Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Wisdom of the Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life

Luc Ferry, "The Wisdom of the Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life"
English | ISBN: 0062215450 | 2014 | EPUB | 416 pages | 4,2 MB
More than 100,000 copies sold in France

A fascinating new journey through Greek mythology that explains the myths' timeless lessons and meaning

Heroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the origins of philosophy, literature, art, science, law, and more. Indeed, as Luc Ferry shows in this masterful book, they remain a great store of wisdom, as relevant to our lives today as ever before. No mere legends or clichs ("Herculean task," "Pandora's box," "Achilles heel," etc.), these classic stories offer profound and manifold lessons, providing the first sustained attempt to answer fundamental human questions concerning "the good life," the burden of mortality, and how to find one's place in the world. Vividly retelling the great tales of mythology and illuminating fresh new ways of understanding them, The Wisdom of the Myths will enlighten readers of all ages.

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Blessing the Hands That Feed Us

Vicki Robin, "Blessing the Hands That Feed Us"
English | ISBN: 0670025720 | 2014 | EPUB | 352 pages | 1,4 MB
The bestselling coauthor of Your Money or Your Life chronicles her quest to eat food produced within 10 miles of her home

Taking the locavore movement to heart, bestselling author and social innovator Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food sourced within a 10-mile radius of her home on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington. Her sustainable diet not only brings to light society’s unhealthy dependency on mass-produced, prepackaged foods but also helps her reconnect with her body and her environment.

Like Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and the bestselling books of Michael Pollan, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us is part personal narrative and part global manifesto. By challenging herself to eat and buy local, Robin exposes the cause and effect of the food business, from the processed goods laden with sugar, fat, and preservatives to the trucks burning through fuel to bring them to a shelf near you.

Robin’s journey is also one of community as she befriends all the neighboring farmers who epitomize the sustainable lifestyle. Among them are Tricia, the prolific market gardener who issued Robin’s 10-mile challenge; Britt and Eric, two
young, enthusiastic farmers living their dream of self-sufficiency; and Vicky, a former corporate executive turned milk producer.

Featuring recipes throughout, along with practical tips on adopting your own locally sourced diet, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us is an inspirational guide and testimonial to the locavore movement and a healthy food future.

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Dance plus Cardio by Tracy Andersons (2013)

Dance plus Cardio by Tracy Andersons (2013)AVI | XviD 1333kbps | English | 672×368 | 25fps | 55 mins | MP3 stereo 112kbps | 586 MBGenre: Video Training
Tracy's usual "cuing-free" dance steps structured in a slightly easier-to-follow format. The secret is repetition, in the individual moves and the combinations (as Tracy says, "this is really, really repetitive"). The benefit? You get to see, practice and master the movements several times before advancing to something new. The first segment features everything from simple pivots and spins to ballet-style leg lifts and "side kick pendulums" (often in a faster/slower, almost "cardio interval" format). The second section has a slightly quicker pace. It includes lots of playful jazz-dance-inspired movements. Tracy makes them unique with subtle hip, shoulder, arm and hand variations.

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Cisco CCNA Data Center: Nexus, Advanced Switching and SAN

Cisco CCNA Data Center: Nexus, Advanced Switching and SAN
MP4 | AVC 275kbps | English | 1024×768 | 15fps | 4h 26mins | AAC stereo 125kbps | 605 MB
Genre: eLearning | Pluralsight

The CCNA Data Center covers a wide range of technologies found in the data center. In this course, we dive deep into LAN architecture with the Cisco Nexus line of switches, their specific use cases, and how to perform initial setup and configuration. We'll also look at advanced switching techniques, such as Virtual Port Channels, FabricPath, and Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs). Finally, we'll switch gears and focus on Storage Area Network (SAN) design and implementation with the Cisco MDS line of switches, including port types, Virtual SAN (VSAN), zoning, masking, and Fabric Login (FLOGI).

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Communication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals

Kris van de Poel, Eddy Vanagt, Ulrike Schrimpf, Jessica Gasiorek – Communication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals
Published: 2013-05-18 | ISBN: 3642351115 | PDF | 140 pages | 3 MB
Around the world, the number of internationally mobile medical professionals is steadily increasing, posing potential difficulties for the good communication with patients and colleagues that is vital to satisfactory outcomes and personal professional success. Communication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals is an evidence-based communication resource book designed for all medical professionals who work in foreign countries, cultures, and languages.

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Pluralsight – Django Fundamentals (2014)

Pluralsight – Django Fundamentals (2014)MP4 | AVC 438kbps | English | 1024×768 | 15fps | 3h 09mins | AAC stereo 128kbps | 595 MBGenre: Video Training
This course teaches the basics of web development with the Django framework. It will teach you everything you need to become a productive Python web developer. Django is the most popular and most mature Python web development framework around. It makes it easier to build better Web apps more quickly and with less code. Building web sites with Django is not just smart and efficient, but fun too!

01. Introduction to Django
01. Introduction.mp4
02. Why Django .mp4
03. Batteries Included.mp4
04. Django Principles.mp4
05. What you Should Already Know.mp4
06. Course Overview.mp4

02. Installing Django
01. Intro.mp4
02. Choosing your Versions.mp4
03. Installing Pip and Python on Windows.mp4
04. Demo Windows Installation.mp4
05. Installing Pip and Python on Mac OS X.mp4
06. Demo OS X Installation.mp4
07. Installing Pip and Python on Linux.mp4
08. Demo Linux Installation.mp4
09. Virtualenv.mp4
10. Demo Virtualenv.mp4
11. Installing Django.mp4
12. Summary.mp4

03. Starting a Django Project
01. Introduction.mp4
02. Creating a Django Project.mp4
03. Demo Creating a Django Project.mp4
04. The Model-Template-View Pattern.mp4
05. Demo Hello, World!.mp4
06. Mapping URLs.mp4
07. Demo URL Mapping.mp4
08. Django Views.mp4
09. Demo Templates.mp4
10. Summary.mp4

04. Models
01. Introduction.mp4
02. Demo Adding Models.mp4
03. Django Model Classes.mp4
04. Database Commands.mp4
05. Demo The Admin Interface.mp4
06. The Django Admin Interface.mp4
07. Demo The Model API.mp4
08. Save and Delete.mp4
09. The Model API.mp4
10. Database Relations.mp4
11. Summary.mp4

05. Adding a User Home Page
01. Introduction.mp4
02. Demo Adding Login and Logout Views.mp4
03. More about URL Mappings.mp4
04. Demo A Template for the Home Page.mp4
05. Authorization with Django.mp4
06. More about Django Templates.mp4
07. Demo Adding the Home View.mp4
08. URL Mappings for Apps.mp4
09. Demo Template Inheritance.mp4
10. Template Inheritance.mp4
11. Demo Login Required.mp4
12. Demo Showing Game Data on the Home Page.mp4
13. Demo A Custom Manager Class.mp4
14. The Template Context.mp4
15. Templates For and Include Tags.mp4
16. Summary.mp4

06. Forms
01. Introduction.mp4
02. Demo Adding a HTML Form.mp4
03. Using Django Forms.mp4
04. Demo Adding Styling to the Form with Crispy-Forms.mp4
05. Demo Field Options.mp4
06. Field Options.mp4
07. Demo Showing Invitations in a List.mp4
08. Demo Accepting Invitations.mp4
09. Demo Named Groups.mp4
10. Named Groups in URLs.mp4
11. Summary.mp4

07. Making Moves
01. Introduction.mp4
02. Demo Creating a New Game.mp4
03. Fat Models, Skinny Views.mp4
04. URLs Reverse and get_absolute_url.mp4
05. Demo Displaying the Game Board.mp4
06. Templates Lookup.mp4
07. Templates block.super.mp4
08. Models The Meta Class.mp4
09. Demo Making a Move.mp4
10. Demo Custom Form Validation.mp4
11. Custom Form Validation.mp4
12. Demo Finishing Up.mp4
13. Summary.mp4

08. Odds and Ends
01. Introduction.mp4
02. Class-based Views.mp4
03. Demo Class-based Views.mp4
04. Demo Adding User Signup.mp4
05. Generic Views.mp4
06. Debugging Django.mp4
07. Demo The Django Debug Toolbar.mp4
08. Resources.mp4
09. Summary.mp4

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CFA Level 2 Schweser Notes 2014

CFA Level 2 Schweser Notes 2014
English | Publisher: Kaplan Schweser | ISBN-10: 1427749108 | 2014 | 5 PDF | 851 MB
Genre: Economics and finances
CFA Level 2 2014 SchweserNotesTM: The foundation of your CFA® study program! Concise, clear, and comprehensive, the 5-volume SchweserNotesTM cover every required Learning Outcome for the exam, with clear explanations, detailed examples, practice problems, and self-tests to measure your progress.

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Ultra-fast ASP.NET: Building Ultra-Fast and Ultra-Scalable Websites Using ASP.NET and SQL Server

Ultra-fast ASP.NET: Building Ultra-Fast and Ultra-Scalable Websites Using ASP.NET and SQL Server By Rick Kiessig
2009 | 460 Pages | ISBN: 1430223839 | PDF | 8 MB
Ultra-Fast ASP.NET presents a practical approach to building fast and scalable web sites using ASP.NET and SQL Server. In addition to a wealth of tips, tricks and secrets, you'll find advice and code examples for all tiers of your application, including the client, caching, IIS 7, ASP.NET, threads, session state, SQL Server, Analysis Services, infrastructure and operations. By applying the ultra-fast approach to your projects, you'll squeeze every last ounce of performance out of your code and infrastructure-giving your site unrivaled speed.

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