• Reference

Mind = Blown

Amazing Facts About This Weird, Hilarious, Insane World
Author: Matthew Santoro
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992190
Category: Reference
Page: 256
View: 2447
YouTube sensation Matthew Santoro amazes with eye-opening facts that are sure to blow your mind. Matthew Santoro's originality and humor has attracted millions of fans, making him a beloved YouTube star. His weekly videos on amazing and little-known facts are eagerly anticipated by his many subscribers and followers around the world. In his first-ever book, Matthew's love of weird and wacky knowledge explodes with new facts and stories from around the planet, and beyond. Surprising, and always entertaining, Mind = Blown offers even more of Matthew's unique take on this hilarious, crazy world: The most ridiculous laws from past and present Crazy doppelgangers of people, places, and unexpected things Historical wizards who actually lived Real-life animal avengers And a special section: Japan Blows My Mind! From shin-kicking competitions and beer pong-playing robots, to enormous fire-balls shooting through space, you won't believe what you'll discover in Mind = Blown. But beware: there is too much astounding trivia for any one mind to contain! From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Humor

Mind = Blown

Amazing Facts About this Weird, Hilarious, Insane World
Author: Matthew Santoro
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241975883
Category: Humor
Page: 256
View: 5560
WARNING: This book will blow your mind. Matthew Santoro is a fact-filled YouTube sensation. His weekly videos on amazing and little-known facts are eagerly anticipated by his followers around the world. Now comes his first ever book packed full of trivia, laughs and things that will blow your mind. From shin-kicking competitions and beer pong-playing robots, to enormous fire-balls shooting through space, Santoro brings together the world's most amazing facts in mind-boggling top-ten lists and myth-busting revelations. Did you know that it's illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament? Or that under extreme pressure peanut butter can be turned into diamonds? If you like to learn new things and laugh a little while you're at it, you won't believe what you'll discover in Mind = Blown. Matthew Santoro is a YouTube star whose videos have been viewed more than 500 million times. He is best known for his top-ten lists of strange and surprising facts, and his popular series '50 Things to Blow Your Mind.' A former accountant, he won the 2015 Hubub #AcademySocial award, as well as the fan vote for the 2015 Shorty Awards 'YouTube Star of the Year.' He lives in Toronto, Canada. www.youtube.com/MatthewSantoro

    • Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF


Author: Mike Ashley
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1849012547
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
View: 3104
Many readers are attracted to science fiction for that singular moment when a story expands your imagination, enabling you to see something in a new light. Not all SF works this way! This volume collects the very best of it that does, with 25 of the finest examples of mind-expanding and awe-inspiring science fiction. The storylines range from a discovery on the Moon that opens up vistas across all time to a moment in which distances across the Earth suddenly increase and people vanish. These are tales to take you from the other side of now to the very end of time - from today's top-name contributors including Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Silverberg, Gregory Benford and Robert Reed.

    • Fiction

Mind-blown


Author: Michele Hart
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand
ISBN: 160601773X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7582
[BookStrand Sci-Fi Romance] Jon Paige discovers his employer is developing mind-control techniques. He quickly learns how to hijack the system and breaks down his beautiful assistant's persistent walls. Will Holly forgive him, if she ever learns of it? Holly Maddox is determined not to dip her pen in the company ink, a policy that's served her well...until Jon comes along. He steals her mind when he's in the room, weakens her fortitude with every flash of his flirty eyes and secretive smile. How will she keep herself from falling in love with her boss when he melts her impulse control? When Jon and Holly decide to sabotage the mind-control experiments, they learn they're up against a far greater power than they'd bargained for. Doing the right thing risks lives. Will the truth of their beginnings wreck their sizzling affair? ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance

    • Self-Help

Blow Him Away

How to Give Him Mind-Blowing Oral Sex
Author: Marcy Michaels,Marie Desalle
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 076792178X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
View: 3088
Keep him begging for more . . . It’s nothing to be ashamed of. When it comes to performing oral sex, most people fall somewhere between fumbling and clueless. But now, in Blow Him Away you’ll find practical, easy-to-master techniques that will give you the confidence and skills you need to become an expert in the delicate art of fellatio. Inside you’ll find: • Exercises to whip your tongue, lips, and jaw into shape so you can perform with exquisite control. • An anatomy class you need to pass. • Sensual kisses to get you both ready for the main event. • No-nonsense instructions for how to perform sensational oral sex, blow-by-blow. • Advice on how to keep your mind from spoiling your head. • Advanced techniques to wake up the neighbors. • Positions that will make his knees melt. Read Blow Him Away alone or with the companion edition, The Lowdown on Going Down, for knee-buckling oral sex—every time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Health & Fitness

The Obesity Code

Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
Author: Jason Fung
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771641274
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 296
View: 5896
Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.

    • Computers

Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion
Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0137135599
Category: Computers
Page: 366
View: 4233
Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.

    • Fiction

MindBlown

A Novel About Mind Control in America
Author: Sue Tatem
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493183990
Category: Fiction
Page: 278
View: 9763
Three mind controllers abduct Mary Byram. They show her the government’s secret mind control center in Virginia, explain to her that she’s been a subject in their mind control program her whole life, and reveal that even her husband was one of them. The mountains and an island paradise set the scenes for this novel about a girl on the run.

    • Science

The Order of Time


Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735216126
Category: Science
Page: 256
View: 932
The perfect graduation gift "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.

    • Business & Economics

Detonate

Why - And How - Corporations Must Blow Up Best Practices (and bring a beginner's mind) To Survive
Author: Geoff Tuff,Steven Goldbach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119476178
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 9328
Reinvent best practices that have become bad habits Without meaning to, and often with the best of intentions, most organizations continually waste precious time and money on processes and activities that don't create value and no longer make sense in today's business environment. Until now, the relatively slow speed of marketplace evolution has allowed wasteful habits to continue without consequence. This reality is ending. Detonate explains how organizations built up bad habits, identifies which ones masquerade as "best practices," and suggests alternatives that can contribute to winning in the marketplace. With a focus on optimism and empowerment, it focuses on an approach and mindset which are critical to successfully compete in an era characterized by profound technological advances and uncertainty. • Core themes challenge how you think about and approach problems • Case studies illustrate the challenges you face and how to overcome them • Recommendations are pragmatic and steer clear of suggesting a brand-new, complicated wiring diagram • Actionable advice provides the first steps down an evolutionary path If you want to compete differently in today’s marketplace and to challenge the things your company does which you have a nagging feeling are actually just a waste of time – and maybe value-destroying – Detonate gives you what you need to ignite change.

    • Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction


Author: Mike Ashley
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 184901535X
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
View: 5924
Here are 25 stories of science fiction that push the envelope, by the biggest names in an emerging new crop of high-tech futuristic SF - including Charles Stross, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton and Neal Asher. High-tech SF has made a significant comeback in the last decade, as bestselling authors successfully blend the super-science of 'hard science fiction' with real characters in an understandable scenario. It is perhaps a reflection of how technologically controlled our world is that readers increasingly look for science fiction that considers the fates of mankind as a result of increasing scientific domination. This anthology brings together the most extreme examples of the new high-tech, far-future science fiction, pushing the limits way beyond normal boundaries. The stories include: "A Perpetual War Fought Within a Cosmic String", "A Weapon That Could Destroy the Universe", "A Machine That Detects Alternate Worlds and Creates a Choice of Christs", "An Immortal Dead Man Sent To The End of the Universe", "Murder in Virtual Reality", "A Spaceship So Large That There is An Entire Planetary System Within It", and "An Analytical Engine At The End of Time", and "Encountering the Untouchable."

    • Nature

Wild Mind

A Field Guide to the Human Psyche
Author: Bill Plotkin
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608681785
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 7732
"Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Plotkin offers advice on recognizing and healing inner wounds and destructive patterns of behavior, which can develop into subpersonalities such as inner critics, victims, escapists, rescuers, and so on, with the goal of growing into an integrated, healthy adult- and elder-hood"--

    • Self-Help

Blow Each Other Away

A Couples' Guide to Sensational Oral Sex
Author: JAIYA
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0770435556
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
View: 6861
A playful guide to liberating oral sex from the author of Red Hot Touch. Including how to give your partner her most mind-blowing orgasm, to adventurous new oral positions to try out with your man, Blow Each Other Away will quickly become your favorite new bedside companion. How can a book on going down change someone's life? How can having great oral sex be as important as having great intercourse? The truth is that oral sex can actually be the key to unlocking sexual confidence, excitement, and intimacy. With the increasing prevalence of oral sex in the media and news (thanks, politicians and the MTV generation!), more people are looking to take their oral game to the next level. Unfortunately, shame, fear, and discomfort can stand in the way of a truly outstanding oral sex life. That's where author and sex therapist Jaiya comes in. Blow Each Other Away is the ultimate guide for couples to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of incredible oral sex, from an author on the front lines of sex therapy and sexual wellness. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Travel

50 Museums to Blow Your Mind


Author: Lonely Planet,Ben Handicott
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1760341827
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
View: 6487
Thank the stars for the world's eccentric collectors; hoarders of objects beautiful, strange or downright odd. It is these documentors of the great and trivial - who want to show us all something wonderful about their collections and share the insights into humankind each of them illuminates - who have created the most fascinating, wonderful and precious museums the planet has to offer. Boggle at the enormity of space, get nostalgic at childhood memories or be dumbstruck by the International Museum of Toilets... Whether you're a history buff, tech-head or have an inexplicable fascination with clowns, you'll find world-class collections here to pique your interest. Never drag your heels around a dull museum again! Then & now // History museums Acropolis Museum // Greece British Museum // UK Forbidden City // China Goethe House & Goethe Museum // Germany Imperial War Museum // UK Museum of Alchemists & Magicians of Old Prague // Czech Republic Museum of Mummies of Guanajuato // Mexico National Museum of Anthropology // Mexico Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret // UK Prison Gate Museum // The Netherlands Sir John Soane's Museum // UK Styrian Armoury // Austria Torture Museum // The Netherlands Vasa Museum // Sweden Viking Ship Museum // Norway Whitney Plantation // USA The world around us // Natural history museums Kunstkamera // Russia 6 Messner Mountain Museum // Italy Sarawak State Museum // Malaysia Smithsonian Institution // USA Human creativity // Art & culture museums American Classic Arcade Museum // USA Belgian Brewers Museum // Belgium Burlesque Hall of Fame // USA Coffee Museum // Brazil Erawan Museum // Thailand Ghibli Museum // Japan Grammy Museum // USA The Green Vault // Germany Museum of Childhood // UK Musical Instruments Museum // USA Soumaya Museum // Mexico Vodka Museum // Russia Things that go // Science & technology museums Bicycle Museum of America // USA Big Hole & Open Mine Museum // South Africa Exploratorium // USA National Maritime Museum // France National Rail Museum // UK New Mexico Museum of Space History // USA New York City Fire Museum // USA Pencil Museum // UK Porsche Museum // Germany Sewer Museum // France Sulabh International Museum of Toilets // India Peculiar passions // Quirky museums Avanos Hair Museum // Turkey Clown Hall of Fame & Research Centre // USA Cupnoodles Museum // Japan Gopher Hole Museum // Canada International Cryptozoology Museum // USA Museum of Broken Relationships // Croatia Watermelon Museum // China About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

    • Ex-cultists

Blown for Good

Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology
Author: Marc Headley
Publisher: BFG Books Inc.
ISBN: 0982502222
Category: Ex-cultists
Page: 397
View: 9738

    • Business & Economics

Busting Loose From the Money Game

Mind-Blowing Strategies for Changing the Rules of a Game You Can't Win
Author: Robert Scheinfeld
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470055855
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 3839
Real people, real transformations! "Absolutely amazing! It completely shifts your paradigm for life. One of the most wonderful things about it is that the results are immediate. My whole perception and relationship to money has undergone a major, substantial change." —Chris Attwood, writer and teacher, California "I've spent most of my life trying to figure out what's true and what's real. I have to say I now have a clear glimpse into what it really is." —Tom Hill, Colorado "Before Busting Loose from The Money Game, I was very unhappy and frustrated in my life. I was driven to find more ways to make money. I changed jobs, cities, countries, went back to school, read books. Financially, the stress was causing anxiety attacks and migraines so severe I stayed in bed. The joy I feel now is priceless. Money is there when I need it, in the amount that's needed, no matter what occurs (car repairs, unplanned trips, etc.). It's absolutely amazing!" —Suresh Thakoor, Texas "As a retired professor on a fixed and limited income, I always lived from a tight budget and felt compressed by it-especially at the end of the year. I don't use a budget anymore and have opened up new streams of income that were always closed to me in the past." —Howard Rovics, Connecticut "It opened a whole new dimension for me and shifted my perspective on life completely. I especially love how practical it is. The application is so simple, so effective . . . and fun!" —Doris Kahle, Hagen, Germany "I'd had a lot of success in the corporate arena, made a ridiculous amount of money and lost a ridiculous amount of money. But I was caught in a cycle of making it, losing it. I needed to break that cycle-for myself and my family-and this gave me the keys to do that. Busting Loose from The Money Game opened a window I had no clue even existed. This is very cutting-edge, a revolutionary approach to unwrapping yourself from limitations. If you're not satisfied with where you are financially and you're concerned about your future, get this book!" —Ben Coleman, Texas

    • Biography & Autobiography

Fire Shut Up in My Bones


Author: Charles M. Blow
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544302583
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 6378
A New York Times Notable Book | Lambda Literary Award Winner | Long-listed for the PEN Open Book Award “Charles Blow is the James Baldwin of our age.” — Washington Blade “[An] exquisite memoir . . . Delicately wrought and arresting.” — New York Times Universally praised on its publication, Fire Shut Up in My Bones is a pioneering journalist’s indelible coming-of-age tale. Charles M. Blow’s mother was a fiercely driven woman with five sons, brass knuckles in her glove box, and a job plucking poultry at a factory near their segregated Louisiana town, where slavery's legacy felt close. When her philandering husband finally pushed her over the edge, she fired a pistol at his fleeing back, missing every shot, thanks to “love that blurred her vision and bent the barrel.” Charles was the baby of the family, fiercely attached to his “do-right” mother. Until one day that divided his life into Before and After—the day an older cousin took advantage of the young boy. The story of how Charles escaped that world to become one of America’s most innovative and respected public figures is a stirring, redemptive journey that works its way into the deepest chambers of the heart. “Stunning . . . Blow’s words grab hold of you . . . [and] lead you to a place of healing.” — Essence “The memoir of the year.” — A. V. Club

    • Psychology

The Psychopath Test

A Journey Through the Madness Industry
Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
ISBN: 1594485755
Category: Psychology
Page: 275
View: 5351
They say one out of every hundred people is a psychopath. You probably passed one on the street today. These are people who have no empathy, who are manipulative, deceitful, charming, seductive, and delusional. The Psychopath Test is the New York Times bestselling exploration of their world and the madness industry. When Jon Ronson is drawn into an elaborate hoax played on some of the world's top scientists, his investigation leads him, unexpectedly, to psychopaths. He meets an influential psychologist who is convinced that many important business leaders and politicians are in fact high-flying, high-functioning psychopaths, and teaches Ronson how to spot them. Armed with these new abilities, Ronson meets a patient inside an asylum for the criminally insane who insists that he's sane, a mere run-of-the-mill troubled youth, not a psychopath—a claim that might be only manipulation, and a sign of his psychopathy. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud, and with a legendary CEO who took joy in shutting down factories and firing people. He delves into the fascinating history of psychopathy diagnosis and treatments, from LSD-fueled days-long naked therapy sessions in prisons to attempts to understand serial killers. Along the way, Ronson discovers that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their most insane edges. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating adventure through the minds of madness.

    • Drug abuse

Blowing America's Mind

A True Story of Princeton, CIA Mind Control, LSD and Zen
Author: John Selby,Paul Davids
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997055993
Category: Drug abuse
Page: 246
View: 8213
Two well-known Princeton alumni reveal the true story of how they got caught up in and nearly done in by the CIA's LSD-laced deep hypnosis research while they were Princeton students. The story is reminiscent in some respects of A Beautiful Mind in regard to the Princeton setting and the focus on psychological crises where reality intersects hallucination; however, in Blowing America's Mind, the CIA's MK-ULTRA mind-manipulation combines deep hypnosis and psychedelics to deliberately induce a range of mental states, from blissful nirvana to frightening psychosis. Princeton and the now-defunct New Jersey Neuro-Psychiatric Institute (NJNPI) were just two of 86 American institutions (including universities and hospitals) engaged in almost 150 top secret mind-control research projects funded by the CIA. The authors worked at NJNPI in deep hypnosis research while attending the waning days of Princeton as an all-male university before Princeton went coed. Blowing America's Mind is also an intense love story reawakening the rebellious wild spirit of those early days of the Psychedelic Revolution. Jonathan and Jeffrey (the authors) naively volunteer to be subjects in what on the surface seems to be a beneficial psychological study and soon discover the side effects. The accounts from these two very contrasting personalities (Selby is from a cattle ranch, Davids the son of a history professor) spin tightly around each other. Interspersed with news revelations about MK-ULTRA from the late 1970's and beyond, and photos of the Institute and of the authors at Princeton and later. As the epilogue reveals, both of the book's main characters survived the ordeal. John Selby became a noted author of psychology, self-help and philosophy books, and Paul Jeffrey Davids became an accomplished film director (among whose many films is "Timothy Leary's Dead", an authorized biography of the Harvard psychology professor and LSD 'guru' filmed the last year of Leary's life.) Those who have read and value books such as A Beautiful Mind, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Lisa and David, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Magus and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden will find these authors to be kindred spirit.