Coconut Oil for Health and Beauty: Uses, Benefits, and Recipes for Weight Loss, Allergies, and Healthy Skin and Hair
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Survival of The Prettiest: The Science of Beauty [Audiobook]
Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty
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DIY Beauty: Easy, All-Natural Recipes Based on Your Favorites from Lush, Kiehl’s, Burt’s Bees, Bumble and bumble, Laura Mercier, and More! by Ina De Clercq
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 12.7 MB
Overview: Treat yourself to a DIY spa day with these simple, natural, and affordable recipes to replicate your favorite beauty products-from bath bombs to face masks!-from Lush, the Body Shop, and more.
Do you love indulging in self-care with fun beauty products, but want to save some money? Or maybe you take comfort in knowing exactly what you’re using on your skin. Or maybe you just love do-it-yourself projects!
With DIY Beauty, you can learn to make your favorite beauty products from some of today’s most popular brands. Try making face scrubs inspired by Sephora, a homage to The Body Shop’s Body Butter, or a homemade version of Burt’s Bees ever-popular lip balm. From bath bombs to rival Lush to skin care products like e.l.f.’s blemish treatments, these inexpensive imitation recipes include easy step-by-step instructions to help you customize your beauty product routine. Find products that suit your unique skincare needs, modify your favorites for best results, and choose which organic or all-natural ingredients you prefer.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty & the Beast by Robin McKinley
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 196.4 MB
Overview: New York Timesbest-selling author Robin McKinley has won numerous awards for her writing, including the prestigious Newbery Medal. Though her two sisters are beautiful, Beauty, despite her name, is thin and awkward–but she’s also courageous. So when her father makes a terrible promise to a Beast living in an enchanted castle, Beauty knows she must volunteer to be the Beast’s prisoner. Test.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Kids, Teen, Fantasy and Magic
The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law by Deborah L. Rhode
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2,3 MB
Overview: "It hurts to be beautiful" has been a cliche for centuries. What has been far less appreciated is how much it hurts not to be beautiful. The Beauty Bias explores our cultural preoccupation with attractiveness, the costs it imposes, and the responses it demands.
Beauty may be only skin deep, but the damages associated with its absence go much deeper. Unattractive individuals are less likely to be hired and promoted, and are assumed less likely to have desirable traits, such as goodness, kindness, and honesty. Three quarters of women consider appearance important to their self image and over a third rank it as the most important factor.
Although appearance can be a significant source of pleasure, its price can also be excessive, not only in time and money, but also in physical and psychological health. Our annual global investment in appearance totals close to $200 billion. Many individuals experience stigma, discrimination, and related difficulties, such as eating disorders, depression, and risky dieting and cosmetic procedures. Women bear a vastly disproportionate share of these costs, in part because they face standards more exacting than those for men, and pay greater penalties for falling short.
The Beauty Bias explores the social, biological, market, and media forces that have contributed to appearance-related problems, as well as feminism’s difficulties in confronting them. The book also reviews why it matters. Appearance-related bias infringes fundamental rights, compromises merit principles, reinforces debilitating stereotypes, and compounds the disadvantages of race, class, and gender. Yet only one state and a half dozen localities explicitly prohibit such discrimination. The Beauty Bias provides the first systematic survey of how appearance laws work in practice, and a compelling argument for extending their reach. The book offers case histories of invidious discrimination and a plausible legal and political strategy for addressing them. Our prejudices run deep, but we can do far more to promote realistic and healthy images of attractiveness, and to reduce the price of their pursuit.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
McDonagh Plays: 1: The Beauty Queen of Leenane; A Skull in Connemara; The Lonesome West (Contemporary Dramatists)
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The Beauty of Everyday Things (Penguin Modern Classics) by Soetsu Yanagi
Requirements: EPUB Reader 4.30 MB
Overview: The daily lives of ordinary people are replete withobjects, common things used in commonplace settings. These objects are our constant companions in life. As such, writes Soetsu Yanagi, they should be made with care and built to last, treated with respect and even affection. They should be natural and simple, sturdy and safe – the aesthetic result of wholeheartedly fulfilling utilitarian needs. They should, in short, be things of beauty.
In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, these essays call for us to deepen and transform our relationship with the objects that surround us. Inspired by the work of the simple, humble craftsmen Yanagi encountered during his lifelong travels through Japan and Korea, they are an earnest defence of modest, honest, handcrafted things – from traditional teacups to jars to cloth and paper. Objects like these exemplify the enduring appeal of simplicity and function: the beauty of everyday things.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Faith, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality –
Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia through Stephen Fried
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.three MB
Overview: At age seventeen, Gia Carangi used to be running the counter at her father’s Philadelphia luncheonette, Hoagie City. Within a 12 months, Gia used to be some of the most sensible fashions of the overdue 1970’s, gracing the covers of Cosmopolitan and Vogue, partying at New York’s Studio 54 and the Mudd Club, and redefining the trade’s usual of attractiveness. She used to be the darling of moguls and film stars, royalty and rockers. Gia used to be additionally a woman in ache, determined for her mom’s approval-and a drug addict on a sad slide towards oblivion, who began going without delay from $10,000-a-day model shoots to the heroin capturing galleries on New York’s Lower East Side. Finally blackballed from modeling, Gia entered a massively other global at the streets of New york and Atlantic City, and later in a rehab health center. At twenty-six, she turned into on of the primary ladies in America to die of AIDS, a medical institution welfare case visited best through rehab pals and what remained of her circle of relatives.
Drawing on masses of interviews with Gia’s gamily, fans, pals, and associates, Thing of Beauty creates a poignant portrait of an unforgettable character-and a formidable narrative about attractiveness and sexuality, popularity and objectification, moms and daughters, love and demise.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs