By João Medeiros
At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Great Britain ranked thirty-sixth in the medals table, finishing below countries like Algeria, Belgium and Kazakhstan. It was their worst ever record, a dismal performance labelled a national disgrace. But then something happened. In Sydney in 2000 and then Athens in 2004, Team GB achieved a much more respectable tenth place. By 2016, in Rio, they finished second, above China and Russia, with sixty-seven medals. How have they so convincingly reversed their fortunes?In Game Changers we meet the coaches and sports scientists who rethink how sport is analysed and understood, how athletes train and perform under pressure. In Liverpool in the 1980s, a motley group - a mathematician, a physiologist, a psychologist and a former Olympic basketball player - began to pioneer new ways of tracking performance. Over the decades that followed, performance analysis came of age, becoming an essential component of any elite team, from English Premier League title winners Manchester City to America's Cup high-performance sailing teams. Using a hybrid of scientific method and trial-and-error, scientists have uncovered the tenets of accelerated learning, the mechanics of physiological adaptation, the organisational principles behind elite teams, the understanding of how hormones and environment affect performance. These discoveries are not confined to athletic endeavours - they are universal and reveal what it takes to win not only in sports, but are applicable across a wide range of disciplines, including business, leadership and education.
Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men (Revised)
By Thomas J. Harbin
A revised and updated edition of the popular self-help book for men that addresses contemporary issues and how they impact the way men deal with angerMen tend to express their anger differently than women do. Research shows men are often more violent and less willing to confront and deal with their emotions than women. Written by a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of male rage, Beyond Anger shows the angry--and miserable--man how to change his life and relationships for the better. This book helps men understand their anger by explaining what the specific symptoms of chronic anger are and by showing angry men how their actions negatively affect family, friends, and coworkers. It helps men control violent feelings by using simple exercises--developed especially for men--to identify when and why anger occurs and by helping them form new habits to prevent anger before it starts. Women, too, will learn essential strategies for understanding and helping the angry men in their lives. Beyond Anger is honest, tough, and real. In this revised edition, Harbin will update references throughout and discuss new topics such as the role of the internet and social media in fueling anger and how to protect yourself against these pitfalls, as well as a discussion on anger and aging, the political landscape and anger, PTSD, a brand-new section on preventing relapse into anger, and many other relevant, timely topics.
The Weight of Being
By Kara Richardson Whitely
Kara Richardson Whitely thought she could do anything. After all, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro-three times! But now she's off the mountain and back home again, and there's one thing she just can't manage to do-lose weight. In many ways, Kara is living the life of everywoman, except that she's not everywoman because she weighs 300 pounds. Her weight is a constant source of conflict and shame, as the people from every corner of her life-from her daughter's pediatrician to her mother in law-judge Kara for the size of her body.In The Weight of Being, Kara shares the most intimate aspects of life as she experiences it as a fat woman, looking deep into the ways her body influences her marriage, her sex life, her children, her career, and her friendships. The stories she tells hit all kinds of nerves. Some are shocking, like the time she was shot with a BB gun by a neighbor's son who used her backside for target practice. Others are heartbreaking-when her pediatrician suggests that her daughter's weight isn't healthy, the mortification Kara feels is viscerally painful.Kara's story is one of living as a fat woman in America, where fat prejudice is rampant, despite our nation's pandemic of obesity. In this fresh, raw memoir, Kara reveals this epic contradiction, reminding us all that fat lives are deserving of esteem, dignity, and respect.
Okay Fine Whatever
By Courtenay Hameister
The story of one chronically anxious woman's hilarious year-long quest to change her own timid nature by seeking out the kinds of experiences she's spent her life avoiding.During the nine years Courtenay Hameister hosted NPR's Live Wire, she lived in a state of near-constant dread and anxiety, and she didn't just fret about and fear her next radio show; she fretted about and feared everything. Until about a year ago, when she decided to take arms against a sea of anxieties and by opposing... maybe not end them, but at least become a little more adventurous, spontaneous, and comfortable in her own skin. OKAY FINE WHATEVER tells the story of Courtenay's year-long fight against her own nature, which took the form of pushing herself to try new things, things that scared her or made her uncomfortable, things that the average person might consider doing for a half-a-second before deciding: "nope." Things like: attending a fellatio class. She did that. She also spent an afternoon in a flotation tank, visited a sex club, went on 28 first dates, and got hypnotized. She had a session with a professional cuddler. She got high (legally) in the middle of a workday. And she came away with a lot of amusing and occasionally poignant stories about her adventures on the front lines of Mere Human Woman v. Fear. Refreshing, relatable, and very funny, OKAY FINE WHATEVER reminds us that "the tiniest amount of bravery is still bravery," and that it's possible to fight complacency and grow bolder a little at a time.
Liars, Leakers, and Liberals
By Jeanine Pirro
As an online commentator and host of her own show on Fox for many years, Judge Jeanine Pirro has seen firsthand how narratives take form, whether they are based in truth or not. In her explosive new book, she will write about some of the most egregious lies she's seen, and also interview various people who have been affected by fake news stories.Judge Jeanine will begin at her home base, Fox, and discuss her own experiences.Judge Jeanine believes that many modern-day feminists are promoting the lie that women have been oppressed by men since the beginning of time. She'll talk about Hillary Clinton, and the lie that if you didn't support her, you are a woman hater. Judge Jeanine will interview Ivanka Trump about this, and mention the different ways mainstream press talks about conservative women vs liberals.No topic is off limits in LIARS, LEAKERS, AND LIBERALS. Judge Jeanine will take on:* Antifa* Black Lives Matter and the media lie that set off race riots around the country* Obama - The reality of what Trump inherited regarding foreign and domestic messes* Trump - How the media has twisted his words to fit the narrative they've created, including firsthand accounts from people like Eric Trump and Corey Lewandowski* Anonymous sources and what can be done to curb the damage they doLeakers in the White House - why it really is a big deal, examples through history of leakers* Safe Spaces - The world is not safe. If you're old enough to go to war, you're old enough to hear an opinion you don't like.LIARS, LEAKERS, AND LIBERALS is Judge Jeanine's no-holds-barred answer to fake news, and it promises to be an enlightening and provocative read!
Helping Your Child with Language Based Learning Disabilities
By Daniel Franklin
Based in cutting-edge research in neuroscience, education, and the principles of attachment-based teaching, this important guide for parents offers tools and practices to help children transcend language-based learning difficulties, do better in school, and gain self-confidence and self-esteem.If your child has a language-based learning difficulty-such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and auditory processing disorder-they may have to work twice as hard to keep up with their peers in school. Your child may also have feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, or shame as a result of their learning differences. As a parent, it hurts to see your child struggle. But the good news is that there are proven-effective strategies you can learn to help your child be their best. This book will show you how.Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities outlines an attachment-based approach to help your child succeed based in the latest research. This research indicates that a secure attachment relationship between you and your child actually optimizes their learning ability by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. In this book, you'll discover why it's so important to accurately assess your child, find new perspectives on LBLDs based on the most current studies, and discover tips and strategies for navigating school, home life, and your child's future. Most importantly, you'll learn how your own special bond with your child can help spark their interest in reading, writing, and math.Every child is unique-and every child learns in his or her own way. With this groundbreaking guide, you'll be able to help your child thrive, in school and life.
Moon Washington DC (First Edition)
By Samantha Sault
Experience the Life of the City with Moon Travel Guides!The Capitol Building, sparking city lights, and majestic museums. This isn't the opening credits for House of Cards; it's your next adventure with Moon Washington DC.Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow a guided neighborhood walk See the Sights: Tour the monuments and the National Mall, or explore the Smithsonian's museums, like the Air and Space Museum and the African American History Museum. Walk in the footsteps of past leaders and immerse yourself in the history of American government at the Capitol building, or wander along avenues strewn with cherry blossomsGet a Taste of the City: From traditional Chesapeake crab cakes to politicians' favorite haunts, Moon Washington DC knows how to find all the best bitesBars and Nightlife: Kick back at posh hotel bars and speakeasies, or relax at inexpensive happy hoursTrusted Advice: Local journalist Samantha Sault shares her love of all things history, food, and culture of DCItineraries and Day Trips: All accessible by bus, train, or public transit, including "Member of Congress for a Day" and "Summer in the Swamp"Tips for All Travelers: Including lists of the best views, people-watching spots, romantic plans, architecture, and more, plus advice for LGBTQ visitors and families with childrenFull-Color Photos and Detailed MapsHandy Tools: Moon provides background information on the history and culture of Washington DC, and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go, packaged in a book light enough to toss in your bag
Just As You Are
By Michelle Skeen, Kelly Skeen
Stop comparing yourself to others-you're special just as you are! In this fun, practical guide, you'll learn how to silence your nit-picky inner critic, cultivate self-compassion, and discover what really matters to you.If you're like many teens, you probably feel pressured to live up to the impossible standards set by our culture, the media, and even by your peers. After all, everyone wants perfect hair, a perfect body, cool friends, and good grades. But while it's okay to strive to be your best, it's also easy to get caught up in a never-ending comparison game that can feed your inner critic and rob you of your happiness. So, how can you break free from negative self-criticism and learn to appreciate your strengths?In Just As You Are, psychologist Michelle Skeen and her daughter, Kelly Skeen, offer simple tips to help you overcome feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness, stop comparing yourself to others, and be more open and accepting of all aspects of who you are. You'll also learn how to be more aware of your thoughts and feelings in the moment using powerful mindfulness tools, and build a plan of action for the future based on your values.Sometimes it's hard to see yourself with clarity and kindness. With this important guide, you'll learn to move past your faults, celebrate your true strengths, and discover what really matters in your life. What are you waiting for?
Living the Life That You Are
By Nic Higham
"Living the Life That You Are weaves together psychology, ancient wisdom, and honest personal reflections into a coherent and inspiring whole. If loneliness is the great disease of the modern age, then Nic's heartfelt plea for self-love is much-needed medicine."-Jeff Foster, author of Falling in Love with Where You AreWhen you feel isolated and alone, the world can seem like an enormously unfamiliar, confusing, and scary place. You may get caught up in your own thoughts and feelings, and even avoid connecting with others out of fear of being criticized, misunderstood, or uncomfortable-which only leads to more isolation and loneliness. This cycle can be hard to break, but you are not doomed to endure this painful condition of feeling lost and alone. This book can help you find authentic peace, confidence, and connection with all that is, right here and now. Living the Life That You Are examines the modern-day dilemma of loneliness, revealing that its root cause is the belief that we're all separate individuals bound by personal limitations. We feel disconnected and incomplete, assuming that life's fullness exists somewhere out there, and that we must be, do, or have more for lasting fulfillment. But the truth is, despite our limited appearance, we are actually boundless. There is no divide between our internal and external worlds. This is the ancient philosophy of non-duality-we are the wholeness we are seeking.The life that you are is all that is right now: every texture, flavor, fragrance, sight, and sound in their abundance. Using radical mindfulness-a combination of mindfulness and non-dual self-inquiry-this book will guide you toward awakening to the transformative truth and love that is your foundational being. By learning to observe, acknowledge, and question your experience without censorship or prejudice, your sense of being lost and alone will give way to an enriching and comforting state of communion with all.
By Martin Millar
'Undeniably brilliant' - Guardian'The funniest writer in Britain today' - GQ'For the deceptively simple poetry of the everyday, nobody does it better' The List Mox and Mitsu are Supercute. That is to say, they founded the global business Supercute Enterprises as teenagers from Mox's bedroom in London, armed only with a phone, a collection of their favourite cuddly toys and a love of all thing kawaii. Thanks to them, the Supercute aesthetic is now a way of life. In a world dominated by massive conglomerates all competing to succeed, Supercute has continued to grow bigger and more powerful, morphing from an entertainment company - whose Supercute Show continues to be the world's most popular entertainment - to an organisation fighting for their right to the world's water. But Mox and Mitsu have no choice. In a world that is slowly tearing itself apart, who will win in the battle to control it - and where will Supercute draw the line . . .A glorious offbeat mix of manga and cyberpunk, this latest by acclaimed author Martin Millar is an unforgettable, unique and timely work of dystopian fiction. If Phillip K. Dick had discovered manga, this is the book he might have written . . .
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction
By Fredrik Livheim, Frank Bond, Daniel Ek, Bjorn Hedensjo
Stress is a part of life-but it doesn't have to take over your life. With this guide, you'll develop the skills needed to help you manage difficult emotions, cultivate self-compassion, adopt positive physical and emotional habits, build resilience, and connect with your true values.Everyone experiences stress. From the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we finally settle into bed at night, our days are packed with stressful moments-some big and some small-that can quickly add up and feel overwhelming. Unfortunately, you can't escape stress. But you can change the way you relate to it. This important workbook will show you how.Written by internationally renowned ACT experts, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction offers a powerful ten-week program for stress management drawing on the latest research in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. You'll gain a better understanding of what stress really is, how it affects the brain and body, and what you can do to manage and reduce stress in your life. You'll discover how to build resilience and set smart, effective personal goals that align with your values. And finally, you'll learn to be more aware of how you deal with stress in the moment.Stress is an unavoidable side effect of being human in today's fast-paced world. But with this workbook, you'll build the skills necessary to keep stress in its place and live a more vital life!
2001: A Space Odyssey
By Arthur C. Clarke
Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, and made into one of the most influential films of all time, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY remains a classic work of science fiction fifty years after its original publication. The discovery of a black monolith on the moon leads to a manned expedition deep into the solar system, in the hope of establishing contact with an alien intelligence. Yet long before the crew can reach their destination, the voyage descends into disaster . . . Brilliant, compulsive and prophetic, Arthur C. Clarke's timeless novel tackles the enduring theme of mankind's place in the universe.Praise for Arthur C. Clarke:'The king of science fiction . . . His influence continues to inform the genre' Guardian'Arthur C. Clarke is awesomely informed about physics and astronomy, and blessed with one of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print' New York Times'Arthur C. Clarke is one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age . . . The colossus of science fiction' New Yorker 'Dazzling' Time
The Zombie Gnome Defense Guide
By Shaenon K. Garrity, Andrew Farago
Compiled from the notes of four zombie gnome experts (among them a Van Helsing-like zombie gnome hunter and a gardening columnist), this guide includes a detailed study of zombie gnome habits, hiding places, and offensive tactics, as well as an intimate history of the zombie gnome rise and eventual war with humanity. Empty-eyed, shambling, and hungry for human ankles, the zombie gnome population is on the rise, infesting the backyards of suburbia and attacking innocent lawn ornaments everywhere. While chances of human survival are minimal, readers can arm themselves with The Zombie Gnome Defense Guide to combat their tiny, undead enemies.Offering strategies for defense against a zombie gnome invasion, the book provides an extensive list of essential weapons and DIY home-fortification tips. Rare illustrations of zombie gnomes in their natural habitat and a priceless collection of never-before-seen photos (housed in an envelope in the back of the book) make this the go-to guide for survivalists in a zombie gnome-infested world.