Haven’t you got something better to do? Our streets are filled with down-facing zombies, blocking up the pavements. We’d rather Instagram our food than eat it. We've forgotten how to have real actual conversations . And in the bedroom... well, that’s no place for Candy Crush Saga. It’s time we all repeated the life-changing maxim: STOP LOOKING AT YOUR PHONE. In his wonderfully deadpan instruction manual for our increasingly tunnel-visioned lives, illustrator Son of Alan taps into the strange truth of our obsession with the tiny screen. Revealing how ludicrous we've all become, and what wonders lie in stall for us a whole metre from our faces, this book will make you want to reclaim your life, your friends and your family from the tyranny of the backlit screen. You’ll laugh, sure, but it might also change your life.
‘Wendy Wood is the world’s foremost expert in the field, and this book is essential’ – Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit The scientifically proven way to easily make positive changes in your life by unlocking your habits, written the world's foremost expert on habits. Much of what we do, we do by habit. How we respond to the people around us; what we buy; when and how we exercise, eat and drink are nearly all done without conscious thought. And yet, whenever we want to change something about ourselves, we rely on willpower alone. We hope that our determination and intention will be enough to effect positive change. And that is why almost all of us fail. What if you could harness the extraordinary power of your unconscious mind, which already determines so much of what you do, to achieve your goals? Drawing on three decades of original research, Wendy Wood shows how habits are stress-resistant, that varying rewards leads to faster and more effective habit formation, and why the oft-repeated idea that forming a habit takes twenty-one days is wrong. Explaining the fascinating science of how habits form, Wood provides the key to unlocking our habitual mind in order to make the changes we seek.
This book will provide any manager with the guidance necessary to become a leader. Whether you are new to management or a seasoned professional, this book should never leave your side. The ultimate goal is to provide lessons from the field that will take you from manager to leader.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE A charismatic cult leader is dead. One by one his followers are being assassinated. Enter Gallio. Gallio does counter-insurgency. But the theft of a body he’s supposed to be guarding ruins his career. Years later, the file is reopened when a second body appears. Gallio is called back by headquarters and ordered to track down everyone involved the first time round. The only problem is they keep dying, in ever more grotesque and violent ways. How can Gallio stay ahead of the game when the game keeps changing?
'Everything a romantic novel should be - an absolute delight.’ - Veronica Henry Meet Molly New York’s most famous agony aunt, she considers herself an expert at relationships...as long as they’re other people’s. The only love of her life is her Dalmatian, Valentine.
2009—year of the slump. America is in the grip of severe economic hardship and unemployment. The only numbers that are on the rise is the suicide rate. Arun Gupta, entrepreneur, lothario, Aramis cologne user, evangelist of new India’s new dreams, sees a glimmer of a business plan form out of the American crisis. He wants to save lives. And he wants to do it sitting in his baroque Navi Mumbai office. His idea is simple. If everything can be outsourced to India, why not the saving of American lives? Part rant, part satire, 1888 Dial India documents, through the politically incorrect words of its anti-hero, the dreams of corporate India.
We design to elicit responses from people. We want them to buy something, read more, or take action of some kind. Designing without understanding what makes people act the way they do is like exploring a new city without a map: results will be haphazard, confusing, and inefficient. This book combines real science and research with practical examples to deliver a guide every designer needs. With it you’ll be able to design more intuitive and engaging work for print, websites, applications, and products that matches the way people think, work, and play. Learn to increase the effectiveness, conversion rates, and usability of your own design projects by finding the answers to questions such as: What grabs and holds attention on a page or screen? What makes memories stick? What is more important, peripheral or central vision? How can you predict the types of errors that people will make? What is the limit to someone’s social circle? How do you motivate people to continue on to (the next step? What line length for text is best? Are some fonts better than others? These are just a few of the questions that the book answers in its deep-dive exploration of what makes people tick.
Black Ink first: this story is about a guy that finds a pen that he thinks will give him a better way of writing. The main character is James Honeycombhis writers name is Alec Pennyway. Its a thrill and takes you down different avenues. The second story Wilshire Boulevard: this story is about a that has a thing for two women. They dump him at the same time since the two years relationship he had between them. He runs into trouble after a while and he needs a lawyer. He calls his girlfriend to get him outthe girl comes to save him just in time before he get pen with a murder. The third story Rosa Ritas Death: This story is about a girl who gets kills before her time, she hunts the people whom she thinks killed her. The forth story Seekers: this is about a Matrix that leads its seekers to stories in the pastit is set in the future. The fifth story Red chamber affect: this story is set in the future also, this story is about a man that has not age since he went into the Red Chamber. The six and last story is a love story, sort of out of its element compare to the rest of the stories. Its called April Secret (nobodys perfect) She falls for a guy after meeting him on a radio talk show.
5 Things You Wish You Knew Before You Made Your Website and how to Fix Them Now
Author: Alan Berg
Category: Business & Economics
Websites are essential these days for every business, but there are 5 questions you need to ask before you make one. If you didn't you're in the majority. Don't worry you won't need to scrap your site to benefit from these ideas. "If your website was an employee, would you fire it?" will walk you through how to think differently about your website. What is it now? What should it be? Who's using your site and how? Did you design your website for you, or for the people who are using it every day? When you ask yourself better questions, you'll get better answers and better results.This book was designed to be a quick and easy read. I want you to get on to taking real action, as without action there won't be any change. You'll discover easy things you can do, right away, to improve the performance of your current site or help you design a new one. If you're making a new site, you can still make some of these changes to your current site while the new one is getting ready.Are you ready to begin? Let's start your journey to greater success, today.
A Woman's Search for Purpose After a Near Death Experience
Author: Suzzane Coffey Mielke
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Journey with Suzanne as she explores the twists and turns of her life after a life threatening illness at age 33. She had a near death experience which was so vivid and real, it changed her and changed her life. She was left with a burning desire to discover why she was spared. Did God have a special mission for her? Witness with her the unique people and strange events she encounters, which led her to the conclusion that she is not alone in this search. Enjoy her unique sense of humor as she describes the nightmare vacation in Florida. Interestingly, it was on this trip that she discovered her first clue in the search for purpose. Be enchanted as she writes about her amazing friendship with a disabled artist, who demonstrates for her the abundant life. Read the surprising conclusion to her search and how she found peace.