‘Since Bob has appeared, I’ve made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I was a homeless drug addict. I was lost to the world and had forgotten what was important in life. Now I’ve got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I’m still stepping unsteadily into the future. I still need help in the right direction. Bob is always there to offer guidance and friendship.’
James and his street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together. In the years since their story ended in the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED BOB James, with Bob’s help, has begun to find his way back to the real world. Almost every day, Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery and humour, at the same time opening his human friend’s eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust – and the meaning of happiness. In the continuing tale of their life together James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life-threatening danger. As they high five together for their crowds of admirers, James knows that the tricks he’s taught Bob are nothing compared to the lessons he’s learnt from his street-wise cat.
– Бывают ли крокодилы добрыми?
– Кто на самом деле победил на выборах президента в 1996 году?
– Может ли в мозгу закончиться место для памяти?
– Почему в пупках возникают катышки?
– Каково было учиться в советской школе?
Эти и другие вопросы задавали пользователи сервиса The Question, а мы в течение последнего года каждый день искали тех, кто даст ответы.
В этой книжке 297 самых странных вопроса. Мы не гарантируем, что вы станете умнее, если прочитаете ответы на них, но, по крайней мере, о потраченном времени вы не пожалеете.
Книга может вызывать острые приступы любопытства.
This landmark study—which Dr. Andrew Weil calls “a remarkable achievement with surprising conclusions”—upends the advice we have been told about how to live to a healthy old age.
We have been told that the key to longevity involves obsessing over what we eat, how much we stress, and how fast we run. Based on the most extensive study of longevity ever conducted, The Longevity Project exposes what really impacts our lifespan-including friends, family, personality, and work.
Gathering new information and using modern statistics to study participants across eight decades, Dr. Howard Friedman and Dr. Leslie Martin bust myths about achieving health and long life. For example, people do not die from working long hours at a challenging job—many who worked the hardest lived the longest. Getting and staying married is not the magic ticket to long life, especially if you’re a woman. And it’s not the happy-go-lucky ones who thrive—it’s the prudent and persistent who flourish through the years.
With questionnaires that help you determine where you are heading on the longevity spectrum and advice about how to stay healthy, this book changes the conversation about living a long, healthy life.
Wondering if science could explain how he survived his 40-year avalanche of drugs and alcohol, Ozzy Osbourne became one of a handful of people in the world to have his entire DNA mapped in 2010. It was a highly complex, $65,000 process, but the results were conclusive: Ozzy is a genetic anomaly. The “Full Ozzy Genome” contained variants that scientists had never before encountered and the findings were presented at the prestigious TEDMED Conference in San Diego-making headlines around the world. The procedure was in part sponsored by The Sunday Times of London, which had already caused an international fururoe by appointing Ozzy Osbourne its star health advice columnist. The newpaper argued that Ozzy’s mutliple near-death experiences, 40-year history of drug abuse, and extreme hypocondria qualified him more than any other for the job. The column was an overnight hit, being quickly picked up by Rolling Stone to give it a global audience of millions. In TRUST ME, I'M DR. OZZY, Ozzy answers reader's questions with his outrageous wit and surprising wisdom, digging deep into his past to tell the memoir-style survival stories never published before-and offer guidance that no sane human being should follow. Part humor, part memoir, and part bad advice, TRUST ME, I’M DR. OZZY will include some of the best material from his published columns, answers to celebrities' medical questions, charts, sidebars, and more.
Ozzy Osbourne was born in Aston, Birmingham, in 1948. He has sold over a hundred million records both with Black Sabbath and as a Grammy Award-winning solo artist. He has five children and lives with his wife, Sharon, in California and Buckinghamshire.
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People laughed at the image of pretzel-legged yogis focusing on the tip of their noses- until Swami Rama walked into a laboratory and showed scientists what a yogi with control over his respiration can actually do. Before astonished researchers, he demonstrated perfect control over his heart rate and brain waves- control physiologists hadnt believed humans could possibly achieve.
For thousands of years, yogic adepts have claimed that breath is the essential link between body and mind, energizing a subtle body which connects the physical and mental aspects of our being. In this landmark book, Swami Rama and two noted American physicians explore the science of breath as the missing key to both physical health and the attainment of higher states of consciousness. Basic yogic breathing techniques are explained so that we can immediately begin working with this powerful ancient science.
Это всестороннее научное исследование о нашем организме и о причинах болезней и старения. Благодаря этой книге вы поймете, как можно использовать в полной мере все доступные медицинские знания и новейшие научные открытия, чтобы свести к нулю риски различных заболеваний и существенно замедлить процессы старения. Авторы уверены – следуя разработанному ими пошаговому руководству, вы сможете жить достаточно долго, чтобы в конечном счете жить вечно и оставаться при этом здоровым.
На русском языке публикуется впервые.
«В России медицинское самосознание на уровне Зимбабве» (про отношения россиян со здоровьем).
«Это не опаснее, чем на Красной площади находиться без свинцовых трусов, где базальт и гранит Мавзолея фонит очень прилично» (про рентген в аэропорту)».
«Происходит сокращение мускулатуры волосяных фолликулов и возникает пилоэрекция» (про мурашки)».
«Из-за этой чистоты иммунной системе нечем заняться, и она начинает сходить с ума и бороться уже не с глистом, а с березой, кошкой и рыбой» (про бум аллергий)».
TheQuestion собрал ответы лучших врачей, психологов, медицинских работников, популяризаторов науки на вопросы о том, о чем мы знаем меньше всего, – о нас самих и нашем здоровье.
Advice for growing cannabis at home!
Cannabis can be a tricky plant to cultivate, but The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Marijuana makes it easy by guiding you through each stage of development to ensure that you always build a thriving garden. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to know about growing and harvesting marijuana, from choosing the right herb strain to establishing the perfect soil conditions, light, and temperature for your plants. Featuring illustrations that depict the cannabis’s anatomy, you’ll also discover the differences among various types of plants, how to tell a male marijuana plant from a female, and what it looks like when it’s ready to be harvested. Complete with quick “Money Smart” tips and “Keep It Simple” sections, this one-stop resource shows you how to get the most out of your money and time when you’re nurturing your first crop.
Filled with plenty of techniques for small-space and container gardening, The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Marijuana will help you master the art of growing cannabis—no matter how small your space or budget!
Men commit 80 % of all violent crimes and are twice as likely to become the victims of aggressive behavior. The Little Black Book of Violence is written for men ages 15 to 35, and contains more than mere self-defense techniques. This book provides crucial information about street survival that most martial arts instructors don't even know about. Kane and Wilder explain how to use awareness, avoidance, and de-escalation to help stave off violence.
“An exceptionally modest title for a volume so comprehensive. Kane and Wilder maintain an engaging, readable, and occasionally humorous style that makes the book not just incredibly useful, but hard to put down as well.”—Barry Eisler, internationally bestselling author of the John Rain series, shodan in Kodokan judo.
The Little Black Book of Violence will arm you with the knowledge and good sense to make informed choices in hazardous situations. While some yahoo spewing insults about your favorite sports team is worlds apart from a drug-crazed lunatic lunging at you with a sharp knife in his hands and bloodlust in his eyes, there is a large gray area in between these two extremes where hard and fast rules do not always apply. This is where wisdom, oftentimes hard-earned wisdom, makes the difference between good decisions and bad ones.
Every time you engage in violence, no matter how small or trivial it may appear to be at the time, it has the potential of escalating into something extraordinarily serious. What is really worth fighting for when you might find yourself spending the rest of your life behind bars, confined to a wheelchair, or trying to dig yourself out of bankruptcy from beneath the crushing weight of a civil lawsuit? It is important to ask yourself, “Is this really worth fighting over?” While in some instances the response could legitimately be “Yes,” more often than not it ought to be “No.”
More than mere techniques, this book fills in crucial information about street survival that most martial arts instructors don't teach or even know. You will learn how to use awareness, avoidance, and de-escalation to help stave off violence. Despite the best intentions, however, you may still find yourself in situations where you have no choice but to fight and others where it is prudent to do so. Consequently you will also learn smart things you might want to try and dumb things you should attempt to avoid during a physical confrontation.
In addition to learning strategies and techniques for defending yourself on the street you will also learn how to manage the aftermath of violence, including performing first aid, interacting with law enforcement, managing witnesses, finding a good attorney, navigating the legal system, dealing with the press, and overcoming psychological trauma.
Men, who commit about 80 percent of all violent crimes, are twice as likely to become victims of aggressive behavior as women. While written primarily for this at-risk demographic, this comprehensive tome is essential reading for anyone who regularly deals with violence, thinks they may encounter a hostile situation, or who simply wants to increase their ability to survive a dangerous encounter.
Знаете ли вы, через какие сложности и препятствия приходится пройти футбольным лидерам, чтобы привести свою команду к победе? Что помогает им сохранять спокойствие под невероятным давлением?
В этой книге, впервые в истории, 30 самых успешных руководителей футбольных команд раскрывают свои секреты. Это менеджеры и тренеры, за каждым шагом, словом, успехами и неудачами которых следят миллионы фанатов. Они расскажут о жизненных уроках, которые вынесли за свой долгий профессиональный путь, а также о принятых ими спорных решениях и своих взглядах на лидерство. Секретами лидерства делятся: Жозе Моуринью («Челси»), сэр Алекс Фергюсон («Манчестер Юнайтед»), Андре Виллаш-Боаш («Зенит»), Дэвид Платт («Манчестер Сити»), Рой Ходжсон (сборная Англии), Карло Анчелотти («Реал Мадрид») и многие другие титулованные тренеры современного футбола.
TB-1010 THE FARMER'S NAUGHTY WIFE by J T Watson
The Ultimate Guide Anal Sex for Women is the first self-help book on anal sex for women. Accurate how-to advice is combined with interesting, eye-catching sidebars—myths, excerpts of erotic stories, and colorful narratives illustrating sexual techniques.
User-friendly, sexy, and honest, The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women offers comprehensive information on all aspects of anal eroticism and anal health for all women-heterosexual, lesbian, and bisexual.
This attractive, upbeat guide covers anatomy; taboos and myths; fantasy, gender-bending, and power play; latex, lube, and toys; relaxation exercises; analingus; penetration, including fisting; and anal health. Bibliography, resources, index.
With wit, expertise, and an enthusiastic approach, the author of The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio dispels myths and delivers concise information on going down on a man. Featuring a complete resource guide to books, videos, illustrations, and websites depicting fellatio, every tip, trick, and technique for giving skilled and unforgettable fellatio is provided. From talking to your partner about fellatio to male pleasure spots and sexual response, Violet Blue covers rimming, shaving, positions, oral sex games for couples, flavored lubricants, sex toys, and a plethora of oral techniques. Original, unpublished erotic vignettes by Alison Tyler are sure to get readers in the mood for trying out these tips.
The Ultimate Guide to Kink is the first major guide to BDSM in a generation—a bold and sexy collection of essays that run the gamut from expert how-to tutorials to provocative essays that delve into complex questions about desire, power, and pleasure.
The book brings together diverse voices from the kink community in an unprecedented way: each chapter is written by a different sexuality/BDSM educator. Divided into two sections, the first section features thorough, thoughtful pieces—on everything from flogging to bondage—packed with techniques and beautifully illustrated with original images from artist Katie Diamond. The second section is dedicated to role-playing fantasies and personal manifestos. From age play to masochism, these chapters cover some of the edgiest, most taboo and controversial elements of kink in depth.
The Ultimate Guide to Kink features the expertise of renowned educators writing passionately on their favorite subjects, including Patrick Califia, Midori, Laura Antoniou, Barbara Carrellas, Lee Harrington, Jack Rinella, Lolita Wolf, Madison Young, Hardy Haberman, Felice Shays, Ignacio Rivera, Sarah Sloane, Mollena Williams, FifthAngel, and Edge. It will educate, inspire, and challenge both newcomers to the world of kink and experienced BDSM players.
Wolves in sheep’s clothing have pulled the wool over our eyes. For almost 500 years, the masses have been thoroughly deceived by a cosmic fairy-tale of astronomical proportions. We have been taught a falsehood so gigantic and diabolical that it has blinded us from our own experience and common sense, from seeing the world and the universe as they truly are. Through pseudo-science books and programs, mass media and public education, universities and government propaganda, the world has been systematically brain-washed, slowly indoctrinated over centuries into the unquestioning belief of the greatest lie of all time. A multi-generational conspiracy has succeeded, in the minds of the masses, to pick up the fixed Earth, shape it into a ball, spin it in circles, and throw it around the Sun! The greatest cover-up of all time, NASA and Freemasonry’s biggest secret, is that we are living on a plane, not a planet, that Earth is the flat, stationary center of the universe.