The Way We Eat Now: How The Food Revolution Has Transformed Our Lives Our Bodies and Our World

The Way We Eat Now: How The Food Revolution Has Transformed Our Lives Our Bodies and Our World [Audiobook]

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The Way We Eat Now by Bee Wilson

The Way We Eat Now: How the Food Revolution Has Transformed Our Lives, Our Bodies, and Our World by Bee Wilson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 687 MB
Overview: An award-winning food writer takes us on a global tour of what the world eats – and shows us how we can change it for the better
Food is one of life’s great joys. So why has eating become such a source of anxiety and confusion?
Bee Wilson shows that in two generations the world has undergone a massive shift from traditional, limited diets to more globalized ways of eating, from bubble tea to quinoa, from Soylent to meal kits.
Paradoxically, our diets are getting healthier and less healthy at the same time. For some, there has never been a happier food era than today: a time of unusual herbs, farmers’ markets, and internet recipe swaps. Yet modern food also kills – diabetes and heart disease are on the rise everywhere on earth.
This is a book about the good, the terrible, and the avocado toast. A riveting exploration of the hidden forces behind what we eat, The Way We Eat Now explains how this food revolution has transformed our bodies, our social lives, and the world we live in.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler (Author), Khristine Hvam (Narrator)
Requirements: .MP3 Player, 64 kbps, Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes, 238 MB
Overview: "I’m telling you why we broke up, Ed. I’m writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened."

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.
Genre: Audiobooks > Young Adult > Romance

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And I Suppose We Didn’t Go to the Moon, Either? by Jim Fetzer

And I suppose we didn’t go to the moon, either?: The Beatles, the Holocaust, and other mass illusions by Jim Fetzer, edited by Mike Palecek
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 11.8MB
Overview: Unlike the government, none of us have any reason to lie. Some might say, "This may be the most dangerous book in the world!" And they just might be right! This book demonstrates–with scientific argument and empirical proof–that Man did not go to the Moon, that Paul McCartney was replaced after his death in 1966 and that the official narrative of the Holocaust cannot be sustained. It also explains how and why the United States hung one of his doubles, not the real Saddam Hussein, and that Osama bin Laden was not killed by U.S. Navy SEALs in Pakistan in 2011, but died from his medical conditions in 2001, where it was politically expedient for him to die a second time.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths by Bill Eddy

Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths-And How We Can Stop! by Bill Eddy
Requirements: .PDF reader, 3.1 MB
Overview: Bestselling author, therapist, lawyer, and mediator Bill Eddy describes how dangerous, high-conflict personalities have gained power in governments worldwide-and what citizens can do to keep these people out of office.

Democracy is under siege. The reason isn’t politics but personalities: too many countries have come under the sway of high-conflict people (HCPs) who have become politicians. Most of these high-conflict politicians have traits of narcissistic personality disorder, antisocial (i.e., sociopathic) personality disorder, or both. This is the first and only guide for identifying and thwarting them.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think by Robert Arp

1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think by Robert Arp
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 153.4 Mb
Overview: Drawing on a wide spectrum of topics-including politics, cosmology, the arts, philosophy and religious beliefs, 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think traces the exponential growth of human knowledge across the centuries. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to the cutting-edge theories taking shape in the twenty-first century, this book offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for any reader with a lively and curious mind.

This richly informative and entertaining book provides a wide variety of answers to those eternal questions: How was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society?

But 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think also includes a host of speculations that are remarkable for their sheer weirdness-from the concept of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the paradoxes of time travel (what happens if you travel back in time and kill your own grandfather?).

Readers will discover how the Greek philosopher Zeno ‘proved’ a flying arrow never moves and the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies. The inspiring ideas explored range from Gandhi’s theory of civil disobedience to Mary Wollstonecraft’s groundbreaking advocacy of women’s rights. A wide variety of cultural movements are also covered, including Neoclassicism, Surrealism and Postmodernism.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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We Make It Better by Eric Rosswood, Kathleen Archambeau

We Make It Better: The LGBTQ Community and Their Positive Contributions to Society by Eric Rosswood, Kathleen Archambeau
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.9MB
Overview: A stirring look at LGBT history: LGBT people have always played important roles in society. They have served their country, served in office, pushed for the protection of human rights, and have impacted all fields of study, sport, art and industry. We Make It Better offers biographies of some of the most famous thinkers and changers in history from Leonardo DaVinci, Harvey Milk, Gertrude Stein, Alan Turing, Michelangelo to present day innovators and world changers such as Tom Daley, Rachel Maddow, Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Cook, the Wachowski sisters, and more.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biography

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How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott (.M4B)

How We Deal With Gravity Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott, Kai Kennicott (Narrator), Wen Ross (Narrator)
Requirements: M4B Player, 279mb, 10 hours 14 mins
Overview: When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot’s life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy – always second to fighting never-ending battles to make sure Max was given opportunity, love, and respect. Finding someone to fight along her side wasn’t even on her list, and she’d come to terms with the fact that she could never be her own priority again.

But a familiar face walking into her life in the form of 25-year-old Mason Street had Avery’s heart waging a war within. Mason was a failure. When he left his hometown five years ago, he was never coming back – it was only a matter of time before his records hit the billboard charts. Women, booze and rock-n-roll – that was it for him. But it seemed fate had a different plan in mind, and with a dropped record contract, little money, and nowhere to go, Mason turned to the only family that ever made him feel home – the Abbots.

Avery loved Mason silently for years – until he broke her heart.completely. But time and life have a funny way of changing people, and sometimes second chances are there for a reason. Could this one save them both?
Genre: Audiobook > Fiction > Romance

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How We Know What Isn’t So by Thomas Gilovich

How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life by Thomas Gilovich
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.8 Mb
Overview: Thomas Gilovich offers a wise and readable guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life.

When can we trust what we believe-that "teams and players have winning streaks," that "flattery works," or that "the more people who agree, the more likely they are to be right"-and when are such beliefs suspect? Thomas Gilovich offers a guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life. Illustrating his points with examples, and supporting them with the latest research findings, he documents the cognitive, social, and motivational processes that distort our thoughts, beliefs, judgments and decisions. In a rapidly changing world, the biases and stereotypes that help us process an overload of complex information inevitably distort what we would like to believe is reality. Awareness of our propensity to make these systematic errors, Gilovich argues, is the first step to more effective analysis and action.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Rome We Have Lost by John Pemble

The Rome We Have Lost by John Pemble
Requirements: .PDF reader, 57 MB
Overview: For a thousand years, Rome was enshrined in myth and legend as the Eternal City. No Grand Tour would be complete without a visit to its ruins. But from 1870 all that changed. A millennium ended as its solitary moonlit ruins became floodlit monuments on traffic islands, and its perimeter shifted from the ancient nineteen-kilometre wall with twelve gates to a fifty-kilometre ring road with thirty-three roundabouts and spaghetti junctions.
The Rome We Have Lost is the first full investigation of this change. John Pemble musters popes, emperors, writers, exiles, and tourists, to weave a rich fabric of Roman experience. He tells the story of how, why, and with what consequences that Rome, centre of Europe and the world, became a national capital: no longer central and unique, but marginal and very similar in its problems and its solutions to other modern cities with a heavy burden of ‘heritage’.
This far-reaching book illuminates the historical significance of Rome’s transformation and the crisis that Europe is now confronting as it struggles to re-invent without its ancestral centre – the city that had made Europe what it was, and defined what it meant to be European.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Come On Shore We Will Kill & Eat You All by Christina Thompson +

Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story by Christina Thompson
Requirements: .ePUB, .PDF reader, 1.5 Mb
Overview: In this involving, compassionate memoir, Christina Thompson tells the story of her romance and eventual marriage to a Maori man, interspersing it with a narrative history of the cultural collision between Westerners and the Maoris of New Zealand.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Come On Shore and We Will Kill & Eat… by Christina Thompson +

Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story by Christina Thompson
Requirements: .ePUB, .PDF reader, 1.5 Mb
Overview: In this involving, compassionate memoir, Christina Thompson tells the story of her romance and eventual marriage to a Maori man, interspersing it with a narrative history of the cultural collision between Westerners and the Maoris of New Zealand.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene

Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir by Jayson Greene
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1 MB
Overview: “A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss.”
-Cheryl Strayed

For readers of The Bright Hour and When Breath Becomes Air, a moving, transcendent memoir of loss and a stunning exploration of marriage in the wake of unimaginable grief.

As the book opens: two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious, and she is immediately rushed to the hospital. But although it begins with this event and with the anguish Jayson and his wife, Stacy, confront in the wake of their daughter’s trauma and the hours leading up to her death, Once More We Saw Stars quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it-that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems unsurvivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation-and a book that will change the way you look at the world.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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We’ll Never Have Paris by Andrew Gallix

We’ll Never Have Paris by Andrew Gallix
Requirements: EPUB Reader 0.69 MB
Overview: Fiction and essays inspired by Paris from more than 70 Anglophone writers – A MoveableFeast for the twenty-first century.
"When good Americans die, they go to Paris", wrote the Irish playwright Oscar Wilde in 1894.
The French capital has always radiated an unmatched cultural, political and intellectual brilliance in the anglophone imagination,maintaining its status as the modern cosmopolitan city par excellence through the twentieth century to today.
We’ll Never Have Paris explores this enduring fascination with this myth of a bohemian and literary Paris (that of the Lost Generation, Joyce, Beckett and Shakespeare and Company) which also happens to be a largely anglophone construct – one which the Eurostar and Brexit only seem to have exacerbated in recent years.
Edited by Andrew Gallix, this collection brings together many of the most talented and adventurous writers from the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia and New Zealand to explore this theme through short stories, essays and poetry, in order to build up a captivating portrait of Paris as viewed by English speakers today – A Moveable Feast for the twenty-first century.
We’ll Never Have Paris includes contributions from seventy-nine authors, including Tom McCarthy, Will Self, Brian Dillon, Joanna Walsh, Eley Williams, Max Porter, Sophie Mackintosh and Lauren Elkin.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General

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