers with a basic knowledge of Knockout.js and an interest in effectively building a single web page application from start to finish. A basic understanding of the JavaScript language, HTML, CSS, and object-oriented principles is expected.

What You Will Learn

  • Use declarative data-binding to specify what your code should do in the HTML markup
  • Write class-based JavaScript code to encapsulate functionality similar to object-oriented languages
  • Apply the MVVM pattern to utilize two-way bindings between JavaScript and HTML
  • Cut down on duplicate code and make code more maintainable by using inheritance with base.js
  • Create custom bindings to expand on Knockout's functionality
  • Use knockout templates to organize and reuse markup
  • Dynamically choose a template based on the type of object
  • Learn how the "this" keyword works in JavaScript and how to use it effectively
  • Utilize computed properties to automatically track dependencies

Knockout is a JavaScript MVVM (Model View ViewModel) library that helps you create rich, dynamic user interfaces with clean, maintainable code. Moreover, Knockout automatically updates the UI when your data model state changes, ridding you of the need to refresh the page. As a developer, discover how you can use Knockout.js to architect a complete single page web application from start to finish while maintaining its structure and flexibility!

This course walks you through the process of creating a real-life web application using the MVVM pattern to add functionality to the code as it evolves. If your JavaScript often turns into a giant convoluted mess while building an application with Knockout, this video course will give you an insight on how to organize your code to avoid this.

Starting with an overview of the core concepts behind Knockout.js to create a real-world application, you'll begin your journey by first learning to build a simplified version of Google Docs. You'll discover the power of data binding and dependency tracking to automatically keep various parts of your application in sync. Next, you’ll learn how you can use debugging techniques to track errors before moving on to creating a spreadsheet to represent more complex data structures. Lastly, you’ll learn how to create a form and then save and load a page using server side functionality.

The final section of the course lets you explore best practices and some additional tools you can use to ensure a maintainable code base.

Style and Approach

Packt video courses are designed to cover the breadth of the topic in short, hands-on, task-based videos. Each course is divided into short manageable sections, so you can watch the whole thing or jump to the bit you need. The focus is on practical instructions and screencasts showing you how to get the job done.

A clear and practical approach to building a web application with sample code provided to help you every step of the way so you can see not just the final product, but also the evolution of the code base.

Working with Drywall: Hanging & Finishing Drywall the Professional Way [PDF + DVD]

Working with Drywall: Hanging & Finishing Drywall the Professional Way [PDF + DVD]
Working with Drywall: Hanging & Finishing Drywall the Professional Way
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS, NTSC, 6011 kbps, 720x480 | PCM, 1536 kbps, 2 Ch | 55 mins | +PDF | 2.91GB

Hanging and finishing drywall is quite possibly the one job that do-it-yourselfers dislike the most. It's messy, it's tedious and even small imperfections appear glaring when the walls and ceilings are painted. Working with Drywall gives a fresh perspective on this maligned but essential task. It goes beyond the basics of installing drywall to reveal all the secrets any homeowners needs to know to transform "rocking and mudding" from a chore into a true pleasure. The companion DVD takes you further still by showing taping and finishing techniques in real time so you can see exactly how the process looks when it is done right.

Features + Benefits

  • A fresh perspective on DIY hanging and finishing of drywall
  • Goes beyond the basics of installing drywall to reveal all the secrets any homeowners needs to know to transform “rocking and mudding” from a chore into a true pleasure
  • Companion DVD shows taping and finishing techniques in real time so you can see exactly how the process looks when it is done right

USES

  • Hanging and finishing drywall
  • Learning the best methods for flawless installation

INCLUDES

  • Book
  • Instructional DVD

How to create a Sloper/Block from scratch [Video]

How to create a Sloper/Block from scratch [Video]
How to create a Sloper/Block from scratch by Caroline Hart
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 2 hours | 2.44GB

What you have been waiting for. A course designed to teach you the fundamentals of making your own bodice sloper/block. I'm excited to deliver this to you.

This course is designed for:

  • Fashion students.
  • Industry professionals.
  • Hobbyists.
  • Fashion enthusiasts.

We will cover:

  • Pattern cutting basics.
  • Sloper construction by flat pattern making.
  • Sloper construction by draping on a mannequin/dress form.
  • Introducing you to blocks and slopers (the tools of the trade).
  • Basic garment construction.

All of the lectures are delivered by video. At the end of the course you will be ready to move forward in your pattern cutting journey.

What are the requirements?

  • Have basic pattern making equipment
  • Have a mannequin or dress form for part of the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 14 lectures and 2 hours of content!
  • Use their own bodice sloper/block for garment construction
  • Draft a custom bodice sloper/block from scratch

The Complete Facebook Ads and Facebook Marketing Course 2016 [Video]

The Complete Facebook Ads and Facebook Marketing Course 2016 [Video]
The Complete Facebook Ads and Facebook Marketing Course 2016 by Jerry Banfield, Joseph Delgadillo
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 26 hours | 8.37GB

Facebook advertising and Facebook marketing get a lot easier when you take this course! Last updated January 2016!

If you want to be successful with Facebook ads and Facebook marketing, you might love this Udemy course! You get principles and strategies that will work for you based on my experience building my Facebook page to more than 1.7 million likes and finding hundreds of clients for free using Facebook pages. Take this course today to join 29,000 people+ just like you hoping to get the best results on Facebook!

If you are like me, you are reading more now because you want to know for sure whether this course is worth taking before you invest your money and time in it. You can probably guess that with 29,000+ students, 120+ lectures, 22+ hours of HD video, and more than 210 reviews at an average rating of 4.5, the course is probably a good investment.

What are the requirements?

  • You can start this course with any level of experience on Facebook and go straight to learning the best of what I have found works today based on my experience being one of the very first users to sign up for Facebook in 2005 and using it nearly every day since then.
  • You can know nothing about Facebook ads and learn very quickly how to create successful ads, lower your cost per click, make recurring income each month, and get as many one million Facebook likes for $0.01 each!
  • You can begin with no knowledge of Facebook marketing and quickly figure out exactly how to use your personal profile to build deep relationships based on trust that can land you a six figure client just by sending one thoughtful message to the right Facebook page for free based on my experience doing exactly this!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 207 lectures and 26 hours of content!
  • Answers to every question you have about Facebook ads and Facebook marketing when you make a post in the discussions. One student said recently after introducing himself and seeing the responses "Wow, I don't think I've ever been part of a course where I got so much valuable feedback so quickly!"
  • A system hundreds of students have used before you to get Facebook page likes for $0.01 globally and for $0.06 in the USA.
  • A complete look at how I am getting $0.34 CPM and $0.001 per post engagement in the USA today!
  • A complete system to advertise anything successfully on Facebook by uploading a video to your Facebook page and using the Power Editor to create an ad for post engagement, clicks to website, or website conversions.
  • Methods for generating recurring revenue every month for free with the advanced Facebook marketing strategies I used to build my business into serving hundreds of clients in 20+ countries.
  • Strategies for making a profit every month with Facebook ads using the formula I am now using to sell my Udemy courses.
  • Tricks for getting a guaranteed return out of Facebook ads.
  • A simple system for generating B2B leads using messages from your personal profile to Facebook pages.
  • A lower cost per click with Facebook ads.
  • A lower cost per conversion with Facebook ads.
  • An increase in your average CTR in Facebook ads.
  • Instructions for how to setup conversion tracking pixels with Facebook ads.
  • A list of wealthy countries where you can make sales with Facebook ads often for 10% of the cost of ads in the USA.
  • Steps to speed up the time it takes for you to make lots of Facebook advertising campaigns in both the ads manager and the power editor.
  • Access to thousands of students skilled in Facebook ads that can help you with your ads when you post a discussion in the course and ask them to contact you with a proposal.
  • An explanation for why your personal profile is the most powerful tool you have for making money on Facebook.
  • Insights into how you can see what specifically will work the very best for you.
  • The 80/20 principle explained as it relates to Facebook ads.
  • Knowledge of what works with Facebook groups to get conversions for free based on my experience getting 20,000+ students on Udemy for free from Facebook groups.
  • Ideas for doing affiliate marketing using Facebook groups.

Starting your own business easily, with low risks and costs [Video]

Starting your own business easily, with low risks and costs [Video]
Starting your own business easily, with low risks and costs by James McBrearty
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 2.5 hours | 517.85MB

For the last 10 years I have specialised in helping one-person businesses grow. Many make the same mistakes without help

There is a high failure rate for new businesses unfortunately - this course aims to counter that, by showing you how to start your own small business with both low risks and low costs.

This course has been developed over the last 10 years from practical experience gained, both in growing my own business from scratch as well as helping hundreds of small business owners to do the same.

Many people starting out in business make the same mistakes as others have done before them - wasting unnecessary time and money, that could easily be avoided.

This course will enable you to make informed decisions and to be prepared for what is actually involved in starting and growing a successful small business.

What are the requirements?

No experience or knowledge is required - I'll show you exactly what is involved in starting and growing a small business, and how to make the process easy for you.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 39 lectures and 2.5 hours of content!
  • have a clear understanding of what you are going to be working towards in your new business.
  • have a clear understanding of all the new demands on your time.
  • understand the benefits of initial part-time working and how this can increase your chances for starting a successful business.
  • realise that your own time isn't actually free.
  • be able to plan out their ideal business.
  • have an understanding of how people can be caught out when it comes to sources of finance.
  • have a greater awareness of business sharks and also know how to repel them.
  • understand the importance of bookkeeping and accounts, and with systems in place can concentrate on other areas.
  • have a basic understanding of taxation obligations so that, combined with effective bookkeeping and accounts, you can ensure these are met.
  • understand what insurance coverage you should take out for your business.
  • have the roadmap of where your business is going, and as a result be able to steer towards your goals and make adjustments along the way.
  • have an understanding of how to choose a productive working environment, that works for you.
  • have an understanding of what investment combination in equipment is required to be the most effective at an affordable cost.
  • see how to create the impression of being a much larger business.
  • have an understanding of the options available to you for meeting with clients and can choose which suits the client best.
  • able to implement methods to ensure your business security, easily.
  • have an understanding of how sales are linked to marketing, and the importance of numbers.
  • be able to structure your business to effectively respond to enquiries.
  • be aware of the changing demands on your time as the business grows, and be able to prepare and plan for them.
  • understand that “you’ve got to learn more to earn more.”
  • understand the importance of regular client contact in bringing you more business.
  • understand that you can gain great benefit from using the services of others to assist you, rather than struggling trying to do everything yourself.
  • know where to look to gain an understanding of your most valuable information.
  • understand that because business owners love what they do it often doesn’t feel like ‘work’ to us, but you still need to schedule downtime away from the business.
  • understand that your business plan is a living document, that should be constantly developing to help you.
  • be able to target your marketing and as a result save time and money.
  • have an overview of the range of marketing opportunities available and where your focus should be directed.
  • have an understanding of how your website can generate leads for you, and also the basics of site security.
  • have an understanding of the successes possible from both blogging and online video, and be able to decide if they are right for you at the moment.
  • have an understanding of the benefits from face to face networking, and how to easily get started.
  • be able to see how to include social media in your day within otherwise lost time.
  • have an understanding of the options when it comes to paid advertising, and be able to consider whether they could work for you.

Writing Process Instructions and Directions [Video]

Writing Process Instructions and Directions [Video]
Writing Process Instructions and Directions by Alan Ackmann
MP4, x264, 364 kbps, 1024x768 | English, AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 1 hrs 28 min | 323.84MB

Process instructions and directions are some of the most common kinds of writing for IT professionals, whether they’re incidental responses to things like email queries or full-fledged manuals. This course covers writing an introduction to a set of instructions, managing safety warnings, formatting and presenting individual steps, analyzing the audience and situation, working with visuals, and developing a troubleshooting section.