Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

Author Sherry Turkle ISBN-10 0143109790 ISBN-13 9780143109792 Year 2016-10-04 Pages 448 Language English Publisher Penguin Books Download Link Click Here Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships creativity and productivityand why reclaiming face to face conversation can help us regain lost ground We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years Long an enthusiast for its possibilities here she investigates a troubling consequence at work at home in politics and in love we find ways around conversation tempted by the possibilities of a text or an email in which we dont have to look listen or reveal ourselves We develop a taste for what mere connection offers The dinner table falls silent as children compete with phones for their parents attention Friends learn strategies to keep conversations going when only a few people are looking up from their phones At work we retreat to our screens although it is conversation at the water cooler that increases not only productivity but commitment to work Online we only…

Woman No. 17: A Novel

Author Edan Lepucki ISBN-10 1101904259 ISBN-13 9781101904251 Year 2017-05-09 Pages 320 Language English Publisher Hogarth Download Link Click Here A sinister sexy noir about art motherhood and the intensity of female friendships set in the posh hills above Los Angeles from theNew York Timesbestselling author ofCalifornia High in the Hollywood Hills writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband Left alone with her children shes going to need a hand taking care of her young son if shes ever going to finish her memoir In response to a Craigslist ad S arrives a magnetic young artist who will live in the secluded guest house out back care for Ladys toddler Devin and keep a watchful eye on her older teenage son Seth S performs her day job beautifully quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit and becoming a confidante for Lady But in the heat of the summer Ss connection to Ladys older son takes a disturbing and possibly destructive turn And as Lady and S move closer to one another the glossy veneer of Ladys privileged life begins to crack threatening to expose old secrets that she has been keeping from her family Meanwhile…

The Education of Dixie Dupree

Author Donna Everhart ISBN-10 1496705513 ISBN-13 9781496705518 Year 2016-10-25 Pages 352 Language English Publisher Kensington Download Link Click Here In 1969 Dixie Dupree is eleven years old and already an expert liar Sometimes the lies are for her mama Evies saketo explain away a bruise brought on by her quick as lightning temper And sometimes the lies are to spite Evie who longs to leave her unhappy marriage in Perry County Alabama and return to her beloved New Hampshire But for Dixie and her brother Alabama is home a place of pine scented breezes and hot languid afternoons Though Dixie is learning that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures even her vivid imagination couldnt concoct the events about to unfold Dixie records everything in her diaryher parents fights her fathers drinking and his unexplained departure and the arrival of Uncle Ray Only when Dixie desperately needs help and is met with disbelief does she realize how much damage her past lies have done But she has courage and a spirit that may yet prevail forcing secrets into the open and allowing her to forgive and become whole again Narrated by her young heroine in a voice…

Stability Workouts on the Balance Board: Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide to Toning, Strengthening and Rehabilitative Techniques

Author Karl Knopf ISBN-10 1612434908 ISBN-13 9781612434902 Year 2015-10-20 Pages 144 Language English Publisher Ulysses Press Download Link Click Here THE FIRST BOOK DEDICATED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE BALANCE BOARD FEATURING OVER 200 STEP BY STEP PHOTOS Unleashing the power of the balance board this guide provides highly effective workouts that quickly produce noticeable results Whether you re looking to sculpt a stunning physique tone muscles or improve general fitness there s a specifically designed program to address your individual needs Stability Workouts on the Balance Board offers over 100 safe straightforward exercises that teach beginners good posture balance and strength while helping more advanced athletes enhance their sporting lives With your balance board and this book you ll quickly learn how to build strength in both primary and secondary muscles throughout the body as well as Increase core strength Improve balance Tone muscles Release tension Rehabilitate Injuries

Training Essentials for Ultrarunning: How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance

Author Jason Koop ISBN-10 1937715450 ISBN-13 9781937715458 Year 2016-05-01 Pages 320 Language English Publisher VeloPress Download Link Click Here When elite ultrarunners have a need for speed they turn to coach Jason Koop Now the sports leading coach makes his highly effective ultramarathon training methods available to ultrarunners of all abilities in his book Training Essentials for Ultrarunning Ultramarathoners have traditionally piled on the miles or tried an approach that worked for a friend Yet ultramarathons are not just longer marathons simply running more will not prepare you for the race experience you want Ultramarathon requires a new and specific approach to training Training Essentials for Ultrarunning will revolutionize training for those who want to race an ultramarathon instead of just gutting it out to the finish line Koop s race proven ultramarathon program is based on sound science the most current research and years of experience coaching the sports star runners to podium performances Packed with practical advice and vetted training methods Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is the new must have resource for first timers and ultramarathon veterans Runners using Training Essentials for Ultrarunning will gain much more than Koops training approach The science behind ultramarathon performance Common ultramarathon…

Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Author Peggy Orenstein ISBN-10 0062209744 ISBN-13 9780062209740 Year 2017-03-07 Pages 336 Language English Publisher Harper Paperbacks Download Link Click Here NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA Time Top 10 Book of the YearA San Francisco Chronicle Book of the YearThe author of the New York Times bestseller Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a clear eyed picture of the new sexual landscape girls face in the post princess stagehigh school through collegeand reveals how they are negotiating it A generation gap has emerged between parents and their girls Even in this age of helicopter parenting the mothers and fathers of tomorrows women have little idea what their daughters are up to sexually or how they feel about it Drawing on in depth interviews with over seventy young women and a wide range of psychologists academics and experts renowned journalist Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths hard lessons and important possibilities of girls sex lives in the modern world While the media has focusedoften to sensational effecton the rise of casual sex and the prevalence of rape on campus in Girls and Sex Peggy Orenstein brings much more to the table She examines…

Agents of Dreamland

Author Caitlin R. Kiernan ISBN-10 0765394324 ISBN-13 9780765394323 Year 2017-02-28 Pages 128 Language English Publisher Tor.com Download Link Click Here A government special agent known only as the Signalman gets off a train on a stunningly hot morning in Winslow Arizona Later that day he meets a woman in a diner to exchange information about an event that happened a week earlier for which neither has an explanation but which haunts the Signalman In a ranch house near the shore of the Salton Sea a cult leader gathers up the weak and susceptible the Children of the Next Level and offers them something to believe in and a chance for transcendence The future is coming and they will help to usher it in A day after the events at the ranch house which disturbed the Signalman so deeply that he and his government sought out help from other sources Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory abruptly loses contact with NASA s interplanetary probe New Horizons Something out beyond the orbit of Pluto has made contact And a woman floating outside of time looks to the future and the past for answers to what can save humanity Agents of Dreamland is a…

Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want

Author Nicholas Epley ISBN-10 030774356X ISBN-13 9780307743565 Year 2015-01-06 Pages 272 Language English Publisher Vintage Download Link Click Here Winner of the 2015 Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science Society for Personality and Social Psychology Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others treating them like objects or animals instead Why do we talk to our cars or the stars as if there is a mind that can hear us Why do we so routinely believe that others think feel and want what we do when in fact they do not And why do we think we understand our spouses family and friends so much better than we actually do In this illuminating book leading social psychologist Nicholas Epley introduces us to what scientists have learned about our ability to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planetother peopleand the surprising mistakes we so routinely make Mindwisewill not turn others into open books but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about themand yourself

Fodor’s Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada: with New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland (Travel Guide)

Author Fodor’s Travel Guides ISBN-10 1101879807 ISBN-13 9781101879801 Year 2016-05-24 Pages 336 Language English Publisher Fodor’s Download Link Click Here Written by locals Fodor s travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years Fodor s Nova Scotia Atlantic Canadahighlights the bestCanadas easternmost provinces have to offer Price Edward Islands Green Gables sites Nova Scotias breathtaking Cabot Trail New Brunswicks Bay of Fundy Newfoundlands spectacular parks and the rich Celtic and Acadian culture Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodors expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip from whale watching to lobster feasts to the traditional music sessions that are all signs of the regions unique maritime and cultural history This travel guide includes Dozens of maps Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations with Fodor s Choice designating our top picksAn 8 page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Nova Scotia and Atlantic CanadaMultiple itineraries for each province Major sights such as Cabot Trail River Valley Scenic Drive Central Coast Drive Gros Morne National Park Kejimkujik National Park Fortress of Louisbourg and Highland Village MuseumCoverage of Nova Scotia Halifax Cape…

Essential Supreme Court Decisions: Summaries of Leading Cases in U.S. Constitutional Law

Author John R. Vile ISBN-10 1442225572 ISBN-13 9781442225572 Year 2014-04-16 Pages 618 Language English Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Download Link Click Here Revised and now in its 16th edition Essential Supreme Court Decisions Summaries of Leading Cases in U S Constitutional Law is the most up to date and historically thorough guide to the American Supreme Courts most monumental rulings available today It proves an indispensable resource for students lawyers and anyone interested in our nation s Constitution and the decisions that continue to shape define and challenge it The Supreme Court grapples every day with issues fundamental to our democracy from religious expression to freedom of speech to cruel and unusual punishment rulings Terrorism profiling same sex marriage police stop and search statutes voting rights and our personal right to privacy and recent landmark rulings regarding all of these issues are analyzed in this edition showing us the modern iterations of debates that have raged in some shape or form in America throughout its history

Barrons’s Regents Exams and Answers: Chemistry, the Physical Setting

Author Albert S Tarendash ISBN-10 0812031636 ISBN-13 9780812031638 Year 2016-11-01 Pages 512 Language English Publisher Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. Download Link Click Here This edition includes the most recent Chemistry Regents tests through August 2016 These ever popular guides contain study tips test taking strategies score analysis charts and other valuable features They are an ideal source of practice and test preparation The detailed answer explanations make each exam a practical learning experience

A Brief History of Time

Author Stephen Hawking ISBN-10 0553380168 ISBN-13 9780553380163 Year 1998-09-01 Pages 212 Language English Publisher Bantam Download Link Click Here 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time Stephen Hawkings book explores such profound questions as How did the universe beginand what made its start possible Does time always flow forward Is the universe unendingor are there boundaries Are there other dimensions in space What will happen when it all ends Told in language we all can understand A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks of antimatter and arrows of time of the big bang and a bigger Godwhere the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected With exciting images and profound imagination Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation

Design Sprint: A Practical Guidebook for Building Great Digital Products

Author Richard Banfield ISBN-10 1491923172 ISBN-13 9781491923177 Year 2015-10-18 Pages 272 Language English Publisher O’Reilly Media Download Link Click Here With more than 500 new apps entering the market every day what does it take to build a successful digital product You can greatly reduce your risk of failure with design sprints a process that enables your team to prototype and test a digital product idea within a week This practical guide shows you exactly what a design sprint involves and how you can incorporate the process into your organization Design sprints not only let you test digital product ideas before you pour too many resources into a project they also help everyone get on boardwhether theyre team members decision makers or potential users Youll know within days whether a particular product idea is worth pursuing Design sprints enable you to Clarify the problem at hand and identify the needs of potential usersExplore solutions through brainstorming and sketching exercisesDistill your ideas into one or two solutions that you can testPrototype your solution and bring it to lifeTest the prototype with people who would use it

Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love

Author Zak George ISBN-10 1607748916 ISBN-13 9781607748915 Year 2016-06-07 Pages 240 Language English Publisher Ten Speed Press Download Link Click Here A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO RAISE AND TRAIN YOUR DOGZak George is a new type of dog trainer A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach Zak helps you tailor training to your dogs unique traits and energy levelleading to quicker results and a much happier pet For the first time Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive guide that includesChoosing the right pup for you Housetraining and basic training Handling biting leash pulling jumping up barking aggression chewing and other behavioralissues Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food Cool tricks traveling tips and activities to enjoy with your dog Topics with corresponding videos on Zaks YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier more rewarding andmost of allfun

The 33 Strategies of War (Joost Elffers Books)

Author Robert Greene ISBN-10 0143112783 ISBN-13 9780143112785 Year 2007-12-14 Pages 512 Language English Publisher Penguin Books Download Link Click Here Brilliant distillations of the strategies of warand the subtle social game of everyday lifeby the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of PowerRobert Greenes groundbreaking guides The 48 Laws of Power The Art of Seduction and Mastery espouse profound timeless lessons from the events of history to help readers vanquish an enemy ensnare an unsuspecting victim or become the greatest in your field In The 33 Strategies of War Greene has crafted an important addition to this ruthless and unique series Spanning world civilizations synthesizing dozens of political philosophical and religious texts and thousands of years of violent conflict The 33 Strategies of War is a comprehensive guide to the subtle social game of everyday life informed by the most ingenious and effective military principles in war Structured in Greenes trademark style The 33 Strategies of War is the I Ching of conflict the contemporary companion to Sun Tzus The Art of War Abundantly illustrated with examples from history including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher Shaka the Zulu to Lord Nelson Hannibal to Ulysses…

Baked Books: Donut Mystery #30 (The Donut Mysteries) (Volume 30)

Author Jessica Beck ISBN-10 1544861222 ISBN-13 9781544861227 Year 2017-04-02 Pages 188 Language English Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Download Link Click Here Baked Books Donut Mystery 30 from New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck Theres a new bookstore opening up across the street from Suzannes donut shop and when a group of mystery writers descends on April Springs for a panel on murder and mayhem in the book world is it any wonder that homicide is soon on the menu at Donut Hearts

New York Times Story of the Yankees: 1903-Present: 390 Articles, Profiles & Essays

Author The New York Times ISBN-10 0316463868 ISBN-13 9780316463867 Year 2017-04-04 Pages 544 Language English Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Download Link Click Here There has never been a team like the New York Yankees No team has won as many World Series titles No team has hit as many home runs No team has had as many great superstars playing for them Ruth Gehrig DiMaggio Mantle Berra Ford Rivera and Jeter to name a few No team draws as many fans and enemies as the Yankees The New York Times Story of the Yankees includes more than 350 articles chronicling the team s most famous milestones as well as the best writing about the ball club Each article is hand selected from The Times by the peerless sportswriter Dave Anderson creating the most complete and compelling history to date about the Yankees Organized by era the book covers the biggest stories and events in Yankee history such as the purchase of Babe Ruth Roger Maris s 61st home run and David Cone s perfect game It chronicles the team s 27 World Series championships and 40 American League pennants its rivalries with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Red…