How You Learn Is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning to Transform Your Life [EPUB]

How You Learn Is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning to Transform Your Life [EPUB]
How You Learn Is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning to Transform Your Life by David A Kolb, Kay Peterson
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781626568709 | 4.02MB

What's Your Learning Style?

Being a lifelong learner is one of the secrets to happiness, success, and personal fulfillment. But what's the best way to become one? Kay Peterson and David Kolb have the answer. They offer deep, research-based insights into the ideal process of learning and guide you in identifying your dominant style. You'll discover how knowing your learning style can help you with all kinds of everyday challenges, from remembering someone's name to adding a crucial professional skill to your repertoire. This book is a guide to awakening the power of learning that lies within each of us.

Lou Reed: A Life [EPUB]

Lou Reed: A Life [EPUB]
Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony DeCurtis
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780316376556 | 62.6MB

The essential biography of one of music's most influential icons: Lou Reed

As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once a source of transcendent beauty and coruscating noise, violated all definitions of genre while speaking to millions of fans and inspiring generations of musicians.

But while his iconic status may be fixed, the man himself was anything but. Lou Reed's life was a transformer's odyssey. Eternally restless and endlessly hungry for new experiences, Reed reinvented his persona, his sound, even his sexuality time and again. A man of contradictions and extremes, he was fiercely independent yet afraid of being alone, artistically fearless yet deeply paranoid, eager for commercial success yet disdainful of his own triumphs. Channeling his jagged energy and literary sensibility into classic songs - like "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Sweet Jane" - and radically experimental albums alike, Reed remained desperately true to his artistic vision, wherever it led him.

Now, just a few years after Reed's death, Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis, who knew Reed and interviewed him extensively, tells the provocative story of his complex and chameleonic life. With unparalleled access to dozens of Reed's friends, family, and collaborators, DeCurtis tracks Reed's five-decade career through the accounts of those who knew him and through Reed's most revealing testimony, his music. We travel deep into his defiantly subterranean world, enter the studio as the Velvet Underground record their groundbreaking work, and revel in Reed's relationships with such legendary figures as Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and Laurie Anderson. Gritty, intimate, and unflinching, Lou Reed is an illuminating tribute to one of the most incendiary artists of our time.

Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts [PDF]

Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts [PDF]
Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts: A Step-by-Step Guide to Tying Classic Sailor's Knots to Create, Adorn, and Show Off by Barbara Merry
2013 | PDF | ISBN: 9780071789981 | 22.29MB

Discover the dozens of nautically flavored craft projects you can make with rope!

You will be surprised by the fancy projects you can make with a square knot, a double-French hitching, or four-strand braids (a dog collar, a tool grip, and a decorated picture frame, respectively)! You can also tie the sailor's Turk's Head knot into a bracelet and morph a monkey's fist knot into a doorstop or a fun toy for your dog. Marine artisan Barbara Merry, an expert in artistic marlinspike seamanship skills, shows you how with Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts. With the help of her expert guidance, you can create more than 30 ropework projects that will add a nautical touch to your boat, RV, camp, or home.

Here are just a few projects you can create with Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts:

Companionway treads * Gear hammock for your bunk * Decorated carafe * Canvas ditty bag * Water bottle carrier * Manila doormat * Zipper pull * Swing hammock for your backyard * Key fob * Checkerboard * Reusable net shopping bag * Eyeglass case * Ring toss * and more

Don’t worry if you have never worked with rope in this way before--Barbara will take you step-by-step through the process, from choosing and measuring materials to putting the final touches on your nautical project. Projects are suitable for scout troops or afterschool activities as well!

Perceptual Intelligence: The Brain’s Secret to Seeing Past Illusion, Misperception, and Self-Deception [Audiobook]

Perceptual Intelligence: The Brain’s Secret to Seeing Past Illusion, Misperception, and Self-Deception [Audiobook]
Perceptual Intelligence: The Brain’s Secret to Seeing Past Illusion, Misperception, and Self-Deception [Audiobook] by Brian Boxer Wachler MD, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 38 mins | 244.3MB

With the lucid verve and solid scientific grounding of an Oliver Sacks or Malcolm Gladwell, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler guides listeners on a fascinating tour of the bedrock of our existence - the way our senses perceive everything and everyone in the world around us.

Why does one person see Jesus in a shower curtain, get a "bad feeling" about someone they've just met, or hear a conversation so differently than the other person? Boxer Wachler describes some of the mysterious medical conditions that cause non-psychiatric hallucinations and neurological mix-ups, then focuses on how we all receive and interpret the messages of our senses. Practical as well as provocative, Perceptual Intelligence also offers listeners ways to improve their PI, "reality check" their perceptions, and make desired changes in their lives.

Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago [Audiobook]

Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago [Audiobook]
Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago [Audiobook] by William Elliott Hazelgrove, read by Chris Andrew Ciulla
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 59 mins | 251.24MB

Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression - the story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized crime had on the city to be able to put on the 1933 World's Fair.

William Elliott Hazelgrove provides the exciting and sprawling history behind the 1933 World's Fair, the last of the golden age. He reveals the story of the six millionaire businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game, ending the gangster era as prohibition was repealed. The story of an intriguing woman, Sally Rand, who embodied the World's Fair with her own rags to riches story and brought sex into the open. The story of Rufus and Charles Dawes, who gave the fair a theme and then found financing in the worst economic times the country had ever experienced. The story of the most corrupt mayor of Chicago, William Thompson, who owed his election to Al Capone; and the mayor who followed him, Anton Cermak, who was murdered months before the fair was opened by an assassin many said was hired by Al Capone.

But, most of all, it's a story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times; and a shining light of hope called A Century of Progress.

The Reputation Game: The Art of Changing How People See You [Audiobook]

The Reputation Game: The Art of Changing How People See You [Audiobook]
The Reputation Game: The Art of Changing How People See You [Audiobook] by Rupert Younger, David Waller, read by Mark Topping
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 9 hrs 51 mins | 271.32MB

It’s a game you’re already playing, whether you like it or not. You can choose to ignore it and remain at the mercy of what others say about you, or you can take the time to learn how it works. For those who do the potential benefits are unlimited.

Through pioneering research and interviews with a host of major figures ranging from Jay-Z and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman to Bernie Madoff and Man Booker prize-winning Hilary Mantel, Waller and Younger reveal the key mechanisms that make and remake our reputations, providing the essential guide to the most important game in business and in life.

The Forgetting Machine: Memory, Perception, and the 'Jennifer Aniston Neuron' [EPUB]

The Forgetting Machine: Memory, Perception, and the Jennifer Aniston Neuron [EPUB]
The Forgetting Machine: Memory, Perception, and the "Jennifer Aniston Neuron" by Rodrigo Quian Quiroga
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781944648541 | 3.06MB

If we lose our memories, are we still ourselves? Is identity merely a collection of electrical impulses? What separates us from animals, or from computers?

From Plato to Westworld, these questions have fascinated and befuddled philosophers, artists, and scientists for centuries. In The Forgetting Machine, neuroscientist Rodrigo Quian Quiroga explains how the mechanics of memory illuminates these discussions, with implications for everything from understanding Alzheimer's disease to the technology of Artificial Intelligence.

You'll also learn about the research behind what Quian Quiroga coined "Jennifer Aniston Neurons," cells in the human brain that are responsible for representing specific concepts, such as recognizing a certain celebrity's face. The discovery of these neurons opens new windows into the workings of human memory.

In this accessible, fascinating look at the science of remembering, discover how we turn perceptions into memories, how language shapes our experiences, and the crucial role forgetting plays in human recollection. You'll see how electricity, chemistry, and abstraction combine to form something more than the human brain, the human mind. And you'll gain surprising insight into what our brains can tell us about who we are.

The Forgetting Machine takes us on a journey through science and science fiction, philosophy and identity, using what we know about how we remember (and forget) to explore the very roots of what makes us human.

Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist [Audiobook]

Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist [Audiobook]
Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist [Audiobook] by Richard Dawkins, read by Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward, Gillian Somerscales
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 14 hrs 39 mins | 402.97MB

The legendary biologist, provocateur, and best-selling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including 20 pieces published in the United States for the first time.

For decades Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. Science in the Soul brings together 42 essays, polemics, and paeans - culled from personal papers, newspapers, lectures, and online salons - all written with Dawkins' characteristic erudition, remorseless wit, and unjaded awe of the natural world.

Though it spans three decades, this book, dedicated to Christopher Hitchens, couldn't be more timely or more urgent. Elected officials have opened the floodgates to prejudices that have, for half a century, been unacceptable or at least undercover. In a passionate introduction, Dawkins calls on us to insist that reason take center stage and that gut feelings, even when they don't represent the stirred dark waters of xenophobia, misogyny, or other blind prejudice, should stay out of the voting booth. And in the essays themselves, newly annotated by the author, he investigates a number of issues, including the importance of empirical evidence, and decries bad science, religion in schools, and climate change deniers.

Dawkins has equal ardor for "the sacred truth of nature" and renders here with typical virtuosity the glories and complexities of the natural world. Woven into an exploration of the vastness of geological time is the peculiar history of the giant tortoises and the sea turtles - whose journeys between water and land tell us a deeper story about evolution. At this moment, when so many highly placed people still question the fact of evolution, Dawkins asks what Darwin would make of his own legacy - "[a] mixture of exhilaration and exasperation" - and celebrates science as possessing many of religion's virtues - "explanation, consolation, and uplift" - without its detriments of superstition and prejudice.

In a world grown irrational and hostile to facts, Science in the Soul is an essential collection by an indispensable author.

The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading [Audiobook]

The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading [Audiobook]
The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading [Audiobook] by Anne Gisleson, read by the Author
2017 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 27 mins | 230.55MB

A memoir of friendship and literature chronicling a search for meaning and comfort in great books, and a beautiful path out of grief.

Anne Gisleson had lost her twin sisters, had been forced to flee her home during Hurricane Katrina, and had witnessed cancer take her beloved father. Before she met her husband, Brad, he had suffered his own trauma, losing his partner and the mother of his son to cancer in her young 30s. "How do we keep moving forward," Anne asks, "amid all this loss and threat?" The answer: "We do it together."

Anne and Brad, in the midst of forging their happiness, found that their friends had been suffering their own losses and crises as well: loved ones gone, rocky marriages, tricky childrearing, jobs lost or gained, financial insecurities or unexpected windfalls. Together, these resilient New Orleanians formed what they called the Existential Crisis Reading Group, jokingly dubbed "The Futilitarians". From Epicurus to Tolstoy, from Cheever to Amis to Lispector, each month they read and talked about identity, parenting, love, mortality, and life in post-Katrina New Orleans, gatherings that increasingly fortified Anne and helped her blaze a trail out of her well-worn grief.

Written with wisdom, soul, and a playful sense of humor, The Futilitarians is a guide to living curiously and fully and a testament to the way that even from the toughest soil of sorrow, beauty and wonder can bloom.

Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution [Audiobook]

Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution [Audiobook]
Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution [Audiobook] by Bernie Sanders, read by Robert Petkoff
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 3 hrs 40 mins | 100.64MB

In the Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, Independent congressman, presidential candidate, and activist Bernie Sanders continues his fight against the imbalances in the nation's status quo and shows you how to make a difference to effect the changes America and the world need to create a better tomorrow.

Throughout the presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders promised voters a future to believe in through his progressive platform and a vision for an America worth fighting for. This vision calls for an economic, environmental, health-care, and social justice revolution beyond the stagnant agendas of Democrat and Republican politicians to build an equitable future for all Americans - especially the younger generation that will inherit the consequences of decisions made now. Inside this practical and inspiring guide to effecting change in today's world, you'll learn how to:

  • Understand and navigate the current system of policy and government
  • Work to change the system to reflect your values and to protect our society's most vulnerable
  • Organize for the causes you care about most

Plus you'll find resources for further listening and organizations to get involved with.

With more than two decades of Washington, DC, insider knowledge and experience, Senator Sanders knows how to fight and change the system from within, a system desperately in need of reform in health care, immigration, taxes, higher education, climate change, and criminal justice.

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life [EPUB]

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life [EPUB]
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Francesc Miralles, Héctor García
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780143130727 | 6.27MB

“If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy.” —New York Post

Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people.

“Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb

According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. It’s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there’s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they’ve found a real purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy.

In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds—one of the world’s Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and—their best-kept secret—how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn’t want to find happiness in every day?

Peppers of the Americas: Exploring the Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Changed Flavor [EPUB]

Peppers of the Americas: Exploring the Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Changed Flavor [EPUB]
Peppers of the Americas: Exploring the Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Changed Flavor by Maricel E Presilla
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780399578922 | 188.24MB

A beautiful culinary and ethnobotanical survey of the punch-packing ingredient central to today's multi-cultural palate, with more than 40 pan-Latin recipes from a three-time James Beard Award-winning author and chef-restaurateur.

From piquillos and shishitos to padrons and poblanos, the popularity of culinary peppers (and pepper-based condiments, such as Sriracha and the Korean condiment gochujang) continue to grow as more consumers try new varieties and discover the known health benefits of Capsicum, the genus to which all peppers belong. This stunning visual reference to peppers now seen on menus, in markets, and beyond, showcases nearly 200 varieties (with physical description, tasting notes, uses for cooks, and beautiful botanical portraits for each). Following the cook's gallery of varieties, more than 40 on-trend Latin recipes for spice blends, salsas, sauces, salads, vegetables, soups, and main dishes highlight the big flavors and taste-enhancing capabilities of peppers.

Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats [EPUB]

Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats [EPUB]
Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats by Maryn McKenna
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781426217661 | 1.92MB

In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity—and human health threat—uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer again.

What you eat matters—for your health, for the environment, and for future generations. In this riveting investigative narrative, McKenna dives deep into the world of modern agriculture by way of chicken: from the farm where it's raised directly to your dinner table. Consumed more than any other meat in the United States, chicken is emblematic of today's mass food-processing practices and their profound influence on our lives and health. Tracing its meteoric rise from scarce treat to ubiquitous global commodity, McKenna reveals the astounding role of antibiotics in industrial farming, documenting how and why "wonder drugs" revolutionized the way the world eats—and not necessarily for the better. Rich with scientific, historical, and cultural insights, this spellbinding cautionary tale shines a light on one of America's favorite foods—and shows us the way to safer, healthier eating for ourselves and our children.

The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills [EPUB]

The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills [EPUB]
The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills by Abigail R Gehring
2014 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781629142166 | 37.84MB

Whether you’re a suburbanite looking to live more simply or a die-hard homesteader interested in taking your garden to the next level, this guide is packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, vintage photographs and illustrations, and time-honored wisdom—creating one of the most comprehensive books on country skills available. This book is compiled of tested and practical experience passed down from generations of farmers and homesteaders.

Here readers can learn about:

  • Creating a vegetable garden
  • Canning and preserving
  • Keeping poultry
  • Soap making
  • Natural medicine
  • Bridge building
  • Farm mechanics
  • Crop rotation
  • Cattle and dairying
  • The basics of beekeeping
  • Foraging for wild food
  • Fertilizing, soils, drainage, and irrigation
  • Building a barn
  • And much, much more!

Success comes to the person who works the most efficiently—not simply the person who works the hardest. Learn invaluable advice and tips for how to create a sustainable lifestyle and live off the land.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living [EPUB]

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living [EPUB]
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living by Abigail R Gehring
2011 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781616084677 | 31.15MB

Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehring has compiled a massive, beautifully presented, single volume that covers canning and preserving, keeping chickens, fermenting, soap-making, how to generate your own energy, how to build a log cabin, natural medicine, cheese-making, maple sugaring, farm mechanics, and much, much more.

Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn how to build a log cabin or how to craft handmade paper; find out how to install a solar panel on your roof or brew your own tea from dried herbs; Cure a ham, bake a loaf of bread, or brew your own beer. This book has something for everyone.

The Big Book of Serial Killers: An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers [Audiobook]

The Big Book of Serial Killers: An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers [Audiobook]
The Big Book of Serial Killers: An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers - 150 Serial Killer Files of the World's Worst Murderers [Audiobook] by Jack Rosewood, Rebecca Lo, read by Kevin Kollins
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + AZW3 | 17 hrs 37 mins | 495.33MB

There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk, and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires, and monsters, and they walk among us.

These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day-to-day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader's, the fathers, husbands, church-going members of the community.

This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference audiobook. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos, and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so broad is the range.

Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases, such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy-to-follow collection of information on the world's most heinous murderers.

Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Healing for Men [EPUB]

Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Healing for Men [EPUB]
Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Healing for Men: Remedies and Recipes for Circulation Support, Heart Health, Vitality, Prostate Health, Anxiety Relief, Longevity, Virility, Energy & Endurance by Rosemary Gladstar
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781612124773 | 18.57MB

Best-selling author Rosemary Gladstar, long known for her outstanding recipes, now customizes her expertise for men. Dozens of delicious and simple formulas address men’s most common health concerns — including sexual vitality, prostate well-being, and heart health.

An A-to-Z compendium of these ailments details how to effectively treat them using a variety of safe and easy natural remedies. In-depth profiles of 29 herbs explain how men will benefit from each and suggest uses and accessible preparation tips. This handy guidebook for men — and the women who love them — provides a helpful introduction to this crucial, but often-overlooked, aspect of natural wellness.

Don't Put That in There: And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked [EPUB]

Don't Put That in There: And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked [EPUB]
Don't Put That in There: And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked by Aaron Carroll, Rachel Vreeman
2014 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781250042262 | 0.54MB

People have more access to medical information than ever before with an abundance of printed and online resources, and yet we still believe "facts" about our bodies and sexuality that are just plain wrong. Don't Put That in There! takes on these myths and misconceptions, and exposes the truth behind some of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies, such as:

  • The average penis size is seven inches
  • Squeezing breasts is all fun and games
  • You shouldn't have sex before the big game
  • Anal sex will give you cancer
  • Two condoms are better protection than one
  • Pubic hair doesn't turn gray
  • Sex can give you a heart attack
  • Only men have wet dreams
  • You can't break your penis
  • You can run out of sperm

With the perfect blend of authoritative research and a breezy, accessible tone, Don't Put That in There! is full of enlightening, practical, and quirky facts that will debunk some of the most perennial misconceptions we believe about sex and sexuality.

Cunt: A Declaration of Independence, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

Cunt: A Declaration of Independence, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence, 2nd Edition by Inga Muscio
2009 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781580050753 | 0.77MB

An ancient title of respect for women, the word “cunt” long ago veered off this noble path. Inga Muscio traces the road from honor to expletive, giving women the motivation and tools to claim “cunt” as a positive and powerful force in their lives. With humor and candor, she shares her own history as she explores the cultural forces that influence women’s relationships with their bodies.

Sending out a call for every woman to be the Cuntlovin’ Ruler of Her Sexual Universe, Muscio stands convention on its head by embracing all things cunt-related.

This updated edition features a new foreword by Betty Dodson, an introduction by Derrick Jensen, a new afterword by the author and an updated and expanded resource section.

The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History [EPUB]

The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History [EPUB]
The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History by Katherine Ashenburg
2008 | EPUB + AZW3 | ISBN: 9780374531379 | 6.36/4.02MB

The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with a miniature rake, and a final application of oil. For the aristocratic Frenchman in the seventeenth century, it meant changing your shirt once a day and perhaps going so far as to dip your hands in some water. Did Napoleon know something we didn't when he wrote Josephine "I will return in five days. Stop washing"? And why is the German term Warmduscher—a man who washes in warm or hot water—invariably a slight against his masculinity? Katherine Ashenburg takes on such fascinating questions as these in Dirt on Clean, her charming tour of attitudes to hygiene through time.

What could be more routine than taking up soap and water and washing yourself? And yet cleanliness, or the lack of it, is intimately connected to ideas as large as spirituality and sexuality, and historical events that include plagues, the Civil War, and the discovery of germs. An engrossing fusion of erudition and anecdote, Dirt on Clean considers the bizarre prescriptions of history's doctors, the hygienic peccadilloes of great authors, and the historic twists and turns that have brought us to a place Ashenburg considers hedonistic yet oversanitized.

Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self [Audiobook]

Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self [Audiobook]
Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self [Audiobook] by Manoush Zomorodi, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 58 mins | 191.88MB

It's time to move "doing nothing" to the top of your to-do list.

In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show us how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem. In this fascinating new audiobook, Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, exploring how we can harness boredom's hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves, without totally abandoning our gadgets in the process.

Grounding her arguments in the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of "mind wandering" - what our brains do when we're doing nothing at all - Manoush includes practical steps you can take to ease the nonstop busyness and enhance your ability to dream, wonder, and gain clarity in your work and life. The outcome is mind-blowing.

101 Small Rules for a Big Job Search: New Guidelines for Today's Job Seeker [EPUB]

101 Small Rules for a Big Job Search: New Guidelines for Today's Job Seeker [EPUB]
101 Small Rules for a Big Job Search: New Guidelines for Today's Job Seeker by Tony Beshara
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781682613689 | 0.49MB

From America’s #1 placement and recruitment specialist and the author of the successful Acing the Interview comes a set of simple rules to help you land a job in the 21st-century world of today’s market.

In 101 Small Rules for a Big Job Search, Tony Beshara, the employment expert Dr. Phil called “the best of the best,” provides the perfect roadmap to a successful job search. In it you’ll discover:

  • How to deal with the emotional strain of looking for a job
  • What’s the very first thing you should do
  • How to set job-search goals
  • The reason for affirmations.
  • The little disciplines that make a big difference
  • How to deal with the difficult job market
  • Taking massive action
  • Social media: Friend and enemy
  • How to make the best use of LinkedIn
  • Online job searches
  • Resume Dos and Don’ts
  • How to get an interview
  • Flawless interview techniques
  • The worst places to interview
  • The worst times to interview
  • How to determine your “risk factors”
  • Ways to deal with rejection
  • How to get a job offer
  • The right way to resign
  • How to start your new job

Tony Beshara shows you how to get started and get the job you want!

The Compassion Revolution: 30 Days of Living from the Heart [EPUB]

The Compassion Revolution: 30 Days of Living from the Heart [EPUB]
The Compassion Revolution: 30 Days of Living from the Heart by Amy Leigh Mercree
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780738752082 | 3.97MB

Return to Your Innate, Kind Self through 30 Days of Self-Love, Peace, and Living from the Heart

Now is the time to embrace your true nature of kindness. With uplifting stories, contemplation prompts, meditations, and other fun activities, you’ll immerse yourself in compassion while drawing inspiration from Amy Leigh Mercree’s positive perspective. The Compassion Revolution includes practical ideas like technology curfews, personal dance parties, rewiring your brain, and social media hashtags and quotes to help you connect with the compassion movement.

Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life [EPUB]

Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life [EPUB]
Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life by Amy Leigh Mercree
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780738746593 | 1.61MB

Experience joy each day and equip yourself for the ups and downs of life with Joyful Living, a practical roadmap to achieving inner and outer happiness. Using a mindful and balanced approach, Amy Leigh Mercree presents over a hundred ways to enliven your spirit and step into the blissful life you desire.

Featuring affirmations, exercises, inspirational stories, and more, Joyful Living’s uplifting entries are easy to use and can be enjoyed in any order. Explore a variety of themes from spiritual ecstasy to attitudes of gratitude to creative inspiration. Apply mindfulness techniques and work toward greater awareness of the present moment. With this book’s guidance, you can calm your busy life and focus on the joyful world around you.

Heal Yourself--Heal the World [EPUB]

Heal Yourself--Heal the World [EPUB]
Heal Yourself--Heal the World by Deborah King
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781582705866 | 15.55MB

Deborah King, spiritual leader and New York Times bestselling author of Be Your Own Shaman, inspires and teaches her proven method of LifeForce Energy Healing in this definitive and accessible book that will forever change the way you connect to your energy.

What’s standing between you and the life you were meant to lead? The answer lies in your energy field and how you manage it. When our energy pathways are blocked by suppressed feelings, pain, and trauma, we weaken both our personal and universal energy fields, hindering our ability to live our best lives.

LifeForce Energy has its origins in the living force that Hindus call prana, the Chinese call chi, and the Japanese call qi. This primal force is connected to your spirit as well as to your physical, emotional, and mental self. It is, in fact, the substance of spirit, what Master energy healer Deborah King calls “LifeForce energy.”

Now, using the simple techniques and powerful teachings in Heal Yourself—Heal the World, you can finally clear past trauma from your energy field, connect with authentic emotions, and clear, charge, and re-balance your chakras. Within Heal Yourself—Heal the World you will be able to explore the origins and benefits of energy healing as well as learn self-healing practices and techniques, moving you from basic concepts to hands-on learning to, ultimately, whole world healing.

MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II [Audiobook]

MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II [Audiobook]
MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II [Audiobook] by Peter Eisner, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 39 mins | 348.4MB

A thrilling story of espionage, daring, and deception set in the exotic landscape of occupied Manila during World War II.

On January 2, 1942, Japanese troops marched into Manila unopposed by US forces. Manila was a strategic port, a romantic American outpost, and a jewel of a city. Tokyo saw its conquest of the Philippines as the key in its plan to control all of Asia, including Australia. Thousands of soldiers surrendered and were sent on the notorious 80-mile Bataan Death March. But thousands of other Filipinos and Americans refused to surrender and hid in the Luzon hills above Bataan and Manila. MacArthur's Spies is the story of three of them and how they successfully foiled the Japanese for more than two years, sabotaging Japanese efforts and preparing the way for MacArthur's return.

From a jungle hideout, Colonel John Boone, an enlisted American soldier, led an insurgent force of Filipino fighters who infiltrated Manila as workers and servants to stage demolitions and attacks.

"Chick" Parsons, an American businessman, polo player, and expatriate in Manila, was also a US Navy intelligence officer. He escaped in the guise of a Panamanian diplomat and returned as MacArthur's spymaster, coordinating the guerrilla efforts with the planned Allied invasion.

And finally there was Claire Phillips, an itinerant American torch singer with many names and almost as many husbands. Her nightclub in Manila served as a cover for supplying food to Americans in the hills and to thousands of prisoners of war. She and the men and women who worked with her gathered information from the collaborating Filipino businessmen; the homesick, English-speaking Japanese officers; and the spies who mingled in the crowd.

Fans of Alan Furst and Ben Macintyre - and anyone who loves Casablanca - will relish this true tale of heroism when it counted the most.

The First World War [Audiobook]

The First World War [Audiobook]
The First World War [Audiobook] by Hew Strachan, read by Clive Chafer
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + AZW3 | 13 hrs 40 mins | 376.0MB

Nearly a century has passed since the outbreak of World War I, yet as military historian Hew Strachan (winner of the 2016 Pritzker Literature Award) argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the “war to end all wars” is with us still. The First World War was a truly global conflict from the start, with many of the most decisive battles fought in or directly affecting the Balkans, Africa, and the Ottoman Empire. Even more than World War II, the First World War continues to shape the politics and international relations of our world, especially in hot spots like the Middle East and the Balkans.

Strachan has done a masterful job of reexamining the causes, the major campaigns, and the consequences of the First World War, compressing a lifetime of knowledge into a single definitive volume tailored for the general reader. Written in crisp, compelling prose and enlivened with extraordinarily vivid photographs and detailed maps, The First World War re-creates this world-altering conflict both on and off the battlefield—the clash of ideologies between the colonial powers at the center of the war, the social and economic unrest that swept Europe both before and after, the military strategies employed with stunning success and tragic failure in the various theaters of war, the terms of peace and why it didn’t last.

Drawing on material culled from many countries, Strachan offers a fresh, clear-sighted perspective on how the war not only redrew the map of the world but also set in motion the most dangerous conflicts of today. Deeply learned, powerfully written, and soon to be released with a new introduction that commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, The First World War remains a landmark of contemporary history.

Inventing the Middle Ages [Audiobook]

Inventing the Middle Ages [Audiobook]
Inventing the Middle Ages [Audiobook] by Norman F Cantor, read by Frederick Davidson
2012 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 20 hrs 13 mins | 553.9MB

In this ground-breaking work, Norman Cantor explains how our current notion of the Middle Ages-with its vivid images of wars, tournaments, plagues, saints and kings, knights and ladies-was born in the 20th century. The medieval world was not simply excavated through systematic research. It had to be conceptually created: it had to be invented, and this is the story of that invention.

Cantor focuses on the lives and works of twenty of the great medievalists of this century, demonstrating how the events of their lives, and their spiritual and emotional outlooks, influenced their interpretations of the Middle Ages. He makes their scholarship an intensely personal and passionate exercise, full of color and controversy, displaying the strong personalities and creative minds that brought new insights about the past.

Work Without Stress: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success [Audiobook]

Work Without Stress: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success [Audiobook]
Work Without Stress: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success [Audiobook] by Derek Roger, Nick Petrie, read by Michael Anthony
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 16 mins | 173.15MB

Forget everything you know about stress

If you're like most people, you probably think stress is an inevitable part of life. The truth is: It's not. In a groundbreaking 30-year study, Dr. Derek Roger has discovered that everything we think we know about stress - and how we should "manage" it - is just plain wrong.

Stress is a choice

It is not a natural response to the pressures of work. It's a choice you make, consciously or not, to worry and fret and agonize over the work you need to do - instead of just doing it.

Work doesn't have to be stressful for you to be successful

This book offers a radically different approach to stress. It's about being resilient. Flexible. Mentally awake and in the moment. It's about changing your mind-set to keep things in perspective instead of adding fuel to the fire with negative thoughts. The techniques you'll find in this book are powerful, practical, and proven to work - without stress.

A revolutionary approach to preventing stress that is evidence based, life changing, and scientifically proven to work

Why do some people get stressed while others stay calm, cool, and collected under pressure? According to renowned stress researcher Dr. Derek Roger, the answer lies in resilience - your ability to cope with challenges and thrive under adversity rather than ruminating and obsessing over them. In lab-controlled studies, he discovered that the key to "managing" stress is to stop it before it starts. To be resilient, flexible, and ready for anything.

The culmination of three decades of research, this book presents a practical and proven program of simple step-by-step techniques that you can use to:

  • Adjust your mind-set and work more efficiently
  • Control your response to any kind of pressure
  • Detach and let go of negative thoughts
  • Put things in perspective and focus on what matters
  • Develop a stress-free leadership style
  • Build more resilient teams and organizations
  • Give constructive feedback and communicate effectively
  • Differentiate between caring (useful) and worrying (useless)
  • Open your mind to new approaches and ideas
  • Reach higher levels of success - without all the stress

Warning: This is not another stress management book. It's not about finding time to relax. It's about cultivating resilience - the ability to negotiate the rapids of life without being swept away. It's about reprogramming your emotional responses to high-pressure situations and breaking the self-defeating habits that do nothing but increase your levels of stress. In this book you'll find case studies and day-to-day techniques to help you readjust your attitude from the moment you wake up. You are not genetically programmed to experience stress. You have a choice. You can make your success the hard way - or you can Work Without Stress.

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

One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps [Audiobook]
One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps [Audiobook] by Andrea Pitzer, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 14 hrs 8 mins | 389.11MB

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 21st 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 20th 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.

Social Security 101: From Medicare to Spousal Benefits, an Essential Primer on Government Retirement Aid [EPUB]

Social Security 101: From Medicare to Spousal Benefits, an Essential Primer on Government Retirement Aid [EPUB]
Social Security 101: From Medicare to Spousal Benefits, an Essential Primer on Government Retirement Aid by Alfred Mill
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781440599224 | 2.18MB

A crash course in retirement benefits!

Too often, writing about social security turns the noteworthy details of the benefits into boring details about regulations or biased political arguments that would put even a die-hard bureaucrat to sleep. Social Security 101 cuts out the tedious explanations and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you learn all you need to know about the federal program that's been around since the Great Depression.

From the history of social security to its likely role in the future, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts that will keep you engaged as you learn how to maximize your benefits.

So whether you want to learn about calculating your retirement age or estimating your projected payments, Social Security 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.