Memory Craft: Improve Your Memory Using the Most Powerful Methods from Around the World [EPUB]

Memory Craft: Improve Your Memory Using the Most Powerful Methods from Around the World [EPUB]
Memory Craft: Improve Your Memory Using the Most Powerful Methods from Around the World by Lynne Kelly
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1760633054 | 9.67MB

Our brain is a muscle. Like our bodies, it needs exercise. In the last few hundred years, we have stopped training our memories and we have lost the ability to memorise large amounts of information.

Memory Craft introduces the best memory techniques humans have ever devised, from ancient times and the Middle Ages, to methods used by today's memory athletes. Lynne Kelly has tested all these methods in experiments which demonstrate the extraordinary capacity of our brains at any age.

For anyone who needs to memorise a speech or a play script, learn anatomy or a foreign language, or prepare for an exam, Memory Craft is a fabulous toolkit. It offers proven techniques for teachers to help their students learn more effectively. There are also simple strategies for anyone who has trouble remembering names or dates, and for older people who want to keep their minds agile. Above all, memorising things can be playful, creative and great fun.

The Brothel of Pompeii: Sex, Class, and Gender at the Margins of Roman Society [PDF]

The Brothel of Pompeii: Sex, Class, and Gender at the Margins of Roman Society [PDF]
The Brothel of Pompeii: Sex, Class, and Gender at the Margins of Roman Society by Sarah Levin-Richardson
2019 | PDF | ISBN: 1108496873 | 13.28MB

In this book, Sarah Levin-Richardson offers the first authoritative examination of Pompeii's purpose-built brothel, the only verifiable brothel from Greco-Roman antiquity. Taking readers on a tour of all of the structure's evidence, including the rarely seen upper floor, she illuminates the subculture housed within its walls. Here, prostitutes could flout the norms of society and proclaim themselves sexual subjects and agents, while servile clients were allowed to act as 'real men'. Prostitutes and clients also exchanged gifts, greetings, jokes, taunts, and praise.

Written in a clear, engaging style, and accompanied by an ample illustration program and translations of humorous and haunting graffiti, Levin-Richardson's book will become a new touchstone for those interested in the history of women, slavery, and prostitution in the classical world.

The Concise Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function and Disorders [PDF]

The Concise Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function and Disorders [PDF]
The Concise Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function and Disorders by DK
2019 | PDF | ISBN: 0241395526 | 63.98MB

Discover all there is to know about human anatomy in DK's latest concise visual guide to the human body. Fully updated to reflect the latest medical information, The Concise Human Body Book is illustrated throughout with colourful and comprehensive diagrams, photographs, scans, and 3D artworks, which take you right into the cells and fibres that are responsible for keeping your body ticking.

The Concise Human Body Book provides full coverage of the body, function by function, system by system. In the opening chapter, colourful medical scans, illustrations, and easy-to-understand diagrams show you how the different parts of the body work together to produce a living whole. Eleven main body systems - including the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system - are then covered in intricate detail in the following chapters, with each section ending on common diseases and disorders that can affect that system.

From bones and muscles to systems and processes, this in-depth, pocket-sized guide to the body's physical structure, chemical workings, and potential problems is the must-have reference manual for trainee medical professionals, students, or anyone interested in finding out more about how the human body works.

Medicare for Dummies, 3rd Edition [Audiobook]

Medicare for Dummies, 3rd Edition [Audiobook]
Medicare for Dummies, 3rd Edition [Audiobook] by Patricia Barry, read by Suzie Althens
2019 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 18h 22m | 1001.42MB

Weave your way through the tangled web of Medicare.

Medicare For Dummies, 3rd Edition will help you navigate the complicated, often confusing maze of the Medicare system. In simple language, with clear step-by-step instructions, the book helps you determine how and when to enroll, avoid costly mistakes, and find a plan that is right for you and your family.

Written by Patricia Barry, a nationally recognized authority on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, this invaluable resource offers:

  • Tips on reducing out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Guidance for knowing your rights and protections.
  • Ways to choose the best policy for you.
  • With this definitive guide, you'll get answers to the most common and not so common questions about Medicare, to get the most out of your coverage.

Codependency for Dummies, 2nd Edition [Audiobook]

Codependency for Dummies, 2nd Edition [Audiobook]
Codependency for Dummies, 2nd Edition [Audiobook] by Darlene Lancer, read by Courtney Patterson
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 13h 3m | 359.1MB

Codependency for Dummies, 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive book on the topic to date. Written in plain English and packed with sensitive, authoritative information, it describes the history, symptoms, causes, and relationship dynamics of codependency. The majority of the book is devoted to healing and lays out a clear plan for recovery with exercises, practical advice, and daily reminders to help you know, honor, protect, and express yourself. New to this edition are chapters on working the 12 Steps to recover from codependency and how therapists/coaches/nurses are affected by codependency.

Codependence is primarily a learned behavior from our family of origin. Some cultures have it to a greater degree than others-some still see it as a normal way of living. Yet the costs of codependence can include distrust, faulty expectations, passive-aggressiveness, control, self-neglect, over-focus on others, manipulation, intimacy issues, and a slew of other harmful traits. Codependence causes serious pain and affects the majority of Americans-not just women and loved ones of addicts. Codependency for Dummies, 2nd Edition offers authoritative and trusted guidance on ways to raise your self-esteem, detach and let go, set boundaries, recognize healthy vs. dysfunctional relationships, overcome guilt and resentment, and much more.

Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies, 2nd Edition [Audiobook]

Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies, 2nd Edition [Audiobook]
Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies, 2nd Edition [Audiobook] by Marina S Kurian MD, Barbara Thompson, Brian K Davidson, read by Emily Durante
2019 | MP3@64 kbps | 12h 15m | 336.8MB

Sixty percent of individuals over the age of 20 - or 58 million people in the US - are overweight. As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, many Americans are researching the benefits and complications of weight-loss surgeries. Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies, 2nd Edition is the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to understanding the impact of surgical weight-loss before, during, and after surgery.

Weight-loss surgery is often an overweight person's last resort, and it comes with many risks, questions, and fears. So how do you know if it's right for you? Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies gives you expert guidance on knowing whether you qualify for the procedures, advice on choosing the best center and doctor, and trusted information on evaluating the risks involved. Plus, it helps you plan to finance the procedure, prepare for surgery, and achieve the best results as you adjust to a new diet and lifestyle post-surgery.

If you or a loved one is considering gastric bypass surgery, Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies gives you everything you need to decide if it's the right course of action, what to expect during recovery, and how to ensure the best results through healthy eating behaviors and regular physical activity.

Black Holes Explained [TTC Audio]

Black Holes Explained [TTC Audio]
Black Holes Explained [TTC Audio] by Alex Filippenko
Course No 1841 | 2019 | M4B@64 kbps + PDF Guidebook | 6h 19m | 173.16MB

Imagine a region in space where the force of gravity is so strong that nothing - not even light - can escape. A region with physical conditions so extreme that they have not yet been reproduced in any terrestrial laboratory. A region so dense that an object as tiny as a walnut would have the same mass as our entire planet. This phenomenon is a black hole: one of the most exotic, mind-boggling, and profound subjects in astrophysics. Nearly everyone has heard of black holes, but few people outside of complex scientific fields understand their true nature and their implications for our universe.

No movie, novel, or other fictional treatment of black holes matches Professor Filippenko's absorbing presentation of the actual science behind these amazing objects. Black holes are at the heart of some of the most intriguing phenomena in the universe. Not only that, they are ideal gateways to fundamental and cutting-edge concepts in astronomy.

Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction [Audiobook]

Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction [Audiobook]
Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction [Audiobook] by Thomas M Siebel, read by the Author
2019 | MP3@128 kbps | 9h 8m | 508.05MB

From visionary Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tom Siebel comes a penetrating examination of the new technologies that are disrupting business and government - and how organizations can harness them to transform into digital enterprises.

The confluence of four technologies - elastic cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things - writes Siebel, is fundamentally changing how business and government will operate in the 21st century.

Siebel masterfully guides listeners through a fascinating discussion of the game-changing technologies driving digital transformation and provides a roadmap to seize them as a strategic opportunity. He shows how leading enterprises such as Enel, 3M, Royal Dutch Shell, the US Department of Defense, and others are applying AI and IoT with stunning results.

Digital Transformation is the guidebook every business and government leader needs to survive and thrive in the new digital age.

Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football [Audiobook]

Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football [Audiobook]
Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football [Audiobook] by John Urschel, Louisa Thomas, read by Sullivan Jones
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6h 12m | 170.8MB

John Urschel, mathematician and former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, tells the story of a life balanced between two passions

By the time he was 13, Urschel was auditing a college-level calculus course. But when he joined his high school football team, a new interest began to eclipse the thrill he felt in the classroom. Football challenged Urschel in an entirely different way, and he became addicted to the physical contact of the sport. After he accepted a scholarship to play at Penn State, his love of math was rekindled. As a Nittany Lion, he refused to sacrifice one passion for the other. Against the odds, Urschel found a way to manage his double life as a scholar and an athlete. While he was an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, he simultaneously pursued his PhD in mathematics at MIT.

Weaving together two separate narratives, Urschel relives for us the most pivotal moments of his bifurcated life. He explains why, after Penn State was sanctioned for the acts of former coach Jerry Sandusky, he declined offers from prestigious universities and refused to abandon his team. He describes his parents' different influences and their profound effect on him, and he opens up about the correlation between football and CTE and the risks he took for the game he loves.

Equally at home discussing Georg Cantor's work on infinities and Bill Belichick's playbook, Urschel reveals how each challenge - whether on the field or in the classroom - has brought him closer to understanding the two different halves of his own life and how reason and emotion, the mind and the body, are always working together.

"So often, people want to divide the world into two", he observes. "Matter and energy. Wave and particle. Athlete and mathematician. Why can't something (or someone) be both?"

Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle [Audiobook]

Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle [Audiobook]
Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle [Audiobook] by Paul Johnson, read by James Adams
2007 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11h 4m | 305.11MB

A galaxy of legendary figures from the annals of Western history

In this enlightening and entertaining work, Paul Johnson, the bestselling author of Intellectuals and Creators, approaches the subject of heroism with stirring examples of men and women from every age, walk of life, and corner of the planet who have inspired and transformed not only their own cultures but the entire world as well.

Heroes includes:

Samson, Judith, and Deborah Henry V and Joan of Arc Elizabeth I and Walter Raleigh George Washington, the Duke of Wellington, and Lord Nelson Emily Dickinson Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee Mae West and Marilyn Monroe Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II

The Art of Happy Moving: How to Declutter, Pack, and Start Over While Maintaining Your Sanity and Finding Happiness [Audiobook]

The Art of Happy Moving: How to Declutter, Pack, and Start Over While Maintaining Your Sanity and Finding Happiness [Audiobook]
The Art of Happy Moving: How to Declutter, Pack, and Start Over While Maintaining Your Sanity and Finding Happiness [Audiobook] by Ali Wenzke, read by Amanda Ronconi
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 4h 41m | 137.43MB

A comprehensive, upbeat guide to help you survive the moving process from start to finish, filled with fresh strategies and checklists for timing and supplies, choosing which items to toss and which to keep, determining the best place to live, saying farewell, and looking forward to hello.

Moving is a major life change - time-consuming, expensive, often overwhelming, and sometimes scary. But it doesn't have to be! Instead of looking it as a burdensome chore, consider it a new adventure.

Ali Wenzke and her husband moved 10 times in 11 years, living in seven states across the US. She created her popular blog, The Art of Happy Moving, to help others build a happier life before, during, and after a move. Infused with her infectious optimistic spirit, The Art of Happy Moving builds on her blog, offering step-by-step guidance, much-needed comfort, practical information, and welcome advice on every step of the process, including:

  • How to stage your home for prospective buyers
  • How to choose your next neighborhood
  • How to discard your belongings and organize your packing
  • How to say good-bye to your friends
  • How to make the transition easier for your kids
  • How to decorate your new home
  • How to build a new community
  • And so much more

Ali shares invaluable personal anecdotes from her many moves and packs each chapter with a wealth of information and ingenious tips (Did you know that if you have an extra-large welcome mat at the entrance of your home, it's more likely to sell?). Ali also includes checklists for packing and staging and agendas for the big moving day.

Whether you're a relocating professional, newly married, a family with kids and pets, or a retiree looking to downsize, The Art of Happy Moving will help you discover ways to help make your transition an easier one - and be even happier than you were before.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

CBD Oil: Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide to Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness [Audiobook]

CBD Oil: Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide to Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness [Audiobook]
CBD Oil: Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide to Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness [Audiobook] by Gretchen Lidicker, read by Susie Berneis
2019 | MP3@64 kbps | 3h 29m | 96.07MB

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is quickly becoming one of the biggest trends in beauty and wellness, as top athletes, celebrities, and doctors embrace its anti-anxiety, antioxidant, and pain-relieving properties. A powerful anti-inflammatory agent, this non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant can benefit the body and skin in myriad ways.

Using the latest science and drawing from the knowledge of leaders in the health and wellness world, this book is a one-stop lifestyle resource for all things CBD, including how to pick a high-quality product, and what you need to know before you take CBD for the first time. Thirty appealing recipes - from CBD-infused popcorn to ginger tonics to chocolates - help listeners incorporate CBD into their daily routine.

The Principles of Scientific Management [Audiobook]

The Principles of Scientific Management [Audiobook]
The Principles of Scientific Management [Audiobook] by Frederick Winslow Taylor, read by Dmitrijs Kravcenko PhD
2018 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 4h 2m | 110.14MB

For the first time ever, this absolutely key text in management and organization studies is available on audio!

The Principles of Scientific Management by F.W. Taylor is a tremendously important book, the essence of which has had irreversible impact on the way we think about organized labour and management today. It is a product of many years of experimentation, uncertainty, and hard work, fused with thoroughly modernist ideals of a pedantic mind. This book is a culmination of Frederick Winslow Taylor's career as, perhaps, the most famous management consultant. It stands on the shoulders of his previous examinations of the wage system and the operational characteristics of machine tools. In it, he recounts the four principles of scientific management, compares them to what he considers the most developed form of non-scientific management, and gives a number of examples and anecdotes to illustrate how the former is superior to the latter in every way and circumstance. This new edition, and the audiobook, feature a historical introduction from the creator of the Talking About Organizations podcast, which links the work with the trends in the digital economy and algorithmic management.

The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats [Audiobook]

The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats [Audiobook]
The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats [Audiobook] by Richard A Clarke, Robert K Knake, read by Marc Cashman
2019 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 12h 8m | 661.39MB

An urgent new warning from two best-selling security experts - and a gripping inside look at how governments, firms, and ordinary citizens can confront and contain the tyrants, hackers, and criminals bent on turning the digital realm into a war zone.

"In the battle raging between offense and defense in cyberspace, Clarke and Knake have some important ideas about how we can avoid cyberwar for our country, prevent cybercrime against our companies, and in doing so, reduce resentment, division, and instability at home and abroad." (Bill Clinton)

There is much to fear in the dark corners of cyberspace. From well-covered stories like the Stuxnet attack which helped slow Iran's nuclear program, to lesser-known tales like EternalBlue, the 2017 cyber battle that closed hospitals in Britain and froze shipping crates in Germany in midair, we have entered an age in which online threats carry real-world consequences. But we do not have to let autocrats and criminals run amok in the digital realm. We now know a great deal about how to make cyberspace far less dangerous - and about how to defend our security, economy, democracy, and privacy from cyber attack.

This is a book about the realm in which nobody should ever want to fight a war: the fifth domain, the Pentagon's term for cyberspace. Our guides are two of America's top cybersecurity experts, seasoned practitioners who are as familiar with the White House Situation Room as they are with Fortune 500 boardrooms. Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake offer a vivid, engrossing tour of the often unfamiliar terrain of cyberspace, introducing us to the scientists, executives, and public servants who have learned through hard experience how government agencies and private firms can fend off cyber threats.

Clarke and Knake take us inside quantum-computing labs racing to develop cyber superweapons; bring us into the boardrooms of the many firms that have been hacked and the few that have not; and walk us through the corridors of the US intelligence community with officials working to defend America's elections from foreign malice. With a focus on solutions over scaremongering, they make a compelling case for "cyber resilience" - building systems that can resist most attacks, raising the costs on cyber criminals and the autocrats who often lurk behind them, and avoiding the trap of overreaction to digital attacks.

Above all, Clarke and Knake show us how to keep the fifth domain a humming engine of economic growth and human progress by not giving in to those who would turn it into a wasteland of conflict. Backed by decades of high-level experience in the White House and the private sector, The Fifth Domain delivers a riveting, agenda-setting insider look at what works in the struggle to avoid cyberwar.

The Method to the Madness: Donald Trump's Ascent as Told by Those Who Were Hired, Fired, Inspired - and Inaugurated [Audiobook]

The Method to the Madness: Donald Trump's Ascent as Told by Those Who Were Hired, Fired, Inspired - and Inaugurated [Audiobook]
The Method to the Madness: Donald Trump's Ascent as Told by Those Who Were Hired, Fired, Inspired - and Inaugurated [Audiobook] by Allen Salkin, Aaron Short, read by the authors, with Chris Ciulla, Steven Jay Cohen, John Di Domenico, Vanessa Johansson, Greer Morrison, Leon Nixon
2019 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 11h 51m | 646.45MB

A Rosetta Stone for understanding Donald Trump's style, mind-set, and every action, made up of more than 100 interviews with his closest associates over the last 15 years.

To his critics, Donald Trump is an impulsive, undisciplined crackpot who accidentally lucked into the presidency. But in The Method to the Madness, reporters Allen Salkin and Aaron Short reveal that nothing could be further from the truth. This objective, nonpartisan oral history shows Trump had carefully planned his bid for the presidency since he launched what many considered to be a joke candidacy in 1999.

Between 2000 and 2015, when he announced his candidacy in the lobby of Trump Tower, he was able to identify an unserved political constituency, hone a persuasive message that appealed to their needs, and deliver it effectively, despite intense media opposition.

Through candid conversations with more than 100 subjects close to the president, Salkin and Short make the case that Donald Trump's ostensibly erratic approach to politics is consistent with his carefully honed personal and professional style of information-gathering, opinion seed-planting, and conclusion sharing. His business, media, and political dealings from this era serve as a guide for understanding the man, his mind-set, and his every action.

The Method to the Madness is an accessible and unbiased oral history that brings listeners into the private rooms where decisions are made, confidences are broken, strong words fly, and not all eyewitnesses see the same scene in quite the same way.

The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work [Audiobook]

The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work [Audiobook]
The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work [Audiobook] by Libby Gill, read by the Author
2019 | M4B@128 kbps | 5h 51m | 319.76MB

The Hope-Driven Leader is not about feel-good theory or dry data. It's an action guide informed by the thousands of people Gill has coached in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds around the globe. Specific skill-building topics based on research and illustrated by personal stories and case studies include:

  • Enhancing leadership skills
  • Crafting a personal brand
  • Becoming an influencer
  • Managing global teams
  • Handling challenges specific to women leaders

Whether you are a rising star or a seasoned leader in your own business, a corporation, or your community, The Hope-Driven Leader offers you a roadmap for instilling those positive beliefs and behaviors into the core of your being and the culture of your workplace. Let the journey begin!

21 Letters on Life and Its Challenges [Audiobook]

21 Letters on Life and Its Challenges [Audiobook]
21 Letters on Life and Its Challenges [Audiobook] by Charles Handy, read by Roy McMillan
2019 | M4B@128 kbps | 4h 1m | 239.99MB

Charles Handy is one of the giants of contemporary thought. His books on management - including Understanding Organizations and Gods of Management - have changed the way we view business. His work on broader issues and trends - such as Beyond Certainty and The Second Curve - has changed the way we view society.

In his new book, Handy builds on a life's work to glimpse into the future and see what challenges and opportunities the next generation faces.

How will people cope with change in a world where the old certainties no longer apply? What goals will and should they set themselves? How will they find purpose and fulfilment in their lives? Clear-eyed and optimistic by turns, he sets out the questions that everyone needs to ask themselves and points us in the direction of the answers.