This book is a crash course in effective reasoning, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this book is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning. With the reading of each page, you can make significant improvements in the way you reason and make decisions. "Expose an irrational belief, keep a man rational for a day. Expose irrational thinking, and keep a man rational for a lifetime." - Bo Bennett

Do you worry you drink too much? Can't help yourself? Prefer being sober? Drinking alcohol is a normal part of life, isn't it? It is usual for thirty-somethings to collapse in the evening with a glass or two of something sophisticated to diffuse the stress of the day and calm their buzzing brains, whether they be professionals, mothers, wives or homemakers. Rachel was no different. She juggled her many roles and responsibilities well and rewarded herself with wine at the end of each day; after all, she deserved it. But, gradually her wine intake began to increase each night and soon it had gone from being a little treat to an absolute necessity. As wine invaded more and more areas of her life, it became harder to cope. In turn it meant she drank more wine, firmly believing it was the cure, never considering for a moment that it could be the problem.
Eventually, when wine was dictating everything she did and did not do, Rachel realised that something had to change. However, as soon as she attempted to restrict or moderate her drinking, she seemed to want it even more. Her best intentions fell quickly by the way side after the first bottle was opened and the first drink took control, compelling her to have more. Drinking would continue until there was none left or Rachel 'fell asleep'.
The following day consisted of a hangover, depression, overeating, remorse, worry, despair and self-hatred, until the time came around when the next bottle could be opened and these awful feelings could be blotted out. This pattern of trying and failing to control her wine drinking brought Rachel to acknowledge that it was not possible to do so, and she decided that she had to remove alcohol from her life forever. Despite being sick and tired of the drinking-hangover-drinking cycle of failure, giving up was not easy and it was only after a few more failed attempts that Rachel managed to do so.
This book details her life in that first year of going alcohol-free. It describes in detail how her everyday pursuits became challenging and changing. Her outlook on the whole point of life turned on its axis when alcohol was removed, leaving her with a whole different sense of self and being. The changes that occurred were astounding and beyond anything she believed could be possible. She thought that removing alcohol from her life was all about giving up; she had never considered what she might gain.

Sandra’s body goes into overdrive when Eddy is around and she desperately wants to find a way to get him closer to her. She only needs that one time to break the ice. She is going to take a huge chance and try something she has always thought of but never had the guts to do. Will this finally do the trick? How far will she go to get her body close to his?


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This book emphasizes the creative aspects of algorithm design by examining steps used in the process of algorithms development. The heart of this creative process lies in an analogy between proving mathematical theorems by induction and designing combinatorial algorithms. The book contains hundreds of problems and examples. It is designed to enhance the reader's problem-solving abilities and understanding of the principles behind algorithm design.

One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman’s last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton. Among its many tales—some funny, others intensely moving—we meet Feynman’s first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love’s irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked nearby on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. We are also given a fascinating narrative of the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986, and we relive the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster’s cause by an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water and pulling it out, misshapen.

Calling all spice fans, adventurers, and curious cooks: it's time to explore the world's spices, create your own spice blends, and take your cooking to the next level, guided by food scientist and author Dr Stuart Farrimond. The Science of Spice is a cookbook like no other - one that will help you better understand the science behind the art of cooking with spices.

If you've ever wondered what to do with that unloved jar of sumac, why some spices taste stronger than others, how to make your own garam masala, or simply which are the best spices for chicken, this inspirational guide has all the answers. The Science of Spice sets out the science behind the flavours and helps you choose, with greater confidence and intuition, how to use spices that perfectly complement each other.

A "periodic table" of spices shows the connections between flavour compounds, and explains how spices can be grouped into distinct flavour families. Flavour maps explore the key regions of the spice world, including Southeast Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, and the Indian subcontinent, and show the spice palettes of individual countries and cuisines. Spice profiles - organized by flavour groups such as "pungent", "sweet", or "nutty" - showcase each of the world's spices and suggest food pairings, spice pairings, blend ideas, and how to cook each spice to best release its flavour and aroma. Finally, spicy recipes for blends, butters, rubs, and pastes showcase authentic spice mixes from around the world, and suggest innovative combinations that you may never have considered before.

The Science of Spice is an indispensable kitchen companion that home cooks will turn to time and time again to learn and innovate.

Wilks, Billie, and Bueller were the last survivors of a devastating assault on the aliens' home planet. But once their retum to the solar system made them refugees once more, fleeing Earth and its alien infestation in a desperate attempt to stay alive. Now, in an otherwise unmanned military transport, they hurtle through space. Destination: unknown.
Little do they know that the cargo they carry with them is a legacy of death that they will ultimately have to face. Nor do they know that they head toward a remote colony and military outpost. This pocket of humanity at the very edges of space is at the mercy of a general names Spears with an agenda all his own. Now Billie, Wilks, and Bueller face a new nightmare, and it is nothing they could ever have imagined: a gift of madness from an alien world, unbalanced mind, and the experiences of a mysterious pilot named Lieutenant Ellen Ripley.

Rollercoasters and Sons is a book about Chase's journey into fatherhood, the highs and lows, the rigors and fun-side, the whole experience and adventure.Although not biologically fathered, Chase's three sons have been an integral part of how well he has become as a partner, a son, a friend and a man in general.Chase's passion for fatherhood and parenting coupled with a great support system from his wonderful partner (Terrance), his beautiful mother (Kathleen), family and friends has given him the confidence to embrace his sexuality and step up on his lifelong dream of adopting foster kids, giving them love, giving them a home and raising them like they were biologically his.Third time was the charm for Chase though, as he finally adopted his son (Nylen) after a third try. He still however, holds the experience he's had with his previous fostered sons Elijah and Caleb very dearly.

Over 150,000 people adopt children each year, and more than 2 million parents are now raising adopted children and grandchildren. While the path to parenting through adoption is rich with rewards and fulfillment, it's not without its bumps. This compassionate, illuminating, and ultimately uplifting book is the first to openly recognize the very normal feelings of stress that adoptive families encounter as they cope with the challenges and expectations of their new families. Where do parents turn when the waited-for bonding with their adopted child is slow to form? When they find themselves grieving over the birth child they couldn't have? When the child they so eagerly welcomed into their home arrives with major, unexpected needs? Until now, adoptive parents have had to struggle silently with their feelings, which can range from flutters of anxiety to unbearable sadness. At last, Karen J. Foli, a registered nurse, and her husband, John R. Thompson, a psychiatrist, lift the curtain of secrecy from "Post Adoption Depression Syndrome" (PADS). Drawing on their own experience as adoptive parents as well as interviews with dozens of adoptive families and experts in the field, the couple offers parents the understanding, support, and concrete solutions they need to overcome post-adoption blues-and open their hearts to the joy adoption can bring.

At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died. And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention. In this deeply reported book, Jason Stearns vividly tells the story of this misunderstood conflict through the experiences of those who engineered and perpetrated it. He depicts village pastors who survived massacres, the child soldier assassin of President Kabila, a female Hutu activist who relives the hunting and methodical extermination of fellow refugees, and key architects of the war that became as great a disaster as--and was a direct consequence of--the genocide in neighboring Rwanda. Through their stories, he tries to understand why such mass violence made sense, and why stability has been so elusive.

Through their voices, and an astonishing wealth of knowledge and research, Stearns chronicles the political, social, and moral decay of the Congolese State.

«Él es mi Romeo, pero yo no soy su Julieta».

Todos piensan que Nora es perfecta. ¿Y cómo no iba a ser así? Es la alumna con mejores notas y también la más guapa, y está preparada para ir a la prestigiosa universidad de Princeton después de su graduación.

Hasta el día en que se viene abajo delante de todo el instituto.

Leo es un malote tatuado que se ha prometido a sí mismo que nunca se enamorará, y menos de una chica como Nora.

Pero ella sigue apareciendo por su gimnasio con sus faldas cortas y con su tentadora «lista secreta de cosas malas por hacer» que él ha leído en su diario.

Leo quiere resistirse a ella, pero solo con probar sus labios entiende que el amor prohibido nunca había sido tan dulce.

A veces, lo mejor de la vida son las cosas más tentadoras.

Drinking alcohol: a beloved tradition, a dangerous addiction, even “a sickness of the soul” (as once described by a group of young Muslim men in Bali). In his wide-ranging travels, Lawrence Osborne—a veritable connoisseur himself—has witnessed opposing views of alcohol across cultures worldwide, compelling him to wonder: is drinking alcohol a sign of civilization and sanity, or the very reverse? Where do societies fall on the spectrum between indulgence and restraint?

An immersing, controversial, and often irreverent travel narrative, The Wet and the Dry offers provocative, sometimes unsettling insights into the deeply embedded conflicts between East and West, and the surprising influence of drinking on the contemporary world today.

Gabriela Mistral es el seudónimo de Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, poderosa voz femenina que en 1946 alcanzó el premio Nobel para la literatura hispanoamericana. Nombre de arcángel y de viento, conjunción del poeta italiano Gabriele D'Annunzio y el novelista provenzal Frédéric Mistral.

Su tierra no es solo la que sueña y canta, rica en viñedos e higueras, suelo de cordillera y copihues. Es también el recuerdo de hombres y mujeres que la han herido profundamente. La poesía de Mistral es la voz de la nostalgia de la naturaleza sublimada en un mundo interior que se enriquece en entornos ajenos, la palabra mestiza en la que se fusionan mundos diversos y una religiosidad que no se atiene a los cánones de ningún credo.