Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee presents groundbreaking research to explain how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life. Next Big Idea Club selection -- chosen by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, and Adam Grant as one of the "two most groundbreaking new nonfiction reads of the season!" "This book has the power to change everything! Writing with depth, wit, and insight, Ingrid Fetell Lee shares all you need to know in order to create external environments that give rise to inner joy."-Susan Cain, author of Quiet and founder of Quiet Revolution Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons. We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy? In Joyful, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.
Thirty-year-old David Freid isn't sure what to do with his life. He hates his job as a clerical assistant at the City University of New York, and his monologues as a stand-up comedian twice a week at Patti's Caf aren't well received. In addition to suffering from chronic prostatitis, he can't find a girl. The turning point comes when David discovers a photograph of his urologist's daughter, Kara Rosenblum. Despite the fact that she doesn't know he exists, he becomes convinced they are meant to be together. At the same time, an elusive talent scout from Comedy World is expected to make a surprise appearance at the club where David performs. The problem is that nobody knows if the scout is legitimate or not. In a moment of clarity, David decides that if he can get the urologist's daughter and the talent scout to both show up at his Saturday night gig, he will not only get discovered but win the love of the girl with whom he is obsessed.
Women rule. Uncommitted men rot in prison awaiting selection by overworked, love-starved spinsters. Cocksman Nick Chesterton just got dumped. With a return to Broseg No. 34 in the offing, he publicly ridicules his ex and finds himself a fugitive from the Femforcers on a sexist meme charge. But the lovelorn ladies of war-torn Eritrea liked his meme. They invite Nick to visit their African nation, select a bride, or three, and live happily ever after. Or so they say. Facing six weeks in Femforcer sexcamp, Nick must make a life-altering decision between the loss of his sexual identity and the risk of multiple marriages in a jihadi war zone.
CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.
Bullying can occur at all ages and in all types of relationships: in the family, at school, at work, and even between countries. James Laurent is an intelligent young boy from Philadelphia who is bullied during his early years by kids and also by some adults. As he becomes an adult himself, he faces even more difficult challenges until his shame and anger cause him to reach the breaking point. In order to seek revenge for his past, Jamie sets a course of action to punish the people, the city, and the country that have betrayed him. The actions of just one man can have national and international implications, extending in this case all the way to war between Israel and Iran!
Join the hilarious adventures of Spunky Rooster as he tries to get rid of $30,000,000 in 30 days. Thud and Terrain of Airline! Private eye, Lewd Paw Paw Patch and Grasper Blubbery, the Bland Fox and the Slyer Wolf. Also the Gray Rabbit and the Blue Chipmunk. Marlin, the White Spam, famous for her speeches. White Wang, Wren Feel, YOU CALL THIS LAKE, PLACID? Because nobody wants to buy used meat. King Author, Sir Bedwetter, Sir Goatherd, Budget, Carper, Dr. Piggy, Dr. Winsome; O'brian of Judea; Dr. Jowl Freshman, Hauling Vinegar, Chevy Trombone; Detective Flank Drubbing, Nerd Bug; and many more!
This book releases the pen up emotions that we as men have to deal with not only everyday but throughout life struggles. This book lets everyone see how sometimes, the scales of how happiness is not tilted in the direction of a true and honest man.
From the author of the New York Times bestseller* Why You Shouldn?t Eat Your Boogers and Other Useless (or Gross) Information About Your Body: the be-all and end-all compendium of odd, quirky, and otherwise nauseating information. H ere is another thoroughly distasteful yet utterly compelling book from the author of the New York Times (extended list) bestseller Why You Shouldn?t Eat Your Boogers and Other Useless (or Gross) Information About Your Body. In Why Fish Fart and Other Useless (or Gross) Information About the World, Francesca Gould sifts through the world?s most unpleasant creatures, diseases, physical deformities, culinary delicacies, ritual practices, and hideous torture tactics to uncover every horrifying and stomach-turning fact under the sun. This book is full of questions you never thought to ask?and perhaps will wish you?d never had answered?including: ?What exactly is maggot cheese? ?How did anal hair help to lead to the conviction of the Great ?Train Robbers? ?What is the job of a ?fart catcher?? How exactly do ?crabs? cause such intense itching around one?s private parts? ?The real story behind why the toilet is often referred to as ?the john.? ?Why you might want to steer clear of some coffees. (Hint: If poo isn?t exactly your idea of appetizing . . .) Why Fish Fart and Other Useless (or Gross) Information About the World is sure to delight any and all hard-core fans of the obscure, esoteric, and?last but not least?grotesque.
Paraguay - the name conjures up everything most exotic and extreme in South America. It's a place of hellish jungles, dictators, fraudsters and Nazis, utopian experiments, missionaries and lurid coups. It's not a place for the timid tourist. It doesn't even have its own guidebook. But Paraguay, as revealed in this outstanding new travel book, is among the most beautiful and captivating countries in the world. The beguiling Paraguayans, despised and feared by their neighbours, are unfathomable. They adore Diana, Princess of Wales, as if she were still alive and hundreds volunteered to fight for Britain in the Falklands War. Their politics are Byzantine but when the Vice-President is murdered, they call in Scotland Yard. Discover more about the unique traditions of South American culture through this fascinating piece of travel journalism.
Item presents a complete , annotated catalogue of the designs of the Utopie architects and reflects the social events and student protests of 1968.
A Main Selection of the Military Book Club and a Featured Alternate of the History Book Club In the last days of World War II, a new and baffling weapon terrorized the United States Navy in the Pacific. To the sailors who learned to fear them, the body-crashing warriors of Japan were known as "suiciders"; among the Japanese, they were named for a divine wind that once saved the home islands from invasion: kamikaze. Told from the perspective of the men who endured this horrifying tactic, At War with the Wind is the first book to recount in nail-biting detail what it was like to experience an attack by Japanese kamikazes. David Sears, acclaimed author of The Last Epic Naval Battle, draws on personal interviews and unprecedented research to create a narrative of war that is stunning in its vivid re-creations. Born of desperation in the face of overwhelming material superiority, suicide attacks--by aircraft, submarines, small boats, and even manned rocket-boosted gliders--were capable of inflicting catastrophic damage, testing the resolve of officers and sailors as never before. Sears's gripping account focuses on the vessels whose crews experienced the full range of the kamikaze nightmare. From carrier USS St. Lo, the first U.S. Navy vessel sunk by an orchestrated kamikaze attack, to USS Henrico, a transport ship that survived the landings at Normandy only to be sent to the Pacific and struck by suicide planes off Okinawa, and USS Mannert L. Abele, the only vessel sunk by a rocket-boosted piloted glider during the war, these unforgettable stories reveal, as never before, one of the most horrifying and misunderstood chapters of World War II. This is the candid story of a war within a war--a relentless series of furious and violent engagements pitting men determined to die against men determined to live. Its echoes resonate hauntingly at a time of global conflict, when suicide as a weapon remains a perplexing and terrifying reality. November 1, 1945--Leyte Gulf The destroyer Killen (DD-593) was besieged, shooting down four planes, but taking a bomb hit from a fifth. Pharmacist mate Ray Cloud, watching from the fantail, saw the plane--a sleek twin-engine Frances fighter-bomber--swoop in low across the port side. As its pilot released his bomb, Cloud said to himself, "He dropped it too soon," and then watched as the plane roared by--pursued and chewed up by fire from Killen's 40- and 20-mm guns. The bomb hit the water, skipped once and then penetrated Killen's port side hull forward, exploding between the #2 and #3 magazines. The blast tore a gaping hole in Killen's side and water poured in. By the time Donice Copeland, eighteen, a radar petty officer, emerged on deck from the radar shack, the ship's bow was practically submerged and the ship itself was nearly dead in the water. Practically all the casualties were awash below decks. Two unwounded sailors, trapped below in the ship's emergency generator room, soon drowned. The final tally of dead eventually climbed to fifteen.
Soldiers and journalists alike wasted no time in telling the story of the campaign to recapture the Falkland Islands after the Argentinian invasion in April, 1982. Almost without exception, however, they are concerned largely on the role of the Army, for it was the part they played which particularly fired the public imagination, and it may be said that the role of the Royal and Merchant Navies, the abiding images of which are for many the pictures of the exploding frigate Antelope, and the burning Atlantic Conveyor, has hitherto been overshadowed by the yomping of the Marines and the exploits of certain gentleman of the press. Yet none of them would have been there at all had the Royal Navy not provided the necessary transport, not to mention air cover and bombardment support. In the book David Brown, head of what was formally the Naval Historical Branch at the Ministry of Defence, tells in full for the first time the extraordinary story of how the fleet was assembeled; of how merchant-ships from luxury liners such as the Canberra to cargo-carriers of every description were 'Taken Up Form Trade' and, in a staggeringly short time, converted to their new role. He describes the stupendous problems presented by the assembling, and stowing, of the thousands of tons of stores and equipment needed by the Expeditionary Forces and the way in which these problems were dealt with.
Seven years ago, the Tilian Virus swept across the globe. In its wake, billions fell horribly ill…but they did not die. Death would have been a blessing. Instead, friends and loved ones regressed to a primitive state of existence; consumed with one driving instinct—survival. But it was not just the virus’ victims who had changed. The world’s few remaining survivors were forced to adapt as well. Teachers and students, farmers and politicians began their own struggle to survive in a world unmade. However, they quickly learned that the outbreak of the virus was only the beginning. Its lasting effects were even more merciless. Now comes the survivors’ last stand. Some forces divide, while others band together. Enemies, human and Til alike, surrounded them from all sides. Can the weary summon their last vestiges of strength and hold against the approaching tide of death? Or can a cure be found in time? If so, what form might it take? What scars might it leave? For, as the old saying goes, the cure is often worse than the disease.
When Susan inherited East View House, she had no idea that its location was the hub of international criminal activities. Neither did Richard Morgan, together with his partner Big Bob McAlister, when asked to investigate the activities of a suspect , thought to be acting suspiciously in his horse racing activities, would turn out to be the master mind behind the international criminal activities centred around East View House. Neither did Richard realise the fire in him that Susan would ignite, nor the dangers that he and Bob would face, as their investigation takes them to the coastal areas of Suffolk, agricultural Norfolk and across the North Sea to the Netherlands and Germany. From horse race fixing, illegal immigrant workers and under aged trafficking, Richard and Bob investigate, whilst their working partnership goes from Strength to Strength.
Complications of Urologic Surgery: Prevention and Management, 4th Edition, by Samir S. Taneja, MD, is a urology resource that presents current management strategies—with an emphasis on prevention—for the most effective patient care. Recognized leaders in the field address both office-based complications as well as common and uncommon surgical complications arising from open and minimally invasive urologic surgery, to equip you to handle a wide range of situations. • Emphasizes prevention over quick fixes for more effective handling of urologic complications and better patient outcomes. • Covers both acute and long-term care of patients with urologic complications to equip you to manage more cases. • Features the work of recognized leaders in urology for guidance you can trust. • Offers up-to-date management approaches of urologic complications to help you stay on top of issues and controversies as you incorporate new surgical techniques into your practice. • Presents a new section on minimally invasive complications that address the challenges arising from laparoscopic and robotic techniques. • Includes a discreet medical complications section that enables you to stay up to date with this rapidly changing area of urology and understand the risks and benefits of the newest hormone and chemotherapeutic regimens. • Uses Key Points at the top of each chapter to help you find information quickly and study for the boards more efficiently. • Features a new, four-color format and illustrations that highlight important points within the text.
Queer Looks is a collection of writing by video artists, filmmakers, and critics which explores the recent explosion of lesbian and gay independent media culture. A compelling compilation of artists' statements and critical theory, producer interviews and image-text works, this anthology demonstrates the vitality of queer artists under attack and fighting back. Each maker and writer deploys a surprising array of techniques and tactics, negotiating the difficult terrain between street pragmatism and theoretical inquiry, finding voices rich in chutzpah and subtlety. From guerilla Super-8 in Manila to AIDS video activism in New York, Queer Looks zooms in on this very queer place in media culture, revealing a wealth of strategies, a plurality of aesthetics, and an artillary of resistances.
A week-to-view desk diary linked to the television comedy news-quiz, Have I Got News for You. Each spread has anniversaries of events such as Squidgygate and Mad Cow Week, with jokes on the facing page which derive from features of the TV programme.