Stacy Malkan – Not Just a Pretty Face; The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry by Stacy Malkan
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 2.94 MB
Overview: Lead in lipstick? 1,4 dioxane in baby soap? Coal tar in shampoo? How is this possible?
Simple. The $35 billion cosmetics industry is so powerful they’ve kept themselves unregulated for decades. Not Just a Pretty Face chronicles the quest that led a group of health and environmental activists to the world’s largest cosmetics companies to ask some tough questions:
Why do companies market themselves as pink ribbon leaders in the fight against breast cancer, yet use hormone-disrupting and carcinogenic chemicals that may contribute to that very disease?
Why do products used by men and women of childbearing age contain chemicals linked to birth defects and infertility?
As doors slammed in their faces and the beauty myth peeled away, the industry’s toxic secrets began to emerge. This scathing investigation peels away less-than-lovely layers to expose an industry in dire need of an extreme makeover. The good news is that while the major multinational companies fight for their right to use hazardous chemicals, entrepreneurs are developing safer non-toxic technologies and building businesses on the values of health, justice and personal empowerment.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical > Beauty Products
Just Listen: Discover The Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone [Audiobook]
Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone by Mark Goulston
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 226 MB
Overview: The first make-or-break step in persuading anyone to do any thing is getting them to hear you out. Whether the person is a harried colleague, a stressed-out client, or an insecure spouse, things will go from bad to worse if you can’t break through emotional barricades. Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist, business con sultant, and coach, and backed by the latest scientific research, author Mark Goulston shares simple but powerful techniques readers can use to really get through to people-whether they’re coworkers, friends, strangers, or enemies. Just Listen reveals how to: • Make a powerful and positive first impression • Listen effectively • Make even a total stranger-a potential client, perhaps-feel “felt” • Talk an angry or aggressive person away from an instinctual, unproductive reaction and toward a more rational mindset • Achieve buy-in, the linchpin of all persuasion, negotiation, sales, and more Getting through is a fine art but a critical one. With the help of this groundbreaking book readers will be able to turn the “impossible” and “unreachable” people in their lives into allies, devoted customers, loyal colleagues, and lifetime friends.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork For Success in Life Love Business and Beyond [Audiobook]
Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business, and Beyond by Dan Brule
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 161 MB
Overview: Reduce stress and anxiety, increase your productivity, detox your body, balance your health, and find the path to greater mindfulness with this collection of signature breathing techniques by the world’s leading breathmaster, Dan Brulé.
What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by controlling your breath? Now you can. In this definitive handbook, world-renown pioneer of breathwork Dan Brulé shares for the first-time his Breath Mastery technique that has helped more than 100,000 people in over forty-five countries.
Just Breathe is a simple and revolutionary guide that reveals the secret behind what the elite athletes, champion martial artists, Navy SEAL warriors, and spiritual yogis have always known-when you control your breathing you can control your state of well-being and level of performance. So if you want to optimize your health, clear and calm your mind, and spark peak performance-the secret to unlock and sustain these results comes from a free and natural resource that’s right under your nose.
From high stress, critical situations to everyday challenges, Just Breathe will show you how to harness your awareness and conscious breathing to benefit your body, mind, and spirit. Breathwork benefits a wide range of issues including: managing acute/chronic pain; help with insomnia, weight loss, attention deficit, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief; improves intuition, creativity, mindfulness, self-esteem, leadership, and much more.
Just Breathe will show you the skills and tools to breathe your way to optimum health, ultimate potential, and peak performance.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Not Just Me: Anxiety Depression and Learning to Embrace Your Weird [Audiobook]
Not Just Me: Anxiety, Depression, and Learning to Embrace Your Weird by Lisa Jakub
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 230 MB
Overview: Lisa Jakub has always been a little weird.
Sensitive. Emotional. Introverted.
What else would you expect from a former child actor turned writer?
But the issue wasn’t just an artistic temperament; Lisa was constantly trying to hide her debilitating anxiety and depression. She assumed that retiring from her 18-year acting career and leaving Hollywood was going to be the cure for all of her issues. Guess how that worked out?
Lisa was still having three panic attacks a day and found it hard to leave her house. But when anxiety-induced vomiting claimed the life of her iPod – she knew it was time to get help. It was time to talk about the things that are hard to talk about.
She started to embrace her weird.
In searching for a deeper understanding of mental wellness, Lisa explored her own history and reached out to others to learn how anxiety and depression impacted their lives. She interviewed veterans with PTSD and 10-year-olds with sensory integration issues, people with eating disorders and cutting habits, those whose lives were saved by medication and those who found yoga to be the answer. She went to Colorado to learn about the effects of cannabis on anxiety, and attended a meditation retreat in North Carolina to sit quietly for hours and hours and hours in "noble silence". Without a phone.
Not Just Me is a hopeful, entertaining, enlightening look at the root causes of anxiety, the latest research on mood disorders, and ideas for how we can all live authentically with more peace, power, and purpose. Part memoir, part journalistic exploration – this book reminds all of us that we are not alone.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
PCs Just the Steps For Dummies, 2 edition by Nancy C. Muir
Requirements: .PDF reader, 6.4 Mb
Overview: If you’re looking for step-by-step instructions for learning a PC, PCs Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition, has exactly what you need. Author Nancy Muir knows how to get PC beginners up to speed in a hurry, the fun and easy way.No lengthy theory here; Just the Steps For Dummies books focus on the steps necessary to accomplish key tasks. From the most basic things like turning on your PC and setting the date and time to setting up and using a wireless network, you’ll find simple steps that lead to great results. You learn how to:
Set up your computer. Work with the Start menu. Navigate Windows Vista. View the contents of a drive with Windows Explorer. Create a password. Play movies with Windows Media Player. Set up your Internet connection. Send and receive e-mail. Browse the Web with Internet Explorer. Work with sound and video. Set up a wired Ethernet network. Troubleshoot problems with hardware. Run Windows Update, and many more common PC tasks.
It’s easy to find what you want to know, because every chapter lists the tasks it covers and the page on which each can be found. Tasks are presented with numbered steps and plenty of illustrations that show you what you should be seeing on your screen. PCs Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition gets you going with that new PC in no time, and it’s a great reference to keep handy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
Just One Taste (Topped #2) by Lexi Blake
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 145 MB
Overview: One hot chef…
Eric Vail has always loved a challenge. After leaving the Navy, he mastered his passion for cooking. As the sous chef at Top, one of Dallas’s hottest restaurants, his skills are pushed to the limit every night. Unfortunately, his ultimate prize still eludes him. Server Deena Holmes is the sweetest thing he’s seen in forever, but she’s as distant as she is beautiful. When they’re put together in the same training class at the infamous club Sanctum, he knows this is his shot. And this former SEAL never misses.
A woman who lost her taste for love.
Deena thinks Eric is the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, but her heart has been burned too many times before. She’s sworn off relationships for good and she can’t trust herself with a man that easy to fall in love with. She takes a spot as a trainee at Sanctum in the hopes of finding a safe place to explore and experiment. When she discovers her partner is the same chef she dreams about every night, Deena knows she may have bitten off more than she can chew.
A perfect recipe for passion
While exploring the world of Sanctum, Eric and Deena find themselves learning about each other and finding an intimacy neither expected. But when the ghosts of her past resurface, old wounds are reopened. Can their newfound love survive when it’s put to the test?
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, Contemporary