50 Irresistible True Accounts of Love in the Twentyfirst Century.A young woman wryly describes a relationship that races from start to finish almost entirely via text messages.A Casanova is jilted after an idyllic three weeks and learns the hard way that the woman is, well, just not that into him.An overweight woman in a sexless marriage wrestles with the rules of desire.A young man recounts the highwire act of sharing the woman he loves with both her husband and another boyfriend.A female sergeant in the Missouri National Guard, fresh from Iraq, tells what she is not supposed to tell about the woman she is not allowed to love.These are just a few of the people whose stories are included in Modern Love, a collection of the fifty most revealing, funny, stirring essays from the New York Times’s popular “Modern Love” column. Editor Daniel Jones has arranged these tales to capture the ebb and flow of relationships, from seeking love and tying the knot to having children and finding love that endures. (Cynics and melancholics can skip right to the section on splitting up.) Taken together, these essays show through a modern lens how love drives, haunts, and enriches us. For anyone who’s loved, lost, stalked an ex, or made a lasting connection, and for the voyeur in all of us, Modern Love is the perfect match.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Et si vous aussi vous découvriez MODERN LOVE ?
Quel point commun entre l'attente savoureuse d'une jeune femme qui vient d'envoyer un sexto, la surprise d'une femme dont l'époux disparaît pendant qu'elle met le poulet au four, et l'émoi d'un amour de jeunesse retrouvé grâce aux réseaux sociaux ? MODERN LOVE !
Tour à tour cocasses, poignantes, impertinentes ou romantiques, ces histoires dessinent un véritable kaléidoscope de l'amour contemporain. On devient vite addict à ces héros et héroïnes du quotidien témoignant de leur désir et de leur fragilité... Modern Love est le plus beau portrait de l'amour dans tous ses états, au coeur d'un New York enchanté, quelque part entre Love Actually et Woody Allen.
Créateur et responsable de Modern Love, la rubrique culte du New York Times, Daniel Jones a également collaboré à la production de la série-phénomène qui en a été adaptée.
Modern Love a été édité en anglais par Daniel Jones, rédacteur en chef de la rubrique éponyme du New York Times et auteur de plusieurs livres de non-fiction. Les histoires ont été rédigées par une série de contributeurs du journal, souvent eux-mêmes auteurs, dont Mindy Hung, Trey Ellis, Ann Hood, Deborah Copaken ou encore Terri Cheney.
Conversations avec de grands penseurs sur l'écologie, l'éthique et l'interdépendance
Voici le fruit de la rencontre entre les deux grands maîtres du bouddhisme : le Dalaï Lama et le Karmapa, des scientifiques environnementaux, des philosophes éthiques et des militants écologistes de premier plan. Tous se sont réunis à Dharamsala, en Inde, pour la vingt-troisième conférence du Mind & Life Institute afin de discuter des questions les plus urgentes auxquelles l'humanité est actuellement confrontée : Qu'arrive-t-il à notre planète ? Que pouvons-nous faire ? Comment concilier les préoccupations des hommes avec les droits des animaux et les besoins d'un écosystème ? Quelle est la façon la plus habile d'apporter des changements ? Et comment continuer à nous battre, même lorsque nos efforts semblent ne porter aucun fruit ? Inspirante, édifiante et transformatrice, cette lecture devrait être obligatoire pour tout citoyen du monde.
Parmi les contributeurs : Dekila Chungyalp (militante de terrain au World Wildlife Fund), Thupten Jinpa (philosophe bouddhiste), Diana Liverman (activiste et scientifique environnementale de l'Université d'Arizona), Matthieu Ricard...
Passez en mode lean !
Le Lean est une véritable stratégie de succès, pas une simple méthode pour réduire les coûts. L'adopter dans votre entreprise, c'est développer l'autonomie de vos collaborateurs par l'apprentissage, en vue d'améliore
Frappé par un missile de la marine américaine, le Royaume d'Atlantis,
dirigé par le frère d'Aquaman, décide d'attaquer la côte est des
États-Unis en guise de représailles. Boston, Metropolis, Gotham City,
aucune ville n'est épargnée. Les héros de la Justice League se
réunissent alors pour tenter d'empêcher la destruction totale du
monde, mais réalisent bien vite leur impuissance face à l'armée
atlante. (contient Justice League (NEW52) #13-17 + Aquaman (NEW52)
Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Catwoman, Katana, Stargirl. ne sont pas
les plus grands héros que la Terre (et l'Univers) aient porté, ils
sont surtout les plus dangereux ! Quelles sont leurs missions ? Qui
tient les ficelles de cette équipe de justiciers si particulière ?
Finalement, ne sont-ils pas plus proches des Super-vilains que des
Super-héros ? (Contient JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL.1: WORLD'S
MOST DANGEROUS (#1-5)
Depuis le début du XXIe siècle, divers événements ont pu mettre en cause la place des pratiques et des institutions religieuses dans les sociétés démocratiques. Cet ouvrage interroge les notions de laïcité et de religion, leurs rapports avec les institutions politiques ou spirituelles depuis le Moyen Âge. Les notions de cohabitation et de coexistence sont également abordées, en prêtant une attention particulière aux arguments et aux contextes
qui rendent possibles ces rencontres ou qui, au contraire, provoquent des confrontations.
Ce livre est la référence incontournable pour qui veut comprendre et mettre en oeuvre le système lean.
Initialement mis au point par Toyota, le système lean est une méthode de management qui permet à l'entreprise d'être au plus près de la demande client et déliminer tous les gaspillages.
Véritable révolution industrielle, la pratique du lean permet de se concentrer sur la production de valeur. En améliorant sans cesse les processus de travail et en tirant parti de la qualité de la main d'oeuvre, elle donne les moyens de réduire les coûts sans délocaliser.
Dans cette nouvelle édition et à l'aide d'exemples tirés de l'actualité, ils mettent en perspective dix ans d'expérience et proposent des outils complémentaires de la démarche lean. Promoteurs actifs de la démarche lean dans le monde, James Womack et Daniel Jones dégagent les principes fondamentaux du lean avant d'analyser comment il a fait la force des plus grandes entreprises.
Destiné tant aux professionnels qu'aux étudiants, cet ouvrage très accessible montre, cas pratiques à l'appui, comment les entreprises développent actuellement leur propre système lean pour atteindre un nouveau seuil de compétitivité.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett's Steelhands.
During the war between the kingdoms of Volstov and Ke-Han, no fighter could match Rook for sheer arrogance and skill. Only Rook could ride the great dragon Havemercy, whose savagery and bloodlust matched his own. His brother, Thom, is bookish, diffident, and reserved, yet he yearns for Rooks approval--and fears he can never earn it. With the war over, and an uneasy truce between the two nations, Thom hopes the long-lost brothers can bond on a trip together.
But Rook cares only that Havemercy lies scattered in pieces across Ke-Han--and someone is buying up her parts, and those of other fallen dragons. The beasts are dead, but the magic that powered them is not. And now a Ke-Han agent, a Volstov sorceress, and a group of desert tribesmen are vying to possess that magic and control the future.
In the land of Volstov, Owen Adamo, the hard-as-nails exChief Sergeant of the Dragon Corps, learns that Volstovs ruler, the Esar, is secretly pursuing plans to resurrect magically powered sentient robot dragons--even at the risk of igniting another war. Though Adamo is not without friends--the magician Royston and former corpsman Balfour--there is only so much he and his allies can do. Adamo has been put out to pasture, given a professorship at the University. Royston, already exiled once, dares not risk the Esars wrath again. And Balfour, who lost both his hands in the war, is now a diplomat--and still trying to master the metal replacements that have earned him various nicknames . . . of which Steelhands is the least offensive.
But sometimes help comes where its least expected. In this case, from two students: Laurence, a feisty young woman raised by her father to be the son he never had, and Toverre, her brilliant if neurotic fiancé. When a mysterious illness strikes the university, Laurence takes her suspicions to Adamo--and unwittingly sets in motion events that will change Volstov forever.
This stunning epic fantasy debut introduces two exciting new authors—and a world brimming with natural and manmade wonders, extraordinary events, and a crisis that will test the mettle of men, the boundaries of magic, and the heart and soul of a kingdom.Thanks to its elite Dragon Corps, the capital city of Volstov has all but won the hundred years’ war with its neighboring enemy, the KeHan. The renegade airmen who fly the corps’s mechanical, magicfueled dragons are Volstov’s greatest weapon. But now one of its more unruly members is at the center of the city’s rumor mill, causing a distraction that may turn the tide of victory. With Volstov immersed in a scandal that may have international repercussions, the KeHan devise an ingenious plan of attack. To counter the threat, four illassorted heroes must converge to save the kingdom they love: an exiled magician, a naive country boy, a young student—and the unpredictable ace airman who flies the city’s fiercest dragon, Havemercy. But on the eve of battle, these courageous men will face something that could make the most formidable of warriors hesitate, the most powerful of magicians weak, and the most unlikely of men allies in their quest to rise against it....Filled with adventure and discovery, treachery and betrayal, Havemercy is a thrill ride to the unexpected—and an unforgettable journey that will linger long after the fire of batle has clearedFrom the Hardcover edition.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett's Dragon Soul.
Led to victory by its magic-fueled Dragon Corps, Volstov has sent a delegation to its conquered neighbors to work out the long-awaited terms of peace. Among those in the party are the decorated war hero General Alcibiades and the formerly exiled magician Caius Greylace. But even this mismatched pair cant help but notice that their defeated enemies arent being very cooperative. The hidden truth is that the new emperor is harboring a treacherous secret--and once it is revealed, Alcibiades and Caius may be powerless to stop it.
With their only ally an exiled prince now fleeing his brothers assassins, the countryside rife with terror, and Alcibiades and Caius all but prisoners, it will take the most powerful kind of magic to heal the rift between two strife-worn lands and unite two peoples against a common enemy: shadow magic.
John Daniell is a rubgy mercenary. A brutal word for an often brutal game. In 1996, when Rugby Union turned professional, John emigrated to France where he played for a decade in top competitions. His team ricocheted between fear and ecstasy, as they battled to save the club from relegation and their careers from the scrap heap. Now he lifts the lid on the dark world of the journeyman player, where losing a home game is considered a crime, coaches and club owners will do anything to win, and agents ruthlessly manipulate players. His compelling confessions are both shocking and funny, taking you behind the scenes, onto the field and into the very heart of the scrum.
With Robinson Crusoe, Defoe wrote what is regarded as the first English novel, and created one of the most popular and enduring myths in literature. Written in an age of exploration and enterprise, it has been variously interpreted as an embodiment of British imperialist values, as a portrayal of 'natural man', or as a moral fable. But above all it is a brilliant narrative, depicting Crusoe's transformation from terrified survivor to self-sufficient master of an island.
The Rough Guide to Mexico is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating nation: with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Mexican attractions - this completely revised, full colour edition features new, easy to find practical sections, full transport details for every location and new colour maps.
Discover Mexico's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from Baja California's beaches and the silver towns of the Bajío, to the jungle-smothered ruins of Oaxaca and Yucatàn. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Mexico City, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Mexico also includes detailed itineraries covering the best of the country, as well as things not to miss and regional highlights detailing the most unforgettable experiences.
Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Mexico.
Now available in ePub format.
Humans beware. As the robotic revolution continues to creep into our lives, it brings with it an impending sense of doom. What horrifying scenarios might unfold if our technology were to go awry? From self-aware robotic toys to intelligent machines violently malfunctioning, this anthology brings to life the half-formed questions and fears we all have about the increasing presence of robots in our lives. With contributions from a mix of bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming writers, and including a rare story by the father of artificial intelligence, Dr. John McCarthy, Robot Uprisings meticulously describes the exhilarating and terrifying near-future in which humans can only survive by being cleverer than the rebellious machines they have created.
Match-fixing is one of the biggest issues surrounding sport at this time. John Daniell, a former professional rugby player, has written the fascinating novel about Mark Stevens, a former All Black playing professional rugby in Paris. Moving toward the end of his career Mark is drawn, through his relationship with a beautiful journalist, first into betting on matches and then into match-fixing. From on his own experience, Daniell shows how an innocent player can be drawn into an illegal world, one where your actions place your family, half a world away, in danger.
A curriculum-based guide, Advanced Training in Anaesthesia contains everything candidates need in preparation for taking the Final FRCA exam. This book is ideal for both learning and exam revision, but it also provides a ready source of reference for situations in all specialties and sub-specialties, with knowledge which will continue to apply beyond training.Topics in applied basic science and clinical anaesthesia are presented in a systems-based format, as laid out in the syllabus set by the Royal College of Anaesthetics, allowing for easy navigation and structured learning and revision.Advanced Training in Anaesthesia is authored by both trainees and specialists in order to create an authoritative yet accessible text. Containing everything candidates need to know to pass this final major hurdle in anaesthetic training, this book is ideal for exam revision. Suggestions for further reading are included for candidates wishing to read around the subjects. Topics in applied basic science are presented in a systems-based format, as laid out in the syllabus set by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, to allow for easy navigation and structured learning and revision.
IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS. You are standing in a room filled with books, faced with a difficult decision. Suddenly, one with a distinctive cover catches your eye. It is a groundbreaking anthology of short stories from award-winning writers and game-industry titans who have embarked on a quest to explore what happens when video games and science fiction collide. From text-based adventures to first-person shooters, dungeon crawlers to horror games, these twenty-six stories play with our notion of what video games can be--and what they can become--in smart and singular ways. With a foreword from Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One, Press Start to Play includes work from: Daniel H. Wilson, Charles Yu, Hiroshi Sakurazaka, S.R. Mastrantone, Charlie Jane Anders, Holly Black, Seanan McGuire, Django Wexler, Nicole Feldringer, Chris Avellone, David Barr Kirtley,T.C. Boyle, Marc Laidlaw, Robin Wasserman, Micky Neilson, Cory Doctorow, Jessica Barber, Chris Kluwe, Marguerite K. Bennett, Rhianna Pratchett, Austin Grossman, Yoon Ha Lee, Ken Liu, Catherynne M. Valente, Andy Weir, and Hugh Howey. Your inventory includes keys, a cell phone, and a wallet. What would you like to do? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Daymond John has been practicing the power of broke ever since he started selling his home-sewn t-shirts on the streets of Queens. With no funding and a $40 budget, Daymond had to come up with out-of-the box ways to promote his products. Luckily, desperation breeds innovation, and so he hatched an idea for a creative campaign that eventually launched the FUBU brand into a $6 billion dollar global phenomenon. But it might not have happened if he hadn’t started out broke - with nothing but a heart full of hope and a ferocious drive to succeed by any means possible. Here, the FUBU founder and star of ABC’s Shark Tank shows that, far from being a liability, broke can actually be your greatest competitive advantage as an entrepreneur. Why? Because starting a business from broke forces you to think more creatively. It forces you to use your resources more efficiently. It forces you to connect with your customers more authentically, and market your ideas more imaginatively. It forces you to be true to yourself, stay laser focused on your goals, and come up with those innovative solutions required to make a meaningful mark. Drawing his own experiences as an entrepreneur and branding consultant, peeks behind-the scenes from the set of Shark Tank, and stories of dozens of other entrepreneurs who have hustled their way to wealth, John shows how we can all leverage the power of broke to phenomenal success. You’ll meet: · Steve Aoki, the electronic dance music (EDM) deejay who managed to parlay a series of $100 gigs into becoming a global superstar who has redefined the music industry · Gigi Butler, a cleaning lady from Nashville who built cupcake empire on the back of a family recipe, her maxed out credit cards, and a heaping dose of faith · 11-year old Shark Tank guest Mo Bridges who stitched together a winning clothing line with just his grandma’s sewing machine, a stash of loose fabric, and his unique sartorial flair When your back is up against the wall, your bank account is empty, and creativity and passion are the only resources you can afford, success is your only option. Here you’ll learn how to tap into that Power of Broke to scrape, hustle, and dream your way to the top. From the Hardcover edition.
New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Broke and "Shark" on ABC's hit show Shark Tank explores how grit, persistence, and good old-fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires readers to Rise & Grind their way the top.
Daymond John knows what it means to push yourself hard--and he also knows how spectacularly a killer work ethic can pay off. As a young man, he founded a modest line of clothing on a $40 budget by hand-sewing hats between his shifts at Red Lobster. Today, his brand FUBU has over $6 billion in sales.
Convenient though it might be to believe that you can shortcut your way to the top, says John, the truth is that if you want to get and stay ahead, you need to put in the work. You need to out-think, out-hustle, and out-perform everyone around you. You've got to rise and grind every day.
In the anticipated follow-up to the bestselling The Power of Broke, Daymond takes an up close look at the hard-charging routines and winning secrets of individuals who have risen to the challenges in their lives and grinded their way to the very tops of their fields. Along the way, he also reveals how grit and persistence both helped him overcome the obstacles he has faced in life and ultimately fueled his success.