When Helen's partner of 15 years announced without warning that she 'needed to grow', and left in the Toyota, Helen remained in her pyjamas, ordering barbecue chicken, and crying on her cat. After disclosing her foulest thoughts on an XXX app, quitting her job, and receiving bad advice from her discount shrink, she cried again; this time on her beauty therapist, who dared her to go on 100 dates inside a year. Razor took that dare. Naked, funny, and frankly embarrassing – this is the Helen 100.
How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home? These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways and reveals the importance of all the off-the-plate elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the placing on the plate, the background music and much more.
Set in a Scottish caravan park during a freak winter - it is snowing in Jerusalem, the Thames is overflowing, and an iceberg separated from the Fjords in Norway is expected to arrive off the coast of Scotland - The Sunlight Pilgrims tells the story of a small Scottish community living through what people have begun to think is the end of times. Bodies are found frozen in the street with their eyes open; midst economic collapse, schooling and health care are run primarily on a voluntary basis.
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Topsy and Tim: The Complete Audio Collection by Jean and Gareth Adamson, read by Daniel Weyman and Kate Rawson. Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this collection of stories is perfect for young children having first experiences of their own. A collection of 26 audio stories with fun sound effects and music.
In our 24-7 global economy, rest feels like a luxury at best and a weakness at worst. We see work and rest as competitors - but what if they're actually partners in a productive, balanced life? Blending rigorous scientific research with examples of writers, painters and thinkers - from Darwin to Stephen King - Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang exposes how we've underestimated the power of rest for our success. Though it's as natural as breathing, it's also a skill we can all learn to boost our creativity and productivity.
A zero tolerance policy results in the death penalty for all crimes, no matter how minor. When a judge is kidnapped, and a ransom note demands the release of all prisoners awaiting execution, kleptomaniac Detective Inspector Kate Swanson is put on the case. But soon her boss also disappears. Under increasing pressure from her superiors, and the growing social unrest, Swanson must race to find a man whose murdered wife and daughter link the missing men. Can she find him before it's too late?
Cambridge in 1352 is rife with terrible clashes between the fledgling university and the townspeople. Matthew Bartholomew, physician and teacher at Michaelhouse College, is trying to keep the peace when a student is murdered and the town plunges into chaos. At the same time, a skeleton is discovered that is rumoured to belong to a local martyr, and Bartholomew has his hands full investigating both deaths while the rioting intensifies....
Dorothy meets a handsome young man with an eye for her inheritance while she is in her sophomore year. They are to be married, and her life will be blissful; but Dorothy is pregnant, and her fiancé's plans are ruined, for Dorothy would be disinherited if her father discovered the truth. So the young man provides his bride-to-be with some pills that will solve the problem. Soon there will be no baby - and perhaps no Dorothy either....
Being dragged through a mirror, naked and screaming, onto an extraterrestrial ship was bad. Finding out I had been sold to a huge alien male who looks like the devil was worse. But learning he wanted to trade me to an intergalactic petting zoo was the worst of all! Now I'm whizzing through the galaxy with a robot butler, a trio of nib-nibs (they're like tiny green monkeys), and one huge, muscular, and very grumpy alien.
After the finest battleship-class spaceship in Earth's fleet, the U.S.S. Merrimack, rescues a near-space Roman world besieged by a destructive alien life-form known as the Hive, the Romans' leader, Caesar Magnus, insists on honoring the ship's captain, John Farragut. But when Caesar is assassinated, Farragut must lead a mission into the heart of Hive territory in search of a Roman who has been presumed "dead" for decades.
The U.S.S. Merrimack was the finest battleship in Earth's fleet, able to withstand the best the Palatine Empire could throw at them. Only her sister ship, the Monitor, was her equal. So when the Palatine forces secretly captured Monitor, Merrimack's security was compromised - and that was just the opening salvo of a whole new stage of war between Palatine and Earth.
What if a genie popped out of a bottle and gave you the power to create your life as it happened? Michael followed "the plan" and did everything he was supposed to for life to be successful - great job, money, dates - yet despite it all, everything wasn't the dream he expected. One night after work, he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman named Jeannie who introduces him to the Gifted Storyteller and changes his life forever.
Like all of us, Michael Anders has a dream. Ever since he was a kid in junior rodeo, he has dreamed of becoming a world-champion rodeo cowboy - riding bulls and bareback horses, scoring high, winning big buckles, basking in the glory. And now it all seems within his reach. Michael has filled his permit and is now a full member of the Professional Association of Rodeo Cowboys. So he sets out on this rodeo run with his two traveling partners, Kirby Jordan and Jim Ed Sarkos.
Once a Bear sets his mind on a mission, it's best to stay out of his way. Alexander "Bunny" Bunsun is that Bear. Something's not right with his cousin Chloe, and he's come to Halle, PA, to sort it out, turn his Harley around and head home to Oregon. Until an enticing scent lures him into the local tattoo shop. There she is. An inked, Southern-drawled she-Wolf with lime-green hair. His perfect mate.
Some people judge me because I strip for a living, but I don't give a shit about those assholes. I play hard but f--k harder. And no woman is going to change that. When I meet JoJo, I expect a one-night stand, but a revealing photograph pushes us together, and now she needs me to be more than that. For JoJo, I can be more than a stripper - I can be her man. Except I know she's hiding something...and I can't protect her if I don't know her secrets.
Dr. Jonathan Weber, Harvard professor and biblical scholar, is looking forward to his sabbatical year on an archaeological dig in Israel. But a spectacular find that seems to be an archaeologist's dream-come-true becomes a nightmare that could be the death rattle of Christianity. Meanwhile, Weber's strong interest in Shannon Jennings, daughter of the dig's director, is an exhilarating complication.
Stress can take its toll on your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being if left unchecked. Meditation is an effective way to quiet the mind without much effort. This meditation program is designed to keep your stress levels low while increasing your inner peace.
When Gunnar Long is transported into the first fully-immersive virtual MMORPG, he finds himself in a new world filled with magic, mystery, and adventure. No more 9-to-5 job. No more studio apartment. No more reality TV. Finally, he's in a place where he can call home, a place with people he can call friends. But as more people want to trade their real world lives to get inside Eden's Gate, the government of the outside world wants the "game" shut down at all costs.
Did you know that every thought you think and every word you say is an affirmation? It is! All of our self-talk or inner dialogue is a stream of affirmations. We are continually affirming all sorts of things subconsciously with our words and thoughts and this flow of affirmations is creating our life experience in every moment. Our beliefs are learned thought patterns that we have developed since childhood, many of these beliefs work well for us, but others may now be working against us.
These affirmations for performers are an inspiration to remove those anxiety, fears, and limiting beliefs in your identity as a performer, actor/actress, visual artist, dancer, singer, or however you identify yourself as a performer.