[Contains explicit content] This is Mortified: adults sharing their most embarrassing childhood artifacts with others, unembellished, with nothing but god given awkwardness. This episode features the AOL Instant Messenger transcripts that chart the unrequited love Tyler had for his crush, Janelle. Mortified is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
One night in college, Janelle Tavares met up with a young man who offered to help her install Unix on her computer. Things got out of hand quickly as soon as the two realized they had a mutual attraction to all things PC. Hear all the dorky details in this live story from Bawdy Storytelling in San Francisco.
Many people, especially the inventors of modern technology, often assume that creating better technology is the key to giving people a better way of life. This assumption is true in some respects. However,what very few people seem to understand is that technology also serves to worsen the stress level of the people who are using it. The faster a gadget or a mechanism works, the bigger the pressure on the individual to do or accomplish more feats. This often leads people to feel more harried and less relaxed.
"Not worth the download"
Using numerous real-life examples, A Complaint Is a Gift shows precisely how to handle complaints in a way that brings benefit to your organization and satisfaction to your customers--even when you have to say no. This second edition features two brand-new chapters on receiving and responding to complaints on the Internet; a new section on how to deal with and take advantage of complaints that are directed at your personally; and, turning the tables, a section on how you can complain constructively and effectively.
The long march to the boss’s office to get evaluated - it’s a moment we all dread. Performance reviews are awkward. They’re biased. They stick us in boxes and leave us waiting far too long for feedback. It’s no surprise that by the end of 2015, at least 30 of the Fortune 500 companies had ditched performance evaluations altogether. But let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
This Is Where We Live tells the story of Claudia and Jeremy, a young married couple (she’s an aspiring filmmaker, he’s an indie musician) who are on the verge of making it. Her first film was a sensation at Sundance and is about to have its theatrical release; he’s assembled a new band and is a few songs shy of an album. But a series of seismic events deal a crushing blow to their dreams.
"it held my interest but...."
The western frontier. Deadly winter weather. New bride Carrie Sue Jamison wonders if she will be widowed before spending even one Christmas with her husband Thad, a Texas Ranger. He's left home to track a gang of murderous bank robbers through the wilderness.
The science of herbs is a science the world forgot as people began to rely on modern technology more and more. Unfortunately it was forgotten for the wrong reasons. The appreciation for the gifts of nature fell into ignorance as people become blinded by the convenience of modern technology. Civilization does not always grow in the right way, and abandoning herbs in favor of synthetic drugs is an example of civilization at its worst.
When Paul Miller's pharmaceutical company goes public, making his family IPO millionaires, his wife, Janice, is sure this is the windfall she's been waiting years for - until she learns, via messengered letter, that her husband is divorcing her (for her tennis partner!) and cutting her out of the new fortune.
"The Perfect Life Ain't So Perfect"
Hydrogen peroxide is administered either intravenously or orally in humans to treat ailments. When cleaning, sanitizing and bleaching a substance or surface, you can use the peroxide solution to spray or soak. You might wonder why people ignored such an easy to use and all round solution. This is not a case of "too good to be true", because hydrogen peroxide is real and fully effective when used appropriately.
Photography, either for professional or personal means, has injected itself into nearly every part of our lives. Whether it is something unique for the purpose, like a digital camera, or just that often used feature on your cellphone, it surrounds our lives. Tourist destinations are covered with what seems like two cameras to a person. Parties are filled with people "snapping" pictures of themselves, others or even décor.
"There is no content in this book"
The Chloe Reiss Guide ... to success, money and wickedly hot men! 1. No relationships. Guys are just for playing with! 2. Self-sufficiency will get you everywhere. 3. Work hard. Make your own money. 4. Don't sleep with your work colleagues (like ubersexy Aiden Landry). They're competition! 5. Well. Okay, maybe just a little flirting... 6. Business trips with a sexy colleague to exotic locations can be dangerous. And tempting. Resist him....
The CliffsNotes study guide on Zusak's The Book Thief supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read The Book Thief. But reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author.
This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to understand the basics of massage and how you can actually use it for healing. There are many benefits you can get from massage besides allowing you to relax, and you will learn about all of them by the end of this book. You will also learn about most of the tools and techniques used by professional massage therapists and how to use them properly should you want to get into the profession.
Finding balance in this crazy, fast-paced life is a challenge that many of people today encounter. As you go through your day to day existence, you often experience fleeting moments when you feel somehow disconnected and incomplete. Your mind is busy doing the thinking while your body is busy doing the work. You are constantly moving. You are always running. There is always somewhere you need to go and something that you need to do.
By beginning a conversation with the heart, an individual can develop a deeper understanding of the path to true fulfillment and joy. Three key steps to instantaneously increasing the sense of self-worth and contentment are described in detail, and the reader is counseled to find small perfections in everyday events, quell negative reactions and conditioned reflexes, and discover the female principle which guides the heart.
"A Most Wonderful Spiritual Guide"
"Not my favorite"
For hundreds of years, coconut oil has been an important part of the lives of many people around the world. Even today its benefits continue to amaze a lot of people. Aside from its various uses for food preparation, it is also known to have medicinal properties that prevent and help cure different diseases. It is also beneficial in improving the overall well-being of today's generation.
Jarred Bryant has no recollection of the plane crash that nearly killed him. At first, all that seems familiar is the beautiful woman at his hospital bedside: his soon to be ex-wife, Kelsey. Soon, Jarred begins to have fragmented, terrifying visions hinting at a conspiracy involving those closest to him. And when a harrowing near-miss convinces Jarred that he and Kelsey are in grave danger, he knows he must win back his estranged wife's trust.
The art of zen has been becoming increasingly popular over the past decade. While it may have been thought of as "hippie" stuff back in the early 60s and 70s, more and more people have begun to show an interest in the wisdom that Zen Buddhism has to offer.