5-Minute Yoga: A More Energetic, Focused, and Balanced You in Just 5 Minutes a Day [EPUB]

5-Minute Yoga: A More Energetic, Focused, and Balanced You in Just 5 Minutes a Day [EPUB]
5-Minute Yoga: A More Energetic, Focused, and Balanced You in Just 5 Minutes a Day by Adams Media
2018 | EPUB | 10.3MB

Find the perfect way to take a meaningful break and relax your mind and body in just five minutes with this handy, portable guide featuring 100 different yoga sequences to improve focus, mood, energy level, and more.

In 5-Minute Yoga, you’ll find 100 yoga sequences that can help you refresh your body and mind in only five minutes. Each sequence—designed to provide a specific benefit to your body, mind, and spirit—contains a detailed explanation with illustrations of each pose so it’s easy to follow along.

This guide also includes a glossary with illustrations and short explanations of each yoga pose featured throughout the book—perfect for beginners! Whether you need a quick moment of peace during a hectic day or a chance to promote strength and flexibility to benefit your body, 5-Minute Yoga is sure to give you the restart you need.

Copper Magic One-Pot Meals: No-Fuss Recipes for the Revolutionary New Nonstick Cookware [EPUB]

Copper Magic One-Pot Meals: No-Fuss Recipes for the Revolutionary New Nonstick Cookware [EPUB]
Copper Magic One-Pot Meals: No-Fuss Recipes for the Revolutionary New Nonstick Cookware by Ella Sanders
2018 | EPUB | 23.58MB

Easy one-pot meals to make with your new copper pan!

The new copper ceramic nonstick cookware has taken America by storm, and with this book best-selling author Ella Sanders offers easy recipes for one-pot meals. Dishes and desserts that would make a terrible, sticky mess in a typical pan will slide right out of a copper pan, making it simple to clean up with just a swipe of paper towel! Dinner is done in one magically nonstick, easy-to-clean pan that makes cooking healthy, homemade meals virtually effortless!

Power Bowls: 100 Perfectly Balanced Meals in a Bowl [EPUB]

Power Bowls: 100 Perfectly Balanced Meals in a Bowl [EPUB]
Power Bowls: 100 Perfectly Balanced Meals in a Bowl by Christal Sczebel
2018 | EPUB | 21.98MB

Power up with these 100 delicious, perfectly balanced meals in a bowl—all designed to deliver a targeted blast of energy that will sustain you throughout the day.

Packed with recipes for all-in-one meals, Power Bowls offers easy-to-make, easy-to-serve dishes containing only the most wholesome ingredients. From nutty quinoa porridge for breakfast to Thai green cashew chicken, all these bowls showcase whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, high-quality proteins, healthy fats, and natural, unrefined sugars. So whether you’re energizing with a carrot cake protein smoothie bowl, lunching on a coconut and lemongrass veggie rice bowl, dining on a Niçoise kale and salmon bowl, or treating yourself to a yummy rich cocoa chia smoothie bowl, you know you’ll be doing your body good!

Simple Sous Vide: 200 Modern Recipes Made Easy [EPUB]

Simple Sous Vide: 200 Modern Recipes Made Easy [EPUB]
Simple Sous Vide: 200 Modern Recipes Made Easy by Jason Logsdon
2018 | EPUB | 69.06MB

Easy no-fuss recipes to make delicious sous vide dishes at home

Sous vide is the hottest new kitchen technique, with immersion circulators selling for as little as $65 at Home Depot. Once the exclusive domain of high-end chefs, sous vide is now accessible to any home cook with a desire for perfectly cooked, scientifically calibrated cuisine.

Most of the sous vide books on the cookbook shelf are very high-end, with complicated recipes using obscure ingredients. Simple Sous Vide offers 200 recipes for meals home cooks will actually want to make, like BBQ-Style Pulled Pork, Garlic-Herb Strip Steak, and Glazed Rainbow Carrots, using common ingredients found in any supermarket.

The Gut Healing Protocol: An 8-Week Holistic Program to Rebalance Your Microbiome [EPUB]

The Gut Healing Protocol: An 8-Week Holistic Program to Rebalance Your Microbiome [EPUB]
The Gut Healing Protocol: An 8-Week Holistic Program to Rebalance Your Microbiome by Kale Brock
2018 | EPUB | 60.84MB

Heal Your Gut Holistically

Mounting scientific evidence is confirming what Hippocrates said some 2,400 years ago, that, "all disease begins in the gut." Nurturing and maintaining a healthy intestinal microbiome has become a topic of great interest to both mainstream medicine and progressive health enthusiasts. In The Gut Healing Protocol, Australian health journalist Kale Brock delivers a comprehensive, holistic 8-week program to overcoming the common diet and lifestyle-related problems of inflammation and intestinal permeability through healthy diet and stress management endeavors.

The Gut Healing Protocol contains over 30 recipes to help friendly bacteria predominate in your gut, and actively heal gut lining that may have been damaged by the consumption of toxic foods and other adverse lifestyle practices. Other highlights of the book include:

  • A scientific round-up of the gut; how it works and how it can influence your health
  • How antibiotics can leave you vulnerable to gut dysbiosis and strategies to heal from such damage
  • How leaky gut can impact health throughout the body―especially inflammatory and autoimmune conditions―and how to heal with targeted foods and supplements
  • The “gut-brain” connection, including how most of your “feel good” hormone serotonin is made in the gut and the profound effects that this has on brain function
  • The roles played by the various microbes who live on and inside of you
  • Why eliminating certain foods can drastically decrease the inflammation in the gut
  • Extensive description of the proper integration and benefits of prebiotics, probiotics and fermented foods
  • Details about the functional medicine strategy of “Weeding, Seeding & Feeding” to heal a damaged gut
  • The destructive effects of common gut irritants like wheat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and artificial sweeteners
  • Complementary holistic healing strategies such as anti-microbials, alkalizing foods, bone broth, proper chewing, food combining, oil pulling, and supplementation
  • Taking BEEMS time (Breath, Eat, Earth, Move, Sunshine) to support physical and psychological health
  • Intensive FAQ section discussing troubleshooting and commonly misunderstood topics including as FODMAP, SIBO, constipation, veganism and gut health, dealing with conflicting mainstream medical advice

The Gut Healing Protocol is a lively and engaging read that offers the information and practical guidance you need to become well versed in the gut microbiome. You'll finish with the confidence to heal a damaged gut and enjoy optimal immune, digestive, physical, and cognitive function for the rest of your life.

The Richer Way: How to Get the Best Out of People [EPUB]

The Richer Way: How to Get the Best Out of People [EPUB]
The Richer Way: How to Get the Best Out of People by Julian Richer
2018 | EPUB | 3.84MB

In 1978 Julian Richer, then aged just nineteen, opened his first shop near London Bridge. For over twenty years this shop has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the highest sales per square foot of any retail outlet in the world, and the company as a whole, with its fifty-three stores nationwide and huge online presence, has become Britain’s favourite retailer of TV and hi-fi equipment. What lies behind this extraordinary success?

For Julian, the answer is simple: throughout his career he has focussed relentlessly on putting people – both staff and customers – right at the centre of his business. And in The Richer Way, he offers a supremely practical guide to how others can follow suit. He explains how to motivate employees and measure their progress. He establishes how to balance company discipline with individual autonomy. He explores what ‘customer service’ should really involve. Above all, he points the way to creating an open, friendly and flexible culture that will not only attract the best people but also offer the greatest chance of business success.

Packed with straightforward, common-sense advice, The Richer Way will prove essential reading for all organisations, whatever their nature and size.

Nimble: Make Yourself and Your Company Resilient in the Age of Constant Change [Audiobook]

Nimble: Make Yourself and Your Company Resilient in the Age of Constant Change [Audiobook]
Nimble: Make Yourself and Your Company Resilient in the Age of Constant Change [Audiobook] by Baba Prasad, read by Sunil Malhotra
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hrs 32 mins | 152.51MB

Cutting-edge insights for succeeding in times of chaotic change

Today's world is best described by one word: turbulence. Every leader today knows they need to be nimble, agile and resilient - but how?

In this engaging and insightful new book, management strategist and Wharton Fellow Baba Prasad sheds new light on the subject, and offers practical advice for executives, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who'll need the skills to face the unpredictability, risk, and deep uncertainty that lies ahead.

Filled with vivid examples and insights from around the world and throughout history - from the Brazilian rainforest and the "frugal innovation" of 19th century Indian engineers to Ericsson, Lego, Burt's Bees, and Zara - Nimble reveals what sets the most nimble leaders and organizations apart from the competition, presenting five types of agility that help individuals and companies not just survive but thrive in times of great change:

  • Analytical agility: Understanding the real problem
  • Operational agility: Driving leadership through action
  • Innovative agility: Finding creative solutions when you need them most
  • Communicative agility: Solving problems together
  • Visionary agility: Going beyond the here and now

It is possible to embrace change and uncertainty without sacrificing innovation and growth. Nimble shows you how.

Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn [Audiobook]

Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn [Audiobook]
Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn [Audiobook] by Chris Hughes, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 4 hrs 56 mins | 135.87MB

In this fascinating audiobook, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues that the best way to fight income inequality is with a radically simple idea: a guaranteed income for working people, paid for by the one percent.

The first half of Chris Hughes's life played like a movie reel right out of the "American Dream". He grew up in a small town in North Carolina. His parents were people of modest means, but he was accepted into an elite boarding school and then Harvard, both on scholarship. There, he met Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz and became one of the co-founders of Facebook.

In telling his story, Hughes demonstrates the powerful role fortune and luck play in today's economy. Through the rocket ship rise of Facebook, Hughes came to understand how a select few can become ultra-wealthy nearly overnight. He believes the same forces that made Facebook possible have made it harder for everyone else in America to make ends meet.

To help people who are struggling, Hughes proposes a simple, bold solution: a guaranteed income for working people, including unpaid caregivers and students, paid for by the one percent. The way Hughes sees it, a guaranteed income is the most powerful tool we have to combat poverty and stabilize America's middle class. Money - cold hard cash with no strings attached - gives people freedom, dignity, and the ability to climb the economic ladder. A guaranteed income for working people is the big idea that's missing in the national conversation.

This audiobook, grounded in Hughes's personal experience, will start a frank conversation about how we earn in modern America, how we can combat income inequality, and ultimately, how we can give everyone a Fair Shot.

Blood, Sweat and Fear: The Story of Inspector Vance, A Pioneer Forensics Investigator [EPUB]

Blood, Sweat and Fear: The Story of Inspector Vance, A Pioneer Forensics Investigator [EPUB]
Blood, Sweat and Fear: The Story of Inspector Vance, A Pioneer Forensics Investigator by Eve Lazarus
2017 | EPUB | 8.24MB

Heralded internationally as “Canada’s Sherlock Holmes,” John Vance was an innovative and pioneering forensic investigator who was so successful at solving criminal cases, he was the subject of numerous attempts on his life. Over the course of forty-two years beginning in the 1930s, Vance helped police detectives in British Columbia to determine murder from suicide as well as solve hit-and-runs, safe-crackings, and some of the most sensational murder cases of the twentieth century.

Day Trading 101 [EPUB]

Day Trading 101 [EPUB]
Day Trading 101: From Understanding Risk Management and Creating Trade Plans to Recognizing Market Patterns and Using Automated Software, an Essential Primer in Modern Day Trading by David Borman
2018 | EPUB | 17.6MB

A comprehensive guide to day trading, with prescriptive information and actionable advice to help you achieve financial success.

It may seem that day trading is only for savvy investors who know the ins and outs of the marketplace—but it doesn’t have to be. All it takes is the right information and staying on top of the market.

Day Trading 101 simplifies all the terms, strategies, and processes involved in day trading, helping even the most novice investor find financial success. With information on recognizing trading patters, mastering trading options, keeping tabs on the market, establishing strategies to make the most profit, and understanding trading lingo, this guide can get you on track to becoming a smart investor. Full of expert advice on the best paths to trading success, Day Trading 101 leaves no stone unturned, and no trading option undiscovered.

Best Before: The Evolution and Future of Processed Food [EPUB]

Best Before: The Evolution and Future of Processed Food [EPUB]
Best Before: The Evolution and Future of Processed Food by Nicola Temple
2018 | EPUB | 0.71MB

Long before there was the ready meal, humans processed food to preserve it and make it safe. From fire to fermentation, our ancestors survived periods of famine by changing the very nature of their food. This ability to process food has undoubtedly made us one of the most successful species on the planet, but have we gone too far?

Through manipulating chemical reactions and organisms, scientists have unlocked all kinds of methods of to improve food longevity and increase supply, from apples that stay fresh for weeks to cheese that is matured over days rather than months. And more obscure types of food processing, such as growing steaks in a test-tube and 3D-printed pizzas, seem to have come straight from the pages of a science-fiction novel. These developments are keeping up with the changing needs of the demanding consumer, but we only tend notice them when the latest scaremongering headline hits the news.

Best Before puts processed food into perspective. It explores how processing methods have evolved in many of the foods that we love in response to big business, consumer demand, health concerns, innovation, political will, waste and even war. Best Before arms readers with the information they need to be rational consumers, capable of making informed decisions about their food.

Odd Boy Out [EPUB]

Odd Boy Out [EPUB]
Odd Boy Out by Paul Ashford Harris
2018 | EPUB | 2.83MB

When Paul Ashford Harris receives a phone call to say his childhood home has burned to the ground, he begins a fascinating journey to reclaim the history of his eccentric family and its relationship to New Zealand from the beginning of colonisation.

We meet his highly respectable Victorian grandfather, Sir Percy Harris, an eminent member of the House of Commons. His grandmother, the highly bohemian Lady Frieda Harris, an artist, suffragette, friend of Emily Pankhurst, and the infamous occultist Aleister Crowley, for whom she painted the famous Thoth Tarot cards.

Then there’s his eternally distant parents, whose idea of parenthood was giving birth as swiftly as possible, immediately appointing a nanny and arranging a couple of satisfactory boarding schools.

Taking you on a remarkable journey from the politics of London’s East End, to the early years of the Australian gold rush and rise and fall of the family business Bing Harris, Odd Boy Out is at its core a poignant memoir that examines the legacy you are given – whether good or bad – and how it shapes you into the person you are today.

Hitler Versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1941 - 1942: Barbarossa to Moscow [EPUB]

Hitler Versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1941 - 1942: Barbarossa to Moscow [EPUB]
Hitler Versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1941 - 1942: Barbarossa to Moscow (Images of War) by Nik Cornish
2016 | EPUB | 11.35MB

The third volume in Nik Cornish’s photographic history of the Second World War on the Eastern Front records in vivid visual detail the sequence of Red Army offensives that pushed the Wehrmacht back across Russia after the failure of the Operation Citadel, the German attack at Kursk. Previously unpublished images show the epic scale of the build-up to the Kursk battle and the enormous cost in terms of lives and material of the battle itself. They also show that the military initiative was now firmly in Soviet hands, for the balance of power on the Eastern Front had shifted and the Germans were on the defensive and in retreat.

Subsequent chapters chronicle the hard-fought and bloody German withdrawal across western Russia and the Ukraine, recording the Red Army’s liberation of occupied Soviet territory. Not only do the photographs track the sequence of events on the ground, they also show the equipment and the weapons used by both sides, the living conditions experienced by the troops and the devastation the war left in its wake.

The Wife's Tale: A Personal History [EPUB]

The Wife's Tale: A Personal History [EPUB]
The Wife's Tale: A Personal History by Aida Edemariam
2018 | EPUB | 6.61MB

The extraordinary story of an indomitable 95-year-old woman – and of the most extraordinary century in Ethiopia’s history. A new Wild Swans

A hundred years ago, a girl was born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar. Before she was ten years old, Yetemegnu was married to a man two decades her senior, an ambitious poet-priest. Over the next century her world changed beyond recognition. She witnessed Fascist invasion and occupation, Allied bombardment and exile from her city, the ascent and fall of Emperor Haile Selassie, revolution and civil war. She endured all these things alongside parenthood, widowhood and the death of children.

The Wife’s Tale is an intimate memoir, both of a life and of a country. In prose steeped in Yetemegnu’s distinctive voice and point of view, Aida Edemariam retells her grandmother’s stories of a childhood surrounded by proud priests and soldiers, of her husband’s imprisonment, of her fight for justice – all of it played out against an ancient cycle of festivals and the rhythms of the seasons. She introduces us to a rich cast of characters – emperors and empresses, scholars and nuns, Marxist revolutionaries and wartime double agents. And through these encounters she takes us deep into the landscape and culture of this many-layered, often mis-characterised country – and the heart of one indomitable woman.

The Cutty Sark Pocket Manual [EPUB]

The Cutty Sark Pocket Manual [EPUB]
The Cutty Sark Pocket Manual by National Maritime Museum
2018 | EPUB | 5.31MB

Constructed on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, Cutty Sark was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest. Cutty Sark spent just a few years on the tea routes before the opening of the Suez Canal and the increasing use of steamships made clippers unprofitable on shorter routes. It was turned to the trade in wool from Australia, where for ten years she held the record time for a journey to Britain. After finishing her time in service as cargo ship, and then a training and cadet ship, it was transferred to permanent dry dock at Greenwich, London, for public display.

This handy and illuminating pocket manual collates original documents to tell the fascinating story of how the legendary Cutty Sark was commissioned, her design and building, life on board and her notable journeys.

The Transformational Consumer: Fuel a Lifelong Love Affair with Your Customers by Helping Them Get Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser [Audiobook]

The Transformational Consumer: Fuel a Lifelong Love Affair with Your Customers by Helping Them Get Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser [Audiobook]
The Transformational Consumer: Fuel a Lifelong Love Affair with Your Customers by Helping Them Get Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser [Audiobook] by Tara-Nicholle Nelson, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 31 mins | 179.15MB

The members of a massive and growing customer group are highly engaged with one subject: changing their own behavior to be healthier, wealthier, and wiser. Unlike the average consumer, these people are eager and excited to connect with businesses - if they'll help them make these very difficult changes. Nelson calls these people "transformational consumers".

This book helps leaders understand these consumers, learn the business of behavior change, and rethink their products, services, marketing, and companies to meet the demands of this hypergrowth, trillion-dollar-plus transformational consumer market. Through revealing examples and case studies, Nelson details seven shifts that businesses must make to engage transformational consumers: change what you sell, change your business model, change how you define "your customer", change your marketing, change your metrics, change how you define "the competition", and change your culture. The companies that successfully reorient to reach and engage transformational consumers will escape the problem of disengagement and will continue to thrive, no matter how many new social media channels, distracting apps, or competitors they face.

Big Cats in The Wild: A Visual Essay of Lions, Jaguars, Leopards, Pumas, and More [EPUB]

Big Cats in The Wild: A Visual Essay of Lions, Jaguars, Leopards, Pumas, and More [EPUB]
Big Cats in The Wild: A Visual Essay of Lions, Jaguars, Leopards, Pumas, and More by Joe McDonald, Mary Ann McDonald
2018 | EPUB | 392.21MB

Joe and Mary Ann McDonald have traveled the world for over thirty years, creating incredible images of breathtaking places and the incredible creatures that inhabit them. In this book, they have collected over two hundred of their favorite images of big cats from around the globe—from the majestic lions of Africa, to the powerful jaguars of South America, to the elusive tigers of Asia.

The McDonalds also share the stories behind the images, taking you alongside them through some of the most remote parts of the world and into the cultures and traditions of the people living in the midst of big cats. Whether you’re a travel buff, wild animal lover, or just obsessed with the ancestry of the small cat in your living room, the images and stories in this engaging book are sure to thrill!

Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals [EPUB]

Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals [EPUB]
Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals by Dinty W Moore
2015 | EPUB | 47.35MB

Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy,
I have a hot crush on the em dash. What does my need to stuff—while simultaneously fracturing—my sentences—with the meandering, the explanatory, the discursive, the perhaps not-entirely-necessary—say about me?
—Cheryl Strayed

Have you ever wished there were an advice columnist for writers, but one who didn’t take things so damned seriously? This unique writing guide pairs questions sent in by top contemporary essayists with hilariously witty answers and essays from acclaimed author Dinty W. Moore. Phillip Lopate asks for advice on writing about your ex without sounding like an ass, Julianna Baggott worries that to be a great writer you must drink like a fish, and Roxane Gay asks whether it’s kosher to write about writing.

Taking advantage of all the tools available to today’s personal essayist—egregious puns, embarrassing anecdotes, and cocktail napkins—Professor Moore answers these questions, and more, demystifying the world of nonfiction once and for all. With a tip of the hat to history’s most infamous essay—Montaigne’s “Of Cannibals”—this book provides rollicking relief for writers in distress.

Clean Beauty [EPUB]

Clean Beauty [EPUB]
Clean Beauty by Dominika Minarovic, Elsie Rutterford
2017 | EPUB | 33.63MB

Join the clean beauty revolution that’s taking the nation by storm and discover the delights of making your own beauty products in the comfort of your own home. Gone are the days of paying a premium for fancy-pants moisturizers and toners, whose ingredients read like a chemistry lesson.

The Clean Beauty girls challenge you to take control over what you put on your skin and hair by making it yourself!

Green and clean beauty is growing up, and the London-based Clean Beauty Co are leading the way with luxury beauty recipes packed full of only the good stuff. Scrub that bad day away with a coffee body scrub, or take a long restorative bath with a coconut milk soak. Perhaps you fancy fixing those split ends with a banana split hair mask.

Whatever the problem, the Clean Beauty girls have a homemade recipe that you can whip up in no time. So what are you waiting for? Join the revolution today!

On the Scent of a Beautiful Life [EPUB]

On the Scent of a Beautiful Life [EPUB]
On the Scent of a Beautiful Life by Han Mi-ja
2018 | EPUB | 34.89MB

This is the truly inspiring story of Suh Sung-whan, an entrepreneur who grew up in Gaeseong in North Korea, left school at the age of sixteen, and subsequently transformed a small family business into a multi-million dollar global cosmetics corporation, AmorePacific, famous for its perfumes and cosmetics across the world.

When Suh Sung-whan was a young boy in the 1930s, his mother supported their family by mixing and selling hand-pressed hair treatment oils, created from camellia nut trees. Inspired by his mother, he quickly learned the skills for developing and selling these products, and earned himself a spot in the first department store to open in Gaeseong – a sign of the big things to come.

Suh Sung-whan soon experienced a major setback however, when he was called up to fight with the Japanese during World War II. Following Korea’s liberation in 1945, he made a fully-fledged entry into business, expanding the company, now known as AmorePacific, both in Korea and worldwide. As well as developing a hugely successful cosmetics business, he also dedicated time to developing green tea farms in the Jeju and Honam regions, and launched OSulloc, his own tea company.

This is the fascinating story of how a young boy took a small family business and developed it into a global company, which has been at the forefront of booming trade in Korea.

Customizing Your Motorcycle: Shed-Built to Show Bike [EPUB]

Customizing Your Motorcycle: Shed-Built to Show Bike [EPUB]
Customizing Your Motorcycle: Shed-Built to Show Bike by Chris Daniels
2018 | EPUB | 206.41MB

Building a custom motorcycle has never been more popular, with even the major manufacturers keen to capitalize on the growing trend. A custom motorbike is the product of an owner using their own skills to produce an individual machine, and with the right tools and approach it is well within most people's means to take a standard machine, new or second-hand, and make it their personal statement.

Providing clear and practical advice, this new book, introduces the reader to the techniques and processes needed to customize any motorcycle. Eschewing the practice of using expensive off-the-shelf parts, it shows how the shrewd use of salvaged and alternative sources is not only economic but also results in a satisfyingly unique custom machine. Projects demonstrate how to make custom parts, while examples of how different custom bikes were built by the author show how they are designed and put together.

The book covers an introduction to the main styles on which today's custom scene was founded; choosing a suitable bike and how to make decisions when buying second-hand; workshop setup and tools; components of a bike and custom parts; basic improvements and the essential maintenance to make a safe and usable bike; modifying frames and building seats, tanks and other components; welding, cleaning and preparation for painting.

A History of Women in 100 Objects [EPUB]

A History of Women in 100 Objects [EPUB]
A History of Women in 100 Objects by Maggie Andrews, Janis Lomas
2018 | EPUB | 73.7MB

The history of the world has been told in objects. But what about the objects that tell the history of women? What are the items that symbolise the journey of women from second-class citizens with no legal rights, no vote and no official status to the powerful people they are today? And what are the objects that still oppress women, even now?

From the corset to the contraceptive pill, the bones of the first woman to Rosa Parks's mugshot and the iconic Mary Quant cape, A History of Women in 100 Objects documents the developing role of women in society through the lens of the inanimate objects that touched women's lives, were created by women or that at some time – perhaps even still – oppressed them. Woven by two leading historians, this complex, fascinating and vital tale of women and womanhood is told with a lightness of touch and depth of experience that will appeal to all those interested in women's history.

Adventures with Old Vines: A Beginner's Guide to Being a Wine Connoisseur [EPUB]

Adventures with Old Vines: A Beginner's Guide to Being a Wine Connoisseur [EPUB]
Adventures with Old Vines: A Beginner's Guide to Being a Wine Connoisseur by Richard L Chilton Jr
2017 | EPUB | 25.07MB

Adventures with Old Vines offers an engaging and knowledgeable guide to demystify wine for novice enthusiasts. Richard Chilton provides detailed information about buying and storing wine, how to read a wine list, the role of the sommelier, wine fraud, how wine is really made, and how weather patterns can influence the quality of a vintage. A vineyard owner and lifelong wine lover, the author encourages readers to discover wine by tasting, taking notes, and tasting again.

The book also includes a richly illustrated, full-color reference section on a select group of vineyards from all over the world, describing their history, winemaking philosophy, terroir, and top vintages—what Chilton calls benchmark wines. The characteristics of these memorable wines provide the essential starting point to understand what to look for when evaluating any wine. Equipped with this easy-to-read reference, readers will have all the tools they need to begin their own wine journey.

Foods of India: Traditional Delicacies of Kerala [EPUB]

Foods of India: Traditional Delicacies of Kerala [EPUB]
Foods of India: Traditional Delicacies of Kerala by Minnie Mathew
2014 | EPUB | 11.07MB

Bordered by land on three sides and the Arabian Sea in the west, the Indian state of Kerala is divided into three geographical regions – the highlands, the midlands, and the lowlands. The cuisine of this fertile land, so rich in nature’s bounty, is linked to the rich influences from both land and sea, which created the unique synthesis of its food and cultural traditions. The wonderful array of spices which grow here, the vast varieties of fish, the vegetables, poultry and meats which abound, have all influenced the food preferences of the Keralite and include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare.

Before these delectable dishes are forgotten and become extinct, Minnie Matthew has collected some of these traditional recipes from her mother, Saramma, an outstanding cook, in an effort to capture the authentic food of Kerala, as well as some of Saramma’s magical culinary secrets, for future generations. This book had been created for the benefit of those who have not had the opportunity to live in traditional Kerala households but who are keen to savour the flavours of traditional cooking. This ethnic cookbook demystifies traditional cooking for the modern cook. The recipes are easy to prepare and are easily adapted to the contemporary kitchen. The array of fascinating recipes include fish, vegetables, rice, meat, savoury and sweets, as well as dishes for breakfast/high tea dishes, desserts, chutneys, chutney powders, pickles and preserves.

In each section, the Author provides nutritional facts and the recipes include Saramma’s invaluable tips for enhancing the taste and flavour of the dishes. Suggestions for dishes to be cooked on various occasions are also provided. In a modern world, there still remains considerable interest in traditional recipes. Foreigners in particular express great interest in understanding the traditional cooking of India. However, it is difficult to find cookery books on traditional cookery and traditional dishes are rarely seen on restaurant menus. They can only be cherished when cooked at home – with love.

Foods of India: Fasting [EPUB]

Foods of India: Fasting [EPUB]
Foods of India: Fasting by Mona Verma
2014 | EPUB | 8.74MB

Upas or fasting, is an integral part of everyday life in India. From north to south, east to west, the variations and traditions governing fasting foods is vast. Dictated by region, availability of ingredients, as well as time-honoured customs, the fasting foods of India present an entire compendium of possibilities. While most us consider fasting food to be a mundane affair, the recipes in this book cast an altogether different light on those meals. The recipes are meant for the average cook who is restricted by the choice of food for the family on fasting days.

This beautifully illustrated and presented book, presents a wide variety of dishes that can be easily cooked with a little imagination. The measures are accurate and the methodology simple and precise. There are also recipes meant purely for gourmets who believe in making every fast a delight. There is something for everyone.

The Everyday Healthy Vegetarian: Delicious Meals from the Indian Kitchen [EPUB]

The Everyday Healthy Vegetarian: Delicious Meals from the Indian Kitchen [EPUB]
The Everyday Healthy Vegetarian: Delicious Meals from the Indian Kitchen by Nandita Iyer
2018 | EPUB | 8.3MB

Cooking healthy meals can be creative, easy and downright fun! In The Everyday Healthy Vegetarian, Dr Nandita Iyer, trained nutritionist and self-taught celebrity chef, provides a fantastic combination of myth-busting nutritional advice and simple, fuss-free vegetarian recipes using everyday ingredients from the Indian kitchen.

In over 100 delectable recipes spread across four sections, she guides you through interesting ways of preparing the same old vegetables and fruits, while upping the protein content of your diet, and ensuring you get your daily dose of energy-filled grains and brain-stimulating fats.

This book comes complete with:

  • The low-down on the nutritional values of everyday superfoods and advice on how to incorporate them into your diet;
  • Diabetic-friendly meals, as well as vegan and gluten-free recipes;
  • Weekly meal plans featuring interesting combinations that balance your nutritional intake;
  • Tips on growing your own foods in your garden, terrace or balcony.

Illustrated with gorgeous photographs of the food you're about to prepare, this book will undoubtedly inspire you to opt for a healthier way of life.

Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism [EPUB]

Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism [EPUB]
Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism by Laura Bates
2018 | EPUB | 3.78MB

A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND FOUNDER OF THE EVERYDAY SEXISM PROJECT, LAURA BATES.

'Following [Everyday Sexism] will make most women feel oddly saner.' Caitlin Moran
'Piercingly astute.' Stylist

Laura Bates, pioneering feminist, activist and bestselling author, has given voice to hundreds of thousands of women through her international Everyday Sexism Project. Drawing attention to both hidden and blatant sexist acts and attitudes, Laura has exposed the startling truth behind misogyny in our society: systemic, ingrained and ignored.

From Weinstein to Westminster, a torrent of allegations of sexual harassment and assault have left us reeling. One hundred years since some women were first given the right to vote, we are still struggling to get to grips with the true extent of gender inequality that continues to flourish in our society.

In this collection of essays, originally published in the Guardian, Laura Bates uncovers the sexism that exists in our relationships, our workplaces, our media, in our homes and on our streets, but which is also firmly rooted in our lifelong assumptions and in the actions and attitudes we explain away, defend and accept. Often dismissed as one-offs, veiled as 'banter' or described as 'isolated incidents', MISOGYNATION joins the dots to reveal the true scale of discrimination and prejudice women face.

A bold, witty and incisive analysis of current events, MISOGYNATION makes a passionate argument for stepping back, opening our eyes and allowing ourselves to see the bigger picture.

Yours Truly: How to Stay True to Your Authentic Self in Leadership and Life [Audiobook]

Yours Truly: How to Stay True to Your Authentic Self in Leadership and Life [Audiobook]
Yours Truly: How to Stay True to Your Authentic Self in Leadership and Life [Audiobook] by Margarita Mayo, read by Rachel Atkins
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 9 hrs 52 mins | 272.66MB

Authentic leadership is a persuasive and popular idea that continues to gain traction in terms of management thinking. Authentic leaders give people a sense of control and agency that makes them feel better about themselves, their future and their work, sparking change and transformation. But authentic leadership can never be static if it is to be truly successful; authentic leaders need to reassess and reinvent themselves and their organisations in order to address the changing emotional and social demands of their followers.

At the same time, in the midst of such renewal, it is vital for them to maintain their own authentic voice and power. Drawing on a host of examples, from executives of multinationals, political leaders and sports leaders, as well as nearly two decades of research, Yours Truly examines and explains the missing link in research into authentic leadership: how leaders strive for success, excellence and constant renewal while at the same time maintaining core principles.

Margarita Mayo presents the three characteristics that differentiate authentic from nonauthentic leaders in a practical framework called the 3 Hs - Heart, Habits and Habitats - that listeners can use as a measurable guide to developing their own authentic power:

  • Contagious passion that wins the hearts of others
  • Setting new habits and empowering others to act on their behalf towards their vision
  • Enriching their habitat to ensure long-lasting influence

Ideal for managers, senior executives and aspiring leaders, Yours Truly captures the value of authentic leadership in transforming organisations, stripping away the apparently magical, innate charismatic qualities of leaders in order to showcase a less mysterious and more practical process that can be followed by anyone.

Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science [Audiobook]

Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science [Audiobook]
Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science [Audiobook] by Carey Gillam, read by Rachel Dulude
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 20 mins | 257.13MB

It's the herbicide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it's in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies. Known as Monsanto's Roundup by consumers, and as glyphosate by scientists, the world's most popular weed killer is used everywhere from backyard gardens to golf courses to millions of acres of farmland. For decades it's been touted as safe enough to drink, but a growing body of evidence indicates just the opposite, with research tying the chemical to cancers and a host of other health threats.

In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture, exposing new evidence of corporate influence. Gillam introduces listeners to farm families devastated by cancers which they believe are caused by the chemical, and to scientists whose reputations have been smeared for publishing research that contradicted business interests.

Listeners learn about the arm-twisting of regulators who signed off on the chemical, echoing company assurances of safety even as they permitted higher residues of the herbicide in food and skipped compliance tests. And, in startling detail, Gillam reveals secret industry communications that pull back the curtain on corporate efforts to manipulate public perception.

Whitewash is more than an expose about the hazards of one chemical or even the influence of one company. It's a story of power, politics, and the deadly consequences of putting corporate interests ahead of public safety.

Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy [Audiobook]

Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy [Audiobook]
Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy [Audiobook] by Andrew Morton, read by Molly Parker Myers
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 12 hrs 11 mins | 344.51MB

For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne.

"You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance." -Wallis Simpson

Everyone has heard of Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward VIII so infamously abdicated his throne and birthright. But although her life has constantly been the subject of much fascination, gossip, and speculation, her whole story has yet to be told. Now historical biographer Andrew Morton uses diary entries, letters, and other never-before-seen records to offer a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness as she climbed the social ladder, transforming from a hard-nosed gold digger to charming chatelaine.

Morton takes us through the cacophonous Jazz Age, a period of casual sex, cocaine, and screeching trombones; Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington and friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt; her exploits in China and beyond; to her entrance into the strange wonderland that is London Society. During her journey, we meet an extraordinary array of characters, many of whom smoothed the way for her dalliance with the king of England, Edward VIII, and we gain insights into the personality and motivations of a complex, domineering woman striving to determine her own fate in a harsh, turbulent world.

Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains [Audiobook]

Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains [Audiobook]
Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains [Audiobook] by Helen Thomson, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 19 mins | 202.57MB

How the mind works - everything from memory to emotion, navigation to creativity - explained in nine extraordinary human stories.

Imagine...getting lost in a one-room flat; seeing auras; never forgetting a moment; a permanent orchestra in your head; turning into a tiger; life as an out-of-body experience; feeling other people's pain; being convinced you are dead; becoming a different person overnight.

Our brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathise and understand the world around us, but how would our lives change if these abilities were dramatically enhanced - or disappeared overnight?

Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson has spent years travelling the world tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders. In Unthinkable she tells the stories of nine extraordinary people. From the man who thinks he's a tiger to the doctor who feels the pain of others just by looking at them, their experiences illustrate how the brain can shape our lives in unexpected and, in some cases, brilliant and alarming ways.

Delving into the rich histories of these conditions, exploring the very latest research and cutting-edge medical techniques, Thomson explains the workings of our consciousness, our emotions, our creativity and even the mechanisms that allow us to understand our own existence.

Story by remarkable story, Unthinkable takes us on an unforgettable journey through the human brain. Discover how to forge memories that never disappear, how to grow an alien limb and how to make better decisions. Learn how to hallucinate and how to make yourself happier in a split second. Find out how to avoid getting lost, how to see more of your reality, even how exactly you can confirm you are alive. Think the unthinkable.

The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty [Audiobook]

The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty [Audiobook]
The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty [Audiobook] by Tracy Borman, read by Jonathan Keeble
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 15 hrs 17 mins | 422.37MB
Tracy Borman, author of the best-selling biography of Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes to reveal the intimate secrets of the Tudor court and the private lives of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I and more.

'I do not live in a corner. A thousand eyes see all I do.' (Elizabeth I)

The Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers. Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task. A groom of the stool would stand patiently by as Henry VIII performed his daily purges, and when Elizabeth I retired for the evening, one of her female servants would sleep at the end of her bed.

These attendants knew the truth behind the glamorous exterior. They saw the tears shed by Henry VII upon the death of his son, Arthur. They knew the tragic secret behind 'Bloody' Mary's phantom pregnancies. And they saw the 'crooked carcass' beneath Elizabeth I's carefully applied makeup, gowns and accessories.

It is the accounts of these eyewitnesses, as well as a rich array of other contemporary sources, that historian Tracy Borman has examined more closely than ever before. With new insights and discoveries, and in the same way that she brilliantly illuminated the real Thomas Cromwell, The Private Life of the Tudors will reveal previously unexamined details about the characters we think we know so well.

The Heart-Led Leader: How Living and Leading from the Heart Will Change Your Organization and Your Life [Audiobook]

The Heart-Led Leader: How Living and Leading from the Heart Will Change Your Organization and Your Life [Audiobook]
The Heart-Led Leader: How Living and Leading from the Heart Will Change Your Organization and Your Life [Audiobook] by Thomas Spaulding, read by L J Ganser
2015 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 10 mins | 142.18MB

In his first book, It's Not Just Who You Know (which rose to number two on the New York Times best-seller list), world-renowned leadership speaker and former CEO of Up with People Tommy Spaulding talked about the power of building genuine and lasting relationships both personally and professionally.

In his new audiobook, The Heart-Led Leader, Spaulding turns his focus to ourselves - to who we are. Authentic leaders, Spaulding says, live and lead from the heart. The values and principles that guide our lives and shape our ability to lead others is far more important than our titles or our ability to crunch numbers or the impressive degrees we display on our walls. To effect true transformational change, heart-led leaders draw on the qualities of humility, vulnerability, transparency, empathy, and love.

Illustrated with stories from his own life and from some of the exceptional leaders he has met and worked with over the years, Spaulding unpacks what those qualities mean, talks about the 18-inch journey from the head to the heart - from our intellect to our emotions - and shows us how to incorporate them into our careers, into how we manage and lead others, and into how we live our lives. It is a vision of leadership that has the power to transform everything we do and the lives of everyone we touch.