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A stark and lyrical account of the psyche in crisis from the author of Kith
Tristimania tells the story of a devastating year-long episode of manic depression, culminating in a long solo pilgrimage across Spain. Recording the experience of mania as has rarely been done before, Jay Griffiths shows how the condition is at once terrifying and also profoundly creative, both tricking and treating the psyche. An intimate and raw journey, Tristimania illuminates something of the universal human spirit.
From Guy Kawasaki, the bestselling author of The Art of the Start and Enchantment, The Art of Social Media is a no-nonsense guide to becoming a social media superstar.
By now it's clear that whether you're promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is near the top of what will determine your success or failure. And there are countless pundits, authors, and consultants eager to advise you.
But there's no one quite like Guy Kawasaki, the legendary former chief evangelist for Apple and one of the pioneers of business blogging, tweeting, facebooking, tumbling, and much, much more. Now Guy has teamed up with his Canva colleague Peg Fitzpatrick to offer The Art of Social Media - the one essential guide you need to get the most bang for your time, effort, and money.
With more than 100 practical tips, tricks, and insights, Guy and Peg present a ground-up strategy to produce a focused, thorough, and compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms. They guide you through the steps of building your foundation, amassing your digital assets, going to market, optimizing your profile, attracting more followers, and effectively integrating social media and blogging.
For beginners overwhelmed by too many choices, as well as seasoned professionals eager to improve their game, The Art of Social Media is full of tactics that have been proven to work in the real world. Or as Guy puts it, "Great Stuff, No Fluff."
Guy Kawasaki, who helped make Macintosh a household name, now runs Garage Technology Ventures, a venture-capital firm. He has held his workshop, "Boot Camp for Start-ups," around the world. Kawasaki is the author of seven previous books, including Art of the Start, Enchantment and Rules for Revolutionaries.
'A good night's rest is the route to happiness' The Guardian
Tired of Being Tired is a breakthrough, step-by-step individualised programme for maximising health, vitality, wellbeing and longevity by the leading anti-ageing doctor, Dr Jesse Hanley.
BENEFITS OF SLEEP
INCREASE YOUR ENERGY WITHOUT STIMULANTS
ACHIEVE A BALANCED WEIGHT
SLOW DOWN AGEING
Modern living ensures that many of us are so busy at work and at home, or even keeping up with our social engagements that we are not looking after ourselves. We seem to have little or no time to allow our bodies to rest, repair and rejuvenate and the results can be anything from chronic fatigue to weight gain, depression to constant colds - even life-threatening illnesses.
However, it does not have to be this way. By taking the simple test and finding out which stage of tiredness you are in, you will discover exactly how you can get your energy back, lose weight, sleep soundly and much more by following this step-by-step program individually tailored to your own needs.
From Inc.com's most popular columnist, a counterintuitive--but highly practical--guide to finding and maintaining the motivation to achieve great things.
It's comforting to imagine that superstars in their fields were just born better equipped than the rest of us. When a co-worker loses 20 pounds, or a friend runs a marathon while completing a huge project at work, we assume they have more grit, more willpower, more innate talent, and above all, more motivation to see their goals through.
But that's not at actually true, as popular Inc.com columnist Jeff Haden proves. "Motivation" as we know it is a myth. Motivation isn't the special sauce that we require at the beginning of any major change. In fact, motivation is a result of process, not a cause. Understanding this will change the way you approach any obstacle or big goal.
Haden shows us how to reframe our thinking about the relationship of motivation to success. He meets us at our level--at the beginning of any big goal we have for our lives, a little anxious and unsure about our way forward, a little burned by self-help books and strategies that have failed us in the past-and offers practical advice that anyone can use to stop stalling and start working on those dreams.
Haden takes the mystery out of accomplishment, proving that success isn't about spiritual awakening or a lightning bolt of inspiration --as Tony Robbins and adherents of The Secret believe--but instead, about clear and repeatable processes. Using his own advice, Haden has consistently drawn 2 million readers a month to his posts, completed a 107-mile long mountain bike race, and lost 10 pounds in a month.
Success isn't for the uniquely-qualified; it's possible for any person who understands the true nature of motivation. Jeff Haden can help you transcend average and make lasting positive change in your life.
Published: 9 Jan 2018
Patrimony is a true story about the relationship between a father and a son.
Philip Roth watches as his eight-six-year-old father, famous for his vigour, his charm and his skill as a raconteur - lovingly called 'the Bard of Newark' - battles with the brain tumour that will kill him. The son, full of love, anxiety and dread, accompanies his father through each fearful stage of his final ordeal, and, as he does so, discloses the survivalist tenacity that has distinguished his father's long engagement with life. Written with fierce tenderness, Patrimony is a classic work of memoir by a master storyteller.
It was 8.46 a.m. on 9/11 when Elia Zedeño, who had worked in the World Trade Center for twenty-one years, heard a booming explosion and felt the building lurch violently to the south. She grabbed her desk, taking her feet off the floor, and screamed, 'What's happening?'
How would you react to a disaster? Would you be paralysed with fear? Would you panic and lose control? Or might you suddenly discover hidden strengths in yourself?
In The Unthinkable, award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley investigates some of the most harrowing catastrophes in history in order to piece together exactly how we react in a crisis. Through compelling interviews with survivors and experts she uncovers our instinctive reactions, shows how primitive parts of our brains take over when we're put under pressure, and demonstrates that we can, in fact, train ourselves to do better.
We all have a 'disaster personality' that reveals itself at moments of crisis. In The Unthinkable you can become acquainted with yours.Who knows? One day, understanding how it works may save your life.
THE HUGELY INFLUENTIAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
From Cass R. Sunstein and Richard H. Thaler, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, Nudge is the book that has changed the way we think about decision-making
Nudge is about choices - how we make them and how we can make better ones. Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children's health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. We are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. And, as Thaler and Sunstein show, no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way. By knowing how people think, we can make it easier for them to choose what is best for them, their families and society. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and original research, the authors demonstrate how to nudge us in the right directions, without restricting our freedom of choice.
'How often do you read a book that is both important and amusing, both practical and deep? ... A must-read for anyone who wants to see both our minds and our society working better' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow
'I love this book. It is one of the few books I've read recently that fundamentally changes the way I think about the world' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics
Have you ever wondered what investment bankers, stockbrokers or fund managers actually do? This a book for everyone who works in the City as well as evryone who wonders how it works and what really goes on. In her original, outrageous and informative way, Mrs Moneypenny, financial journalist and City whiz extraordinaire, provides an insight into the City's workings and blows apart any preconceptions you may have.
Along the way you'll discover how and why stocks and shares are traded, why everyone makes so much money, the real reasons women seem to do badly in the City, and much, much more.
Published: 20 Sep 2012
With his infectious energy and charisma, Gok Wan has an incredible gift of making women feel more confident within themselves - but it's not until you read his own inspirational story that you find out where he got that gift from.
Gok grew up on a Leicester housing estate, with a loving family who ran a Chinese restaurant. For his parents, food meant love - and Gok was so well loved that by the time he was a teenager he weighed 21 stone. Being Asian and gay as well, Gok felt lonely and out of place. He was an easy target for bullies and suffered terribly at their hands.
In a moment of inspiration, he decided to reinvent himself with his first style makeover and a larger-than-life personality to go with it. But his next move was to lose a devastating ten stone in nine months. In Through Thick and Thin, for the first time, Gok reveals all about that life changing period.
The lessons Gok learnt during this time helped him bounce back to become a stylist to the stars, every woman's best friend and a national treasure. In this intimate memoir Gok tells his full story in his own words. Whether he's recounting the horrors of childhood bullying or riotous anecdotes about his loving family, behind the scenes in the fashion world or TV shows, Gok's voice jumps off the page with all the honesty, wit and warmth we've come to know and love him for.
It is very easy to get polio. Patrick Cockburn was six when he woke up one day in the summer of 1956 with a headache and a sore throat. His parents, Claud and Patricia Cockburn, had recently returned to Ireland, to their house in East Cork, careless of the fact that a polio epidemic had broken out in Cork City. He caught the disease and was taken to the fever hospital. The virus attacks the nerves of the brain and the spinal cord leading to paralysis of the muscles. Patrick could no longer walk.
The Broken Boy is at once a memoir of Patrick Cockburn's own experience of polio, a portrait of his parents, both prominent radicals, and the story of the Cork epidemic, the last great polio epidemic in the world.
Published: 31 Aug 2010
Published: 22 Feb 2001
Planning a Baby? is all about giving your baby the best possible start in life. By taking maximum care of your health in the six important months before your new child is even conceived, you can optimise the chances of having a healthy baby. The first few weeks of gestation are critical. Research has shown that undernourishment during this time - often before the mother is even aware she is pregnant - can affect the baby a long way into the future. It is linked with the subsequent development of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes in middle age.
In this completely updated and revised edition, Dr Sarah Brewer provides the latest groundbreaking research and gives advice on:
-Lifestyle and factors that affect early pregnancy
-Conception itself - the myths and the facts
-Which vitamins and minerals are needed, including the use of folic acid
-Advice for vegetarians
-An overview of the causes of miscarriage
This book aims to give potential parents all the tools they require before embarking on one of life's greatest adventures - conception, pregnancy and the birth of a healthy baby.
Shannon Mullen has been demystifying great sex for women in the comfort of their own homes with her popular Safina sex salons.
In The Best You'll Ever Have, she shares intimate confessions from these women-only salons and answers all the questions women really want to ask about their sexuality.This groundbreaking book illuminates subjects from how to find that mysterious G-spot to how to use popular sex toys. With chapters including 'Claiming the Clitoris', 'Tush Talk', 'The Secrets of the P-Spot'and 'Toy Stories', the authors leave no area of sexual curiosity unexplored, revealing what's hot about different positions, accessories, and lots more, including elegant illustrations.
The Best You'll Ever Have features the actual voices of real women who share what they truly think and have genuinely learned about their bodies, turn-ons, turn-offs, and ways to make sex as fabulous as it should be. Straight-talking, hilarious, and deliciously confessional, this is must-have bedtime reading.
Olivia St Claire returns to refine the art of driving him wild with the hottest techniques ever. In her inimitable straight-forward and no-holds-barred style, the author helps her readers aim for nothing less than a joie de vivre between the sheets.
These proven methods are designed not only to perfect the reader's craft, but to refine her erotic state of mind, the starting point for turning on any man. Olivia St Claire helps you identify your Passion Triggers, safely guides you to the edge of your sexual boundaries, and lets you in on everything you ever wanted to know about the forbidden caverns, tidal waves and uncharted waters of passion.
For the first time, here is straightforward advice that covers everything from the art of the blindfold to the ecstasies of oriental lovemaking; from 21st century toys to ancient love rituals. 302 stunning secrets, potent tips and devastating techniques that are accessible, easy-to-follow, and erotic to read.
Any woman - whether romantic, shy, innovative or adept - can use this dazzling selection of sex techniques to ignite her deepest passions and bring any man to his knees.
Lewis , Jenny With The National Asthma Campaign (Author)'Asthma has become something of a modern epidemic. Twenty years ago it affected one in ten people. Now, one if five children and nearly as many adults suffers from it. And despite better, more effective, drugs to combat the problem, the death rate is not going down. Around 2, 000 people die from the complaint each year. ' DAILY MAIL, TUESDAY APRIL 26, 1994. With no known cure for asthma, this comprehensive guide seeks to give practical help to all age groups in dealing with the growing problem, listing the many known triggers for the condition and giving advice on how to avoid them. And following the style established by her two previous titles, THE ASTHMA HANDBOOK contains case histories showing how individuals cope with asthma, as well as the various treatments available, both conventional and where sensible complementary. Packed with essential information such as what to do when faced with an asthma attack, THE ASTHMA HANDBOOK is THE guide for suffers, friends and relations and it may even save a life.
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