Growing Happy, Healthy Young Minds
By Ramesh Manocha
The world is getting harder for young people, and for the people who care about them: parents, teachers, school counsellors and concerned relatives. Generation Next is an organisation that gathers experts in several fields to provide information for professionals - now that expertise is gathered in this volume for everyone else. Each chapter contains easily accessible information, along with more detail and resources for those who wish to find out more. In this comprehensive volume there will be the latest information on many topics, including: Helping young people get help for mental health problems Bullying Anxiety Depression Understanding self-harm Child sexual abuse Alcohol and Drugs and how to communicate with young people about them Teens, Parties and Alcohol: A practical guide to keeping them safe Eating Disorders Body Image Resilience and Positive Psychology Understanding the Teenage Brain Online Time Management
Get Out of Your Own Way
By Alan Hester
Alan Hester's insightful statement will ring bells with many people. So many of us will regularly and repeatedly stop ourselves from doing what we most want to do. We will get in our own way. We may compare ourselves with more successful people and look for unfair advantages that they have and we don't. We may bemoan our luck or be plagued by any number of common conditions, such as starting something and not finishing it, making bad decisions or no decision at all. We may lack self-belief and think we don't deserve success, that we may be ridiculed or judged, that there is no point in even trying, or feel uncomfortable trying. These are just a few of the ways in which, through fear, ego and lack of confidence, we get in our own way. The author's argument is that although we may not be able to control certain events in our life, we can control our response to those events, and thereby decide the outcome. He has written this book so we can learn how to get out of our own way and become our own best adviser, motivator and friend.
The Geek's Guide to SF Cinema
By Ryan Lambie
'Awesome. Everything you've ever wanted to know about big-screen sci-fi' - James King, film critic'Don't leave Planet Earth without it' - Dan Jolin, film critic'A wonderfully accessible, fascinating, flat-out treasure chest of science fiction cinema, from an author whose love of the subject leaps off the page' - Simon Brew, Editor, Den of GeekWhy do SF movies matter? What do they tell us about the interests of storytellers and the changing tastes of cinema-goers? How have SF movies evolved with filmmaking technology over the past 110 years?The Geek's Guide To SF Cinema provides an entertaining and in-depth history of the science fiction genre's pivotal and most influential movies. From the pioneering films of Georges Méliès to such blockbusters as Avatar and Inception in the 21st century, the book will explore how these key movies were made, how they reflected the mood of the time in which they were released and how they have influenced other filmmakers in the years since.Historians and experts contribute to answer questions such as: 'How important was Fritz Lang's contribution to cinema?' and 'What did Alien say about the cynical climate of the 1970s?'. Providing nostalgia for long-time SF addicts and context for those whose knowledge and love of the genre is still growing, this is a pop-culture book with depth.
Good For Nothing
By Abigail Marsh
Titled The Fear Factor in the USA'A riveting ride through your own brain' - Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of OriginalsWINNER of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology's book prize for 'The Promotion of Social and Personality Science'If humans are fundamentally good, why do we engage in acts of great cruelty? If we are evil, why do we sometimes help others at a cost to ourselves? Whether humans are good or evil is a question that has plagued philosophers and scientists for as long as there have been philosophers and scientists.Many argue that we are fundamentally selfish, and only the rules and laws of our societies and our own relentless efforts of will can save us from ourselves. But is this really true? Abigail Marsh is a social neuroscientist who has closely studied the brains of both the worst and the best among us-from children with psychopathic traits whose families live in fear of them, to adult altruists who have given their own kidneys to strangers. Her groundbreaking findings suggest a possibility that is more optimistic than the dominant view. Humans are not good or evil, but are equally (and fundamentally) capable of good and evil.In Good for Nothing Marsh explores the human capacity for caring, drawing on cutting edge research findings from clinical, translational and brain imaging investigations on the nature of empathy, altruism, and aggression and brings us closer to understanding the basis of humans' social nature.'You won't be able to put it down' - Daniel Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness'[It] reads like a thriller... One of the most mind-opening books I have read in years' - Matthieu Ricard, author of Altruism
Great British Pub Dogs
By Abbie Lucas, Paul Fleckney
'Sheer, magnificent pointlessness' Marcus Berkmann, Spectator gift guideReader reviews: 'The perfect stocking filler for fans of our four-legged friends and great British pubs alike' - Richard Attwood'Bought one copy for myself and now I have come back another three times to buy it as presents for other people.' - Chris Moon'A perfect Christmas present!''Glorious photos and some very funny commentary''What an awesome collection of pub dogs''Beautiful pictures of a range of public house pooches the length and breadth of Britain' - Carl Morris'A beautifully crafted book giving a perfect insight into British culture' - Jill Monum'Great book, well thought out and beautifully produced'This beautifully photographed collection tells the stories of the much-loved dogs, of all kinds, that live in pubs all over Great Britain, not least the Pub Dog Capital of Britain, Whitstable. Locals love their pub dogs and landlords often say that people come in as much for the dog as for anything else. Dogs make a pub feel like home for regulars.Fleckney and Lucas chronicle the incredible variety of dogs that actually live in, rather than simply visit, Britain's pubs. They showcase the dogs with their beautiful photographic portraits and tell their stories, too. In feel, this is very much a 'family album' of British pub dogs.
Growing up Wild
By Alexia Barrable, Duncan Barrable
Have you ever noticed how much calmer and more engaged your children are when they are outside in the natural world? A growing body of evidence is pointing to the need for children to spend more time outside. Being outdoors has the potential to energise, entertain and educate our children, often with minimal input from adults. Growing Up Wild is for anyone who wants to encourage their kids to spend more time outdoors. Combining the latest scientific research with a host of enjoyable activities, the authors show you how to access nature with your children. From making the most of local parks, woodlands, the beach, and your own back garden Growing Up Wild gives you easy ways to get out there, connect with nature, and have fun together.Inspired by the increasingly popular forest school philosophy, and emphasising the benefits of starting early with your baby or toddler, Growing Up Wild tells you:- The reasons why getting dirty makes you happier and healthier.- Activities that make the most of wind, rain or snow- Tips on hiking and foraging with your children- How to run wild with kids - from parks to fells and beyond- How to build an outdoor space in your back garden.This book is a must have for parents who love nature and want to give their children the proven benefits of playing outdoors.
Get Your Life Back
By Fiona Kennedy, David Pearson
HIGHLY COMMENDED for the British Medical Awards book prize for Popular MedicineMost of us have some behaviours which are not fully under our control but when those start interfering with our lives and with who we want to be, we need this book. When we turn away from opportunity and excitement in case it makes us anxious, we lose the joy in our lives and can experience misery and depression as well as, oddly, even more anxiety. Get Your Life Back helps you to identify what is really important to you and to notice the ways in which you behave which interfere with reaching your goals and following valued directions. It shows how to understand your own behaviour with compassion, without judgement, and how to both accept and change unhelpful or damaging ways of acting. You will learn new skills to manage emotion and endure discomfort as you journey towards mindful self-control.Uniquely, this book presents a blend of evidence-based treatments (CBT, ACT, DBT, compassion and mindfulness) giving you the best and most effective therapies for a better you.
Grow Your Own Vegetables in Pots and Containers
By Paul Peacock
This book is aimed at the majority of us who live in terraced houses, high rise flats, town houses and semi-detached properties with a small garden and often nowhere to grow but the patio. It shows how to make the most of pots and planters; how to plan for a reasonable yield; and how never to run out of at least something to special eat.You might not have all the space in the world, but you can enjoy all the flavour in the world. With the step-by-step instructions in this book you will be able to grow, nurture and harvest your own fruit, vegetables and herbs in a range of pots and containers, including recycled ones such as plastic milk bottles, and kitchen sinks.
Growing Up Happy
By Alexia Barrable, Jenny Barnett
In Growing Up Happyneuroscientist Dr Jenny Barnett, and teacher and mum Alexia Barrable describe scientifically-proven methods by which children's happiness can be boosted in just a few minutes each day.With easy-to-use activities for toddlers through to teenagers, this book steers the reader through simple and practical ways, grounded in scientific research, to enhance children's - and adults' - day-to-day happiness. It includes? How practising mindfulness is possible even for your toddler? Why time outdoors helps your mental state, whatever the weather? How singing, smiling and stroking a cat all activate your 'bonding chemistry' ? Why fostering gratitude will make your teenager happierThis book will not tell you how to be a flawless parent, or how to raise perfect children, but it will give you proven and successful ways in which to make the days you spend with your kids more enjoyable, meaningful, and ultimately happier.
The Good, the Bad and the Wurst
By Geoff Tibballs
YES, IT'S EUROVISION TIME AGAIN! THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE EUROVISION FAN IN YOUR LIFE!For 60 years the Eurovision Song Contest has existed in a parallel universe where a song about the construction of a hydro-electric power station is considered cutting-edge pop, where half a dozen warbling Russian grandmothers are considered Saturday night entertainment, where a tune repeating the word 'la' 138 times is considered a winner, and where Australia is considered part of Europe During those sixty years we have witnessed scandals: in 1957, Denmark's Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler enjoyed an outrageously long 13-second kiss because the stage manager forgot to say 'cut' during the live broadcast. We have witnessed national outrage: the 1976 Greek entry was a savage indictment of Turkish foreign policy in Cyprus. But most have all we have witnessed silly costumes, terrible lyrics and performers as diverse as Celine Dion and Dustin the Turkey.This book chronicles the 100 craziest moments in the history of Eurovision - the drag acts, the bad acts, the nul points heroes and the night in Luxembourg when the floor manager warned the audience not to stand up while they applauded because they might be shot by security forces. It captures some of the magic from this yearly event that continues to beguile and bemuse in equal measure.
The Golden Rules Of Bridge
By Paul Mendelson
In bridge, there are thousands of rules, guidelines, and understandings - but which are golden?Many players enjoy their game without knowing some of the most significant underlying facts about the game, making mistakes which ruin their scores. With some gentle and entertaining reading, all players can improve their game hugely, just by knowing the Golden Rules of Bridge.From thirty years of teaching and playing, Paul Mendelson presents a book containing what he considers are the golden rules of bridge: the techniques and tips which occur most frequently and which provide the biggest edge against your opponents, and offer the biggest scoring advantages. He explains the thinking and logical reasoning behind each element - bidding, declarer play, defence - to ensure that readers remember and understand why they do what they do.These tips and techniques will transform your results and enjoyment of the game, whether you play social rubber bridge or Chicago, club teams events or duplicate pairs. If you play an Acol-based system or any of the many natural bidding systems available, knowing the Golden Rules will improve your score and frustrate your opponents, leaving you in the best spots and them with the tough decisions.
Get Writing Children's Fiction
By Karen King
The aim of this book is to get you writing. It's full of inspiration, tips and writing exercises for anyone who wants to write children's fiction. Included are tips from other published writers, useful links and answers to questions you've always wanted to ask.Includes chapters on:Know-how: the difference between writing for children and writing for adults.How to get ideas for your stories from your family, your work and your life - and how to expand those ideas.Creating believable characters children will love reading about.Writing by the seat of your pants, or plotting? Basic things you need to know for either approach.Writing realistic dialogue.Writing the first draftHow to create 'reel them in' beginnings, sustain the pace in the middle, and write satisfying endings. How to write page-turning chapter endings; keeping continuity when writing series. Writing for the educational market.Writing a synopsis and a proposal.Submitting your work to a publisher or agent.Dealing with rejects and rewrites.Publicity and marketing. Publishing your own work.
Getting Started at Fly Fishing for Trout
By Allan Sefton
In this practical, easy-to-understand guide, Allan Sefton explains everything a new fly fisher needs to know.He covers modern fishing tackle, up-to-the-minute methods, how to develop the correct technical skills, right through to preparing and cooking the catch. He'll help you to understand why techniques work and how to avoid the pitfalls. Gain insight into the world of the trout and understand why they behave as they do.
By Lee Baer
The first comprehensive guide to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder based on clinically proven behavioral therapy techniques, Dr. Lee Baer's Getting Control has been providing OCD sufferers with information and relief for more than twenty years. In the same easy-to-understand format as the original, this updated edition includes:Cutting-edge behavioral therapy techniques.Breakthrough advances in neuroscience.Brand-new material on hoarding.Expanded sections on how families can help OCD sufferers.The latest diagnostic standards.A completely revised list of resources.OCD sufferers and their loved ones will find everything they need to assess their symptoms, set realistic goals, and create specific therapeutic exercises for managing this disorder.
Gay Erotica, Volume 12
By James Hunt
AN INSTRUMENT OF JUSTICE by Jay HallidayJason Langley is an excellent lawyer, but when faced with Michael Marcus as opposing counsel, it's as if he can't push through the distraction to win. His competitive nature means he's starting to become annoyed by this pattern. Happily, Michael is willing to offer compensation in kind.INSTRUCTING THE INTERN by EC CutlerRobbie is the laziest intern the company has ever employed - but with his father as head of the department, he knows he can get away with anything. That's until one misdemeanour too many brings him into conflict with his stand-in boss - a man who believes in the power of old-fashioned discipline...SHROUDED IN SILK by PJ RosierGerry was getting desperate to have his first gay experience. He didn't need a Boy Named Sue; it was a man called Paula who helped him get there.HANDY-MEN By Emerson MorrisIt was supposed to be a joke - ordering a porno on his buddy's TV. But the joke, and more, were on Gary, when his buddy caught him 'red-handed' ...
Gay Erotica, Volume 11
By James Hunt
THE WRONG GUY by C.PaulssenMichael meets Greg on a photo shoot. He never even considers starting something with the good-looking but annoying singer, who, in any case, spends half the shoot flirting with the female make-up artist. But when they leave the studio, Greg reveals his true colours and turns on a whole new charm. After a strenuous shoot, can the night offer some unexpected pleasures to Michael?THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS by Landon DixonJameson was a big, important businessman, Cody a young punk. But the big-shot just had to make time for the small, well-endowed young man ...AN ORGY WORTH WAITING FOR by Julian BenedictThree friends, Max, Joey, and Asher have had a powerful sexual bond since their school days and vow to consummate their tormenting desire for one another in an all out orgy. Who knew it would take the discovery of a photo in a book years later to finally bring about the fulfilment of that vow?
Gay Erotica, Volume 10
By James Hunt
SHADY by Jay HallidayDan and Tris have been driving all day, and when they finally stop, the motel Tris chooses isn't exactly the kind of place Dan would have picked. But Dan isn't calling the shots. There's a reason Tris chose a nasty little motel like this, and he's going to show Dan exactly what it is.WORK IT OUT by Jay BoydCallum, the receptionist at the local gym, harbors a sizzling crush on buff gym-rat Alec. And when Alec asks him for assistance on the weights, it's the start of a sizzling afternoon . . .GONE FISHING by E. C. CutlerGlenn knows he shouldn't be attracted to Jake - the man is twenty years younger than him and the son of Glenn's best friend. But it seems the attraction is mutual. When Jake confesses his lust for Glenn on a fishing expedition, will the older man take the bait?COCKY By Landon DixonLawrence Denkins was packing, troubles and trouser-snake. He said he was being threatened by some unscrupulous, big-city types, men trying to take advantage of his native innocence and nurtured endowment. He needed a dick on his dick . . .
Gay Erotica, Volume 9
By James Hunt
A BACKHANDED KIND OF BUSINESS by Landon DixonHe'd gone to Hollywood after the war in search of movie fame. But six months in, his silver screen dreams were fading to black. Until he suddenly took a firm hand in his destiny, by taking his frustrations out on a big-shot producer . . .HIGHWAY ROBBERY by Landon DixonHe thought he'd seen it all, after twenty years of towing freight on the highways and byways. But this was a new one - a hitchhiker eschewing his thumb for his dick, an erection sticking out of the front of his jeans. The trucker just had to stop for a pick-up . . .ACTING QUEER by Landon Dixon'They're out to out me! You've got to stop it!' That was a funny thing for him to say, considering young Hollywood hunk Dean Stone had my balls in his mouth, my cock in his hand . . . COCK-LOVER by Landon DixonHe's got a passion for cocks that keeps growing bigger and bigger. He wants to touch them, pump them, lick them, suck them, ride them. But don't tell him he's gay . . .
Gay Erotica, Volume 8
By James Hunt
GOOD COP, BAD COP by Michael BlakeWhen Evan finds himself being robbed at knifepoint in a dark alleyway, he's in need of help from the boys in blue. But these policeman demand a very special brand of gratitude for saving him - and Evan's only too happy to do everything the dominant pair ask of him . . .DETOUR by E. C. CutlerRoss thought the hitchhiker was a product of his own imagination, a sweet dream to help the tedious miles go by. But when he stopped to pick up Brady, he realised the guy was all male - and eager to make Ross' off-road fantasies come deliciously to life . . .THE ULTIMATE SEX TOY by Julian Benedict Veteran park ranger Rick Prentice is rookie ranger Jesse Starling's hottest fantasy. After the man takes him into the forest and fucks him silly, one of Rick's previous scores warns Jesse that Rick is a 'hit and run' player. It turns out the man is a player - and he has the toys to prove it.
Gay Erotica, Volume 7
By James Hunt
BRODY AND THE BOY BENCH by G.R. RichardsWhen Brody comes across a secluded bench in the middle of the forest, he's surprised to find it occupied by two men getting a little 'hands on' with each other. Even after they catch him peeping and he flees the scene, the bench is all he can think about. His unrelenting hard-on compels him to return to the scene of the crime. Will anybody be there to greet him?INTO THE VALLEY by Michael BlakeDarren knows that as manager of up-and-coming rock band Violet Craze, he should keep his relationship with lead singer Jez strictly professional. But when Jez arrives to perform at a gig wearing a tight-fitting military jacket, Darren can no longer keep his lust for the singer a secret . . .THE FITTING ROOM by Richard HiscockBrad just kept on seeing this guy everywhere he went. Was he an old client? Brad was a respected lawyer after all. Who would have thought buying a new suit for a formal dinner would end up in an unexpected casual threesome and right in the middle of trading hours.COPPING A FEEL by Landon DixonThis cop played dirty, with his snitches and his bitches. He'd dish it out, but he wasn't about to take it . . .