How far from reality can you travel in 15 minutes? The stories of One Cup Chronicles take the reader on a gritty, in-depth tour of the Russian underworld, all in the amount of time it takes to drink a single cup of coffee. Discover the dark secret of a famous philanthropist, watch the downfall of a world-renowned gambler, or come along for the ride as a pickpocket accidentally gets tangled up in a malicious scheme – all before your coffee gets cold.
How to get past the most common myths about creativity to design truly innovative strategies We tend to think of creativity in terms reminiscent of the ancient muses: divinely-inspired, unpredictable, and bestowed upon a lucky few. But when our jobs challenge us to be creative on demand, we must develop novel, useful ideas that will keep our organizations competitive. The Myths of Creativity demystifies the processes that drive innovation. Based on the latest research into how creative individuals and firms succeed, David Burkus highlights the mistaken ideas that hold us back and shows us how anyone can embrace a practical approach, grounded in reality, to finding the best new ideas, projects, processes, and programs. Answers questions such as: What causes us to be creative in one moment and void in the next? What makes someone more or less creative than his or her peers? Where do our flashes of creative insight come from, and how can we generate more of them? Debunks 10 common myths, including: the Eureka Myth; the Lone Creator Myth; the Incentive Myth; and The Brainstorming Myth Written by David Burkus, founder of popular leadership blog LDRLB For anyone who struggles with creativity, or who makes excuses for delaying the work of innovation, The Myths of Creativity will help you overcome your obstacles to finding new ideas.
Is there sex after childbirth? Sexual life after childbirth. Myth or reality. Exact medical terms for the resumption of sexual activity after the birth of a child. Psychological fears of sex after childbirth. And many other interesting facts in this manual.
A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Diane Mowat. I often walked along the shore, and one day I saw something in the sand. I went over to look at it more carefully… It was a footprint – the footprint of a man!' In 1659 Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a small island off the coast of South America. After fifteen years alone, he suddenly learns that there is another person on the island. But will this man be a friend – or an enemy?
Book 12 is the best yet in the brilliant, bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A... Book 12 is the best yet in the brilliant, bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun-poisoning, stomach troubles and venomous creatures all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster? Whether a loyal fan already or new to the Wimpy Kid books, THE GETAWAY is the perfect book for young readers this Christmas. With engaging writing, hilarious illustrations on every page and an action-packed holiday-based plot, THE GETAWAY is a winner.
An expert in the field of finance reveals his proven trading system As a trading coach and financial advisor, Bennett McDowell has used his own proprietary trading system–Applied Reality Trading or ART to enhance the performance of his clients' portfolios. Now McDowell outlines the unique benefits of his system and makes the case for trading the reality–not the fantasy–of financial markets. Readers will discover the importance of simplicity in a trading approach; how to develop «The Trader's Mindset;» how to use ART(r) technical analysis software; and much more. The ART of Trading will enlighten readers in how to use reality to enrich both their financial portfolio and their own financial psychology.
With an Introduction by Alex Dolby. Translation by W.H.G. Kingston. Jules Verne (1828-1905) is internationally famous as the author of a distinctive series of adventure stories describing new travel technologies which opened up the world and provided means to escape from it. The collective enthusiasm of generations of readers of his 'extraordinary voyages' was a key factor in the rise of modern science fiction. In The Mysterious Island a group of men escape imprisonment during the American Civil War by stealing a balloon. Blown across the world, they are air-wrecked on a remote desert island. In a manner reminiscent of Robinson Crusoe, the men apply their scientific knowledge and technical skill to exploit the island's bountiful resources, eventually constructing a sophisticated society in miniature. The book is also an intriguing mystery story, for the island has a secret.
A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Written for Learners of English by Janet Hardy-Gould. It's a good place for gold,' said people in the 1840s, and they came from all over the world. 'It's a good place for a prison,' said the US government in the 1920s, and they put Al Capone there on the island of Alcatraz. 'It's a good place for love,' said the hippies in the 1960s, and they put flowers in their hair and came to Haight Ashbury. And San Francisco is still a good place – to take a hundred photographs, or see the Chinatown parade, or just to sit in a coffee shop and be in this interesting, different city…
Meet the world of “Gods” – the masters of our fates. As a result of an absolute mess, they’ve become ordinary participants of their own games. What is a dream – a reality or a myth? Is there any difference between the real world and the distraction one? Our main character “The God” Egor is destined to deal with these worlds by sorting himself out.
A shipwrecked man finds himself, after various twists of Fate, on a lonely tropical island. From a locked enclosure the cries of animals in pain can be heard, and there is a stink of chemicals in the air. Bestial faces stare out of the forests and grotesque, misshaped creatures move in the gloom. In this island paradise, the horrific experiments of the infamous Doctor Moreau will reach their inevitable conclusion.
Given. There is a special magic in the moment when a photographer is making a deal with his vis-a-vis, thus defining the miracle we call photography. In this case the frame is an immersion, a joined effort, a dialogue. Somebody is giving his or her image to a person with a camera, trusting that person and taking part in the creative initiative. But is there an accurate word that defines something which originally belonged to the other and was taken from him or her without permission? Stolen. I am talking about a photograph taken without a permission. Digitalized sneak shot of a fleeting moment in someone else's life with no beginning and no end. It could become an eternity, but we just can not stop and really believe it. Nevertheless, it becomes eternal because there is nothing more endless and immediate than a silence of a moment, even the shortest one. Strange or familiar people in the focus of a camera lens. Camera hidden in the folds of a coat. Click of a shutter shooting from the hip on a subway escalator, on a street, in a cafe or... in an operating room of a field hospital. Which is more sincere? The given or the stolen? The vision! The vision of a photographer who documents reality in its most expected and unexpected manifestations. That is why today I combine both of these principles and turn them into allies and partners in that very magical instant which I devoted my whole life to - my photography. Welcome
Given.There is a special magic in the moment when a photographer is making a deal with his vis-a-vis, thus definingthe miracle we call photography.In this case the frame is an immersion, a joined effort, a dialogue.Somebody is giving his or her image to a person with a camera, trusting that person and taking part in the creative initiative.But is there an accurate word that defines something which originally belonged to the other and was taken from him or her without permission?Stolen.I am talking about a photograph taken without a permission. Digitalized sneak shot of a fleeting moment in someone else's life with no beginning and no end. It could become an eternity, but we just can not stop and really believe it. Nevertheless, it becomes eternal because there is nothing more endless and immediate than a silence of a moment, even the shortest one. Strange or familiar people in the focus of a camera lens. Camera hidden in the folds of a coat. Click of a shutter shooting from the hip on a subway escalator, on a street, in a cafe or... in an operating room of a field hospital.Which is more sincere? The given or the stolen?The vision! The vision of a photographer who documents reality in its most expected and unexpected manifestations.That is why today I combine both of these principles and turn them into allies and partners in that very magical instant which I devoted my whole life to - my photography.
How’s a secret agent meant to catch a break? If it’s not a demi-god going through puberty, it’s a renegade Nazi clockwork army going senile. Or a death cult in Nepal. Or a battery-chewing wizard’s relationship problems. Arthur Wallace, agent of MI37 - Britain’s agency for dealing with the supernatural, the extraterrestrial, and the generally odd - has to pull everything together, and he has to do it before a magical bomb tears reality apart…
However well you know London, there's always more to be uncovered. New events and attractions, or familiar buildings or vistas seen from a different angle. A stroll across Waterloo Bridge or dinner after dark in St. James' Park; a canal walk in Camden or a glass of champagne from the top of a city skyscraper. Discover a secret garden in Chelsea, take a lifeboat ride on the Thames; eat a bagel in Golders Green, fly a kite on Hampstead Heath; spend a morning in Billingsgate market, an afternoon in Battersea Park zoo.
Exploring Greek Myth offers an extensive discussion of variant forms of myths and lesser-known stories, including important local myths and local versions of PanHellenic myths. Clark also discusses approaches to understanding myths, allowing students to gain an appreciation of the variety in one volume. Guides students from an introductory understanding of myths to a wide-ranging exploration of current scholarly approaches on mythology as a social practice and as an expression of thought Written in an informal conversational style appealing to students by an experienced lecturer in the field Offers extensive discussion of variant forms of myths and many lesser known, but deserving, stories Investigates a variety of approaches to the study of myth including: the sources of our knowledge of Greek myth, myth and ritual in ancient Greek society, comparative myth, myth and gender, hero cult, psychological interpretation of myth, and myth and philosophy Includes suggestions in each chapter for essays and research projects, as well as extensive lists of books and articles for further reading The author draws on the work of many leading scholars in the field in his exploration of topics throughout the text
He's a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience with laughs. But she's not laughing now.Annie Hewitt has arrived on Peregrine Island in the middle of a snowstorm and at the end of her resources. She's broke, dispirited, but not quite ready to give up. Her red suitcases hold the puppets she uses to make her living: sensible Dilly, spunky Scamp, and Leo, the baddest of bad guys. Her puppets, the romantic novels she loves, and a little bit of courage are all she has left.Annie couldn't be more ill prepared for what she finds when she reaches Moonraker Cottage or for the man who dwells in Harp House, the mysterious mansion that hovers above the cottage. When she was a teenager, he betrayed her in a way she can never forget or forgive. Now they're trapped together on a frozen island along with a lonely widow, a mute little girl, and townspeople who don't know how to mind their own business.Is he the villain she remembers, or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes.It's going to be a long, hot winter.