The Equal Opportunities Revolution [EPUB]

The Equal Opportunities Revolution [EPUB]
The Equal Opportunities Revolution by James Heartfield
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781910924921 | 3.24MB

The Equal Opportunities Revolution explains why bosses took equal opportunities on board just as they were tearing up union rights at work. It asks why greater rights led to greater inequality, and why advances in race and sex equality ran alongside social inequality. It shows how the equal opportunities revolution became the general model for workplace relations in the decades that followed, and how it did not challenge, but rather perfected the liberalisation of labour law. The right won the economic war, the left won the culture war - and this book explains how.

Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women [EPUB]

Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women [EPUB]
Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women by Renee Engeln
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780062469779 | 0.92MB

An award-winning Northwestern University psychology professor reveals how the cultural obsession with women's appearance is an epidemic that harms women's ability to get ahead and to live happy, meaningful lives, in this powerful, eye-opening work in the vein of Naomi Wolf, Peggy Orenstein, and Sheryl Sandberg.

Today’s young women face a bewildering set of contradictions when it comes to beauty. They don’t want to be Barbie dolls but, like generations of women before them, are told they must look like them. They’re angry about the media’s treatment of women but hungrily consume the very outlets that belittle them. They mock modern culture’s absurd beauty ideal and make videos exposing Photoshopping tricks, but feel pressured to emulate the same images they criticize by posing with a "skinny arm." They understand that what they see isn’t real but still download apps to airbrush their selfies. Yet these same young women are fierce fighters for the issues they care about. They are ready to fight back against their beauty-sick culture and create a different world for themselves, but they need a way forward.

In Beauty Sick, Dr. Renee Engeln, whose TEDx talk on beauty sickness has received more than 250,000 views, reveals the shocking consequences of our obsession with girls’ appearance on their emotional and physical health and their wallets and ambitions, including depression, eating disorders, disruptions in cognitive processing, and lost money and time. Combining scientific studies with the voices of real women of all ages, she makes clear that to truly fulfill their potential, we must break free from cultural forces that feed destructive desires, attitudes, and words—from fat-shaming to denigrating commentary about other women. She provides inspiration and workable solutions to help girls and women overcome negative attitudes and embrace their whole selves, to transform their lives, claim the futures they deserve, and, ultimately, change their world.

The Healing Power of Life Alighnment: Realigning Body, Heart and Mind with Your Soul's Purpose [EPUB]

The Healing Power of Life Alighnment: Realigning Body, Heart and Mind with Your Soul's Purpose [EPUB]
The Healing Power of Life Alighnment: Realigning Body, Heart and Mind with Your Soul's Purpose by Philippa Lubbock
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781780289885 | 2.29MB

Everything you need to heal and claim the life destined to become yours is already within you. This is the simple but powerful message at the very heart of Life Alignment – an extraordinary system of vibrational healing that has been handed down from higher powers and other dimensions – to help you do just that. You know why you are here and how to get the life you want, you've simply forgotten that the power to change and make that happen lies with you.

A Life Alignment healing session with a Life Alignment practitioner will help your body and mind remember and put you back on the road to the destiny that awaits you. Here you will find the very latest of those teachings and a pathway back to meet and communicate with your deeper spiritual self who already has the answers and is now waiting for you to find a way to hear the inner guidance that will show you the way ahead and the path you need to take.

Better Homes and Gardens 100 Recipes You’ll Make Forever [EPUB]

Better Homes and Gardens 100 Recipes You’ll Make Forever [EPUB]
Better Homes and Gardens 100 Recipes You’ll Make Forever: Perfected in Our Test Kitchen for Success in Yours
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780544977228 | 200.83MB

Photo tutorials, step-by-step instructions, and secrets for success that home cooks will turn to again and again

Every home cook needs a core of reliable favorites to execute flawlessly. Through clear instruction and photography, this collection provides the tools for making 100 perfect, reliable, and foolproof dishes, from the creamiest mac and cheese to the most flavorful fish tacos.

Photo tutorials walk readers through key steps of the process to take the mystery out of achieving perfect results. Secrets from the Test Kitchen — what works, what doesn’t, and why — are sprinkled throughout to provide additional keys to success. “Eight to Try” features provide riffs on a theme, proving that once home cooks have mastered the basic techniques, the opportunity for customization is truly endless. In all, readers will have not only 100 excellent recipes for traditional and new classic breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, sides, and desserts, but invaluable lessons from the BHG Test Kitchen as well. Full nutrition information rounds out this comprehensive package to instill confidence in every home cook.

I Am the World's Oldest-Known Living Tree [PDF]

I Am the World's Oldest-Known Living Tree [PDF]
I Am the World's Oldest-Known Living Tree by Gilbert Thibault
2012 | PDF | ISBN: 9781892225153 | 33.79MB

While traveling north on California Highway 395 in the summer of 1996 with his young daughter and niece, Gil Thibault discovered the Bristlecone Pine National Forest from just a small road sign in Big Pine, California. He was amazed by the special beauty, architecture, and longevity of the trees. His desire to write a book about the Bristlecone Pines stayed subdued, but never went extinct. Finally, in 2010, after years of dreams and recurrent thoughts, he decided to write this book, a two-year labor of love. This is a friendly and informative guide to the unbelievable beauty and scientific value of the Bristlecone Pines of the White Mountains in central California.

Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something 'Alive' and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It [EPUB]

Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something Alive and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It [EPUB]
Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something "Alive" and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It by J Scott Turner
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780062651563 | 5.2MB

A professor, biologist, and physiologist argues that modern Darwinism’s materialist and mechanistic biases have led to a scientific dead end, unable to define what life is—and only an openness to the qualities of "purpose and desire" will move the field forward.

Scott Turner contends. "To be scientists, we force ourselves into a Hobson’s choice on the matter: accept intentionality and purposefulness as real attributes of life, which disqualifies you as a scientist; or become a scientist and dismiss life’s distinctive quality from your thinking. I have come to believe that this choice actually stands in the way of our having a fully coherent theory of life."

Growing research shows that life's most distinctive quality, shared by all living things, is purpose and desire: maintain homeostasis to sustain life. In Purpose and Desire, Turner draws on the work of Claude Bernard, a contemporary of Darwin revered among physiologists as the founder of experimental medicine, to build on Bernard’s "dangerous idea" of vitalism, which seeks to identify what makes "life" a unique phenomenon of nature. To further its quest to achieve a fuller understanding of life, Turner argues, science must move beyond strictly accepted measures that consider only the mechanics of nature.

A thoughtful appeal to widen our perspective of biology that is grounded in scientific evidence, Purpose and Desire helps us bridge the ideological evolutionary divide.

Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love [EPUB]

Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love [EPUB]
Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love by Richard Sheridan
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781591845874 | 3.87MB

The moment you walk into Menlo Innovations, you can sense the atmosphere full of energy, playfulness, enthusiasm, and maybe even . . . joy. As a package-delivery person once remarked, “I don’t know what you do, but whatever it is, I want to work here.”

Every year, thousands of visitors come from around the world to visit Menlo Innovations, a small software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They make the trek not to learn about technology but to witness a radically different approach to company culture.

CEO and “Chief Storyteller” Rich Sheridan removed the fear and ambiguity that typically make a workplace miserable. His own experience in the software industry taught him that, for many, work was marked by long hours and mismanaged projects with low-quality results. There had to be a better way.

With joy as the explicit goal, Sheridan and his team changed everything about how the company was run. They established a shared belief system that supports working in pairs and embraces making mistakes, all while fostering dignity for the team.

The results blew away all expectations. Menlo has won numerous growth awards and was named an Inc. magazine “audacious small company.” It has tripled its physical office three times and produced products that dominate markets for its clients.

Joy, Inc. offers an inside look at how Sheridan and Menlo created a joyful culture, and shows how any organization can follow their methods for a more passionate team and sustainable, profitable results. Sheridan also shows how to run smarter meetings and build cultural training into your hiring process.

Joy, Inc. offers an inspirational blueprint for readers in any field who want a committed, energizing atmosphere at work—leading to sustainable business results.

The Letter and the Cosmos: How the Alphabet Has Shaped the Western View of the World [EPUB]

The Letter and the Cosmos: How the Alphabet Has Shaped the Western View of the World [EPUB]
The Letter and the Cosmos: How the Alphabet Has Shaped the Western View of the World by Laurence N. De Looze
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781442628533 | 21.65MB

From our first ABCs to the Book of Revelation’s statement that Jesus is “the Alpha and Omega,” we see the world through our letters. More than just a way of writing, the alphabet is a powerful concept that has shaped Western civilization and our daily lives. In The Letter and the Cosmos, Laurence de Looze probes that influence, showing how the alphabet has served as a lens through which we conceptualize the world and how the world, and sometimes the whole cosmos, has been perceived as a kind of alphabet itself. Beginning with the ancient Greeks, he traces the use of alphabetic letters and their significance from Plato to postmodernism, offering a fascinating tour through Western history.

A sharp and entertaining examination of how languages, letterforms, orthography, and writing tools have reflected our hidden obsession with the alphabet, The Letter and the Cosmos is illustrated with copious examples of the visual and linguistic phenomena which de Looze describes. Read it, and you’ll never look at the alphabet the same way again.

Super Power, Spoony Bards, and Silverware: The Super Nintendo Entertainment System [EPUB]

Super Power, Spoony Bards, and Silverware: The Super Nintendo Entertainment System [EPUB]
Super Power, Spoony Bards, and Silverware: The Super Nintendo Entertainment System by Dominic Arsenault
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780262036566 | 1.8MB

How the Super Nintendo Entertainment System embodied Nintendo's resistance to innovation and took the company from industry leadership to the margins of videogaming.

This is a book about the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that is not celebratory or self-congratulatory. Most other accounts declare the Super NES the undisputed victor of the "16-bit console wars" of 1989--1995. In this book, Dominic Arsenault reminds us that although the SNES was a strong platform filled with high-quality games, it was also the product of a short-sighted corporate vision focused on maintaining Nintendo's market share and business model. This led the firm to fall from a dominant position during its golden age (dubbed by Arsenault the "ReNESsance") with the NES to the margins of the industry with the Nintendo 64 and GameCube consoles. Arsenault argues that Nintendo's conservative business strategies and resistance to innovation during the SNES years explain its market defeat by Sony's PlayStation.

Extending the notion of "platform" to include the marketing forces that shape and constrain creative work, Arsenault draws not only on game studies and histories but on game magazines, boxes, manuals, and advertisements to identify the technological discourses and business models that formed Nintendo's Super Power. He also describes the cultural changes in video games during the 1990s that slowly eroded the love of gamer enthusiasts for the SNES as the Nintendo generation matured. Finally, he chronicles the many technological changes that occurred through the SNES's lifetime, including full-motion video, CD-ROM storage, and the shift to 3D graphics. Because of the SNES platform's architecture, Arsenault explains, Nintendo resisted these changes and continued to focus on traditional gameplay genres.

Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World [EPUB]

Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World [EPUB]
Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World by Jacqueline Ryan Vickery, translated by S. Craig Watkins
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780262036023 | 1.09MB

Why media panics about online dangers overlook another urgent concern: creating equitable online opportunities for marginalized youth.

It's a familiar narrative in both real life and fiction, from news reports to television storylines: a young person is bullied online, or targeted by an online predator, or exposed to sexually explicit content. The consequences are bleak; the young person is shunned, suicidal, psychologically ruined. In this book, Jacqueline Ryan Vickery argues that there are other urgent concerns about young people's online experiences besides porn, predators, and peers. We need to turn our attention to inequitable opportunities for participation in a digital culture. Technical and material obstacles prevent low-income and other marginalized young people from the positive, community-building, and creative experiences that are possible online.

Vickery explains that cautionary tales about online risk have shaped the way we think about technology and youth. She analyzes the discourses of risk in popular culture, journalism, and policy, and finds that harm-driven expectations, based on a privileged perception of risk, enact control over technology. Opportunity-driven expectations, on the other hand, based on evidence and lived experience, produce discourses that acknowledge the practices and agency of young people rather than seeing them as passive victims who need to be protected.

Vickery first addresses how the discourses of risk regulate and control technology, then turns to the online practices of youth at a low-income, minority-majority Texas high school. She considers the participation gap and the need for schools to teach digital literacies, privacy, and different online learning ecologies. Finally, she shows that opportunity-driven expectations can guide young people's online experiences in ways that balance protection and agency.

Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life [Audiobook]

Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life [Audiobook]
Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life [Audiobook] by Jessica Nutik Zitter, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 11 mins | 307.69MB

An ICU and palliative care specialist featured in the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary Extremis offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest level

In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die.

Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care - to become an ICU physician - and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her first code, she found herself cracking the ribs of a patient so old and frail it was unimaginable he would ever come back to life. She began to question her choice.

Extreme Measures charts Zitter's journey from wanting to be one kind of hero to becoming another - a doctor who prioritizes the patient's values and preferences in an environment where the default choice is the extreme use of technology. In our current medical culture, the old and the ill are put on what she terms the end-of-life conveyor belt. They are intubated, catheterized, and even shelved away in care facilities to suffer their final days alone, confused, and often in pain. In her work Zitter has learned what patients fear more than death itself: the prospect of dying badly. She builds bridges between patients and caregivers, formulates plans to allay patients' pain and anxiety, and enlists the support of loved ones so that life can end well, even beautifully.

Filled with rich patient stories that make a compelling medical narrative, Extreme Measures enlarges the national conversation as it thoughtfully and compassionately examines an experience that defines being human.

The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others [Audiobook]

The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others [Audiobook]
The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others [Audiobook] by Tali Sharot, read by Xe Sands
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hrs 23 mins | 148.8MB

A cutting-edge, research-based inquiry into how we influence those around us and how understanding the brain can help us change minds for the better.

Part of our daily job as humans is to influence others; we teach our children, guide our patients, advise our clients, help our friends and inform our online followers. We do this because we each have unique experiences and knowledge that others may not. But how good are we at this role? It turns out we systematically fall back on suboptimal habits when trying to change others' beliefs and behaviours. Many of these instincts - from trying to scare people into action to insisting the other is wrong or attempting to exert control - are ineffective because they are incompatible with how the mind operates. The principle idea of this book is that an attempt to change will be successful if it is well-matched with the core elements that govern how our brain works. Sharot unveils the hidden power of influence, good and bad, and enables us to identify instances in which we fall prey to delusions. The book will search deep below the surface, relying on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to provide new insight into human behaviour.

The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Er [Audiobook]

The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Er [Audiobook]
The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Er [Audiobook] by Amy Blankson, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hrs 33 mins | 152.91MB

Technology - at least in theory - is improving our productivity, efficiency, and communication. The one thing it's not doing is making us happier. We are experiencing historically high levels of depression and dissatisfaction. But it doesn't have to be that way. Technology can drive - not diminish - human happiness.

Our brains receive 11 million bits of information every second but can only process 40 bits at any given time. Thanks to the latest technology, you have a say in what information you consume. We now have the tools to train our brains to scan the world for the positive, trumping our genes and our environment to reach our full potential.

Knowing that technology is here to stay and will continue to evolve in form and function, we need to know how to navigate the future to achieve a better balance between technology, productivity, and well-being.

In The Future of Happiness, author Amy Blankson, cofounder of the global positive psychology consulting firm GoodThink, unveils five strategies that successful individuals can use to not just survive but to actually thrive in the Digital Age:

  • Stay grounded to focus and channel your energy with intention
  • Know thyself through app-driven data to strive toward your potential
  • Train your brain to develop and sustain an optimistic mindset
  • Create a habitat for happiness to maximize the spaces and places in which you live, work, and learn
  • Be a conscious innovator to actively shape your future

By rethinking when, where, why and how you use technology, you will not only able to influence your own well-being but also help shape the future of your community. Discover how futuristic technologies can transform the idea of "I'll be happy when..." to your way of being now.

Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning [Audiobook]

Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning [Audiobook]
Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning [Audiobook] by Thomas H Davenport, Jeanne G Harris, read by L J Ganser
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 10 hrs 50 mins | 298.23MB

From two pioneers in business analytics, an update of the classic book on how analytics and business intelligence are transforming competition and how leading organizations build and compete on an analytical capability. Leading companies are doing more than just collecting and storing data in large quantities - they're now driving their competitive strategies based on data-driven insights. And achieving impressive results: Identifying the most profitable customers, accelerating product innovation, optimizing supply chains and pricing, and leveraging the true drivers of financial performance. The secret weapon? Analytics - sophisticated quantitative and statistical analysis and predictive modeling supported by data-savvy leaders and powerful information technology.

In Competing on Analytics, Davenport and Harris explain how analytics are transforming the basis of competition in industry after industry. They show how organizations as diverse as Procter & Gamble, Capital One, CEMEX, and the Boston Red Sox are using these tools to outperform rivals, by applying analytics to finance, manufacturing, R&D, and HR and with customers and suppliers. Presenting a practical framework of the five stages of analytical competition, this book provides managers with the road map for becoming an analytical competitor.

Principles: Life and Work [Audiobook]

Principles: Life and Work [Audiobook]
Principles: Life and Work [Audiobook] by Ray Dalio, read by Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 16 hrs 3 mins | 449.9MB

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and has grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater's exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as "an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency". It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio - who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood - that he believes are the reason behind his success.

In Principles, Dalio shares what he's learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book's hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of "radical truth" and "radical transparency", include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating "baseball cards" for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they're seeking to achieve.

Here, from a man who has been called both "the Steve Jobs of investing" and "the philosopher king of the financial universe" (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you'll find in the conventional business press.

Overcoming the Destructive Inner Voice: True Stories of Therapy and Transformation [Audiobook]

Overcoming the Destructive Inner Voice: True Stories of Therapy and Transformation [Audiobook]
Overcoming the Destructive Inner Voice: True Stories of Therapy and Transformation [Audiobook] by Robert W. Firestone, read by Will Damron
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 40 mins | 211.15MB

Many people grapple with destructive thought processes or a "critical inner voice" that directs their behavior and, to varying degrees, limits their lives. Using deeply personal and very human stories based on his own clinical practice, noted psychologist Robert W. Firestone illustrates the struggles of his clients to give words to this "enemy within", and in the process overcome its damaging influence. These revealing and captivating stories offer glimpses into the uniquely human relationship that develops in the therapeutic encounter and demonstrate the powerful impact that the experience has on both client and therapist.

Dr. Firestone is the originator of a therapeutic method called "Voice Therapy", by which clients learn to identify the language of the defense system and eventually separate their own point of view from its harmful effects. Each story provides an intimate look into one person's life, illuminates aspects of his or her "dark side", and highlights an important insight into the therapeutic process.

This sensitively written book will evoke emotional responses in listeners, and inspire them to take action to challenge the dictates of their own inner critic.

Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life [Audiobook]

Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life [Audiobook]
Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life [Audiobook] by Kelly Flanagan, read by Eric Michael Summerer
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 39 mins | 183.25MB
"We rarely remember the precious months or years when we experienced our worthiness as a fact. A given. Something as present, real, and natural as breathing and playing and animal crackers." (Dr. Kelly Flanagan)

It's time to remember.

Dr. Kelly Flanagan is known to millions for the letters he writes to his children and shares on his blog. Loveable is written to the little one in each of us, who is all too ready to be reminded: You are enough, you are not alone, and you matter.

In Loveable, Dr. Flanagan reveals the core insight gleaned from his years of clinical work - you are here for a reason, yet you cannot truly awaken to it until you have first embraced your truest, worthiest self and then allow yourself to be truly embraced by others. Weaving heartwarming storytelling, gentle insights, and the wisdom of Dr. Flanagan's Christian tradition - including his belief that we are all "the living, breathing bearers of the eternal, transcendent, and limitless love that spun the planets and hung the stars" - this book invites you to remember the name you were given before all other names: loveable.

Creating Great Choices: A Leader's Guide to Integrative Thinking [Audiobook]

Creating Great Choices: A Leader's Guide to Integrative Thinking [Audiobook]
Creating Great Choices: A Leader's Guide to Integrative Thinking [Audiobook] by Jennifer Riel, Roger L. Martin, read by Jack Garrett
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 30 mins | 206.92MB

A practical four-step methodology for any leader or manager facing a tough choice, and for creating integrative solutions to big, complex, and pressing problems. Conventional wisdom - and business school curricula - teaches us that making trade-offs is inevitable when it comes to hard choices. But sometimes, accepting the obvious trade-off just isn't good enough: the choices in front of us don't get us what we need. In those cases, rather than choosing the least worst option, we can use the models in front of us to create a new and better answer. This is integrative thinking. First introduced by Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind, integrative thinking is an approach to problem solving that uses opposing ideas as the basis for innovation. Now, in Creating Great Choices, Martin and fellow Rotman expert Jennifer Riel vividly show how they have refined and enhanced the understanding and practice of integrative thinking through their work teaching the concept and its principles to business and nonprofit executives, MBA students, even kids. Integrative thinking has been embraced by organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Deloitte, Verizon, and the Toronto District School Board - all seeking a replicable, thoughtful approach to creating a "third and better way" to make important choices in the face of unacceptable trade-offs. The book includes new stories of successful integrative thinkers that will demystify the process of creative problem solving. It lays out the authors' practical four-step methodology, which can be applied in virtually any context:

  • Articulating opposing models
  • Examining the models
  • Generating possibilities
  • Assessing prototypes

Stimulating and practical, Creating Great Choices blends storytelling, theory, and hands-on advice to help any leader or manager facing a tough choice.

Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win [Audiobook]

Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win [Audiobook]
Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win [Audiobook] by Chris Kuenne, John Danner, read by John Danner
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 42 mins | 185.23MB

A Wall Street Journal best seller

Are you a driver, an explorer, a crusader, or a captain?

Many factors shape the success or failure of a new business, whether it's a stand-alone start-up or a venture inside a larger corporation. But the most important and least understood of these factors is the personality of the entrepreneur - the particular combination of beliefs and preferences that drives his or her motivation, decision making, and leadership style. And your builder personality is the one resource you can directly control in growing a business that wins. Simply put, who you are shapes how you build for growth.

Built for Growth decodes the interplay between builder personality and new business success. Using a patented analytic methodology, authors Chris Kuenne and John Danner discovered four distinct types of highly successful entrepreneurial personalities - the driver, the explorer, the crusader, and the captain. Each is motivated, makes decisions, manages, and leads their businesses differently.

Kuenne and Danner blend pioneering research and exclusive personal interviews to illustrate how each type handles the five dynamic challenges in building a business of lasting value: converting ideas into products, galvanizing individual talent for collaborative impact, transforming buyers into partners, aligning financial and other supporters, and scaling the business.

With assessments and tools, including a brief Builder Personality quiz and in-depth profiles of each builder type, Built for Growth is the ultimate guide for how to play to your strengths, complement and compensate for your gaps, and build a successful business - from start-up to scale-up. Its vivid stories and practical advice show how you can unlock the potential of your builder personality to shape your business, your team, and your ability to win in the marketplace.

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days [Audiobook]

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days [Audiobook]
Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days [Audiobook] by Chris Guillebeau, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 51 mins | 134.9MB

The author of the New York Times best seller The $100 Startup shows how to launch a profitable side hustle in just 27 days.

For some people, the thought of quitting their day job to pursue the entrepreneurial life is exhilarating. For many others, it's terrifying. After all, a stable job that delivers a regular paycheck is a blessing. And not everyone has the means or the desire to take on the risks and responsibilities of working for themselves.

But what if we could quickly and easily create an additional stream of income without giving up the security of a full-time job? Enter the side hustle.

Chris Gullibeau is no stranger to this world, having launched more than a dozen side hustles over his career. Here he offers a step-by-step guide that takes you from idea to income in just 27 days.

Designed for the busy and impatient, this detailed road map will show you how to select, launch, refine, and make money from your side hustle in under a month. You'll learn how to:

  • Brainstorm, borrow, and steal to build an arsenal of great side hustle ideas (day 3)
  • Apply "Tinder for Side Hustle" logic to pick the best idea at any time (day 6)
  • Learn, gather, or create everything you need to launch; then set up a real-life way to get paid (days 13-14)
  • Start raking in the money by channeling your inner Girl Scout (day 18)
  • Master the art of deals, discounts, and special offers (day 21)
  • Raise your game: improve, expand, or make more money off your hustle (days 24-26)

A side hustle is more than just another stream of income; it's also the new job security. When you receive paychecks from different sources, it allows you to take more chances in your "regular" career. More income means more options. More options equals freedom. You don't need entrepreneurial experience to launch a profitable side hustle. You don't have to have an MBA or know how to code or be an expert marketer. You don't need employees or investors. With Chris as a guide, anyone can make more money, pursue a passion, and enjoy greater security - without quitting their day job.

A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy [EPUB]

A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy [EPUB]
A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy by Joel Mokyr
2016 | EPUB + PDF | ISBN: 9780691168883 | 3.98/7.08MB

During the late eighteenth century, innovations in Europe triggered the Industrial Revolution and the sustained economic progress that spread across the globe. While much has been made of the details of the Industrial Revolution, what remains a mystery is why it took place at all. Why did this revolution begin in the West and not elsewhere, and why did it continue, leading to today's unprecedented prosperity? In this groundbreaking book, celebrated economic historian Joel Mokyr argues that a culture of growth specific to early modern Europe and the European Enlightenment laid the foundations for the scientific advances and pioneering inventions that would instigate explosive technological and economic development. Bringing together economics, the history of science and technology, and models of cultural evolution, Mokyr demonstrates that culture―the beliefs, values, and preferences in society that are capable of changing behavior―was a deciding factor in societal transformations.

Mokyr looks at the period 1500–1700 to show that a politically fragmented Europe fostered a competitive "market for ideas" and a willingness to investigate the secrets of nature. At the same time, a transnational community of brilliant thinkers known as the “Republic of Letters” freely circulated and distributed ideas and writings. This political fragmentation and the supportive intellectual environment explain how the Industrial Revolution happened in Europe but not China, despite similar levels of technology and intellectual activity. In Europe, heterodox and creative thinkers could find sanctuary in other countries and spread their thinking across borders. In contrast, China’s version of the Enlightenment remained controlled by the ruling elite.

Combining ideas from economics and cultural evolution, A Culture of Growth provides startling reasons for why the foundations of our modern economy were laid in the mere two centuries between Columbus and Newton.

One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps [EPUB]

One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps [EPUB]
One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps by Andrea Pitzer
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780316303590 | 17.18MB

A groundbreaking, haunting, and profoundly moving history of modernity's greatest tragedy: concentration camps

For over 100 years, at least one concentration camp has existed somewhere on Earth. First used as battlefield strategy, camps have evolved with each passing decade, in the scope of their effects and the savage practicality with which governments have employed them. Even in the twenty-first century, as we continue to reckon with the magnitude and horror of the Holocaust, history tells us we have broken our own solemn promise of "never again."

In this harrowing work based on archival records and interviews during travel to four continents, Andrea Pitzer reveals for the first time the chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps. Beginning with 1890s Cuba, she pinpoints concentration camps around the world and across decades. From the Philippines and Southern Africa in the early twentieth century to the Soviet Gulag and detention camps in China and North Korea during the Cold War, camp systems have been used as tools for civilian relocation and political repression. Often justified as a measure to protect a nation, or even the interned groups themselves, camps have instead served as brutal and dehumanizing sites that have claimed the lives of millions.

Drawing from exclusive testimony, landmark historical scholarship, and stunning research, Andrea Pitzer unearths the roots of this appalling phenomenon, exploring and exposing the staggering toll of the camps: our greatest atrocities, the extraordinary survivors, and even the intimate, quiet moments that have also been part of camp life during the past century.

ISIS: The Terror Nation [EPUB]

ISIS: The Terror Nation [EPUB]
ISIS: The Terror Nation by Loretta Napoleoni
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781609807252 | 0.77MB

From its birth in the late 1990s as the jihadist dream of terrorist leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the Islamic State (known by a variety of names, including ISIS, ISIL, and al Qaeda in Iraq) has grown into a massive enterprise, redrawing national borders across the Middle East and subjecting an area larger than the United Kingdom to its own vicious brand of Sharia law.

In ISIS: The Terror Nation, world-renowned terrorism expert Loretta Napoleoni builds on her international best-selling The Islamic Phoenix, with new chapters on the Islamic State's recruitment of Western women, economic strategy, and recent terrorist attacks around the world. Napoleoni takes us beyond the headlines, demonstrating that while Western media portrays the Islamic State as little more than a gang of thugs on a winning streak, the organization is proposing a new model for nation building. Waging a traditional war of conquest to carve out the twenty-first-century version of the original Caliphate, ISIS uses modern technology to recruit and fundraise while engaging the local population in the day-to-day running of the new state. Rising from the ashes of failing jihadist enterprises, the Islamic State has shown a deep understanding of Middle Eastern politics, fully exploiting proxy war and shell-state tactics. This is not another terrorist network but a formidable enemy in tune with the new modernity of the current world disorder. As Napoleoni writes, "Ignoring these facts is more than misleading and superficial, it is dangerous. 'Know your enemy' remains the most important adage in the fight against terrorism."

Baddiewinkle's Guide to Life [EPUB]

Baddiewinkle's Guide to Life [EPUB]
Baddiewinkle's Guide to Life by Baddiewinkle
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780062655646 | 36.39MB

Instagram’s hippest grandma shares her thoughts on living and dressing adventurously in this humorous illustrated guide.

Known for her tie-dye tops, shirts with sayings like "Bye Basic," and giant neon drop earrings, eighty-eight-year-old Baddie Winkle is one of the internet’s hottest stars. The alter-ego of Helen van Winkle, Baddie began with an adventurous makeover. Putting on her great granddaughter’s tie-dye Grateful Dead bears t-shirt, jean shorts, and socks patterned with pink marijuana leaves, Helen posted her first photo of Baddie in April 2014, with the help of her grandkids and great-grandkids. Since then, Baddie’s colorful, youthful style, controversial photos, and snaps with celebrities like Miley Cyrus have earned her the devotion of more than two million Instagram fans and transformed her life. From appearing on MTV’s Video Music Awards and in a Smirnoff commercial, to meeting celebrities and her numerous fans, to traveling the country, dropping in at frat parties, and making a music video, this irrepressibly charming Southern renegade demonstrates it’s never too late to open and enjoy a new chapter in your life.

Imbued with her energetic, infectious spirt and rebellious attitude, Baddiewinkle's Guide to Life is an inspiring handbook for living life adventurously. Baddie tells her life story, including the joys and heartbreak and the lessons she has learned, and shares her thoughts on a wide range of issues, including funky fashion, the internet and pop culture, being age appropriate, and being an octogenarian internet star. Illustrated with dozens of color photos, Baddiewinkle's Guide to Life also features Baddie’s tips on how to be Baddie, her favorite outfits, and other special content sure to delight and inspire fans of all ages.

Eight Is Enough: A Father's Memoir of Life with His Extra-Large Family [EPUB]

Eight Is Enough: A Father's Memoir of Life with His Extra-Large Family [EPUB]
Eight Is Enough: A Father's Memoir of Life with His Extra-Large Family by Tom Braden
2017 | EPUB | ASIN: B06Y61MDF1 | 2.03MB

The true story behind the classic TV show: A father’s delightful account of raising eight free-spirited children in 1970s America.

Tom Braden had a colorful career: He parachuted into Nazi-occupied France, directed the CIA’s covert operations program during the early years of the Cold War, ran for public office, owned a newspaper, served as executive secretary for the Museum of Modern Art, and cohosted the CNN show Crossfire. He counted among his friends David Brinkley, Robert Frost, Kirk Douglas, and Nelson Rockefeller. But Braden considered fatherhood both his most important job and his biggest adventure. No wonder; he and his wife, Joan, a State Department official and Washington society hostess, raised eight children during one of the most tumultuous periods in American history.

In this diverting family memoir, Braden shares a treasure trove of amusing anecdotes—from the time his youngest daughter’s pet sheep interrupted a dinner party with a Supreme Court justice to the telegram US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy sent after the birth of the Bradens’ eighth child: “Congratulations. I surrender.” (The Kennedys had seven children at the time). With wit and wisdom, Braden also addresses some of the most serious issues, including drugs, alcohol, and premarital sex, faced by parents in an era of deep distrust between generations.

When ABC proposed adapting Eight Is Enough for television, Braden found the idea so preposterous he sold the rights for one dollar. The award-winning series starring Dick Van Patten and Betty Buckley ran for five seasons and launched the Hollywood careers of many young actors, including Willie Aames and Ralph Macchio. A celebration of the joys and tribulations of fatherhood, Eight Is Enough speaks with warmth, humor, and compassion to parents and children everywhere.

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane [EPUB]

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane [EPUB]
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane by Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781501165320 | 4.81MB

The highly anticipated memoir from Gucci Mane, “one of hip-hop’s most prolific and admired artists” (The New York Times).

For the first time Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words. It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth. Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive—a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past.

Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. His influential mixtapes and street anthems pioneered the sound of trap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers: Migos, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made-It, Metro Boomin.

Yet every success was followed by setback. Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all. Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he’s decided to tell his story.

In his extraordinary autobiography, the legend takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past—years behind bars, the murder charge, drug addiction, career highs and lows—the making of a trap god. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music.

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is a blunt and candid account—an instant classic.

Chancing It: The Laws of Chance and How They Can Work for You [EPUB]

Chancing It: The Laws of Chance and How They Can Work for You [EPUB]
Chancing It: The Laws of Chance and How They Can Work for You by Robert Matthews
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781781250303 | 1.46MB

Over the years, some very smart people have thought they understood the rules of chance—only to fail dismally. Whether you call it probability, risk, or uncertainty, the workings of chance often defy common sense. Fortunately, advances in math and science have revealed the laws of chance, and understanding those laws can help in your everyday life.

In Chancing It, award-winning scientist and writer Robert Matthews shows how to understand the laws of probability and use them to your advantage. He gives you access to some of the most potent intellectual tools ever developed and explains how to use them to guide your judgments and decisions. By the end of the book, you will know:

  • How to understand and even predict coincidences
  • When an insurance policy is worth having
  • Why “expert” predictions are often misleading
  • How to tell when a scientific claim is a breakthrough or baloney
  • When it makes sense to place a bet on anything from sports to stock markets

A groundbreaking introduction to the power of probability, Chancing It will sharpen your decision-making and maximize your luck.

The Life-Giving Sword: Secret Teachings from the House of the Shogun [EPUB]

The Life-Giving Sword: Secret Teachings from the House of the Shogun [EPUB]
The Life-Giving Sword: Secret Teachings from the House of the Shogun by Yagyu Munenori, translated by William Scott Wilson
2012 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781590309902 | 7.0MB

The legendary seventeenth-century swordsman Yagyu Munenori was the sword instructor and military and political adviser to two shoguns—and a great rival to Miyamoto Musashi. Despite his martial ability and his political power, Munenori's life was spent immersed in Zen teachings. These teachings formed the framework for his deeply spiritual approach to sword fighting. Munenori saw in the practice of the sword a way to transform the student into a total human being.

The Life-Giving Sword is Munenori's manifesto on his approach. His central themes are the "life-giving sword"—the idea of controlling one's opponent by spiritual readiness to fight rather than by actual fighting—and "No Sword," which is the idea that the mind must be free of everything, even the sword itself, in order to get to the place of complete mastery. Munenori's ideas are applicable not only to martial arts but to business and human relations as well.

Revolution! Writings from Russia: 1917 [EPUB]

Revolution! Writings from Russia: 1917 [EPUB]
Revolution: Writings from Russia: 1917 edited by Pete Ayrton
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781681775203 | 2.6MB

Commemorating the October 2017 centenary of the Russian Revolution, an anthology of wide-ranging voices and scholarship throwing fresh light on this momentous historical event.

This October the world commemorates the centenary of the Russian Revolution, one of the crucial moments of the twentieth century, and an event passionately fought over by those on all sides of the political spectrum.

Revolution! will contain writing by Russians and by foreigners who went to Russia and for whom the Russian Revolution was a political litmus test. The themes―hunger and heating, the limits of personal freedom, the infallibility of the party, free love, the role of art in the revolution―dominated twentieth century intellectual life and continue to resonate today. Many books on the Russian Revolution will be published in the centenary year, but Revolution! will be unique in portraying this momentous event through the writings of those who witnessed it (or its immediate after-effects).

Following No Man’s Land and No Pasaran, it is an anthology that vividly portrays the many sides of an event that changed the course of world history―and is still contested today.

“Leninists, Bolsheviks, anarchists and communists, thugs, registered housebreakers – what a muddle! What a Satanic vinaigrette! What immense work – to raise once more and cleanse from all this garbage the great idea of socialism.” ―Teffi

Insider London: A Curated Guide to the Most Stylish Shops, Restaurants, and Cultural Experiences [EPUB]

Insider London: A Curated Guide to the Most Stylish Shops, Restaurants, and Cultural Experiences [EPUB]
Insider London: A Curated Guide to the Most Stylish Shops, Restaurants, and Cultural Experiences by Rachel Felder
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780062444462 | 59.69MB

Sophisticated shopping and travel expert Rachel Felder, the author of Insider Brooklyn, takes you deep into the heart of the world’s most visited city—London—with her painstakingly curated selection of 200 not-to-be-missed destinations—major retailers, specialty boutiques, hotels, cultural venues, restaurants, cafes, and bars—hundreds of colorful photographs, a specially commissioned illustrated map, and an index of listings.

In the past decade, London has consistently been the world’s top destination among international travelers, including nearly nineteen million visitors in 2015 alone. In this beautifully designed, practical, and portable compendium, Rachel, a widely published journalist specializing in fashion, beauty, travel, and trends, takes you on a unique, personalized tour of the city that is her second home.

Insider London is, in essence, Rachel’s very own little black book, an annotated guide to the best of the city: heritage businesses and upstart boutiques, established and burgeoning neighborhoods, from Mayfair to trendy Shoreditch, and filled with essential information only a savvy Londoner would know.

The coverage includes:

  • City Essentials’ Hotels, Museums and Galleries, Parks and Open Spaces, Live Music Venues, and Theaters
  • Shops—Department Stores, Clothing and Fashion Accessories
  • Beauty, Grooming, and Wellness
  • Décor, Flowers, and Items for the Home
  • Stationery, Books and Gifts
  • Markets
  • Food and Drink—Restaurants; Pubs, Gastropubs, and Cocktail Bars; Quick Bites, Bakeries and Takeaways; Fish and Chips; Afternoon Tea; Coffee Bars and Tea Houses
  • Listings Index

Every entry—from appointment-only boutiques to unique galleries to unusual tea purveyors—have been chosen with Felder’s refined tastemaker’s eye, including new discoveries, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it neighborhood gems, and quintessential mainstays. Rachel describes each venue in detail, highlighting its specialties and profiling the experience, and provides its complete street address, phone number, website, and closest tube station.

An indispensable guide for London dwellers and visitors, Insider London is also visual feast for Anglophiles who simply want to dream about it and shop it from home.

Making Sense of the Alt-Right [EPUB]

Making Sense of the Alt-Right [EPUB]
Making Sense of the Alt-Right by George Hawley
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780231185127 | 0.38MB

During the 2016 election, a new term entered the mainstream American political lexicon: “alt-right,” short for “alternative right.” Despite the innocuous name, the alt-right is a white-nationalist movement. Yet it differs from earlier racist groups: it is youthful and tech savvy, obsessed with provocation and trolling, amorphous, predominantly online, and mostly anonymous. And it was energized by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. In Making Sense of the Alt-Right, George Hawley provides an accessible introduction and gives vital perspective on the emergence of a group whose overt racism has confounded expectations for a more tolerant America.

Hawley explains the movement’s origins, evolution, methods, and core belief in white-identity politics. The book explores how the alt-right differs from traditional white nationalism, libertarianism, and other online illiberal ideologies such as neoreaction, as well as from mainstream Republicans and even Donald Trump and Steve Bannon. The alt-right’s use of offensive humor and its trolling-driven approach, based in animosity to so-called political correctness, can make it difficult to determine true motivations. Yet through exclusive interviews and a careful study of the alt-right’s influential texts, Hawley is able to paint a full picture of a movement that not only disagrees with liberalism but also fundamentally rejects most of the tenets of American conservatism. Hawley points to the alt-right’s growing influence and makes a case for coming to a precise understanding of its beliefs without sensationalism or downplaying the movement’s radicalism.

Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team [PDF]

Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team [PDF]
Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team by Jurgen Appelo
2016 | PDF | ISBN: 9781119268680 | 93.11MB

A practical handbook for making management great again

Managing for Happiness offers a complete set of practices for more effective management that makes work fun. Work and fun are not polar opposites; they're two sides of the same coin, and making the workplace a pleasant place to be keeps employees motivated and keeps customers coming back for more. It's not about gimmicks or 'perks' that disrupt productivity; it's about finding the passion that drives your business, and making it contagious. This book provides tools, games, and practices that put joy into work, with practical, real-world guidance for empowering workers and delighting customers. These aren't break time exploits or downtime amusements—they're real solutions for common management problems. Define roles and responsibilities, create meaningful team metrics, and replace performance appraisals with something more useful. An organization's culture rests on the back of management, and this book shows you how to create change for the better.

Somewhere along the line, people collectively started thinking that work is work and fun is something you do on the weekends. This book shows you how to transform your organization into a place with enthusiastic Monday mornings.

  • Redefine job titles and career paths
  • Motivate workers and measure team performance
  • Change your organization's culture
  • Make management—and work—fun again

Modern organizations expect everyone to be servant leaders and systems thinkers, but nobody explains how. To survive in the 21st century, companies need to dig past the obvious and find what works. What keeps top talent? What inspires customer loyalty? The answer is great management, which inspires great employees, who then provide a great customer experience. Managing for Happiness is a practical handbook for achieving organizational greatness.

Turing and the Universal Machine: The Making of the Modern Computer [EPUB]

Turing and the Universal Machine: The Making of the Modern Computer [EPUB]
Turing and the Universal Machine: The Making of the Modern Computer by Jon Agar
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781840462500 | 1.99MB

The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and most famously with the life of one man, Alan Turing. How did this device, which first appeared a mere 50 years ago, come to structure and dominate our lives so totally? An enlightening mini-biography of a brilliant but troubled man.

The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook: Charming Recipes from Anne and Her Friends in Avonlea [EPUB]

The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook: Charming Recipes from Anne and Her Friends in Avonlea [EPUB]
The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook: Charming Recipes from Anne and Her Friends in Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Kate Macdonald
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781631063749 | 14.22MB

Join Anne Shirley and her friends in Avonlea with the charming recipes in The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook, a recipe collection inspired by L.M. Montgomery’s famous children’s book series, Anne of Green Gables. Have you ever wanted to sneak a sip of Diana Barry’s Favorite Raspberry Cordial or try a slice of Anne Shirley’s Liniment Cake (without the liniment!)? Now you can, with the delightful teatime snacks, mains, desserts, and more created by Kate Macdonald, L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter.

From Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches and Marilla’s Plum Pudding with Caramel Pudding Sauce (without the mouse!) to Gilbert’s Hurry-Up Dinner, the recipes included here are mentioned throughout the books in the Anne of Green Gables series, along with recipes from L.M. Montgomery’s own kitchen. With a lovely grosgrain ribbon, full-color photography, whimsical illustrations, and quotes and anecdotes, this cookbook is the ideal gift for all “kindred spirits” and lovers of Avonlea.

Slow Cooker Favorites Chicken [EPUB]

Slow Cooker Favorites Chicken [EPUB]
Slow Cooker Favorites Chicken: 150+ Easy, Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes, from Hot Chicken Buffalo Bites and Chicken Parmesan to Teriyaki Chicken by Adams Media
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781507204696 | 2.58MB

Learn how to make easy, affordable, and deliciously diverse dinners for your family every night with this go-to cookbook featuring more than 140 slow-cooker chicken recipes.

Chicken is a dinnertime staple. It’s a simple, budget-friendly favorite, and there are countless ways to prepare it. In Slow Cooker Favorites Chicken you’ll find something new and delicious to enjoy every day—from classic appetizers and comforting dishes to exotic international one-pot meals—with minimal prep work and easy cleanup. The most challenging part will be picking which dish you want to try next!

The T Club [EPUB]

The T Club [EPUB]
The T Club by Warren Willey
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781619273757 | 3.33MB

Considered by many to be one of the hottest topics in medicine, male hormone replacement has gone from a feared, questionable practice to full blown mainstream treatment. Like any medical practice, treatment, or therapy, a detailed understanding of the disorder and associated disease states, the medications used in disease states, physiology of both the human and the drug the human uses as well as its side effects, interactions, and reactions is essential.

Dr. Willey has laid it out in a format accessible by both physician and patient in this easy to read and entertaining book. As the back cover closes, you will understand the implications and ramifications in male hormone therapy and be able to decide if it is right for you – as either the doctor or the patient.

Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life [EPUB]

Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life [EPUB]
Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life by Niki Brantmark
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780008260101 | 12.74MB

Uncover the secrets of the Swedish philosophy of life called Lagom – meaning ‘just enough’. At its core is the idea that we can strike a healthy balance with the world around us without having to make extreme changes, and without denying ourselves anything.

This delightful book, written by Niki Brantmark, founder and curator of the award winning interior design blog, My Scandinavian Home, gives a taste of the philosophy behind Lagom and shows how to include some of the principles into our daily lives. Inspirational and fun ideas to help you achieve balance, well being and a more sustainable existence.

The book is divided into three sections. Introducing Lagom to your personal life includes ideas for decluttering your home, conscious buying and embracing ‘slow design’. At work take time to balance your day with a proper lunchbreak and a gadget free Sabbath, while outdoor staycations in remote settings can offer relaxation you never knew possible!

Lagom at home and with our families explains the art of simple pleasures – bring a dish entertaining at home, of shared craft activities with our children and less stressed homework time! And finally there’s Lagom in the wider world and the principles of living sustainably – as IKEA have pledged in their Live Lagom campaign -make some small changes like using LED lightbulbs, taking shorter showers and upcycling and you are living a Lagom life, a rewarding but responsible life; not denying yourself or sacrificing what you love, while not taking from the planet more than you need. It’s just the right amount!

Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes with Fewer Calories and Less Fat [PDF]

Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes with Fewer Calories and Less Fat [PDF]
Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes with Fewer Calories and Less Fat by by Dana Angelo White
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781465464873 | 113.28MB

Make healthier versions of all your fried favorites--all under 500 calories!

Air frying is fast and convenient, but it's not easy to find air frying recipes that are healthy and delicious. The Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook contains 100 recipes that are absolutely delicious and also better for your health because they use less oil and contain healthier ingredients than traditional fried foods. Included in this book are better-for-you versions of traditional main dishes, breakfasts, sides (like French fries), desserts (like cookies), and more. You'll also learn how to use this versatile appliance to bake, roast, and grill many of your favorite fried foods—with fewer calories.

  • Enjoy 100 recipes that are healthier than typical air-fried foods, which can contain too many hidden calories and too much fat.
  • Get exact calorie counts and detailed nutrition information to help you stay within the USDA's recommended daily allowances.
  • Make healthier versions of traditionally fried favorites, including French Fries, and fried chicken, as well as lighter snacks, such as smoky kale chips and sriracha honey chicken wings.
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with lightened-up treats, including sea salt brownies, apple turnovers, and chocolate lava cakes.
  • Fry, bake, grill, and discover how versatile your air fryer is and how you can use it to make virtually anything.

Career Development All-in-One For Dummies [PDF]

Career Development All-in-One For Dummies [PDF]
Career Development All-in-One For Dummies by Consumer Dummies
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781119363088 | 8.26MB

Take control of your career today

Want to get ahead in the workplace? Learn new skills and increase your visibility as a leader in your company with the help of this practical, hands-on guide to professional development. You'll find new techniques for being a better leader, tips for writing better emails, rules for running more effective meetings, and much more. Plus, you'll discover how to give presentations that will keep your audience engaged and learn to be a more mindful person.

Combined from seven of the best For Dummies books on career development topics, Career Development All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop guide to taking control of your career and improving your professional life. Perfect on its own or as part of a formal development program, it gives you everything you need to advance your career.

  • Become a better leader
  • Manage your time wisely
  • Write effective business communications
  • Manage projects more effectively

Success is an individual responsibility—so put your professional future in your own hands with this guide!

Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition [PDF]

Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition [PDF]
Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Sean McManus, Mike Cook
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781119412007 | 33.22MB

Get your slice of Raspberry Pi

With the invention of the unique credit card-sized single-board computer comes a new wave of hardware geeks, hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities with the Raspberry Pi—and this is the perfect guide to get you started. With this down-to-earth book, you'll quickly discover why the Raspberry Pi is in high demand!

There's a reason the Raspberry Pi sold a million units in its first year, and you're about to find out why! In Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cook make it easier than ever to get you up and running on your Raspberry Pi, from setting it up, downloading the operating system, and using the desktop environment to editing photos, playing music and videos, and programming with Scratch—and everything in between.

  • Covers connecting the Pi to other devices such as a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and more
  • Teaches you basic Linux System Admin
  • Explores creating simple hardware projects
  • Shows you how to create web pages

Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition makes computing as easy as pie!

Detecting and Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies [PDF]

Detecting and Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies [PDF]
Detecting and Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies by Marshalee George, Kimlin Tam Ashing
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781119272243 | 13.79MB

Your trusted, no-nonsense guide to detecting and managing breast cancer

From the breast health experts at the American Breast Cancer Foundation comes a sensitive and authoritative guide to the most common cancer in women: breast cancer. Covering everything from prevention to dealing with a diagnosis to coping with life after cancer, it serves as a trusted resource for anyone whose life has been touched by this dreaded disease.

Advancements in breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment are being made every day, but it can be overwhelming and confusing knowing where to turn and who to trust. Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies distills the information into one easy-to-follow guide, giving you quick, expert advice on everything you'll face as you manage your breast health. From getting to know your treatment options to talking to loved ones about breast cancer—and everything in between—it does the legwork for you so you can take a deep breath and focus on your health.

  • Perform regular self-exams the right way
  • Cope with the many decisions that need to be made if you're diagnosed
  • Ask the right questions about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and breast reconstruction
  • Decipher complicated pathology reports with confidence

Whether you're at risk for breast cancer or have been diagnosed and want to know your options, Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies empowers you to take your health into your own hands.

Arthritis, What Exercises Work: Breakthrough Relief For The Rest Of Your Life, Even After Drugs & Surgery Have Failed [EPUB]

Arthritis, What Exercises Work: Breakthrough Relief For The Rest Of Your Life, Even After Drugs & Surgery Have Failed [EPUB]
Arthritis, What Exercises Work: Breakthrough Relief For The Rest Of Your Life, Even After Drugs & Surgery Have Failed by Dava Sobel, Arthur C Klein
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780312097431 | 3.79MB

What is the most powerful arthritis treatment ever developed to help restore you to a healthy, pain-free, and vigorous life--for the rest of your life?

It's the very same breakthrough that has:

  • Helped more arthritis sufferers than drugs, surgery, or any other treatment--without dangerous side effects.
  • Been widely prescribed by medical doctors and other health practitioners.

The answer? Exercise.

Here are the right exercised for your kind of arthritis, pain-level, age, occupation, and hobbies.

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