The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga: 8 Weeks to Strength, Awareness, and Flexibility [EPUB]

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga: 8 Weeks to Strength, Awareness, and Flexibility [EPUB]
The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga: 8 Weeks to Strength, Awareness, and Flexibility by Marlynn Wei, James E Groves
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780738219363 | 45.59MB

An Easy, Accessible Yoga Program for Health & Wellness

Are you looking for a new health practice to enhance your day-to-day routines? Have you been interested in trying out yoga, but are too intimidated by the seemingly fancy and challenging poses? The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga is your guide to the true healing heart of yoga, sharing the techniques that Marlynn Wei and James Groves have used to tremendous success with their clients. In this simple, science-based eight-week program, you'll learn about the countless benefits of this proven practice, including:

  • Increased flexibility and balance
  • Greater muscle and bone strength
  • Improved sleep
  • Better stress management and resilience
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Enriched brain health
  • And much more!

Complete with illustrations, dozens of yoga breathing and meditation techniques, adaptable sequences, and principles of yoga safety, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga will guide you to health and wellness.

The Lost Fens: England's Greatest Ecological Disaster [EPUB]

The Lost Fens: England's Greatest Ecological Disaster [EPUB]
The Lost Fens: England's Greatest Ecological Disaster by Ian D Rotherham
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780752486994 | 3.87MB

The loss of the great fenlands of eastern England is the greatest single removal of ecology in our history. So thorough was the process that most visitors to the regions, or even people living there, have little idea of what has gone. For many, the Fenlands are the vast expansive flatlands of intensive farming, the ‘breadbaskets’ of Britain. Lost are the vast flocks of wetland birds that filled the evening skies in winter, the frozen wetlands and the fen skaters of the winter, and the abundant black terns or breeding wading birds of the summer months. However, pause a while off main roads and consider place names and road names: Fenny Lane, The Withies, Commonside, Reed Holme, Fen Common, Turbary Lane, Wildmore, Adventurers’ Fen, Wicken Fen, and more; they tell a story of a landscape now gone but once hugely important.

The Fens bred revolution and civil war and paid the penalty. They nurtured religious non-conformism with global impact. After 1066, the Saxons withheld the Normans’ onslaught, and in the 1970s, unting’s Beavers took action against twentieth-century invaders. The fenscapes, neither water nor land but something in-between, breed independence and, if necessary, dissention. This story is of politically and economically driven ecological catastrophe and loss. So much has gone, but we do not even know fully what was there before. With global environmental change, and especially climate change, fenlands once again have major roles in our sustainable futures.

Tidy Hacks: Handy Hints to Make Life Easier [EPUB]

Tidy Hacks: Handy Hints to Make Life Easier [EPUB]
Tidy Hacks: Handy Hints to Make Life Easier by Dan Marshall
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780062654212 | 29.11MB

Available in a handy flexibind edition, a time-saving stress-busting manual featuring 100 simple, ingenious ways to clear the clutter in your house and your life from the author of Life Hacks and Dad Hacks.

We like our stuff, but sometimes things can get messy. We want a neat, inviting home, but time isn’t always on our side—and the effort can be overwhelming. Now, the master of hacks, Dan Marshall provides tricks, shortcuts, and ideas to help de-clutter and solve everyday annoyances.

"Life hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency," he explains. "In other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious matter." In Tidy Hacks he shares inventive ways to reuse, recycle, and reclaim your tidy home.

Don’t throw away those breakfast grapefruit halves—add a little salt and use them to clean your oven. Is space tight in the bathroom? Use hanging tiered fruit and vegetable baskets from the shower rod to stow shower toys and shampoo. Are your shoes looking a little dull and scuffed? Rub the pithy side of a banana skin over the scuffed leather. Instead of tossing that elastic band into a drawer, wrap it from shoulder to shoulder around a hanger to keep your clothes from slipping to the closet floor. Written with a special focus on simplifying, organizing and storing, Tidy Hacks includes dozens and dozens of inspired ideas for every area of your home (and more), including:

  • Kitchen Hacks
  • Bathroom Hacks
  • Bedroom Hacks
  • Laundry Hacks
  • Garden Hacks
  • Home Office Hacks
  • Multiple Use Hacks
  • Arts and Craft Hacks
  • DIY Hacks

An appealing, portable flexibind paperback with rounded corners—in a handy trim size—Tidy Hacks contains simple advice for tackling life’s everyday annoyances. Each tip is fully illustrated and easy to follow, using materials and techniques that are either already on hand or easily attainable. With this invaluable little guide, tidying up is a snap!

Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home [EPUB]

Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home [EPUB]
Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home by Amy Dickinson
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780316352642 | 3.58MB

In Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things--her follow-up memoir to the NYT bestselling The Mighty Queens of Freeville--America's most popular advice columnist, "Ask Amy," shares her journey of family, second chances, and finding love.

By peeling back the curtain of her syndicated advice column, Amy Dickinson reveals much of the inspiration and motivation that has fueled her calling. Through a series of linked essays, this moving narrative picks up where her earlier memoir left off.

Exploring central themes of romance, death, parenting, self-care, and spiritual awakening, this touching and heartfelt homage speaks to all who have faced challenges in the wake of life's twists and turns. From finding love in middle-age to her storied experience with stepparenting to overcoming disordered eating to her final moments spent with her late mother, Dickinson's trademark humorous tone delivers punch and wit that will empower, entertain, and heal.

Killings by Calvin Trillin [EPUB]

Killings by Calvin Trillin [EPUB]
Killings by Calvin Trillin
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780399591402 | 0.66MB

True stories of sudden death in the classic collection by a master of American journalism

“Reporters love murders,” Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. “In a pinch, what the lawyers call ‘wrongful death’ will do, particularly if it’s sudden.” Killings, first published in 1984 and expanded for this edition, shows Trillin to be such a reporter, drawn time after time to tales of sudden death. But Trillin is attracted less by violence or police procedure than by the way the fabric of people’s lives is suddenly exposed when someone comes to an untimely end. As Trillin says, Killings is “more about how Americans live than about how some of them die.”

These stories, which originally appeared in The New Yorker between 1969 and 2010, are vivid portraits of lives cut short. An upstanding farmer in Iowa finds himself drastically changed by a woman he meets in a cocktail lounge. An eccentric old man in Eastern Kentucky is enraged by the presence of a documentary filmmaker. Two women move to a bucolic Virginia county to find peace, only to end up at war over a shared road. Mexican American families in California hand down a feud from generation to generation. A high-living criminal-defense lawyer in Miami acquires any number of enemies capable of killing him.

Stark and compassionate, deeply observed and beautifully written, Killings is “that rarity, reportage as art” (William Geist, The New York Times Book Review).

End Financial Stress Now: Immediate Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Financial Outlook [EPUB]

End Financial Stress Now: Immediate Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Financial Outlook [EPUB]
End Financial Stress Now: Immediate Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Financial Outlook by Emily Guy Birken
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781440599132 | 2.49MB

End financial stress for good and learn how to manage your money—without a change to income!

Studies have shown time and time again that money is a leading cause of stress—but a life free from financial worry isn’t exclusive to the rich and powerful. End Financial Stress Now gives you practical, actionable instructions you need to improve your money management—no matter what your income level is. You can learn how to achieve the mindset of financial flexibility, which can help you navigate any money issues you face.

These practical, step-by-step instructions on budgeting can help you track expenses, pay off debt, and save money. Featuring straightforward advice on how to increase self-discipline so you can stick to your budget as well as techniques to help you identity misinformation and false beliefs you have about money, you can follow this guide to create a fulfilling life free of financial stress.