Fitness Practitioner [Video]
25 February 2016, 19:48
MP4, AVC, 1920x1080 | AAC, 96 kbps, 2 Ch | 2 hours | 2.08GB
When you want to exercise effectively and safely. This course helps you to be your own instructor
Become your own personal trainer!
This course will help you to be aquatinted with the basics how to work out in the gym and at home or outdoors safely and effectively, while having maximum fun and benefits.
You will have confidence and tools to exercise anywhere you are.
If you have been hesitant to start exercise as you don't how, this is your chance to learn step by step. You all understand what is the good form and safe executions for most effective benefits to build a fit, great shaped body and lose fat weight too.
The addition of short nutrition and hydration section will guide you on the best food choices to reach your goals.
Now its only you and your willingness needed.
What are the requirements?
SMall water bottle (2) or dumbbells 1-2kg each, fit ball, mat, or entry to a gym where there is lat pull down or rowing machine, or multi function fitness machine, a treadmill
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 37 lectures and 2 hours of content!
- Confident to start exercise in the gym
- Know the body enough to chose exercises
- Know the muscles in general
- Have enough tool to exercise at home
- Have enough confidence to motivate other to exercise
Healthy Knees and Joints: Natural Remedies For Pain Relief [Video]
25 February 2016, 18:57
MP4, AVC, 1920x1080 | AAC, 96 kbps, 2 Ch | 2 hours | + PDF | 936.22MB
Learn how to strengthen your knees and joints and enjoy pain-free movement every day with simple self-care techniques.
Are you suffering from a plaguing pain in your knees and joints that hounds you every now and then?
Or are your joints showing signs of weakening (for example, you need to rely on the support of your hands to stand up) but you don't know what you can do to manage it?
Common misconceptions may leave you believing that weakening knees and joints are an inevitable part of aging that you have to put up with.
But, thankfully – because you're here – you will learn the real facts.
The truth of the matter is: our bones are constantly in the process of remodeling, and with proper care, you can certainly improve your current situation and enjoy stronger knees and joints again!
'Healthy Knees and Joints: Natural Remedies For Pain Relief' is a course that will prove that no matter how old or young you are now, you can get your knees and joints to start feeling happy and healthy again :)
Using simple self-care techniques that you will learn throughout this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to restore and care for your knees and joints naturally – without the use of painkillers, steroids or needles.
You don't have to worry about any side effects from drugs that may harm your body (because we will be steering clear of drugs in this course).
And you can finally say goodbye to constant complaints of discomfort and pain in your joints and welcome the active lifestyle that you dearly miss with wide open arms.
With 'Healthy Knees and Joints: Natural Remedies For Pain Relief', you will learn how to make pain-free movement a reality for yourself!
What are the requirements?
- You must be able to perform simple exercises such as stretching and bending
- You need to spend 10-20 minutes every day to perform the exercise routines covered in this course
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 37 lectures and 2 hours of content!
- Learn a set of simple and effective routine to strengthen your joints
- Make fundamental changes to the daily routine and diet to achieve healthier bones and joints
Turning Points in American History [TTC Video]
25 February 2016, 18:01
Course No 8580 | M4V, AVC, 640x480 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 48x30 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 15.39GB
1777: The colonial victory over British troops at the Battle of Saratoga persuades France to provide financial and military support that will prove vital to the success of the American Revolution.
1862: The Homestead Act makes more than 600 million acres of land available to be settled, sparking the largest migration of Americans in the nation's history.
1933: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal launches a series of unprecedented laws and programs that will relieve the stress of the Great Depression and reshape American society.
2001: The 9/11 terrorist attacks spark a complex and controversial war against terrorism both domestically and internationally.
These are just four of the many turning points in the relatively short history of the United States—landmark movements that irrevocably altered the direction of the nation and signaled the dramatic start of a new historical reality.
Whether they took the form of
- groundbreaking political and philosophical concepts,
- dramatic military victories and defeats,
- nationwide social and religious movements, or
- technological and scientific innovations,
these and other turning points are the veritable backbone of the American experience. They forever changed the character of America politically, socially, culturally, and economically. Sometimes the changes brought about by these events were obvious; sometimes they were more subtle. Sometimes the effects of these turning points were immediate; other times, their aftershocks reverberated for decades.
Regardless, these great historical turning points demand to be understood. Knowing what these events are, how they came about, and their dramatic effects is essential to grasping the full story of this great world power. It may even offer you vital clues as to where America is headed in the coming years and decades.
Turning Points in American History is your chance to relive the most powerful and groundbreaking moments in the fascinating story of the United States of America. These 48 lectures, delivered by masterful historian and dynamic Professor Edward T. O'Donnell of College of the Holy Cross, offer you a different perspective on the sweeping narrative of U. S. history. Spanning the arrival of the first English colonists to the chaos of the Civil War to the birth of the computer age and beyond, this course is a captivating and comprehensive tour of those particular moments in the story of America, after which the nation would never be the same again.
Encounter Recurring Themes in American History
Professor O'Donnell has selected these specific historical turning points based on his expansive knowledge of American history and his decades of experience as a professor and lecturer to a wide variety of audiences. What makes these specific events turning points, regardless of the form they take, is the fact that they signal times when American society made a break with its past and entered a new phase of development.
"Turning points mark decisive 'before and after' moments in history," he says at the start of his course. "Before Shays's Rebellion, for example, Americans lived under the Articles of Confederation. After Shays's Rebellion and the constitutional convention it inspired, Americans lived under a new federal government and enjoyed the protections articulated in the Bill of Rights. Put another way, America became a very different place after this event."
Throughout Turning Points in American History, you'll encounter a series of recurring themes that will put your understanding of U. S. history—and even history itself—into a larger, more informed context. Some of these themes are these:
- Surprises: Few people in any historical era are prepared for what's coming, whether it's a war, an epidemic, a revolution, or an invention. Who, 20 years ago, could have expected the astonishing impact of the personal computer on everyday life in America?
- Agency: History is often made by towering figures like George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr. But it's also made by many nameless and faceless people—slaves, workers, farmers, suffragists—who take matters into their own hands and achieve historical change.
- Crisis: Historical crises are, more often than not, opportunities for great change. American history is filled with moments when a terrible crisis—such as the Civil War or the Great Depression—led to a sudden and radical change for the better.
Experience Both Familiar and Unfamiliar Turning Points
Taking a chronological approach, Professor O'Donnell gives you new ways to understand American history and to appreciate it as a grand narrative pinpointed with key moments that changed things forever. Each of his lectures focuses on a single turning point, explaining the conditions that led up to it, immersing you in the experience of the event itself, and exploring its immediate and long-term ramifications.
Here are just five of the great turning points you investigate in depth throughout this course:
- The Trial of John Peter Zenger (1735): A free press has played a central role in American history, and it wouldn't be possible without the arrest and prosecution of a little-known New York printer. While the trial did not establish any new legal precedent, it did popularize the ideas that freedom of the press is essential to liberty, that true statements cannot be libelous, and that a jury should decide both the facts and the law in libel trials.
- The Election of 1800: Many Americans in the months between the election in November 1800 and inauguration day in March 1801 feared that violence might engulf the new republic. Would the Federalists cede power to the winners of the election, the Republicans? In the end, a peaceful transfer of power between the two rival political parties took place, marking a precedent-setting moment in the history of the still-young republic.
- The Battle of Antietam (1862): This bloody Civil War battle stands out among others such as Bull Run and Gettysburg as a critical turning point for several reasons, including the fact that it allowed for President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and it eliminated the possibility of England and France intervening on behalf of the Confederacy.
- The Picketing of the White House by Suffragists (1917): Thanks to the increasingly radical tactics of suffragists led by Alice Paul and the National Women's Party beginning in 1917, Congress and President Woodrow Wilson eventually cast their support behind the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that, when ratified in 1920, granted women voting rights and dramatically expanded American democracy.
- The Watergate Scandal (1974): The most significant crisis of the 1970s, this turning point signaled a heightened level of public distrust toward elected officials—but it also illustrated the power of the news media and proved that the Constitution's system of checks and balances truly worked to stop the abuse of executive power.
Then there are the other events—ones that you may have only cursory knowledge of, or may not even have considered to be such integral parts of America's story. Among the many that you'll investigate in these lectures are
- the founding of the Rhode Island colony (1636), which established the principle of religious pluralism—an idea that was eventually enshrined in the First Amendment;
- the Supreme Court case of Marbury v. Madison (1803), which cemented the role of the Supreme Court as the final arbiter in deciding a law's constitutionality;
- the establishment of the first national park (1872), which was the first time that any nation in the world set out to preserve acres of natural land for posterity; and
- the start of the Manhattan Project (1939), which led to the creation of atomic weaponry that ended World War II—but also started the cold war with the Soviet Union.
Along the way, Professor O'Donnell often dispels some intriguing myths and half-truths about American history and provides an honest, unabashed look at the subject matter. These lectures are packed with unfamiliar anecdotes, stories, and side notes that just may change your views on the grand narrative of American history. You'll learn, for example, that
- few Founding Fathers considered the Declaration of Independence a work of significant importance, and only in the 1800s was the document firmly enshrined in U. S. history;
- most Americans who participated in the westward expansion did not aspire to be merely subsistence farmers but were entrepreneurs who were tied to national markets and were eager for profits;
- African American soldiers were responsible for seizing San Juan Hill during America's war with Spain and not President Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders; and
- Albert Einstein did not actually work on the Manhattan Project, despite writing an influential letter to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt warning of Hitler's pursuit of an atomic bomb.
Embark on a Riveting Historical Adventure
With his expansive knowledge, his intriguing perspectives on how we seek to understand the importance and the lessons of past events, and his undeniable passion for sharing his knowledge with others, Professor O'Donnell is a masterful guide through the more than 350 years of American history. Throughout his career, he has taught thousands of students, delivered lectures to a range of audiences, and served as the lead historian for the U.S. Department of Education's Teaching American History grant.
In Turning Points in American History, Professor O'Donnell has taken the story of the United States of America and crafted it into a riveting adventure—complete with triumphant stories whose lessons may inspire you, sobering moments that may challenge your perceptions of the greatest country in the Western world, and powerful insights that will undoubtedly expand and illuminate your knowledge about the true greatness of America. It is, in short, an unforgettable course that only an engaging and insightful historian and professor could create.
Art across the Ages [TTC Video]
25 February 2016, 17:53
Course No 7150 | AVI, XviD, 640x432 | MP3, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 48x30 mins | 7.51GB
Have you ever regretted not having the time to take an art appreciation or survey course in college and wished you could somehow gain the knowledge you missed? Or found yourself wondering, even if you did take that course when you were younger, how much more your years of experience and maturity would have added to your appreciation of art's creative wonders? Or have you simply wished to indulge yourself in a feast for the eyes and mind, enjoying more than 800 images of the Western world's glorious heritage of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other examples of art's constantly evolving definition?
In Art across the Ages, Professor Ori Z. Soltes has crafted a course in Western visual art that serves as both a mind-broadening survey and an essential introduction. It is designed to give anyone interested in Western art a firm familiarity with its basics, acquainting you with major artists and styles in various media and providing a broad foundation for deeper exploration.
By giving you a ready grasp of the substance and significance of a vast range of artists and their work, along with a solid knowledge of how those artists and their work fit within art's continuum, this course will add immeasurably to your next visit to a museum or exhibition or simply enhance your pleasure in the art you encounter in your life.
A Brief History of the Vikings: The Last Pagans or the First Modern Europeans [Audiobook]
25 February 2016, 17:37
2013 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 53 mins | 242.49MB
"From the Fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord."
Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, raid and invade along the coasts of Europe. Their influence and expeditions extended from Newfoundland to Baghdad, their battles were as far-flung as Africa and the Arctic. But were they great seafarers or desperate outcasts, noble heathens or oafish pirates, the last pagans or the first of the modern Europeans? This concise study puts medieval chronicles, Norse sagas and Muslim accounts alongside more recent research into ritual magic, genetic profiling and climatology. It includes biographical sketches of some of the most famous Vikings, from Erik Bloodaxe to Saint Olaf, and King Canute to Leif the Lucky. It explains why the Danish king Harald Bluetooth lent his name to a 21st century wireless technology; which future saint laughed as she buried foreign ambassadors alive; why so many Icelandic settlers had Irish names; and how the last Viking colony was destroyed by English raiders.
Extending beyond the traditional 'Viking age' of most books, A Brief History of the Vikings places sudden Scandinavian population movement in a wider historical context. It presents a balanced appraisal of these infamous sea kings, explaining both their swift expansion and its supposed halt. Supposed because, ultimately, the Vikings didn't disappear: they turned into us.
A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons: The Beginnings of the English Nation [Audiobook]
25 February 2016, 17:32
2013 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 13 hrs 3 mins | 355.94MB
Starting AD 400 (around the time of their invasion of England) and running through to the 1100s (the 'Aftermath'), historian Geoffrey Hindley shows the Anglo-Saxons as formative in the history not only of England but also of Europe. The society inspired by the warrior world of the Old English poem Beowulf saw England become the world's first nation state and Europe's first country to conduct affairs in its own language, and Bede and Boniface of Wessex establish the dating convention we still use today. Including all the latest research, this is a fascinating assessment of a vital historical period.
A Brief History of the Celts [Audiobook]
25 February 2016, 17:28
2014 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 40 mins | 236.38MB
For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork, and treasures.
A foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, Peter Berresford Ellis presents an invigoration overview of their world. With his gift for making the scholarly accessible, he discusses the Celts' mysterious origins and early history and investigates their rich and complex society. His use of recently uncovered finds brings fascinating insights into Celtic kings and chieftains, architecture and arts, medicine and religions, myths and legends, making this esesntial listening for any search for Europe's ancient past.
A Brief History of the Normans: How a Viking Tribe Came to Conquer Europe [Audiobook]
25 February 2016, 17:23
2014 | M4B@64 kbps | 7 hrs 50 mins | 213.71MB
The history of the Normans began a long time before 1066. Originating from the 'Norsemen' they were one of the most successful warrior tribes of the Dark Ages that came to dominate Europe from the Baltic Sea to the island of Sicily and the borders of Eastern Europe.
Beginning as Viking raiders in the eighth century, the Normans not only changed the landscape of Europe but were changed by their new conquests. As a military force they became unstoppable; as Conqerors, they established their own kingdom in Normandy from where they set out on a number of devastating campaigns, where they also introduced innovations in politics, architecture and culture.
In A Brief History of the Normans Leading French historian, Francois Neveux, gives an accessible and authoritative introduction.
The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success [Audiobook]
25 February 2016, 17:20
2015 | MP3@96 kbps + EPUB | 4 hrs 59 mins | 206.12MB
As publisher of SUCCESS magazine, author Darren Hardy has heard it all, seen it all, and tried most of it. This 6-CD enhanced audio program edition of The Compound Effect reveals the core principles that drive success. The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every superachiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success.
You will find strategies on: - How to win every time! The No. 1 strategy to achieve any goal and triumph over any competitor, even if they're smarter, more talented or more experienced. - Eradicating your bad habits (some you might be unaware of!) that are derailing your progress. - Painlessly installing the few key disciplines required for major breakthroughs. - The real, lasting keys to motivation, how to get yourself to do things you don't feel like doing. - Capturing the elusive, awesome force of momentum. Catch this, and you'll be unstoppable. - The acceleration secrets of superachievers. Do they have an unfair advantage? Yes they do, and now you can too!
This enhanced audio program includes additional content with Darren relating stories and quoting experts such as Anthony Robbins, Donald Trump, Jim Rohn, John C. Maxwell, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Harvey Mackay, Coach John Wooden, Brian Tracy, Cal Ripken Jr., Paul J. Meyer and many others!
If you're serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you desire. Begin your journey today!
Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary [Audiobook]
25 February 2016, 17:18
2013 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 40 mins | 211.0MB
By the mid-1960s, Che Guevera had become famous for his outspoken criticism of the United States and his support for armed Communist insurgencies. He had been one of the architects of the Cuban Revolution, and was attempting to repeat his success throughout Latin America. His guerilla tactics and talent for proselytizing made him a threat to American foreign policy - and when he turned his attention to Bolivia in 1967, the Pentagon made a decision: Che had to be eliminated.
Major Ralph "Pappy" Shelton was called upon to lead the mission to train the Bolivians. With a hand-picked team of specialists, his first task was to transform a ragtag group of peasants into a trained fighting force who could also gather intelligence. Gary Prado, a Bolivian officer, volunteered to join the newly formed Bolivian Rangers. Joined by Felix Rodriguez, a Cuban exile working for the CIA, the Americans and Bolivians searched for Che. The size of Che's group and when they would strike were unknowns, and the stakes were high. If Bolivia fell, it would validate Che's theories and throw South America into turmoil.
Hunting Che follows the exploits of Major Shelton, Felix Rodriguez, and Gary Prado - the Bolivian Ranger commander who ultimately captured him. The story begins with Che's arrival in Bolivia and follows the hunt to the dramatic confrontation and capture of the iconic leader in the southeastern village of La Higuera. With the White House and the Pentagon secretly monitoring every move, Shelton and his team changed history, and prevented a catastrophic threat from taking root in the West.
The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America [Audiobook]
25 February 2016, 06:15
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 9 mins | 230.68MB
The prominent economist and president of the American Enterprise Institute - the leading intellectual think tank on the right - offers a bold new vision for conservatism as a movement for social and economic justice.
In The Conservative Heart, Arthur C. Brooks contends that after years of focusing on economic growth and traditional social values, it is time for a new kind of conservatism - one that helps the vulnerable without mortgaging our children's future. In Brooks' daring vision, this conservative movement fights poverty, promotes equal opportunity, celebrates earned success, and values spiritual enlightenment. It is an inclusive movement with a positive agenda to help people lead happier, more hopeful, and more satisfied lives.
One of the country's leading scholars and policy thinkers, Brooks has considered these issues for decades. Drawing on years of research on the sources of happiness, he asserts that what people most need are four "institutions of meaning" - faith, family, community, and meaningful work. These are not only the foundations of personal well-being but also the necessary means for building a better nation.
Combining reporting, original research, and case studies, and free of vituperative politics, The Conservative Heart is an intelligent and compelling manifesto for renewal. Clear, well reasoned, and accessible, it is a welcome new strategy for disconsolate conservatives looking for fresh, actionable ideas to address the serious problems confronting us today and to reclaim our future, and it is for politically independent citizens who believe that neither political party addresses their needs or concerns.