Sex Hacks: Over 100 Tricks, Shortcuts, and Secrets to Set Your Sex Life on Fire [EPUB]
01 April 2016, 20:02
2016 | EPUB | 10.42MB
Sex is a bit like a secret society; everyone’s doing it, it’s just that no one talks about it. Kinkly’s mission is to start that conversation, answer your questions and help you discover new and exciting things about sex, love, and your body. Guaranteed to be illuminating, enlightening, fun ... and a little kinky. And that’s OK with us!
Sex Hacks will encourage you and your lover to get away from the daily grind to get down and dirty. If you’re a newbie to the adventurous scene, or are looking to add to your already stacked repertoire, this handy guide has something for everyone. The tips and tricks vary from foreplay to fetishes, from new positions to variations on old favorites, and features:
- 150 hacks to build a better sex life
- 75 color photographs for clarity
Brought to you from the bloggers at Kinkly.com, with contributions from their readers, Sex Hacks has sex tips, techniques, and titillating tidbits from experts and practitioners alike. No innuendos, no judgments, and no apologies, just fearless, straight-up talk about sex.
The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs [EPUB]
01 April 2016, 18:42
2015 | EPUB | 6.33MB
Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris.
Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. “I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,” Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood’s rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and François Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents—the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who’s been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers—bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing.
So This is Permanence: Joy Division Lyrics and Notebooks [EPUB]
01 April 2016, 18:10
2015 | EPUB | 53.29MB
This Is Permanence presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the late twentieth century, Joy Division's Ian Curtis.
The fact of the band's relatively few releases belies the power and enduring fascination its music holds, especially in light of Curtis's tragic suicide in 1980 on the eve of the band's first American tour.
Reproduced in this beautiful volume are Curtis's never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, accompanied by earlier drafts and previously unpublished pages from his notebooks that shed fascinating light on his writing and creative process.
Also included are an insightful and moving foreword by Curtis's widow Deborah, a substantial introduction by writer Jon Savage, and an appendix featuring books from Curtis's library and a selection of fanzine interviews, letters, and other ephemera from his estate.
By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia [EPUB]
01 April 2016, 17:16
2015 | EPUB | 56.66MB
By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale covering over 10,000 years, from the origins of farming around 9000 BC to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century AD.
An unashamedly 'big history', it charts the development of European, Near Eastern, and Chinese civilizations and the growing links between them by way of the Indian Ocean, the silk Roads, and the great steppe corridor (which crucially allowed horse riders to travel from Mongolia to the Great Hungarian Plain within a year). Along the way, it is also the story of the rise and fall of empires, the development of maritime trade, and the shattering impact of predatory nomads on their urban neighbours.
Above all, as this immense historical panorama unfolds, we begin to see in clearer focus those basic underlying factors - the acquisitive nature of humanity, the differing environments in which people live, and the dislocating effect of even slight climatic variation - which have driven change throughout the ages, and which help us better understand our world today.
01 April 2016, 17:14
2012 | EPUB | 0.9MB
Zhuangzi (about BC 369 --BC 286) is a philosopher in Warring States period. His family name is Chuang, called Zhou, Han, Meng (now Anhui Mengcheng county) in Song. He once worked as a official in Qiyuan. Zhuangzi is the great thinker, philosopher and writer in pre-Qin (Warring States) period, and the main founder of Taoism. He and Lao Tzu--the ancestor of Taoism, are called "" Lao Zhuang"".
See also: The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings [EPUB]
01 April 2016, 17:01
2006 | EPUB | 7.44MB
Among the great works of world literature, perhaps one of the least familiar to English readers is the Shahnameh: ThePersian Book of Kings, the national epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between the years 980 and 1010, tells the story of pre- Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century.
As a window on the world, Shahnameh belongs in the company of such literary masterpieces as Dante’s Divine Comedy, the plays of Shakespeare, the epics of Homer— classics whose reach and range bring whole cultures into view. In its pages are unforgettable moments of national triumph and failure, human courage and cruelty, blissful love and bitter grief.
In tracing the roots of Iran, Shahnameh initially draws on the depths of legend and then carries its story into historical times, when ancient Persia was swept into an expanding Islamic empire. Now Dick Davis, the greatest modern translator of Persian poetry, has revisited that poem, turning the finest stories of Ferdowsi’s original into an elegant combination of prose and verse. For the first time in English, in the most complete form possible, readers can experience Shahnameh in the same way that Iranian storytellers have lovingly conveyed it in Persian for the past thousand years.
Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003 [EPUB]
01 April 2016, 16:57
2012 | EPUB | 0.9MB
The essays of Roberto Bolano in English at last, translated by Natasha Wimmer.
Between Parentheses collects most of the newspaper columns and articles Bolano wrote during the last five years of his life, as well as the texts of some of his speeches and talks and a few scattered prologues. “Taken together,” as the editor Ignacio Echevarría remarks in his introduction, they provide “a personal cartography of the writer: the closest thing, among all his writings, to a kind of fragmented ‘autobiography.’” Bolano’s career as a nonfiction writer began in 1998, the year he became famous overnight for The Savage Detectives; he was suddenly in demand for articles and speeches, and he took to this new vocation like a duck to water. Cantankerous, irreverent, and insufferably opinionated, Bolano also could be tender (about his family and favorite places) as well as a fierce advocate for his heroes (Borges, Cortázar, Parra) and his favorite contemporaries, whose books he read assiduously and promoted generously. A demanding critic, he declares that in his “ideal literary kitchen there lives a warrior”: he argues for courage, and especially for bravery in the face of failure. Between Parentheses fully lives up to his own demands: “I ask for creativity from literary criticism, creativity at all levels.”
The Hymns of Zoroaster: A New Translation of the Most Ancient Sacred Texts of Iran [EPUB]
01 April 2016, 16:28
2010 | EPUB | 2.46MB
Zoroaster was one of the greatest and most radical religious reformers in the history of the world. The faith that he founded some 2600 years ago in a remote region of central Asia flourished to become the bedrock of a great empire as well as its official religion. Zoroastrianism is still practiced today in parts of India and Iran and in smaller communities elsewhere, where its adherents are known as Parsis. It has the distinction of being one of the most ancient religions in the world: only Hinduism can lay claim to greater antiquity.
The foundation texts of this venerable system of belief are the founder's own passionate poems, known as the Gathas (""Songs""), and a short ritual composed soon after his death, called the Liturgy in Seven Chapters. These hymns are the authentic utterances of a religious leader whose thought was way ahead of his time, and are among the most precious relics of human civilization.
After so many millennia they continue to speak to us of an impressively austere theology and of an inspiring and easily understood moral code. Yet existing translations are few, divergent in their interpretations of the original Avestan language of Zoroaster, and frequently hard to access. M. L. West's new translation, based on the best modern scholarship, and augmented by a substantial introduction and notes, makes these powerfully resonant texts available to a wide audience in clear and accessible form.
Watertight Marketing: Delivering Long-Term Sales Results [MOBI]
01 April 2016, 15:20
2013 | MOBI | 3.51MB
Are you wasting your money on marketing? Most businesses are. They’ve got serious profit leaks. So when they run their marketing Taps, revenue simply pours out of a leaky Bucket. Watertight Marketing is no ordinary marketing book. There’s no jargon. And it’s not about the latest over-hyped tactic. This is a book that tackles business fundamentals. It’s the book on marketing that makes all the others make sense. Following the process laid out in this book puts you in control of your business growth. You’ll be able to step off the roller coaster of yo-yo sales results and get your business on a sustainable upward curve. Bryony Thomas has a refreshing style that means the ideas click and stick. She has distilled her wealth of experience into clear action points that you’ll want to tackle today.
Whatever Gets You through the Night [EPUB]
01 April 2016, 14:33
2011 | EPUB | 1.79MB
Whatever Gets You through the Night is an irreverent and deeply funny retelling of the Arabian Nights and a wildly inspired exploration of the timeless art of storytelling. Award-winning writer Andrei Codrescu reimagines how Sheherezade saved Baghdad's virgins and her own life through a heroic feat of storytelling--one that kept the Persian king Sharyar hanging in agonizing narrative and erotic suspense for 1001 nights.
For Sheherezade, the end of either suspense or curiosity means death, but Codrescu keeps both alive in this entertaining tale of how she learned to hold a king in thrall, setting with her endless invention an unsurpassable example for all storytellers across the ages. Liberated and mischievous, Codrescu's Sheherezade is as charming as she is shrewd--and so is the story Codrescu tells.
Lost Years, A Memoir 1945-1951 by Christopher Isherwood [EPUB]
01 April 2016, 10:32
2013 | EPUB | 0.6MB
Christopher Isherwood settled in California in 1939 and spent the war years writing for Hollywood, but by 1945 he had all but ceased to write fiction and even abandoned his habit of keeping a diary. Instead he embarked on a life of frantic socialising and drinking. Looking back from the 1970s, Isherwood recreated these years from personal memories to form a remarkably honest mixture of private and social history.
Dawkins' God: From The Selfish Gene to The God Delusion, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
01 April 2016, 09:13
2014 | EPUB | 0.3MB
A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examination of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renowned expert on the relation of science and religion
- Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins’ landmark treatise The God Delusion (2006), as well as coverage of his later popular works The Magic of Reality (2011) and The Greatest Show on Earth (2011),and a new chapter on Dawkins as a popularizer of science
- Tackles Dawkins’ hostile and controversial views on religion, and examine the religious implications of his scientific ideas including a comprehensive investigation of the ‘selfish gene’
- Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to anyone interested in better understanding the interplay between science and religion
The Economist Audio Edition [April 2, 2016]
01 April 2016, 00:11
MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + MOBI | 169.45MB
Beware the cult of Xi: Chairman of everything
- UK steel RIP?
- America turns against free trade
- Pakistan's long fight against terror
- Europe's center-left collapse
- The kakapo's miserable sex life
- E-Cigarettes: The big smoke -- Why e-smoking is flourishing (in Britain)
- International: Counter-radicalisation (1-3)
- S&T: Supersonic air travel