MasterClass - Penn & Teller Teach the Art of Magic [Video]

MasterClass - Penn & Teller Teach the Art of Magic [Video]
MasterClass - Penn & Teller Teach the Art of Magic [Video]
MP4, 3500 kbps, AVC, 1920x1080 | AAC, 192 kbps, 2 Ch | 2h 29m | + PDF Workbook | 4.07GB

After more than 40 years performing together, they’ve become two of the best-known personalities in magic. Now the almost-always-silent Teller speaks up as he and Penn Jillette teach you the art of magic.

From sold-out Broadway shows to world tours, Penn & Teller have been blending magic and humor to delight audiences for decades. The eight-time “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year” have the longest-running headline act in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip. They’ve made appearances on a long list of popular TV shows, including Friends and The Simpsons. Their own TV series, the Emmy-nominated Penn & Teller: BS! and Penn & Teller: Fool Us, have entertained audiences since 2003. They also share a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, not far from Harry Houdini’s.

In their MasterClass, Penn & Teller invite you to peer behind the curtain and understand magic from the performer’s perspective. Learn some fundamental techniques for magic tricks, including coin manipulation and card tricks, and the tools for reshaping audiences’ realities, from sleight of hand and misdirection to the psychological methods that create astonishment. Venture backstage with two of the world’s most beloved magicians and get ready to experience wonder.

In this online class, you’ll learn about:

  • Magic principles and props
  • Sleight of hand
  • Using cups and balls
  • Working with coins
  • Rope tricks and card tricks
  • Misdirection
  • Levitation as a study of cause and effect
  • Their philosophy on morality in magic
  • The principles of performance
  • The psychology behind magic
MasterClass - Penn & Teller Teach the Art of Magic [Video]

The Age-Well Project: Easy Ways to a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life [Audiobook]

The Age-Well Project: Easy Ways to a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life [Audiobook]
The Age-Well Project: Easy Ways to a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life [Audiobook] by Annabel Streets, Susan Saunders, read by Deryn Edwards
2019 | M4B@128 kbps | 9h 28m | 516.32MB

What does it take to have a healthy and joyful old age? Researchers say it's not too late to make changes at 50 to get the 'retirement years' we want.

But what should we change and how do we do it?

Annabel Streets and Susan Saunders spent their 30s climbing the career ladder, having children and caring for elderly parents - all at the same time.

By their 40s, they were exhausted, stressed, sleeping too little and rushing too much. They began to ask whether the prolonged ill health and dementia suffered by their parents was their inevitable future too - could they do anything to avoid requiring their own children to care for them in old age?

Thus began The Age-Well Project. With incredible tenacity, Annabel and Susan read 50,000 scientific research papers on all aspects of ageing to find what advice cutting-edge research can offer us on how to ensure the longer lives we're living are healthy and happy.

Putting their findings into practice, they found that the lifestyle changes they made were having incredible benefits on their health and wellbeing now - as well as for the future.

Told with empathy and humour, in The Age-Well Project Annabel and Susan share the 50 key lessons they learned, the meals they cooked and the experts' tips they uncovered to make the second half of your life the best half of your life - happy, healthy and disease-free.

Earn It: Know Your Value and Grow Your Career, in Your 20s and Beyond [Audiobook]

Earn It: Know Your Value and Grow Your Career, in Your 20s and Beyond [Audiobook]
Earn It: Know Your Value and Grow Your Career, in Your 20s and Beyond [Audiobook] by Mika Brzezinski, Daniela Pierre-Bravo, read by Daniela Pierre-Bravo
2019 | M4B@64 kbps | 7h 9m | 198.78MB

A straight-talking guide for the newest members of the workforce, with road-tested advice for landing a job, navigating the new world of work, establishing a personal brand, and getting the recognition (and money) you deserve.

The whirlwind of job applications, interviews, follow-up, resume building, and networking is just the beginning. What happens after you've landed the job, settled in, and begun to make a difference - where do you go from here? What if you feel stuck in what you thought would be your dream profession? New York Times best-selling author Mika Brzezinski and producer Daniela Pierre-Bravo provide an essential manual for those crucial next steps. Earn It! is a practical career guidebook that not only helps you get your foot in the door; it also shows you how to negotiate a raise, advocate for more responsibility, and figure out whether you're in the career that's right for you.

A blueprint for your future success, Earn It! features insightful and inspiring interviews with leaders in media, fashion, and business, recruiters, HR, execs, and kickass young female entrepreneurs like Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin of theSkimm, Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud, and Jane Park, founder of the cosmetic subscription company Julep.

Russia's Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy [Audiobook]

Russia's Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy [Audiobook]
Russia's Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy [Audiobook] by Anders Aslund, read by Roger Clark
2019 | M4B@128 kbps | 12h 28m | 679.41MB

A penetrating look into the extreme plutocracy Vladimir Putin has created and its implications for Russia's future...

This insightful study explores how the economic system Vladimir Putin has developed in Russia works to consolidate control over the country. By appointing his close associates as heads of state enterprises and by giving control of the FSB and the judiciary to his friends from the KGB, he has enriched his business friends from Saint Petersburg with preferential government deals. Thus, Putin has created a super wealthy and loyal plutocracy that owes its existence to authoritarianism.

Much of this wealth has been hidden in offshore havens in the United States and the United Kingdom, where companies with anonymous owners and black money transfers are allowed to thrive. Though beneficial to a select few, this system has left Russia's economy in untenable stagnation, which Putin has tried to mask through military might.