The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity [EPUB]

The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity [EPUB]
The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780062322586 | 1.93MB

Iconic couples’ therapist and bestselling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a provocative look at relationships through the lens of infidelity.

Affairs, she argues, have a lot to teach us about the human heart—what we expect, what we think we want, and what we feel entitled to. They offer a unique window into our personal and cultural attitudes about love, lust, and commitment. Through examining illicit love from multiple angles, Perel invites readers into an honest, enlightened, and entertaining exploration of modern marriage in its many variations.

An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet, this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. Adultery has existed since marriage was invented, and so too the prohibition against it—in fact, it has a tenacity that marriage can only envy. So what are we to make of this time-honored taboo—universally forbidden yet universally practiced? Why do people cheat—even those in happy marriages? Why does an affair hurt so much? When we say infidelity, what exactly do we mean? Do our romantic expectations of marriage set us up for betrayal? Is there such a thing as an affair-proof marriage? Is it possible to love more than one person at once? Can an affair ever help a marriage? Perel weaves real-life case stories with incisive psychological and cultural analysis in this fast-paced and compelling book.

For the past ten years, Perel has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of couples who have grappled with infidelity. Betrayal hurts, she writes, but it can be healed. An affair can even be the doorway to a new marriage—with the same person. With the right approach, couples can grow and learn from these tumultuous experiences, together or apart.

Fiercely intelligent, The State of Affairs provides a daring framework for understanding the intricacies of love and desire. As Perel observes, “Love is messy; infidelity more so. But it is also a window, like no other, into the crevices of the human heart.”

The Eight Immortal Healers: Taoist Wisdom for Radiant Health [EPUB]

The Eight Immortal Healers: Taoist Wisdom for Radiant Health [EPUB]
The Eight Immortal Healers: Taoist Wisdom for Radiant Health by Mantak Chia, Johnathon Dao
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781620556504 | 6.16MB

A detailed guide to restoring the eight foundational areas of health

  • Explains how each of legendary Taoist masters known as the Eight Immortals has a specific area of health as the focus of his or her teachings
  • Offers practices, techniques and guidelines for each of the Eight Immortal Healer teachings, including the important roles of oxygen and water in the body, nutrition, detoxification, exercise, energy work, emotional pollution, and spiritual hygiene

The Eight Immortals are a group of legendary ancient Taoist masters, each associated with a specific area of health or a powerful healing technique. These eight disciplines can bestow vibrant health and well-being and provide the antidote to the stresses, ailments, degenerative diseases, and toxins of modern life.

In this guide to the healing practices of the Eight Immortals, Master Mantak Chia and Johnathon Dao share the legends of each Immortal teacher and detail the many ways to apply their wisdom through nutrition, exercises, supplements, detoxification methods, spiritual practices, and energy work. They explain how the first Immortal, born during the 8th century AD, is associated with oxygen, considered in the Taoist healing perspective as the body’s primary nutrient. They discuss how oxygen deficiency is the main culprit in cancer and virus and provide a number of oxygen therapies including the use of hydrogen peroxide and deep breathing to stimulate the metabolism and immune system. The second Immortal Healer centers on water, and the authors explain how chronic dehydration can lead to a host of ailments and offer advice for rehydrating. The other teachings of the Immortal Healers include Nutrition, with guidance on supplements, superfoods, toxic foods, and daily meals; Detoxification, with detailed guidelines for cleansing the body’s organs and glands; Avoiding environmental poisons, with advice on vaccines, dental amalgam fillings, sunscreen, chemotherapy, fluoride, and pesticides; Exercise, with step-by-step instructions for Inner Alchemy practices, yoga, and breathing techniques; Maintenance of the energy body, through acupuncture, chi kung healing, magnet therapy, and photon sound beams; and Emotional pollution and spiritual hygiene, with a wealth of practices for balancing the emotional body and staying connected to Source, including forgiveness, meditation, and karmic yoga.

By following these Eight Immortal Healers, you can take control of your health, remove the root causes of the chronic ailments that inhibit well-being and longevity, and choose to live life to the fullest in happiness and radiant health.

Essential Oils 101: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Essential Oils [EPUB]

Essential Oils 101: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Essential Oils [EPUB]
Essential Oils 101: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Essential Oils by Kymberly Keniston-Pond
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781507200551 | 7.94MB

Learn the effective, natural way to care for your family and home!

From clary sage and eucalyptus to lavender and ylang ylang, essential oils are safe, environmental alternatives to traditional medicine and home-care products. But where do you start?

Inside, you'll find detailed profiles that include the source, history, properties, and uses for 100 of the most common and affordable essential oils. Essential oil expert Kymberly Keniston-Pond teaches you how to choose pure, high-quality oils; demonstrates the proper way to blend and store them; and provides suggestions for the simple tools you’ll need for working with essential oils.

This easy-to-use guide includes 100 amazing ways to use essential oils to improve your health and appearance, as well as protect and clean your home--all without the need for harsh chemicals. With Essential Oils 101, you'll find the right oil for any need and discover all the benefits a few drops of essential oil can bring.

Plants You Can't Kill: 101 Easy-to-Grow Species for Beginning Gardeners [EPUB]

Plants You Can't Kill: 101 Easy-to-Grow Species for Beginning Gardeners [EPUB]
Plants You Can't Kill: 101 Easy-to-Grow Species for Beginning Gardeners by Stacy Tornio
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510709638 | 46.06MB

"I kill everything I plant."

Does this sound like you or someone you know? Give yourself a pat on the back because admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. And lucky for you, you can easily turn your brown thumb into a green one with the help of Plants You Can’t Kill.

Seriously—it doesn’t matter how many plants you’ve killed in gardens past. It’s time to put those experiences behind you and finally grow something in your empty and bare spots. This is the only gardening book you’ll ever need with more than 100 plant picks for every situation. You want veggies? We have ’em. You need to fill a big space? We have shrub ideas for you. You just want something pretty? We have plenty of that, as well.

The plants in Plants You Can’t Kill have been vetted by an amazing and famous panel of horticulture experts (this is just a fancy way of saying they went to college for gardening), so feel confident you’re not wasting money on yet another gardening book. These plants will actually survive your well-meaning, yet sometimes neglectful ways.

Ready for the most resilient, hardcore, badass list of plants known to gardeners? Find them and grow them with the help of Plants You Can’t Kill.

Prepper's Food Storage: 101 Easy Steps to Affordably Stock a Life-Saving Supply of Food EPUB]

Prepper's Food Storage: 101 Easy Steps to Affordably Stock a Life-Saving Supply of Food EPUB]
Prepper's Food Storage: 101 Easy Steps to Affordably Stock a Life-Saving Supply of Food by Julie Languille
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781612432663 | 4.11MB

STOCKPILING MADE SIMPLE

Don’t wait until it’s too late. The food you prepare today can save your life when disaster strikes. Prepper’s Food Storage breaks the process down into easy, manageable steps that have been carefully organized in order of importance, including:

  • Charts to calculate food needs
  • Best shelf-stable foods
  • Storage solutions for big and small spaces
  • Instructions for dehydrating and canning
  • Checklists of essential non-food items

Vegan Richa's Everyday Kitchen [EPUB]

Vegan Richa's Everyday Kitchen [EPUB]
Vegan Richa's Everyday Kitchen: Epic Anytime Recipes with a World of Flavor by Richa Hingle
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781941252390 | 281.01MB

In her second book, Richa Hingle applies her culinary skills to international comfort foods. She delivers a wealth of flavor-packed "awesome sauces" and mix-and-match ideas to inspire you to create stunning meal combinations.

These unique recipes have amazing depths of flavor, are easy to make, and have allergy-friendly options. Enjoy Richa's wow factor in sensational curries, comforting casseroles, and the next-generation of plant-based burgers, and more. Recipes include:

  • One-Pot Peanut Butter Noodles
  • Green Curry Fried Rice
  • Crispy Kung Pao Cauliflower
  • Chickpea Jackfruit Burgers
  • Alfredo Spinach Pizza
  • Tiramisu Fudge Bars

Here are chapters devoted to flavor-packed sauces, soups, sandwiches, breakfasts, sweets, and more. You will also find helpful techniques and mix-and-match ideas that will inspire creativity and provide stunning everyday meal combinations. You will find this book to be indispensable in your kitchen, and the recipes will appeal to both vegans and non-vegans alike.

Wabi Sabi Painting with Cold Wax: Adding Body, Texture and Transparency to Your Art [AZW3]

Wabi Sabi Painting with Cold Wax: Adding Body, Texture and Transparency to Your Art [AZW3]
Wabi Sabi Painting with Cold Wax: Adding Body, Texture and Transparency to Your Art by Serena Barton
2015 | AZW3 | ISBN: 9781440340499 | 12.56MB

The ancient philosophy of wabi-sabi honors the imperfect, the transitory and the humble. Cold wax is a perfect vehicle for artists wishing to explore this aesthetic. In this guide, you'll learn how to use this incredibly malleable medium--in combination with oil paint and other mediums--to add layers of texture, atmosphere, depth and meaning to your paintings while developing a more intuitive artistic voice.

No matter what your experience level, learning to paint with cold wax will help you approach your work with confidence and a sense of adventure. You will learn a liberating process of texturing, layering, building up and scraping back to create a fascinating "history of surface." Each piece will be the result of elements converging in a one-time-only way, resulting in fiercely original abstract paintings honoring your own process of self discovery.

Learn Everything You Need to Know to Create With Cold Wax!

  • 29 step-by-step demonstrations cover various techniques for working with oil paint and cold wax medium.
  • Explore dozens of mark-making techniques with a variety of tools, most of which can be found in your kitchen or junk drawer.
  • Excavate using various approaches for incising, exposing and scraping away layers.
  • Get inspired as 12 additional artists share their creative processes.

Embrace unexpected turns, discover the beauty in simplicity and lose yourself in the process as you join Serena Barton on this creative and spiritual journey.

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People [EPUB]

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People [EPUB]
100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People (Voices That Matter) by Susan M. Weinschenk
2011 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780321767530 | 3.99MB

We design to elicit responses from people. We want them to buy something, read more, or take action of some kind. Designing without understanding what makes people act the way they do is like exploring a new city without a map: results will be haphazard, confusing, and inefficient. This book combines real science and research with practical examples to deliver a guide every designer needs. With it you’ll be able to design more intuitive and engaging work for print, websites, applications, and products that matches the way people think, work, and play.

Learn to increase the effectiveness, conversion rates, and usability of your own design projects by finding the answers to questions such as:

  • What grabs and holds attention on a page or screen?
  • What makes memories stick?
  • What is more important, peripheral or central vision?
  • How can you predict the types of errors that people will make?
  • What is the limit to someone’s social circle?
  • How do you motivate people to continue on to (the next step?
  • What line length for text is best?
  • Are some fonts better than others?

These are just a few of the questions that the book answers in its deep-dive exploration of what makes people tick.

Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump [EPUB]

Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump [EPUB]
Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump by Laura Ingraham
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781250150646 | 1.96MB

Americans didn’t just go to the polls in 2016. They joined a movement that swept the unlikeliest of candidates, Donald Trump, into the Oval Office. Can he complete his agenda? Or will his opponents in the media, protestor class, and political establishment block his efforts and choke off the movement he represents?

In Billionaire at the Barricades, Laura Ingraham gives readers a front row seat to the populist revolution as she witnessed it. She reveals the origins of this movement and its connection to the Trump presidency. She unmasks the opposition, forecasts the future of the Make America Great Again agenda and offers her own prescriptions for bringing real change to the swamp of Washington.

Unlike most of her media colleagues, Ingraham understood Trump’s appeal and defied those who wrote his political obituary. Now she confronts the president’s critics and responds to those who deny the importance of his America First agenda. With sharp humor and insight she traces the DNA of the populist movement: from Goldwater’s 1964 campaign, to Nixon’s Silent Majority, to Reagan’s smashing electoral victories.

Populism fueled the insurgency campaigns of Buchanan and Perot, the election of George W. Bush, and the Tea Party rallies of the Obama presidency. But a political novice―a Manhattan billionaire―proved to be the movement’s most vocal champion. This is the inside story of his victory and the fitful struggle to enact his agenda.

Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation [EPUB]

Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation [EPUB]
Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation by Serhii Plokhy
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780465098491 | 10.98MB

From a preeminent scholar of Eastern Europe, a new history of Russian imperialism

In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine. While the world watched in outrage, this blatant violation of national sovereignty was only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a pan-Russian nation.

In Lost Kingdom, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues that we can only understand the confluence of Russian imperialism and nationalism today by delving into the nation's history. Spanning over 500 years, from the end of the Mongol rule to the present day, Plokhy shows how leaders from Ivan the Terrible to Joseph Stalin to Vladimir Putin exploited existing forms of identity, warfare, and territorial expansion to achieve imperial supremacy.

An authoritative and masterful account of Russian nationalism, Lost Kingdom chronicles the story behind Russia's belligerent empire-building quest.

Hidden Waters of New York City [EPUB]

Hidden Waters of New York City [EPUB]
Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide to 101 Forgotten Lakes, Ponds, Creeks, and Streams in the Five Boroughs by Sergey Kadinsky
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781581573558 | 8.13MB

A guide to the forgotten waterways hidden throughout the five boroughs

Beneath the asphalt streets of Manhattan, creeks and streams once flowed freely. The remnants of these once-pristine waterways are all over the Big Apple, hidden in plain sight. Hidden Waters of New York City offers a glimpse at the big city’s forgotten past and ever-changing present, including:

  • Minetta Brook, which ran through today's Greenwich Village
  • Collect Pond in the Financial District, the city's first water source
  • Newtown Creek, separating Brooklyn and Queens
  • Bronx River, still a hotspot for urban canoeing and hiking

Filled with eye-opening historical anecdotes and walking tours of all five boroughs, this is a side of New York City you’ve never seen.

Chess 101: Everything a New Chess Player Needs to Know [AZW3]

Chess 101: Everything a New Chess Player Needs to Know [AZW3]
Chess 101: Everything a New Chess Player Needs to Know by Dave Schloss
2014 | AZW3 | ASIN: B00QOG3CXG | 1.05MB

This book was written to provide new chess players with basic information that will prepare them to play chess in any venue, whether it’s a tournament or club or even just casual games with friends.

Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking [EPUB]

Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking [EPUB]
Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking by Alice Echols
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781620973035 | 21.7MB

Shortfall opens with a surprise discovery in an attic—boxes filled with letters and documents hidden for more than seventy years—and launches into a fast-paced story that uncovers the dark secrets in Echols’s family—an upside-down version of the building and loan story at the center of Frank Capra’s 1946 movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. In a narrative filled with colorful characters and profound insights into the American past, Shortfall is also the essential backstory to more recent financial crises, from the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s and 1990s to the subprime collapse of 2008.

Shortfall chronicles the collapse of the building and loan industry during the Great Depression—a story told in microcosm through the firestorm that erupted in one hard-hit American city during the early 1930s. Over a six-month period in 1932, all four of the building and loan associations in Colorado Springs, Colorado, crashed in an awful domino-like fashion, leaving some of the town’s citizens destitute. The largest of these associations was owned by author Alice Echols’s grandfather, Walter Davis, who absconded with millions of dollars in a case that riveted the national media. This book tells the dramatic story of his rise and shocking fall.

Foodways and Daily Life in Medieval Anatolia: A New Social History [AZW3]

Foodways and Daily Life in Medieval Anatolia: A New Social History [AZW3]
Foodways and Daily Life in Medieval Anatolia: A New Social History by Nicolas Trépanier
2015 | AZW3 | ISBN: 9780292759299 | 1.13MB

Byzantine rule over Anatolia ended in the eleventh century, leaving the population and its Turkish rulers to build social and economic institutions throughout the region. The emerging Anatolian society comprised a highly heterogeneous population of Christians and Muslims whose literati produced legal documents in Arabic, literary texts in Persian, and some of the earliest written works in the Turkish language. Yet the cultural landscape that emerged as a result has received very little attention—until now.

Investigating daily life in Anatolia during the fourteenth century, Foodways and Daily Life in Medieval Anatolia draws on a creative array of sources, including hagiographies, archaeological evidence, Sufi poetry, and endowment deeds, to present an accessible portrait of a severely under-documented period. Grounded in the many ways food enters the human experience, Nicolas Trépanier's comprehensive study delves into the Anatolian preparation of meals and the social interactions that mealtime entails—from a villager's family supper to an elaborately arranged banquet—as well as the production activities of peasants and gardeners; the marketplace exchanges of food between commoners, merchants, and political rulers; and the religious landscape that unfolded around food-related beliefs and practices. Brimming with enlightening details on such diverse topics as agriculture, nomadism, pastoralism, medicine, hospitality, and festival rituals, Foodways and Daily Life in Medieval Anatolia presents a new understanding of communities that lived at a key juncture of world history.

Women as Wartime Rapists: Beyond Sensation and Stereotyping [EPUB]

Women as Wartime Rapists: Beyond Sensation and Stereotyping [EPUB]
Women as Wartime Rapists: Beyond Sensation and Stereotyping (Perspectives on Political Violence) by Laura Sjoberg
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780814771402 | 3.17MB

Very few women are wartime rapists. Very few women issue commands to commit sexual violence. Very few women play a role in making war plans that feature the intentional sexual violation of other women. This book is about those very few women. Women as Wartime Rapists reveals the stories of female perpetrators of sexual violence and their place in wartime conflict, legal policy, and the punishment of sexual violence. More broadly, Laura Sjoberg asks, what do the actions and perceptions of female perpetrators of sexual violence reveal about our broader conceptions of war, violence, sexual assault, and gender?

This book explores specific historical case studies, such as Nazi Germany, Serbia, the contemporary case of ISIS, and others, to understand how and why women participate in rape during war and conflict. Sjoberg examines the contrast between the visibility of female victims and the invisibility of female perpetrators, as well as the distinction between rape and genocidal rape, which is used as a weapon against a particular ethnic or national group. Further, she explores women’s engagement with genocidal rape and how some orchestrated the ethnic cleansing of entire regions. A provocative approach to a sensationalized topic, Women as Wartime Rapists offers important insights into not only the topic of female perpetrators of wartime sexual violence, but to larger notions of gender and violence with crucial cultural, legal, and political implications.