Uncover the secrets to human behavior and learn how to read people like a book using field-tested body language cues and psychological strategies!Are you tired of being completely caught unawares by a person's sudden impulsive behavior? Do you often feel stymied by your inability to read even the most glaring of gestures and cues from people? Are you often berated for not being able to "read the room" and behave accordingly?If yes, then this guide is for you.Learning how to analyze people's behavior doesn't have to be difficult. In this insightful guide, you're going to learn how to master this life-changing skill and be a step ahead of everyone you communicate with.Take a sneak peek at what you're going to discover in How to Analyze People:Seven body language tips you can begin using right now to improve your ability to read peopleSurefire techniques to help you "read the crowd" when giving a speech, presentation, or even disk jockeying!The five signals that people give off when interacting with youThe eyes are the windows to the soul - how to accurately read people's feelings using the position of their eyesSteps to effectively use behavioral analysis to find out people you can absolutely trustFour steps for using handwriting analysis to figure out a person's behaviorMethods to analyze people through the personal stories they shareFour powerful ways to get rid of negative thinking patterns and adopt positive onesEight fail-safe ways to get nosy people to mind their own businessesSteps to find your audience's "personality" and give them the content they wantMethods to effectively communicate with difficult and challenging personalities without getting worked upAnd tons more!Whether you're about to approach someone with a sales pitch, give a talk in public, or ask someone on a date, this audio 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Flagg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/177459/bk_acx0_177459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Volume 2 of Parerga and Paralipomena has a very different character from Volume 1. There are, in total, 31 Essays, 24 of which are presented here. The range of topics is very varied, opening with 'On Philosophy and Its Method' and including 'On Pantheism', 'On Ethics', 'On Jurisprudence', 'On Men of Learning', 'On Thinking for Oneself', 'On Religion' and 'The Vanity of Existence'. Quite a few open windows on to the personality of Schopenhauer himself - for example, he praises dogs as companions, argues that animals should be chloroformed before slaughter: animal welfare was very much in his sights. He inveighs against useless indulgence in luxury: 'the most effective way of alleviating human misery would be to diminish luxury, or even abolish it altogether.' A thinker at home with his thoughts, he remarks with a touch of resigned humour: 'The pen is to thought what the stick is to walking, but one walks most easily without a stick, and thinks most perfectly when no pen is at hand. It is only when a man begins to get old that he likes to make use of a stick and his pen.'His writings range widely over the international intellectual and cultural spectrum. There are numerous references to Eastern thought - especially Buddhism and Brahmanism as translations into European languages from Pali and Sanskrit gathered force during Schopenhauer's active life. He clearly found himself comfortable in this body of thought, often comparing it favourably with the Western Judaic-Christian heritage. As always he makes liberal use of quotations and footnotes and these have been translated and incorporated into the main text for this recording. For Leighton Pugh, who has now recorded the main body of Schopenhauer's work for Ukemi Audiobooks, spending many days in the studio with this hugely influential figure has been like 'training at altitude.' He remarked that the time spent with the varied and accessible essays in Parerga and Paral 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leighton Pugh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dhrm/000224/bk_dhrm_000224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The face of Microsoft and a man now worth $92.3 billion, Bill Gates has a lot to teach us about hard work, success, kindness, unkindness, ruthlessness, tenacity, intelligence, and philanthropy - more so than might be apparent from looking at the easygoing, oft-smiling Gates. For under that geeky and very unintimidating exterior lies a cunning businessman, a cutthroat competitor, and an arrogant genius set on doing anything for success. Now, while Apple may be ahead of Microsoft in valuation and popularity, and even though Windows phones aren't winning any Global Mobile Awards in the “Best Device” category, Gates has left quite an impression on the tech world and consumers alike - even for those who are diehard iOS or Android users, the types who favor Macs over PCs, and the now more numerous quantities of people who favor Chrome or Firefox over the now meme-worthy Internet Explorer. So, why write this? Bill Gates hasn't been the CEO of Microsoft for years and the chairman for more than four. He is very active in philanthropy, but at this point, he has largely embraced retirement over working. And who can blame the guy? He could have retired years ago, but he chose to keep working on fortifying his technological empire as well as devoting more time to charity work. Again, if anyone deserves full retirement, it is Bill Gates. But now that Gates has taken a lesser role and has transitioned away from the spotlight, it's as good a time as any to commemorate all that he has accomplished, and what lessons he can teach us about success and a life well lived. Now is as good a time as any to try and understand how a geeky kid (said with the utmost respect) from Seattle became such an ambitious and bold revolutionary in the tech world. I will do so by pointing out a few facets that I think are the most important parts of Gates' career and personality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121460/bk_acx0_121460_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a sartorial follow-up to her hilarious memoir in stories, Fat Girl Walking, Internet personality Brittany Gibbons once again deep dives into the world of the plus size woman, this time chronicling her love/hate (but mostly hate) relationship with fashion. From Pinterest boards and Instagram posts to shop windows and ad campaigns, fashion is everywhere. We shop and dress for practical reasons like job interviews or to make a good impression at the board meeting. We shop and dress for more adventurous reasons - for dates, to woo a lover, to catch someone's eye. Clothes are armor for women, and we wrap a lot of meaning in what we choose to wear. As plus-size spokesmodel and blogger Brittany Gibbons knows, what we choose to wear is especially important, and especially emotional, for curvy women. This isn't only because curvy women feel underrepresented and underserved by the fashion world. For the curvy woman who struggles with feelings of self-worth and a lack of confidence, the feeling of "why bother" can come crashing in. You can't help but think, Wouldn't leggings and a slouchy sweater just be easier? Especially when we, like every other woman on the planet, are facing greater, real-life obstacles like raising kids, attending college, keeping your marriage together, paying bills, and a myriad of other daily struggles. Everyone has those days where they hate their body, they hate their clothes, but self-confidence and strength can come from a great outfit. Brittany is determined to help women, curvy and otherwise, embrace fashion and all the bumps and lumps that come with it. In this "overdue love letter" to her body, Brittany delves into the hilarity and the humility of her quest to find her own personal style - to break out of a rut of maternity underwear and men's undershirts once and for all. From wardrobe malfunctions to fashion advice to mom bodies and the perfect pose, The Clothes Make the Girl (Look Fat)?/i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006435/bk_harp_006435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The buzzing life of bars, warm evenings by the Manzanares river, the subterranean terrors of the Metro, icy winters and hot, empty summers, student days in the sixties, the ruthless underworld of the city's mafia - this captivating anthology reflects the character of Madrid and the lives of the madrilenos, as its inhabitants are called, in all their splendid variety. Some stories are bizarre, some funny, some serious, and as you read you'll travel throughthe city. The famous streets and monuments of Madrid - Cibeles, Calle de Alcalá, Plaza Mayor, and the Royal Palace - as well as the poor, working-class barrios unfrequented by sightseers will pass before your eyes like a moving picture. Some stories, like the Galdós story and Carmen Martín Gaite's 'A clearconscience' depict a journey across Madrid, while in Javier Marías' sinister tale, 'Fallen from fortune', a couple are unaware that their guide to all the usual tourist highlights is leading them to their death. In 'Through the wall' and 'Personality disorders', the characters barely leave their apartments, and the city lurks outside the windows. A rich assortment of characters - adolescent boys obsessed with sex, maids up from the country, provincial girls who slide into prostitution, asmall boy excited at the prospect of going downtown with his grandfather, vain, self-absorbed thirty-somethings with too much money, immigrant families far from home, mafia types, diligent office-workers struggling to bring up a family - come alive in the tales.Few of these stories have previously been translated into English. Some names, such as Benito Pérez Galdós, Javier Marías, Juan José Millás, and Carmen Martín Gaite, will be more familiar than others but all deserve to be better known.There is a map at the back of the book to indicate the places mentioned in the stories and photographs complement and accompany each story. The reader will also find there biographical notes on the authors and suggestions for further reading.
One of Ours is a novel by Willa Cather which won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize. It tells the story of the life of Claude Wheeler, a native of Nebraska around the turn of the 20th century. The son of a successful mid-western farmer and an intensely pious mother, thus guaranteed a comfortable livelihood, Claude Wheeler nonetheless views himself as a victim of his father's success and his own inexplicable malaise. One of Ours is a portrait of a peculiarly American personality: it is the story of a young man born after the American frontier has vanished, yet whose quintessentially American restlessness seeks redemption on a frontier far bloodier and more distant than that which his forefathers had already tamed. CHAPTER 1 Claude Wheeler opened his eyes before the sun was up and vigorously shook his younger brother, who lay in the other half of the same bed. 'Ralph, Ralph, get awake! Come down and help me wash the car.' 'What for?' 'Why, aren't we going to the circus today?' 'Car's all right. Let me alone.' The boy turned over and pulled the sheet up to his face, to shut out the light which was beginning to come through the curtainless windows. Claude rose and dressed,-a simple operation which took very little time. He crept down two flights of stairs, feeling his way in the dusk, his red hair standing up in peaks, like a cock's comb. He went through the kitchen into the adjoining washroom, which held two porcelain stands with running water. Everybody had washed before going to bed, apparently, and the bowls were ringed with a dark sediment which the hard, alkaline water had not dissolved. Shutting the door on this disorder, he turned back to the kitchen, took Mahailey's tin basin, doused his face and head in cold water, and began to plaster down his wet hair. Old Mahailey herself came in from the yard, with her apron full of corn-cobs to start a fire in the kitchen stove. She smiled at him in the foolish fond way she often had with him when they were alone.
Desperate to discover a cure for the cyclical 48-year-fever, known as Trailmen's fever, Dr. Randall Forth persuades a colleague, Dr. Jay Allison, to undergo hypnosis. He calls forth a secondary personality, Jason Allison, is gregarious and an experienced mountain climber, while Dr. Jay Allison is a cold, clinical man with no outdoor skills. Jason is asked to lead an expedition into the Hellers to collect medical volunteers from among the Trailmen. Accompanying him are Rafe Scott, Regis Hastur, Kyla Raineach, a Renunciate guide, and several others. During the trip, Jay/Jason yo-yos between his two personalities - one warm and charming, the other distant and clinical. Jason, the warm personality, falls in love with Kyla..... By the time I got myself all the way awake I thought I was alone. I was lying on a leather couch in a bare white room with huge windows, alternate glass-brick and clear glass. Beyond the clear windows was a view of snow-peaked mountains which turned to pale shadows in the glass-brick. Habit and memory fitted names to all these; the bare office, the orange flare of the great sun, the names of the dimming mountains. But beyond a polished glass desk, a man sat watching me. And I had never seen the man before. He was chubby, and not young, and had ginger-colored eyebrows and a fringe of ginger-colored hair around the edges of a forehead which was otherwise quite pink and bald. He was wearing a white uniform coat, and the intertwined caduceus on the pocket and on the sleeve proclaimed him a member of the Medical Service attached to the Civilian HQ of the Terran Trade City. I didn't stop to make all these evaluations consciously, of course. They were just part of my world when I woke up and found it taking shape around me. The familiar mountains, the familiar sun, the strange man. But he spoke to me in a friendly way, as if it were an ordinary thing to find a perfect stranger sprawled out taking a siesta in here. 'Could I trouble you to tell me your name?'
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